7-9, THEN WE'LL GET 'EM NEXT YEAR???
CURRENTLY Charles Kelly (not me) has reduced the starting QB sweepstakes to just two players (not 5), and 4th round pick Matt Barkley isn't one of them. Michael Vick at some point is almost guaranteed to miss games even if he wins the spot, which means Nick Foles will almost surely play, regardless of how it shakes out.
Earlier this year when everyone (except me it seemed) wanted the Eagles to draft either Geno Smith or E.J. Manuel, I said we should use our #4 pick to finagle an extra pick for next year and hold out until next year to draft a QB.
7-9 (though just a prediction) places the Eagles somewhere in the early middle of the 2014 Draft (regardless of which QB/QB's we lost behind) and likely out of the running for any of the top QB prospects, unless one falls.
If 7-9 is the goal then this season is a failure before it begins. The players should be told that the goal is winning, so the staff should select the players who gives the team the best chance to do so.
And HERE is where we find out what kind of team we have.
If the team starts sandbagging and "playing for the Draft" or "playing for Next Year", it's shows us that we're rooting for team that's less aggressive than it's fanbase. It's bad enough to be told at the end of a playoff loss "Eh, we'll get 'em next year"; but to hand the fans "Next year" BEFORE THE SEASON?! To tell the PLAYERS that BEFORE THE SEASON?! To sandbag the roster for what (to us Philadelphians) has ALWAYS BEEN, this illusive, imaginary "Next Year"?!
Don't hand me that "playing for Next Year" s*** in f***** JUNE! JUNE!?
F*** out my face with that bulls***!!!
7-9? "Next Year"? Don't hand me that s*** in June.
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