Big news tonight. The Bucs are shopping Darelle Revis, but there aren’t expected to be any takers. They will then reportedly cut him before Wednesday afternoon. Should the Eagles have interest?
Yes. At his best, Revis is a game-changing CB. There are concerns. Revis will still cost a lot of money. He’ll turn 29 this summer. He hasn’t been elite in the last couple of years. But Revis should be all the way back from his ACL injury this year. He might not be at the top of his game, but he could still be a very good CB.
The comparison to Nnamdi doesn’t work well. Revis has much better ball skills. Revis is a much better tackler. He also played on winning teams and thrives in pressure situations. Revis is a year younger and has a year less NFL wear and tear on his body. If you could sign him to a short deal, he would be worth the risk. I would not commit long term dollars to him. Besides, Revis would want a raise in 2 years if he played well anyway.
I know I’ve said it didn’t make sense for the Eagles to throw money at free agent CBs, but Revis is an exception because of how good he can be at his peak. He’s worth some risk.
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Why do I say no to Sproles?
The top figure is Sproles rushing stats for the year. The bottom? Nick Foles. Also, Foles had more runs of 20 or more yards and had more TDs.
Sproles had down numbers as a returner as well. The one place he’s still a weapon is as a receiver. I just don’t think the Eagles need a RB that specializes in catching passes in space.
No to McCluster?
He was 53-511-9.6 this year as a receiver. Those aren’t compelling numbers. He isn’t a KOR. McCluster did have a pair of PR scores, but they came against a bad Giants team and a bad Skins team. I don’t think McCluster would be a bad addition. I just don’t anticipate the Eagles going for him. He’s been a disappointment in the NFL and it isn’t like you can say he hasn’t gotten any chances.
Rolando McClain comeback?
The Eagles could have interest in McClain. They love SEC guys and McClain is a Bama guy. I don’t know if DeMeco Ryans is friends with him (due to the Bama connection), but Ryans could be an excellent mentor. McClain has good talent. He has to get his head on straight. He’s not the ideal Chip Kelly guy, but for the price of a cheap contract, he’s the type you take a chance on.
Shea McClellin at OLB.
Some of you are just making generalized statements. Yes, he played DE for the Bears. But McClellin isn’t pure DE. Boise used him creatively and McClelling played OLB at the Senior Bowl. He looked pretty good doing that. He could easily make the transition to 3-4 DE. I think he could play OLB in the 4-3 where rushing the passer is less of a priority than playing the run and underneath coverage.
Vontae Davis of interest?
The Eagles loved him coming out of college. He might have been the pick if Jeremy Maclin hadn’t slid down. Would the Eagles still want him and have interest in throwing a bunch of money his way? Possible, but I still have my doubts.