Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by Overkill:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by StOnEy333:Originally posted by PTulini:
With all of this talk about finding a good return man this off-season, I suspect the 49ers may make a serious run at aquiring Josh Cribbs.
As do we all, but what is it going to take to get him? A 1st round pick? 2nd??
Probably a 3rd and a 5th IMO. I'd do it though. He would've put us in the playoffs this year just by not fumbling in Houston and Seattle.
Cleveland is not moving their best player for a 3rd & 5th round pick.
Maybe 2nd then. But the fact of the matter is you don't trade a first rounder for a returner who won't do much else for you, regardless of whether or not he's their best player IMO. It's not our fault they don't have any other good players. And even players who play positions like QBs don't always get traded for 1sts.
True, I would not trade a first rounder for him. He's 27, which ain't young for a KR, and look at the history of top return guys in this league - none of them dominated for more than a few years. But Cleveland is working hard on finding other ways to use him (just like Hester in Chicago). He's more than a KR to them. They have to get top value for him.
The Niners won't be the only ones bidding - the Browns fielded several calls about him earlier this season despite proclaiming very loudly that they were not interested in trading him. So, our second rounder probably won't get it done by itself.
How high are you willing to go?