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I don't like that kind of attitude. I can see where Eli came from, as playing in SD would mean playing Peyton a lot. But Luck has nothing of that type in the NFL. He is pretty much telling Luck that if he whines and complains and refuses to do something (much like a 5 year old), he will eventually get his way. I like Eli, but I don't like the message he is sending

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I don't like that kind of attitude. I can see where Eli came from, as playing in SD would mean playing Peyton a lot. But Luck has nothing of that type in the NFL. He is pretty much telling Luck that if he whines and complains and refuses to do something (much like a 5 year old), he will eventually get his way. I like Eli, but I don't like the message he is sending

Was that the reason or one of the reasons Eli refused to sign with SD? I never read anything that officially came from him on the matter but my understanding was he didn't want to go to SD because they still had Brees, who was very much in his prime and SD didn't know exactly what they were going to do with the QB situation even with their new QB. NYG on the other hand had Warner at the time who was never going to be the long-term solution so he knew there was a better overall chance of getting to play sooner with NYG as opposed to SD. I'm sure there was more to it than that also.

The eery thing is in that regard Luck would compare to Eli because if he were to be drafted by the Colts and Peyton is healthy then he won't be playing any time soon whereas if he went to Miami or Washington (who overall I think might be the best fit behind San Fran) then he'd be playing from day 1.

All that aside, though I agree with you and that was one thing about Eli that's always bothered me. I've never been a fan of the "no I won't sign with your team" mentality....but I think I could get past it and not hold it against ol Andrew if he were to pull the same thing. :D

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Was that the reason or one of the reasons Eli refused to sign with SD? I never read anything that officially came from him on the matter but my understanding was he didn't want to go to SD because they still had Brees, who was very much in his prime and SD didn't know exactly what they were going to do with the QB situation even with their new QB. NYG on the other hand had Warner at the time who was never going to be the long-term solution so he knew there was a better overall chance of getting to play sooner with NYG as opposed to SD. I'm sure there was more to it than that also.

I'm with you, I've never heard anything official on the matter either, but what you said makes more sense than what I said

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I'm with you, I've never heard anything official on the matter either, but what you said makes more sense than what I said

I remember hearing there were also concerns about the way the team was being run, but never heard anything more substantial than that. And honestly that sounds like it could have simply been the public spin they put on it because that sounds better than "he thinks he's too good to sit on the bench."

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I remember hearing there were also concerns about the way the team was being run, but never heard anything more substantial than that. And honestly that sounds like it could have simply been the public spin they put on it because that sounds better than "he thinks he's too good to sit on the bench."

Yeah, I agree. I've tried looking for reasons why Eli would have said he would not play for the Chargers, but I can't find anything reliable. I guess we'll never know...

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I don't get why Andrew Luck wouldn't want to get drafted by the Dolphins. To go where, Seattle? Minnesota? St. Louis? I could see why he would want to go play for the 49ers, but they're not going to trade away all their picks to get Luck when they're very close to being serious contenders. Miami is a proud franchise (or was, atleast) in a big market, great tradition, etc. I think he'll just be happy that he got drafted.

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I don't get why Andrew Luck wouldn't want to get drafted by the Dolphins. To go where, Seattle? Minnesota? St. Louis? I could see why he would want to go play for the 49ers, but they're not going to trade away all their picks to get Luck when they're very close to being serious contenders. Miami is a proud franchise (or was, atleast) in a big market, great tradition, etc. I think he'll just be happy that he got drafted.

I agree. Mike Nolan knows how to run a good 3-4 defense, they have an O-line anchored by one of the best tackles in the game and he has a primary weapon in Marshall. Plus, being close to the beach certainly won't hurt

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