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shaneo69
01-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Hell, I would. Apparently, that's all Washington is asking for in trade talks, and it looks like Tampa is the leading suitor. I've read this in several recent articles and Pasquarelli mentioned it today in his "Heard in the Pressbox" section.

"Tampa Bay is said to be interested in veteran wide receiver Rod Gardner, who is being dangled by Washington, which probably will trade him for a middle-round draft choice."

Phobia
01-17-2005, 04:51 PM
Mid rounder? Why not? He might gel. But if not, who cares?

siberian khatru
01-17-2005, 04:52 PM
Maybe we should throw in wutamess and gochiefs to sweeten the deal.

Mile High Mania
01-17-2005, 04:53 PM
For me ... if it were the team I followed, the trade of a R3-5 pick for Gardner would do nothing for me.

Gardner is just a guy... maybe a solid #2 depending on the team, but nothing more than that, IMO.

Sure-Oz
01-17-2005, 04:53 PM
No, we don't need WR's we got Boerigter, and Sammie Parker, their better then 90% of the league wtih their combined 22 catches!!!

The Bad Guy
01-17-2005, 04:55 PM
I'd do it. He's playing in a system that's terrible on receivers.

Low contract, no signing bonus.

Why not?

We waste our mid-round picks anyway so we might as well get some NFL experienced talent with them this year.

Cochise
01-17-2005, 04:57 PM
Do it. Always thought he was a pretty good player.

Hoover
01-17-2005, 05:00 PM
too bad we don't have a 3rd round pick....

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-17-2005, 05:04 PM
For me ... if it were the team I followed, the trade of a R3-5 pick for Gardner would do nothing for me.

Gardner is just a guy... maybe a solid #2 depending on the team, but nothing more than that, IMO.
That's what I was thinking. Why do we need another #2 reciever?

Rain Man
01-17-2005, 05:06 PM
Maybe we should throw in wutamess and gochiefs to sweeten the deal.


Unfortunately, wutamess destroyed his trade value when his dispute with phobia went public in the media on the other thread.

Sure-Oz
01-17-2005, 05:06 PM
Gardner's Stats-
2001- 46 catches 741 yards 4td
2002-71 catches 1006 yards 8td
2003-59 catches 600 yards 5td
2004-51 catches 650 yards 5td

He is 27, i'd try to give him a look. Don't matter we won't do sh1t anyway!

andoman
01-17-2005, 05:10 PM
This is the guy that put Kevin Lockett back on the bench. He must me really good!

Chiefnj
01-17-2005, 05:28 PM
The only bad thing is that I assume he only has one year left on his contract. He probably wouldn't renegotiate prior to the trade so you are running the risk he bolts in free agency after 2005.

I'd give a 5th rounder for 1 year of performance.

Deberg_1990
01-17-2005, 05:44 PM
He would be worth a mid-rounder sure, but not for this team. Hes ok, but basically a SlyMo/Morton type, big but no breakaway speed. Dont expect a savior. IMO we should focus more on developing Parker/Horn/Smith and maybe drafting another young kid.

Chiefnj
01-17-2005, 05:52 PM
I think he's faster than people give him credit for. Coming out of college I'm pretty sure he was faster than Chad Johnson.

Rain Man
01-17-2005, 06:19 PM
I could be wrong, but isn't he a bigger receiver? Dick doesn't like big wide receivers. He likes them small and shifty.

Mile High Mania
01-17-2005, 06:21 PM
I could be wrong, but isn't he a bigger receiver? Dick doesn't like big wide receivers. He likes them small and shifty.

Pervert.

Rain Man
01-17-2005, 06:22 PM
Pervert.

Bronco fan.

Ralphy Boy
01-17-2005, 07:04 PM
Gardner would be worth that low of a pick, he wasn't that high of a draft pick for nothing. Expecting to get a stud #1 WR for a 4th round pick is a little hopeful, he is what he is and that is a proven NFL WR with very little upside. If you give up a 4th and all he is is a 3rd or 4th WR, then I'd say the value was worth the pick. Having said that, I'd swing a Welbourne type trade for him wherein it's a 5th in this years draft & if he got 600+ yards in 2005, a 3rd in the 2006 draft. Of course the upgrade would only apply if he re-signed with KC. With our offensive focus being on TG & Priest/LJ, he likely wouldn't get more than 400 yards.

Another guy I'd look at is David Terrell who should be available on the cheap. He was in a crappy offense since he was drafted by Chicago & is a flop to this point, but like a lot of WR's, they can do better with a change of scenery. He didn't do too bad this year given the QB issues they had in Chicago and would be familiar with the offense.
He had 126 yards in their first game with Grossman at QB and had 1 other 116 yard game with the mighty Quinn throwing to him. Other than that, he had a couple of 70 yard games and in the final game 99 yards.

He'd be worth a look, IMO.

Mr. Laz
01-17-2005, 08:02 PM
I'd do it. He's playing in a system that's terrible on receivers.

Low contract, no signing bonus.

Why not?

We waste our mid-round picks anyway so we might as well get some NFL experienced talent with them this year.

pretty much

Mr. Kotter
01-17-2005, 10:25 PM
I'd do it. He's playing in a system that's terrible on receivers.

Low contract, no signing bonus.

Why not?

We waste our mid-round picks anyway so we might as well get some NFL experienced talent with them this year.

Exactly my thought. :thumb: