Mike Tolbert was just over half of the Chargers running game, including their short yardage back.
But when the Lord of No Rings came a-calling, Tolbert was happy to leave four million dollars on the table in order to get the hell away from a shit franchise.
Instead of often playing a feature role, he'll be behind DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart on the depth chart.
"I'm just happy to be a Panther." said Tolbert.
"The Chargers are going to suck balls this season and they're run by a world class douche." Is what he should have said.
It's only the near-sightedness and perhaps improper dosages of his anti-anger medication that led owner Dean Spanos to retain the services of A.J. Smith.
Norv Turner? Sure, he can't win the big one, but he's a nice guy. At least we can get that.
But Smith? He should have been sent to the North Pole like John Larroquette at the end of Spies Like Us. His dick measuring last season against the Vincent Jackson agents was utterly fruitless and cost him a ton of respect both inside the building and out.
What is there to be exited about in San Diego?
A sub-par defense?
A running back of the future that won't get to the future because he can't stay healthy?
Let's face it, Philip Rivers is a declining talent that isn't going to bounce back this season and Robert Meachem, while having some nice wheels, is unproven as a #1 receiver.
You just get the feeling that the rats are leaving a sinking ship in San Diego and that Spanos is happy to completely let the team capsize in anticipation of a big move to LA with a new coach, new GM and possibly a shiny new Matt Barkley in 2013.
And with Peyton in the division now? Pffff. Stick a fork in this team. They have dick.