Originally posted by krizay:
This place amazes me with the lack of grasping to something outside the box. It's not all that bad of an idea especially if we were able to get a 2nd and 3rd round picks like the OP suggested.
We all when we selected Coffee because he was the same type of runner as Gore. The majority here want to draft Spiller to split time with Gore. While Coffee is no where near Gore in terms of proven ability. It still could be the same 1-2 punch the MASS wants with the drafting of Spiller. And again if we get a 2nd and 3rd for him
Way to think out side the box OP! If we could get the compensation you suggest. We have to at least consider the opportunity. Hell we could even sign a Thomas Jones or an LJ to play 2nd fiddle to Spiller. All the while picking up 2 high draft picks.
Seriously, a majority of the webzone would make terrible investors/business owners. Frank Gore has MAYBE 2 years left as an elite back. Look at LT, look at Westbrook, do you want that to happen two years down the road and not receive ANY compensation. Imagine if LT or Westbrook were traded last year. They would've easily commanded a 1st round pick. Runningbacks hit a wall and they hit a wall fast. Considering that Frank Gore is already beat up, playing on 2 surgically repaired knees, injury prone, and hasn't had a single healthy season, having an LT-length career is a best case scenario for him. Besides, it would be honorable as an organization to give him a chance to win a Super Bowl in the remaining 2 years of his legit career (which players around the league respect when looking to sign with a team) . All it takes is forward thinking people. Look at the Patriots, they do this every year.... Richard Seymour, Deion Branch, and any 1st rounder they have. If we really wanted to go with a win now approach we should have been more active in free agency. We have 2 firsts and there are proven YOUNG pro bowl players that can be acquired.
[ Edited by 49oz2superbowl on Mar 6, 2010 at 8:21 AM ]