This thread is predicated on Pioli not being able to sign these players. There are 3 players that most sports writers agree will be gone after this year because of the old "what I think I'm worth and what they think I'm worth." And we have one player who's mentioned more than once he'd like to play on the West Coast (Stephen Neal). The other 3 players, Graham, Koppen and Samuels, will leave at the end of the year, leaving us with compensatory picks. But, what if we bundled a Koppen, a Neal and, if necessary, even a 4th round draft pick, to a team like Arizona for a 1 next year and do likewise with Graham, Samuels and perhaps a 3rd. We might secure another first or at the least 2 seconds this year and 2 seconds next year total. How do we replace these players? Hochstein, Murc or even Kaczur move in to secure the O line, Dave Thomas moves in to replace Graham as a receiver and we can put Evans into motion to help out in blocking schemes. Eugene Wilson moves down to Corner and it's between him and Gay as to who starts. Sanders moves in to replace Eugene Wilson. I would appreciate hearing your opinions in one of three ways. (1) I agree with you; (2) I disagree with you but I'll tell you why and offer an alternative; (3) Owl, I think you're a complete idiot but I don't have time to explain why. I'm busy trying to find out who my real father is.