King Dunlap Arrested: What This Means For the Eagles

As if the Eagles offensive line could have been weaker, King Dunlap has now made things even worse. While he was visiting his home state, he ran his Cadillac Escalade onto a plaza which was hosting the Southeastern Women’s Basketball Tournament. After charging his Escalade  into the plaza, he was charged with reckless driving and disorderly conduct. This is in direct violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

Dunlap claimed that he was picking up his Father who was using a wheelchair, and was told by the police to move to the nearby street. Dunlap refused, and the police were there to arrest him and throw two nice charges on top of him. Whether or not he was actually picking up his Father is irrelevant, he violated the conduct policy with being arrested. Which leaves his career, which has been less than impressive, in jeopardy.

The Eagles offensive line was the weakest part of the team in 2010, and Dunlap was the weakest link. He was able to start several games throughout the season in relief of Jason Peters, and was given the task to cover Michael Vick’s back. Teams knew that he was the easiest matchup on the line, and they would target him, which led to Vick taking some rattling hits from behind.

It is unknown what Dunlap’s punishment will be, as the Rodger Goodell is preoccupied with CBA talks. Whether it is a one week suspension, or a season long suspension, it won’t really effect the Eagles offense. Dunlap has consistently underperformed throughout his career, and is more of a liability than anything else. Philadelphia has to look towards the draft to improve the offensive line, and this is another  reason to just cut Dunlap from the team.

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