Friday, April 2, 2010

More on Browns Trade

First let me say that I also support this trade. We are improving the CB position without hoping a draft pick works out. We can still draft for the secondary and let them learn from Sheldon Brown, a good player. It also makes you wonder how early they'll decide to pick a QB now that they've upgraded the secondary.

But, I have a problem with this statement: "Hall was a seventh-round pick of the Browns in 2008 out of Division II St. Augustine's. He played in 14 games last season, mostly on special teams, and had 10 tackles. Hall never evolved into the fearsome pass-rusher that the Browns' previous regime hoped he would become." - Mary Kay Cabot (

Alex Hall was a 7th Round pick. There is no way they really expected him to be a 'fearsome' pass-rusher. First of all, he's only been in the league for 2 years and should have played more last year, but just didn't fit Rob Ryan's scheme. Hall showed lots of potential in 2008 at the end of the year; but Mary Kay must have forgotten that part. I think it's way too soon to make a statement like she did.

I'm not saying he'll make the Pro-Bowl; but he's going to provide some great value for a 7th Round pick.

Again, I don't care that the Browns traded Hall; I just think its too soon to be writing him off like that. We traded value for value; it was a fair trade. Stop trying to make it sound like the Browns 'won' in this trade.

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