28 Feb '09 21:14>
After giving Cassel a franchise tag, they deal him AND Vrabel to the Chiefs for a 2ND ROUND DRAFT CHOICE? http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/29443788/
Originally posted by quackquackThat he was dealt was no surprise but to get only a 2nd rounder for him and Vrabel is shocking. The Falcons got 2 2nd round draft choices for Matt Schaub two years ago and he had only started two games in his career. Surely Cassel and Vrabel should have been worth at least that.
but he isn't worth that much money and the patriots certainly did better than if he left via free agency.
Originally posted by no1marauderThere's more than meets the eye on this one. The Pats turned down a first-rounder from Denver for Cassel as well. Here's little excerpt from Chris Mortensen:
They're the ones who decided to overpay him a few weeks ago. They're saving no more cap space than if they hadn't franchised him.
Originally posted by Phlabibit* Doing the Brady voodoo dance *
Nothing to see here, Bill made the right and only choice. He can do no wrong.
Leave him alone!
Originally posted by dryhumpThigpen still may get his chance seeing as Cassel won't have Moss and Welker to throw to. No one is really sure how good Matt truly is.
Should the chiefs have given tyler thigpen a chance to start? He played pretty well this year and might have developed into a good qb.
Originally posted by shortcircuitThat's not how it went down, Detroit wanted some fancy 3 team trade and Bill wanted to get it done right away and didn't want the offer to slip off the table waiting for a green team to pull of the improbable.
* Doing the Brady voodoo dance *
Singing the lyrics "Sewing the Seeds of Love"
Bill Belichick has outsmarted himself on this one. If you pass on a first round pick because you don't want the financial commitment involved...simply trade the pick and gain your coveted second round pick PLUS another pick ot two.
Originally posted by PhlabibitMatt is good... if i was bill... i would keep welker, moss, and have cassel in the QB spot. You're over-paying brady and at his time he's gonna get heckuva alot of injuries, so he wont be playing... let him go, save money... and add a different player or keep the extra cash for emergencies...
That's not how it went down, Detroit wanted some fancy 3 team trade and Bill wanted to get it done right away and didn't want the offer to slip off the table waiting for a green team to pull of the improbable.