Richard S. wrote: anthony7812 wrote:
I think the eagles are doin great they should keep reid and the same offensive line for next year
There is lot of talent on the Eagle but I think the one sign afew games back said it all, The Eagles success was always defined by the unpredictable and wide open offenses and the same could be said of the Jim Johnson defenses. Matter of fact the Jim Johnson defense with Brian Dawkins as the leader on the field is as important if not more important to their successes than anything else. You can't easily replace people like that.
Reid will probably be gone, I don't see how he stays. The bright side is I hear Gruden is on the short list
This is OLD news and not at all verified. In fact, no short list at all is verified outside of Louri's head.
I never "get" when I hear the Eagles have lots of talent. The Eagles do not have lots of talent. I'll give you,
Offense: McCoy, Jermney Maclin ( 2nd receiver on a good team at best), Advant, and Foles is still an unknown. Not a single O-lineman considered top tier. Unlikely peters comes back better than what he was in 2011.
Defense: Wait a minute, I'm still thinking....still thinking....
Maybe Kendricks can become really good? Maybe....
The Eagles whether be it Reid or Roseman have never had a great draft in Reid's years here. McNabb was his first & best pick. Here's what Reid would do. He'd trade higher picks for multiple lower picks hoping he'll strike gold or find a diamond in the ruff. He hit a few keepers over the years but never any really great players. Here is what else he'd do. Draft guys, let them hang around for one to three years and release for new draft picks only to repeat the cycle the following years. If he had 8 picks, he'd keep 5 to 6 guys, cut 2, and let them play special teams. Now if he'd cut 6 players form a new draft, how would this look? I have studied his drafts year by year. Horrible! Almost no stand outs.
Go here, how many recognizable names do you see? I mean, how many Pro Bowlers?http://www.pro-football-reference.com/t ... /draft.htm
Here is what Reid is good at 50% of the time. He'll draft a lower round QB, coach him into a better player maybe even an over achiever. Once this QB goes to a new team, he falls flat on his face. eg. Cobb, Feeley
Do you recognize these names? Andy Hall, Mike Kapta. His other two QB picks other than Mc Nabb.
The 2nd best player Reid drafted all time, Brian Westbrook, 3rd Tra Thomas. EDIT: Tra was drafted 1998, prior year to Reid. His 3rd best, toss up between Brent Celek & Sheldon Brown ( likely Jim Johnson pick)
Dawk was picked by Ray Rhodes in 1996.
Where have you gone Barry Gardner?