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Hottoddie
02-25-2008, 02:03 AM
I wonder what they'll take?

http://www.ajc.com/search/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/02/19/falconsflip_0219.html

DeAngelo Hall's future: Coach Mike Smith wants the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback on the team. Hall, who has one-year left on his contract, recently said he wants to be back, but he won't play next season without an extension. The Falcons have not committed long-term to Hall and are exploring trade possibilities.

"DeAngelo is a top-notch talent, and we're still evaluating," Dimitroff said. "I know coach Smith definitely wants him on the team. He makes this team better."

Insideop
02-25-2008, 02:13 AM
I wonder what they'll take?
http://www.ajc.com/search/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/02/19/falconsflip_0219.html

DeAngelo Hall's future: Coach Mike Smith wants the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback on the team. Hall, who has one-year left on his contract, recently said he wants to be back, but he won't play next season without an extension. The Falcons have not committed long-term to Hall and are exploring trade possibilities.

"DeAngelo is a top-notch talent, and we're still evaluating," Dimitroff said. "I know coach Smith definitely wants him on the team. He makes this team better."

I know whatever they want it will be too much. I say no! We are already missing a 2nd round pick this year that we could really use. This is a deep draft for CB, OT, and RB, but it doesn't do us any good if we trade our picks away. JMHO!

Grid
02-25-2008, 02:50 AM
Hasnt Hall been having "issues" lately?

PapaL
02-25-2008, 06:45 AM
Hasnt Hall been having "issues" lately?

Hasn't Atlanta been having issues? I believe Hall and Alge spoke up against the now departed HC. Apparently they weren't wrong.

PHAROAH
02-25-2008, 07:27 AM
I live in Atlanta and here is the deal the new leadership is cleaning house and I think they want all of the guys who supported Mike Vick out and that's the untold story that no one is printing in the media don't be surprised if they cut Joe Horn as well. I know that Deangelo Hall blew up on the sideline last year with the head coach Petrino and Petrino never connected with the team at all and no one respected him and the players knew that this was going to be a disaster.

ChampionTexan
02-25-2008, 09:46 AM
Anybody watching the NFL network this weekend should know that Hall told Adam Schefter that he did not want to be back in ATL. (which is after the date of the article linked in this thread).

I'm not sure if Hall just doesn't care, or whether he's working to force an extension, but publicly claiming you hate your team (which is effectively what he's been saying for awhile now) doesn't make it easier for them to find a trading partner. It just assures that whatever your market value is will not be paid by anyone (especially when you have one year left on your contract and will be asking for ridiculous money to extend). Chad Johnson has effectively done the same thing in Cincy.

It very well could be that all these guys want is a little more love from their current team, and this is the way they go about getting it. If that's the case, it may not be too bad a way to get it. If they're truly unhappy (Which I think Hall is), and are willing to look at the big picture, they wouldn't put their current team at a clear and significant disadvantage by forcing the issue.

ObsiWan
02-25-2008, 10:02 AM
Hall's always been a little too mouthy for my tastes
And he's not nearly as good as he says he is
...but that's just me.

bah007
02-25-2008, 10:11 AM
Hall's always been a little too mouthy for my tastes
And he's not nearly as good as he says he is
...but that's just me.

Agreed to all of the above.

Vinny
02-25-2008, 10:24 AM
Atlanta doesn't like it's lockerroom makeup so they are gonna get rid of the punks.

Hervoyel
02-25-2008, 10:27 AM
Honestly, I'd rather see the Texans go into next season with the same guys they had at the end of the year than have this guy on our team. None of us really know what he's like aside from what we've been able to discern from media reports and interviews but he strikes me as someone who responds to adversity in a bad way. Some players can be going through hell when times are tough and they keep plugging away and trying to make something happen. Others seem to vent and turn on their team and/or teammates when things aren't working the way they're supposed to. DeAngelo Hall has potential cancer written all over him. He may grow up eventually but who wants to take the chance that he'll do it in time for the 2008 season? I don't.

TEXANRED
02-25-2008, 10:52 AM
I heard on ESPN this morning that Hall has gone on record as saying that his chances of putting on a falcon jersey again are slim to none.

If that is true he just dumped any trade value he had for Atlanta. Teams will now hold still an wait for Atlanta to release him.

Look what happened to Carr's trade value after DRob went on cold pizza last year saying that Carr needed to be traded.

Vinny
02-25-2008, 10:53 AM
I heard on ESPN this morning that Hall has gone on record as saying that his chances of putting on a falcon jersey again are slim to none.

If that is true he just dumped any trade value he had for Atlanta. Teams will now hold still an wait for Atlanta to release him.

Look what happened to Carr's trade value after DRob went on cold pizza last year saying that Carr needed to be traded.
I think the entire NFL already knew that the Falcons were going to move him. I don't think it changes his value much. It was already littered with little red flags. Carr's value didn't change because of Drob either...Carr sucked and Drob was just one of the honest guys. Nobody wanted to trade for Carr. He went to Carolina because he had no value in a trade...way before Dunta said anything.

Hardcore Texan
02-25-2008, 11:09 AM
Hall's always been a little too mouthy for my tastes
And he's not nearly as good as he says he is
...but that's just me.

That's how I see it as well. Plus a crappy attitude and he can't keep a cool head, just a spoiled punk really, maybe he will grow up down the road on someone else's team. There is no way I want him on our team, that's for sure.

HOU-TEX
02-25-2008, 11:59 AM
D.Hall + Big Mouth + Average CB + Vick Supporter = NO THANKS! :cool:

eriadoc
02-25-2008, 12:00 PM
I wonder what they'll take?

Matt Schaub and two 2nd round picks?

Ole Miss Texan
02-25-2008, 12:03 PM
It could be similar to the Matt Schaub trade. Schaub was going to be a FA the following season and instead of getting into a bidding war with other teams that want him- we thought it was easier to not take a chance and get him now + have him on our team to play.

If Hall hits FA next season and doesn't want to play in ATL at all, he could ask for a lot more $$$ than a team is willing to give up...

just guessing though.

Hottoddie
02-25-2008, 08:23 PM
Guys,

A bad attitude at one place doesn't guarantee a bad attitude at a new place. Sometimes a change of scenery & working environment is all it takes. I developed a bad attitude at a job I hated primarily because of the management. I changed jobs & have never looked back. A new environment can make a world of difference. There's no doubt in my mind that Hall has a wealth of talent & would be a sensational CB for us. Let's see if we can steal him from Atlanta. How about Faggins & TJ for Hall? I'd even throw in an 8th round pick. :D

bah007
02-25-2008, 09:28 PM
Guys,

A bad attitude at one place doesn't guarantee a bad attitude at a new place. Sometimes a change of scenery & working environment is all it takes. I developed a bad attitude at a job I hated primarily because of the management. I changed jobs & have never looked back. A new environment can make a world of difference. There's no doubt in my mind that Hall has a wealth of talent & would be a sensational CB for us. Let's see if we can steal him from Atlanta. How about Faggins & TJ for Hall? I'd even throw in an 8th round pick. :D

Hall has had a bad attitude since before the Falcons completely sucked. That's enough for me.

Maybe its just me, but a lot of the kids coming out of Va Tech & West Virginia lately have been a bunch of punks.

Vick & brother, Pacman, Chris Henry, Hall, Ernest Wilford, Jerry Porter, etc...

Ole Miss Texan
02-25-2008, 09:33 PM
Not that I'm for this but just throwing this out there...

1st round pick to Atlanta for Deangelo Hall.
3rd round pick to Oakland for Michael Huff.

Pick up a Pass Rushing Specialist DE in the 4th Round (Jonal Saint-Dic Michigan St.?)

Trade Travis Johnson and Demarcus Faggins to Detroit for Shaun Rodgers.

Mario---Amobi--Shaun Rogers---Jonal Saint-Dic
Clark/Anderson/Diles -Demeco- Greenwood
Fred Bennett--- Will Demps--Michael Huff---Deangelo Hall

Dunta Robinson on IR- see how he recovers- come in nickle packages???

Gibbs does his thing with late round/ udfa Offensive Line- Kubiak does his thing with late round/ udfa running backs...and voula (sp? pronounced vwa-la)!! Pretty stout defense at least, lol

Second Honeymoon
02-25-2008, 10:47 PM
Not that I'm for this but just throwing this out there...

1st round pick to Atlanta for Deangelo Hall.
3rd round pick to Oakland for Michael Huff.

Pick up a Pass Rushing Specialist DE in the 4th Round (Jonal Saint-Dic Michigan St.?)

Trade Travis Johnson and Demarcus Faggins to Detroit for Shaun Rodgers.

Mario---Amobi--Shaun Rogers---Jonal Saint-Dic
Clark/Anderson/Diles -Demeco- Greenwood
Fred Bennett--- Will Demps--Michael Huff---Deangelo Hall

Dunta Robinson on IR- see how he recovers- come in nickle packages???

Gibbs does his thing with late round/ udfa Offensive Line- Kubiak does his thing with late round/ udfa running backs...and voula (sp? pronounced vwa-la)!! Pretty stout defense at least, lol

I would have no problem with any of those moves except I dont know about Jonal in the 4th. He looked really average in the Senior Bowl (or was it the Shriner game) Maybe draft a C with the 4th Round pick and sign Justin Smith from the Bengals. We would be big on salary but something tells me we would be big on wins once things got rolling.

Great ideas pretty much across the board Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Texan
03-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Little birdie in the sky says Atlanta could be looking at sending CB Deangelo Hall to the Cleveland Browns for QB Brady Quinn.

How would y'all feel about that? Browns could def. use him in the Secondary, Anderson seems to be their QB even though it's nice having the possibility of Quinn right behind him. Atlanta is going to lose Hall anyways who wants out of ATL, the Falcons WANT to get something for him. They need a QB of the future- Quinn has spent a year in the league already, not playing much at all but getting a little P.T. and practicing. He's one more year closer to starting. ATL wouldn't have to spend high draft pick on a QB who would have a tough time starting anyways and they can go BPA at their picks. OL, DL, RB, etc. I think it could be a win-win situation for both teams.



Just a little rumor: No link.

BigBull17
03-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Not too bad a deal for either team. My only issue is Hall gets up for big time talent, then vanishes against the Joe Schmoe. He loves himself way too much. Honestly, I would rather draft a guy and see what we get then trade anything for him and get that tumor. I know bad attitude in Atl doesnt mean bad attitude everywhere, but this is one of the guys with the "Free Mike Vick" shirts. Just sayin...

HoustonFrog
03-05-2008, 12:04 PM
If people are thinking here...one word..No

Goldensilence
03-05-2008, 12:10 PM
Little birdie in the sky says Atlanta could be looking at sending CB Deangelo Hall to the Cleveland Browns for QB Brady Quinn.

How would y'all feel about that? Browns could def. use him in the Secondary, Anderson seems to be their QB even though it's nice having the possibility of Quinn right behind him. Atlanta is going to lose Hall anyways who wants out of ATL, the Falcons WANT to get something for him. They need a QB of the future- Quinn has spent a year in the league already, not playing much at all but getting a little P.T. and practicing. He's one more year closer to starting. ATL wouldn't have to spend high draft pick on a QB who would have a tough time starting anyways and they can go BPA at their picks. OL, DL, RB, etc. I think it could be a win-win situation for both teams.



Just a little rumor: No link.

Intriuging for both sides.

However for Cleveland I'm just not completely sold on Anderson yet.If he proves more then a flash in the pan then next year I'd be looking for them to unload Quinn.

Specnatz
03-05-2008, 12:59 PM
As a fan of Notre Dame and someone who just really cant stand Atl and I think that situation is a death sentence to anyone right now, ummmmm

Hell No!

Second Honeymoon
03-05-2008, 01:48 PM
It would be a good deal for both sides, but I agree with Spec that Quinn could really have problems in Atlanta.

How about trading Sage and maybe a 4th or 5th Rounder for DeAngelo Hall? If the Falcons are QB hungry they could take our backup like we did theirs. It's worth bringing up if the Texans are indeed open to trading Sage.

Imagine if they make that deal. We would then roll out a CB trio of Bennett, Reeves, Hall with Dunta coming back at some point and then at #18 drafting Kenny Phillips after resigning Demps. We would be freaking loaded in our defensive backfield and could really start making some noise as a defense. And adding Phillips and Hall to our current roster would be a freaking coup. Yeah we wouldnt be as set at backup QB, but our defense would be light years ahead.

Bennett, Reeves, Hall, Faggins, Fletcher (with Dunta coming back at some point in 08)
Demps, Brown, Phillips, Boulware, Mitchell

just by using our #18 pick and Sage, we could roll that lineup out there. huge upgrade.

couple that with our talent at DL and LB and we could really be nasty + we could then use the rest of the draft to draft prospects at C, G, and T.

Specnatz
03-05-2008, 02:52 PM
It would be a good deal for both sides, but I agree with Spec that Quinn could really have problems in Atlanta.

How about trading Sage and maybe a 4th or 5th Rounder for DeAngelo Hall? If the Falcons are QB hungry they could take our backup like we did theirs. It's worth bringing up if the Texans are indeed open to trading Sage.

Imagine if they make that deal. We would then roll out a CB trio of Bennett, Reeves, Hall with Dunta coming back at some point and then at #18 drafting Kenny Phillips after resigning Demps. We would be freaking loaded in our defensive backfield and could really start making some noise as a defense. And adding Phillips and Hall to our current roster would be a freaking coup. Yeah we wouldnt be as set at backup QB, but our defense would be light years ahead.

Bennett, Reeves, Hall, Faggins, Fletcher (with Dunta coming back at some point in 08)
Demps, Brown, Phillips, Boulware, Mitchell

just by using our #18 pick and Sage, we could roll that lineup out there. huge upgrade.

couple that with our talent at DL and LB and we could really be nasty + we could then use the rest of the draft to draft prospects at C, G, and T.


So you want to address the secondary and no other positions? Besides Mario, Okoye and DeMeco what talent on the DL and LB do you see. Because I do not see it. If the trade a pick and QB for Hall, it would eliminate anything else being done in the secondary in this draft unless it was 6th or 7th round.

Koolaid Time
03-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Little birdie in the sky says Atlanta could be looking at sending CB Deangelo Hall to the Cleveland Browns for QB Brady Quinn.

Well, the Falcons just cut Joey Harrington.. that leaves them with 1 proven QB on the roster and one rehabbing a torn ACL...

So they are making a move at QB..

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/03/05/harrington_0306.html

Drew_Smoke
03-05-2008, 05:34 PM
Dear Mr Rich,

I got a big fat 4th rounder for your boy, D Hall.

You owe us anyway, eh?

Sincerely,

Your Buddy Rick

P.S. Your Daddy was the man.

StarStruck
03-15-2008, 06:19 PM
I read that an agreement in principle has been reached with the Raiders.

b0ng
03-15-2008, 06:24 PM
I read that an agreement in principle has been reached with the Raiders.

It's for a 2nd rounder as well. I guess that's that, Atlanta is going to suck something fierce next year. I'm imagining about 3 trips to the top 5 in the draft before they start to get competitive again.

awtysst
03-15-2008, 06:44 PM
It's for a 2nd rounder as well. I guess that's that, Atlanta is going to suck something fierce next year. I'm imagining about 3 trips to the top 5 in the draft before they start to get competitive again.

Wow. The Raider second rounder?! Damn. So Atl now has #3, #34,#37, an #48, and #68. Thats 5 picks in the first 3 rounds. Sick.

They could take a Dorsey or an Ellis to strengthen their D line in round 1.
They could take Reggie Smith CB/FS, Chad Henne, and Sam Baker OTin the second.
they could also go and get Jordy Nelson WR.

That would be one hell of a group of draft choices and would be a solid base to build around.

PapaL
03-15-2008, 10:51 PM
Wow. The Raider second rounder?! Damn. So Atl now has #3, #34,#37, an #48, and #68. Thats 5 picks in the first 3 rounds. Sick.

They could take a Dorsey or an Ellis to strengthen their D line in round 1.
They could take Reggie Smith CB/FS, Chad Henne, and Sam Baker OTin the second.
they could also go and get Jordy Nelson WR.

That would be one hell of a group of draft choices and would be a solid base to build around.

Except they have the funds to sign all those picks. Not cheap.

awtysst
03-16-2008, 02:29 AM
Except they have the funds to sign all those picks. Not cheap.

You are right it isn't cheap but these are second rounders and much less than first round money. Of course, if they wanted, they could do like the pats and trade picks this year for future picks. Maybe a second and a 4th this year for a 1st next year?

prostock101
03-16-2008, 08:17 AM
He's gone to the Raiders for a second rounder this year.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3295344

infantrycak
03-16-2008, 09:18 AM
Except they have the funds to sign all those picks. Not cheap.

All of those guys except the #3 will be cheap.

Oakland is going to have a sick secondary.

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 10:23 AM
From Rotoworld.com

Falcons CB DeAngelo Hall refuted an ESPN report that he will be traded to the Raiders.

"Somebody's throwing something out there," Hall told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday afternoon. Neither Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff nor Hall's agent have returned phone calls. Mar. 15 - 7:12 pm et

Full article here: http://www.ajc.com/services/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/03/15/dhall_0316.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=21

nero THE zero
03-16-2008, 12:43 PM
With three #2s I think this significantly increases Atlanta's ability to move back up into the first round if a QB that they like continues to fall. Hopefully we can recoup the #2 we lost for Schaub.

awtysst
03-16-2008, 12:56 PM
All of those guys except the #3 will be cheap.

Oakland is going to have a sick secondary.

Yep. But also Atlanta is getting the opportunity to get REALLY good players. Give them a couple of years and they could be a team on the rise.

Maddict5
03-16-2008, 02:12 PM
raiders D next yr = broncos D this year... (which isnt very good)

build from the inside out not the other way around

Hottoddie
03-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Hmmmm........., I wonder if they'd be willing to part with one of Stanford Routt, or Fabian Washington, & how much it would cost? I wonder if they'd take Weaver or Green in exchange? :D :stirpot:

BSofA04
03-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Not good news if he ends up in Oakland. Between Hall and Asomugha, they'd have a tremendous CB tandem. Another one of our 2008 opponents getting better. They are the Raiders however...

Second Honeymoon
03-16-2008, 03:56 PM
Not good news if he ends up in Oakland. Between Hall and Asomugha, they'd have a tremendous CB tandem. Another one of our 2008 opponents getting better. They are the Raiders however...

Good point. They overpaid to retain their DE Kelly and giving up an early 2nd rounder for Hall then having to sign him to a fat money deal isn't exactly cheap, but I like the moves they have made for the most part. If Sapp hadn't retired they would be in much better shape too. Gibril Wilson, Javon Walker, Gibril Wilson, franchising Asomugha, and taking a no-risk gamble in bringing William Jospeh in to possibly fill the gap that Sapp leaves.

Draft day is gonna be pretty blah for them, but they still have a Top5 pick in the draft and could roll the dice and add McFadden to that team. That would be a pretty dangerous offense, and they have some talented young players in the OL trenches. The Chiefs and Broncos are falling on tough times so you could see them fare a lot better than they have in-division in 2008. I just hope we still kick their cans.

That being said, if Russell doesn't play well they will be back to being the post-Gannon Raiders. We all know how much a bad #1 overall QB can retard the progression of a team....all too well.

Speaking of draft day, how about the draft day the Falcons GM is going to have. He is going to have a Top 5 draft pick, three early 2nd Rounders, a 3rd Rounder, 2 4ths, a 5th and 2 6th Rounders. Then if they get any compensatory picks, that would just add to the number. Theoretically, they could trade their pick to the Cowboys for both their 1sts and a 3rd Rounder and they would have at least 2 picks in every round except the 5th. They would essentially get 5 of the top 50 prospects in the NFL draft and have a draft day haul of 11+ players. That is better than expansion draft numbers. Too bad most Atlanta sports fans don't care anyways, but the draft is going to be fun for any real Falcons fan. They can go BPA the whole draft because they have so many holes.

BSofA04
03-16-2008, 04:28 PM
It's going to be an exciting day for the Falcons come April 26th-27th but their GM is going to have one helluva time negotiating all those contracts. I'm sure they'll contend with New Orleans for tops in the NFC South.

Maddict5
03-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Not good news if he ends up in Oakland. Between Hall and Asomugha, they'd have a tremendous CB tandem. Another one of our 2008 opponents getting better. They are the Raiders however...

but they lose a high pick that could be used on a good o/d-lineman which is what they kind've need more

gtexan02
03-16-2008, 07:12 PM
I have always thought that if you do your homework, and know a good player when you see one, trading a draft pick (which is a risk) for a known commodity is a good deal.

I think this was a good move by the Raiders

Texaninlild
03-16-2008, 07:21 PM
Hall is a nice player with a little attitude problem. He wants primo dollars and they are already giving their other corner top dollar when they tagged him.

Playing fantasy football with NFL teams usually doesn't work in the end. The Raiders have been overpaying all offseason.

The Raiders are about to be in Salary Cap Hell. Maybe they can teach that big quarterback to block too.

:devilpig:

awtysst
03-16-2008, 07:33 PM
Hall is a nice player with a little attitude problem. He wants primo dollars and they are already giving their other corner top dollar when they tagged him.

Playing fantasy football with NFL teams usually doesn't work in the end. The Raiders have been overpaying all offseason.

The Raiders are about to be in Salary Cap Hell. Maybe they can teach that big quarterback to block too.

:devilpig:

Well that "Big QB" apparently is a bit bigger than he was last season... Im just saying...
:stirpot:

BigBull17
03-16-2008, 08:28 PM
It's going to be an exciting day for the Falcons come April 26th-27th but their GM is going to have one helluva time negotiating all those contracts. I'm sure they'll contend with New Orleans for tops in the NFC South.

WHat about the team that won it last year? Last time I checked, they dont play there.

BSofA04
03-16-2008, 08:38 PM
WHat about the team that won it last year? Last time I checked, they dont play there.

Tampa Bay is on the decline man. I don't think they'll amount to much next year. If Delhomme comes back strong, the Panthers could push the Bucs to last in their division. But in the weak NFC South, it's not that hard to make a name for your city.

TexanAddict
03-16-2008, 08:58 PM
WHat about the team that won it last year? Last time I checked, they dont play there.

Actually, the interesting thing about the NFC South is that the team that finished last has been winning the division the next year. So, with that as the precedent, Atlanta should win the NFC South next season.

2002: TB 1st, CAR Last
2003: CAR 1st, ATL Last
2004: ATL 1st, TB Last
2005: TB 1st, NO Last
2006: NO 1st, TB Last
2007: TB 1st, ATL Last

Link (http://www.nfl.com/standings?category=div&season=2007-REG&split=Overall)

BigBull17
03-16-2008, 11:47 PM
Actually, the interesting thing about the NFC South is that the team that finished last has been winning the division the next year. So, with that as the precedent, Atlanta should win the NFC South next season.

2002: TB 1st, CAR Last
2003: CAR 1st, ATL Last
2004: ATL 1st, TB Last
2005: TB 1st, NO Last
2006: NO 1st, TB Last
2007: TB 1st, ATL Last

Link (http://www.nfl.com/standings?category=div&season=2007-REG&split=Overall)

Ok Nostrodamis(to lazy to look up the real spelling), lets not go TOO far...I know, crazier things have happened, but that would be amazing.

beerlover
03-17-2008, 12:33 AM
so Atlanta now has three 2nd rd. picks....very interesting. I've already seen one mock with them taking

3 Atlanta Glenn Dorsey DT LSU

34 Atlanta (from Oakland) Joe Flacco QB Delaware

37 Atlanta Tracy Porter CB Indiana

48 Atlanta (from Houston) Anthony Collins OT Kansas

http://www.gbnreport.com/3-roundprojection.html

AnthonyE
03-17-2008, 12:38 AM
Ok Nostrodamis(to lazy to look up the real spelling), lets not go TOO far...I know, crazier things have happened, but that would be amazing.

Nostradamus. And I'm a strong believer in this particular trend line. I would not be suprised AT ALL to see ATL win the top spot in the NFC South. Especially with the changes they've made and potential 4 draft picks in the first 2 rounds. ;o

Napa Auto Parts
03-17-2008, 12:39 AM
if all it takes is a second from the raiders we should give up our third this year and our second next year D.Hall and D.Robinson would be awsome:fans:

Lucky
03-18-2008, 09:11 AM
so Atlanta now has three 2nd rd. picks....
Not just yet. Hall has scuttled the trade with his contract demands. This might get to draft day before playing out. The Skins & the Cowgirls could make a run at Hall before this is through.

Errant Hothy
03-18-2008, 02:43 PM
Deal all but done:
http://www.ajc.com/services/content/sports/falcons/stories/2008/03/18/halltradeburst_0319.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=21

"There is just some tweaking of the language that needs to be done, some minor details," Hall said. "No deal breakers." A trade sending Oakland's second- and sixth-rounders to Atlanta for Hall should be consummated shortly thereafter. The Falcons will then hold three second-round picks and four in the top 48, including No. 3 overall.

ChampionTexan
03-20-2008, 09:00 PM
Deal looks like it's done now, and Al Davis once again demonstrates his senility

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3304118&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

Richer deal than Samuel got from the Eagles - Hall's good, but c'mon!

Htownsportsfan
04-20-2008, 11:10 AM
Interesting article on the value of CB's. Drafting talented DB's and having a good eye for the less than big names is the way to build a winner.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=paolantonio_sal&id=3342009

Hottoddie
04-20-2008, 02:01 PM
Interesting article on the value of CB's. Drafting talented DB's and having a good eye for the less than big names is the way to build a winner.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=paolantonio_sal&id=3342009

Wow! After reading that, I'm glad we didn't trade for him.

kastofsna
04-20-2008, 02:40 PM
yeah, the franchise cornerback is one of the most valued positions in the game. unfortunately, there just aren't many of them out there at all, so you see tons of overcompensation by teams trying to hook one in. i'd say of the highly paid positions (QB, DE, CB, LT), the cornerbacks have the least amount of talent of their top 10 paid players.