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Re: How The Browns Can Control Everything

Posted: 2/24/2012 2:05 PM

Re: How The Browns Can Control Everything 


Even if your Flynn scenario comes to pass, that is an incredibly risky maneuver to pull off for an incredibly miniscule reward.  4 and 22 for 6, 37, and a late 30's-early/mid 40's pick in 2013.  It works out on the draft value chart, but if you're making such a high-risk move it has to be for a much larger reward.

Playing hardball with Washington like that is bound to piss them off, and all they have to do to make us regret it is to not play ball.  We'd have given up the #4 and #22 to be in position to draft a QB we don't need (assuming we get Flynn in your scenario) and in the absence of that need there is absolutely no reason to trade for #2.

If we get stuck holding the bag, we'll either have to trade back down from a weak negotiating position and get less than we were expecting or take a guy at #2 overall like Kalil or Blackmon, one of which would have been available at #4 anyway.  Paying a #22 for the privilege of picking a guy that would have been there at #4 anyway is epic-level stupid.

-- OKD
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Posted: 2/24/2012 2:25 PM

Re: How The Browns Can Control Everything 


OKC:

Paying a #22 for the privilege of picking a guy that would have been there at #4 anyway is epic-level stupid.

AA:

To quote, "A put-down is called a 'face slap'  apparently in certain quarters and seems to mean something to some folks.   I personally like ideas and open thinking. Go figure."

Apparently every kid now should get a bowling trophy.

Father Flanagan supposedly said "There's no such thing as a bad boy."  He didn't say "there's no such thing as a cockamamy idea."

Last edited 2/24/2012 3:49 PM by Aardvark

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Posted: 2/24/2012 2:33 PM

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OD - "4 and 22 for 6, 37, and a late 30's-early/mid 40's pick in 2013.

Well, it's really just trading our #22 for two # 2s (one this year/one next year)

OD - "Playing hardball with Washington like that is bound to piss them off

We're not playing hardball with Washington - they get RGIII for the lowest price
imagineable from their end (a #6, a #39, and a second rounder in 2013). You
think Rams will take that deal for the #2 pick? My idea was, we would take that deal...
that #6 this year + #37 + #39 + extra round two next year is better than #4 this year + #22
this year + #37 this year.

OD - "If we get stuck holding the bag"

No. We go forward ONLY if we have obtained Flynn + ONLY if Washington agrees to make the
deal.

Last edited 2/24/2012 2:35 PM by gadfly23

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Posted: 3/4/2012 1:57 PM

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"AA:

To quote, "A put-down is called a 'face slap' apparently in certain quarters and seems to mean something to some folks. I personally like ideas and open thinking. Go figure."'

-- Dang, I wish I read more posts at a better time. Some of them are so predictable and so amusing. Keep up the good work. I'm flattered that my words are repeated. I stand by them.

 Being mentioned along with SoulDawg shows you've really been noticed, by the way.

"Apparently every kid now should get a bowling trophy."

-- Actually, if things are looked at intelligently, the opposite of that might be seen.  But that does make a really ironic slogan or something. So you have that!

"Father Flanagan supposedly said "There's no such thing as a bad boy." He didn't say "there's no such thing as a cockamamy idea."'

-- It might be wise to think a little more about the context before writing. But whatever. You stay funny. Really.

There's also a statement that "There are no bad dogs, just bad owners". Although I'm a sucker for dogs, I'm not sure that's true either. But how a person or a dog- or an idea- is handled or considered can make a difference.

To hell with calculators and microscopes. Just be yourself.
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