First things first – PFT has the news that surely sounds sweet to all of you Birds’ fans out there.
Shoot, I’m getting excited again. Of course, somehow – despite the fact that we probably have the resources (two first-round picks, 12 in all), the money to sign him to an extension, and the need for a solid possession receiver who can make big plays after the catch and contribute in the red zone – this won’t happen.
Hey, maybe they never move him. Or maybe he gets traded to the Giants, who knows? But damnit, I’m getting my hopes up once more – will I ever learn?
UPDATE: The Cardinals deny the rumors – wow, what a shocker. TO wasn’t going anywhere either, right?
Damn you, Scrooge McDuck! Why have you taught Joe Banner all of your money-hoarding ways? Wait, what’s this? You’ve given Jeffrey Lurie diving lessons, as well?
What the duck, Scrooge? Teaching Lurie how to swim about in his billions? I hope you wilt.
Alright, alright, perhaps we should keep things in perspective. After all, the Eagles FO has consistently put out a playoff-contender, and the players haven’t quite taken care of business. Yeah. Wasn’t Andy Reid’s stubborn adherence to his system, I’ll tell you that much. Sure, it “seems” as though they are content to ensure their ticket and merchandising sales, without ever actually breaking the bank to ensure a championship, but let’s not forget the Asante Samuel signing, or Jevon Kearse, or TO. Or, um…well, keep those guys I just mentioned in mind.
Jeez, the glass is half-empty over here, huh? I’ve gotta say, lately, I’ve been feeling really negative about the Eagles. Certainly, I don’t think I’m the only one. And I think a big part of it is because of the Phillies won the World Series; I think many people, myself included, always assumed that this Eagles team was going to break the championship drought. And now that they haven’t – desite repeated, painstaking oppurtunites – nothing else from them will ever be good enough in this city. At least under this regime, especially after losing fan-favorite Dawkins, and The Facebook Roar of Leone.
The Eagles are officially in the doghouse. But what do they care?
Come September, Eagles fans will come back, and fill their stadium, and buy their merchandise. We can’t help it.
We always throw them a frickin’ bone.