well, his value, WHEN ON THE FIELD, is pretty darn high. I mean the rumblings were, if he were to be a free agent, he would have been up there, but right behind samuel.
Part of me wants the eagles to just keep him. if you can't get the receiver, just roll really strong with D. The eagles run d has improved to the point that it could be stifling.
That being said, he is hurt all the darn time. I mean it seems to me that whenever the big game is coming up, lito is out. he can't help the timing, but he can help (one would think) the being hurt thing.
Lito isn't shut down. But how many incompletes are worth his picks? I'd personally rather some big first downs for the opponent if it means what he brings to the table. but he has to be on the field.
I can't help but think samuel, lito, dawkins and sheldon would be a nightmare to pass against.
If the birds can't use him as part of a deal to get a WR, I hope they use him to shore up other areas of the D, which they should be able to do.
But barring that, no, his hit isn't high, he is under contract for a while, and they should make him play. (part of their beef is apparently that he took plays off last year, just on the radio though).
The thing is, the eagles WILL pay you. It might not be monstrous, but you will be set for life if you are young and good. It makes me mad, as those players sometimes take the security AND then say they are better than the contract. We shall see... but tampa doesn't have recieivers I want, other than galloway, and that would tell me that the kolb era is around the corner if that team doesn't win.
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