Thursday, August 12, 2010

Merriman Returns. Whee

Shawne Merriman is returning to the San Diego Chargers this weekend, ending his holdout, which was not about money. He will accept the $3.29 million for one year which was the team's initial offer, and I think that is terribly gracious of him. The team did not promise never to trade him, so he is taking a really big chance there, playing without a "no trade guarantee" just like, say, Philip Rivers and 51 other players. Impressive.

Equally impressive is his humility in agreeing to play for a team who rejected his demand to "build their defense around me." We are so grateful that he is willing to do that after sitting out one full season due to injury and playing most of the next at reduced capacity do to several other injuries. What kind of team would be hesitant to build its defense around that?

Um, one with smart, or even reasonably competent, management.

1 comment:

bruce said...

I was going to ask you if you're looking forward to the game this weekend, but now....

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