Lets start off with I did not come up with this idea, but Sirius Radio's Solomon Wilcots and Adam Schein on the Sirius Blitz today were talking about the possibility of this happening if McFadden were still around at #7 Although they said it was doubtful,it is still an intriguing situation where if the Patriots took McFadden and then traded Maroney down to a team yet to pick in the first round for that team's first round pick it would be the additional pick that the Patriots lost from the spygate issue to which they could use 1st round pick for a linebacker or defensive back ect:. While I am not sure if McFadden will be a good pro,I would just stay with Maroney and stick with just the 1 pick at #7 in the first round and pass on an offer if it did arise.. Schein was saying that there was an uncomfortable situation between Belichick and Maroney during the middle of the 2007 season as Belichick was not happy with Maroney not playing because he was a bit injured and BB thought he should have been good enough to play but I don't remember seeing anything about that nor did I read about anything going wrong between the coach and Maroney but both guys did say the problem was probably over by Maroney's improved play the last 1/4 of the season. Do you like this trade possibility even though its a longshot? or do you think we should stay as it is? - Personally,I would stay pat (no pun intended) and bypass McFadden if he was still on the board at #7 - Maroney should do O.K. in a mix with Morris again.