June 19, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle Jared Gaither (78) smiles during a drill during minicamp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Sick and Tired of Jared Gaither

I am sick and tired of the injury rollercoaster that we get with Jared Gaither. He is a huge impact in the game IF he is able to wants to play, BUT the team didn’t get a backup plan for him this offseason and he doesn’t want to pay more often than not. Instead, when Gaither has to “rest” his “injuries”, we start an undrafted rookie free agent at LEFT TACKLE. That is our next best option off of the bench. An undrafted guy!

Don’t they remember last season when Marcus McNeill went down with an injury? When McNeill was lost for the season, there was NOBODY on the roster that could pick up the slack. It wasn’t until we signed Gaither off of the street till we had someone that could play the position. Now Gaither has been out and we are left with NOBODY again.

Gaither has been a roller coaster of health and the offensive line can’t get any consistency. Even when Gaither is able to play, he wears down in the final quarter. The quarter where the game seems to be decided and we fail every single time. With Gaither missing practice every day, he doesn’t get the conditioning work that he needs to last the whole game.

Gaither was a stud last season. He played so well, he helped save Norv Turner’s job. Gaither’s inconsistency this season could cost Norv and AJ Smith both of their jobs.

Maybe he has another miracle run that he can put together at the end of this season. Probably not. He got his big payday and seems content sitting on the sideline.

Sick and tired of it! Someone go grab him some twinkies before they run out!

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  • http://twitter.com/PowderBlue619 Saul Lopez

    I bet KC laughed when they heard how much we paid this bum.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Amen! We’ve seen everything from broken ankles, to broken collarbones this season, and all of the players are at LEAST running on the practice field. This guy does nothing. AJ effed up with the O-Line depth this year. Was Reggie Wells just not a fit of any kind? Carr has been hurt since he got here too, so he’s not doing anybody any good. Is there a reason we let Wells walk, but kept an injured player?

  • RussinSactown

    Make him get his own Twinkies! Mike Harris might be rough to watch but I don’t fault him because unlike Gaither, Mike Harris is showing up to work. Why we didn’t get a journeyman from SOMEWHERE I don’t know. But this has to get fixed.

    • veazy
      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon


        • Ignatius

          Ernie, I know you are watching the game and you must have seen this in the second quarter, on the Rivers sack when the LB came untouched, he was livid at the O-line, that means that Rivers has no faith on the men upfront as well they don’t really trust him. You should do an article on them!

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    You would think this beast of a man would want to go out there and show the world what he’s all about. So far he’s all about being lazy and not playing, what kind of crap is this? How come guys on his team dont get in his face and let him know they need him out there? I love when he plays but he never plays.

    Drafting several O-linemen next year is a must and replacing slow Spikes is a must, Spikes wouldn’t start on any other team in the league. Imagine if Buster Davis/English/Hester picks were O-linemen we would be good. FU Gaither get out there and start caring dude.