BACK in February I put out a breakdown of what the Eagles roster needed. I listed the positions that I thought they should draft and in what order I would do so if it were up to me. Two positions I said I wouldn’t draft are Quarterback and Cornerback. I said I’d get those in Free Agency. Well, it seems that Kelly agrees with me. Or at least my process.
What drives me nuts is the FA players who Kelly has used to fill these holes. Particularly this Tim Tebow signing. It’s like having a flat and replacing the whole wheel with a trash can lid. YES, the lid is round, but it’s a poor fit for the job. And Tebow is a poor fit to run the Eagles Offense. That is, if we’re to take Kelly at his word.
Remember when he said that his system doesn’t require a mobile QB, and that it does require a QB who can read and make quick decisions with the ball? When Tebow last played, quick reads and deliveries were not his strength, they were his Achilles Heel. And if my memory serves me correctly (and it does), Tebow’s most polished skill is running with the football. WTF coach?
If it wasn’t for the fact that I already don’t trust a goddamned thing Kelly says, this move would confuse me. Fact is however, that I understand why he did it. I doubt it’ll pay off (and in fact I’m pretty sure it’ll hurt us); but I get why he sees it as a low cost move right now.
I’m joking of course when I say that Kelly agrees with me. In fact the odds are pretty low that he’s ever heard of this website, so the odds of him listening to anything I wrote are even lower. That said, what can’t be disputed is my knack for predicting where he’ll go with his roster moves and the reconfigurations of his Offense. (BTW there’s a second philosophical shift coming this season.)
This suggests that either I’m psychic or just a guy who really knows his stuff. I’ll let you decide for yourself which of the two it is.