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Mecca
09-11-2006, 11:11 AM
To Seattle for a #1 per ESPN news.

Otter
09-11-2006, 11:14 AM
That's a pretty high price tag for a reciever that's never had a 1,000 yard season or scored more than 5 touchdowns.

They could have him.

morphius
09-11-2006, 11:16 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2583149&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

jspchief
09-11-2006, 11:18 AM
I wonder why the Seahawks didn't just sign Charles Rogers...

Kyle401
09-11-2006, 11:18 AM
Wow! I'm with Otter, way too much to give up for Branch.

Bill Parcells
09-11-2006, 11:18 AM
wow..I cant believe seattle gave up a 1st rounder for him

Mecca
09-11-2006, 11:18 AM
That's a good trade for Seattle really.....he and Jackson compliment each other with Burleson as the 3. He's better than what they'd likely be able to get with their late first rounder.

JBucc
09-11-2006, 11:20 AM
There are very few recievers worth a first round, and Branch isn't close to being one of them.

dirk digler
09-11-2006, 11:25 AM
No way I would give up a 1st.

Their problem yesterday was the same as ours, their Oline was missing some pieces

rageeumr
09-11-2006, 11:27 AM
He's better than what they'd likely be able to get with their late first rounder.

Maybe if you're looking at only the extreme short-term. I think it's a terrible move.

cadmonkey
09-11-2006, 11:32 AM
I see the Patriots using this first round pick to use as trade bait to another team, then possibly sign Charles Rogers.

ct
09-11-2006, 11:33 AM
I think it's a great move for them. With DJ's chronic knee issues, this provides a quality option above Burleson and Engram. I don't think they're too worried about giving up a most likely late 1st. This is a team in a Super Bowl push right now.

It's an even better deal for New England though. Getting a 1st round pick for a guy they'd written off anyway is big.

dirk digler
09-11-2006, 11:35 AM
What would be funny is if the Seahags only win 5-6 games and end up with a top 5 pick that they now wasted.

I know it is improbable but damn that would be funny as hell.

Amnorix
09-11-2006, 12:27 PM
How many LOW (this is Seattle we're talking) first round picks are very good NFL WRs who have 4 years under their belt, understand offense very well, have a great persoanlity, have been Super Bowl MVP, elevate their games in the playoffs, and are only 27 or so years old?

Honestly, I'm ok with the trade, happy with the pick, and willing ot trust the Pats braintrust, but I'd much rather hear that we just signed him to a 4 year deal, than that we just traded him.

:(

DMAC
09-11-2006, 12:30 PM
All of their recievers are even in talent. Now they just added more controversy to the mix and wasted a 1st rounder doing so.

Bad choice IMO.

morphius
09-11-2006, 12:30 PM
How many LOW (this is Seattle we're talking) first round picks are very good NFL WRs who have 4 years under their belt, understand offense very well, have a great persoanlity, have been Super Bowl MVP, elevate their games in the playoffs, and are only 27 or so years old?

Honestly, I'm ok with the trade, happy with the pick, and willing ot trust the Pats braintrust, but I'd much rather hear that we just signed him to a 4 year deal, than that we just traded him.

:(
I don't know about great personality if he wanted to be traded from a winning team so badly. I hadn't paid any attention to the situation, so what was the reason he wanted to be traded so badly?

Cochise
09-11-2006, 12:37 PM
I wonder why the Seahawks didn't just sign Charles Rogers...

It says a lot that they are willing to give up a first round pick and spend a ton of money on someone rather than give Rogers a look.

ILikeBigTiddys
09-11-2006, 12:46 PM
Rogers has two strikes and is always hurt. Who would sign someone like that?

Amnorix
09-11-2006, 12:47 PM
I don't know about great personality if he wanted to be traded from a winning team so badly. I hadn't paid any attention to the situation, so what was the reason he wanted to be traded so badly?


He was seriously underpaid, under his rookie contract. Even with hitting bonuses, he was due to be paid $1M this year, the 5th and final year of his rookie deal.

Wanting the money doesn't impact his personality in the locker room, IMHO. A happier, more cheerful teammate you will never see. He was a guy who always had a very positive attitude.

Amnorix
09-11-2006, 12:50 PM
All of their recievers are even in talent. Now they just added more controversy to the mix and wasted a 1st rounder doing so.

Bad choice IMO.

Heck no. Branch is better than any of their current guys.

BucEyedPea
09-11-2006, 12:55 PM
Morphius,
Branch was underpaid. This is true. But was offered $31m plus I believe $8m signing bonus. His agent he wanted more. His agent wanted Wayne money of $40 m. Difference was Wayne completed his contract...Branch didn't.

I am upset at how this ended....so I hope he rots in Seattle with bad karma.

Cochise
09-11-2006, 01:01 PM
Burleson did jack last year and is living off a one hit wonder season with Minnesota it appears.

Stevens is going to miss significant time this year.

Jackson hadn't practiced the entire offseason until last week, and his knee condition has been called degenerative.

Who are they supposed to throw all the passes to? Bobby Engram?

Cave Johnson
09-11-2006, 02:46 PM
Nice trade for the Trent Green Lead Blocks in my money league. He'll up the value of Matt Hasselback nicely. Yea me.

Bad day yesterday for the actual Trent Green, however.

DMAC
09-11-2006, 02:49 PM
Heck no. Branch is better than any of their current guys.Looking at the stats I would say they are pretty even. I would rather have Engram or Jackson on my team than Branch.

DMAC
09-11-2006, 02:51 PM
He will help their team of course. But a 1st rounder?? Come on people, we are talking about a FIRST ROUNDER!

Thats Huge!!

Hound333
09-11-2006, 03:07 PM
You can't look at the stats for how good Branch is. The pats don't just pass to one or two guys. Its not uncommon for 7-8 people to get passes for them.

Sure-Oz
09-11-2006, 03:33 PM
I heard branch is known as a hardwprker and good clubhouse guy, they needed insurance for darrell jackson and his injuries.

Thig Lyfe
09-11-2006, 03:33 PM
1st round. Hmm.

Seattle tanks this year and suddenly it's a huge win for the Pats.

BucEyedPea
09-11-2006, 09:05 PM
Saga ain't over yet....

Somehere told me that they heard on MNF that there's a charge of Jets tampering...that contracts were lined up before the holdout. The pipsqueak!