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  • #46
    Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
    Despite your bizarre reference to Osgood actually seeing the field as a wideout (Floyd? Actually my buddy knows Osgood from his Aztec days and says he's being vetted at safety this offseason, he hits like a mack truck after all) this is a great post.

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    haha yeah i got him confused with floyd...they seem to be coming along nicely, people used to say SD receivers were irrelevant, but those two with chambers provided some nice deep threats for Rivers

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    • #47
      Originally posted by cdf_2108 View Post
      haha yeah i got him confused with floyd...they seem to be coming along nicely, people used to say SD receivers were irrelevant, but those two with chambers provided some nice deep threats for Rivers
      I have always liked Floyd but never in a million years thought he'd still be around. That he caught Rivers' first TD pass is a great little tidbit.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by cdf_2108 View Post
        I don't think the front office of the chargers is being nice. I think a 300-1000-10 guy is valuable to any team that doesnt have a rising star. He's not getting a blockbuster 5-6 year deal, he's gettinga 300-1000-10 kind of contract, seems fair and he and sproles should continue to be an effective part of their offense. Now that Rivers, Osgood, and Jackson are developing some chemistry and of course Gates, they don't really need Michael Turner. So i disagree with the guys who are saying that it was a mistake to let Turner go, no way back in 2007 you can sign turner to a long term deal without having to significantly shorten LT's playing time...LT was still just 1` year removed from arguably the best season a RB has ever had. Nobody really knew how mediocre of a year LT was going to have, everybody was pretty optimistic i feel at the beginning of 2008..
        That's why you trade LT. He was obviously toast, and the Chargers should have jumped on that before the rest of the league figured it out.
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        Last edited by nepg; 09-17-2011, 07:07 AM.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by nepg View Post
          That's why you trade LT. He was obviously toast, and the Chargers should have jumped on that before the rest of the league figured it out.
          Just because you get some draft picks doesn't mean you'll get a good RB in return. I'd take LT's 300-1000-10 over half of the starting RB's in the league / up coming draft.

          Remember folks, not everyone on your team is going to be a superstar. For one, you can't afford to pay 22 superstars to start on your team, and secondly it's near impossible to find that many superstars.

          As far as Turner already being there, it's unfortunate they got rid of him with no compensation, but they had three good halfbacks on the roster, and had to make a decision. Maybe not the best one, but I don't think anyone in San Diego is crying about having Tomlinson / Sproles.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Bengalsrocket View Post
            Just because you get some draft picks doesn't mean you'll get a good RB in return. I'd take LT's 300-1000-10 over half of the starting RB's in the league / up coming draft.

            Remember folks, not everyone on your team is going to be a superstar. For one, you can't afford to pay 22 superstars to start on your team, and secondly it's near impossible to find that many superstars.

            As far as Turner already being there, it's unfortunate they got rid of him with no compensation, but they had three good halfbacks on the roster, and had to make a decision. Maybe not the best one, but I don't think anyone in San Diego is crying about having Tomlinson / Sproles.
            We could still get a third round or fourth round compensation pick. We could use that pick to get a decent guard or center in this draft (which is pretty deep in olinemen especially guards can fit in our system).

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            • #51
              L.T. EYEBALLED SAINTS, RAVENS, BRONCOS

              Not that is matters now but some thing to think about.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Splat420 View Post
                L.T. EYEBALLED SAINTS, RAVENS, BRONCOS

                Not that is matters now but some thing to think about.
                The Broncos definitely means he was ready to stick it to AJ if he cut him. Saints=Drew, Ravens=Cam.

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                • #53
                  I'm glad he's staying put. I'm a big LT fan, and I really want to see him finish his HOF career in San Diego. I think he'll put together a few more decent seasons.
                  "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                  ~Nigerian Proverb

                  Da riddum is too much for you.
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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                  • #54
                    I'd really like to see him get the rushing record, but I don't think he will.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by BlindSite View Post
                      I'd really like to see him get the rushing record, but I don't think he will.
                      I don't think so either. Maybe the TD rush record, but even that would take alot. But I'm an Emmitt Smith mark so I kinda want that record to hold for awhile.:) But LT is a Texas native so it wouldn't be that bad. lol
                      "If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."
                      ~Nigerian Proverb

                      Da riddum is too much for you.
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKx27QrgO0

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                      • #56
                        LT getting the rushing record would require SD to get an offensive line that absolutely destroys run D's.

                        The rushing record requires the endurance of a compiler who doesn't take risks...someone like Emmitt Smith.

                        I respect guys like Smith of course...to be durable in a sport where men beat the crap out of each other is stunning...but he was an extremely lucky man and I don't even consider him one of the top 5 backs in history...sh*t he really might not even make my top 10 if I thought about it...can't confirm that one though.

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                        • #57
                          I have to agree as much as I respect E.Smith he is not a top 5 all time back.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Splat420 View Post
                            I have to agree as much as I respect E.Smith he is not a top 5 all time back.
                            Payton, Sanders, Brown, Sayers, Dickerson...yea, skill wise Smith isn't top 5. Overall, I believe Smith is top 5 but more like 4 or 5, no contest. Smith doesn't even touch top 3 without question.

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                            • #59
                              http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stori...2417/?chargers

                              Numbers show compromise in new Tomlinson deal
                              By Kevin Acee

                              Tuesday, March 17, 2009

                              The numbers on LaDainian Tomlinson's reworked contract are in, and they tell a story of compromise.

                              Tomlinson forfeited at least $6.125 million in potential salary over the three years on the deal, though he does have a chance to earn back $2 million of that by reaching yardage milestones in 2010.

                              Tomlinson, credited last week by team President Dean Spanos and General Manager A.J. Smith for helping the team create salary cap room so it could try to sign other players, afforded the Chargers approximately $4.1 million in cap relief over the three years.

                              As reported previously, Tomlinson will make $6.725 million in 2009, same as in the old contract. But $2.875 million was in a signing bonus, which means that amount is prorated over the life of the contract and saves the Chargers $1.25 million in cap room for '09.

                              Tomlinson's 2010 base salary is $3 million, of which $1 million is guaranteed even if he is released. There is also a $2 million roster bonus due next March, which means the Chargers have to release Tomlinson before then or pay him that money. Tomlinson can also make $2 million in incentives in 2010.

                              His 2011 salary is $6.15 million.

                              While Tomlinson was scheduled to make $24 million between now and 2011, he still has the potential to make almost $20 million.

                              “Being fair was what I was looking for,” Tomlinson said last week after agreeing to terms. “Not to really try to break the bank, just to be fair. That was all I was looking for. The Chargers have always been that. I didn't think they wouldn't be fair, and when it came down to it they were.

                              “(Providing cap relief for the team) is to get players here and help us win games. I've never been a selfish guy. The more guys we can have here to help us win. ... History tells us usually you do restructure late in your contract, and sometimes you don't get to; you end up getting released or traded. I was just happy I got the chance to restructure rather than be released or traded.”

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