How long has it been since we had a touchdown from a kick-off or punt return?
How SOON we forget Kahlil(sp?) "the Thrill" Hill ...
As far as this TRADE is concerned ... In MY books it is a 4 ... BUT I don't think it has ANY bearing on whether we make the Playoffs or not.
It was a GREAT TRADE because we got a PROVEN TALENT at the WR spot for, ESSENTIALLY, a couple SPARE PARTS.
Getzlaf hadn't even played a game for us, and, as HAS BEEN pointed out by EVERYBODY with eyes, Corey Holmes was NOT PRODUCING in Black and Gold. (for whatever reasons).
Armstead has BIG PLAY PEDIGREE ... he is a KNOWN commodity who INSTANTLY IMPROVES this Offensive Unit.
As far as LOSING Canadian Talent ... this was simply Marcel TAKING ADVANTAGE of the WEALTH of it at the Receiver position. With Ralph, French, and Bauman remaining on the Roster there is no WORRY of being HAUNTED ... cuz Getzlaf wasn't PLAYING anytime soon here.
Although a BLOCKBUSTER it may not be ... the trade was still a SIGNIFICANT acquisition. One that, in my OPINION, goes a LONG way toward paving FUTURE SUCCESS for this team.