Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Brand-name pharmaceutical or generic? Which is more reliable? Is there a real difference? The debate rages on... Woe is me. The brand-name Safety I wanted for the to Eagles purchase in free agency has just been taken off the market. One player the Eagles likely had their eyes on had to be crossed of their list on Friday when the Buffalo Bills franchised safety Jairus Byrd. Bryd was one of the best Safeties in the league last year, and almost certainly would have been a target of the Eagles if he did hit the free agent market. He was a brand-name pharmaceutical... So we are left with a somewhat generic pool of talent if we want to go the FA route at Safety. Not that there is anything wrong with a generic stopgap solution...as long as the generic player can at least improve the position somewhat without making it worse. I consider DeMeco Ryans an example of a generic one-year medication which indicated out well at middle linebacker for the Birds last season. Coming off...
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