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KFFL posted: Redskins | Redskins | Team offers No. 6 overall pick for Briggs
Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:10:10 -0700
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Washington Redskins have offered the No. 6 overall pick to the Chicago Bears for LB Lance Briggs and the No. 31 overall pick, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Yeeeeeeeeah. And I understand all that. But still.....in THIS market. I'm sure you could have gotten something.
I know what your point is and the skins absurd offer does piss me off a bit, but, there are 2 key points; 1. Ozzie is not Angelos, he operates very differently and 2. The bears have leverage where the ravens did not, i.e. a young player and the cap space to hold on to him if they didn't find a deal. I guess the rep was not worth what Oz thought he could get.
Lets see A.D. wanted and signed a huge contract that would have forced us to cut veterans and hastily restructure contracts or let him go when we have proven time and time again that we can replace impact players. Stupid, I think not, especially when a team lets a situation spiral out of control with a player that was franchised such as Briggs. That is stupid. Besides Terrell Suggs is entering the last year of his contract and is more of a priority to re-sign not to mention we have players such as Jarrett Johnson and our 2nd round pick from 2 years ago in Dan Cody ready to step in and take up the slack left from the loss of Adalius. One must not forget that he basically was a pseudo replacement to offset the loss of Peter Boulware and we have done it with draft picks such as Gary Baxter replacing Duane Starks, Ed Hartwell picking up for Ray Lewis when he was hurt years ago and then when we switched to a 3-4, then a Bart Scott offsetting the loss of Hartwell, and just this past year with a Dawan Landry offsetting the loss of a Will Demps. When it comes to judging talent on defense, no one is better at it then the Ravens, so a stupid decision it was definitely not!
Blah blah blah...
So the Bears are stupid, and they are getting the value of a 1st round pick.
But the Ravens got absolutely nothing and lost one of their better players to their conference rival and that's the smart move?
The whole **** about it "spiraling out of control" is idiotic. At what point? This is a media creation. I've said all along it would work out and amount to nothing.
By the way, after re-reading the article I think it has a lot more bite.
Considering that the Redskins have no other picks to talk turkey, that's probably the deal.
All this being said, I really don't think it's THAT bad of a trade. Briggs is a top 5 linebacker in my opinion. He's not some regular joe. Most of you guys were ******** bricks about how cheap the Bears when they wouldn't give him an extension and now he's dirt cause the Redskins are interested in him?
I can't believe I'm sort of sticking up for the Redskins.
Okay, if the positions were switched, would you want to give up the sixth overall pick of the draft for Briggs plus the thirty-first pick? Keep in mind that I'm not saying Briggs is a bad player at all. I just don't think he's worth that much, especially since linebacker really isn't that premium of a position anymore.
Also, how the **** are the Redskins going to afford this? Who else could they possibly restructure?