Originally posted by K1ngCoopa24:
Should've kept Austin Collie on the 53. He's now catching passes in NE, and seemed to be healthy. We let him go for scrubs like Marlon Moore and Kyle Williams.
He's caught 2 passes. I guess that qualifies for the plural.
Before the Webzone trades for any and every receiver in the NFL, how much of a salary can our cap accommodate this year? Let's get that first and then trade away.
As far as "renting" a player for 11+(3,4) playoff games (I'm an optimist), again people get hung up on "rounders". "Oh my god, we traded a third rounder!" What overall pick? That's the only thing that counts. Let's not forget that we're aiming to pick at the bottom
of each round. We're supposed to be gunning for the whole thing, ain't we? So if we trade a "third rounder" for a "rental", before the webzone gets an aneurism let it remember that (1) It will be a LOW third rounder and; (2) if the "rental" leaves at the end of the season we will possibly draft just a few picks below our original third rounder through a compensatory (assuming it's a big name who signs for big bucks on FA).
The same holds for the team we're supposed to trade with. I see silliness here like "Give a third rounder to the Giants for Nicks". Why would they do that (assuming they're not high)? They don't need the cap room this year, the guy will certainly get a big FA deal in the offseason and they will get that third rounder through a compensatory pick. So, why not sit tight and see out the year? Now, if Jacksonville comes and offers a 3rd, OK, that's almost certainly going to be 30-odd picks higher than the compensatory one. But the 9ers? I doubt that any of the bad teams that are supposed to be trading players in their last year for picks will do that for the 9ers measly 3rd rounder.
The only name I see bandied here that would make sense for us is Gordon: he's they type of a receiver that would fit well with our needs, he has a couple more years in his contract to run, and I'm almost positive he would fit in our cap (but I'm not AB83 so I don't know
). The problem is that I doubt that (1) the Browns are stupid enough to trade him for our low second rounder, and I don't think we should give up our first for him; (2) After the Aldon debacle, the team are highly unlikely to want another troubled soul in their midst.