The Insurance: Why Marcus McNeill Needs a Long Term Deal Immediately

June 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Marcus McNeill is a mauler. Just look at him. I wouldn't want to fight him, much less try to edge rush against him, would you?
I didn't think so.
This monster of a man, as everyone knows, remains off the field as his holdout for a long term contract continues.
Many, many people have said it already, so this sentiment will feel reused, but here goes nothing. It is time for AJ Smith to swallow his pride and give McNeill a long term deal.
McNeill has a couple things going for him that make him absolutely essential to this team.
The Insurance Policy
McNeill is a Pro Bowl Left Tackle. He is worth the money because he plays one of the most important positions in football.
Think of it this way: Without Philip Rivers, the Chargers are not a Super Bowl team. Without Marcus McNeill, Rivers is under constant threat of blind-side hits. Without the left side of the line locked down, Rivers runs a higher risk of getting injured.
McNeill needs to be there to ke...

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