A.j. Smith Quotes

Albert J. "A.J." Smith (born February 28, 1949) is a former professional American football executive. Previously, he served as the executive vice president and general manager of the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League

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“It looks like we've got a window now, from when the tender is signed, until Dallas.”

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“I don't know where the rumors come from. But if you hear something, and someone asks you and you say it is fine that should be good enough.”

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“I told him going into surgery that we were going to try to get a long-term deal. I told him not to worry about it during rehab. My main concern is for him to get healthy, come back and help the San Diego Chargers win a championship.”

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“We are going to try to long-term him. We originally wanted to do this in early February, but I guess Drew was just answering the question honestly.”

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“With the trading deadline approaching Oct. 18, we'd like to put an end to the swirling rumors that Philip Rivers is available for trade. Phillip Rivers will be a Charger for the remainder of the season.”

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“If you move up, you're going to pay a price. I wouldn't be against giving up a package for a certain individual who you think is an incredible player, a difference-maker. But the people who go up to do something like that probably think, 'We're a player away from a world championship.' I don't know if we're there yet.”

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“That's the way they wanted to approach it. Miami made an offer but was told it was not acceptable. We chose not to. We decided to wait and see if we have a chance in free agency to get him. Unless we had permission to first explore everything involved, we weren't going to make an offer.”

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“Now, we're not aware of any of that, but we'd like to explore that.”

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“Fran was at the Grey Cup. I don't know how many teams actually send a director or scout. My point is he's a tireless worker and he'll look wherever there are players that you think can help your football team win.”

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“We're comfortable with what we're offering and we're willing to go more. It's not acceptable on the other side.”

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