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LordOfEntropy 05-28-2005 04:26 PM

Corey Simon still unsigned
 
Dare we hope?

Eagles | Simon Status Still Undecided - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 27 May 2005 17:25:23 -0700

Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports there has been no further word about Philadelphia Eagles franchise free agent DT Corey Simon signing his tender offer and reporting to minicamp Wednesday, June 1.

CheramieIII 05-28-2005 06:10 PM

RE: Corey Simon still unsigned
 
What would be the harm in just trading Howard for Simon and maybe a 2nd or 3rd next year? We need him and they need Howard, why has'nt this happened yet?

jnormand 05-28-2005 07:22 PM

RE: Corey Simon still unsigned
 
I think every Saints fan in the world would like to know why that hasn't happened yet Cher. Maybe they are just hanging on to Sully and hoping and praying he is going to play this year.

Would be nice to have Simon.

saintswhodi 05-28-2005 07:43 PM

Not every Saints fan J. you would be surprised at the number of guys who poo-pooed that very idea, as much sense as it makes. They would rather have a glut of good DEs than have a pro bowl DT and 2 very good DEs. Go figure.

jnormand 05-28-2005 10:29 PM

I like the idea of having Simon. I think he would be a great addition and we need a run stuffer. I would like to retain Howard and sign Simon, but I don't see that happening. Simon for Howard is not a bad trade in my book. We need Simon and can use Howard, and they need Howard and can use Simon. Swap em out. I would hate to see Howard go, but the defense needs help and the DE spot is covered.

TheDeuce 05-29-2005 02:19 AM

Sure it's nice to have 3 good DEs on your team, but only two of them can be on the field at the same time. If we could trade Howard for Simon, and drastically improve our DT dilemma, then it would be a great deal for us. I'm all for trying to get Simon. Howard's good, but we have two up and coming stars at DE, and desperately need help at DT.

jnormand 05-29-2005 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDeuce
Howard's good, but we have two up and coming stars at DE, and desperately need help at DT.

I agree Deuce.

FireVenturi 05-29-2005 09:42 AM

Simon would be a huge upgrade over anybody we currently have. We should try to do a staight up trade Howard for Simon. Kepping Howard would be great for the depth, but it is the contract part of it I don't like.

LordOfEntropy 05-29-2005 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDeuce
but only two of them can be on the field at the same time.

Not true. Howard lines up as a tackle on obvious passing plays, so there are times when all three of our star ends are on the field together.

Regardless, I'd love to see a trade for Simon happen. I think we need it pretty desperately. I think the fact that he still hasn't signed his tender offer is a good one for the Saints. If Corey continues to play hardball, that increases the chances we'll get a worthwhile trade out of it.

saintswhodi 05-29-2005 09:05 PM

Quote:

Not true. Howard lines up as a tackle on obvious passing plays, so there are times when all three of our star ends are on the field together.
And Howard voiced in an article right after the season ended when he thought his time here was done how much he disliked lining up at DT.


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