I am sick and tired of hearing that the Eagles should pursue Brandon Marshall. Denver-shouldn-t-trade-Marshall.html">ESPN wrote a very good article on why he won't be leaving Denver anytime soon, and I happen to agree.
The Broncos have no reason to trade Marshall. He is under contract, he has less-than-stellar trade value because of his off-field values, and Denver cannot give up its only two offensive pro bowlers in the same roller coaster of an offseason.
And to be completely honest, the Eagles don't NEED him. It would be nice, yes, but the Eagles are pretty set with their wide receivers.
On the Philadelphia Eagles Official Website Blog, Dave Spadaro says this about DeSean Jackson:
"DeSean Jackson was far and away the best receiver in the post-draft camps. He is more confident in his routes, gets in and out of his cuts with great precision and caught the ball with consistency. Given Jackson's experience already and his speed and quickness, he will be a handful to cover one on one."
Kevin Curtis is still coming off an injury but will have better numbers than last year because he will play a full season. Here is how we know that Curtis' numbers are not just declining with his age his postseason stats.
In three games, Curtis caught 12 passes for 211 yards, averaging 17.6 yards/reception. I can't find his YAC (yards after catch) stats anywhere, but I know that they were significantly higher than his regular-season total.
Curtis still has the ability to catch and run with the ball. All of the rookies (Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and Cornelius Ingram) are hard at work learning the offense. Trading for Marshall would only stunt the growth of the rookies and Jackson, young players who will hopefully be here for the next four to five years.
This is nothing against Marshall's skill set, because I am sure he would work wonders in any offense, but Philadelphia is not his new destination. As I said earlier, we have Curtis, Jackson, Maclin, Jason Avant, and Hank Baskett or Reggie Brown, or even both. The Eagles just simply don't need Marshall.
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