So, BOB couldn't have made some calls then inform ownership that Hopkins doesn't have any leverage and trading him for less than he is worth is not in the best interest of the T-E-A-M. He will keep working on a trade, but they have to get a first rounder in return? Ownership might not understand football, but they understand value and ROI.I wanted one guy to be responsible for the final calls. No more of the committee BS. So yes, I was happy that if there was failure (There was) we knew exactly who that failure fell upon.
BTW, Hopkins wasn't BOB's call, that was an ownership call.
Also, BOB goes to Hopkins and tells him they can't renegotiate his contract right now, but if he cannot wait, then find a team willing to give up a first round pick and he will make the trade happen. Supposedly, no one was willing to give up a first for Hopkins. If that is true, Hopkins is his own agent, realizes this and maybe returns with a different attitude or proposal.
What's done is done. But I'm not convinced BOB did not have a significant role in this idiotic trade. Even if he was just being a good soldier, he could have done a better job navigating this mess between ownership and the player.