View Full Version : Faiders trade Philip Buchanon to Texans for 2nd and 3rd picks this year
04-20-2005, 04:10 PM
Oakland just traded Phillip Buchanon to Texans for a 2nd round and 3rd round pick this year! That sucks just for the extra picks for the Fade. I would rather they be stuck with a disgruntled player. Thats two other players we wont be able to choose from
In addition to Faiders 38 overall pick, they now get the 47th pick from Houston as well as one of their two 3rd round picks, so far unspecificed, to go along with the Raiders 68 overall (3rd round) pick.
04-20-2005, 04:23 PM
Oopps thats old news! I've been offline msotly the past few days and I did a search for Buchanon before posting, but only came up with Ray Buchanon being cut. Sorry!
04-20-2005, 04:55 PM
Well, I didn't get to talk about it here so for whatever it's worth...
Buchannon at times showed flashes of greatness. In his three years with us he did garner 7 td's between punt returns and int returns. But other than that the guy was only noticeable when the grounds crew were running out onto the field to spray him down with fire extinguishers after getting scorched yet again. I don't know who the doctors are who performed his burn treatments but they're the best in the business because the dude always was on the field again the next week.
The clown was always going for the big play. In slo-mo replays you can see him hanging back way off his receiver looking at the qb trying to anticipate where to position himself for the pick. Once in a while it worked, but most of the time it resulted in a first down or touchdown for the other team.
Not only that, even when he wasn't looking for the big play he avoided contact, which made him a liability in the running game. He was also easily pushed around by the bigger receivers and the receivers in the NFL aren't getting any smaller.
So this was a good thing for us. The fact is, the defense played better in the last two games of the season with Erkel sitting on the sideline. And we got two decent picks in return for him. He won't be missed.