Re: Eagles Still At It...Sign Jenkins
posted at 7/30/2011 7:51 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Eagles Still At It...Sign Jenkins
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Eagles Still At It...Sign Jenkins : They've never won a SB, just dealt Kolb rolling with dice with Vick, and just dealt #14 overall Broderick Bunckley to Cleveland. Jim Johnson passed away last year and their D went to hell. Samuel is overpaid and needs to be moved. IN other words, they;re admitting some mistakes in the draft and FA AND trying to quickly fix them. GREAT signings, no doubt. But, it's clear it has to work for a SB in the next two years. 2014 is when the cap skyrockets, so they';ll be strapped until then. Also, Brandon Graham, 1st rd pick was a bust last year. Not sure what his future holds. We'll see. Also, losing Quentin Mikell on the back end will probably be a slight issue. Good player who knew the system. They're signing high priced, big name guys all at once so it will be a lot of pressure. Similar to the Jets. Don't expect Vick to have that same year as he had last year. If I am an Eagles fan I love the moves, but I would not trust Vick. It appears Andy Reid is under the gun.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
AGREED Russ!!! I give Philly credit for: "Acquiring the greatest Number & Sum Total of big-name Free Agents available in 2011."
After that... Ya know, like ACTUAL Team Need, and/or (much better) Actual Team Need & especially "Team-Need" after accounting for The Eagles own free agents that they lost...weighing it w/ actual knowledge of the team... Then idk WhatInTF they're doing?!?
Quintin Mikel was just @ 30 yrs old, but man- He WAS their Defensive Backfield. So now... Ya got Asante Samuel & Nnamdi... 2 guys, who are NASTY when the ball's thrown their way, in terms of the threat they pose... But NEITHER of them, ahh- Well, they just don't tackle...anyone... Meaning: At all, or ever once. Asante jumps routes mad, and so He is VERY succeptible to giving up HUGE plays (along w/ gettin' a pick 6 of course). And no-one threatened...No-one even PASSED to Asomugha's side of the field?!? For like, the past 3 years... Just why even bother? The other Raider's CBs and Safeties svck, and The Raiders Offense svx too! So once ya get up in the game, you play ball-control vs Oakland's pathetic Team. And so, yes-Nnamdi's GREAT at pass-coverage, and he had that 8 pick superstar season 4 years ago and got that enormous contract...but since then? Nnamdi's been Rep. And say his rep's justified...It doesn't matter, b/c Oakland's Opponents' Offensive gameplans, don't even have to deal with him (who cares?).
Either way...neither guy tackles. Neither guy even likes to tackle. And A$ can be had at times for big. But Quintin Mikel was just SOLID in his tackling and smart deep-threat IQ for Philly. He was the unheralded leader and rock you could count on. So now, Philly has 2 of the best CBs in football...But zero Safety. Oh, 1 Rookie. 3 new guys that have to click on a new team...and 1 rookie that NEEDS to play like a vet Day#1 (Jaquiann Jarret)...no choice.
D-Line? Ya got 2 studs. But 1 guy's a 3-4 DE who's been out like 13 games in the last 2 seasons. The other? Blew..It...Up. Last year- His contract season. <Cullen Jenkins & Jason Babin /> And so, in all, This IS good...b/c Philly's interior Front 7...? AWFUL last year. Heck, the ONLY thing saving them, was the prescence of their ILB guys, with Stewart Bradley (#3 or #4 on the team in Tackles...something like 8 or 9 PDs too) & Omar Gaither (who began coming back to form late in the year, after tearin' his ACL the previous one). And so this is good, b/c Bradley & Gaither??? They're now member's of The Cardinals and The Panthers. Another, well thought out move here Reid... Solved 1 problem w/ a star or two just like your Secondary...And so you subsequently created the most relative connection with a new problem. And so Philly signed a decent CFL DE/OLB, and Drafted Casey Matthews @ ILB. So, I don't really understand...? Even if EVERY-one of these guys works out, and each rook is not just a starter, but a proven & reliable one...Ya got your starting DTs and starting ILB and sub...all new to the team (and each other)?
Offense? He!!, Line-work at RT (Vick's blind-side), was NEED: A#!. Priority. Vick was running for his life, trying to by time. And so...ya got zero OT, and drafted a new rook RG (Danny Watkins). So whomever you place protecting your QBs blind-side will either be: New and already sh#tty...or All new.
Let's see...ya lost your FB and your power-back (Jerome Harrison Leonard Weaver)...So your power-running game is all rookie. Ahh- Your old, but EXTREMELY accurate kicker's gone (lol, it's like the only time he missed one last year, happened to be in the postseason...David Akers was gettin' more accurate w/ age)...and your Punter (Sav Rocca- One-third...ONE-THIRD of his attempts, pinned the oppossing team inside their own 20yl). And, alright...IF something happens to Vick when he gets blind-sided, you just traded away a VERY good 1st string QB (and certainly true potential for starting, w/ not a huge drop-off...compared to 3/4's of other team's back-ups).
In all...Ummm, great moves I guess. "Dream-Team"