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    Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Bogus rumors. Just like the ones that the Rams trading for Culpepper.
    Is Howard part of the smoke as well? Somehow I doubt it.

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Bogus rumours.........music to my ears

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    My impression:

    1. There probably are legitimate reports that the Rams are exploring the possibility of trading up (as are probably most of the teams in the NFL).

    2. There certainly have been comments by Linehan that he likes Cutler.

    3. Some reporter, hoping to make a name for himself, put #1 and #2 together and concluded that the Rams are looking to trade up for Cutler - EVEN THOUGH NO RAMS SOURCE HAS SAID AS MUCH!

    And you wonder why I hate the media.

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    And here we have the difference between ESPN and Balzer....ESPN says "hey, maybe the Rams will trade up for Cutler. Let's run with that!" Whereas Balzer asks Linehan, Shaw and Ziggy if we're trading for Cutler; they say NO; he reports as much.

    Man, I hate ESPN.
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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    I say we need to sell the possibility that we would take Cutler, if he were on the board. Not gong to happen us taking him but it would make the possibility to trade down more valuable. The last thing we need is Howard Balzer saying anything to the contrary.

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos
    The last thing we need is Howard Balzer saying anything to the contrary.
    Maybe so, but I know I'll sleep a little better knowing that he did.

    Cutler - just say NO!

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos
    The last thing we need is Howard Balzer saying anything to the contrary.
    If common everyday fans can sniff this out as a smokescreen (which the vast majority of this board did), I doubt the 31 other teams need Balzer to get the scoop for them.
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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    MY personal opinion...

    ...the rumors are created to help encourage maybe a team like the Vikings to trade up to push the talent down to the Rams. If they blow enough smoke it might force some hands, as Cutler could be taken top 10 to the right team that is in need of a quarterback.

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    [QUOTE][If common everyday fans can sniff this out as a smokescreen (which the vast majority of this board did), I doubt the 31 other teams need Balzer to get the scoop for them./QUOTE]

    I agree, but we still want them guessing. " Whereas Balzer asks Linehan, Shaw and Ziggy if we're trading for Cutler; they say NO; he reports as much.

    Balzer has access to our HC and VP, weather he did speak to theses guys and they said no way on taking a QB, I doubt that too, but still he should not say we are not taking a QB when it hurts the value of the number 11 pick, if someone wants a QB bad enough if there is a chance we will take one, why remove any doubt.

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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Unless of course, they're all in on it together. Aha!!!

    Man, I love the draft. It's got drama, excitement, plot twist, and maybe a 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll.
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    Re: Howard Balzer on trading up for Cutler

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Unless of course, they're all in on it together. Aha!!!

    Man, I love the draft. It's got drama, excitement, plot twist, and maybe a 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll.
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