Offseason Analysis: San Diego Chargers

Feb 19, 2009

The Chargers’ Offseason has already been sullied by the A.J. Smith-LaDainian Tomlinson feud.  Shawne Merriman played the voice of reason and told them to keep that garbage out of the papers.  LT’s situation is not resolved as is the biggest quesion facing the Chargers this offseason.  At least they figured out what to do with Darren Sproles.  They have to be regretting the decision to let Michael Turner walk.  The slapped the franhise tag on Sproles?  One area that isn’t a question mark is their Quarterback play.  The Chargers could work on locking up Philip Rivers long term, but he’s signed through next year.  Vincent Jackson is also signed through next year, but his recent DUI could deter him from getting an extension this summer.  The same goes for Chris Chambers, minus the DUI.  Malcom Floyd is a free agent that will likely be back.  Antonio Gates dealt with nagging injuries, but still was a top end Tight End.  Starting Guard Mike Goff is a Free Agent, but his return isn’t likely.

On Defense the Chargers will welcome the return of Shawne “Lights Out” Merriman.  They don’t have any major Free Agents to deal with on this side of the ball.  They do need to get better stopping the pass as they ranked 31st in that category.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    i’m still wondering what’s going to happen with LT

  2. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:41 am #

    I don’t see sproles as an every down back so unless they draft a stud rb, i can’t see them letting him go.

  3. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:43 am #


  4. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:53 am #

    LT has a cap number of $8.8 million for 2009, but San Diego wants to reduce it in order to free up money for other players. they are supposed to meet later this week, that’s all i got :)

  5. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:54 am #

    They better give him some up front money then.

  6. CK0712
    February 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    i’m sure something will be agreed upon, like u said, i can’t see them letting him go!

  7. LestersLegends
    February 19th, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    Agree. Even though he’s a prick, A.J. Smith isnt’ stupid.

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