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Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Posted on: April 13, 2010 1:51 pm
As much as it would seem a lock for the Rams to just keep the first pick and fulfill their need for a young quarterback with Sam Bradford, league sources tell me that the Cleveland Browns are internally discussing making a significant offer in an attempt to get the first pick and take Bradford, themselves.

Trading out of the No. 1 pick is rarely feasible. The financial constraints that come with having the first pick are so much that teams are usually hesitant to even consider the possibility.

The 2010 draft, however, is unique in several ways.

The talent in this class means that the Rams could truly rebuild their roster quickly if they were to get an offer of 3-4 high draft selections in exchange for the No. 1 pick.

Next, you have a team president in Mike Holmgren who is looking to make a splash... and with five picks among this year's first 100 (7, 38, 71, 85 and 92) he has plenty of flexibility.

Perhaps most importantly, while almost all talent evaluators believe that Bradford is the clear cut top QB and that there is a significant gap between he and the other QBs in this class there is talk that the Rams don't feel this way. They are thought to be quite high on a few of the other quarterbacks of this class, especially Texas' Colt McCoy.

Mike Holmgren and his hand-picked general manager Tom Heckert, however, are thought to be exceptionally high on Bradford.

The most realistic scenario remains the Rams staying put and taking Bradford.

They're remaining at No. 1 is not the mortal lock, I'm told, that having this pick typically is...

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: April 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Are you smoking crack?!?!?  Look, it's a given that the Steelers are p!ssed at Ben right now, but do you honestly think they would be better off with an unproven brittle QB than Roethlisberger?  The Steelers are built to win right now.  They can't afford to wait 2-3 years while Bradford learns on the job.  And why would they?  If they did become serious about moving Roethlisberger and going with a young QB, Dixon is already in place and has experience in the system.  You don't gain that much in Bradford that you wouldn't already have in Dixon.  Not enough to give up adding whatever you get from a Roethlisberger trade anyway.  The point is moot anyway.  They're not moving Ben.  Not unless it happens again.  And if he's THAT stupid that he puts himself back in that situation again, they wouldn't be getting any kind of value for him if they could get a trade partner at all.

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2010 9:37 am

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Only way this happens in my humble opinion is if the Rams want out so bad that they give a huge which time there would be any number of about 4 teams driving the price right back up.

If we could pull off a stupid trade like: 1st rd #7, 3rd rd #7, 3rd #28 and 5th rd #15...Then I would do it in a heart beat...

We would still have our 2nd, a 3rd and a 5th left over to fill out some other positions...

But more realistic it would cost our 1st(this year and next), 2nd and (1) 3rd

That is just too high a price with the team we have now and so many holes.

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2010 10:51 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Holmgren likes Bradford.  But he WILL NOT risk his entire
draft on moving up to obtain him.   This is just one big smokescreen.
The Browns want Safety Eric Berry, if he is gone, look for the
Browns to trade DOWN, not UP.

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2010 10:46 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

ROFL no way in hell we would take Big Ben for the 1st pick. 

Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: April 14, 2010 9:13 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Anything leaked to the media at this time(prior) to the in fact; a smokescreen or simply false; why they fall for it all is baffling.  It's the equivalent of showing your cards before you play for big money...

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2010 7:36 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

While I really like Sam Bradford, I can't see Mike Holmgren sacrificing another year of the Browns development to take him.  As deep as this draft is he needs to take the picks he has to fill multile holes on the team.  I also like Eric Berry, but I could see the Browns trading out of the 7 slot if someone really wants Clausen, ie San Francisco.  I could see the Browns picking up pick 13 and a second rounder for the #7 pick.  Thomas may still be available for the safety spot and the Browns then can use the additional pick for team development or a trade up to take Colt McCoy. 

Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2010 6:44 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

I'm a Rams fan.This would make TOTAL sense for the Browns.Sam Bradford will be better than  what Cleveland has now.And,Mike Holmgren IS better than these FANS saying NO.I hope it doesn't happen for different reasons than these fans.I want Sam Bradford!

Since: Mar 15, 2007
Posted on: April 14, 2010 5:37 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

if Holmgren has the "hidden" motivation to be the coach of the Browns, trading for Bradford will certainly doom Mangini. Bradford sits on the bench all year, and we get no impact players from the 2010 draft after giving up all our picks. Unless we could just pay the Rams cash for the #1 pick, this makes no sense at all.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2010 5:23 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

Why ya waste your time writing an article about a rumor that is too STUPID to be true is beyond me.

Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: April 14, 2010 5:08 pm

Don't count out Holmgren to make a push for No. 1

As a Rams fan I am calling Cleveland and begging for 3 out of those top 100 selections. Let the financial burden fall on Cleveland and be done with it. Yes, Rams you will have passed on yet another good quality QB. But there are many other good QB's for you to take later and not have the financial burden. Look at JaMarcus Russell as an example. Move out of #1, save some money, build your Lines, take Tony Pike or someone else down the ladder, rebuild your team, and be happy.

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