Okay, I am NOT saying that I am giving up on the season right yet. But, if the Steelers do lose next Monday night. And if the O-line is just as bad as last Sunday, and the offense again struggles, and the Run game is Invisable, then would you consider calling the Patriots right now, and offering them Emmanuel Sanders...the WR they tried to get this last off season, and ask them for their 2014 2ND ROUND DRAFT PICK! I ask that because of the news that the " Walking " M.A.S.H. unit that is Danny Amendola is once again hurt......
Patriots | More on Danny Amendola
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:45:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola's (groin) status beyond the team's Week 2 game is also in doubt. Amendola is almost certain to miss the team's Week 2 game.
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Besides Amendola, the Patriots have no real experienced WR. Especially of the type of Fast slot WR like Sanders is. If the Patriots do win game 2, and are at 2-0, but feel that Amendola will likely be on & off as it goes to playing, then maybe the Patriots would send us a 2nd rounder to secure Sanders. Now, as far as Steeler fans who would say HELL NO to this...remember, Sanders is a walk away free agent after this season. And even IF we did get a future draft pick compensation for Sanders, I seriously doubt it would be anything higher then a 4th rounder at best. And more likely it will be just a 5th rounder. Teams starting off 0-2 have made the playoffs only 13 % of the time. So the Odds will be seriously against us if we do go 0-2. So why not bite the bullit, and deal Sanders away to New England now...while Amendola is hurt, and when they are more likely to agree to deal a 2nd rounder for Sanders.
That way, after we get compensation this draft for the losses of Wallace & K. Lewis, we will have a HOST of draft picks, very possibly a Mid-1st..( If we deal down a little for another teams additional 3rd rounder )..and then 2, 2nd, and 2-3rd round picks to help refill our roster.
So, I am NOT saying we should do it yet. But, if we get killed Big time in game 2, I have to say I would look to move Sanders, and just get Wheaton & Moye a ton of PT the rest of this season.