Don't take guys who just want money

Posted March 09, 2013

So it's been reported or rumored that the Eagles are interested in Sean Smith. Smith has been rumored or reported as wanting to get a huge payday. The Eagles need to stay away from guys with this mentality. Now this is no knock on Smith he is a very talented young player however, after the Nnamdi disaster shelling out big bucks for a guy that hasn't don't anything for you shouldn't be a priority. What this team needs in young, hungry, talented players who want to win. Now I'm not saying that a guy like Smith doesn't mean those qualifications, but if he does I would think it would be easy to sell him on the idea of a decent guaranteed contract with incentives built in.

Right now (assuming Nnamdi gets cut or restructures) Jason Peters is the highest paid player on the team. If the eagles were to sign Smith and he were to get lets say 7-7.5 million a year he'd be one of the top 5 paid players on the team, without doing a thing for us. In a league that so often falls back on the "what have you done for me lately" motto, the eagles need to use this motto when entering free agency and realize that NONE of the guys they sign have done anything for them EVER. so shelling out huge contracts for plays the made on other teams doesn't help us at all. There is a reason the teams that they made those plays for let them go. Whether it's aging, decline in performance, wanting too much money, etc... those teams not to let that player walk for a reason, but did so believing they could move on without that player,  and the Eagles need to keep that in mind when opening their checkbook Tuesday. 

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