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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:00 pm 
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i totally understand why McKay is holing onto Schaub.

that being said i would have pulled the trigger at #17 knowing i could have my pick of Left Tackles.


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I think it was being overblown how interested the Vikings were in Schaub, especially for their #17 pick. It's hard to give up a 1st round pick for a veteran QB, believe it or not. Holmgren gave up a #1 for Hasselbeck because he had coached him for a few years. Otherwise, a #2 or #3 is much more likely.

We'll see how Schaub's stock rises or falls over the next 365 days.

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Mort said before the draft quote


"there were some interneal discussions in the Vikes' camp about trading their first rounder to Atlanta for Matt Schaub. these discussions never got serious and Atlanta would NOT have traded Schaub for that pick."


that's quoting Mort. i'm sure somebody else on here saw it too.


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Before the Vikings pick, the guys at the ESPN Zone were really harping on a trade as Pudge noted.

Mort didn't know diddly,...McKay has been so very secretive about things so all Mort had to go on was his own fantasies.

Personally I'm happy as a clam Schaub will stay a Falcons at least one more year. All the talk about that he couldn't lead the Falcons to a winning season if Vick gets hurt is ridiculous. The 0-2 record as a starter,...is all they have to go on. We saw Schaub's passes live while the naysayers cite the 0-2 record as a starter.


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if Mort had no credibility on these matters he'd be selling refrigerators at Aaron's rentals.


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Well, teke, I would say Mort was correct in his statement. If the Vikings discussed trading for Schaub at all, of course there had to be some discussion about parting ways with the first even if that started and ended with the statement, "We aren't trading our first round pick for him."

But I'm just saying that it was never really an option for the Vikings. And it never has been much of an option for the Falcons to trade Schaub for less than a 1st, that clearly became evident after the Abraham negotiations.

Me calling it overblown is based off my believe that the gist of the trade discussions between the Falcons and Vikings about Schaub was this:

Vikings: What are you looking for in terms of compensation for Schaub?
Falcons: A first round pick.
Vikings: Err, we'll get back to you on that. *click*

And that was it. The Vikings might have mulled it over a bit more after that, but frankly, I think they realized Schaub was a major longshot and they would need to focus elsewhere.

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