Fact: There is no denying that he clearly is on the down side of his career. One look at last year’s playoff game in New Orleans, where he was essentially non-existent and where the Saints literally ran the ball right at him – and you can see that.
Fact: Age. Jeremiah is 30 and yes the Eagles steadfastly deny having such a rule in place, the fact remains that this age has become a benchmark of sorts where the Eagles take a long and hard look at a given player before deciding to keep him in the nest or not. Brian Dawkins comes to mind as one of those post-30 players they decided was worth holding onto.
Fact: The Eagles under Andy Reid have never placed as much value on linebackers as they have on other positions.
Fact: The NFL is a business. Plain and simple.
Will I miss the Ax Man? Absolutely. His value went way beyond the gridiron. But will life go on? Of course it will.
Til next time.