Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Worst Off-Season

Thankfully there are rookies and Asante Samuel, otherwise what a miserable off-season the Eagles had. And the misery is directly centered on Mr. Lorenzo Booker and Mr. Chris Clemons.

I wouldn't blame you if you had forgotten that each player was still on the team. Their appearances on game day are few, their impact absolutely nothing. At least with Booker it ONLY cost a 4th round pick, not millions of guaranteed money.

I had gotten kind of excited during the 49ers game to actually see Clemons on the field (outside of special teams) and actually contribute to the final outcome (4th quarter fumble recovery). Silly me I thought he had finally turned the corner, actually understood the defense and was ready to be the DE that played in Oakland last year. WRONG! The return of a healthy Abiamiri meant the return of Clemons to the sideline against the Falcons.

And Booker, what can you say expect that Parcells really pulled one over on the Eagles. I never expected Booker to be a starter, instead more of a 3rd down back. I guess my expectations were a bit too high. Booker, to date, has shown he can't block, can't catch, and falls down at the slightest bit of contact. Not the qualities you want in a RB. Thanfully Buckhalter's knees are holding up!

And don't even get me started again on the FB signings!

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