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The Argument for Jarius Byrd




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I could sum it up in one word "Playmaker" but then it wouldn't qualify for neither an article nor a fanpost. So instead, I'm going to highlight a few important statistics that'll stand out:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/12613/jairus-byrd

-He has a combined 308 tackles in his 4 year career

-And 223 solos.

-As well as 85 Assisted tackles

-Though he didn't register a sack last year, he registered a sack for two consecutive years (2010-2011). That's not bad at all.

-10 forced fumbles, including at least 3 for the past 3 seasons.

-18 of those Interception things that we only really saw once in Week 3 of last year!

-Dude averages 18 yards per return.

-A total of 27 passes defended.

And the Eagles "safeties" during that time span?

-Nate Allen has 180 tackles....TOTAL (And 148 of them are individual tackles)

-He's only forced 1 fumble in his 3-year career. 1!

-He has 5 interceptions....total(and absolutely none last year)

-For some reason, despite how much he was targeted he only had 4 passes defended.

Kurt Coleman's a little better.....

-207 Total tackles

-157 solos(Including 70 last year, nice)

-7 Career INT's(2 last year)

-50 AST'd tackles

-4 Stuffs

-Of all of our crappy safeties, Anderson seems to be the most consistent(with so little time)

-60 tackles

-56 Ast'd

-2 Fumbles(last year)

Some might be wary of the next Asomugha or the next DRC, but I think Byrd plays with a tenacity and a fire on the football field that DRC doesn't have, and unlike Asomugha, Byrd would be in the prime of his career.

Sometimes, you have to make a sacrifice in order to get much further ahead. Graham won't fit in the 3-4, get someone who can.

If we're going to be about retooling instead of rebuilding, why do we need more picks? What's a 2nd or a 3rd? Heck, what's a mid-first?

We can turn questionable value into Jarius Byrd. That's an opportunity we shouldn't pass up and I hope Howie's looking into it.

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