Originally Posted by Avenging Hayseed
No clue how they would effect the salary cap though, although Im sure it could all be worked out out.
First.....really looks like New Orleans is going to start the season 0-4. In all reality that means season over for them, pretty much a foregone conclusion in the first place. They also lost picks this year as part of their punishment in the hits for hire scheme.
So I propose this.....We trade next years number one pick AND Jeremy Parnell to New Orleans for Jermon Bushrod.
Why would we do this? Well,..for one this move would give us a premier set of tackles for years to come. We most probably were going to have to spend a 1st on O line next year anyway,....this way we get the advantage of having the player THIS year. We move Free to swing tackle for the rest of the year until he can be released next season.
[View Full Quote]Why would New Orleans do this? For one....they desperately need the picks to reload next season. For 2.....Bushrod is set to become a free agent. " We can sign him long term after trade is made" For three......after this weekend their season is done anyway. Why include Parnell? Somebody has to play tackle for New Orleans! This gives them a young guy to stand in until they get a new starter next season in free agency,...OR...as a backup to groom.
New Orleans would gain the extra 1st rounder they need and still have the ability to use their free agency money on an offensive tackle.
Move two is a simple one........We sign Holland and cut Dockery. May the best man win between Holland and Bernadeau,....simple as that.
Move three.........we dump Felix to a team in need of a running back and in return pick up a halfway serviceable safety. Doesnt have to be some great talent or anything,...just a guy you can win with or at least maybe provide some halfway decent depth.
Im actually quite high on Tanner,....think the kid is a nice inside runner/pretty rugged. Bring up Dunbar to be the number three man.
Good thoughts. No one has touched on the reason which would give me pause......Trading a 1st rd pk for a soon to be FA is serious shift in your salarly cap obligations going forward.
This would almost certainly be a sign and trade type deal and Bushrod would get 20-30mil more over the next 5 yrs than the RT we could draft.
Is the benefit of having him for the rest of 2012 worth that, everything else being equal? I don't think so even though I do see us as a contender who should consider any seriously benficial move that mortgages the future a little.
Maybe a 2nd, 5th and Parnell gets it done. Considering the cap dollars Bushrod will command, it seems like a closer value match than a 1st.