In Green Bay, the Packers had to choose between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. Green Bay made the unpopular choice and kept the younger player. In San Diego, the Chargers had to choose between LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner at running back. San Diego made the popular choice and kept the older player.
The Packers were criticized. The Chargers were not. In hindsight, the Packers made the correct football decision. The Chargers did not.