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Vrabel too old

Posted on: February 27, 2009 3:06 pm
 

Nothing like trading away draft picks for old guys.

Nice move, Scott Pioli.

The Kansas City Chiefs traded an undisclosed draft pick for New England Patriots for outside linebacker Mike Vrabel Friday. The word is the Chiefs, a young team, are looking for veteran leaders.

So you trade for a 33-year-old player who is clearly on the downside of his career? Vrabel is a good guy. He will help the locker room. But you don't make trades to help the locker room.  You make trades to help on the football field.

Yes, Pioli knows Vrabel from his working with the Patriots, but this one makes no sense. Bill Belichick got one over on his former working mate.

Speed is important in this NFL. Vrabel doesn't have it.

Bad move, Scott. Bad move.

And to think, we thought you invented the game of football -- just like your father-in-law, Bill Parcells.

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Mike Vrabel
 
Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2009 2:26 am
 

Vrabel too old

MATT CASSELL HAS ME THINKING SCOTT MITCHELL ALL OVER AGAIN, MAYBE EVEN ELVIS GRBAC....I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THAT SECOND ROUND PICK.

THE CHIEFS HAD A VERY GOOD DRAFT LAST YEAR...IF THEY CAN FOLLOW UP WITH ANOTHER GOOD ONE THIS YEAR, THEY CAN REALLY HAVE SOMETHING GOING.

THIGPEN SHOWED ME ENOUGH THAT HE MIGHT HAVE THE TOOLS TO BE A GOOD QB, IF THEY TAKE CRABTREE WITH THEIR FIRST ROUND PICK...LINE HIM UP OPPOSITE BOWE WITH GONZALEZ AT TE, THAT COULD BE VERY SCARY FOR A LOT OF TEAMS.

 

ANOTHER THING....IF LARRY JOHNSON WANTS OUT OF KC SO BAD, I WONDER IF THEY THOUGHT OF TRADING JOHNSON FOR CASSELL SO THEY COULD OF KEPT THE DRAFT PICK. I KNOW THE PATS SIGNED FRED TAYLOR...MAYBE THIS COULD OF HAPPENED BEFORE THAT SIGNING.

 

 




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2009 9:10 pm
 

Svck balls, Priso

Jesus H. Christ, Prisco. You get PAID to report and opine on sports?

BAD MOVE? Giving up draft picks for a too-old Vrabel?

Are you gonna eat some crow now that you know the Chiefs gave up ONE 2ND ROUND DRAFT PICK for both Vrabel AND Cassel? That might be the steal of the decade by Scott Pioli (yeah, the guy you just bashed, donkey-nuts).

Svck balls, Prisco. (But thank God you've still got a job, you knuckle-dragging chimp.)




Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2009 4:25 pm
 

Vrabel too old

Now they don't have to gamble on Sanchez, and they can add Crabtree to pair up with Bowe as weapons for Cassel.  Vrabel's leadership will also help (Steeler draft product still getting it done).  For a 2nd round pick, Cassel and Vrabel is a great deal in my opinion.  I think Vrabel alone for a 6th or 7th, was a good deal, so I don't know what Prisco is talking about.  But now he looks even more ridiculous.  Vrabel will help teach the 3-4 defense to the young linebackers and contribute to some extent as well... Godd deal all around for KC...




Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2009 3:26 pm
 

Egg on Prisco's Face


So it turns out the undisclosed draft pick was a second round pick for two players, Vrabel and Matt Cassell.  Trading draft picks for old guys?  That's when the word "Deal" morphs into another word.  Steal!




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2009 2:39 pm
 

Vrabel too old

I bet Prisco was wishing he kept his comments to him self for one more day to see the final details of this deal trading away a second round pick to acquire both Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel seems like a great deal to me. Now the chiefs can focus on other areas in the draft and not have to think about taking a chance on a QB. And they add a veteran linebacker to help run the defense on the field.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2009 2:24 pm
 

Vrabel too old

looks freaking genius now that it comes out that vrabel was part of the Matt Cassel trade

a franchise QB and an on the field LB coach for a 2nd rounder?

Pioli has offically fleeced the Pats

GREAT GREAT GREAT trade for KC

 

 




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2009 12:53 pm
 

You are wrong

 

This is an excellent move and follows exactly what I have been saying the Chiefs need to do in Free Agency. Sign a blue chip veteran who knows how to work hard and through hard work has remained in the elague. This is the exact kind of player the Chiefs need. A veteran who can be a leader in the locker room and show these young guys what it takes to be a successful NFL player.

 

Just beacuse the idiot Prisco says hes on the backside of his career does not mean shit. Prisco watches Tiger Woods on Sundays not football.




Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2009 12:20 pm
 

Vrabel too old

The Patriots traded away a 3.5 million dollar salary. They received some form of sompensation. They got younger. The money to pay their renaining free agents had to come from somewhere. Who should they relase or trade? When a player goes from 12.5 sacks to 1 in a years time it doesn't take Bill Belechick tosee the light. And he is a free agent a year down the road.




Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2009 12:05 pm
 

Vrabel too old

Are you serious?...Why is this a bad move? Forget the draft pick, you need a LEADER IN THE LOCKER ROOM! If you have a team with all young player's, they are confused as to who to look up to. You need to have a voice for your team, a MIKE VRABEL! He will be  greatly missed from us out here in New England, but I can tell you chief fans right now you will not be dissapointed. He is a great football player and leader with lots left in the tank!




Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2009 11:55 am
 

Vrabel too old

Vrabel is a year removed from registering 10 sacks, so his ability certainly isn't declining with age as rapidly as people would like to think. Plus, that Chiefs defense last year had no leadership whatsoever and that's something that Mike Vrabel will bring to the team next year. Providing the pick is no earlier than a 6th rounder then this is a good move by Pioli.

 

 

 



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