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Offline earthquake  
#46 Posted : Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:12:01 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steveishere Go to Quoted Post
Who are you thinking they can trade for? I don't ever see many great interior defenders available or changing hands in trades. There aren't any great interior defenders in FA this year either. So yeah if there is a defensive line improvement it'll likely come from players already on the team or a steal from the draft.

Now you're trying to bring logic into this. Its the offseason and play2win is posting on the internet, that can only mean one thing: awesome trades are out there, just ripe for the picking.

Don't bring up the fact that teams very rarely if ever trade promising, young, talented players, or that more often then not, the only players who are up for trade are Mal-contents, players who are underachieving for thier contracts, or players who would cost a ridiculous amount picks to get(most players are available for trade if you want to do a Hershel walker).

When was the last time anyone remembers a notable dlineman being traded?

Jarred Allen, fresh off 2 DUI's for a 1st and 2 3rds, which seemed like a lot at the time for player who couldn't keep out of trouble. In hindsight it was a good deal for the Vikings.

Richard Seymour for a 1st to the raiders.

Anyone else?
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#47 Posted : Tuesday, January 29, 2013 2:05:49 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QCHuskerFan Go to Quoted Post
Now you screwed up. You introduced reality into this conversation. Trade happy fans prefer to believe that if Ted would just offer a 7th round pick, we could have JJ Watt on our line.


deal. I will call Houston and get it lined up








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Offline play2win  
#48 Posted : Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:22:06 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QCHuskerFan Go to Quoted Post
Now you screwed up. You introduced reality into this conversation. Trade happy fans prefer to believe that if Ted would just offer a 7th round pick, we could have JJ Watt on our line.


Really? Who?

Trades still happen for quality, serviceable veteran players in the NFL. Here are a few from the 2012 season:

Asante Samuel worked out pretty well for ATL, for only a 7th round pick. 5 INTs. Vontae Davis worked out well for IND, for a 2013 R2 + a 2013 conditional pick. 3 INTs and 1 sack in 10 games played. Aqib Talib seemed to work as a late in season trade for NE, who needed a CB. 1 INT in 6 games played. They traded a 4th round pick for him.

Brandon Marshall and DeMeco Ryans both contributed well for CHI and PHI respectively.

The year before, CAR stole Greg Olsen from CHI for a R3. Almost 1400 yds and 10 TDs since. MIA stole Reggie Bush from NO for FS Jonathon Amaya. Bush amassed over 2000 yds and 12 TDs for the Fish since that 2011 trade.

Can someone please tell me how Chris Clemons is working out in SEA? Traded in 2010 by PHI for Darrell Tapp.

How about 11.5 sacks and 3 FFs in the 2012 season? Would that work in GB? Clemons has had 33.5 sacks total for SEA since that trade!!! Over 11 sacks per year!

Trades don't always work. Only a few really do. But, we could stand to find one that works for us in GB, and you're not going to get one that works if you don't try. I also stated we could add a veteran via FA. Bigger point, we need to add BOTH veteran and draft talent to this team. Somehow.

I would venture to say, if we had traded for Clemons in 2010, we might have been looking to 3-peat this Sunday.
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#49 Posted : Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:09:37 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: play2win Go to Quoted Post
Really? Who?

Trades still happen for quality, serviceable veteran players in the NFL. Here are a few from the 2012 season:

Asante Samuel worked out pretty well for ATL, for only a 7th round pick. 5 INTs. Vontae Davis worked out well for IND, for a 2013 R2 + a 2013 conditional pick. 3 INTs and 1 sack in 10 games played. Aqib Talib seemed to work as a late in season trade for NE, who needed a CB. 1 INT in 6 games played. They traded a 4th round pick for him.

Brandon Marshall and DeMeco Ryans both contributed well for CHI and PHI respectively.

The year before, CAR stole Greg Olsen from CHI for a R3. Almost 1400 yds and 10 TDs since. MIA stole Reggie Bush from NO for FS Jonathon Amaya. Bush amassed over 2000 yds and 12 TDs for the Fish since that 2011 trade.

Can someone please tell me how Chris Clemons is working out in SEA? Traded in 2010 by PHI for Darrell Tapp.

How about 11.5 sacks and 3 FFs in the 2012 season? Would that work in GB? Clemons has had 33.5 sacks total for SEA since that trade!!! Over 11 sacks per year!

Trades don't always work. Only a few really do. But, we could stand to find one that works for us in GB, and you're not going to get one that works if you don't try. I also stated we could add a veteran via FA. Bigger point, we need to add BOTH veteran and draft talent to this team. Somehow.

I would venture to say, if we had traded for Clemons in 2010, we might have been looking to 3-peat this Sunday.


I believe that Talib is a UFA now. So NE traded a 4th rd pick for someone that would give them 6 games. And you think that is a good justification to make trades?

Vontae Davis- basically the same thing only it is a 2 yr deal. They gave up a 2nd rd draft pick to have Davis for 2 years. But not even 2 full years as he missed 6 games this year. The Packers used a #2 for Casey Heyward this year. Would you rather have Casey Heyward for 4 years or Vontae Davis for 2? Because that's the choice when trades are made. In 1 year, the Colts will have nothing to show for that #2 pick. We will have Heyward heading into his 3rd year.

Marshall's been traded twice. He has put up big numbers everywhere he has been. But for some reason, teams are willing to part with him. You say Carolina stole Olsen, but the 3rd rd pick the Bears got for Olsen was half of the trade cost of Marshall. Would you rather have Marshall or Olsen?

Trades can work. We got a QB named Favre in a trade. ATL was excited to get rid of him. Most of the time, the team trading off a player is happy. Why is that?
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#50 Posted : Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:48:26 PM(UTC)
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NE saw the value of trading a R4 pick for a starting calibre CB midseason to carry them through to the playoffs after an injury. That is entirely reasonable.

Vontae Davis is a decent, young CB, a team need to start the season, and they got a 3 year starter who amassed 9 INTs over those first 3 years. Ted struck gold with the Hayward pick at the end of R2.

I'd rather have Olsen, but Cutler probably felt differently. The larger point there is CHI swung TWO trades. Your statement was a BS jab, but that's OK I guess. Ignore away on the Samuel and Clemons trades.
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#51 Posted : Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:23:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QCHuskerFan Go to Quoted Post
I believe that Talib is a UFA now. So NE traded a 4th rd pick for someone that would give them 6 games. And you think that is a good justification to make trades?

Vontae Davis- basically the same thing only it is a 2 yr deal. They gave up a 2nd rd draft pick to have Davis for 2 years. But not even 2 full years as he missed 6 games this year. The Packers used a #2 for Casey Heyward this year. Would you rather have Casey Heyward for 4 years or Vontae Davis for 2? Because that's the choice when trades are made. In 1 year, the Colts will have nothing to show for that #2 pick. We will have Heyward heading into his 3rd year.

Marshall's been traded twice. He has put up big numbers everywhere he has been. But for some reason, teams are willing to part with him. You say Carolina stole Olsen, but the 3rd rd pick the Bears got for Olsen was half of the trade cost of Marshall. Would you rather have Marshall or Olsen?

Trades can work. We got a QB named Favre in a trade. ATL was excited to get rid of him. Most of the time, the team trading off a player is happy. Why is that?


Are you assuming that those teams won't resign the players? I would have to think the Patriots and Colts will be trying to resign both Talib and Vonte. I thought teams had a chance to resign their own players before they hit the open market, although perhaps I'm mistaken.

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#52 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:57:31 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doddpower Go to Quoted Post
Are you assuming that those teams won't resign the players? I would have to think the Patriots and Colts will be trying to resign both Talib and Vonte. I thought teams had a chance to resign their own players before they hit the open market, although perhaps I'm mistaken.



I guess I don't see much $ value to having the opportunity to resign your own FA as opposed to open market FA's. I don't see many players resigning for significantly less than they would probably get on the open market. So in my opinion, you have to base the return on the trade on the years you got in performance directly related to the trade. Not the potential resigning.

Just my weird way of looking at things, I guess.
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#53 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:17:41 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: play2win Go to Quoted Post
NE saw the value of trading a R4 pick for a starting calibre CB midseason to carry them through to the playoffs after an injury. That is entirely reasonable.

Vontae Davis is a decent, young CB, a team need to start the season, and they got a 3 year starter who amassed 9 INTs over those first 3 years. Ted struck gold with the Hayward pick at the end of R2.

I'd rather have Olsen, but Cutler probably felt differently. The larger point there is CHI swung TWO trades. Your statement was a BS jab, but that's OK I guess. Ignore away on the Samuel and Clemons trades.


Not sure which part you thought was a jab, but ok.

Chicago has made some interesting personnel moves the last few years. Ok, they made 2 trades. Actually more because they traded for Cutler also. How is that working out for them? Good enough that the GM that made the first 2 trades was fired. The 2nd GM just fired the Coach and staff. Turmoil. No playoffs.

Samuel was probably a decent payoff for the Falcons. But they traded a pick for an 10th year vet that cost 3M this year. That is not a viable long term strategy, physically or financially.

Clemons is your best example of a trade working out. Ok.

But if you want to look at the successes, let's not forget some recent failures. Some are epic disasters.

2008- Dallas trades a #1, #3, and a #6 for Roy Williams.
2010- Washington traded a #2 & #3 for Donovan McNabb.
2011- OAK traded a #1 & #2 for Carson Palmer.
2011- STL gets Brandon Lloyd for a 5th rd pick. He played 11 games for the Rams and signed elsewhere after season.
2011- NE traded a 5th for Albert Haynesworth. He played 6 games for them, before being cut.
2011- NE traded a 5th & 6th for Ochocinco. 15 passes and 1 TD for 6M.
2012- SEA trades for Kellen Winslow. Released before he plays a game. Cost a 7th rd pick.
2012- NYJ get Tebow!!! For a 4th and 6th rd pick.

I won't even get into the disposition of most of the traded players. Many/ most are traded because their current team doesn't want them in the clubhouse due to distractions. Based on talent, Marshall was worth maybe 2 #1 picks. He is a stud. HOF like stats at this point in his career. Miami parted with him for 2 #3's. Why?
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#54 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:30:36 AM(UTC)
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How can one really compare trades? The variables and circumstances are so wide ranging that it makes it almost impossible to quantify the value of one trade to another across different years.

What I do believe, is with the new CBA and the salary caps in the draft, I think it is going to increase player trades because picks at the top of the draft become more valuable.. all picks become more valuable as there is little risk of holdout and capped salaries. You can gamble a bit more in the draft because most of the variables in terms of contracts are known going in... thus moving veteran players for picks is only going to pick up allowing teams with specific needs to acquire veteran talent to fill those needs.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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#55 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:07:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: QCHuskerFan Go to Quoted Post
I guess I don't see much $ value to having the opportunity to resign your own FA as opposed to open market FA's. I don't see many players resigning for significantly less than they would probably get on the open market. So in my opinion, you have to base the return on the trade on the years you got in performance directly related to the trade. Not the potential resigning.

Just my weird way of looking at things, I guess.


There's value in that a team secures a player for the duration of the current season and gets the first opportunity to resign them; before 31 other teams. Sure, the player could refuse to resign with the team that traded for them and hit the open market, but I seriously doubt that will happen with a player like Talib. If anything, he is probably thrilled to be a member of the Patriots. He was a significant contributor to that team this season, and without him, perhaps the Patriots wouldn't have made it as far as they did. He was, after all, their #1 CB, covering opposing teams #1 WR most of the time. I think he was injured in the AFC Championship game and that likely hurt the Patriots even more. I don't think it's fair to judge trades in Super Bowl wins. The Talib trade made the Patriots better for a very reasonable draft pick in the 2012 season, and will likely do so for the next several seasons. They were hurting at CB, and made a somewhat risky move to hopefully improve themselves, and so far it has worked out. No deal is without risks. But when a team understands it's organizational structure and has done their research, risks can sometimes pay off and are worth the chance. In the case of Talib, I think it worked out well both for the player, the Patriots, and the Bucs. It's not so much about resigning a player for less than they might get in the open-market, but it's about a strong likelihood of resigning them before they ever hit the open market. I'm sure the Patriots were and are very confident they will resign him and as a result, the remainder of his career with the Patriots should be viewed as a result of the trade, not just this past season, imo. If they thought they would not be able to resign him, they probably wouldn't have made the deal. I understand there are always exceptions, but like I said, sometimes risks yield substantial rewards.

If they decided to wait until IF and/or when he hit the open market, there are no guarantees they would have gotten him (although the Patriots always seem to have a good chance of landing free agents). Sometimes it pays off to be aggressive. Even if it doesn't with the case of someone like Albert Haynesworth, at least they tried to make their team better. There are no guarantees that 5th round draft pick or whatever would have been any better, anyway. Although that situation did make way less sense than the Talib trade, which I thought was a great trade.

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#56 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:42:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doddpower Go to Quoted Post
There's value in that a team secures a player for the duration of the current season and gets the first opportunity to resign them; before 31 other teams. Sure, the player could refuse to resign with the team that traded for them and hit the open market, but I seriously doubt that will happen with a player like Talib. If anything, he is probably thrilled to be a member of the Patriots. He was a significant contributor to that team this season, and without him, perhaps the Patriots wouldn't have made it as far as they did. He was, after all, their #1 CB, covering opposing teams #1 WR most of the time. I think he was injured in the AFC Championship game and that likely hurt the Patriots even more. I don't think it's fair to judge trades in Super Bowl wins. The Talib trade made the Patriots better for a very reasonable draft pick in the 2012 season, and will likely do so for the next several seasons. They were hurting at CB, and made a somewhat risky move to hopefully improve themselves, and so far it has worked out. No deal is without risks. But when a team understands it's organizational structure and has done their research, risks can sometimes pay off and are worth the chance. In the case of Talib, I think it worked out well both for the player, the Patriots, and the Bucs. It's not so much about resigning a player for less than they might get in the open-market, but it's about a strong likelihood of resigning them before they ever hit the open market. I'm sure the Patriots were and are very confident they will resign him and as a result, the remainder of his career with the Patriots should be viewed as a result of the trade, not just this past season, imo. If they thought they would not be able to resign him, they probably wouldn't have made the deal. I understand there are always exceptions, but like I said, sometimes risks yield substantial rewards.

If they decided to wait until IF and/or when he hit the open market, there are no guarantees they would have gotten him (although the Patriots always seem to have a good chance of landing free agents). Sometimes it pays off to be aggressive. Even if it doesn't with the case of someone like Albert Haynesworth, at least they tried to make their team better. There are no guarantees that 5th round draft pick or whatever would have been any better, anyway. Although that situation did make way less sense than the Talib trade, which I thought was a great trade.



I don't disagree that Talib worked out well for the Patriots this year. But when they traded for him, they knew they were only guaranteed to get 6 games. Yes, they may have hoped for a long term possibility. But since they didn't work out an extension prior to the deal (which often happens), the Patriots were only guaranteed 6 games. Just my perspective though.

Many, many late round picks are wasted. I agree. As good as Ted Thompson has been, think about Schlauderaff, Elmore, Guy, and Meredith, all late round busts with the Packers. But I would prefer to waste it on someone 22 yrs old, making $400k/ year than a 30yr old head case making 3M.
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#57 Posted : Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:46:25 PM(UTC)
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But I would prefer to waste it on someone 22 yrs old, making $400k/ year than a 30yr old head case making 3M.


And who did that?
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#58 Posted : Friday, February 1, 2013 9:39:44 AM(UTC)
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And who did that?


I believe that is the Haynesworth deal. Ochocinco didn't make that much, but I believe he is older. I would refer to both of those players as a headcase, certainly a team cancer, based on their reputation.
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#59 Posted : Friday, February 1, 2013 10:51:40 AM(UTC)
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I hadn't forgotten anything about the trades that don't work. I prefaced my comments with: "Trades don't always work. Only a few really do."

What we are currently faced with is a defensive roster in need of upgrades, after spending 6 picks there last April.

We found our R2 investment from 3 years ago, Mike Neal, looked to be improved, but his play was inconsistent. We also saw that our best DL on the roster was 33 year old Ryan Pickett, followed closely by BJ Raji, and that neither had an adequate backup behind them on the depth chart. We found Erik Walden to be the same player he was the previous year opposite Clay Matthews, calling for his replacement with R1 selection Nick Perry, who was lost for the season after week 6 v. HOU. Perry contributed 2 sacks in 5 games played, and looked promising. I won't forget his sack of Wilson in SEA - clean hit that drew an errant roughing penalty. That was an awesome hit, and I continue to have high hopes for his return from injury. Our R2 selection to help bolster the DL was Jerel Worthy, who piled up 14 Tackles, 2.5 sacks and 1 FF in 14 games played before blowing out his knee. -sarcasm alert -Not great totals, but he was a rookie, and there are questions as to whether or not he will be able to play at all in 2013.

I do like how Hayward and McMillian both played as rookies, and I think both can improve. We did see that we are still deficient at S opposite Bennett with MD Jennings, who took over for Charlie Peprah. We could stand an upgrade there.

We also saw Bishop go down, exposing the middle of our defense even further than it was in 2011. Brad Jones played better in the middle than he did off the edge, but that is not saying a whole lot. Hawk's play improved greatly this past season, yet he was still exposed against TE's in the passing game, and wasn't blowing up a lot of runs at the line of scrimmage.

What kind of a defense were we running out there? Look at the pieces, and it looks more like a 2-2 (Pickett, Raji, Matthews, Hawk). Nobody else really did much. Certainly, no one else needed to be game planned for by our opponents. That's bad.

Do we continue to rely on rookies via the draft as our only means of upgrading this defense? Personally, I look at this as a huge mistake by our front office. I hope they change course this offseason and add some quality, veteran talent to help insure a more successful upgrade. Whether that is through trade or FA, I don't really care. Just do the job. I see a lot of holes to fill.
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#60 Posted : Friday, February 1, 2013 12:42:45 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: play2win Go to Quoted Post
What we are currently faced with is a defensive roster in need of upgrades, after spending 6 picks there last April.


I think the roster is just fine and not in need of major upgrades. Just the normal draft and free agents.

Let's think back to the start of camp. What did our starting lineup project?
Pickett
Raji
Wilson/ Neal(After suspension)
Matthews
Hawk
Bishop
Perry
Williams
Shields
Woodson
Burnett
Backups: Smith, Walden, Jones, Daniels, Worthy, Heyward, Jennings, McMillian, Bush, House

The defense improved greatly over 2011. If that lineup had been used all season, we might have had a top 10 defense. The roster of starters was sound. Young depth with Daniels, Worthy, Heyward, Shields, Mcmillian, Jennings, Smith all 1st or 2nd year players.

So what went wrong? Too many backups were depended on for starters roles. No team in the NFL has a 2nd string that is as good as the first string.

Let's look at the starters projected from Camp that did not miss a game due to injury.
Pickett
Hawk
Williams
Burnett

The 49ers 4 starting LB's all started 16 games. Only 1 Packer LB did. So is their roster more talented based on 2012 results? Imagine if Bowman had been lost before the season, Brooks lost after 6 games, and Aldon Smith misses 5 games during the season. Do you think the 49ers finish with a better record than the Pack? I don't. Because their backups are not significantly better than ours. In my opinion.

Does the roster need normal annual upgrades? Yes. We need 2 DL, 1 LB and maybe a S? This years draft is deep with DL. LB's and S are not hard to find in the draft. So I do not see trading picks for someone else's rejects.

I would trade some picks if it would guarantee some health, though. If I could get a guarantee of starters only missing a total of 40 games next year, I might trade a 2nd Rd pick for it.
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