Alper linked earlier this morning in the one-liners to an interview of Chargers owner Dean Spanos. Since I actually read the one-liners (for a change) and was interested in seeing what Spanos had to say, I clicked the link and checked it out.
Though there’s nothing particularly earth-shattering, I was intrigued to see the new arrival who most intrigues Spanos: Former Ravens and Chiefs fullback Le’Ron McClain.
“I’m excited about all of them and I’m not trying to pick any favorite, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Le’Ron McClain can do and how he can help us,” Spanos said. “He’s an exciting character. Very charismatic. I think he’s going to be a great addition to our team and he will be exciting for our fans to watch.”
Other new arrivals for the Chargers include receiver Robert Meachem, receiver Eddie Royal, linebacker Jarret Johnson.
Spanos also addressed the departures of receiver Vincent Jackson and running back Mike Tolbert, who reportedly took less money to join the Panthers.
“Those are two players we would love to have had back,” Spanos said. “We surely made an attempt to get those players signed, but there comes a point where if you sometimes sign one player, you might limit yourself and your ability to get a host of other important players. It’s a balancing act and you have to decide what’s most important and what will make the best impact on the team going forward. Speaking specifically of Vincent, we clearly would’ve loved to have him back, but he chose to move on. If we had signed him, I think it would’ve really limited our ability to sign four or five of the free agents that we did get.”
Spanos is right, but the question is whether those four or five free agents will mean more to the team than one Vincent Jackson.