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Old 12-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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Well it looks like Meachum will get his chance to audition for the new coach and GM...

http://boltbeat.com/2012/12/20/rober...tm_source=t.co

Lets hope he learned his lesson and comes out hungry and motivated (or will eat his contract one way or another, as a cut or buried on the depth chart)
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Asking a precision timing guy to come learn your system and play on grass requires a massive calibration of timing. Street guys are told, "go out to x" and look for the ball. Meachem's too fast for Rivers and a short game. But sadly, Rivers is too rushed to hit him in the mid game. And by the time he throws a prayer bomb, meachem's out of range.

Again, I'll agree that Meachem's not a Superstar solution, but he's a very proven vet. Not utilizing a guy like him is a failure of the HC. Maybe we should be asking Meachem, "where do you want the ball" rather than telling him that he has to be in a certain spot to catch it. In NO, he realistically only ran 2 routes and he was darn good at those 2 routes.

In my book, under-utilizing Royal falls into a similar category.
That is false.

Alexander is playing because he can run the full route tree without any problems. Rivers has even said, he is the best route runner on the team and that is high praise given that Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd are still on the roster.

Meachem isn't playing because simply isn't very good. He was the fourth option in New Orleans as strictly a go route guy. He can still be a useful player if we utilize his strengths, but he is never going to be true bonefide number one.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
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Who stole more money from the Chargers this year: Meachem or Gaither?
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You can't argue that logic. YOU CAN'T!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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Who stole more money from the Chargers this year: Meachem or Gaither?
Gaither by far, bottom line he wasn't ready to go in training camp...Meachum was who we thought he was, there were plenty of WR's out there, but we chose him. There wasn't a whole lot of tackle FA's
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:59 PM
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Don't know who stole more but I believe Meach got payed more $$$ than Gaither.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:30 PM
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That is false.

Alexander is playing because he can run the full route tree without any problems. Rivers has even said, he is the best route runner on the team and that is high praise given that Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd are still on the roster.

Meachem isn't playing because simply isn't very good. He was the fourth option in New Orleans as strictly a go route guy. He can still be a useful player if we utilize his strengths, but he is never going to be true bonefide number one.
If the previous poster was correct, then hey let's just pretend Meachem is a 'street guy' and tell him to run to X- problem solved!!

Being signed mid-season off the street will never be an advantage over having a full camp (and full commitment from a team paying you a lot of guaranteed money.) Some guys are better suited perhaps to contribute immediately, but a full camp can only help.

Hopefully both sides have learned from this year, and Meachem will contribute more next season.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:13 PM
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did we see any adjustments or new plays designed to get Meachem involved? Reverse, bubble screen etc etc?

all i saw was jump balls to Alexander over and over
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:16 PM
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did we see any adjustments or new plays designed to get Meachem involved? Reverse, bubble screen etc etc?

all i saw was jump balls to Alexander over and over
That was the only thing that worked.
Run-fail, short passes-fail, screens-fail, Gates-fail. Throw it up for grabs, at least got us to minimum of 5 wins.

Take a chill pill and be happy.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:20 PM
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We haven't been throwing just jump balls to Alexander. There have been screens, short slants and comebacks with him.

Meachem is simply a limited receiver, that is honest truth about it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:35 PM
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I think Meachem is a deep route guy. That takes time and he's a victim of our o-line problems just like Rivers and our RB's. I really doubt that VJ would have had much of a year if he was still a Charger this year. This team needs a much better o-line if they are hoping to get back on top in the AFCW. I can't imagine that whoever is running the show next season won't be aware that the o-line is our top priority. Forget all the other needs, we must improve the o-line first.

I do want to say this though. At the end of last season, the last five games, they looked pretty darn decent. Gaither did a very fine job and all of us were happy as could be when he was re-signed. His injuries killed this entire o-line because we didn't have a decent backup for him. We blame AJ for Gaither but we all wanted him back. Everyone praised that signing as well as the signing of the Free Agent WR's. None of us foresaw the problems with the WR's and although we were aware that Gaither had back trouble in the past, the evidence of those last five games made us believe we had a very good LOT. - Yet, we all blame AJ for signing him. I don't. I blame him for not adding a good backup at OT.
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