Chargers Christmas (Off-Season) Wish List


It is the Christmas season and I have a short list of potential free agents that I would love for the Bolts to look at in the offseason. We need to get more impact players on this team and we really need to get those playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Here are a couple of guys that I would LOVE for AJ (OR whoever is running the show) to consider:

LB/DE Mario Williams
Williams had a season ending injury this year, but we have a HUGE hole on the other side of Shaun Phillips that has not made an impact since Shawne Merriman was caught juicing. Mario has been an impact player in this league for a while now and he just recently showed that he can play the outside linebacker role in a 3-4 defense well. He picked up 5 sacks in about 4 1/2 games before he was hurt.

Imagine the pass rush that included Mario and SP95 coming off the edges, that would definitely make our corners look a lot better. Mario, Donald Butler, Takeo Spikes and SP95 would all running around all over the field as our linebackers.

CB Cortland Finnegan
Bring him in here even if he is a DIRTY player. It has been too long since we have had a player that plays with a nastiness about him. Line him up on one corner and figure out what Quentin Jammer wants to do next season. If Jammer is ready to move to safety, then it is even more important to bring in a good corner. Jammer and Weddle at the safeties sounds good OR Jammer and Finnegan at the corners sound awesome too. Either way, we need that help in the secondary. If somehow Jeff Fisher becomes our head coach, Finnegan might want to reunite with him.

WR Eddie Royal
Everyone on our receiving unit gets hurt other than Vincent Jackson and the main reason that we would want Eddie Royal is for his ability to return kicks and punts. Our starting field position on offense has been terrible this year!!! Royal can help us win the field position game and get short fields for Philip to do work. A short field gives Philip less chances to throw a pick and Ryan less chances to fumble the ball!

That’s my shopping list! It’s short, but can reshape our defense and special teams. In order to make this kind of a splash, we would have to let Vincent Jackson walk. Our draft could then focus on some help in the trenches and a wide receiver.

Take a look at the list of free agents coming up and let me know who you would want on your shopping list.


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  • Johnnie Lovell

    Lol I didn’t see any coaches to choose delm

  • Ernie Padaon

    hahahhahaha!!!! well, gotta make that list for us

  • Johnnie Lovell

    What I really want is for them to go after maybe a Justin Blackmon in the draft. If we keep losing we might get high enough pick for him

  • Bolt Beat

    If we keep losing, that would be perfect to pick Blackmon up and use VJs money for some defensive players

  • All Charged Up

    People I would love to see in Bolts uniforms:

    Mario Williams: Starting off with your choice, that would help so much in not only the passing situations, but give a nice punch in the run D

    Ben Grubbs: An elite guard to compliment or even replace Dielman if (hopefully not) he decides to retire after this year.

    Robert Mathis/Cliff Avril- Nasty DEs that will get to the quarterback oftern.

    Stephen Tulloch-Unlikely, but if TKO decides to leave, and the Lions dont sign him, I would love to see him here. A ball hawk and a very big hitter.

    aaand, Brent Grimes/Tracy Porter- Grimes is a physical monster, and Porter can be a great corner (if he could finish a full season).

    I probably have more, but those are the ones that pop out to me.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @All Charged Up like the names you put up on there… Tulloch would be sweet, but I don’t think the lions will let him leave.

      I wnder if Freeney would play DE in a 3-4 defense or if he would play OLB. Either wa, he is an impact player that this defense needs

      • All Charged Up

        @epadaon@all

        I dout that he would leave the colts at this point of his career, but if he were to come to a 3-4 defense, you know, like the Charger! *wink wink* he’d most likely want to move to OLB

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

          @All Charged Up I would think that this most recent season in Indy would make him actually test the market. It has been miserable over there