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This article is probably the source from which Acne got his "inside" info

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by wrbanwal, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    http://chargers.com/news/headlines/chargers-discussing-course.htm



    Although, I didn't read anything into AJs comments the way Kevin did



    quoting Acne -
    WTF????



    By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com

    General Manager A.J. Smith and the Chargers have some big decisions to make over the next few weeks, and the team’s personnel staff is huddled together this week to begin that process.

    Next week, members of San Diego’s front office will join the team’s scouts and coaches in Indianapolis for the National Scouting Combine where college prospects will be the focus. But first, Smith and his staff will address the current roster.

    “We’re going to go through the roster and go over all of our players,” Smith said. “What do we think about guys? Do they have a future? Do they have upside? Are we going to continue with them or not?

    “The process goes right through the Combine. Even though it’s the college forum while we’re there, we do other business because everyone is there. Agents and personnel people are there. During that week, we come up with some final decisions. All of our plans will be made by the time we get back from the combine.”

    Smith intends to announce the team’s plans for the offseason on Thursday, Feb. 26, though some of those decisions could be made prior to that date.

    The running back position is a topic that will receive plenty of attention in the coming days. Specifically, LaDainian Tomlinson’s contract will be at the forefront of discussions.

    “All the speculation is about LT,” Smith acknowledged.

    The status of running back and return specialist Darren Sproles is also on the front burner. Sproles is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in two weeks. The Chargers can apply the franchise tag to Sproles if they wish. Doing so would guarantee Sproles a one-year contract worth $6,621,000 in 2009.

    Under that situation, other teams would have the opportunity to negotiate with Sproles, but the Chargers would receive two first-round draft picks as compensation should another club reach an agreement with the 5-6 scat-back and the Chargers choose not to match that offer. If the Chargers franchise Sproles, they must do so by Feb. 19, which is next Thursday.

    “Darren has said on the record that he will go to the free agent market,” Smith said. “Do the Chargers offer a contract along with the 31 other teams and find out where we go or do the Chargers consider the franchise tag? He can participate in the open market or receive the franchise tag. Stay tuned.”

    In addition to Sproles, the Chargers have five other players who become unrestricted free agents. Guards Kynan Forney and Mike Goff, linebacker Marques Harris, center Jeremy Newberry and defensive end Igor Olshansky are set to hit the open market. Tackle Jeromey Clary will be an exclusive rights free agent, and wide receiver Malcom Floyd and cornerback Cletis Gordon will be restricted free agents.

    “We’ll discuss them all,” Smith said. “Which (current Chargers) are going out to the market that we want to pursue? Which players are hitting the market that we are not going to pursue? Those decisions will be finalized in the next two weeks.”

    The Chargers will also discuss free agents from around the league that the team might be interested in, although per Smith’s philosophy, San Diego fans shouldn’t expect a flurry of activity from the Chargers this spring.

    “We’re just not a big player, but we’re always looking,” Smith said. “We treat it the same. I’m not against it. I have no idea what each year brings. Some teams are very active in it each year and we’re not.”

    Teams had the opportunity to begin cutting players Monday, but Smith said that any moves the Chargers make aren’t likely to take place until the 26th.


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  2. maestro876

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    Acee actually talks to people in the organization. I don't understand what you have against the man. He reports what people tell him. Don't shoot the messenger because you don't like the message.
     
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    Then why doesn't he quote them?

    Whenever I read an article from a media "insider", I look for direct quotes. I'm not interested in his opinion. I want facts. If I what hearsay, I'll come to the boards!!!

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    A reporter can't quote someone unless the subject allows themselves to be quoted. Unless they want that person to stop talking to them, that is. If AJ says, "Don't quote me", then there's nothing Acee can do.

    Anything you read in an article is hearsay. It's something said by one person, reported to you by someone else.
     
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    Acee is a doosh that pulls "insider" information out of his ***. :yes:
     
  6. maestro876

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    Seriously, what is the Acee hate based on? There is no way to support this claim that he "pulls things out of his ***", because neither you or I know him, or anyone in the organization.

    The paper continues to employ him and publish his articles, meaning his work is vetted by editors who have to find that it meets the paper's standards for ethics and accuracy in order to allow it to go to print. You may not agree with the paper's standards and think nothing should go to print unless there is someone willing to give sworn testimony to back it up, but that's not the way journalism works. A huge chunk of journalism is writing things that people aren't willing to give quotes about.

    Neither is anyone in the organization coming out saying they were misquoted or that Acee is making things up, which they would do if he were.

    Seriously, reporters write things that people tell them. When it's opinion, it says "Analysis" or "Opinion" at the top of the page. Sometimes Acee writes articles that say "Analysis". But otherwise, he's writing what people tell him. That's what reporters do, for God's sake. You may not like what they are telling him, but that's not the reporter's fault.
     
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