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  1. This would be an amazing trade for the Birds. This would also be a great trade.
  2. To be fair, I don't think anyone in their right mind would just flat-out keep Foles over Wentz lol. Let me ask you a simple question: Would you rather have... A.) Wentz, and paying him an insane amount of cap hit dollars for the next 8-10 years or B.) Foles for another 6-7 years, (3 or 4) additional 1st round picks, and the money to sign a game-changing RB?
  3. That Saints game was ripe for the taking. After going up 14-0 in the 1st, the live Vegas odds made the Eagles a 2-to-1 favorite to win the game. If Foles doesn't throw that pick, I firmly believe we get 7 or at least 3 in the possession, and the Saints never have the chance to fully swing the momentum. I think we win 30-21 at the very least. I also think we would beat the Rams next week and make it to the dance again. Foles wasn't the problem (other than the awful risk to Ertz that resulted in a pick and changed the entire game). Even with that pick, the 4th down conversion, and the D sucking, Foles was a bad drop by Jeffrey away from pulling another miracle out of you know what. I think the Eagles need a stud RB who can win a game by himself, or at least strike the fear of God in the opposition. We also need to improve the secondary by a lot. I don't think trading Foles will do anything to improve that, and we'll still have big holes surrounding a better (but injury-prone) QB in Wentz. But, trading Wentz could fill tons of holes IMO, and give Foles the added weapons he needs to make 3-4 more runs at the big show. That's why I think Howie needs to at least "listen" to another team who may be willing to do something stupid to acquire Wentz.
  4. Then they will be mocking both of us. My gut tells me that Wentz is going to have a very nice (McNabbish) career for us, but constant injuries will continue to prevent him from achieving ultimate greatness... and I sure hope I'm wrong. To me, this is the best way the situation could possibly play out for us: 1. Some team is willing to surprise us with a trade for Foles. We parlay Foles for a great pick or a potential impact player. 2. A team is willing to offer an insane package for Wentz that could set the Eagles up for the next decade+. Again, I'm talking (4) 1sts or (3) 1sts, a 2nd and something else. Then the Birds spend the extra money on extending Foles long-term, while adding an impact RB. Plus they own (8) or (7) 1st rounders over the next 4 seasons. I think letting Foles go for basically nothing will sting. But it is what it is. If I'm just picking Carson vs. Nick straight up, I'm talking Wentz 100 x out of 100 obviously. But if the option is Wentz vs. Foles + stud RB + (3 or 4) 1st rounders, I'm taking the latter. Chances are, Foles is gonzo, Wentz is our franchise QB and we'll all love him and wish for the best. I hope Wentz wins 2 or 3 Super Bowls, but man, the constant injuries scare the heck out of me. Some players are just injury prone. Call it bad luck, whatever, but it is what it is.
  5. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    I will say this, if Ertz makes that catch, you are correct, I wouldn't have said anything about it. I won't pretend I would have. But, to myself, I would still be saying, "cut down the risks." Here's what I didn't like about that play from jump: 1. You're throwing at Lattimore, who is a beast. 2. You're stretching the field, instead of methodically cutting through the Saints D. 3. There were two WIDE OPEN players right there, with zero chance of not making a play, for all intents and purposes. Bombs are always risky plays when there's tight one-on-one coverage. Even if the catch was incomplete, why waste a play when Smallwood had nobody near him and was an automatic game to move the chains or secure a 1st? At that point in the game, you continue to do what worked so far, and what was working well on the drive. You could just "feel" the Saints thinking, "man, we can't stop this team from moving the chains at will." It's exactly how we felt after the interception and the Saints converted on the 4th down. There's no coincidence that we didn't score again after that interception. It was a complete momentum-changer. And that's always a risk when you're launching bombs to a TE tightly covered by Lattimore. Between that pass and Doug continuing to try and run Sproles, I seriously question Doug's decision making.
  6. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    We'll forever disagree on this I guess, lol. I don't think it was a fine decision and I didn't from the moment the ball left Foles hands. I saw the ball starting to soar, and before we even saw the coverage on TV, I said to my wife, "What the hell is Foles chucking downfield for?!"... and... BOOM! The "foot on the gas pedal" approach in that case is exactly why I blamed Doug and Nick for not having a better command of the game's momentum. Keep Brees OFF THE FIELD as long as possible. Continue to slice and dice by hitting WIDE OPEN players for 6, 8, 10 yards. There's zero reason to throw a bomb with Ertz being covered by a stud, when there are two wide open targets in front of you and an easy 8-10 yard gain. It's called risk management. We decided to increase risks when the game called for less risk taking. I will never be convinced by anyone that Foles made a "fine decision" on that play. And, like I said, I screamed it the second the ball was released from his hands. You make that play to start a game, or when coming from behind, and looking for a momentum swing.
  7. I still think Howie needs to listen to offers on both players. In the (granted, very unlikely) event that a team like the Jags is willing to offer (4) 1sts for Carson, you consider it and ride or die with Nick, while surrounding him with more weapons. That said, it would take a ludicrous offer like that to consider moving on from Wentz. Anything short of that type of over-payment, you go with Carson and thank Nick for his wonderful tenure here.
  8. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    If Wentz got out to a 14-0 lead and was moving the chains like Foles was before the disastrous pick - YES, he wins the game IMO. At that point in the game we needed a maestro who would continue to pick apart the Saints D and gut them slowly. The coach and QB decided to take risks when the game called for the exact opposite approach. I don't think Wentz would have taken the risk Foles did. It's one thing to make that throw when you're behind and need a momentum changer. It's another thing to take that risk when you're moving the chains at will, eating the clock, and keeping Brees on ice.
  9. NFC Championship Game - @ Saints

    Now that my Eagles are out of it, I'm rooting for my 2nd favorite team - the Rams. I wish you guys the best of luck next week and will be cheering you on from Philly. I hope you win the prize this year. Cheers!
  10. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    To answer your question - yes. But, what this game showed me was that Doug still needs to master the art of momentum and learn to play with the win like a surgeon, instead of being a cowboy who excels at playing risky.
  11. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    This game could have been won in the first half. If we go up 21-0, it's over. Bad decisions.
  12. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    Yup. 2:30 left. Run the ball with Smallwood, make some progress, keep the clock moving. That gives us more options at 2nd and 6, instead of 2nd and 10. But, the Jeffrey drop was it. Not in the cards this year, boys and girls. Love this team.
  13. Divisional Round GDT Saints vs Eagles

    No idea why Sproles was in the game and not Smallwood. All you need is to pound it with him for 3-4 yard gains instead of nothing with Sproles. I don't get Doug at all these last two weeks.
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