Monday, August 28, 2006

Eagles Trade Half-Eaten Bag of Cheetos for Dante Stallworth!

Just kidding! Actually they did the N.O. Saints 1 step worse, they traded Sim and a 4th round pick in '07 (possibly a #3 if we work out his contract).

I see no downside to this (unless you're secretly a really big fan of Stinkston...)

The guy finally came into his own in '05 after a lot of injuries in his 1st 3 years: 70 catches, 945 yards, and 7 TDs (all led the Saints). When you consider he had Aaron "Wrong-way" Brooks throwin' to him all those years, actually pretty impressive. And, he runs a 4.3 40!

We now have an X receiver to stretch the field, ladies and gentlemen, can I get a a-men-ah?!


Blogger Paulomon Grundy said...

Aaaamen brutha. This means that Glew or Pinky can go away, which is good for all of us. By the way, nice catch by Lil' Greg the other night going deep, but man, is he TINY or what? He always looks surprised to be catching the ball too which I think is funny for a professional WR. Anyway, it would be nice to have someone big at WR, but Stallworth will do - if he had 70 balls in New Orleans, he should have at least that many in Philly. What's more surprising is that we actually traded a draft pick for this too. Uncharacteristic of Big Red! Give us a tough RB and a good returner and we....might... be.... good ...this year.

8/28/2006 5:25 PM  
Blogger J Dubs said...

Ya, apparently Stallworth is becoming a great route runner, to go with his natural downfield speed, and has pretty good hands.

He also has great RAC ability (see the end of that Saints-Jags game with all the laterals to score a Td (on youtube), where Casey missed the PAT that would've tied it? Dante broke about 4-5 tackles on that play. He definitely plays bigger than his size (actually, a lot like Reggie).

Nice of the team, with an offense built around getting the ball into the receivers' hands so they can get RAC yards, to for once actually bring in a few guys who can all actually do that...)

8/28/2006 5:31 PM  
Blogger Dave Popstar said...

Testify... I agree that there is no downside to this. As cool as Baskett has been, it's unrealistic to pin our hopes on an undrafted rookie FA. And you can be damn sure the twin twigs of Pinky and Foots ain't gonna get it done. And to get him for Sim and a 4th (or possibly a 3rd)? No downside.

So much for Reid's refrain of having confidence with 'the guys we got'. Now let's really get in gear and get a big back. And a better strongside LB.

Okay now I'm asking for too much, but MAN would that be cool? If our front office actually decided to make a real run for something like the Superbowl? Depending upon the projected profitability, of course...

8/28/2006 5:36 PM  
Blogger J Dubs said...

1138 of his 2791 yards were after the catch.

Deep threat, bitches!

8/28/2006 5:38 PM  
Blogger Dave Popstar said...

I like this stat: He averages one TD every 8.5 receptions.

8/28/2006 5:50 PM  
Blogger Paulomon Grundy said...

Simoneau did have one good half season though, so I'm pouring out half a Forty tonight for him. That's right Popstar, 20 ounces. Remember how he was Defensive player of the month or something and then go so very very tired in the second half of the season? Poor dude.

8/28/2006 5:55 PM  
Blogger Paulomon Grundy said...

Do you guys think we would have been better off grabbing Deion Branch? I hadn't thought much about it until a friend of mine asked...I tend to think they're staying away from WRs who might potentially cause any problems whatsoever, as Branch is sort of doing right now. Thoughts?

8/29/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger J Dubs said...

I think we got a deep threat, why waste our valuable internet-surfing time postulating the "what ifs" - by the way, DS's #s are better than Branch's, especially in 1 very important stat: 23 Tds to about 12. F Branch.

DS is also known as one of teh fastest few guys in teh NFL. I've seen 40 times from 4.3 to 4.2.....

8/29/2006 11:06 AM  

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