HOWIE Roseman doesn’t think this year’s Safety crop is a good group. Read beyond the headlines and between the lines though.
You have to watch phrasing with this Front Office. Just because Howie doesn’t think it’s a good group doesn’t mean he doesn’t see a couple of standouts in that group. This is just the Eagles annual attempt at sending out fake Draft signals. It’s a longstanding part of their Draft Strategy.
I love my team, really I do, but they do such a HORRIBLE job with these smokescreens every year, it makes you wonder why they bother with them at all. You’d think with all the practice they get bullshitting us, that they’d be better at bullshitting other teams.
Be great if there was a coach or someone we fans could hire to help them improve in this area. Maybe we as fans should pass the hat and make donations to fund it.
Seriously though, everywhere you go you can find an almost identical list of “Needs To Fill” for every NFL team. Everybody knows what everybody needs, so it’s not like we have any secrets. Especially in this 24/7/365, multi-tiered media cycle. Yet there are some teams (like ours) that insist on acting like it’s still 1990. Sometimes I want to send a note: “Dear Eagles, the Internet has effectively murdered the NFL Secret, so act accordingly.”
Quick question: When was the last time a team traded up over the Eagles to grab a player at the same position that the Eagles drafted that year in the first round.
Answer: It hasn’t happened since at least 1993 (I just stopped looking after that.) The entire time Jeff Lurie has been the Owner ’94 to now (it’ll be 20 years on May 6th), the Eagles Draft smokescreen has NEVER spooked another team into a sudden jump. Never. Not even once.
Lately you can’t get away from discussions on WR’s, pass rushers, Cornerbacks and Safeties being linked to the Eagles. Meanwhile the Eagles do their part to fan those flames by bringing in guy after guy that they have no intention and/or chance of drafting.
All this despite the fact that we all know what the most glaring need is for our team, the 2-3 guys who could fill that need, and whether they should fall to us or whether a move is needed to have a shot at them.
I’ll get into who we’re picking tomorrow, and clear away some of the smokescreen. Don’t forget to click that FOLLOW button, because you won’t want to be the one to miss it.