UtopianHopes wrote:I dunno why people think bengals stole this deal. Last time i checked Oneal was trying out wr for the broncos. I don't blame the broncos for trading him (considering he useless at that point). Broncos moved up 7 spots in which open up alot of options for them. Seem pretty fair, considering Oneal might just need a new enviroment.
Moving up 7 spots is good if you are going after someone. But for the bengals, their needs dictated taking someone like Chris Gamble, who could be good, but is a huge risk, needs some experience, and he still may be there at the #24 pick. In my opinion, the bengals were almost forced into taking a player early b/c of their draft position and needs.
They now got a huge CB upgrade. Yes i realize that O'Neal has had problems as of late and was tried at WR, but he also has the potential to be great as he proved by making the pro bowl. A change of teams can really do him some good. And on top of all of this, the bengals get another 4th rd pick.
So yes its good for the broncos b/c they can move up and get a better player and they also get rid of O'Neal who has been more of a liability to them as of late. But the Bengals improve their team immediately b/c their CBs are totally crap right now, and will still be able to get the same calibur player 7 spots down AND an extra pick.