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    Live in LA, my buddy just called me a few hours ago--he is a HUGE chargers fan--said the very solid rumor going right now is SD is dealing Edwards to Pats for a 3rd.

    Again, this was heard on SD sports radio, but my buddy is a diehard Chargers fan who listens to them all the time and he pretty much talked like it was a done deal.

    For what its worth, my friend was pissed. He loves DE and what he brings to the table, despite being early 30s.

    Personally, as I stated in another DE thread, I'd love him for a 3rd. I honestly think he would be Roman Phifer Part II. I know a lot will say a 3rd for a LB on the "decline" in his early 30s is way too much to give, think back--if the Pats could have gotten the production they did from Phifer for a 3rd, it would be a no brainer. IMO, that's essentially what they'll be getting if they do this deal.

    I hope to god its true.

    Also, my buddy said, when they trade for Edwards, that Beisel was the clear man cut.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Interesting rumor. If true, I wonder what that says about Tedy's injury, if anything.

    As for the source, I was recently in SD and what passes for sports talk radio out there is like seafood in Nebraska. It is nothing special. They had no scoops on the MLB trade deadline.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Well, Boston radio isn't much better from what I've heard :D

    Anyway, if it was from Lee Hamilton - I think he just makes things up although he is entertaining.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I would say nothing. With Colvin, Vrabel starting outside and TBC spelling them, then Bruschi, Seau and Edwards would be a pretty good inside rotation.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    OH HELL YEAH!! Okay, must contain myself in case this doesn't go down. HELL WITH THAT!! :rocker: :rocker:
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    A 3rd would meet the Chargers requirement of a Day 1 pick. Still don't think it will happen though.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    "Ladies and gentlemen, for tonight's performance the roles of Ted Johnson and Roman Phifer will be played by the 2002 San Diego Chargers."

    Works for me.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I'm trying to temper my enthusiasm, as I'm seeing no word on Charger messageboards as of yet, but the fact that the source went into enough detail that they said Beisel would be cut to make way for Edwards is what makes it seem legit to me.

    But if its true I'm stoked, as this *really* solidifies our LB corps my mid-season.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Hey, if they want to consider 3.32 a Day 1 pick, more power to 'em. ;)
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I haven't seen a thing anywhere. As I said, SD sports guy Lee Hamilton makes things up - I'm sure of it - so I wouldn't pay any attention until you hear something else.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Edwards' tackles stats are misleading in that he makes many of them beyond the line of scrimmage. It does indicate that he has been durable despite weighing under 230. I understand he has a bad back, but maybe that is coachspeak for, "he aint playing until we trade him". If this rumor is true, my feeling is Bruschi and Seau on run downs, Bruschi and Edwards on passing downs.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    If true...and thats an IF....thats a big time vetran who can play LINEBACKER and has proven he can make tackles and hawk for the ball ( man, look at the stats ). We just signed a future pro bowler who is in his mid 30s, why not get another savvy vet to help us in our area of concern?

    there is nothing wrong with making Edwards a Patriot for a silly 3rd rounder. Thats bodering on award winning comedy.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    who's next, Tomlinson? Welcome to NE, where fed up Chargers go to win rings.:rolleyes:

    can't sleep...nfl live coming up...yeah, more T.O. hype.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    If somehow we could turn TO hype into energy we could solve all of the world's energy problems 100 times over. Gas would be 25 cents a gallon. Your electric bill would be 5 bucks a month.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    The media is always fighting "the last war". It takes them a year or two before they realize a ship has already sailed. This TO story is beyond boring, as is Parcells. He reminds me of a fat, punchdrunk Robert Deniro telling bad jokes at the end of "Raging Bull".
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    FWIW, I've heard--and think it was "confirmed" on PFT--that the "bad back" was a tacit ploy by AJ Smith & Edwards to keep him out of camp & games where he would risk an injury, thus lessening his trade value.

    Trust me, if DE does not end up on the Pats, he will end up on some other team that does not play in San Diego. No way he goes back to the Chargers after all this bad blood between him & AJ.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I'd ship a 3rd rounder away in a heart beat for Edwards...
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    More BS rumors, like Branch caving in.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I take the opposite approach. A third for Edwards is too high. While he still may be productive, he's a little light for our system and he's clearly slowing down. I'd prefer to pass.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Posted at a popular SD forum to see if they've heard anything. I'll probably get laughed out of there :D
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I'd take Donnie Edwards for a 3rd. We do have a history of turning supposedly "past their prime" players into outstanding players. Of course, IF any of this is true. I'd file this under Wishful Thinking for now.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    If this is true, I like it. I liked the Seau signing, too. It's like Phifer and Cox. Beisel is clearly not going to do it, though he's not horrible as depth behind those guys. Can Edwards play both inside and outside in the 3-4? If so he lets Vrabel play where he's needed.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Link to the "popular forum"? :D
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    I will never reveal my sources

    Maybe I shouldn't say popular, more like "active" :)
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Um, you guys really falling for yet another of these, friend heard it on the radio rumors????

    WAKE UP!!!:p

    NOT GONNA HAPPEN.:eek:
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    If the trade didn't make any sense at all I would tend to not believe it but this just makes way too much sense .
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Hey, I'm with you, I'm one of the last guys to fall for/contribute to these types of threads (let alone start!), but the "news" broke at about 7-8pm PST, which means if it is for real, it won't get announced until tomorrow morning, so its not like the fact that it has yet to "break" nationally is working against it.

    If we hear nothing tomorrow, obv. it's bogus, but I just wanted to pass on what I heard, and I believe I caveated it enough with its sports radio orgins to make it clear that I was not reporting Fact.

    Though again I'm really hoping its true. :)
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    he's definitely moving out...so I'm 100% sure that it's at least 50% true.
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    Re: D.Edwards to Pats for 3rd - Per SD sports radio

    Ok, just called my buddy to probe him for more details: he heard it from "Philly" Bill Werndell, an old-school newsguy from (obviously) Philly, lots of East Coast connections.

    Anyway, this guy broke the Seau-to-Pats news immediately after his retirement in San Diego, which, again, my buddy called me about, but I disregarded, bc who gives a **** about Junior Seau. ;)

    So regardless I think this guy's recent track record is pretty solid; we'll see what it looks like tomorrow morning.

    Hopefully I'm not getting peoples' hopes up/down.
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    Werndell is actually reasonably reliable - at least he was about 5 years ago when I listened to him a bit. Certainly more so than Lee Hamilton ;)

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