All over the OP. Posted the links, the trades were objectively bad, the OP disagreed with one and laid out why, and then he added one that wasn’t in the list and laid out why. It’s a well-reasoned post. Reasoning isn’t neutral. It’s either good or poor. If you’re arguing it isn’t good, by definition you think it’s poorly reasoned.
Reasoning is like math or feelings, not good or bad, it is simply reasoning. "Well reasoned" is your opinion. My opinion is:
1. Going back to 2006 is weak
2. Agree bad trade
3. Patriots did not get next to nothing, they got $20M, or whatever it was, in cap space to sign a guy who was hopefully not as crazy
5. The Pats gave up two late round picks for Ochocinco. When the Pats trade a palyer getting back late round picks it is "next to nothing" but when the Pats give up "next to nothing" for Ochocinco it is a bad trade. Can' t have it both ways. Again weak IMO like #1.
6. Albert Haynesworth was a 5th round flyer. What is the writer's point? It should have been a 6th or 7th round pick? Again weak, see #1 and #5.
7. Duane Starks was a bad trade. Agreed.
8. Agree with the OP that this was based on heresy. Weak IMO, agreeing with the OP. See #1, #5, and #6.
So there were a few bad trades in the list. As always written for clicks IMO. The OP was nice to change the thread heading and Upstarter made a well reasoned positive trade list IMO, but you didn't mention Upstaters list. Your repeated posts that PatsFans is doomed because grumpy guys are challenged, and your ignoring Upstarter's positive post in order to again play Mother Theresa defending the downtrodden, is a tell.