Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/19/12
When the Philadelphia Eagles traded Donovan McNabb within their division, they got it right. When the same organization traded cornerback Asante Samuel within the NFC to a team with which they compete for a playoff spot, one cant help but think they got it wrong. Especially considering the meager compensation the Eagles received reported as a seventh-round draft pick and looking at the direction in which both teams have gone since then, its hard not to wonder how both teams might have been different. The Falcons are 12-2 and sit atop the conference. The Eagles are 4-10 and, by virtue of their 2-8 mark in the NFC, officially and improbably have sunk to its bottom. The Eagles have many problems injuries to the offensive line and quarterback Michael Vick that dont involve Samuel, a four-time Pro-Bowler, just as the Falcons have many virtues in addition to him. Nonetheless, its unavoidable that the Falcons most glaring weakness during Mike Smiths tenure has been their pass defe...
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