Trade deadline was today at 4PM Eastern and it was, as per usual, pretty boring. Chris Chambers went to San Diego for a 2nd round pick. Kind of a wash for the franchise, since it was a 2nd round pick they burned to draft Chambers, though I say good move by Miami nonetheless. Chambers is not a good WR and they can fill a need next season with that 2nd round pick. He will underperform in San Diego, in my opinion. Guy drops passes.
In any event, Football Outsider's Bill Barnwell, now writing for IGN, lists 5 teams that should've could've but didn't make transactions today, and sure enough there's Your Washington Redskins on his list:
I also disagree that Mark Brunell is an enticing trade carrot and also that Todd Wade is totally ineffective. I think he's ineffective at guard where we tried to use him in replacing Derrick Dockery. He's played at varying times adequate and inspired tackle, when healthy. Obviously his injury, along with pretty much everyone else's, puts us in a tough spot on the offensive line. But if he can play at tackle to replace Jansen for the rest of the season, things could be worse.
I think Barnwell is recongnizing that a team that likes to make transactions is in serious need of players at a particular position, and that's reason enough to think that Washington should've pulled the trigger on something. However, if Mark Brunell isn't, as I've suggested, a qb another team is interested in, it will be our draft picks. And I am near-categorically done with giving up draft picks. I'm putting the fixing of the offensive line on Coach Bugel.