Us and Them? What Message Is AJ Smith Sending to the San Diego Chargers?

June 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The tension between San Diego Chargers players Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill and general manager AJ Smith has reached the highest point possible.
Jackson and McNeil have made it quite clear that they are more than prepared to sit out most of the 2010 season, and I will admit that they are right to do so.
These two players are stars who deserve quality contracts. The Chargers released and traded a few highly paid stars this off season, and the presumption was that this was not only to change the direction of the team, but to open up salary space for long term deals.
Apparently everyone was fooled.
AJ Smith must really have a solid backup plan, because his strong-arming hasn't worked.
The question here, though, isn't what AJ Smith is thinking. That topic has been talked about and talked about, and no one, including myself, seems to understand what is going on in his mind.
The question is, what kind of atmosphere is AJ Smith creating?
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