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Not Falling For The Jarrett Lee Smoke Screen

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Jarrett Lee (16) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

I know some people loved what Jarrett Lee did in the preseason opener and his numbers were pretty good. He moved the offense down the field for two touchdowns and we won the game. Sarcastic WOOHOO!

But, stealing the words of my favorite female country singer (there are only 2 of them, right?), “That don’t impress me much!”

Maybe it was the number 16 on his back that immediately puts bad feelings in my stomach. Maybe it was the floaters he threw out to Vincent Brown that required a prayer and a circus catch in order to be a completion. Maybe it is because I am blinded by the stunning beauty of the clipboard. Maybe it is because I refuse to get fooled by another Bryan Walters type performance in the preseason again.

Maybe Preseason Game 2 will change my thoughts, but for now consider me Team Clipboard!