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  • Penning signed his rookie deal, hopefully Zion (and the rest of the rookies) get signed too (even though it really doesn't matter until Training Camp.)

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    • Entire draft classes have already signed so maybe TT still has a move he’s making first?

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      • Originally posted by Ghost of Quacksaw View Post
        The 1988 draft had some similarities to the 2022 draft. Both were receiver heavy.

        The 1988 Chargers were awful-- it was the Al Saunders Era, need I say more?-- and the team needed the best foundational players it could get.

        The Chargers had the 15th pick. Tim Brown, Sterling Sharpe, and Michael Irvin had already been selected by the time the Chargers were on the clock in Round 1.

        The Bolts selected Anthony Miller.

        I was writing for Chargers Football Weekly at the time, and had the opportunity to interview Coach Saunders. I asked him the reasoning behind taking Anthony Miller instead of, say, OG Randall McDaniel, who went to the Vikings four picks later at #19 overall (and who is in the Hall of Fame today.)

        Saunders' response: "Fans like to see exciting players".

        In other words, selling tickets was more important than building a good team. And... AS IF having a GOOD TEAM wouldn't tell tickets in itself!

        In 2022, there were plenty of receivers the Bolts could have targeted at #17. But fortunately, the current administration is more interested in acquiring foundational pieces than flashy ones. No doubt in my mind that Zion Johnson is an outstanding addition to the Bolts.
        I used to get my Chargers Football Weekly at Tio Leo’s. I always enjoyed it.
        Now, if you excuse me, I have some Charger memories to suppress.

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        • Originally posted by Formula 21 View Post

          I used to get my Chargers Football Weekly at Tio Leo’s. I always enjoyed it.
          OMG, Tio Leo's on Mira Mesa Blvd? Too funny! Tio Leo's was one of CFW's long-running sponsors.

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            • Originally posted by ghost View Post

              I like him. Sounds smart and like a cool guy. Plus look at those biceps.

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              • Originally posted by Ghost of Quacksaw View Post

                OMG, Tio Leo's on Mira Mesa Blvd? Too funny! Tio Leo's was one of CFW's long-running sponsors.
                I always got it in Grantsville or Morena Ave.
                Now, if you excuse me, I have some Charger memories to suppress.

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                • Originally posted by TexanBeerlover View Post
                  Entire draft classes have already signed so maybe TT still has a move he’s making first?
                  Maybe but I don't think when the rookies get signed means anything. TC isn't til July and their deals will be the same.
                  22. Kenyan Green, OG/ Texas A&M (T↓ fr GB for 17)
                  79. Bryan Cook, S/ Cincinnati
                  92. Zamir White RB/ Georgia (fr GB for 17)
                  123. Jalyn Armour- Davis, CB / Alabama
                  160. Tyreek Smith,Edge/ Ohio st
                  180. Bo Melton,WR/ Rutgers (T↑ fr Jax for 195, 214)
                  234. Marquan McCall,DT/Kentucky
                  254. Jake Camarda P Georgia
                  255. James Empey, OC BYU
                  260. Darian Butler, LB/ Arizona st

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                  • Originally posted by Boltjolt View Post

                    Maybe but I don't think when the rookies get signed means anything. TC isn't til July and their deals will be the same.
                    True. I think the CBA does protect the drafted rookies before they sign their deals for injury before Training Camp, but once TC starts, they do have to be signed in order to practice. I would think the agents have 'financial advisors' lined up to loan out based on their projected salary for the needy or stupid.

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                    • Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post

                      True. I think the CBA does protect the drafted rookies before they sign their deals for injury before Training Camp, but once TC starts, they do have to be signed in order to practice. I would think the agents have 'financial advisors' lined up to loan out based on their projected salary for the needy or stupid.
                      What was glitch with Woods not practicing due to contract detail?

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