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slc chief
10-14-2008, 11:31 AM
Trades don't happen often, but here are some that should







Trades in the NFL happen about as often as Bill Belichick smiles. But just because they don't happen, doesn't always mean they shouldn't. There are always plenty of obstacles and reasons why teams won't make trades, but here are some that could help both teams.
Kansas City RB Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4485) to the N.Y. Jets for a second-round draft pick that could escalate into a No. 1 based on performance and the team's success


Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4485)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/36.jpg Running Back
Kansas City Chiefs
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4485)

2008 Season StatsRushYdsTDRecYdsTD9341736120
Why it works for Kansas City: Johnson, 28, already has an awful lot of wear and tear on his body and the Chiefs now have a lot invested in him financially. Here is a news flash: Kansas City is not going to win the Super Bowl this year or next season. So go with Jamaal Charles (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11307) and Kolby Smith (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10591) for the remainder of his season and maybe next year. Meanwhile, use the additional draft picks and cap space to revamp their roster in much the same way as Miami did when Bill Parcells arrived. Running back is the easiest position to plug in and it should be the last piece of their huge rebuilding project, not the first.
Why it works for New York: Thomas Jones (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2138) is a good back, but I'm not sure he's a true No. 1 any more. Imagine adding Johnson to this mix with Jones and Leon Washington (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9703) spelling him to keep him hungry and fresh. No team has taken more of a win-now approach to their roster and this could put the Jets over the top. Giving up a second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder based on production and the Jets' success could make sense.

Detroit WR Roy Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5532) to Dallas for a second-round pick


Roy Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5532)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/37.jpg Wide Receiver
Detroit Lions
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Cincinnati WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2753) to Philadelphia for a second-round pick


T.J. Houshmandzadeh (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2753)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/38.jpg Wide Receiver
Cincinnati Bengals
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2753)

2008 Season StatsRecYdsTDAvgLongYAC38400310.52693
Why it works for Cincinnati: Like Williams, Houshmandzadeh is a free agent after this season and re-signing him will prove very difficult. Who would want to stay in Cincinnati? The franchise tag is an option, but Cincinnati just used two high draft picks on this position and brought Chris Henry (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=8497) back to the team. A second-round pick could pry him away.
Why it works for Philadelphia: Although he isn't a home run threat, Houshmandzadeh is a very precise route runner with great hands who excels in moving the chains and scoring points in the red zone. That's something the Eagles could really use. Donovan McNabb (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1753) really needs a primary target and the Eagles acquired extra picks in the 2009 draft during last year's draft. Don't count out Tennessee in this or any of the wide receiver possibilities either.
Kansas City TE Tony Gonzalez (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1231) to Buffalo for a third-round pick


Tony Gonzalez (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1231)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/34.jpg Tight End
Kansas City Chiefs
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1231)

2008 Season StatsRecYdsTDAvgLongYAC2119329.22335
Why it works for Kansas City: Getting something in the neighborhood of what the Giants received for Jeremy Shockey (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3542) (a No. 2 and No. 5) is probably too steep for Gonzalez, who is still among the league's best tight ends, but won't be useful when Kansas City gets back to respectability. A third-round pick, however, makes a lot of sense. Brad Cottam (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11310) was drafted to eventually take over for Gonzalez, so speed up the learning curve. It is time to develop players like Cottam over the next year or so and let a bunch of young players grow up together. While it hurts to lose a player of his caliber and, just as importantly, a player of his character who is a leader in the locker room, this is best for the Chiefs.
Why it works for Buffalo: Plenty of teams (Giants, Vikings, Cardinals) come to mind when thinking about where Gonzalez would fit in and that could drive up his price tag. However, Buffalo is a very young football team and still only has one legitimate receiving option in Lee Evans (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=5538). Having Gonzalez near the goal line and in the middle of the field would be a tremendous asset. It would also move Robert Royal (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=3688) down to the second-string tight end, which is where he belongs.
St. Louis WR Torry Holt (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1757) to San Francisco for a third-round pick


Torry Holt (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1757)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/39.jpg Wide Receiver
St. Louis Rams
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1757)

Cincinnati WR Chad Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2584) to Tampa Bay for a third-round pick that could escalate based on performance


Chad Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2584)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/40.jpg Wide Receiver
Cincinnati Bengals
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2584)

2008 Season StatsRecYdsTDAvgLongYAC19216111.42215
Why it works for Cincinnati: Johnson should have been moved when Washington offered to take him off the Bengals' hands before the season started. Cincinnati has to be regretting not pulling the trigger on that deal. Now Johnson's price tag should be less, but taking him off the team might be addition by subtraction. It is time for some change for the winless Bengals. Actually, big changes are long overdue.
Why it works for Tampa Bay: Bucs coach Jon Gruden has been known to overlook players with questionable personality issues, but who are long on talent. Matching that with the fact that Joey Galloway (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=751) has been sorely missed and the verticality that he provided has yet to be replaced and this might just be a match made in heaven ... or a very combustible situation. Still, it would be worth the gamble.
Oakland RB Justin Fargas (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4554) to Indianapolis for a fourth-round pick


Justin Fargas (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4554)

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/10/41.jpg Running Back
Oakland Raiders
Profile (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4554)

2008 Season StatsRushYdsTDRecYdsTD3717502120
Why it works for Oakland: There is a logjam at running back in Oakland right now. Fargas is making a good chunk of money that the Raiders could use in other ways, yet he still should have value around the league because he runs very hard and is coming off an impressive 2007 season where he rushed for 1,009 yards and had four TDs. Why it works for Indianapolis: Joseph Addai (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9616) just suffered a hamstring injury (although coach Tony Dungy said he didn't expect it to be serious) and Mike Hart (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=11436) suffered a severe knee injury. While only losing Hart would not be a huge problem, spelling Addai and Dominic Rhodes (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=2893) with an aggressive zone runner like Fargas

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jerhart
10-14-2008, 01:49 PM
I would be thrilled to get a 1st rounder for LJ.

...it'd be kind of like a 're-do' or 'do-over' :)

gcsofa
10-14-2008, 02:24 PM
The LJ trade will not happen with the NYJ, as they have there 1st, 2nd & 3rd rd picks tied up with the deal for Favre. Depending on Favre's performance, the draft pick could escalate up to their 1st rd pick. That will only occur if the NYJ make it to the Super Bowl, I believe.

Here is a link to the details on Farve's deal: http://ballhype.com/article/brett_favre_s_trade_details/

gcsofa
10-14-2008, 02:54 PM
A LJ trade will not happen with the NYJ. Very simple, they have there top draft choices tied up with the Brett Favre trade with Green Bay. Here is the trade details link: http://ballhype.com/article/brett_favre_s_trade_details/

Bike
10-14-2008, 03:59 PM
I would be thrilled to get a 1st rounder for LJ.

...it'd be kind of like a 're-do' or 'do-over' :)
I'd be happy to get a 6th rounder for him...

Bike
10-14-2008, 04:01 PM
HA HA. Pacman suspended by nfl for 4 games. Some people never learn...

jerhart
10-14-2008, 04:11 PM
50 minutes until we see if we get to keep Gonzo!

Bike
10-14-2008, 04:20 PM
50 minutes until we see if we get to keep Gonzo!
Looks like King Carl is gonna make sure Tony suffers through another losing season. Carl, you are a class act, dumba$$.