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Merged:Trade!!!! TUNA TAKES A COUPLE COWBOYS

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  1. dgb11112

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    TUNA TAKES A COUPLE COWBOYS
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 25, 2008, 9:54 p.m.
    Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Dallas Cowboys have traded linebacker Akin Ayodele and tight end Anthony Fasano to the Miami Dolphins.

    Adam Schefter of NFL Network reports that the Cowboys will receive a fourth-round pick in exchange for the two players.

    Ayodele was signed as a free agent from the Jaguars in 2006. His role became uncertain after the Cowboys signed veteran Zach Thomas. But Ayodele vowed to keep his starting job. “I’m going into the season like it’s my position,” Ayodele said. “I am the starter and nothing has changed.”

    Fasano was a second-round draft pick in 2006.
     
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  2. feelthepain

    feelthepain New Member

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    Dolphins trade their 4th to the Cowboys fortwo,

    Just pissin away picks to the Cowboys for Akin Ayodele and Anthony Fasano.
     
  3. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Are you ****ing kidding me?
     
  4. feelthepain

    feelthepain New Member

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    We both posted this at the exact same time. I don't like either player.
     
  5. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    I'm not really sure what to make of this. Could trading this fourth rounder mean that we possibly have a deal in place to send JT to (insert team name here) for a 2nd and a 4th ?
     
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  6. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Oh god shoot me now.
     
  7. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    :gun_bandana::2guns:

    Wish granted :up:
     
  8. feelthepain

    feelthepain New Member

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    Ya know I get Pacells likes his guy's but when those guy's have already proven to be less then worthy of starting why waste picks on them more then once?
     
  9. brandon27

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    hmm...

    well.. look at the bright side.. at least its only a 4th...
     
  10. alen1

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    Is there a bright side in this trade? Only a 4th? We need every draft pick we can get bro, we were 1-15 last year.
     
  11. dgb11112

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    This is a good trade for us 2 needs met and Quality Players Read Adoyle below

    Akin's Pro Career
    2006: Ayodele started all 16 regular season games and the NFC Wildcard game for the Cowboys and finished second on the team with 106 tackles; his fifth consecutive season with 100-plus tackles. Tied for the club lead with five tackles for losses and was third with two interceptions. In his Cowboys debut against his former team at Jacksonville (9/10), Ayodele tied for second on the team with seven tackles along with a tackle for a loss while also tying for the team lead with two special teams tackles. In the home opener against Washington (9/17), he tied for the team lead with six tackles, picking up his 500th career tackle, and led the special teams units with two tackles. He once again tied for the team lead in tackles (seven) at Tennessee (10/1), then added five tackles at Philadelphia (10/8) while limiting the Eagles to just 52 yards rushing on 18 carries. Ayodele had five tackles against Houston (10/15), before tying his season high with seven stops, limiting Eli Manning to a 46.2 completion percentage on Monday night against the N.Y. Giants (10/23). He picked up three tackles along with his first sack of the season while limiting DeShaun Foster to 50 yards rushing on 15 carries at Carolina (10/29). With six tackles, Ayodele tied for the team lead and added a fumble recovery on a botched snap to set up a Dallas field goal drive at Washington (11/5). At Arizona (11/12) Ayodele picked off his first pass of the season to go along with seven tackles. The interception set up a Dallas touchdown. Against previously undefeated Indianapolis (11/19), he tied for the team lead with seven tackles before picking off his second interception of the season in the Thanksgiving Day game against Tampa Bay (11/23). He also finished second on the team with six tackles as the Bucs were limited to 211 total yards, including just 28 in the second half. At the N.Y. Giants (12/3), Ayodele led the team with a season-high 12 tackles while also adding a tackle for a loss and a quarterback pressure. He had five tackles and a pass deflection against New Orleans (12/10) before pacing the team with nine stops and a fumble recovery at Atlanta (12/16). He had five tackles and one for a loss on Christmas Day against Philadelphia (12/25) before closing out the season third on the team with nine tackles and a tackle for a loss against Detroit (12/31). In the Wildcard Playoff game at Seattle (1/6/07), Ayodele was second on the team with eight tackles along with one for a los

    2005: Ayodele played in all 16 games and in the AFC Wildcard game and recorded 100 tackles and a team-high four forced fumbles. In the season opener against Seattle (9/11) he had four tackles and a forced fumble and sack on a fourth-quarter takedown of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. At Indianapolis (9/18) he had eight tackles and recorded his 400 th career stop. At the New York Jets (9/25) he finished with three tackles and one tackle for a loss before posting 12 tackles against Denver (10/2). Against Cincinnati (10/9) he made six stops with a season-high two tackles for loss and recovered a Carson Palmer fumble to seal the victory. At Pittsburgh (10/16) he had seven stops and one forced fumble, posted six tackles at St. Louis (10/30) and another five tackles against Houston (11/6). Against Baltimore (11/13) he three tackles and one quarterback pressure and another quarterback pressure and five tackles at Tennessee (11/20). At Arizona (11/27) posted seven tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced a Kurt Warner fumble on the final drive to end the game. Posted eight tackles at Cleveland (12/4) and finished second on the team with a season-high 15 tackles and one tackle for a loss against Indianapolis (12/11). Against San Francisco (12/18) again finished second on the team with seven tackles before recording one tackle at Houston (12/24). At Tennessee (1/2) he had three tackles and one forced fumble and recorded eight tackles and one tackle for a loss at New England (1/7) in the AFC Wildcard game.

    2004: Ranked second on the team for the second consecutive season with 131 tackles (82 solo), surpassing 100 tackles for the third consecutive season … Tallied two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and blocked one field goal … In the season opener recorded eight tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble Sept. 12 at Buffalo … Recovered one fumble with eight tackles (six solo) Sept. 19 against Denver … Made nine tackles (seven solo) Oct. 10 at San Diego … Had career game on Oct. 17 against Kansas City with team highs of two sacks (of Trent Green) and 15 tackles (nine solo) … Collected second double-digit tackle total of season on Nov. 14 against Detroit with 11 tackles (six solo) … Recorded first career blocked field goal (of Kris Brown) in regular-season home finale Dec. 26 against Houston … Recorded eight tackles and one for a loss Dec. 12 vs. Chicago … Finished season with nine tackles (six solo) Jan. 2 at Oakland.

    2003: Ranked second on the team with a career-high 150 tackles (97 solo), surpassing 100 tackles for second straight year ... Notched two interceptions and three fumble recoveries for five takeaways, tied for third most in a season in team history. Tied for third in AFC among defensive players with three fumble recoveries.

    2002: Finished rookie season fourth on team with 108 tackles (51 solo) and second in special teams tackles with 13 (tied) ... Marked only fifth rookie in Jaguars history to make 100 tackles on defense ... Played in all 16 games, making three starts at strongside linebacker ... Also saw considerable playing time as a rush end on passing downs ... Added three sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed, one tackle for loss and led team with 13 QB pressures.
     
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  12. BuckeyeKing

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    We better trade JT for a first. Like one of Dallas or Jaguars picks.
     
  13. brandon27

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    The 4th would have gotten us one need filled, trading the 4th helped in the attempt to fill 2 needs. Fasano is young, and hasnt had much of a shot playing behind Witten. Keep in mind, these are Parcells/Ireland's players. Had the drafted Fasano to someday replace a guy like witten, whats wrong with bringing him here? He's already an improvement over anything we already have. Trying to be positive here!
     
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  14. alen1

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    True but Fasano did lose some playing time to some rookie TE named Curtis.
     
  15. Jaj

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    Wow you guys are pretty funny. We're celebrating in the club.
     
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  16. pocoloco

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    We just got two starters for the price of one. One is a promising young TE (comparable to a guy like Carlson, which we were probably gonna draft in the 3rd or 4th), and the other will be a 29 yr old ILB that has had 5 seasons of 100+ tackles in his career. I don't see how that's not two starters, which we could not possibly fill with one pick anyhow

    Anyway we got Tampa and Jacksonville interested in JT. That's a 2nd and a 4th/5th. We'll get that pick back and then some
     
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  17. alen1

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    You and Brandon are right. I just hate seeing draft picks go, especially on a team that has this many needs but you guys both make a good point. Thanks.
     
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  18. brandon27

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    I understand your reaction Alen, but keep in mind, we just got two guys who are capable starters, and only gave up a 4th round pick.

    As I mentioned, im pretty confident at this point that JT is as good as gone for a 2 and 4, or a 2 and 5.

    Relax out here guys, keep in mind... This is Parcells... how many teams has he rebuilt?

    Have a brew and keep rockin! :beer:
     
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  19. High Definition

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    I don't understand the anger towards this deal. We filled our need for another ILB with a veteran; Crowder, Ayodele, and Torbor should be a fine set. We also filled the need at TE by trading a 4th-round pick for a guy who was drafted in the 2nd-round merely two years ago and couldn't beat out Jason Witten, a Pro Bowl caliber TE. You get a veteran ILB in the deal as well.

    Don't see the reason to complain.
     
  20. MelbournePhin

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    we got 2 for one, what the hell was pissed away???? these guys will make the team.
     
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  21. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Well I wanted Carlson and Lofton now that is looking slim.
     
  22. brandon27

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  23. Kanye West

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    I think this is a good trade. We only traded away a forth rounf pick and I know we need as much picks as possible because we were 1 - 15 but we fill two needs and give away one forth round pick and Akin Ayodele and Anthony Fasano is a young tight end that could be promising
     
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  24. alen1

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    Damn you for your good points! :angry:





    :D
     
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  25. alen1

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    I was hoping for possibly Lofton as well but not anymore I guess....
     
  26. slickj101

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    I was thinking the same thing as I read the article. This is not a bad trade for us at all people.

    With Fasano only being 24, we get our TE now instead of drafting one. He also obviously has a lot more experience then a rookie would.

    Ayodele is a proven starter at a position that we're very thin at, talent wise. Wouldnt be suprised if Crowder loses his spot to him.

    And we got both of these potential starters for one 4th rounder. lol How can you really be mad at that? I think it's pretty safe to say that we got a lot more value in this trade then we would of got with the pick. Instant upgrades. :up:

    Now hopefully JT gets traded like Poco said and we're sitting with at least an additional 2 and 4.
     
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  27. wpgfishfan

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    Any news on Slappy from FinHeaven

    If I remember correctly Fasano was his cousin
     
  28. brandon27

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    Glad everyones coming around on this one now!!! I think this is just the start to our pre-draft day activity. I don't want to sleep from now until the draft ends tomorrow! haha :up:
     
  29. DOLFANMIKE

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    "Ayodele started all 16 regular season games and the NFC Wildcard game for the Cowboys and finished second on the team with 106 tackles; his fifth consecutive season with 100-plus tackles."

    Ayodele seems worth a 4th rounder to me alone, mix in the fact that Fasano was a 2nd rounder in 2006 and I love the deal. Ireland, Sparano, and BP know exactly what they are getting too being that they were their guys.
     
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  30. slickj101

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    Finsgirlie is gonna be pissed when Ayodele takes Channings spot.
     
  31. jdang307

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    Funny, when Ayodele was mentioned as possible dolphins weeks back (along with Spears) I remember everyone saying that would be awesome. So when I saw this trade, I was thinking, awesome trade! Then I read the replies lol.

    Starting ILB and huge upgrade to our TE, for a fourth rounder? Show me one player here you'd rather have:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NFL_Draft#Round_four
    I see only one 4th rounder from 2006 that's any good - Dumervil. Leon Washington maybe.

    But we're getting two players Ireland and Parcells and Sparano know a lot about. In the draft we'd get a 1 in 32 chance if that to nail something decent.
     
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    Nice write up DGB Fasano is a good pickup I doubt we get someone that can potentiolly start and is a good blocker in the running game and passing game as good in the later rounds.


    For the money it's a smart move. Alos Adoyle still has some good years left and great size Hits like a TRUCK!!!
     
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    I think we improve with this trade. We get an LB who will almost def start, and an upgrade at TE. Even if it's not huge, it's still an upgrade. And these were both positions we were expected to draft. So at least initially a real two for one deal. With some more playing time I would expect Fasano to get better, too.
     
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    It takes 2 more potentiol needs out that we would need out of having to draft them, so therefore 2 for one makes sense becasue we wouldn't get a starting TE in the 4th and quality LB
     
  35. brandon27

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    I think thats the main point of it. We get another LB, and we get a TE that is capable of starting for us. Sure we give up ONE draft pick, but now we arent using TWO to draft another LB and a TE. We can use our picks on other important positions. this is a great trade for us for its value thats for sure. as i said earlier too, I think Parcells and company are banking on a 2 and a 4(or 5) from trading JT as well. OR... maybe thats why we pulled off this move... to fill two spots with one pick, and allow us to use our others on more important areas while keeping JT.. hmm... who knows
     
  36. feelthepain

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    Funny, Fasano wasn't a starter in Dallas, but he is in Miami. Adoyle became expendable when Dallas picked up Zach. Yet Miami picks these guy's up and suddenly we're better off. In this draft there is a lot of talent that will come off the board on day 2, but we don't need any of that.
     
  37. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Well no duh...the Cowboys were a playoff team and we WON ONE GAME last season. Their players are better than ours, top to bottom.


    Oh yeah...we have NO picks left on day two now...
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I believe the idea is that JT will be traded, and he will net us a #2 and a #4, and these guys may not have been starters in Dallas, but Fasano was stuck behind Witten, and Ayodele at least knows the system, something that none of our other Lb's can say.
     
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  39. feelthepain

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    Well, there are a few Cowboy fans that think they got the deal and are laughing at us. I would think they have more of an idea of what they just gave up then we do.

    http://www.thedallascowboys.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2978
     
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    We'll see, this just happens to be a move I don't like.
     

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