Say it isn’t so?!
MY PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SIGNED THE STAR CORNERBACK TODAY!!
You all know about this guy, he play speaks for itself…
I am surprised because we just acquired Pro Bowl CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
We also signed Pro Bowl DE Jason Babin.
Today, the Eagles also inked TE Donald Lee and WR/Return Specialist Johnnie Lee Higgins.
Lee adds veteran leadership and depth to the offense, as well as extensive playing time if Celek or Harbor got injured. He also happens to be a redzone threat, something the Eagles have struggled with in the past.
Higgins allows the Eagles to keep Rodgers-Cromartie and Desean Jackson out of harm’s way from special teams.
I am absolutely stoked.
We have a strong front 4, with the best defensive line coach in the game, Jim Washburn.
We have young LBs, and could use another (either trade or free agency).
And we have a great secondary, with 3 Pro Bowl CBs, to go with young and promising safeties.
Offensively, we have Michael Vick.
We just signed Vince Young as a backup (whom should probably be starting elsewhere, but I’m not complaining).
We have a good young core of WRs, TEs, and RBs.
We drafted a good offensive line, and just drafted a RG in Danny Watkins.
Signed the best offensive line coach in the league, Howard Mudd.
We drafted the best there was in Alex Henery, who can both punt and kick (replacing the departed David Akers and Sav Rocca).
Perhaps RT Winston Justice excels under Coach Mudd, that is the one question mark on offense. Vick’s blind side.
The one issue on defense, is getting a LB.
Rookie Casey Mathews (brother of Clay, drafted in the 4th round) is slotted to start at the middle LB position.
or perhaps, that was the plan and maybe they want to replace strong-side LB Moises Fokou. He is good against the run, and barely average against the pass.
With only one need on each side of the ball, and a young kicker, I’ll take our chances with the team we have today.
Who knows if we keep Asante Samuel, or trade him for a LB or RT?
I’m happy and proud of the front office, I’m ready for my fantasy football draft. And for Eagles’ football!