San Diego Roster Gets Charged Up: Bolts Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

July 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Interestingly enough, Chargers GM A.J Smith said the uncertainty of the 2011 Collective bargaining agreement is why he did not sign Shawne Merriman, Vincent Jackson, and Marcus McNeill to multiple year contracts.
I almost believed him until I saw an avalanche of multi-year contracts come out of San Diego shortly after. In fact, the whole draft class has received multi-year contracts before the start of training camp.
Ryan Matthews is the one exception. As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, we're just as sure Matthews will sign a multi-year contract. 
Yes, sir. Everyone from third round linebacker Donald Butler to seventh round tight end Dedrick Epps' services have been locked down for years to come.
Much like everything Smith does, this strategy will be met with both criticism and praise. Playing devils advocate and supporter here, I will try to examine the strategy and look at both sides.
The glass half full.
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