Posted by moranis on 9/21/2013 8:48:00 AM (view original):
Not only did they take him at 3 last year, they traded up for him. Horrible trade getting just 1 mid to late first round pick after 18 games. Totally and utterly ridiculous. Frankly had they made it known it was on the block, they could have gotten more for him (like a first and a third or something like that). Knee jerk reaction after two games with a horrible QB situation, with a bad OL, and with your best WR suspended (Gordon would have helped open things up a bit). Just a totally ridiculous move and as I guy that is in the process of moving to Cleveland for work, I'm disgusted (as you all know I'm a Ravens fan and will be living in cleveland which will be hard enough, but with Cleveland just being so bad it makes it that much harder).
Richardson was the only RB taken above #28 in the last 3 drafts unless I'm missing something. I think you're kidding yourself if you think they could have done much better - just because he was taken at #3 doesn't mean he still carries that kind of value now. If you want to argue they shouldn't have been dealing him in the first place, that's one thing, but I don't think they are doing better than the Colts #1 for him. Of course, I also think there's a much chance that the Colts pick is 16 or better than that it is a late pick.
Now, there's also the message you're sending the fanbase, and if I was a Cleveland fan I'd probably be ****** at the white flag going up 2 games in, but that's something else altogether.
9/21/2013 7:37 PM (edited)