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Bolts 'extremely uncomfortable' with franchising V-Jax

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08:06 AM ET 02.22 | Franchising Vincent Jackson would come at great cost to the Chargers, something reportedly north of $13 million. Jackson will otherwise become an unrestricted free agent March 13, allowing him to negotiate and sign with another team. The team recently held its annual state-of-the-franchise meetings, and it's been all but decided that Jackson's tag is too rich in an offseason with several needs to address. While retaining Jackson is considered a top priority for general manager A.J. Smith, sources said Smith is "extremely uncomfortable" allocating that much money to a one-year guaranteed deal. A tag late in the designation period is not beyond possibility, but ultimately, the chances are said to be "highly unlikely."

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February 22, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Do they ever do anything that makes the fan base comfortbable?

February 22, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Then release him ......he would look good in tiger stripes teamed up with A.J. Green

February 22, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Dude is way too inconsistent at $13M.

February 22, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Seems like they go through this with this guy every season.

February 22, 2012  08:17 AM ET

For the team that lets a Darren Sproles walk, letting VJax walk is a no-brainer.

February 22, 2012  08:18 AM ET

When will teams learn that wide receivers are not worth that kind of money? How many wide receivers have really been season changes (Moss for a while, Rice, Owens maybe, but how many others?)? Chargers should dump Jackson and find two or three good young receivers for the same money.

February 22, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Poor Phillip Rivers

February 22, 2012  08:33 AM ET

What kind of "uncomfortable"? Like some strange guy looking at you in a weird way in the locker room shower? Your wife asking to be "the man" in bed?

February 22, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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What kind of "uncomfortable"? Like some strange guy looking at you in a weird way in the locker room shower? Your wife asking to be "the man" in bed?

Or the kind of uncomfortness they got when they said "Norv Turner will be our football coach in 2012"

February 22, 2012  08:39 AM ET

The tag is higher on him because they already tagged him this last year. Second year you tag the same guy it goes up considerably.
The tag for a WR, first time tagged, is $9.7 million.

February 22, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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Or the kind of uncomfortness they got when they said "Norv Turner will be our football coach in 2012"

That made me uncomfortable and confused.

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February 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET

I am sure he is not ready to help them out with this after they treated him like crap when they had the leverage.

February 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

When will teams learn that wide receivers are not worth that kind of money? How many wide receivers have really been season changes (Moss for a while, Rice, Owens maybe, but how many others?)? Chargers should dump Jackson and find two or three good young receivers for the same money.

Sure they are worth it, if they are good enough and you have the QB to get them the ball. The corner backs trying to cover them are getting more.
Play makers, difference makers, win games when all else is almost equal.

February 22, 2012  09:03 AM ET

The Lord without Rings is uncomfortable with the idea of not looking like he is screwing Jackson over if they make this deal. The key component of all AJ Smith deals is that he has to obviously screw over the player.

February 22, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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The Lord without Rings is uncomfortable with the idea of not looking like he is screwing Jackson over if they make this deal. The key component of all AJ Smith deals is that he has to obviously screw over the player.

Obviously in the book "How to stay General Manager and Constantly Underachieve and Dissappoint"

February 22, 2012  09:21 AM ET

They do seem comfortable with Norv.

February 22, 2012  09:44 AM ET

"While retaining Jackson is considered a top priority for general manager A.J. Smith"

Oh yeah? Then why has this dragged on for like 3 years now? Geeesh...and these guys KEPT their jobs??

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February 22, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Do they ever do anything that makes the fan base comfortbable?

They provide nice weather in which to be disappointed.

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