Originally posted on philly.com  |  Last updated 3/14/13
They sure seemed to make a spectacle of it didn't they? Even brining along the owner for the ride. Many have speculated the move was to drive up interest for Smith so teams would be willing to trade up to get him. Well that makes little sense that teams would be willing to trade with the Eagles for a guy they are supposedly interested in. Maybe the Eagles are trying to throw a smoke screen around a player they are truly interested in and they want to divert attention from their guy. Considering the fact only three other teams pick ahead of them that also seems like a silly idea. The only people they would be fooling are themselves. That leaves only one likely choice. The Eagles have some interest in Geno Smith. ["Obviously, he’s an impressive guy,” Roseman said Wednesday....] So the Eagles consider Smith impressive. That doesn't seem like a comment one would make if he were just trying to drum up interest for a player he has no intentions of drafting. Considering some of the choices made so far by Howie Roseman should anyone feel surprised if the Eagles actually have interest in Smith? Who is the Eagles great quarterback they have in the fold already? At this point is there anyone who can say Mike Vick is that guy? Chip Kelly still doesn't seem to be settled on any quarterback still as he stated [ "“We’re going to look at anybody and everybody to see if we can win games,” Kelly said. “Does that mean we’re going to draft a quarterback in the draft? I don’t know.”] This statement is a little troubling since it seems Kelly may be willing to take a risk with the 4th pick in the draft ( although I don't think he's making that call anyway) on a guy who he may not think he can win with. If nothing else the Eagles have made their choice of a pick even more cloudy than it was before. The Eagles appear to be playing poker, but it seems they are only playing with themselves. The only truth that can be gathered is Chip Kelly hasn't ruled out any of his quarterbacks so far, and that he's willing to add a few more in order to find his guy. Considering his current options at the position that may be the best news of all.
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