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Tired of being bummed about the loss, lets talk 2014 roster...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by MadMike, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    So who is a lock as a starter next year? Who is a lock to make the team? Who is on the fence? Who is gone?

    First, here is a list of UFA's for next season, who gets re-signed, who walks?

    Seyi Ajirotutu - Good guy, good chemistry, my guess is he walks
    Charlie Whitehurst - Bye Bye CBJ, Sorenson will take the backup spot next year
    Danario Alexander - I would take a flyer on him and bring him into camp
    Lavelle Hawkins - Gone
    Darell Stuckey - Sign him. Losing Kassim put our ST's into a spiral of **** for a year or two. Best ST guy on team
    Ronnie Brown - Thanks for the memories Ronnie
    Cam Thomas - I would bring him back as a backup for cheap, but he will get a better contract somewhere else
    Chad Rhinehart - Sign him. Solid Left Guard.
    Larry English - Send him to Washington with the dude who drafted him
    Rich Ohrnberger - Sign him. Solid backup.
    Richard Marshall - Sign him. Solid backup.
    Reggie Walker - I'm fine with bringing him into camp.
    Donald Butler - #1 off season duty of Tommy T. Sign DB long term (5 years 30-40 million)
    Ryan Mathews - #2 duty. Re-sign Mathews. (4 years 20-25 million)

    Ok, on to the offense: (With Frank Reich as OC)

    QBs - Rivers, Sorenson
    RB - Mathews, Woodhead, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA
    FB - McClain
    WR - Allen, Royal, VB, Floyd/Alexander, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA
    TE - LDG, AG, John Phillips (Yes, AG will get less snaps then LDG next year)
    LT - King Dunlap, Mike Harris
    LG - Rhinehart
    C - Nick Hardwick (Last year is my guess), Ohrnberger
    RG - Draft Pick, Clary (Fine if they let him go to save money)
    RT - Fluker, Schilling

    And Defense: (With Pags back as DC)

    LE - Kendall Reyes, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA
    NT - Draft Pick/UDFA/FA, Guy
    RE - Corey Liget, Lissemore
    OLB - Melvin Ingram, Dwight Freeney(Says he'll be back), Keiser, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA
    MLB - DB, Te'o, Walker, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA
    CB - Wright, Draft Pick/UDFA/FA, Richard Marshall, Stevie Williams
    SS - Brandon Taylor, Jahleel Addae
    FS - Weddle, Stuckey

    And Special Teams:

    Kicker - Novak had a solid year, needs to work on kickoff depth
    Punter - Scifres
    LS - Windt

    And finally, the biggest needs of the team:

    Pass Rushing OLB!
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  2. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 BoltTalker

    Sep 25, 2011
    What I'd like to see.. Though still early as we just came off a loss, but I've been studying the roster the last few weeks..

    Restructure -- Weddle, Gates
    Cut -- McClain, Royal, Clary, English, Mouton, Cox, Patrick
    Re-Sign -- Rinehart, Ohrenberger, D. Butler, C. Butler, Stuckey
    Undecided -- Jarret Johnson, Danario Alexander

    Sign a CB, RB, ILB, and WR in FA. Need at least 1 starter and 1 role player there.
    Draft 2 OL, WR, NT, OLB and fill in other areas of need in depth -- RB, CB, DL

    QB - Rivers, Sorensen
    RB - Mathews, Woody, K. Williams
    WR - Floyd, Allen, Brown, (maybe) Alexander
    TE - Green, Gates, Byrne, Otten
    OL - Dunlap, Harris, Rinehart, Hardwick, Ohrenberger, Troutman, Fluker, Becton
    DL - Reyes, Liuget, Lissemore, Guy, Geathers, Jerideau, Scafe
    LB - Ingram, Butler, Te'o, Freeney, T. Williams, Keiser, Gachkar, Bird, Manning
    DB - Wright, Gilchrist, S. Williams, Cromartie, C. Butler, Jones, Weddle, Taylor, Addae, Stuckey
    ST - Novak, Scifres, Windt
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014
  3. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 BoltTalker

    Sep 25, 2011
    Some free agents I think Telesco should target..

    RB - Donald Brown, Joique Bell, James Starks
    WR - Anquan Boldin, Ted Ginn, Julian Edelman
    OL - Geoff Schwartz, Mike McGlynn
    DL - Johnny Jolly, Paul Soliai, Antonio Johnson
    LB - Jason Worilids, O'Brien Schofield, Wesley Woodyard, Pat Angerer, Joe Mays, Dan Connor
    CB - Vontae Davis, Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, Corey Graham, Sam Shields, Walter Thurmond
  4. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

    Aug 12, 2006
    I know it probably won't happen but I'd be taking a look at Pags position to be honest.

    Tutu was fantastic on special teams and I'm amazed he didn't see more time at WR over Brown (who has been massive disappointment), I'd keep him.

    Clary can go unless he comes back for small $. He can be a serviceable back up RG/RT, Troutman should become starter now at G now. I'd also like us to take a look at Mike Harris at RT and Fluker at RG.

    Big overhaul in secondary required. I wonder will Mouton ever do anything, not convinced Te'o has much to offer.
  5. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

    Jan 6, 2008
    Great thread and lots of great takes on the shopping lists above. I was waiting to the end of the season to comment on one area, because the play is semi-decent and because it's a lesser priority than some of the more pressing matters we have to address, but along with everything else Special Teams has got to get better. We already know what horrendous STs looks like from years past, we know now what okay STs looks like, I'd like to see what excellent STs does for our game.
  6. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead BoltTalker

    Nov 16, 2008
    They definitely need another RB. Mathews injury hurt the run game. Joique Bell would be a great pick up.

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  7. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil BoltTalker

    Oct 3, 2006
    Areas of Need for 2014 Season:

    Offensive Line (BEEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Mar 5, 2006
    Where have you been?!
  9. Moses

    Moses Yeah Buddy!

    Mar 11, 2009
    I wouldn't mind drafting another RB in the middle rounds. I like Ronnie Brown, but bringing in a young guy to be the 3rd guy makes sense to me. Cheap, and higher upside, plus we could use the cash we'd spend on a FA elsewhere.

    We definitely have to improve our CB situation. I actually like our safeties, Addae was a pleasant surprise, and Weddle is Weddle.

    I think Dunlap actually performed quite well, it was more the interior line that struggled at times. I think Troutman should stay as I think he has potential, but I'd be down for drafting or signing some new OGs.

    What a difference it made to get Melvin Ingram back, some semblance of a pass rush made an unbelievable difference to our D down the stretch. Looking forward to upgrading this, either by bringing in some guys, or simply by getting Freeney back.

    A huge area for improvement for me is the NT situation. We got ran on up the middle a lot yesterday, we've seemingly struggled for much of the season in this respect, definitely a high priority for this team, as Cam Thomas is no more than a rotation guy in my view.
  10. MMJ4mil

    MMJ4mil BoltTalker

    Oct 3, 2006

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