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Resign Period Woes
San Diego bites the bullet during the resigning period, and will look to rebuild in Free Agency and the Draft. The biggest loss comes at the MLB position as Donald Butler was not satisfied with the lack of guaranteed money available and will look elsewhere for employment. Other key losses come at the DT position. Domata Peko and Martin Tevaseu also are headed elsewhere.
However, all resigning news is not bad news. Star SS Will Hill and the Chargers agreed to terms on a 5 year deal, keeping the Florida Gator in San Diego to continue the reign alongside FS Eric Weddle.
As it stands, the current positions of need remain mainly in the trenches. DT, OG, C, as well as MLB are the areas of concern for the Bolts. The DT position opens up to allow Kwame Geathers to grow into a starter, but a #2 or outright force in the middle will be needed, depending on how Geathers works out. Look for the Chargers to fill these needs primarily in the draft, although rumors are spreading that Owner AJ Cimahosky will be unavailable on draft day.
Chargers Owner AJ Cimahosky wanted to make an impact in the offseason, and made a dynamic decision that most wouldn't.
San Diego franchise tagged gamechanging MLB Donald Butler for the upcoming season. Allowing the Chargers more time to work out a long term deal, or move forward after another season with the 2010 draft pick. What makes this a more complex decision than usually seen in the league, is now after the signing, San Diego is shut out of the Free Agent period.
As a new owner in the league, Cimahosky came in without the benefit of a season worth of funds gained, thus only being able to work with the little he had. After using the majority to retain SS Will Hill, the next move was to use the rest to keep Butler on a leash for the upcoming season. With low expectations in the upcoming season, that is rumored to move at an extremely rapid pace, San Diego is looking forward to the following year, and that is the ultimate goal for the Bolts.
Now that they have the majority of key pieces in place, the Chargers organization looks forward to the draft in which offensive line will likely be the early target.
This also comes on the heels of rumors that Butler would have been a top FA Target for many teams, including Defending AFC Champion Buffalo, and AFC West rival Oakland. This may have provoked the Chargers organization to also supply Qualcomm Stadiums restrooms with what has been designated,
"The Strongest TP in California"
Go Bolts. thirdalarm
Oh this is going to be fun.......Can we create our own AFC West "Haters Ball" thread so we can do this all year with no hurt feelings?
HEY! thirdalarm quit hijacking my news thread!
Im all up in your shizzle
The End of An Era
San Diego, CA - After another atrocious offensive performance, the Philip Rivers era seems to be over in San Diego. After starting the season at the top of the QB stat lines, Rivers hit a brick wall at full steam starting in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons. In his first 5 games, Rivers lowest QB Rating was a 91.6 against the always tough Tampa Bay Buccs. Since then, a 74.3 rating against Cleveland was the only "shiny" moment. This includes two games of ratings BELOW 10, including a GOOSE EGG this past weekend against the Tennessee Titans.
Rivers is on the final year of his contract, and all signs point to the Chargers allowing the QB to search for work elsewhere. Whether in the NFL or a Park Ranger in Utah, Philip Rivers time in San Diego has run out.
The Zac Dysert Era Begins in Southern Cal.
A successful QB that looks to take over a team still with holes to fill. Look for the Chargers to address the defensive secondary, offensive line, and passing game in the Draft and Free Agency, looking to build around a QB that has a ton of potential.
San Diego is in turmoil with recent Financial issues. The Chargers front office is meeting today to discuss their plans going forward.
Many believe this is a joining of the minds to put multiple high profile players on the trade block for draft picks in the upcoming draft. Some names have been fed through multiple media channels, but nothing has been confirmed. It has been indicated that S Will Hill and DE Corey Liuget are among the players that could be offered for compensation, however these reports are not official.
San Diego officials have begun emerging from the office and reporters have swarmed them. From what we gather, DE Corey Liuget and S Will Hill are both AVAILABLE for draft picks in the upcoming draft. However, it seems that only 1 will be parted with, depending on the offers on the table.
There you have it Chargers and HK fans. Two of the prize defenders on the team and in the league are part of a bidding war. The best offer for either player will walk away with their services, while the other MAY remain in the fold.
Time sensitive issue at its best. We will certainly see how this plays out.
It has been discovered that Chargers management and ownership has gone completely insane due to the bullshit financials.
Chargers Lose WR Brandon Tate for 8 Weeks Due to a Broken Collarbone.
Rookie OLB Richard Yovanovich Cut to make Space for the signing of WR/Ret Eric Weems.
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