Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Same is Good, Right?

Maybe I've finally fallen prey to the Lurie and Banner rhetoric, but I honestly believe you only need a few more pieces to again be a contender next season. Winning it all, well after the Cardinals game I am no longer guaranteeing anything!

The Cardinals' game was an admiration. The Eagles Defense is dangerously good. You don't get a #3 ranking if you aren't. They had a bad game, be it, at the worst possible time.

My one addition (and it's a BIG one) would be Julius Peppers. The man is an UFA and the latest reports have him wanting out of Carolina. He is still young, still dominant, and would allow the Eagles to generate consistent pressure without the blitz (something that was missing in the playoffs).

The offense, well unless all you McNabb haters can give me a better alternative, #5 is back under center. The upgrades are needed along the OL and at RB. For the OL I say bring back Runyan on a short-term deal, move Todd Heremans out to tackle, and your two guards are Andrews and Cole. I am sorry, with the 21st and 28th picks in this years draft you aren't going to find a starting caliber tackle.

At running back, the team needs a big, YOUNG back to compliment B-West (say goodbye Buck). This can be had with one of their two 1st round picks. From the group of Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno, Ohio State’s Chris Wells, and Pitt’s LeSean McCoy, someone has to be available.

Pedal to the metal...right?!?


Anonymous said...

god i would love to get Knowshon but i no being an Eagles fan you never get what you want on draft day. we will probably trade down again. frist the cowboys now probably the giants. Boldin and or Peppers would be GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Peppers is terrible in coverage nor plays well against run. Dont forget it is his contract year. He hasn't produced much in previous two years. It will make much more impact having monster in the middle - Haynesworth. When he collapses the pocket even washouts like Kearse get easy sucks.

Anonymous said...

Moreno, Chris Wells and LeSean McCoy are straight runners they can't catch nor block. Besides two of them will be gone before 20th pick. Eagle will keep Buck and BWest. Booker will get another shot and next year we will have pick in top 15 to get CJ Spiller to succeed BWest.