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Philly and New England's bizarre trade

Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:56 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
B. Belichick (US Presswire)
Bill Belichick loves trading draft picks with Andy Reid. In fact, the two have made a trade very year since Belichick took over the Patriots in 2000. Their streak was in jeopardy this past weekend until they hatched a deal swapping sixth-round picks. The trade had the Patriots moving down to pick 194 and the Eagles moving up to pick 193.

In other words, they traded places just for the heck of it.

With the picks, the Eagles chose Ohio State inside linebacker Brian Rolle at 193 and the Patriots selected Central Arkansas outside linebacker Markell Carter at 194. The teams undoubtedly discussed their picks with each other before the trade, with Philly agreeing to steer clear of Carter.

Afterwards, Belichick was Belichickian in talking about the deal. “We talked to the Eagles,” he deadpanned, according to the Boston Herald. “We wanted to make the trade, they wanted to make the trade.”

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Philly and New England's bizarre trade

My guess is the two of them tried to make trades for 3 days but couldn't get one done.  Then, just for the heck of it, since they spent so much time negotiaing, they flipped late picks.
Eh, I disagree.  My guess is that they were aware of the fact that they trade picks every year and wanted to keep their streak alive.  With the picks being consecutive, it gave them the perfect opportunity to do just that, with no risk of losing a desired player to another team.



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 3, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Philly and New England's bizarre trade

two of the smartest guys in football.........hysterical. Love it.  (by the way , Rolle could be a bit of a steal)l



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:57 am
 

Philly and New England's bizarre trade

I love this. Favorite trade of the draft.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 3, 2011 8:53 am
 

Philly and New England's bizarre trade

Kinda funny.  Those crazy coaches!



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Philly and New England's bizarre trade

The best coaches in the NFL toying with the rest of the league.  Awesome.  Love this kind of stuff. 


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