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Which Charger is going to have a "break out" year?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thumper, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper WHS

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    We've got some super stars on the team, LT, Gates & Merriman for example. These guys have definitely already had break out seasons. You might also include Rivers, Scifres, and a few others.

    But I got to thinking, there are several players that could easily have a break out year and end up a super star by season's end. This team has that much talent.

    My pick is Stephen Cooper. He'll be at least a pro-bowler this season. Maybe not a super star to the level of LT, but I think Cooper is going to have a phenomenal season.

    What are your thoughts? Who's your break out performer?

    Jammer?
    English?
    Phillips?
    Cromartie?
    Chambers?
    Jackson?
    Castillo?
    Sproles?


    ...or someone else?
     
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  2. Charger Dave

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    My pick is Darren Sproles - I see him winding up getting a *lot* more playing time this year and showing us even more than last year.
     
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  3. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Our Defense is going to have a break out year by breaking some heads...

    :abq2:


     
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  4. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    Seriously, I hope we have multiple break out years for some trench guys. I'd love for Cro to bring in 15 picks or Sproles to go for 15 TDs.

    But for my money I want big years from McNeil, Dielman, Louis Vasquez, and Vaughn Martin. Even if nobody's talking about them because they do the dirty work... THOSE are the guys I want to have break out years. :yes:

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  5. Ride The Lightning

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

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    I think half the guys listed in the OP have already had break out years: Jackson, Sproles, and Cromartie. Chambers and Jammer are vets who broke out a few years ago. Just depends what having a "break out year" really means. IMO, it means having the type of year and numbers where people around the league begin to notice you as an weapon, a real serious threat with potential game changing ability. Other than Castillo and English, I think all these guys have shown.

    I have a feeling the English is gonna have an awesome year and prove that when it comes to drafting dudes AJ is still the king.
     
  6. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Most likely rookie - Kevin Ellison (I'll go with the dark horse)

    "regular" player - Eric Weddle & Legedu Naane
     
  7. reef shark

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    David Binn


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  8. Ride The Lightning

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

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    :lol:

    He's due.
     
  9. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    Rivers is goin to have a beastly year break it out thoughts become things i bleed the blue and gold
     
  10. Boltjolt

    Boltjolt Well-Known Member

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    Riveras schemes will have a breakout year. Defense will be tough again!

    We needa championship banner dammit!
     
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  11. Harley

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  12. HEXEDBOLT

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

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    Buster needs to have a big year just to keep his job.
     
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    Vicious Martin :abq2:
     
  14. Dublin Bolt

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    I'm hoping for a breakout year from Castillo. If he stays healthy and does NOT perform then adios with his massive contract. If he goes down again then it's clear he is made of glass, get rid of him if this is the case again.
     
  15. in_a_days

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    My boy poof told me Tribble is going to really take over this year.... :icon_shrug:
     
  16. coachmarkos

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    On defense I'm going with English...but maybe Ellison.

    On offense: Legadu Naane.

    (Keep hearing how impressive Naane is in camp, that he can do a variety of things, and can line up anywhere, like a mini version of Gates.)
     
  17. Dublin Bolt

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    I was gonna say Naanee but u know wot because there is only 1 ball methinks we will never see how good this guy is in SD. It is a real shame.
     
  18. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    If thnings wqork out the way I would like, Heaster will have a break out season at FB. Hopefully he has put on some muscle and wants to lay the smack on some defenders.
     
  19. boltssbbound

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    My money is on Weddle. I think this is the year that he puts it all together.
     
  20. AnteaterCharger

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    he might be moved up the depth chart to the slot, especially if davis doesn't perform in the camp/preseason. CHargers will start giving him real looks because Jackson/Chambers are FAs next year
     
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    NORV FREAKING TURNER!!!


    He is finally going to break the curse and lead our team to the Lombardi!!!



    :abq2::abq1::abq2::abq1:
     
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  22. Skuzzlebutt

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    Without a doubt, this is the one breakout performance which would have the greatest impact on the team. Obviously, the only way he sheds his image is if we have a great season start to finish and go DEEP in the playoffs. So I hope to hell you are right.

    Great call.
     
  23. Buck Melanoma

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    Rep for Gramps!!!! :icon_toast:
     
  24. Haterproof2020

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    im going waayyy out on a limb and im saying cornerback brandon hughes is going to impress some people and take that fourth cornerback slot from cletis gordon and kevin ellison is taking that starting job from hart. DAAAMMNN OUR DEFENSE IS GONNA BE SO BEASTLY GO BOLTSS:abq2::abq1::icon_toast:
     
  25. ntman68

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    Hester on offense and Weddle on defense.
     
  26. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I think Eric Weddle will be the breakout star of the defense and the team overall. He has the instincts and with the right schemes, he'll come up big. I think those schemes are on Ron Rivera's clipboard.

    As for the offense, I'd go with Jacob Hester, especially coming up huge in our ever effective screen passing game.
     
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  27. ntman68

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    There was a trade? lol
     
  28. boltssbbound

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    On offense, I think Legedu is going to become a really good #3 receiver for us.
     
  29. wrbanwal

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    I hope Kevin Burnett has a breakout year. I can only imagine Shawne, Shaun, Coop, and Burnett bringing some major hurt


    :bolt:
     
  30. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    Whoops! Jacob
     

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