With that in mind, Chargers general manager A.J. Smith was there Wednesday, and I don’t think he took his eyes off Watt for more than 10 seconds at a time. For Smith, who admits he’s forever chasing the model franchise that the Patriots have been this past decade, it has to be an uncomfortable feeling knowing Watt could be taken by New England just before San Diego’s turn arrives.
Rich Bisaccia was stolen(!) from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to replace Crosby. Bisaccia, along with being a new last name that I have to learn how to spell, is most famous for ending Tampa Bay’s 100,000 year drought of kick return touchdowns. He also coached the Tampa special teams to be one of the best in the league in 2009, a year after taking the job as Assistant Head Coach.
With more ammunition than ever, in the form of two second-round and two third-round picks, Smith might just be willing to move up to take Watt, Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, both expected top-10 picks. Or maybe he would move up from three or six spots if he felt it was necessary to get Robert Quinn, Cameron Jordan or another player.