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McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

Posted on: October 11, 2010 10:55 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2010 11:26 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Marcus McNeill ended his holdout and reported to the San Diego Chargers, although he lost a ton of money and missed the first few weeks of the season -- turns out he definitely should have just shown up on time, as the team reportedly rewarded him with a five-year contract extension.

That's according to Adam Schefter at halftime of this, ahem, thrilling Vikings-Jets game on Monday night, and it's something that makes sense, because McNeill, while not the best left tackle in the game, is pretty critical to the Chargers offense (although they played well without him).

What's so mind-scratching, though, is that both he and the Chargers wasted a significant amount of either games or money, depending on which side you're talking about, to get this done.

On the other hand, A.J. Smith has established -- quite firmly -- that he's got a "no negotiation with malcontents" policy, and if he says he's moving on without you, he's actually moving on without you.

Which is to say, don't expect the Chargers and Vincent Jackson to mend fences any time soon.

Update (11:15): Additional sources are reporting the McNeill extension, including Lee Hamilton a San Diego radio host. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the deal "is not done, but obviously close enough that ESPN was tipped" and is "expected to be announced tomorrow."

"That's not the case," Smith told Acee. "If there is something to report we'll let you know."

However, Acee added that some final negotiating points "won't be an issue" and something should get done.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:23 am
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 6:07 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:42 am
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

AHAHAAHHAHA!

Enjoying your losses to the RAIDERS AND THE RAMS???


Yeah. My life is pathetic. Now go watch your team fall to 2-7.
LMAO.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2010 5:47 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

Poor bandwagon riding LostLittleBoySteve. So much pent up anger.  Try getting laid.

Nobody is pounding their chest except you little boy.

You must have a pathetic life.




Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2010 5:09 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

Lost boy Steve is really lost.
The Chargers won a Championship in their 4th year.
The Chargers have 67 wins compared to the Bears 51 over the last 6 years. Even if we add the Beasr 4, compared to the Chargers 2 this year, the Chargers playing in the far more talented AFC are the much better team with A.J. Smith.

The only thing he has got right is that the Chargers are over paying Darren Sproles.



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:38 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

goatsense you're the fool who's removed all doubt.
"The Falcons better than the Chargers. C'mon."

Yeah, in football we judge teams by the scoreboards, not idiotic fans' chest thumping. The Chargers are the JOKE of the NFL. ZERO CHAMPIONSHIPS.  You want to talk about ugly girlfriends? Yours is one of THE ugliest in the league!!!! Cleveland, Detroit, Seattle, Expansion teams and YOU GUYS ZERO CHAMPIONSHIPS. You think beating the Chefs, Faiders and Omlettes 6 times a year is good enough for you? Good. Then go climb back in your hole and whack off to highlights of Steve Young throwing TDs against the 94 Bolts in the Super Bowl. ZERO CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

50 years and counting. THAT'S UGLY!

Yes. Not letting star players walk helps win championships. Yes. Not having All Pro players suspended because they didn't

And you've still not addressed the $7.3M you're wasting on Sproles this year. HIGHEST PAID RB IN THE NFL for this year and last. That's a JOKE!

Fool.



Since: Sep 22, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 3:51 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

It's about time the Chargers opened up their wallet and paid on of their star players.  As a fan I am really tired of AJ Smith and his tough-guy attitude.  Our record is 2-3 (again) and McNeil hasn't played yet, and we have lost Vincent Jackson for the season and will get nothing for him when he walks in the off season.  Plus you pissed off LT and practically ran him out of town and all while under achieving and not even getting to a Super Bowl with all of that talent (but I'm going to save that argument for another day). 



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:27 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

I'm surprised you didn't say Kassim Osgood will make it further in the playoffs also. Who made you Nostrafreakindamus?  The Falcons better than the Chargers, Cmon?  Are you going by their current record?  Of course.  "If you want to crown them, go ahead and crown them..."  Talk stuff in week 5 about who's going farther in the playoffs.  You've been eating a lot of baloney, because it's spewing forth from your gums.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:16 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

LostBoy, your posting's a joke.  Vjax doesn't fill the seats in the Q.  A good economy does.  If you haven't noticed blackouts are everywhere!  Drew Brees doesn't automatically guarantee you a championship, much more goes into it than that.  How limited you are if you can't see that.  And no I would not want to have a "sh!tty" team for 5 years and then finally make it all the way.  That's the same reasoning as parading aroung town with an ugly girlfriend for 5 years then finally getting lucky for 1 year and trading up for a pretty one.  Sorry, but your lame reasoning proved Abraham Lincoln correct when he said, "Better to remain silent and remain a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt."



Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 2:10 pm
 

McNeill, Chargers close on 5-year extension

Goatsense, congrats fool! O'side is a marine base and they are protecting the right for fools to speak. Thanks Steve for that but I don't share your view here but that's ok.


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