Re: More Proof BB = Best GM of Cap Era
posted at 2/2/2012 12:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: More Proof BB = Best GM of Cap Era
[QUOTE]PatsEng, You're missing the point. There is no real difference. NE was trying to sign Seymour and had to make a tough decision on him. If you ask Tony Mazz, BB was a moron for dealing Seymour, when in reality, Julius Pepper's situation was settting Serymour's market. A 1st rd pick? Thanks very much! Carolina stupidly wanted 2 1sts, and look at them now. That's what is moronic. Finley has Thompson by the balls. It's not just the compensation in a trade, but what the player's value is. It's why BB couldnt' deal Mankins. I am not comparing Finley's value to Seymour's, but with NE tagging Cassel, this meant BB had no leverage, so he was either in on a deal with Pioli with confident to do that, or he was taking a major risk not knowing of the market for a situation like that. Again, no one has ever tagged a back up QB before in the NFL. Even if NE had a ton of cap room like you claim (which is not true due to Brady's, Wilfork and Mankins's deals pending), it's still a ballsy move he pulled off. GB won't even roll the dice here, #1 because they aren't in as good shape as the media heads claimed, calling them "set up for years to come and a possible dynasty" and because they know they'd have no leverage in a deal anyway. As if NE didn't have FAs they didn't want to lose in Seymour in 2009 or Vrabel? They had to make a decision. This is the point. We turned over a QB we had no intention of keeping for Pat Chung, the latter a guy who may be a SS here for the next 8 years. No GMs really are this creative, and this is more proof of that. This is another classic case of BB being a trailblazer in the cap era as GM. Somewhere, ol Babe Parilli cringes. lol
Posted by RustyGriswold[/QUOTE]
Rusty Wilforks, Mankins, and Brady's deals didn't come until 10', Cassel's 1 year tag was in 09' so it had no barring on the deal.
Seymour being traded was a great move by BB knowing that he couldn't sign both him and Wilfork but it was made prior to the season. Trading Flynn at the beginning of the season would have been moronic.
BB made some gutsy moves and it paid off
GB's situation is completely different in this case
It's just a bad comparison