With all this news recently about how much of a diva Odell Beckham Jr. is and has been since entering the NFL, I thought I’d take the time to write an open letter to Tom Telesco for not drafting or signing those kinds of players to the Chargers. (Ed. Note: Wouldn’t it be nice to have some players as talented as Odell, though?)
Under Tom Telesco, the Chargers have tended to steer away from players with off the field problems (Ed. Note: Technically, aren’t Beckham’s problems happening on the field?). One person in particular who sort of goes against that grain was Manti Te’o with his whole fake girlfriend thing, but no one is talking about that anymore, and he now wears the captain’s patch for the Chargers. I’m glad the Chargers haven’t had problems with DUIs like in the past (Vincent Jackson), with documented wife beaters (Ray Rice), with child beaters (Adrian Peterson), failed drug tests (Randy Gregory, Le’Veon Bell, Josh Gordon, Rolando McClain, Johnny Manziel, etc.) The list goes on and on. What you rarely see, is a player who wears Chargers colors show up on the suspension list. Yes, Damion Square was on the suspension list this year, but that is beside the point.
For me? I’m just glad that instead of having to watch Odell Beckham Jr throw tantrums on the sideline and almost getting his a** kicked by a kicking net, we can focus on what matters, which is watching the Chargers play some
Seriously, what is this?
Thank you, Tom Telesco, for not filling this team with a bunch of divas. We love Keenan Allen’s sly cockiness, we love Philip Rivers and his clean trash talking, we love Matt Slauson protecting Rivers, we love Jason Verrett and his feeva, we love Joe Barksdale and his photobombing. We love these players you sign and draft to the Chargers. Can they start to win some games, please?
Despite the fact that the Chargers are 1-3, at least the Chargers don’t have a locker room distraction like Odell Beckham Jr. (Ed. Note: One could argue that Telesco’s refusal to take risks is part of why his team is mired in mediocrity.)