Sgt. Largent wrote: knownone wrote:
chris98251 wrote:He has a injury he is recovering from, most teams are going to do a prove it type deal and the Eagles with a rotation would be the best situation where he can come along at his pace and still excel in specific role.
Eagles are a season out of the Super Bowl and need a Bennett replacement. That's the step away situation I am talking about.
The Eagles signed Bennett's replacement with the guy Bennett replaced, Vinny Curry. They don't have the cap space to re-sign Ansah the following season.
Seattle can give Ansah a prove it deal and offer him the possibility of staying long term. We've never seen the Seahawks rush a guy back from injury, but you are right, Philly is probably the best place for him if he's unsure about his health long term and wants to play it safe; however, if his goal is to prove he is healthy and make the most money possible on his next contract, we are his best landing spot.
The Seahawks were a better team than Philly last season with less talent. Since Pederson took over the Eagles, we have the same record, we've had a better defense 2/3 seasons, and we have the better QB. I'm not sure if they are significantly closer than we are to winning another title.
The Eagles have 2M more in cap then we do right now.https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space/
So they have plenty of cap space for Ansah................AND if Chris Long retires, that's a double whammy for us, because it means the Eagles save another 5.3M in cap and it increases their need for another DE like Ansah in their rotation.
Your other takes are conjecture, the Eagles are in a worse division and have plenty of talent to give Dallas a run at the NFC East crown, and they have a better D-line rotation for Ansah to thrive in. Here he's going to see a LOT of double teams, just like Clark did.
Hope we do sign Ansah, we need him bad, but you're kidding yourself if you think this is a slam dunk. There are at least 2-3 other teams in the running with more cap, and might be a better fit for Ansah.
The Eagles cap space is deceptive. They have more money this year because they've back-loaded all of their contracts. They have 27M this season; they have just 4M next season. That's what I meant when I said it was harder for them to offer him long term security. It's possible they could make room for him, but their situation is not better than ours financially. We have 25M this season (35M if Doug retires) and 64M next season (70+ if Doug retires).
All takes are conjecture. You can't claim that your opinion of the Eagles situation is more credible than mine, so why lead with that statement? If you want to focus soley on facts leave your opinions out of it; otherwise, I could just say the rest of your post is conjecture and we'll get no where
the Eagles are in a worse division
NFC East record (-Eagles): 22-26
NFC West record (-Seahawks): 20-28
Now, I actually agree with you that the NFC West is slightly better, but it's still conjecture for both of us to assume that is the case.
I never said I think it's a slam dunk; I said they were "a front runner for him", a, being the indefinte article used to signify a nonspecific amount. If I had said they are "the front runner for him" I would agree with your critisim; although, I hesitate to say that any of them are a better fit than we are.