$ Free Agents $ - Defensive End
Do we spend money on our Defense or our Offense? "Defense wins Championships!" Our Defense needs an immediate overhaul. Well, not a complete overhaul. We can't wait around for "projects" that may never pan out! We need proven talent. First things first, bolster the D line. DE is a primary concern. A good and consistent pass rush will make the rest of the positions on defense work more efficiently (See 2004 Def. Stats). Of course, I believe John Abraham (Jets)would be the top choice for the Eagles. As long as he could remain healthy, opposing offensive linemen would have to make up their mind on who to double team: Kearse or Abraham. I know Kearse did not get the pressure on the QB that we all hoped he would, but he is a speed and finesse guy. He will not defeat double teams the majority of the time. Abraham, however, would draw that attention away from Kearse hopefully increasing our sack production. The only drawback is Abraham will come with a hefty price tag. Other feasable options may be Darren Howard (NO), Raheem Brock (IND), Aaron Kampman (GB) or even Kyle Van DenBosch (Ten). Although, if we did not spend some money and land Abraham, I suggest trading up in the NFL Draft to get our hands on Mario Williams (6'7", 300lb +) from NC State. I think he could be an immediate impact and not a "work in progress". Tell me what you think?