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Improved Chargers holding two first-rounders

Updated: April 12, 2005, 5:05 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Forgive the Chargers' front office for taking Eli Manning's objections to being a Charger personal. It was personal. There is no way to sugarcoat it.

A year ago, Manning's father, Archie, on the suggestion of commissioner Paul Tagliabue, visited the Chargers on a scouting mission. He reported back to his son that San Diego wasn't the place to be as the No. 1 pick in the draft. Archie saw visions of those Saints teams he played for: understaffed teams that left him vulnerable to more physical ...

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