The problem isn't specifically, "this year." The problem is that this is how we do business. We made a similar move 3 years ago that cost us the better part of two drafts. With one year in between, we're considering doing it again. How did it work out for us the first time?
Well the first time I think the jury is still out on the Julio trade. Without him who are we? I understand he must not stay hurt, but he still may end up being one of the best in the league.
My point is I don't think this is close to the same as the Julio trade unless
Thomas D. gives up a lot of picks. and other No. 1s........ I think you have to look at Thomas D.s work over all his years here. We traded a #2 a fairly top pick, yet no one says what a great trade we made for Tony G.
and that move was "great" and wasn't a short two year band aid as
many said at the time.
I think every year is different; I don't think their's anything wrong with
"doing business" a little different any year. Heck I wish he'd get us another "Turner" rather than a running back in his 7th or 8th year who has never been on a winning team. Maybe their's a reason S. Jackson has never been on a winning team?? I mean I doubt that, but look what Tony brought to the locker room and what can Jackson bring?
I would have loved Tennessee's back!!
My bottom line is I think you need to be flexible at any given time.
" Ryan was a risky pick" when we took him but everyone forgets that.
We're speculating way too much for something that hasn't happened yet. As with most things we're remembering the bad but forgetting the
good. Julio was not a bad trade, at least not yet.....
I've not predicted great things for this years team but my attitude would change with a pass rusher if we don't give up any #1s next year or any other year!!