INVISIBLE SHOTPUT - Rich Schultz
With the bulk of the top NFL Free Agents signed, it's time to review just what the Chargers have been up to.
There have been many complaints from Chargers fans about the team's apparent lack of activity in Free Agency this year. Some have even proclaimed the team as having a negative record to end the season. Yeah, I chuckled too.
Remember last year when the Chargers were signing practically every available Free Agent on the market? Remember how well that worked for the team?
Okay, I really didn't mean for this to turn into a condescending post. Let's break down what's happened with the Chargers during Free Agency, shall we?
|Cox, Derek||CB||Signed||4 Seasons||Jacksonville|
|Dunlap, King||T||Signed||5 Seasons||Philadelphia|
|Phillips, John||TE||Signed||4 Seasons||Dallas|
|Rinehart, Chad||G||Signed||5 Seasons||Buffalo|
|Woodhead, Danny||RB||Agreed||5 Seasons||New England|
When Derek Cox was signed, many fans were encouraged. Then the Danny Woodhead signing came out and that got some of the fanbase genuinely excited. The other three signings go to fill in obvious needs that should also be addressed in the draft.
|Barnes, Antwan||LB||Agreed||6 Seasons||N.Y. Jets|
|Bigby, Atari||SS||Released||7 Seasons|
|Cason, Antoine||CB||Signed||5 Seasons||Arizona|
|Garay, Antonio||DE||Signed||6 Seasons||N.Y. Jets|
|McMichael, Randy||TE||Released||11 Seasons|
|Spikes, Takeo||ILB||Released||15 Seasons|
|Vasquez, Louis||G||Signed||4 Seasons||Denver|
- The biggest loss in this list is definitely going to be Louis Vasquez. Add in the fact that he went to Denver: double ouch.
- Antoine Cason leaving for Arizona hurts a bit less with the signing of Cox.
- Antonio Garay's return to the Jets won't hurt the Chargers too much as Garay barely saw the field last season.
- The loss of Barnes makes me a little sad.
|Brown, Ronnie||RB||Agreed||8 Seasons|
|Goodman, Richard||WR||Signed||2 Seasons|
|Novak, Nick||K||Signed||5 Seasons|
You can't see me right now, but I'm just nodding my head subtly in agreement.
|Ajirotutu, Seyi||WR||UFA||3 Seasons|
|Alexander, Danario||WR||RFA||3 Seasons|
|Battle, Jackie||RB||UFA||5 Seasons|
|Brinkley, Curtis||RB||UFA||3 Seasons|
|Carr, Chris||DB||UFA||8 Seasons|
|Franklin, Aubrayo||NT||UFA||10 Seasons|
|Green, Tyronne||G||UFA||4 Seasons|
|Guyton, Gary||ILB||UFA||5 Seasons|
|Hadnot, Rex||G||UFA||9 Seasons|
|Jammer, Quentin||CB||UFA||11 Seasons|
|Lynch, Corey||SS||UFA||5 Seasons|
|Martin, Vaughn||DE||UFA||4 Seasons|
|Phillips, Shaun||OLB||UFA||9 Seasons|
|Rosario, Dante||TE||UFA||6 Seasons|
|Spurlock, Micheal||WR||UFA||5 Seasons|
|Wells, Reggie||T||UFA||10 Seasons|
|Williams, Demorrio||ILB||UFA||9 Seasons|
There are quite a few players on this list that I'd like to see re-signed to the team.
Taking into account there's still the draft coming up in a month, what other moves would you like to see the Chargers make in Free Agency?