Trade News: Fish Trade Tunsil and Stills To Houston

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  1. LF911SC

    LF911SC Well-Known Member

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    Guess a WR and LT arent needed in Miami. Theyre going to totally suck

     
  2. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to Fitzpatrick for winning the starting job.
     
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  3. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    Tank for tua full steam ahead.
     
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  4. jilozzo

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    shit the fish are gonna have #1 next year. wow.
     
  5. NCJetsfan

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...trade-for-dolphins-laremy-tunsil-kenny-stills

    According to the above-referenced article, the fish will receive two first round picks, a second round pick, OL Julie'n Davenport, and STer Johnson Bademosi, while the Texans also get a 4th and 6th round pick.

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    Texans trade for Dolphins' Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills
    • By Kevin Patra
    • Around the NFL Writer
    • Published: Aug. 31, 2019 at 05:24 p.m.
    • Updated: Aug. 31, 2019 at 07:00 p.m.
    Houston landed its left tackle.

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero report the Texans are trading two first-round picks plus a second-rounder to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, per sources informed of the deal.

    The Dolphins also receive special teamer Johnson Bademosi and offensive lineman Julien Davenport in the deal, while the Texans recoup fourth- and sixth-round picks, per RapSheet + Friends.

    After Texans coach and de facto GM Bill O'Brien was flamed for not getting O-line help back in the trade of Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks, Houston went out and secured its future at left tackle in a big way.

    Tunsil is one of the rising blindside blockers in the NFL and a massive upgrade for a Texans line that was among the worst in the league. One of the best pass-blocking tackles in the league, Tunsil will secure Deshaun Watson's backside.

    After all the consternation surrounding the Texansoffensive line, getting Tunsil out of South Beach is a huge coup for Houston and immediately upgrades their offensive potential in the AFC South.

    With Tunsil under contract for the next two seasons at a bargain rate ($2.149 million; $10.35 million, respectively), O'Brien finally solved the left tackle problem that'd been a black hole since the Duane Brown trade in 2017. To do so, however, the Texansmight have mortgatged their future given the steep price in draft capital.

    The Texans also used their wealth of cap space to take Stills, and his $7.975 million base salary, off of the Dolphins hand's. Stills provides Houston a good complement to DeAndre Hopkins and will add depth to a receiver corps with Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, who haven't been able to stay healthy.

    Stills appeared on his way out of Miami following open critiques of owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump and criticizing hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's social justice partnership with the NFL. In discussing his reasoning for playing eight straight Jay-Z songs at a camp practice after Stills' comments, Dolphins coach Brian Flores cited the receiver's disappointing play.

    All the signs pointed to the Dolphins potentially cutting Stills. Instead, they jettisoned him a package with Tunsil to Houston.

    For the Dolphins, the trade of Tunsil is another loud siren that they are in full rebuild-mode. Given Tunsil's team-friendly contract situation and status as a supreme blocker on a woeful offensive line, moving on is a questionable move in the short-term. Miami now has major questions throughout the O-line. The trade also won't help with the evaluation of the QB position this season.

    Instead of keeping their young, rising left tackle in Miami long-term, the Dolphins will swim forward with their boatload of picks into the 2020 season.

    There are major questions about how the news will be received in the Dolphins' locker room. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald previously reported that players "would revolt" if Tunsil was traded. First-year coach Brian Flores will now have to manage that potential uprising.

    Miami's willingness to part with Tunsil is Deshaun Watson's gain.
     
  6. NCJetsfan

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    Now watch them beat the Jets twice this season.
     
  7. Red Menace

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    The Texans are reloading, have to give them credit for these moves. While I’m a believer in building through the draft, it’s not everyday that a legitimate LT becomes available.

    Watson is a good QB that needs help, they did a good job of giving him that help.

    I believe they traded for RB Carlos Hyde as well.

    Well done Texans.
     
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  8. Sam Hammer

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    LOL! The Texans got raped twice in the same day!
     
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  9. WarriorRB28

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    I can see the logic behind the trade for both teams.

    Houston must really really really REALLY LOVE Deshaun Watson. Looking at his production so far it's not hard to see why.
     
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  10. GasedAndConfused

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    texans are selling the future for a win now team which really makes the clowney trade odd, but nonetheless their biggest division rival had their QBr etire. they know the divison is there. they improved at RB, WR, and o-line to go along with the watson/hopkins/fuller trio and a good defense. they want to make a SB push before it all falls apart
     
  11. dawinner127

    dawinner127 Well-Known Member

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    Imagine giving up all that for a LT and your starting qb still gets molly whopped for 6 sacks and bunch of QB hits. Insane
     
  12. Leicester Jet

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    If the fish get the No 1 pick Tua might stay in Bama for his senior year - that would be so funny!
     
  13. HomeoftheJets

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    The real prize is Trevor Lawrence in 2021.
     
  14. Leicester Jet

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    If he continues where his first year left off, nothing is guaranteed.
     
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  16. LAJet

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    I guess I will never understand the willingness to let go of a great LT in the making when you find one. If I was Fitz I would quit this sorry ass team.
     

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