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San Diego shake-up could be coming

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    San Diego shake-up could be coming

    Posted by Mike Florio on October 8, 2009 7:26 AM ET
    The recent comments from Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith regarding the performance of the team he built weren't merely idle chatter.

    Smith and the coaching staff apparently are serious about taking action on the fly to fix the problems that have plagued the team.

    According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Smith is "spending time on the phone" with other teams, possibly in the hopes of swinging one or more trades before the October 20 deadline. (And given linebacker Shawne Merriman's comments from Wednesday, his contract status, and the general vibrations coming from the organization suggesting that he won't be part of the team's future, Merriman possibly could be on the block.)

    The Union-Tribune also reports that there's a feeling within the locker room that defensive jobs are "up for grabs." Defensive coordinator Ron Rivera reportedly sent that message to his troops earlier this week.

    "I think it was the best thing for our defense," cornerback Quentin Jammer told the Union-Tribune. "You get your [rear end] run through like that, it puts everything in perspective, and I think we'll be better for it. There is going to be changes. You change the way you approach things, change the way you do things. I think it was the best wake-up call for us."

    It remains to be seen whether the changes result in any changes in the on-field product when the Chargers return to action on October 19, with a Monday night visit from the Broncos.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/08/san-diego-shake-up-could-be-coming/
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    I think AJ will trade someone. We can not afford to sign all of our free agents. AJ hopefully has learned to get something for these players instead of just letting them go at the end of the year. b
     
  3. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    there is no salary cap next year, how do you know the Chargers are not going to spend $$$$$$$.
     
  4. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    I predicted 2 weeks ago AJ would make a move for a couple of players.

    (Trade Merriman now)
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    There is a salary cap in the uncapped year. :yes:

    No ones pay can exceed 30% of their previous years salary. It is written in the CBA (collective bargaining agreement). This will ensure the rich teams do not go ape **** paying out the jack.
     
  6. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    and in 2011, 2012, 2013..................

    We will pay you XXX Dollars in 2010, by the Contract thats all we can pay, but in 2011 your pay will go to XXXXX.

    So to make a statement that the Chargers cannot afford to pay someone at this time without anything to back them up is a little bit of a reach at this time.
     
  7. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    cannot or will not? That is the question. :icon_shrug:
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

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

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    So any ideas whom he is targeting or thoughts as to who AJ should be targeting?
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    He is probably calling the jets to get their coach, or the Pats, or whom ever...

    Heck he may be calling Poway High to get their coach...
     
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  10. Kwak

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    If there is not a CBA with a cap in 2011, then you can bank on the Owners pulling a lockout.
     
  11. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Himself!
     
  12. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    The field for a possible trade is so wide open right now there's no telling.

    I don't think anyone has ever predicted one of AJ's trades on this forum or any other, so it's a good waste of time naming players.

    I wouldn't guess he is making any coaching changes like Concudan suggests.

    If history tells us anything, Aj will give up a fourth round pick in 2011 for Gabe Watson from Arizona.
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Chris Chambers and Keenan McCardell disagree.
     
  14. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    Who called those acqusitions, they both snuck up on myself.
     
  15. cranberry

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    Don't count on a late aquisition. Our players just have to compete better and the playcalling has to be adjusted.
     
  16. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Either way, history does not dictate that AJ never makes a move for a known player.
     
  17. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    Oh, that's not what I was suggesting at all. Just the randomness of a in season trade.

    I was merely giving my prediction on who he was going to bring in, and at what cost.

    Any guess is as good as another I suppose.

    I was very excited the day we brought in McCardell, as well as Chambers. I remember where I was and what I was doing on both days, hell I remember being in Cozumel Mexico when we picked up David Boston, I was buying rounds for everyone, I want my money back.
     
  18. bigmike.x.09

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    if we get something good for him, hell yeah. i mean he hasnt done anything this year and hes injured again. i love merriman, hes been my favorite defensive player since hes entered the league, but still, id rather see us win a championship than have 11 pro bowlers. i think anyone would take an average joe team with a pro bowl qb that will win a championship over a team with pro bowlers that just BARELY makes the playoffs.
     
  19. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    :tup:

    Agreed, I think the last play he made was forcing the fumble on Lendale White, that was a looooong *** time ago Shawne...
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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    I was on my first deployment running around the ship high fiving all my buddies who were also Chargers fans. :lol: :tdown:
     
  21. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    he did force that pick to cason, but still, one play from a player who has been saying he's real hungry to play and to win... sorry mr merriman, this IS the nfl, this IS a business...
     
  22. LaDeezie21

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    I'm glad he's making changes this year. Hopefully he can get rid of the coach after the season as well.

    We need a coach with some nuts.
     
  23. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    And a brain.
     
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    Right now, I'd be happy if we score the first time we touch the ball


    Baby Steps

    :icon_sad::icon_sad::icon_sad:
     
  25. bigmike.x.09

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    True. Expect major changes if **** doesn't get done on MNF.
     
  26. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    AJ is not going to trade Merriman... maybe next year... :icon_shrug:
     
  27. Ride The Lightning

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

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    They better be huge strong fatasses who can block their fatasses off or attack the OL like no tomorrow
     
  28. !~BOLT~!

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    :lol: And when they are done blocking their fatasses off or attacking th ol they better take their fatasses back into the locker room and replace the calories they just burned dagnabit.
     
  29. Ride The Lightning

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

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    With burritos.

    Mmmm, burritos.

    *runs to Robertos*
     
  30. PowderLove

    PowderLove Former Mod, Current Slacker

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    DUDE A ****IN CARNE ASADA BURRITO WOULD HIT MY TASTE BUDS AND MY ARTORIES JUST RIGHT

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