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Trade idea: Fred Davis

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by adambr2, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. adambr2

    adambr2 Cheesehead

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    https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/392388149185228800

    "Redskins are trying to trade TE Fred Davis, per league source."

    I'm not normally one to throw out trade proposals, and I know this wouldn't be a typical TT move, but is it worth consideration? The Redskins have completely moved on from Fred Davis. He's still relatively young at 27. At one time he was considered one of the ascending TE's in the NFL.

    He wouldn't cost much at all. A conditional late round pick. Just an avenue worth considering if Finley misses extended time now. If any QB could resurrect his career, it would be Rodgers.
     
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  2. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    How would he be different at this point than Quarless? If Washington has moved on ... Not now maybe in the off-season to get an extended trial look.
     
  3. 7thFloorRA

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    I would love for them to snag Greg Olson but Carolina probably thinks they are still in it and TT will never make a trade.
     
  4. FrankRizzo

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    I'd like to do something.
    Tony Scheffler in Detroit is still good, and he's their 3rd guy now. I'd love LOVE him.

    Teddy won't trade draft picks though..... we're pretty much screwed now at TE though as all these other guys at TE are garbage.... just guys.

    Where's the kid from Arkansas we drafted about 2, 3 years ago and he was expected to be a good receiving TE? DJ Williams? Bring him back even though he was a failure, because at least he (should) know the system.
    Did anyone else claim him ever?
     
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  5. ARodsBelt12

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    He's in Jacksonville, who'd we have at TE when we won a SB? Oh yea....
     
  6. FrankRizzo

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    We didnt rely on a TE that year we won a SB, because we still had Jennings at #1, Jones at #3, Driver at #4.
    Things have changed for the worse.
     
  7. 7thFloorRA

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    What about this Chris Harper cat they just signed? Is he still around after the weekend? He is a WR TE tweener.
     
  8. adambr2

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    DJ Williams is on the Jaguars now.

    TT did trade a 6th for Grant, which is probably the ceiling of what it would cost for Davis. He should have a few comp picks coming his way next year, so I would think he would at least be open to the idea of a pick for player trade again.

    Davis is a much better pass catching TE than Quarless, at least if you assume 2011 was Davis' ceiling and Quarless has really yet to establish one. I am okay with continuing with our current TE corps if they determine it to be the best course of action, but I guess I have a lack of faith in them at the moment. I haven't seen much from Quarless other than a respectable blocking TE, and Bostick still seems awfully raw.

    While we don't necessarily need to do this to field a contender, just because we won a Super Bowl without a good TE isn't a reason not to always look at avenues of improvement.
     
  9. ARodsBelt12

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    We're a different team this year, Finley was a HUGE component in our game plan in the 2010 season until he got hurt. We made some changes and the WR were relied on much more. This years team can run the ball, something it hasn't done in a long time and our D has played lights out, also look at what Boykin did in his first game, Jones will be back soon and Cobb should be back for a playoff run. We also have no idea how long Finley will be out, he may or may not be able to play this season but I hardly think we need to jump the gun. TT is going to do what he has always done, and MM is going to make sure he puts the players in a position to succeed. I never understand these types of overreactions year in and year out.
     
  10. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Why bother with Davis when we have Bostick? They're essentially the same guy.
    Lock up the thread, we're done here.
     
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  12. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Agree. If he can be had on a discount then he would be better than what we currently have as back ups.
     
  13. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    What ever happened to Jake Ballard? Anyone know? He has the size we could use for match up purposes. If I remember right, he was like 6'6" and 260Lbs- ish.
     
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    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    Shoulda never let go of Mr. Ugly....aka...Tom Crabtree.
     
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    For those who wailed about Finley's drops wait until you see Fred Davis up the count.
     
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    No on Fred Davis. He will drop more than Finley ever did.
     
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  18. longtimefan

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    Skins are using a rookie te for a reason

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...test-buzz-speculation-surrounding-redskins-te


     
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  19. longtimefan

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    Why do we have two threads on Davis??

    As you are making a thread it will tell you when there are similar ones..


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  20. adambr2

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    How is throwing out a suggestion of a guy who had a Pro Bowl quality type season 2 years ago as a TE and would cost virtually nothing an "overreaction"? Its called "kicking the tires."

    It's not like I suggested we try to unload the farm for Jimmy Graham.
     
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  21. rodell330

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    I said both Greg Olson or Scheffler in a previous post! We are going to need some tightend production.
     
  22. tynimiller

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    I really didn't like getting rid of Crabtree but I have no clue money wise what he was costing...serviceable guy in all areas, decent hands, decent ST skills, decent blocking.
     
  23. Oshkoshpackfan

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    He wasnt making much at all from what I remember.
     
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  24. tynimiller

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    I mean don't get me wrong I understood it, and I see the upside in Stoneburner and Quarless back and you can't predict Finley going down but I liked Crabtree's grit plain and simple for sure.
     
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  25. Oshkoshpackfan

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    agree!!! Im sure some stat monkey will correct me, but I cant personally recall crabtree ever screwing up? Granted his touches were limited, but when he did get the ball he made sh!t happen!!
     
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