Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Should Howie Roseman make a move?
The NFL Trade Deadline is approaching, and the question is whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles and Howie Roseman should make a move.
October 31st is an important date on the calendar for many reasons. One, people will be throwing on masks and costumes. Second, at 4 PM EST on that same day, the NFL reaches its’ trade deadline. Following a Monday night victory where the Philadelphia Eagles lost two starters, left tackle Jason Peters and middle linebacker Jordan Hicks, the question is whether or not executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman should make a move.
Take last week for instance. The San Francisco 49ers decided to move on from linebacker NaVorro Bowman. If you’re honest with yourself, you can probably admit that, at some point, you jostled with the idea of the Eagles bringing him over. Maybe, it was a split second. Maybe it was a day or so. Either way, Bowman landed on his feet with the Oakland Raiders. That makes it a mute point now, but still, following Hicks’ injury, it makes you think that it was a possibility worth exploring.
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We’ve now learned that Hicks’ season is over. That’s not very good news considering the linebacker grouping is a little suspect, and the Eagles, at one point in week seven, were actually lining up safeties at the linebacker position. Hicks is the team’s signal caller on defense. We haven’t even mentioned what the Peters injury and what his loss means.
Let’s just say this. Who lied to us about how great this offensive line was supposed to be in pass protection? Didn’t Pro Football Focus tell us this unit might be better than that of the Dallas Cowboys? There’s a revolving door at left guard, and moving Halapoulivaati Vaitai to left tackle, as they did, against the Washington Redskins may not be a long-term answer.
Next: Eagles LB Jordan Hicks out for the season
We shall soon see:
Trades this deep in the season aren’t common, but they could happen. Hey, trading your starting quarterback eight days prior to the start of the regular season isn’t common either, is it? We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.