Twitter Mailbag: On Sproles And Trade Winds

Darren Sproles
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A lot happening on the Eagles front. Let’s get right to it.

I like it. The Eagles dealt Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth-round pick to New England for a fifth-rounder, and used that to acquire Darren Sproles. Seems like good value to me.




More than that, I think he can be very effective in Chip Kelly's scheme. Kelly's offense is very much about having moveable parts that can line up all over the field to create confusion for the defense pre-snap. As Sheil mentioned, Sproles lined up in the backfield 61 percent of the time last season. That means 39 percent of the time he was in the slot or outside. He ended the year with 71 catches for 604 yards.

He is going to be 31 when the season starts and his production has gone down some over the last couple seasons. But he should provide an upgrade in the return game and will be an element opposing defensive coordinators will have to spend some time on when they prep to play the Eagles.

I think some trades are coming, Tom.

As you said, the Eagles' philosophy is based largely around building through the draft, and I can't imagine they would be comfortable going into May's festivities with only six picks.

Brandon Graham is a possibility. The Eagles are open to moving him. Part of the difficulty in doing so is that Graham only has one year remaining on his contract. (There has been some confusion as to whether there were one or two years remaining. A source close to Graham clarified that the sixth year of the deal has been voided.) Would a team offer up a draft pick for a one-year rental? Maybe if that team feels they're close, but it's not an easy sell. The best solution may be to search out a player-for-player trade. Graham is a 4-3 end stuck in a 3-4. Why not swap him for a 3-4 outside linebacker stuck in a 4-3? Dion Jordan comes to mind and I'm quite sure the Eagles have/will explore that angle, but that obviously wouldn't be a straight up swap. Finding someone that has similar value to Graham provides the best chance of a deal actually going through.

I'm not sure the Eagles will part with Vinny Curry. He is not a perfect scheme fit but was making strides as the season went along and can really get after the quarterback. Think they continue to work with him.

Bryce Brown seems like a candidate to get moved, particularly after the trade for Sproles. With LeSean McCoy, Chris Polk and Sproles in the stable, do you need Brown? If there is a market for him -- and I'm guessing there would be -- I can see him moving on.

Whether it's one of the three you mentioned or someone else entirely, I feel pretty confident that there will be a trade or two going down.

Has a ring to it.

First Malcolm Jenkins, now Sproles...that playoff loss did not sit well with Kelly at all, huh?

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  • Chris

    “If you can’t beat ‘em…make them join you?”

    • Andy124

      We will assimilate you. Resistance is futile.

      • Tikkit

        Well put Locutus.

      • eneagled

        Or we will give ourselves a new nickname; I think sexts is better than sexans

        • Eagles1018

          I think with the stink coming out of the FO so far we should rename ourselves the Taints. Cuz something fishy is going on….

  • DutchEagle

    Dion Jordan..

    • FluxCapacitor

      If that happens, which I hope it does, I doubt we see it before June 1st so Miami can split the cap hit.

      • Corey

        That would mean they traded for picks in next years draft which is likely to be depleted with such a stocked draft this year. That June 1st thing is really stupid, there is no way they trade him at that point for value they won’t see until next year.

        • FluxCapacitor

          That is only if you assume it will include draft picks…

      • aub32

        Maybe you can help me understand this. Guys that were just cut were designated after June 1st cuts but cut now. Why couldn’t the same happen with Dion, and he be designated an after June 1st trade?

        • cliff henny

          they can, it is only accounting for the money. dallas just designated Austin june 1st, but they don’t get access to the money till then-basically using his 6m to sign picks. players are free to talk to teams, sign contracts

          • aub32

            Well there you have it Howie. You heard Cliff. Get it done.

          • FluxCapacitor

            Never mind, didn’t realize you said “yes” it does apply to trades above. I didn’t realize that. Interesting.

  • TripSquadMonopoly

    I feel that BGrizzle still has untapped potential idk

    • Chris

      he does, I just feel bad for the guy watching him struggle out of position. definitely needs to be running as DE on a 4-3…as much as i like the guy and his heart and potential, i think it would make sense to trade, assuming we get reasonable compensation.May just hurt his development even more by forcing him to play out of position for another year

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

      boooooo racist boooooooo

    • GEAGLE

      A groupie piece of crap like you does NOT get to use MY nicknames!!!! Make up your own nicknames swagerjacker

  • TOm W

    Trade down from 22 Howie. If our philosophy is get studs game changers talent in the draft and fill holes w average players in free agency, then we should be looking to acquire as many future starters as possible in the draft. With the alltime depth and talent in this draft, starters can be found down to round 4 at least. get as many 2s, 3s, and 4s as we can.

    If not trade w niners (two 2s and a 3 for 22) or browns (similar), vikings, jags, raiders, texans, jets, tampa, may all have needs for qb if they don’t address qb in the first round any may want to move up to 22 and get derek carr (or manzel/teddy/bortles if they drop in exchange for their second rounder between 33-40 and a high third and high fifth.

    And get the fifth back for sproles … 31 yr old declining talent for one year. I’d rather draft Todd’s replacement or backup nosetackle or colt lyeria w that pick.

    • Javi Echie

      What is everybodys obsession with Lyeria?. Never put up big numbers and is a headcase. I understand the physical attributes and the Oregon connection but if the eagles are sticking to high character players they will not draft him. I hope they don’t waste a pick on him. Too many other TEs that can be had later in the draft.

      • Andy124

        Kind of answered your own question there. But the thinking is the IF we draft him, it means Chip is vouching for his character.

    • Eagles1018

      Agreed. And with Safety being our most glaring hole (still) you’re likely not gonna see Pryor or Dix there. Again I think Deone Buchanon is the right guy, if not Pryor, so if he’s not there trade out and get Buchanon in rd 2. Then get as many depth guys as you can. Kicker I’d say will be addressed but with an UDFA

    • planetx1971

      I agree, and even if we pick up a late pick or 2 by trading Graham, Brown or maybe Curry then GREAT! But the only sure fire way to load up extra picks we so desperately need in this killer deep draft is trading back ATLEAST with our 1st pick. Trading back in the 2nd or 3rd would be GREAT too IMO. And you’re right, the 9ers are our best bet. They have what 11 picks? They can’t afford that many with all the stars they have to pay. ESPECIALLY with Kaepernick publicly stating he wants 18 mill a year minimum. Their picks are ripe for the, well, picking! :)

  • Bird of Prey

    Just came back from lunch, ESPN reported Sproles is P$$$ed at being traded and his wife was tweeting her anger as well. Not a good sign. We may be trading him if he is that upset and doesn’t report.

    • Will

      Well well more good news…lol…ya think they’d at least talk with a player to see if he is on board before the deal goes down…….

      • Andy124

        May be against league rules. Tampering and such.

        • Will

          good point he coulda ended up on a far worst team…

      • Dubya

        I have to believe that we would get back our pick the the trade would be voided. Won’t affect us in anyway unless he reports and acts disgruntled but I can’t see why he would be like that on a team that will utilize him. Unless he thinks he’s the second coming this was the best situation for him besides getting cut. He could’ve easily been on the Redskins who don’t have that type of team that will accentuate his strengths get cut then look for a job as over 30 receiving scat back. Don’t think he was gonna get his payday if he got cut anyways so take the money now, show up and have the year we think you can have under Chipper.

    • Will

      source?

    • Andy124

      I was worried about that. It’s ok. I’m pretty sure they have a special smoothie for just this kind of situation.

    • Will

      Sproles said 23 hours ago he wanted to be released so to have say where he goes…

    • Clamdigger

      That was before he was actually traded.

    • peteike

      gotta think coming to the Eagles is ton better than many other teams. Besides his wife will fit in nicely it sounds like

      • cliff henny

        shady’ll have a sit down with her, maybe take a drive thru the countryside.

        • GEAGLE

          Hahahah. I’d be more worried about him driving her home then driving her to the country side…just because you hop in the shady mobile, doesn’t automatically mean you have a two way ticket

      • Ark87

        He’s going to miss a ton of time shopping for sconces with that lady, If she ain’t happy, ain’t nobody going to be happy. Best take care of that Darren!

    • George

      They told him they were releasing him, and then traded him, and thats whit theyre pissed about. They thought they world get to choose what city they played in, but they traded him. I’m sure he’ll have fun playing in chip’s system

    • GEAGLE

      No..they were pissed before finding our philly traded for him…no idea how they feel since the trade

  • Will

    The draft is a crap shoot and you need a place kicker, Safety, OLB, OG, 2nd string QB, and maybe a WR…there’s your 6 picks….

    • peteike

      get that kicker out of draft talk, cmon haha. They can bring in a guy to compete. Im on the kickalicious train also, someone get CK that youtube vid

      • Will

        hope they pony up a plane ticket from Norway to Philly the guy is awesome….has long as Henry has competition…

  • peteike

    The onion….

    Most NFL Teams Just 1 Or 2 Overpriced Free Agents Away From Super Bowl Victory

    .”Several leading football analysts confirmed Wednesday that most NFL teams are just one or two ridiculously overpriced free agent signings away from a Super Bowl victory. “Giving out a bloated contract to an aging pass rusher or promising a ton of guaranteed money to a declining wide receiver with a history of injuries is all it takes to push a franchise over the top,” said ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian, adding that even the worst team in the league would become an instant contender for the Lombardi Trophy by wasting most of their salary cap on a couple of unproven or overhyped defenders.”

    • Will

      Polian is an idiot…why he is no longer employed by the Colts…lol…

      • Andy124

        It’s satire.

        • Will

          Gotcha just hate the guy….

    • mtn_green

      “One over priced safety with two bad knees”

    • Dubya

      The Broncos are a contender just off Manning alone and they are trying to shore up their defense. The Saints I have no idea what they were doing. Their offense was Brees, Jimmy and Sproles with Thomas and a no name RB mixed in. Cutting most of their offense though old along with still a usable Sproles on a not that bad of a contract, just to piss it all on one Safety? Hes good but he isn’t lock down defender one side of the field good. He’s a stronger tackler Asante Samuel, because he seems like the type to understand routes, read the QB and instinctively jump routes to create turnovers. This doesn’t make them SB contenders. They were a flawed team just like we are. One guy isn’t gonna change that.

      • aub32

        With Brees, that offense is plug and play. The only special player on that offense, outside of Brees, is Graham, which they retain. They can replace Lance Moore and Sproles in the draft. I think they will try to run up the score on teams and use Vacarro and Byrd to prevent the same from happening to their defense.

        • FMWarner

          I think though, that the money committed to Byrd is something of an admission that they won’t be able to sign Graham long-term. I’m not sure what they’re up to really, unless they’re on the same “2014 Or Bust” train as Denver.

  • Will

    I wonder if the Eagles are done in FA?

    • trixman

      I think the Texans and Saints plan to retain the rest of their players under contract…

      • Will

        LMAO…Howie must not play well with others …lol…

      • oreofestar

        Rafael Bush? lol

        • cliff henny

          that would be funny. can Will Smith play OLB?

          • oreofestar

            He has but he is definitely out of place there

          • Rambler

            He certainly cannot make a decent movie anymore.

  • daveH

    Sexans is way better than Taints

    • JettMartinez

      This is the most wrong anyone has been on the internet, ever.

    • FluxCapacitor

      Well played…

  • Will

    Well besides being great Special Teamer’s Jenkins/Maragos and Braman should all be fighting to get starting spots must figure we can coach’em up…

  • oreofestar

    Sexans….Raping opposing defenses one week at a time

    • aub32

      But all but of the players we got from those 2 teams were defensive.

      • Will

        Now hoping the Defense isn’t sodomized week in and week out…

      • oreofestar

        We got defensive players?!?!?!

        • Andy124

          lol

          • oreofestar

            I didn’t even know, I am just waiting for the Eagles to trade for Jimmy Graham and go crazy!!!

          • peteike

            youre all about the big names, you cant get one you want the other. But I digress, one big name defender would have been nice, Im in same boat for the most part.

          • cliff henny

            in fairness, Graham is a correct big name to drool over

          • peteike

            of course, just no way in … hes coming to the eagles.

          • cliff henny

            i’m good with Ertz, for now anyways.

          • oreofestar

            It was a joke….Why the hell would we actually get Graham I just wanted an impact DB the Graham stuff is a joke

          • peteike

            ok I should know better based on your posts

          • oreofestar

            I assume that was sarcastic… I hope people do not take everything I say seriously I just think we should have gotten a impact DB or OLB to really help the defense even if it is not the sexiest name if it was Verner or Ward or Johnson to get our defense to being league average I am not actually the crazy guy who wants us to go crazy in FA

        • cliff henny

          yeah, the guys that come onto the field when you go to bathroom, get a fresh beer and a snack.

          • Will

            yeah the guys who were on the field for more snaps than any other NFL unit last year…lol…those guys…

          • cliff henny

            I drink a lot of beer, what do you want from me

      • Andy124

        Sproles the cornerback?

        • aub32

          Too short

          • Andy124

            I misread your post initially. Didn’t see the “but one” part. Unless that was an edit of your own. In which case, You Bastard!

          • aub32

            had a quick meeting so I typed a bit too quickly. I tried to edit it before anyone noticed. I am not a fan of poor grammar or typos.

  • oreofestar

    There is no way Sproles, Caroll and Jenkins with a couple ST guys is what we are leaving FA with….something is cooking

    • cliff henny

      you’re not getting Graham.

      • oreofestar

        I know… I am saying something has to be going on

        • cliff henny

          who left? Geagle’s Carrington guy. be nice to see him, give Johnny something to boast about, piss off some people

          • GEAGLE

            Just add the kid damn it and I promise football gods I won’t say a word……just want him on our defense damn it!!

          • aub32

            Lies. We all know you wouldn’t be able to hold it in lol

          • GEAGLE

            Dude everyone else got signed,.im so desperate I promise not to say a word…plus I already delivered Jenkins after all The crap I took from those who wanted Clemons and Mitchell types, so I’m good :)
            ..

          • cliff henny

            BS…I expect, no REQUIRE, a full page player overview/boasting post

          • GEAGLE

            I’m desperate dude…I won’t. Plus you already remember my we are signing Malcom Jenkins, sorry get over it speech a few weeks back :)

          • cliff henny

            be worth it just to rub it in Token’s face. think Sproles pissed in his morning cherrios or something, jesus, he was in rare form

          • GEAGLE

            Lol rare form? Or typical form?…. Think token and Maggie should hook up

          • oreofestar

            Carrington would be good I still think Rafael Bush is an option, I wanna be the first to say I am not into the Wilfork idea do not want to sign a big name just to sign a big name, Damiam Stewart for depth I guess I mean just some decent signings for less at this point

        • aub32

          Has Rob Jackson from the skins been signed. Nate allen is still out there right?

          • peteike

            true, all quiet on the Nate Allen front.

          • travis papa

            I have not been able to find a peep about him since free agency started he’s going to end up back here by default on both sides

          • Will

            There’s a reason no one wants him….not a starting caliber Safety in the NFL beyond his injury…too little too late in his contract year….

          • oreofestar

            Jackson would be decent depth signing, I think he is out there and Nate Allen could be an option I doubt he wants to go back here though

          • aub32

            Money is money. Nate better be happy with the fact that Davis’s D at least has people thinking he’s an average starter. He would’ve been viewed as trash after the 2012 season.

  • EuropeanEagle

    I just read the instagram rant written by Sprolles’ wife. Man do I wish my english was this good!

    • aub32

      What did she say?

      • OldDocRoss
        • cliff henny

          the Compton curse out is the best part. she may not have picked Philly, but damn, she’ll fit right in.

          • OldDocRoss

            I like her. She has moxy.

            If she censored her own curses I’d be pretty disappointed though. Just swear woman! Leave them asterisks out of it. You ain’t 12!

          • GEAGLE

            Think she can play safety?

          • OldDocRoss

            Better than Chung?

            Absolutely.

        • aub32

          thanks

          • aub32

            So her husband is making millions playing a game and she all but prays to God to smite the Saints? Oh the irony.

    • GEAGLE

      She friggin snapped on the saints,,it was awesome rant,,,bet her and Sproles are happy they ended up here..
      .,

    • KobraKai7474

      she was just ticked at the Saints for saying they would release her husband and then held him so they could trade him instead. She thought he deserved better. Presumably, this was before the Eagles’ trade because I didn’t see any mention of them. Obviously, she said all of that a bit more colorfully than I (but not much).

      • GEAGLE

        It was last night, way before the eagles traded back when he was rumored to be traded to skins lol

    • RIP illa

      Link please.

    • RIP illa

      Never mind. I scrolled down :-)

  • PaoliBulldog

    Sexans is probably superior to Taints.

  • GEAGLE

    I’m not happy with the lack of defensive upgrades but Sproles is a spectacular addition for us..
    ..
    Bucky brooks is drooling all over the trade on twitter talking about how last year teams had the most success against us, pressing us in cover one..lbut with Shady and Sproles on nthe field together, teams can’t play cover 1 against us…also talked about another new dynamic with Sproles when we go 12 personel

    Chips offense is based on speed, exploiting mismatches in space, move players all over the place confusing defenses…I’m amazed at how well chips offense was with average at best speed. The only real speed we had was Desean, shady and Ertz….when we add Maclins speed! Sproles quickness, fast young athletic WRs,.this offense is going to really take off. Chip has done really well with those DAT type gadget running backs and Sproles is the best in the game..we haven’t had a pass catching weapon like this in our backfield since Westbrook.

    We were so successful year with our accurate young QB hitting shady in stride down the sidelines on wheel routes..now we will send Sproles on wheel routes on the other side of the field who is probably even better then shady at it…I don’t see too many defenses that have two linebackers who can defense shady and Sproles on wheel routes…our screen game gets an added dynamic. Sproles and the saints actually ran the majority of his screen plays out of two back sets,,just imagine what he could have done with the attention shady gets..

    Not to mention, the value Sproles has as a decoy makes him so damn valuable to us..you saw defenses scramble to figure out where Desean is, our the attention he gets when we send him in ghost motion(that’s for you Colt)..just picture the fast tempo defenses have to hurry up, lineup, know where Desean is, and now they look over and they see Sproles split out wide as a WR with a big LB on him…his decoy value alone will be tremendous for us,,

    • cliff henny

      you’re coming around!

      • GEAGLE

        Dude, I had Sproles on my pre free agency list..I’m no fool, he is like the PERFECT Chip kelly player…I just wish we would also adress the defense, especially since I’m down to begging for depth players and bust rehabilitation projects…just throw me a bone damn it.
        ..
        The winner of free agency is……the rain maker!!! Sproles is a heckuva safety blanket to help cut down on those sacks when guys aren’t open…but with the added speed, doubt too many defenses will be able to contain us next year

        • cliff henny

          yup, if Foles can sleep on his stomach after everything Howie and Chip have added, i’d be surprised.
          .
          meant that was an awfully offensive heavy post. 1 line on defense is about right.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol…takes a special friggin pffensive player to get me to praise the move when we flat out ignoring defense…
            ..
            Sproles is going to be a fantasy monster next year

          • cliff henny

            going to have to go back and re-watch games, what is this de-fence-sive thing you kept talking about.

          • GEAGLE

            Something that seems as out of style as the dinosaurs

            maybe if Dion Jordan announces he wants to go back to WR, we will go get him :)

          • cliff henny

            in my world, everyone is a WR/TE just playing out of position

          • GEAGLE

            Bout to tell Billy to start stealing offensive players and convert them….gonna steal Ertz and move him to OLB!!!

          • aub32

            We can sign Steve Smith and convert him to safety.

          • cliff henny

            my man SS would be an assassin back there! hate panther’s do like Smith

          • OldDocRoss

            He’s CLEARLY got the initials for it and everything.

            Get. It. Done.

          • GEAGLE

            Word is the Seahawks will be sniffing around SS, and since we play them this year I would prefer him not going to Seattle.

          • Vet Linc

            Love your “word is…” posts.

            Almost considered gospel.

          • GEAGLE

            Be more fun to keep him at WR. So we can watch him and sconces fight all summer long lol

          • aub32

            Both? They tried Avant out last year on defense. Nothing against Jason, but I think Smith is still a much better player.

          • OldDocRoss

            You don’t think it could be fun watching Smith running around trying to knock the snot out of otherwise innocent Panthers when we meet them??

          • peteike

            I dont know about fantasy, splitting too much with Shady takes some value away imo

    • Vet Linc

      Once again, you’re a tool.

    • ztom6

      Just keep in mind, Shady and Sproles on the field at the same time means a DB will be assigned to Sproles, not an LB. Otherwise, sure there are plenty of creative ways to use both of them to wrongfoot the defense. I expect we’ll see Sproles in motion a lot.

  • anon

    James Harrison back on the market — could we possibly?

    • Will

      No he is a defensive player we are happy and good there…

    • GEAGLE

      No chance, and he is one of my favorites..I wish.
      .,
      He would be a signing made off reputation, and Howie only interested in cheap, short term deals with guys who’s best football is probably still ahead of them. I’d go nuts if they added that mean Bastard..love that dude….just watching him treat our media like shit would be invaluable…Les Bowan would crap his pants at the look James gives him after one of his Braindead questions.

    • RIP illa

      Nope. Declined way too much from what he used to be. Loved his attitude and physicality, but Father Time has definitely won that one. Plus we need to get younger at OLB.

  • Stuart Philp

    In their best years Shady (2013) and Sproles (2011) would combine for 4824 yards. Can’t wait to see what Chip does with them.

    • cliff henny

      add in jax ’13 and Mac’s ’12, over 7300.

      • Ark87

        add in the yardage they got in Madden 14…..historically awesome. Dynasty?

        • cliff henny

          yup…fully expect offense to look videogame’ish

  • Will

    Well no real help for the Defense poor Billy Davis….go make bricks without mudd again and we expect Gold…..poor man and has to do those GOD awful press conferences towing the company line how we are working to get better each week SMH…at least the Offense has something to smile about with the Sproles signing…

    • OldDocRoss

      I’m still hoping (futilely) we add another safety in FA. Even if it’s Nate I think we’re in better shape than last year but as it stands the starters are “eh” and the backups are “yeesh!”.

      • aub32

        backups are yeesh hahaha

      • Will

        Chris Clemons is bout all that’s out there….I feel if it was gonna happen it would of been today with a nice price drop…

      • GEAGLE

        You can sign two more of these free agent safeties, but how much will they really help?

        • OldDocRoss

          Honestly, I’m just terrified by the lack of depth there. I’m not convinced on Wolff yet and as it stands if Jenkins goes down it would be him + …….something that shouldn’t be starting football games in the NFL.

          Maybe we really like someone in the draft. I’ve got a man crush on Lamarcus but not sure he’s got the size they seem to like in the secondary.

          • GEAGLE

            Me and you may not be sold on Wolff, but I think the lack of safety moves is a good sign that he could he a player. Coaches have to have some confidence in him, to be so passive in this market especially since we cut veteran Chung…
            ..
            Hey man, I’m with you, I wanted to sign Jenkins and Ward, and still draft one in the first 4 rounds..
            ..
            I wouldn’t mind signing veteran Ihendigbo as a ST player and a run defense safety/depth player…giving us something like:
            Jenk
            Wolff
            Ihendigbo
            Buchanon
            marargas (anyone know if Seattle used him in defensive subpackages?)..

            Think we should have two veterans and two young safeties(Wolff and a rookie)

          • OldDocRoss

            Yeah, taking the glass half-full view it could mean they really like Wolff. I certainly don’t hate the guy, just flat out haven’t seen enough to have an opinion.

            I find the whole Ward thing baffling. I mean I get why *we* didn’t sign him even though I totally disagree with the decision, but everything from the Browns not tagging him to the money he wound up signing for seems to suggest there was a lack of demand for him generally. Weird.

            Maybe he just really wanted to go to Denver. Super Bowl runners up have a great track record the following season, right?

          • GEAGLE

            I also found it really strange…I mean the browns paid more for Whitner which is just odd. Who cares that Whitner is from ohio? Maybe he took less to go to Denver maybe he wanted to smoke weed care free, I dunno what happened, but to tell you the truth. I just don’t believe the reports that we had no interest. I can’t possibly believe that

          • OldDocRoss

            Just imagine what proper wallies we’ll all feel about this in February 2016 when Wolff seals the Super Bowl with a game-ending INT off Peyton while Byrd sits at home having recently decided to hang it up because the pain of planta fasciitis just isn’t worth it now that he’s got all these lovely $s.

          • Will

            You got some mushrooms from Braman admit it…lol…

    • cliff henny

      if they don’t address OLB early in draft. 1st or 2nd, and safety in 3rd-5th rd, then you can go full nuclear… i’ll be right with you.

      • Will

        Too late…a 3rd or 5th rd Safety will do little to help….really need a stud OLB but where they gonna get him unless they trade up into say the top 10-15th pick…hopefully why Chip was in Alabama to get an bird’s eye view …we will see beyond anger just disappointed in the total disregard to build a quality Defense….

        • cliff henny

          no olb stud in ‘bama, Hubbard is garbage. hope you arent ready to crap all over any OLB drafted that’s not Mack and any safety not Prior, cause odds of both are 0%, and getting either is about 1%.

          • aub32

            Barr?

          • cliff henny

            i’d be happy with Barr. but know Will wanted Byrd and Ward. love a Barr, Adams/robinson, Bucannon draft.

          • Will

            figured Byrd/Ward would likely be out of our price range…thought or hoped they go Whitner/Clemons but hey what do I know they got Jenkins/Maragos will have to see if they add from the draft and who ends up starting in September…

          • GEAGLE

            Buchanon in the 3rd just isn’t happening…

            If we are so confident in Wolff that we would cut Chung and only add one veteran in Jenkins…tells me we are happy with Wolff/Jenkns starting…if we have our starters, I think we can consider Lamarcus Joyner….but if we think we still need a traditional starting caliber safety, then I think our only realistic options are Bucannon!Bailey and Reynolds…
            .
            Isn’t Louisville pro day today or tomorrow?
            ..
            Everyone seems to like Wolff more as a run defender but I actually think he showed me more in coverage

          • cliff henny

            Bailey in 4th seems to make sense. trade back in 1st, get 3rd, take beckham, then let you defensive lovers have your fun, begrudgingly, 2nd-marcus smith, 3rd-Christian smith and 3rd-desir and 4th-bailey…then back to offense!

          • Will

            Chip may very well been eyeing the QB in Alabama…

          • cliff henny

            hope he was eyeing his girlfriend more

          • GEAGLE

            Problem with that is…if you wait til round 4 for a safety. Do you have quality backup options at safety that you wouldn’t mind drafting if Bailey doesn’t last? good chance the kid doesn’t get drafted til round 4, but do 20 teams pass on him in the 4th?

          • cliff henny

            F U! I give you 4 defensive guys in a row and you pick it apart?!?! still have Johnson, maybe Reynolds, and loston

          • Will

            Cliff hate to agree but the Eagles are now just looking for an OLB as far as Safety be real surprised if we draft one now…Jenkins with Wolff battling Maragos in camp for the other spot…

          • cliff henny

            think they’ll take one, pick will have a lot of value, like bucannon in 3rd. if not, Eags just wait till 4th or 5th, see a guy drop to them.

          • Will

            Think Bucannon gone by pick 56th of the Bird’s? Gotta agree to many teams need Safety help…

          • GEAGLE

            Very very worried about that…I don’t think it’s a case of sit back, and he will def be on the board when we pick..just like I’m not so sure Dion Bailey last 20picks into round 4….if we really like one of those two safeties, I would feel much more comfortable, say trading 22nd pick and get into the top 10 of round two take Deone and get an extra pick….and if we like Bailey I would feel more comfortable trading back from our round 3 pick, into the beginning of round 4 to secure Bailey and add an extra pick. Drives me crazy that 20 teams pick before in each round and like 90% could use a safety….
            ..
            Unless we can get Barr at 22, I’d rather trade out of round 1, or just let Chip draft the WR he will inevitably draft so he doesn’t consider a WR in round two and we can use that pick for a safety like Buchanon or Reynolds or a pass rusher like Marcus…..I don’t know which player will be there, but when I look at the draft board, I think there should be a quality OLB or safety to be had when we are on the board in round two..

            The only players I really want at 22 are Barr or Evans, and the safeties and OLBs I want would be reaches at 22…so really hoping we can trade out of round 1 or use that pick to get Dion Jordan..if no one wants to move up to 22 from round 2, then I would hope we can trade back to like 28-30 and just draft a WR like Odell Beckham or Brandin Cooks..

          • Will

            Agree maybe Dix was worth a peek….OLB is a trade up in the draft to get a good one…

          • cliff henny

            trade up for olb, kiss your safety goodbye. take away at least 3rd,and aint no way in god’s green earth Kelly not getting more offense in rds 1,2 or 3.

          • Will

            Yeah do not foresee the 22nd spot for Safety or OLB…really what we have now unless some trade happens even then it will be for picks…The Eagles showed there hand they are quite content with the current Defense other than OLB….

          • Will

            Yeah like Mack Leary of the rest another year of Trent Cole who really played above expectation last year even tho the sack count was low….the Safety class is a bit deeper with Pryor, Dix, Bucannon….but still think we are done at Safety unless they get an Undrafted guy….figure them to go OLB for Defense at some point not getting my hopes up any more….

    • Stephen Stempo

  • Rj

    Vince Wilfork anyone?

    • Will

      Really? Wow…still 32 years young…

      • Rj

        As a rotational nose with bennie logan on a team friendly deal….why not?

        • anon

          Move Benny to End or the bench VW is soooo much better it’s not even close.

          • Rj

            Well we dont want to just toss wilfork back into the fire. Let him ease his way into the rotation since our d-line is so good.

          • RIP illa

            Wouldn’t want to see him get a high volume of snaps.

    • aub32

      No way!!!

    • GEAGLE

      I’d give him a 1yr deal with a team option for year two and see if there is enough sports science in the world to keep his fat ass on the field for two years

      • Rj

        Sounds good to me. If we can get him back to his play before his injury we get a steal. He just told the pats he wants to be released.

    • cliff henny

      might as well have practice in the hospital parking lot, save medic the drive when Kelly explodes his heart

      • Rj

        Our sports science could quite possibly extend his life expectancy

        • UKEagle99

          I love how sports science has morphed in to drinking from the holy grail.

      • anon

        Jason Peters came back after two tears and was fine –and he’s way more athletic, Wilfork just needs to eat and block.

        • cliff henny

          shoot, if that’s all it takes, i’m half way there

      • GEAGLE

        Hahahahaha so true…didn’t think it thru

    • aub32

      Only if he can play RG.

    • RIP illa

      Hell yes please. For a year or so, absolutely worth it. Would save us a draft pick by letting us focus on other areas other than Logan’s backup/competition.

      • GEAGLE

        Visiting KC

        • aub32

          Why? They have Poe!

          • GEAGLE

            Lol my bad, read it wrong. Vance Walker visiting KC

          • RIP illa

            Don’t scare me like that.

  • Rj

    I mean in running situations we could have Ced Wilfork and Fletcher. And on obvious passing downs Curry Bennie and Fletcher

  • GEAGLE

    WTF Andy!! Wilfork visiting Cheifs..you already have Dontari Poe you greedy bastard. What are you looking for a new buffet buddy? Wish you ever cared this much about our defense,,,now I want Wilfork just so KC doesn’t get him

    • aub32

      Payback for resigning Maclin?

      • GEAGLE

        My bad, read it wrong…Vance Walker visiting KC lol

        I read it as a good sign that he had NO interest in restructuring or taking a payout,,I read that as him feeling like he deserves more, which I would assume means he thinks he can still play at a high level, but really I have no idea how much he has left in tank…but traditionally NT can still perform at his age(in limited roles of course)..heck I’d like to sign him just so Kelce has a monster to practice blocking every day

  • Will

    Safety
    1. Calvin Pryor, Louisville
    2. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama
    3. Jimmie Ward, Northern Illinois
    4. Deone Bucannon, Washington State
    5. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State

    Mike Maylocks top 5 Safties…in the upcoming draft…

    • Rj

      I think Dix is a better compliment to Jenkins. But thats just me

      • Adam G

        I also think Dix is more in the mold of what the eagles are looking for

        • Rj

          True it also helps that Dix is a really good zone cover saftey and Jenkins totally blows at that. We cant have two safties that cant play zone coverage. Smh

          • Will

            Pryor and Dix projected to be gone in the first 19 picks…

          • Rj

            Trade Bryce and Brandon and use those picks to try an move up 3 or 4 spots

          • Will

            Do not see them trading up for a Safety…maybe an OLB…but there propensity to go BPA on Offense with the first pick is a more likely scenario…

          • Rj

            Jenkins and Wolff as our starting duo with no depth behind them would put us in the same situation as last year. Possibly even less depth. And i dont think we can get Ward or Bucannon in the 2nd without trading up.

          • Will

            Like they care they have Maragos and Keelan Johnson were are good there…lol…wake up they do not give 1 iota about improving the Defense…

          • Rj

            Still holding hope that only applies to the saftey position and that they have other moves in store. Smh

          • peteike

            really? I thought some of those teams ahead wouldnt go safety. Has that changed at all with any FA pickups. Im hoping Pryor falls but I dont know who pairs better, I guess its Dix based on these comments.

    • cliff henny

      really think when discussing safeties we need to look at past moves. Eagles are not spending resources on the position (whether we like that or not). to think they’ll use extremely valuable resource like a 1st or a 2nd seems very likely to me. just look at recent moves: 5th rdr last yr in Wolff(who seems like penciled in starter) letting Allen play off rest of contract and not sniffing his way, chung, Jenkins and Maragos didnt/aren’t seeing big money. i’ll be very surprised if Eagles address safety before 3rd round.

      • Will

        willing to bet a 4th maybe if Buccannon drops other than that willing they are gonna stand pat with what we have…think you hit the nail on the head just not a position of importance for the Birds…OLB now do they bundle picks to trade up for Mack? Thinking to get Mack would have to be in the top 7 picks….

        • UKEagle99

          I cant see it, far too expensive and only 5 picks in first 6 rounds already. Trading back is the more likely option imo.

          • Will

            Yeah gonna be hard to get quality help for Defense to be honest I think there done other than an OLB….Draft will go heavy Offense again there philosophy being we can out score anybody….will be fun to watch the Foles side of the ball…as for the bend don’t break D should improve into second year with familiarity so not expecting any more moves for the Defense….

      • JofreyRice

        I’m wondering if they just load up on offense in the draft. Wasn’t Chip down at Alabama’s pro-day? It’s like he’s not even interested in FA. Add ODB Jr. in the first, best OL available in the 2nd, and Tre Mason in the third? You’d need two footballs on the field to get all those guys involved. Sounds nuts, but so does looking at the Eagles 2013 secondary problems, signing a shitty S that New Orleans didn’t even make an offer to and calling it a day!

        • Andy124

          Must.
          Draft.
          Barr.

          • UKEagle99

            Where do you see him going? A lot of mocks putting him at 12, unless he slides I just do see how it can be done without trading next years picks.

          • Andy124

            Some have projected him slipping to the late teens. He ran well, but not great at the combine. Everybody ran amazing at his pro-day, so take those times with a grain of salt. If he’s sitting there around 17, I hope we start working the phones and see if we can use Graham as an asset to help us move up.

            Don’t worry, I’m not one of those who’s gonna act like a victim if it doesn’t fall our way. I’m mostly just having fun with the obsession while I can. Embrace the madness and whatnot.

        • cliff henny

          hang 50, u and I can play safety.

  • Uncle Wonder

    Tuck to the Raiders…pash rush market is paper thin now…

    • OldDocRoss

      Building for the future, Raiders style.

    • JofreyRice

      Reggie McKenzie picking up right where Al Davis left off. Sucks for them!

  • Will

    Linebacker
    1. Khalil Mack, Buffalo
    2. C.J. Mosley, Alabama
    3. Anthony Barr, UCLA
    4. Chris Borland, Wisconsin
    5. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State

    Mike Maylocks top 5 LB’s…in the upcoming draft…

    • Richard Colton

      He still refuses to seperate OLB/ILB/MLB 3-4, 4-3…as if the same teams in the market for Barr would take Mosely with a top ten pick. What a choad.

  • Steven Dunwoody

    Curry, Brown and Graham (1-yr rental) for Dion Jordan and a 4th or 5th round pick. We can haz?

    • Rj

      Miami’s gm would be fired on sight after that deal

  • GEAGLE

    Redskins sign Clifton Gaethers lol

    • Andy124

      Oh damn. There go all our secrets.

      • GEAGLE

        We probably didn’t even share our secrets with that scab :)

        • Andy124

          Jay: Clif, what can you tell us about those smoothies?

          Clifton: Well uh, mine were fruity and smooth and had my name on it. It made me feel loved so I played harder.

          Jay: Excellent. We’ve cracked the code. Now, what can you tell me about their offense.

          Clifton: It’s fast. Sometimes it’s really fast and it’s hard to catch your breath. Nick is an omnipotent god running the show out there.

          Jay: I see. I see. Very enlightening. He certainly won’t be catching us off guard now! Chip Kelly, all your secret are belong to us!

          • Maggie

            Now tell us which ingredient made him feel loved. ;~) Might want to try myself!

          • Andy124

            I can’t tell you until you and Geagle learn to get along lol.

          • GEAGLE

            Sorry, that is just not going to happen..she should have that about being a condescending C under every single one of my posts,back when I didn’t even know who the hell she was, so now, I will call her on get BS every single day. She wants some respect she will have to get it with a decent football opinion, not by flying around my posts like an annoying flea every day…she was grown enough to talk shit to me every day back when I literally hadn’t even noticed her yet, and if she was grown enough to F with the Bull, she is grown enough to take the horns

          • Andy124

            I’m well aware that ain’t gonna happen. Said so in the post you replied to.

            I’m also well aware it’s a two-way street with you two. Look at the way my post is worded and you can see I’m not pointing fingers.

            I’d like to think that if one of you decided to just not reply to and not mention the other, than the other would follow suit just for the enjoyment of the other regulars (although some probably get a kick out of the drama lol), but it doesn’t look like either one of you is interested in that. C’est la vie.

          • GEAGLE

            Some how I pictured Clifton as Bob Sapps dumb Beast Charecter in the new longest yard Adam saddler vetsion

          • Andy124

            ’bout the same size…

    • RIP illa

      Scheming bastards…still can’t beat us!

      • cliff henny

        eagles d-line trash, possible starter there. skins do anything this off-season besdes franchise orakpo? giants? cowboys couldn’t, just got worse.

        • RIP illa

          Yup. Still it’s the only reasons they signed him was to steal some of Chip’s concepts for their D and their O…or as much of them as he retained. What’s this, his 6th team or something??? Dude should be out of the league.

          • cliff henny

            dumb as a bag of hammers. family lives about 25ms away from me here in SC, heard stories on top of stories about that family. he’s not giving any intel

  • GEAGLE

    report: James Ihendigbo left Detroit without a deal! but that he is still expected to sign with the lions to start next to quin citing that he has a lot on his plate because he is between agents and his wife is pregnant….
    ..
    His former Ravens coach is the DC at Detroit, and if they are signing him to start next to Grover, then no way he would accept a deal to sign with a team that has Wolff and Jenkins so rule him out! and the only names left at safety are:
    Not so nasty Nate
    Bush, saints can’t afford to match offers for him
    Clemons who for two years now we haven’t shown any interest in
    major Wright
    Decoud but he was pathetic this past year
    ..
    Who else?
    Major wright has been playing some pretty crappy football! but he had a few promising years before recently falling off,

    if Nate can’t get a starting deal! maybe he is down to come hide on our bench and hope we find a new whipping boy to pick on

    Clemons I don’t even know if he would sign with a cold weather city,
    ..
    bush I don’t know enough about (would appreciate anyone thoughts on him)
    …Don’t want Decoud at all.l.he played next to a pretty good safety in Moore!but still looked horrible

    • Uncle Wonder

      Decoud did have a bad year on a bad team but at his best he has been better than everyone on tht list.

    • Andy124

      if Nate can’t get a starting deal! maybe he is down to come hide on our bench and hope we find a new whipping boy to pick on

      It worked for Kurt. He’s totally been replaced by Chung on the whipping post.

      • cliff henny

        if they are both gone, will be a serious void. sconce has a chance, but somehow he pulls his hot mess together. not sure there’s anyone else to take over the belt, it’s going to very confusing for me

        • GEAGLE

          Sconce will whip us!! Don’t F with that man!! You don’t want it with sconces!!,

        • Andy124

          Someone will emerge. Someone always does.

          • GEAGLE

            Roc still might be back, and he is ripe for the whipping

          • cliff henny

            they have to play though. tough to hate on a bench guy.

          • Andy124

            Yup. But Jenkins will miss a key tackle or Maclin will go down before contact or Toddfather will miss a block and the hate will flow.

          • cliff henny

            yup. sad, but 100% true.

      • UKEagle99

        Have I missed Casey Matthews being cut? If not, why the hell are we having a hard time coming up with a whipping boy?

        • Andy124

          His departure is assumed at this point.

        • Richard Colton

          no no. we’ll all be here to celebrate.

    • Will

      Pencil in Jenkins…Camp Battle btw Wolff/Johnson/Maragos my money is on Maragos…..doubt the Eagles even draft a Safety with just 6 picks…

      • GEAGLE

        So you bet money on a safety you have never seen over Wolff? Probably don’t think too highly of Wolff huh?

        • Will

          I think very highly of Seattle’s safeties…figure there back ups are better than are starter’s…lol…

          • aub32

            *our starters

          • Will

            thanks…

    • Maggie

      Clemons to Jaguars.

      • GEAGLE

        H haaha I love you!! Believe it or not, there is more then one Clemons in the NFL…but that’s,

      • Andy124

        No worries, you’re about the 5th person on this blog today to make that mistake.

        • Maggie

          Oops.

          • GEAGLE

            Haha you wish!…no, the only retarded who doesn’t know the difference between the pass rusher and safety is you…but try again

      • Will

        You mean DE Chris Clemons of Seattle…lol…

  • Will

    Why is nobody talking about Antonio cromartie?! Big, long and fierce. Seems like exactly what the Eagles could use. He’s already visiting the cardinals. I don’t know if he is looking for a long contract but if revis is willing to do a 1 year deal…

    • GEAGLE

      Lol ESPN mentioned DRC as possible eagles target lol

      Philadelphians welfare system can’t afford cromaries kids

      • Will

        Never again.

      • aub32

        I wouldn’t mind. He had a good year and would be our best corner.

        • Adam G

          Except for that whole retiring talk. Guy does not seem to enjoy playing football.

          • aub32

            I don’t care if he enjoys it. I care if he can stop Dez Bryant from catching TD passes. Last year he played very well and helped get a team to the SB. He’s an athletic freak. He has his issues, but I trust Kelly has the ability to get guys like that to completely buy in. I am not suggesting to pay him big money. I just would like to find a guy to take a flier on that has the potential to be a #1 CB.

          • Adam G

            Rumor has it he turned down Talib’s contract offer. Just seems to me guy does not have the right attitude for Chip. Combined with his mail in performance with the birds.

          • cliff henny

            if he turned that offer down then he’s insane, and I don’t want him anywhere near philly’s lockerroom

          • Adam G

            EXACTLY. Plus that retirement comment at the Super Bowl. Dude has red flags all around him.

          • peteike

            exactly, cant stand that guy. He, Chris Johnson and Albert Haynesworth should start a club. Anyway, this will be his off year, played well for donkeys which means he wont care this season.

          • Will

            Why DRC and not Antonio? Price tag can’t be that much different and Antonio is far better in my opinion.

          • aub32

            DRC is younger and a better athlete. If a coach could get his mind right, the guy would be special. I know that’s a huge “if”. Plus at this point I don’t think he costs that much.

          • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

            wait you want DRC back? why dont we just go get nonD out of retirement and try this all over again. nonD is tall and athletic too…

        • JofreyRice

          Much more efficient tackler than Cary Williams and Malcolm Jenkins, too. Can chase down the guys they whiff on.

          I kid, I kid–although, he does have less missed tackles than either of those guys, that part is true. I’d never want to see DRC in Eagles green again. Never thought he was so great in the first place. Guy just gave up. Inexcusable.

      • cliff henny

        whelp, help with the kicking boy worries. wont even pass go, he’ll be winner before ink is dry on contract

      • Joe L

        Wrong Cromartie with all the babies.

        • Maggie

          So easy to get these last names mixed up.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah if you need Wikipedia to make every comment, I bet it could be confusing

          • Maggie

            Y-a-a-w-w-n. ZZZZZZ.

          • GEAGLE

            Consistently W-O-R-T-H-L-E-S-S…. But thanks for the comic relief. You got more attention then you are worth, poof be gone

        • GEAGLE

          What are you talking about? I’m responding to an ANTONIO cromartiie comment..see wills statement that I’m responding too

          • Joe L

            Your first sentence said “Lol ESPN mentioned DRC as possible eagles target lol” and your second was a joke about having too many kids. It was confusing.

          • GEAGLE

            I think you can assume I know the difference between the two cromaries no? It’s pretty comon knowledge which one is trying to practically repopulate the earth on his own…

            Will mentioned why we aren’t looking at Antonio, I mentioned that ESPN is reporting we may look at the other cromaries then made an Antonio joke that everyone is familiar with…not confusing at all, you just an eager beaver who can’t wait yo catch me slipping…check your self,

          • Joe L

            haha, I “GUARENTEE” I caught you slipping before, you just didn’t care. Consider myself checked, though.

          • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

            na it confused me too. chickity check yo self befoe u wreck yo self!

    • KobraKai7474

      As a general rule, I am against signing players who have so many kids by so many women that they can’t remember their names. No jokes intended. I just think a guy like that will have way too much on his mind from day to day to fully focus on football.

  • GEAGLE

    It didn’t take long for me to fall in love. Where do I get my Braman jersey? He already best out Cary bad cop Williams as my favorite eagle.
    ..
    Donnie Longball played with him at Houston and was asked about him yesterday:
    “He is a WAR DADDY special team player”
    ..
    At today welcome to eagkes press conference he was asked what his special team philosophy was. Braman simply answer “kill, maim and destroy” lol apparently he missed today’s PC sensitivity training…I love this man!! He helps us meet our psycho quota without having to sign POS incognito..eagles have lacked a pure psycho or two these past few years and every teams needs a few…..welcome to philly Mr. war daddy Braman, to you and your mushrooms

    • Rambler

      I can already envision his fan club at the Linc on game day wearing big stuffed mushrooms on their heads.

      • Will

        LMAO….doing the mushroom chant stadium wide…lol…

      • GEAGLE

        Oh you know he will def have a cult following in this city

      • cliff henny

        when he makes a tackle,i better a “SHRRRROOOOOMMS” chant

        • GEAGLE

          YES!

      • GEAGLE

        Richard Colton has his own wine glass so I’m gonna get in at the ground floor of his cult following and change my name to:
        Brahmans mushroom’s cow dung fertilizer!!!

        • Rambler

          I think you should call it Braman’s Fungi’s. Never mind, that is way too geeky after I typed it.

          • Andy124

            With our history, it can’t have the name Braman in it. In fact, if he becomes a starter, I’m going to have to have a word with him about changing his name.

          • Richard Colton

            Who the hell would buy a “Braman” jersey?

          • Andy124

            Young people. A blight on humanity is the youth.

          • Will

            I would if he is a Beast ROLB….

          • Andy124

            You must be one of those young people…

          • Will

            51 young…..serious if he beats out Trent Cole I’ll buy a Jersey…the last OLB from the Texas’s was Barwin hoping he can start sure got the speed and size…

          • Andy124

            Until May 9th, Barr is our starting ROLB.

          • Will

            yeah okay….willing to bet we go BPA on Offense with the first two picks whatever they are ….

          • cliff henny

            convert #3 today! my offensive bandwagon has plenty of seats

          • Andy124

            I’ll let you have WR in the 2nd and 3rd if I can have Barr in the 1st.

          • Will

            Gonna be a lot of Disappointed Eagles fans on draft day if your looking for Defensive help…

          • Richard Colton

            Happen to catch any of my “Eagles draft offense with 5 of 7 picks” hypothetical mocks? Poor Johnny G was apoplectic.

          • cliff henny

            no, I didn’t. he is fun to tease, even i’d have tough time going 5/7, guess 4/6 now

          • GEAGLE

            I actually was told today not to assume we are dumping a bunch of draft picks into the defense which as you can imagine didn’t make me too happy…but the BPA is real, and we will draft 5 offensive players if they happen to be the best players on the board

          • Andy124

            I’m feeling cheaper and more crotchity just from typing that name so many times today.

          • Will

            LMAO….

    • jshort

      If ” War Daddy” knocks himself out on a play, starts fist pumping and screaming at his teammates as he’s carted off……might just have to change my SN

      • cliff henny

        save yourself the time, do it now. might not be what you describe, but something equally crazy wrong in a great sort of way. this guy aint all there. I like it!

        • Will

          LMAO…a great trait for a OLB love it….give up the body every Sunday…

  • Uncle Wonder

    These FA posts get over a 1,000 comments per…This site might break on draft day

  • oreofestar

    I would not mind Wilfork as a cheap guy we rotate and test out for a year or two but I do not want to give him much

    • GEAGLE

      Don’t know about cheap…but I’d cough up some dough to see him for a year and if our sports science can keep him on the field..sort of what the Pats did to Revis..sign him for a year. Like what you see, you can extend him…surprised the steelers have t showered him with money yet

      • oreofestar

        Steelers do not have money to show and what would give Wilfork, I am assuming it would be like Revis a one year deal with a second year team option but how much?

  • Brian

    Check out the sweatshirt they gave Maragos…

    • Will

      He may very well be your Starting Safety with Jenkins….

      • Brian

        I thought he played better as the season progressed. Was getting more snaps, I think. Good to have options.

    • Will

      The guy with the beard is Braman yes? yeah like the trowback wonder if it’s his…lol…

      • Brian

        yes. my bad.

    • Brian

      Just saw their latest tweet. #ThrowbackThursday
      They never miss an opportunity.

  • Adam G

    Jenkins said Kelly “knows how to win. He knows what he’s going to win with. And they’re trying to get players that fit his scheme; not necessarily the best players, but players that’ll buy into what he’s selling. I’ve been a part of winning teams before, and that’s where it starts. It starts with good leadership, from the top down.”

  • Will

    DRC was a good CB for us and is only 27 never liked we got rid of him …Namidi made them both look bad and Nate Allen sure didn’t help matter’s. I would think he is a better CB than Nolan Carrol…

    • Guest

      NO! been there, done that

      • Will

        Yeah think were are done with the secondary gotta be happy with at least cleaning house at the Safety spot…..

      • Will

        Too be fair that was under AR and the Defense was a circus he may blossom under chip given a chance…

        • cliff henny

          be the same fan base that F’r quit on. no way, no how.

          • Will

            Yeah even in a bad spot you can’t quit….

          • Andy124

            Wouldn’t even take him in theory.

          • peteike

            yup zero character guy, just doesnt care that much and this will be his season to not try

          • cliff henny

            they sign him, i’ll be handing out 9-volts to the 1st 5000 fans.

          • Will

            LMAO………………

          • Rambler

            Taking it easy on him I see. I think we have upgraded to car batteries by now.

          • cliff henny

            andy and Rambler…this is why I love being an eagles fan…only we can argue over which kind of battery should be thrown

          • Andy124

            Screw historical accuracy. D batteries are heavier and more aerodynamic.

          • Rambler

            They would really Energize the crowd.

          • cliff henny

            very true, my apologies….9 volts are for JD Drew only.

          • GEAGLE

            How the hell can we sign him? Retard turned down the deal Denver have to Talib. Who the hell is his agent that allowed him to turn down that mega deal?

    • OldDocRoss

      Doesn’t really cover, desires ridiculous cash, dreams retirement cometh.

      Don’t re-sign, Chip.

  • ryyndynyyls

    Isn’t it worth asking how Graham’s value is any lower than Jordan’s…? Both first rounders, Graham more proven than Jordan as of now. Jordan’s alleged behavioral issues and uncoachability in conjunction with the Phins willingness to shop him despite the cap hit should inform his current, inferred value. Seeing as the Phins need to address scheme fit and we do too I don’t see how a fairly straightforward personnel exchange couldn’t work. The Phins bad FO management and the fact that they traded up to take an OLB who didn’t fit their scheme is no one’s fault
    but their own. If a bidding war does ensue I don’t see the starting bid needing to be much higher. If he had a higher ceiling than Graham then why are they ready to part with him?
    Exact same reason we would part with Graham. Let’s get the gears turning already so we can trade up for Pryor if need be and then go Best Available for the remainder of the draft.

    • Will

      Wishful thinking the Fins would incur a 16 million cap hit this has been rehashed on here over and over…lol…

      • Corey

        but has it been re-rehashed yet?

        • Will

          lmao….lol….you mean Colorado hash?

          • Corey

            Sure, why not? lol. If it keeps the Jordan topic on the table, so be it.

    • KobraKai7474

      Graham has been in the league for four years with the same team and accomplished exactly…. well…. nothing. Admittedly, he is the kind of guy plenty of teams would be willing to take a flyer on, but only a very low risk flyer snce he only has one year left on his contract and he can leave after a year for free agent riches if he manages to prove that he is, indeed, a great NFL defensive end. With Jordan, the ‘phins are still able to make the (semi-ludicrous but still effective) case that he is still the same player Chip Kelly loved a year ago, and was only derailed this season because he was not a good fit for their defense, and, of course, he comes with three more years on his Contract. .

  • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

    THE SEXANS! now thats funny.

    • Andy124

      Not as funny as Kempski’s open letter…

      • Will

        Think Kempski likes his Defense thought he summed it up better well…

        • Andy124

          I’m just ribbing tda a bit. He was not a fan of Jimmy’s satire.

      • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

        o man thet wuz de mos funnies thang i have eva reed… i jus cntg stop ha ha haing,,,,,,,,

        • Andy124

          You realize you weren’t the target of that right?

          • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

            lol i never took it personal. i just have this thing where i like to argue. not sure if anyone remembers, but i was the one backing up all the bring tim tebow to the eagles fans when foles had his bad dallas game. i just cant help my self. its troll syndrome.

          • Andy124

            Ah. Had me fooled then.

          • http://batman-news.com theedevilsadvocate

            the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didnt exist…. (as my limp suddenly gets better and i casually away.) lol

    • A Roy

      Taints seems to work, too.

  • Joe from Easton

    Is it McCoy hittin’ holes, or Foles to Sproles, or maybe to a receiver it goes! Only Chip knows!

    • Ark87

      Or Alex Henery missing fieldgoals? Feed the trolls. Nothin but A-holes

    • Andy124

      I’d like to add that Dallas blows, I rejoice in their cap woes. They are the most hated of foes.

  • peteike

    so the Rams let their halfway decent QB go to try again with Bradford. Poor Rams fans, the QB search that cant seem to get started

  • oreofestar

    OK I am done with being crazy and emotional, the last couple days were disappointing like very disappointing but today saw a couple decent pickups.

    I wanted Byrd more than anyone but that contract was not happening and while I wish Howie was more aggressive and tries to bring in an impact player on D there is nothing I can do about but be happy about what they have done, ST is looking much better now, Jenkins is not great but is an improvement and maybe we can get him back to pro bowl form.

    Carroll gives us some nice depth and he might even get to start, I like this signing. Sproles deal I was not huge on at first but I am warming up to it he can be dynamic for us, I hope we extend him though I do not want to give a pick on a one year rental ala Tampa.

    We are not going to get big names so I will have to deal with it and get over it, and just hope the draft rocks!

    What I hope for now is Carrington who I like, Wilfork could be an option on a one or two year deal but he might end up being out of our price range, I would like to see us get Bush he will be cheap and the Saints aint matching anything we offer, he would give us some better depth and not break the bank, I want us to stay clear of Clemons. Maybe Rob Jackson to bring more LB depth and then find a way to get more picks. FA was a disappointment but at least I can say that we a definitely a better team then we were before even if not by much

  • Jeff Asay

    22nd picks: 2013 Desmond Trufant, CB; 2012 Brandon Weeden, QB; 2011 Anthony Castonzo, OT; 2010 Demaryius Thomas, WR; 2009 Percy Harvin, WR; 2008 Felix Jones; 2007 Brady Quinn, QB

    What a freakin dead zone for draft picks. Really hope our FO is paying attention.

    • Will

      LMAO…

    • oreofestar

      looks like we are drafting wr lol

  • Dan

    What does TAZR stand for?