The Patriots Make A Trade Deadline Move. The Eagles Stand Pat.

Posted November 02, 2012

The Patriots the former runner ups of last seasons super bowl made a low risk high reward move yesterday with an attempt to sure up their secondary woes by acquiring troubled corner back Aqib Talib from the Buccaneers for an Andy Reid coveted 4th round pick. If the former 1st round pick doesn't work out, they could easily dump him later. If he does then they have made a solid move to strengthen their struggling secondary. The struggling Eagles on the other hand decided not to make any moves on offense, defense, or special teams despite they are in effect struggling in all phases of their games. one more reason why Belecheat has 5 Super Bowl appearances in the same span of Reid having only one. 4th round picks are worth giving up to try to make your team better today, instead of coveting them like they are gold to be used for tomorrow.

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21 Comments:
  • I'm not too upset. Look how the Eagles secondary fared with 3 "top" corners last year. I wouldn't want to see the Eagles throwing picks away that the new head coach will need and in football there is usually a reason teams are looking to "give" players away. Talib is a problem child.
  • Talib is the next Fred Lane, Chris Henry. I wouldn't have given up the gum under my shoe for him. While the world wants to talk about the EAGLES unraveling, they may want to take a look at how far the Patriots have fallen.

    BTW, the EAGLES weren't the only team to stand pat, 29 other NFL teams did the same, with Talib being the only guy to change hands. Lamenting the EAGLES lack of movement is just complaining for complaining's sake.
  • Not concerned about what 29 other teams are doing. I'm concerned about what a team that needs help at offensive line, linebacker, safety, and receiver are not doing to fix those need. You can't be a mortal lock if you don't sure up your own problems. The Patriots recognize they have a problem and took a chance. The Eagles did nothing. You of all people with your decree of a Mortal Lock should be irked at the fact they did nothing as they are making your mortal lock decree seem like nothing more than wishful thinking.
  • You missed the point. I'm not saying the Eagles need yet another corner. I am saying they need a safety. They need another lineman. They need some help. I didn't want the Eagles to get Talib. I wanted the Eagles to address their needs. They didn't, because they covet silly things like 4th round picks they waste on guys like Casey Mathews.
  • I didn't miss the point and actually started typing that I knew you were only using Talib as an example but deleted it. Still dosen't change my point that most players picked up in the NFL at this time come with some type of baggage. Do you honestly want Reid using up someone else's draft picks? Would it really make you happy watching Andy Reid use up resources that some other coach may need when it won't truly matter in the long run?
  • Green the only thing that would make me happy is a Super Bowl victory. I don't care if Reid is the guy to do it. I will go further to say considering this team has used their picks to draft bums like Casey Mathews, Jaquan Jarrett, Keenan Clayton, "the other TO", Brandon Graham, Riley Cooper, Marvin McNutt, to a great extent Nate Allen, and host of other players then yeah I certainly don't mind them using a pick or two in order to improve this roster. The time to win is now.
  • This group has used picks in the past to "improve" the roster. Still no Super Bowl championship. I would rather Reid move around what he needs to on the current roster than to start messing with a future he will probably not be part of.
  • Who knows. Reid may have requested to make a move, but was denied by the front office for that very reason. If that were true then they ought to just put him out his misery and fire him.
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  • That makes two of us and I know Hollwood is on board
    too.
  • They obviously have needs but its not in the cards. Lurie is banking that a coaching change down the road will spike interest that will be lost by seasons end. And he is probably right. But, this season, even though the record isnt horrible, is one of the worst efforts on Eagle record. Can that change ? They have an opportunity to right the ship on Monday Night football. But I expect inconsistency the rest of the way.
  • The entire Andy Reid era could be looked back in regret. People will say "If they just would have did this or that, they would have been champions." Sadly more often than not under Reid he took too long to figure "this and that" out or he was too stubborn to change.
  • I think those years were potentially our best opportunity for a longtime. the teams from 2000-2004 only needed minor tweeks to become champions. To be fair and honest I just dont see anything in this team that remotely resembles those near superbowlcalibur teams. The one constant of our very good teams were McNabb and Dawkins. There is no denying that much of the success belongs to them. And both should be considered in the HOF but I think both may be denied. Our best hope is Lurie to keep the team because if he sells we will go through the process of an owner funding the purchase. It would be a Jerry Jones over-extended situation and that could translate into marginal talent on the field. FOR YEARS!
  • I agree, but consider those 2000-04 teams. 2000-03 they lacked a receiver and they refused to try and get one. In 04 they got one, but they also waited a long time to get a Middle linebacker, and they had no return game. Tod Pinkston was a starter. They had no number two receiver. Sure teams seem to have flaws every season, but it seems like the Eagles more than any team under Reid wait several years to address their problems.
  • And the Eagles sign a nobody off to help with their offensive line woes. I'm sure that is better than using a pick or two to fix their problems. NOT!
  • Trade deadline is past...there isn't anybody out there and again let the new coach keep his picks. They may need all of them to try to get up and draft a quarterback and fill some other needs. Trades will be available to the new coach next year...let him make those deals that will affect his future with the Eagles. No deal the Eagles would have made would make this O-line good enough or change the QB situation.
  • Don't know if that's true, because they didn't try. If they truly wanted to save the season they should have tried.
  • Desperation doesn't usually bring about good results, Eazy.
  • But theses guys pride themselves on being smarter than everyone else. Did they somehow think that if they left not so well enough alone things would get better? I mean at that time they may have been able to save the season. Now it seems pretty much over. Now they have built in an excuse of this line being too poor as an excuse for keeping Reid.
  • Save the season with one move, maybe two...players that teams would have been willing to move? I don't see how.
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