What They’re Saying About the Eagles

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Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles.

Ashley Fox of ESPN.com applauds the Birds’ approach in free agency:

The building continues. This is only Year 2 of the Kelly era. Free agency will wind down and then there is the draft. Kelly will continue to expand the offense, rebuild the defense and focus on special teams.




There are no champions of the offseason, but with shrewd personnel decisions, Philadelphia has shown the gap between it and the rest of the NFC East is only getting wider.

Greg A. Bedard of The MMQB likes the Nolan Carroll addition:

An underrated player with the Dolphins, Carroll should be a better fit in Philadelphia where his length is a big asset.

Judy Battista of NFL.com names Chip Kelly as one of her winners:

The Eagles coach gets a new toy in Darren Sproles. And while that toy might not be very shiny anymore -- Sproles' production has begun to decline -- it's still a powerful one in terms of Sproles' ability as a receiver, running back and returner. Kelly, who might be close to matching Sean Payton's reputation as an offensive designer, could deploy Sproles in a limited role as running back LeSean McCoy's best buddy on an offense that also includes DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper and Brent Celek. Did you like the pinball offense on cleats that Kelly ran at Oregon? He might be getting closer to unleashing it with the dual-threat Sproles in the fold.

ESPN.com's John Clayton names the Eagles one his five free agency winners:

Playoff teams with good starting quarterbacks on their first contracts can be strategic players in free agency and in personnel. That's what the Eagles are. Nick Foles is in the third year of his rookie contract, and the Eagles had plenty of cap room available. Like Seattle last year, they are grabbing at available opportunities. The New Orleans Saints shopped Darren Sproles and the Eagles had no problem putting his $3.5 million salary in their backfield with LeSean McCoy. They locked up key offensive linemen with contracts through 2016. Last year, they were in a rush to revamp their secondary. This year, they had the luxury to strategically make it better with the additions of safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Nolan Carroll, who might be a good third corner.

Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN.com has the Eagles taking Louisville safety Calvin Pryor in his latest mock:

The Eagles made a move in free agency and added Malcolm Jenkins from the Saints. In terms of starter-worthy talent at the position, I'll say that means one down and one to go. Pryor is the obvious solution here, a player who can hold his own in coverage but will come downhill against the run and be effective in the box. The Eagles are going to score points. They could use another option at wide receiver, but it's a deep draft there, and I think the focus will be on defense early.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has the Eagles taking Notre Dame DL Louis Nix:

They have Bennie Logan, but he could easily move to end. This would give them more bulk.

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com likes the idea of Darren Sproles and LeSean McCoy on the field at the same time:

Second, Sproles proved especially productive in New Orleans when lined up somewhere other than the backfield. His 89 receptions in those situations since 2011 is twice that of the next-closest running back, Marcel Reece (44). Such familiarity with the slot and outside receiving positions give the Eagles a scary potential to use Sproles and McCoy on the field at the same time.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland likes the Malcolm Jenkins signing:

The Eagles continued the game of safety musical chairs by adding the player Byrd replaced in New Orleans, Malcolm Jenkins, on a three-year, $15.5 million deal. As long as he stays in center field, Jenkins should be a comfortable upgrade over the likes of Patrick Chung in Philly.

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  • Will

    Free agent S Kerry Rhodes says he hasn’t retired and wants to play in 2014.
    “Every option for me is open, I haven’t retired,” said Rhodes. “I still love football and it’s still a part of me. That’s not closed. But I’m not going to go into a situation where it’s not beneficial to myself.” Rhodes spent the 2013 season out of the league acting in a comedy series and focusing on a production company. There was some belief he was blacklisted by the NFL because of the rumors Rhodes was gay, but Rhodes doesn’t feel that way. Rhodes is 31 years old. Feb 18 – 3:45 PM
    Source: ESPN.com

    Assets: A sure tackler with some pop. Reads plays very well and has tremendous instincts. Effective when blitzing or in the box. Runs well and covers a lot of ground. Has a great combination of brains, size, and athleticism for the position.

    Sounds exactly like what the Eagles should want from a starting Safety…

    • Mike Tyner

      Ehh, I guess it wouldnt hurt to take a flyer but Im not so sure he fits the “versatile ” profile chip seems to be going for

  • Eagles1018

    Bad news…giants signed Walter Thurmond. Don’t know if this is yesterday’s news or not but I just found out. I think he’s good.

    • TNA

      Quentin Demps is also headed to the Giants. Thurmond’s on a 1-yr $3.5 million deal. Not bad for a potential starting CB.

    • cliff henny

      good news is Giants will field as bad of an offense as Dallas’ defense.

    • Mike Tyner

      I was hoping they would sign DRC so he could whiff on tackling like he did back in the DreamTeam days

      • RIP illa

        I get the joke, but you should seriously hope they don’t sign DRC. He was the only one that could lockdown DJax, without any help, when they would go at it during the season. When he wants to play, the dude can be a beast.
        Prince v Mac, Thurmond v Coop or vice versa…DRC v Djax…Rolle doing what he does. Pretty good secondary for the Giants. They just gotta get their LB situation handled, along with finding someone to replace Tuck.

        • Mike Tyner

          I dont think they will get him because he turned down nearly 60 million from denver. NYG aint going nearly that high

          • RIP illa

            That dude is crazy as hell…could have been a HOFer if his mind had been right from the start.

          • Mike Tyner

            Yeah, he mustve been on that good to reject that offer, or just doesnt want to play in denver anymore. Def has all the physical tools but never seemed to be all in mentally unless he was in a contract year

  • Will

    Eagles signed S Malcolm Jenkins to a three-year, $16.25 million contract.
    The deal includes $8.5 million guaranteed. Jenkins is far from spectacular, but he’s a massive upgrade on the dumpster fire that has been the Eagles’ safety spot ever since Brian Dawkins left. The 26-year-old is capable of playing both safety positions, slot corner and even outside corner in a pinch. Jenkins isn’t Jairus Byrd as Eagles fans wanted, but he projects to provide better value. Mar 11 – 5:08 PM

    Jenkins/Rhodes would give the Eagles an impressive Safety combination…

    Scouting report on Kerry Rhodes-Assets:

    A sure tackler with some pop. Reads plays very well and has tremendous instincts. Effective when blitzing or in the box. Runs well and covers a lot of ground. Has a great combination of brains, size, and athleticism for the position.

    • Token

      Dont bother bringing it up. The Eagles werent interested last year when their safety situation was just as bad.

      • Will

        just was surprised to learn he still wants to play …thought Rhodes might of retired…

      • Mike Tyner

        Rhodes age is definitely a factor, as well as his salary demands

        • Will

          Sproles is 31 I believe…Rhodes being a year out of football and day 6 of FA might want to play for a reasonable price sure wouldn’t hurt for Howie to make a call…still can’t forget the great game he had against us for the Cardinals in 2012…

          • Mike Tyner

            Yeah but sproles body is probably that of a much younger man because of the way he has been utilized in the saints offense. I agree taking last year off definitely gave him time to rest and heal but im not convinced he would do a vet minimum

          • Will

            If he is in tip top football shape Kerry is well worth 5 million a year…Jenkins got 5.4 million per year if you divide the contract total by 3…Depends how good you want your defense to be. If Earl Wolff starts QB’s will pick on him all season long. Would be better to groom him under two Vets…

          • Mike Tyner

            Yeah im not too thrilled about Wolff starting until Ive seen more of him and No one in this draft has that “Earl Thomas or Eric Berry” look to them. Im all for going with two vets back there as well

          • Token

            But Kerry wanted to play last year. Eagles werent interested. We all wanted him last year.

          • Adam

            Yet none of the league did.

          • Adam

            Can you find an example of anyone who took a year off football, for non-injury reasons, and came back and was successful?

          • Will

            Given the chance Rhodes would enrich the Eagles Safety group and yes he is a hard working individual who is driven to be the best . That man plays with heart every down…say what you will but he is an excellent Safety…

          • Adam

            Sounds like a load of BS to me. Do you know him personally or are you going by that one game you saw him playing against the Eagles? If the dude could enrich anything he’d be playing in the NFL last year and right now. He’s either asking for too much money or isn’t any good anymore. Probably both.

          • Will

            Video highlights this is what I’m going by be honest with yourself and draw your own conclusion.

          • Adam

            Video highlights? Ahhh I’m not even gonna touch this one.

          • Will

            Yeah they both show up on film only one has NFL experience watch Kerry on film before you say it’s BS ….Dude can flat out play…

          • Will

            Do not know him personally just a fan of great Safety play….

          • Richard Colton

            Adam means that everybody looks good on their highlight reel. You just use highlights and Luke Kuechly looks average and LeVarr Arrington looks like a Hall of Famer. Not the be all, end all.

          • Will

            yeah I know just would like him here to bolster the competition and see what’s left in the tank he played well in 2012 a lot can change in 2 years but if Kenny Phillips got a shot can’t understand what they got against Rhodes….I think if they can get him on a flier they might be mildly surprised great cover Safety and can blitz, play the box as well….I’m not sure if he plays ST but he is a sure tackler…

          • Richard Colton

            Somethings up with Rhodes. May not want to play ST. Maybe hasn’t gotten the kind of $$$ offer or team offer he likes. More likely teams think he’s done.

          • Will

            This is what I’m going by NFL experience draw your own conclusion…

          • Mike Tyner

            Vick?

          • Adam

            Vick would have played if he was able to. Rhodes was able to, but no one wanted him.

          • Mike Tyner

            You got me there

          • Will

            Vick Took 18 months off….I’m sure there are plenty of examples the Eagles brought in Kenny Phillips and Chung to compete in camp last year….why not take a flier on the guy….

          • Richard Colton

            teams are desperate for safety help. if Rhodes had anything left to give, someone would have signed him.

          • Adam

            Hey.. there’s that logic we’ve been missing.

          • Eagles1018

            Depending on how you measure success I say Michael Vick

  • GEAGLE

    Still no eagles news…smh

    • Mike Tyner

      They are lurking, cant be done making moves yet

  • RIP illa

    I honestly have no clue why our FO is sitting on their hands and really need/want to know how Walter Thurmond doesn’t fit what we want! Along with why are we hanging all our KO return hopes on Sproles who has been in decline in that aspect of his game.
    Sigh!

    • Mike Tyner

      Im thinking Thurmond wanted a guaranteed starting spot, which if hes afraid of competition i dont want him in philly

      • RIP illa

        Sounds like a stretch. I can’t put wanting to be a guaranteed starter but only signing a one year deal together.

        • Mike Tyner

          You may be right but clearly we dont have a starting spot available unless Cary or Fletch get cut which doesnt seem to be likely and we just signed carroll so He would be our 4th or 5th corner at best

          • RIP illa

            True. I pretty much wanna make sure that both Roc and Marsh are gone. Nothing personal against them, but there’s better depth to be had throughout the league. So maybe we draft a CB…who knows at this point.

          • Mike Tyner

            Id like to never see either of those guys again as well, they did nothing but get burned repeatedly

    • GEAGLE

      In fairness, everyone who parrots that opinion that Sproles has fallen off as a KR, do not have any clue why Sproles numbers dipped. It’s not alway about the returner. He could have been not getting the blocking he was accustomed to…no one who says that Sproles decline crap has any clue why his return number declined, and it’s foolish to just assume it’s on Sproles

      • RIP illa

        Yeah I know that and understand. Yet we don’t make those exceptions for Boykin or Damaris in the KO return and punt return game, but now we do it for Chip’s new toy???

        • GEAGLE

          WE SHOULD!!! Our return game blocking has been horrible lol

          • RIP illa

            This is so true.

          • GEAGLE

            I just haven’t seen anything in his offensive play that suggest he has slowed down, and I don’t know if you can slow down on ST, but not offense?

    • Joe L

      1 year deal from the Giants. Surprised his market was so cold.

      • RIP illa

        Yeah something must be up. Just wish there was a leaked report so we all could know for sure.

    • Eagles4Life

      I’ve been wondering. And now he’s a Giant along with Demps. They’ve made some great moves this offseason under the radar…imo, better ones than us.

      • RIP illa

        Yeah today was a good day for them. However there loses are greater than ours, so it kinda evens out. Well I were better off cuz the players we kept keep our excellent nucleus in tact.

        • Eagles4Life

          Yeah. I just think they got themselves into a great position to take care of these last holes in the draft without reaching, whereas we still have a multitude of needs.

  • jmkrav

    I am getting the feeling that offensive guys will get overdrafted in the 1st round and let defensive guys slide to us. Getting Pryer or Ha’Sean at 22 and then a good olb like KVN in round two would be awesome.

    Another thought. Does anyone see Barwin as having the skill set to play ILB in a few years? He’s smart and physical. When he slows down a little, he will still be as fast as ‘Meco.

    Discus…

    • Mike Tyner

      I sure hope thats the case for the first part since we dont really have enough picks to trade up. As for barwin moving inside i think once he slows down he goes to a 4-3 team as a situational pass rusher

    • Token

      I highly doubt this team is spending a first on a safety. People should get that out of their heads.

  • GEAGLE

    Sanders signed with broncos but execs are crying foul cuz he already had a verbal agreement with KC.
    ..
    Patriots signed LaFell, and they are still hosting Kenny Britt, Belicek must really miss hernandez

    • Mike Tyner

      Panthers better see if they can pry Britt from NE clutches haha, they have no receivers

      • G_WallyHunter

        Haha their #2 is a familiar face in Marvin mcnutt, dono wtf GM is doing over there, almost like he’s forgotten about the position

        • Mike Tyner

          Either that or they are taking a receiver with their first 3 picks seriously

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya no matter what, could see that, only real option nothin left in FA

    • RIP illa

      LMAO to the Sanders thing. Screw the team’s perspective!!! They never fully guarantee written contracts so why should a player’s verbal be a sure thing???

      • Mike Tyner

        Preach illa! Teams do this every year but its a travesty when a player does it? GTFO Nothings binding until ink hits paper.

      • G_WallyHunter

        Hahaha good point eh, should start singing the stones you can’t always get what you want to KC

    • Eagles1018

      Just read the article. I’d honestly be surprised if more agents don’t use some of the same tactics. Verbal agreement is clearly wrong to back out of, but why is it wrong to hear a few offers and compare to other teams? Then go back to your client and ask which sounds the best? Ie. If I could make 500k more per year with the Vikings but the Broncos are loading up for a championship I’d prolly wanna go to the Broncos. Catch passes from Peyton…potentially get in the record books? Or make an extra 500k per season with a qb carousel and a team that’s nowhere near being successful (at least on paper)?

  • Will

    Hey Eagles fans for your Sunday morning enjoyment here’s some highlights of Chip’s newest toy…

  • GEAGLE

    Walters mOck
    1) Calvin
    2) Martevis Bryant
    3) Trevor Reily
    4) Terrence mitchell
    5)’Justin Ellis

    • Mike Tyner

      Our Picks?

      • GEAGLE

        Yup

        • Mike Tyner

          Im pretty happy with all those, they all fit the size/speed/versatile profile and none of them seemed to be a reach.

    • RIP illa

      Yeah I saw that and hated picks 3-4. We all know I don’t like Pryor either, but if the FO likes him then whatevs.

      • GEAGLE

        Trevor Riely when Marcus smith doesn’t go til round 4 is an absurdity…don’t know how much we need Terrence Mitchell now that we hve Nolan

        • RIP illa

          You know how I feel about slow CBs…Just say no!!!

          • GEAGLE

            I’m with you, screw the corners

          • Mike Tyner

            Could try him at safety? (sarcasm)

          • GEAGLE

            Actually Terrence Mitchell does have some Antrel Rolle in him who was a CB who Billy Davis moved to safety

          • Mike Tyner

            If it makes us better, lets try it

        • Mike Tyner

          Aha, guess i shouldve reviewed the entire draft before commenting haha

      • Mike Tyner

        Im not crazy over pryor but if hes there at 22 i say go ahead and grab him.

        • Token

          I think Pryor will be there and they will rightfully pass over him. Then people will cry about it for weeks.

          • Richard Colton

            He’s closer to a Matt Elam than he is to Kenny Vacarro talent wise, but I think he’ll be a competent NFL safety. Shame FA didn’t solve this problem for us.

          • mksp

            Agreed. Don’t want.

    • Richard Colton

      Walter Football is a pretty well thought-out mock. Remember they nailed our Bennie Logan 3rd round pick last year. I’m OK with Pryor there. Safer pick. I like #4 and #5.

      Here’s what I hated: A) Martevis Bryant with KVN still on the board and B) Trevor Reily when Cyrus Kouandjio was still there

      • Joe L

        I don’t think they need to go for OT in the first 3 rounds though.

        • Richard Colton

          you’re kidding. So if by some miracle Lewan or Martin drops to #22 – you’re going to hate the pick?

          • RIP illa

            I will, but I’ll understand :-)

          • Joe L

            Yes.

          • Richard Colton

            You may be setting yourself up for disappointment. I’ll never get upset by the Eagles drafting a good player. Martin is going to be a star at G in this league.

          • Joe L

            Says what? The fact that he’s never played there before?

            I’d be furious if they took an OL at 22.

          • Richard Colton

            Tackles with less than ideal arm lenth don’t get moved inside? Feel free to read any scouting report on Martin – he’s consistently labeled a G/T. I get that as a Big East guy you don’t like Golden Domers – but don’t deny the talent.
            I don’t see a scenario where he makes it to #22, so it’s not a big deal. But #1 – OL isn’t a blocked position. #2 – you know what their draft strategy is.

          • Joe L

            The problem with moving Martin inside is that he’s just not that functionally strong. Look at games where he goes against power players on the edge. He struggles with that power. Now you’re going to move him inside where he’s consistently going against power players? No Thanks, especially not at 22 where we have plenty of other needs.

          • Richard Colton

            Not consistent with how he played in the senior bowl. looked dominant against top competition. I think he’s a better guard prospect than Pugh or Kyle Long. Personally, I think he’d be a 75/25 proposition to unseat Todd in year one. Worst case scenario he’s our #1 sub at 4 OL positions and the long term answer at RT. Point is…we’ll be able to use one. Sake of argument, substitute Lewan for Martin if you like him more.

            Just realize that they will have a number of OL in their top 22 players, and if one of those guys falls, he may very well be the pick. Ultimately if the guy can play. Nobody (except Token) will complain.

          • Joe L

            So I cite seeing him struggle with power players over the years, and you cite one game as the rebuttal to how you see him being projected? I think he’d be much better served staying on the outside, or else you’re in for a Peter Konz level of abuse at the POA against big players. Obviously lots of people disagree, but I enjoyed watching him at ND, just don’t think he’ll be a slam dunk at guard like everyone thinks.

      • Mike Tyner

        Yeah no way I would take Bryant with a stud olb sitting there. Too many drops and not a need either

      • GEAGLE

        I didn’t like a lot of the pics, not so much because of who we selected, but who was still on the board..
        .
        And for all those Calvin Pryor lovers, Yous better start to figure out if he is a fit for our scheme, because if he doesn’t, we won’t care that he is the best safety available..

        • Mike Tyner

          Thats my worry with pryor, most of what you hear is about his hitting. We need guys that can cover as well and hold up in zone coverage at times. Im not so sure those are his strengths

          • GEAGLE

            Can he play single high? Cover two shell? Line up on a slot or TE? Malcom Jenkins is an eagle! because he can play every scheme/role we need a safety to play..
            ..
            Haven’t paid enough attention to what schemes Pryor was in, and i don’t think it’s a very good use of my time, because I doubt he makes it to us…his upside tho is Bob Sanders ish

          • Mike Tyner

            Yeah thats kind of what i was saying and I cant really speak on it because I havent watched enough of him but i agree with you about us passing in the 1st if he is not a complete safety

          • Joe L

            Pryor was playing FS the past two years for Louisville with Hakeem Smith mostly at SS. He’s played single high plenty.

          • GEAGLE

            Never said he couldn’t or didn’t….just said what the safety has to be able to do to get drafted by us….I seen Pryor play enough to where I don’t really care what he did at the combine…most of the players that I spend a lot of time watching, I couldn’t even tell you what they did at the combine, because it didn’t matter to me..I need the combine to narrow down the list of the players I’m not very familiny with…can’t watch every kid who I’m not familiar with, so out of that pool of players that I’m not familiar with, I go back and watch the ones that had the best combine…

            I make sure to pay attention to the combine of guys I’m not sure about Iike Trent Murphy who surprised the hell out of me and will DEFINTELY be on our draft board…he isn’t the stiff Bjoern Werner! strictly DE most people said he was….that dude was moving really really well in the coverage drills moving backwards..I was pleasenty surprised and pleased that he gives us another draft able pass rush option in this draft…not at the top of my list, but I wouldn’t at all be disappointed hearing his name called..

            Obviously I pay attention to all the WRs combine numbefs

        • Richard Colton

          Here’s my 3 round Walter redeux Geags – how did I do?

          #1 WR ODB
          #2 OLB/ILB KVN
          #3 OLB/DE Marcus Smith

          • GEAGLE

            You already know I’d be doing backflips if that’s our draft!

        • Adam

          Bucannon or Pryor would be a good compliment to Jenkins. Would prefer Bucannon.

          • GEAGLE

            Same

          • Will

            Pryor does not posses great speed or was he ask to cover much in college…Bucannon I don’t know much about other than Eagles have shown a lot of interest then again they were interested in the QB Geno Smith last year too…

          • GEAGLE

            Check out what Buchanon did against Oregon

          • cliff henny

            kid can play, but is he athletic freak Kelly likes. Wolff is about as freaky as they come and looks like MJ is pretty crazy himself. safeties we talk about better be 1, versatile 2, off charts athletic

          • Will

            Thoughts on Terrence Brooks Geagle?

          • Will

            Only had a few ST plays here look great there, got 2 int but also saw about 4 players blow right by him and scored TD’s….Assume they like him for ST not so sure about how good a Safety he be in the NFL…

          • GEAGLE

            If you watch Wolffs college game tape, you would not want us to draft him…look at what they do well, look at what they do wrong, and then try and figure out what can be corrected, and what is a limitation that they probably won’t ever be able to overcome….we ain’t drafting the most finished product who is most ready to step in and play in September….we draft the kids we think we can mold into the best player, 3 or 4 years down the line…

          • anon

            Pryor’s a box safety feel like Kelly just sad nope to that. I think we’ll take a mid-round guy who is versatile with measurables, but isn’t highly ranked.

          • Joe L

            He’s got the ability to play deep. He played mostly FS for Louisville.

          • Will

            Both are box Safeties with cover limitations….Deone is a smokescreen….Terrence Brooks could be someone they have an eye on…

          • Joe L

            Yea I’d agree on Brooks, and he’s massively underrated with all the other FSU prospects in the draft. Gifted athlete.

          • GEAGLE

            I see the term “box safety” keeps getting thrown around. Just out of curiousity, what exactly does a “Box” safety do when opponents choose to throw the ball? Does he just sit down, fold his legs Indian style, twiddle his thumbs til the play is over? Someone please explain this box safety term for a simple mind like me….Do these Box safeties not play in Nickle? Do they sit on the bench on 3rd down?

          • Vet Linc

            LMAO @ you pontificating and then asking this.

        • EaglesFanInPhx

          My biggest question is about how smart of a player is Pryor? Chip seems to value that as much as talent. He may take someone slightly less talented who is smarter.

          • Warhound

            Yeah, being fast doesn’t matter if you run the wrong way!

        • Eagles4Life

          LOL Martavis Bryant is not a 2nd round draft pick. That’s crazy.

  • Mike Tyner

    Hope we can sign another Dlineman or OLB soon to fit in the rotation. I dont wanna wait till the draft to add more to the Defense

  • Will

    Earl Wolff college highlights this is the kind of play the Eagles hope to get from Wolff…

    • Mike Tyner

      If he can play like that we might have to give him a nickname

      • Maggie

        Maybe something about wolves hunting in packs? Can’t be about a lone wolf, because they have usually been ejected from the pack for some indiscretion. And Alpha Male probably doesn’t fit the situation. Hmm.

        • guest

          Horrible

    • Clamdigger

      I’m telling you, we might have 2 of the most athletic safeties in the league with Jenkins (former CB) and Wolff. Depending on how they view Wolff, they might not take another safety until the later rounds. I still think we’re mainly looking for Cole’s replacement.

      • Token

        Lol

        • Clamdigger

          Just going by what they’ve shown. They took Wolff in the 5th round and he ended up starting for part of the season. A stud OLB is the priority. I still don’t think they’ll take a safety before round 3.

          Edit: I didn’t say Jenkins and Wolff were necessarily good, just athletic.

    • dollamakeuholla

      how was he a 5th rounder?

      • cliff henny

        cause about half the time he was going the wrong direction.

        • TripSquadMonopoly

          So you’re out on Wolff already? Because it feels like hes a waste if we draft a safety

    • southy

      I like Wolff. But a college highlight reel tells you next to nothing about what a player will be like in the pros. Every team hopes to get that kind of production from draft picks.

  • Nfl All Day

    I think the Giants are doing well to bolster their chances. They may be our stiffest competition.

    • cliff henny

      what have they done? Eli has no one to hand it off too, block for him or throw it too, and that’s not even considering his love for tossing it to wrong colored jersey. Defense might be ok

      • Mike Tyner

        Cruz still scares me a bit to be honest but im not afraid of anyone else on their team

        • GEAGLE

          Year 3 Boykin puts the clamps on Cruz!!!

        • cliff henny

          that o-line in NY is really bad, on paper. see if Eli gets any time to throw

      • Nfl All Day

        They picked up a decent guard from tge chiefs, Jennings to play RB, who was impressive last yr, and 2 cbs to deal with us. Better than the rest of the division.

        • cliff henny

          ok, thanks. been to wrapped up in Eagles and Dallas to really know what rest of division is doing. and so much going on by other 30 teams sort of gets mixed together. be great if Sheil and tim did a division by division off season breakdown and then each team in NFC east.
          .
          Wash has done nothing. Dallas put it in reverse. Giants offense was so bad, 1 G and Jennings (you are right, nice player there) doesn’t change my thinking it’s a below par unit. eli’s love for wrong color jersey is still huge issue

          • Nfl All Day

            They’re looking at Anthony Spencer today also. Coming off injury idk what he’s got left tho. I just find it hard to believe we’ll be unchallenged. Somebody has to step up and compete. ….. don’t they? Maybe not

  • Powell

    I wouldn’t mind Roby in the 1st
    Bucannon in the 2nd

    • Richard Colton

      I don’t think they’ll have Roby rated that high. Sell me on the idea that getting the 4th best CB in the draft at #22 is a good move.

      • cliff henny

        after watching 2off-seasons, cant see how anyone doesn’t think it’ll be WR or OLB in 1st. putting a CB is about last thing they’ll take. I wouldn’t blink at OL if someone falls.

        • Clamdigger

          I’m not sure I see a WR at #22 unless Evans or Watkins has a major slide. I’d think an OLB would be most likely there.

          • cliff henny

            Mac isn’t a, guarantee coming back 100% healthy and b, guaranteed being here is ’15. a Lee or OBJ would be in place to keep this offense rolling right along. regardless, I seriously doubt Kelly’s not walking with at least of these WRs in top of draft. my dream draft is trading back, getting 3rd, and then going LB crazy in next 4 rds. Cole and Ryans cant be expected to play 1000 snaps again.

          • Clamdigger

            I see them taking a WR in rounds 2 or 3, but not 1. I could be wrong, though.

          • cliff henny

            maybe, depends on who’s there. why talking specific rds is difficult. why as this draft pans out, tough for me to believe when Eagles pick in rd 1 and 2 that BPA for their team/needs, it wont be WR-OLB or OLB-WR. Kelly has to have his eye on one of these WRs in top 5-8 range.

          • Clamdigger

            I’m not saying they’re going in with the plan on taking a WR there, I just think that’s the way BPA will shake out for them.

          • Richard Colton

            Drafting in the bottom third of the round, you have to be a little reactive. WR is the deepest position in the draft, so it’s the spot where we might get the best value. In another year – ODB or Cooks might go top 12.

            OLB may be the position we want, but the birds don’t chase position, they chase talent. We may draft OLB round 1-3. Might not take one at all.

          • Richard Colton

            “LB Crazy” – you know I like that.

          • cliff henny

            I want Barwin to be the weak athletic link. how about barwin, Kendricks KVN and Christian Smith as a sub package.

          • Richard Colton

            You know what’s crazy? The first thing I thought about when I heard the Sproles trade was “S#it – now we don’t have the extra 5th to move up in the 3rd to take Christian Jones.”
            2nd seems really early to take him. But I don’t think he’ll be around late in round three.

          • cliff henny

            I hope Lee, OBJ, KB and cooks are there at #22, Howie trades back 3 spots-gets 4th. at #25, OBJ,KB and Cooks are available, Howie trades back 3 spots, gets a 5th. my slow burn strategy. even taking Wadtkins and Evans away…think any of OBJ, KB, Adams, Mathews, Cooks Lee or Robinson given the time they’ll get to develop now with Mac and Sproles signed and Kelly’s O, all will succeed in Philly. Hope Landry falls to us in later rounds, really want that guy in Eagles green too.

          • Richard Colton

            Trading back twice in the first round? First-pick.com has ruined you.

          • cliff henny

            lol, did it once. but yeah seen enough crazy mocks. thing is if Barr doesn’t fall to #22, there so many in that 35-70 range I want, and sacrificing minor WR talent is only way I can think to get them. KVN, m smith, c smith, joyner, ward, bucannon, attaguy off top of my head
            .
            maybe qb will drop, and those in need of qb drafting in top 10 that passed 1st time around will toss a crapload of picks to get a Carr.

          • Richard Colton

            we’ll have to throw out a mock draft challege to 24/7 – you get to make one trade using the Jerry Jones value chart.

          • cliff henny

            wonder if Howie will be more active this year. last year he waited nicely for talent to fall. I fully expect an incredible draft. Eagles needs vs draft strengths are so lined up.

          • GEAGLE

            Check out Barwins combine numbers! way more athletic then people think! but I catch your drift

          • Jerry Pomroy

            3-4 Secret Sauce

            I get the feeling that JJ in DAL is gonna be looking for a pass rusher to replace Ware. With them back to running 4-3, I can’t see him going Barr if he’s there. Maybe Ealy or Ford. But Barr would literally be the Miami/DJ situation all over again. So if Barr gets past DAL, do you jump up 5 spots for him?

          • Andy124

            Jump, leap, sprint, dive, swoop, all of the above.

          • Richard Colton

            I’d go up as high as #13 for Mack or Barr. So yeah. 99% of mocks have Dallas going Donald, HaHa, or Kony. Barr would be a surprisingly lucid choice for Jerry.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I just really don’t like where we’re picking in rds 1 & 2 to grab our OLB. We need that piece badly too.

            I know 22 is a good spot for say Ford, but I have big ?? on him. I don’t like his size for one & two, it bothers me that he rushed almost predominantly from the left side. I think that could have aided in his production going up against all those RTs.

            M Smith looks like an early 2nd. 22 is a bit too high, 54 too low for him. But to me, outside of Barr/Mack, Smith has the most versatility which Chip loves & looks every bit the part of ROLB. At 260lbs, he’s got brute strength to push back a double team, loses a step in speed & agility, but can still get to QB. At 250lbs, he’s definitely quicker & faster, yet still has the strength to get off blocks. I personally like him at the lighter weight. If I can’t get Barr, Smith is my target.

            Attaboy is a sure fire late 2nd in my eyes at best. But I don’t view him as a first choice.

          • Richard Colton

            I understand your concern. I’d take Dee Ford at #22. Attaouchu/M.Smith I’d take in round two if they’re there. Demarcus Lawrence if he lasts until three. Prince Shembo in the 6th.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I do wish we could test out the merchandise before we consider buying. Bring these guys in and throw ‘em up against Peters…lol.

            Only the strong survive.

          • Maggie

            Your first name goes well with your last line!

          • GEAGLE

            I just don’t want us to draft the pass rusher from Arizona state or Breslin…hate those two

          • Will

            Bundle our picks and trade up for Mack…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Mack is an incredible LB prospect, but I don’t see him as a weak side LB for a 3-4. He’s not a “natural” pass rusher. Meaning he gets into the backfield on instincts & hard work, but lacks that explosive burst off the snap. He’s a blue collar LB and putting him on the weak side in a 3-4 wouldn’t utilize why he’s such a good prospect. That being phenomenal against the run. I guess a good analogy of describing Mack would be to call him a great NHL passer that’ll rack up a ton of assists, but not a gifted scorer. If that makes sense.

            Strong side OLB or strong ILB, better fit in 3-4, strong side LB in a 4-3. With some weight he’d probably make a really good 4-3 LDE.

            Don’t get wrong either. He is an awesome player and I’m sure we could use him & I’d love to have him. But this would be the perfect example of racking up talent a la BPA & not someone I’d trade up for unless I was dead set in looking on moving someone else like Barwin or Ryans.

          • GEAGLE

            The highest I would trade up for Barr is leaping the jets and swapping spots with Miami…if Barr starts to fall the only teams we have to worry about taking him are the jets, packers! cardinals and bengals…if he makes it past the titans, I think he won’t get drafted before the jets

      • Powell

        I don’t need to sell you on anything..They could probably trade down and still get Roby round one and he has the higher ceiling then most give him credit. Would not be surprised to see him the best pro out of the group

  • cliff henny

    get concerned when I start agreeing with Ashley Fox, but this does seem like a no-brainer. one paper, ranking the O’s and D’s of NFC east…top 2 and bottom 2 are easy:
    1. Eagles O
    2. Dallas O
    3. Eagles D
    4. Giants D
    5/6. wash’s O or D
    7. Giants O
    8. Dallas D
    .
    certainly can mix and mash 3-6 some, homering and for effect putting Eagles D at 3, but doubt it 6th. looking forward to a NE like dominance of NFC east for quite some time

    • Richard Colton

      Stared at your list for two solid minutes trying to poke a hole in it Cliff. And I can’t. Eagles D too high, but you already said that.

      • cliff henny

        maybe, but let’s rate them on 1-100 rankings, using numbers for visual effect. Eagles O would be 100, Dallas O, is 80…then mash 3-6 in that 40-60 ranges, and 7 and 8 are in the 5-10 point range…there’s just major gaps

        • Richard Colton

          Yeah. A tier system makes more sense.

        • TripSquadMonopoly

          Yeah there is a very distinct gap between Eagles and Dallas O. Eagles D close to Dallas O Id say

      • 76mustang

        A better representation of the Eagles D statistically would be their production from week 5 on – and you need to factor the effects of Special Teams. Look at the turnover on the Defensive rosters of Dallas and the Giants, and Washington has a new head coach – probably have to agree with this assessment…

    • Eagles4Life

      People are underestimating the Giants’ moves. And now they’ve got Thurmond and Demps too.

      • oreofestar

        and they lost Tuck and Joseph

        • Eagles4Life

          Tuck’s declining, but Joseph was definitely a keeper.

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

        seriously? Eli is still throwing to the other team, lost Nicks, OL still stinks, RBs are Rashad Jennings and Some Trash, and their defense is sure as hell not getting much better because of a safety we kicked to the curb years ago and a CB made better by the rest of SEA.

        sheesh

        • Eagles4Life

          Signed: CB Walter Thurmond (Seahawks); S Quintin Demps (Chiefs); RB Rashad Jennings (Raiders); LB Jameel McClain (Ravens); G Geoff Schwartz (Chiefs); C J.D. Walton (Redskins).

          Lost: DT Linval Joseph (Vikings); S Ryan Mundy (Bears); LB Keith Rivers(Bills); TE Brandon Myers (Buccaneers); WR Hakeem Nicks (Colts); DEJustin Tuck (Raiders).

          Re-signed: LB Jon Beason; K Josh Brown; S Stevie Brown; LB Mark Herzlich; RB Peyton Hillis; FB Henry Hynoski; QB Curtis Painter; CBTrumaine McBride.

          Cut: C David Baas.

          Losing Linval Joseph is probably the worst that happened to them. With that exception, they upgraded their defense and got themselves some more protection on the interior of their oline. Reuben Randle and Victor Cruz are nothing to sneeze at already. Demps is way better than when we had him and Thurmond definitely holds his own. Giants go into the draft now with a clear picture of needs that are going to be completely attainable.

          • CSpangler

            I remember when Victor Cruz’s 5 min of fame ran out

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

            Yea you’re right. Their only needs are: QB, OT, WR, TE, DE, DT, LB, CB, and S. No biggie.

  • Phillymiz

    I don’t think that people realize how difficult a job Chip has had in trying to rebuild the Philadelphia Eagles in his own image. When Bill Walsh took over the 1979 49ers it took him 2 years to start brining in his guys and he was rewarded with a trip to the Super Bowl against Cincinnati. He had to use what he had from the previous regime and also bring in guys that fit his new fangled “west coast” offense.
    Chip is trying to do the exact same thing, and maybe If some of you so called football fans would pause, think, and get a handle on the evolution of the game you can see that he is trying to tackle an old problem in his own progressive way. I like he filled needs in free agency with guys that might use a tweak here an a tweak there. Why blow up the bank when you can get skilled players coach them up and use the draft to build a formidable core for years to come. Gibbs did it with the hogs and strong drafts by GM Bobby Bethard. Parcels with guys Pepper Johnson and Bavaro with solid drafts by George Young led the Giants to two chips.

    Be patient look at this offense and think back to the best of the Reid days. At Reid’s best they were never this loaded. Plus, Chip is a way faster and more forward thinker than Andy. Free agency is more than just a player grab it’s a chance to scout what other teams maybe doing wrong with a particular player and to see if those weakness in one system could be turned to positives in your own system.

    I trust Billy Davis and Coach Azz to get this D to be a flexible, multiple scheme 3-4 that can maximize a more athletic personnel, but let’s do this via the draft.

    • 76mustang

      Chip wants to build a defense that can compete against his offense – chip has succeeded with undervalued players his entire career, I love that mindset and buy-in are at the top of his intangibles criteria for roster adds – he brought Soap in last year as a role model of how to study and prepare, not so much for his declining abilities.

      Continuity is important in Chip’s structure for both players and coaches – the Oregon program made noticeable strides each season, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Eagles fans are coming around to the idea that Chip is different, but there’s been so much prior disappointment and coming up short, that it’s hard to put their faith and trust in the new guy. Look at the narratives the sports media have continually attached to Chip and his approach, then look at what Chip has said and his actions. As Lurie said, Chip is on the level of a Fortune 500 CEO.

      • Phillymiz

        Right on the money Mustang. I just love the free agent signings that help to establish our special teams. Margos, Braman and Jones are crucial to makng special teams better. You can steal two to three games a season with solid special teams plays ( good field position, timely fumble on a wedge blowup or great athletic blocking to help free up space in the return game).

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Not only STs though. With the exception of Donnie Jones, Maragos & Braman look to be positional depth upgrades as well. Building a team by not only looking at the top of the roster, but also focusing on the bottom builds championship chemistry.

          • TripSquadMonopoly

            Agreed. I like the Carroll signing that depth is needed.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol yea I’m sure you have seen him play before

          • Adam G

            Oh that’s right YOU are the only person that is allowed to have seen players play before. All hail expert GEAGLE, aka the guy feeding ideas to Howie.

          • TripSquadMonopoly

            I live 20 minutes from Miami, I watch the games with my family you annoying fly. You really need a life man you have way too much time on your hands.

          • GEAGLE

            Didn’t know racist piece of crap like you would watch him. My Appologies. I guess light skin is ok in your eyes?

          • TripSquadMonopoly

            Do you honestly care what I think? I guess I really upset you, didn’t know I could get under your skin like that. Apology denied.

          • GEAGLE

            We actually signed Carroll in part because of ST,,Fipp was with him at Miami his first two years in the league???wouldn’t be surprised if we use him as a gunner

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I said he isn’t considered a ST beast like the other two. Not that we didn’t consider that he’s a good STer. Of those 3, he probably has the best opportunity to earn a starting gig.

        • Neanderthal

          Must upgrade kicker. Touch backs should be the norm .

          • Will

            Here’s a guy Howie should call….

          • Joe L

            It was the Lions he tried out for.

          • Will

            Thanks…will fix it…

          • UKEagle99

            Great video, but… can he play safety?

          • Will

            LMAO…we sure do need 1 one more…lol…

    • Sconces

      Just would like to say: Chip had the luxury of choosing the team he wanted, and Eagles personnel matched very well to his style. Unless my memory is failing me, Walsh’s only real option was SF and no one really knew what he wanted to do. So that’s an iffy comparison in my opinion

  • DAS

    Interested to hear what you guys think about Lamarcus Joyner. Kinda reminds me of the safety version of Boykin: undersized, but versatile, has playmaking ability, and special teams potential.

    • cliff henny

      know I love the guy, but wish he was coming out in ’15. think Eagles are too thin at safety, and he’s a luxury pick. SF and Seattle’s get those guys for now.

    • OldDocRoss

      Love, love, love Lamarcus. Not worth our 1st but I’d be happy to trade down for him, or if he fell to us at 54 I’d be thrilled. Unfortunately I don’t think Howie and Chip will share my man crush….

    • Adam G

      I love him. Just don’t see the Eagles drafting a safety that short. I know he’s smaller but I really think he will be a successful safety. He has everything except for height.

    • GEAGLE

      Totally depends what our coaches think of Wolff. If they view him as the starter of the future next to Malcolm, then we can add a subpackage Hybrid CB/S like Joyner who is every bit the BALLER that to the Honeybadger is…considering ST/subpackage guys like Corey Graham got 4yrs 16m on the ope market, drafting our subpackage Improvements may not be the worst idea, but I’d call it a long shot considering who else is on the board

      • Will

        joyner 186 lbs. 5’8″ maybe….I don’t know he can flat out play but Chipper wants Bigger people…lol…

        • GEAGLE

          No one has 6’2 dime corners

          • Will

            good point…Boykin type player…

          • GEAGLE

            I sure as hell don’t ever want to see us start a 5’8 safety..but we can get away with his height in subpackages…that versatile,moveable matchup chess piece who’s role changes week to week depending on the match up….dime CB, 3rd safety in the 3safety looks Billy Iikes to use

          • Will

            Hey what’s your take on Terrence Brooks Safety FSU?

          • GEAGLE

            Love his ability..if he is smart, interviews well and committed to excellence. I wouldn’t mind him at all. Didn’t see his combine but he always looked like a great athlete to me

  • 76mustang

    QBs and OTs are the keys to a top 15 talent falling to the Eagles this year – hopefully, Bortles, Bridgewater, and Manziel are taken above us, and if Carr blows up his pro day all the better. Robinson, Matthews, Lewan and hopefully Martin and Kouandjio should all be in the mix above 22 – and Yankey and Su’a Filo might be possibilities around the late teens early 20s for someone.

    Would love to see the Eagles trade back and gain additional picks – draft can’t get here soon enough…

    • Richard Colton

      You’ve got seven OTs & Gs possibly going in the top 21? Can’t happen. There isn’t a first round guard this year outside of Su’a Filo, and I’m 50/50 on him. Kouandijo is sinking like a stone. I like your thinking though, 4 OTs and 4 QBs could go top 22. That could push a top 12 WR or pass rusher our way.

      • 76mustang

        Yeah, didn’t explain my thoughts as clearly – 3 OTs in top 22, and then 2 OTs and 2 Gs that could fall in the 18 – 32 range where 1 to 2 may be selected prior to 22 if everything fell right, but not quite as likely…

  • Will
  • Will

    Day 6 of FA is there anything in the works Howie? Gotta be bargain bottom basement prices….grab a Safety and save a draft pick for something else…

    • Richard Colton

      Nate Allen still unsigned

      • Will

        NNNNNNNNNNNNooooooooooo please Noooo so is Clemons….You know who I like….

      • Will

        Vick still unsigned as well which I hope we resign him…

  • Adam G

    Rob Jackson going to visit the Raiders. Seems like he would be a decent backup for the Eagles at a cheap price. Would be happy with a signing like that.

  • GEAGLE

    James Jones signed with Panthers
    .,
    Rob Jackson visiting raiders
    .,
    Anthony Spencer visiting Giants, I hope they sign that bum

    • Joe L

      Where did you see James Jones? I only read he said he wanted to play for them.

      • GEAGLE

        Twitter

        • GEAGLE

          They also bringing in Jericho Cotchery in for a visit(panthers)
          ..
          Emanuel Sanders signed the same contract Jenkins signed to play for us

          • Adam G

            Where exactly you see Jones signed? Don’t see it anywhere.

          • Will

            Donnie the punter Jones….

          • Adam G

            Was talking about James

          • Will

            James Jones?

          • Adam G

            Yes, my response was to Geagles comment about James Jones signing. Don’t see it.

          • Will

            Saw he wants to play with Cam but no signing info…

  • GEAGLE

    Cliff, your boy Evans is an idiot..dude is busy taking pictures with Birdman(rapper not basketball player), idiot signed on with Cash money management as his agent SMH..we have him scheduled for a visit, I’m sure Howie can’t wait to talk business with Birdman. Number one rule, make sure your agent doesn’t have tattoos of tears on his face…smh

    • Joe L

      I’d still take him.

      • GEAGLE

        Lol his agent could be Rue Paul and I’d still draft that kid :)

      • cliff henny

        yup

    • mksp

      Birdman has a net worth of over $150 million. Coming from zero.

      How you doing? But keep judging.

    • cliff henny

      he’s trying to fall to 22. not sure there’ much he can do after running that 40 time though.

  • Will

    Donnie Jones has worked on one-year contracts the past two seasons, in Houston and then in Philadelphia, so Jones was really glad to get a three-year deal with the Eagles this week, which will pay him up to $6 million.Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sports/eagles/Donnie-Jones-finds-a-home.html#ZldTXdJcT6mBY2ej.99

  • GEAGLE

    Love having 3 Super Bowl rings in our secondary: Cary, Malcolm and maragos(really anxious to see him play safety in the preseason)…I have no friggin clue what level of safety play he can provide, I know he hasn’t played much! but when Earl Thomas is playing ahead of you, we can’t assume he can’t play just cause he hasn’t seen much action…Curious to see if he is strictly our new Colt Anderson! or if he can play his way into a role in subpackages…..once we get an elite player in your secondary, I think the complimentary pieces we have are enough to win with. Hopefully Wolff can grow quickly and drastically

    • cliff henny

      elite…shoot, i’ll settle for not-crappy

      • GEAGLE

        Only crappy players left in our secondary are Roc and marsh! Marsh is gone, not sure about Roc, hear we liked him, not sure HOW MUCH we like him..

        • Will

          Still light at Safety wonder what their plans are for that last spot…unless they just go with 3….seems unlikely…

          • Warhound

            Four
            or more,
            for sure…

          • EaglesFanInPhx

            we currently have 4 on the roster!

          • Will

            Jenkins/Maragos/Wolff and PS Keeland Johnson …..I do not count the PS as on the roster…did I miss anyone?

        • cliff henny

          Roc gets replaced by draft pick, right? all this cap space, guess is graham’s gone.

          • oreofestar

            I wonder what we can get for Graham?

          • GEAGLE

            The last year of his contract was voided, this is his contract year so you ain’t getting much at all for a one year rental player..best bet is to try and trade him straight up for a pass rusher in a similar situation like Jabaal Sheard

          • oreofestar

            Graham for Sheard yes please

          • GEAGLE

            Wanted them to trade for him last year as soon as they drafted Mingo..we would have had Sheard for two years before having to decide if we want to extend him

          • cliff henny

            whatever is offered. think he’s almost worth nothing. sproles was wanted by 3-5 teams,same salary, same control, not even comparable proven production and was a 5th.

          • GEAGLE

            Andy Reid is dying to screw that defense up..offer them BG and a 7th for Tamba Hali :)…you know he wants to fire Sutton and make Rick Burkholder the DC

          • oreofestar

            He would never do that come one Geagle, BG and a 5th for Hali should do the trick :P

          • GEAGLE

            If he is going to twist our arm, just thrown in Squares, he likes them undersized, the opposite of his Meals

          • oreofestar

            If we want to go crazy I think Square, Graham, Marsh and a 5th could get us Hali and Berry

          • GEAGLE

            We probably would consider that :)
            It eats away at me that Andy has Tamba and we dont

          • GEAGLE

            Hope so…I would love to forget all about him, playing soccer with the football instead of downing it on the 1yard line

    • Will

      MARAGOS says he wants to play Safety I’m hoping he is good Pete Carroll has a good eye for Safety talent dude is a beast on ST….

      • anon

        Get that intel from Seattle, plus you gotta get that championship mentality.

        • GEAGLE

          Seattle also plays the same ST schemes we use, so I’m sure it was easy to project how he would fit

      • GEAGLE

        Walk on turned team captain at Wisconsin..dude is an excellent interview, I suggest checking out his PE.com videos specifically the press conference him and Braman did together, and maragos with Spadaro in studio and Braman is just a GOD! Instantly my favorite eagle lol…dude is wired in a way we have been lacking!!

        • Will

          Saw the Spadaro interview sharp guy…gonna check out PE.com

          • GEAGLE

            Him and Braman did a joint press conference taking questions from reporters..both gave some good honest answers and made a damn good impression..it’s good stuff, enjoy

          • Will

            couldn’t find it….have direct link to interview…

          • GEAGLE

            PE.com,
            multimedia
            Video
            page 2
            Second from the top, sandwiched between Braman in studio and Jenkins in studio

          • Will

            Oh must need a subscription thanks anyway…

          • oreofestar

            No you do not give me a sec to get you a link

          • oreofestar
          • GEAGLE

            Not at all

          • Will

            saw the interview with 2 together great stuff on Eagles website…PE.com is subscription yes?

          • GEAGLE

            No..it’s free

  • Will

    54 Days till the draft arrggg…

    • cliff henny

      will, I pray for your sanity the Eagles address safety early. but I have very strange feeling you’ll be waiting till day 3. should make for some interesting posts though by you

      • Richard Colton

        be a lot of sad faces in Eagle land if people are pinning all their draft hopes to Safety.

      • bentheimmigrant

        You think we’re trading for Jordan?

        • oreofestar

          NO… not because the Eagles do not want to bet they would be happy to take Jordan but the Dolphins won’t, there is no reason for them to it is not worth that nasty cap hit and his value next year will likely be similar

          • GEAGLE

            I basically think that new dolphins GM would trade anyone on that roster besides the young QB if the draft pick is juicy enough and they can handle the cap hit….for example, a team like us with plenty of cap space, I’d take a 5mil cap hit and trade away Trent Cole all day if the pick was juicy enough..Cole don’t have much value so he is a bad example, but let’s pretend you could get #23 for Trent cole(or any player that isn’t part of our future), I’d do it in a heartbeat and look at it as purchasing another 1st round pick for 5mil…..dixons cap hit right now is much more expensive so I doubt they would spend that purchasing the #22 pick, but if someone were to take Wallece albatross of a contract off their books, I think they would definitely trade Dion…I don’t even know WTF they are going to do with him. He isn’t a DE that they wish he was..and they seem to want to play wheeler,Ellerbe and Koa Misi at LB…

            If they didn’t change GM, they would never never trade Dion beause it would reflect so poorly on the GM. But this GM didn’t draft him, and I’m sure he would love to get the 22nd pick for A player he can just blame on his predessesors, if they can offset some of the cap hit by trading someone else away

          • Adam G

            Wallace has absolutely the worst contract in the NFL, nobody is trading for it. You gotta stop thinking its a possibility.

          • oreofestar

            Think about it this way would you trade Lane for a 1st if someone offered it right now?

          • GEAGLE

            Hell no…Lane is a perfect fit for what we do…dion is a Sqaure peg in a round hole for Miami.

          • oreofestar

            Exactly we would never trade Lane for a first which is why I look at Dion as much ashe may not fit, he was still a top 5 pick a year ago with a lot of dead money if traded

          • GEAGLE

            Doesn’t matter…GM trading Dion didn’t draft him, Howie couldn’t trade Lane now even if he sucked because it would reflect so damn poorly on him. He would hold onto him and hope he rebounds his stock..Miamis GM didn’t draft Dion, and won’t have any problem admitting that his predecessor made a mistake, if it didn’t cost 10mil

        • cliff henny

          me, no, because I cant believe any team would eat 10m against for such a talented guy.

          • bentheimmigrant

            Reread your post… Had the impression you meant we’d not pick till day 3. Gotcha now.

            I think we’ll be strictly bpa, so whether we get a safety is much more about how things fall than priority. So I’m much more concerned with the first 21 picks than looking at our needs.

        • GEAGLE

          Can’t happen unless the dumb raiders, or redskins take Mike Wallace’s contract off Miamis books. Long shot, but I wouldn’t completely rule it out considering Raiders consistently do DUMB ish, LOVE speedy WRs, and are rumored to have offered two Two’s at the combine for Desean, which means they were ok with eating his price tag. The would have most likely gave him a new deal immediately…Wallace had no chemistry with Tannahill! and I’m sure the new dolphins GM would love to clear that contact off the books, which would offset the cap hit they have to eat trading away Dion……new GM, trying to rebuild a mess of a franchise, would probably love to get valuable picks in this draft for Wallace and Dion..I just don’t know that Dion can happen without Wallace offsetting most of the cap hit

      • Will

        LMAO I trust they do what’s best for the team believe me I’m patient just so glad they cleaned house with the Safety Group that tells me the Eagles were not happy with the production there….Byrd was to expensive….sure they have a plan…just have to wait for it to unfold in God’s time…

      • Will

        Depending on how the draft unfolds I predict they go WR with the 1st pick…Maclin should of signed the long term deal…800 yards a season isn’t good production for a 1st rd pick that fell from the 10th overall pick to the 19th never thought Maclin was all that….See the Eagles grabbing Evans or Benjimin being drafted if either fall. If not WR then the Eagles trading up if need be…for a stand out WR or OLB …..

        • Warhound

          …should have… (or should’ve) Sorry, I’ve seen that a few times recently.

  • GEAGLE

    If cowboys want to cut or trade romo! they have to eat 42mil in dead money..hahahahahahahaahah

    • bentheimmigrant

      They’re stuck with him for the next 4 or 5 years.

      But don’t forget, Jerruh has been doing some of his best work the last few years.

    • cliff henny

      he’s 29m against cap next yr, so they’ll restructure that too. Romo is QB at Dallas thru 2018

      • Will

        What happens if Romo can’t play and injury is career ending?

        • GEAGLE

          Lol we laugh even harder at them

          • Will

            I meant with the cap hit, dead money how much was guaranteed?

          • GEAGLE

            Cliff….handle that bud lol

          • oreofestar

            41mil in dead money if cut today

          • Will

            They might have to draft a QB….the DL took a hit…that’s what got me laughing, LB huge contract and injured….just a mess in Dallas…

          • GEAGLE

            Lol it’s quicker for us to talk about what they don’t have to draft…

          • Will

            LMAO…my Twin Brother’s favorite team…lol….

          • GEAGLE

            Erwww how the hell do you even allow it? We obviously know who the evil twin is

        • oreofestar

          LOL

        • Maggie

          Good question. Is there some language in the contract that would give him a few million payout and cancel everything else?

          • oreofestar

            No he still carries 41mil in dead money if he is cut, still a lot of guaranteed money left and he has 29mil number next year and if Jerruh tries converted some of that into bonuses there can be more guaranteed money

          • Maggie

            Okay. I just wonder if there is some provision in contract or with CBA about career ending injuries. And in response to another person posting here, I believe that 95% of Eagles fans do not laugh at injured players.

          • Adam G

            Actually the other way around, a lot of these contracts contain guaranteed money FOR INJURY ONLY.

          • Maggie

            It just seemed that the NFLPA wouldn’t let the issue go unaddressed.( Is that a real word? ;~)

          • oreofestar

            Maggie why….you know that last line is gonna start stuff

          • GEAGLE

            Not at all. Too insignificant, she will have to find better ways to get attention then typical C behavior

          • Adam G

            C behavior?

          • Maggie

            He’s using his usual limited vocabulary, referring to half the human race by an ugly word for a female reproductive organ.

          • Adam G

            That’s what I thought. That’s just wrong. Such a loser.

          • mksp

            Maybe she can try being a douchebag and posting 100x a day? Is it working for you?

          • Maggie

            98%?

  • Will
    • cliff henny

      if I still lived in Philly, he wouldn’t be just visiting

      • oreofestar

        Maybe I should go there and….take care of him

        • cliff henny

          figure if you make his 8 weeks of being hostage very comfortable, maybe court takes it easy on you. if trial’s in Philly, probably get off with probation.

          • oreofestar

            I won’t be caught, I will make sure Evans does not say anything I will let him go if he fakes a torn acl and I will bribe the doctor to confirm it, should help him drop to us

  • GEAGLE

    Eagles just traded Nick FOles for Peyton manning and Julian Thomas…wtf?

    • oreofestar

      NOOOOOOOOO

      • GEAGLE

        I’m sick..can’t believe it! Disgusted. Need to find a new team

        • oreofestar

          Looks like I am a Broncos fan they have T.J and Nick

          • GEAGLE

            Lol…someone make up a damn rumor please…I can’t take no intel since Thursday. Making me stir crazy

          • oreofestar

            Eagles reportedly resign Kurt Coleman 4 years 26 mil 10 guaranteed

          • GEAGLE

            Ugh…can we go back to the no news

        • Vet Linc

          Or just a life.

    • Joe L

      Hit the pipe early today.

    • Adam G

      What are you talking about dude. You gotta lay off those twitter rumors. Such a dufus.

    • Vet Linc

      You’re the biggest dope on the internet.

      Or should I type like a grad student….

      U our the biGgest dope! on the internetz

    • Richard Colton

      Remember last year when they banned you for the April Fools Day rumor?

      • GEAGLE

        Lol I actually forgot …ATleast I don’t get banned for saying we bringing Barry sanders out of retirement

  • GEAGLE

    You know what’s bothering me….I thought I remembered no intel being leaked last year, and while Howie was pretty shady as always, I do ATleast remember that when free agency started, I was hearing that James Casey and RJF were coming in for visits. This year we haven’t heard about a single visit, we aren’t even hearing these names until the deals are final..last year I knew RJF was coming and James Casey! and then it was reported that RJF left to go visit the colts…we haven’t heard about a single visit yet, NOT ONE!! Are we doing everything by phone and not bringing anyone in anymore? Or is the lack of intel an indictment on our local “reporters”???
    ….
    Everyone has brought players in for visits, except us?

    • Vet Linc

      Who cares?

    • oreofestar

      Well besides Carroll not surpising because Jenkins was probably wrapped up a while ago, Sproles was traded for and a couple special teams guys are very under the radar

      • GEAGLE

        What’s the Braman contract?

        • oreofestar

          I believe it was 2 years 2.6m

          • GEAGLE

            Thanks gents…can’t wait to see the two in the preseason

        • Will

          2 yrs 2.65 mil….

  • oreofestar

    I had a Jimmy Graham to the Eagles dream last night I know it will never happen neither would I want the Eagles to keep investing so much into the offense as opposed to the D but I got goosebumps just thinking about how unstoppable we would be

    • GEAGLE

      Shhhhh we don’t need Cliff running around geeked up on offense again!

      • oreofestar

        I am sorry I am huge defense guy and I still got giddy thinking about it

        • GEAGLE

          Shiiiiiiit I don’t even care about offense but I’ll go streaking if we give Jimmy to Chip

          • oreofestar

            I know!!! I love me some Defense and I will trade a Seattle like defense for our O any day but Jimmy is just tooo good

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Did someone say streaking?…

    • mksp

      Not worth two 1st rounders.

      • oreofestar

        Maybe for someone he is but not us…I am not asking for Jimmy Graham I was just pondering on the though no way in hell would I attempt to trade for him though

        • Corey

          Just keep feeding Ertz his magical smoothies, he will turn into Graham eventually.

  • Will

    Maragos a former back up for Dashon Goldstien then Earl Thomas hope the drop off is minimal he was behind to great Safeties…am excited to see him play as well….

  • GEAGLE

    Geoff Mosher talks about how we may have to get creative and try to trade for a pass rusher. He noted that we didn’t trade for Meco til March 20th,and free agency was in Febuary back then…hopefully he can cook something up for early April

    • Joe L

      Does he offer any potential trade options?

      • Will

        Options, get a OLB, Safety and picks for guys who do not fit the Chip Kelly mold or plan….

      • GEAGLE

        We all know who the trade options are by now….problem is they aren’t worth much.

        I’m starting to worry about Vinny curry. I will be furious if they trade him before seeing what he can do in year 4, but if we are going to make a trade, he is probably the only player who’s upside can still bring back decent value in return…the other problem is we have fewer draft picks that we have had in years. Player for player trades are usually done swapping each other’s trash that teams would end up cutting any way. at here isn’t much precedent for player for player trade involving quality players….if we wanted to add a Demeco type In a trade. Quality player who is on a team with cap problems! it most
        Iikely going to cost us a draft pick, can we really afford to lose any more pics?…

    • Vet Linc

      Wow. Insightful.

  • Weapon Y

    Who talked sense into Ashley Fox?

    • DoctorRick

      I should be afraid to have her say something smart.

  • John J. King

    This continues to be fun in progress.

  • ICDogg

    Prisco has us taking Nix, and I think I would like that pick.