Originally posted by northshore:
Cro is a big name but his play has been suspect at best for the past 2 seasons. He wouldnt even start on SD and possibly not on the Niners either. I trust Clements and Spenser more than a declining Cromartie. Yes clements is on the decline as well but atleast we dont have to give anything up to get him. I would only consider Coffee for Cro straight up. I worry about players that make a name for themselves with 1 good season and then fall off the map and get by by the name on the back of thier jerseys
All understandable concerns, but sometimes a player who was once good can resurrect his career with a new team. Just look at guys like Garrison Hearst and Randy Moss. I'm not saying Cro is close to their level, but he provides big-play ability and can really be utilized if we can pressure QBs into making poor decisions.
I'd trade Coffee (who has very little value) and a pick, maybe as high as a 3rd. That would help us move on from Coffee, who is far from a change-of-pace back to Gore, which is what we actually need.