Randon.. 3)TradeWinds whipping fiercely but it's gotta get done soon,if it's gonna get done,Coaches need him ASAP 4 catch up learning curveâ Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 26, 2012
On Thursday, Irsay said that trade winds were "swirling", but after a day of monitoring the situation, trade winds were "still howlin" on Saturday. Where "whipping fiercely" ranks on a National Weather Service scale is unknown, but it suggests an upgrade.
Irsay is right, however, in that any player acquired at this point in the NFL calendar would have a short time to get up to speed in Bruce Arians' offense or Greg Manusky and Chuck Pagano's defense. Unless that player -- say Mike Wallace or Cary Williams -- has already played for that coordinator or head coach.
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