Eagles CB Nickell Robey-Coleman is so much more than the man responsible for two rule changes.
The NFL is king around these parts for many reasons. It’s great on television. It’s full of stars. There’s also the fact that it’s home to some of professional sports’ longest-standing rivalries. Those are just a few of its’ strong points. There are also two less-talked-about aspects of the game that make it so entertaining. Teams aren’t doomed by a bad season, and the league offices have no problem changing a rule or two if they feel it makes the game better. Just look at new Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman.
He’s the evidence of both of those statements.
As mentioned, teams aren’t beholden to last year’s failure in the mighty NFL. Why? There’s the offseason. Proper use of the annual draft and free-agency period can take a team from the outhouse to the penthouse in twelve months.
We’ve often seen last season’s cellar dwellers find their way to the driver’s seat in their division by adding a few free agents and drafting some difference makers.
The Eagles won the NFC East in 2019 with a 9-7 record, but they wanted to get better. Understandably so. Robey-Coleman was a part of the plan.
Philly signed him to a one-year deal on March 31st. It wasn’t one of those earth-shattering moves, but it was solid. Robey-Coleman’s addition put the battery in the back of quite a few Eagles fans and members of the media as it feels like Philly has solved their question about who will man the starting slot corner role, a job he’s flourished in.
We just tend to forget that he was a part of a play that’s been talked about constantly, especially if you’re from “The Big Easy”.