I hear alot of talk about trading and obtaining more draft picks from alot posts lately. Some I strongly agree with and other I strongly disagree with. Being as though this is an uncapped year alot of trades are expected this year more than the past seasons. Here's who I think can be considered trade bait on our current roster and who shouldn't with my explanations.
SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED TRADE BAIT:
Carlos Rogers: I hear alot you talking about trading Rogers and it makes me sick to my stomach. He's our best corner and arguably a top 5 corner in the entire league. He's the main reason our secondary is one of the best. He's not flashy and he doesn't come up with many picks but the guy goes out and shut down his side of the field on a consistent basis. And did I mention this is a passing league and shut down corners are hard to come by, our pass rush isn't that good either so what justifiacation can any have to trade him. Even if we get a 1st rounder for him it still won't match his value. If we let this guy go, every team in the NFL will bite hard because he's one of those rare shut down corners. Pay him and keep him.
Santana Moss: He's our only proven receiver and he's still a playmaker. Frankly i never seen the video of him getting caight by a linebacker and I really don't care. Moss is a 1000 yard receiver easy and he could take the pressure off our young receivers too. I also hear alot of you say that he's not tough and i just don't see it. He's one of the more passionate players on the offense, probably the only one who isn't scared to throw a punch every once in awhile. Plus his signature first down gesture is too cool!! We let this dude go and cowboys will jump on him quick and he'll come back to humiliate us. Keep Moss!!
OUR TRADE BAIT:
Chris Cooley: Here's where I strike a nerve. First off i like Cooley and he has had some magical games for us but he is a luxury we don't need. Davis is faster, more elusive, younger, and hungrier. He may not be better than Cooley yet but he can't be that much of a fall off either and a 2nd or 3rd round pick in my point of view carries more value than Cooley. If we keep JC this may hurt him but i thinks it's for the better because he relies too much on him. This could actually make JC look deeper down field more often. Not to mention if you watch defenses play us, they practically leave Cooley open and let him try and beat the D because our offense is so predictable. Now to be fair, Cooley has made defenses pay for it but it doesn't do anything for our win department. Also we have a gang of young receivers we need to move on with and see what they could do. Cooley is perfect trade bait.
JC: I wouldn't call this a must but i would definately listen to some offers. It's just my opinion that our qb play is the reason for our receivers being basically irrelevant during games and it is the reason we don't have alot of running room. I just don't see defenses respecting JC, so it makes things harder in every way for our offense to get any continuity. And the fact that JC still has troubles redaing defenses and calling audibles leads me to believe that it will hinder our young receivers development which is crucial since we spent the whole 08 draft on them. Most of you would also say he our best option which i won't argue with but i believe change is needed sometimes regardless because change alot of times can strike a spark in the offense.
Landry: landry still has potential but lets face it he's a liability in the deep zone and he's misses alot of tackles. Some say he's out of postion and he should play SS but I think we already have our future SS in Horton. With all this said i would only consider trading landry if it's for a 1st rounder (maybe to the 49ers for one of there two 1st rounder) and we could use the 4th overall pick on Berry.