Kelly To Check Out Manziel, Evans

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Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski were on the same flight out of Orlando yesterday, both headed back home to Philadelphia.

Chip Kelly, however, said he was going on the road. And it looks like he’ll be attending yet another Pro Day:

This will be Texas A&M's second Pro Day. Per reports, the only participants will be Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans.

Kelly has attended several Pro Days this offseason. Sometimes, he's the only NFL head coach in attendance. So why does the Eagles' head coach think it's important to see the prospects up-close?

"I just think it’s another tool in your toolbox," Kelly said. "It’s an opportunity to go see guys work. It’s similar to the combine in a way, but I think the combine’s a little bit more generic in terms of what they do. You can certainly tailor drills specifically in that if you’re trying to see something. Just another evaluation. It’s not any more or any less, but I think for me if the opportunity’s there to go see him work out one more time and do something in front of people, then why wouldn’t you go see him do that? I don’t think it can hurt you to have too much information on somebody."

Kelly added that it's a chance to get to know the prospects on a personal level and presents a more comfortable environment than the combine.

"You get a chance to visit with him and talk to him, see him in different settings," Kelly said. "And then also visit and talk with their coaches and trainers and other people that have been around the young man for four, five years. I think sometimes when you really analyze what goes on at the combine, that’s kind of difficult for those guys. They’re thrown in for three straight days and they’re marching around in their underwear, people are staring at them, poking and prodding at them, asking a million questions. You get a 15-minute interview as your chance to talk to them.

"I think sometimes when you can get ‘em back onto their campus and get a chance to see them in their environment, you get a better understanding of what they’re like as a player and a better feel for kind of who they are. So when you’re making your decisions, you’re making educated decisions, not just going, ‘What about this guy? I don’t know. I never met him.’ It’d be really tough for me to weigh in and say, ‘We’ve gotta draft this guy...’ and jump on the table for him. Based on what? I watched six games and somebody in a report said he was a good kid? I’d rather be a little bit more hands-on where I can weigh in when we’re having those discussions about the draft of how I feel about the player. But it’s hard for me to weigh in if I’ve never seen him or talked to him."

Updated: Kelly was indeed in attendance. ESPN showed him talking to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien, analyst Bill Polian and others.

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  • Brent E. Sulecki

    do your job Chip

  • Bird of Prey

    It’s actually Evans’ pro day as well……

    • Token

      yep. Thats who hes there to watch.

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

        Mike Evans love is real folks :)

  • Will

    Mike Evans…wonder if Chip will climb up the draft to get him?

    • Eagles1018

      Seems like he will

      • GEAGLE

        How do you climb up when we have the least amount of picks we had in years?

        • cliff henny

          yeah, something is up. either smokescreen or Eagles are targeting. they aren’t being shy about it.

        • Skulman7

          Months until the draft. Plenty of moves to be made. Jackson, Graham, (hopefully not) Mathis,etc. I’ll be surprised if we don’t have more picks by May

    • cliff henny

      remember Howie’s quote, will be surprise guys that drop. Maybe they know something. seems like a lot of time effort and energy on a guy that a, seems like lock top 15 and b, if you want him have to find a playing partner willing to trade back.

      • GEAGLE

        Love me some Evans but not if it costs multiple picks…we can grab A rob or possibly KB who can come Down with a jump ball as many as anyone and they can be had in round two. I don’t think that the difference between Evans and a WR we get in round 2, is worth multiple picks. Just so happens Evans will be ready to go day one, while someone like KB will need a year or two to develop

        • cliff henny

          maybe that’s why Eagles are shopping hard for extra 3rd with Jax and now Mathis (though doubt anything comes of EM). #22 and 3rd will get them into low teens. SF went from 30-19 (dallas trade) and Oak Miami was for only 3rd. who knows, but something is up.

          • GEAGLE

            Very possible…seems like a lot of due diligence for just a pipe dream

          • cliff henny

            think i’m surprised by how obvious they are being. know before I haven’t paid much to who they bring in for visits, but feel like we dont know month in advance.

          • Dominik

            “and Oak Miami was for only 3rd”

            The Raiders would have picked Hayden with the 3rd, they wanted the guy badly. Maybe Miami could have sent an extra 5th and would have got the deal done.

            I don’t think that’s a normal scenario. SF and Dallas fits better.

          • cliff henny

            doesn’t matter what teams did, both were 1st packaged with 3rds, so we can understand maybe how much eagles would need to move up.

      • GEAGLE

        I dunno man. Heard a few teams have him ahead of Sammy. But u can’t really bieve anything this time of year, so hopefully we find a way to come away with this kid..if I can’t get my defenders I hope it’s because we got a serious weapon like him

        • cliff henny

          yeah, I have hard time seeing how it’s not #22 and a 3rd to get Evans. lately ODB has gotten heck of a shove, you know I was pushing him early on when he 28-35 pick, where eagles get odb and a 3rd. now it’s more likely odb or evans +3rd. or just wait and let another guy drop. don’t mind that either, if Kelly can make Cooper look like legit NFL WR, think he can make about 25 guys work.
          .
          come draft day, all that will be tossed out the window, i’d trade my mother to hear Eagles select Mike Evans!

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah you def put me on to the LSU boys..back when they were both like second round picks..one went up one shot down..still gladly take both…..in this draft an extra 3rd probably gets you whatever you want short of like the top 8..

        • Will

          How is the work thing Geagle?

          • GEAGLE

            No idea yet…today is business as usual, but nothing has been decided about the future

          • Will

            Cool no news is good news…

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I agree..I should have ATleast a few days of peace until the funeral..after that, I’m sure his kids will start trying to kill each other…unfortunately, I don’t see any scenario where I get to keep my current salary, so best case scenario still isn’t that great, but what are you going to do…I knew the deal when I started working for a very old man with Parkinsons

            Hoping he left me some money..he always talked about it, but I have no clue if he ever got around to actually making the changes in his will

          • Will

            You could start circulating that resume and be pro active…Hey you might stay where your at for the same pay…one day at a time…

          • GEAGLE

            Trust me, I would never get to keep my pay, nor do I think I can ever find someone who would pay me as much as I was making…I’m going to take multiple losses in every way..heck I rent my home from him like a block away, and I know for a fact once his wife finds out how much he was charging me rent, she will 100% raise my rent…I know I should be proactive! but I need a day or two to come to grips that I’m actually going to have to go back on interviews and job hunting in a horrible economy. I hate it, hate talking to people I don’t who get to judge me, it drives me crazy….honestly, I’d probably shut up and take a massive pay cut to stay where I’m at, just to avoid having to go on interviews all over again…hopefully staying with the company is an option…but there is just no way, that I can avoid taking losses in this situation

          • GEAGLE

            And even if I can stay with the company for much cheaper it would be so different. I worked for the company in the sense that, it was his main company..but really I got to represent him in so many different business ventures..I mean a 93yr old with Parkinson’s isn’t the best communicator, can’t travel..so I did everything from drive him to doctors appointments to get sent all over the country to speak for him in all kinds of stuff that had nothing to do with the main company..so no matter what, that’s all gone..best I can hope for is to stay with his main company..which pretty much BLOWS!!! The thought of sitting in an office for all 8 hours of every work day, drives me nuts lol…I’d almost rather be a truck driver, or door to door salesman, but that isn’t going to pay me what being stuck in an office will…so best case scenario, I’m still screwed like 15 different ways

          • Will

            Gotcha chin up hope the best for ya!

  • Siddh Magia

    Nothing in the world substitutes hard work. I’m proud of my team’s coach.

  • mtn_green

    I thought chip attending pro days was about getting information and commitments about UDFA. If this one is the Manziel and Evans show then maybe they try and trade up on draft day.

    Evans is gonna be hard to trade up for, only six picks, deep draft but has a lot of talent up top too.

  • Robert Perri

    Gotta love a single coach

    • cliff henny

      sure Kelly running around T A&M with nice fat 6.5m salary from Lurie, and all those hotties, is pretty happy he’s single too.

      • GEAGLE

        Wish Evans would just get arrested before the draft..wtf..something like Tharold Simon getting arrested the day before the draft..Pete Carroll probably orchestrated it that prick!!

        • Ark87

          your next project. He’s a college kid, he’s doin SOMETHING…PI Geagle on the job

          • GEAGLE

            That’s cliffs boy…let him get his hands dirty lol

          • cliff henny

            how dirty? we talking State time or County? work release/picking up trash on side of road on weekends for a couple months?

          • Ark87

            You just need to slip some incriminating evidence to some authorities…..might be a honey pot involved, you never can tell these days….

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Making license plates and road signs.

          • cliff henny

            that’s state time, no way!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Bar fight? Peeping tom? Drag race?

            I think the first two are up your alley, considering the words porn & Miller lite comes out from you at least twice a week on here…lol.

          • cliff henny

            lol…yeah, not a car guy. 1bar fight ever…those young guys, don’t do it, always some a-hole behind you swinging beer bottle!

      • ochospantalones

        I don’t think Chip Kelly is running anywhere.

    • anon

      whatever flaws he may have, he works super hard

  • cliff henny

    think it’s a pipe dream, that I’ve only been having for 7 months, but schedule visits to Philly and Kelly down there now certainly is great signs. I really do believe Evans was put of this earth to play WR for Kelly. Added to Jax Mac Sproles and Shady, Sanchez could play qb for eagles and post 30+.

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      Would you trade your first this year and next to move up to top 10 to draft Evans?

      • cliff henny

        today no, draft day, i’d trade my sister mother car whatever, just leave me with roof over my head and fridge full of miller lites

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          Well, I was going to follow that up with what about this year’s first and next year’s second, but clearly on draft day we know that answer haha.

          • cliff henny

            think #22 and a 3rd if he gets past Lions is do-able scenario. have to get ahead of Ravens, who seemed to be linked often to Evans. gun to head, yeah, i’m doing that, cause think Evans makes taking 2nd WR in draft not necessary. he solves almost every issue eagles have with current group. go 3 vs 2 with coope and Ertz blocking on screen and he’s killing that. redzone threat, in slot 1 vs 1 killing it. Evans with Kelly is about as cant miss I my mind as it gets. he goes somewhere else, could be different story.

          • oreofestar

            If the Titans will take 3rd to move up ooooh yeah

          • GEAGLE

            Gotta get ahead of both the Rams and Titans..Wisenhunt will drool over Evans even if the mock fools only talk about OL and pass rush for the titans…Rams will get their OT with the first pick and at 12, they are either taking Evans or HaHa

      • GEAGLE

        I would…get Evans and your 1st round pick next year won’t be very high. Rather do that, then give up any picks from this year..plus we need to keep a pick handy in case the raiders or some retard trades for Mike Wallace so we can get Dion

        Especially if you believe chips opinion that Nick FOles can get so much better

        • GEAGLE

          Trade next years pick, and draft something like
          1) Evans
          2) Marcus daaaarling
          3) Paul Richardson..Louis Riddick compares his deep ball route tree ability to be close to Desean, and the kid is FAST,l like blow the roof off a defense like Desean fast
          3) if we can’t use the 3rd we got from Desean in a package to pry Dion Jordan away, we could add Christian Jones with the Desean pick.

          4) Taylor hart. Some team will get a quality player much later then they should. hart is legit, but he is dealing with a foot injury that kept him out of bowl games, combines and pro days, so in THIS draft, you can bet he will fall later then his talents suggest he should…lucky for us, Chip Kelly doesn’t have to see him, to know exactly who he is and what he can do….he is so much better then I thought he was. I can see Chip and Azz really wanting to get their hands on him..if we can get him in the 4th. It’s a damn steal
          .
          5) Christian Kirksey

          • GEAGLE

            Have a draft like that, and I’ll get over the 25th pick in next years draft

          • oreofestar

            or 32nd

          • cliff henny

            been checking on PR, no one is talking about guy. been in top15 all year, more is written on 25th prospects. kid can flat out fly!

          • GEAGLE

            Riddick was talking about him yesterday…if he isn’t the next Desean, I’m sure he will ATleast be like the Stills rookie kid the saints had this year. But I have no clue what round is realistic for him

            Andy will draft Lee…don’t see him having the imagination to pass on a safe Maclin clone

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I dunno. I got from Chip’s explanation on WRs what he considers elite & it ain’t DeSean. So I don’t see them trying to replace DeSean with a clone.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          He said our 1st from this year AND next year.

      • GEAGLE

        I would…get Evans and your 1st round pick next year won’t be very high

        Especially if you believe chips opinion that Nick FOles can get so much better

      • Token

        I like the guy. But hell no.

  • Will

    Oakland’s 5th maybe for DJax…and our 22nd pick…

    • Brandon Boykin, LOL

      Now you’re just being silly.

      • Will

        If you want Evans you will have to jump up in the draft….

        • Brandon Boykin, LOL

          Outside of the popular game called Madden, that trade does not happen.

          *Unless we are the Washington Redskins.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          But that’s potentially handing over 2 pro-bowl players for one. I get that DJax’s value on the open market isn’t going to return actual value, but I’m not giving up our 1st & him for the 5th pick. Maybe our 2nd, but not our 1st.

  • GEAGLE

    wtf..eagles were interested in Ihendigbo but he signed with the Lions for basically a one year deal that pays him 1.5? What did we offer, to pay him in pretzels? I have to Imagine we couldn’t guarentee him the playing time the lions could…would love to find out what we were offering guys we didn’t get, just to get an idea of how Howie was operating..

    • cliff henny

      saw that too. NFL peanuts for starter. Eagles must be over the freaking moon on Wolff

      • Will

        Maragos/Wolff should be a good camp battle…

        • cliff henny

          think? Maragos seems like NFL backup special teamer to me. needs these guys on roster, but hope it isn’t a good battle, hope Wolff embarrasses him.

          • Will

            Hate to burst your bubble Wolff didn’t show all that and then sat out when the Doc’s said his knee was okay kid has no heart…

          • cliff henny

            we’re definitely disagreeing on wolff not showng anything, I thought he showed promise. and knees are tricky, players know their bodies best, cant get there on no heart, he stuck his head in on some runs, wasn’t any business decisions on field when he was out there.

          • Will

            true about no business decisions on his part we shall see not convinced on Wolff…

          • cliff henny

            that fine, but you should hope he destroys Maragos, cause Maragos is about tapped out. if he’s starter, then Eagles need another safety if you want a stud. least we don’t know Wolff’s ceiling yet

          • Will

            Maragos was stuck behind two great safeties in his career so far…I think he came here with the hope of winning the starting job against a 2nd year player in Wolff …Nate Allen is in the mix as well…

          • cliff henny

            well, I hope he’s stuck behind a 3rd. if Mar beats wolff out, then we know there isn’t huge upside in wolff and probably back out safety shopping in a yr. so, hope wolff wipes the floor with Maragos.

          • janvanflac

            Maragos is clearly here to play ST/deep reserve. He may be a ST demon, but he was a walk on in college, and was undrafted, so he’s a career overachiever to even be there. Clearly Wolff and Allen (who I actually like a lot better than most of you) have much higher upside.

          • cliff henny

            I like the neighbor who threw rocks at my dog more than I like Allen, so that’s not difficult

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Threw rocks at your dog? That dude deserves some blue steel back at him. That’s f’d up.

          • cliff henny

            joking. nawh, good thing about german shepherds, no one messes with them. shoot, my boy would have caught the rocks and made nice pile for me to return them

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            Haha they’re great dogs. Clearly I just listened to Gimme Da Loot.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hmm, sounds a lot like that movie. I think it was called Red? I sure hope you beat their ass.

          • Will

            Nate played better last year I like he’s on a one year prove it deal himself…

          • Brandon Boykin, LOL

            Kid’s got no heart? You ever played a sport on any level? Now, have you played with an injury? One more, have you played with a knee injury?

            This is the kid’s job. He needs to work it for as long as possible. Screwing up his career during his rookie season would be dumb. Also, if he can’t play effectively, why force it? Let him rest and let’s see what he grows into.

            You “no heart” people disgust me.

          • Will

            yes played thru a torn mincus in my knee….but hey like I said we shall see in camp….

          • Brandon Boykin, LOL

            Doesn’t it suck to be hobbled? We should empathize with the kid. Maybe he grows into something; maybe he doesn’t. Like you said, we’ll see in camp.

            Please forgive my over reaction. People saying that he had no heart clearly grinds my gears, however such a reaction on my part is not warranted.

          • Will

            It ‘s cool I take it all with a grain of salt…after the operation knee was never the same…trimmed out the shock absorber in the knee anyways every knee injury is unique so hopefully Wolff returns to form…Nate Allen was never the same player for sure…we will see about Maclin too for that matter…

          • RIP illa

            Not agreeing with Will, but what was the specific injury again? Wasn’t it a sprain?

          • Brandon Boykin, LOL

            Our head coach would say that he had a knee.

            But seriously, no one knows. Much like every other injury on the team.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Not for nothing and not to be an ass. But have you ever had an injury? Sometimes you have issues that a doc just can’t see on film. I can personally lay testament to that. My wife’s uncle is in sports medicine and used to work for the Washington Caps and he says he’s dealt with that all the time when we discuss my knee and hip flexor/groin issues.

            So I wouldn’t go jumping on the no heart wagon. The kid could’ve still been having lingering pain even though it’s technically healed.

          • Will

            And everyone is counting on Wolff to return to form and start sounds encouraging thanks…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m not saying anything about him starting. I’m just talking about challenging the kids heart. I saw plenty of heart from him. Injuries can just be funny.

          • Token

            Yea I was all over him for last year. Something was really weird with that whole situation. But im willing to give him a chance this year. If he pulls similar stuff, then yea forget him.

            We have been left in a situation hoping a 5th round S can step up and be a quality NFL safety.

          • Richard Colton

            its open competition in camp to see who starts next to Jenkins.

            Three camp battles I’m keeping an eye on early starting in OTAs:

            1) Wolff vs. Allen 2nd Safety
            2) Barkley vs. Sanchez vs. rookie for backup QB
            3) Herremans vs. Zack Martin for starting OG (messing w/ you)

          • Will

            When did we sign Sanchez? Did I miss that?

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            If he passed his physical this morning wtih DeLuca he’s getting signed.

          • Will

            If he is only 80%healed from surgury? I dunno….we need a back up QB but Sanchez are you kidding me…

          • Richard Colton

            Ohh believe me, I have several questions about Sanchez’ ability to play and injury is only one of them. Since clearly no one wants to come here and back up Nick “Iron Man” FOles, we may need to look to the draft for an able 2nd guy. Personally, I wouldn’t be opposed to dropping that 5th on a developmental guy – Smith for example.

          • Tom w

            Don’t sleep on a guard in first three Rds if bpa. Brandon Thomas from Clemson and Dakota doZier they like a lot

          • janvanflac

            wasn’t Dawkins a 5th round pick, or something like that? I don’t get hung up on where someone is drafted.

          • anon

            but he’s been coached up in that seattle system, hopefully he’s picked something up.

      • GEAGLE

        Looks like it…either way he will end up being a quality pick..say he doesn’t develop into a quality starter, he will still be good enough to contribute in subpackages which would still be good value for a 5th…I just don’t see him being so Incompetent that we would never want him on the field..

        • cliff henny

          get WOlff pointed in right direction, he’s gifted enough athlete to make plays. said it before, but WOlff is my poster child for confidence in coachng staff. I had no idea how he was even drafted based upon college tapes. guy they put out on field in 6 short months was 100 fold better than guy at nc state

          • GEAGLE

            Absolutely!! I mean in no time they had him getting PBUs in the ENDZONE against crafty stud veterans like Gates,..I was blown away by that play

          • Token

            Yea im curious to watch him. Id rather throw him out there then some older guy that not any good to begin with. Like you said hes got the physical talent. If he can wrap his head around the mental part of the game, you could have yourself a player.

          • Tom w

            Totally he looked horrible in the three big time games he played in college. Billy can teach

          • JofreyRice

            Could def. see that, but I prefer Joel Bitonio over those two guys. Did a really nice job against Barr and can play either G/T.

          • Richard Colton

            He caught my eye as well.

    • Johnny Domino

      Where are you getting the pretzels from?

      • cliff henny

        the 3 for $1 special soft pretzels sold on the off-ramps. cant even imagine where they’ve been, but damn good

        • Johnny Domino

          If there is some sterno and a shopping cart involved, who could refuse?

          • Richard Colton

            don’t forget the community Goulden’s spicy brown mustard. Possibly a can of cherry wishniak. Ahh – the South Philly breakfast of champions.

          • Johnny Domino
          • Jerry Pomroy

            Hahaha…You said wishniak.

          • Richard Colton

            pronounced “wish-nick” as everyone knows. Damn, I want one now.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Ahhh, soft pretzels. Remember every Saturday morning as a kid waking up to hearing someone walking down the street at my dad’s house in Fishtown yelling, “fresh pretzels! come get your fresh pretzels!” You’d look out the window and see a guy walking a shopping cart loaded with stacks of ‘em in the lower basket & bags loaded in the upper.

          • GEAGLE

            I remember like being 19, getting drunk all night, back in the day when you would never come home in the summer before 5:30…on my way home at like 5am I would stop by the factory that makes them on Washington ave..they come out fresh at like 5am so they could be distributed to all the stores by 8am…nothing like getting 5 big soft pretzels so fresh that you have to wait like 5minutes to eat them because they are so hot..5 for like 1.50 and eat the entire bad before bedtime :) the good OL days

          • JofreyRice

            I used to hang out of the schoolbus and buy them on the boulevard.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Where’d you go to HS? Sounds like Washington, Lincoln, NE, Judge, or Ryan…

          • JofreyRice

            Central, this was when I was a little kid. One day a week they took me from my elementary school to another school, I think it was Rush one year…forget the other place. At any rate, they took Devereaux out to the Blvd and there was always a dude selling pretzels there.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Smarty pants…lol. I applied to Central only because my dad wanted me to & was accepted. But i really didn’t want to go there. I wanted to go to NE for their aerospace magnet program, but was denied because they were “desegregating” the school. True effing story. That’s what the letter said. I was so PISSED. I ended up going to Lincoln for the Environmental Science magnet & I only put that school down so I didn’t have to go to Kensington (lived in Fishtown).

            My life would’ve been so much different had I gone where I wanted and had interest in the subject.

          • JofreyRice

            Don’t blame you wanting to avoid Kensington.I had some friends that went through the NE magnet program–NE was much closer to where I grew up in Oxford Circle. Carver HSES was a good option, too, my sister went there. I couldn’t get over having a Pegasus as the mascot, tho.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Better than a unicorn!

        • JofreyRice

          Hetb Dennenbetg told rhe truth about those pretzels back in the day. Philly needs another Dennenberg.

          • cliff henny

            don’t wanna know, half a hypochondriac that if you told me truth 10 yrs since my last one, i’d still get nauseous

        • GEAGLE

          You haven’t been in philly in a while, wait til you finally come down for a game..new ish like the Philadelphia preztel factories are all over…imagine a cheesesteak inside a pretzel my friend lol sheeeeet u should open a philly pretzel factory store down south, you’d kill it

          • cliff henny

            haven’t had a good cheesesteak in so long. Lee’s hoagie house made a chicken cheeses steak with all onion peppers and mushrooms, GD-IT that was good

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah you can still find a few Lee’s In philly…very under rated cheesesteak place for sure…now we have new hot ish like Delassandros on Iike the border of Roxborough and manyunk…
            ..
            You probably remember Ishkabbibles and Jims…I despise pats and Genos…you can’t pay me to eat their steaks…
            ..
            Gouy Louie’s is Shaddy…6bucks you get a steak so with so much meat, you can literally by another roll and make. Two steaks out of it…

          • Adam G

            I grew up with Delassandro’s. That place is great, but certainly not new.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            So you’re from Roxboro? Can you tell me who the genius was behind building a ball field with 4 massive towers at each corner???

          • Adam G

            Actually didn’t grow up in Roxborough but close enough my family would go to Delasandro’s.

          • JofreyRice

            Steve’s is a good take on it. Lotsa little neighborhood places that do it well, too. Used to be a place in Oxford Circle called Uncle Frank’s. We ordered there a lot. We also pranked them a few times. Uncle Frank once told me “I’m gonna come-ah get you, I got de Caller ID”.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            What’s the spot up off city line ave by st joes? Used to go there when I worked over by channel 6.

          • Adam G

            Larry’s?

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Maybe? Been so long but I remember they had a bunch of celeb pics up on wall inside.

          • Richard Colton

            Gooey Louies in Pennsport mall off Moyamensing Ave! Now THATS South Philly. Damn. Used to hang out there as a kid.

          • Chris

            I live in baltimore, any time up i’m there I get one of those beauties…like nothing else

    • anon

      funny bc we took allen back for $1mm

    • Ark87

      I wonder how we mesh with older guys. We look for the buy-in, they look for the cash in. We have a lot of new-fangled principles….you wonder if older players echo the old-guard mentality that guys like Bruce Arians preach. Tuesday practice, sleep monitoring and smoothies….who knows, not complaining because i don’t care anybody that isn’t willing to buy in, but I wonder if any vets get scared off by that.

      • GEAGLE

        Braman and maragos were asked about chips corky methods..Braman I doubt is the brightest lightbulb but even he was aware of chips results. When asked about Tuesdays practice, he said something along the lines of “hard to argue when we didn’t put a single player on IR during the season”

        I get what you are saying, and it probably does have impacts on certain guys, but Ihendigbo is a high Charecter veteran leader, I don’t imagine that would have been a problem with him…but I’m sure some veterans would think..F That, I ain’t trying to practice on Tuesday.

        • Ark87

          I was kinda caught off guard by Malcolm Jenkin’s press conference when the media asked him about that. They asked, I laughed, but Jenkins was totally caught off guard and unprepared to tell that lie. He was like uhhh yeah, that’s different…

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I peeped that too…Sproles is impossible to read because of his stuttering problem

      • Will

        Most figure if it helps extend there career why not…the good ones do a version of this stuff on their own any way…

        • Ark87

          agreed

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

      Was trying to get him to sign here Geagle followed Ihedigbo around at Super Bowl Radio Row. He’s a quality dude and leader we could have def used him at that price. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUYs3i71i10&list=UUb2NLUpbaCTB5z6Cd5pTYbA

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    he’s throwin in his helmet and pads. go Johnny go go!! first time we’ve seen that. kid is different. I like it

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    and music playing at pro day. the way chip likes it.

  • Richard Colton

    Somewhere there’s a parallel universe where Mike Vick didn’t get hurt, hobbled to a mediocre 9-7, Nick Foles never broke out, and Chip Kelly is in Texas with Howie contemplating trading multiple picks to move up and take Johnny Football.

    ’cause everyone knows you need a mobile QB in Chip’s system.

    • cliff henny

      that was me in October.

      • Richard Colton

        me too. Mariotta over Johnny F, but same idea.

        • GEAGLE

          Not me boys…FOles till the wheels fall off baby! Hate jaws, love Randall, hate Mcnabb, hate Kolbb, like Vick, hate the QB, all that turmoil and our reward is the Demi god otherwise known as the rainmaker. FOles is the reward for all the years of being an eagles fan :)

          • LookinAtMyGucci

            He better be. I’ve been on the Foles wagon as long as anyone and if he doesn’t last beyond his rookie contract I’ll… I’ll… well, I guess I’ll just continue to be a pissed off and let down Eagles fan.

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t even dare and say that!! I can’t even go there right now..

          • cliff henny

            ’15 Johnny…that’s the year of the parade!

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Yes, you rode Foles last yr & the year prior like a whore in the backroom of a massage parlor.

            I specifically remember asking if you’d tone it down because it was getting kinda scary. Like fatal attraction scary…lol.

          • Jason

            Either you are 13 or you weren’t an Eagles fan in the late 90’s. McNabb had his issues, but he carried those early 2000’s teams.

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      Of course, after such a season, you’d have the Vick faithful unwaveringly claiming what a successful season it was and Vick would have at least 5 more years of such a high level of football.

      • cliff henny

        thank god it’s the Jet’s turn to play that game. listening to ESPN talk about offense with Decker Vick and possible addition of Jax was pissing me off on about 6 different levels

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          Really? I love it. Only because he’s in a different team’s green. Thank GAWD that’s not here anymore.

          Please, tell me all about how awesome that offense is going to be for 8 games.

          • cliff henny

            yup…after they finished each sentence I added ‘for 5 games’ and got louder and louder, till went and got a beer

          • GEAGLE

            I kind of don’t wanna trade with the jets because I’m pretty sure it would be for the top 7 pick in round 4 that they get from Tampa…feel like better chance suckering Raiders into a 3rd..

        • Kev_H

          I heard a blowhard say Vick can make an average team a contender. All I could think is that it must be some recently developed skill. He was in a very QB friendly situation the last 5 years and didn’t do much.

    • botto

      thats funny but htere is no way on earth vick take sus to 9-7. more like 6-10.

  • cliff henny

    https://twitter.com/nfl/status/449224643249860608
    man oh man, just look at this guy! he just has to play for Philly

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      I loved watching his receivers slowing down to catch many of his passes. The one to Evans was sick. He has an NFL arm, and his passes were all good enough and catchable, but so many of them weren’t in stride.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        That came to my mind as well. Nothing really on the move.

    • Uncle Wonder

      Yeah, I like the way he burned that corner on the dou…oh wait nvm

  • Eagles4Life

    Johnny can sling the rock, man. Passes were Beautiful. Those out of the pocket throws were sick too. Sheesh.

  • cliff henny

    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt · 22m ago

    Mike Evans has the best hands I’ve seen since Calvin Johnson.

    .
    Gil’s seen some WRs in his day. com’on Howie don’t be teasing me! of course Peter Prisco has tweet saying unnamed GM unimpressed by Evans

    • JofreyRice

      I think one of ODB or Beckham’s there for us. Win either way. I think Evans would be a great fit with Foles, in the way he works back to the QB on broken plays. I think ODB’s a fit anywhere, and obviously you get the return game boost.

      There are a bunch of guys I’ll be happy to see the Eagles take at #22.

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        ODB or Beckham eh?

        • JofreyRice

          haha. You’re proofreading better than I am.

  • cliff henny

    good news for the South Jersey ladies, Mark Sanchez has passed physical and is signing this afternoon

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Diiiirty Saaaanchez! (Said with a heavy Cheech Marin accent).

    • Johnny Domino

      Multi-upvote to whomever made the Pat Burrell comparison the other day.

  • Birds4Life


    I dont care how many times he tried to make some of those throws, its impressive! Johnny can throw a football with some accuracy!

  • Armchairgm3

    Putting in the work. Going to pro days when other coaches are sitting on their butts waiting for a second hand report. I love it. It pays off. In Chippah I trust.

  • Mike Calabrese

    Please do not draft Manziel. I have 0 interest in having him as a QB on this roster.

    • oreofestar

      Don’t worry he will be gone after that good pro day

  • Mike

    I think Chip Kelly was there to see Mike Evans…..he is a giant receiver with good speed and he caught every pass today from Manziel, including a long 60 yard bomb to end the day……if Eagles can trade up to pick #12-15 they should draft Mike Evans who would be fantastic in Kelly’s offense.

    • John E. Zang

      Evans worries me a little because of the fact he played with the bucker of all fundamentals “Johnny” football. I just wonder if he can be as productive within the confines of a real nfl offense facing real nfl defenses. I do like his measurables though. I may rather Beckam especially if u don’t have to trade up. Even Benjamin if he falls that far.

  • botto

    we cant get evans though he will be gone too soon.
    so now what?

    • oreofestar

      We trade up

  • Tom w

    See us trading back at all costs from 22 unless Evans, Barr, Ebron or odb falls to us. Believe all those guys are gone by 18. Trade back w whoever passes on qb (will be atleast 4 teams) and wants Carr or garapolo I r team who loves Dennard, ford, Moses, Benjamin, Pryor, haha. Trade back twice if possible …. 22-72d range is basically the same at positions we like and need … Wr, olb, ilb, corner, safety Get me 6 picks in first 4 rounds and one more for crazy colt and we be rollin