Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Hernia Strikes Again

As Kulp reports over at The700Level Kevin Curtis apparently has a sports hernia, which is not good news for the Eagles.

Curtis joins the ranks of L.J. Smith and Donovan McNabb to have suffered this injury, and if their issues dealing with it are any indications, Curtis is in for a disappointing season. That's a real blow, especially coming off a 77-catch, 1,110-yard season, by far his best season of his career.

Reggie Brown is already injured for the time being, and honestly, he's not very good to begin with. DeSean Jackson, while impressive, is just a rookie, and Jason Avant is an untested player. I expect both players to step up, and Jackson has the potential to become even better than Curtis, but not likely this year. Losing the top receiver, especially when that means more time for Hank Baskett and Greg Lewis, is a terrible thing for a team that didn't really have a No. 1 receiver to begin with. At best, Curtis is a 2, but he is the best receiver on the Eagles.

Hopefully Curtis will make a speedy recovery because the Eagles need him. Unfortunately, as we've all seen with this injury, the chances don't seem likely. That means Reggie Brown, DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant and company better step it up big time if this team truly hopes to make a serious run. If only Anquan Boldin or Chad Johnson (even with his injury) could succeed in their trade demands. Though I wouldn't hold your breath.

Joe Horn on the other hand? Maybe. Because he's old. And probably cheap. And well past his prime. Great.

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