Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

December 11, 2011; Baltimore, MD, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the second half at M

San Diego Chargers: What to Watch for at OTAs
Bleacher Report
The first week of OTAs for the San Diego Chargers did not go as planned after the team lost Melvin Ingram to an ACL injury, but it will be a new day in San Diego this week with several things to watch for when the team resumes OTAs. The Chargers will 

Quentin Jammer expects to leave Chargers - Philly.com
Philly.com
Quentin Jammer wants to play next season, but he isn’t expecting to suit up in a San Diego Chargers uniform. The veteran cornerback told the San Diego Union-Tribune that his expectation “is to be elsewhere,” though he is very open to returning with the 

Chargers hiding Te’o from media questions
National Football Post (blog)
The San Diego Chargers, who drafted Te’o in the second round of the draft last month, did not make the linebacker available for media questions during open locker room access of the off-season work Friday, says Matt Calkins of the San Diego Union 

Chargers, Freeney ink 2-year deal
Monterey County Herald
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers agreed Saturday to a two-year deal with aging star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million. The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker Melvin Ingram 

Chargers shielding Te’o from media
NBCSports.com
While it’s unclear whether it’s happening at the behest of the team or the player,Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o has escaped, to date, the reach of the media assembled at the team’s offseason workouts. Yes, the guy who sat with Jeremy Schaap

Manti Te’o is not the Charger who needs protection
U-T San Diego
It is completely understandable that Chargers coach Mike McCoy would want to shield his celebrity of a linebacker from prying media members, and if the request came from Te’o, one can empathize with that as well. But this story isn’t like a headache or 

 

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  • PakMaN

    You know, after last season I was totally for giving Cason & Jammer the ax. But after reading that article, I think TT should consider bringing him back for depth, and letting him retire here. We need to display some kind of loyalty, AJ had players begging not to get drafted by us due to the culture here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      I agree, High Voltage. It would be good for the Chargers and good for Jammer. We do have to change our reputation as a team. Quentin has been with us a long time. He should stay here.

      Need to create more of a “family” atmosphere. And yes, we have to change the reputation/culture AJ created which was not good to outsiders.

      • PakMaN

        Teams that have a good family culture to them don’t have players holding out or leaving after their rookie contracts end. You have teams like the Niners, who have their players take less money in order to better the team.

        I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but had AJ offered VJ mecham’s conract instead of that 3 million tag, it is likely VJ would still be a bolt. Had AJ treated some of the other players like humans, Sproles wouldn’t have left us for $700k.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

          I wish i could give you 5 STARS. Five thumbs up. Yes! You are so right. If we had treated them better they would have never left. Displaying some kind of loyalty–yes…as a fan, I would like that.
          Yeah, probably Sproles would still be here and so would VJ. Stop trying to tag them for so cheap, then expect loyalty. We most definitely have to change the culture. Hopefully TT and McCoy will do that.

          • PakMaN

            Stef, what’s overlooked in all of this is the fact that it wasn’t really AJ’s fault. He shouldn’t have been in that position to make those decisions to begin with. My problem as a fan is the ownership. If Spanos had even the smallest of spines he would/ and should have regulated AJ’s decisions.

            The same should be done now with TT. Spanos should step in and say look, this is our guy. He’s been good to us for a decade now, the least we can do is put him on a 1 year contract for the vet minimum, and let him finish it off here. At this point it’s not even about Jammer anymore, it’s about the message that will resonate with other players. As a business owner, I can tell you this organization is ass backwards.They give their senior employees a pay cut while hiring new employees at a higher rate. Once this team realizes this, they will start to move forward and build a long term team which may be a contender every year just like the Steelers, Ravens, Patriots have been.

            Cliff notes: I’m just sick of teams using that line “NFL is a business”, as an excuse to screw any and every player.

          • FitzWilly

            way da hog the “top ten comments of the week award” already :)
            It’s only Monday
            Keep this up and you’ll be walking away with “The Padsy Award” at the end of the season :)
            Awesome Op-ed
            Agree %100

          • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

            Exactly. Jammer is family.

          • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

            High Voltage: Another five stars for you. Best thing I have heard. “just sick of teams using that line “NFL is a business” as an excuse to screw any and every player.” Clapping. Same here.

        • tubbs45

          While I agree VJ probably would have stayed and AJ should have ponied up earlier, remember 2 VJ events that lead up to a concerned team: 2 DUI charges, then late to a PLAYOFF game where he was busted by the police for driving without a license.
          I am in no way defending 99% of AJ’s bullshit, but VJ was flirting with Lindsey Lohan type law-drama.

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

            Hahahaha… so true.

  • 619chargers4life

    the stadium was so dead this morning. they should have started the sells on tickets over the weekend like they did last year. Damn season ticket holders take all the good seats lol go bolts !

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