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Hammy wrote:

I don’t mind the deal. If there was some obvious (realistic) alternative that gave the team a better opportunity to win, I’d be all ears.

But I am not convinced there is somebody else out there (within reason from a trade cost perspective) that would be a better option. Somebody like Watson would be expensive in a trade (and also from a cap hit).

I certainly doubt any rookie QB in this class would step in and be better.

Unless you just want to blow it all up and (probably) stink on offense (which probably won’t sit well with guys like Jefferson and Cook), I don’t see getting rid of Cousins as the right move right now.


And I don’t think the new coaching staff and front office took this job as their first premier role and said “Let’s blow this thing apart and tank for 3 years” because there is no guarantee they’d keep their job, let alone find another job if/when they got fired.

I would assume KOC looked at the roster and said “We can win with these offensive weapons” (which they probably can, TBH, JJ is a top 10 WR, Thielen is top 20-25, Dalvin is one of the 3-4 best RBs in the league, Irv Smith Jr./Tyler Conklin are both effective pass catchers at TE). I doubt a new coach is going to take a job and say “Let’s dismantle this whole team and suck for 3 years while we try to rebuild, and then i get 4 games of my fourth season to keep my job!”