Could Have Had Jacobs!

chris klinknerSenior Writer INovember 11, 2008

Please look away if you are offended by Reid bashing. I do not want to offend his few remaining fans in this city. But it is just becoming so easy to criticize the Big Guy. And this latest criticism again ties into the Giants game, just not how you would think.
There really is no need to continue questioning Reid's play calls, game management, etc...from Sunday's game. The Eagles lost, and it's time to move on before the season is totally wasted. I want more than a lousy playoff berth, but in the end I would be happy to see the Eagles playing any January games after missing out on the party last year.Time to focus on the Bengals. Can you imagine the attacks if the Eagles would lose to those bums? But it won't happen, it can't happen.

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).