Former Redskin Arrington Says Eagles Nosedive Tied To Desire To Be 'Offseason Champs'
11/16/2012 2:15:00 PM
Former Penn State, Washington Redskins and New York Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington joined Brian Westbrook and Jon Marks earlier today to preview Sunday afternoon’s showdown between the Eagles and the ‘Skins.
Arrington drew some parallels between the fantasy football model of team building that Redskins owner Dan Snyder employed for years and how the Eagles have gone about business the past few seasons.
“I think the demise of the Philadelphia Eagles was when they decided to do something almost exactly the way that the old Redskins did it which was try to use the offseason to be offseason champs.
“You guys did things like get a Brian Westbrook where maybe the whole country didn’t know about but you did your homework and you got a quality guy to come in and develop and then he turns out to be one of the best in the game. It seems as though Philly got away from that for that one offseason and that’s seems to be where this team took a nosedive.”
Arrington, a host on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., did not have kind things to say about the Eagles much-maligned cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha.
“You lose valuable guys like Asante Samuel for a guy who should’ve been cut in Nnamdi Asomugha. I saw the film on that guy and the dude’s not good.”
He also weighed in the kind of coach who would succeed with the Eagles
“A guy like Gruden could do it, possibly, because he has the unique ability to relate to these players
“I would say get someone who is your or at least at a good age where they have time to build something and also has the energy and ability to relate.”