Why not Orton for an OG?

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

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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  2. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    What team in their right mind would trade a solid OG for a 30+ year old career backup?
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  3. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what kind of value you can get. But I like the idea in theory.

    If you're not a perennial SB contender, then you have no reason to bottle up money in a top-notch backup QB when you have other needs, If you lose a starter for 3 games, then you run the ball and go 1-2 or 2-1. If you lose the qb for more than that, you're doomed anyway, and it's better to get the higher draft pick.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    right now you would not get a used condom for Orton
  5. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    harsh but unfortunately not far off the mark
  6. Snauty

    Snauty Well-Known Member

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    Should of traded him before this game. No chance now
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I wouldn't worry about Orton.

    It was just a bad day. His camp had been solid up to this point.

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    You guys do realize that Orton is considered the top backup in the league and would start for a handful of teams? He has value.
  9. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Orton is considered by most the top backup in the league but I doubt very seriously there's a handful of teams he could start for. I would feel sorry for any team if he's the best they had at QB. To put Kyle Orton into perspective Chicago gave away him and two #1's for Jay Cutler who's not even as good Romo. KC got rid of Orton before they got rid of Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn. He only took the backup job in Dallas because no one wanted him as a starter. Orton is a QB who got dumped in favor of Tim Tebow for crying out loud.

    A team would have to be in a real desperate situation to start Orton who's nothing more than a bus driver. He's someone who might can keep a team afloat for awhile in a pinch but you're not going to win crap with him over the long haul. All you have to do is checkout his stints in Chicago, Denver and KC to verify that. He may have value as a backup but he certainly doesn't have enough value for the Cowboys to get anything worth a crap for him in a trade. No way are you going to get a quality starting player for Kyle Orton.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Yeah, but we're talking about trading for an actual NFL OG here. You gotta give up something valuable if you want to trade for some of that sweet, sweet goodness.

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Game tape reveals all.
  12. rwalters31

    rwalters31 Well-Known Member

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    The O-line stinks and it is because of the Guard position, that is both guards. The run between the tackles is going to look like last year with the running game not going anywhere and Romo having to pass our way out and try to win. The O-line looks no better than it did last year.

    By the way the defensive tackles stink too. They let the QB have time to pick the secondary apart, no pressure and allowed the runners to be effective up the center.

    If this game is example of the upcoming season then 8-8 will be too positive.

    Upset Cowboy Boy Fan

    Did you see their guard Copper lay wast to our D-Line? We should have found a way to have drafted him!
  13. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    He's considered the top backup QB by sportswriters...not GMs.

    Unfortunately GMs are the ones who make trades. And none of them tend to make trades based on what journalists think or say...well at least none do now that Vinny Cerrato is out of the league lol.

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