Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
If the continue to win and be a playoff team with a high quality ofense, then the trade worked. If they fall off because they are weaker in other spots then no. Lots of gray area and things beyong their control the confused the issue more.
Well, Atlanta made the playoffs two out of the three seasons prior to drafting Jones (including being the #1 seed in the NFC in 2010). Atlanta won zero playoff games during those three years. Last year, Atlanta made the playoffs, and again won zero playoff games.
I think winning in the playoffs on a regular basis is required in order for this trade to be deemed a success. Anything less is no improvement on the years immediately preceding the 2011 draft.