Curry’s reacquisition is a demonstration of something that we’ve complained about much too often with these Philadelphia Eagles.
At this point, whether you like the guy’s thought process or not (and we like him over here at ITI), everything Eagles general manager Howie Roseman ever said about throwing “band-aids” on long-term problems instead of solving them and making sure that this team gets younger needs to be thrown out.
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Don’t look now, but every three months, it feels like this team is more of a greatest hits CD than an actual NFL roster. For two straight offseasons, after Darren Sproles wound up on the team’s IR (injured reserve) in 2017, the Eagles brass made the decision to bring him back, and for two seasons (2018 and 2019) Sproles battled through injury, culminating in Sproles winding up on the IR again in 2019.
It seems like they would have learned from that going forward. What did they do in 2020? They re-signed Corey Clement to a one-year deal after he made two trips of his own to the IR (2018 and 2019), and they brought back Jason Peters on a one-year deal.
No one’s saying bringing “The Bodyguard” back is the wrong move. No one’s saying that Clement’s re-acquisition won’t work (it is interesting that no other team picked him up after Philly didn’t tender him as a restricted free agent). No one’s saying that bringing Vinny Curry back won’t work, but what about Casey Toohill and Shareef Miller?
What does this move say about this team’s faith in either of them or in Josh Sweat? It’s strange that every offseason we keep talking about bringing back these old guys who are clearly past their prime, and if you’re a die-hard fan, this may be evidence of an even larger issue.