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Old 10-13-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Merriman goes to IR

I thought this was interesting by Adam S.

Chargers placed linebacker Shawne Merriman on Reserve-Injured with a calf injury.

This means Merriman must be released by the team when he becomes healthy. Career in SD over.

Distinction to be made here: Shawne Merriman can play again this season for another team. But he is finished in San Diego.

Once Merriman is healthy, which could be in a couple weeks, Chargers must release him and he is free to sign with another team this season.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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Re: Merriman goes to IR

He's a bum, if he wasn't ever on HGH he wouldn't have done anything
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #3
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If not for Alexander playing so well, I think Merriman would be worth a look since he's played as a 3-4 OLB his whole career. I think the guy is about done though, and I bet Shanny doesn't want a dude like him.

Sad for the chargers' fans that their big names are gradually leavin town.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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Stay away from Merriman...Danny Boy Im looking at you!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think it's safe to say the PED or HGH has pretty much ruined was starting to look like a brilliant career. That said, I think he still has some NFL years left, but his lights out days are probably over.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Re: Merriman goes to IR

I wouldnt mind giving him a look, he might have a couple of years left in him.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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Don't you mean Shanahan and Allen? If Snyder was still doing things, I think Peppers would be wearing a Redskins uniform this season.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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Re: Merriman goes to IR

You guys saying HGH is the reason his career is going in the tank have no idea what you're talking about. Do you have any proof of this?
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:01 PM   #9
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If heís healthy I would defiantly take a look at it. I think Shanahan could keep him in check. The guy was a beast and I donít think was only because of HGH.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:02 PM   #10
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Yeah, I think it's safe to say the PED or HGH has pretty much ruined was starting to look like a brilliant career. That said, I think he still has some NFL years left, but his lights out days are probably over.
Definitely. It looks like his career could be over. Kinda like another #56, he relied on speed. Could he adjust to being a run stopper even if healthy?

Something tells me he's done.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #11
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Can he be worse than Andre Carter at LB?
Guy is great as a pss rushing End,but can't cover in the 3-4 to save his life.

I believe that was one of merriman's strengths.
Yes,he's a sack machine (or was in 05,06 and 07...but i believe he can cover fairly well)

We are now a 3-4 team and we need to do everything we can to have the absolute best 4 LB's on the field at the same time.

Remember the Saints when they had Sam Mills,Ricky Jackson, Vaugh Johnson and Pat Swilling.
Hell,they had their own knickname called "The Dome Patrol"

We have that in Orakpo
McIntosh can certainly be a part of this as well. He's playing very well.
Love Fletcher,but how long does he have..1 yr..maybe 2? (We need to find his replacement)
Alexander is great,but for how long...the dude was an O-lineman and D-Lineman.

Merriman is only 26...but maybe his HGH was why he was good..who knows?
But if he can be had for cheap...You have to at least inquire about it imo...
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:06 PM   #12
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For "only" 26 he seems awfully worn out. He needs to get healthy first and come back humble and ready to play for a minimal deal. Nobody is going to give him a big contract until he proves his worth again.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:09 PM   #13
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Merriman is a one trick pony. The Skins already have linebackers that can rush the passer. Merriman is not known for his coverage skills or playing in space. He would be a possible upgrade over Carter in pass rushing ablity but I am not so sure that he is better than Alexander in coverage.

A smart team would use their due diligence and at least look at him, but I believe that they would confirm what I have just said after that look. In the end I do not think that he will be in Washington even though he is from Upper Marlboro.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:09 PM   #14
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He's 26...if he can get healthy I would add him to my team in a heartbeat. Now if Shanahan thinks he needs to commit to being a pro then I don't want him.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:25 PM   #15
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Re: Merriman goes to IR

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Can he be worse than Andre Carter at LB?
Guy is great as a pss rushing End,but can't cover in the 3-4 to save his life.

I believe that was one of merriman's strengths.
Yes,he's a sack machine (or was in 05,06 and 07...but i believe he can cover fairly well)

We are now a 3-4 team and we need to do everything we can to have the absolute best 4 LB's on the field at the same time.

Remember the Saints when they had Sam Mills,Ricky Jackson, Vaugh Johnson and Pat Swilling.
Hell,they had their own knickname called "The Dome Patrol"

We have that in Orakpo
McIntosh can certainly be a part of this as well. He's playing very well.
Love Fletcher,but how long does he have..1 yr..maybe 2? (We need to find his replacement)
Alexander is great,but for how long...the dude was an O-lineman and D-Lineman.

Merriman is only 26...but maybe his HGH was why he was good..who knows?
But if he can be had for cheap...You have to at least inquire about it imo...
Yeah Carter is the first one i thought about. This is definitly Carter's last year in DC unless we switch back to a 4-3, he made a no-trade clause for a reason - so that he can pick where he wants to be and it aint here anymore. Carter hasnt really been playing much after Houston this season anyways.

I dont see anyreason not to persue Merriman, were in a new system and any vet that can fit in the role should be considered.
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