TOLD you it would “Be interesting to see which Free Agents want to sign here this year. And which ones we lose.” Eagles fans will find this interesting, while fans of Charles Kelly won’t like it at all. Don’t get your hopes to high Eagles fans. It’s okay to dream, but don’t set yourself up to be disappointed.
Remember Trent Coles exit tweet?
How about the way Cary Williams has been handled? I can’t say for sure, but I think I saw evidence of DeSean Jackson being a gang member hanging out in a Jacuzzi with the Dez Bryant tape, the Loch Ness Monster, and a Black senator from Philadelphia.
Fact is, Kelly doesn’t respect his veterans. Right Evan Mathis?
Knowing that why would a lot of guys pick coming here over other places? No respect AND practices that are harder than games? All that for a coach with zero playoffs wins?
Look, I’m not saying that the Eagles won’t get anybody. They have too much money available for some poor schlub not to say “Meh. How bad could it really be in Philly?” Somebody is going to take this money.
What’s funny is that last week many fans were so sure that WR Jeremy Maclin and New England Safety Devin McCourty would be Eagles in 2015. While Maclin left Kelly for a coach he’d last gone 4-12 with, McCourty took less money than the Eagles were offering, and we’re giving 10M$ a year to a guy (CB Byron Maxwell) with 17 career starts.
Keep in mind that FA “OLB” Brandon Graham is still waiting in the wings and Trent Cole’s release makes that huge at the moment. Fans think they want Jason Worilds, but Graham is the better player of the two. Signing Worilds instead would be a step down, not up.
The same can be said about FA DE Cedric Thornton. Neither Taylor Hart nor (NT) Beau Allen is the player that Thornton is. And Vinny Curry plays better as a 4-3 DE. If we’re smart we re-sign Thornton.
I knew Maclin had other options. I’m shocked how well Chip Kelly has conned so many people. Someone actually wrote on the Eagles website that this time the Eagles walk into free agency with someone competent. So revisionist history has made the winningest coach in franchise history incompetent?? You don’t have to like Andy Reid, but people are now just making up shit to make Chip look better. I pointed out that the incompetent guy and the competent guy are sporting the exact same records right now over the past two seasons with their respective teams. Of course Andy took over a team that was actually worse record wise. Chip just got rid of all the guys who win him ten games like a friggin buffoon. My guess is the incompetent guy breaks the tie this season.
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I don’t think that Chip has conned anyone. I think there are a number of fans who simply don’t look past the W/L column. It’s hard to understand the nuances of the game when you marinade your brain in beer whenever and Eagles game comes on, and if you don’t pay attention to any team except your own.
Many fans lack a sense of perspective, which affects perception. In the end they only know what they’re told, and they have nothing to judge it against besides division rivals who they hate anyway. It’s a convenient, perpetual ignorance, underpinned by the fear of looking like a “fake fan”.
Meanwhile the emperor strolls naked down the street.
This team will be lucky to win five games. Chip has gone power hungry and is terribly out of his league.
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You will get no argument here