Eagles find Dawkins' replacement

Discussion in 'NFL' started by BigBob, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    He's obviously no Dawkins, but I think he'll do fine. Not amazing, but fine.
     

  2. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Might be a tough year defensively for the Eagles but I'm sure they can manage. Just no inspirational speeches on the team when it comes to playing the real big games.
     
  3. Matriqulated

    Matriqulated Future is Fused 3036A.D.

    All I know is that if they are going to go down this road they better land one of these WR on the free agent market and have an offense that can score enough points to execute Andy's insane passy happy system & dictate the tempo of the game. JJ is not going to be bailing out the offense this season.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  4. Millz

    Millz Black 7! Staff Member V.I.P.

    He's definitely not Brian Dawkins because you cannot replace that leadership but it's at least something for Philly. They needed a safety and they got an above average guy.
     
  5. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I am not a big fan of his, don't get me wrong he's a decent player, but there's no way that he'll be able to fill in the shoes that Dawkins left.

    Don't want to burst your bubble Philly, but I doubt they'll land a big time Wide Out, after Owens got traded, they haven't gotten a good receiver to replace him and that hurt the Eagles defense so many times.
     
  6. Matriqulated

    Matriqulated Future is Fused 3036A.D.

    Millz, I'm expecting them to draft one S fairly high as well. But as mentioned, anyone they bring in won't be the defensive QB of JJ's system over night.

    Ruth, well as far as I've heard if they don't do something reasonable in terms of bringing in enough talent, Mcnabb will ask to get traded also. Obviously they don't have to honor that, but they have been down that road with Lito and the player, and many many others. I said it before and I'll say it again, at at least one scoring position "they need to do SOMETHING". This move wasn't it, and neither was the OL IMO. The only other move they could make that would satisfy me is a pass rushing DE that is exceptional and reliable, but I don't think there is anyone available who fits the bill. RB, they don't run why bother.

    They haven't exactly ignored the position since he left. They just stay cheap about it. Stallworth came via trade very late, he wasn't at training camp at all if I remember correctly he became an Eagle just before week 1 that season. Bring in Curtis the following year, draft Jackson the next. There are things to like about all 3 guys, and the value to me is in that order with Jackson at the top. Now is the time to stop doinking around and make a move, there are guys available. No more excuses.
     

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