Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Arrogant Eagles

As we begin a full BSD push to the NFL season (a little over a week away)... Hoosierfan has provided some thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles have been at the top of, or near the top of their division for the past decade. That said, they have faltered in recent years, and it was only the year when they had T.O. as a playmaker, that they were able to make the Super Bowl. Each year, McNabb yearns for a WR who isn't going to drop his bullet-like throws. Each year, the Eagles draft a rookie who does not have that ability.

Fast forward to this year. McNabb says he needs a playmaker. The Eagles do nothing. Kevin Curtis is now injured with a sports hernia, and Andy Reid says the team will stay put, leaving the McNabb throws in the hands (or off the fingertips / shoulder pads / chest of) of Hank Baskett, Reggie Brown, DeSean Jackson, and Jason Avant - all 3rd - 4th receiver caliber players. (Jackson is a Rookie, so who knows, but the Eagles track record with rookie wide receivers has been abysmal). Meanwhile, they have Lito Sheppard, a 2-time pro-bowler sitting on the bench, taking up $3.5 million in cap space, and they have yet to trade him.

Furthermore, Anquin Boldin has demanded a trade, Chad Johnson previously demanded a trade, and Joe Horn has been cut for cap reasons. Why don't the Eagles do anything?

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