I'm wondering what's going on here with ex-Eagles. The last two dominating Eagles defensive players (Hugh and Trotter) have fizzled, big-time, in their new environments. It's starting to make Andy Reid, and (more importantly) Jim Johnson seem like geniuses, either by letting older guys go or building a defense that caters to the strengths of their players.
That said, the Eagles need a DE. Two unprovens on Kearse's opposite side don't fill me with confidence.
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Dude thats all people have been talking about today since he got cut. I really hope they make the move it would cap off the best off season since I have been alive. Lets just hope... Andy, Joe, Mr. Lorrie please go get him.
Originally posted by BWTDude thats all people have been talking about today since he got cut. I really hope they make the move it would cap off the best off season since I have been alive. Lets just hope... Andy, Joe, Mr. Lorrie please go get him.
All I want to say is thank you Eagles. This is crazy its as if the Eagles were controlled by me in Madden this year. I wonder if Hugh is going to try to get in the afro contest with Freddie and McNabb? Its put up or shut up time for this team no more excuses.
I really couldn't give a crap how he played when he was in Jacksonville. He never settled there by all accounts and was playing in a team that was never going anywhere last year.
If he can get back to being half the player he was before he left then we're gonna have a heck of a pass rush with Kearse on the other side and Simon and Walker in the middle. Even if he does sod all we've still got McDougle who's apparently looking good in camp. Johnson must be like a pig in shit thinking up blitzes to back them up.
I really couldn't give a crap how he played when he was in Jacksonville. He never settled there by all accounts and was playing in a team that was never going anywhere last year
Doncha think the LEAST he could've done was to come to camp in shape last year?
And playing on "a team that was never going anwhere last year" is no excuse to just mail it in.
It's at least nice to see Douglas harboring no ill-will toward the Jags.
No, its not an excuse, but if you're generally not happy settling into a new city then your desire to do so ain't gonna be helped if the team you're playing on sucks.
I doubt he'll be the player he was a couple years back, but he'll be better than he was at the Jags, and with Kearse attracting most double teams that should be good enough. His presence in the locker room won't be a bad thing either.
I think there's a better chance than you might think. Much in the same way some believe TBS has deemphasized talking about potential blown calls from orders of MLB, ESPN does a fair bit of kowtowing to the NFL.