Would you trade for Peyton?
Now that we got our first W of the season there is a lot of talk in our forum what are final record will be….can we make a run and finish strong at 9-7, Karlos Dansby seems to think so:
““We can finish 9-7,” he said.
He was not kidding.
“That’s the goal,” he said. “We took the first step today. It’s about faith. You got to have faith. I did it at 9-7. I went to the Super Bowl [with Arizona] at 9-7. It’s possible. It’s definitely possible
Looking at our schedule this is a slight glimmer that this might come to reality. If you have ever played on a sports team you would know what a victory means to you and the team. There is a new sense of joy in the locker room. Players are lose and want to come in and watch the game tape. I remember when I played watching tape after a tough loss, the room was uninspired. No one wants to watch themselves fail, however they will watch themselves fail if they still got the W.
That’s what winning does; it inspires players to learn from their mistakes.
Back to reality for a second…let’s say we don’t finish with 4 or 5 more wins, a 5-11 or 6-10 season, would that drop us out of a top ten selection? The Cowboys finished last season at 6-10 and finished with a 9th overall pick, so let’s assume we finish 6-10 and have the 9th selection in the 2012 draft.
Teams that might finish with a worse record than us are listed below (in no particular order):
Of those 8 teams 4 of them would most likely draft a QB (Indy, Seattle, Washington, and Denver). That would mean before we even select in the first round one of our QBs that have the ‘next level’ hype associated to them wouldn’t be on the board….
Therefore, here is the question…would you trade for Peyton Manning?
We have seen the demise of the Colts this year, suffering one of the worst setbacks of all time. Where is Reggie Wayne, and Dallas Clark…they are missing from highlight wheels everywhere and should be placed on the next carton of milk.
There is saying out there, you don’t know what you have until you lose it. Well the Colts are missing a franchise QB and bottom line…they suck.
Drafting Luck first overall is a given, and keeping Manning might be in their future, but Manning holds an 18 million cap hit and the first overall will demand at least 5 to 6 million of that cap. Can you have ¼ of a team’s cap on one position?
No GM would be wise to have that on their books. Manning might have 2 or 3 more years left in his game. What you would be getting is a MVP Superbowl winning QB leading a team to the promise land.
As we saw in our victory last Sunday what a strong QB play can mean to our team…now close your eyes for a second and just think about the opportunity of having 18 in an aqua teal uniform calling out plays to Marshall, Bess and Gates.
Peyton made Wayne, Garcon and Clark look like pro ballers…image what he could do for our team. Imagine the match ups…Peyton vs. Brady twice a year!
Now the Carson Palmer trade was a stupid trade in my eyes. The Bengals won that trade hands down, with what might lead to two first round draft picks. Obtaining a player like Manning won’t come cheap and I am not saying trade our first overall pick, but a package of 2nd rounder this year and potential 2nd or 3rd round next year (if we make a the Super Bowl) would make sense.
What do you think?