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  • Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go?

    I think they definitely did. Rivers could have been traded for a 1st and 2nd rounder for sure.


    Imagine the Chargers with 2 more impact rookies on there team... that would be a dynasty in the making.


    Im not sold on the Rivers hype.... He completely collapsed in the last part of the season, whether the media and ESPN decide that they want to report it or not...

    And Drew Brees is only 2.5 years older then Rivers

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    I'm now convinced that you're 80Giants10.

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    • #3
      Hell yes they should of kept Drew. Rivers, however is not incredibly bad. I mean cut him some slack, 14-2 his first year starting. He did have a great supporting cast, keep in mind.

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      • #4
        There was an even chance that Brees could have turned out like Culpepper so they played the averages. Remember, Rivers was the 4th overall pick with a huge upside. People tend to forget, this was his 1st year as a starter. Carson Palmer's 1st year as a starter after riding the bench produced I beleive an 8-8 record. San Diego should be set at QB for the next decade and be an even better team next year.
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        • #5
          Re: Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go

          Originally posted by GiantRutgersFan
          I think they definitely did. Rivers could have been traded for a 1st and 2nd rounder for sure.


          Imagine the Chargers with 2 more impact rookies on there team... that would be a dynasty in the making.


          Im not sold on the Rivers hype.... He completely collapsed in the last part of the season, whether the media and ESPN decide that they want to report it or not...

          And Drew Brees is only 2.5 years older then Rivers
          ....what?

          That isn't even remotely possible, nevermind a "sure" thing.

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          • #6
            Re: Did the Chargers make a mistake in letting Drew Brees go

            Originally posted by frogstomp
            Originally posted by GiantRutgersFan
            I think they definitely did. Rivers could have been traded for a 1st and 2nd rounder for sure.


            Imagine the Chargers with 2 more impact rookies on there team... that would be a dynasty in the making.


            Im not sold on the Rivers hype.... He completely collapsed in the last part of the season, whether the media and ESPN decide that they want to report it or not...

            And Drew Brees is only 2.5 years older then Rivers
            ....what?

            That isn't even remotely possible, nevermind a "sure" thing.

            why? he was the #4 pick in a strong draft class and did nothing to make his stock decrease.


            Someone would have given up a first and second round pick for him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cardsalltheway
              I'm now convinced that you're 80Giants10.
              hmm

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              • #8
                Its hard to say that a team that just went 14-2 made a wrong move. As good as Brees was, Rivers QB rating was only 4 points lower and he did as good as or better than Brees ever did as a Charger...we have to keep in mind Brees was better in NO than he ever was in SD. Yeah, maybe they shoulda franchised Drew and traded him for an extra pick but b/c of the injury they decided against it, so its understandable, the injury woulda made the market for him a lot weaker in terms of trades. Theyll surely get a 3rd as compensation for him...they wouldnt have gotten a whole lot better than that in a trade, probly a 2nd rounder is what they woulda got. Things worked out for the Chargers in general and Rivers looks good, he played pretty damn well in the game against NE, it was dropped passes and fumbles that lost them the game.

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                • #9
                  They didnt make the wrong decision. You drafted a franchis QB with the 4th pick and you rather go with him than someone who is going under shoulder surgery. Brees already didnt have the strongest arm in the NFL so the team worried about his injury. However, I do feel they screwed Drew Brees, and in fact was happy about his injury because it made their predetermined decision an easier sell to their fans. They should not have put him out there in the last game like that and if Brees career would've been over because of that I would've been pissed. But it ended up working out for everybody.

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                  • #10
                    If you draft a QB with the #4 overall pick and pay him a lot of money, then you had better play him.

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                    • #11
                      I think it's very easy for some of us to critisize the organization for letting Drew Brees go, but you've got to remember, he was coming off a major shoulder injury. They didn't want Drew Brees to become the next Chad Pennington. Plus, they had a young talented guy on the bench. So, it was the most logical move at the time. Rivers still lead them to a 14-2 record. So, it's not that big a deal. Two talented QBs, they took their choice.

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                      • #12
                        i dont think so. they had to let one of their QBs go for money reasons. from what ive seen of rivers so far, i think he is going to be a great QB (he already is pretty good). i think brees is great too, but either one could get the job done


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                        • #13
                          no way could Rivers get a 1st and 2nd rounder before this year. when you dont play, you depreciate in value. the Chargers tried to move him the year before, when they franchised Brees, and the market for him wasnt nearly that strong. they probly woulda gotten an early 2nd or late 1st rounder for Rivers and nothin more.

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                          • #14
                            Long term, Rivers was the good choice. Short term, they shouldve kept Brees.

                            Because if they had Brees, they win the SB...easily imo. But unfortunately for them, Rivers was a first year starter, and it effected his postseason play.

                            But Rivers has a higher ceiling and will surely be a great qb in this league in due time.

                            They really couldn't go wrong either way. This question will have an answer 10 years down the road. What if they never win a SB with Rivers? Then you can make a strong argument that they shouldve kept Brees. But if Rivers gets them a SB or 2, then they made the right decision.

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                            • #15
                              Okay this is coming from a Chargers fan that liked Brees a lot...

                              Hell no! Rivers in my mind is just as good as Brees today and has the potential to be GREAT. Drew will never be better than he is at this moment and sooner or later NFC defenses are going to learn his game. Drew was coming off of a shoulder surgery and moving Rivers would have cost the Bolts millions against the salary cap. Brees is having a great year and is easily one of the greatest guys in the NFL but watching Reggie Bush get rocked the other day because of a horrible set-up by Drew just reminded me that I would rather have a QB that can see over his offensive line and not float every freaking pass he throws.

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