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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eagles were interested in RG III

RG III ... Low release point obviously was fixable.
Before Robert Griffin III was drafted the Eagles were supposed to be the "mystery team" interested in the talented quarterback.

Griffin made it known he "really enjoyed" spending time with head coach Andy Reid and the Eagles at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King was all over the infatuation calling the Eagles the "dark horse option" to trade up for the second overall pick held by the St. Louis Rams, the move that would be necessary to land Griffin.

In retrospect it might not have been such a bad idea. Judge for yourself when the Eagles take on the Redskins this Sunday at FedEx Field.

Sure, the Redskins paid a hefty price: 2012, 2013 and 2014 first-round draft picks, plus a second-round choice in 2012.

But it's not like the Eagles were short of ammo. They had the 15th overall pick, two second-rounders, DeSean Jackson, Asante Samuel and, well, insert any defensive lineman here. They could have added the 2013 first-round pick to that package and it still could have been worth it.

Instead, the Birds have Nick Foles, the third-round choice who has a grasp of the position but is going to need considerable work to play fast enough to win in the NFL.


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