Why not Orton for an OG?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by EMMITTnROY, Aug 14, 2013.


    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    Let me preface this post by saying...

    1. I know that non-draft trades happen in the NFL about as often as Hostile hanging a Dan Bailey or Rafael Septien poster on his bedroom wall.

    2. I know this is never going to happen.

    But I'm just curious as to why I haven't even heard the idea floated. Orton is arguably the best backup QB in the NFL. There are a ton of teams that need desperate help at QB. We are weak at the OG spot. It makes sense to at least entertain the idea. Look, I love having great insurance in case Romo goes down. But does anyone actually believe that if Romo went down, Orton would be good enough to win a Super Bowl for us? I don't. I'd rather take my chances with Romo and have a quality RG than to have the great insurance and a big question mark protecting him.

    Then again, I'd take my chances and roll without car insurance if given the choice, so maybe I'm just a thrill seeker.

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    Of course, if we sign Brian Waters, then it doesn't even matter. But if we don't...
  3. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    i think we pick up a vet who gets cut, or sign waters then release him when we see why he's still available, THEN we sign a vet OG who gets cut in the next few weeks.

    if our OL is really as bad as some still say (and i think they're coming around with a few more tweaks) then why risk getting romo killed then losing the rest of the season for XYZ OG. find some teams who need a QB and see who they're OG's are and come up with some scenarios.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There are a couple guys still out there... A couple that did rank better than Bern did last season per PFF...

    Stephen Peterman who ranked 38th amongst the guards last season and Cooper Carlisle who ranked 42nd.

    For the sake of comparison Bern was 50th.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, as you know, the QB is the most important member on a team and if Orton is is the best backup, why try and trade him? If Romo goes down for a few games during the season, maybe Orton can save the day to at least try and get to a SB?

    Why rob Peter to pay Paul?
  6. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    When I read the thread title, I thought the OP was suggesting the Cowboys start Orton at guard. Ha ha ha!

    Silly me.
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  7. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, to be honest, I kinda did the same thing!


    (stupid cowboy fans)
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  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Peterman? Long known as the weak spot on the Detroit O line? Really? But then you believe that PFF BS.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Sad fact is that he is the only backup we have that might be valuable enough to trade for a decent guard. Problem is that I do not know of any teams that have a surplus of good guards.
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  10. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

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    If Romo goes down, Orton may be our best shot at a SB. He may be if he doesn't go down. Just kidding. Kind of.
  11. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That's true...
  12. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    This may have already been said, but you kinda answered your own question. Noboby is going to give up a quality OG for a guy that can't get them to the Super Bowl.
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I look forward to seeing your rankings. o_O
  14. noshame

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

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    LOL I'm sure he could get us as close or closer to the SB than Romo has, so no trade.
  15. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Ohh hell nah... I'm looking foward to the We want Orton chants at AT&T stadium.
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't they draft Larry Warford instead of drafting another TE. He is blocking everything , even at the second level in the game I am watching now. All of these questions and concerns wouldn't be going on about the RG position.
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  17. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    Orton isn't really good enough anymore (if he ever was). Sure, he could start for a few bad teams but those are the teams who would rather roll out young players in an attempt to find a starter with a future. The classic trade partner for a backup QB would be a bubble team who is a piece or two away from contending, but sadly those teams probably all have QBs better than Orton. I hate when people bring up the "lost his job to Tebow" thing because it's not 100% fair, but unfortunately it did happen. Orton is best suited in his current role, as a solid backup. Though I suspect his expiration date from inactivity is coming up soon, like Brad Johnson's did... with our luck when we actually need him.
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Orton is just fine as abackup. I don't see any team that would be clammering for him as a starter.
    Most teams either have an established starter or a young guy that they hope will become the answer if he's not already.
    This is why we were able to get him as a backup.
    I'd think that he could help Jacksonville and maybe Oakland, but they are in the running for a very high draft pick in a draft full of QBs or Clowney.
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same. "Orton for OG" at first glance.
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Which OG? If you'd like to trade the guy for a player, at least name the other player. Also, trading Orton for a Guard does not ensure that Romo stays healthy to win the Superbowl.

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