Hmmm…..Backus re-signs in Detroit and why you care.

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A quick shout out to my dad’s wife, the lovely Lion’s superfan Yvonne!! Congrats on Megatron’s “mega contract!!”

In other news, the Lions re-signed Jeff Backus to a two year deal to stay in Motown. That being said, Marcus McNeill recently had been reported to have had a good visit with the Lions and said something along the lines of if they don’t re-sign Backus I would love to be their LT. Apparently, according to multiple sources, he has also scheduled visits to Kansas City and Atlanta. Kansas City just signed Eric Winston and might wait until the draft to find another member of their o-line. Atlanta makes quite a bit of sense. I say that due to their need at tackle and his highschool football taking place in Ellenwood, GA.

That being said, like Luis Castillo, A.J. has said that he might be interested in re-signing McNeill at a lower price. Would he then pass the physical?? Hmmm….

I don’t believe that there is a great chance of him coming back to our team. In fact, it is highly unlikely. But I happen to think that we would have one of the best RIGHT TACKLES in all of football if we found a way to bring him back to San Diego. If the contract was “Charger friendly”, then get it done. I am not a Clary-hater….. I just hate the penalties and such that he has been responsible for in the last couple years as a starter.

What do you think?  Hit me up with comments! I had to at least throw it out there. Go Bolts!!

 

Booga

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  • twelvehundred

    Been saying this for months. BigMac has always been better suited to play RT. he was solid at LT for us, but he’d be a beast on the right side. This move would make the line top 5 in the league.

    • BoogaP

       @twelvehundred
       Agreed.  Marcus, in my opinion, is a stud…..RT.  I find him to be a force at LT as well. But, wow,……Left to right…..Gaither, Green, Hardwick, Vasquez, and McNeill…..Chances are not that great that we will re-sign him but here’s to hoping!!  Top 5 for sure!
       
      Thanks for commenting!

  • 619chargers4life

    i been thinking the same thing

  • MikeTuck

    I cared alot as we need a replacement for Clary. Backus would have fit and done a fine job I’ll bet. That’s what happens when you wait and don’t sell SD.

    • BoogaP

       @MikeTuck
       Backus is slow and old. However, he is consistent.  Consistently poor at the point of attack and a big reason that the Lions can’t keep Stafford and Co. off of the turf!!
       
      Love Matt battling back to stay in the game against the Browns though!!!  One of my favorite Non-Charger moments in recent history!
       
       

  • MikeTuck

    Here we go again, glamour positions get all the hype even though offensive line was a glaring need. Come on Smith start with the infastructure, the foundation of the team. Rivers and are running game could explode with a little tender loving care. You don’t seem to get what Championship teams all have. A great- GREAT Line. So in these next few days get out there and for what you have left to spend on free agency get a RT and a Guard that can play both.

    • 619chargers4life

       @MikeTuck who is out there?

      • 619chargers4life

         @MikeTuck besides 73 that is

    • BoogaP

       @MikeTuck
       Huh? InfRastructure, Rivers and…..are…. huh? Oh, you meant to say OUR…… I AM JUST PICKING AT YOU MY FRIEND:)
       
      Cordy Glenn out of Georgia is capable of playing both G and T.  He is enormous and will be there at #18.
       
      619chargersforlife said it perfectly……..this time without cussing….Who is out there?
       
      Please don’t waste your time by regurgitating comments in this very post.  Still love the Fouts jersey!!  Thanks Mike.

  • MikeTuck

     @619chargers4life  Well Backus is gone but there’s Demetrius Bell from the Bills, Kareem Mckensie from NY Giants. Those 21 are solid. At guard there’s Bobby Williams from the Bengals and if we wanted to take a chance on Robert gallery.

    • BoogaP

       @MikeTuck  @619chargers4life
       Thanks for the comment Mike!  LOOOVE the jersey in the pic, btw! 
       
      Nix just paid Fitzpatrick a TON of money to run the show at QB.  If he is letting Bell go then it is for good reason.  I know about Super Mario…..They still have more cap room.
       
      Anyway, Reese is one of the best G.M.s in all of football.  I don’t prefer his leftover either.  Bobbie Williams is serviceable but is not the answer either, IMO. Gallery isn’t a bad depth pick.  I find that to be your strongest and only valid point in your comment.
       
      Don’t get me started on your next comment……LOL!!! 
       
       I implore you to re-read it……

    • 619chargers4life

       @MikeTuck i still say get big 73 back and put at RT and pray it works out. but i say this looking at the stars. im sure it wont happen

  • MikeTuck

     @BoogaP Your right there’s not that much out there but Clary isn’t our answer either so we better look for a Rt in the draft somewhere. McNiel would be good if he’d agree to a lower contract. That and we better have a better blocking TE. Mcmichael is our best and I miss Malemalauna or however his name is spelled.

    • BoogaP

       @MikeTuck
       Manumaleuna:0)  I miss him as well.  The epic comeback against Cincy w/ 2 touchdowns reminds me of how under-rated he was a receiving TE.  6th o-lineman for sure!

  • zeus619

    McNeill won’t be in the chargers future. We’ll probably draft a right tackle.

    RT: Jonathan Martin T 6’6″ 315lbs. Stanford
    Riley Reiff T 6’6″ 315lbs. Iowa
    Mike Adams T 6’7″ 328lbs. Ohio St.

    J.Clary is overpaid and hasn’t produce as much as we’d like him to. The chargers O-line is in need of reconstructing and should start with a solid tackle in the draft. However if David DeCastro is still available it should be a no-brainer for the chargers to draft him.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @zeus619 we still are looking for that pass rush too on defense. i dont know if o-lineman goes above defensive playmaker at this point. 

      • zeus619

        @epadaon I agree that we need a good pass rush. How do you feel about a healthy S.Phillips playing along side J.Johnson with the rotation of A.Barnes. But I do think we should look to draft for the future at the position and the only prospect I could think of as a day 2 pick was V.Curry LB Marshall. So look for chargers to go best player available after an active free agency. Still feel we should draft guards but there are a few day 2 picks. A.Silatolu G Midwestern St., B.Brooks G Miami(oh.) and K.Zeitler G Wisconsin all solid prospects that would battle T.Greene for starting LG spot at a reasonable price.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @zeus619  @epadaon curry is the only day-2 guy that i could see also.. definitely think we get that done in the first and then try for a ss in the second. o-line in the third

        • zeus619

          @epadaon I really like W.Mercilus LB Illinois, he’s a terrific athlete and a aggressive pass rusher. Even though he’s a one year wonder I still fell he offers tremendous upside. Since Liuget is also Illinois alumni he will feel a little more comfortable. Could replace S.Phillips in the future if chargers.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

           @zeus619  i like him a lot also… i think that whoever we bring in will eventually take over for shaun in a couple of seasons.

        • zeus619

          @epadaon another player chargers front office is interested in is SS H.Smith Notre Dame. Solid second round choice.

    • BoogaP

       @zeus619
       Good Post!  However, there is no way that Reiff will be there at #18.  Martin might be available but there has been talk that he might be a guard in the NFL.  I wouldn’t mind him as a RT or G for that matter.
       
      After all that noise, I would be seriously disappointed if we went with o-line over pass-rusher in the first.  This defense needs to get off the field on third down.  Last in the NFL ring a bell?  The best way to do that is get after the QB!!
       
      Oh, by the way, Manning is a Bronco……Might want to pressure him a little. 
       
      Not from a pressure aspect but I hope we now bring Cooper back.  He owns Peyton.  I’ll have an article out shortly about it.
       
      Thanks Zeus!!

      • zeus619

        @BoogaP I don’t think he’ll fall but if Reiff hits # 18 I don’t think we will pass on him. I also like defense for # 18 spot. The players I hope will still be on the board are: L.Kuechly LB and M.Ingram LB. I think both players will be gone by time we pick but if theyre still there at # 18 then it’s a no-brainer.

        • BoogaP

           @zeus619  @BoogaP
           Agreed……But, Ingram has earned a top ten draft spot and Kuechly is a “middle-backer” and not the most immediate need in the first round.
           
          He is a stud for sure. I am a bit worried that KC might take him at #11 and punish us for years to come. 
           
          I’m betting on Mouton!  When I say that, Mouton will eventually replace Spikes as the “other” middle-backer in this defense.  I am very excited to see what he is capable of with our Bolts!!

        • zeus619

          @BoogaP Mouton is most likely going to replace Spikes in the future. Interested to see what he can do.

  • MikeTuck

     @epadaon Ernie I put this up earlier and I’m serious! Now that Elway has taken manning if Tebow is let go I feel the Chargers should approach him ( Smith and Turner) and convince him that TE is his future and that the Chargers will train him under Gates along with using him at RQB near the goal line. That would keep defenses honest when running mathews or him. But my main thought is this. here’s an incredable athelete that has shown he can catch and run like crazy. He’s a God loving man that Rivers would welcome in to build a Chargers superteam. This guy will play whatever he feels needed in and w/ Gates wearing down now would be a great time to groom a future TE. I was thinking watch the NCAA tourney for one but here he is, a proven Football player with size speed and power. This is a fantastic chance at getting a edge on the AFC West especially Denver. So if he is indeed cut we should at least exploit the opertunity don’t you think.

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