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This picture describes what the Chargers' defense needs...ATTITUDE
Vontaze Burfict has received mixed reviews from the college football world.
On one hand, there is no doubting that he has the physical make-up to be the next great middle linebacker in the league. The man is gifted and has been a beast since starting his freshman year at ASU.
The man is mean and will do anything to make you regret stepping on his field.
On the other hand, due to his nasty streaks, people around the league say he will be a poor locker-room guy because he lacks discipline; he lets emotions get the best of him too often.
I am sorry, but I have to go off on this point for a second...
Since when has being a badass been a bad thing in the NFL? At one of the most punishing positions to play, inside linebacker, you have to have some attitude. You have to avoid 350-pound linemen who are coming to kill you every play while you try to tackle a 225-pound man running a 4.40 40 right at you.
Disciplining players is on the management of the organization. Too often I hear of teams that are unwilling to draft an "undisciplined player" (oh, who usually happens to be black. But that is for another day's discussion) and, thus, pick the safer, less talented player.
This mindset defines the Chargers for me. A.J. Smith nor Norv Turner have the mental fortitude to handle a player like this.
If they are still in office, I highly doubt we draft Burfict—a player that I feel will be the next great ILB in the NFL.