Bengals QB Andy Dalton is hit as he throws towards the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. (Photograph: The Enquirer/Sam Greene)
The large commerce Monday, a day earlier than the NFL deadline, was SF getting Jimmy Garoppolo from New England for a 2nd-spherical decide subsequent spring. The larger deal, at the least within the native image? Houston traded Professional Bowl left deal with Duane Brown to Seattle for a nook and a pair draft picks. ESPN.com:
The Seahawks had been talking with the Texans about Brown since Seattle lost starting left tackle George Fant to a torn ACL in the preseason. Rees Odhiambo, a 2016 third-round pick, has struggled while replacing Fant, as has Seattle’s offensive line as a whole this season.
Trades don’t happen much in season in the NF of L. But they do occur.
Might The Men do something before today at 4?
If you believe they’re one solid veteran O-lineman from the playoffs, they should. If you think the likes of Duane Brown would change their inconsistent offense and provide instant help for becoming-beleaguered A. Dalton, they should.
Do you believe that?
The line isn’t a one-finger-in-the-dike fix. Colts came from everywhere Sunday. The Bengals would be in decent position to swing something, though. They’re deep at a couple spots. Corner is one. Having three rotating RBs hasn’t exactly been ideal. Maybe someone would see J. Hill as a change-of-scenery guy.
I dunno. I’m not a GM. Then again, neither is anyone down at PBS, at least not officially.
Joe Staley, 33, an erstwhile Pro Bowl T in SF, has been mentioned. But he just broke his orbital bone and is out three weeks at least. Plus, neither team nor player has expressed any interest in saying goodbye.
Beyond Staley? No idea.
Another point of interest: The Pats got a 2nd-rounder for Garoppolo. What might the Bengals have gotten for McCarron? Moot point now, probably, but I had everyone tell me “no way’’ when I said he’d fetch a 2nd-rounder. I’d take him over Garoppolo any day.
Now, then. . .
US! US! US! . . . Our guest on Beyond The Stripes tonight is rising star LB Nick Vigil (pronounced Vig, as in vigorish -il). Rhymes with squiggle. Everyone has mispronounced it forever, and he’s never corrected them. That means Vigil is admirably humble or has just gotten tired of correcting us. I know the latter feeling.
I can check into a hotel by saying, “Reservation for Dock-erty’’ and have the front desk person say, “Welcome, Mr. Door-ity.’’ Because I am not humble…