DEAR Howie Roseman, could you please pass on WR Antonio Brown. We don’t need the headaches or drama he drags with him. Brown is talented, but in a figurative sense, adding him would be the equivalent of deliberately giving our team cancer.
He has a great contract that he’s unhappy with. He is anything but a team leader. He has been a malcontent that argues with coaches, and throws tantrums during games. His concept of accountability to his teammates does not gel with the current culture of the Eagles locker room. He embodies all the faults that people point out in star players.
And the BEST part? We can’t get him without trading for him. We would have to give away something that the Pittsburgh Steelers want from our roster or list of draft picks. So we have to help them, in order to start hurting us.
Similarly, could you pass on Le’Veon Bell, too? QB Carson Wentz needs a top-flight RB, and Bell would be nice to have, but not at the expense of not being able to land a LT, or DE. Bell is talented, but he wants too much money. Too much guaranteed money. Especially with Wentz’s contract coming up. This offseason we’re already hoping that you have a miracle or two up your sleeve, but this is simply too much to reasonably ask for.
In fact, at RB, adding either Free Agent Tevin Coleman
or Latavius Murray
before the 2019 Draft, would save a lot of money, solve a lot of problems, and set a clear tone. It would also make signing other players cheaper, when they saw us as legitimately re-arming for another Super Bowl run. Then we could smuggle RB LeGarrette Blount back onto the roster during OTA’s. (If we add him before the Draft, we’ll spook the better FA RB’s and won’t land one.)
A backfield of Murray, Blount and Corey Clement sounds REALLY good actually! If we don’t break the bank on Murray, we might even be able to squeeze RB Darren Sproles back in under the cap.
Sometimes you get addition by subtraction, but other times you get subtraction by addition. Let’s not let the latter happen to us, as Pittsburgh attempts the former.