Eagles Acquire Sproles From Saints

NFL: NFC Wildcard Playoff-New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles made a move to help the offensive side of the ball Thursday morning, acquiring Darren Sproles from the Saints.

The Eagles gave up the fifth-round pick they acquired from the Patriots in the Isaac Sopoaga trade last season.


"Darren Sproles is an unbelievable offensive weapon," said Chip Kelly in a statement released by the team. "He can do it all, run, catch, plus he’s a proven winner. And on top of that, he can bring all of those dynamic skills to the return game as well. There is no question we were all excited once we found out we were going to be able to trade for him."

Added Howie Roseman: "Darren is a player that we have admired for many years – he’s a proven performer at a high level. He’s such a dangerous back and he’s a great piece to add to our offense and to our special teams. We spent a considerable time in order to try to make this happen and we were very happy to get a deal done with New Orleans."

Sproles (5-6, 190) turns 31 in June, but is exactly the type of versatile piece Kelly likes to have at his disposal. While he's listed as a running back, Sproles is best utilized in mismatches in the passing game. According to Pro Football Focus, he was on the field for 427 snaps last year; 348 of those (81 percent) were passing plays. He averaged 77.3 receptions per year in three seasons with the Saints and caught 71 balls for 604 yards last season.

Sproles was not great as a return man last season, although he's had success in that area previously. He averaged 21.3 yards per kickoff return (12 attempts). That would have ranked 23rd among qualified returners. And he averaged just 6.7 yards per punt return (20th). Don't forget though, he had a big 39-yard kickoff return in the Saints' playoff win over the Eagles.

As a running back, Sproles totaled 220 yards last season and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He's averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his nine-year career.

So, what does this mean for the other Eagles on the roster? LeSean McCoy played the second-most snaps of any running back in the league last year. He was fantastic as a receiver, catching 52 balls and averaging 10.4 yards per reception. Given how productive McCoy was in this offense in 2013, it's unlikely he sees a significant decrease next season.

The Eagles bid farewell to Jason Avant earlier this offseason. Look for Sproles to rotate in at multiple spots. Per PFF, he lined up in the backfield 60.9 percent of the time last season. On the other occasions, he was out wide or in the slot. Remember how Kelly used Jackson in the backfield last season to create mismatches? He can do the same with Sproles.

At this point in his career, Sproles' numbers suggest he's not dynamic as a ball-carrier. He could get some touches, but McCoy will still carry the load. The team will have to decide if it wants to keep both Bryce Brown and Chris Polk on the roster. Later in 2013, Polk seemed to be the more productive ball-carrier.

Kelly likes having interchangeable parts and multiple options. Now he's got another toy at his disposal in Sproles.

According to OverTheCap.com, Sproles is signed through 2014 and has a base salary of $3.4 million.

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  • GumboGumbo

    Way to go Howie! I’m pumped up over here haha

  • C-Dub

    Now start making some trades for an actual defense!

    • Dominik

      Besides from one WR in the draft (it is filled with good ones) and an OG, the offense should be set now.

      • C-Dub

        Is a Dion Jordan trade plausible? Or just a hoop dream?

        • Septhinox

          It was always a dream. Miami was NEVER going to take the cap hit to trade him. That idea was stupid from day one.

        • CJ

          It’s a dream unless they either get more picks or deal players/use future picks to get him (i.e. after June 1). I can’t imagine the Eagles going into a draft this deep with just the 6 picks they have now, let alone any less.

      • Bird of Prey

        OG’s are plentiful too. Watch out Todd!

      • CJ

        Yep, I wasn’t too impressed with the RBs in the draft and we did need one. 5th seems reasonable to me, and he’s not making as much as I thought even, so I’m good with this. Also keeps him from Washington. He’s perfect for what we run. I’m sure Chip’s at the whiteboard now drawing up plays out of a 2 back set with Sproles and Shady on the field together.

        • CJ

          Add to that they can probably move Brown for a pick now. He’s got more control and cheaper, so if not a 5th they should be able to nab a 6.

          And, they just got Carroll.

          • Bracey

            A 5th or 6th for Brown? I think 3rd or 4th, he could be a starter on a lesser team, is still young, and has great physical skills. Worth more than a 5th or 6th

          • CJ

            Supply & Demand. Moreno, Tate, MJD, and several others are out there for nothing. Why give up a 3 for Brown?

  • Bird of Prey

    Hmmm, I hope he’ll be happy. Interesting move though. That’s two Saints in F/A, I wonder what other positions they’re scouting.

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

      give you a hint, his name rhymes with Timmy Jam

      • Chris

        not following

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

          Kimmy Lamb?

          • Chris

            OHHHH Pierre Thomas! didn’t he get resigned? And didn’t we just trade for their other RB?

      • Johnny Domino

        I’m down with Jimmy Jam if you can get Terry Lewis in the deal.

    • Stuart Philp

      Jimmy Graham!

  • Kelz

    Wow, chip Kelly must be anxious to game plan with this cast of characters. Question, at this point, would anyone mind trading DeSean and aquiring one of those huge targets (Kelvin B) in the draft?

    • BirdGang

      No we shouldnt trade Jackson. esp not knowing how Maclin will do in his first season back.

      But man i am boosted that we got Sproles

    • Septhinox

      Why TF do people keep suggesting trading DeSean? DO you people not realize that Shady dominated and Chip’s offense clicked in large part BECAUSE of DeSean?

      It’s pretty hard to stack 8 in the box when you have to worry about being beat over the top. No one else on this roster can instill that fear in defenses.

  • UncleCarm

    I just checked Sproles stats, and at 30 years old he only has 437 carries. Shady almost had that many last year. He should still have some tread on his tires. I was a little disappointed at his return numbers last year. My seat of the pants feel was that he was better than that.

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

      he’ll never get carries. it’s all about the receptions.

  • oreofestar

    I was hoping he got released and then we picked him up, not a big fan of giving up a 5th we essentially gave up Soap for him

    • G_WallyHunter

      U sayin trading soap and some dead money (don’t recall amount) for sproles with 0 dead money isn’t a good trade?

      • oreofestar

        Not at all, I never said that just pointing that out

        • Septhinox

          Saying “not a big fan” is exactly saying that…

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ha

          • oreofestar

            No I am not in love with the trade unless we plan to extend him but I am not against it

        • G_WallyHunter

          Gave up soap a 6th and some cap space and some dead money for sproles with 3.4cap hit 0 guaranteed, great damn deal

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

      yes, but how many times do 5th rd picks pan out?

    • James Skip Carl

      Soap and a 6th

      • oreofestar

        indeed

    • PaoliBulldog

      Well, the Pats released Sopoaga yesterday. I wouldn’t sweat that deal.

      • Wilbert31

        But Belicheat took advantage of us when he took Soap!

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

    dEar HOwIe,

    tHAnK yOu foR tHIs. NoW wE woNT’ jUmp oFf bRidGe.
    aLso, youR tO chEaP

    -fAnz

    • G_WallyHunter

      You speak for way too many here, myself included, wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through the night if they didn’t make another move. This national sport of millionaire strangers throwing a ball around for a score is just so important to my personal daily life, heavily impacts everything I do its like a disease or should I say distraction?

    • Tom w

      Trying not to be funny like that hack kempski?

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

        it’s a running joke. just keeping it consistent.
        and btw, his open letter is actually hilarious. satire is the greatest form of wit.

        • Tom w

          Insulting most of your readers. Yeah that’s a great move Typically like him but pretty low class

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

            since when is he a politician? if i received a 1000 tweets like that too, why not write it? no reason to accept the WIP-fanbase, and his target audience isn’t exactly those easily offended.
            They can still get their fix of Mosher, McLane, Roob, Bowen. At least Kempski has some personality.

          • LostInChiTown

            Seriously! I was just starting my own letter till Kempski made fun of half my ideas. Now I’d feel like a moron posting it. Thankfully he left off two of my best:

            We resign Nate Allen, then trade Allen, Jenkins, and Wolff for Cam Chancellor. Those three together should replace his value to Seattle, plus provide better special teams. Then, we trade Jackson for an extra number one and package the two ones to get Clowney in the draft. Before you say anything, Madden let me do it, so it’s totally possible!

            Kempski’s piece was pure gold. Every year at free agency and the draft crazy stuff like this is suggested. Someone had to point out the obvious. One of the reasons I enjoy this site so much is the general intelligence and reasonableness of the fans.

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

            hahahaha, almost stopped reading before your 3rd paragraph, glad I didn’t. You had me, hook + line + sinker. Nice sarcasm font

        • ohitsdom

          Usually I love Kempski, but I thought the open letter was dumb. His usually schtick is funny, why try being a worse version of PFT Commenter?

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

            I think FA is screwing with his head, like many of ours. His tweets this week are almost identical (stylistically) to FakeWIPCaller. Think he needs a vacation too

      • borntosuffer

        Kempski is awesome. It’s OK to disagree with him. Just because you disagree doesn’t mean he is a hack.

  • Stuart Philp

    Interesting! I’m not convinced he’ll produce, but we didn’t give up much for potentially a lot of upside. Nice move.

  • usmcnole

    Isaac Sopoaga for sproles. Straight theft

    • oreofestar

      Well technically Soap and a 6th for Sproles

      • ochospantalones

        Yeah, this is right, the Soap trade was Soap and our 6th rounder for the Pats’ 5th rounder. But in managing to trade Sopoaga for anything at all they got out from under the million bucks they owed him this year, money they can now spend on Sproles. So still a win all around.

    • CJ

      When you look at it that way, that’s incredible.

  • Sauce

    Better fit in the scheme than the other rbs.

    Now look at Bryce Brown to be traded, pretty sure we can hit a deal with the Vikes

  • Uncle Wonder

    Nolan Carroll signed

  • Uncle Wonder

    I knew today we would start making moves

  • seanstradomus

    I think howie has a couple more interesting moves yet….this one was to smart to pass up.. 5th round pick and should be a lot better then Bryce brown for a couple years…..trading gram, brown for someone ??

    • usmcnole

      Send em to Miami for Dion jordan

      • seanstradomus

        Don’t know if that plausible , would be awesome though, I was thinking draft picks or maybe olb that wouldn’t cost as much as dion

  • Dilwala_G

    kinda wish they’d gone for dexter mccluster in FA instead – younger and a better PR/KR (I think). But glad to upgrade the return games and maybe give Shady a couple series off each game!

    • anon

      I was thinking that but reality is that Sproles has most yds as pass catching RB over last 5 years, he fits the scheme PERFECTLY.

      • oreofestar

        lol we are bout to be running some 2 RB sets

      • Andy124

        He’s basically Avant’s replacement.

  • Tom w

    Coulda drafted Todd’s replacement for a guy we will have for one year w declining wr and return stats. Coulda draft colt Lyeria or a nose tackle Kerr or Ellis or corner from Oklahoma. Hope the sports science helps sproles regain some quickness and edge speed.

    • LostInChiTown

      OR, you could look at all our success running DeSean as a second back next to Shady and realize that all of those plays will work better with Sproles there and DeSean out wide.

      You can’t count on a future starter in the 5th round of the draft. Not even a draft this deep. 1/2 of the first round picks will still flame out in 5 years. The fifth round is where you go for depth and hope the pick develops into more. At first glance I thought this was a waste of a pick in a deep draft. And it might be. I’m still not sure I like it. But Sproles is a sure contributor that may provide a lot of offensive (and special teams) value.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    Nolan Carroll signed as well…nice moves…damn keep them coming

    • oreofestar

      how much?

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        like 5 mil..over 2..something like that

        • oreofestar

          meh,,..not bad

          • RIP illa

            That’s a real damn good price.

      • Guest

        2 yrs $5.2M

    • Tom w

      Like Carroll signing. Better at fourth corner and young and still improving

      • RIP illa

        I think and would hope that he could legitimately push or compete for a starting spot. Whether it be C-Will or Brad. Still would like to see us draft a CB…Phillip Gaines for President!!!

    • Chris

      2013 stats: 47 tkl, 2 sacks, 11 PBU, 3 INT’s. I’ll take it! great move

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        like the some writers said eagles struggled when BB had to get kicked outside for another nickel corner..secondary seeming very versatile now. edge rusher soon? im shooting for Dee Ford at 22 like my man R Diddy says. great great fit.

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

      I welcome long CBs that are versatile and can tackle any day.

  • TheCatalyst

    This was a steal

  • Rob Fink

    Love it. I can just imagine what Chip is thinking about… Gives us a great mismatch pass catcher, not expensive…. Absolutely loving the offseason so far. Cannot wait for the draft.

  • Chris

    Nolan Carroll. I’ll admit I need to do my research, but I do remember he was the guy who got tripped running down in punt coverage by that shiesty NY Jets coach.

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

      research complete!

    • Javi Echie

      Good depth signing that can challenge for a starting spot and can be looked at as a future starter. I like the signing

      • Chris

        looks good to me; young, seems like he could easily compete with/take over for c-will or fletch

  • PaoliBulldog

    Fleeced again….

    I just hope we’re not looking at another Ronnie Brown situation. I live in NOLA and got to see Sproles a lot this past season. He was NOT the same player he was in 2012 and the Seahawks beat the little guy up in the playoffs. But the price is right.

    Hope Mrs. Sproles calms down by the start of OTAs.

    • borntosuffer

      Yea, I hate these “fleecings”. Who gives up a 5th for this?
      Brandon Lee Gowton
      ‏@BrandonGowton
      Sproles among NFL RBs in 2013:

      Catches: 3rd
      Yards: 3rd
      YAC: 6th
      TD catches: T-10th

      • Dubya

        Being on the board can be frustrating. I like to think that most of us are even keeled. but shit a posters go off on the deep end fast.

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

      All that said, he’s still immediately our 4th best WR (best in slot, even if Avant were still here) and 2nd best RB at the moment. For a cheap 1 year deal (and what amounts to our old 6th rounder)? not a bad rental

      • RIP illa

        Upvote for the receiver point. Still like our backs as runners over him.

    • Johnny Domino

      Anybody know Sproles’ wildcat completion percentage?

    • Dubya

      Ummm the Seahawks beat everyone up. Lmao come on now. Jimmy Graham looked like someone took his lunch money. Brees looked shorter than he normally does. 5th round pick. Might have gone to a player who might have been inactive anyways.

    • cliff henny

      Shady will have heart to heart w/ her

  • G_WallyHunter

    I’m seeing 2 years 5.2mil with incentives on twitter

    • oreofestar

      That is not a horrible deal… If he does not win a starting job at least he gives us depth

      • G_WallyHunter

        Agreed, if he’s not on the field then he ain’t getting incentives, I think he’ll light a fire under the asses of CW and BF and hopefully push for starting role. They didn’t exactly sign him to backup money

  • Ray

    I like Polk a lot more than Brown. Polk can blitz protect and limited experience for Brown is just too glaring.

    • RIP illa

      Actually Brown showed vast improvement coming into last year. Meaning, that it was significant enough so it’s not an issue with him. Brown is all potential right now with flashes of brilliance. He has shown that he can do everything needed and expected of a top RB in this league. He’s just not consistent and he hasn’t developed that innate feel for the game yet…so he’s still too green and raw. It’s ok to like Polk more than Brown, but there’s nothing that Brown can’t do.

  • kstagg

    We need a dependable backup QB. We need a dependable backup QB. With experience, people. Doesn’t look like we could even think about getting Vick to stay. What happens if Foles goes down and we have all these weapons at our disposal?

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

      What happens if Foles goes down

      Chip Kelly Backup Plan for Foles Injury

      1)________(fill in crappy QB here)_________ hands off ball to Shady.
      2) Repeat #1 until end of game
      3) Pray Foles comes back even stronger, like how concussion made him throw 7 TDs

      • cliff henny

        7?! will assume that’s a crappy concussed game with weapons Eagles have

      • aub32

        Hopefully the game he’s comes of the concussion is a team as bad as the Raiders were and not the Seahawks.

    • ia

      Barkley can do I believe, because there is all these weapons. He just has to execute and no do too much like last time. They’ll help him out. He can move the chains.

    • RIP illa

      Relax man. There are dependable backups out there, and there will be a lot more come the start of next season. So we have a great chance of getting one before camp starts. No need to press the issue.

      • cliff henny

        the ball will be out is 1/2 second. Foles is going to look like Steve Nash running a fast break.

        • aub32

          We are going through the NFCW. I wish Nick all the best, but we do need to have a backup option.

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

            yes. because so many teams in the league have great good ok backup QBs.

            lordy lordy lordy….

          • aub32

            I didn’t say we need an all world backup, but I would like someone that gives me a little more confidence than Barkley. Sheesh. Are you telling me that we can’t find a better backup than him?

        • RIP illa

          Better F’n be. I liked the way Foles maneuvered in the pocket his 1st year. Thought that aspect regressed the 2nd/this past year. So if he’s gonna play like that then he better do as you predict.

          • cliff henny

            teams went m2m single high safety, made him hold onto ball. good luck with that defense now.

          • aub32

            I think that will still have to be what teams do. Foles will pick apart zones all day. Foles just has to keep his cool, and the O line needs to hold up. Then Foles can just pick his mismatch all day.

        • Maggie

          Darn. Now I’ll have to get a Foles jersey to go with my Stevie.

  • 76mustang

    It was also reported that 10 teams contacted the Saints inquiring about Sproles, including the DCSkins…

    Here’s an example of Howie pulling the trigger and beating the opponents for a 5th in this year’s talent laden draft, and a 6th in last year’s weak draft (Soap trade), all without overpaying.

    Eagles are staying true to their strategy – things are setting up nicely for the draft.

  • Sean

    Highly doubt the birds go after DAT in the draft now. Sproles will be a nice fit in the TAZR role.

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

      why not? not as if the 31yr old sproles will be our TAZR for years to come, and not as if we’ll be wasting a 2nd or 3rd on DAT just to sit him

      • Sean

        Well the 5th round pick is gone so that’s kind of what I was getting at… Won’t be there and we aren’t using a 4th to bring a 5th RB to the roster.

        • anon

          we have two 5ths

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

          we have 2 5ths. and that’s also assuming Brown and Polk both stay.

          • cliff henny

            wouldn’t mind hearing Brown shipped for a pick. cant ever get past RBs w fumble issues, don’t care that he didn’t in ’13.

          • Sean

            Let alone being able to stay upright in an open hole

          • cliff henny

            damn paint is a B to step over

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

            same, if only because I want more than 6 picks and our best commodities right now are Brown, Graham, and Curry

          • cliff henny

            i’d trade all 3 and #22 to move up for Evans

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

            agreed. afraid I wouldn’t remember much of this season, though, horrible haze of mind-altering substances on sunday while watching the scoreboard go off like Madden. Probably come to in March, 15 lbs heavier and with a note from the better half saying she moved out

          • cliff henny

            throw in Caset Matthews for RC. yup, just insert keg tab like an air hose…this is going to be ugly!

          • Andy124

            or Barr.

          • RIP illa

            And just for that…I hope we don’t even get a whiff of Evans or Benjamin!!! :-)

          • cliff henny

            there’s endless WRs I like. your spite cant keep up with my craziness RIP!

          • RIP illa

            No I can’t. You’re on one today!!!

          • cliff henny

            Offense is sick. if Howie finds that OLB to get pressure, really want KVN or Christian Smith somehow so they can work-in/spot Ryans, could have something brewing here.

          • RIP illa

            Do you know one of our coaches worked out Smith, personally and exclusively, at his pro day? So you might get your wish. I don’t know what to think about him. Fill me in on why you like him.

          • cliff henny

            guy is so versatile. lined up as d-end, olb plus mlb. he can get to qb, fill the A-gap and then run with a tight end, all in the same series. this guy is literally a no-brainer Kelly guy. impact playmaker standout on a crazy ass defense. cant miss him any time you watch a game. 6’4 long arms 240 with room to put on weight. could step in for Ryans on 3rd and long passing downs immediately.

          • RIP illa

            Nice. Thanks

          • cliff henny

            liked him till i saw him glues to TE 20 yards downfield over and over again, then was 100% sold. the next time Eagles cover a TE will be 1st in 15yrs.

          • RIP illa

            It’s funny cuz CBS mentions almost nothing about his coverage and says he was rarely asked to drop. But they were the only site I checked as a quick reference. On to draftbreakdown.

          • cliff henny

            wasn’t often, but when asked, he succeeded. read his reviews at Sr bowl, if you can find them, his coverage ability was often noted.

          • Andy124

            had

      • RIP illa

        I don’t like DAT as much as some, if at all, but regardless, do you really think that would be a good move? So far we got 5 RBs on the roster, as of now, and DAT would make 6. Even if we kept 4 in the season I still think that’s to much. Plus the whole duplicate styles thing Chip went on about last camp. Or does that only apply to D?

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

          (1) we had 4 last year, let’s be honest DAT would be our 5th (if they get him, Tucker is NOT staying)
          (2) in that case, you’d also have to assume Brown or Polk are gone, bringing us to the same situation as last year. And I don’t know about you, but I’d take Shady-Sproles-DAT-Polk (or Brown) over Shady-Polk-Brown-Tucker anyday
          (3) Sproles is as much a WR as he is a RB. Really, so is DAT. Not advocating for him, but don’t at all see how this signing makes it more/less likely than before.

          • RIP illa

            Didn’t we only have 4 towards the end of the year? And wasn’t that because of Polk being hurt or something? If by 4 you are including the practice squad then that’s different. I doubt that a team would let him just sit on our PS and not take him. 2, I have no problem with. So it would be very interesting to see how it would play out, nonetheless.

    • Dubya

      We don’t have to target him. I think that’s the point. If he falls to an acceptable spot Chip will want him. DAT is a unknown 3rd day draft prospect. Now. we can get him as a luxury if Chip feels the need.

  • RIP illa

    Look, I value every pick in the draft, up until the 6th round, as if it was a first round pick and nobody values D more than me…But some of you guys are seriously over doing it!!! Sproles for a 5th is fine and will definitely not kill us in the grand scheme of things. Not even if he’s used as little as Casey was (which I hope to not be the case). I’ve stated my issues and reasons why I didn’t want us to sign him in FA, but we got him now. Is it really gonna kill us??? Is the 5th we gave up for him really gonna come back and bite us??? Odds are probably not.

    I know a lot of you see this as an over arching problem about this organizations commitment to D and to winning a SB. I get it and agree to certain extents. There are valid points made in that argument. Yes, there are things that could have and maybe should have been done different, but we’ve all seen this before. I know, new regime…hope that things would be different…etc. But we hired a Offensive minded coach who doesn’t really have a hand in D. We kept a guy as GM, who views football in terms of baseball. Really nothing has played out in an unexpected way thus far.

    Yes we have our varying expectations, but also need to keep them in check to a certain point. It’s ok to bitch about moves and non moves alike. It’s ok to vent frustrations in a rant now and again. But to just go off on rage filled tangents day in and day out, thread in and thread out, is starting to become a little much. Let us all try to reel it in a little and breathe. Let us all try to walk the line of being realist instead of being annoying optimist or whiney pessimist.

    I’m only saying this to help this site and it’s community not turn into that of a GCobb and Philly.com.

    • Adam G

      Is it possible that the potential upgrades on D through free agency were not worth it from a value perspective? Treating football like baseball is not a bad thing. Stats are your friend. From a standpoint of increasing expected wins vs money spent, like a WAR perspective, Eagles obv don’t value safety that high, as does the whole NFL. Safeties are not paid well in relation to other positions. I think if they could they would’ve signed a young pass rushing OLB if the price was right, but I think its easy to see the price was certainly not right. And this was evidenced by their interest in Worilds.

      • RIP illa

        The only issues I take is “Treating football like baseball is not a bad thing.” Yes it’s a very bad thing. taking away some principles in team building or structural management or play design or coaching style, from another sport can have it’s merits. However, to commit so much to another sports “way of being” and try to force it down the throat of the actual sport you’re in…Is totally F’d up in my book. Baseball is as cut and dry and stat based as it gets. Football is a completely different animal!!! Sometimes stats don’t even begin to tell the tale.

        • Adam G

          Yes, but I was referring to WAR. And frankly, the NFL is insanely stuck in the old way of thinking, which Chip is not. Its proven BY STATS that NFL coaches constantly make incorrect in game decisions. There is a reason RAJ is the worst GM in baseball, btw. And looking at stats more, is not forcing it down the throat of the actual sport. Its logic, its intelligence. There are still people in the NFL that think that front office guys have to be ex players. Its idiotic and an Old Boys thing. You probably believe there is such a thing as in game momentum.

          • RIP illa

            Unless a person is putting those stats in full context then I don’t think they should be the end all be all. In my limited knowledge of WAR, I think it can be something that’s adjusted to football, but only with a whole lot of reworking. If just used as it is now then I think it’s severely unreliable. Football is way too much of a team game with so many moving pieces on a giving play that affects the outcome of stats. Baseball is not. So when you start to wade in the water of trying to quantify players by stats only, to that extent, a person is missing a whole lot. Logic and intelligence would be to know that not every person or thing can be measured by a simple formula.

          • Adam G

            I completely agree with you. But I was referring to the framework of value added/cost. There is def some mathematical analysis to be done regarding the addition of free agents vs how much they will help your team with respect to expectancy. Its painfully obvious the Eagles just don’t value safety that high, while they value the front of the D much higher. There was just nobody to sign this offseason for the front of their D, except for Ware who is old and most likely overpaid. The eagles have very smart people working on their cap situation, and I tend to side with smart people vs people like Jerry Jones who are just winging it.

          • RIP illa

            Hey man…Don’t you dare talk bad about Jerry!!! He’s been one of the best thing that has happened for the Eagles in recent history! :-)

    • Tikkit

      Totally agree. Look, I wanted the Eagles to sign Byrd probably as much as anyone but the bottom line is this:
      This is my team, may not agree all the time but I’m going to be either at the Linc or in front of my TV geeking out for every game. Can’t hate on your own damn team!

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

    few quick Nolan Carroll points (since Chip is captain holistic):

    -The NFL Draft Scout, a CBS Sports affiliate, considered Carroll the 25th out of 225 ranked cornerback prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft, and projected him as a sixth- or seventh-round selection
    -mom was Navy commander, dad was Air Force senior master sergeant. Chip sure does love him some guys with character
    -good size (~ 6′, 200)
    -was a terp (played at U-MD)
    -also a good ST player, on coverage and has KR experience
    -22 starts last 2 years, (10 in ’12 and 12 in ’13), averaged 50 tackles, sack, 8 PDF, 3 INTs last year

    • Dubya

      I wish there were highlights of him on YouTube just to watch him in action. All they have is the Jets tripping him up on the sideline fiasco. LOL

      • Adam

        Noooo please don’t highlight scout :( Game cut ups! Take the time!

        • Dubya

          Any advice on where to go. I lack experience in looking for things like that. I normally read on PE.com with Fran Duffy this past year, Chip Wagon, and here.

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

            give it 2 weeks, Sheil will do an all-22 on him.

  • TheNest

    Called this. Great move

    • Johnny Domino

      Great.
      Who you got in the sixth at Santa Anita?

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        take the 3 causeimabigshot..big win…big win

        • Johnny Domino

          With you there, maybe hit the OTB at lunch.

          • Brent E. Sulecki

            agreed there

          • Johnny Domino

            They are at the post and I can’t figure out how to bet on my phone.
            I will be miffed if he comes in, wanted the 3-4 exacta too.

          • Johnny Domino

            Carp, shoulda boxed that.
            That’s why they call it gambling.

      • Adam

        Big Balls Chip

    • Richard Colton

      no you didn’t

      • TheNest

        Salt isn’t good for you man.

  • morgan c

    Awesome. Just effing awesome. Absolutely zero downside to this move. Having both him and McCoy in the backfield will give us so many options on third down. I love this move.
    Now just draft HEAVY on D. I’m talking one or two offensive linemen, and 5 defensive players at least.

  • ia

    I can only think (experienced) SAFETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at the moment.

    • Sean

      Wasn’t Jenkins a team captain the last 2 years in NOLA? I’d say he’s experienced a good bit in this league.

      • Adam

        What he means by that is a name he recognizes

  • Tom w

    Luxury we didn’t need and not that great of a luxury anymore anyway. Super Bowl teams add aging 31 yr old scat backs. Rather have my fifth rounder back. Only have three safeties on the roster no olbs no replacement for Todd no replacement for meco no replacement for either corner no young wrs

    • Adam

      Out of our last 10 5th round picks, we’ve hit on about 3 of them.

    • Threagles

      If you can’t find a way to be excited about this move, you are just determined to be miserable.

      • aub32

        My feed is showing Tom W arguing with Tom W. Are you ok guy?

        • Andy124

          refresh

    • peteike

      this aging thing is over played. Hes one guy Im not buying that with

    • Dave

      SportsScience bro

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

    Since 2011, only 2 @NFL RBs have 150+ catches & 8+ rec TDs: Darren Sproles & LeSean McCoy. #Eagles— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) March 13, 2014

  • Sean

    Glad to see @DarrenSproles is coming with me! Good luck trying to match up against him and @CutonDime25— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) March 13, 2014

    • Sean

      Do you think they asked Jenkins about Sproles before pulling off the trade? Wouldn’t doubt it

    • cliff henny

      like it…talking shit before he’s even fitted for a helmet

      • Sean

        At least he never said ‘dream backfield’

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

    1 more for the group:

    #Eagles Hi-Lo Mesh: Sproles vs. a LB. Create traffic inside, force the LB to work through the pick to match the RB… — Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) March 13, 2014

    • Sean

      Throw a high-five in there too

    • cliff henny

      Kelly’s probably ripping and tearing thru paper creating plays like a mad scientist today

      • Rambler

        I envision them having something a little more high-tech than paper. Pretty sure Chip installed some sort of 3D holographic modeling system of X’s and O’s to play around with.

      • Andy124

        Psh, he had those plays designed, vetted, simulated and cards with the road runner made up for them by the Tuesday before the playoff game when he saw a bit of film on him.

  • cliff henny

    RBs…shady, Sproles, Brown and Polk
    WRs..Jax, Mac, Cooper, and pick a 3-8 guy, I’m hoping for Beckham
    TEs…Ertz, Celek, Casey, draft pick later like Lynch out of Georgia or Lyerlya
    .
    let this settle in people…this offense is loaded.

    • oreofestar

      You forgot Jimmy Graham

      • cliff henny

        my apologies! someone has to block though…don’t they?

    • aub32

      You think Ertz will start over Celeck? Isn’t Celeck still a significantly better blocker? I’m not sure if Ertz is the #1 guy just yet, even though I think he will put up better numbers.

      • cliff henny

        was no particular order AUB, just putting receiving TE 1st or blocking guy. not even sure why I listed Casey, been cutting him for 3 months.

        • aub32

          O ok. Would you really cut Casey? I get he’s overpaid for what he does, but this system needs 2 TEs. If one goes down, we will wish we had Casey. I don’t want to be like the Pats who were struggling to find anyone play TE after Hernandez and then Gronk.

          • cliff henny

            yesterday, yes, today, maybe. want Eagles to roll over 10m, and if someone needs to be sacrificed to keep that number while adding talent, 3rd TE clearing 3m is a good start.
            .
            think Celek’s replacement needs to be drafted. if only end up carrying 3 TEs, might have to make room on roster. like the Fied-something out of Iowa, Lynch GA and Lyerla for coke jokes

          • aub32

            I think a DJax restructure would be where I started. I get you’re our cap guru, but I am not really concerned about carrying over a lot of cap money. I just don’t see our 2012 class costing us as much as some are implying, outside of Foles. However, we will have some big contracts coming off of the books next year.

          • cliff henny

            yeah, Jax just needs done b4 camp. get him on a 3yr 24m, with 2 yr of it guaranteed of some sorts.
            .
            the cap is fine, but most likely they’ll be working at right about the cap number in ’15, so that’ll force cuts. I wont mind guys being cut to create money, there’s plenty of options/room, and all of ’12 that is targeted will be extended, it’s the ‘forced’ part that really have to stay away from. why NO signing Byrd is odd (also get the Brees window), it forced them to make moves. Dallas managing cap like garbage forced them to sign Romo a yr early, at high expense. if manage correctly, they could have waited till this year, seen his back and made a much better deal. some fans don’t like to hear it,but cap flexibility is real, and is extremely important.

          • aub32

            I guess I don’t see where we will be “forced”. The only cuts I see are no brainers. I don’t see why we would have to cut a guy we want to keep. Cole, Herremans, Ryans, Graham, CW, and possibly Celeck are all guys I never saw making it onto the 2015 team. That’s a lot of cap room. Plus the cap will go up 10M.

            Also, I think you are low balling DJax. The guy is worth more than 8M per.

          • cliff henny

            just don’t know today who will be what in ’15, is all. say Ryans kills it, don’t want to be forced to cut him. it’s more about options. reason why we cant ever forecast Eagles’ moves is they can go many different directions. if they didn’t have all this flexibility, going from Reid to today would look a lot differently. i’m just very on-board with continuously having that flexibility cause I watch when other teams lose it, and what happens to roster/choices.

          • aub32

            I agree with that, but look at the actual players we are looking at. Is CW going to get 8M next year. Will Graham really ever be a fit for this scheme? Will Cole? I am all for being hopeful, but I think at some point you have a pretty good idea of what to expect.

          • cliff henny

            sure, those are obvious moves though. what i’m saying is Eagles want the choice of when/who to cut extend or restructure. maybe they only want to cut enough to resign ’12. maybe they want to go heavy with cuts and look at free agents. somewhere in between. what you cant have is a situation like Dallas where Hatcher kills it, and don’t have money to bring him back. or like NO, see a FA that you really like, then have to knock off important pieces of roster, of course there’s always attrition. it’s more overall philosophy, than taking it down to individual player.

          • cliff henny

            8m is what he’s been making. he might be worth more on open market, but if he want more guaranteed, then he’ll have to give some.

          • aub32

            Fair enough. Maybe that’s my bias. No secret that I am a big fan of the guy and thinks he deserves to get paid.

          • cliff henny

            so am I, only jersey I own. I hate showboats…somehow when he breaks free, i’m yelling for him to “DANCE MF’r DANCE!”

          • aub32

            Most people’s favorite highlight of DJax is the punt return seen around the world. My favorite DJax play will always be that little 5 yard out that he caught against the Cowboys followed by burning the entire team and topped off with the Nestea plunge.

    • peteike

      maybe they trade Brown for a 5th come draft day, or even in FA. I wouldnt doubt it since they started using Polk more at end of yr. Well, there has to be a suitor which may not exist but he does have some good tape minus the fumbles. I think Browns should find a RB, was thinking they should sign Tate but I like them trading for Brown better.

      • RIP illa

        God Dammit people…Stop Trading Bryce!!! :-)

        • cliff henny

          no! if you don’t mind some illegal gun possession charges, can get his replacement in Isiah Crowell

          • RIP illa

            Mind them??? I’ve been waiting for someone on our squad to step there borderline felony game up for awhile now!!!

          • cliff henny

            need 1, just to keep other teams in-line. nothing Hernandez crazy, but someone ready to check bitches

          • JofreyRice

            that kid is the truth between the white lines. He’s a nut, tho. Maybe uncoachable.

        • Andy124

          Seriously, just made him in Tecmo Super Bowl 3 last night. I don’t want to have to delete him.

        • peteike

          I know, sorry man hes your guy, just throwing it out there. Dont you wanna see him start on another team. Hes just not in a good situation on Eagles.

          • RIP illa

            Yeah if he doesn’t show that he can pull it together this year (if not traded) then I’ll have to move on. Similar to Kendricks, although MK will most likely play have till the end of his full contract.

    • Tikkit

      Who the f are you going to key on if Shady and Sproles are split behind Nick with Djax and Mac out wide and Coop/Ertz in the slot? And when Sproles goes in motion to the other slot? Good luck.

      • cliff henny

        LOL, RIGHT?!?! am flashbacking to Kelly’s Oregon days where at least once a game you’d see a guy 30 yards downfield 20 yards open.

        • Tikkit

          I’m REALLY stoked to see that SEA defense again a full on fast break offense.

          • cliff henny

            i want Dallas…DALLAS DALLAS DALLAS!!! no ware or hatcher, signing scrubs and inherited d-line trash. they’d kill for Eagles safeties (maybe even last year’s group) and if Lee isn’t healthy, have no LBs. if Eagles don’t score 50+, i’ll be annoyed

          • peteike

            not so sure about that, for whatever reason their terrible D did well against us. I expect that to continue a little bit at least, maybe just division rival intensity but more likely coaching.

          • cliff henny

            they went high risk, and eagles didn’t have weapons to beat it. they run same defense this year, it’ll be ugly quickly.

          • aub32

            Yes, but their D line won’t have Hatcher. Also, we will have Mac. I don’t see how they can match up against our weapons if Foles has all day to throw the ball.

          • Maggie

            They do have Ryan coaching, however. Interesting to see what he comes up with. Considering the apparent lack of talent.

  • Scott J

    Imagine Shady and Sproles on the field at the same time.

  • Scott J

    Looks like New Orleans is cleaning house. How sweet would Jimmy Graham look in midnight green?

    • TNA

      he’d look good, but in terms of budget, no thanks. Hopefully Ertz becomes Jimmy-lite.

    • aub32

      Are there talks of them resending the tag offer? That would be so dumb. They would have nothing left on offense. All for Byrd?

      • Scott J

        They can trade him. If the Saints can’t work out a deal with Graham and he’s unhappy, they might as well trade him and get something for him now while he has high value. He’s been sending out tweets trashing the Saints organization.

        • aub32

          I think I’d rather trade for Dion Jordan.

      • JofreyRice

        0% chance

    • Andy124

      We’re clearly targetting Saints players. Maybe now we’ll go after Byrd.

  • TNA

    I love how before NFL’13, pundits repeatedly questioned whether Chip’s “system” would work in the NFL. Now, it’s “I can’t wait to see how a offensive mastermind uses players (e.g. Sproles).” Yeah – the mainstream narrative has changed a bit.

    OL, DJax, DeSean, McCoy, Sproles, Ertz, Maclin, Foles. This offense should be scary. Talk about having to cover every blade of grass on the field.

    I’ve been thinking about the additions of Jenkins. I like his reported straight-ahead speed and comfort playing a lot of different roles. Huls can hopefully work on fixing his reported “tight hips”.

    • Andy124

      #10 is so good he gets listed twice.

      • aub32

        Well he does line up out wide and in the backfield.

      • TNA

        DJax = WR
        DeSean = backfield

        Should probably list DJax, McCoy, and Sproles three times each just to emphasize positional flexibility.

  • DharmaBum

    I said to my buddies the other day, “imagine Sproles and Shady lining up together in the backfield”, so I’m happy he’s on our team, but I have to say, I’m a little surprised. He’ll be 31 in June, is going into his 10th NFL season, and has fallen off sharply the last year, maybe two. Not your typical Eagles target. But he is definitely the prototypical Chip Kelly weapon. Just an older version. I dunno, the way I see it, De’Anthony Thomas, Chip’s super-weapon from Oregon, will be there in the 5th round. No guarantee we’d be able to get him, of course…but still.

    What surpasses me the most, maybe, is that we traded a pick for him. We already had the fewest picks we’ve had in years…and now we have one less. I’m more sure than ever that the Eagles will somehow acquire more picks. Do not be surprised to see us trade out of the 1st round altogether, especially in such deep draft. Most of the guys I like are early-mid 2nd rounders anyway…Bucannon, Attachou, Van Noy, Christian Jones.

    Basically, we got Sproles for Isaac Sopoaga and a 6th rounder (what we gave the Pats for this extra 5th rounder). Not a bad deal, I suppose, but I’m still kinda surprised. I guess I just wish NO had released him, so we could have taken a free TC flier on him.

    • peteike

      I disagree that hes fallen off last 2 years. Hes a fireplug and still fast as can be, still burning people in space so not sure where that idea comes from. He hasnt taken the usual beatings RBs do.

      • DharmaBum

        Well, to be fair, the Saints just stopped using him last year. I couldn’t figure out why. I’ve had him the past 3-4 years in fantasy, so I noticed. The year before, he was good, but still a slight drop-off from years past. Hey, I’m sure he still has plenty of gas, and make no mistake, I’m excited to have him. I’m just surprised, because from an age standpoint, this is not a typical Eagles move. Add in the fact that we used one of our already few draft picks, and well, you know what I mean…

        • peteike

          right, I agree they def used him less for some reason and they know what they have so good point. He still just always makes plays it seems but its not like Im watching every saints gm. ST will be nice addition as well

          • DharmaBum

            I agree, the KR aspect was probably a big part of it for us. After all, we’re going ST hog-wild right now. Looking at his stats, especially his receptions, the drop-off doesn’t seem that steep, but his carries fell off steeply the last two years. His best career year was definitely 2011, his first year in NO. God, I remember that FF season….he was a monster! Helped take me to the title. Last year, it was like he disappeared, though. I noticed because it was the first time in 4 years that he sat on my bench.

          • aub32

            We have runners (Shady/Polk/Brown). Sproles will essentially be a safety valve receiver in case Nick is getting pressured or can’t find an open guy right away.

          • DharmaBum

            Absolutely. Nice to have a safety valve/dump-off option that can take it to the house at any time. Plus, he will demand so much attention when he’s on the field, that it will jet feed into that whole Chip Kelly “too many weapons for any DEF to cover” approach. Like I said, I’m very happy he’s on our team, I’m just surprised we did what we did, for a player his age, that’s all.

          • peteike

            draft Nick this season, he will be spreading it out all over to guys in space, big yards, TD catches

          • DharmaBum

            Yeah, just in terms of his arsenal of weapons, Foles will be a top 5 FF QB.

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

          53 att + 71 rec = saints stopped using him ????

          • DharmaBum

            Compared to his 2011 season, yeah. He did have overall production last year, but IIRC, it came in spurts. I think if you looked into the game by game stats, you’d see that he was feast or famine, at least in term of the Saints actually using him. I had Decker last year, as well, and he was the same way. He would disappear for 2-3 weeks at a time, then explode for a 3TD game. I know that FF stats don’t tell the whole story, but take it from someone who checked Sproles’ stat line after every game the last few years (and caught quite a few Saints game on Sunday Ticket), his usage by the Saints last year was maddeningly erratic. He was a guy I never thought I’d bench, but bench him I did.

      • DharmaBum

        Well, let me clarify: His usage has fallen off, and I’m not sure why. Last year, he would go 2-3 games with hardly anything, production-wise. I know he can only produce if they feed him, but last year, for some reason, they decided not to use him very much.

    • ztom6

      Sproles def a matchup problem, but I don’t think pairing him with Shady on the field at the same time is best way to use him. Other team will just treat Sproles as another WR.

      • aub32

        I don’t if he should be by himself in the backfield. We would pretty much be telegraphing that it’s a place play. Personally I think I would rather have Polk or Brown running the ball.

        • ztom6

          there’s no “matchup problem” though unless you use the threat of him running the ball to force the D to account for him as an RB.

          • aub32

            What do you mean? If he, Shady, DJax, Mac, and Ertz are all on the field then he is going to get matched up against a LB. That’s a mismatch right there. If the other team is in nickel then just run the ball with Shady.

          • cliff henny

            ha, no matchup problems there at all.

          • ztom6

            No, you put that group on the field, the other team treats it as 11 personnel and plays Nickel.

          • ztom6

            how is that different than running the ball against nickel when they are in regular 11 personnel? If anything Sproles is less of a blocker than Avant was, so I don’t see the advantage.

          • aub32

            You’re right. I meant Coop instead of Ertz. Now you will have a S or LB on either Coop or Sproles.

          • ztom6

            then they play dime, same thing…. it’s no different matchup-wise than coming out with 4 WRs.

          • ztom6

            if you want to create mismatches with Sproles, put him out there as the lone RB with 2 (or even 3) TEs. Then they are asking for trouble if they play nickel.

          • aub32

            I just can’t see where teams would not be expecting to key on Sproles at that point. I’d much rather have Shady back there in that situation.

          • ztom6

            they can key on him all they want. They still have to cover the other receivers on the field and respect the threat of running behind the multiple TEs. You can also split him out wide or motion him out wide from that group, which will force a good matchup.

          • aub32

            Huh? If you line up 3 TEs, then Sproles would be matched up against a CB if he went out wide. I’m not a fan of that matchup. If we are going 12 personnel, there is a mismatch, but there really isn’t the threat to run. Did you watch the Saints? They hardly ever ran with Sproles. Him being in the backfield alone tips your hand. Now if you want to play like Seattle or SF (I’m going to let you know exactly what I am going to do and there’s nothing you can do to stop it) then I won’t disagree there.

          • ztom6

            If you don’t use Sproles as an RB, or at least force the defense to respect the fact that you might hand him the ball, then there’s no reason to treat him as an RB, and therefore no matchup problem.

          • aub32

            I dare any team to go dime with Shady on the field and our O line. Please!!!!!

          • ztom6

            if that’s a good matchup for the Eagles it doesn’t have much to do with Sproles.

          • aub32

            How doesn’t it? The whole reason you said they would go dime is because Sproles is on the field. Matchups are about making teams choose on poison or the other. DJax doesn’t have to make big plays to be effective. His presence changes how the defense plays. If a team would go nickel with (DJ, Mac, Coop, Shady, and Ertz) but go dime when you switch out Ertz for Sproles, than Sproles has absolutely affected the play. Then if they choose to stay in nickel, Sproles can actually make plays

          • ztom6

            no the whole reason they go dime is because the Eagles would essentially be playing 4 WR, 1 RB. Swap out Ertz for Brad Smith or Jeff Maehl and it’s the same situation… only Smith/Maehl would be a better blocker on running plays, which actually makes them respect the run more in that case.

          • Maggie

            Not long ago, there were several people here suggesting a quality, dependable backup RB to give Shady a breather. So now they have one. Isn’t he an upgrade over Brown? Maybe even Polk? For a fifth? Why not?

          • ztom6

            Even after adding Sproles they still need a player who fits that description.. But I think between Brown, Polk, Tucker, and possible rookies they add it’s not a big concern. I like Sproles though… I’m sure they’ll find creative ways to use him.

    • A1sawz

      Apparently there were as many as 10 other teams inquiring about the trade for Sproles so giving up that extra fifth was to insure chip getting his guy, who I think is just as happy to have a viable return option as having another versatile weapon on the offense.

  • aub32

    Steve Smith was just released. Go get him and put him in the slot. Why even worry about the defense.

    • Andy124

      Poor Cam.

      • aub32

        I already felt bad for him last year. People get on him for not developing as a passer, but who the hell does he have to pass the ball to? If I am Cam and I have to choose between running for a first down or throwing to Marvin McNutt, then I’m tucking the ball and taking off.

        • RIP illa

          if they don’t spend all their draft picks on WRs and DBs, that team is gonna be screwed and they’ll seriously be hampering Cam’s development.

          • aub32

            They just had their best season in a long time. I hope for Cam’s sake they don’t forsake the offense and end up back in last place in that division.

          • Andy124

            I hope they do foresake the offense and the defense seriously regresses. We play them this year.

          • aub32

            I want us to destroy them, but I live in Charlotte. Things are nicer here when they aren’t terrible, especially at work. Plus I am a fan of Cam.

        • Andy124

          Remind you of the plight of another QB?

          • aub32

            Ugh. Don’t remind me. Todd Pinky and James Trash. Maybe the Panthers will sign TO.

          • Andy124

            lol

      • Sean

        I think they are looking at Hakeem now

        • RIP illa

          Like he said. Poor Cam! :-)

          • aub32

            Like!

          • Sean

            haha, Maclin scored a TD in an NFL game more recently than Nicks

          • RIP illa

            LMAO…Is that true?

          • Sean

            yes! December 30 2012 for maclin…. December 9 2012 for Nicks!

          • RIP illa

            Damn. SMH!!! So sad, yet still so funny.

          • Andy124

            Verified.
            Nicks: 2012-12-09
            Maclin: 2012-12-30

    • Tikkit

      He hits like a safety. Combo slot WR/safety!

      • aub32

        We tried it with Avant last year. So why not?

    • cliff henny

      100%…finally coming around

      • aub32

        If you can’t beat ‘em…..

  • RIP illa

    So am I late and did everybody already talk about how Logan got threatened with Wyatt Earp’s gun? Kinda makes me wanna get twitter now, just to keep up with the Eagles’ players and see the train wreck that is social media!

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

      Dude you need Football Twitter in your life. #Lifechanging

      • RIP illa

        Guess so. That ish was hilarious for all the wrong reasons.

      • Rahkem

        you been making videos lately bro? havent seen you in my sub box in a while

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

          What’s up sir!? Going to start firing up the engines soon! Been tied up with work lately.

  • Mugshot Magoo

    “He can do it all….” Can he play DEFENSE ?

  • Fbrets Brets

    “Chip Kelly puts more men in space than NASA”. Please someone make me a bumper Sticker!

  • PaoliBulldog

    Just reading that Eagles extended Sproles by two more years. I guess he’ll be the one eating the Geritol smoothie.