OK back to the point, the criticism. What was the biggest uproar from fans following the Giants game? I saw it as the Eagles inability to stop the run and having to watch a back like Jacobs shred our D, while the Eagles couldn't eek out three yards in crunch time. If we only had a Jacobs of our own.
Sadly, we could have had a back like Jacobs. Scratch that...we could of had the real Brandon Jacobs!
Flashback to the 2005 NFL draft. A quick review and you see that Jacobs was drafted no. 110 by the G-Men. Prior to that selection the Eagles had five draft picks, meaning five times they passed on drafting the big back they always needed!
Who did the Eagles select ahead of Jacobs? Mike Patterson (good pick), Reggie Brown (continues to get worse), Matt McCoy (his greatest headline was being arrested for a DUI this season), Ryan Moats (couldn't even beat out Booker), and Sean Considine (not even worth a comment).
Yea the draft is a hit and miss business. But man did the Eagles really blow this one. Oh yea, the Eagles also passed on drafting Marion Barber (pick no. 109).