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Old 11-05-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

In hindsight after half a season, would it have been better to have gone after Sam Bradford and not have McNabb and Trent Williams on the team?

I'm on the fence on this and wanted to get some thoughts from others.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

I think Bradford was plan A and McNabb was plan B it is not like they had both deals on the table at the same time and choose McNabb.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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I think Bradford was plan A and McNabb was plan B it is not like they had both deals on the table at the same time and choose McNabb.
Since you say that you think Bradford was plan A - do you think that it would have been better to have dealt for the first overall to draft him instead of trading for McNabb and drafting Trent Williams- looking back in hindsight.
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

I am fine with Trent Williams, while Sam Bradford looks good, remember the Rams had already gotten several high draft linemen. Atleast TW has been a fair replacement for Samuels, and will get better with time I believe, look at Stafford when the Lions didn't strengthen their line first, he was out some last year, and some this year. If we had gone with Bradford, especially not knowing what we would have had to trade, but surely more than McNabb cost us, I think there is the real possibility he would have had a season ending injury. After all we have faced several powerful DL's/OLB's. Definitely needed to solidify the LT when we had the oppportunity.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:35 PM   #5
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Since you say that you think Bradford was plan A - do you think that it would have been better to have dealt for the first overall to draft him instead of trading for McNabb and drafting Trent Williams- looking back in hindsight.

I don't think STL ever want anything for that pick, it was never an option.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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I am fine with Trent Williams, while Sam Bradford looks good, remember the Rams had already gotten several high draft linemen. Atleast TW has been a fair replacement for Samuels, and will get better with time I believe, look at Stafford when the Lions didn't strengthen their line first, he was out some last year, and some this year. If we had gone with Bradford, especially not knowing what we would have had to trade, but surely more than McNabb cost us, I think there is the real possibility he would have had a season ending injury. After all we have faced several powerful DL's/OLB's. Definitely needed to solidify the LT when we had the oppportunity.
I'll play devil's advocate- but what if McNabb continues to play subpar at qb and looking ahead at possible free agents and draft choices at qb in future years -- would it have been a mistake to not deal for Bradford when the redskins had a chance? Keep this in mind and I know it's way to early -- but Bradford is being projected as the next great qb.
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i think everyone on here would agree we rather have Bradford over McNabb which is what you are basically driving at but that truly was never an option.
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I don't think STL ever want anything for that pick, it was never an option.
I'd like to think that, but what if it was a possibility -- which option would you have preferred in hindsight (and know it might not have been these clear-cut options)? McNabb and T. Williams VS. Bradford
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i think everyone on here would agree we rather have Bradford over McNabb which is what you are basically driving at but that truly was never an option.
It probably wouldn't have been Bradford over McNabb. It would have been more like Bradford VS. McNabb/Williams
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

Bradford looks good now, what would he have looked like behind the Redskins O line,better or worse?
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

Bradford, he is a long-term answer at QB. Why is everyone acting like he would get killed behind our o-line, maybe if he was drafted by the skins they would sit him for a year at least?

If we'd gotten Bradford it would've been more likely that AH was traded and that in general rebuilding would be underway.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #12
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Bradford looks good now, what would he have looked like behind the Redskins O line,better or worse?
But since McNabb may possibly not be a redskin next year. Would it have been a better investment to have drafted Bradford -- of course, looking back?
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #13
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

While I'm still on the fence on this, I'm okay with having a good young LT and building a solid O line for now.

But I keep thinking -- when's the next time, if ever, would the redskins be in position to pick up a great young qb like Bradford.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:11 PM   #14
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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

Bradford's value to the Rams was likely near infinite. We probably would have had to trade away an entire draft just to get him.

That said, in the dream world where the price was actually a bit more reasonable, then hell yes. We should have deliberately stunk it up this year by making Grossman the tackling dummy for 2 years(this and next) and have 2 years of high draft picks.

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Re: Better Decision: Draft/Deal for Bradford or Trade for McNabb/Draft T. Williams?

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I'll play devil's advocate- but what if McNabb continues to play subpar at qb and looking ahead at possible free agents and draft choices at qb in future years -- would it have been a mistake to not deal for Bradford when the redskins had a chance? Keep this in mind and I know it's way to early -- but Bradford is being projected as the next great qb.
well, if McNabb plays sub par as you say, and we build a solid line in front of him, then WHEN we get the qb of the future (something the skins haven't ever really had) at least we will know his blind side is protected, and he will be able to shine. It's a little strange to me, given how it was a nearly unanimous cry to get OL after the last few years debacles, that somehow in hindsight some one is going to say maybe we shoulda gotten a QB. We had NO LT at all. none, zero, zilch. did you really want Heyer protecting SB's blind side? ugh what a scary thought.
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