Last week the Philadelphia Eagles let former starting tackle and assistant coach Tra Thomas go from their coaching staff. Well on the way out he had some pretty harsh words about the team, especially Marcus Smith the team’s former first rounder.
Thomas, who was a left tackle in his playing days, tried to work with Eagles first-round draft pick Marcus Smith to help him learn to be an NFL pass rusher. Thomas says the problem with Smith — who didn’t record a single tackle in his rookie year — is that he simply isn’t strong enough to go up against NFL offensive linemen.
“He’s definitely going to have to get a little stronger out there because when you look at even his body type, he has the build of like a high school athlete still — a young college athlete,” Thomas said on Comcast SportsNet. “He needs to put on probably about a good 15 to 20 more pounds so he can really execute and be a effective out there.”
Marcus Smith sounds like Aaron Maybin 2.0….