The Strangeness of This Life Cannot Be Measured
From Dances with Wolves, one of my favorite all time movies.
I don't mean for this to be yet another thread of rueage. What's done is done, and what's lost is lost. It's more just meant to be a post about how strangely things can work out, or could have worked out, and how things don't always follow typical trends of thinking.
It's week 7 of the 2008 season. We've just lost Romo to injury after losing a tough one at Arizona. In response, Jerry gives up two high draft picks and a huge contract for Roy Williams, a guy who fit the "prototypical WR" mode - big, fast (at times), great red zone threat (to that point), first round draft pick, etc. Imagine Jerry not making this deal, and instead promting a 5'10" UDFA WR from the PS. Yes, I'm talking about Amendola.
Imagine how differently things might have turned out. We keep our 2009 1st pick, and the other 3rd round pick, and in the process. We also have a WR who's turned out to be pretty darn good (when healthy). Now, who knows how things would have gone. Maybe those extra picks don't pan out. Maybe we spend that extra cash we saved from not paying RW on players that don't live up to their contracts. Maybe we're better, maybe worse, maybe the same.
Sure, we'll never know, and it's pointless to dwell on what might have been. But who would have thought, that promoting a guy like Amendola, could have been an infinitely better move, than trading for a guy like RW? Just funny how unexpectedly things can work out sometimes.
There's always more to the story.