mont blanc price list T sports columnist Matt Calkins
After striking out on Randall Cobb, Andre Johnson, and Suh, failing to pull off the Rivers/Mariota trade, and now missing out on yet another splash free agent, it seems like impotence is his calling card. Do the Spanos’s love him for his timidity? Whether or not you like any of the aforementioned moves, the simple fact of the matter is that TT is incapable of swinging for the fences.
by alex 5/7/2015 6:30:50 PM
I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again. Preller spoiled us. The Padres went about six decades without making a splash move, then make six cannonballs in the offseason. By comparison, Tom Telesco does look rather sheepish. Here’s what I’ll say: It’s tough to land some of these guys, especially when we’re talking about a team with a tenuous location and aging players. But after three years, I think it’s OK to judge Tom Telesco, and if this team doesn’t produce (which I don’t think it will) I think it’s safe to say he hasn’t been the right guy for the job. I said Motown questions will take priority, so I’ll honor my word, but that’s pushing it. The Chargers can always franchise Weddle if they don’t want him to leave. I can tell you at this point that he is becoming increasingly frustrated. It’s one thing for a guy like, say, Dwight Freeney to have missed voluntary workouts. He was old and not considered a team leader. This doesn’t seem like a typical Weddle character trait letting contract disputes keep him away from his teammates. But I think the Chargers will do whatever they can to win him over if they think he’s worth re signing. Remember the last time a Chargers GM thought he was the smartest guy in the room and reached for a late round talent with the first name of Craig? That’s right, Buster Davis, the beginning of the end for AJ. Grossly overdrafting players named Craig seem to be the canary in the coalmine for inept Chargers management
by alex 5/7/2015 6:46:53 PM
Dude. Canary in the coalmine is a Police song. The only other one I can think of is Gregg, and that’s 60 percent G’s. Can’t trust someone like that. As for Telesco’s pick I don’t think ANYONE can truly judge a draft a few days after it takes place. The Chargers weren’t SET at secondary, and maybe this guy can help. Maybe not. If you’re referring to Chuck Norris, he’s one day older than the birth of the universe. Derek has been great this year, although I’m not sure the offensive production will continue at THIS pace. Your’e also right about his defense. So so at best, whereas Hedges could be legendary. This could be an issue next year,
but it’s one of them good problems for the Padres. I repeatd: IT’S ALWAYS THE COVER UP. I was saying on Twitter yesterday that Brady’s stain is more tantamount to a Pete Rose than, say, a Barry Bonds. I don’t think his on field performance was affected much by the football’s air pressure. But why lie about it? Why get defiant? You’re absolutely right that if he would have come forward immediately this wouldn’t stain his legacy (except among those who already want to hate him.) This, however, will cause the casual but thoughtful football fan to look at him differently. Fisher won’t be around too much longer, and I think Dutcher is happy. He’s in San Diego. He coaches a perennial top 25 team. He’s part of a great staff and knows he will inherity a fantastic situation. This one is worth the patience. Trading up is not as historically beneficial as trading down. The reason? Talent is just really, really hard to evaluate. The thinking is that if you get more picks, you have more opportunity for success, so collect as many as possible. That could be their end game, keeping No. A lot of sabermatricians are high on it. The no small ball mindset aligns with that. But Buddy does get a lot of R E S P E C T despite never having taken a team to the playoffs. Maybe instead of a lot, he should get “just a little bit”
There he is again, folks. Every. Single. Time. Seinfeld theme, Game Show theme, Motown theme, this dude always makes a Star Wars reference. I’m going to figure out you who are. It’s actually not a bad question, though. The one year Brady missed, the Pats went 11 5 with Matt Cassel behind center. That may have been the greatest testimony to Belichick’s coaching acumen. My guess is BB would miss Brady tremendously but enjoy the challenge of winning without him. And win they will.
I don’t defend Roger Goodell often, and for good reason. I think he should have lost his job last year, and still feel that way. But I’m not sure how else he could have handled himself demeanor wise during the draft. He won’t be solely responsible for uprooting the Chargers if they leave. In fact, he would be one of the least responsible figures. Blame the city, blame the hoteliers, blame the Spanos family, blame the public. There’s a million directions to point the finger if a stadium doesn’t get built. Goodell isn’t the good guy here, but i’m not certain he’s the villain.