|02-22-2008, 02:59 PM||#1|
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Donít Count On Walker Deal
Posted By Roy Cummings at Feb 22, 2008 at 02:34 PM
Updated Feb 22, 2008 at 02:35 PM
The more we look into this talk of a possible trade between the Bucs and Broncos for wideout Javon Walker. the more weíre convinced it probably wonít happen.
First off, the Broncos have supposedly been offering Walker up to just about anybody who will answer their phone calls and you know the Bucs will answer any call from anyone about anybody. Thatís how they wound up getting Jake Plummer.
Second, it doesnít make much sense for the Bucs or anyone else to work a deal for Walker, because the likelihood is the Broncos will refuse to pay him the $5.4 million option bonus heís due and heíll soon become a free agent anyway.
Finally, there are a lot of receivers expected to come on the market next Friday when the free-agency signing period begins, including Bernard Berrian of the Bears, D.J. Hackett of the Seahawks and Donteí Stallworth of the Patriots.
Anyone of them would be just as good a pickup, if not better, than Walker, who is probably the most talented of the group, but that knee injury he had was his second in three years.
One other thing to keep in mind is that the Bucs are looking primarily for speed. Walker fits the bill but maybe not as much as Stallworth, Hackett or Devery Henderson of the Saints.
In other Bucs related news, the New York Times reported today that the Patriots practice of taping the signals of opposing coaches dates back to the very beginning of Bill Belichickís reign as Pats coach.
That would be 2000 and the Pats first game of the 2000 season was against the Bucs. According to the Times report, a former Pats player says the Pats taped the Bucs signals that day.
If thatís the case they didnít do a very good job of interpreting them. The Bucs won that game, 21-16, at New England.
We all (Myself included) have to understand is that these reports, whil having some truth, are coming from on-line bloggers that are hearing whisphers.
My feeling are that a team would be wiser to ait for the player to be cut and then reach an agreement with the player.
Javon never wanted to come to Denver, the money was the reason he agreed to the trade.
Just as with Gold and Henry being offered around the league, no team is willing to trade for our mid level players with crap contracts. They will just wait for the cut and try to land them without giving up anything.
|02-22-2008, 03:31 PM||#3|
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