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Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Volek, Merriman not in Chargers practice
    BY CHRIS JENKINS, UNION-TRIBUNE
    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 AT 11:49 A.M.

    The Chargers practiced with just one active quarterback, Philip Rivers, on Monday and still were without outside linebacker Shawne Merriman. The latter, trying to get his Achilles healed, was not on the field when drills opened. Nor was backup quarterback Billy Volek, who was dinged up during extensive play in the preseason finale at San Francisco.

    The only other quarterback out there was Jonathan Crompton, the rookie who's on the Chargers practice squad, and an extra amount of handoffs and passes were being executed by long snapper David Binn.

    Meanwhile, as the 53 players who made the roster practiced, another sign that the regular season has begun was the sight of Chargers personnel removing temporary lockers from the locker room. It was poignant in that most of those lockers belonged to players who've since been cut or waived.

    Volek, Merriman not in Chargers practice - SignOnSanDiego.com
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Merriman's carrer is over.
     
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  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    This is Merriman's way of holding out without holding out.

    Bank it.
     
  4. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I think he was holding out so he could get paid before anyone realized he was a shell of himself. I wish we'd gotten that trade deal done during the draft.
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I think he had this same affliction in either his rookie or second year in Dego. It's only hurting him now.
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    The guy is sandbagging. He is a RFA looking to not get hurt in meaningless pre-season games.

    It is the players way of also extending the finger to AJ because no one really knows if he is hurt except Merriman. I doubt his sore whatever shows up on any scans. Enough of this punk.
     
  7. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I bet he lands on PUP.
     
  8. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

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    Can't go on PUP because he has practiced. Merriman has to play, who would pay big money for a guy that has injury problems and hasn't shown to be a quality player in 3 years? If he wants a payday he needs to show he still has it.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    If he goes out and mails it in then I say throw his *** out there on special teams. Let some rookie with something to prove plant his sorry *** on the DL for real
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Take the needle, Shawne. Fuc.k it. Maybe you'll get away with it this time.

    haha
     
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  11. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    Merriman. I will never figure this guy out. Was his past success due only to steroid use? He has been Willie Worthless for two seasons in a row. Now he's come down with a bad case of Groinus Mysterious. Is that due to too much Tia Tequila???


    I think deep down he wants to end up in Hollywood and act in porno movies.
     
  12. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    Hate to say it but we'd be stupid not to think along these terms. We have been proven he is not the same player since the injury/lack of roids. I really don't expect anything from him whatsoever, que sera sera.
     
  13. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    We have gotten by with no Merriman two seasons ago, and last season with an "average" Merriman. We go with what we have and see what Merriman has left in the tank (translation: his legs). It is in his best interest to demonstrate the he is back to pre-injury form. If he heals up, he is a bonus...if he doesn't, well then the lights may truly be out.
     
  14. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I just wish he had some value so we could trade his worthless ***. Right now I don't think we could fetch a 7th.
     
  15. LaDeezie21

    LaDeezie21 BoltTalker

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    I highly doubt it. If he misses any games he will prove that he cannot play an entire season without missing time due to injury.


    Either you are right and he's EXTREMELY STUPID...or he can't stay healthy to save his career. Either way he's trash to us.
     
  16. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    JUICE. Now!
     
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  17. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    Just do it.
     
  18. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    Just DO it Shawne!!! Do it for the TEAM! :lol:

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  19. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Yeah everyone is doing it...you won't get caught again...just a little taste.:devil:
     

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