A fantastic 4, but no top dog

A fantastic 4, but no top dog

There are 8 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 24, 2008, titled A fantastic 4, but no top dog. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

You can always find an aggressive sales campaign for cell phone services, credit cards and the first pick in the NFL draft.

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JBS

Huntley, IL

#1 Jan 25, 2008
Follow the logic here: The Bears need a difference-maker on offense. The Dolphins need a veteran QB and just about every other position fathomable. What if the Bears traded Brian Griese and a package of other players, with their 14th pick, to the Dolphins and drafted, say, Darren McFadden No. 1? Then they can re-sign Grossman at a bargain, let him compete with Orton for the starting spot, and ride McFadden like the Vikings rode Peterson this year. I know they won't be so bold, but wouldn't it be fun?
Jim

United States

#2 Jan 25, 2008
There is a system problem with the draft. It is obvious that it is now a curse to teams that have to draft in the top ten. The money paid to top 10 draft picks is crazy. And how many of those top ten draft picks turn out to be busts? I bet the number is close to 50%. In this age of the salary cap it would only make sense that the NFL puts a Salary cap on drafted players. Yeah Players drafted in the top 10 should get paid for it, but come one, 66 million for 6 years to the number one pick last year. Every year the number goes up. And these draft picks are a 50 / 50 chance. I think the nfl should put a stop to greedy agents and help the teams. I mean if there were set rates and years or even incentive plans for draft picks, it would be more fair to the veterans who would be able to stay on teams because they wouldn't be targeted as a salary cap cuts.
I think drafting in the top ten is a curse to the teams and until there is a cap on rookie contracts, this problem will only continue to get worse.
Griese is da man

Redlands, CA

#3 Jan 26, 2008
I would LOOOVE to see Griese back in a Dolphins uniform, Jim. That's a great idea. It is obvious Lovie is never going to give Griese a chance in Chicago. Griese is capable of completing 70% of his passes and driving a team down a field. But Lovie has a quick hook with him. I'd love to see Griese have a chance to close out his career somewhere where he can fulfill his potential.
Griese is da man

Redlands, CA

#4 Jan 26, 2008
Sorry-- JBS, not Jim.
Ray

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Jan 26, 2008
I think Parcells has a secret deal already made with Jerry Jones to trade the pick so the cowpokes can get McFadden. The Phins will get both of Dallas' number ones and another veteran player or two and the boy's will get McFadden. I think this was all part of the raiding that Parcells has done without too much squawking by Jones. Just a hunch?
Vancouver FinFan

Canada

#6 Jan 26, 2008
JBS wrote:
Follow the logic here: The Bears need a difference-maker on offense. The Dolphins need a veteran QB and just about every other position fathomable. What if the Bears traded Brian Griese and a package of other players, with their 14th pick, to the Dolphins and drafted, say, Darren McFadden No. 1? Then they can re-sign Grossman at a bargain, let him compete with Orton for the starting spot, and ride McFadden like the Vikings rode Peterson this year. I know they won't be so bold, but wouldn't it be fun?
Miami already cut Griese a few years back and he has done absolutely nothing to interest Miami (or any team) to (re)acquire him. You are clearly a hopeful Bears fan.
pancanfinfan

Napa, CA

#7 Jan 26, 2008
Ray wrote:
I think Parcells has a secret deal already made with Jerry Jones to trade the pick so the cowpokes can get McFadden. The Phins will get both of Dallas' number ones and another veteran player or two and the boy's will get McFadden. I think this was all part of the raiding that Parcells has done without too much squawking by Jones. Just a hunch?
interesting theory!
pancanfinfan

Napa, CA

#8 Jan 26, 2008
JBS wrote:
Follow the logic here: The Bears need a difference-maker on offense. The Dolphins need a veteran QB and just about every other position fathomable. What if the Bears traded Brian Griese and a package of other players, with their 14th pick, to the Dolphins and drafted, say, Darren McFadden No. 1? Then they can re-sign Grossman at a bargain, let him compete with Orton for the starting spot, and ride McFadden like the Vikings rode Peterson this year. I know they won't be so bold, but wouldn't it be fun?
dolphins had him once and hes had his opportunities to take the mantle. If he hasn't done it by now he'll never do it. No thanks on Griese.

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