Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Despite your impassioned, and profanity laced tirade, there has to be a reason they didn't do it. Assuming it was even possible to start with. Let's assume they really wanted to deal. If they were asking for a 1st round pick would you still want to do it? What about a 2nd, or 2nd plus something more. Those are high prices imo, particularly for a problem child.
i love the part where he says,, "who cares if he f**ks up again"... lord.. if we waste a second rounder on him,, he comes in and f**ks up, then he is f**ked, we are f**ked and look stupid, got a unwanted distraction and lost a second rounder. we could be the best team in the nfl now that no one is talking about so we are NOT in a position where we HAVE to trade for a wide out in my opinion
I love how people assume that, because a trade hasn't been made, it's Baalke's or the 49ers fault. Like the Cleveland Browns have no say in the matter. Baalke just calls them up and says "we want Gordon" and they take whatever we throw at them. It can't be possible that the Browns don't want to trade Gordon to us. It can't be possible that Cleveland has a list of teams they're willing to trade with - based on what they have to offer - and the 49ers are not on that list.
Even if Baalke could somehow force a trade (he can't), it still doesn't make sense to bring in a new WR who most likely would be ineffective (IF he's even active) for the first couple of weeks. By the time he gets worked into the system, Manningham and Crabtree will be back. And the concern about Manningham and Crabtree being 100% is not enough to warrant such a situation. You would only have enough reason to make the trade if you were almost certain that they would NOT be 100% at any point this season or next season.
Besides, aren't the Browns on record of saying they're not shopping Gordon anyway? This was reported at least a month ago.
Then there's salary cap and the sh*tload of very key free agents coming at the end of next season... No none of these things matter, just push the *trade button* for Gordon already.