The San Diego Chargers 2-2 start to the season has prompted general manager AJ Smith to call the team’s play “soft”. Yesterday, linebacker Shawne Merriman bristled at this statement.
“I don’t know too much of that. That’s an opinion of a person, and it’s not needed,” Merriman said. “We know that we have to play better. […] We’re going to make adjustments in this locker room as far as players and our attitudes and getting after people a little more. But all that extra (stuff) is not needed at all.”
Merriman later added that if Smith were female and a skosh more Asian he’d make him sorry he opened his punkass mouth.
Seriously, is this the guy you want to provoke? I’ve never met Merriman, but, based on his rep, if I ever saw him walking towards me on the sidewalk I’d cross the street. Nosiree, I would never do anything to provoke the guy.
Say, have you all seen this picture before?