Originally Posted by aikemirv
What seems weird to me is that the Chargers made this public. If I was the owner and they told me that I would keep it very quiet, take the best trade offer that NY had offered and drop down the draft. If the object is to make the Mannings look bad, which they do and which they are, they could have accomplished this after the draft rather than before and gotten the maximun value for there trade down. Now they won't.
I totally agree with this. SD doesn't come off as smart in the way they handled this at all, IMO. Maybe Archie has a point about the competency of their front office. I wouldn't be surprised if this goes on more often than we think behind closed doors. Regardless, Eli still comes off as a spoiled brat..