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The Reason McNeill Signed his Tender

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltssbbound, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Fro the UT:

    In a roundabout way, Vincent Jackson is to thank.

    According to sources familiar with what happened the past few days, after Wednesday’s deadline passed with Jackson not getting traded, members of McNeill’s family and a few teammates reached out to McNeill again, advising him his best course was to sign his one-year tender. His agent contacted the Chargers on Thursday morning. The sides talked through Friday, and McNeill was on a flight from Georgia to San Diego on Friday night.

    Ultimately, it was McNeill’s decision to come in and take what will end up being slightly more than $440,000 in salary – with the likelihood, but no promise, the Chargers will reward him with a long-term deal in the coming months.


    I guess all of AJ's "pointless posturing" and "ego-driven stubbornness" actually produced a positive result.

    AJ does not flinch.
     
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  2. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Okay AJ we need to lock this guy up, he came back take so now care of him.
     
  3. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Lock Big Mac up... No we need to lock Dombo up...

    :lol:
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    McNeil woke up out of a sleep Wed morning. He had to shield his eyes from what he thought was the sun. It turned out to be AJ's sack.
     
  5. Ride The Lightning

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

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    HAHAHAHA

    AJ owns your souls.
     
  6. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    AJ has got to love this stuff.
     
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    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Possible extension may have lured McNeill to report

    Posted by Mike Florio on September 26, 2010 10:25 AM ET

    Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill had been making it clear throughout the offseason, training camp, preseason, and early stages of the regular season that he wouldn't play for $630,000 in 2010 -- especially after the team exercised its prerogative under the labor deal to drastically reduce his tender offer from more than $3 million after June 15.

    So why did McNeill decide to cave in and show up after only two weeks of the regular season? We see two possible explanations.

    First, McNeill realized through the manner in which the Chargers handled Vincent Jackson that the team won't be blinking. So McNeill decided that he'd better show up and get paid what he can get paid while he can get paid. (With two weeks gone and three more games to be missed without salary as a result of his placement on the roster exempt list, McNeill will earn $444,705.88.)

    Second, the Chargers may have either hinted to McNeill that showing up now could result in a long-term deal before the end of the 2010 season -- or warned him that failing to report now would mean that he'd get no deal until after completing the 2010 season without suffering a serious injury that necessarily would limit his market value next year.

    Regardless, something prompted McNeill to show up before Week Seven, the latest date on which he could have reported, missed three games, and been available for enough games to rack up a year of service and most likely become an unrestricted free agent in 2011. Many expected McNeill not to show up at all; no one expected him to show up before Week 7.

    So stay tuned. It's possible that the Chargers are ready to sign McNeill to a long-term deal, and that G.M. A.J. Smith simply didn't want to do it on the heels of the failed Vincent Jackson trade talks, lest it be perceived as an attempt by the team to reverse the negative P.R. that arose from the Jackson situation.

    Meanwhile, McNeill essentially caving in has reversed some of the negative P.R. that arose from the Jackson situation.
     
  8. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    Word. And this precedence will be remembered from here on out.
     
  9. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    AJ's sack is so big...the city was going to build a statue of it...but they ran out of cement.

    credit: Drew Carey
     
  10. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Drew Carey has seen AJ's sack?????????
     
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    The whole NFL has seen his sack.
     
  12. AnteaterCharger

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

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    and they fear the power of the adamantium sack
     
  13. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    You GUYS are way too focused on sack. Seems the closet door is starting to open, hmmm..... :icon_tease:
     
  14. CoronaDoug

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    How dare you take his sack in vain!!:icon_rofl:
     
  15. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Did'ju... :eek: :lol:
     
  16. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    well it takes sack to talk about it
     
  17. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Welcome back Mac!
     
  18. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Y'all better get off the sack, it may become addicktive and mightcould be hard to get off of.
     
  19. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Hey that taint nice! :eek:
     
  20. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    There taint nothing to it, I'm just trying to help out before you get to deep on the sack.
     
  21. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    LMFAO
     
  22. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    does AJ's sack cure cancer?
     
  23. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Is all this sack admiration winning football games?
     
  24. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    well, maybe if AJ's sack played special teams
     
  25. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    If Vasquez is out for the year, Dombo will have to move to RG... and that'll be MM's quickest path to a long term deal. Shouldn't be long now.
     
  26. LightEmUp

    LightEmUp Banned Banned

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    LoL.....

    This move impresses? AJ Smith has it too easy.

    This was obviously another attempt to make VJ look bad because AJ's ego needs to be groomed like his hair. You tell me - WHAT HAPPENED last week that didnt happen weeks before? McNeil gains NOTHING by signing for 400K this year. UNLESS, he has a promised deal on the table from AJ.

    AND WHY???

    is VJ ( a much more needed player on this team ) not promised the same?

    Cuz AJ Smith has big balls.

    Ya know.... - in 20+ years of being a Charger fan I'm glad I can boast about my GM's ball size and not championship rings.
     
  27. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    That or.....he knows a trade could be coming. His suspension is up after week 5, the trade deadline is week 6, so he could play in the 1st game for a new team.

    Thats something nobody has really been talking about. It would take some mighty big hairy danglers for AJ to go out and trade McNeill, espescially after losing game where Dombrowski got schooled.
     
  28. LightEmUp

    LightEmUp Banned Banned

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    He better be traded. For AJ to NOW offer a contract when the org was too good to do that before the season and save this mess just makes the Chargers FO look like idiots. It also makes it painfully obvious that AJ just wants to chit on VJ. Something other GM's have already said.

    Why on earth are we praising a GM who is so personally involved he makes bad team decisions? Boy is AJ lucky that Eli wanted nothing to do with us. Without the Merriman era AJ hasnt done jack and cost us even more.
     
  29. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    This is so stupid. We have the best GM we have EVER had. We have more talent than we have EVER had. We are better positioned to win a ring than we have EVER been, and all people want to do is denigrate the approach of the man who is responsible for putting the team together. I don't get it. How many players have we lost over the years because of AJ's ego? How many of our most talented players have gone elsewhere because AJ refused to treat them fairly? I'm waiting for an answer.
     
  30. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    What the phuck are you talking about? What bad decisions has AJ made? You don't like how he treated VJ, fine. But VJ was holding out asking for 5 years/50 mil with 30 mil guaranteed. Do you really think it's smart to pay a guy who has been busted for 2 DUIs and driving on a suspended licence (on the day of a playoff game) 30 million guaranteed. VJ is one strike away from a year-long suspension.

    The Chargers coaches and front office agreed that it was better to determine in August who would be on this team and who would not, so they could move forward with the players they had and limit the distractions. You don't agree with the approach, fine. But to say it's all about AJ's ego is pure conjecture. From my vantage point, it seems AJ is doing what's in the team's best interests. Sometimes that means swallowing hard and not extending a pro bowl player because of his off the field issues.

    The Chargers pro bowl LT just caved in and reported for $440,000. How does that make them look like idiots. They have said all along that they don't negotiate with holdouts. They told McNeill to come in, sign his tender and he'd be taken care of. That seems like a reasonable stance. Glad McNeill finally came to his senses.
     

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