Posts Tagged ‘A.J. Smith’

Chargers Announce Firing of GM A.J. Smith and Norv Turner

The beat goes on in the NFL, with Monday’s coaching changes, the latest being the official one in San Diego, where GM A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner were fired. “I thank A.J. and Norv for the determination and integrity they brought to the Chargers each and every day,” said team President Dean Spanos. “Both […]

Chargers GM Smith Gives High Praise to the Broncos and Manning

The Peyton Manning-led Broncos are the favorites in the AFC West and the Chargers are second per Cantor Gaming. This played right into the theme Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith has been playfully sounding since Manning signed with the Broncos in March accoridng to Kevin Acee and Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I […]

Chargers GM A.J. Smith Says Team is “Wide Open” to Draft Day Deal

Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith likes to make trades during the NFL Draft. Smith has traded at least once in six of nine drafts since becoming general manager in 2003 and has made eight draft-day deals altogether. “We’re wide open,” Smith told Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday. “We have been always […]

Chargers Owner Spanos Knows Keeping Turner and Smith Not a Popular Decision

The Chargers have had trouble selling out games and President Dean Spanos’ decision to retain general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner might create more apathy with the fan base according to Tim Sullivan of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Spanos’ decision provoked sharp criticism and, in some quarters, mild shock. Various commentators charged Spanos […]

Report: Smith to Leave San Diego for the Rams – with Jon Gruden as Coach

It sounds like the wheels are already turning for the Chargers to make some big wholesale moves once the season ends. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that if A.J. Smith is canned, he’ll turn around and grab Jon Gruden and head to St.Louis to run the show there. The first order of business for […]

Chargers Appear Headed to Camp with Holdouts

It looks more and more as if the Chargers will have a couple of official holdouts once camp opens. The San Diego Union Tribune says that Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill will almost for sure not be in camp on time, and the Chargers are standing by their word of not giving the players what […]

Chargers’ Merriman Charged With Battery

It certainly looks like trouble manages to shadow San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman at every turn – or so it seems. Sunday found Merriman under arrest and accused of choking and restraining his girlfriend, reality TV star Tila Tequila, as she tried to leave his home. Tequila subsequently signed a citizens arrest warrant, which […]