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    Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Chargers have put him on the IR but he will be healthy enough to play in 2 to 3 weeks which means they will have to cut him.

    Schefter says he will be available to play for any team that picks him up.

    A change of scenery and Spags may be what the doctor orders for the 26 year old 3 time pro bowler.


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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Played entire career in 3-4....

    Busted once for steroids....

    Has several recent injuries (since getting off the juice?)...

    Only 4 sacks since 2007 season.

    And the price tag would be ????


    I'm going to say... highly doubtful.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Could he be movrd to de on a 4-3 d.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Shoot I'd put him at DE in the 4-3, let they guy put his hand in the ground and rush every play. He is definitely big enough, 260 plus, and was once upon a time oe of the most feared pass rushers in the league. Sure injuries have slowed him down, but if he passes a physical and Spags thinks he can contribute, I would be all for it.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Roidaman? No....
    This space for rent...

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

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    Roidaman? No....
    I bet we would be surprised with the amount of NFL players who use PED's...

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Awful tantalizing name, but A) Would he even want to come here if a team like the Jets (Who play the 3-4 and are contenders) comes knocking, and B) Would he fit in our 4-3 as anything productive?

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    All in a nutshell. NO.
    The guy's way past his prime (stats after '07 and injuries reflect on that). If he can't keep up with the 3-4 scheme he's used to, then I don't expect more in our 4-3. If the Jets pick 'em up, might as well call them the New York Charger rejects.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    I find it hard to believe that he is truly "past his prime" at the ripe old age of 26. The possibility that he got off performance enhancers seems more likely, but considering how good he was, I'd be awfully tempted to make an offer. I don't know whether he's a fit for the scheme or fit to play at this point in general, but it probably is safe to say he'd have a heck of a lot more upside than anyone else currently available on the free agent market.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    YouTube - "Leave Nothing" featuring Shawne Merriman & Steven Jackson

    Come on guys, who here wouldn't want to have BOTH of the stars of this great commercial?

    And Golden, we actually agree on something for once this week?

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Has several recent injuries (since getting off the juice?)...
    He's never been the same since the whole steroids thing and it looks like his body is a casualty. If he was still remotely close to the terror he used to be, I'd be all for it, but the last few years pretty much tell the story.

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    Shawne Merriman!

    I know our D has been good, but what if we could pick this guy up? He's still got legs, isn't excessively old, and we don't have to deal for him. He's going to be a FA in a few weeks when his calf heals.

    I think a veteran LB like him would be better than the current OLB we have. I say pay the guy 15-18 mill over 3 or 4 years and lets add to our pass rush.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman!

    Quote Originally Posted by peramoure View Post
    I know our D has been good, but what if we could pick this guy up? He's still got legs, isn't excessively old, and we don't have to deal for him. He's going to be a FA in a few weeks when his calf heals.

    I think a veteran LB like him would be better than the current OLB we have. I say pay the guy 15-18 mill over 3 or 4 years and lets add to our pass rush.
    He is a better fit in a 3-4 defense. but if we can get him in here for a good price, why not.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    The more I think about it the more likely he will go to the Chiefs, Broncos, or goodness gracious, the Jets or the Steelers.

    I think he will be motivated to show his old team in person that he can still be "Lights Out", so an AFC West 3-4 team would be perfect.

    Or he can chase the ring and make two of the best defenses even better.

    Of course, money trumps, so if Billy and Stan really want him, show him the Benjamins and bring a mighty fierce pass rush to the Lou.

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    Re: Shawne Merriman anyone?

    I say yes, only if he gets back on the Roids.. he is just an average player now

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