Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Oh boy, football season

Oh boy, oh boy… This is the time of year when my wife starts rolling her eyes a lot. The Chargers opened training camp today. All our draft picks are signed, all of last years starters are back… Well, the starters that really matter are back except one.

I hate to see Donny Edwards gone. He was a really good guy and our leading tackler, but most of his tackles were on the defensive side of the line of scrimmage. Wilhelm is, I think, going to do a fine job of filling his shoes so we still have (imho) the best corps of linebackers there is.

New head coach, and I’m a Norv Turner fan. There is no question he can run an offense, so we just have to see if he can run a team. With this pool of talent I think he can. I’m excited about our prospects this year.

Except, of course, that Quentin Jammer is still with us. If he could defend against opposing receivers with his mouth he would be as good as he thinks he is, but unfortunately he’ll still be out there committing penalties, blowing coverages, and tripping over his own feet.

Less than three weeks until the first preseason game. Pant, pant, pant.


  1. I would beg to differ. Football season has been going on for sometime and CA has just obtained a "new player" recently. I wouldn't think you could have misssed that, eve if it isn't your hometown. I would say that "arm ball" (or something along those lines) season will start sometime probably too soon. Silly Americans don't know how to name a sport.

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  3. I meant to say he started for CA after he retired from his real team, and he's got a snotty wife who isn't as pretty as she thinks she is.

  4. I didn't mean to imply that the new player was worth getting super excited about, just that it seemed like his arrival would be hard to miss. I have heard rumors (from across the pond) that he left there because his playing was going downhill. I'm just saying that if hands are involved, it isn't "Football."
    For the record, I am not sure I have never seen a picture of his wife.