I proposed what I think is one of the greatest trades of all time in my Fantasy Football league. I'm not doing it because my team, Willie Dixon, which won its first four games, has lost its last two. I'm doing it because it is the right thing.
I offered Steve Smith for Steve Smith. Tell me if, in the annals of football real or fantasy, a player has ever been traded for a player with the same name. I'm not aware of it and I don't want to ruin this blog by going through 50 years of football to check. If there were two Red Granges, and they were traded for each other, so be it.
One Steve Smith runs a great route but is not particularly fast. His co-workers, however, include two standout young receivers, one of whom, Hakeem Nicks, played at Independence high school.
The other Steve Smith established himself as an elite receiver years ago. He is fast and runs a nice route, but it's his quickness and power that distinguish him. His supporting cast is not nearly as strong, and he doesn't play with a Manning.
Sadly, my Smith for Smith trade was rejected.
But when running backs who don't share a name but share a division -- the NFC North -- were added the deal went through. I lost Ryan Grant but picked up Matt Forte.
Although I'll miss Steve Smith, it's almost as if he never left.