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Have not followed the team at all this offseason...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Ikeman83, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Can anyone give me the Cliff Notes/Highlights? I've been too busy buying guns, traveling to Europe, and having 1/4 of my house burn down during my wife's deployment to keep up with the team.
     
  2. House of Hayne

    House of Hayne Chargers Smash

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    We will be the Los Angeles Chargers of Carson next year
     
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  3. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Not exactly the info I was wondering about...
     
  4. Bonzi Jones

    Bonzi Jones BoltTalker

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    I'll try to point out the key moves at each position

    QB - Rivers still at the helm

    RB - Added Melvin Gordon in the first round of the draft
    - Lost Ryan Mathews to Free Agency
    - Donald Brown is unfortunately still on the roster

    WR - This is M80 last year
    - Lost Eddie Royal to the Bears
    - Added Jacoby Jones and Stevie Johnson in FA
    - Drafted no WR :(

    TE - Gates suspended first 4 games of the season

    OL - Added Orlando Franklin and a couple swing tackles (Barksdale and Hairston). Hopefully they can be out Fluker at the RT spot to kick him inside to G

    DL - Resign Ricardo Mathews, Drafted Darius Philon in the 6th
    - No Nose Tackle Added so hopefully Carrethers can step up.

    LB - Drafted the hammer Denzel Perryman at ILB(2nd) and Kyle Emmanuel OLB(5th)

    CB - Picked up Patrick Robinson to play nickle,
    - Drafted Craig Mager in the 3rd (may play in the slot or S in sub packages)
    - Kept Brandon Flowers so that pairing with Verrett is looking real nice.
    - Lost Shareece Wright to SF and Gilchrist to NYJ

    S - Eric Weddle was a holdout and is back now. No long term deal in the works and unless something changes he will be a FA next year.

    I think i covered most of the Roster moves in that list.

    **OTAs Stevie Johnson and Gordon were looking really good.
     
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  5. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    Bonzi, that was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a ton!
     
  6. Chaincrusher

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    A couple of other things to add to what Bonzi already said:

    We traded up a couple of spots to take Gordon, so we switched first round picks with SF and gave them our 4th (so don't waste any time looking for who we drafted in round 4) and we gave up our 5th round pick in 2016.

    Also, as you may recall, we didn't have a 7th round pick due to the Lissemore trade.

    We did pick up a few other FAs that may be worth mentioning including Austin Pettis (a little over 100 career catches in 4 seasons (47 games) with the Rams), Jimmy Wilson (SS from the Dolphins who is battling with Addae for the starting gig), and Mitch Unrein (DL player from the Broncos, who played some in the past, but was a healthy scratch (did not dress) in 9 games in 2014).

    We added a few other players with some NFL experience, but they are very much fringe/back of the roster/PS type players.

    We did get a couple of FAs that I am curious about. Curtis Grant was a highly rated LB going into college, but didn't really put it all together at Ohio State. He may have a chance to make the team. Tyrell Williams is a raw WR that is blessed with some good size and speed.

    And the reason why it was worth noting that Rivers is at the helm is because there was lots of preseason media speculation that we would make a trade with TEN to move up in the draft and take Mariota because it was reported that Rivers didn't want to play in LA and Rivers is entering the final year of his contract.
     
  7. Blitzy

    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    I would also like to add that both ChainCrusher and Bonzi have become Chargers defacto shadow GM and shadow assistant GM!
     
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  8. Bonzi Jones

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    Thanx Blitzy and Chain for adding to the list... esp Blitzy!! those were definitely key offseason moves to the front office. But as you can see we dont have much say in what TT ultimately decides though.
     
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    Blitzy Spanos Chargers Troll

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    I believe in you Bonzi... You can do it and you will supplant Chain as the shadow GM :)
     
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  10. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    also TT is a horrible GM x1000 (not 1000 times horrible, 1000 times it's been said, at least)
     
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    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    According to some, TT is the new AJ.
     
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  12. Bonzi Jones

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    Did you really count all of Chain's posts??
     
  13. Chaincrusher

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    Nobody should be subjected to that. :)
     
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    Preferable to actually reading them.
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