“In Arizona,but the phone lines burning up…we want to win so damn bad our toes ache and our brains are gurgling!!!!!!!”
“Colt Fans,hint—— it’s a Wide Receiver!!”
“Everyone stand buy,pour strong drink…do ur voodoo,Colts need the strength of it’s nation to get this wopper in the boat! DO U UNDERSTAND!?”
That last tweet makes you think it could be a major star, but what elite WRs are available? Could this be a deal for Victor Cruz? Would the Chiefs trade Dwayne Bowe? Is Kenny Britt someone you trade for?
Is there any way this could be Jeremy Maclin?
I’m hesitant to think the Eagles would deal Maclin. He won’t turn 25 until May. He’s already got 258 catches and 26 TDs. He is a high character guy that has played well, but still has room to get better. Organizations don’t like to trade players like that. It looks bad.
The addition of Chip Kelly does change things. He’s never coached Maclin. From the outside, Mac doesn’t seem to be his type of WR. Kelly demands that his guys block. He wants tough players. Mac was an atrocious blocker last year. His toughness is an issue. Mac goes down way too easy, thus earning the name “Self-tacklin’ Jeremy Maclin” from Jimmy Bama.
There is also the angle of Mac’s contract status and future. He’s entering the final year of his deal. Will the Eagles pay him big bucks? Are the Eagles interested in keeping him long term? I do think Chip Kelly would be interested in trying to see what he could do with Mac. Let’s not forget just how great he was in college. Mac has only shown glimpses of that player in the NFL. I think he can get better, but he needs a coach to really push him. Reid didn’t push enough. Chip would. That would make or break Mac. Is it worth the risk to keep him? It is also risky to deal him.
The Colts need weapons for Andrew Luck. Mac does fit that offense. He runs good routes. He has good hands. The deal would make some sense on the part of both teams.
What would be the compensation? Tricky question. Maybe a late 2nd or early 3rd. Maybe a combination of picks from this year and next year, with performance clauses factoring in.
Doubt this is what Irsay is talking about, but this has already been a wild offseason around the NFL. You never know.
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Jake Long is back talking to the Dolphins.
Nnamdi is talking to the Saints. He’s never made the playoffs. Rob Ryan is the DC and has never been on a winning team. This is the ultimate test for Sean Payton and Drew Brees.