The Zionist Conspiracy
Friday, February 25, 2005
Bring Back Laveranues
ESPN is reporting that the Jets and Redskins are discussing a trade that would bring Laveranues Coles back to the Jets in exchange for Santana Moss.
I like Moss, but he's not as good as Coles. More importantly, Chad Pennington and Laveranues Coles had tremendous chemistry in their season together; indeed, Pennington hasn't been the same since Coles left as a free agent after the 2002 season.
The possible hitch is that the Redskins have cap problems relating to the huge $13 million signing bonus they gave Coles (which caused the Jets to let him go).
Bottom line: If Washington finds a way to solve their cap issues, the Jets must get this trade done.
The only downside to the Jets getting this deal done is that next year's Super Bowl is not in Miami, Pasadena, or a similar nice vacation spot, but Detroit. Who wants to go to Detroit in early February?
UPDATE 2/26 8:40 P.M.: ESPN now reports that the trade is dead. Apparently, the Jets backed away after Coles' agent informed them of his demands for a bigger contract and threatened a hold out if he didn't get one.
Hopefully this is a temporary hitch and things will get back on track. If not, the Jets are right not to give Coles more money. Coles is a perfect fit, and it would be a shame for this deal to fall through. But he already makes a lot of money, and due to the salary cap, the Jets are going to have a hard time retaining some key free agents.