Eagles Pre-Draft Prospect Tracker

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

[Updated 4/21]

It’s information-gathering season in the NFL.




That means in the coming weeks, all the way up until May 8, the Eagles' decision-makers will be doing their best to learn everything they can about the draftable prospects on their board.

In this space, we'll keep track of pre-draft visits. Teams are allowed to have 30 prospects to their facilities. Meanwhile, they are allowed to hold as many private workouts on the prospects' home turf as they want. And of course, they can attend as many Pro Days as they want also.

Some years, the pre-draft visits have aligned with the Eagles' picks. Other years, there's been no correlation. Coaches and GMs want to get to know players not only for this year's draft, but in case guys become available down the road.

Having said that, here's the list of guys the team has been linked to so far. Note that we are not including combine interviews, Senior Bowl interviews or Pro Day attendance here (since Chip Kelly goes to so many).

If you have names that I missed, please let me know.

PRE-DRAFT VISITS

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (NFL.com) - Evans (6-5, 231) told NFL.com that the Eagles were one of the teams that's scheduled a private workout with him. He is extremely long (35 1/8-inch arms) and was productive as a senior with 69 catches for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Evans ran a 4.53 at the combine and is expected to be a first-round pick.

Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State (CBSSports.com) - The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder needs to prove himself has a cover guy, but he had three interceptions against Oregon during his college career.

Jaylen Watkins, DB, Florida (Birds 24/7) - The 6-foot, 194-pounder started nine games last year - three at cornerback and six at safety. He ran a 4.41 at the combine.

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (Tony Pauline) - Latimer (6-2, 215) had 72 catches for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns last year. NFL.com projects him as a mid-round pick.

Taylor Hart, DL, Oregon (Oregon Live) - Hart (6-6, 281) played for Kelly and defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro at Oregon. He would be a backup defensive end in Billy Davis' scheme. Hart is considered a mid-to-late round pick.

Trey Hopkins, OG, Texas (Alex Dunlap) - Hopkins (6-3, 305) was an AP All-Big 12 first team selection last season. The Eagles are always looking for offensive line depth, and Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans are both on the plus side of 30. Hopkins could be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.

Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana (NFL.com) - The 6-3, 234-pounder would be an inside linebacker in the Eagles' 3-4. He's a very good athlete who can cover. Tripp is expected to be a mid-to-late round pick. More on him here.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (Adam Caplan) - The monster wide receiver (6-5, 240) had 54 catches for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, but did not test well athletically at the combine. More here on Benjamin.

Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (Adam Caplan) - He performed well at the Senior Bowl, but then suffered a torn ACL. Colvin is unlikely to contribute in 2014, but was considered a Day 2 pick before the injury.

Marqise Lee, WR, USC (Fox Sports) - The 6-foot, 192-pounder lit Chip Kelly's Oregon teams up in college. Lee ran a 4.52 at the combine, but with some of the bigger names likely to be taken earlier in the first round, he's an option at No. 22.

Larry Webster, OLB/TE, Bloomsburg (Tony Pauline) - The measurables on Webster are off the chart. At 6-6, 252 pounds, he ran a 4.58 40 at the combine. Webster has a 36.5-inch vertical leap, long arms (33 1/2 inches) and big hands (10 1/8 inches). He played basketball for four seasons and football the last two. Webster had 13.5 sacks in 2012 and was a finalist for small school defensive player of the year in 2013. Teams are looking at him as a tight end in addition to edge rusher.

Marcus Martin, G/C, USC (Aaron Wilson) - The 6-3, 320-pounder started 35 games in three seasons with the Trojans. He played guard for two years and then moved to center. Martin is projected to be a second- or third-round pick.

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (Birds 24/7) - The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder had 23.5 sacks in his last two seasons for the Bruins. He is expected to be a first-round pick.

Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville (FoxSports.com) - Smith started his career as a quarterback before moving to the defensive side of the ball. He finished second in the nation with 14.5 sacks in 2013 and is athletic enough to drop back into coverage. Smith projects as a Day 2 or Day 3 pick.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (Sirius XM) - The 5-11, 198-pounder ran a 4.43 at the combine and was voted college football's most versatile player last year. He can line up inside or outside and has ability as a return man. Beckham is projected to be a first-round pick and could be off the board by the time the Eagles pick. More here on Beckham.

Spencer Long, OL, Nebraska (Adam Caplan) - The 6-5, 320-pounder played right guard for the Cornhuskers and started 33 games. He suffered an MCL injury six games into last season. Long is expected to be a mid-round pick.

Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (Atlanta Journal Constitution) - Attaochu (6-3, 252) began his career as a rush linebacker, but when Georgia Tech moved to a 4-3, he played defensive end. He totaled 22.5 sacks the past two seasons. More here on Attaochu.

Christian Kirksey, ILB, Iowa (Tony Pauline) - The 6-foot-2, 233-pounder was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes. He was a two-time captain, and while Kirksey's measurables don't jump off the page, he could be a mid-round option for the Birds. More here on Kirksey.

Telvin Smith, LB/S, Florida State (Aaron Wilson) - A hybrid player, Smith (6-3, 218) played linebacker for the Seminoles, but some project him to safety at the next level. Smith can run and make plays. He had 9.5 tackles for loss last season.

Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (USA Today) - The 6-2, 198-pounder had 38 catches for 568 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He ran a 4.48 at the combine and is expected to be a mid-round pick.

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  • Clamdigger

    “Benjamin is Mayock’s fifth-rated safety.”

    I knew the safety class wasn’t deep, but a WR is the 5th rated safety!?

    • sdk152

      You know the man likes versatility! Fixed… -SK

      • Birds4Life

        I love it! Let’s put a 6’5” ballhawk out there deep in center field. Billy D won’t have to worry about getting beat deep again all season.

  • cloisterwater

    “Benjamin is Mayock’s fifth-rated safety.”
    Just an FYI.

  • ceedubya9

    I’ve been tossing around the thought about having Shazier as a potential pick at 22. Could move around the formation a bit early on and possibly take over the next season. I can’t say I’d have a problem with seeing him and Kendricks in the middle in the future.

    • Tom w

      Not a 3 4 olb. A perfect will in a 4 3. Doubt he fits as demecos replacement but I could me wrong

    • ztom6

      He’s not a fit for Ryans’s spot. He could potentially play weakside ILB (Kendricks’ spot) but what would be the point? Good player though.

  • Kevin

    Woohoo – a story not about DeSean!!!

    • Philly0312

      Up vote

    • Andy

      The Vikings got 2013 first round (#25 overall) pick, a 2013 7th round pick, and the last pick of the third round this year for Percy Harvin a year ago. If the Eagles can get picks in those rounds from D-Jax over the next two years they should do it. I don’t think they can, though.

      • Clamdigger

        Yeah, Harvin made 2.5m in 2013.

        • GEAGLE

          What Desean makes means nothing. If u trade for Desean then u r willing to give him a brand new deal. Team will negotiate the contract with sesean agent before pulling the trigger on the deal but the frame work is usually already agreed upon by the teams

          • Clamdigger

            Actually, the terms of the contract mean quite a bit. A player with multiple, low-salary years on the deal will command a much higher value in a trade.

            Jackson would have all of the leverage because if he forces the issue, the team either has to pay his salary and keep him or cut him, which makes the trade pointless.

        • Andy

          Plus a $12 million signing bonus paid last year.

    • Chip Kelly

      AMEN!!

  • Philly0312

    SDK – I’ve heard plenty of mentions of Marcus Smith as a 2/3 round pick. Seems to be all over the board if others are saying a day 3 pick. Guy looks like a stud; why is he all over the map?

    • ceedubya9

      Seemed to be pretty under the radar for the most part. I’d be more than satisfied with Smith in the 2nd.

    • GEAGLE

      He was a QB..only been playing defense a few years. Think we will really like him

  • Tom w

    Sheil — Walter football lists a lot of predraft interviews we had w players … And as we know w Logan and Barkley the interviews were huge and they didn’t even have visits. Sounds like azz has been to Arkansas Delaware and a few other places to work out dlineman. Bicknell went to see moncrief. Chip went to Pitt. Gamble went to to wake. Etc.

    • Tom W

      Billy D was all over kyle fuller at va tech day … made a point to introduce him to Chip ..

      Azz met w Arkansas dtackle Thomas nite before this proday .. late round guy but upside coming off leg injury … azz also met extensively with and ran drills for Thornton from Southern Miss .. dtackle

      eagles met w Calvin Pryor before his pro day

      Bicknell was at moncrief’s proday

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

      delaware? DELAWARE!?!!?
      here come Nerlen Noel’s lookalike!
      If I can’t have Moses as my OL dancing bear, I want a DL dancing bear. Please, Howie, just get me a dancing bear.

      • Clamdigger

        Here you go.

    • GEAGLE

      Gamble wasn’t At wake.. Another eagles exec was…speaking of wake, check out Nikita Whitlock and get back to me lol

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 6 (ATL): Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Phillip Gaines, CB, Rice (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State (B)

    • Sum

      So you went to GM school at Hogwarts?

    • Desean’s New Team

      So you think that 1 khalil mack will last until 6 and that a third end pick is alls e need to move up from 22 to 6…. I hope you don’t play nil fantasy cause your trade offers must be ridiculous… “What you mean, Peyton Manning for bryce brown IS a fair trade”….

      • Will

        Nfl pick 6….cost a 1st rd 2015 and our 3rd….

        • Desean’s New Team

          On April 28, 2011, the Atlanta Falcons made a stunning draft day trade: They gave up five draft picks to move up to the 6th spot and grab a star receiver from Alabama, Julio Jones. The Falcons gave up two firsts, a second, and two fourths.

  • JosephR2225

    Here’s how Logan Thomas’ combine stacks up against other TEs in the 2014 class.
    http://mockdraftable.com/player/4344/
    He was a WR in HS… not a good QB prospect (even as a developmental one), but if you get creative with him it could be interesting.

    • ceedubya9

      Logan actually was his HS team’s QB.

      • JosephR2225

        I should have said played some WR in HS. I’m just going from his CBS Draft profile:

        “Thomas didn’t start playing football until the eighth grade and lined up at both receiver and quarterback in high school. He was ranked as the No. 1 prep tight end recruit and was recruited as a receiver, tight end and H-Back by college programs (only Duke wanted him to play
        quarterback). He somewhat reluctantly moved to quarterback shortly after arriving at Virginia Tech and redshirted in 2009 before serving as a back-up in 2010.”

        • ceedubya9

          Yeah. I believe he may have started out that way initially (JV perhaps and VERY early Varsity?). But he was definitely more so the starting QB than anything else. I actually coached at his HS. Great kid. I hope things work out for him, one way or another. I always felt that, as a QB, VA Tech was one of the worst places he could go for his development.

    • GEAGLE

      I’d rather draft Marcus smith to play QB lol

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 22: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (A)

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      no way jones makes it to the 5th or archer to the 7th.

      • Will

        Agree had Barr fall to #22 in one mock so yeah take with a grain of Salt…

        • EaglesFanInPhx

          i think barr dropping to 22 is possible.. though unlikely.

          • cliff henny

            mcshay had him at #27 in a mock. if people think they can guess more than 5 names in 20-32, not even teams, just names, i’d be shocked. this…he wont be there in 4th round…no one can guess more than 7-10 names that will be picked in that round, gets little ridiculous. kiper and mcshay might bat 50% in rd 2. long as it’s not clowney at #22 or Evans in 4th rd, damn near anything is possible

          • Andy124

            In addition to this, there has been no word the the Eagles are interested in Barr, which means he’s basically in midnight green already.

          • Desean’s New Team

            I concur, like lane johnson we found out about him like a couple of days right before we drafted him. That was because we had the 4th overall. Since we are at 22 we won’t know who they will pick until the 21 pick gets selected

  • Ghostly

    I’m hearing Desean trade was agreed upon. Can anyone confirm or deny?
    ..
    Geagle

    • ceedubya9

      I know I haven’t seen anything yet. where did you hear it from?

      • GEAGLE

        Text message

    • cliff henny

      it hasnt happened in NFL till Adam scheffler reports it

    • peteike

      so wait, you cant stand all the media rumors, now you come out here today and start it up all over again. Whats going on man, its the first day of spring, cmon haha. Then again, if you are correct we heard it here first but thats same justification reporters use. Spin the wheel and hope to hit pay dirt

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        At what point does it become the boy who cried wolf?

        • Andy124

          That boy has a name. His name is Les.

      • GEagle1

        U think I heard this from the media? Lol silly

    • G_WallyHunter

      Ummmmm what in the hell.. roto has a bad “report” that just updated

    • ceedubya9

      I did just see something. It doesn’t give any info other than a trade has been agreed upon. No compensation or even who the team is. Suspect.

    • desean’s new team

      I traded for him…… gave up a 5th round pick in the 2016 draft… the eagles shafted me, even though I gave up too much for desean at least i can record my hit single under jackpot records

    • CJ

      If Shefter doesn’t have and Florio’s not even mentioning it as a rumor and giving it even that semblance of credence, there’s nothing to it (not yet anyway). And if there’s something to it, it sure as anything better bring in more than a 3.

      I’m not opposed to losing Jackson, Curry, Graham, even Cole if it loads us up in this draft, but particularly for Jackson the return needs to be worth it, and they need to end up with 2 WRs out of the draft if that happens, preferably 1 of ODB, Cooks, Moncrief, in that order of preference.

  • Ghostly

    Sorry can’t sign on under GEAGLE from my mobile

    • G_WallyHunter

      who’s this source on roto because that looks terrible, painting them as if Chip and Djax hate eachother now…. Nick Fierro, how credible is he?

      • GEAGLE

        Don’t know what u r talking about yet. U talkin bout josh Norris?

  • peteike

    I feel like Benjamin could fall flat in the pros, wonder why Mayock has him 5th best. Evans seems like a lock to be a player, then again, Ive heard others think KB could be as good as Evans. All guessing game now.

  • cliff henny

    where hasnt Kelly been? picture him crushing his 4 or 5 best sweatsuits into a backpack, having Davis pull up in his pickup truck and those two figuring out schedule like they are driving down to Daytona for spring break

    • peteike

      I bet he loves this way more than recruiting

      • Clamdigger

        I have a feeling this will be Kelly’s money draft.

      • cliff henny

        it’s like grocery shopping on a budget.

    • Kevin

      You know what happens next Cliff – here comes the rumors that Kelly is only going to so many places to scout them so he knows where to go after he quits being a head coach next year when his gimmicky college offense is figured out since there is a year of tape on it. Lol.

  • cliff henny

    if eagles think Evans is falling to #22, then the dead coke covered hooker i hid in Evans’ car must have been found

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      Damn, you got him AND Lyerla? You really are pulling for an all-offense draft.

      • cliff henny

        Colt wasnt difficult, job was 90% done.
        .
        nawh, want plenty of LBs too

        • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

          Feel like KVN would be a good choice. Raise enough character concerns for him to drop to the 3rd/4th.

          • cliff henny

            i joke, but want squeeky clean guys too. want them also to be freak athletes. i’m just ok with knowing that sometimes the best of the best arent in nice neat packaging. 53 dawks, sign me up! 52 dawks and 1 ray lewis, sign me up!

          • Bdawk20

            Thats too many safeties…..

          • James Hathaway

            Judging from our luck, 56 of them would be busts.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            I am as well. And framing KVN or the like doesn’t make him a bad guy, just makes him a good guy that got framed and fell to a more desirable round. Do it to 4-5 1st and early 2nd round guys combined with the slow burn trade back and we load up on talented guys who suffered some unfortunate circumstances just before the draft. I see no harm in this.

          • Andy124

            This sounds like McCoy’s idea. It’s shady.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Maybe if it involves one of our desired draftees pushing his lady off a party bus.

          • Maggie

            Not Lewis, please. Guys with checkered pasts might work, but strongly suspected murderers? Especially strongly suspected murderers who rub dirt on their faces then stand out there screaming, “Look at MEEEEEEE, mommy! Look at MEEEEE everybody! Never mind those other guys, look at MEEEEE!”

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            He covered it up. Shows he’s willing to do what it takes. I’d take him.

          • GEAGLE

            I’ll take a hardened criminal here and there. Preferably someone fresh off a bid who hasn’t even had the chance
            To have sex yet, and throw him right into camp. Bring back the Lehigh dorms just for the occasion.. “NO MORE LOCKED DOORS!!!”

    • Warhound

      …and now all that’s left is our friendship…

      • Andy124

        LMAO

    • GEAGLE

      Wonder the order of how the three big boys come off the board: Ebron, Evans and KB toys store?

    • UKEagle99

      I hope you mean the drug coke because if you poured that drink over her that’s just sick.

    • bushisamoron

      Is that your shepherd?

      • cliff henny

        yes, well, sadly was. he died about 16 months ago.

        • ridusofreid

          We bred shepherds when I was a kid. Now have a 100 lb Black and Tan. Both my kids know he’s the favorite.

          • cliff henny

            Ha! yeah, he never left my side. didn’t even own a leash for 7 yrs. dated a girl who wasn’t into dogs, we heading out for something, she asked ‘we aren’t bringing the dog’…to which I replied, ‘no, WE arent’ and that was last I ever talked to her.

          • ridusofreid

            Nice. He is the only one of my kids who listens to me. And certainly the best behaved! When you’re ready you think about getting another.

  • G_WallyHunter

    Twitter’s goin nuts people

    something’s going down with Desean RIGHT NOW

    :(

    This absolutely sucks, this nice offseason will be spoiled by this?
    REally, GONE?!!?
    sad day

    • cliff henny

      love to know who you follow, cause i got all the big boys and they arent saying a word

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        same, I see nothing on twitter..

      • G_WallyHunter

        To be honest, I don’t even have twitter. I go on the site, search desean jackson, and get every tweet real-time with Desean Jackson in it.
        Mind you, I don’t know how many of these are credible, but let’s just say a very very large volume of tweets from plenty of beat twitter accounts or other are saying he’s already “gone”. Also, many saying that he “won’t be playing for Philadelphia, blah, blah”. Some retweets.

        Not believing any of it as of yet, but just saying, lots of smoke on twitter

        BTW I don’t mean gone as in already gone, in my first post, just meant possibility of being gone?! REALLY

        • cliff henny

          eagles beat writers arent the only ones that know D-Jax is clickbait

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya I’m not buying it all, just saying there’s way too much smoke right now, and here I am thinking it was basically put out yesterday.

          • cliff henny

            no, johnny geagle is just expanding our freak out search. some colts blogger reported it. sent tweet to scheffie, he and i are tight, i’m a follower, makes me special. we’ll know quickly

          • G_WallyHunter

            Haha I just saw ur tweet pop-up couple seconds ago, few people are asking him, hopefully he gets back to you, “few of us eagle fan are freaking”, good one lol

          • cliff henny

            follow me, i’m dropping dime of wisdom on that site! much more crazy there than here…if that’s possible

          • peteike

            I recommend following the Onion as well, always good for a laugh or headline worth clicking

          • Eagles1018

            What’s your handle?

          • cliff henny

            clif henny-though i’m not on it much till eagles news breaks. then i start hitting up Mike Evans and O’dell Beckham, tell them to crush interview with kelly and Howie, well, kelly, tell howie to F off for the rest of us

        • ICDogg

          Most of the Eagles beat writers and major national NFL people are on here

          https://twitter.com/InsultComicDog/sports

          • cliff henny

            his bit with Bon Jovi is stupid funny

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        I see your tweet to schefter lol

    • desean’s new team

      Yep last nite we finally wrapped up the trade, for a 5th end pick in 2016. He already texted me saying he wants more money… Geezzz!!!!

    • EaglesFanInPhx

      Pretty sure DJax is going to Denver for their 8th round pick.

      • cliff henny

        karl mecklenburg jr

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        That’ll come in handy.

      • A True GM

        we can use that pick to move up to the No.1 over all to pick up up Johnny football

    • GEAGLE

      Where are u seeing this? Literally haven’t seen anyone tweet this but me

  • Ghostly

    I’m freaking out right now. Eagles better not screw with my march madness

  • Eagles1018

    I like this dude Larry Webster me think he has the potential to be decent in the nfl. Plenty of upside here:

    PLAYER LOWDOWN

    COMBINE RESULTS
    40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL
    4.58 – – 17 36 1/2 10’3″ – 7.29
    WORKOUT RESULTS
    40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL
    – – – – – – – –
    STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

    STRENGTHS: Looks the part with a tall, long frame and the growth potential to get stronger. Has good first step quickness to burst and change directions quickly with flexible ankles. Uses his long arms to make wrap tackles and finish. Has the athleticism and range to cover a large area and make plays in pursuit. Was very productive in his one season of football at the college level and impressed coaches with the way he quickly adapted to the game despite being away from the field for so long. He has a good work ethic and puts in the time to prepare and get better. As the father of an 11-year NFL veteran, he has athletic bloodlines and knows about the NFL process.
    WEAKNESSES: Needs to commit himself to the weight room and add bulk to his body. Needs to develop football strength as well, to hold up in the trenches and match up at the next level. His hip movements are a little stiff and he needs to do a better job breaking down in space. Needs to continue to develop his pass rush moves and learn how to better use his hands to protect his body and shed blocks. Will play too tall at times and needs to learn to use better leverage off the snap. Has only one full season of football experience under his belt since high school and lacks ideal experience, doing his damage at the Division II level.

    NFL Comparison: Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals – Although he’s not there yet, Webster has the frame and athleticism to develop into a similar pass rusher at the NFL level.

    — Dane Brugler

    PLAYER OVERVIEW

    A four-year starter on the Bloomsburg basketball team, Webster had one year of eligibility remaining and decided to join the football team for the 2012 season, a sport he hadn’t played since high school. He finished the season with a team-best 15.0 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks, adding an interception and 39 total tackles. Webster was selected to the All-PSAC Eastern Division first team.
    On the basketball court, Webster was named the PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season, finishing as the school’s all-time career leader in blocks (175).

    Webster’s father, Larry Webster Jr., played 11 years in the NFL at defensive end. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round out of Maryland in 1992 and also suited up for the Browns, Ravens and Jets over his career, winning a Super Bowl with Baltimore in 2001.

    • peteike

      haha okay, that last paragraph made sense, otherwise it read like he was the father of an 11 yr vet in first paragraph, that would make him pretty old. Love the flexible ankles part, always looking for good ankles in prospects

      • Desean’s New Team

        he copied and pasted it

        • peteike

          yup, still a funny mistake

  • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

    Formerly NickS. Some jerk had SlickNick

    • Andy124

      Well that’s a moutful formerly nickseanez. I’m calling you Gucci from now on.

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        Just don’t add the “Mane”. That’d be hurtful.

        • Andy124

          ok. I’m thinking about changing my name to theycallmeaub just to screw with people.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            You won’t do it and keep it.

          • Andy124

            You are correct.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Weak…

          • Andy124

            you have my blessing to use it, since you seem to be going through something of an identity crisis. Or I could get some Breaking Benjamin lyrics for you to use.

            WiseMenWonderWhlieStrongMenDie
            SatisfiedAndEmptyInside
            You’reSoColdButYouFeelAlive

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            No crisis, just boredom. Not a big Breaking Benjamin fan, either, so I wouldn’t use them.

        • peteike

          dude, some Eve lyrics would have been much better

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Subjectivity would lead one to conclude that a lot of lyrics would have been better. I liked these.

          • peteike

            ha absolutely, I only know like 2 Eve songs anyway but that one has some sick Gucci Mane lyrics. Might be best female rap ever put down

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Don’t listen to many female rappers, but I’d have to imagine she’s the best of them, period.

          • Breezy

            Missy Elliot would beg to differ.

          • Andy124

            Better than both Salt AND Peppa??!! lol

          • Andy124

            EDIT: Misreply. How the hell did that happen? I blame Gucci.

    • Maggie

      Does “That” time have some significance we can’t know about or just a generally useful phrase? Just curious.

      • Andy124

        Google tells my it’s a rap lyric. From Schooly D. And it’s about time for him to rhyme.

        • Maggie

          Ah. Wouldn’t know about rap, most of that stuff makes me want to hurl, but it could be a generally useful phrase for getting off the phone, for examplr. ;~)

          • Andy124

            I don’t know much of anything about rap outside of the late eighties to mid nineties time period. Google does though. :)

          • UKEagle99

            80’s was a great decade for rap. I have the Schooly D album on vinyl :D

        • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

          Feels like it’s time to get ill.

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        Very useful phrase.

  • Nfl All Day

    What started these rumors about Desean again, today. Is there a new report out there I haven’t seen?

    • Desean’s New Team

      Yes, there was a 3 team trade the eagles give up desean and a 5th rnd, the jets give up geno smith, and oakland gives up a 3rd. Eagles get a 3rd from oakland, jets gets desean, and oak get geno smith and a 5th

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        And then the Jets signed Vick.

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        if eagles are only getting a 3rd………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      • Geno Manning

        Nooo! Geno is a future HOF, jets can’t give up geno for a bum like desean

      • Maggie

        You got some very low grade stuff from your dealer this time.

      • Nfl All Day

        Wow. So we’d give up the only proven commodity plus a5th, and still get just a third. F that noise. I want the 3rd and Geno

    • Kd711

      It’s all coming from this report:
      http://profootballspot.com/_/nfl/desean-jackson-trade-done-deal-r2263

      “Compensation and the trade partner are not known at this time and the trade could still fall through.” About as noncommittal a report can get, so basically, bs.

      • GEAGLE

        When exactly was that posted?

        • cliff henny

          it’s BS. was posted at midnight. same thing you sent me earlier.

  • Geagle

    Get me Marcus smith and Christian kirksey and yous can draft all offense for all I care

  • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime
    • ztom6

      “One opposing head coach told me he didn’t think the Eagles were shopping Jackson. Two other head coaches, whose teams would likely pursue a trade if Jackson were available, told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder there had been no conversations with the Eagles, although one said he understood that the Eagles would be willing to evaluate trade offers.”

      Seems to say that whatever news there is, it’s coming out of Philadelphia.

      • GEAGLE

        He said that yesterday but today he talks about Carolina’s potential interest while yesterday he said he heard no interest from the panthers…

        • ztom6

          This is from Ashley Fox’s article linked above… Not sure how Carolina can get involved. They don’t have the cap space. Nor does anyone else really that might otherwise be interested. Only team I can think of is the Jets.

          • GEAGLE

            You have to be high if you think I will ever click on that hacks article. No offense. It’s not uncommon for teams to free up cap space to make a move. We could agree on a trade today and not make it official for a month while a team does it’s cap manuevering. Impossible to get a real sense of what’s going on til the owners meeting

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            They end up being funny reads. Especially in the comments when everyone reminds her she’s a hack.

          • GEAGLE

            U cant pay me to contribute to her clicks

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Fair enough.

          • GEAGLE

            I don’t even understand how she makes a living doing this. Probably had to get thrown off someone’s party bus to get the gig because I can’t be convinced she was anywhere close to the best person for the job

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Not enough female writers at ESPN?

          • ztom6

            you don’t need to click on it. I quoted the only part that was interesting.

      • Guest

        This is from Ashley Fox’s article. Panthers can’t afford Jackson… actually I’m not sure anyone who would actually be interested has the $ right now. Makes no sense they would make him available now as opposed to a week ago.

    • Maggie

      Wasn’t this reporter on the “Chip Kelly’s college offense won’t work in the NFL; DCs will figure it out in no time” bandwagon? Or like so many others, she hasn’t noticed that the Eagles have not commented on ANYTHING except signings?

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        One of the many, I’m sure.

      • southy

        I think she did come out and admit she was wrong on that one.

  • aub32

    In other news the NFCW just keeps getting better. The Cards just picked up the other Cromartie

    • Kevin

      Good – hopefully they beat the crap out of each other. It is just a shame we have to play all of them this year. Although I think we can split or maybe go 3-1 which would be better than the rest of our division.

      • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

        Hopefully the Rams go 4-2 in division, with the 9ers and Cards going 3-3 and ‘Hawks go 2-4.

  • GEAGLE

    Doubt chip was at Louisville to watch teddy or Calvin…think he was there for Marcus.
    ..
    If he wanted to watch teddy he woulda went to see Bortles yesterday. I’m not suggesting he closed his eyes when teddy performed..but for chip to chose a proday when there is more then one going on the same day often, I think there has to be a prospect that we really might like and has a realistic chance of us trying to draft him..just my opinion tho. Could be wrong

    • ceedubya9

      Yep. I’m thinking, in order:
      1. Smith
      2. Pryor
      .
      .
      .
      3.Bridgewater, since I’m here.

      • JofreyRice

        haha, everybody’s down on TD Teddy. Dude is surgical. He’s gonna make all this so-so pro day and “slight frame” talk seem ridiculous, eventually.

        • cliff henny

          his pro day must have been bad though. Jaws is QB homer and he was crushing kid. i gave up caring right about 7th pass vs Oakland

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            I watched part of it. Even Mayock, who usually blows every prospect at this time of year, said it was just average.

          • cliff henny

            couple games i watched, was such inferior competition never knew what to think of TB. i’d still take him as 2nd qb just because

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            He’ll start somewhere, I like him overall.

          • JofreyRice

            yeah, I’m not sure it really matters all that much.

            You ever look up what Mayock said about Gabbert after his pro day? Something about how he had answered all the questions, how Carolina should take him #1, etc. Gil Brandt, too. The only thing that concerns me about Teddy’s pro-day is that he decided to do it without gloves, and struggled. He’s wearing gloves from now on. I mean, Kurt Warner always wore gloves, and he was a Champion, but you’d like to know your QB doesn’t need them.

            I thought Ted looked pretty damn good against UCF, Florida, Miami. You watch so much SEC, everything else must look like it’s in slow mo, but it’s not like Louisville plays in conference USA or something. Bridgewater has so much going on between his ears, in terms of getting people lined up, identifying coverage, etc. I think it’s just a situation where he’s been considered the top QB for so long that people are picking him apart anywhere and everywhere.

        • southy

          and I don’t know about surgical. the games I watched I saw him clearly missing open reads. he has enough talent to throw it to covered guys at the college level but it doesn’t make me feel good about him in the nfl.

  • The R

    I really want the eagles to pick up logan thomas in the third round I think he is a untouched talent that needs some grooming, I dont think he makes it past the third

    • cliff henny

      by grooming, if you mean as TE and 3rd you mean 7th, then i agree

      • Andy124

        I think you’re selling Logan short. We can’t write him off as an OLB either.

        • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

          Or potential safety.

          • Andy124

            Can’t be worse than what we fielded in 2012 lol.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Or much worse than 2013

          • Andy124

            I’m not as down on the 2013 play as you. :)

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            It was better than 2012, but that’s not exactly an accomplishment. It was the Patrick Chung factor that really held them back. And I wouldn’t be shocked if Thomas could be a comparable safety to Chung, if not better. The bar isn’t at some unattainable level.

          • Andy124

            I’m not sure how serious we’re being now or if we’re talking about right away, or after 2 years of practice.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            It’s not really that serious. More a testament to the fact that Thomas is athletic enough for the position.

          • cliff henny

            name change is killing me. it’s like switching companies and right infront of your new boss asnwering it with old company’s name.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Sorry bud. Luckily it’s not as serious as the analogy.

      • The R

        I dont know if you watched the combine or looked at his play but hes a RAW qb that has all the attributes of a poor mans Cam Newton. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/03/logan-thomas-threw-60-mph-at-the-combine/ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/24/logan-thomas-puts-on-a-show-at-the-combine/ Hes not making it past the fourth round Harbaugh and Carolina wants him as a project for Kaps or Cams back up or replacement someday. You must think in front of the curve not behind it.

        • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

          Haha.

          • The R

            Please dont justify the ignorance due to college bowl games because if you are then I guess Tim Tebow is the greatest fb player that ever lived. If you follow College football you would know Vtech does not train their QBs look at the history They draft talent and tell them to go out and make a play Logan is just raw but with the right QB coach he can be deadly.

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Tim Tebow is arguably the greatest COLLEGE football player to have ever played. Means nothing in the pros, as we’ve seen. I know VT doesn’t work on real QB mechanics. So why in the hell would I waste a mid round pick on UDFA talent that requires at least 2-3 years of development on the NFL level? We took a polished QB in Barkley in the 4th because he fell, not because we targeted him there. Hell, our current QB who did a hell of a lot more in college as a passer than Thomas was a third round pick. Russell Wilson, same thing. Again, why in the hell should anyone get behind Thomas as a mid-round pick when he’s at best a 6th-7th, likely UFDA? Because he’s an athlete? The Wyoming kid is a better prospect. If some other team wastes a 4th round pick on the kid, good for us. That means one more player with NFL talent is available to us.

          • Andy124

            Kinne is a much better prospect and has a year in our system.

        • cliff henny

          how poor…this guy have pants? teeth? showered this decade?

          • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

            Does he have anything close to the Cam smile or stupid celebrations? Being a poor man’s Newton, did he at least win a major bowl that wasn’t the BCSNC?

        • Javi Echie

          Honestly buddy have you watched any of his games from these past couple of years? Outside of his DECENT first year this guy has regressed every single year since then. No way is he even worth a third round pick. I agree his combine numbers were great but that is just Mike Mamulaesque because he didn’t show anything in college to see him as a prospect you must draft.

          • Andy124

            The regression is the biggest thing I see when I look at him. Total deal breaker. And who cares about combine numbers when looking at QBs?

          • Javi Echie

            Exactly my point brotha.

  • cliff henny

    phhewwww….panthers sign Cotchery…one less place for Howie to get hijack from in a trade

  • anon

    Jared Allen to Seahawks on a team friendly deal. Unbelievable. Foles better get one of those Mike Vick Kevlar specials.

    • Andy124

      It’s like the Miami Heat out there.

      • anon

        Maybe they thought the same about us when we got Sproles and when we jump up to get Evans in the draft.

        • cliff henny

          there it is!

          • Andy124

            Barr!

          • Geagle

            Traded back 3 times before picking anyone!!!

    • peteike

      ya, ouch, with all that help how many sacks does he get, uh oh. Hes still got a few years left of production, dude is a beast

    • Andy124

      And that vest worked some miracles.

      • anon

        too bad they couldnt get one for his hammy.

        • LooknAtMyGucciItsAboutThatTime

          It’s for the best he couldn’t.

        • http://iKillRats.com/ Charlie Kelly

          thank god his hammy went out.

    • peteike

      time for him to hit up the local doc for his adderall prescrip

    • aub32

      It’s hard to see the NFCW just keep improving while we stand pat and “build the right way”

      • Token

        Some teams play for Super bowls. Some dont. Just the way it is.

      • JofreyRice

        I’ll just be sitting back, thinking about what cap hell those teams are in, as they hoist superbowls over their heads. Those fools!

        • Token

          After a SB win or two what the hell does it matter who you might not be able to resign? Which really is more bull then anything. Cap hell is basically a fear mongering tactic Howie likes to use.

          Under Chip I kind of expected a more aggressive approach to winning now. But im wondering if its gonna kinda go the other way. Meaning he just wants to take the time to bring in all his guys through the draft thinking he can win with anyone. Im hoping he has just the right amount of ego and doesnt go overboard.

          • Eagles fans calm down

            Howie like the seahawks are building their team through the draft. An aggressive approach to win now when you are not ready to win now will lead to having to blow up the team before winning a Super Bowl. We are still at least 2 years away from being Super Bowl contenders. So that means we will have to resign our players before we are serious Super Bowl contenders. So if we were very aggressive by signing Bird or any high money free agents by next year we would have taken a step backward cause we would have to cut some of our young core players next year when it comes time to resign them. Seattle wasn’t built in 1 or 2 years that was a 4 year plan. We are in the beginning of year 2. Lets all clam down and see what Chippie does.

          • Token

            lol Eagle fans never tire of waiting til next year. Jesus. When is enough enough?

            So in 2 years is McCoy gonna be still awesome? What about our line? You keep waiting, more holes keep coming.

            Cant you argue that even on the best drafting team in the league that 3 of the Hawks top 5 impact players can from trades or FA?

          • JofreyRice

            And you could have easily made the case that Seattle shouldn’t have made their moves before the season, with that line of thinking. Russell Wilson only in his second year, none of their big stars locked into long-term contracts (Sherman, Chancellor, Wagner). Yet they went out and aggressively got better. Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett. Those three guys helped them win the Super Bowl.

            It’s a bit of a loser’s mentality to always look to the next year, and like you said, I thought Chip was all about winning now. These teams definitely look like they’re getting better, while ours is crying poor and signing special teamers.

          • Eagles fans calm down

            Percy traded for last year, cliff avril was signed to a 2 year 13 mil contract 2 years ago not that expensive and wasn’t the biggest free agent around, Micheal benette they just signed after winning the super bowl. and cam is already signed to an extension.

            This is what I am saying seattle never signed HUGE free agents just middle of the pack free agents and made them worked. When they did make a big trade was the year that they won the Super Bowl so they were in arms reach to get to the super bowl.

            We are not in that situation so we need to wait Rome does not get built in one day. Now when we are closer to win the lombardi trophy then we can talk about being aggressive until then build your team

          • Token

            You didnt even know Bennett was on “your” team last year? You are clearly a huge fan.

          • Eagles fan calm down

            imma eagles fan

          • Token

            O yea I must have forgot………………….

          • JofreyRice

            Between the short contracts of Bennett and Avril, they sunk about 13 million into bolstering their pass rush in 2013. They also gave a HUGE contract to Harvin in the trade & sign. And that was knowing they had to sign Earl Thomas (arguably best FS in the game) and Richard Sherman (arguably best CB in the game) to extensions–LET ALONE THE QB!

            Sorry, no way you can convince me they were playing small ball, I was paying attention.

          • JofreyRice

            What about Sidney Rice? Kind of a big move they made when they decided they needed a downfield vertical threat to pair with their running game. 5 years, 41 mil for his deal, with almost 20M guaranteed. There is not one deal the Eagles have made that’s anything close to that, and that was in Carroll’s second season. Rice was never healthy–story of his career–but he was a probowl caliber receiver when they signed him.

            And what exactly made them being “close to winning the chip”, before this year–thereby justifying them trying to get better in FA, in your incremental team-building approach? The fact they won the division, and went to the playoffs? Uhh…I think the Eagles have that box checked. Now it’s a matter of being better than the other playoff teams. It’s fine that you’re comfortable waiting year after year, apologizing for management, and arguing with fans that want more, I get the lapdog mentality, but you can’t expect everyone to share it.

          • Eagles fans calm down

            yep they signed sidney rice and looked how it turned out, BIG MISTAKE, and they went to the play offs twice prior to 2013 season and won two playoffs in total. We have yet to win one. And obviously I’m not in the seahwaks office but they thought after making it twice to the divisional round to trade for percy and percy, which he never really helped them get to the super bowl and while there he just ran back one kick return in a blow out, so percy didn’t really help so in conclusion all the big splashes they made didn’t really help them in the long run but what did help them was all the building they did in the draft and small time signings they did….

            I don’t know why they thought they were close but they did and it worked out

          • Desean Stay Home

            Thats true, true, true… Jofrey using sidney rice which was a bust to make ur point didn’t help ur argument …..

          • cliff henny

            hopefully roll out an ‘irrational offense’ my man. it’s tough to talk eagles vs Seattle and defense. but that shit goes right out the window if Howie forces Jax out. don’t think moving on from Jax is franchise crippling, sure Kelly will figure it out by ’15, but why?!
            .
            it’s just really hard to draft star players faster than current ones age, while other teams are signing FA studs and drafting their own. gotta be happy medium between batting average and dream team, right?

          • Token

            I think the offense thing will be fun to watch. But they gotta get the defense to a 12-15 level. Even at its very best I cant see the offense being better than Denvers was. And that still wasnt good enough.

            On that subject, what does Denver go out and do? Trys to bolster the hell out of their D.

          • Token

            Wait…. you mean they werent hoarding money for the future? Ha!

            Def agree with the last part too. You cant keep thinking about two years from now or you wont ever get anywhere. A lot can change in the NFL landscape in two years. Like I said, McCoy is older and the line needs overhauled. Division could get way better. The division is down and theres not a huge number of powerhouse NFC teams IMO. Now was the time to go for it.

            The ST thing is already wearing thin honestly. If you pride yourself on building through the draft you should have ST players by default. But they should be up and coming guys you could see maybe starting one day. Not signing a two team castoff to head your ST unit. Its silly and counterproductive IMO. The depth gets even more watered down. Chip values versatility in every spot except his 10 ST aces, they dont even have to be able to play a NFL position.

            Ive said it before a lot, but I feel the longer a coach goes without winning it gets really unlikely he will do it. I think most of the time a coach gets it done in 3-4 years with a new team. If not sooner. I think this is especially the case with Chip, since im not sure players will keep buying into all this stuff over the long haul.

            Basically, we are left having to count on Howie to deliver some Pro Bowl caliber players. Which he really hasnt done much of, if any of. Since you know we cant count McCoy and Jackson since Howie had nothing to do with all the draft before last year. *eye roll*

    • JofreyRice

      they’re trying to “force something”. We’re sitting back and letting the superbowl trophy come to us. Sure, they’re the champs, but what do they really know about building a champion? We’ve got their special teams ace!

      • Russell > Manning

        “what do they really know about building a championship”? they built that championship winning team through the draft. Sounds like hater

        • JofreyRice

          haha, yeah, I hate being in DEBT! The Eagles cap is in soooo much better shape than your teams, sorry. Oh and by the way, We’ve got Chris Maragroso, hope you have fun watching your special teams ace make an occasional tackle for the Eagles!

          • Russell > Manning

            Hope you have fun watching you whole team get run over by marshall lynch….Ooopps that already happened. I prefer to be in debt with one in the bank, than be rich and still wishing… Aren’t the eagles an older franchise with out a Super Bowl… so i guess with less time we have done more… don’t hate take notes….

          • JofreyRice

            You think you’re so great with your famous running back Marshall Lynch. Marchawn’s not half the player he’d be without Maragros, who’s now going to be standing on the eagles sidelines in an EAGLES UNIFORM (unless he’s covering a punt or something, then he might be on the field).

          • Andy124

            Pretty sure Seattle’s splashy acquisitions are just desperate attemtps to fill the void left in their roster by Maragos’s departure. These attempts are doomed to failure.

          • Russell > Manning

            Only a loser mentality will hold onto one special team player like that means something, keep maragos maybe this time you won’t have your starting CB getting a 15 yard penalty on a kick return which lost you your play off games… Mean while the best defense ever held the best offense ever to one touchdown….

          • Andy124

            1) You need to get to a doctor. Your sense of humor is broken.
            2) ’91 Eagles.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He might not even know what the reference to the ’91 Eagles meant Andy. But that’s ok, let’s see if he can figure it out. Quite possible that he’s just suffering from seasonal depression/anxiety disorder like most from Seattle do from fall through spring, and this is part of his therapy.

          • Russell > Manning

            Ohh I’m sorry did the 91 eagles win a Super Bowl or u probAbly don’t get the reference … Hopefully one day u will

          • Maggie

            Best defense this year. Denver is not the best offense ever. Btw, How many players has Seattle lost to FA so far?

          • Token

            you are severely underestimating the impact of the 6 tackles Marogos will have on kick returns this year. Huge impact.

        • Token

          Great drafting team for sure. But people want to forget that Seattle also got key pieces through FA and trades.

          • Russell > Manning

            Yes we did sign free agents like the eagles are doing now cheap low level key players and the trade was for marchawn lynch and we gave up nothing for him too, like the eagles did with sprolles….. We took four years to build this team….

          • cliff henny

            it’s 100% is a mixture of both. SF was much more top heavy dependent in draft than Seattle. also took SF like 8 bad years to build that team. let’s not act like SF was built overnight. Seattle was built much quicker.

          • Token

            Didnt SF spend a number of high picks on OL? That will slow your progress. But they have found players for sure. I dont think they compare to Seattle tho. How many UDFAs made that team? Lower round picks? Hes just finding guys that fit in.

            Meanwhile, we grab his discarded ST ace. It really puts things into perspective.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            That 49ers defense was built prior to Harbaugh. It was the offense that he nudged over the hill.

      • cliff henny

        yeah, i’m all for spending wisely, but watching SF and SEA sign guys hand over fist, not lose anyone while Howie’s perfecting his swing at the local rec center is seriously getting old

        • JofreyRice

          If they get rid of Jackson because of some bullshit money issue, after playing penny slots in free agency for 2 years, I’m gonna be seriously pissed.

          • cliff henny

            understood ’13. thought could have been little more aggressive this year. specially with couple guys being able to clear cap space,like Casey, a jax redue, Cole could be june 1st’d. JAX is not a question mark, he’s an answer. LB and secondary is the questions.

          • Token

            They are throwing darts at a board. This batting average crap just means they have no faith in their evaluations. Even the prize of this FA crop is signed to basically a wait and see contract. Not even really committing to a 26 year old. They dont know if hes good or not. Hes tall and can run and line up in different places. Thats Chips criteria in a nutshell.

            That may work in college, especially against the teams Oregon plays. But it aint gonna work here. Talent wins out. I hope he doesnt learn that the hard way. One other big example of this is Boykin sitting behind two guys that are better at no part of the game but are taller.

          • Clamdigger

            “That may work in college, especially against the teams Oregon plays.
            But it aint gonna work here. Talent wins out. I hope he doesnt learn
            that the hard way. One other big example of this is Boykin sitting
            behind two guys that are better at no part of the game but are taller.”

            Back to the old, “He won’t make it in the NFL” shtick, eh? You realize he has a staff of NFL coaches and scouts, right?

          • anon

            No he’s saying look at the teams that were in the SB last year. They could continue to find “deals” and “grow through the draft” or they can get playmakers. Guys that you can’t beat. Lot easier to draft playmakers when you’re at 4 than when you are at 31/32.

          • Clamdigger

            The way I remember it, only one team was in this past SB. Oddly enough, it was a team filled with unheralded draft picks and FA signings.

          • Token

            Let me rephrase……. The Eagles are awesome in every way.

            There ya go.

          • JofreyRice

            Yeah, I think we were all kind of expecting that. All these 30+ players being extended are a new thing, as well. Howie’s basically got two uncuttable spots–ROLB and RG–locked in with this mentality. Now extending a 31 year old running back and a 30-whatever left tackle. Hopefully it works out, but he’s definitely not playing the odds.

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

            aside from Byrd and maybe Ward, who was there to just “throw money at”? We signed 2 of the best players available (for us), Maclin and Cooper. Got back Donnie Football. Got a safety better than Chung. Hell, imo, we got an absolute steal at CB too.
            Clearly it’s not about the $$$. Howie is just getting guys who fit, aka who Chip wants. He was familiar with both safeties, if they wanted one I imagine they could have gotten either. Clearly, Ward had a desire to play in DEN, and NO overpaid for Byrd. But I just think this style has to be more the doing of Chip. Goes back to the program-building quotes.

      • Clamdigger

        You wanted the Eagles to sign a 4-3 DE? And how is that unbelievable? Jared Allen has been in purgatory his entire career. Why wouldn’t he take a team-friendly deal for a chance at a ring?

        • JofreyRice

          Yep, you got me. That’s exactly who I was referring to, specifically.

          • Clamdigger

            Well, you bitch about it every time a FA signs with another team, so I’m just assuming you want the Eagles to sign every FA available.

            You guys have been ragging about this incessantly since the 2nd day of FA.

          • JofreyRice

            That’s because they haven’t done shit but sign bums and special teams demons. Oh, they also gave up a draft pick for a 31 year old running back. Should I have popped the champagne when I heard they signed a guy NO didn’t even make an offer to, to fix a position that’s been broken since 2009?

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Coulda just popped a cheap bottle…

            I’m making a prediction that Malcolm Jenkins becomes Jofrey’s bff by seasons end…lol.

          • JofreyRice

            Highly doubt it, but we’ll see. I hated what they did in FA last year, and I hate this crop.

          • anon

            Sproles is good but no defense.

        • anon

          Unbelievable that they continue to find ways to get better. They haven’t been great at drafting pass rush so they buy it. No good WRs so they buy one. For a team that has the best D in the league / SB champs they are still aggressive at getting players.

  • geagle

    I just switched Marcus smiths college tape with his high school QB tape. Gonna trick chip into drafting him if I have to!!

  • oreofestar

    Hoping Kelly just publicly says they are not shopping Desean but the phones are always open for any player because I am tired of hearing about Desean as soon as I turn on TV

  • oreofestar

    First pick hates me lol why won’t they give me a good grade

  • oreofestar

    Oh bracket you are still safe, still perfect and Oregon showed off that Chip Kelly offense against BYU

  • SvelteGodzilla

    If @AJCFalcons is to be believed, they also have a visit scheduled with Jeremiah Attaochu

  • Scott J

    Private workout with Mike Evans? I can’t imagine them trading up for a receiver. I wonder if Kelly likes to watch a guy like Evans so he can compare him to the other receivers?

  • Kev_H
  • The r

    Bring in Brandon cooks and Jordan Matthews