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Smith in charge in San Diego

GM is unafraid to make tough choices

By Mike Reiss
November 19, 2006

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Nobody was going to hold A.J. Smith hostage. The year was 2004 and the San Diego Chargers general manager was holding all the cards, his team with the top pick in the NFL draft. Smith was putting together a list of four players from which to select when the plans took an unexpected turn. One of the players, quarterback Eli ... (Full article: 2170 words)

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