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Would Shawne Merriman be worth signing?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/47114/would-shawne-merriman-be-worth-signing

    By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

    Fans of each AFC West team has asked me if I think former San Diego star pass-rusher Shawne Merriman would be a fit for their team.

    Sadly, I don’t he’d fit in the division. I’m not sure if Merriman, who was cut by Buffalo on Monday, will ever be a factor in the NFL again. Merriman was one of my favorite players to cover when he was in San Diego. Good guy, passionate man and he was once an impact player.

    But Merriman, 28, hasn’t been a productive player in five years. Merriman has played a total of eight games in the past three seasons and a total of 23 in the past five. Injuries have overtaken him. His last good season was in 2007.

    I’ve love to see Merriman revitalize his career. But the odds are against him.

    In other AFC West news:

    Denver safety Quinton Carter and running back Ronnie Hillman returned to practice. Hillman will remain a backup. Carter lost traction in his battle with Rahim Moore to start at safety. Moore will likely be a starter at the begging of the season, but if he falters, Carter will get a chance to play.

    The autopsy report on Junior Seau was released. He committed suicide May 2.

    Planning on being unruly at an NFL game? It may cost you.
     
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Very Senior Member

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    Can we line SM up at LOT? Sign him!
     
  3. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Thank god........ at first I thought Conc was the author of the article....... whew!!!! :whistling:
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Didnt you see the post where I said I could do pissy... Dont get those golden showers going bub! ;)
     
  5. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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  6. Lance19

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    In all seriousness, I've always liked SM...I'm not one of those obsessed with the
    banned substances suspension or the fact that he tried to avoid or postpone
    a surgery (which doctors said was not a risk to get worse by trying to play)
    so he could be on the field...or even the absurd allegations by nutjob Tia Tequila.

    That said, if the Chargers had more roster room, and he could be signed for the price
    of an Andrew Walter away jersey, I'd actually consider giving the guy another shot.

    But the recent need to hold open two unproductive slots, waiting for Mathews
    & Vincent Brown...have upped the price of each remaining slot...and there's just
    no way to justify spending a precious spot on a guy as risky as SM.

    Just the same, I wish the man well. Merriman Game Day 2005 r.jpg
     
  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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  8. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    I believe all we would get out of him at this point would be disappointment. Time for "Lights Out" to buy some tights and enter the world of Pro Wrestling.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

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

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    Don't we already have a constantly injured over hyped OLB already on the roster?
     
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  10. Buck Melanoma

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    Bill Williamson should get a job he sucks less at. Or write for Bleacher Report.
     
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  11. Pumpkin Bolt

    Pumpkin Bolt Zin me!

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    Maybe we could get Matt Wilhelm back too! :rolleyes:

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  12. Whooki Mane

    Whooki Mane BoltTalker

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    Merriman was only dominate because of whatever it is he was taking... since hes been clean hes been garbage
     
  13. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    Peds or not I thing that Fissure he got during that Titans game is what did him in.;)
     
  14. jackfrost

    jackfrost Well-Known Member

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    That would have to qualify as the nastiest Anal Fissure known to mankind ..............5 years worth an counting ???

    What exactly happened that night with Tila I wonder ???? ;)

    Damn, I thought mine was murder and it only took a few days to heal up. :eek:
     
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