you know, Tom, I agree with you about those two being the two best. but- I'm
*really* concerned with Smith's potential for injury, especially if he is to
be my #1 rb. however, check this out- since I posted my original message, I
have traded my third rd pick(5th if you count the 2 keepers everyone has)
and M. Irvin(who I wasn't keeping anyway) to an "expansion", first-year
owner for his second rd pick. that leaves me with the 7th,13th, and 18th
picks overall (after the two keeper rounds, of course). the keeper list
hasn't been released, yet, BTW. perhaps I would be better off keeping
Kaufman and possibly getting someone equal to, or better than Smith with one
of my picks...the trade kinda expands my options, don't you think?
>I would keep Brown and Smith, your two best players. Kaufman is OK, but he
>2.2 yards per carry from the first half of last season to the second half.
>might do better this time, but he's a small guy and we have some
>evidence that he wore down. Irvin, who knows, and Allen is too creaky.
>what you will about Smith, he goes down with enormous injuries, but _not_
>ones! *grin* I'm a little leery of suggesting you keep him, but I don't
>your alternatives are any better.
> -- Tom