Originally Posted by Untouchable
I'm saying that if Rex is such a genius when it comes to defense, then we shouldn't have to go defense in the 1st round of every draft and pay a fortune to our starting CB's.
This is all about resources.
We're severely limiting our resources to fix this offense if we're paying one of our CB's Tom f*cking Brady money.
On the other hand, we're increasing our resources to fix this sh*tastic offense by trading Revis, gaining some more high draft picks, and freeing up a boatload of money in the future.
I must be missing something here, because I didn't really see our defense faulter at all when Revis went down.
So our pass defense dipped from #1 to #2?
How does that constitute paying a corner franchise QB money?
I understand where you're coming from, but I don't think it's as simple as that.
Overall our D gave up roughly the same points in 2012 as in 2011. That could suggest that Revis is, indeed, a luxury item.
But we also massively improved our safety position - so why was our D no better overall? It doesn't matter to me how good our pass D was - we still shipped a ton of points. That to me is the only stat that matters. And the only stat on D that changes games. Yards allowed is irrelevant IMHO.
On the trade discussion, I think there are two separate things - draft picks, and cap room.
I am dead against trading Revis to get cap room - that can be done by cutting our under-performing players, it just can't be done immediately. Cut / restructure Sanchez, Holmes & Harris next year and suddenly there is no cap problem to discuss.
Draft picks is more of a decision in my mind. If we can improve two or three other positions, I'd be open to trade. But if all we're getting is one high pick, I'll pass - too much risk involved, trading a known commodity for a single, unknown commodity. Best result possible is we trade a Revis now for a Revis later. More likely is we get a good, but not great player. I don't see that as a win.
So if some team is willing to trade multiple picks, I'm interested. But just the one pick - I'd pass.