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One Free Agent that can make us the best team in the NFL without question

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by AnteaterCharger, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Just managed to do some research and found a player that will enter free agency that could make this team the best, better then the patriots.

    Its obvious that we need an upgrade at Safety - alot of us think Weddle can lock down one position but Mcree and Hart aren't cutting it period. So we should get

    Bob Sanders

    I imagine someone's calling me a moron but here's an interesting fact;
    the Colts have a lot of players coming up for free agency including Sanders, TE Dallas Clark, their two starting guards. This is a team that has most of its money locked up in four players; Manning, Harrison, Wayne and Dwight Freeney and has rarely kept their FA players, especially on defense (Thorton, Peterson, Doss, David, Harper, etc.)

    We haven't had a major play maker at safety since Harrison left us. Put Sanders next to Weddle and we would have a pair of safeties that could cover, tackle, hit and intercept anything.

    I just don't know financially how we'd do this.
     
  2. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    Same way that every team does it. Sign them to a long term contract, and put all of the money in years 5,6, and 7. Then make them redo their contract before year 5, or cut them.
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

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    I dunno either, but I tell you what I believe - this would be the greatest event for this team since we locked up LT long-term.

    Imagine this - a backfield of Cro, Jammer, Weddle, & Sanders. The missing link. Even Norv couldn't miss with this piece de resistance (sp?).

    Get him. If he's available, AJ, get him. Then I may bow.
     
  4. Retired Catholic

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    I would like to have my old Mistral back, too, but I don't think the dude wants to give it up. I would also like to be able to forget my X's, but I don't see that happening either. We have to live with the draft, the way I have to live with my memories.
     
  5. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    We need someone back there. McCree is decent but plays up and down. Hart is a backup. Sanders would improve us overall.
     
  6. Buck Melanoma

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    You don't think that we're in a position/attitude to deal for someone like Sanders? :icon_shrug:

    IDK - haven't done the research - too friggin' lazy, I guess - but don't we have room to go after a Sanders?? :icon_huh:
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    So I'll bite. Who do you see coming out of college or free agency that we should pursue?

    I may not like your personna much, leisure, but I do respect your opinion re: college talent. :unsure:

    So who is our stud safety-to-be? Besides Jammer :lol:
     
  8. Boltjolt

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    :lol: I have a tendency to agree here.

    True, he is hurt a lot but when he is healthy, he is a stud and is a difference maker.......even if he is only 5'8"

    Id actually like it if we signed him but just dont see it happening. I think Indy will try to keep him.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

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    He is injured a fair amount but you can't change the fact he's a gamechanger and one of the best safeties in the league. We need another safety, we've got ONE draft pick in four rounds and free agency would be the best procedure to fixing the safety issue. Not to mention we've tried the bargain bin with safeties, it hasn't worked, so lets try the opposite approach and grab one of hte best out there.
     
  10. nickelbolt

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    Ant... I'm so excited about this pipedream... I wanna hump your leg like a two-dicked dog in heat!!! :lol:
     
  11. bigcarson50

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    I don't know how feasible this is, but if it happened we would have a top 5 secondary, when was the last time we could say that?
     
  12. RipTheJacker

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    Bob Sanders is the colts best defensive player, there is exactly 0% chance he ever makes it to FA
     
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    a more realistic option could be Gibril Wilson from the giants
     
  14. ghost_

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    how about we go
    cro and oliver @ corners
    and jammer and weddle @ safty
     
  15. RipTheJacker

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    going from jammer to Oliver (and im higher on oliver than any one else here) would be such a HUGE drop off that it wouldnt matter WHO the S were

    People need to stop thinking about this, JAMMER IS NOT MOVING TO SS!!
     
  16. Retired Catholic

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    We probably have the room, but I don't see why Sanders would be let go. If he becomes a free agent, I'm all for it, but at the moment I can't see why they'd cut him loose.
     
  17. MONDO.

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    I agree that Sanders would be a top notch addition to the team, not only in his game but his bad *** swagger that makes the colts D what it is... But all in all this is wishful at best, they won't let him go.

    As far as other dudes in the market, there is no way they can be worth what they will get salary wise on the market, Time for AJ to do his damn thing in the draft once again, with the smarts and coverage weddle brings to the table we need to get a big big hitter outta the college ranks...

    I did a little research and this kid from Notre Dame Tom Zbikowski had a great career w/ ND and just had a pro boxing match, anyone else know of any good safety's coming outta college???
     
  18. AnteaterCharger

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    Again I don't know how much 'wishful thinking' it truly is. We have a few positives

    1. We are a winning program, he'll want that
    2. We have never really gone after BIG NAME guys outside of Chambers and McCardell and we don't have to pay many draft picks. While we are closer to the cap this year, we still have room to maneuver.
    3. The Colts are right up at the cap limit
    4. The Colts have three key offensive players whose contracts expire - their two starting guards (Scott and Lilja) as well as Dallas Clark who has become a major target to Peyton Manning
    5. The Colts have HISTORICALLY dropped past key defensive players. Examples include Mike Peterson, Marcus Washington, David Thornton, Mike Doss, Nick Harper, Jason David. Only exception is Dwight Freeney who was way too valuable to give up.
    6. There's no way the Colts can sign BOTH Clark and Sanders, and when offensive and defensive players coming up on contracts, the Colts have traditionally resigned offensive players over defensive.
    7. We have an open spot for a playmaker way back there that we haven't had in years.
     
  19. Retired Catholic

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    IF he's there scoop him up. I would think the Colts would look at what's available in the draft and then decide who they sign and who they let go. I keep the one I can't replace with a real talent in the draft.
     
  20. MONDO.

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    Great points! I was wishful for a wideout like chambers and it happened so it could, and having Sanders would be DOPE:bolt:

    I'm all for it, don't get me wrong I'd throw a couple bucks his way to get him here, lol, the only thing that really concerns me is that the colts know what a crucial part of the D they have he is I could see them letting go of players on offense before they let him slip away.

    P.Manning can compensate for losses on the O, i.e. no more stokely,
    Where as sanders has that role on the D. He Carries and inspires that squad.

    The other part is that if freed up I don't know that the bolts would put up the ends that some other squads out there would be willing to.

    Would shooting them over picks/players be a possibility to try and get him be a possibility?
     
  21. MtlBoltsFan

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    one midget in the secondary is ok. two is not ok.
     
  22. Concudan

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    What is the punchline? :icon_shrug: :lol:
     
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    Can't dispute anything you say here. I do like Sanders...but the frequent injuries kinda scare me.
     
  24. Alpenbolt

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    This is a good point. I think you have to expect Sanders and Weddle to get hurt a little more often than most with their diminutive stature. The wee tikes will take a pounding.

    Sanders doesn't play small that is for sure. He is the defensive Maurice Jones Drew with the power, speed, and explosiveness making up for his size. He is also such an emotional leader. Even if he is only playing 10 games a season I think we need a guy that has that much confidence and swagger in the secondary. If he is healthy for the playoffs that is all I would care about.

    One must dream from time to time.
     
  25. loweezy

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    I don't disagree that Bob Sanders is an impact player, however, I don't think he can singlehandedly make us the best team in the NFL. The Chargers haven't hit their ceiling yet as far as potential. They've shown flashes. Consistency through continuity in personnel, whether on the field or coaching is the key to making this team top notch.

    Bob Sanders would be certainly be an upgrade and our potential would be greater with him on board.
     
  26. matilack

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    How would Indy have the money to sign this guy when they're already paying Dwight Freeney and Peyton Manning a kings ransom?

    I'd say we have a shot at Bob Sanders, but in 3yrs we might end up paying for it by not being able to re-sign another important cornerstone on our team like Marcus McNeil, Antonio Cromartie, Shawne Merriman, Luis Castillo, etc....
     

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