Captain Obvious wrote:
No, I wasn't aware- he actually has 5 (of the 12) of the 2012 1st rounders. It'll be interesting to see how that's played- trade for players this year or (more likely) go draft-crazy next year.
Don't know the value of IDPs in general, but I do know (from a pure football perspective) how much more I respect Mayo over Chaney. Interesting that he'd be traded, and that it was believed those picks would cover the gap.
One of the surprising differences between Greene and Powell is what they do when met at the line. Greene has the power to overrun them, while Powell seems much more likely to get stymied. Another thing that struck me was how much Powell favors his left- always running to his left and carrying the ball in his left even when running to the right.
Ingram, Powell, A Green, Murray. Good RB group. I question Powell's draft value (not saying it's "wrong", I just don't know- I started this thread to fill that knowledge void), and am surprised Murray lasted that long, given how much he's been talked about as potentially dominating the committee there- figured someone would've bought the hype sooner.
Ill clarify - he shouldnt have gone that high for me... hed have been there a clear round later at least imo, but as i said before that mightnt make it so. Each dyna league is different and as the years go by you see peoples trends and hear abotu their mancrushes and it can affect drafts. Who knows, maybe Football Guys (team after the Powell pick) had had some Powell hype? They went for Carter, so who knows. The key is our guy liked him and he got his guy... If all that was going to happen is he and Murray flipped positions it doesnt make too much difference for me
As for Greene vs Powell. Yes, Greene is more likely to breakthrough a line, but thats like saying Chris Johnson is more likely to break the corner and make people miss
Powell is a great all round back that runs best behind a FB in a one cut scheme. He also catches passes out the back, so he has that to his game that Greene doesnt. So with LT losing it over the year, Mcknight still a question mark that may or may not have the light come on and Greene the only lead dog in the house its good to have a guy that could slot in behind either back.
Its not like we dont know about RB durability issues
Running to the left? Yep he does do that alot, but its not his fault... The QB hands off to his left hand side, which immediately limits his options to half the line to run behind! Also, in some of those plays if you go back and rewatch them watch the line instead of Powell
Youll see them move on zone blocking plays to the left, so its only natural with his speed he plays to the same side rather than trying to fool the secondary into biting that side and exploding to the right.
As for IDP? If you do follow it as a format i think youd agree that Mayo for Chaney & 2nd & 3rd is a pretty decent trade imo. Heres some more info about him:
Brian Baldinger wrote:
1. Jamar Chaney is already one of the best MLBs in the league after his first start. He was phenomenal in every phase of the game on Sunday against the Giants, in terms of recognition, physicality, getting off blocks, stopping the run downhill and sideline-to-sideline speed. It’s no knock on Stewart Bradley, but Chaney gives the Eagles their best play from the position in years. He was all over the field. When your MLB is fast and plays fast, it makes the entire defense look fast.
Andy Reid wrote:
(could Bradley play SAM if Chaney is the starting MLB?): "He could."
Theres a decent article by CSN Philly, which when you throw in the fact that they didnt really spring for one of the better LBs in the draft (Matthews in the 4th the only add they made) highlights the confidence they have in the guy.
Chaney can put up numbers similar to Mayo (as he showed in limited time last season), if our guy gets any production out of Alex Green & Vincent Brown as well then the trade worked out more than in favor of our shark!
In 2012 he can look forward to another couple of QBs (maybe to replace one of the triumverate of QBs he could package away in a trade), as well as stellar year for WRs and one or two better RBs than we've had this year.
If things go well he might even try and trade one or two of those 1st rounders for a markup/ improved RB, but that said there is alot to be said for building through the draft in dynas as well especially given the shelf life of an RB vs QB, WR, TE, LB, CB or S- but THAT would be another discussion entirely