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Postby THE SWAT TEAM » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:02 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers outside linebacker Shawne Merriman isn't happy with a comment from general manager A.J. Smith that the team's play at times this year has been "soft and bewildered."

Merriman at first declined to comment after practice Wednesday, but then said: "That's an opinion of a person, and it's not needed. We know that we have to play better."

Merriman said the only opinions he's interested in hearing are those of his teammates.

The Chargers (2-2) lost 38-28 at Pittsburgh on Sunday night, falling behind 28-0 and allowing 497 yards of total offense.

Smith made the comment about the "soft and bewildered" play to The San Diego Union-Tribune in Wednesday's editions.

Smith didn't return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....After the way your defence got dragged up and down the field last Sunday night (especially by Mendenhall) I think your defence is quite soft right now.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby FatFoot » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:20 pm

I don't care what Merriman wants to hear. He doesn't get to moderate the thoughts and comments of fans and certainly of management. Team don't want bad comments? Play better, or deal with it. They've been pretty sad this season.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby u_fig_eater » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:23 pm

I don't think his comments are really that big of a deal, it sounds to me he is just frustrated. But it's usually not a good idea to say anything that could be interpreted as criticism of the GM if you are a player.
"That's an opinion of a person, and it's not needed. We know that we have to play better."


The phrase "it's not needed" could simply mean that they are not unaware of the situation.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby SameSongNDance » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:31 pm

Their Run D is one of the softest I've seen in a while. They are down there with DET, STL, HOU, CLE and the like. The GM was just pointing out the obvious. As an OLB he needs to pick it up or shut up.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby moochman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:19 am

A. Joke Smith over-stepped his bounds. He hires players, coaches rag on them.


GMs should be complained about, not heard.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby Slayer Rules » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:40 am

If Merriman could use his roids again, he'd go back to being more than the average-to-subpar LB like he is now.
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby Metroid » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:56 am

Slayer Rules wrote:If Merriman could use his roids again, he'd go back to being more than the average-to-subpar LB like he is now.

Totally. And maybe if he spent more time in the film room rather than choking out fugly reality TV stars, his play on the field would be better. :-B
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Re: Lights Out Merriman not happy

Postby moochman » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:35 am

Metroid wrote:
Slayer Rules wrote:If Merriman could use his roids again, he'd go back to being more than the average-to-subpar LB like he is now.

Totally. And maybe if he spent more time in the film room rather than choking out fugly reality TV stars, his play on the field would be better. :-B


So basicly, too much Tequilla, not enough Roids. :-D
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