TJ's Quick Hits : The NFC East Edition

TJ JenkinsAnalyst IMarch 12, 2009

If you've ever had the pleasure of interacting with me on my forum, Signature Sports (www.sigsports.net/forums), then you're well aware of my "Speed Rounds." This is the same concept as Speed Rounds, only with all 32 NFL teams.

I now introduce to you...

TJ's Quick Hits!

In the interest of length, I'll be doing this division by division. First up, we've got the NFC East.

Dallas Cowboys 

So, you got rid of a future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver, but have no one lined up to take his place? It's just crazy enough to work.

That's assuming, of course, that we use "work" in the context of working your way up from the NFC East cellar.

Dropping Roy Williams was smart, as he couldn't make a hit in tee ball, much less on the football field. You keep on keeping on Al Dav...I mean Jerry Jones.

Marion Barber is nothing short of a monster, though, and Mike Jenkins (great last name, by the way) could be a really good corner if he ever gets over his fear of contact and all. On the bright side, you've got Jason Witten to be proud of.

Things can't get too much worse, right? Well, I digress, maybe they can and maybe they will, but eventually things will get better. It might not be next year, or the year after, or this decade, but eventually.

I promise.

New York Giants

Every time I think of the Giants, I, without fail, think of Eli Manning, and how mediocre and overrated he really is. Not to mention how N.Y.'s running backs are purely products of that offensive line.

Whoa. I just noticed that I have an extreme dislike for the Giants. That's not fair, and I don't know why I do, but it is what it is.

But in all seriousness, I must thank you for getting Plaxico Burress out of Pittsburgh. It really means a lot.

Philadelphia Eagles 

Alright, Eagles fans, it's time to face facts. Donovan McNabb is not going to win you a Super Bowl. It's not entirely his fault, but he doesn't help his case all that much, either.

He's had Brian Westbrook and that's about it. You could count Terrell Owens, but the receiver really wasn't there for enough time to effectively lend McNabb a hand. One could argue that T.O. helped get the Eagles to the Super Bowl, but just ask "Did they win it?", and that conversation's over.

Props to the Eagles for getting rid of the face of their franchise without so much as a look back. Loyalty gets you nowhere, Dawkins, never forget that. But don't be too sad Philly faithful, you and Bucs fans can share the pain of seeing your best safety bolt to Denver.

Time to look for a new quarterback...and a new running back...and some wide receivers...and maybe some offensive line help...and alright, another safety. At least you'll be better than the Lions (I guess). So you've got that much going for you!

Washington Redskins 

Great signing of Haynesworth, guys! Except for the fact that you just single-handedly ruined the economy all over again with the price tag.

No big deal, though, since most American families can survive on bologna and peanut butter.

What? Peanut butter's STILL not safe to eat? We're really in a bind then.

Wait, Haynesworth's already getting into trouble?

And what is this? Talking to Shaun Alexander? Why? So Shaun Suisham can use his Strahanesque gap as accuracy practice?


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