That had to have been one of the worst Chargers’ moves ever! They opened negotiations at 60% and then dragged their feet to come correct. They just came off looking petty and cheap in a year where they need an enormous amount of good will to convince 2/3 of San Diego voters to approve a ballot initiative that will increase taxes on hotel rooms by a measly 4%. You might think taxing out-of-towners would be a no-brainer, but not in this city. You’d be hard pressed to get a 2/3 vote on approving breathable air or drinkable water in this town.
Well, at least we signed our 1st Rounder in the 3rd overall pick of the NFL’s 2016 draft. Let’s hope the Chargers picked right and this kid can play at the NFL level. He seems serious and I’m a firm believer in the 3rd times a charm. We’re about 2 weeks away from the first game so let’s hope that’s enough time to get up to speed and out on the field.
Occam’s Razor is a line of reasoning that says the simplest answer is often correct.
“I’ll tell you what (they) paid for the land, it was $20 million,” Roggin said on the Scott and BR show. “The (Carson) mayor told me that. $20 million for 11 acres.” – Link
Say what you want but it is the only logical conclusion with league precedent set with all draft picks for 2016! The 4th, 5th, 6th, AND 7th pick of the draft all receive way more than 50 percent of their bonus upfront. And every single 3rd overall pick since the CBA setting rookie contracts, has received EITHER 100 percent of the bonus upfront or, most of their bonus upfront and the off set language taken out.
The fact that the Chargers have lost this negotiation has not set in yet. Perhaps the realization that an #NFL investigation in to the Chargers’ organizational finances will make them perk up a bit which is undoubtedly coming if this does not get resolved soon. The NFL created new ownership rules for team owner’s families specifically because Bud Adams left the Titans to his family that is not suited to run an NFL franchise. It is a high probability that the NFL will conduct an investigation in to one of it’s 32 franchises if they are the only team since the creation of the new CBA to not get a deal done in a timely manner.
There is only one logical explanation…. The Spanos Family ownership cannot afford Joey Bosa.
The other logical explanation is that the Spanos family is not logical which would explain the 38 years of pain inflicted on me by this fucking family and their inexplicable fucking decisions from keeping AJ over Marty to signing Larry Fucking English! Fuck you Spanos!
The fact that this unprecedented hold out in the new era of the renegotiated CBA is still going on is an absolute embarrassment to the #NFL(1) and the #Chargers(2). This bullshit situation going on with Joey Bosa happens EVERY TIME when the Chargers have to deal with actual talent. What’s worse is that Chargers’ fans are woefully misinformed about this and think Bosa is being unreasonable or greedy or a “Diva” which is just not the case.
Dean Spanos and clan spent $20,0000,000 on a toxic dump in Carson to try and rip our team away from us and now he won’t pay or can’t pay the #3 pick what he is due based on what lower picks have already received. The Chargers have zero negotiating room and have lost in the media and the court of public opinion in a year when it has never been more critical as they want a new stadium built.
Bosa is arguing that he wants his bonus upfront rather that 60 percent now and 40 percent next year. The 4th, 5th, 6th, AND 7th pick of the draft all receive way more than 50 percent of their bonus upfront. And every single 3rd overall pick since the CBA setting rookie contracts, has received EITHER 100 percent of the bonus upfront or, most of their bonus upfront and the off set language taken out. What he is asking for is not outrageous by any means, it’s actually the standard. As far as saying he hasn’t played a down and he has to prove himself, he proved himself well enough in college to make it to 3rd overall pick by the Chargers, and 1st defensive pick of the draft, therefore he was worth the money in the GM’s mind. Management is just afraid to pick up the phone and discuss with Bosa and his agent because they think it looks weak.
“On the surface, there’s little to discuss. Relying on team precedent, the Chargers remain dug in on the position that Bosa’s contract must include offset language and defer a major chunk of the signing bonus into 2017. Relying on precedent as to the top picks in the draft since 2012, Bosa’s camp wants either no offset language on the guarantee or full payment of the signing bonus in 2016.” – PFT
So the Chargers have made this BFD(Big Fucking Deal) over the offset language bullshit but Bosa has been willing to accept that IF the Chargers pay the kid all of the money he’s due instead of breaking it up in two payments separated by 9 months. This has got to be the worst fucking decision the Chargers have made since announcing their alliance with the Raiders to move out of America’s Finest City.
SPANOS FAMILY – WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING? Figure it the fuck out! Stop putting on your “Bad Idea Pants” everyday and pay the kid like every other NFL team has done already you dumbasses! GAWD, you’re awful!
Can’t we all just get along! Just pay the kid so he can play football and help this team you jerks!
This is the first draft I have really liked since we got Shawne Merriman and co. There was a lot of underlying strategy to this draft from drafting Bosa’s teammate, Joshua Perry to drafting the 2015 MAC Defensive Player of the Year who was also a three time first-team All-MAC selection in order to bolster our LB depth. DEEP… finally! Let’s just hope we can make it through the pre-season healthy.
In addition to the Defensive additions, I like the fact that we brought in an NFL pedigree FB in Derek Watt who was Melvin Gordon’s teammate and lead blocker in college. Oh yeah, he’s JJ Watt’s brother and they will face each other this year. We also brought in a BIG offensive lineman in the 7th round, Donovan Clark. We also drafted the best TE in this year’s draft who didn’t drop a pass last year… that probably means he’ll drop several crucial passes for us this year if you believe in the “San Diego curse” which is essentially; “We have beautiful weather, great people, and awesome beer so our sports teams are doomed to ultimately fail because we can’t have everything and other cities are not blessed with our amenities so the fairness gods throw them a bone and let them have some trophies.” San Diegans ultimately come out on top in the long run even though we are usually heartbroken until the next wave of sunshine and swells come through.
Hindsight is 20/20 but San Diego and everyone else outside of the Spanos family can already see the writing on the wall; The Spanos family’s legacy in San Diego is ruined forever. The Spanos family was already on thin ice with its fanbase after years of antagonizing behavior through former GM, AJ Smith. This family just cannot get out of its own way and could probably pay someone to come up with really bad ideas and not even come close to matching these boneheads!
The Chargers are known nationally for one thing in modern history… diarrheaing all over themselves on a national stage weather it be the playoffs, a game to get in to the playoffs, the AFC Championship, the Super Bowl, or the LA Stadium Sweepstakes! These freaking idots fired the two best coaches they’ve ever had and one who is a hall-of-famer in Marty Schottenheimer. I’ll give the Spanos family credit for hiring Marty… he kicked their ass so often, they decided to hire him… until they fired him after the Chargers’ best regular season in history because a player intercepted the ball and then fumbled it…. idiot. I digress.
The Spanos family’s legacy is ruined forever. Not only did they run a beloved head coach out of town and back his nemesis who drafted Larry Fucking English(Bust) and “Bust”er Davis, but they hired Norv “Sucks a Head Coach” Turner to replace him. They passed on Troy Polamalu and AG Spanos went to fucking USC with him! These guys suck just based on the fact that they whiffed on every good USC player coming out from Pete Carrol’s program because AG is goddamned alumni! He owns an NFL team but doesn’t watch his own college team play football? Maybe if John had gone to USC, we would’ve drafted Troy, or Clay, or Brian, or Justice or never mind. Spanos is synonymous with sucks!
Fast forward to 2015/16 when these fucking rim jobs announced that they are building a stadium in Carson(Nuclear Waste Dump). These jerkoffs spent millions of dollars planning to move OUR team to LA. Like I said, you couldn’t pay someone to come up with bad ideas that come out this fast and this bad. This family actually tried to bamboozle the nation in to thinking LA gives a shit about their franchise. The hubris is probably the most annoying thing about this but it all came full circle last week when NFL owners told the Chargers to go pound San Diego Beach Sand. It was the Spanos family/Chargers diarrheaing all over themselves again on a national stage for all to see. In my personal opinion, it was a thing of beauty. Think about it for a second… What message does the NFL send to the nation if they let these knuckleheads hi-jack a civic treasure from a city that loves it and has actively fought to keep it? It says, “If you don’t build a stadium; then you lose your team.” and that is not the precedent that the NFL owners wanted to set for themselves.
Again, it was clear to everyone outside of the Spanos family but these jerks still won’t talk to the city and open negotiations. The mayor called Spanos personally and didn’t even get a return call. Look assholes, Kronkeworld won’t even open until 2019. Are you going to play in the Coliseum? I go to USC games there and if you’re bailing on the Q to go there, you’re bigger idiots than this article makes you out to be. The Chargers will fail before they even move in to their new lease agreement. The only end-game I Can see for them now is to try and leverage LA somehow and sell the team to someone who actually wants to be a hero and keep them in America’s Finest City. Beyond that, the Spanos family has to eat crow and come back to the negotiating table.
These numskulls have made so many bad decisions consecutively that eat away at San Diegan’s true values, I doubt they can ever get back in the good graces of San Diego. They would have to make double the amount of good decisions than their bad ones, which is insurmountable at this point… and win multiple Super Bowls. No one has really said it this way, but this family of fucksticks is trying to steal away our goddamned football team. Fuck these people with a splintery broom handle!
This family should be forced to sell the Chargers like that racist prick was forced to sell San Diego’s other team that was stolen; The Clippers. San Diego hates that motherfucker and we didn’t even like the Clippers. The Spanos family is already not welcome in their hometown and if they keep up their bullshit, they’re not going to be welcome in the NFL. Mark my words. Stop penalizing the fans that love this team because San Diego has rotten politicians and a corrupt city hall!
Note to the Spanos Family: You will always be remembered as the ownership that tried to steal our team and take it to LA… our goddamned rivals! For that, your legacy will never recover in San Diego or NFL Chargers history books.
With all due respect to the #NFL but do you guys ever take off your “Bad-Idea Pants”? When Belichick suggested that all plays be reviewable this off-season; who was the dipshit that said, “No, we’re not interested in getting all of the calls right. We’ll just issue an apology the next day and tell people to move on. It’s better that way and it will keep the game moving.” In response to that let me just say, “Fuck You” from SD Nation that has been Hochulied or called for “Roughing the fucking center” which was never called before or after that night and was later reviewed and found to be the incorrect call… which happens routinely.
The Detroit Lions started playing not-to-lose and we all know that a prevent defense actually prevents your team from winning so I called the loss an hour before this shitty call but that doesn’t excuse the shitty state of NFL refereeing. It’s a goddamn travesty to have these dipshits running a multi-billion dollar industry that we care about so damn poorly. I mean are they actually trying to come up with bad ideas? Who’s fucking idea was it to suspend Brady for the same amount of time as a dude that knocked out his wife on camera? Was there absolutely no one near Roger Goodell that might’ve suggested that this was a bad idea?
#NFL Management, you are obviously being run by our parents generation because you lack sincerity, ingenuity, forward thinking, and so much more. This is evident in your stupid NFL Robot that is 20 years old, your unwillingness to set up goal line and sideline cameras(dipshits – ever hear of GoPro), suspending players for smoking pot(christ you’re stupid #NFL) when it has been proven that it has medicinal properties specifically relating to recovery and head trauma… did I mention legal in several states?, the unwillingness to accept brain injuries resulting from the sport(how fucking dumb are you?), the lack of women having influence at the management level(oh you hired some window dressing after the Ray Rice incident… too little too late again you dipshits), which all leads to very poignant questions…
Did the #NFL hire people to come up with these bad ideas?