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Team building...... stupid.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Not the Front Page: Telesco learned well from Polian
    By Scott Kaplan
    3:06 p.m.Jan. 10, 2013

    Team building!
    Tom Telesco, the Chargers' new general manager, took to the podium earlier this week, and the key phrase he used was "TEAM building."
    Telesco went on to explain that everything he knows about how to build a team, he learned from his mentor Bill Polian.
    Polian has known Telesco since his high school days in Buffalo, where Tom grew up with Bill’s sons. When Telesco decided to get into scouting, it was Polian who hired him in Carolina, then took him for the ride to Indy.
    During that time, Telesco was getting his Ph.D. in football from one of the original "football guys."
    To understand what Telesco meant about "team building," we went to the source: Bill Polian.
    Bill, we asked, what did Telesco mean when he used this phrase?
    Polian then explained why the Chargers hired Telesco, because he will be the anti-A.J. Smith.
    According to Polian, the general manager must set a tone within the organization of communication and respect. Polian described how the GM must work hand in hand with the head coach building the roster. The GM need not dictate who is in or out, rather consult with the coach as to who the coach needs or wants.
    Perhaps, had A.J. been a better student of Bill’s, and he had the chance to be that in Buffalo, he might have consulted with the coach about decisions on key players, and many of them might still be wearing a Chargers uniform.
    On the communication front, Polian went on to describe an open-door policy in which players, coaches, trainers and even ball boys, could stop by and talk to the GM.
    That didn’t happen with the prior regime, as described by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers last week, when he said he had virtually zero relationship with A.J.
    Point is, this young man, Tom Telesco, will take the Chargers organization, based on who he learned from, and make everyone within it feel like they have ownership, whereas we know how the last GM ruled.
    This phrase "team building" is likely what convinced Chargers President Dean Spanos to hire Telesco. Spanos knew there was a lack of organizational unity.
    "This job isn’t just about picking players," Spanos said. "How do you make it all work? How do you unify the team? I don’t think we had that.”
    You didn’t have that Dean, but you have it now!
     
  2. Lance19

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    Honestly, I'm a little surprised Bill Polian actually said that.

    (unless that's Kaplan putting his words in Polian's mouth, in an ongoing attempt to
    demonize Smith...presumably because A.J. shagged Kaplan's gal, or backed over his dog)
     
  3. boltssbbound

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    Clearly, those are the writer's words and not Polian's, because they weren't in quotes.
     
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    BRING BACK NORV! BRING BACK NORV!!

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    Marty as HC, Norv as OC, Kurt Schottenheimer as DC, Crosby as special teams coach, Buster as WR coach, Leaf as QB Coach, AJ as Director of Media Relations, Bobby Beathard as Director of College Scouting.
     
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    I saw that was written by Scott Kaplan and I took a pass
     
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    ^^^And while you are at it, bring back Nate...
     
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    Everyone together now... "koom-bye-yah... mah loard... koom-bye-yahhhhh..."
     
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  9. Lance19

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    Well, do you suppose Polian mentioned AJ at all, or is the entire comparison the invention of the writer?

    (I'm not hung up on a quote...the line reads as if Polian might be comparing AJ unfavorably to Telesco...which, if true, would support Kaplan's anti-AJ narrative...
    in short, it's phrased to suggest Polian said something negative, but sufficiently vague to deny the tactic. I don't respect that kind of cheap writing.)
     
  10. Blue Bolt

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    Well, Bill Polian did say the following words....... "Some people are just rats who lie about people."

    (I'm sure he wasn't referring to Scott Kaplan specifically) ;)
     
  11. Ride The Lightning

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    Stopped reading @ "By Scott Kaplan".
     
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    Would it have helped, if I hid that part? ;)
     
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    I heard that interview, Polian did not mention AJ by name. Kaplan interpreted his words to his own benefit to stick the knife in AJ. Isn't it well known he hated AJ?
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Ask me if I care!
     
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    Yeah, he has his head so far up Brees' a ss that he has to.
     
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    This.
     
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