We have all seen the blogs regarding Brian Waters and him wanting out of KC. Many of us have made known that it would be smart to trade one of our more electrifying receivers as well as a pick to get him. As I have pondered this question, I have come to the conclusion that, IMO, I would welcome the Bills to make a move by trading Parrish and say a 3rd or 4th round pick to KC for a 3 time pro bowl LG in Brian Waters. KC does need another viable receiving/return option.
Here is why:
With the addition of Mr. Owens over the weekend we now have an abundance of "decent" receivers. One of them will have to be cut by the start of the season. Why not offer up our electrifying receiver/punt return man in Parrish? I can't really call him a receiver on our team as it stands anyhow, as he has only accumulated a total of 97 catches for 1052 yds over 4 years. Thats an average of 24 catches for a paltry 263 yds per year. He has contributed minimally on offense as a receiver. His punt returns(Career - 94 for 1312 yds 14 yd avg and 3 tds), as nice as they are at times, can be handled by the other electrifying man we drafted last year in Leodis McCelvin(2 for 26, 13 yd avg). Parrish has 3 years remaining on his contract and to keep a player like that around, when they are nothing more than a 4th string receiver at best, would not make sense. Steve Johnson just might push him for the 4th spot going into the 2009 season anyhow. I say get something for him now. Before having to just dispose of him, by releasing him in 3 years or finally deciding to bite the bullet and take his cap hit, after allowing him to tie up that spot on the roster for his minimal contributions.
I say this. Let's use him in a trade, as many of us have said, with a pick, to KC for an All Pro LG, which we desperately need. To get a 3 time Pro Bowl guy added to our current offensive line would be ideal. Yes, he's 32 years old, but, would be playing next to another Pro Bowler in Jason Peters and could form one of the best left sides in football. Can you picture it? Peters, Waters, Hangartner, Butler and Walker. I think that could be the best possible line the Bills have put out since 1990 when we had Wolford, Ritcher, Hull, Davis and The House Ballard. Remember, I said, "Could".
I just don't want the Bills to waste a possible opportunity to dangle a little worm like Parrish out there to possibly acquire something that we so desperately need in a player like Waters. With the addition of Mr. Owens to our team for only 1 year I truly believe they are in the "Win Now" way of thinking. FINALLY!!!!