LeBron James’ latest gamble could send Cavs down dangerous path

By any measure, what LeBron James has gotten up to in Cleveland lately is, at least, strange. At most, it is a bizarre gamble that could result in a disastrous backfire.

Now in a stretch of six losses in eight games, James expressed dissatisfaction with the Cavaliers as an organization this week, saying, “We’re not better than last year, from a personnel standpoint,” and implying that the team has gotten complacent. He also said the team is “top-heavy,” an obvious dig at the Cavs’ bench players.

Conventional wisdom would say, since Eagles have a bolstered pass rush and solid safeties in Rodney McLeod and Malcolm Jenkins, that Schwartz doesn’t need to play it so safe by going with his most experienced cornerbacks. Those would be holdover Ron Brooks and two newcomers, former Colt Patrick Robinson and former Jaguar Dwayne Gratz.

Those guys have more sub-package value at the moment. Second-year seventh-rounder Jalen Mills, their top youngster, carries much more upside for the outside. While the team waits for rookie second-rounder Sidney Jones to be available from his unfortunate pre-draft torn Achilles’, don’t be surprised if rookie third-rounder Rasul Douglas gets the other starting nod, standing out with his size (6-2, 209 pounds) in man coverage.

The Eagles’ youth could serve up more big pass plays and struggle with top wideouts at times, but in turn, their pressure will allow them to gamble and make big plays on the ball, too.

Corner is the easily the weakest position on an otherwise daunting defense. Schwartz Order Cheap Jerseys Online is aggressive enough to live with the risk in search of bigger reward.

It fits the theme of the Eagles taking it to opponents more this NFL Jerseys Authentic season, forcing the issue offensively and defensively.


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