Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks (78) lines up for a play against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Pittsburgh 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran LT Max Starks Visiting Chargers Today


November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon (74) and tackle Max Starks (78) block at the line of scrimmage against Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (91) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Baltimore Ravens won 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers are bringing in Max Starks in for a visit now!

YES!!!

After it looked like Starks was not on the radar for the Chargers, he is now in for a visit. That is a good start. Maybe Tom Telesco read up on all the bad comments on here on the Queen.

Dunlap is better suited off of the bench, but if he wins the job in preseason, then we are all better off for it. He can’t be handed the left tackle job. There has to be some competition for that spot and someone needs to come out as the head and shoulders winner. We need protection for Philip!

This signing would definitely have us feeling a little better about things. A little.

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  • tubbs45

    SHUT THE F UP….. wooooowwww.please give us options, please give us options….

    • MC Boltman

      Ha, I knew you´d be the first one to be thrilled bout that :) maybe your wishes become true these days

      • tubbs45

        You got me pegged brotha. He may not workout… Sure hope he leads a solid rotation.

    • tubbs45

      STFU

  • tubbs45

    Man he looks SCARY in the jail bird uniform!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    YES!!!! I Knew it!

  • MC Boltman

    haha…there he is…I also thought TT won´t take a look at him (as it took that long) – good I was wrong! :)

  • RussinSactown

    Well this may have been in the cards for a while. Or Pittsburgh is going to run the same game and sign him after we give him an offer. Either way he’s not a bad pick up and it gives a line that was weak last year some experienced leadership.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Well crap… I guess there is that

    • JoseSD

      I don’t think so. they have last years second round pick Mike Adams to play LT and Marcus Gilbert to play RT. And their cap situation is terrible they don’t have the money to start a bidding war

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Very true… They would want him for depth, he would get playing time here

  • RussinSactown

    If they make an offer, make an ultimatum. Don’t replay the McKinnie nonsense!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      When they make that offer!!!!

  • Louie Reyes

    I definitely prefer Starks over McKinnie anyways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aj.cunningham.7528 AJ Cunningham

    I wonder if PR was in TT’s office after they let McKinney get on a plane, sayin “golly, shucks, shoot darn, another one gets away, can we please get someone in here to protect my butt, sheesh!” And in comes Starks. Hope we sign him, and he helps the rivers of old return.

    • joerockt

      LOL, Ah golly G willikers Mr. Telecso! If you don’t sign Starks…well…well, well I just hold my breath till my face turns blue!

  • KLB808

    I’ll be pumped when you write about him signing with us… For now, I’m just nervous he’ll pull a McKinnie.

    • RussinSactown

      If two teams pull the same move maybe we can get the league to give us compensatory picks next year.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Hahahahha

      • tubbs45

        LOL, shit they would even give a comp for losing VJ…

    • tubbs45

      Max Starks told trib that he heard through grapevine that #Steelers gave his No. 78 to Guy Whimper. Team website list Whimper as 61. JustSayin

  • Rob Base

    Get er done Telesco! This dude leaves without a deal were all going to his doorstep to have a chat!

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/ Ambitoos

    Shut down the damned airport.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hahahaha… Nice!

  • joerockt

    Wow, good to know TT is still getting after it. Please don’t let that guy leave. Take him to Rivers house, show his 20+ children off and say to Starks “PLEASE!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! YOU MUST PROTECT THIS MAN!!”

    • RussinSactown

      Damn Joe. If this isn’t a line of the week, I’ll be shocked!

  • Cgoodness13

    Hope he’s cheep and also the rookies :/ only have I think 5.5 million in cap.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Still got that extra cash that comes in at the end of the month for Jared Gaither release

      • Cgoodness13

        We get cash for that? I’m so confused on that whole situation.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Released him with a June 1 designation… So not technically off of books till the 1st and we get cap room for that

      • tubbs45

        it a bonus 500K plus spreading the 6 mill over 2 years, leaving us about… 6 or 9 million?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          It should get us to around 9

  • 619chargers4life

    best news ive heard since the draft, awesome!

  • Dion Chin

    Hell ya! From the get-go I wanted Starks over McKinnie anyways! Finally some good Chargers news. Get this done TT!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    The news broke as I was heading into a 4 hour meeting… So let me say it again.. In my best Lil’ Jon voice…

    YEAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

    WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?… OK.

    • Rob Base

      OoooooKaaaaaaayyyy

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        I love when Dave Chapelle does him at the airport… so funny!

  • Rahul

    What happen with Max Starks? this Board was a lot more excited when Mckinnie was here…have we given up with Starks?