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Shipping off Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn seemed pretty logical for an organization making a fresh start.
Although with the QB play in Cleveland you could question the Quinn trade, at least until you think of Payton Hillis was part of that trade.
With Holmgren as the overseer of things I have no idea what happened with the trade for Delhomme.
But in my mind this could have been the scenario:
Mangini: "you know Mike I really think we should get Delhomme and pay him a ton of money"
Holmgren: are you serious ?
Mangini: yeah yeah hes a sure winner, crying on TV shows he's a sensitive guy just what we need
Holmgren: dammit my leg hurts, okay okay get him - but I want Seneca over just to make sure.
Mangini: Seneca who ?
Holmgren: never mind, Ill fix it - just make sure that you get Colt McCoy in the draft - he is perfect for my west coast offense.
Mangini: sure sure (finger crossed behind his back) while thinking "McCoy ? Tampa will get him with the no 3 pick - no need to worry.
Draft comes around
Mangini: oh who will we get in the 2nd ... hmmm Ward, yeaahh hard hitter.
Mangini: arrrh running back ... hmm that Hardesty looks great, injury problems ? naarhh nothing we can't fix (lets trade up for him whatever it takes)
Holmgren: Mangini ... WTF are you doing, I told you to get McCoy
Mangini: smiles .. but boss his already been taken with pick no. 3
Holmgren: (sighs) --- give me that phone !! (thinking - I'm calling Jon Gruden tomorrow)
Holmgren: Hi Colt --- sorry I'm late ---
Paying Delhomme a huge contract at this point seems ridiculous - and the QB mystery continues to develop as Seneca Wallace is pulled from sunday's game although he seemed ready to play in spite of an ankle injury for a Delhomme playing miserably with an ankle injury of his own.
I have absolutely no idea what this organization has for plans with their QBs - other than Colt McCoy isn't going to play this year.
But I have a feeling that this is a coaching problem, that might get addressed before the season is over.