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#1 Shotgunner

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

Trading our young talent? What the heck is going on? 

 

Let the attack begin... 



#2 teef

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

i just don't understand this.  the only thing i can think is that they're stockpiling picks to trade up next year.  right?  



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

very very poor return for Sammy Watkins



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:59 AM

Serious question: Is this the beginning of a tank?

 

 

 

No.



#5 Shotgunner

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:59 AM

i just don't understand this.  the only thing i can think is that they're stockpiling picks to trade up next year.  right?  

I pretty sure that trading young talent to stockpile picks is the definition of modern NFL tanking. See CLE



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

They certainly gutted the team's offense in one stroke.



#7 teef

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

I pretty sure that trading young talent to stockpile picks is the definition of modern NFL tanking. See CLE

but it's not a total tank.  if we see them trade tt, then it's completely on.



#8 MAJBobby

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

If Shady gets traded. YEP

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

but it's not a total tank.  if we see them trade tt, then it's completely on.

Who's going to trade for Taylor? If it's a tank, McCoy is the one going next.



#10 Shotgunner

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

but it's not a total tank.  if we see them trade tt, then it's completely on.

True. But I think it's two-fold: either TT or Shady and its official. 



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

I pretty sure that trading young talent to stockpile picks is the definition of modern NFL tanking. See CLE

 

They traded young talent for young talent and picks.



#12 4_kidd_4

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

The beginning was trading down in the draft, bringing Tyrod back and letting Gilly walk.

Trading Watkins is the cherry on the tank sundae.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

but it's not a total tank.  if we see them trade tt, then it's completely on.

 

Jordan Matthews is a good and young WR.  You don't tank and then trade for someone like that.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

No. The writing was on the wall for Sammy when we didn't pick up his option. You can't give injury-prone players big contracts.

 

We finally have a GM that understands the value of draft picks. He's like the anti-Whaley. Andre Holmes and Vlad Ducasse should start packing their bags.



#15 Juice_32

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

No, we are finally competent. I absolutely love it. I was iffy on Beane and McD, now I'm officially sold.

#16 teef

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

True. But I think it's two-fold: either TT or Shady and its official. 

agreed.  



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

True. But I think it's two-fold: either TT or Shady and its official. 

 

If this happens then yes, I'll agree it's a full tank.



#18 mannc

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

very very poor return for Sammy Watkins

Yep. Embarrassing, actually.

#19 BarleyNY

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

Not a tank. Smart moves and building draft capital for long term.

#20 teef

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:03 PM

 

Jordan Matthews is a good and young WR.  You don't tank and then trade for someone like that.

maybe they felt they could get similar production from matthews, not have  to pay the money, (i have no idea what his contract looks like) and grab a pick?  they certainly tried to fill the holes they created.   


Edited by teef, 11 August 2017 - 12:04 PM.