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  1. carolinatony

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    Talk about lack of class...more like the 3 stoogies

    SAN DIEGO (AP) Receiver Keenan McCardell was released Thursday by the San Diego Chargers,
    who also got rid of linebacker Steve Foley and safety Terrence Kiel, both of whom had multiple run-ins with the law.
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    ``The way we evaluate players, you're a Charger one year at a time,'' general manager A.J. Smith said. `
    `You're judged off the field, on the field, production and work ethic.''

    McCardell has had five 1,000-yard seasons, and was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    when they won the Super Bowl following the 2002 season. He has 11,117 career receiving yards
    and 62 touchdowns. He had no catches when the Chargers, who were an NFL-best 14-2 in the
    regular season, were shocked in their playoff opener by the New England Patriots.

    Foley was shot three times on Sept. 3 by an off-duty Coronado police officer who suspected him
    of drunken driving. Foley missed the season and said last month that his career might be over.
    The outside linebacker, who had 10 sacks in 2004, forfeited $775,000 in salary.
    Foley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and faces
    a trial on May 7. Police say Foley had a blood-alcohol level of 0.233 percent, nearly three times California's
    legal limit of 0.08 percent.


    Kiel pleaded guilty last month to felony and misdemeanor drug charges for shipping codeine-based cough
    syrup to Texas, part of a plea bargain that could allow him to avoid jail time. He was led off the practice field
    and arrested in the locker room by Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Sept. 26.
    Kiel still faces charges for urinating outside a nightclub Dec. 18 in downtown San Diego,
    several hours after the Chargers' home victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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    Cutting players like this is a good thing.

    I'm very impressed with AJ Smith. He's done a great job of re-signing his players at reasonable prices. (Not to mention the job he's done drafting them.)

    If the Charger's new coaching staff gells, they are very quickly going to replace the Colts as our primary rivals.
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    Their coach is Norv Turner. :singing: :singing: :singing: :singing:
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    carolinatony Rookie

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    "Their coach is Norv Turner."

    I would be surprised to see them in the AFC Title game next year.
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    Amen!:eat3:
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    That's why I felt compelled to include the caveat about their coaching.

    At least Turner isn't likely to go for it on 4th and long in a playoff game just to prove that he has balls.

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    if you research the norvster, you'd see he's taken over two 4-12 teams, we're not a 4-12 team, plus we're already running the offense he installed, it's really a perfect fit given the late timing we fell into when marty engineered his own firing.

    how anyone could say we lack class by releasing one guy who will probably never play football again and who admittedly was a dui, one guy who has a felony against him, and one guy who showed his age last year and was very well compensated for his time in san diego, is beyond me.

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