Friday, March 6, 2009

Sean Jones is an Eagle

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. I thought Sean Jones might be coming here for a short deal. Jones agreed to a 1-year deal with the team this afternoon. This meshes with my thinking that it gives both sides a short term solution. Jones gets to go from a bad defense to a top 5 unit. He comes to a team that uses the FS creatively and aggressively. The Eagles get another year to decide if in fact Quintin Demps is the answer at FS. They also get to look at Jones in our system. We don't know how good he is when used all over the place. He has 1 career sack. Quintin Demps has 1 career sack.

Here's a couple of scenarios. Jones thrives in our defense. He gives us the speed and ballhawking ability we've lacked for a few years. The fit is great and we sign him to a long term deal.

Or...Jones is pedestrian in our defense. By the end of the year he's lost some of his PT to Demps. He leaves and Q takes over the FS spot. Or maybe we get Eric Berry or Taylor Mays in the draft. Where the heck is the drool smiley when I need it?

We are now 3-deep with good Safeties in 2009. We'll add one in the draft and probably sign a priority UDFA Safety. Mix in Byron Parker and you have a solid group that should produce 4 quality players for us.

Now we move on to TE. Maybe RB. Anything else in FA?


Stephen said...

Solid, a move that makes sense for everyone involved.

orangecrush007 said...

Get Kevin Jones. This is blatant. I hope the Eagles get him!

Tom Ballman said...

Can k jones block? If he will make that sacrifice. Bring him in. What do you think tommy? Better choice than deuce mcallister and his four game suspension right? What other vet is worthy to sign to battle for a backup rb spot? The FO has set the bar a little bit for who makes the roster at that position. Too critical to passively entertain just rooks.

Tommy Lawlor said...

Jones re-signed with the Bears.

I think Warrick Dunn could be an interesting fit. I'd be interested to see them trade for a guy like Michael Bush. I think DeShaun Foster could be effective as part of a rotation. There is no great fit.

Our primary backup RB will come from the draft.

Mr_Boomy said...

Gotta love the signing, I always like Sean Jones and never thought he'll have a chance to become an Eagle!

Tommy, do you think the Eagles FO is really gonna draft a RB in the 1st round, is it possible? Coz it never happened before..

Tommy Lawlor said...

This is the first year where I'm starting to wonder about RB in the 1st. If we acquire a veteran TE, that puts us one step closer.

InsultComicDog said...

Lorenzo Neal babeee!

ZackISM said...

PFT is reporting interest in Bryant McFadden..Do you think that legit?