A nice article in the Daily News this morning discussing the on-going contract talks with Tra Thomas.
A deal that I thought was already sealed and delivered appears to be stalling out. Seems to me that the Eagles are low balling Thomas. What, the Eagles and Banner being cheap...never!
So following the McNabb comments the Eagles continue to follow their old game plan. Build a team, hoard the salary cap money.
Letting Thomas hit the FA market seems idiotic to this fan. Quality offensive tackles are hard to come by. Thomas is coming off a quality season and based on his workout regime appears to have 1-2 good years left in his 30+ year old body.
So come on Banner, open up the pocket book and pay the man.
The Eagles can't expect to be successful in 2009 with two new offensive tackles. Banner needs to take a walk across the street to Citizens Bank Park and see what happens when a team spends money. That shiny trophy is called a championship!