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Armchair TT: Propose your trade to improve the team...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by paulska, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. paulska

    paulska Cheesehead

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    Here's the premise. You get to be TT for a day, and you have the greenlight to make a trade to bolster the team to take advantage of ARod's prime years and win it all. Who you trading FROM our team, and who you trading FOR?
     
  2. paulska

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    Here's my proposition. We're not stopping anyone in the passing game. Charles Woodson is no longer a sure bet to lock down anyone- sure, he'll make a big play here are there, but he's also a passing foul machine, and he no longer has the recovery speed/tools to make up for gambling.

    Tramon hasn't been the same since our SB run, and he just looks passive even though he says physically he's at his best.

    Sam Shields came on really strong for us late in the season, and I think that between Casey Hayward and Davon House that we have very good depth in the nickel and dime, far better off than when we had to play Jarrett Bush in significant packages.

    Here's my play. I cut Woodson. His big salary is not yielding good return. That's a lot of cheddar I now have to work with.

    And I trade Tramon, who is one of our larger salaries, and a young player with potential to return to top form, and whose contract is not an albatross in terms of year to year salary nor total length.

    To the Jets, with three second round picks, the middle pick of the deal a conditional first. For Darrel Revis. That conditional middle pick? If we resign Revis, it's a 1.

    Tramon's salary means my trade for Revis next season is a net draw, or close. Woodson's money lets me redirect some to ARod, or to renegotiate Revis deal and make his salary larger for next season, sort of like what TT did in the first year of Woodson's deal when he brought him to GB.

    My thinking? Shields and Revis give me aggressive cover corners. Yes, Revis, is going to demand big money over the longer term, but so did Woodson, and his chance of scenery revitalized his career and cemented him as a Hall of Famer. Playing in Green Bay means Revis not only gets paid, but he gets love that no other market can provide, and he's a man who wants to play his heart out every week.

    This move/moves mean that the young talent in our secondary now has space to breathe and grow- safety is not confused by Woodson's presence, and I'm not tempted to take reps from Hayward or House in sub packages, and I'm getting the opportunity to maximize Shields' talent because there are too many recent examples of players coming back off bad knees (Welker, Peterson) who return to dominate, and to me, Revis is a singular talent at CB with the ability to take away half the field for 6 years. That's what Tramon gave us the year we won it all, and I'm banking that the chops we showed in pass rush this past season continue forward...

    Let the debate begin...
     
  3. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    Work out a deal with the Carolina Panthers for Greg Jennings. The Panthers have an extra third round pick from Chicago. Would they refuse a shot at Jennings for a their second round pick since they have two third round picks? I know this is a stretch, but the Panthers need a WR and TT loves picks.
     
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  4. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    No revis, no way to tell if he is the same shut down guy since his nasty injury, to damn risky.
     
  5. El Guapo

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    I would trade Clay Matthews for a 12-pack of Schlitz and a couple sticks of beef jerky. That would effectively end my run as GM of the Packers, but I'd still have the beer and jerky
     
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  6. 13 Times Champs

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    Trading players who are free agents just doesn't happen.
     
  7. gatorpack

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    Aaron Rodgers to the vikings for Harvin and AP and a 1st rounder. Draft a QB.
     
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  8. Shawnsta3

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    I would trade T.J Lang, James Starks & Tramon Williams for Earl Thomas FS from Seattle.

    Would Seattle probably ever do this? No. But it sounded nice in my head.
     
  9. rodell330

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    Tramon Williams and a first round pick to Cleveland for LT Joe Thomas.
     
  10. mayo44

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    I'd trade Ryan Taylor for Adrian Peterson and a 2nd round pick.
     
  11. AmishMafia

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    AJ Hawk for Patrick Willis + Justin Smith + 1st

    So am I the best GM here? My trade improves the Packers the most.
     
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  12. HardRightEdge

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    Are there any teams switching from 3-4 to 4-3? Looks like the Cowboys are going that route. I'd start there; they might have bad fits to trade for our bad fits. Nothing blockbuster; just an upgrade or two.
     
  13. texaspackerbacker

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    Even if you're just joking, this is heresy.
     
  14. NelsonsLongCatch

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    I know it's highly uncommon. The Packers did it before with Corey Williams. I would just like to control where Jennings goes so that it's not Chicago, Detroit or Minnesota.
     
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  15. Poppa San

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    Then send the 1st rd pick to Seattle for all-world QB Matt Flynn.
     
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  16. Shawnsta3

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    Draft a QB with B.J Coleman on the roster??!!? You can't be serious.
     
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  17. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    Why would the team trade for Jennings in the first place.... Even if we traded him he'd still be able to go back into the division it is his choice where he wants to go.
     
  18. NelsonsLongCatch

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    A team would trade for Jennings so that they wouldn't have to compete for him in free agency.

    Yes, he'd be able to get back into the division, but not for a full season if he was traded out of the division. And this only happens if a team agrees to trade for him without first agreeing to a contract.
     
  19. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    It would have to be a trade and sign for that to happen. That doesn't happen often. Otherwise you are trading for a contract that is voiding
     
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  20. NelsonsLongCatch

    NelsonsLongCatch Cheesehead

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    I already covered that like ten posts ago.
     
  21. NelsonsLongCatch

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  22. Aaron rodgers is god

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  23. NelsonsLongCatch

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    That was the idea... tag and trade
     
  24. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Not to butt in ... well OK butting in: The only way a trade could happen with a player whose contract is expiring at the end of the 2012-2013 season is a tag and trade. We are still in that season according to the NFL and of course the trade deadline passed long ago. As of the first day of the new NFL year, players like Jennings will be UFAs (unless tagged) and can't be traded.
     
  25. NelsonsLongCatch

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    I thought this was a hypothetical trade thread?
     

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