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What if Marty Hurney traded away our first round pick in 2011 to move up to draft Jimmy Clausen and some other team got to draft Cam Newton? 

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Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson

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Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson

I could see is winding up with RG3 or worse.

Weeden or Locker or really bad.

Hurney and Fox era refused to invest in the future at QB.

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I wish I could have my three seconds back.

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Don't know.

Don't care.

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What if Marty Hurney traded away our first round pick in 2011 to move up to draft Jimmy Clausen and some other team got to draft Cam Newton? 

 

It nearly happened. 

 

The Rams were sitting at 33, and Hurney tried to get the Rams to part with the pick.  What he offered is uncertain, but Hurney was aftraid that the Vikings or the Chiefs would take him.  However, if you look back at the previous draft, he gladly traded away a first rounder for a mid-second rounder, and that was not what he considered to be a franchise QB.  I have every reason to believe that Hurney was free styling this draft, operating without the head coach (lame duck Fox) in his ear.  There is little doubt that he offered a first rounder in 2011 and our second rounder in 2010.

 

The Chiefs and Vikings, both desperate for QBs, passed on Clausen again in the second round. Hurney pounced on Clausen like a kitten on a foam mouse, thinking he had killed the prey.

 

Fox's reaction was obvious.  He wanted to win now, and a developmental QB was not what he hoped for with the pick.  I can only imagine how he felt when the third round was dedicated to Edwards and Lafell, and then a tweener (Norwood) in the fourth.  Clausen was immediately slotted as the #3 QB in OTAs and in camp.

 

Some of that is conjecture based on facts and history, but what you say nearly happened.

 

 

 

 

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It nearly happened. 

 

The Rams were sitting at 33, and Hurney tried to get the Rams to part with the pick.  What he offered is uncertain, but Hurney was aftraid that the Vikings or the Chiefs would take him.  However, if you look back at the previous draft, he gladly traded away a first rounder for a mid-second rounder, and that was not what he considered to be a franchise QB.  I have every reason to believe that Hurney was free styling this draft, operating without the head coach (lame duck Fox) in his ear.  There is little doubt that he offered a first rounder in 2011 and our second rounder in 2010.

 

The Chiefs and Vikings, both desperate for QBs, passed on Clausen again in the second round. Hurney pounced on Clausen like a kitten on a foam mouse, thinking he had killed the prey.

 

Fox's reaction was obvious.  He wanted to win now, and a developmental QB was not what he hoped for with the pick.  I can only imagine how he felt when the third round was dedicated to Edwards and Lafell, and then a tweener (Norwood) in the fourth.  Clausen was immediately slotted as the #3 QB in OTAs and in camp.

 

Some of that is conjecture based on facts and history, but what you say nearly happened.

We would be the laughing stock of the NFL right now

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