Dear Philadelphia Eagles fans, can you stop already?
No one wants to admit to this now, at least not publicly, but remember when just about every Philadelphia Eagles fan looked at Joe Douglas like he was a guy that this franchise didn’t need to lose? Oh, stop it! You know you thought that once or twice or said it out loud!
Fast forward, and every time we think about an NFL Draft that he lent his expertise in or we look at what’s going on with the New York Jets, we wipe the sweat off of our collective brows and we tell ourselves that we’re so glad he traded one shade of green for another.
Just in case you haven’t heard, the other NFL team in New York made a decision on October 13th to release their disgruntled star running back, Le’Veon Bell, after they were unable to find a trade partner. But for whatever reason, one of the worst head coaches that most of us have even seen, Adam Gase, is still employed. It’s almost comical at this point. This guy really hates his running backs about as much as Philly hates linebackers, doesn’t he?
Have Philadelphia Eagles fans lost their minds?
If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan or a fan of any NFL team in general, you know what comes next. Fans have taken to social media to express their desire to see Bell in a ‘Birds’ jersey. Come on! Seriously?
This is right in line with those of you that wanted Jason Peters back, and those of you that wanted Vinny Curry back, and those of you that wanted Darren Sproles back, and those of you that said re-signing LeSean McCoy was a wise move. It’s like you people aren’t learning anything.
This is a move that makes absolutely no sense. His price tag prevents the ‘Birds’ from making more important signings later. It doesn’t make this team better. It doesn’t make them a contender. It sure didn’t do anything for the Jets. Hey while we’re at it, why don’t we just start a ‘bring Jeremy Maclin back’ campaign? We hear he’s available too.
Philly doesn’t need a running back, not even one as talented as Bell. They need linebackers, another legitimate starting outside corner, a real offensive coordinator, and a defensive coordinator. Someone to play right guard wouldn’t be bad either. Can we all move on to more pressing things now? There isn’t any need to spend more time on this one.