While the Philadelphia Eagles have gone out and assembled the so-called “Dream Team,” the reaction from their divisional opponents has varied. Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan proclaimed his team will beat the over-hyped Eagles. Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman confidently stated that his team will win the division. The fourth team in the NFC East has been heard from, and their guarantee is the strongest. Giants GM Jerry Reese says his team will get into the playoffs and make a run.
Reese made his comments in response to criticism his team has faced for what’s transpired in free agency. The Eagles have silenced mostly everyone by attracting many top free agents. The dagger came this week when former Giants receiver Steve Smith signed with the Eagles. While Reese acknowledged Smith’s contributions to the team, he reminded everyone that the franchise still has plenty of strength at the receiver position.
Reese also explained what makes him a fore-thinking executive. “I’m not bothered by that because that’s mostly fans who say that kind of stuff and they really don’t understand the process. We have good players on the team. We’re not looking to go out and make every sexy splash that can be made.”
He also dismissed the fans who expressed concerned over the loss of Kevin Boss and Steve Smith in free agency. Reese says those are the same people who laughed at the picks when they were made. The message? Have confidence in the organization.
I have confidence in Reese as a GM, but little confidence in Eli Manning as a quarterback. They may make the playoffs, but another Super Bowl run is unlikely.Google+