You probably know by now that Pro-Bowl CB, Darius Slay, is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. The move came a day after Byron Jones, a presumed Eagles target, inked a deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Philadelphia had to part ways with two mid round selections in the upcoming draft to acquire Slay but with an abundance of selections already and a huge need in their secondary, it was a no brainer move for Howie and the Eagles front office.
Defending the pass has been a weakness of Philadelphia’s defense for the better part of the last decade. Adding a player of Slay’s caliber is definitely a step towards changing that. Slay has been named to the Pro-Bowl for the past 3 seasons, with an All-Pro selection in 2017 as well.
With people quarantining across Philadelphia and the world as a whole, I compiled some tweets and social media postings from standout players and football figures showing their appreciation for Darius Slay and his game.
Calvin Johnson Jr. (former teammate – 6x pro bowl – 3x all pro WR)
No wasted movement 💯 https://t.co/BlCkA29PTc— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) March 20, 2020
Chad Johnson (6x pro bowl – 2x all pro WR)
Baller 💯 https://t.co/z9zWWVb1fC— The Gilly Lock (@BumpNrunGilm0re) March 20, 2020
Stephen Gilmore (3x pro bowl – 1x dpoy – 2x all pro CB)
Sorry my guys, he is not the 83rd best CB. That is a lie that some will believe. #WatchTheTape he play man to man every down, even when he shouldn’t, he manned up. Tough duty, only 1% of the works can do. https://t.co/Uk4Uh4CPVb— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) March 19, 2020
Top 5 !— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) March 19, 2020
Tyrann Mathieu (1x pro bowl, 2x all pro DB)
Stefon Diggs (standout WR)
Congrats on the new deal G, you deserve it!. Looking forward to these battles 2x a year!💪🏾 https://t.co/MbauT5TGFp— Terry McLaurin (@TheTerry_25) March 19, 2020
Terry McLaurin (rookie standout WR)
Yessuhh congrats @_bigplayslay23 you earned it!!— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 19, 2020
Jalen Ramsey (3x pro bowl, 2x all pro CB)
This is just Stupid! All I do is watch wide receiver and corner back tape!!! In my humble opinion slay is top 5 easily. It’s a different world playing PRESS on a teams #1 wideout each week. BAG MAN!!! 🙌🏽✊🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/UxHgBNRS11— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) March 19, 2020
Joe Haden (3x pro bowl CB)
Deion Sanders (6x all pro, 1x dpoy, hall of fame CB)
Derek Stingley Jr. (all american as a true freshman, 1x national champ CB)
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