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PFW: The way we heard it

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Broncos could be looking to peddle Bell, move up in draft

    Denver

    Rushing for 1,000 yards in a dual role doesn’t earn you security in Denver. At least that’s not what we’re hearing. RB Tatum Bell, who has never been able to fully grasp a featured role, is on the trading block, and there are sources who suggest that Houston, where former Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is the head coach, would be more than interested in listening. Already a possible landing spot for Broncos QB Jake Plummer, the Texans are in need of a running back, and Kubiak is more fond of Bell’s talents than is Denver head coach Mike Shanahan, who has been left frustrated by Bell’s nagging injuries and inconsistent play. Word is, the Texans’ No. 8 pick in April’s draft would be the target of the Broncos if they were to package Plummer, Bell and a draft pick in a trade scenario. The eighth slot would give them an opportunity to get the elite pass rusher they covet (Clemson’s Gaines Adams or Florida’s Jarvis Moss perhaps), a playmaking safety (LSU’s LaRon Landry) or put together another deal to make a push for Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson.



    Kansas City

    To say RB Larry Johnson has outperformed the contract he signed as a rookie in 2003 would be a major understatement. The man who established a new league record for carries (416) in a season in ’06 is due to make $1.9 million this season, up from the initial base salary of $854,000 because of incentives reached, and the Chiefs are said to be working with his agent on a blockbuster long-term extension. But with three years remaining on his current deal, sources close to the team believe it would be in the Chiefs’ best interest to use that money elsewhere for now, especially considering they’re currently only $5 million under the salary cap. If QB Trent Green restructures his $9 million cap number for ’07, it would free up a few more million. However, DE Jared Allen (restricted) and MLB Kawika Mitchell (unrestricted), among others, are in need of new contracts, and K.C. would like to explore the market for upgrades at defensive tackle, wide receiver and along the offensive line. In other words, it might be best if the Chiefs sit tight with Johnson and hope it doesn’t become a distraction in the near future.



    Oakland

    The Raiders decided in late February not to exercise the option on QB Aaron Brooks’ contract, which likely puts the reins to the league’s worst offense in 2006 in the hands of third-year passer Andrew Walter. New head coach Lane Kiffin has generally sounded confident in Walter’s abilities, but league insiders suggest the 6-5, 230-pound Walter has a lot to work on after throwing three touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games last season. “He’s going to have to get a lot better at sensing the pass rush,” one AFC scout told PFW. “It was so easy to keep him from finding any rhythm because he had no idea where pressure was coming from. It was like he had blinders on sometimes. Granted, the blocking was horrible all year up there, but still, you’ve got to make something happen when things break down, and he just couldn’t do that.”



    San Diego

    The Chargers and OG Kris Dielman were believed to have been only about $1 million apart per year late last summer, but after another strong showing and his first Pro Bowl bid last season, the two sides are much further apart now. And with teams having significantly more money to spend under the increased salary cap, the chances of a team paying him more than what San Diego is willing to spend are quite likely. Under general manager A.J. Smith, the Chargers have historically been quite successful at locking up their own young stars to long-term extensions. They were able to keep OLB Shaun Phillips from hitting the restricted free-agent market (where he would have had plenty of suitors), signing him to a six-year deal in February, but the two ILB positions will see changes in ’07. Donnie Edwards, the team’s leading tackler, won’t be back, and Randall Godfrey is talking to the team about returning after previously contemplating retirement. Even if Godfrey does play in San Diego for another year, he’ll do so in a limited role, as the explosive Stephen Cooper and heady Matt Wilhelm are waiting in the wings at the ILB spots.
     
  2. sdchrger

    sdchrger Well-Known Member

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    Explosive Stephen Cooper? :icon_shrug:
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Maybe he likes Mexican food. :icon_shrug:
     
  4. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Cooper is fast ... he has that quick twitch muscle **** going on like Shaun Phillips.

    The first game I saw him in pre-season (all freaking hammered:abq2: ) the dude stood out. :yes:

    I took a buddy to the game who will be dead in a few months to see his very first game in San Diego. We got hammered at his request because he knew his time was up but in the midst of all the debauchery, Cooper caught my eye. That ain't easy to do when we were in our conditions. :lol: I remember thinking who the fock is that ? :icon_huh:

    It was Cooper. Dude is a keeper and not many give the dude his props or look-sees. Oh well - I like him.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Heady Matt Wilhelm???

    Does he play soccer?
     
  6. PhillyChargerFan

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    I LOVE Coop..

    Dude is a player!:yes:
     
  7. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Dude is an athlete. He's a hitter and he can run. How does that not add up to explosive?
    Compared to Godfrey, Cooper is tremendously explosive.
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Cooper will be a good player for us. He comes in and gets sacks as it is now. The man is good!
     
  9. sdchrger

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    I like Coop. He's a solid player that has shown both quickness and power. Explosive is not a term I would use to describe him.

    Seau in his prime, Merriman today, those are explosive LB's
     
  10. Boltdiehard

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    Coop is the real deal and I'm sure we all remember the play he made at the goal line against the Ravens last year. :tup: :bolt2:
     
  11. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    The way I see it your talking dynamite and firecrackers. Both are explosive, but your baulking at the bang...:icon_huh:
     
  12. Kwak

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    Huh? When did Dielman make the probowl?? It just amazes me that the guys who write this stuff have their heads so far up their asses, they don't have a freaking clue.
     
  13. AnteaterCharger

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

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    very pathetic
     
  14. SDRaiderH8er

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    It must be that time of the year when everyone is explosive and a returning pro-bowler.
     
  15. AnteaterCharger

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

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    only when they leave san diego to show how dumb we all are
     

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