Not necessarily. Teams often say "so-and-so isn't going anywhere" the day before so-and-so is out the door. The Giants aren't going to say "our season is over. We might as well get rid of Nicks." That would lower his perceived value and send other very bad messages.
Originally Posted by matthewschiefs
You usually don't see a lot of movement right before the trade deadline in the NFL, unlike some other sports. That's because most teams looking to deal somebody want more than they are worth. They are hoping just one team will be desperate enough for that one piece that they will be willing to over pay for it. The Chiefs with their TE situation and the Bears with their DEs might be good candidates for making a deal with the right teams.
Before the season started I would have agreed with you one hundred percent and I'm sure that is what their strategy is ... or was. But if we go to 7-0, 8-0, maybe 11-2 or so, you have to start thinking about "what can we do to win it all this year?" It all comes down to cost vs. value. Can you get that missing piece without crippling your team for years to come like Oakland did when they overpaid for Carson Palmer, and will that piece be enough to get you over the top?
Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan
My guess is that Dorsey and Reid won't do anything crazy this year. They should be happy just to have a winning record and make the playoffs. We can build on that next year. But as that ring gets closer and closer to going on your finger you start to consider other options. It's very hard to win a Super Bowl. Do you pass up that chance this year just so you can be "a contender" in the years to come? Winning a Super Bowl is the ultimate goal after all and the future holds no guarantees. Players get hurt, Free Agents decide to go to other teams and with the salary cap you may not be able to keep everyone you want to keep.
You never know what could happen ...
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