Trade Kyle Orton?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by hornitosmonster, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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  2. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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  3. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I seriously doubt you wil get much for him, if anything.
  4. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    These trade rumors for running backs and defensive help are amusing if not idiotic.

    Yes, Orton should be tradable but only for a draft pick. Make that a 2nd round pick.
  5. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    I know his value is low but it has to have gone up a bit with all the injuries. Even teams like Az need a QB and I like Orton better than the train wreck that Palmer is. Just food for thought
  6. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure that Orton's expiration date passed sometime over the summer and that he would make Josh Freeman look like Johnny Unitas. His best role is probably what it is now, as a guy who can competently finish out a game on a moment's notice but that's it.
  7. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    Trade Romo for a high #1 and draft a blue chip.;)
  8. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Until our line does a better job with blitz pickups I wouldn't consider it. This team has a chance if it keeps improving and Orton could stop gap us for 2-3 games
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Orton is a capable backup and do not think the season would be over, it would be much harder but not over
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  10. spook930

    spook930 Well-Known Member

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    No way.
  11. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    Who knows? If teams are really inquiring about Favre and Tebow you may get a mid level pick for him.
  12. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    The thing about aged, journeyman quarterbacks like Orton is that they are usually much more valuable to their current team than any other because (1) they do not have franchise potential and (2) they are completely familiar with their current team's offense.
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  13. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Season is over if Orton has to start. Yet Cards should trade for him?

    I don't get that kind of reasoning. Sorry.

    I'm fine with Orton as the back up. I believe he's still a competent vet for a game or two. Which is valuable.
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  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    His value to us is higher than any draft pick we would get offered.
  15. Galian Beast

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    So let me get this straight, our season is over if Romo goes down, because Orton can't help us win, but another team will give us value for Orton because he can help them win?
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    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    It makes sense to me, actually.

    I get what you're saying, but I believe the logic is: this team has a chance because of Romo. He's that good. If Orton takes over, our team goes from a contender to an average team. But look at a team like the Rams. They have no delusions that Bradford or Favre or Tebow could take them to the Super Bowl-- they just wanna win some games here and there. To put out a somewhat decent squad that their fans will come and see. A team like that would be willing to give value to a proven vet like Orton who is believed to be one of the best backups in the NFL. For us, picking up a little something that would help us win a title either this year or in the future is worth it because we have title aspirations. It's worth it for the other team because they have 'let's win a few games' aspirations.
  17. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    You got that Zone logic down to a T!
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  18. Sampson

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    Yes, I believe that. There are a few teams right now that Orton could provide an improvement at QB because of injuries and poor play. I don't think Cowboys are better with him than Romo. I do think if Romo is injured he would be Cowboys best option as backup so trading him could bite Dallas in the *** as well. I think it would be a tough decision to trade him if someone wanted him.
  19. 65fastback2plus2

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  20. RXP

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    But there is a reason why the Rams have looked at Favre and Tebow: they wouldn't have to give up anything to get them, other than money.

    The Rams will not likely give up future draft picks for someone like Orton. Their season is over. They are looking to the future. Probably looking for another franchise QB once Bradford leaves. It doesn't make sense to give up part of their future to get someone like Orton. Even if a tiny piece of their future. They are going to need all the draft picks they can get.

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