The only reason Gordon is on the block: Gordon confirmed he's facing year-long banishment w/ next failed drug test. "I think that's what it is" he said. So could be huge boom or bust and no way they give him up for a 7th. Would love to have him but thats a huge risk. Wouldn't give up more than a late 3rd and that's pushing it because if he gets suspended for the year it's going to look like a bad trade even though he is signed for 2014 and 2015 for cheep. He just got back from a 2 game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Says he failed 3 pot tests in college. Little is signed through this year and next and is a decent #2. Gordon is much better but the suspension thing is a huge risk. Little isn't as big of a risk and would probably cost in the 4-7 range. I'd be ok if we traded for one of these guys but doubt it happens.
Edit: As great as our staff is they haven't shown the ability to tame some of our wild players. I think they are big on letting guys take responsibility for themselves and aren't big get in your face and yell at players. They will talk to them about off the field things but not sure they are hard on these types of guys. So not sure we have the staff to keep Gordon from being suspended a year. We have some great leaders and vets but some times that's not enough with how some young guys act. They don't listen and/or they just have bad judgement. There have been and will always be a lot of talented players in the NFL that are in and out of the league because of their attitude and not being able to stay out of trouble. Just a matter of if we are willing to take a risk or not. With all our picks might be the year we bundle a few of them and try for a super star. Don't see us trading for any high priced guys though so that's one reason for Gordon. Would have him for 2 3/4 years at a cheap price.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM ]