Re: Alex Smith for Second Round pick + more
posted at 2/27/2013 2:52 PM EST
In response to RidingWithTheKing's comment:
In response to nomadfan's comment:
And people here think the Pats can get a first or second rounder for Mallet!!
As opposed to Geno Smith for more money? What aren't you getting about a crappy 2013 draft class at QB and Mallett being a 1st rd projected pick in 2011? That was only 2 seasons ago.
In those 2 seasons, Mallett has learned in NE's complex system under BB and Brady.
Geno Smith is a better option? Why? What is so special about Geno Smith or Matt Barkley in 2013 as a QB of the future?
Again, if Lombardi likes Mallett, which we know he does, doesn't like Weeden, which we know he doesn't, and picks 5-25 are the same quality in Rd 1 (per Mayock), then how is Lombardi getting his QB just by moving back and keep a 1st rder (NE's 29th), such a bad move?
It's actually a total no brainer if you are the Browns. You could then turn and deal Weeden in a thin market, maybe get a 3rd back and just keep rolling right along with Mallett and some back up to push him in camp.
I am trying to figure out why people are acting like Mallett to the Browns is so far fetched. Or to the Cardinals in some kind of a package.
JaMarcus Russells was number 1 overall pick. Ryan Leaf was number 2. Vince Young was a number 3 pick. Mallett was a projected first round pick in the minds of the talking heads, where did he end up in real life?
Holding the clip board in NE does not necessarily enhance your ability as a player or trade value. Look at where Cassel, Hoyer, O'Connell, Gutierrez, Davey are now and what did the Pats get other than for Cassel (with Vrabel thrown in).
Just continue to hold your breath for a team to come to the Pats with a first or second offer for Mallett.