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Looking back at Chip Kelly's roster purge

Jeremy Maclin

Regret factor: Little. The Eagles WRs have been bad this year, and Maclin would undoubtedly help. But he wouldn't help enough turn around the Eagles offense, and he wouldn't help enough to justify the contract he has. Sam Bradford's struggles are too great for even the best WRs to fix, and Maclin isn't one of the best WRs in the league, though he is paid like one.

Trent Cole

Regret factor: None. Cole has been completely ineffective in Indianapolis, where Ryan Grigson is apparently still using 2012 scouting reports from his time with the Eagles. Grigson gave Cole $7M guaranteed and he hasn't been worth half of it. He's been a non-factor all season and one of a growing list of talking points about Ryan Grigson's decreasing job security.


Nick Foles

Regret factor: None. In the lead up to the offseason, a common defense of Foles was that if the Eagles defense was better and he had a consistent run game, he would excel. But there isn't a QB in the league that plays worse with a strong run game and defense. In St. Louis, he got both. Todd Gurley is legit, and the Rams defense is once again one of the best in the league. And even with that, Foles has stunk. After putting up 297 yards and a TD against the Seahawks in Week 1, he hasn't thrown for 200 yards in any game, and has a 6-5 TD-INT ratio. His completion percentage is a career low 58.8, he is 25th in yards per attempt. Acquired by the Rams to chuck the ball downfield, he has the second lowest air yards per attempt among starters. In Week 7 Todd Gurley rushed for as many yards as Foles threw for. He's been a disappointment, and having signed Foles to an extension in the preseason, the Rams are stuck with him for next year.
nephillymike
QUOTE (Phits @ Nov 2 2015, 01:25 PM) *
Looking back at Chip Kelly's roster purge

Jeremy Maclin

Regret factor: Little. The Eagles WRs have been bad this year, and Maclin would undoubtedly help. But he wouldn't help enough turn around the Eagles offense, and he wouldn't help enough to justify the contract he has. Sam Bradford's struggles are too great for even the best WRs to fix, and Maclin isn't one of the best WRs in the league, though he is paid like one.

Trent Cole

Regret factor: None. Cole has been completely ineffective in Indianapolis, where Ryan Grigson is apparently still using 2012 scouting reports from his time with the Eagles. Grigson gave Cole $7M guaranteed and he hasn't been worth half of it. He's been a non-factor all season and one of a growing list of talking points about Ryan Grigson's decreasing job security.


Nick Foles

Regret factor: None. In the lead up to the offseason, a common defense of Foles was that if the Eagles defense was better and he had a consistent run game, he would excel. But there isn't a QB in the league that plays worse with a strong run game and defense. In St. Louis, he got both. Todd Gurley is legit, and the Rams defense is once again one of the best in the league. And even with that, Foles has stunk. After putting up 297 yards and a TD against the Seahawks in Week 1, he hasn't thrown for 200 yards in any game, and has a 6-5 TD-INT ratio. His completion percentage is a career low 58.8, he is 25th in yards per attempt. Acquired by the Rams to chuck the ball downfield, he has the second lowest air yards per attempt among starters. In Week 7 Todd Gurley rushed for as many yards as Foles threw for. He's been a disappointment, and having signed Foles to an extension in the preseason, the Rams are stuck with him for next year.



3-4 record with a very good defense and decent special teams.

Regret factor - Much!
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