Luvtopost 2012-07-12 03:20:42
refuse to play for the Chargers?
Polarhound 2012-07-12 03:20:47
Because his daddy didn’t want him to.
Jdm 2012-07-12 03:20:49
Maybe because his dad didn’t want him to go play ‘MartyBall’ under charger
coach Marty S. or maybe because San Diego has been a disasterous place for a
young QB to go or Maybe because San Diego already has a young QB named Dru
Breez (sp) and a QB controversy maybe brewing in ChargerLand.
The Giants have QB Kerry Collins in the last year of his contract.
Nightfall 2012-07-12 03:20:51
refuse to play for the Chargers?
I don’t think the Manning’s were EVER quoted saying Eli would not play
for the Chargers. They told the Chargers he would rather not play for them.
They never talked to the press about it…. the Chargers did.
Mpoconnor7 2012-07-12 03:20:56
I’m willing to cut Archie Manning a lot of slack in this matter, as he is one
QB who would have been one of the all time greats if he had played with a
franchise who really cared about trying to build a team around him. In the
days before Free Agency, a player was pretty much stuck having to spend his
career whereever he was drafted.
On those terrible Saint teams in the 70’s, it was sad to watch a great player
like Manning out there without a decent offensive line or receiving corps,
getting hammered by the defensive lines week after week. The franchise just
couldn’t build anything around him because of their ineptitude at evaluating
talent, and he was unfairly labelled a loser for most of his career. He
managed to finish .500 only once in his career with the Saints (1979), and in
1978 was voted NFC player of the year despite playing with a 7-9 team.
I think if Manning had wound up in Pittsburgh instead of Terry Bradshaw, they
still would have won four Super Bowls in the 70’s . He had that kind of talent
and you could see it in the films. I can understand him not wanting his son to
suffer the same misfortune he has, as the Chargers are not one of the better
run NFL franchises in recent years.
The success of Peyton Manning has demonstrated that talent runs in the Manning
family, and I think Eli has a good chance to be even better than his brother.
Archie lives vicariously thru his sons, as all fathers do, and he is looking
out for his son’s best interests. Based on the way Archie was treated by the
Saint franchise during his career there, I can sympathize with him.
Michael O’Connor – Modern Renaissance Man
“The likelihood of one individual being correct increases in a direct
proportion to the intensity with which others try to prove him wrong”
James Mason from the movie “Heaven Can Wait”.
Gregoryd 2012-07-12 03:21:11
Archie. Archie is a paranoid freak who puts on this quiet
demeanor in public and then lets loose in private. He’s used
to being the big man around New Orleans and is very
accustomed to getting what he wants. Just ask anyone
in the city about how much he pays in taxes on that nice
big house he has as an example.
Kerry danielso 2012-07-12 03:21:23
I dont see why a talented quarterback would ever want to go to the charges
all they do is throw dump passes and hand it off any back up quarter back
could do that Job. Manning wants to accomplish something. Plus its the
Tarkus 2012-07-12 03:21:48
There would be no QB controversy in SD. Brees would simply be a
placeholder until Manning (and now Rivers) is ready. Brees days as a
Charger starter are numbered. He’s simply not that good.
“Talk about a mismatch! Priest Holmes running to the flag against Zeke
Moreno? That’s Sea Biscuit versus Secretariat! God bless Zeke Mareno
but c’mon!” – Hank Bauer, Chargers’ radio color analyst
Now playing: “Yes – Rick Wakeman Solo”