Does Philly Have Something Big in the Works?

Written By Bob Cunningham On Thursday, March 19, 2009
All of the talk in Philly is about Anquan Boldin.

Well, the talk is really just about any wide receiver. As long as Philly fans don't see Kevin Curtis listed as No. 1 on the depth chart, they'll be happy.

I'm not one of them.

Contrary to popular opinion, I think the Eagles are just fine at wide receiver. Now, am I against an upgrade? Of course not. Would Boldin be an upgrade? Of course.

My only problem is, how much is it worth simply for an upgrade?

The Eagles have a glaring need along the line. They have no one ready to line up next to Todd Herremans next year.

We need a left tackle.

I hear the clamor for Orlando Pace, but I'm not on that bandwagon either.

Again, is he better than what we have on our roster now? Of course he is.

However, if the plan is to go get Orlando Pace for a year or two, why wouldn't they have simply kept Tra Thomas? He's the same age, but he was playing at a higher level and rarely missed a game (Tra has only missed 8 games in his 11-year career).

So, Pace doesn't make sense. But then what does?

Jason Peters.

Word is Peters is on the trading block. He's disgruntled and the Bills need draft picks to continue to build their young but talented team.

It's a perfect match. We need a LT and have draft picks, they have a Pro Bowl LT and need picks.

Oh, and don't forget that we're $40 million under the salary cap.

So if it comes down to it, I'd prefer to see Jason Peters in midnight green rather than Boldin.

As I said, Boldin may be an upgrade, but that's like going out and buying a Lexus when you have a really nice Chevy in the garage.

Just look at Curtis' numbers in '07. 77 catches for over 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Those are No. 1 receiver type numbers, and that was a season without rising-star DeSean Jackson.

Curtis is a good, established receiver with an emerging player across from him and a guy in the slot in Jason Avant who has only gotten better as the season and years go on.

The Eagles are stockpiling picks, even getting rid of a player Reid would have taken a bullet for in Greg Lewis.

There's no way that 12-14 (depending upon compensatory picks) players are going to make this Eagles roster.

The only logical explanation is that the Eagles are looking to unload them to fill a need and as far as I'm concerned their only true glaring need is left tackle.

I'm thinking maybe a 1st (21) and a 3rd for Peters.


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