OK, so the Eagles decided to go out and get a complement to second year back LeSean McCoy. His name apparently is Mike Bell.
Hardly anything to go crazy about and your DailyPhiladelphian doesn’t like the move.
Not when you’re paying $1.7 million to a guy who was a third-stringer last year even if he did compile some decent stats.
Not for a guy who was cut by Denver, signed and cut by Houston, then sat at home waiting most of the 2008 season until New Orleans brought him in.
Not when Thomas Jones signed a two year, $5 million deal with the Chiefs. For an extra $800,000, Jones and his 1400 yards from a year ago are wearing Eagle green.
Sure, Bell may be able to get the tough yards, something the Eagles need big-time help with. Sure, he found paydirt five times last year and filled in nicely when Pierre Thomas was out.
However, the guy has never averaged more than 4.3 yards per carry. Oh, and he isn’t the best pass catcher in the world. That’s why the Eagles elected not to sign Justin Fargas and other backs.
Bell may very well turn out to be a great goal line back. But, as of this moment, I’m just not sold on him as the best choice the Eagles could have pursued. And, if he takes away carries and playing time from Leonard Weaver, this signing is even worse.