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Shawne Merriman to IR - Season Over

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Skuzzlebutt, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    Per Acee Tweet.

    Wow.

    His career as a Bolt is probably over. Shocking.

    Tweet:

    sdutChargers

    Shawne Merriman to IR. Minor injury designation. They can release him when he's healthy. Chargers bring in OLB/DE Antwan Barnes -- ka
     
  2. paddyirishman

    paddyirishman BoltTalker

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    Chargers lose Merriman

    Chargers lose Merriman
    Posted 21 minutes ago
    aaThe San Diego Chargers placed linebacker Shawne Merriman on Reserve-Injured with a calf injury and a "minor-injury designation" (less than six-week injury), which means the six-year veteran must be released by the team when he becomes healthy.

    Merriman saw limited action in the season's first five weeks. An Achilles injury forced him to miss the season opener in Kansas City. He saw limited action in Week 2 versus Jacksonville. He suffered a calf injury in Week 3 at Seattle and missed the team's victory over Arizona in Week 4. He re-injured his calf last week in Oakland.

    The Chargers now list four linebackers on Reserve-Injured: Donald Butler, James Holt, Jyles Tucker and Merriman. Linebacker Larry English also has missed three games and is expected to miss two-to-four more weeks.
     
  3. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised - he'll get picked up somewhere but he'll be out of the league within 2 years.

    Guess I need a new sig.
     
  4. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Cue AJ hate... NOW!
     
  5. nflhof

    nflhof BoltTalker

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    Jeff Fisher destroyed Merrimans career when he sent Bo Scaife at his knee. Shawne ran into Vince Young and jeff effing fisher freaked out. I will always hate and dispise Fisher because of that. He overreacted because VY sucks as a QB and the pressure to make him good was too over whelming for Fisher. Sorry to see Shawnes career with SD end this way.
     
  6. LaDeezie21

    LaDeezie21 BoltTalker

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    The guy NEVER played an entire season for the bolts. what a waste.
     
  7. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    Memo to AJ - Tade VJ for a pass rusher now!
     
  8. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    Wait a minute - Who are we going to build our defense around now? :icon_shrug:
     
  9. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    that's it?

    He's gone???

    WTF?
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

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

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    It's over just like that? Are they that confident in what we have right now?

    I understand the anger at Merriman but I just feel this is a very premature move
     
  11. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    do we still pay him?
     
  12. 65TossPowerTrap

    65TossPowerTrap BoltTalker

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    Looks like he can go back to pounding the Tequila.
     
  13. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    and WWF
     
  14. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    So much for AJ's famed 2005 draft.
     
  15. 65TossPowerTrap

    65TossPowerTrap BoltTalker

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    Yeah, I doubt he could take MMA. He's used to fighting girls.
     
  16. MadMike

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    Career with Chargers over, must be released when healthy. Good bye Shawne. Good Luck. Get English healthy and lets move on.
     
  17. AnteaterCharger

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

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    to have such a meteoric rise in the start and to fall to earth so fast, so hard, so painfully, what a great pity
     
  18. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I guess he can recuperate quickly and he will still be able to host his own show in time for the Spring TV lineup, right after "How I Met Your Mother."

    Pointy
     
  19. 65TossPowerTrap

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    Who would have thought that by week 5 of the 2010 season, the Chargers would have both more punts blocked and kicks returned than Merriman would have total sacks for the season?
     
  20. Enormo

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    This seems more like a "**** happens" scenario than a "bad picks" scenario.

    BTW... not suprised and slightly happy that we can close the door on this guy.
     
  21. Alpenbolt

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    He will be wearing a SB ring with someone within 3 years. Happens everytime. I am thinking Ravens.
     
  22. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    Jets, along with LT and Cro.
     
  23. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Time to REMOVE Merriman from the Bolt Talk banner !!!:lol:
     
  24. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    can you get a SB while on the IR?
     
  25. Skuzzlebutt

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    Looks like this is a flavor of the IR I have never heard of. He must be released when healthy and then any team can sign him. Basically seems like the Chargers wanted to cut him but couldn't while he was hurt. So my guess is the Chargers must continue to pay him as long as he says he is still injured. Once he is healthy, he must be cut and go to any team that wants him.
     
  26. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    See what happens when you get rid of a great defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips? Man sad to see this happen hope he heals up and ends up having a great career. So Sad the potential that was with Merriman all.......Wasted.
     
  27. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Everytime? Are you sure? What about Seau? He left and still has Zero Rings? It took Four years after Brees left the chargers for him to win a SuperBowl. Jets haven't won the SuperBowl so no. Edwards career died out fast. I don't even know where Foley's career went. So no it doesn't happen "Everytime".
     
  28. !~BOLT~!

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    Foley was shot dude. Career ending injury.
     
  29. Ride The Lightning

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

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    Whaaa????

    We didn't "get rid of" Wade, he was offered a Head Coaching job dunce. You cannot stop your coordinators from interviewing for/accepting HC jobs.
     
  30. CoronaDoug

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    So Wade kept him healthy? Never mind I see your Kaeding banner. No sense in trying to argue. Keep on living in the past.
     

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