Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by Rascal:
I think you are missing the point here. You are talking about potential issues that could happen in the long run and most of us are talking about legit WR performance to help us make a run to garner success for this very season. Our passing game as it stands has been put into the freezer. We need all the help we can get before we can unthaw ourselves.
The potential problems with Gordon are NOT necessarily limited to the long run. .
We could make the trade, We could use a second round pick or third round pick on Gordon in attempt to solve the current problem.
And Gordon could violate the substance rules and we could lose him before getting to the play-offs.
If that were to happen, we would have lost Gordon and we would have lost a valuable draft pick.
Gordon's sense of entitlement and poor work ethic could damage or disrupt seriously the team dynamic and have a negative short, medium, and long range impact.
If that happens, the potential benefits gained from the trade are diminished and we still lose the pick we gave up for Gordon.
We simply do not know enough to read the future--the short run or the long run future. Baalke and Harbaugh also do not know enough to read the future.
At the end of the day, Baalke and Harbaugh have to make the call. They have to make those judgments.
As I said, before I am glad that the responsibility for the choice to be made does lie with me.
But, it seems pretty clear the potential trade has both potential benefits and potential risks--benefits and risks for the short, medium, and long run.
Let's see what happens.
I always get a kick out of these sorts of comments. One player coming into OUR locker room in the middle of the season is gonna disrupt our team dyamic?
This team is better than that, and not much will effect the team Dynamic.
If Gordon didnt work out, we are out of a second, if he does work out, our offense is a SB contending offense, and our WR core is repaired for the future. How many NFC championships of superbowls are we going to attend with s**tty subpar WR's?
Team chemistry will be fine. This is a strong team, and one player will not cause any disruption to anything whatsoever. Guys like Cox, Boone, VD, Wright, Etc. have all had issues with either substance abuse or had a diva attitude, and they have worked out for us.
Again, this is a young 22 y/o WR with a codeine problem. A change from the browns to a winning team may be all he needs to get his head on. It may not be, but a second certainly is not too high of a price to gamble.