Originally posted by Whomeam:
Oh man I didn't even notice. Thanks duder.
And I agree, I really wish they would have handled it better.
On a side note, does this change your perception on what Harbaugh said about the whole thing? He said that we got a few offers from teams and wanted to see what we could get for him. This means either he was lying or the other teams offered the same thing and they just either chose the team to trade with or let Mays decide where he wanted to go. I really am doubting they actually got other offers though.
I have a hard time seeing one GM call another to say, "hey you know that guy you drafted in the second last year? Well, how about I give you a 7th for him. In two years..."
Seems much more likely they started it all by sending the email, tried to spin it when it blew up publicly, and only got one, crazy low offer because everyone just assumed they would cut him eventually.
So yes, I think Harbaugh lied. But that doesn't bother me nearly as much as the rest of the ineptitude they showed with the email.
To do this stuff right you have to set it up in advance. Look at how the Eagles handle this stuff. They swung two huge deals for CBs. An obvious sign that they don't like Samuel. But instead of telling everyone that, they talk about how much they love him, how excited they are about having 3 really good CBs, and how they would only maaaaybe trade Samuel if they got a really good offer. And now some team is going to give up a lot for a player the Eagles clearly thought wasn't good enough. In the NFL, perception becomes reality pretty fast in the offseason.