Tag:Philadelphia Eagles
Posted on: September 14, 2009 2:10 am

What do the Eagles do now?

With Donovan McNabb out for a presumed 2-4 weeks, likely 2 or 3 games with a bye in week 4, what do they do with the quarterback situation? AJ Feeley has not been picked up by anyone, but in order to sign him they'll have to release someone from the 53 man roster. They can't go into next weeks game against the Saints with just Kevin Kolb and McNabb has a #2 with the hopes that Kolb can get through the game without injury. They need to bring in a QB, preferrably someone familiar with the offense. That really leaves 2 options, Feeley and Jeff Garcia. Since McNabb should be back in a couple weeks, Feeley is the best option as they should probably carry 4 QBs for the remainder of the season with Michael Vick nowhere ready to start, if necessary, and Kolb having shown nothing to give fans confidence in him. Feeley has shown he can run this offense and run it well against good teams and on the road in tough environments. The Eagles need to sign him ASAP before the Rams make a run at him, assuming those rumors are true.

But who do they let go of? If it were me, I'd try and get what I can for WR Reggie Brown or just release him. He's rarely going to be active since he doesn't play special teams and he was a ghost in the pre-season with just 5 catches. Bring in a 4th quarterback and run the offense with the other 5 WRs on the roster; DeSean Jackson, Kevin Curtis, Jason Avant, Jeremy Maclin and Hank Baskett. The Eagles offense flowed much better late last season when they stopped trying to get all the receivers playing time and just went with a consistent group.

Defense played great today. Big props to Sean McDermott with a great game plan. Rough first drive, but fantastic after that. 169 total yards with just 86 yards rushing and only 31 after that first drive. Hastled the QBs all afternoon resulting in 5 sacks and 7 turnovers. Just a great job. Gotta forget about it though and get ready for a great New Orleans Saints offense.
Category: NFL
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