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    pumph

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    1. To Tennessee: SS Mario Ruff 6-1 185 6 Cincinnati [Zone Coverage] [0/C] 85 (Player line resets) To Los Angeles: Tennessee's 2027 4th Round Pick Ruff is currently in Year 3 of a 4-year, $16M contract (59.38% G) 2026: $4M (3G) 2027: $4M (1G)
    2. To Detroit: WR Jarvis Ward 5-9 189 4 Texas A&M [Speed] [0] [$] [+] 88 To Los Angeles: FS Marquise Holliday 6-1 198 3 Clemson [Zone Coverage] [0/C] 85 OLB Dean Fagan 6-1 242 2 New Mexico [Blitz] [+2] 83 Ward is in his 5th year option of his rookie contract, paying him $8.0M, fully guaranteed Holliday is in the final year of his original (4 years, 18 million), rookie contract, with the 5th-year option at 4.5M, fully guaranteed in 2027. Fagan is in Year 3 of his 4-year rookie deal. (4 years, 7 million, 50% guaranteed)
    3. Updated 6/5/22 through the bulk of free agency and after our trade.
    4. aww, I wanted to see a bunch of drunken bids and bickering about other teams' bids as people took advantage of the holiday weekend.
    5. We didn’t buy one player. Aight? But I don’t know if we’re going to be able to sustain that in the future, because more and more people are doing it. It’s tough.
    6. Headed to El Paso this week to train football officials at a camp there. Driving my daughter to college in South Carolina in early August and will probably stop and visit family in NC on the way. In between, probably a beach trip or two around summer swim season for the kids, and OTAs/Training Camp with the Ravens. Been asking my wife for 2 months what she wants to do for our 20th anniversary this fall, and she won't commit to even looking at anything. I was thinking something like Punta Cana or a cruise. She'll probably only agree to something low-key like Charleston or something, if anything at all. Daughter wants me to take her out west, and I've been wanting to go to Bryce Canyon and Zion in southwest Utah for ages. I'm just not sure if we'll be able to swing it before she leaves for college.
    7. I didn't think I had an option on Cole Fay, who was released by the Raiders, but just in case, no, I am not picking up his option for a 5th year.
    8. Chargers #6 - ILB Bradley Rainey 5-11 223 3 Penn State [Will] [0/C] [§] 93 - Accepted $7,475,000 Pick #20, Tyrone Rivers, is dead to me
    9. I have my thermostat programmed to keep it at or below 82 in the summer at night, but 73 during the day. And at or above 62 in the winter, but 68 during the day. I normally don't like opening the windows up and shutting off the HVAC because then the little bugs like to come in the house through the screens. My house is decent size (a little over 3500 square feet), but we have ceiling fans in just about every room, and my energy bills are very low compared to the size of my house. (usually only in the $110-$130/month range) You're cold? Go get a blanket or put on a sweatshirt.
    10. Chargers 2026 Cap Sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x-3frwbDJLzN9dEDjVY4nBSBcluckeGw-E7DdQZxHlA/edit?usp=sharing
    11. pumph

      Los Angeles Chargers

      2026 Coaching Staff Active Roster (66/90) Practice Squad (0/12) IR (0)
    12. I'd have to say Dotson is the most-memorable sub-80 for me. I'm sure people that were here in the early days have some others, but I almost think those early seasons don't really count for something like this.
    13. Towards the end of last season, I put Daesean Sample as a Dime corner, and he made a few stat sheets. Extremely small sample-size (pun unintended), but I was pleased with what I saw. I have always been a fan of safeties on special teams coverage though. You get the speed that a lot of corners have, but the tackling ability that they lack.
    14. I'd play if I don't have to have the game. With the Caps not available, I'd take Nashville, I guess. Was so disappointed in FHM6 that I know I need a few more versions before it could be good enough to satisfy me. But I'll keep looking for Steam sales.
    15. Can you even imagine what Weldon would get on the open market? It won't happen with the tag in Miami's pocket. But it's fun to think about.
    16. He's still offended that it took nearly 2 weeks for you to notice though, and all his friends on the team are planning on entering the transfer portal.
    17. Our cap has gone up 5M pretty much every year. Small, but it's something. If we want realism, every new contract should basically set a new market. Instead, our players have agreed to be paid less than the best player, because they are not as good as the best player. Because of this, the market only seems to be reset when the top players re-sign, and not even so much when someone overpays someone just because they have the money to do so. In reality, any agent would say, sure, "my client is not as good as the best player, but you are talking about last year's market. This year's market, my client is worth more because teams have more money to spend, and if you want to sign him, you are going to have to pay him." Then, the top players would demand to renegotiate their contract because they do not want to play under an old deal that now sees them as the 10th-highest paid player at their position, for example. We also don't structure our contracts like real life, so there is zero need for teams to restructure deals, giving players extensions while they have several years left on their deals, to save cap space in the current year. This causes less resetting of the market as well. When Aaron Shea, Carlos Washington, or Raheem Robinson sign a 4-year deal, they play under that contract for four years before asking for a new contract. In real life either the player starts griping (and/or holds out) after Year 2 because now, there are a number of lesser players making more money than them, or the team has a bloated cap figure in Year 3 and 4 of that contract, and they restructure it, giving the player more guaranteed money to reduce their immediate salary cap hit, resetting the market with a big new contract. Because none of us are professional general managers, and because some of you are not looking for something as in-depth and potentially complicated as real life contracts, we use the simplified version of contracts that we do, which changes the way the market works. As someone who has planned for several real-life years, building a young team, I certainly would not like our system suddenly changed where I could not afford to keep my core players when their contracts are due. But if you want realism, and contracts to reflect a real-life free agent market, then yes, changes will have to be made. I don't think there is anything "wrong" with what we have, other than Nick Hall, of course.
    18. I like the scale we have, with small, incremental increases. Suddenly giving teams more money only leads to inflation and that leads to some bad contracts being given out. I think, more than anything, that there is no revenue component to things, artificially inflates our market. Because, as pointed out, unused cap space is viewed by many to be wasted money. I was laughed at for signing Greg Cobb several seasons ago at the price that I did (well above market value). But to me, I wasn't spending the money on anything else, so it didn't matter, and it was the only way to get him on my team versus another bidder doing the same thing. We have seen other teams give out expensive 1-year offers, well over market value, just because they had the money to "burn". This does tend to break things a bit if it resets the market. If there was some small incentive, and maybe incentive is not the right word, but benefit to not spending all of your cap space, it might help the contract market a bit. For instance, what if for every X dollars of unspent cap space you have at season's end (and you are not allowed to just cut players as your season ends just to have it count), you receive 1 Personal Wealth point? I don't know if that is a real incentive, but it at least means that your unspent cap space is not "wasted", there is some sort of financial benefit to it that the owner retains, akin to him saving money on contracts.
    19. Congrats to the Titans. Been a big fan of their organization for a long time And it hurts seeing Plummer do this after I tried so hard to trade up to get him.
    20. Chargers Nay 0 Influence Only because I don't think an interim coach should return as coordinator. They are always gone in real life, moving on after being passed over for the full time job. @cultur3
    21. 6'7" with a 35.5 vert? Tell me he couldn't bring down some red zone targets? Guess he wasn't good enough of a basketball player to play at Georgetown, so he converted to tight end. He just needs more time to learn the sport. Practice squad flag from me for sure.
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