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Due to Hurricane Sandy, the NFL Trade Deadline has been moved from Tuesday at 4pm ET to Thursday at 4pm ET. NFL teams have less than 24 hours to either acquire or trade players on their respective roster. Unlike the MLB Trade Deadline which sees trade after trade before the deadline, the NFL trade deadline is like a Hurricane. Just wait, it’s a great analogy. The rumors swirl around all year but only one or two usually hit. When they do hit, they make a huge impact on the league as a whole.
Do you know what Mother Nature and MTV have in common? They both cancelled The Jersey Shore this season. Too soon?
As far as trade rumors swirling, several big names are being thrown around the past few days. A few notable names that have been swirling around ever so slightly are Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe, Indianapolis DE Dwight Freeney and New Orleans RB Pierre Thomas.
Stephen Jackson, RB, St. Louis Rams
Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher recently made these comments regarding trading the veteran Jackson. “He’s our running back, and we’re not calling around, nor are we getting calls for that matter. Put that to rest“. Sorry Jeffrey, we’re in the business of speculation and entertainment! We can’t let these things go so easily!
Trading Jackson makes sense. The Rams have voided the final year of his contract making him a Free Agent after this season. Trade wise, he still has value left in him and they need to cash in on that value before he walks free. Secondly, he is splitting time with Darryl Richardson we looks like the Rams future #1 back. Then again, Jeff Fisher is hard headed and the Rams are still in the playoff picture with Jackson as a valuable piece.
Friday Home: ST. LOUIS
DeAnglo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers
Sources within the Panthers organization note that Williams will be traded before the NFL Trade deadline Thursday. Several teams have reportedly contacted the Panthers about “serious” offers for DeAnglo Williams. At 29 years of age, he may not have much left in the tank (if he had any at all). Other than one spectacular season in 2008, Williams has had 6 subpar seasons.
Regardless, teams such as Green Bay and Pittsburgh desperately need RB help and depth. Adding a capable veteran will boost teams like Pittsburgh and Green Bay into elite status heading into the playoffs. Williams has 61 carries for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns in six starts for Carolina this season.
Friday Home: CINCINNATI /PITTSBURGH/DETROIT/GREEN BAY (Denver has stated they are not interested in the services of Williams’)
Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers
Sources have confirmed that the Panthers have been contacted by several teams about the availability of receiver Steve Smith. The Panthers response? NO.
It would make sense on paper to trade a valuable 33 year old receiver before his true age shows through. However. One big factor is keeping Smith in Carolina: Cam Newton and his struggles.
Newton is struggling to find his accuracy and feel for this Panther offense in his Sophomore season. Trading away his favorite target and best receiver will only hinder his ability to climb out of the hole he finds himself in. If this was Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, Smith would be gone in a heartbeat. Newton is young and still learning, the Panthers do not want to hinder their Franchise QB’s development.
Friday Home: CAROLINA
Bryant McKinnie, LT, Baltimore Ravens
McKinnie has spent the entire season keeping the Raven bench warm, while watching Michael Oher and Kelechi Osemele (R) man the two starting tackle spots. At 33 years of age, he is not the Left Tackle he once was in Minnesota. However he did start every game at LT last year for the Ravens and played very well. He also took a $1 million paycut in the off-season to avoid being cut.
The Arizona Cardinals are drooling over McKinnie. Not because he looks stunning in those tights. Because Bobbie Massie and D’Anthoney Batiste, the two starting tackles for Arizona, are historically one of the worst duo of tackles to ever play the game. They have combined to give up 25 sacks this season and 74 QB hurries. These two are responsible for the revolving door of injuries for Cardinal QB’s. I’m confident a deal will get done before Thursday.
Friday Home: ARIZONA
Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans
Last week Cook requested the Titans trade him. Head Coach Mike Munchak refuses to comment on the situation. At age 25, Cook is one the top TE’s in the league and still growing as a player. Last year he posted 49 catches for 759 yards and 3 TD’s. As well as a 15.5 yards per catch. This season his role has declined as he has participated in less than 50% of the Titans offensive snaps the past 6 games.
The team most likely to acquire Cook before the trade deadline: the Washington Redskins. RG3 has already proven he can produce despite quality receivers. Starting TE Fred Davis is out for the remainder of the season and likely to be released when the season is over. Cook would provide a huge target for RG3 in the middle of the field, the endzone and someone to grow old with.
Friday Home: Tennessee
Detroit Lions, DB Help
The Lions are searching around for suitable DB’s to help fill the wrath of injuries the Lions have seen recently. Surprisingly, despite all the injuries they rank 9th against the pass this season. Allowing only 214.1 yards per game. Injuries hurt the depth of a team but the Lions may maintain ship with who they currently have. The following Lion DB’s are out with injuries.
Amari Spievey (Concussion), Jacob Lacey (Concussion), Drayton Florence (Broken Arm), Louis Delmas (Knee), Chris Greenwood (PUP List) and Dwight Bentley (Shoulder).VN:F [1.9.10_1130]