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A.J. Smith Not Willing to Trade Down.


With the draft drawing near, owners, general managers and coaches alike are getting ready to go to “war”.

Oh how I wish I were a fly on the wall in that Chargers room.

There has been much talk about what what A.J. Smith will do with his picks. Who will he pick at #18, will he trade up, will he trade down, whatever.

Well according to the Chargers website, he said “I’m not really willing to trade down to get multiple picks because there’s some people that I feel we really need to stay where we are to have our best options to select.”

So I guess we’re not gonna see a trade for more picks so we can put that to rest.

Or can we?

Do you believe it?

If the right deal comes along, he’ll trade. Last year was the only year he didn’t.  Then again maybe he’s willing to trade up.

I guess we’ll see come Thursday.

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  • KennyRedman

    There is a draft Party on the 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.at the Q; Gate G; The Chargers store. $3 beers, $2 Hotdogs, and $1 candy for the kids. There will be three big screens, prizes, and the new Nike Charger jerseys. There will also be phot opportunities with players and cheer leaders.

  • KennyRedman

    I remeber when Riley said we wernt taking any trades in the 2001 draft because Vick was a special QB.

    • BoogaP

       @KennyRedman
       Did you really just bring up anything that Mike Riley said? I “remeber” him being an absolute mess as a head coach in the NFL. BoltUp!

      • KennyRedman

        @BoogaP My point is; It is all BS until they announce the pick.

        • BoogaP

           @KennyRedman  @BoogaP
           The sky is blue.  Water is wet.  U like to come on here and argue.  I get it.
           
          Yeah, you’ve pointed out something everyone was already clearly aware of.  “It’s all BS until they announce the pick?” …..keeping digging Watson.
           
           
          Thx for that.  I was really concerned with the point you were trying to make. I’ll be sure to sleep better tonight knowing that you have enlightened us all.
           
           

      • KennyRedman

        @BoogaP But to Riley’s defense…..He wanted to pick up Tom Brady in the 5th in 2000 draft, but butler wouldnt have it.

        • biggsybolt

          @KennyRedman Riley wouldn’t have been able to do crap with Brady. Look at his record. I went to every game from ’99-01 and was disappointed with the product he put out there for us and to add to the point we drafted Brees in round 2 of the ’01 draft. Did you know Butler person? If not why speak for him!!!

        • BoogaP

           @KennyRedman  @BoogaP
           I am a U of MIchigan fan and hoped we would take Brady too.  Went to highschool in Otsego and met my wife in Kalamazoo at WMU.  Lived in Michigan for quite a few years.

        • KennyRedman

          @biggsybolt Dont get me wrong, I’m not a Riley supporter. And I wasnt knocking Butler. It’s just like saying “How could all those teams let Turner fall to the 5th, or Arian Foster go undrafted. It is just a case of talent falling through the cracks. I know Riley was an ass, or better yet, to soft to run an NFL team. But my original comment was about how the Chargers NFL teams make one comment, and do a 360. It is the time for Red Herrings; miss direction as you will. The reason I used Riley, is it is the one example that came to my head. I was beating my fist into the wall when we traded our 2001 pick after going through the leaf years, but we got LT, and and the rest is history. ….oh, and Tim Dwight.

        • biggsybolt

          @KennyRedman Of course the Bolts and the rest of the NFL teams pull the ole switch-er-eew! Why tell the rest of the league who you want! That would be like me telling you where my ‘honey hole’ is. (Fishing term). When you that kind of stuff ,it always comes back to bite you in the arse! The point of these blogs is for US, the fans to project what we think might happen and what we want to happen..

        • BoogaP

           @KennyRedman  @biggsybolt
           Mr. Redman-
          what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
           
          Sorry, lol.  
           
          You mean to tell me ppl missed on Arian Foster too! And Brady! I wished that you’d have mentioned Gates, as well. Hey, why not talk about Welker, Kurt Warner, Marion Motley, Night train Lane, Warren Moon, and even John Randle.  How could ppl miss on them! 
           
          Yawn. 
           
           

        • BoogaP

           @KennyRedman  @biggsybolt
           That’s a Billy Madison rehash, btw.

  • BoogaP

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Liars Month and I’m your host Dick Dawson.There’s a better chance that I WON’T kiss each and every woman in here than ANY coach or GM telling the truth this month!
     
    All joking aside, I think he is trying to sweeten a deal to trade down with Ten at #20.  Ten wants to get in front of CHI at 19 to get a WR or Pass rusher. Stephen Hill or even Whitney Mercilus. Just a hunch.
     
    BoltUp!!!

    • BoogaP

       @BoogaP
       Nobody likes the Richard Dawson gag?  Lil Family Fued ppl!!  Just kidding! LMBAO!

  • 619chargers4life

    i honestly dont care what he does as long as we get a  impact pass rusher and a impact SS

    • biggsybolt

      @619chargers4life i see you’re a team Playa! Bolt Up brother.
      P.S. get with Booga and do an interview, and boy-oboy do is miss the 619/760. Nice and warm down there!

  • RMainwaring

    I personally think he should stay put with the first pick and trade their second pick for more. If he were I wouldn’t mind seeing him trade up with the first pick as long as he doesn’t give up too much.

  • ThomasBell

    Maybe the Chargers will trade up to Jacksonville at 7 and take OLB Melvin Ingram. They could trade there first, second, and third round picks and still get S Tavon Wilson in round 4 and Ronnie Hillman in round 5 and a CB in round 6 and DT in round 7. Its just a thought but they could also stay put at 18 and trade up in round 2 to select SS Harrison Smith.

    • BoogaP

       @ThomasBell
       Using the draft value chart, if we used our first, second, and third rd picks we would be 20 points shy of obtaining #7 pick.  I really like Ingram though. 
       
      7th pick, based on the draft value chart, is worth 1500 pts.  18th pick in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd is worth 1480 total.  To beat out other teams to #7 we would have to sweeten the deal a lil more. Hillman will go no later than the 4th rd.  If Tannehill doesnt go to CLE at 4, which I dont think he should, teams that need QBs will be fighting to get ahead of Miami at 8, to get the Texas A & M qb.  Seattle and Kansas City are strong possibilities to move up, imo.
       
      Like our “astute” friend, Kenny Redman, pointed out below it is all speculation at this point.  I like what you’re getting at though! AJ will most likely “move around” in at least one round this year.  Of course, that is just my opinion.

      • RMainwaring

         @BoogaP  @ThomasBell
         If Smith were to trade up, I don’t think he would sacrifice a first, second and third round pick in the same draft to get one player. Maybe a second and third in this draft and a first in next years draft or some other combination like that. I honestly don’t see him giving up the farm to trade up with that first pick. I’m betting he’ll stay at 18. Maybe I’m wrong, who knows but that’s the fun part about this commentary is that it’s fun to speculate and talk football.

        • BoogaP

           @RMainwaring  @ThomasBell
           No way we trade up to #7. You’re right.  It would cost too much this year. 
           
          I have to admit that if I were AJ and I wanted to keep my damn job, I would get the players I wanted this year.  Even if it means mortgaging next year’s draft in the early rounds.
           
          Desparate times call for desparate measures.

  • biggsybolt

    @BoogaP get him killer, dumb fucker unleashed a pit bull, lol

    • BoogaP

      @biggsybolt #feelinacertaintypeofway I have no patience for “so called” fans. More like trolls. I aint never scared! lol

  • MikeTuck

    I don’t care what Smith decides to do, just fill the big holes and back-up the small ones. This is his arena and he’s helped the team already. Give Turner a O-line and fix our Defensive holes and Rivers will have the best chance ever to win a Superbowl. With Jackson gone Smith has given Rivers more weapons to work with and in 2009 he had less weapons ( except Sproles) and did more to win. 2010 was a Oline disaster so if Rivers can spread the offensive ball around to running attacks and spots all over the field Gates will shine!!!!
                  Defense is the other area of need and he’s helped it, now comes the whipped cream. If your going to run a 3-4 then get the best DE/OLB to attack the QB’s. And back it up with Weddle some help. Gilchrist can help at CB and I believe Jammer and Cason will play great given a good amount of line pressure. In the end Chargers Attack, Attack, Attack———–DOMINATE!!!!!!!

    • RMainwaring

       @MikeTuck I agree wholeheartedly. Good one.