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Old 08-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cries commence for Chargers to dump Meachem

Last year, the Chargers didn’t want to pay receiver Vincent Jackson a ton of money. So they signed as an alternative (and for far less cash) a presumed up-and-coming wideout from the Saints.

Before Robert Meachem’s second season even commences with the Chargers, some want to see his tenure end.

An editorial in U-T San Diego with no byline urges the Chargers to dump Meachem, who has been a disappointment to date with no signs of a looming improvement.

Meachem essentially is accused of getting paid and shutting down. The Chargers gave him $14 million guaranteed in March 2012. That total includes $5 million in guaranteed 2013 base salary.

In return, Meachem had 14 catches on 32 targets during his first year with the team.

“I did suck,” Meachem admitted on Saturday, via U-T San Diego. Given his propensity to use that word when describing his performance in 2012, maybe he should put an “S” on his chest, Bizarro Superman style.

Meachem wasn’t much better in the preseason opener, despite a perfect opportunity to vault into the starting job vacated when Danario Alexander torn an ACL.

“I was disappointed with myself,” Meachem said. “I don’t have room to get caught.”

But here’s the thing. Even if he gets caught, he still will get paid. This year, it’ll be $5 million. Whether he’s on the Chargers or not.

It could be that Meachem hasn’t gotten soft. One unnamed source told U-T San Diego that Meachem’s body is “broken down.”

Regardless, the push has begun to take the cap hit and move on from Meachem. He’s got three more preseason games to change the opinions of the local media and, most importantly, of the coaching staff.

Cries commence for Chargers to dump Meachem | ProFootballTalk


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Karma is a beotch for the Chargers...
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Come on back meach !
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Sign him back he should be cheap
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Seriously? No way he will beat out Tanner, Toon, or Stills... 14 receptions for 207 yards last year, no way that can be blamed on Rivers. Something else has to be going on...
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It took him a long time to come around for the Saints. Injury was part of it but some of it was mental aptitude from what I remember. The Chargers should not be doing business with the Saints period. That's three deals where they totally ended up with the short end. I knew this was not going to work out for those two reasons; mentally it takes him a while, and he never was a stellar WR. Good to great at times but nothing on the level worth that kind of money. Suckers again.
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Last year, the Chargers didn’t want to pay receiver Vincent Jackson a ton of money. So they signed as an alternative (and for far less cash) a presumed up-and-coming wideout from the Saints.


This was an AJ Smith move. Thats why the guy doesn't have a job. AJ Smith. Oh yeah thanks for Drew Bress. He gave us a Super Bowl
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It took him a long time to come around for the Saints. Injury was part of it but some of it was mental aptitude from what I remember. The Chargers should not be doing business with the Saints period. That's three deals where they totally ended up with the short end. I knew this was not going to work out for those two reasons; mentally it takes him a while, and he never was a stellar WR. Good to great at times but nothing on the level worth that kind of money. Suckers again.

What were the first two? Sproles and Brees? Oh, what about LT we almost got him if he didnt stay for SD in 09?
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It took him a long time to come around for the Saints. Injury was part of it but some of it was mental aptitude from what I remember. The Chargers should not be doing business with the Saints period. That's three deals where they totally ended up with the short end. I knew this was not going to work out for those two reasons; mentally it takes him a while, and he never was a stellar WR. Good to great at times but nothing on the level worth that kind of money. Suckers again.
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