Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The Redskins have taken a step in reversing their trend of overpaying and being ripped off in the offseason. It's a minor step, but it's a step. While they offered an ill-advised trade of their first round pick (6th overall) for Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs and the Bears' 31st overall pick, the Redskins rejected the counter-offer of Briggs and the 31st pick for the 6th pick and LB Rocky McIntosh. Thus, the 'Skins avoid overpaying the Bears even more than originally proposed (especially considering the picks given up last year just to trade up for McIntosh). DCO sees this development as a positive sign that the Any Player At Any Cost attitude that has defined recent years might finally be coming to an end.