THUNDERING BLURB » trade news http://thunderingblurb.com ANDREW GARDA'S ENDLESS TAKES ON NFL AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:30:31 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.1 en hourly 1 Brandon Marshall to Dolphins – Reaction http://thunderingblurb.com/2010/04/brandon-marshall-to-dolphins-reaction/ http://thunderingblurb.com/2010/04/brandon-marshall-to-dolphins-reaction/#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:44:35 +0000 admin http://thunderingblurb.com/?p=1126 Wow. When you miss, you miss.

Just yesterday I was debating with someone on Twitter that with Santonio Holmes going so cheap, there was no way the Denver Broncos get a second round pick for him this year. The market wouldn’t bear it, so I thought.

And truthfully, he wasn’t traded for a second rounder.

He was traded for two. Reportedly this trade involved a second round pick this year and a pick in 2011, reportedly another second rounder.

WOW. That’s probably proper value for Marshall in another market but in this one? A little surprising.

The Denver Broncos should send the Jets a fruit basket or something. I have to wonder if they got a good price on Marshall since the Jets have been gorging themselves at the trade/free agent buffet table all off-season.

Miami had to be feeling some pressure to improve. On paper, the Jets started running away with the AFC East. You still have to play the games (and the Jets schedule is reportedly a rough one) but they are loading up.

I think this is a good trade for both teams. I hope Marshall keeps his head straight. Miami isn’t NYC or Los Angeles in terms of distractions, but the nightlife is seductive.

I’m pretty excited to be covering the Broncos at the Draft next week. Should be even more interesting now.

Here are my thoughts on how the trade affects both teams:

Dolphins: Chad Henne is doing backflips. I’m not spying on him through a high powered telescope (that’s set up at Angelina Jolie’s house this week) but come on.

He HAD Tedd Ginn jr, Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, Greg Camirillo and Patrick Turner.

He has that (well soon minus Ginn) and now Brandon Marshall. I don’t need the telescope to know he’s literally dancing with joy.

Marshall has tremendous talent and this is a fantastic move for the Dolphins and will help Henne quite a bit. They need to do something with the run game and have several other holes to fill.

But for the Dolphins, I think this was quite simply a no brainer. It has some risk to it (less so than the Jets and Holmes). If it works out though, it will keep them in the hunt.

By the way if Ginn wasn’t gone before, you can punch his ticket now. About time to end that disaster of a first round pick for Miami.

Broncos: I don’t know if this locks a wide receiver in for them early in the NFL Draft next week, but it feels that way.

Look at Dez Bryant, a guy Frank Schwab of the Colorado Springs-Gazette has been saying the team should be looking at for a while now.

If you don’t like the fact that you’d be trading one head-case for another potential one in Bryant, how about Georgia Tech’s Demaryious Thomas? Or maybe USC wideout Damian Williams?  Mardy Gilyard? Arrelious Benn? Or wait and grab a guy like Citadel’s Andre Roberts.

It’s a good draft for them to grab a wide receiver. And now, they have the ammunition to do even more, with the 43rd now in addition to the 45th.

In this Draft, it’s pretty significant.

Sure, this downgrades Orton/Quinn a bunch. Eddie Royal struggled so much last year we don’t know which is the real Royal: the rookie stud or the sophomore dud.

There are solid wide receivers there but no sure-fire stud. Any rookie they draft will take a little while to get up to speed (Mike Crabtree disagrees with me).

Still, the Broncos will probably be fine and the picks more than compensate for any short term loss.

This trade, like the Holmes trade Monday, has the possibility of being a win-win for both teams.

The Broncos get rid of a headache for outstanding value and the Dolphins get a very, very good wide receiver. If Marshall can keep his head on straight, he’ll do fine in Miami. Henne gets a new weapon, better than any he has had thus far.

Looks good from all angles right now to me.

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Dallas Now Flush with Roy Williamses but short a Pac Man http://thunderingblurb.com/2008/10/dallas-now-flush-with-roy-williamses-but-short-a-pac-man/ http://thunderingblurb.com/2008/10/dallas-now-flush-with-roy-williamses-but-short-a-pac-man/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:49:00 +0000 admin http://thunderingblurb.com/?p=244 Howdy

Sorry this is a later article than expected – of course I was out on an errand when this got announced. Better late than never…..

From Adam Shefter (and just about every other news outlet now) the Cowboys have acquired Roy Williams from the Lions for a first, third, and sixth-round draft pick.

Frankly, Dallas wildly overpaid. I think Williams can be a great wide receiver and agree he may be a guy they can look to to take over for TO when Owens rides off into the sunset. But those are a lot of picks for a guy who has not lived up to expectations consistently. One might argue at all.

Williams might be happier when Tony Romo comes back from his injury but for now he is stuck with Brad Johnson. Johnson can throw the ball well so Williams will have the opportunity for some long receptions but we can’t go crazy. Even when Romo comes back, he’s #3 in the pecking order behond Owens and Witten. But I will say I have NEVER believed in Patrick Crayton as a realistic #2 option. Williams can be more consistent than Crayton and for now that’s all the Cowboys need.

Overall, this is good (though overly expensive) for the Dallas offense, an uptick in Williams’ fantasy value (from about 0 to 5 out of 10 but still) and a slight ding in TO and Witten’s value as they will lose some targets. Honestly though Williams is a more credible threat than Crayton in my opinion, so maybe Owens will see less double teams. Crayton just became a footnote so go ahead and drop him like he’s on fire.

I can’t help but wonder what Owens’ reaction will be. I mean, he was already complaining about his involvement. Now he has to share with another guy – who frankly has mouthed off on the same subject before.

I feel implosions coming.

Oh, and as to the second news item? The NFL has suspended Cowboys CB Adam Jones indefinitely for violating the personal conduct policy. Jones will miss at least four games. Yeah, didn’t see that one coming way back when the trade happened did you?

If he keeps his nose clean and stops fighting his own bodyguards, he might be able to come back based on a re-evaluation around week 11. But the ‘Boys may have to figure out a solution before then and his antics off the field and mediocre play on it could mean he gets shown the door.

I wish I had a sound bite from the old Pac-Man game of him getting eaten by ghosts. That would sound about right.

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Chiefs push back presser – trade in the works? http://thunderingblurb.com/2008/10/chiefs-push-back-presser-trade-in-the-works/ http://thunderingblurb.com/2008/10/chiefs-push-back-presser-trade-in-the-works/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:04:00 +0000 admin http://thunderingblurb.com/?p=243 I really miss being home – and not just because my family has not joined me here in New York yet. But I miss my Direct TV and NFLN.

For without my NFLN, I found out second hand that Adam Shefter is reporting the Chiefs have pushed their usual press conference back until after the 4:00 EST trade deadline.

As I said this morning on the Stampede, it’s usually very quiet at the trade deadline though this year feels different. Certainly there are teams that could use a Tony Gonzalez, Donnie Edwards or – dare I say it? – Larry Johnson. And a team like the Chiefs must recognize they are playing for the future and likely NOT this season. Detroit fits that category too, though who wants busted up Jon Kitna would be beyond me.

But a trade – or more than one – could happen. The wind certainly feels like it is blowing in that direction.

More as it occurs.

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