I was just about to crash for the night when I saw Darin Gantt had put up something new and it included the latest rumor on where Panthers DE Julius Peppers might land. After putting up my Peppers to Miami post I'm 90% convinced Pep will end up with a 4-3 team since I don't see a 3-4 team taking the risk Pep can make the transition. So when I read Gantt's train of thought on the Eagles I thought it made some sense:
Since Philadelphia's on his list (whether anyone will say it out loud or not), you start connecting dots. The Eagles are trying to move disgruntled CB Lito Sheppard. Would Sheppard and getting your own first-rounder back from last year's draft-day trade do the trick? It's the 28th overall pick. If it was Philadelphia's 21st, would that change your mind? If next year's game was there instead of here, would it matter? And does QB Jake Delhomme get a vote? He'd be all for not having to throw in Sheppard's direction.
If the Eagles offered the Panthers the #28 pick AND Lito Sheppard I would be all over that. We could then cut CB Ken Lucas and slide Sheppard right into his spot. We could then use our #1 on a DT or on a DE to replace Peppers. I can't find anything wrong with that move.
What say ye?