Should the NFL ax the trade deadline?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Ontario Titan

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    Stops teams from having fire sales?
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  2. JCBRAVE

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    No it doesn't

    Look what the Jets just did in June-July
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  3. HurrayTitans!

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    I never really understood the deadline anyway.
    If teams have a cap on amount of draft picks they can have, then trade for whatever.
    The trades are both teams giving up something and when using draft picks, it's the now for later deal.

    I would also think good GMs would get more value out of a late year trade knowing the team they are giving up a player for is buying into the SB right now. Probably give up higher draft picks.
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  4. HurrayTitans!

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    I do see how the league would change though. We'd have a lot more "Florida marlins" teams that trade on the intentions of tanking for a couple seasons after for the SB now.
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  5. JCBRAVE

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    It would give bad teams more to offer around the 3/4 mark of the season, but the real question is why would a losing team want to trade for a star players salary 4 games before they could just wait 3 months for the new league year...

    I was more thinking no limits trade rules would simply save competing teams seasons if they took on a major injury, like Arizona, Green Bay and Houston for example.
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  6. ImATitan

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    Keep it in place as is
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  7. JCBRAVE

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    The NFL Is Shaking Things up.

    Why not this too?
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  8. RealestWhiteBoy

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    The idea is to keep games more competitive as the season goes along.

    It's week 10 and 11, you would see a lot of teams in the bottom quarter of the standings burning their roster to the teams in the top quarter. Now, then last third of the season will have far fewer competitive games, because the gap between the top half of the league and bottom have will have gotten huge.

    Now, you have 2 months of football nobody wants to see, ratings drop, advertising revenue is gone. Then, playoffs start, and they're not much more interesting than they would've been had the trades not happened. Each team has an extra star or 2, but the games are for the most part equally as competitive, because everyone got an extra star or 2.

    Imagine if all of the excitement that the NFL generates in from Weeks 10-17 could be zapped out by the Patriots buying a Super Bowl from teams with 4 wins or less in Week 11. :nono:
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    That's Not Practical
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  10. RealestWhiteBoy

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    What's not practical? That's the purpose of the trade deadline, to create competition on the backend of the season and prevent teams from having going out of business sales on the season.

    If you're the Patriots sitting at 8-2 in Week 10 or Week 11 and you ahve the #1 offense and #20 defense, why wouldn't you go to 4-win teams and buy their lone bright spot for draft picks? Why wouldn't you go buying a 27 year old LB for a 1st rounder and a 28 year old DE for a 2nd rounder?

    It may not be practical for long-term success, but it would certainly give you a chance to string together multiple Super Bowl before you had to start paying everyone. As long as you can keep the core group of guys on offense together, then you can just keep buying disgruntled guys on the backend of their rookie deals from losing teams or guys nearing 30 for your Day 1 and Day 2 draft picks every year.
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