With the McNab trade it seems like the Redskins just continued with their old bad habits of trying to build a team through trade and free agency instead of through the draft. The organization doesn't seem to have any kind of patience - and it shows in bad results.
What further puzzels me was that McNab stated on NFL.com that he didn't even meet Shanahan prior to the trade - I just hope this isn't true. How can you invest the teams future in a guy that you haven't had extensive talks with.
The other point about the trade for McNab and trying to push Haynesworth into it - have just pummeled the trade stock of both Campbell and Haynesworth. Campbell was worth a 2nd rd pick - now he is deemed maybe a 3rd, probably a 4th rd. pick. Haynesworth would have been a low 1st rd pick and now a mediocre 2nd rd.
And I haven't even mentioned the loss of the 37th pick (pratically a 1st) and 2-3rd pick in 2011.
Now Im not saying that Campbell wont be a great QB, but I think that the Redskins are gambling with the future of the franchise - and risk a decade in the dark. Just imagine if McNab gets hurt, which is quite possible because no matter what he will be working behind an O-line in a rebuilding process (to put it mildly) and McNab isn't the man made of steel (to put it mildly - again)
In my mind the Redskins will have to do anything to get more picks in the top 100. That includes:
- Trading down from the no 4 pick for a mid 1st round and a high 2nd rd pick.
- Starting a fire sale on all expendable players on the rooster
- Haynesworth for a 2nd round
- Cooley for a 2nd round
- Campbell for a low 3rd round
- Andre Carter for a 4th round
- Anthony Davies LT (mid 1st)
- Demarius Thomas, WR (high 2nd) (maybe a trade for Brandon Marshall)
- Cam Thomas, NT (2nd)
- Roger Saffold, RT/RG (2nd)
- Mitch Petrus, C (low 3rd)
- Myron Rolle, S (4th rd)