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On Screwing The Patriots

The Pats just slapped Vince Wilfork with the franchise tag. It would cost Buffalo two first rounders, not to mention a boatload of money, to pry him away from Belicheat. Let's assume that Buffalo is willing to shell out the kind of cash it would take to sign Wilfork to a deal the Pats won't match (4 years/$60 million?) and that Nix is a creature of pure malevolence.

The first move isn't to fax Wilfork an offer sheet.

Instead, the first move is to identify a team with a late first round pick who would like to move up to 9. Since it will cost Buffalo the 2010 and 2011 first rounders to sign Wilfork it would be a good idea to work with a team who will likely be in the playoffs in 2011. Next, the Bills need to package an offer that simply couldn't be refused. My first call would be to Philly.

The Bills could offer to send the Eagles #9 and their 2011 1st rounder (likely a top 15 pick) in exchange for #24, #56, #88, 2011 1st rounder and 2011 second rounder. In 2010 Buffalo would have #41, #56 ,#73, #88 and #109. The Bills would have an extra second round (though no first rounder) pick in 2011. Basically, the Bills give up 2 first rounders but get Wilfork, two second rounders (one in 2011) and a third rounder.

Philly has the picks to burn and Reid is a man who likes to make deals. Philly would have 9, 71, and 134 (plus a likely comp pick) in 2010, an early first rounder in 2011 along with their entire draft from the 3rd round to 7th. Philly gets to move up to the top 15 (and quite possibly top 10) in two seasons in which their Super Bowl window is still open. The value is there for the Eagles and this doesn't cripple either their 2010 or 2011 drafts.

Belicheat would get #24 in 2010 and, effecitvely, the Eagles first round pick in 2011....which figures to be in the high 20s.

Naturally, this is all moot if Buffalo doesn't blow Wilfork away with just stupid money. For the sake of conversation, as stated above, let's assume that Wilson is willing to shell out cash that New England just won't match.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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