Originally posted by kronik:
Are you Dan Snyder from the Redskins? Trading draft multiple draft picks for vets is what kills franchises. For every 1 successful trade for a vet, there are 10 failed ones.
Ok here are my successful vets for pick trades. These were the only ones I could think of personally.
1) Marshawn Lynch 4th round pick Bills to Seattle.
2) Anquan Bolden 6th round pick Ravens to us.
3) Matt Schaub two second round picks and change in draft order Falcons to Texans.
4) Alex Smith two second round draft picks to chiefs from us.
5) Marshal Faulk two second round draft choices Indy to Rams.
6) John Abraham first round choice.
7) Jerome Bettis and a third round choice Rams to Steelers for a second round choice and fourth round choice the following year.
8) Richard Seymour first round choice to raiders from Pats.
9) Terrell Owens Niners for Brandon Whiting and a 5th round pick Philly.
10) Randy Moss Raiders to the Pats for a fourth round choice.
11) Sean Gilbert Rams to Redskins first round choice. (Carolina then traded for him but he did not play at a probowl level).
12) Joe Montana first round pick to Chiefs
13) Steve Young 2nd and fourth round picks.
14) Tony Casillas Falcons 2nd and 8th round choice Falcons to Cowboys.
15) Charles Hailey Niners to Cowboys 2nd round pick.
16) Fred Dean Chargers to Niners for a 2nd round pick and swap of first round picks.
17) Brandon Marshall traded twice for second round picks from Denver to Miami and 3rd round pick and future pick this year.
So let's see you only have to come up with 170 bad trades as you mention above to prove me wrong. Hey I will make it easy for you just come up with twice as many. May want to start with the Herschel Walker, Gilbert to Carolina he did not play at a probowl level, Pat Swilling Saints for Willie Roaf Lions or the Carson Palmer trade.
1. The two greatest head coaches and talent evaluators both did it: Walsh (Dean) and Jimmy Johnson (Haley).
2. Haley and Dean basically created a dynasty for the Cowboys and Niners.
3. As for Snyder, what killed that franchise was being stupid enough to trade three first round picks and a second round pick to move up for a QB. That hurt his franchise way more than trading those picks for players. In fact, he would have received far more talent had he traded for vets with those picks.