2009/03/05

Eagles Trade Greg Lewis


The Eagles traded Greg Lewis today to the New England Patriots. The Patriots will receive Lewis and a 2010 7th round pick, and the Eagles will receive the Patriots' 5th round pick this season. The Eagles now have 1000 picks this draft. Only time will tell if there will be the same outcry as Brian Dawkins leaving town. Getting a 5th round pick is pretty good for Greg Lewis, we probably would have taken a bag of balls for him. Lewis was completely worthless, lets be honest. He can't catch, he can't even be a gunner on special teams, because he can't get off the line. Greg Lewis is built like me.... and that's not a good thing. The Eagles may or may not make a good pick with the 5th round pick they received, but at least it is a player who has a chance of being productive, something Greg Lewis just isn't. Greg Lewis became somewhat of a punchline for the bad receivers the Eagles have had in the recent past. "Donovan McNabb didn't play well, but he is throwing to ......Greg Lewis." I don't want this to be pure ripping Lewis, he seems like a nice guy who always works hard because he is undersized.... he's just not that good. Good luck to him on the Patriots. Greg Lewis does hold the distinction of being the only wide receiver in Philadelphia Eagles history to have a TD catch in the Super Bowl.

1 comment:

T-Bone said...

Reid must be salivating (not an attractive image...) over the chance of trading 1000 picks to move even farther than usual down in the draft! I think he's alerted his staff not to wake him that weekend till late Sunday afternoon. Regarding GL, based on Reid's astute assessment of him over the years, the Pats may be expecting him to draw all the extra coverage, leaving Moss scot-free to run up and down the field. After all, I'm sure Belichek is in awe of Reid's talent evaluation...