i know i will get ripped for having this opinion. i think the eagles can re-sign desean jackson AND win the superbowl this year, and ill tell you how after the jump...
...trade asante samuel. his cap hit for 2011 is $9,335,000, $9,500,000 in 2012, and $11, 500,000 in 2013. he will turn 31 in january. listen, we traded for DMC (i dont care if he doesnt like the nickname) and were forced to put him in an uncomfortable position at the nickel spot where he hasnt looked very good. the only reason hanson was cut in the first place was because the eagles thought DRC would adjust to playing the nickel easily and that hasnt been the case. i think trading samuel for a LB or O lineman and a possible pick could be the move that puts us over the top. letting asomugha take over at LCB and DRC taking over RCB full time, with hanson back in the slot would help this defense immensely.
also, lets not forget that depending on the price tag of whoever the eagles would acquire in such a deal, the eagles could gain some valuable cap room and essentially have what it takes to re-sign jackson long term.and the reason i said o lineman is because i have to think that the eagles brass want to protect their $100M (not really) franchise QB. i wouldnt mind if they traded for an elite o lineman as well because i for one, would love to see mike vick play the entire season without having to run for his life on every other play.
as far as asomugha goes, i think he will continue to get better every week, as he becomes more comfortable with the eagles defensive schemes. and regardless of how you feel about DRC, he is still a huge upgrade over last years RCB, patterson. truth about hanson is, hes not that bad as a nickel corner and i would even go as far as to say i would rank hanson in the top 10-15 nickel corners in the league.
honestly, i have no ideas who the eagles would want in exchange for samuel but im guessing since the eagles alleged asking price for him before the season started was a first round pick, that player would have to be a difference maker.
so there you go. the eagles can kill two birds with one stone if they can find a team willing to deal. rip away BGN!