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05-08-2011 12:17 PM #16
05-08-2011 08:21 PM #17
ESPN Rumors doubts Young coming to the Skins via trade, and says signing him as an FA is not a high priority.
ESPN Blogger says Denver radio stations are saying they heard of a Haynesworth for Orton trade. This is likely due to Denver not selecting a DT, a huge need, and Washington not selecting a QB, another huge need.
The soap opera continues...
05-08-2011 08:42 PM #18
05-09-2011 04:32 PM #19
If we are trading for the guy, it better be for a bag of footballs. We can't trade players until the CBA is hashed out, so it means the trade would likely involve only picks (NOOOOO) or will not be finalized until there is a new CBA. If we trade anything higher than a 6 rounder for him, I'll be furious.
If on the other hand, we trade Malcolm Kelly and Haynesworth for him, then I'd be fine.
05-09-2011 08:37 PM #20
05-09-2011 09:44 PM #21
05-09-2011 11:09 PM #22
I like Orton, but clearly, a straight up Orton/Haynesworth deal is a fantasy. It would have to include picks or another player. In fact, the other player would have to be the centerpiece because AH is virtually valueless at the moment.
05-10-2011 10:35 AM #23
05-10-2011 12:34 PM #24
05-10-2011 01:59 PM #25
Most importantly, everyone knows that we are done with him, so regardless of whether he will do well elsewhere, he won't do well here...and everyone knows it. I think we are secretly (or not so much) desperate to get rid of AH. That alone makes his value plummet--like a distressed property that is for sale. It doesn't matter what the property is worth, only that its seller needs to get rid of it immediately.
Then, add in all of his legal troubles and corresponding likelihood that he will be suspended in the not too distant future. He has been indicted and placed on probation for driving 103 mph in a traffic incident from last March. Then he was cited for misdemeanor reckless driving and driving without registration. He did not tell his probation officer about the latter incident. He was later indicted for assault (road rage). And most recently, indicted with sexual abuse for assaulting a waitress. ALL while on probation. He is the defendant in a high-profile and pricey paternity suit. That's off the top of my head. I feel like there is more.
Oh, and the guy can play darn good football when properly motivated. So could Pacman Jones.
Like I said, I'm with you on AH. Let's get the most that we possibly can for him, but I'm trying to have realistic expectations. If we get a 6 rounder or better, then I will be ok with it. Unfortunately, the time to sell on AH was just a few minutes after we signed him. Since then, his value has been plummeting.
Also, while I believe in Shanny's trading prowess (or perhaps Bruce Allen's), Shanahan values high character and hard work above all else. I think he would cut AH without a second thought before keeping him on the roster. I don't believe that he'll turn down a lowball offer if it is the only one on the table, because I believe that he is planning on cutting AH as a last resort anyways.
Last edited by JDubs; 05-10-2011 at 02:02 PM.
05-10-2011 02:16 PM #26
It is very interesting to me that the Grossbeck option is the leading choice so far. I voted Orton in the somewhat remote possibility that John Fox and the Broncos have fallen in love with AH, but I know that is unlikely. My second choice would have been Grossbeck too. So, perhaps, Shanahan & Son know what they are doing here.
It is nice to see the Redskins taking the Amy Winehouse approach to building a football team. Make as many unsexy moves as possible and buy the Ferrari only after you have build your franchise. We've been taking the Britney Spears approach for way too long. Sure the sexy moves were fun at the time, but eventually, you are going to have a bald Albert Haynesworth standing outside of your facility screaming and swinging an umbrella at everyone.
05-10-2011 02:39 PM #27
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05-10-2011 03:46 PM #30