Thursday, August 24, 2006

More changes at center

But this time, its a good thing.

Nothing exciting, but at least when Ross Tucker goes down with Ebola (Knock on wood), we'll have his backup immediately available.

On Monday's Tony Grossi chat, Grossi mentioned that he thinks the Browns should offer the Eagles a 3rd or 4th round pick for their backup center. My jaw literally dropped. Talk about over paying. If the guy was a legitimate starter, you could start the conversation, but he's still just a glorified back up. Is he better than what we currently have? Maybe. But think of it this way: He comes in, does an adequate job, we win 8 or 9 games (still a best case scenario in my book). Then next year, Eagles get our 16th pick in the 3rd round, and we are sitting ontop of the most expensive back-up center in the league, because Bentley WILL be back, and he WILL be the starter. So you just burned a 3rd rounder for a one year fix. That is not value, in my book.

The fact of the matter is, the football gods have burned us again, and there's no way to fix it short of overpaying for it. I'd rather suffer this year than gamble with the future for a one year fix.

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