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Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

Posted on: May 14, 2011 12:19 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

As you'll recall, there was a (very) brief period between the lockout(s) in which players were free to report to facilities, meet with coaches, etc., etc.

This period, roughly between 8 AM - 6 PM on Friday April 29, didn't mean that teams could trade players, however. Or at least so we thought anyway.

Roger Goodell, while speaking to Eagles fans, said that two teams could have agreed to a deal before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the league a temporary stay.

Per Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Goodell said that "trade talks about players were not allowed during the draft, but he said two teams could have agreed on a deal before the lockout went into effect and could then carry through when the lockout ended."
Kevin Kolb: So Hot Right Now

This is a pretty huge deal, because it could potentially mean that players are already heading to different destinations, perhaps without even knowing about it.

Kevin Kolb is the reason for an Eagles fan asking, of course, and it's entirely possible that he's headed to a new team immediately following the lockout.

What would be particularly fascinating is if Kolb's (admittedly hypothetical) new team is interested in keeping him up to speed ... could they potentially find a way of getting him a playbook? Would it be worth the risk to gain such an advantage heading into the 2011 season? Could that team keep it from leaking out if that were the case?

Again, all of these questions are hypothetical scenarios, but the point remains: Goodell's statement to Eagles fans on Friday opens up an interesting window for offseason player movement that we previously weren't aware of.

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fghdfre
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:01 am
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Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

Should he be traded and play next season for a new team, you can then come back here after the season and apologize for being stupid. TY



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

Kolb is way overrated he had like two good games when McNabb was hurt. He is like Derek Anderson who made the probowl now look at him.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

Yes it is worth the risk to get him a playbook. regardless of this hypothetical team if they know Kolb is headed there it is well worth the risk. You have to have  QB who knows your system, are afraid of a fine no afraid of looseing picks more than likele y you gave them up to get Kolb abyway. Send the man a play book leak that you did it other teams will do it as well what is Goodell going to punish everyone. Well worth the risk, Gurantee Carolina gave Newton something he showed he can keep his mouth shut when he breaks a rule.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

There's no way Arizona is trading Peterson... Kolb is not worth a top 5 pick if anything they'll give away there first round pick in 2012 for kolb. Peterson is staying put in Arizona.



Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:23 am
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

I was going to make a post but completely agree with you. Unless it is a first round pick, the value of having a real good back up QB is better than any other picks.


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Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:58 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:29 am
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

The reason that the Commish related this is now obvious. I found itvery interesting during the draft when the Cards took petterson with their number 1 pick. This is the big corner hat the Birds were after. As soon as a new CSB is in place, Kolb will be off to AZ, and Petterson will be an Eagle.
There was  a reason that AZ didn't go after one of the QB's in a poor class, they already had Kolb wrapped up.
From the Card's view point they also could have something in place with the Ravens for Bulger, wo would do well in their offense.
Ozzie and Andy are two of the few GM's who would hae taken adavantage of the small window which was left cracked for a few hours.
 



Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:18 am
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

Sure it could IF the Eagles were blown out of the water with an great offer. Remember, the Cardinals just happened to inquire about another QB just after the lockout returned...hummm, I wonder why?

Spot on Dack..The Eagles are not going to risk getting burnt, because Vick is not signed for the long term. Also, the value they personally place on Kolb, they would need to get a first round pick for him, or they look silly. And according to user posts on the Eagles boards,most fans think he sucks, so why would anybody risk a high draft pick?..
My bet, he is not going anywhere.



Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:15 am
 

Goodell: Teams could have dealt between lockouts

It would have been nice to know this bit of information. Are you sure the teams knew of this. I think not, because ESPN and the NFL network were both reporting that no player deals were allowed. I am wondering if the commish was just saying that to cover his own bottom to make the League look good in this whole lock out situation. Is there any stop to this in sight? I'm getting more confused by the day. Can somebody please explain to me where we are at now with this thing!


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