Posts Tagged ‘a.j. smith’

Smith to Bolt Chargers for Rams; With Jon Gruden?

It sounds like the wheels are already turning for the Chargers to make some big wholesale moves once the season ends. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that if A.J. Smith is canned, he’ll turn around and grab Jon Gruden and head to St.Louis to run the show there. The first order of business for […]

Chargers won’t lower the asking price for Vincent Jackson

Too high. That seems to be the term used when teams are responding to the Vikings about the services of WR Vincent Jackson. With the trade deadline a week away, the SD Union Tribune says don’t look for the Chargers to lower the price for Jackson. The Chargers are not expecting their remaining disgruntled player, […]

Dear A.J. Smith, It’s Time to Swallow Your Pride

Extremely stubborn GM’s are rare for a reason. Tra Thomas has decided to hang up the cleats and call it a career. Corey Clark called it a career before it even really started. Brandyn Dombrowski has shown that he can handle the left side, but is somewhat inconsistent. Tyronne Green is good, but needs more […]

McNeill Sits Down with GM A.J. Smith

A very unhappy Marcus McNeill sat down with A.J. Smith today, and while the two chatted, nothing came out of it according to reports. Marcus McNeill was at Chargers Park today and met with General Manager A.J Smith, several sources said. McNeill parked in front of the building, went upstairs and into Smith’s office. Sources […]

Jackson and McNeill Headed for What Appears to be Long Holdouts

It looks more and more as if the Chargers will have a couple of official holdouts once camp opens. The San Diego Union Tribune says that Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill will almost for sure not be in camp on time, and the Chargers are standing by their word of not giving the players what […]

Rivers Says the Team Can be Successful Minus WR Jackson and LT McNeill

QB Philip Rivers says despite two big offensive players holding out, he feels the club can be successful without them entering 2010: Chargers GM A.J. Smith and Pro Bowl WR Vincent Jackson and LT Marcus McNeill are at a contract standoff, leaving teammates stuck in the middle. Both players have said they will hold out […]

Smith Not Happy w/ WR Jackson

From: San Diego Union Tribune Sources maintained Chargers GM A.J. Smith was more upset with WR Vincent Jackson’s second incident with alcohol than the GM let on publicly. So Jackson is likely going to need to play another season and show he’s capable of better decisions. That’s tricky for the Chargers, since he’s an unrestricted […]

Smith Gets Five-Year Extension

Despite getting a lot of heat earlier in the season for the firing of Marty Schottenheimer and the hiring of Norv Turner, the Chargers have handed current GM A.J. Smith a five-year extension.  ESPN is reporting the deal worth $11 million, and that the $2.2 million average would make him 3rd on the list of […]