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View Poll Results: Do you think the Chargers made the right decision in not resigning VJ?
Yes they made the right choice in letting VJ go 48 33.10%
Way too early to tell 13 8.97%
No they made the wrong choice and should have matched TB's offer for VJ 72 49.66%
At least they'll get a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato sammwich for him 12 8.28%
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:55 PM
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VJ came from a small college team, but he grew, into a monster machine.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:56 PM
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Like who???........
Was trying to refer to Plaxico Buress (didn't do so much in Pitt, but they had good intentions because he had alot of talent) and then Santonio Holmes...and then Mike Brown.

Every one of those guys were Pro Bowl level talent, and I don't believe they made it past their rookie contract with Pitt. At this point it almost looks like a drafting strategy that Pitt has developed....

Draft an amazing wide out and keep him for 3-4 years...and let him walk...rinse repeat.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:58 PM
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All hail the physical attributes and gameplay that is VJ.

The other parts of his game? Integrity, loyalty, commitment, dedication.

Integrity, loyalty, commitment escapes VJ. It's all beneath him.

How ya gonna argue with his stance tho? His standpoint is valid.

Tampa Bay or whoever employs Vincent Jackson will find that out.

It's just a matter of who can fit him in at the right time and possibly win a SB using VJ.

Insert me. I come at a high cost, but I am really really good.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:06 PM
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Was trying to refer to Plaxico Buress (didn't do so much in Pitt, but they had good intentions because he had alot of talent) and then Santonio Holmes...and then Mike Brown.

Every one of those guys were Pro Bowl level talent, and I don't believe they made it past their rookie contract with Pitt. At this point it almost looks like a drafting strategy that Pitt has developed....

Draft an amazing wide out and keep him for 3-4 years...and let him walk...rinse repeat.
Didn't happen to LT, Gates, Rivers, Floyd, etc.... Many players that were great here, signed second contracts with this team. But we can't keep everyone. That's why there is a thing called Free Agency. They have the right to leave. And sign with another team.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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Didn't happen to LT, Gates, Rivers, Floyd, etc.... Many players that were great here, signed second contracts with this team. But we can't keep everyone. That's why there is a thing called Free Agency. They have the right to leave. And sign with another team.
All very true...but there was a couple misses in there as well. Castillo comes to mind. This is another hindsight 20/20 statement, but it might have been better to let Gates walk instead of investing so much into him this last contract go around. It doesn't seem to be paying off like it did earlier in his career.
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All very true...but there was a couple misses in there as well. Castillo comes to mind. This is another hindsight 20/20 statement, but it might have been better to let Gates walk instead of investing so much into him this last contract go around. It doesn't seem to be paying off like it did earlier in his career.
Castillo was great at stopping the run, and it was evident when he was out last year. Was he worth that huge contract??? No. But he played his heart out. Definitely better than Igor. And many other high priced DE.

As far as Gates, there's still a lot of football to be played this season. And I'll bet if he didn't renew his contract, qnd signed elsewhere, many guys here would be upset. I do think he's worth every penny. And I'm glad he gets to finish his career here.
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I felt that the bridge was burned with VJ. And that made him unproductive in our offense. So with that, yes I still do believe we made the right decision in letting him go. If Meachem and Royal click in the late November and especially December then it will all not have gone to waste.

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Vincent Jackson is a primadonna and that's something our team doesn't need. I'll take Malcolm Floyd over him anyday.
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I felt that the bridge was burned with VJ. And that made him unproductive in our offense. So with that, yes I still do believe we made the right decision in letting him go. If Meachem and Royal click in the late November and especially December then it will all not have gone to waste.

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The stats don't bear that out at all.

Bottom line: Because AJ failed to bargain in the past, VJ's value got too expensive. The team could not afford him. Then they tried to get 2 WR's at least to replace him. Meachem and Royal have been a joke and a farce.
FINALLY after years of AJ hell, VJ was gonna get paid. Brother, you better believe he was gonna get paid.

People said he isn't worth this and that. He laughed all the way to Tampa. The NFL free market showed you what he was worth all of those years. The proof was shown. 56 million dollars tells you the debate is over son.
Get that money right, cuz he got his $$$

What is worth what ? Too much money, or letting your Pro Bowl Number One WR walk out the front door so we get to see Meachem drop game winning passes in Cleveland ?

REACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Word
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VJ has stayed healthy for the most part. He's a machine. Vincent Brown is a machine wanna be
No doubt that VJ is a really good talent. He's a machine when he wants to be.

VJ is a veteran and has been around for a while now. Wait a few years and then we can debate if VB is a real machine or a machine wanna be.
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