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How two trades helped catapult the Titans to the AFC title game (ESPN)

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This article by TD made me realize that we’re seeing the full realization of the trade with the Rams. 
 

Before this season, it was easy to argue that the Titans should have kept the 1st overall pick and drafted Bosa. Now, it’s clear the Titans wouldn’t be anywhere near the AFC Championship Game if they hadn’t made that trade.
 

What would this team look like with Bosa instead of Henry, Conklin, Jonnu, Davis, and Johnson?

 

Does our evaluation of the trade change dramatically if Conklin and Johnson walk, and Davis’s 5th year option isn’t picked up?
 

 

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JRob was green and we paid a heavy price, draft wise to develope him into the GM he is today, I tip my hat to him for his  improvement and risk taking ability, which takes guts.

I'm not going to sugar coat his previous mistakes but I will highlight him for  over coming his mistakes.

This last draft ,with the help of Vrable is a BEAUTY TO BEHOLD.

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The Rams trade, and the subsequent move to move back up for Conklin. He did well without parsing every piece of it.

 

The Tannehill trade obviously it’s a difference maker even if it was done on the pretense that He was an upgrade to Gabbert and a potential bridge quarterback. Bottom line is that Tannehill is canceling out the fact that Mariota was a bust despite how hard they tried to make it work.
 

The Titans are now Super Bowl contenders regardless of the past that they took to get there.  Robertson gets plenty of credit here even though we had some luck on the side to

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38 minutes ago, SleepingTitan said:

If I just had a fucking dollar for everytime you guys ridiculed that trade...

 

Go back and look at the Webster classes and who we had on this team when Jrob took over. At this point, he's a fucking legend. He's like a steam roller.

 

He even did the impossible: drafted a failed "franchise QB" but somehow improved his team into a winner. 

 

IIRC the criticism was of the trade up compensation to get Conklin.  Everyone praised the Rams haul but again - he inherited the #1 pick and at least at the time they didn't consider QB a need.

 

In reality, though, it was impossible for him to have not improved from what Webster/Beddingfield left.  We can debate FA some - but he probably overpaid on a few.

 

The real challenge is now - maintaining what's built now that some of the good picks are due for second contracts in addition to having to pay Tannehill now.

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2 hours ago, titaninpgh said:

This article by TD made me realize that we’re seeing the full realization of the trade with the Rams. 
 

Before this season, it was easy to argue that the Titans should have kept the 1st overall pick and drafted Bosa. Now, it’s clear the Titans wouldn’t be anywhere near the AFC Championship Game if they hadn’t made that trade.
 

What would this team look like with Bosa instead of Henry, Conklin, Jonnu, Davis, and Johnson?

 

Does our evaluation of the trade change dramatically if Conklin and Johnson walk, and Davis’s 5th year option isn’t picked up?
 

 

Not sure it is easy to argue that we should have taken Bosa.  Oh he is a great player but what have the Chargers done and they already had a quality QB.

The state most teams are in when they pick that early doesn't always dictate you take what is supposed to be one blue chip guy.

You can manipulate the draft with trades and often still get one or more real good players.

 

Even still arguing about using some picks to get Conklin is darn near retarded.  Conklin is a big reason Henry is into the 2nd level on many of these running plays before getting hit. 

JRob recognized that protecting the QB and blocking in the running game were right up their with rushing the passer.  When you are upgrading guys like Bell and Poutasi it makes the Conklin trade even more viable.

 

 

 

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Getting Evans and Landry via trades in the draft also sticks out.  Two solid defensive players at positions of need now playing a big part in this.

Evans almost singlehandedly stopped the Pats at the goal line which was obviously huge and his best days are still ahead of him.

Landry led the team in sacks and came at a time when we lost both OLBs to retirement and needed to fill that void.  Guy is legit.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Soxcat said:

Getting Evans and Landry via trades in the draft also sticks out.  Two solid defensive players at positions of need now playing a big part in this.

Evans almost singlehandedly stopped the Pats at the goal line which was obviously huge and his best days are still ahead of him.

Landry led the team in sacks and came at a time when we lost both OLBs to retirement and needed to fill that void.  Guy is legit.

 

 

Wasn't the Evans pick our original spot?

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