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Should we be concerned?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BOLTS4LIFE, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I mean Norv is headed this team for disaster!!! J/K!!!! :icon_tease: :icon_tease:

    Sorry... I had to do that... but that is not the reason for this thread.


    On a serious note... if no long term contracts have been signed before the real season begins, is there reason for concern?

    At the minimum...

    Rivers should be locked up NOW!!! He hasn't won us a Super Bowl (yet)... DO IT NOW!!

    Lock up Jackson with restrictions!!!

    Lock up Floyd!!!

    THOSE THINGS NEED TO BE DONE BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS!!

    If not, reason for concern?
     
  2. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

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    Rivers I couldn't agree more, we need to lock him up now.

    Jackson... well, I think AJ is waiting to see how those legal issues end up. Could be his price will drop regardless of his performance due to his off-field issues.

    M-80... man, I think Floyd is great, but I really feel like his durability is a concern. If he can make it through this season without injury then we should try resigning him for sure.

    My biggest concern after PR is Merriman. Like LT, he WILL perform this year to a spectacular level. Unlike LT, this is Shawne's contract year (basically). He's mentioned before he wants respect and recognition for what he does more than the money, so I say AJ needs to listen and secure his future as a Bolt ASAP!
     
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  3. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    Throwing a ton of money at a guy coming off major knee surgery is unwise. I think once A.J. is convinced that Merriman is 100%, it will happen.
     
  4. BoltzRule

    BoltzRule Well-Known Member

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    We need to sign PR, that'll allow us to Franchise Tag Merriman if there's a new CBA.


    Jackson like already mentioned we should see how the legal process goes, and Floyd is iffy.
     
  5. Alpenbolt

    Alpenbolt BoltTalker

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    There is zero chance, zero, that Merriman will ever sign a long term deal with the Bolts. Best we can hope for is a few franchise years before he is off to Baltimore. Like Sproles we will just have to enjoy the play while he is here.
     
  6. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    SIGN PHILLIP RIVERS NOW!!!!! :icon_evil: :icon_evil: :icon_evil:


    We gave up Brees for him and We have much reason to believe it was the right decision!!! :yes: :icon_evil:
     
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  7. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    agree
     
  8. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    The Chargers not signing Rivers would be 100x worse than the Padres trading Jake Peavy.
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    AJ has not let us down.

    Many of us screamed when Drew walked, AJ was right, we were fine.

    Many screamed when MJ walked, AJ has us with good replacements.

    AJ will take care of the Chargers.

    With the possibility (probability) of a capless season next year, contracts will be sticky at best. Keep the faith.
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Except the Chargers might actually have a winning season...
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Not if they let Rivers go. (next year, of course)
     
  12. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Same thing I was saying abut Brees...

    AJ has things in control. He will provide. :tup:
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I have full confidence that Rivers will be resigned. I'm just saying that if he wasn't it would be a worse personnel (non) move for the Chargers than trading Jake was for the Padres and more devestating to the franchise.

    That would be true even if the Padres didn't get any prospects in return for Jake.
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I know, and I was teasing you about it! :icon_tease:
     
  15. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Unless that happens... sadly, I don't seem Merriman returning next season. He has that monster year as expected... he'll have crazy money thrown at him.

    Then again... capless season = Death of NFL!!! :icon_evil:
     
  16. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    It's not truly a "capless" season where teams can spend whatever they want.

    Wish I could find the damn link on this, but IIRC, the most a team could spend is 30% over the current limit. Or something like that.
     
  17. HollywoodLeo

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    One only has to do is look at the financial system in Major League Baseball to see the truthfulness of this statement. :yes:
     
  18. cranberry

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    I'm sure Rivers' contract is in the making, he's our QB for the next years.
    I'm sure, too, we'll see Merriman only this season. He'll have a heck of as season.

    There will be lots of targets for Philip Rivers, so the receiving corps will be mixed up. Jackson and Floyd can't be sure to be the go-to-guys. I'm excited to see how the playcalling will be, when the OL gets room for LT.
     
  19. coachmarkos

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    Rivers will get re-signed. and Merriman, if he plays well will get franchised.

    Like Conc said...take it easy.
     
  20. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    I know one thing for sure, they're all under contract for this year and that's all that count's at this point. Let's wait and see how things shake out before we spend Deano's bucks.

    Win the Ring, and the re-signing will get done. It's time to "win" or get the fawk out of Dodge, pay those that are winner's and let the rest walk. This year will be very interesting.
     
  21. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    While I agree with the overall sentiment, it's better to get Rivers signed now so that the tag can be used on Merriman.
     
  22. RM24

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    Well said Conc!

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  23. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    We don't know what's going on behind closed doors, deals could be in the making. I want to see an all out effort, Now is the time. Don't tell me how great your are, show me. Then we'll talk.
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I think Rivers has already shown us how good he is.
     
  25. AnteaterCharger

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

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    He has but I betcha he's passing on any attempt for a long term deal - if he gets the ring his price tag jumps up. If he doesn't he'll probably sign something similar to what they're currently talking about (probably 80mil contract).
     
  26. Concudan

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    No contract talks no big deal to Rivers
    August 1, 2009 8:00 PM
    Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

    SAN DIEGO - There hasn't been any recent talks between the San Diego Chargers and star quarterback Philip Rivers regarding a contract extension.

    Don't fret, San Diego. It just hasn't been a priority by either side. There are no problems, Rivers insists.

    He is set to be a free agent after this season. There had been some preliminary talks, but Rivers said there haven't been any recent discussions. He believes both sides will come to an accord.

    "There's nothing really gong on, but that's OK," Rivers said. "I want to be here and I'm sure I will be here. We'll get it done when the time is right. It won't be an issue."

    Rivers will likely be given the franchise tag next year if an extension isn't agreed upon. It wouldn't a surprise if both sides are waiting to see how the Eli Manning negotiations play out in New York. Manning and Rivers were key components of a 2004 draft trade.

    It's my opinion that Rivers and the Chargers will eventually strike a deal. He is a winner and he's the face of the franchise. He wants to be a Charger. The Chargers wants him to be a Charger. Franchise quarterbacks are difficult to come by. There is no way San Diego is going to let Rivers slip way. Chargers fans, don't worry if this takes a while. These things often take awhile to sort out.

    The bottom line is Rivers will be the Chargers' quarterback for a long time.

    The recent extension signed by Matt Cassel in Kansas City certainly didn't hurt Rivers. Cassel signed a contract that will pay him more than $40 million guaranteed in the first three years of the deal. Cassel was paid on his performance in New England in one season. Rivers is a proven starter, who has emerged as one of the league's best quarterbacks.
     
  27. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    I never said any player hasn't shown us what he can do. I'm talking Lombardi, stats don't mean crap to me at this point.
     
  28. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Everyone wants the Lombardi, but when you're discussing contract talks you're discussing individual performances and stats.

    Signing Rivers now instead of when free agency comes up does not remove the bottom line requirement to win a Super Bowl.
     
  29. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Yankees owned MLB for many season.
    If the same thing happens in NFL, mind as will change the name to DFL or NYGFL.
     
  30. gobolts_charger

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    I guarantee Merriman won't be resigned!! Wish it could be, but it won't. The best we can hope for is that they tag him next year, otherwise, bye bye. Merriman is a beast who will require a TON of money, & rightfully so, but it won't be with us.
     

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