Maurice Morris Probably Not Sticking Point for Antonio Cromartie Trade

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL rumor mill waits for no man.
Between 5 p.m. EST on Sunday and Monday evening, a trade between the San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions involving Antonio Cromartie went from "likely" to "unlikely."
Of course, in the NFL news microscope, fan's emotions swung from "is going to happen" to "never in a million years".
Onlookers will turn this into a battle of the sources. Is Kevin Acee's source more credible or is Killer's?
It doesn't matter.
In talks like these, a team like Detroit becomes the front runner by offering anything to a team who is desperate to unload a player like Cromartie. A trade then becomes unlikely when a team like the Chargers sends a counter-offer which is more than the other team wants to pay.
In other words, this trade could have been undone by Detroit offering the fifth-round pick from Denver and San Diego wanting Detroit's fifth-rounder or a fourth instead.
The sticking point was almost certainly not Maurice Morris.

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