Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips (90) celebrates a second half sack of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (not pictured) at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Shaun Phillips calls the Chargers Traitors

Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips (90) celebrates a second half sack of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (not pictured) at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready for Shaun Phillips to go spouting off at the mouth again. We face off against the Denver Broncos and we are bound to get a good quote or two this week from Phillips. Here is what he had to say this time around, via the UT.

“People call me a traitor because I went to Denver,” Phillips said. “Like, how am I traitor? Your team are traitors. They’re the ones who let you down by not signing me. What am I going to do? I’m not going to a Jacksonville Jaguar team. I’m going to go where I can have a chance to win. It just so happens Denver is in the conference. Hey, it is what it is. I’m here, and I’m happy to be here.”


Thanks Shaun for doing what you do. Time to talk this one out.

You all can destroy me on this one, but I think Phillips is right. The team didn’t bring him back, so he went off and did his own thing. If we wanted to keep him around, he would have come at a super cheap price and he probably would have helped out our defense tremendously this season. He leads the Broncos in sacks this season with 9. He has always been a good defensive player.

I never had anything against Shaun. Signing with the enemy sucked, but it is business and I can’t fault him for doing it. At least the fool didn’t sign with the Oakland Raiders. I also like how he clowned the Jaguars. Wish he threw us a bone and clowned the Raiders on that one.

I like Shaun, but on Thursday, he is on the wrong sideline and I am hoping that King Dunlap and D.J. Fluker take care of him.

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  • Alphonse Lucious

    Whether you want to accept it or not, he is right. i personally was upset to see SP95 leave, but was sick when he went to our foe. at the end of the day its not about someone being a traitor. the new regime wanted to go in another direction and they did while SP wanted to play for a proven winner and he did. this is a business regardless of how u look at it. with that being said, i hope dunlap and fluker keeps his bronco ass at 9 sacks after the game…….shut him down.. GO BOLTS!!!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I think he’s right too, if we never offered him a contract how is he a traitor?

  • Lee

    he may have a point but that doesnt mean its professional and it makes him look like a douche to the team that he was on for a long time

  • arnie

    The Truth is Shaun Phillips is right. That this organization did not offer him a contract to stay here and play. The facts are, His “Daddy Warbucks” (AJ) was not here to save him and offer him another oversized contract, for average play, the “New” management could get from younger cheaper players. The numbers support that, this defense is just as good without him. Shaun Phillips is a “role player”, a “solid linebacker” who I did not know existed until Shawne Merriman arrived.
    So enjoy your new “role” on a winning team, because it’s obvious your role here could not produce the same success without Merriman. The broncos are not winning because of him, they simply needed a good “role player” and they found one.
    Nobody is the traitor here, the new regime simply saw Shaun for what he was, another overpaid role player by AJ Smith.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Why does “traitor” have to be the word used? These athletes are in the league for a job, plain and simple. I don’t think “traitor” is the right term for Shaun, or the Chargers. I just don’t like the guy. Never have, never will. Doesn’t need to be made more complicated than that IMO.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    SP could have stayed if he wanted. The door was not closed on him. Chargers were ready to match the offer put in by The Donkeys. SP decided to skip out on his own. He didn’t feel like he had a chance to win a championship here. I don’t miss him at all. No one will beg you to stay in Americas Finest City.

  • IronMountain

    Of course he’s right, it wasn’t his fault, but I wouldn’t be calling anyone a traitor in this deal, it was a financial decision, period.

  • Will

    Good for you Shaun

  • Peter Thompson

    “No Walter… You’re not ‘wrong’. .. You’re just an asshole”. – The Dude

    • Ernie Padaon

      Hahaha! Truth!

  • Trey P

    Yall acting weak talking bout the team traitors forget sp he will never win a championship..

  • Austin Carter

    I’m glad we didn’t resign him! He never showed up for the big game and bottem line he is a D Bag!

  • Santee Jack

    The team is not traitors, but I can NOT blame Shaun for going to Denver…bigger contract on a part-time basis and joining a potential Superbowl team. By the way, he has 9 sacks; the mast any SD player has is 4.5.

  • John Bauer

    Boo Phaun Shillips !

  • 1961 Fan

    The best way to shut him up is to win tomorrow night.

  • philiprules

    Whatever Shaun. The bottom line remains you were pretty average for us the last couple years when you had to be the #1 guy. At Denver being the #2 guy suits you fine, just like when you played the opposite side from Merriman so you got none of the real attention.