It should be called “Eagles Offseason: Knee-Jerk Edition.” Reuben Frank (who I referenced and commended in the playoff preview column) must have stolen this “article” from a message board. Just kidding… I think. But seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. This is precisely the kind of stuff you would see some teenage armchair general manager post on an NFL message board forum. Is this supposed to be a realistic offseason plan or his personal fantasy one? It doesn’t fit with anything the Eagles have ever done from a personnel standpoint. That’s not to say Asomugha’s play is starting to decline — in fact, he’ll probably remain at an elite level for another few years. However, with the exception of the T.O. experiment, when has this organization ever signed a 30-year old free agent? The age of 30 is when management starts getting rid of players, not acquiring them. If the Eagles want to make a fundamental change to their basic philosophies, let it begin with a more balanced attack on offense that gets the ball to LeSean McCoy at least 20-25 times every game.
I’ll give my opinion about what should happen this offseason in a future post… I just don’t feel like exerting the energy to write it right now.