“Time Out from All the Hate”
We interrupt your regularly scheduled program, for this.
The NFL Draft Recap.
It was hard to watch, this NFL draft, especially if your phone number is in the 860-858-619 area code.
Tough to see all those so-called Chargers fans, bribed by the owner, to show up wearing jerseys and hats, with the tags still on them, while the loyal 56-years fans, left behind in San Diego, with an empty stadium, and broken hearts.
For 3-days though, you must push aside the hate you have for anyone named Spanos, and salute what GM Tom Telesco accomplished.
A Grade “A” draft, for a team that needs more players and a dose of health and good luck.
WR-Mike Williams…a big time player from Clemson. Enormous 6’4-size coupled with gifted speed, reminding you of Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd. Needed defense, took the gift of a pretty good receiver. Grade (A)
OT-Forrest Lamp….this was a left tackle who earned his stripes at Eastern Kentucky, when they lined up to play Alabama and Florida over the last couple of years. He pass blocked all the edge rushers, and id very well. He projects inside as a starting guard, a critical area of need on this team. I still wise DJ Fluker were here as part of the young vets on the roster. Grade (A)
OG-Dan Feeney…He was a 4-year starter at Indiana, a pure guard, and very highly rated. He did battle back from a concussion issue, but is a real mauler. Makes you hope he is like the last Indiana guard they had-Kris Dielman. Grade (B)
S-Rayshawn Jenkins…a bigger (6’1-210) safety from the Miami Hurricanes..can run, has good ball skills…might be a young version of Rodney Harrison in time….will have to be taught..but started for 3-years in Coral Gables. Grade (B)
S-Desmond King…Iowa Hawkeye started for four years. He fell on the board because of 5’10 size, but can run, hit, cover, could be an inside slot guy..and has experience as a safety also. He might turn out to be a steal. Grade (B)
OT-Sam Tevia…A converted defensive lineman who became a rock solid drive blocker at Utah and got better. Can play both sides of line. By the way, last converted D-lineman they had, Dielman. Grade C)
DT-Isaac Rochelle…Notre Dame inside guy who takes up space. Physical, tough to move, not much of a pass rusher, but will be given a chance as a rotation guy. Grade (C).
The Chargers offense is loaded. The defense is thin. They will put points on the board, they will give up points.
Root for Telesco-Rivers and friends.
We return you to your normally scheduled program of “hating” the Spanos family.