Cleveland Browns

Browns Would be Smart to Deal Shaun Rogers

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Shaun Rogers #92 of the Cleveland Browns in action against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20 in overtime.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kim LaknerCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2009

I cannot believe I’m saying this, but the Browns need to deal Shaun Rogers to a desperate team (Chargers, NOT the Jets) to maximize his value.

 

The Jets lost nose tackle Kris Jenkins for the season after the Pro Bowler tore his ACL yesterday against the Buffalo Bills. The Chargers lost nose tackle Jamal Williams for the season a couple weeks ago.

 

If I was general manager George Kokinis, I would be on the phone with San Diego’s GM A.J. Smith, trying to get some first-day picks for Rogers.

 

As of tonight, the San Diego Chargers are 2-2, and could be a game and a half behind the Denver Broncos with a win. The way the AFC is looking, the two wild card favorites look to be either one of the AFC East teams or a team from the AFC North.

 

The loser of the AFC West could be left out in the cold.

 

The Chargers have probably been the most underachieving team in the league for three years now. They need to make a splash.

 

After seeing how far behind the Browns are from the Steelers yesterday, it is going to take at LEAST two more drafts to build the talent level on this team. Rogers will be 33- years old by that time and could be on the downside of his career. He has only one sack so far this season and the run defense is still atrocious.

 

You can barely tell the difference when Ahtyba Rubin is in and he’s seven years younger than Rogers.

 

Their secondary is even worse.

 

I do NOT want to see Rogers on the Jets. Mangini has not gotten fair value in return in either of his trades. There is an outside chance Braylon Edwards will get to 55 catches with the Jets by season’s end, which would leave that choice as a third rounder.

 

Have I thanked New York for Abram Elam yet? My goodness, I have never seen a safety who makes less plays than him. Didn’t see that one coming though (yes, I was being sarcastic).

 

Speaking of the safeties, I didn’t know Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes were playing against just Eric Wright and Brandon McDonald. There was absolutely no help from the top on Ward’s touchdown. Brodney Pool didn’t come into the picture until Ward was smiling on his way to the endzone.

 

Eric Berry and Taylor Mays need to be strongly considered in next year’s draft. 

 

I heard on the radio the other day that the Browns will have 11 draft choices next season. Trade Rogers and get some value for him. Trade Quinn in the offseason and stockpile more picks. If they’re not going to play him, deal him to a team dumb enough to give up higher choices (Redskins, Raiders) so his selection was not a total wash.

 

Do you realize the Browns first round pick that they traded for Quinn ended up being running back Felix Jones?

 

How good would a back of his caliber look on this team? Probably not as good as with Dallas, considering the right side of the line is softer than marshmallows. However, that’s what the Browns essentially traded for a backup quarterback.

 

Let the bashing for this story begin.

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