Well, things seem to be working out better than any of us could have imagined.
Who would have imagined? It seems like this ever-changing approval rating of Howie Roseman may be back on the upswing. Last week, he added defensive end Chris Long to the nest when many of us didn’t even know he was a target. This week, he’s done it again with a trade that landed Timmy Jernigan from the Baltimore Ravens. For those who are unfamiliar, Roseman serves as the executive vice president of football operations for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ladies and gentlemen, we said it a long time ago, and we’ll say it again. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde isn’t just a novel. It’s an autobiography about so many members of the Eagles team and organization, Roseman especially. One minute, he appears to be spending carelessly and frivolously. The next, he’s a salary cap genius that seems to find ways to stretch the American dollar in ways that will make Merrill Lynch proud.
With seemingly no money to spend this off-season, the Eagles have managed to add wide receivers Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery. They’ve added guard Chance Warmack and, as we mentioned earlier, defensive end Chris Long. Tight end Trey Burton was re-signed, and now, their trade with the Ravens gives them Jernigan as well. In essence, they basically just switched their third-round selection with that of the Ravens.
The natural reaction is to ask what Jernigan brings to the Eagles defense. Bennie Logan is gone, and there were questions as to whether or not Beau Allen was ready to fill the void. We asked the same question recently, but have no fear Eagles fans. Jernigan gives the Eagles a player of Logan’s caliber. We did what all great journalists do when we learned of the news. We went to YouTube. It was there that we found a couple of great highlight reels.
Here’s one by Philly’s Finest Productions. Their YouTube page can be found by clicking here.
You’re probably thinking the same thing we are. This guy’s pretty good. If that wasn’t enough for you, we’ve got another one to whet your whistle and appetite.
Here’s one from Igglez Highlightz. Check them out on YouTube as well.
Add Jernigan and Long to a defensive line that already included Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox. We say this from time to time, and it definitely makes sense to say it here. If that doesn’t get you going, you don’t have a pulse. Welcome to Philadelphia Mr. Jernigan. We’re glad to have you.