The Browns did try to land Robert Griffin III

From Espn.com

The Cleveland Browns had stepped up their efforts to try to acquire the No. 2 pick in recent days, going so far as to offer at least three No. 1 picks to the Rams and possibly even the second-round pick, according to one source familiar with the deal. Cleveland sensed it was going to get the deal done, only to be informed that St. Louis planned to deal the coveted No. 2 pick to the Redskins

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8 Responses to “The Browns did try to land Robert Griffin III”

  1. Archer says:

    Blessing in disguise.`Three number ones (plus a second rounder) was way too high a price to get Griffin. Doing so would have meant the Browns could not get the receivers, or the help on the line they need in order to use a star QB. Redskins paid way too much. In three years, the Rams will be a force due to this trade.

  2. Denolakes says:

    I cannot say I am too awfully disappointed in this. This team needs a QB, to be sure, but this was pretty high cost — and one that Cleveland was apparently willing to pay. Now, focus on getting a WR (or 2), CB, OLB and RT. Forget Matt Ryan. Draft a QB (Tannehill, while having red flags is worth the risk with a no. 22 pick). The Redskins have mortgaged a chunk of their future with this — and giving away as much as they did, it will take awhile to get the players around him to make this work. This trade makes the most sense if you are 1-3 players away from getting there. It does not make as much sense if you have many holes to fill — like Cleveland. Even Peyton Manning could only get there once with the talent he had around him — and look what happened when he wasn’t there.

  3. dale says:

    I think you guys are missing the point! If the Browns would have been able to pull off this trade it would have made them more attractive to free agents! P Garcon to cite one example i would bet would like to go to a team with a talented QB who can get him the ball! This team, just like many other years is not appealing to ANY free agents!

    • Denolakes says:

      Sound argument — but I am not so sure it is valid. This is still a business . . . and there are lots of ways to get competitive in a hurry. RGIII would have looked good in a Cleveland uniform — but so would Blackmon, Claiborne, Richardson, and a few other big-time guys — all in positions of need. I was not happy with McCoy’s stats or performance last season, by any stretch — but I cannot say that it was all on him, either. He is a young QB that was victimized on many occasions by failures around him. I like his attitude and work ethic. Draft Tannehill and give McCoy another year . . . build the team through the draft with key FA acquisitions.

  4. Dan B. says:

    Heckertt has said that we AGAIN will not be big players in the FA market. What does that mean, another year down the tubes for us Browns fans. Even though they saved their picks (thank god) we still have too many holes to fix in just the draft. By the time we start seeing improvement, the earlier picks are going to be up for free agency and gone, perpetuating our losing. We need to get some veteran FAs to help all these young players develop and to help fill some holes. Yes we do sign FAs, everyone elses rejects, marginal players at best.

  5. Dotcommie says:

    In case nobody noticed, the Browns’ draft picks were more valuable than the Redskins’. Unless the so called “offer” was made after the deal had been done, this is just a false rumor.

    • dale says:

      Yes! I was thinking along those same lines! It is so funny that they say things to pacify fans and they think the fans are stupid enough to believe it! Get ready for H&H to meet with several high profile free agents and TRY to sign them and watch as they sign elsewhere!

  6. Dan says:

    The Browns need to address the fact that even if they would have gotten RG3 they dont have an offensive line to protect him. Wake up!! It doesnt matter who the QB is if you dont have an O line!!!

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