October 31, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

Why trade Garoppolo to a winless team for half of the state of Ohio before the draft when you can trade him to a winless team for a second rounder the night before Halloween?

posted by beaverboard at 12:23 PM on October 31

Why trade Garoppolo to a winless team for half of the state of Ohio

Some are reporting that the Cleveland offers were nowhere near what was being said at the time. It may be that a second round pick was the best they could have gotten then. The pre-season question was about Brady's health, and keeping Garoppolo was an insurance policy. Now the situation is that to keep Garoppolo after this season would cost about $24 million if they were to franchise tag him. Otherwise, he walks away, and the Patriots get nothing.

So who will be Brady's backup now? San Francisco has released Huard, a former Patriot. He sucks, but at least he knows how to get to the stadium.

posted by Howard_T at 01:33 PM on October 31

I think SF released Hoyer (I was once a believer in him - he had moments of promise...like that Flynn fellow did).

Knowing everything we know at this point, if it all could be done over, I would have traded Jimmy G. sooner for more assets and kept Brissett.

I think San Fran GM Lynch got something like a 5 or 6 year contract. Thus far, that seems like a worthwhile investment. He'll be my man of the hour if he helps set the league up so that no one insanely overpays for Kirk Cousins in 2018.

posted by beaverboard at 02:35 PM on October 31

I can't believe that Dave Roberts has used Brandon Morrow again.

At what point can Morrow ask the police to charge Roberts with abuse?

For a guy who has a history of arm problems (he's made more appearances in these playoffs than the did in ALL of 2013 or 2014), this might turn out to be the death of his career.

posted by grum@work at 10:03 PM on October 31

A.J. McCarron is a very lucky man.

1) Miss Alabama

2) His trade to the Browns was voided by the league

I almost couldn't bear to read the details of the botched trade. How much worse can it get for the Cleveland front office? (And the Bengals office is no genius bar either).

How does Mary Kay Cabot keep getting up in the morning and going to work? If I had her job, I would have been put on a maintenance drip and approved for disability a long time ago.

posted by beaverboard at 10:58 PM on October 31

And the Bengals office is no genius bar either

...agreed, BUT

This one's all on the Brownies. Seems to me that the Cincy front office landed a pretty good package for their backup QB, especially in that they have confidence in Driskell if anything happened to Dalton. They filed the paperwork in a timely manner, and only needed the team of rocket scientists up on the lake to fax it in 1 minute before they did.

P.S.--I think it speaks volumes about the Bengals belief in McCarron's abilities that they were willing to trade him to an in-state, in-division rival.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:22 PM on November 01

Cleveland got what they deserved for being cheap and buying a fax machine off Craigslist: Madrid.

posted by yerfatma at 01:50 PM on November 01

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