Jul 4th 2008 10:13AM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Eagles, Titans
It’s been an offseason of change for Jevon Kearse. The Eagles released the defensive end after his production slipped in each of his four years in Philadelphia, and he eventually re-signed with the team that drafted him, the Tennessee Titans.
And then, two weeks ago, Kearse was arrested for DUI. Great start to 2008.
Good news for Titans fans, though: Kearse told Hashmarks’ Paul Kuharsky that the Eagles and their fans will be shocked at how well he plays this season. If Kearse puts up numbers like he did before Philly signed him, I’m guessing the organization and the fans will be more upset for getting swindled than shocked for his ability to rush the passer. “They’ll say, ‘Why the hell did we let that dude go?’ ” Kearse said. ” ‘What were they thinking?’ “But everything happens for a reason. Maybe it was a good reason: So I can get [hissed] off and get more motivated.” * Yes, we could all stand to get a little more “hissed” off. By the way, the answer to the question, “why the hell did we let that dude go?” will be some form of, “his production has fallen off a cliff in recent years and he couldn’t get to the quarterback with a just tight end blocking him.”