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.