Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons adding Joe Thuney is a mistake

Joe Thuney #62 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Joe Thuney #62 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Ideas of the Philadelphia Eagles adding Joe Thuney should be thrown out.

Don’t act surprised about this one friends. You have to know the drill by now if you have any knowledge of this Philadelphia Eagles team. Stars get hurt, and immediately the ideas of who the “Birds” should trade for or sign flow freely.

By now, regardless of how much time you’ve spent in front of the television or on social media, you’ve heard that the “Birds” lost Brandon Brooks for the foreseeable future after he ruptured his other Achilles tendon (his first tear came in January of 2019 during the Divisional Round of that year’s version of the NFC PLayoffs). Everyone’s taken their shot at guessing who some possible replacements could be, whether we’re talking big-name stars or under-the-radar guys.

It appears that rumor mill is churning again as longtime NFL Insider Albert Breer suggested in a recent MMQB Mailbag that he was wondering about the possibility of Philly taking a swing at Joe Thuney of the New England Patriots. Let’s throw that one out quickly and never speak of such things again.

Joe Thuney to the Philadelphia Eagles? Really?

Let’s not waste a ton of time on this one. Here are three reasons why this is a bad idea and why any ideas of the Eagles trading for Joe Thuney should be thrown out immediately.

1. This Eagles team needs to make its mind up.

For once and for all, this team needs to make a decision. What happened to “getting younger and less expensive”? If this team ever wants to hoist another Vince Lombardi Trophy they can’t continue to draft players, miss on them, and then trade for high-dollar proven talent or sign highly-touted free agents to cover for their mistake.

When we mention the Super Bowl roster, we rave over Alshon Jeffery, and the midseason trade for Jay Ajayi, and adding LeGarrette Blount (as we should), but the homegrown talent (Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and Nelson Agholor) also have their fingerprints all over that trophy.

2. What in the world are they paying all of these coaches for?

Instead of complaining about why these draft picks aren’t working out, shouldn’t we, instead, hold these coaches accountable? Nate Herbig, Matt Pryor, and these young guys all wait in the wings. This team can’t keep swinging and missing on these draft picks, but are we certain the prospects are the problem? If these draftees keep failing, isn’t that a sign of bad coaching?

Maybe it’s time to hold those guys accountable. Maybe it’s time to coach up the guys that you have. It’s just a thought.

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3. We’ve got a problem in 2021.

By now, you’ve heard all of the narratives about Philly being in the area of more than $50 million over the cap for 2021. Now, there’s no need to panic. Things will get worked out. They always do, but if we were to throw an educated guess out there, a team with financial concerns shouldn’t be tossing around the idea of adding a guard who was just franchised by his team in March.