Trading Down: lesson from 1977

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  1. TwinSisters

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/2001/03/20/sayitaintso_seahawks/

     
  2. Spled

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    The same is true of The Elway trade from the Colts. On the other hand, the Ricky Williams and Herschel Walker trades went in the other direction.
     
  3. MojoX

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    I tend to think that if your team sucked enough to earn such a high pick, then your team should use said pick to get elite talent. If you can't get elite talent, then trade down.

    As for trading up, it seems to rarely be worth it. Unless they can move up and snag Peterson or Thomas, I'm hoping the Texans chill at 8 and go BPA. Looks like the top of this draft is deep enough to allow this squad to pocket some talent at 8.

    Anyway, I just want to see this team stop making bone headed moves. Like the Casserly cuteness of passing on Derrick Johnson to trade down and pocket Travis Johnson.
     
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    but then again, check out the chargers trading down in '01.
     
  5. threetoedpete

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    Yes and they didn't hit 12-4 go to the championship game.... untill after they pluged the hole at OLT ...even with those guys.

    Another point....Would you have been willing to for go A.J.
    to have multipul picks in '04 ? They may well move up for all day. Go against the denver history and go with a frachise guy and dump the platoon system. Take it on the chin in '07 and set up the '08 draft. But if you think that is the golden bebe to get the club over the hump, that is not going to happen, inspite of all the banging on 610, untill thay solve the o-line problem. Spencer doens't make it back by opening day...All Day is looking at eight and nine in a box untill he does come back. His history sugests that will not be a good thing for All Day. I know he's good, but Jim Brown good ? I hope you correct.
     
  6. Kaiser Toro

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    The salary cap was not in effect in 1977. Historical reference? Yes. Lesson? No as they are two different eras.
     
  7. Battle Red Flash

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    I like Kubiak & Smith's chances with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounders.
    Texans have already spent too much money on high picks.
     

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