THE offseason is a marathon, not a sprint. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. REAL TALK? If you go around knee-capping your own roster, you won’t win any marathons OR sprints. Anyone waiting for that bright light at the end of the tunnel, is going to be interesting to talk to when they find out that it’s a train.
Understand, I’m not shocked about RB LeSean McCoy being traded. I was the first person anywhere saying that he might be last year, because I see what coach Charles Kelly is doing. In his mind he can win in the NFL by treating it like it’s the Oregon program he coached. So he’s going about making that transformation.
Fans who say they’re “Gonna wait to see how this turns out” amuse the hell out of me. If the Cowboys lost Dez Bryant or DeMarco Murray we would say they were in trouble. When the Giants lost Ahmad Bradshaw and Victor Cruz, we were quick to point out that they were in trouble. When RG3 went down for the Redskins, same thing. So these folks CAN see that you need talent to win in this league.
I’m not sure where the bright spot in giving away talent is supposed to be; but in MY experience when you’re the least talented team in your division, you end up at the bottom of the division. But for everyone who was thrilled that Kelly gets the final say now, you’re seeing the birth of who the Eagles are going to be under that regime. In Kelly’s first major move we’re a team that trades a Pro Bowl RB for a some guy rehabbing his SECOND ACL injury. Yes. Second.
In any case we have to make the best of it now.
So now the discussion shifts to who we replace McCoy with. No one on our roster fits the bill. Technically yes, we could line anyone up back there, but I mean who else will give you 1,300 yards in an off year? We have 50M$ in cap space, but every RB out there now is either a bad scheme fit, a huge question mark, or a poor man’s version of what we just gave away. Meanwhile McCoy and Bryce Brown are both in Buffalo. LOL.
Anyone care to discuss the QB situation? You know what. We’ll let that rest until Kelly actually makes a move. No need to borrow trouble, right? Who knows, the next move could be pure genius! We could end up with Darron Thomas at QB next year.
BTW: If Thomas is an Eagle next year, remember who had it before anyone else on Earth.