Chargers ready to take next step
SAN DIEGO -- A.J. Smith knows "almost" doesn't mean anything in the NFL. He knows it all too well.
Smith was a personnel man for the Buffalo Bills in the early 1990s when the team went to four straight Super Bowls and lost them all. After those experiences, Smith is weary of getting excited about having a good roster. So excuse him if he doesn't get caught up in all the hype about his San Diego Chargers, who finally may be ready to take that necessary step from contender to champion. ...
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