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Look on the bright side-Ted Cottrell isn't our DC

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  1. BoysRule2

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    Chargers' All-Pro linebacker frustrated by lack of sacks

    By Kevin Acee
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    November 2, 2007

    JIM BAIRD / Union-Tribune
    The Chargers' Shawne Merriman hasn't had many opportunities to celebrate sacking the quarterback this season, going sackless in four of the team's seven games.

    Shawne Merriman was enraged. He was yelling before and after plays. “I'm gonna hit the next (bleeper) in the mouth that I see,” he screamed more than a few times.

    He could hardly believe the Houston Texans were running the ball, down by 32 points this past Sunday.

    “They just didn't want the game to get ugly,” Merriman said. “I was (ticked) off. I want to hit the quarterback. . . . Hell, yeah, I was frustrated. I was ready to start a fight at any point in that game.”

    The temptation would be to believe Merriman is just as frustrated by the season as a whole. And he definitely is frustrated. But he has come to accept his contributions must be varied this season as teams are scheming more than ever to keep him from their passer.

    “I get so (angry) because I can't go out there and affect the game with a sack,” Merriman said. “But you go to the film and see they can't run this, they can't run that, they've got to put two people on me, they have to fan, have to chip, they have to do all this stuff. That makes me a little satisfied.”

    Merriman went without a sack Sunday, the fourth time in seven games he has done so this season. He has just 5½ sacks all year. Moreover, he has not been around the quarterback as much as he was in 2006, totaling just 7½ quarterback knockdowns and five hurries.

    A man who had a league-leading 17 sacks in just 12 games last season faces questions when tangible production drops that drastically.

    “People want to see sacks,” Merriman said. “That's what they got me here for. But you don't get to be the best player in the game by just sacking people. That means you're one-dimensional.”

    That's a man who has been through some bouts of fury this season. He was upset with how he was being used this season. Dropping into coverage more than ever, he wanted to be going after quarterbacks more.
  2. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Even brigher side is we don't have Norv Turner as our HC.
  3. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    FWIW, Ware also has 5.5 sacks and has 3 games without a sack.
  4. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    sounds like Roid Rage
  5. burntricersx

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    I'm so glad we drafted Ware over the one dimensional Merriman. Yes, Merriman's got the gaudier numbers, the Nike commercial, the dance, etc. but I'd much rather have the Ware, the complete player...
  6. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    they seem to be getting it together now and playing pretty well...I know its popular to hate on Norv, but its probably best to wait and see how things turn out in a yr or two before decalring him a massive failure again

    he wasnt the one who wanted to hire Ted Cottrell as DC, AJ Smith forced that hire on him

    David
  7. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    To me, it doesn't matter what he does at SD, I never cared for Turner as a HC and never wanted him here as a HC. Whether AJ forced assistance to Turner or not, he accepted that position knowing the consequence. I have no doubt in my mind that Turner is a bad HC and his record proves that. I have no problem with him as a OC.
  8. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Shawne, it could've been worse. The Chargers did interview Mike Zimmer for the head coaching job there.




    YAKUZA
  9. Torn_ACL

    Torn_ACL Member

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    This guy is pathetic.
  10. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Suprise... once he quit taking 'roids his play falls off.

    How long until he is back on them again?
  11. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    San Diego Chargers' Shawne Merriman has watched his sack totals drop and his unhappiness with how he is being deployed in the defensive scheme rise.

    Merriman went without a sack Sunday, the fourth time in seven games he has done so this season. He has just 5½ sacks all year. Moreover, he has not been around the quarterback as much as he was in 2006, totaling just 7½ quarterback knockdowns and five hurries.
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  13. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Well, his play hasn't fallen off the earth by any means. He's got 5.5 sacks in 7 games. That's on pace for 12.5 sacks this year which is still very good.




    YAKUZA
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The other side of the coin:

    Ware > Merriman
  15. Dcowboy84

    Dcowboy84 Well-Known Member

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    so Merriman is now "needling" his defensive coaching scheme...sigh

    must be having withdrawals
  16. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    OR IT COULD BE YOU ARE NOT JUICING ANYMORE, YOU THINK???:laugh1:
  17. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Guess Ware had better pick it up.......

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