Only one trade deadline deal happened, well actually two but one happened today and the other monday. So lets analyze the deals:
Tank Tyler of the Chiefs to the Panthers for a 5th round pick.
I don’t hide my love for tha Panthers but as a writer I do know how to keep my mouth shut when I need to; that is not the case with this trade though. I love the deal. Tank was a beast in college and should be what Carolina has needed, a solid defensive lineman.
I am curious as to why, Carolina got him for a 5th rounder and why Kansas City gave up on him so soon.
Another Panther was dealt today, but this time a former one. Will Witherspoon was dealt from the Rams to the Eagles for a 5th rounder and a Wide Reciever that I have never heard of, Brandon Gibson.
Witherspoon is a solid, productive, yet aging player. Having Witherspoon on a winless Rams roster made no sense.
Here is the wikipedia report on Brandon Gibson “Gibson finished his college career at Washington State as the school’s all-time leading receiver with 2,756 yards and 182 receptions along with 17 touchdowns.
He also played for the Washington State basketball team during the 2005-06 season, but decided to focus his attention on football.”