It's simpleton, chickensh!t logic.
Now, for the defense, siding to keep Sam Bradford as Eagles quarterback, we present: "Well, the devil that you know is better than the devil that you don't know."
Or some other brain-dead, cojones-lacking crap.
Really, that's the Saving Grace of Sam in Philly ... that it's better to be stuck with Exhibit A of "never reached potential that was vastly overrated in the first place" mediocrity? That it's better to suck since you're already familiar with the guy at the most important position in football than take a chance on someone else you may not know so well because he, himself, may ...
May, what ... SUCK?!!
Uhh, hello, McFlies ...
Get a grip and show some gumption. This notion that somehow, in some way, six years of NFL sample size and nearly a decade worth of china-doll evidence is wrong, that those clinging to the hope that divine intervention will turn Bradford into the performer that all the "experts" miscalculated him as destined to become is beyond silly.
Eagles fans, football fans, Bradford fans ... it ain't gonna happen.
Not this week, not next week, not ever. Oh, there will probably be moments of exquisite pin-point passing the young man displays from time to time, and, you know what, go to a few high school games in your life, and you might see the same thing ... at the same physical level by an individual.
Reality is, every single guy with the ability to throw the ball a bit, and a coach who wants to throw it all the time, is capable of getting Bradford-like hot. It's really not a big deal. That 10-for-10 Day of Atonement in Green Bay during the preseason ... c'mon, you haven't seen that before?
Lemme share that you have. You just don't remember, or you just choose to forget, because you wanted Bradford to be special, to be different, to be the type of once in a lifetime quarterback that he actually lived up to Ron Jaworski's gushing all over him.
Well, even Jaws has bailed on Bradford now, and it's time everyone from Chip Kelly to the most diehard of Eagles fans did the same ... and give up the ridiculous rationalizing for sticking with this guy.
The primary statement for his supporters now is this: "Well, who can we get to replace him?"
The response is easy: "Who couldn't you get?"
Right now, he is the 30th-rated QB in the NFL, actually ahead of sacred cows Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning - whose resumes, unlike the one belonging to our "Sam I Am," give them a little leeway to work things out. In addition to those two, yours truly would take every other QB ranked ahead of him. Every stinking one. Not just Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady or Drew Brees, but even the soon-to-be-outcasts such as Matthew Stafford and Colin Kaepernick.
Make fun of the Browns and Johnny Manziel all you want, but the kid actually has some life to him ... and he'd pump some much-needed energy into an offense turned lifeless with Bradford at the helm.
Heck, at what point does the mocking of Eagles backup Mark Sanchez possibly being inserted as the starter end with those doing the mocking finally grasping reality and recognizing that, um, you know what, he's actually a better option than Bradford ... and always was.
Don't even get the Nick Foles talk going. It was an idiotic decision by Kelly, and one that he's never going to be able to justify because Bradford, simply, is not good enough to help him do so.
That ship has sailed. It's over. Done. Good luck in St. Louis, Nick.
But the team has options just the same now. First one that would be a step in the right direction? Giving up the golden goose with Bradford.
- Jack Kerwin | firstname.lastname@example.org