You know I really must say it has been very enjoyable discussing Charger Nation with all of you these last 5 or so months. We have cheered together, we have cried together, we have b'ched, moaned, and complained together. But the season is over now and it is our duty as fans and arm-chair GMs to begin the process of restoring our team to its once feared status in the league (when was that again?). So I invite all of you to participate and who knows maybe ol' AJ will stop through and consider some of our opinions.........
and what we could do to make our team better. We, as a collective, have been discussing a lot here lately about draft picks and priorities. However Free Agency moves - the right ones - can provide us a little more flexibility in the draft. Here are some position-based free-agents that we can begin to set our sights on.
- My thoughts: Would be interested in Peyton Hillis but he is the same back as Mike Tolbert I think and does no good to have two starting RBs.... but then again there is no reason to think that R Matthews wont get hurt. LT for sentimental reasons and resign Tolbert to play FB.
- My thoughts: Wow there are some names here on this list. The one that interest me the most IF we can resign V-Jack is Steve Johnson. I think he can be that #2 or Slot WR that would just put our corps of WRs over the top. I like Reggie Wayne too but I gotta think that he is gonna stay with the Colts if he can.
- My thoughts: Man a move in this area, maybe two, could really help us out big time. Of course resigning Hardwick would be a good move but there are at least two other centers out there - granted Saturday ain't young either. But I am specifically interested in picking up the OT and a OG.
- My thoughts: most of the defensive linemen are 4-3 ends. I have no reason to think that we are going to transition to the 4-3 scheme. So the only ones of interest here are at the NT position. I would really like to bring back Garay however any of the other three listed would be just as competent, if not more so, in my book.
-My thoughts: Mario Williams. Then I would also be very interested in bringing in DQwell Jackson as an ILB. All he does is tackle in Cleveland - what I don't know is if that is because he is the only play-maker the browns have in their front seven.
-My thoughts: It has been well published - my disappointment and lack of love for the Chargers DB situation. It has also been reasonably explained to me that Rookie draft picks in the early round still require a year or so in the league to really fall into their own and help out their team - unless you just get lucky. All that being said there are some interesting names on the list. Brent Grimes could be a good pickup but he is small. Same with Courtland Finnegan. Carlos Rogers has worse hands than Q-Jam. I did like Brandon Carr's performance last year and I think Tim Jennings plays good ball too. Jarret Bush has shown some potential when given the opportunity in Green Bay.
So those are my thoughts. What are yours?