If Andy Reid takes him first, I may just hop a plane to K.C. and slap him. He had all those years in Philly to build a successful offensive line, and instead just counted on a quick QB. He failed, the our QB's have the wounds to show it. So, if he goes to K.C. and does what he should have been doing in Philly all along, I am going to feel quite used, as a fan.
If however, Andy takes Matt Barkley, I am heading to the VF outlet to buy my Chiefs shirt, and becoming a fan. I DO like Alex Smith, and I want to see good things from him. But I see Barkley as the next Peyton Manning, and therefore want a good seat on the bandwagon. Barkley fits so well with Reid's pass-aholic offense, he's going to be hard to pass up.
However, Andy would go with Geno Smith first, I believe, because he misses Donovan McNabb so much.
However, they HAVE Alex Smith, so a QB is not their first priority. Andy Reid has been known to buck the system, and I don't think he feels any pressure to take a QB with the first pick. This means Geno won't be around for him later. The question is then, will Andy pick up what he really needs? Does he know what they really need? His head is not often wrapped up in anything defense/protective.
Back to Chip Kelly. Rumor has it, he is willing to move away from college type football. He WILL need a QB, as I predict Vick will be out for the season by Game 5. But, let's build up that O-line, first, shall we? Is Jason Peters coming back? And who does he have to help him? Step one is to get the best we can get up front. All our talent lies in run, with McCoy and the new Bryce Brown, so, we need coverage to get them through as well. A great new center would be exactly what we need, but let's start with power.
Last year, despite only winning 4 games all season, the Eagles did manage to keep most opponents usually to 3 or less TD's in the first 3 quarters of the game (until they totally gave up and threw away the 4th quarters). Defense isn't too old or hurt at this point, so I personally think we are safe there maybe the first two rounds.
What do you think? Who's getting picked up where?
T.C. Slonaker, Eagles fan
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