What we learned in Shockey trade
A few weeks ago, I wrote in one of my columns that I would never want to trade a second-round pick, as they are like "gold." With second-round picks, a team gets a four-year contract for a potential starter at a very modest price. What is not to like about that? So, naturally this week, two teams traded second-round picks for players: the Redskins got
We have heard for some time how much the Saints wanted the Giants tight end. Finally he is reunited with
If you look over the history and origins of the West Coast offense and find the guidelines left behind from
What this does for the Saints offense is force teams to respect their inside passing game. Along with
Tight ends are like knights in chess: They are versatile, they can strike from far away, and if used and deployed correctly they can make the other pieces fit well around them. Wideout
I like that the Saints were proactive. It makes me proud
The one thing the 2007 season taught us is the Giants can win without Shockey in their offense. And with this trade, the Giants play into their strength, which is being very solid at drafting players. Acquiring the second-round pick -- even though it likely will be late in the second -- will enable the Giants to add more youth and talent to their team. When you draft well, then adding more picks is always a smart idea.
There is really no pressure at all on starting tight end
The Giants did the smart thing being patient with this trade. They held firm and got their price. Whether the Giants make a return visit to the Super Bowl has little to do with this trade. With the smell of success all around the Giants this camp, they can look to the future and not have to worry as much about proving themselves this year.
Now the city of New York is down to one unhappy tight end, New York Jet