Finally! Realizing the 49ers aren't to blame for the Patriots success

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I didn’t plan on posting today. I’ve been burned out this whole week because of the superbowl’s extra week off, and I’d planned on not typing a thing until at least the beginning of tomorrow’s game.

I suppose it’s because of my burning disgust towards the NFL that I’ve been avoiding all football related content, but I couldn’t resist passing along a posting the good folks at therealests made, that goes into details as to why you shouldn’t blame the 49ers for the patriots getting the #7 pick in this upcoming draft.

In short they detail the trades that ultimately led to the Pats having the 49ers pick. Bottom line; the 49ers got a Franchise OT out of it. Here’s their breakdown of the trade.

Trade #1 (9.12.2006)

Seahawks Get:
WR Deion Branch

Patriots Get:
– 2007 first round pick (#24 overall: S Brandon Meriweather)

Trade #2 (4.28.2007)

49ers Get:
– #28 pick in 2007 Draft (OT Joe Staley)

Patriots Get:
– 2008 first round pick in 2008 Draft (#7 overall)
– #110 overall pick in 2007 Draft

Trade #3 (4.29.2007)

Raiders Get:
– #110 overall pick in 2007 Draft (CB John Bowie)

Patriots Get:
WR Randy Moss

Hopefully the Pats blow this and end up with a new Rashan Salaam.

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