NEXT season you may be treated to the sight of our all-time leading rusher, LeSean McCoy, playing in a Giants jersey. I hope the EAGLES do a better job of replacing him than they did of replacing DeSean Jackson. That’s of course if there’s any fire to all this smoke, and the rumors of the EAGLES wanting to move him are true.
In any case, unless Darren Sproles is set to carry the load for us in 2015, or unless we draft someone, odds are we’ll be getting a Free Agent. Let’s get a look at who’ll be out there!
According to Spotrac.com this is the list of UFA (Unrestricted Free Agent) RB’s that will be available after this season. You can all but assume that guys like Murray and Forsett will re-sign with their current teams; but even if they don’t, do you see any names that you’d be happy to replace McCoy with? If we ran a different system and depending on what it was, sure I could pick a couple of those names. But for what we do, it’s almost like McCoy was cooked up in a lab just to play in this offense. Why fuck with what works?
You’re probably waiting for the part where I show you what hard evidence I have that McCoy is leaving. Well I don’t have any. Right now all I have is a teaspoon of speculation, and a ton of history on how our Front Office operates. Here’s what I mean.
I’ve been making the rounds on-line, collecting and sifting news about the EAGLES to write about and share with you. Since last week I keep seeing stories about the EAGLES trading McCoy to Oakland. If you look it up you’ll find different versions of it, but they all have roots in this story here.
I found it interesting because I told my readers months ago (in June) that McCoy might be leaving after this season. I’m still hoping that it doesn’t happen, but anyone who’s been an EAGLES fan for at least the last quarter century can tell you, none of our greats finish as EAGLES. We don’t get to see our own go smiling into the sunset. And that’s been regardless of coach, GM, or owner. It’s part of what robs me of any optimism that there’s a happy ending to the coming crisis my other article mentioned.
I just hope that we at least get somebody good, because we’re almost certainly going to part with somebody great.