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.
In unsurprising news, the Chargers’ front man, Mr. Bad Idea Pants has allowed another Charger great to finish his career with another team. Just like Junior Seau, Donnie Edwards, Rodney Harrison, Drew Brees, Darren Sproles, and more… “Better to get rid of a guy a year too early than a year too late.”
What if that extra year was the Super Bowl?
Either way, Weddle is gone and the only consistent factor that made the Chargers D average is now gone. Weddle led the team in tackles for the past decade… which is NOT a good thing you realize because he is a Free Safety.
All in all the Chargers organization is rotten from the top down. If the Chargers paid someone on their staff to come up with bad ideas everyday, that person could not even compete with the amount of bad ideas coming out of the front office brain trust. He would throw up his hands and tell them that he cannot compete with the sheer volume and intensity of their bad ideas.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room that NO ONE is talking about! Many of you ask daily, “Why does San Diego have to pay for the EIR when this expense is normally paid by private businesses?” Many of you may be right for businesses looking to purchase land that is not the site of a major toxic oil spill.
You know those big, rusty, white oil tanks that have been adjacent to Jack Murphy… er, Qualcomm Stadium forever? Guess what? They leaked! They didn’t just leak either… they gushed freely for decades. They were actually built in to the ground with no shielding; so gas, oil, etc. just seeped freely in to our region’s largest aquifer.
Did the city sue Big Oil? Of course they did, but Big Oil passed the buck back and forth until the courts finally said they were tasked with the cleaning bill and had to have it cleaned up by 2013. Guess what? Kinder Morgan who owns the site now decided to go back to court on this where San Diego just won an appeal a few months ago to keep the $300,000,000 clean-up law suit alive.
So at the end of the day, there could be a sizable clean up effort and cost in order to utilize the Mission Valley site for anything at all. Do you really think a private company is going to spend $2.1M on a site that is attached to a $300,000,000 clean-up price tag? No, that’s the city’s responsibility and unfortunately ours as tax payers as well.
The Chargers just announced that they will both be back. Like it or not, that’s the deal. Get ready for another maddening season in 2012! The Bolts better win the Super Bowl next year! Jesus, what a mess.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Holy crap!