SIGNING WR Miles Austin to this team for any amount of money is bad enough. But how about if you’re Jordan Matthews or Josh Huff? What message does spending millions on yet another fragile athlete, send to them about where they stand? Particularly Matthews, of whom a great deal is expected .
Consider that last year the Eagles spent a 2nd round pick on Matthews and reached to grab Huff with the teams very next pick in the 3rd. So we invested heavily in these guys, and now when Jeremy Maclin is allowed to walk, we replace him with a brittle, 30 year old, who was told “thanks, but no thanks” by the Browns. I don’t get it.
In January (thinking that Maclin was as good as gone), I wrote an article saying that Matthews could be a monster, but I also pointed out some flaws in his game that are not being addressed by the WR coach here. We’re all familiar with Josh Huff’s ability to generate mistakes.
To me this comes down to an issue of not developing your own youth. If we did, Miles Austin would be unnecessary. Instead the head coach thinks he’s 2.3 million dollars’ worth of necessary.
Yayyyyy!!! Ex-Cowboys and blown ACL’s all around. Gotta LOVE this offseason so far.
Pre-season can’t get here quick enough. I have NO CLUE what to expect this season. I’m banking on a very good draft as I believe you have said. My biggest worry is our QB. That’s a big worry!
Yeah. The NFL Network did a story last night on Sam Bradford almost quitting. I saw the lead-in but I didn’t watch the story. I was too disgusted. Not at the idea that he had maybe had enough. (Who could blame him, if he had.) What bugs me is that our starter has already admitted to having an eye on the door. It makes me wonder just how much REAL fight he has left in him.
this is a very unpredictable situation. Maybe by design. Plenty of potential scapegoats. I watched Bradford because he was my fantasy QB before he got hurt and he has a ton of talent but you bring up valid points about his desire. He can can throw with velocity into tight spaces and with depth. I know people bash Manziel but I kind of like him. I wouldnt object to a Brown trade but Bradford is pedigree. Tough call here
I say trade him. Even if his knee is fine in 2014, it’s still an issue going forward and if he’s healthy and plays well this year, he’ll want a new deal, which the Eagles will be almost forced to give him. That’s big money to a guy you KNOW at some point will have chronic/degenerative issues in that knee.
That’s bad ju-ju. Trade him NOW.