I was fortunate enough to do a quick Q&A with Russell S. Baxter of Pro Football Guru. Check out the interview below:
EG: What are your thoughts on the New York Jets signing Michael Vick? What kind of impact will Vick make on the team?
RB: I think the Michael Vick signing is more about mentoring than competition when it is all said and done. It's the logical fit for Vick due to the fact that he knows Marty Mornhinweg's offense. Geno Smith committed 25 of the team's 29 turnovers last season. In the past three seasons, Vick has thrown 35 touchdown passes, 38 interceptions and has had trouble staying on the field. Not sure Vick would have wound up anywhere else.
EG: What are your thoughts on the Eagles signing Mark Sanchez?
RB: He's a player that has proven himself to be effective in the postseason. He's still more of a known quantity than Foles based on workload. Now 62 touchdown passes and 89 turnovers (23 or more in 3 seasons) doesn't spark a lot of confidence. Perhaps he can still be an asset and will be around a better supporting cast.
EG: What was your immediate reaction when you heard the news that the Eagles released DeSean Jackson?
RB: Why would a team just part ways with that good of a player?
EG: What kind of impact will Jackson make on the Redskins?
RB: He pairs with the NFL leader in receptions from 2013 and we'll find out what that means. Both Pierre Garcon and can produce after the catch. New head coach Jay Gruden led a balance attack in Cincinnati and that won't change with Alfred Morris in the Washington backfield. Just as important is the fact that the Redskins no longer have to face him at least twice a season.
EG: Do you see the Eagles now going after a receiver in the first round, such as Brandin Cooks? Or do you think they select a defensive player, such as Calvin Pryor?
RB: I still think they lead on the defensive side of the ball but don't ask me who right now. The Birds are pretty solid at the skill positions but the defense, despite a respectable finish, still has some questions to answer.