Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Worst Draft Pick

Matt McCoy, Reggie Brown, Kevin Kolb, Jerome McDougle, and Tony Hunt to name just a few. You say bust, I say you are damn right.

Sure all these picks sucked but lucky enough for the Eagles they weren't deadly picks. There was always another player at their position that made their shortcomings not so short.

The same can not be said of the 39th pick in the 2006 draft. Mr. Six Sacks to Osi Umenyiora. The one, the only, Winston Justice. The reason why the Eagles are now screwed.

We keep screaming for the Eagles to run the ball. Look at the aging Runyan and Thomas as the main reasons why the Eagles' rushing attack is mediocre. They are old, their bodies worn down. They no longer have the push or acceleration needed to open holes for the running game. They have become pure pass blocking Tackles.

And guess what, one or both of them are going to be back next season eating away at valuable cap space . There is no back-up plan. That back-up plan was Winston Justice. And with the 21st and 28th picks in this upcoming draft finding a starting tackle is going to be a long-shot.

So we fans can wish all we want for a running game. We can wish even harder for the Eagles to draft a first round RB. But if the Eagles weren't going to use a RB (Buckhalter) that averaged 4.9 yards per carry and 12.5 yards per reception, they aren't going to use a rookie RB (who will also be a blocking liability).

Thanks Winston for sucking!

2 comments:

colonel said...

And to everybody who says lets give Andy another chance, I say, with the draft coming up: Matt McCoy, Reggie Brown, Kevin Kolb, Jerome McDougle, Windston Justice!

Anonymous said...

Kolb still remains to be seen. Brown as a cameo WR he needs a dominant WR along his side to perform.