It wasn't supposed to end this way.
I uttered the phrase over and over again once the news spread that Brian Dawkins was no longer going to be an Eagle.
It reminded me of the end of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
There were seven volumes of rich landscapes, characters, and plot for the entire series, but in a few chapters in the last book he thoroughly destroyed everything of value that came before. The ending was unsatisfying to the highest degree.
That's how I felt when BDawk left.
And I know Dawk had lost a step, I know the defense would survive the loss talent-wise, but still...
He wasn't the only one to pack up his gear.
Some guys I was glad to see go:
L.J. Smith, the Samuel Dalembert of the NFL: first round talent, zero production.
Or Sean Considine.
Others I hated to see leave, like Dawk, Tra Thomas, Correll Buckhalter, and with the signing of Stacy Andrews, Jon Runyan.
There's shaking things up, and there's scorching the Earth—guess which end of the scale the Eagles started the offseason out on?