General Manager A.J. Smith: The Most Important San Diego Charger to Retain

June 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been much debate about how A.J. Smith handled the Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeil situation.  Many fans called for Smith to get fired.  Many fans have called for McNeil and Jackson to receive long-term contracts, reasoning that the Chargers are sure Super Bowl participants with these players in.  
I, for one, will not be one of the many fans that are bashing Smith.  In my opinion, having Smith as the Chargers GM is critical for San Diego's ongoing success.
Here are some of the reasons why I believe this to be so true now and before.  
Smith has a record that few general managers share. A record of consistency. The Chargers have been so consistent, posting six consecutive winning seasons, that I almost have to pinch myself at how they've have changed since I became a fan back in 1994.  
Smith, along with the late John Butler, installed a no-nonsense type of approach.  They thought alike.  
Which is why Smith wa...

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