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Doesn’t that just sound like the title of a children’s book?
For months, Eagles fans have been clamoring for the Eagles to go after Nnamdi Asomugha and after the Eagles passed on any decent CB in the draft it appeared all but concluded, the Eagles were gonna open up their wallets and get it done.
But after two months of post-draft lockout rumor slinging the Eagles are apparently not interested in Nnamdi anymore. I’m not even going to take the time to look up this “source” because I’m sure it’s nowhere near the team.
The saddest thing about this news, as much as I’d like to dismiss it, is I could easily see the Eagles passing on Nnamdi. If there is one thing Andy Reid is great at, it is doing nothing substantial, signing bandaids to plug into crucial positions then stare confusingly into the camera after a playoff loss as if to say, “What went wrong?”
Well Andy, it turns out that here in reality, with the rest of us, not every player you stole away from the seventh round of the draft is capable of carrying the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory.
Now I do applaud Andy for his work in recent years. He’s gone after good players, and luck has seriously smiled on the Eagles, but luck doesn’t win Super Bowls, great players in key positions do. The longer Reid continues to fill his roster with bandaids the longer Eagles fans will have to wait for Super Bowl victories.
If I had one thing to tell Andy Reid, it would be to solidify crucial positions once and for all. Fill key positions with proven veterans who know what to do in every situation and have the experience and capability to accomplish the tasks put before them.
If you can fill up a roster with a good nucleus of talent and plug in a couple of real play makers, the Super Bowl is yours for the taking.
That said, I think we can all agree Nnamdi Asomugha is one of the best, if not the best cornerback in the league and signing him would keep those bandaids safely in the box, instead of trying to ineffectively cover receivers in the red zone.
Andy, sign him, that way you can check, “Start two capable cornerbacks at the same time” off this year’s list. There’s no point in hanging onto all the extra cap space, they don’t hand out award’s for who went the furthest into the playoffs with the most left over cap space. We’ve won that award like every year.
I also think it’s very likely that Reid could go after Nnamdi, because he needs the RCB position solid now, because Vick only has four to five years of solid play left, and there’s no point in solidifying the CB position a few years after Vick is passed his prime.