Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Problems with this trade:
1. His contract will be up by the end of the year and he will be a non-restricted FA.
2. Peppers has clarified that he wants to go to a playoff team. (He's ensuing drama inside of Carolina's locker room, so that's the person we're getting.)
3. Peppers has never played in a 3-4, his body/cuts are built for a 4-3 (in the DE
position). I'm not saying he can't do it, but you really don't know what you're getting.
4. We need those first round draft picks bad. Really bad, specially if we trade out for more 2nd or 3rd round picks in the draft, this team has too many holes to fill, and Peppers can't play OT, OG, SS, or QB.
This is a trigger move you make in the off-season, anything mid-season will be idiotic desperation, something a stupid front-office like the Raiders would initiate.
1.He wants to be in a 3-4 and thats what he will get here. A very high chance he re-signs with us
2.With Peppers we are a playoff team. If he was starting for us all season then Maybe Favre doesn't get that last pass off against us or maybe Ryan doesn't have all day to throw to White.
3.He hasn't played in a 3-4 but he has played pass rusher his whole career. The knock on DE's that get drafted to play OLB in a 3-4 is there pass rushing moves will take time to develop at the next level. Well Pepp has already succeeded at this level as a pass rusher and standing him up will only benefit him.. See Elvis Dumervill in Denver.
4.Agree with you there but I think we can fill all the holes we need if the draft unfolds that way