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Merriman Not Worried About Contract

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by sdbound, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    Merriman Not Worried About Contract




    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 7, 2009 1:58 PM

    Although he didn't make a "major announcement" about it on Twitter, Chargers LB Shawne Merriman is isn't getting frustrated about
    his lack of a new contract.


    "I just turned 25 man, I don't care about any of that stuff. I can do this all day!" Merriman emailed Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports. "I just feel like all my work will pay off one day and somebody is going to realize what I bring and give me what I want."

    Unlike Darnell Dockett, Merriman is entering a contract year. Perhaps Merriman understands how tricky his deal will be to complete.

    On one hand, Merriman has accomplished as much as anyone in his draft class: A Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, 3 Pro Bowls, 1 All Pro appearance, and a sack title.

    On the other hand, Merriman is coming off reconstructive knee surgery. There were whispers his condition could ultimately threaten his career.

    Cole points out that one final roadblock to a deal is the looming uncapped season. Only three 2005 first-round picks have signed contract extensions with the team that drafted them.

    If a new CBA is worked out in time, quality players like Merriman, DeMarcus Ware, Roddy White, Carlos Rogers, Jamaal Brown, and Braylon Edwards will all be eligible for free agency next offseason.
     
  2. Buck Melanoma

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    If Shawne comes back healthy, he gets paid.

    The question is .... will it be by the Chargers? :icon_shrug:

    I want to keep him around, but if we aren't going to do that, let's trade him for something substantial.
     
  3. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

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    He'll be tagged. How many 1st rounders does Snyder have?
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    The biggest problem will be the CBA IMO...
     
  5. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Merriman will get his coin, I just hope he's still wearing Bolt's and bringing home trophy's.
     
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  6. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    If he's healthy he'll get paid big time
    If its FA and he's healthy he'll make major bank
    If he does great and there's no CBA then he'll stick with the Chargers for another year (something I'm not complaining about)
     
  7. Ride The Lightning

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

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    I agree w/ you guys. Merriman will get his in due time.
     
  8. Alpenbolt

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    Baltimore Raven in 2011.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    :icon_eek:



    :trout::trout::trout::beat::beat::beat:
     
  10. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    Oh Hell No!!!!!

    I would not want Merriman in another uniform. I would not like seeing him in the Purple and Black. :no:
     
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  11. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Both the Broncos and Chiefs are jumping on the 3-4 defense bandwagon this year........I think you know what I'm saying.
     
  12. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I just a have a bad feeling that AJ will screw this one up.
     
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  13. Buck Melanoma

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    Me too, Ray. I think he's all too likely to let Shawne's off-field ventures turn him against our boy. Plus, AJ would stroke his ego by thinking that he's replaced Shawne with English.

    This was a good draft this year, or at least I believe it will be. But I still want Shawne. He's the face of our D, Jamal the heart.
     
  14. sdbound

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    Nope...he'll get back-to-back tags without a new deal.
     

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