Is it possible to have a mancrush on someone who looks 14?
Our wonderful GM Howie Roseman has made some serious moves this offseason. I have been inundated with schoolwork, and I can't find the time to keep up with all of the articles coming out about McNabb (I eat my words here) and Ernie Sims.
The addition of Sims to the defense at first had me pleased. We got a linebacker at a reasonable cost. He's got leadership ability, he's young, he's got a high ceiling, he's a starter, and he's versatile. Most importantly, we're still loaded with picks. The more I read, the more I love.
The article on the Eagles Web site quoting Matt Millen really has me near ecstatic. If Sims is as good as his first round pedigree would suggest, then we truly got a steal, and I am in love with our new GM.
That being said, I can't jump to conclusions yet. Shrewd as he may be, I have to look at the McNabb trade. I was obviously a McNabb supporter. I have to say that the faith in Kolb must be real. People will hate Roseman for trading McNabb if Kolb fails, but let's look more at that.
Let's say we kept McNabb. Next season, Kolb would not sign an extension if we brought him back, let's be real. This means McNabb has to go as a free agent and we have zero say in where he goes.
Kolb is now our starter; McNabb is gone. Kolb fails miserably (knock on wood this isn't the case). Now, we are stuck with Kolb, we're out McNabb, and likely (since he wants to start as well) without Vick. You know what we have? NOTHING.
Let's say Kolb does well: no complaints.