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  1. borg

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    Once again, BB reads the flow of the draft and scores big. The first key move happened Friday when Javon Walker was detained in Denver but left without a contract. Clearly, Denver was assessing contracts demands in case they failed drafting a WR. Walker was their plan B. When Denver unexpectedly chose a QB in round 1, BB probably smirked a little. When Philly opted for some D line beef instead of filling an obvious WR need, BB began to twitch with glee. At 21, the choices became easier. Grab the RB they wanted ahead of Pitt and Indy and wait. BB probably figured Pitt would either go RB or Santonio Holmes ( a similar style WR to Randal El). And BB was right. The only obstacle left in the way of completing an Offensive Daily Double was Denver. So BB over paid by 55 points and jumped ahead of Denver to land the WR he has been eyeballing all off season. In BB's press conference he stated that the key was jumping ahead of Denver. After the Jackson pick, Shanahan grabbed his check book and implemented an expensive plan B.
    The real beauty is the dollars saved or not spent both this year and next. Assuming Dillon is done after '06, the starting RB salary will be reduced by a net of $3.5-4 mill from '07 on out. And the Jackson pick will be a $3.5-4 mill cost savings when compared to what Givens will be getting paid in Tenn. And check out the strange and expensive draft the Bronco's have ended up with. Now they have 2 QBs (including an unhappy starter) both making significant coin and a new WR expecting big bucks. I bet Bob Kraft is very happy with the BB way. As BB has stated, the drafted is intended to allow teams a cost effective way to lock in players long term. He succeeded masterfully in the first 2 rounds.
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    Well, since you explained it so that Denver gets screwed...:woohoo:
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    I totally agree.

    Having Chad Jackson locked up for four years at second round rookie money is MUCH better value than Walker coming off an ACL injury demanding veteran #1 money.

    Pay Branch what it would have cost to sign Walker.

    And, we have a halfway decent NFL starter, Reche Caldwell, as our third WR.
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    Nice analysis and I love the scheming. It's so nice to think that not only do we get the players we want, but stick it to all the other teams.

    Addai seemed like he would have been a nice rd 2 pick-up, but quite a stretch for round 1. A special thanks to Carolina for making it all come together by grabbing DeAngelo.
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    Jackson was the steal of the day. Still drafted WR's are a crapshoot. More WR fail than any other position. You just can't count on him replacing Givens' production.
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    Borg's explanation i find excellent.

    But it is a good thing that the NFL is such an upright league, punishing
    deception, misinformation, and masking injuries ... whenever such odious activities
    raise their heads.

    Otherwise, one might become suspicious that Green Bay could use some help spoofing Denver
    that there was another really interested party out there for Mr. Walker's services.
    (GB's refusal to let the player actually travel to New England can hardly be interpreted as anything other than
    keeping the charade from evaporating too soon.)
    THAT being followed by GB conveniently permitting NE to take its pick
    in the nick of time to snatch Mr. Jackson.
    You scratching my back right after i've scratched yours ...
    clearly is one of those things that the upright Tags would frown upon.
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    Exactly, the donkeys got played
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    Especially ones from Florida. Hopefully Jackson changes that.

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