Originally Posted by AlexSmithDynasty
Um no, you don't want the party you're dealing with to know that you are dead set on getting rid of your pick. They will know you are desperate to get rid of it and will offer less compensation. You want them to think you would consider getting rid of it for the right price, but you're not desperate. It's a pretty basic concept that applies with selling anything. There's no RG3 in this draft so that's a pretty poor example, and if teams know you just want out of the spot they will start the bidding lower.
You're an idiot. But let's look at it this way... EVERYONE knows the 9ers would have preferred to get rid of Alex Smith. EVERYONE. They'd keep him rather than sell him low, but moving him was the goal.
The Chiefs offered a 3rd for him. This probably would have been MORE than enough to get him. Problem is, Buffalo came along and offered a 2nd. Next thing you know, we get raped and give up a 2nd and a future. We lose, bad.
Supply and demand.
Not demand and I think my shits worth more than it is. Demand sets the market.