Originally Posted by skinsfan_nn
Hopefully this will fizzle out just as quick as this thing flared up. Danny Boy if this was your great idea, chill at the castle, let the people that know football make these decisions.
I had no idea we where even in the market for a LB? Not to mention one that is disgruntled, I'm not playing in Chicago, yada, yada, yada........not taking anything away from his talent, his pro bowls speak for themselves.
However, we HAVE got to stop throwing draft picks away, like trash. Let's TRADE DOWN and get more, not less.
Also, fill our PRIMARY NEEDS first. At some point along the road you have to learn from your mistakes?
depends on how you want to view learning from your mistakes. If you compare this proposed deal to the Champ/Portis deal, this one is multitudes better. The mere fact that we're not giving up any additional picks says a lot about the team learning from its mistakes. A couple of years ago, we would've given up the #6 for Briggs & maybe thrown in a pick or 2 in later rounds.
Now if you mean the team should stop making big, splashy deals to get players & just focus on making draft picks, point taken. However, even if criticize the team for this deal, the fact is we valued the #6 pick enough to use it as leverage to get an additional player, who happens to be a top LB in his prime. Again, I don't understand why people here think we'd be getting the wrong end of this, but I do understand that fans are tired of the big deals that don't help us win.