It looks to be a good one folks.
The Eagles out did themselfs this offseason by aquiring a few great big name players, and drafting some future stars in the NFL.
Lets start on draft night. The Eagles first trade one of their two first round picks for Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters, then moments later move up in the draft and got slowly falling Jeremy Maclin to team up with another rising star WR DeSean Jackson on the Eagles depth chart. Soon after the use their second round pick to draft a similar player type RB as Brian Westbrook in LeSean McCoy.
These three transactions will benefit the Eagles more than I believe they ever thought of. First off they will be grooming LeSean to take over the position of Westbrook when he decides to retire in a couple of years. LeSean could end up in the same situation as Brian, filling in for a injured star. Remember the only reason Brian played becuase of often injured Correll Buckhalter getting injured once again. LeSean doesn't have huge shoes to fill, and therefore could rise up and become a player caliber of a Tim Hightower like season.
Jeremy Maclin has proved to be a great reciever and kick/punt returner in college, and could transform to be a better one in the NFL. He has the speed, and quick feet to excel in the Eagles mostly passing offense. Teamed with DeSean Jackson, a second year WR out of Cal, they could become one of the youngest faster duo of recievers in the NFL.
Jason Peters has proved to be one of the elitest LT in the game over the last few years. He has be awarded two Pro Bowl selections because of it. His huge frame will easily hold up Donovan McNabb's blind spot this year.
Later in the draft the Eagles traded two fifth round picks for small DB Ellis Hobbs. Hobbs could prove to stand out, and become that Nickel DB that Lito Sheppard was last year. Remember Ellis Hobbs and Asante Samuel teamed up as the starting CB for the Patriots in their undefeated season two years ago.
Othe than draft night, the Eagles went out and replaced some free agents that were lost to the market (Brian Dawkins...my favorite Eagle of all time, and Correll Buckhalter)
The Eagles went out and signed Cleveland S Sean Jones, and troubled QB Michael Vick. This two players could help the Eagles inexplicibly, or could harm the team socially, or thoughtfully.
Both players are risk takers, and have done some bad things in the past that harmed their careers. Not so much Jones as to Vick, who served jail time for the do fighting ring that was under his name.
Vick could benefit the team in unexplanable ways, and could therefore make that last push to the Super Bowl, where the Eagles have been so close to before.
After this offseason ends, people will look back, and see what a fantastic job the Eagles front office did to reel in players to help their alreayd strong defense and offenses. This will lead the Eagles triumphantly going to the Super Bowl and flying their way to a victory.
Eagles 2010 Season
Posted on: September 3, 2009 12:37 am