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Asante Samuel trade or no trade?

Asante does NOT need to be traded to stay under the 2011 salary cap:

  • HR in his conference stated Eagles are under the cap currently
  • Vick is set to make 16+ million on franchise tag
  • Jackson is set to make 400k on a deal he won't play competitively on
  • Resign Vick to 5 yr extension 10 mil per year, 25 mil guaranteed
  • Resign Djax to 5 yr extension 7 mil per year, 25 mil guaranteed
  • Release Hanson 1.6 mil at least saved
  • Eagles still under the cap with probably a few mil to get VY or another backup

So what do we do with 3 CB's? Anyone remember the Colts game last year?

“[Quintin Mikell] and I switched positions,” Samuel said. “I told him to go to the corner and let me go to safety and read Peyton a little bit. So I read his eyes … and caught the pick.”

Worst tackling CB now the worst tackling Safety in the league?  Nnamdi might be a better option but why give up his press cover skills?

The eagles were beat over and over vs. TE coverage last year.  What's the point of having a covering MLB if they can't cover.  I think we will see a lot of downs where Asante simply replaces Coleman/JJ and on pure passing downs we'll have him replacing a line backer.

Eagles vs. Dallas:

NA --> Dez Bryant
AS --> Miles Austin
DRC -->  Witten
Nate Allen -->  Safety
JJ or CM or KC--> Covering the run play/screen depending on formation

If our MLB doesn't have to watch for the pass then that only strengthens our Run D and Tackling.  If they go 4-wide you take out another LB and sub-in Trevard Lindley.

I'll leave it at that for now and welcome your comments.

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