Analyzing this from afar, the eagles have 18 sacks so far in this dismal season. Jason Babin had 33% of those.
Was he part of the problem? Sure - along with 52 other guys.
The celebratory posts of a guy getting kicked to the curb from eagles fans is a little confusing. Yes, it's easy to point at virtually anyone on this team and say "cut that AHOLE!!!" and get a rally of other fans chiming in.
But this is not the off season. This isn't even under the direction of the new coach. This is ... something else. There is no "cap" restrictions on the team right now. We aren't cutting players to get ready for a playoff push. We aren't really giving our younger players a chance to play. We can demote or inactivate a guy for a week or two and accomplish that. We are chaos.
Some argue that cuts are necessary to prevent a "cancer" from spreading. Who are we kidding? The team is a cancer right now. Cutting a guy who put up 18 sacks just last year is a head scratcher to the rest of the league folks. He's not pulling in record dollars for his work, and his contract is cap friendly. He's just one more head on the pole to show that something is being done. Nothing productive, just something.
I understand that the younger guys need playing time. So play them! Considering the speed of eagles players getting injured for the season, it's only a matter of time until all 53 have gotten a start. We will have plenty of game film on every player for the new head coach. The rush to toss folks to the side from this losing squad is avoidable and unexplainable. I don't disagree with the move, just the timing. Why now?
Of all the moves made by the eagles in the last 15 years, this year is by far filled with the most unexplanable moves ever.
If Kansas city and Jacksonville can win some games, the Philadelphia Eagles could likely get the first pick of the draft. And just our luck, there is no "Luck" there waiting for us.