Please look away if you are offended by Reid bashing. I do not want to offend his few remaining fans in this city. But it is just becoming so easy to criticize the Big Guy. And this latest criticism again ties into the Giants game, just not how you would think.
There really is no need to continue to question Reid's play calls, game management, etc.. from Sunday's game. The Eagles lost, it's time to move on before the season is totally wasted. I want more than a lousy playoff berth, but in the end I would be happy to see the Eagles playing any January games after missing out on the party last year. Time to focus on the Bengals. Can you imagine the attacks if the Eagles would lose to those bums? But it won't happen, it can't happen.
OK back to the point, the criticism. What was the biggest uproar from fans following the Giants game? I saw it as the Eagles inability to stop the run and having to watch a back like Jacobs shred our D, while the Eagles couldn't eek out 3 yards in crunch time. If we only had a Jacobs of our own.
Sadly, we could have had a back like Jacobs. Scratch that...we could of had the real Brandon Jacobs!
Flashback to the 2005 NFL draft. A quick review and you see that Jacobs was drafted #110 by the G-Men. Prior to that selection the Eagles had 5 draft picks, meaning 5 times they passed on drafting the big back they always needed!
Who did the Eagles select ahead of Jacobs? Mike Patterson (good pick), Reggie Brown (continues to get worse), Matt McCoy (his greatest headline was being arrested for a DUI this season), Ryan Moats (couldn't even beat out Booker), and Sean Considine (not even worth a comment).
Yea the draft is a hit and miss business. But man did the Eagles really blow this one. Oh yea, the Eagles also passed on drafting Marion Barber (pick #109).