Robert Meachem Knows He sucked Last Year. Will He suck This Year?

Oct 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem (12) looks up after dropping a pass in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Meachem was terrible last year and he knows that he sucked last year. At least he knows:

“What did you do last year?” Meachem said in an interview with Mike Costa and Judson Richards on XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego. “To yourself, you’ve got to totally be honest with yourself and look yourself in the mirror. You sucked last year. So now what are you going to do? Are you going to be the same guy as last year or are you going to be a new guy?”

Bigger question: what is he going to do to make things right? How is he going to get things going on the right track? His wife had the answer for him:

“‘Stop feeling sorry for yourself,’” Meachem relayed. “She just put it like that. She was honest. She was just saying ‘stop feeling sorry for yourself and go play your ball. Go do what you do. Go have fun and enjoy the game again.’”

With the injury to Danario Alexander, Meachem will have a better opportunity to get on the field. Does anyone think that Meachem can make an impact this season though?

This offense seems to be a better fit for him and he is the only deep threat on the roster, but he currently seems to be a product of a system in New Orleans.

He is still stuck down deep on the depth chart. He is currently battling with the rookie Keenan Allen for playing time. I would give the edge to Allen in that battle.

Meachem is best use in spurts. He shouldn’t be a starter. We already saw tge disaster that can be to the offense.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Topics: Nfl Offseason, San Diego Chargers

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Meach will do well this year, he thrives as the 3rd or 4th guy. No more ACL injuries, what ever happened to good old fashioned pulled hammies and concussions? lol at least those you can come back the same year or the couple weeks.

  • arnie

    LOL i just.. thanks for bringing that front an center Ernie. I was going to let it go, but you put it out there. His wife seems to know what’s at stake. $24 mil, and no real options beyond 2013 if it doesn’t work here.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahaha… noticed you wrote that as i posted it… oops.

  • Pels04

    Ya im not sure what was up with him last year. I had pretty high expectations for him going into last season, he just seemed out of it. He may have gotten lucky with DX going down because to me he missed his big shot, which was last year. I still think he is good enough to be a solid WR but at this point i would rather give the playing time to VB and Allen.

  • Mark G

    If Meachem does get some playing time, I hope it starts with preseason to see if his timing with Rivers is better. How many TDs didn’t happen because they weren’t on the same page. RM did not show good ball sense and I don’t know if that can be improved. The potential is there, but he has got to do whatever it takes to catch that ball when it is in the air. I don’t think McCoy or Whisenhunt will put up with much miscues.

    • Pels04

      Ya i think we will see quite a bit of Meach this pre season

      • arnie

        he should be the only WR on the field…..put him to work.

  • tubbs45

    I will say that he and Rivers need to get no the same page. Rivers under-threw him often. Maybe a factor of the O-Line sucking balls, but I do hope that the Meach can turn the corner this season and bust out. There were several opportunities that Robert straight blew with hand of stone.. dare I bring up the MOTHER FUCKING BROWNS GAME…. Damn that one still hurts… Step up Robert…

    • davacho

      he will be better this year… motivation + talent (we can’t judge based on 1 year- see: p. rivers) + opportunity = at least one hopeful charger fan here

      • tubbs45

        Make that 2 hopefuls!

        • John Bauer

          Make that 3 ! ! !

  • Gunnar Martin

    Takes a year to fit in to a new team for some players. He is obviously one of those guys. If you look at his career stats, he had similar numbers to his first year with the Saints as well, so it might just be a matter of adjusting. I think he will do better this year, but will have to produce subbing in off the bench to get reps. Hope he steps up to the opportunity that has presented itself.

    • arnie

      Technically it’s his first year again. this is new system.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Well yeah, but I meant in terms of the city, teammates, etc. New system/coaches are a big part of it too though.

        • arnie

          Yeah i picked up on that. Here’s hoping the new system makes him a new WR.

  • joerockt

    Meachump is listed 3rd on the depth chart, so what does that tell you? He’s not impressing in camp. Even with DX out, guy will still be #2 or 3 collecting a big check. Its pathetic. Thanks AJ…

  • Adam

    Sure, I began to hate him like every other SD fan as the season wore on, but this is a new year. New coaches, new system, new team. He has crazy speed, maybe he salvages a good year this year. He has a mulligan in my book. He still has to earn a position though

  • Adam

    I hope he gets a lot of playing time during the preseason

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agreed

  • Rob Base

    Just like snoop and lil John said…. You betta step yo game up! Hope he doesn’t drop passes and puts up big numbers!

  • Will

    Vincent Brown will ALWAYS be a slot receiver, and there’s NO WAY Keenan is gonna have a huge impact as a rookie on the outside. Meachem is our best option across from Floyd without question.

    • Correct

      You do realize plays better outside right? Vincent has the most talent at WR. Keenan or Royal will start at the slot.

      • Corrent

        I was talking about Vincent Brown btw, typos.

  • Bill Nichols

    Maybe, just maybe, with Rivers having more time to let things develop Meach might fair better, as he does have the wheels to get behind defenders, and if Rivers can actually step into a deep throw and get something on the ball, he just might earn his money this year. Sure as hell would be nice, but if he doesn’t show us something in the preseason, I would say it’s a lost cause, and we need to cut our loses as soon as possible.

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

    As McCoy has said many times… every player has a clean slate. He also told his players not to read too deep into the depth chart. It’s possible it will look much different in a month.

  • koloco1980

    Robert who?

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