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Trent Richardson to the Colts

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by cowboyfan4life_mark, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    They had their chance at RGIII and traded that spot away to Washington. My guess is Johnny Manziel or Bridgewater is in their sites.
  2. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    Bigger or not as big as the Hershel Walker trade?
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    By contrast, it'd be a really bad move, in my opinion, for Dallas. We need those high picks for other places, and our QB is slowing down, not starting out. We can't be spending frivolously on luxury positions when we've got a capable starter in place already. We're also not in a place to swallow the salary implications. The right move for us is to build slowly through the draft, sign our young players to their second deals, and conserve picks to eventually replace our QB in 3-4 years.
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  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That was the Rams, though. CLE was in a rough spot in their draft, but they could have netted some picks and parlayed them into the following year. And they could have not blown the high pick on Weeden.
  5. HanD

    HanD Member

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    i would take richardson over demarco pretty quickly. richardson's 3.5ypc was on an offense with no qb, no wrs and where he was the sole threat that defenses focused on. he also played hurt almost the whole year last year with broken ribs. the guy is a complete 3 down back imo.
  6. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    A running back for a first round draft pick? Other than Peterson, running backs are a dime a dozen. This is a passing league. Indy got fleeced.
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  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    They need a team. They just spent a pick on Weeden last year. You can't honestly evaluate if he's even capable if he doesn't have anything to work with.
  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I would love the value Clev got in this trade if I thought they would know what to do with that extra pick. I wonder if Indy could have gotten away with giving up their 2nd pick, kind of steep for a 1st for a RB.
  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    20s i'd wager
  10. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I just don't think you can build a team around an rb. And weeden is terrible, and old.

    Also, the Colts are about to go 1-2 at SF and the rest of their schedule is brutal, maybe Cle gets 2 top 10 picks.
  11. CowboysLegend365

    CowboysLegend365 Active Member

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    Gutsy move Mr. Irsay. Young player, needed a tough, explosive RB. None in next years draft probably better than Richardson. Why not?
  12. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Drafting him 3rd overall was a terrible move. A rebuilding team has no business using such a high pick on a running back. Trading him away for a first-rounder is an excellent move, given that the mistake was already made.
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    They're probably trying to position themselves for a QB next April. Weeden is already 29 and they're far from sold on him.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised they got a first rounder for him. In those terms, it is a good move by Cleveland. Keep him for the rest of this season and that pick probably falls down a round or two.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    He is a mere weeks away from turning 30.
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Todd Gurley looks like a player.
  17. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    unless you're Shanahan not sure I agree with this
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  18. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Gonna see if any of my fantasy teams could use McGahee...
  19. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    Huh. Pretty crazy.

    As ******** says, "Browns gonna Brown"
  20. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Tough? Maybe. Played injured. Explosive? He hasn't shown that aspect in his game yet. Career long of 32 yards and averages 3.5 yards per carry.

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