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  • Falcons to trade 3rd round pick for Deltha O'Neal

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    - Reports are that a Deltha O'Neal trade is likely to happen soon to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a third-round pick.
    Adam Schefter's article

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    Landry is one piece that the Falcons are attempting to add to their secondary. The other is Cincinnati Bengals former Pro Bowl cornerback Deltha O'Neal.

    The Falcons and Bengals have entered exploratory trade discussions about Atlanta landing O'Neal to team with DeAngelo Hall. Atlanta has been looking to add a second corner since the start of free agency, when it inquired about then-Detroit cornerback Dre' Bly. The team failed to trade for Bly, but it seems to have a greater chance at landing O'Neal, whom Cincinnati is looking to unload.

    Hall would love to add O'Neal, and the Falcons are trying to see if they can make it happen. Trading for O'Neal would be a continuation of a busy offseason for Atlanta that shows few signs of letting up.

    The club tried trading for Bly, lost defensive end Patrick Kerney, dealt quarterback Matt Schaub, moved up in the draft, is in talks with Chicago's free-agent defensive tackle Ian Scott, could wind up releasing defensive tackle Grady Jackson, and is digging in on O'Neal.

    Busy offseason everywhere. Especially busy in Atlanta.

    Interesting, to say the least. I'm curious as to why they would make clear, they intent to use Jimmy Williams at corner, then that week trade a day-1 pick on a corner. Misinformation, perhaps? Thoughts that come to mind;

    1. The team wants Jimmy Williams at corner, but are not confident in him as a starter yet.

    2. Bobby Petrino was using coach speak, about Jimmy Williams' position, and once the team gets O'Neal, they move him to Safety beginning in O.T.As.

    3. In a division with New Orleans, Tampa Bay possibly with Calvin Johnson, Carolina with Smith, Johnson, you need as many corners as possible.
    Last edited by Shiver; 03-29-2007, 11:06 PM.


  • #2
    wow all it would take is a 3rd, thats a steal.

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    • #3
      Hmmm curious trade considering the Bengals are rather thin in the secondary.

      They lost their starting FS and #1 Corner now and they have two over the hill starters in SS Dexter Jackson and CB Tory James.....

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      • #4
        O'Neal is trash. He really didn't deserve the Pro Bowl. He just had tons of picks. Well he's not trash, but he's not reliable and can be abused by physical wideouts. I'd put him in the nickel where he can excel against slot guys and jump on short to intermediate routes. This would spell the end for Webster in ATL.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by America View Post
          O'Neal is trash. He really didn't deserve the Pro Bowl. He just had tons of picks. Well he's not trash, but he's not reliable and can be abused by physical wideouts. I'd put him in the nickel where he can excel against slot guys and jump on short to intermediate routes. This would spell the end for Webster in ATL.
          Long awaited, and oh so hoped for.

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          • #6
            INteresting.. interesting..

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            • #7
              if this happens, it becomes clear that they would spend their first rounder on another corner ?


              RIP, Sean Taylor.

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              • #8
                And I got killed for giving the Falcons a CB in my mocks. Hm.
                Originally posted by Paul
                Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
                Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shiver View Post
                  Interesting, to say the least. I'm curious as to why they would make clear, they intent to use Jimmy Williams at corner, then that week trade a day-1 pick on a corner. Misinformation, perhaps? Thoughts that come to mind;

                  1. The team wants Jimmy Williams at corner, but are not confident in him as a starter yet.

                  2. Bobby Petrino was using coach speak, about Jimmy Williams' position, and once the team gets O'Neal, they move him to Safety beginning in O.T.As.

                  3. In a division with New Orleans, Tampa Bay possibly with Calvin Johnson, Carolina with Smith, Johnson, you need as many corners as possible.
                  You forgot a 4th reason that could be a better option then all the ones listed above. They trade for O'Neal. Move Williams to FS and suddenly the DB issues are solved. They can now take Louisville product Amobi Okoye in the 1st round and only need a day 2 DB. I'm sure Bobby P would love to have his guy playing for him again. College coaches that transition to the NFL tend to get surround themselves with familar players.

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                  • #10
                    anyone else see them drafting bush as well


                    Sig by jkpigskin , thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Joeyjr09 View Post
                      They trade for O'Neal. Move Williams to FS and suddenly the DB issues are solved. They can now take Louisville product Amobi Okoye in the 1st round and only need a day 2 DB. I'm sure Bobby P would love to have his guy playing for him again. College coaches that transition to the NFL tend to get surround themselves with familar players.

                      Adding Lewis Sanders, a decent back-up, and then trading a day-1 pick for a starter, would lend credence to that theory. Still, if that's the case, why would Petrino state that they are keeping Williams at corner just a day ago? I don't know what to think.

                      As for Amobi Okoye, I wouldn't mind, and I could see it happening. That said; it's Rich McKay's show to run, and he's a fanatical "B.P.A" drafter. If someone slips further than expected, like a Adrian Peterson, Laron Landry, that will likely be the pick.
                      Last edited by Shiver; 03-29-2007, 11:40 PM.

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                      • #12
                        3rd round pick? doubt it. I bet it's our first 4th rounder though. New Era isn't very reliable in terms of gettign the details of these things right. if it's anything it's a 4th. And this trade is for a nickel corner. umber 10 you had us taking guys like Leon Hall in the first in spots they weren't worth the pick. we don't need a starter at CB because it's Jimmy and D-lo as our starters. this woudl eb a fien trade for a good nickel.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Number 10 View Post
                          And I got killed for giving the Falcons a CB in my mocks. Hm.
                          Drafting one and trading for one are different things. Adding an established CB versus spending another pick on another youngin' make for a big difference.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                            Drafting one and trading for one are different things. Adding an established CB versus spending another pick on another youngin' make for a big difference.
                            Especially when that pick he's referring to, was the 10th pick for Leon Hall, whom a lot of people don't like.

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                            • #15
                              But the reasoning behind it was that they didn't need another body at CB. I'm personally still not sold that Williams is a future CB.
                              Originally posted by Paul
                              Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
                              Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                              These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
                              MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

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