Bradkaz's Blockbuster Trade Review

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  1. Bradkaz96

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    Bradkaz's Blockbuster Trade Review

    Bradkaz's Blockbuster Review

    Well its only a couple weeks into the preseason and their is already alot of buzz going on around the league. Players changing teams left and right I thought I would take some time to break down some of the blockbuster deals going on around the league.

    Lets start in Tampa bay where fan favorite linebacker Barret Ruud was sent packing along with FB/HB Earnest Graham to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for fullback Lawrence Vickers, cornerback Coye Francies and a 3rd rounder. Early indications suggest that Ruud was to slow to play the MLB position in Tampa under new coach Chunkness and that was the reason he was put up on the block to begin with. Earnest Graham is just another RB in the system who was easlily expendable.

    On the Browns side of things Lawrence Vickers has always been an absolute beast on the field but it seems as if the Browns are moving more towards a spread patriots style offense and he was expendable. Speaking of the Patriots some say Barret Ruud resembles a younger Teddy Bruschi is that what the Browns were looking for? I would say so. The 1st year cornerback Coye Francies is an expendable commodity in a deep position for the Browns and will help the Buccaneers get younger.

    Bradkaz's winner: Slight edge to the Browns here

    Well it seems that fullback is an important positon this year, atleast alot of people seem to think so in the front offices around the league, lets take a look at another blockbuster deal that went down between the Chargers and the Baltimore Ravens.

    Headed to Baltimore are troubled wideout Vincent Jackson and fullback Jacob Hester The chargers in return land FB/HB Leron McClain and 2nd year ROLB Paul Kruger.

    At first glance this trade looks a little off balance, a stud WR for a Fullback your thinking? Well I think coach Hagen did his homework on this one. Kruger is listed as 6'4" 265 lbs and played Defensive End at the university of Utah 2 short seasons ago, he will make a perfect fit for a 4-3 defensive scheme if the chargers choose to go that route.

    Vincent Jackson next to Anquan Boldin is just scary with Ray Rice in the mix I would like to give the edge to the Chargers for their slick moves but its a tough one Im going to have to say...

    Bradkaz's winner: Baltimore Ravens (too much of an impact player in Jackson)
     
  2. Casino

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    Good stuff Brad!
     
  3. Warhawk AKA dreadman

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  4. Hulk_hagen_55

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    nice comparison, and boy i cant slip anything past you can i? lol. also if youda seen last year i run a lot, and i mean a lot, so it just makes life easier on me with my fb from last year, lol
     
  5. pittrocks43

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    Nice writeup Brad. very insightful when grading both blockbuster deals. Thanks for the input
     
  6. CHUNKNESS

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    Great analysis, Brad.
     
  7. BigSmooth33

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    Nice work...

    VJack in Baltimore is a bit scary in the mix of that offense.
     

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