A hot topic that has been circulating the boards and various other sites (as well as this one) are the rumored "aggressive" plans the Philadelphia Eagles have planned once the current NFL Lockout is resolved. Head Coach Andy Reid, GM Howie Roseman, and Owner Jeffrey Lurie have all commented on what the Eagles plan to do once the market is open for business. All three have had something interesting to say, or at the least, intriguing. Reid remained the most quite of the three; however, that can be the result of the timing of the current labor situation regarding any possible tampering claims against the Eagles. Reid has the final say when it comes to player personal transactions so expect Reid to stay tight lipped as there are numerous reports surrounding the Eagles that clamor over a great deal of interest in bringing in former Giants WR Plaxico Burress, and current, soon-to-be former Redskins DT Albert Hanyesworth (once released by the Deadskins).
The obvious, and undisputed #1 player on any fans wish list this offseason has to be CB Nnamdi Asmougha. Asmougha has been one of the few "shutdown" CB's in the NFL over the course his career. I'm not going to say anymore about Asmougha because I dont want to bang the same drum as every other Eagles blogger.
One player whom has not been linked to the Eagles until recently is current (again, soon-to-be former) Saints RB Reggie Bush. With the emergence of LeSean McCoy and the selection of Dion Lewis in this past years draft, I would consider the Eagles as long shots to land Bush, but I'm not ruling it out by any means. Bush would fit into the Eagles offense naturally do to his versatile skill set. As we saw in Duce Staley, Correl Buckhalter, and Brian Westbrook, a 3 head back-field can be very productive in the West Coast offense. With his versatile skill set, Bush would be able to line up as a RB, WR and slot WR. He can also return kicks and give Desean a break while keeping an explosive returnman back returning kicks (or punts).
The Eagles have a few needs still to fill over the course of the next few months and have made it known once the clock strikes midnight on XX/XX/2011 they will be aggressive and push for a title this year and for years to come.