I think we have three pretty good starting receivers in Ralph, Armstead and Bauman, but it is clear that our offence would click more with another starter.
Personally, I would package the #1 overall pick next year, plus Radelein, and ship them to Calgary (Barker loves the draft) for one of their starting receivers...preferably Rambo or Lewis. Calgary is deep at receiver, so I think they would go for this trade.
Who (or what draft pick) would you trade to get another starting receiver to compliment the crew we already have? And which receiver would you want to trade FOR? (remembering that the trade has to be realistic...BC is not about to trade Simon, and Toronto is not about to trade Bruce).
what on earth are you smoking...same stuff as desjardins? you dont trade a 1st rounder and someone who is a quality football player for a WR...they are a dime a dozen to find and given the proper opportunities and time, most WR's can be made into 1000 yard/yr recievers...we need O-line and DB help...BADLY...if you want to trade a 1st rounder and Radlein we have to get a quality DB, maybe a future o-line starter and a late draft pick...an even trade for both teams so finally we wouldnt be getting fleeced
It doesn't matter what we'd do, what Marcel is going to do is sign 15 rookie receivers like last year then trade Moreno and Lumsden to B.C for Jarious Jackson, then cut him after it's obvious he was nothing more than a lousy q.b playing in a stellar system with 2 allstar slotbacks which made him appear 150 times better than he is.
Ralph is way down in the depth chart of any good team. Unfortunately, after a pretty good start, Bauman looks like he may be another Ralph in the making although with more balls. The jury's still out on him in my book. Armstead is a keeper.
As for a new guy, I'd go for Simon of BC. He's a proven #1 receiver. Offer him lots of money and the chance to play with Printers again.
I honetly think with the recivers on the roster now (ie. Ralph, Armstead, Bauman, Walker, Curry, Gardner, and Woods) and a little more time getting in Sync with 1 (I repeat 1) QB we could be in okay shape.
I think what most are missing is the fact that these WR's have had to try to gel with 4 different starting QB's. For a player trying to learn the CFL as well as a QB's tendancies (and vice versa) it's a tough job for anyone to excel.
Now, I'm not certain, but I'm to understand that Simon is a free agent at season's end, so I don't think it would be a trade if we were to acquire him. I fully support finding a way to get Simon on board, as he's played with Printers and is a definate gamebreaker.
Nonetheless, the question was a trade so, on that note:
First off, you can't get anything without giving up something and I don't think Radlein and the #1 pick would cut it for a #1 WR/SB.
Second, which team do we target to make the offer? I think both Winnipeg and Saskatchewan are stacked with WRs and SBs, so that's probably our best option, with the Esk as our third choice. I might be a bit gunshy about dealing with Sask, as our record in trades isn't so great.
I think we could acquire Derek(sp?) Armstrong in Winnipeg without giving up too much. Perhaps TJ Acree is available in Edmonton.
Anyways, after picking who to try a deal with, what are we willing to part with that they might want. I think Radlein's gone at year's end anyways, so maybe packaging Radlein, the #1 pick and a defensive player/prospect (Bekasiak) to Edmonton, whose defence is fairly thin could get us something.
Either way, if a deal goes down then you can count that hal;f the posters will be decrying Desjardins as an Alouette spy or an unqualified child or whatever other colourful names they can come up with. While the opposing half trumpets the trade as the second coming of Terry Evanshen.
Does anyone think a team would be interested in Chang as part of a trade package to aquire a new starting receiver?
I think the writing is on the wall for Chang in Hamilton because he is a straight thrower, whereas Printers and Williams both play a throwing/running style, and the entire offence will probably be built around that style next year.
Maybe Calgary or Winnipeg would be interested in Chang as a backup?
It doesn't stop at a new receiver.
Sign Geroy Simon after this season..whatever it takes to get him.
We also need an offensive co-ordinator to make the best use of the talent we have...and a new defensive co-ordinator for the same reason.