I really don't want to be one of those guys who spends today yapping about how the Jason Peters deal is BAD (?!?) because it prevents us from getting a marquee WR...but allow me to entertain that thought for just a minute. I still don't think it's outside the realm of possibility for this to happen, if that floats your boat (and clearly it does). Let's realistically evaluate the scenario:
Last I heard, and these are only rumors obviously, but the Browns were willing to deal Braylon Edwards to the Giants for a 2nd, 5th and a WR. They wanted Steve Smith and the Giants apparently said no. They instead offered Domenik Hixon or Mario Manningham, neither of whom the Browns wanted).
Now, our 2nd and 5th (we have four of them) are higher than the Giants' picks in those rounds (thank you poor regular season!). So we still have the ammo.
There are a few problems. First, I have no idea if the Eagles would be willing to part with their 2nd round pick (they probably wouldn't mind the 5th rounder). They would still have a 1st and 3rd but they'd have given up another 1st, 2nd and their 4th in the Peters/potential Edwards deals.
Second, they'd have to throw in a WR which is apparently what the Browns want. Many of you would be happy to get rid of Reggie Brown but do the Browns want him? And do the Eagles want to let him go?
Compare Brown's numbers with Steve Smith's:
As much as we rag on Reginald there's no comparison between these two players: Reggie is much superior even after his down 2008 season. So maybe we could give them another player? Think they like Hank Baskett? ;-)
Overall, we'd still have a 1st, 3rd, three 5ths, two 6ths and a 7th. Could you, and the Eagles front office, live with that?
For those Boldin fans, I picked Edwards because a) he's younger and b) his asking price is lower than Arizona's purported 1st and 3rd, which, if true, makes him completely unlikely as an Eagle
Again, this is all indulgent nonsense at this point, but the Peters trade leads me to believe that the Eagles just might be looking at a 2004 "balls to the wall" type offseason in a run for the Super Bowl. I also don't mean to rain on Jason Peters' parade - this is the real story we should be focusing on. Or as Andy would say, "This is Jason's day" (or rather, whenever he signs is). I just couldn't help fantasizing...