Re: Potential 1st Rnd Draft Day Trades
Originally Posted by tony hipchest
the rooneys definitely got good relations with all the old school owners (well maybe not al davis). if they did do a deal with a team i think both parties would know the intentions. their most recent trades were with w. mara's giants and l. hunts chiefs. id be much more skeptical if they were dealing with the newbie owners like blank, snyder or *gasp* kraft.
most teams know what theyre getting when dealing with the steelers and that they are fair. steelers not putting a poison pill in their attempt to acquire the 49ers punter is a fine example. the 49ers still owe the steelers for negotiating a very favorable deal for them and im sure those favors might be re paid when a draft day maneuver is proposed.
it seems most teams are hesitant to trade in fear of missing out on something or making the wrong decision, but with denver being bold enough to trade for cutler when they still had plummer in place, some teams eyes may have been opened that its ok to take a chance and not be anchored to players already on ones roster.
Well, out of the 32 teams in the NFL a grand total of two have actually utilised the poison pill and exactly zero have used it this year - so I wouldn't say the Steelers were doing anything out of the ordinary.
I don't think re-signing a no-name punter was the top of the 49ers priorities this year anyhow - maybe they'll throw Rooney a 7th rounder for being such a 'good guy'.
I look forward to seeing what favors the Dolphins do us this year.
If teams are a little bolder this year then it should make for an exciting couple of days.
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