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Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:09 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

When you try to trade a player in the NFL, you carefully seek out potential general managers who might have interest and inquire discreetly about whether they'd like to chat. (I assume that's what happens anyway.) What you don't do is email every team in the league and let them know someone's on the trading block.

But that's what the 49ers reportedly did on Thursday as, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, they sent out "a mass email this afternoon to teams around the league to try and trade safety Taylor Mays."

Mays, as you'll likely recall, played at USC and seemed like a prime prospect for the Seahawks, since coach Pete Carroll recruited him out of high school. But Carroll passed on him and the Niners picked him up in the second round (49th overall).

That in and of itself should make put long-term ability to succeed in question. But what about this?

The 49ers single-handedly managed to prove to everyone in the NFL that they don't want Mays and simultaneously sink his market value. If it's true, it's a pretty bad move.

After all, this isn't like using the trading block option in your fantasy league. This is the NFL. And real life and stuff.

But what I want to know is -- did they use BCC? Or did they just CC everyone?

Because not only is CC awkward in that each person knows that you sent the email to everyone, but then you also have to deal with Mike Brown hitting "Reply All" for the next month and a half every time he tries to get in touch with you.

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:55 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

I do not believe this story. Because on another article it said that Donte Whitner had signed with the Bengals and ESPN reported it as such, but then it is reported that the 49ers signed Whitner instead. I have learned never ever to trust one source for information...especially when it comes to sports. The fact is the story is a hoax. The story might be true if Nolan or Singletary were running the team, but now that Harbaugh is running it I highly doubt that he would make such a boneheaded mistake.

Brinson is clueless! Who cares if they CC or BCC. I want to know who sent the email (Harbaugh, Baalke or York) and what the 49ers wanted in exchange for Mays.

Typical cbssports reporting.....incompete coverage at it's best!

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:40 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

Great fit for the Packers

Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:35 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

Would love to see him go to the Lions for a 7th round pick.  Its at least worth a try, he was supposed to be a stud coming out of college

Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 6:08 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

How bad is he? or is he just not working into the plans of a new coach?

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:52 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

How mad or bad is Taylor Mays?  I guess a mass email worth.  Or is it that Harbaugh hate USC guys and this guy most of all?  Kind of sad and stupid.  But it is time for him to move on and go to the lowest bidder

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 5:29 pm

Niners email every NFL team to trade Taylor Mays

Wow, the guy is 23 and only one year into the league, and they're that anxious to get rid of him already?  Granted, he wasn't Mr. Consistent last year, but he wasn't THAT bad for a rookie.  Makes you wonder what the 'Niners know that everyone else doesn't, that's making them so hot to unload the guy.

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