I was unaware so many Eagles fans were familiar with Arizona State's MLB named Vontaze Burfict.I am a senior at ASU and have been watching this guy for a few years now, and would like to continue the awareness of the rare talent he possesses.
I think many of us at BGN would agree, the Eagles need a heart/soul on defense. Someone who puts fear in the opposition. This man possesses that rare skill in a way only comparable to Ray Lewis. VB will be a top ten pick in this years draft with out question, but with the Kolb move I think it would be possible to move up and get this animal.
Vontaze Burfict, for you that might not know is widely regarded as the "meanest man in college football". A standout freshman in 2009 with the Sun Devils, Burfict despite starting only nine games as a freshman, was given the Pac-10 Defensive Freshman of the Year award. While in 2010 VB was named an All-American and Pac-10 Defensive MVP (ahead of our friend Casey). So far in 2011, he has 22 tackles, 4 sacks, and 1 interception through 4 games.The only issue that hurts Burfict is his tendency to draw an excess amount of penalties due to his highly aggressive style of play...
I know it's a bit early for this, but just to get his name out there and among the fan base (which it is for some already) is a big step in causing a stir to get this guy in my opinion. Roseman has already proven that he is willing to cut ties with some players he drafted that may have been mistakes. I am not already discounting Casey by saying this, but if Casey does end up being a terrible solution to our MLB situation, this could happen.
Maybe Casey will come up big in the next couple of months and we won't have to worry about this position at all. No one really knows for sure. With that being said, there is nothing more in this world I want more then an Eagles Superbowl victory, and a defense that instills fear in our opponents like we had for so many years prior. I know some have mentioned VB before, but it is time to start the campaign to bring this guy in to Philly.You can grill me for the timing of this, but I think the sooner everyone gets on board with this guy, the better.
Can't tell me you wouldn't want this guy shadowing RB's all game... (forgive the music)