Re: Trade Coming??
posted at 10/15/2013 10:25 AM EDT
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
I'd be looking at WR, TE, DT, and CB right now
DT - .....
WR - Injures are already taking their toll and Amendola is out again, Boyce mia, and Collie and Edelman are just ticking time bombs. Dobson needs a can of stickm' (btw who were those who called me crazy after the draft when I said I had issues with his hands and ability to catch cleanly?), Thompkins looks like a younger Lloyd with YaC ability when he doesn't slip (what I mean by that is catch the tough catches and drop the easy ones). Like DT were are counting on rooks in which the vast majority of rooks hit a wall at some point. If Collie and Edelman are our only hopes in the playoffs for WRs we are in trouble.
TE - ...
CB - Talib has yet to complete a full season as a pro and Ryan is still learning the game. I also don't ever want to see Arrington on the outside again wich bascially leaves Dennard. This position is very thin right now and we see the massive difference between when Talib is on the field vs when Talib is off the field.
I doubt they'll make a trade, but it's not impossible I guess.
I'd be in favor of adding a WR, but it would need to be a reliable veteran (like a Collie) because he's got to work well with Brady - not always easy as we've seen.
As for CB, it's unusual for teams to make talented guys available (like Talib was last year), unless they're hopelessly out of it and the guy is a FA at the end of the year. So that narrows the pool considerably. The deadline is two weeks from today, how many teams are hopelessly out of it? Jax, NYG, Atl, Minn, Oak, TB, anybody else? So guys on those teams that are done after this year. Slim pickings.
Maybe consider adding a safety and switching McCourty to CB, if Talib is out a long time. Are you going to find a better CB in a trade with one of those teams than McCourty? Unlikely.
DT is kind of the same deal.
Yeah it's doubtful to make a trade right now just my thoughts on which positions I'd keep feelers out for and why. I might be looking at the Jints right now. They are dead in the water maybe looking at someone like a Shawn Rodgers as a big body for short yardage situations or Corey Webster as a #2/3 CB to keep in rotation with Talib and Dennard. Jax maybe see if Clay Harbor is available or Min for Chris Cook or Kevin Williams. TB could be interesting if Mike Williams or if Gerald McCoy becomes available (yes I know Williams is out right now). There are some lower cost options out there that I think could add some needed depth to the line up without having to spend a ton. Of course it takes two teams to trade but adding some solid vets to the rooks I don't think could hurt and might help down the road.