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OL Orlando Pace (7-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champion, CFB HOF, NFL HOF)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by LoKyBuckeye, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Possible Browns-Rams Deal?
    by Site Staff of BerniesInsiders.com, February 24, 2004 at 9:23am ET

    The morning papers in St. Louis mentioned "continuing speculation" that the Browns are interested in making a trade for LT Orlando Pace. Team President John Shaw refused to comment on the speculation. The Rams have until 3/17 to come up with a new contract for Pace, although they applied the franchise tag to him this week.


    Howard Balzer of GridironGateway.com reports that the St. Louis Rams informed Orlando Pace on Thursday that they were going to use the franchise tag on him again. This gives Pace a steep raise and, from the perspective of the Cleveland Browns, dramatically increases the cost required to sign Pace. If the Browns sign Pace to an offer sheet that the Rams choose not to match, it will cost the Browns two #1 draft choices.


    Not sure how many Browns fans we have around here... is it possible that the Browns might actally get a dominate OL?? Is Pace worth the two #1's if that's what it takes?
     
  2. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    Pace might be worth 2 first rounders as long as they aren't both in the top half of the 1st round. On the other hand giving up 2 early picks would help fit his salary in. I think the Browns would have to do a lot of creative accounting to fit big O under their cap. Last I read they are only 3.2 million under the cap which might be enough to cover 4 games of his salary? Last year his agent was looking for about 12mil a yr. I think the Rams are just abusing the franchise tag since they would only have to pay him 7mil for the season this way. They also get to choose whether to match any offer or take 2 first rounders. It's a win-win situation for them.
     
  3. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Odds of seeing 'PACE' on the back of a Browns jersey next season...

    750:1
     
  4. IUbuck

    IUbuck Newbie

    i wouldn't waste 2 first rounders on Pace, anyways gallery could end up bein just as good.
     
  5. tressforpres

    tressforpres Newbie

    iubuck, the browns will not get gallery, he is supposed to go top 5, not 7th to the browns
     
  6. Xevious

    Xevious Recovering Arcade Junkie

    I'll second Tress on that one. I would love to get Gallery, but everything I've read has him going to NYG with the 4th pick, and his combine performance probably solidified him as a top 5 pick.
     
  7. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    Annual Orlando Pace to Cleveland thread.

    Will the Rams ever drop the franchise tag on him, so the Brown's can pick him up?
     
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    He gets a 20% raise every year so they can't do it forever.
     
  9. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    pace is killing the rams cap every year. they are going to have to drop the tag eventually. of course this same line has been said for about 3 years now.
     
  10. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Kind of like the same line in Cleveland....

    "wait 'til next year."
     
  11. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    If you were the Browns what whould you give up for Pace at this point? I say the second round pick and Verba.
     
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I dont think Pace will ever be in a Brown's uniform....Cleveland has so many holes to fill, its pathetic.

    It would be nice to see him finish his career up in Cleveland, but the odds are slim to none.

    :scum4:
     
  13. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    I know Pace has a connection to the northern shore of Ohio, but has he ever stated he would like to play for Cleveland or this just more wishful thinking by Browns fans?
     
  14. AKAK

    AKAK Pistol packing, monkey drinking, no money bum. Staff Member Bookie

    Its really an issue of whether the Rams Tag him or not. If they don't he's a UFA.... so... its down to money... He's not worth a player and a pick and the $.
     
  15. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    They can tag him and trade him to a team that he will actually sign with. I thought I heard that he would be willing to lower his asking price to go to the Browns. The only way the Rams will let him go for nothing is if he is far too expensive to keep.
     

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