The Morning Charge - 3/17/11

A.J. Smith watched him on his Pro Day. Now, some might point to that as an indication that the Chargers want him, but we should know better. For years Smith has used subterfuge to keep everyone off balance. Players linked to the Chargers never came to San Diego and ones that had never heard from Charger scouts were drafted often. Only recently broke from tradition when he went gaga over Ryan Mathews. And how did that go? The NFL conspired to force him to trade up and lose his 2nd round draft pick in order to get the young running back. A.J. has likely learned his lesson. So, that might be the death knell for Watt’s chances of becoming a Charger.

San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding had touchbacks on just four of 72 kickoffs last season. He had one of the lowest percentages in the NFL. Kaeding was bothered by a leg injury for some time of the season. In 2009, he had touchbacks on 9.3 percent of his kickoffs. So, this new rule should help him if it passed.

“Goodell’s full of it. He’s a liar. You’re a blatant liar. ‘It’s our league, it’s we, we love the players, we want the league,’ but what have you done for the players? What have you done, in all honesty, to improve the game, besides fine guys, besides take money away from guys, besides change a game that you’ve never played? … He’s done nothing to improve the game.”

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