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Hyperbole time... the Hopkins trade is not the worst NFL trade ever, the worst is...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Scout, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Those both certainly belong in the discussion. Both also look a hell of a lot worse now than they did at the time. Young had failed to distinguish himself with in both the USFL and with the Bucs. Of course, part of the problem was that both of those teams sucked.

    Plenty of teams missed on Largent. He was a fourth-round pick with limited physical tools. Seattle was the perfect opportunity, an expansion team that was going to give borderline guys a shot. That one is still probably worse than the Young trade because the value was so low and because the Oilers gave up on him after just one training camp and preseason. If I remember correctly, Bum Phillips had already told Largent he was going to be cut if they couldn't trade him.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    And the Oilers did have Ken Burroughs and Billy White Shoes Johnson on the roster - those two weren't stiffs.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    These were a couple of the most full-throated arguments in favor of acquiring Richardson:
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Obviously, I was wrong, although in my defense Richardson did have an incurable case of "Suckitis."
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  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    It should be noted, I made no argument about the trade either way, so I'm not gloating. We all get 'em wrong sometimes.
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    It's wild to go back and read those threads. Some other gems:

    "The only QB that might be eligible I would consider taking is Brett Hundley. Something about how he plays, I think he's gonna be a very good player. I haven't seen Bridgewater, so I can't say much about him"

    Ben probably had the best take. Discussion starts around page 35. I could have sworn I was really against the trade, but I must have posted about it somewhere else; I wasn't really wading into as many threads back then. I'm positive I'm probably on record with some equally bad takes, like thinking Ryan Mallett had some more left in the tank on Team X acquiring him. Searching for "Richardson" in my own posts did allow me to find this, which was delightful.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Daryl Lamonica and Tom Keating (I think) to the Raiders for Tom Flores and Art Powell didn't work out so hot for the Bills.

    Shit, that was an AFL trade.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    It was Lamonica and Glen Bass for Flores and Powell, which on paper was a terrible trade. However, it was Ron Wolf, then of the Raiders, who saw just enough of Lamonica that he believed he could be a star. So yes, 25 years before he pulled an underused Brett Favre from oblivion, he did the same thing with Lamonica.
  9. Quiet Man

    Quiet Man Active Member

    Green Bay trading two first round picks, two second round picks, and a third round pick for 34 year old John Hadl helped set them back for years.
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  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Some of us consider the Herschel trade the BEST trade .... ;)
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  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Tom Cullen spelled Moon too.
  12. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    That is an interesting take. The worst trades for one team are the best for another. Yet, we always go with negative. A truly worst trade ever would harm both teams equally.
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