Howie Roseman – NJ.com
This offseason Philadelphia Eagles seen Howie Roseman trade 3 players away who were underperforming and had contracts not worth there production. In the process we moved up in the draft and eventually took the 2nd overall pick of the draft.
Aside from those trades, Howie also cut wide receiver Riley Cooper, and signed much needed free agency secondary Rodney McLeod, Leodis McKelvin, Nigel Bradham, Ron Brooks, offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, Stephen Wisniewski and wide receivers Chris Givens, Rueben Randle, and T.J. Graham.
We drafted depth players, a quarterback Carson Wentz, two more offensive lineman, Issac Seumalo and Halapoulivaati Vaitai running back Wendell Smallwood, two more secondary guys, safety Jalen Mills and cornerback Blake Countess as well as defensive end Alex McAllister and Joe Walker.
Chip Kelly didn’t draft any lineman last year, Chip Kelly didn’t bring in so many free agents.
A couple undrafted free agents that caught my eyes were Darrell Greene and Cayleb Jones, these two along with Jalen Mills, Dillon Gordon even Wendell Smallwood show something that we got rid of in Philadelphia. Bad boys and personality.
Wendell Smallwood was on twitter talking crazy about Philadelphia in his younger days and was under investigation for trying to force a witness not to testify in a case. He also led the Big 12 in 2015 in rushing, 1519 yards, and came in 2nd in attempts 238. He had 12 career td’s in 3 years and an average of 17 yards on kick returns.
Jalen Mills was charged for assault on a woman, where his girlfriend may or may not have been the culprit. He had 216 career tackles at LSU with 4 sacks, 1 fumble return and 11 pass deflections.
Dillon Gordon was stabbed in a bar fight outside LSU campus. Not the best stats but he’s 6-5 and 308 lbs.
Darrell Greene was suspended in college for testing positive for marijuana. He has shown excellent run blocking ability.
Cayleb Jones transfered from Texas to Arizona after breaking a tennis players jaw. He has 1926 yards in 2 years at Arizona, 14 touchdowns in the same 2 years, top 10 in PAC 12 in receiving yards for 2 years as well.
None of these guys would have been “Chip Kelly guys”, not a single one. Chip wanted good upstanding citizens who were responsible and well behaved.
This is football, this isn’t the church choir, I like this new direction, I like Jim Schwartz style of defense, I like guys that might be a little rough around the edges, football is a tough sport, its not nice. Football is not always pretty.
Philadelphia Eagles are in the NFC East, full of heavy hitters and super stars, decades old rivalries and sometimes tempers flair and fights happen, say what you will but I want to win the fight and the game.
Sign guys like Richie Incognito, and other second chance players with lots of upside. We’re Philadelphia, the same team that brought in Michael Vick fresh out of jail and put him on the field, you know what? He turned out to be a good guy and he did great things for this Philadelphia and the Eagles.
The old way didn’t get us anywhere, it got DeSean Jackson cut and LeSean Mcoy traded for Kiko Alonso..Evan Mathis cut and signed to Denver, that’s what the old way got us.
I embrace the new direction.
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