The San Diego Chargers were not one of the teams approached, and with good reason. HBO gauged the team’s interest in 2006, but general manager A.J. Smith — in classic A.J. Smith fashion — shot down any possibility of America getting a glimpse into the soul of Marty Schottenheimer.
When the Chargers lost Mike Tolbert this past season, it was just another in a long line of backs leaving San Diego for what they feel are greener pastures. Michael Turner took his talents to Atlanta, LaDainian Tomlinson bolted for New York, Darren Sproles to the Saints in New Orleans, and now Tolbert to Carolina.