Originally posted by m04607:
Originally posted by kem99:
Why do you think he might be on the block by a team that many thought would be a SB contender? Its because he has yet to prove he isn't what he was before the injury and the steroids issue. On top of that, he brings a lot of distractions with him. At this point you have no evidence to suggest that he will ever return to being the same player he was prior to the injury.
Better to wait and see if he starts to show his old form before the year is over and see what SD does with him at the end of the year. They may just let him go if he does not improve drastically but still wants a big new contract.
Not true at all. I live in San Diego and the reason Shawne wants out has more to do with management. The GM called the team "soft" and Merriman took exception to that comment and is THE leader of the defense. He's been sitting out games d/t a severe GROIN pull, not a knee problem. That said, like with Lawson, he'll be 100% next season and have MUCH to prove given all the performance-enhancing talk and issues with SD and their management. I'd also think he'd excel with Singletary as a coach too. His passion alone would do WONDERS for our defense alone. A mid-level draft pick would more then pay off for itself, late this year and esp. next year under a defensive coordinator who is more then familiar with him. In fact, Manusky may be more inclined to move to a more SD-style defense.
Lawson is the player that is the weakest link at OLB right now even compared to Haralson. And with Brooks starting to emerge and Manny going back to his old ways of over-running plays (Manusky chewing him out) and STILL not possessing any semblence of a pass rush what so ever, imagine how scary a lineup of Brooks - Spikes - Willis - Merriman as starters and Haralson coming in off the bench and Lawson playing in our dime packages when we need a cover LB.