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We're Hurting (Literally) In the Trenches, So What To Do About It?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BoltFanDC, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    As the risk of stating the obvious, after the first two games, it has become clear we are getting outmuscled on both lines...badly I might add. We have been worked over with the run in the first two games and can't seem to establish a sustained ground game in our own right. This combination will kill us late in the year when the weather gets bad. Let's face it, PR ain't gonna throw for 400 every week.

    So, put on your GM hats for a second...do we try to ride it out with what we have, or do we make a move or two? And if we do make a move, which side of the ball do we focus on and what do we have to give up in return.

    Lines are open...
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    There is not one player that we can trade for that will help us in the trenches. If the guys we have now can't to it then we better draft straight beef next year.
     
  3. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    How can it be said that absolutely nobody is available? Who would have seen the Chambers trade coming a few years back?

    Regardless of whether or not we make a move before the trade deadline (which I believe is Week 4), we're dead if anyone else goes down for an extended period.

    But Doug's right, our draft priorities are becoming clearer by the day.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    What I meant is that one player will not help us. We need a two or three. :lol:
     
  5. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Well that clears it up... :icon_rofl:
     
  6. TheBeast

    TheBeast BoltTalker

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    :lol:

    :yes:
     
  7. Ride The Lightning

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

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    Kill them all.
     
  8. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    That would certainly inhibit our ability to field a team, to say nothing of the public relations black eye... :lol:
     
  9. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    We've known what our priorities were the past few seasons. Yet we never made linemen a top priority. Instead we go WR, CB, CB, LB. Then we let go of huge DT's like McKinney. AJ has been less than stellar for some time now.
     
  10. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    True, but now it's become the 800 pound gorilla in the room.

    C'mon AJ...this is getting ridiculous. EARN YOUR :censored: MONEY!
     
  11. !~BOLT~!

    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    It does suck to get beat by a middle aged murderer.
     
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    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't feel any different today if O.J. was the one that beat us yesterday.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    We run things a little differently here.


    we let you kids play in our sandbox for awhile, then when you get bored, we'll just let you fade away.

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

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    Don't bother dude, he's already banned. :lol:
     
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    !~BOLT~! Well-Known Member

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    Haha, wonder what name kyleboller will use next time he tries to disturb the herd.
     
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    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    OMGJoeFlaccoTouchedMyWeiner
     
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  18. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    I say what we see now will be what we'll get for the rest of the season

    In a positive spin, on O, if the ******sky brothers do well for a couple more weeks is a plus, hopefully Vazquez comes back soon and plays well.

    On D we might be saying goodbye to a dominant Jamal, but with a year under their belts Martin and O.G. will be set for next year
     
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    No matter how you look at it - Oggie working his way up from the PS is great - given the same time frame we can only hope that Vaughn Martin makes the same kind of progress that his teammate has.
     
  20. Charger Dave

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    Now that is freakin funny I don't care who you are!!!! :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     
  21. Skuzzlebutt

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    I think we need to bring in two FA's on each side of the ball. I'd love to say we should trade for some top grade talent... but who and for how much?
     
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    If we're not going to resign Merriman, would it be worth trading him for a nose tackle?
     
  23. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Good lord I about spat my beer on that one :icon_rofl:

    I owe you rep for this one.:tup:
     

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