Dielman is Chargers' missing piece 

December, 12, 2006
12/12/06
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Chargers' general manager AJ Smith is well on his way to winning the Executive of the Year award. He along with head coach Marty Schottenheimer have pushed all the right buttons and played a key role in the Chargers 11-2 record.

We have talked a lot about LaDainian Tomlinson, Phillips River and Antonio Gates, so today I want to focus on Smith. Smith is a veteran who has been around the game for some time. He is a GM who understands that the best way to build a team is from the inside out. To do that you must be very good in terms of drafting offensive and defensive linemen.

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