THERE is no way I could say the Eagles shouldn’t pursue Free Agent CB Byron Maxwell, without being shouted down. He’s got the size teams covet, and having played in the “Legion of Boom” he has a reputation that teams will at least show respect to at first.
He says he likes the Man-Press/Cover Three scheme that we play, because it’s similar to Seattle’s. Perhaps it is as far as the way the Secondary players are utilized. However because of the fact that Seattle plays a 4-3 and rushes their 4 down linemen as a rule, the result is that they play their OLB’s very different from how we play ours.
Then again maybe it’s too much to ask to expect a 6th round draft pick with just 17 career starts to look at such “subtleties”. Oh you didn’t know about the 17 starts? Or the 6th round selection? Or WHY he fell so far? But you DO think the Eagles should pay this guy 12-13M$ a year.
Fine. I won’t argue with that. What I will say though, is that if we sign him and Bill Davis doesn’t change his coverage scheme; the same fans who clamored for him will be calling Maxwell overpriced by Thanksgiving, and for his head by Christmas.