Originally posted by BrianGO:
Will people ever learn that this is not a video game?
First of all, Gore's salary is VERY reasonable.
Second, he gives the team chemistry because he is so easy to like as a person, and is a pure teammate.
Third, we don't HAVE Bill Walsh anymore. What the hell would we trade him for? A first-rounder? How the hell would that first-rounder be an upgrade over Gore?
Trading Gore would be like trading your favorite pet, for a newer, slightly younger pet who you probably won't like as much as the first one.
BY was never traded and was always paid well because not only was a he a player, but he was the heart and soul of the defense and one of the leaders of the team.
Even if you get a better "deal" for the traded player, it is not worth it because you will lose the CHEMISTRY and LEADERSHIP that is stupidly almost NEVER accounted for when making a trade.
Gore and Willis make up the CORE LEADERSHIP of our team. THOSE are the players you need to KEEP, because you will NEVER get an equal value from a trade, simply because CHEMISTRY and LEADERSHIP will not be considered when making the trade. Only the raw numbers will be considered. Every other player on our team is trade-able.
The Redskins LOVE wheel'in and deal'in. THEY think this is a video game where you simply insert player "x" into slot "y" and everything will magically work out.
Do you want to become the Redskins?
Hell, most of you probably DO want to be the Redskins. Their owner spends money like its going out of style.
Things that prove spending money does not create EXCELLENCE.
4) Ben Bernanke
too bad Gore will be done in a few years.