By Harry Allison
Sportswriting depends to a large extent on exaggeration.
You stretch a point to emphasize a point.
But Alessandro Miglio of the Bleacher Report has gone one step further — into lunacy:
He is a terrible writer — calling Brandon Graham “criminally underutilized for years!”
We are going to find out rather quickly whether offensive-minded head coach Chip Kelly can evaluate defensive personnel.
The hullabaloo was all about the offense in Philly, but Kelly did plenty of tweaking to the roster on the defensive side of the ball.
Cornerback Byron Maxwell was the big-name addition, getting overpaid to the tune of a six-year, $63 million deal. He should be an upgrade, but Maxwell isn’t Richard Sherman material.
At least Kelly retained Brandon Graham, who had been criminally underutilized for years. Hopefully his four-year, $26 million deal means he will see the field more.
Utah’s Eric Rowe was a nice pickup for that secondary, which needed dire help at safety before Nate Allen signed elsewhere. The second-round pick should have a good shot at starting as a rookie. Whether or not he will be good is a question for another time.