Many questions remain unanswered about the team. The ROTB Writing Staff took their swing at answering three of these.
Don't forget to answer the questions yourself in the comments below!
1) After weeks of poor play by the Offensive line, trade rumors have sprung up. Do you have any ideas for a potential trade?
Tyler Nickel: In terms of a specific target, no. All I know is that unless they get a superstar, it isn't going to make a lick of a difference. Russ Grimm needs to go before anything matters.
Khodder: I don't think there are many great options out there right now. I don't beleive the Left Tackle position is as important as many think it is, I beleive pass protection starts on the interior of the OL, so even though a guy like Jake Long could be there for a price (and a hefty extension) I would rather steer clear. I want to build this OL, inside out and via the draft.
Jess Root: I don't really think that there will be much in the way of help for this season anyway because whoever comes will have to learn the protection schemes. I don't see anything happening.
Jesse Reynolds: No, not sure if anyone is available that will be worth the asking price. We are stuck with the worst line in the NFL.
Alex Mann: If anything the only trade that makes the most sense, and has the best potential to succeed is the trade for Jake Long. It will be expensive, but Fitz would possibly restructure his deal, as will Kolb. I mean why wouldn't Kolb, anything to keep him alive. Two First round picks, and Doucet could be a nice deal for both teams. Long will be on his first winning team, the Cardinals shore up the Left side of their line meaning we just have to focus on our Right side with Batiste (getting better) and Snyder (Still horrid). The Eagles get another WR, and two picks in the first round to build their team. Not only that, they have a more than serviceable tackle behind Long.
We have given Russ Grimm crap to work with and that is exactly what we have been given back in performances.
Jess Root: This year was unfortunate because of injuries. That's not on Grimm. Now that Juan Castillo is available, I would entertain the thought of seeing if he is a fit after the season, but to change now would be silly. No better option that could do any better with the personnel that the team has.
Jesse Reynolds: I'd he had draft picks to work with I could give you an answer. Michael Floyd has been really instrumental in winning... Oh wait, he hasn't. Why do the FO and Whiz hate lineman so much?
Alex Mann: His handling of the O-line has been less than spectacular... He's lost the confidence of most of the fan base in thinking that Snyder was a better option over Hadnot or even Lutui. His inability to convince Whiz or the FO to draft players early, and to sign guys who are worthy of being picked up and get a deal.