It's a given that both sides are happy with every single deal which is submitted. If that was all that mattered, there would be no need for the trade review. Obviously, people who are involved in the trade aren't going to evaluate it objectively.
I respectfully disagree that the Chargers needed fixing. The only major deal they made in the season and a half prior to you joining was moving Rivers, for which they got a pretty substantial return. Their roster had plenty of talent to compete when you took them over. Blockbusters are fine, but it does seem from these trades that you are trying to completely rebuild the team from scratch, which while isn't illegal, is kind of unrealistic. This kind of thing is the reason we had a trade cap in the first place, and while I know you weren't around for that so I don't hold it against you, at the same time these sorts of humongous deals are very frustrating for the committee. We'd never considered reinstating the cap until these deals starting coming up, but now we're discussing it seriously.
Just for reference, if we did still have the trade cap you would have already blown well past it. Nobody else in the league is even close to going over, nor do I think we've had anybody do so in 3 seasons.
That said, on this specific deal, I can't speak for anybody else's reasons for voting against the deal, but I did mostly on the basis of the quality of young talent coming back to the Chargers, I felt outweighed what was going back, especially given Gates' age. Nor do I understand why, if he's your leading receiver like you said, you're trading him at all. And certainly wanting to preserve at least some semblance of the original Chargers team factors into it for me as well.
I get that you love to trade, and I don't begrudge you that, I love to trade too. But I think you'd be better served trying to work on improving with the team you have (which, like I said, has plenty of talent) rather than trading the entire thing away.
I'm not arguing but just to defend my reasoning. I inherited a 34 year old star in Gates, but I acquired 3 young TE's that I want to use. You don't bench a star like gates so you try to trade him for value.
The Seahawks are a running team and their starting LT has a 75 rush blk rating so I offered him a guy with better attributes at a much lower salary. Gates is a weapon that they need and I think I have young guys to replace him. Wilson may very well start for my team and he was sitting second string on the seahawks. Finally Weddle is good, but I think Thomas fits my scheme much better. Here's why. Week one
I gave up 75 yards on 5 rec to D. Thomas and 202 yards to McFadden running along the edge.Week two
I gave up 156 yards to A.J. Green on 4 receptions including a 76 yard long gain.Week three
I gave up 178 yards on 6 receptions to Platt including a 77 yard long gain.Week four
I gave up 168 yards on 11 receptions to Fleener and 62 yards on 2 receptions to Alexander.Week five
I gave up 227 yards to Hill and then switch my safeties and gave up 123 yards to Roddy White.
So as much as I like Weddle he doesn't have the speed to keep up in my scheme with these receivers that blow right past him. I figured in trading for Thomas I would get the speed to drop back and cover these guys going deep. It would also give me the ability to move up and make plays against all the speedy RBs that run to the outside over and over again.
As far as the Chargers went I had 5 or 6 players taking up my entire salary cap. They had highly rated old players with not much of the speed this league values so much. I had no idea I couldn't make trades, but I figured it wouldn't be a problem as long as I kept the trades fair. The Cardinals trade I was fine with and you guys said it was lopsided so we fixed it.
This trade didn't pass but if I knew you didn't want me making anymore trades I will just sit on the team I have and get passed all over. Otherwise I will increase the draft pick offered to a 2nd rounder in 2015
if I'm still allowed to make trades. Get back to me when you guys decide on it. I will say after this trade I will certainly not offer anymore trades until at least next season.