The Thinking Behind the Manziel Visit

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Peter King mentioned in his Monday Morning Quarterback column that the Eagles were one of the teams that met with quarterback Johnny Manziel at the combine. Howie Roseman was asked to explain that decision on Thursday.

“We do interviews for a wide variety of reasons at a wide variety of positions,” said Roseman, who did not confirm that a meeting with Manziel took place. “We get 60 formal interviews at the combine, we get 30 players we’re allowed to bring in here.

“We’re trying to get as much background as possible on as many guys as possible. You never know when opportunity is going to come to get a player. It may be now in the draft, it may be in free agency, it may be via trade. If you look through your notes and you haven’t met the guy and the head coach is coming down your hallway and he’s going, ‘Hey, how was this guy when he came out?’ and you’re kind of going…help. It’s just part of the process.”




Would they take Manziel if he slid down to 22? Don't know. If they stick to their "best player available" mantra, then maybe. The point is that they want to be armed with all the information available to them should such a situation arise.

If you remember, the Eagles higher-ups -- including Jeffrey Lurie -- all took a plane ride to Morgantown, West Virginia to work out Geno Smith last March, then passed on him twice in the draft. In other words, there's a difference between being thorough and being highly interested.

D'Qwell Jackson and cap casualties

Part of the preparation for this time of year is identifying players around the league that could end up being cap casualties. Roseman said that cap manager Jake Rosenberg hands the GM a preliminary list of candidates in October so they can begin doing their homework.

"We go over it as a staff and see kind of realistic guys and we have grades on those guys right away because what you see happening is, the guys that are good players, they go out on visits quickly, and I think you're seeing that today with D'Qwell [Jackson]," said Roseman. "If you're now circling back and trying to go through the evaluation and talking to coaches, the guy may be signed, so we try to be proactive in the process."

Jackson will reportedly visit with the Titans, Broncos and Cardinals in the coming days. While Roseman mentioned him by name, we're told that the Eagles have not expressed interest in the linebacker to this point.

Trade winds?

We mentioned last week that Brandon Graham could end up being traded if the stars align. Roseman was asked about dealing players that are not considered scheme fits in the name of stockpiling picks for what is largely considered a talent-rich draft. (The Eagles currently have seven picks for May's festivities.)

"It's hard to make trades in this league, but I think we'd be open if something was a win-win situation," he said. "And certainly when you see guys who aren't scheme fits and you look at other teams that may work for them, and they may have a player that is a scheme fit for you, maybe you hope things can work out. And then when you add in draft picks obviously that's appealing, too. We'll get a better sense when we get into the league year because now you're two weeks away and it's like, are you really going to try and figure out a trade now? Everybody is trying to figure out free agency and the draft, but yeah, certainly makes the offseason interesting."

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  • GEAGLE

    I friggin adore Dqwell Jackson, but he makes little sense with Meco..he is also seriously coveted league wide, so a team is going to have to give up some serious coin for him so he won’t be a realistic target whether we interested or not. He won’t be interested in being part of a rotation. Dudes a DOG who needs to be on the field
    ..
    As long as the skins don’t sign him, I’m happy. We don’t need him in your division. Assuming he follows Horton to the titans. But a SB run with the Broncos could apeal to him. I believe he is visiting Arizona today if I’m not mistaken..

    I thought BG was going into a contract year which would kill his trade value. Having two years left on his is deal is a pleasent surprise and makes him way more Valuable in a trade because a team can aquire him. And see him up close for a year before thinking about extending him….Bengals could be a trade partner since they are about to lose MJ. Bills may be interested..

    • GEAGLE

      If Andy Reid could fleece teams with Kolb and Feely, I’m confident Chip can make Pryor look much better then he actually is

      • cheapmeat

        That sounds more like an evil genius Belichick move (read ‘dick move’), than the message the Eagles are sending out there. I’m sure it would work though

        • GEAGLE

          We need to find ways to aquire extra draft pics in the future that doesn’t include trading away Vinny Curry. I would be really really really irritated to see us trade him this summer. NEED to see what he can do in year two first! I think he has enough backing from our assistant coaches to make him safe this summer, ATleast that’s what I’m hoping

          • Ark87

            agree, I want to let that bulk he added last summer (on very short notice, was trying to lose weight to be an OLB for most of the off-season) get more functional, should be able to improve his anchoring and get more strength with that explosion of the ball.

          • GEAGLE

            Absolutely!!! Under the circumstances, their is simply nothing more we could have realistically expected out of Vinny last year. Kid wants to be great, loves being an Eagle. I need to see another year of that explosion off the snap while he is better adjusted to his new body and position before we trade away a player we seriously end up regretting. When he times the snap count, his explosion is scary…I’m banking on his former college coaches on our assistant staff having his back enough to keep him here a year…I’m assuming the WR coach fought hard to keep Coop

      • G_WallyHunter

        He’s got so much potential, why flip pryor why not turn him into something big.
        He’s got a huge arm and even bigger legs, so much potential, would be nice to see eagles grab him regardless, whether they flip him or develop him.
        Not sure how his intangibles are, but if he can be made into someone who can read proper coverages and make decisions half as good as Folesy, can u imagine? He’s beastly..

        • GEAGLE

          Cuz FOles is a BOSS!!!

          • G_WallyHunter

            Love foles and his work ethic, but if Pryors decision making is on point he would flourish like crazy in this offense. I don’t think his decision making is on point lol too many times last year we saw him 1 and gone, but that’s not saying he can’t be developed..

          • GEAGLE

            Doubt he ever puts up the 40TDs and only 8ints FOles is about to put up In his first year starting :) MVP! MVP! MVP!! NFL network just gave FOles his 300th award, but they aren’t important enough for me to know or care what the reward is. They hired Heath Evans and serial rapist Sharper for crying out loud

          • paul from nc

            Are you related to Jim35 on that other site? He also is touting MVP. I hope you’re right, but I don’t see anything close to it.

          • pjcostello

            Pryor’s vision and decision-making are suspect; as with most running QBs, he looks to his first WR and, if he’s not open, takes off and runs. While MAYBE those instincts can be trained out of him (rarely happens… see Vick, Michael), why bother if you’re Kelly? He’s just not that special.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya Kind of what i thought too.Thats how he seemed to me as well. Just saying he’s a physical beast and if it was trained out of him he’s got plenty of potential. Can’t just automatically compare him to the stubborn mike Vick, time will tell.

          • GEAGLE

            You better watch your mouth talking good about mobile QBs Media Mike is lurking and you don’t want to wake a sleeping giant :)

          • G_WallyHunter

            If Eagles grab Pryor ill jump for joy, all I’m saying, whether he turns into something or not. I want Foles to succeed and I support him 100% but if Pryor can be had, why not, he’s a beast.

          • GEAGLE

            Just joking…hey I want us to aquire, just for different reasons

          • G_WallyHunter

            Acquire who him

          • paul from nc

            Big
            Overrated
            Slow
            Slowest

    • cheapmeat

      Up vote for ‘bitch ass stink bug’

      • GEAGLE

        Can’t wait til the day I see Cox squash the stinker

        • Nfl All Day

          Because Cox is a monster QB hunter, right? No! And somehow The Kool Aid Man aka the artist formerly known as Big Red, STILL ends up with Poe, who it turns out does have a motor after all. Analysts…smh….

    • https://www.skinnypost.com/ GayleSaunders

      That’s funny you say that on Pryor I thought the same thing when I seen him pop up on the screen watching NFL Network this morning. Easier reads with the no huddle and he could be better in a simplified system with a real offensive line. We need someone to challenge Barkley.

      • GEAGLE

        I didn’t see him on NFL network today. What was the report?

        • https://www.skinnypost.com/ GayleSaunders

          Not sure he just flashed on screen and I had that exact thought.

    • paul from nc

      Agree about Jackson. I like him, but price will be too high.
      Graham, I hope is part of the deal for Jordan. I disagree about a straight up 22nd for him. I’d try Graham and a 3rd. I think Miami has already decided they will take the cap hit.
      I don’t like Manziel either, but wouldn’t waste the pick on him in order to parlay it later. We have too many holes right now that need to be addressed.

  • 76mustang

    Great read on this year’s Safety prospects after the combine – interesting metrics, and, if the correlation on the measurables holds true, I don’t see the Eagles taking Safety in Round 1…

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014/2/28/5453494/2014-nfl-combine-tale-of-the-tape-safeties

    • Eagles4Life

      If we stay at 22, I want OBJ or Gilbert.

      • GEAGLE

        Gilbert is the only round 1 CB I would be pleased with. But there is just no way he last that long. His combine was too impressive, and the CB competition at the top is whack IMO

        • GEAGLE

          The Gaines kid was projected as like a 6th round pick, but I’m not sure how he is looked at yet after such an impressive combine. Would love to get him for our coaches in round 5. A lot of athletic ability for our coaches to work with, but I don’t really know anything about his actual ability so I would look at it as a project. Curtis Marsh can NOT be allowed to continue being an Eagle!!! He is like Casey Mathews BAD!!

        • Eagles4Life

          I don’t think so either, BUT we could have a run on certain positions. We may have a shot.

          • GEAGLE

            No matter how BAD the CB class, we ALWAYS see one drafted around #9. With his playmaking return ability, and THAT combine, I’d be shocked if he lasted past 12…li simply don’t think we will ever see a draft when the first CB doesn’t get drafted til 22, but I sure as hell wouldn’t complain.

  • GEAGLE

    Coop is pushing for the Eagles to resign Maclin. Tom LAwlor brings up a great point! it’s impressive that we just signed our 6th and 5th round picks to big money deals. Best teams,draft and keep their own guys. Add 5-6 kids who can play in this draft, and we will be a problem for anyone

    • cliff henny

      know as fans we have our mock drafts and think we’ll got 5 for 5 with first 5 picks. real life, it’s not that easy. watching solid nfl talent walk out the door with the assumption that one can be plucked in 5th round is incorrect. we pay attention to the top money players, but what set Seattles defense apart was they were 18-20 deep. keep drafting, keeping, reloading and deepening talent on team is new nfl.

    • paul from nc

      5 or 6 out of seven. I’d love it and even start drinking again.
      I think Howie and Gamble are ok, but 5 or 6 out of 7 is asking a bit too much.
      Now draft plus FA for 5 or 6, I’m down.

  • UKEagle99

    Nothing to do with this post but there’s unlikely to be one appropriate.

    This cap business is BS. A probable $10 million rise this year and reports that it may rise to over $140 million in 2015 and $150 million in 2016.

    Who’s that sticking out of your pocket Jerrah? Oh it’s Roger and his band of merry men.

    • GEAGLE

      Yeah these crazy cap increases projected over the next few seasons is really irritating to me..then again, the way we have been drafting, we might need it even if Howie is a wizard

    • paul from nc

      Hope it’s not true, Capwise, the Cowboys are hurting pups. We don’t want to help them.

  • Tom w

    Great article on overthe cap.com lauding what a great team friendly signing cooper was … Devil is always in the details and he is getting paid on the lower end of wr2s in the league and has little upside to make more than 4.5 a year

    • UKEagle99

      They’ll need to change their domain name to whatcap.com the way things are looking.

      • Tom w

        Think everyone knew about the rise coming w the new tv deal next year … The suprise is the size of the rise this yr …. Most all thought it would be closer to 3 mil not ten

  • Adam

    At this point I would trade BG for basically anything we can get for him. Hopefully something around the 4th or 5th but I think that might be optimistic. Get what we can for him before he walks and unload his cap so we can bring a guy with OLB experience with the savings. I think both parties need a change of scenery so it would benefit everyone. I think he still has a good shot at catching on again as a 4-3 DE.

    • GEAGLE

      I’m open to anything. Won’t complain about getting draft picks for him, and I wouldn’t complain about finally seeing him play the same position, in the same scheme for two years in a row. I was on edge about him when I thought he was going into a contract year, but having two years left gives me peace!

      • eaglesfanqc

        If Ware is available, i’m aware to trade either Cole or BG (maybe both of them) and draft an OLB who can be train by Ware anytime!

        • GEAGLE

          If Dion Jordan is actually going to be made available…you can take that to the bank. Chip won’t let Howie lose Dion twice!!!

    • paul from nc

      see above. Miami would be a good fit as part of a trade for Jordan

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    @cliff, this one’s for you:

    Salary cap projected to rise to about $133 million this year, expected to break $140 million next year and $150 million by 2016, per source— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2014

    somehow, Jerrah’s behind this

    • knighn

      So… does this mean that fans are spending more money on football? An official sign that we’re coming out of the recession or what?!

      • Jerry Pomroy

        If that’s the case would someone kindly hire me?? Been out of work since April of last year & it’s not like I don’t have a pretty competitive resume.

        Seems like the only places that salaries are rising close to inflation are pro sports & top level execs that can write themselves higher paychecks into their budget proposals.

        • knighn

          See: I don’t get this. The stock market’s doing well. Auto sales have been up. There’s signs that the housing market is recovering. When are the jobs coming back? Are they ever coming back?
          I definitely feel for you. And I agree with the salaries. Haven’t gotten a decent raise in years… and the raises I have gotten are more of the “ha ha, thanks” variety.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yeah I’ve been so down over it that I honestly have backed off significantly in the amount of time spent searching/applying. Instead of 2-3hrs every day, I now spend about that much a week. It’s not even just about the income either in finding a new job. I’m one of the few that actually like to work & I am literally going stir crazy being bored as hell. I told my wife that if this is what retirement is like, I will work till I can’t work no more.

        • GEAGLE

          In the words of the illustrious scholarly poet known as Terrence Howard’s hood rat Charecter in “hustle and flow”…..”It’s hard out here for a pimp”

        • paul from nc

          just wait until the Fed stops printing money. it will be QE bad

    • GEAGLE

      Bothered me at first…but the with the way I’m projecting them to draft these next two years, this could be a blessing. They could raise the Cap to 200mil and Gerruh would still act a fool, screwing it up in search for his long lost “glory hole”

      • cliff henny

        think it’ll actually create a greater gap between Eagles and Cowboys. over next 3 season, Eagles are cherry picking and taking care of in-house talent, and have money left over to buy FA to add to team. Dallas has 2 choices, stay in neutral, pay off back debt or go heavy onto the restructure train to take advantage of the new money. but, the increasing wont last forever, so Dallas cant keep backloading restructured contracts at same rate current cap is increasing. the prices of players will be driven up and Dallas wont be able to keep up. well run teams like the Eagles will be able to take dollar for dollar advantage of cap increase, while Dallas is only getting 50 cents on the dollar.

        • GEAGLE

          That post Is like sweet music. Can’t wait to see how much Snyder tries to catch up to jerry for title of greatest jackass after a two year hiatus from free agency

          • cliff henny

            what kind of offense is Washington going to run? if they go to more traditional basically setting clock back 2 yrs on RG3. are they going with zone read for Morris? if his style is scheme specific and that’s changed, one strength is tossed out window. not even sure that defense can be fixed for 2 or 3 years.
            .
            NYG’s are in 2 yr desperate window. not sure that’s enough time to fix issues. tops, that’s an 8-8 team. then ’16 and after it’s all in limbo. players may not know, but agents do.
            .
            Dallas is one crown of helmet between Romo’s L4/L5 from being a 4 or 5 year quincey Carter joke.

          • GEAGLE

            Who the hell knows wtf the skins have in mind, but I seriously Doubt baby Gruden is going to be the man to finally make Snyder not look like a complete fool. Think I heard Gruden say that he won’t try to fit a square peg into a round hole (with RG3)…I NEVER believed in RG3 and was never impressed during his rookie season, so I have serious doubts about that franchise….

            They can’t ever be good! Snyder don’t want to build anything, he will prove it again and try to buy a team. That never works, don’t see how this weak free agent market will be the year they finally spend that money right. Defense needs a ton of work. I don’t even know how if they have 5 defenders I would keep lol

            Hahahaha Quincy “coke” Carter…what a name you just pulled out of your ass lol

    • cliff henny

      wow! sure, Dallas will get out from kicking the can down the line, but doesnt change that mismanaging the cap put them at a competitive disadvantage. all that means is it makes it that much easier for Eagles to sign 1’2 and ’13’s draft class, and have money to go out in FA. as every team is getting a payraise, Dallas is left in neutral trying to pay off the credit card they’ve run up.
      .
      if you think about it, the well run teams are actually going to benefit more from this than the poorly run ones. if there wasnt extra money, Dallas could go to players and request paycuts citing there wont be more available from other teams. now, 8 to 10 teams will be continuously get influsion of cash and driving the price of Pro-Bowl type players up.

      • paul from nc

        good points. If our last 2 drafts pan out like it looks they will, the increase will be very helpful in keeping and resigning them, and still leave room for FA signings.

  • GEAGLE

    Tyson CLABO is not some scumbag incognito, Pouncy type of dude. he is a respected veteran who has been around the block. and he makes it sound like Jonathon Martin is a joke after what he did. Incognito is a scumbag, but I’m starting to believe this could have been avoided if Martin wasn’t such of a joke.

    • Token

      Theres probably not a right answer. Sure Martin is soft or maybe another Shawn Andrews. But that type of crap has no place in the locker room of a professional football team either. The fact that no other teammates stepped in to say enough is enough tells me what I need to know about the Dolphins roster. Not much integrity. Not much leadership.

      • GEAGLE

        Absolutely can’t condone that type of scumbaggery, but I think Martin could have been a man and not let it get to this point.. I know Ritchie is scum of the earth, but I’m starting to believe that in his twisted way, he really thought Martin was a friend, which is why Ritchie is losing his mind now that his career is seriously being threatened….I don’t care how much of a scumbag Ritchie is, if Ritchie really did consider him a friend, then I just can’t believe that this had to get to this point

        • Token

          Not every guy is a confrontational jock. Especially a rook on a new roster. From what we have seen, its hard to see Ritchie as much of a friend. Sounds like the type of guy thats nice to you in private but wants to fool on you when hes around other peers. Typical meathead behavior.

  • Ark87

    Nailed it with the Geno Smith story, Tim.

    Howie and this FO family tree have relied so heavily on the files they make for all these players during the draft process. We often take out waivers on guys that flop at their first stop in the NFL, citing how much we liked them during the draft.

  • meteorologist

    A new, refreshing, and interesting analysis on the draft class of safeties:
    (despise the source, respect the content)

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014/2/28/5453494/2014-nfl-combine-tale-of-the-tape-safeties

  • cliff henny

    “And certainly when you see guys who aren’t scheme fits and…”
    .
    Probably a slip, cause Howie plays things much closer to the vest than that. Regardless, BG might as well start packing his bags. Hopefully get a pick, or one of those Havilli for Gaethers trades, but sounds like Graham’s time is up in Philly.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      He did go even further to include possible players on both teams that may just not fit. Hopefully we can get something back for him, but it seems more & more likely that the most value return will come in the form of a player, rather than a pick that’s worth a damn.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Hmm, and now MIA is gauging Dion’s value on the market…interesting.

        • GEAGLE

          INDEED!!! #MINDF**K!!! As if I’m not nervous enough over the looming deadline to tag Ward and Byrd, I’m not ready to wave the white flag and welcome Jenkins or dare I say, Nate…I was better off not seeing these rumors lol

          Shefter reports Graham is getting tagged. I’m assuming Saints intend on trying to screw him with the TE tag instead of WR tag…

      • cliff henny

        dont think the content in quote is surprising, been pretty well assumed on PM24/7. more that Howie said it while talking about a specific player who has rumors surrounding name.

  • GEAGLE

    PLEASE Don’t FOCK with me LaConfora: reports Dolphins are gauging trade value for Dion…FOCK the #22 pick, Bring him home HOWIE!!!!!!

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Saw that too. If true, I’m wondering if the Dolphins see #22 as not enough considering what they gave up to jump ahead of us. Not even sure if #22 & Graham would do it IF that’s how they’re thinking. If they’re just looking to get some value back and unload him, #22 & Graham seems fair. I’d like that even more if MIA can throw in a backup CB or S.

      • GEAGLE

        This draft is DEEP, and Miami has an entire Oline to redo? If they are trading Dion they are blatantly admitting to a mistake, and in which case I would assume 22’would be enough to feel comfortable rectifying the mistake..if they throw in BG, who is developed enough to produce at 4-3DE, I don’t really see how they can turn that down

        Who knows, maybe they find Dennis Kelly or Bamiro appealing as a throw in, they certainly could be desperate enough for Oline help

      • Eagles4Life

        If they’d go for the #22 pick and BG, I’m getting that deal done TO-DAY.

        • cliff henny

          have to remember, DIon is on 2nd year of rookie contract and way dolphins paid him, all upfront bonus eagles wouldnt have to account for. he’s extremely cap friendly, basically 5m cap hit for next 3yrs. getting top 5 in draft for 50% off.

          • GEAGLE

            Nothing we can do to take some of nthe financial burden of the cap hit off the Dolphins shoulders..or does that just happen in Baseball? Come on Cliff. Crunch the damn numbers and make Dion trade make sense!!!! Lol

          • cliff henny

            nope, they eat prorated bonuses. be about 10m they have to eat. F’em, cost of doing business when you arent run properly.

          • GEAGLE

            I heard THAT!!!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            If they’re looking for cash to offset their losses, I’d offer some cash, Graham & #54. I’d then trade my 22 for a high 2nd & 3rd.

          • cliff henny

            not sure cash consideration is an NFL thing. doubt they want to take on BG’s contract after dead money’g 10m. it really makes no sense for them to trade DJ.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I guess the only thing of interest to them would be #22 then. If that’s the case, I guess it goes back to my original question. Would they feel as though that’s enough considering they traded up to grab him ahead of us. I’d be willing to go as far as #22 & one of our late late picks (can’t remember of hand which round we don’t have a pick), like 6th or 7th.

          • Eagles4Life

            I was also thinking this.

          • GEAGLE

            The Miami plot thickens…scroll to the top of the screen :)

          • Eagles4Life

            Man. Oh. Man. If they’re really trying to unload like that, no reason we can’t get Jordan. That would change the landscape a great deal for our draft.

    • Ark87

      that would be so awesome. end up with the 3rd and 4th overall picks of the 2013 draft

      • GEAGLE

        If reporters don’t stop friggin Teasing me with Dion, the Dolphins GM is going to wake up with a decapitated Dolphins head in his bed one morning!!! Keep screwing with me F’ers!!!, there is always an offer that can’t be refused lol…. But first I will be busy Framing Lyerla for another Coke charge, that will put the nail in the coffin of his Undrafted status…and I got the Bills GM to Kidnap, and hold hostage til Mondays deadline to use the Franchise tag Passes… I’m going to be a busy boy!

        • Ark87

          get to work, don’t forget, the timing is crucial as well!

          • GEAGLE

            I can be in Buffalo in 3 hours :). This defense will be built if I have to do it my damn self :)

          • Joe from Easton

            Orange County? Kudos.

    • cliff henny

      sure they want a 1st.

      • GEAGLE

        I don’t even want our first lol. They can have it!
        ,..
        Any chance LaConfora has become more credible after Howie made him out to look like a complete. Joke about 400 days ago?

  • Adam

    Miami is shopping Jordan according LaCornhole-a. I would drop a 2nd on him, then trade back out of the first to get a 2nd back. Don’t see any OLB’s we could get in the 2nd that would be much better if at all. Let him play 3rd downs behind Cole for a year.

    Confused as to why Miami would do it considering they would take a 13 mil cap hit thouhg.

    • GEAGLE

      They can have the 22nd pick…I almost prefer the players we can draft in round 2 who would be considered a reach at 22. I don’t even want the 22. We ain’t getting Mike Evans, I don’t want Dee Ford, I prefer Buchanon to the first round safeties, and we could easily trade back to like 30 or beginning of round two and still get an amazing WR prospect…I’m seeing little reason to take a player at 22 considering how I perceive the top 20 picks to go. best case scenario is trading up to 18 if Barr falls. I guess I could be pleased to add Aaron Donald to our Dline rotation if he were to fall to 22…but I don’t see much of a reason why we have to keep that pick…like I said, most of the guys I want would be considered a reach…right now, my guess is ODB would be the best we can do with that pick. Love that Kid, but ii Don’t HAVE TO HAVE him with similar talents like Brandin Cooks, or Mathews can be had if we trade back to 30

      • cliff henny

        by 22, if BPA is the bunch of 5 or 6 WRs end of 1st rd talent, agree, just drop back till one’s left. dont think it matters all that much if Kelly gets adams benjamin beckham cooks robinson matthews, think all will be beasts in this offfense. get kelly another 3rd and 5th by moving back. Barr and Evans would be only guys at 22 i’d have to take.

        • GEAGLE

          Couldn’t agree more

          • cliff henny

            nothing would make me happier than hearing Eagles up next at 22, followed by ‘we have a trade’…Eagles up next at 24…we have a trade…Eagles up next at 27…we have a trade. then take WR after WR! jax mac coop and 3 top 5 rd picks. benn is 1m and smith is 1.5m no dead.

          • GEAGLE

            See my above post about Miami lol….and hell to the yes to trading back as many times as possible

  • GEAGLE

    Let me Give Yous another obscure free agent name to keep an eye on:
    GB is allowing LB Jamarri Lattimore to hit the market, he is a super sub type, and a real quality ST player. Could see him being a cheap addition to compete for a backup spot at LB during camp..GB plays a 3-4, and they thought he was closer to the veteran minimum then the 1mil he was contracted for, so he is available

    Earlier I mentioned 2010 draft bust, the 34th pic CB Chris Cooks. This kid won’t cost money, and he may never pan out, but someone will take a flier on that 6’2 212lb Frame at CB, and considering how well our coaches seem to be with young players, I sure as hell wouldn’t mind a flier with 34th pick in the draft talent and amazing CB sign on our bench instead of Curtis stinking marsh!

    These aren’t sexy names, but with the batting average approach, we have to keep an eye on and hit on some long shot types, especially if we end up trying to add a splash free agent.

    Malcom Jenkins

    Corey Graham, Colt Anderson’s replacement ST leader

    Alex Carrington

    Everson Griffin, MJ is probably wishful thinking..Neither can happen unless we move BG

    • GEAGLE

      Won’t let me edit, but to clear up the Lattimore situation, he is a restricted free agent, and they think he is worth closer to the league minimum, then the lowest restricted free agent tender of 1.6m, so he won’t be tendered and will hit the market(tho they may try and re sign him). To be effective with a batting average approach, it’s crucial to sign guys who haven’t played their best football yet, and our coaches get it out of them…a guy like Barbre is a decent example

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Yeah we def need to do a better job with drafting secondary. Hopefully Boykin wasn’t an odd exception, but rather the rule going fwd.

      • GEAGLE

        Wolff is also a decent hint that we may have figured things out

      • travis papa

        What’s your work background in? Do you live in PA?

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Warehousing & Logistics. About 8yrs experience in that particular field. Former Warehouse Mgr, Regional Logistics Mgr covering 12 warehouses across 5 states.

          Now live in MD. About 30 mins north of Baltimore.

          • travis papa

            Sorry can’t help I’m in north central pa looking for a young mechanical engineer or cad guy.

  • GEAGLE

    They are now saying that Miami GM is open to a straight up FIRE SALE willing to trade Mike Wallace and Cameron Wake…how the hell are they ever going to find a better player then wake? If they would be willing to trade these players, you can bet your ass that Dion can be had!!,
    ..
    Cowboys release Cory Irvin, Dominguez, Olson and Everrette brown who was a complete bust drafted in the 40s in 2009. Dude has 7 sacks in 5 seasons. Unfortunately this doesn’t free up much cap space for Dallas lol

    • cliff henny

      kind of wish Banner was still in charge. that slimmy bastard would fleese Miami down to UDFA’s

      • GEAGLE

        I imagine it would be very expensive for them trading Wallace a year later, and wake probably hurts too…if they are really trying to gut that team, we have to get Dion. We have to! I know Yous ain’t sold on him, you don’t have to trust me, but you can’t tell me that Yous don’t trust, Gamble,Chip and Howie by now!!! Lane was supposed to be the runner up with Dion being the target, and Lane was a damn good pick, just imagine what Chip and Azz can do with this kid they believe in so much and know so well?

        Curry. Cox, Dion in Nickle with Kendricks and Boykin flying around can be SCARY. As an inexperienced rookie Dion defended Gronk about as well as I ever seen anyone do to him. With what Barwin did to a Jimmy Graham,…just WOW! Not only will he become a jays on Taylor type of edge terror by year 3 or 4, but he gives us a ton of coverage versatility…

        We have to get this done.

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles signed Mac to a one year deal. Howie caved. Welcome back mac

    • cliff henny

      maybe, maybe not. if salary cap is 150m in 2016, there’s no reason contracts cant be layered and bring him back. this is why it’s better for Eagles to have that extra money, be able to retain talent, not watch it go out the door.

  • usmcnole

    “and they may have a scheme fit for you” sounds dion jordan to me