IF you bought a Mychal Kendricks jersey, you may want to either see if you have time to return it, or you may want to buy some of those vacuum storage bags and some potpourri to toss in them. Apparently rumors of Kendricks being traded are just rumors. Or so we’re being told.
Remember the morning of 2014 December 29th? On that Monday morning, on WIP radio, our team’s current head coach told anyone listening “I want LeSean back”. Then, once given full carte blanche of personnel, that same head coach traded LeSean McCoy, then basically said that McCoy wasn’t a good fit for the Offense despite 2,900 yards rushing over two years.
Spin that anyway you like, (financial decision, character issue, system fit, change of mind, etc.) facts is that the coach already knew what McCoy cost, who he was, and how he fit BEFORE he said that he wanted him back. If the coach truly wanted McCoy back, when Owner Jeff Lurie gave the coach the juice to make it happen, all he had to do is do it. He didn’t because he really didn’t want McCoy back. When he said that he did…he was lying. And if you bought it shame on you, because I’d already told you what was going on.
Even after I told the world that DeSean Jackson was leaving, our head coach called him and made him think he was staying. WAIT! I have proof! HERE’S THE LINK! Oh well. If DJax read my articles, he’d have known about his future.
And who could forget our “QB for the next 1,000 years”? That statement didn’t even get a year old, before we traded Nick Foles for what’s left of Sam Bradford. (And this is coming from a guy who was never crazy about Foles!)
Now we’re being told that Kendricks isn’t going anywhere. And people actually buy it! There are fans who are 100% reassured by the statement the coach released. Which is HILARIOUS considering that Kendricks himself has no idea of what his Eagles future holds.
I’m not a betting man, (especially on sports), but if I had to bet the homestead on whether or not Kendricks is still here in September, the first thing I’d do is take a sharp look at how DeMeco Ryans looks coming back from his knee injury. If Ryans looks good, expect Kendricks to be dealt to make room for grooming players like Jordan Hicks and/or Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo.
If Ryans is less than he’s expected to be, the LB shuffle will have to be played by ear. I doubt that even a psychic could predict that one, so I won’t bullshit you and pretend I have the first clue as to how that scenario would play out. When I have answers, YOU get answers; but I’m not above saying “I don’t know”.
In any case, I hope you didn’t buy a Mychal Kendricks jersey yet. If you did and he’s traded, put yours in storage. He’s a good player and the jersey could be worth something if he ever wears a gold jacket. It’ll be worth more because it’ll be rare, since idiots will burn theirs when they decide Kendricks is traitor for being traded. Luckily my followers aren’t idiots, so I’m sure you were already making plans to store yours.