PhillyVike wrote:Love our new OC. I can tell you most Philly fans knew they were going to lose a lot of coaches and players in 2018 but DeFilippo and Schwartz were coveted as need to keep, if possible.
I think he is the perfect OC to ferry us through another year of question marks at the QB position.
Now, Spielman, Zim and DeFilippo can put their nose to the grind stone and figure out the best way out of and into Bradford, Keenum, Bridgewater, Cousins, Foles, Brees and/or the draft.
I think Foles is going to play for someone else in 2018. And with DeFilippo on board, the Vikings are quickly a target for discussion.
Here's why I think Foles is not an Eagle next season
Cap space - The Eagles organization basically put this '17 season on the credit card and luckily for them it paid off. Now they need to figure out how to get under the cap. According to overthecap.com, they are estimated to be about $9.3 million over for players already under contract in '18. Trading Foles would alleviate a maximum of 7.6 million.
Draft picks - The Eagles don't have a second or third round draft pick and they are going to be hurting bad at LB (Can't afford to retain Nigel Bradham, Ellerbe also walks). They also need tackle depth and CB depth badly. They need draft picks! Trading Foles would be a text book sell high deal.
Here's why Foles could be a Viking next season
Coaching Familiarly - The obvious
Discount - Super Bowl MVP for $7.6 million (or less if negotiated) for 1 year
Here's why Foles being a Viking next season doesn't make sense if you're wearing purple
O-Line - Can we really cater to Foles RPO strength the way the Eagles did with a our o-line?
Buy High - We'd have to send some decent picks that we'd otherwise use on O-line starters or D-Line depth.
Long-term Investment - After paying him a modest $7 million the first year and paying the Eagles draft equity (again) and probably designing the entire offensive system around him for 1 year, we'd be committed to handing one of the games greatest backups, an incredibly lucrative starting QB contract or if he did not perform as expected, we start all over again.
I couldn't be happier about the DeFilippo signing - trading for Foles would eliminate that happiness pretty quick.
Good summary. I'm against Foles because of several points you mention. For one, he's not a free agent so that means giving up draft picks AND restructuring his contract. The other big one is Philly has a really good O-line. I'm with you, I don't know that our line can sustain enough for a RPO offense.
Flip did a good job but he also had Carson Wentz to work with. He was the #2 pick for a reason, it's not like the guy was working with some unknown guy and made him great.
Flip sounds like a real hard worker, student of the game, very much in the same vein as Zimmer. Foles called him a grinder. Someone on Reddit said he was calling the redzone plays in Philly, anyone know if that's true?
I'm still of the opinion we need to grab Brees or Cousins and build the line via draft and maybe free agency. The window is now and will not stay open very long. Look at Seattle, Dallas, Arizona, even Green Bay. Heck even teams like Carolina and Atlanta who were at the top of the NFC are now squeaking in to the playoffs. You just can't stay in the upper echelon forever unless you're the Patriots. And honestly, I think even that has to do with the AFC being a lot weaker than the NFC. Must be nice to be able to play the Titans and Jaguars to get to the Super Bowl.