Friday, October 14, 2005

Be The General Manager: Philadelphia Eagles

Okay, here is a new feature on SportsMatters called "Be The General Manager." In it, a writer poses a scenario, and you, the faithful reader (up to ten now!) weigh in. Ready to try it out? Are you excited? Huh? Huh? Hulk Hogan hand roll and ear cupping!





Fine. It may be a one-time feature, without one single comment. I can live with that. Really, I can.

• The Philadelphia Eagles are in last place in the NFC East, at 3-2 for the season.
• The Eagles are currently last in the NFL in rushing attempts and 29th in the NFL in total rushing yardage.
• They were destroyed in Dallas last week,31-10, making nine rushing attempts for nineteen yards.
• Terrell Owens is Terrel Owens.

As such, would you, assuming all parties consented, and assuming that Andy Reid actually wanted to run the ball:

a) Trade a draft pick to the Cowyboys for Peerless Price, then trade Owens to Miami for stoner back Ricky Williams;

b) Trade Owens for Williams straight up;


c) Keep Owens, and figure out some other way to get the running game going?

Feel free to tell me why this post is stupid.


At 1:04 AM, Blogger Matt said...

I don't think the post is stupid, but I'd still go with (c). History tells us that Reid's a lot more likely to luck into a RB who can play than a WR who can come anywhere close to TO's performance.

Doesn't it?

If Andy Reid wants to run the ball, I have a hard time believing that a lack of favoured personnel is dissuading him from doing so.

At 2:28 AM, Blogger The Watcher said...

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At 2:29 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Yes, I agree. Everyone is whipping on the Eagles for not running more, but it isn't why they lost. They couldn't make any stops on D, is the problem. Plus, Reid made the choice of not running.

I think the big difference in Philly is McNabb. The guy has always underthrown, overthrown a whack of passes in games, but there seems to be an over abundance this year. Plus, he is not threat to run anymore. I don't know if it is due to the injury or a decision made by the coaching staff, but no one is scared of him breaking a tackle and running/throwing a 25 yard pass on fourth down anymore. That lack of mobility makes Philly a much less dangerous team


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