Blog Entry

Tra Thomas retires

Posted on: August 21, 2010 3:00 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Marcus McNeill just got some leverage. Veteran left tackle Tra Thomas has decided to retire. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune broke the story. The Chargers brought Thomas in as a camp body to fill the place of McNeill, who is holding out.

As things stand right now, the Chargers are counting on Brandon Dombrowski at left tackle. Undrafted rookie Brady Bond is now the top backup tackle. Don’t be surprised if San Diego brings in a free agent.

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Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2010 12:37 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

Finally somebody got it right. Everyone else is jumping to judgment as people are prone to these days. Also, as you may recognize, with Drombowski's performance against Ware last night McNeil is the one who just lost leverage.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2010 12:35 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

A.J. stands for Absolute Jerkoff.. I hate this guy and those Cheap Fucks The Spanos! The last few years we've been on the cusp of winning a championship, a few missing pieces that could've been filled via free agency could've pushed us over the top> but noooo Absolute Jerkoff needs to do things "his way"  NewsFlash AJ You are nothing like your predecessor John Butler.

      
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Signed,
      
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nbsp;   Sick & Tired Bolts Fan



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

There's no reason any of this should have happened. Everybody should quit blaming AJ. McNeill should have taken his $3.5 mil and let his play speak for itself. If he had an all-pro season, he'd get his long term deal (Antonio Gates ring a bell ?). If not by the Chargers then another team. He wants it all now but look at the history of the Chargers, or most nfl teams for that matter, there's a system in place for a reason. Who ever gets what they want by holding out? Out of sight out of mind. There's no doubt AJ is arrogant but you have to be to a point in his line of work. Look at the egos he has to deal with on a daily basis. 



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2010 1:28 am
 

Tra Thomas retires

I really hope you dont believe that



Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2010 1:27 am
 

Tra Thomas retires

Stop with the Bree's garbage. You have a short memory. The year before, Brees sucked like his last name was Oreck. That is WHY they had to draft Rivers, he was going backwards. It's good for him he landed in New Orleand and kudos to him for getting it done there.

If they get rid of AJ, you might get another Beathard. You'll have guys from SCLSU named Bobby Bouche trying out for the team, and we traded a first round pick for him. AJ has been the best hands down in the last 30 years as a Chargers GM. Does Mikaehl Riks ring a bell?

As far as Jefferson, that was Gene Klein era. JJ regretted MAKING the Chargers deal him for the rest of his career. BTW his replacement, was a guy named Chandler, who wasn't that bad. In 1982 he had over 1000 yards is like 7 games. then the strike came. If you prorated his and Fouts numbers they would have been records that might still stand today.

The 80's Chargers mistakes were the handling of Fred Dean and Gary Johnson, period. Not many people know that the Chargers Defense in 1979, the year that Houston snuck the playoff game away, were monsters. Look it up.

Jerzee


Best post.....by far!!!!   Who was the All-pro Drew Brees lost his job to....was that, Doug Flutie???  So yeah, they HAD to get Rivers.  Finally Brees started to turn the corner then.  But hard to pay 2 starting QB salaries, even if Brees didn't get hurt that last game for SD.  And yes, woulda been nice to see Seau and LT retire as Chargers.....but they couldn't walk away from the game.  Not worth the money.

Chandler was an equal replacement for JJ.  He just came from New Orleans, who were the dregs of the league at the time, so he didn't have the reputation.  With Joiner/Winslow in tow, Jefferson never would of put up Rice numbers like an earlier post said.

Worst move Chargers made in 80's was getting rid of James Brooks to Cincy.  He sure could have been handy when Muncie's career spiraled outta control.  (But damn Chuck was a heckuva player)  Fred Dean fiasco was close 2nd. 



Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2010 10:12 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

Bottom line gentlemen, Tra was a heck of a football player and mentor! NFL loses a true professional and future HOFer.



Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2010 9:55 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

Stop with the Bree's garbage. You have a short memory. The year before, Brees sucked like his last name was Oreck. That is WHY they had to draft Rivers, he was going backwards. It's good for him he landed in New Orleand and kudos to him for getting it done there.

If they get rid of AJ, you might get another Beathard. You'll have guys from SCLSU named Bobby Bouche trying out for the team, and we traded a first round pick for him. AJ has been the best hands down in the last 30 years as a Chargers GM. Does Mikaehl Riks ring a bell?

As far as Jefferson, that was Gene Klein era. JJ regretted MAKING the Chargers deal him for the rest of his career. BTW his replacement, was a guy named Chandler, who wasn't that bad. In 1982 he had over 1000 yards is like 7 games. then the strike came. If you prorated his and Fouts numbers they would have been records that might still stand today.

The 80's Chargers mistakes were the handling of Fred Dean and Gary Johnson, period. Not many people know that the Chargers Defense in 1979, the year that Houston snuck the playoff game away, were monsters. Look it up.

Jerzee



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2010 8:51 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

All this worry and the funny thing is after all the worries about signings and holdouts and injuries and all the predictions that generate excitement for fans, come playoff time the chargers will still have won  the west the Patriots will have won the east and the colts will have won the central.  But whatever makes everyone else happy is ok.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2010 8:00 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

Seau was washed up.  LT is washed up.  Brees had his arm torn off like a turkey leg, a team doctor called it..."carrer ending", and as it turns out Philip Rivers ain't chopped liver.   And in case idiots like you havn't noticed the Chargers went 13-3 last year, so you can hardly argue that AJ Smith is destroying the Chargers.


I truely hate people like you.   Pathetic biased ass bags who exaggerate and flat out ignore facts in order to support your argument.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Tra Thomas retires

WOW this article is misinformed.   There was never a plan for one second that Tra Thomas would be anything more than DEPTH you fool Andy Benoit.   Dombrowski and Greene are the two battling for the job, Thomas was nothing more than O-line depth.

Stupid article, stupid writer, lets move on...


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