ONE BYRD WE SHOULD JUST LET FLY.

Posted July 07, 2013

THERE'S a story here on YB by one of the compensated bloggers, regarding whether or not the Eagles would be interested in a trade for FS Jairus Byrd if the Bills can't ink him to a long term deal. The thing is, he wants about 9mil a year and is being offered something more like 7mil. 

I think it would be a horrible idea. 

Bryd is a tremendously talented player no doubt, and under current NFL economics, in the right system 9mil a year wouldn't be overpaying for him. It wouldn't be cheap, but it wouldn't be unlivable either.

My thing is, with the current system the Eagles are said to be running, it is HIGHLY likely that most of the action will take place in AWAY from the FS area of responsibility. If we sucked, and he wasn't piling up stats, fans would grumble about his paycheck, he'd start eyeing the door, and it would look like coming to Philly sandbagged yet another DB who came in a star, caught hell here (Greg Jackson, Asante Samuel, DHB, Nnamdi Asomugha), only to return to prominence  (so far) once they left.

I'm not looking to add another name to the list. If we're going to suck, why overpay, while looking like an NFL dead-end to do it?

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10 Comments:
  • Better question. If we are going to suck why have Mike Vick on the roster? Wouldn't it be better to find out if Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon, or Matt Barkley can run this offense? After all if they can't wouldn't be better to know now rather than waiting another year to make a change?
  • Ask Kelly. Wasn't me that brought Vick back. Isn't me that narrowed the competition from 5 QB's to just Vick and Foles.
  • That's irrelevant to the question. Are you making the decision on trading for Byrd? No so they why are you defaulting on answering this question? You response just makes it seem like your scared to answer the question. Just nut up and type yes or no and why.
  • The point of this post is to discuss a potential trade. It was a conversation started by a blogger and at this point is less than a rumor.

    This is just a conversation.

    As far as your question. I'm not avoiding it, "defaulting" on it, or ducking it. I'm flat out ignoring it. It's not the point of the conversation, so I will not entertain it.

    If you have a problem with that, visit someone else's post.
  • WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKK.
  • Flip don't u realize that's all he can talk about? It's boring as hell. It's funny as hell that he wants to write off Vick as an option but says it's bs when anyone does it to foles but cant understand that the coach clearly thinks Vick is an option.

    I wouldn't go after Byrd just cause I do know how much he would care about winning or just getting paid. I would like to see them draft for now on instead of trying to sign players. I think we had a solid draft this year and have somewhere to go from there.
  • Yeah you have a point. 9 mil would be a lot to shell out for someone who's motives aren't clear.

    It makes more sense to see what Earl Wolff has to offer. The scouting knock is on his recovery speed, but scouts have been known to be wrong.
  • Yea and what's the deal with poyer? Why can't he play safety?
  • Good question.

    According to this scouting report http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/jordan-poyer?id=2539290 he sounds like a better Safety than Corner.
  • My point exactly. I forgot about him by the end of the draft when we got him and as they talked about him I thought oh sweet steal for safety my cousin said he's a corner and I thought oh **** another bad move.
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