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Old 03-18-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default how SD's trade of Whitehurst affects D. Dixons value

who is charlie whitehurst you may ask? he is san diegos 3rd string qb who is a 4th year pro taken in the 3rd round out of clemson, i believe.

seattle just traded a 3rd round 2011 pick and swapped seconds (a high second for one at the bottom of the round) with san diego and gave him $10 mil for 2 years.

strictly going by the value chart, the trade roughly equates to a mid 2nd rounder for a 3rd stringer who has never taken a snap in the nfl.

this deal is intriguing in many aspects, and i have listened to arguments on both sides that seattle are complete idiot, to them making a wise and safe desision and really didnt give up as much as it would seem on the surface.

i have also listened to pete caroll candidly justify the deal. i can equally argue and defend both sides of the argument.

what i am wondering is why we dont rake wreckless teams like the raiders and seahawks over the coals like the patriots do.

not that i wanna see dixon traded. that 5th round pick looks more and more promising, and im not sure i would even dump him for a mid second. especially not now with brittle and aged batch as the next best option at back-up.

theres lots to this deal, and i find the discussion much more compelling and related to actual football than "what if big ben were black".
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Default Re: how SD's trade of Whitehurst affects D. Dixons value

and before anyone comes in blindly yelling what idiots the seahawks are, consider this.... whitehurst is more capable of actually playing week 1 than j. claussen and will not cost a 4th round pick and $25-30 million guaranteed if he is a bust.

makes sense.

the trades, and contracts for m. hasselbeck and m. schaub seemed just as rediculous at the time.

with that being said there is plenty to suggest the seahawks are idiots. absolutely no play for delhomme, anderson, quinn, or even grossman? atleast these guys have actually thrown a live ball.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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Default Re: how SD's trade of Whitehurst affects D. Dixons value

I believe Dixon is only signed thru next year. So he will leave anyhow.
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Default Re: how SD's trade of Whitehurst affects D. Dixons value

I believe Dixon has a lot of potential to be a good QB in the NFL. The Steelers and Dixon have two problems at hand.

1) Ben's current situation and how it plays out will determine how quick Dixon gets under center
2) Dixon may want out of Pittsburgh for the opportunity to start

However, players rarely look at the team they are going to play for when dollar bills are thrown in their face. The question remains would Dixon want to play for the browns or the lions? What about the raiders?

Then there's the question of what can we get for him? We could be the patriots* and take advantage of an aging senile man in oakland, but then again I believe our FO has integrity. Let alone, they've always held the position that they like them home grown.
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Default Re: how SD's trade of Whitehurst affects D. Dixons value

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and before anyone comes in blindly yelling what idiots the seahawks are, consider this.... whitehurst is more capable of actually playing week 1 than j. claussen and will not cost a 4th round pick and $25-30 million guaranteed if he is a bust.

makes sense.

the trades, and contracts for m. hasselbeck and m. schaub seemed just as rediculous at the time.

with that being said there is plenty to suggest the seahawks are idiots. absolutely no play for delhomme, anderson, quinn, or even grossman? atleast these guys have actually thrown a live ball.
I agree with your top comment. Basically they are drafting a guy who has been in the league 4 years and has preseason experience, on top of actually being on an NFL sideline and probably understands how certain things work....vs......a rookie QB who has no regular season experience, no preseason, and has never been in an NFL locker room to even begin to understand systems and stuff like that

Plus your paying Whitehurt ALOT less money then what you would have to pay the rookie coming in.

I think it does make sense.
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Dixon can want out all he wants. He hasn't been in the NFL for 6 years, therefore he is going no where.
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