Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Jun 2010

Chargers Sign Randy McMichael

The Chargers have signed tight end Randy McMichael to a one-year deal.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 03 Jun 2010

16 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2010, 3:29pm by Charger Jeff

Comments

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Thu, 06/03/2010 - 8:19pm

He's still around? Wow

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by Lance :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 12:31pm

No kidding-- I thought ol' "Mongo" McMichael had retired and gone on to pro wrestling!

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by rk (not verified) :: Sun, 06/06/2010 - 11:03pm

He's only 30 and he started all 16 games last year.

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by some guy (not verified) :: Thu, 06/03/2010 - 8:46pm

He was lost in St. Louis for awhile. I assume he will be a very marginal contributor, he was 43 in DYAR.

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by Dice :: Thu, 06/03/2010 - 10:16pm

Guessing he's not a real replacement for Manu Manu the slender?

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by Theo :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 5:48am

no, different types of TEs.

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by Charles Barkley (not verified) :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:47am

GINĂ³BILI!!!!!!!!!!

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by Megamanic :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:35am

Given that Gates missed some OTA time seeing a foot specialist McMichael may be there for insurance...

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by Neoplatonist Bolthead (not verified) :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 10:27am

Maybe. That's a scary thought. Optimistically, I think he's there to compete with Wilson and Epps for the #2-3 TE positions.

Sadly, they have no new Manumaleuna. If Hardwick stays healthy, Mruczkowski has some experience playing eligible in the NFL. Wilson is also an okay blocker, though he's not Manu-Handler. Of course, Manu wasn't Manu last year, either, and they still went 13-3.

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by TayloreatsBrady (not verified) :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 10:26am

McMichael beat his pregnant wife when he played for Miami. Stay classy, San Diego!

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by Anonymous1 (not verified) :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:11pm

What's the solution then? Shall we ban him from football for life?

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by chemical burn :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 2:50pm

I wouldn't object to convicted violent offenders of any sort of crime being banned from the NFL.

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by Theo :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 4:37pm

So (just wondering): "I wouldn't object to convicted violent offenders of any sort of crime being banned from any kind of work"?

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by Big Johnson :: Fri, 06/04/2010 - 7:09pm

agreed, unless its of the community type

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by chemical burn :: Sat, 06/05/2010 - 8:14pm

Please, save any "the NFL is just like the real world and any ideas you have about the NFL must be able to be equally applied to other parts of reality." But, sure, any violent felon should be banned from any job were they will work for an average of 3 years for their entire career and in that time become a millionaire.

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by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Mon, 06/07/2010 - 3:29pm

CAVEAT - I think McMichael is a total POS and he makes me want to take a shower every time I read about him.

That said - chemical burn, how is it that the size of the paycheck affects the relative scope of the moral outrage? I don't see why he should be allowed to have a regular job and not a high paying one.