Posted August 19, 2013

WHAT if we're all wrong?

What if this team doesn't go 6-10, or 7-9 as many have envisioned?

Suppose they somehow manage to make it into the playoffs. Even a one and done situation.

What then?

It occurs to me (and several others here) that if we go 7-9 or better, we're just about out of the running for a top rookie QB Draft prospect. If we see the playoffs, we're AUTOMATICALLY in the bottom 12, meaning we'd pick 21st or lower. 

If on the other hand we get in behind Michael Vick, Howie Roseman all but HAS TO re-sign Vick to another deal. And you can bet that Vick will want years and guaranteed money on that deal. (Understand that guaranteed money equals Starter.) 

The reason I say this is because of Chip Kelly. If he makes the postseason in his first year, then gives up the QB that got him there, he HAS TO do better than 2013 in either 2014 or 2015. He can't afford to succeed with the guy he made earn it, and then fail because he gave him up for the guy who lost the QB contest (Nick Foles), or less (meaning Matt Barkley or a lesser 2014 Draft prospect). 

If Vick is successful this season, Kelly is married to him. Unless of course Kelly can broom Vick, and do better immediately. However, anything less than more than 2013, makes Kelly and thus owner Jeff Lurie look foolish. That has a way of shortening a coaching career.

So in a sense the Eagles almost have to suck in 2013 for Kelly to be here in 2016. Weird huh?

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