Originally Posted by JsMaViSd
Originally Posted by skinfanjon
What's wrong with tradingup? Get us a freaking quarterback already and worry about building around him afterward.
When you factor in all the off-the-field intangibles that RGIII brings to the table, he fits the mold of a player I'm willing to make a push for. If he ends up in the B&G it's cause for excitement.
than the fact that we went 5-11 and have holes all across our team and we would lose MULTIPLE picks(3 picks minimum) absolutely nothing.
Agree completely with Skinfanjon. Most important position on the field is QB, our biggest need is QB. Luck (longshot), RGIII, or Bradford (which I doubt) are the best three options out there and we CANT come out of the draft empty handed.
Until PM is healthy I refuse to discuss him any longer.
I want the Skins to stay patient and get RGIII at 6. I think Cleveland is bluffing, Miami is going to have Flynn, and Seattle is too far back to make a trade up.
BUT for the sake of argument, Im not opposed to trading up and giving up picks at #2. Frankly, I dont understand why the "no trade crowd" refuses to acknowledge the fact that if we keep our 2nd round pick, we can still trade back 2x (or more) and wind up with the same amount of picks in the first 4 rounds as we currently have (5). Read that again and let that sink in...
Point being, even if we trade up, the draft is not lost, we went through this last year. We CAN turn this draft into a productive one in the early to mid rounds still, but keeping the 2nd is paramount for positioning.
Originally Posted by FanFromArizona
Go get the Alka Seltzer:
The author, Rodskins, notes that he talked with Jim Haslett, the former Rams DC and interim head coach who is currently Mike Shanahan's defensive coordinator. During the talks, he disclosed some awfully detailed information that's of immediate interest to Rams fans.
On the free agent front, he said that the Skins weren't interested in Matt Flynn, but the wheels are turning to make the initial efforts toward Peyton.
Of more import, he said the Redskins have already contacted Jeff Fisher to discuss the second overall pick. He didn't provide any details of the talks, other than to note that the front office only has interest in Andrew Luck and RGIII at this point, so the likelihood of trading up is, well, more than 0%.
Maybe Im just a simpleton and dont understand things very well, but this is talking out of both sides of ones mouth if Ive ever heard it. Listen to these contradictions:
1. Interested in Flynn but still trying to take Luck/RGIII? And the initial efforts for PM have started? Theres too much invested in one or the other. You're either going to sin a FA or Draft high, not both (especially if Luck is in the picture which I highly doubt as well).
2. Likelihood of trading up more than 0%? 1% isnt a good chance nowadays is it? 1-100% is a pretty wide angle/large net, yes?
Lets assume Haslett is drunk and talking "in truths" here...it doesnt make any sense once you look at it. IF this is ALL true, the only thing I can take from this is the Redskins are examining all possible options except for Rex and thats what THEY SHOULD be doing!
I commend Haslett for his misinformation and saying something without saying anything. Bravo...