It is interesting how local mainstream media is applying pressure on Joey Bosa in a number of ways to sign a deal that is unprecedented for a #3 overall draft pick in the new era of the CBA. The Chargers are the absolute worst when it comes to negotiating contracts which is why all of their top-tier talent leaves and we have no championships to show for it here in San Diego. The “Eli Manning Effect” is now an actual thing and it will happen to the Chargers again which they have virtually guaranteed with their indefensible negotiating position taken with the #3 Overall Pick in the NFL Draft. These are known as “unintended consequences” and you know in your heart that it will come at a time when we desperately need that pick!
Everyone from LT to Gates have told Bosa he should report to camp but they were holdouts just like him… and may have an ulterior motive for violating the #1 rule and talking about another player’s contract situation.
“On the surface, it’s not a shock that Tomlinson is taking a subtle pro-team position on this. After all, he currently works for the NFL and, necessarily, each of its 32 teams. At what point, however, does it become relevant for folks like Tomlinson and Antonio Gates to mention that they once had to hold out to get what they wanted from the team, along with plenty of other current and former Chargers — from Drew Brees toPhilip Rivers to Quentin Jammer to Shawne Merriman to Antonio Cromartie toVincent Jackson to Marcus McNeil to Corey Liuget to Eric Weddle and more.” – PFT
Let’s be honest about this. Dean Spanos is a cheap prick who knows absolute dick about football. He is the reason this team has sucked for as long as it has. He could’ve told Marty and AJ to man up and work together like his father would’ve done but he’s a total pussy. He could’ve realized a long time ago that coaches are more valuable than GM’s. He is not smart enough to identify these things and probably has no fucking clue why he should change his franchise’s losing ways. Seriously, what has the Chargers hard-nosed negotiating stance achieved for them or this city? Exactly… not a goddamned thing. SPANOS IS CHEAP! PERIOD!
Let’s not forget that this asshole spent Bosa’s signing bonus on a toxic land dump in Carson 100 miles north of here. For some reason Chargers fans forget this and it happened 6 months ago. We might possibly have the lowest NFL IQ of all fanbases here in San Diego. Fans around the country empathize with Bosa and San Diego for not signing this guy but Bolt Nation is calling this guy a pussy instead of calling out Spanos for being a Cheap Fuck. SMH
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.
Forget the facts that the Padres lost on Opening Day again and didn’t score a run in the opening home stand of 2016. Let’s focus on what the Padres organization CAN control such as staffing concession stands and making San Diego’s AMAZING BEER readily available and flowing like the wines of Capistrano!
PETCO Park used to have an amazing Craft Beer selection available on the Toyota Terrace and one of my favorite spots to grab some sun and baseball, but they took all of the taps out for some inexplicable reason! To make matters worse, the Craft Beer stations that were open had line like this because they were staffed by one or two people. GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER PADRES!
Look Padres, take your “Bad Idea Pants” off and run your ideas through the common sense analyzer please. From charging to go out on the Porch to removing the craft beer taps from Toyota Terrace, Padres front office is just making bad moves. I actually had to go to the head of security last year to have them tell my section’s security that standing and cheering was “allowed”. It’s just a real shame to see the way Petco is run because the experience could be sooo much better with some more planning and better logistics.