Wake-Up Call: Source Says ‘Done Deal’ In D.C.

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 DeSean Jackson is expected to sign with the Washington Redskins, according to a member of the receiver’s camp.

“Done deal,” wrote one source Monday evening following Jackson’s sitdown with the Redskins brass. The meetings between the receiver and the Redskins are expected to continue into Tuesday. Multiple people we spoke with anticipate that something will get done.

Jackson was released by the Eagles on Friday and has since drawn interest from several teams, including the Raiders and Bills, per multiple reports. Washington is the only team Jackson has visited to date, and he may not leave town before signing a deal.




Oakland would bring him closer to where he grew up but many of those looking out for Jackson would prefer that he stay away from the west coast and the potential distractions that come with being near his hometown. By contrast, the D.C. area contains "a strong support network" for Jackson as he enters a critical point in his career.

"I'm excited about everything right now," said Jackson to a handful of reporters at Dulles International Airport Monday. "It's a new beginning, new chances."

The receiver added that there isn't much allure in playing the Eagles twice a year.

"I'm not too much worried about that, man, I'm just moving forward in my life," he said.

On Monday night, Jackson hung out with a few Redskins players.

WHAT YOU MISSED

The Eagles are scheduled to host Florida DB Jaylen Watkins this week.

Offensive lineman Andrew Gardner has been added to the fold. 

Are there a couple of mystery teams in on Jackson?

Kelly needs receivers that can beat man coverage.

Sheil looks at the different players that will be impacted by the loss of Jackson.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Louis Riddick says that whatever team signs Jackson needs to understand what they're doing and has to have a plan in place.

"I've been place where there wasn't a plan for dealing with a player as a person and it just blew up. It was bad business. In this case you have to do your due diligence and do it very thoroughly ... Obviously there's no secret about DeSean [and his issues] and I'm not talking about the gang nonsense. I don't know anything about that. But I've seen what happens when you just look at the player and how you'll use him on the field and then think about his off-field [behavior], 'We'll just figure it out.' It's such a recipe for disaster I can't begin to tell you how ridiculous that is. You can't do that here. You have to make sure you know what you're doing."

 Andrew Kulp of the 700 Level says we shouldn't sleep on Jeremy Maclin.

The fact that Maclin will only turn 26 this year should offer some hope, along with the knowledge that he will be 13 months into his rehabilitation by the time the season begins.

The good news is, as we’ll explore further in the coming days, it’s not all on Maclin to supplant Jackson’s production. That being said, as long as Maclin is healthy, it’s not as if every one of those 82 catches, 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns suddenly disappeared from the offense. In terms of pure numbers, the Eagles may not miss Jackson as much as we think.

COMING UP

We'll keep tabs on Jackson and continue to get you prepped for the draft.

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  • Will

    Stick a fork in em… Desean is done as an Eagle…

    • Will

      STRENGTHS: Despite his inexperience, McCullers’ size and ability
      to disrupt things from the middle often made him the focus of an
      opponent’s blocking scheme. Has been double-teamed on most snaps and has
      even seen triple-team blocks often. Despite the attention, McCullers’
      size and strength make him tough to move in the running game. He plays
      with better leverage than one might expect given his frame, holding up
      well inside and sliding off blockers to handle two-gap responsibilities
      when playing the 3-4 nose guard. He was equally impressive against the
      run when Tennessee switched to a four-man front in 2012.

      WEAKNESSES:
      While McCullers’ is tough against the run, he offers little in terms of
      a pass rush. He certainly has the strength to simply push opponents
      into the pocket but possesses below average foot-quickness and lateral
      agility.

      –ROB RANG

    • cliff henny

      do eagles have any picks left in ’15 draft?

      • Will

        Gave up a 1st in both 2015 & 2016…

        • oreofestar

          damn lol…

    • Richard Colton

      Evans and Barr hmm. Couldn’t figure out a way to get ODB too? I mean, just to return kicks.

      • Will

        Sproles will do just fine returning kicks.lol…

    • Yes_General

      I didnt think Howie had the balls to cut Desean. But now that he did, i can really see him giving up some conditional draft picks in 2015. By the seahawks winning a superbowl this has to put more pressure on the Eagles franchise. I hope that translates to us aggressively attacking this draft.

  • Niels

    To paraphrase a Star Wars character “We’re taking an awful risk, Kelly. This had better work.”

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      lol

  • RIP illa

    Just hoping the skins don’t wise up and spend their draft picks on OL and D players. If they close the deal with DJax then they’re set at skill positions.

    • cliff henny

      locker room chemistry is a real thing in NFL. Orakpo battling for money and bring a guy who probably going to get a hefty paycheck. sure we’ll see some highlites with jax speed, rg3 arm and legs buying time, but overall line play will need to improve. also, heck of a risk for a 1st year HC, hall vs jax. both love the camera, so right now it’s all fun and games.

      • GEAGLE

        Doubt this marriage lasts too long…Desean won’t like rg3 being Snyders pet

        • aub32

          Have we learn nothing? Desean cares about his money. Pay him and he will ball.

          • cliff henny

            really? paid him 10m last year and sounds like he was an absolute asshat to coaches.

          • GEAGLE

            Malcontent

          • aub32

            I said he would play ball. I never said anything about being a pain in the butt. There are plenty of A holes in every work place that are so good at what they do that you deal with it.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Homerism is an illness.

            If this stands, the only plus we have on them as far as offense goes is our OL. That’s it. If the Skins can fix their OL issues…it is definitely shootout time.

            The NFC East should be fun this year.

          • Token

            Yea. I bet Vick is gonna light the world on fire in NY too right?

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            LOL. Funny I don’t recall saying anything about Vick.

          • RIP illa

            Eh…although not world beaters, our D is better than theirs is as a whole. But I agree with the overall sentiment.

          • aub32

            Is it? I would take their pass rush over ours.

          • RIP illa

            Yes it is…as a unit. Are pass rush is nothing to brag home about, but neither is theirs, even if its better. We have/had a pretty solid D, despite our pass ranking and lack of sacks. They lost leadership in Fletcher and CBs do struggle worse than ours, but that’s more to do with scheme than personnel. It’s not bleak for us, and it’s not sunshine and rainbows for them. Also vice versa. With Djax, and the draft, I expect them to be tougher opponents this year, same with the Giants. But I also expect us to be better.

          • aub32

            I like us over them due mostly to our O line. However the gap is certainly closer.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            “If this stands, the only plus we have on them as far as offense goes is our OL.”

            Was strictly talking offense. Not defense. We are better than them there..for now…they have remade theirs this off season. So don’t really know what they will look like.

      • RIP illa

        Yes it is a real thing, but it always doesn’t play out like it did for us. It works just as well too. Generally no man should be looking into another man’s pocket and being upset. That’s kinda a bitch move, but it does happen, like it did for us! If Djax comes in and doesn’t put in the work and play like he can, then yeah it’s gonna be bad on the chemistry front. But we’ve have never seen that to be the case once he gets paid. I already said that they need to invest in their OL and D in this draft. They have a chance to get some spots filled in nicely for their future. An OL, ILB, CB, OLB, possibly a S, but I doubt it. They can get all those guys who can contribute immediately, if they draft right. And if they are smart, they would draft Orakpo’s replacement so that they don’t have to worry about who’s checking who’s pockets, vs their own.

        • Adam G

          Certainly hurts a lot they don’t have their first round pick with that plan. I don’t get all of a sudden the Redskins are supposed to be good with the addition of an above average WR. They were so bad last year.

          • aub32

            Dude we were so bad in 2012. Talent isn’t just found in the 1st round of the draft. WAS was the champ in 2012. How hard is that to understand?

          • Adam G

            They weren’t that good in 2012, not hard to understand. You’re pretty smart on a board, but would you wager any money the skins will be better than the eagles? Of course not. The eagles had a ton of injuries. Who was injured for the skins last year?

          • RIP illa

            Complete strawman. That’s not what’s being discussed at all. He never came out and said or implied that they would be better than us.

          • Adam G

            He most certainly did. Look at his post regarding their O vs ours. What do you think he’s implying in every single one of his posts?

          • RIP illa

            Just cuz someone can say, that on paper, a team has a comparable or better players at certain positions, does not mean that they are saying they are better, as a whole or have a better team…hence strawman.

          • Adam G

            That’s not a strawman at all. He’s putting forth an argument and implying they are better.

          • aub32

            When did I say they were better than us? Our O line is definitely better than ours. We have the better RB. Foles had the greater season by a lot. Our safeties are better. Recognizing that another team got better does not condemn my own. They have some nice weapons. They are better at some positions. They are a legit threat. That’s all I have said. Learn how to read.

          • RIP illa

            Dude we were so bad the year before Chip!!! That argument holds no water! And if they had their or a 1st round pick, I would be more worried, cuz they could really address some serious needs like S and get more OL help. It’s not hard to see at all if people stop being ridiculous homers. OL and DL, good players will be there for them in their 1st couple of picks. I’m talking guys with 1st round talent. Even if they hold off on DL, guys like Urban and Hart, Reid, etc. will be there later. ILB, good players will be there for them also, same with CB and OLB. Safety gets way sketchy after round 2, so who knows what will happen with that. It’s all up to their draft board and what they value most, but with DJax, Garcon, Roberts, Reed, Moss, etc they are set at skill positions and depth for skill positions, which is huge when you need to build up other areas of your team. And the fact that they brought in a slew of LBs and Tracy Porter at CB, just gives them even more leeway. They can get better at all the spots I mentioned, outside of WR, QB, and TE, but they aren’t beholden to need.

          • Adam G

            Issue with them is that they gave away so much for RGMe they don’t have that much talent. It hurts when you give up such a large portion of your draft. The difference between the Skins last year and the Eagles was that the Eagles had a ton of injuries, while the Skins just had really bad players. And you can’t underestimate the whole Andy Reid thing. That team just gave up. Just because the eagles improved doesn’t mean the skins will. They have a TON of holes.

          • RIP illa

            What. They have talent. It’s not even a question! Yeah they gave up a lot in terms of picks for RG3 but yet they still have picked up talent in FA and have just as many draft picks as us! They don’t have allstars at every position, but no one does!!! And this year in FA, they brought in a shit ton of LBs, among other positions, so that the cupboard is not bare. Sounds familiar??? It’s cuz we did the same thing when Chip took over!!! Funny how it’s so great when we do it, but not when any other team does it…homerism!
            Can’t underestimate the whole Andy Reid thing??? Kinda like underestimating the whole Shannahan thing…Right??? Exactly. And yes we had a bunch of injuries, and that is a big difference. But don’t sit there and act like teams can’t turn around there fortunes and be significantly better, from one year to the next. Happens all the time in the league!
            Do I think we are and should be a better team…Absolutely. Yet, to act like every team around us is just so inferior and no matter what they do in the offseason, they can never better than what they were, or catch up to us, or be better than us, is crazy…homerism!

          • Adam G

            My point was they gave up picks last year, hence less talent. Their new coach that they are bringing in is a mediocre offensive coach. His offense has been average the last 2 years. Plus their D and special teams were downright brutal last year. Of course they can be improved but their ceiling is way way lower than the eagles’ ceiling this past year.

          • RIP illa

            Having a bunch of picks v less picks doesn’t mean you have less talent…see the Eagles before 2012. That argument doesn’t hold water either. But as far as your points about Gruden, you maybe completely correct. I can’t argue against that in anyway. We just have to see how it plays out and if he will make changes now that he has full control, opposed to his time as an OC. Yes there D was bad and ST was horrid. These things tend to change when a new coaching staff takes over. To what degree, remains to be seen. I like the fact that they got Clark, for some intelligence and leadership. I like the fact that they got Porter, for some experience and depth. Same with Sharpton. And they are going to have an easier schedule, so to speak. The only major things that are holding them back is the way Synder runs his team. That’s really the only constant negative to this offseason from them, and every offseason in general. And with that fact, they remain the Wildcard, as I have said before.

          • Adam G

            Yes you are right about new coaches, EXCEPT their D coordinator is the same. On average, if you have less picks in the draft, you draft less talent. Don’t see how you can argue with that.

    • Tom w

      Need a rb. Morris is a shanny product. Need a secondary as well. Oline. Dline.

  • aub32

    If this does happen, we can look forward to some 35-42 shoot outs twice a year. I just hope that we are on the winning side.

    • cliff henny

      Jax is good, but outside of him, what has Wash really done on offense? Eagles handled them twice last year and safety play is already better and Carrol over roc upgrade, add in maturing d-line and 2nd year in new defense. then hope to land couple LBrs in draft. like Jax, but he isn’t in-primeMoss, not a guy who changes a division race. still pissed about not getting picks, even moreso now going to Wash

      • GEAGLE

        Lol their new coach doesn’t like their star running back because he doesn’t catch the ball, and RG3 is a joke, can’t make it to his second read, he isn’t a stud like FOles who will manipulate DBs with his eyes and allow Desean to free up…his own OL hates him lol…..they could clone Desean 3 times and they still wouldn’t do anything. Garçon don’t even like rg3
        …..
        If those idiots didn’t listen to London Fletcher, doubt newly signed Ryan Clarke can keep the inmates from running the asylum
        ..,
        Desean. RG3 and Jay Gruden lol…gotta love this division

        • cliff henny

          sure rg3’s scrambling out, jax getting open deep will work, probably often. but is that much different than we saw with vick/jax. I loved the play, was freaking awesome, but it’s not a sustainable offense. it’s a good signing, but cant get them to 10 wins because of it, and it could really blow up in face.

          • GEAGLE

            Spot on…I,actually think it’s a bad signing. But by their standards, it’s a good one I guess. Rather him sign with skins than SF or SEattle…

            If that team wanted to be taken serious they would have blown it up and built the right way…no patience. Garçon is a much better WR and adding him did nothing for them, doubt Desean makes much of a difference….don’t like redskins having our trade secrets, but Gaethers would have given them to them anyway…cowboys and giants are pretty stupid. Not signing a cheap eagle castoff just to find out what we are doing…

            Doesn’t matter, I heard Clayton say Chip just added more “Australian Sports science” this offseason…so teams can have last years secrets. We are on to the lattest cutting edge science

          • aub32

            A bad signing? Do you see everything through green tinted glasses? 2 weeks ago you had nothing but praise for Dessan. I could see if he went to a team with a weak armed QB, but you sound like spadaro right now.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Plum sound silly.

            Skins offense with a healthy RG-3 was a good offense b4 Jax was added. The question with the Skins was going to be less about what they did offensively (though they do need to fix their OL) but whether that defense could stop a paper bag.

            New look Giants too with an Eli who is just as likely to throw 25+ interceptions as he is to go to the superbowl. There is nothing guaranteed about this upcoming season. Though I still gives a 60/40 shot at winning the East.

          • Token

            That was a different coach, different system. Pre injury to RG3 running around.

            We have no idea what we are gonna see out of the Redskins now. Thats the facts. Can Morris produce outside of the Shanny system? Can RG3 learn to throw again? Will they have a Oline? Their secondary is a trainwreck even more than ours.

            But yea, they signed Jackson so they will probably beat the Vick lead Jets in the SB right?

          • Richard Colton

            Al Morris is the definition of a Shanna-back. How did Olindas Garry and Mike Anderson do outside of that one-cut-and-go system? Seriously. Pierre Garcon as offensive option #1? I’m not scared of the Redskins. Next.

          • GEAGLE

            They always have the flashy player, make the sexy signings…but never have the meat and potatoes. You can only develop that drafting well a few years in a row..they don’t have the patience to build a young core thru the draft, so basically they always do ish like signing Desean, which is like putting lipstick on a pig(no offense, you know who lol)…….these sexy splash signings always try and hide the fact that they lack real substance……how can I fear a team, that consistently tries to take short cuts, which always end up leaving them further lost in the woods

          • Philly0312

            I likely watch more skins games than most Eagles fans, as I live in DC. I think people here are underrating the Redskins. To me, they could easily be the second best team in the division if they are healthy and their coach knows what they are doing. If the Eagles have a rash of injuries, I could easily see the Skins taking the division. Hard to predict, and lots of “ifs”, but the picture will be more clear come week 1. Skins offense moved the ball great last year, so expectation is they will again. Comes down to getting stronger and the back of the D

          • aub32

            He’d be the #2 with DJax there. That’s better than what we currently have.

          • Richard Colton

            Maclin/Cooper vs. Garcon/DeSean? Yes – on paper I think you’re right Aub. I’d say if you’re looking at it holistically, our passing game will still be better than their passing game. And we’re still a better team by 3+ wins.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Your obsession with Vick really needs to stop. It’s not healthy.

          • Token

            lol yea

          • ODBorBustAllDay

            Morris has 2-3 more years of effective physical running left in him. Helu came on late last yr. The 2 of them will likely split time like The Bengals used BJGE & Gio under Gruden. Hankerson and newly added Andre Roberts make a decent 3rd & 4th WRs, who likely will be the 4/5th options. The rest of their arsenal is dependant on staying healthy.

            Reed looked good before the concussion issues. Pierre probably falls in the 10-15 range comparing WRs league wide. The thing to watch is the distribution of targets, as Garcon had +180 looks vs. DJax about 130. Gruden’s Bengals threw 55% (587att.) , with the benefit of a better O-line,& defense than the Skins will provide.

            Bob’s best when he’s throwing off play action. Much of his struggles were caused by a lack of faith in that knee. You can bet they’ll look to run early and take the heat off the kid then unleash the play action which makes all 5 of those WRs(Reed included) a threat. I think you have to take them serious

          • GEAGLE

            Apples and oranges simpleton…
            …Desean would be a fantastic signing for a contender with a strong locker room and a coach highly respected by his locker room…..the LOLskins signing Desean is like the 307 star free agents they signed that looked sexy this time of year, yet never ended up getting out of dysfunctionalville…I seen this movie a 1000 times and the ending is always the same, Snyder wiping egg off his face

          • Token

            I bet you wet yourself when the Skins signed Haynesworth didnt you?

          • UncleCarm

            Its just a matter of time before the ‘trade secrets’ get out across the league anyway. For the sports science thing to work it has to be implemented across the program with everyone buying in. That means drafting/signing the right kind of players and hiring the right staff. Most organizations probably could not do it successfully.

          • aub32

            Did you forget that we won 10 games with that combo and owned the NFCE head to head. They also have more weapons than the 2011 eagles

          • GEAGLE

            They have a safety with a cannon playing QB…let me know when he learns simple skills like looking off a safety or making it to his 3rd read

          • aub32

            Did you watch his first year? The guy is a QB. Calling him a safety is just ignorant.

          • GEAGLE

            This is where I realize debating with you is a waste of time…if you were impressed by his rookie season, then their is really no point in us trying to debate this topic…let me know when he develops the neccessary skill and nuances of the position required to sustain success…..don’t care what the stats said, when you only threw the ball to your 3rd read like 7 times all year, then I’m willing to bet you will run into a brick wall sooner rather than Later….Gruden has sooooo much work to do with him

        • Eagles1018

          Rg3, Morris, our old WR and Garçon plus Jordan Reed = pick your poison. Gruden is more dynamic of a play caller IMO than the Shanana’s. Division is up for grabs. Don’t sleep on NYG either

          • oreofestar

            Garcon is soooooo overrated though, and DJAX will get slamed by Boykin, Morris is a problem and Reed is just as good as Ertz he is a problem, I think GR3 will be better than last year but he will not reach rookie form but their OLINE is a steaming pile of crap and they can’t get Robinson or Matthews like they could have if they did not give up 64 picks for RG3-13

          • anon

            There are wrs in every round but agree they look a little dumb. Notice no rgiii in the media this offseason. You can bet he’s putting in work.

          • oreofestar

            He better be…

          • aub32

            Boykin won’t even be covering. Did I miss some game last season where boykin covered guys outside?

          • oreofestar

            Hmmmm, Ok I think we could survive them with Malcolm, Earl, Boykin, Will, Fletch we can last and if we get a good pass rusher that helps because unlke them we have a first to improve our team, Also they have done little to improve their D so I think we will run rampant on that D I can live with 49-27 :P

          • aub32

            Thank you. That makes more sense than Boykin being Revis. I give our D and their O more credit, but I can live with a difference in opinion over some crazy suggestion that has less than 1% chance of happening.

          • Birds4Life

            Yeah, you must’ve missed the SD game where Fletcher was hurt and Boykin played the whole game outside.

          • aub32

            Ahh yes, and I don’t recall him shutting anyone down as that defense gave up 33 points.

        • #7

          Easy now…..RG3 is putting in work. Not a peep from him this offseason

          • Richard Colton

            He could have a bounce back year. We’ll see. But I’m starting to feel like I’ve seen this movie before. RGIII defenders will blame the knee for year two, then after he gets another coach fired, they’ll blame the lack of coaching consistency.

            I look at Eli, Romo, RGIII and I’m just not scared of the NFC East. I’ll make a bold prediction – after this season, Jay Gruden will have the second longest tenure of and coach in the division, and he’ll already be on the “hot seat.”

          • GEAGLE

            I would have to be impressed with the way he played QB as a rookie for him to be able to have a “bounce back” year….sorry, but I don’t care how awesome you look in a short period of time when you lack the skill and nuances of the position to sustain success. The rookie coronation of bob was a joke…
            ,,

          • Richard Colton

            No – you’re right there. A lot of slurping of Luck/RGIII before they even did anything in the league because the NFL wanted to promote their new stars. Can’t ignore those 100yrd rushing games and 400yrd passing games though.

          • GEAGLE

            As of today, his career has been Josh Freeman ish…in my best George’s St. Pierre voice “.I am not impressed wit your performanz”

          • Token

            Generally, its not so easy to shake the yips. Post injury RG3 looked incredibly uncomfortable in the pocket. Thats not just something that changes now that its a new season IMO.

          • Richard Colton

            And anyway, the RGII Redskins are terrible UNTIL they prove otherwise. I have evidence to suggest the Eagles offense will still be high-octane next year. Redskins need to prove they aren’t frauds.

          • Andy124

            I don’t trust NYG not to pull some sht out of their hat and be better than their supposed to be. I swear that team is made out of leprachaun feet.

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

      they have no o-line, and Shanny’s backs don’t do great without him. RGknee regressed last year, who knows how he’ll be. And our defense is still better.
      Coaching isn’t close.

      If all goes right, they’re still at least 1, likely 2 years away

      • aub32

        Foles could regress this year (Sophomore slump). Gruden has not been a HC. So how can you say there’s such a huge gap? Their D line is better than ours and OLBs. They aren’t as far away as you think. We thought we were 2 years away coming into last season.

        • Adam G

          Gruden has been an average offensive coordinator. That’s called a fact.

          • aub32

            He had Andy Dalton not RG3

          • Adam G

            Also had AJ Green. Dalton sure did look better than RGMe last year.

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

            and aj and better OL

        • Token

          We get it, Hail To The Redskins. My god man.

          • Richard Colton

            Seriously. Why can’t people be positive like you?

            Token2.0

          • Token

            At least I generally stick to hating my own team instead of blowing some other unworthy team. I mean, blow the Seahawks. But the Skins?

            Its not a matter of being a homer. I think im the furthest thing from that. Its a matter of seeing that the Skins have a lot more work to do then signing a WR that I dont believe is great in the first place.

            You have a few people on here this morning, aub32 mostly and other former Vick fanatics, arguing with Eagles fans about how great the Redskins are. Lol.

          • Adam G

            Seems to be the guys that repped Desean really hard before he was released. Would justify their stance if the skins got much better.

          • Richard Colton

            I agree. Don’t get the Redskins love. Dysfunctional below average team until proven otherwise. I mean, I get why BBaaS likes them more now – way better looking with DeSean.

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

          aside from OLB, I’d take our front 7. Kelly has done more at every level, and in 1 year as HC, than Gruden has ever showed to assume he’d have as much success. And last year was Fole’s sophomore year, there is nothing in his game to assume he’d regress (like, for instance, a QB running a read-option defense and failing to grow as a pocket passer before tearing his ACL at the end of year and struggling through his 2nd year).

  • knighn

    #HOFFSOME

  • cliff henny

    would say signing annoys me more than worries me. Washington has a ton of moving parts going on here before thinking a Jax signing gets them more than battling for 2nd in NFC east. no idea on records, see if dallas, wash and NYG cannibalize each other or if one jumps ahead.

    • GEAGLE

      Not worried at all..annoyed as all hell tho….rather read Maggie’s thesis on football than read this crap news

    • aub32

      You do know they were first this time last year. I find this over confidence in fans so hilarious. We are believing our own hype. This time last year we were no better than they are now. This signing would be huge for them. Kelly isn’t the only guy who can run a team. DeSean isn’t a guy who can only succeed in Kelly’s system. Stop buying into this media “the eagles own the NFCE” BS. They just want page views.

      • cliff henny

        jesus Aub, it’s 1 player, take a lot more than that to sway a division race, unless named Lawrence taylor. think your negativity over jax vs eagles bs is clouding overall team. cutting him makes absolutely no sense to me, but if ship sinks cause of 1 player, Kelly tenure is in bottom of bay before it ever started. really no different than blow knee in training camp, least eagles have plenty of time to figure offense post jax.

        • aub32

          It’s not one player. Djax gives them a better WR corp. Morris is just as capable as shady to put up a 1600 yd season. All I hear from some of you is Errz this and Ertz that. Jordan Reed had a better rookie season. They have a new coach. RG3 can still ball. Yes they need some help up front but this isn’t gang green. Last time we our leading pass rusher he was getting owned by a rookie. So tell me again how dominant we are.

          • cliff henny

            me,ertz, hope you mean you plural (but glad you didn’t use Geagle’s yous)…now, Evans, yeah, I’ve pounded that table into sawdust. who ever said dominant. don’t extrapolate my posts out to extremes, I don’t do that to you. I’ve said below it’s a good signing, let’s not act like Washington doesn’t have a ton of moving parts. and locker room chemistry is a real thing, battling Orakpo then signing Jax for probably good money since he hasn’t fielded any other offers could cause issues before he even walks in the door.
            .
            RG3 rolls in, starts reading coverages and progressions, moving like a gazelle, o-line switches to new blocking scheme and takes off, that’ll worry me a lot more than Jax.

          • GEAGLE

            I trademarked it on Eagles 24/7… You have to pay me a Nickle for the right to use Yous

          • aub32

            I did mean a general you in regarding to ertz. I would also love Evans, but this FO looks like it’s playing scared. So I don’t see it happening. Yes they have a lot of moving parts, but we had more last year, including a HC with no nfl experience. Locker room? How about having one of the white players on the team publicly yell the N word.

          • cliff henny

            yup, and they seemed to rally around him, so, maybe in crazy odd way that galvanized team. stranger things have. i agree with your annoyance over Jax decision and handling. but if Kelly is as advertised, have to believe he knows a lot more about his offense and how important jax’s role was in it. not getting picks will bother me forever, think that was more Lurie, than Howie’s call (worrying about other teams, cant believe GM would think like that, seems like and owner’s call, but who knows).

          • GEAGLE

            That’s the crazy part….our leadership was so strong, that Riley’s rant may have actually strengthened us….imagine that locker room having to overcome such a thing

          • anon

            We fired the leaders Vick / avant that really dealt with the cooper thing. I can’t imagine how that would have gone now. Are there any leaders on offense?? Shady isn’t, doesn’t seem like Foles is yet (at least not publicly the way Wilson is).

          • RIP illa

            This is the best point that people keep forgetting.

          • aub32

            It’s funny how one good year makes us untouchable. There’s no way any team but the eagles could have a bad year and then win the division.

          • RIP illa

            The rampant Homerism is so F’n depressing and frustrating. We should be favorites to win the division, but all these people talking like the Skins (with Djax) and the Giants, haven’t made some major moves to get better, have lost their narrow minds!!! The only team that got worse are the Cowboys. The draft has to play out and of course games have to be played, there’s a small arms race going on in the East right now, and only the foolish ignore it or think that we (Eagles) shouldn’t take note.

          • aub32

            Exactly. Fans on this board act as if acknowledging other teams getting better is the same as claiming the sky is falling. Even worse is the fans who make crap up just to feel safe. Like Boykin is going to shut DJax down. Give me a break. The guy has never in his pro career shadowed and shut down a WR. He’s been a slot corner. That’s how you know it’s bad when fans have to make up BS that doesn’t make sense to show that we can be dominant.

          • GEAGLE

            No, on some level, Howie was also concerned….he has to do business with these people in the future….he doesn’t want to get to Banners level, where teams wouldn’t even talk business with the browns….relationships matter in the OL boys club…I’m sure Howie was also concerned about fleecing someone while hiding something serious….now if the eagles don’t know anything else and their is no smoking gun, then they are idiots to have not traded Desean……but if something bad is going to come out, I’m sure Lurie wasn’t the only one hesitant to trade desean

          • cliff henny

            whole role of GM is to try and fleese teams on every deal. hard for me to believe that billion dollar companies don’t have the absolute best investigators money can buy. when eagles let teams know Jax was available, any team interested didn’t go full Magmum PI and dig up why. that nj.com article was all known info, wasn’t anything new, just first time someone put it all together for fans.

          • RIP illa

            It didn’t even have to be a fleecing attempt made by Howie. Everybody keeps saying this like lying was the only way to go in terms of a trade. No. He could have been fully forthright with all the negative and positive info on DJax and see how it would play out. Just the fact that he was coming off his best year and was put on the block for reasons unknown, already diminished his value. Then with the media digging for answer and speculating hurt it some more. Howie could have taken complete control of the narrative, when dealing with other GMs and possible trade partners, and been completely candid and tried to recoup something…anything. How successful would he have been is a different story, but the effort should have been made, if it wasn’t, which pretty much seems to be the case.

          • aub32

            That’s the thing though. This blind faith in Kelly is what has me baffled. He had a great year, but this offense had pieces before he got here. This division was also the worst its ever been. Kelly is like Foles. I really like him, but he still has to prove he can do it consistently and against better competition. I am not jumping ship. Who knows what the draft will bring, but DJax is WAS is a scary thought against our secondary and lack of a pass rush.

          • Token

            Morris was a product of a Shanny system that has made many a RB look legitimate. We dont really know what RG3 is at this point.

            I aint saying the Eagles are gonna own the division, theres no way to know that. What im saying is its dumb to think that a player like DeSean Jackson makes that big of a difference.

          • aub32

            So a 3 time pro bowler who consistently puts up 1000 yards and has burned every safety and CB in this division the last 6 years makes no difference?

          • oreofestar

            He makes a difference and I agree the Redskins are the next best team in a division and if Desean does not destroy them and they handle the big egos and everyone stays healthy they will at least give us a challenge but they have some serious holes on this roster on both lines and the secondary and Fletcher left so there is that, Desean averaged under 1000 yards before the Chip season so he is not a consistent 1000 yard wr I do not think he completely shifts the balance but it brings them a hell of a lot closer ad they def, pass NY and DAL

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Take out his injury year of 700 yards and he averages 1000 yards without the Chip year. He’s a 1000 yard receiver.

          • aub32

            He got injured in 2012. He was on pace for over 1000. Prior to that he averaged over 1000. The chip year made up for the injury year. He’s a 1000 yard guy.

          • Token

            Yea thats pretty much what im saying. I just have a real hard time thinking that Jackson is gonna turn them from 4 wins to division champs. Thats a odd way to look at it.

          • aub32

            He doesn’t need to. They were division champs this time last year. If Jackson was their only weapon then I’d be right there with you. Look at their offense. They have weapons. DJax > Mac, Garcon > Coop, Moss > (insert #3), Reed > Ertz (for now). Yes they have issues up front. So do we defensively. They have 2 of the best pass rushers in the division. Orackpo > Cole, Hatcher >= Cox. Plus there’s a coaching change which could go very well for them.

          • anon

            Gives them a wr threat opposite garcon, gives them a deep ball threat they didn’t have gotta. I think well be able to neutralize with the size of our dbs but lets not pretend our secondary has really stopped anyone.

          • Uncle Wonder

            Not him…but a healthy veteran RG3 and new coach and philosophy…God dont like ugly though…they may nvr prosper til they change the team name

          • aub32

            So how did we do it token? Who did we add that was so significant. I am not saying they will be dominant. They still have to put it together. Still ignoring their potential is foolish. We are hoping that Mac and Sproles will be big for us, but you are suggesting that we dismiss a DJax and Garcon combo?

          • CSpangler

            By consistantly do you mean 50% of the time or did you mean 1 of the last 3 yrs ?

          • Adam G

            How about his best year by far he was the 9th best WR in the NFL.

          • Eagles1018

            Let’s just hope that CK put some real thought into the possibility of playing this old WR of ours and considered:

            1. Will he be able to give a division rival any inside info as to our scheme (could be why they cut him so early)

            2. Does our defense with Billy Davis scheme have what it takes to neutralize him if/when we play him.

            I’m hoping they weren’t so arrogant as to not ignore these situations and discuss/plan for them. Wherever he plays it’s pretty simple to watch game film of the eagles and figure out how to use him. Trust that he will be in motion a lot and won’t see a ton of press man. These coaches are not bumbling idiots they will figure out a way to make it work. The only thing they should be concerned with is when he gets comfortable with the organization and starts beating guys in foot races and shit. That’s when he will start demanding more.

          • Token

            secondaries no better then ours have shut down Jackson plenty of times. Dont act like it didnt happen. Will he score on us? Sure. You guys sound exactly like the people who said this same stuff about TO going to Dallas. Even at that point in his career TO was 3x the WR DeSean is. A legit elite talent. And we even managed to come out of that ok.

            Jackson is way to high up on the pedestal right now. Maybe its the postpartum depression talking with some of you.

          • anon

            Every rb is product of a system. You don’t think the ro and running the ball 300 times last year didn’t help shady? You think they’d forget how to zone block after shanny leaves?

          • Token

            Morris was the typical Shan back. And yea, I dont know that theres gonna be carryover after Shanny is gone. Hes made many RBs look legit while with him.

            Shady is not a system back. Hes a elite talent.

          • Andy124

            Keep in mind the Bob will need to show growth as a qb and their line will have to block some for any of that to matter. I seem to recall a team with DJ and Maclin sucking pretty hard due to poor qb play and poor o-line play.

          • aub32

            They di need to fix their O line. However, I am not confident that our pass rush is anything to fear after seeing both Orton and Brees have all day.

      • Token

        I expect Jackson to return to his usual 900 yard 2-4 TD seasons. Some of you guys really focus on just his production last year in a offense where literally everyone blew up.

        • Andy124

          Not everyone.

      • oreofestar

        The difference is we were better than them we had been destroyed by injuries and unlike them had high picks in each round to build with as well that and great coaching helped

        • aub32

          The duo of DJax and Garcon >> DJax and Coop.
          Morris has two season of 1600+ and 1200+ (one of the top RBs)
          Jordan Reed > Zach Ertz (thus far)
          Moss > Avant
          This move give WAS a legit set of skill players, one of which has burned our DBs in practice time and time again.

          • Adam G

            Makes complete sense that DJax would make their 26th ranked offense(by DVOA) better than ours.

          • aub32

            Their QB was coming off of an ACL injury sustained in the post season.

          • Adam G

            So all of their offensive worries are blamed on that? You are really being blinded by your Desean love.

          • aub32

            You don’t get it. They were division champs this time last year. This isn’t just about DJax. Look at their weapons in addition to him. Garcon > Mac. Reed shows more potential than Ertz. Morris averages 1400 yds a season. Add Jackson to those guys, and yes they have some really good potential.

          • Adam G

            YOU don’t get it. They had all those guys last year minus DJax and were one of the worst offenses. You can’t just add one above average WR and think their offense will be transformed. Makes no sense. Your Desean bias is crazy.

          • aub32

            They didn’t just add a WR. They have a new coach. They have a QB who will start the year healthy. We had weapons under Reis in 2012. We were awful. Coaching matters.

          • Adam G

            What has their new coach proven? The Bengals offense the last 2 years has been the definition of average. If his last name wasn’t Gruden he wouldn’t even have this job.

          • aub32

            Our coach had proven so much in the NFL too huh. That offense made the playoffs 3 straight years with Dalton and BJGE. Now it will have RG3 and Morris.

          • Adam G

            You’re kidding, right? Their coach has BEEN IN THE NFL. His offense was average. Our coach didn’t prove anything, bc he was a college coach. Funny thing is, Cin made the playoffs off of their D which he had nothing to do with.

          • aub32

            Please look at Dalton’s stats and tell me again how he has nothing to do with it. 60+ avg completion percentage/ 80 TDs in 3 years. Yup that’s a terrible offense.

          • Adam G

            17th ranked DVOA offense for both 2012 and 2013. Look it up. AVERAGE.

  • Ray888

    April Fool’s Day has just been renmed – it’s now called Daniel Snyder Day!

  • Johnny Domino

    The last two high profile Eagles to go to the Skins were Trotter and McNabb.

    How’d that work out?

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      They weren’t 27, in their prime and coming off their best year to date.

      Apples and oranges.

      • Token

        Actually thats exactly what Trotter did.

  • oreofestar

    All of them are gang members all of them

    • cliff henny

      is Jax making a gun sign? shooting guy next to him?

      • oreofestar

        well considering how much that guy wears red, I can’t be surprised

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Maybe he’s diming him out as the one that dropped the SBD, or he’s doing his Nhamdi impression??

  • Joe Thomas

    All these people bashing the Eagles for releasing DeSean, but the only teams looking at him are Buffalo, Oakland, and Washington. Just saying

    • cliff henny

      i’m bashing them for not getting picks! that still pisses me off.

      • Joe Thomas

        Yea, even a 5th or 6th would have been better than nothing. I was hoping we would trade him to the AFC west so we wouldn’t have to see him till he lost a step or 2.

        • oreofestar

          Yeah like could we seriously not get a 5th from the Raiders :(

  • G_WallyHunter

    Woah, this blows lol

    • oreofestar

      So when shall we commence the jersey burning ceremony

      • G_WallyHunter

        My good buddys a big jets fan, he has a revis, when revis got signed to pats he said time to burn it, I think we’ll both be having burning ceremonies tpgether.
        You know I really don’t want to burn it, its probably my 3rd favourite Reebok one, but holy crap this blows..

        • oreofestar

          Yo this is one of my favorites this, the vintage Reggie White one, my Mccoy one too and Dawkins but I have to accept it, it is getting burned

          • G_WallyHunter

            Ya my McCoy Samuel Vick are probably better but def my fave green Reebok so ya, I guess if its a done deal then one of my jerseys goin up in smoke

          • aub32

            Not his fault we released him. Plus I just got my pro bowl jersey.

          • oreofestar

            ooooh I never got a pro bowl jersey, glad I didn’t in hindsight and I am sorry it is just a thing I have to do if Howie had a jersey Id burn that too after what he did

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Is that why you’re still salty? I’d be pissed if I just grabbed a new jersey and then that player was gone right away. I try to limit my players to guys that I know will be around awhile. I got my Shady right after he signed his contract, to add to my Dawk & Reggie. Always wanted a Duce too. Will wait to see what happens with Foles before I pick that one up. I’m kinda hoping for a uni update too in the near future. I think the current midnight green kinda symbolized the Banner/Reid era and it’s time for a change. Not so much a change over to Kelly, but just a change from the old to something new.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Frame it with pics of him from MM2, falling into end zone & also throwing up his gang signs. Will be a conversational piece in the man cave.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Again, a fantastic idea, jeeze. Well hey, at least he didn’t sign with them yet..

      • Johnny Domino

        I’m going to the same guy I got the Avant nameplate for my #81 from, as soon as they sign a palatable #10.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Damn good idea

          • Johnny Domino

            It will look good next to my Falcon red #7 “Mexico” jersey.

  • G_WallyHunter

    I like what Riddick has to say and I also like what Kulp has to say…. Both have very strong points and I’m almost positive Tim put that in there to help ease most of our pains this morning… For one, on what Riddick says, that might be one of the worst situations to go to for someone who needs a “plan in place”. As for Kulp, its really not far fetched at all to think it can be replaced, we’ll SEE how scheme changes to help account for the lack of a player like Desean who does everything he does to the back end. As Kelce said yesterday in a tweet, some people have the wrong idea about it all because they haven’t watched every play like he has..

  • Token

    I guess im the only one who likes the idea of Jackson going to the Skins.

    New coach, maybe more holes than we have overall and suddenly Jackson is gonna lead them to the promise land. Dont get that thinking. I hope they give him 12 mil a year.

    • LookinAtMyGucci

      I certainly don’t like him in the NFCE, but it’s f’n April. Can we get to week 2 or 3 and see what they do before we crap our pantalones? 5 months before the start of the season (sadly), so much can happen between now and then.

    • G_WallyHunter

      If its a done deal this would be a great way to approach it, hopefully he makes the place disfunctional again with the new coach..

      • Token

        Signed Ryan Clark too. I can tell you that guy is toast. Has certainly lost a step or two. Weird moves to me. But like I said hopefully they pay him a ton. I expect they will regret it in 2 years.

        I cant get over the Redskin blowing this morning. Crazy. That team has many holes. Adding another midget WR is the cure all. I liked and wanted RG3 coming out, but hell, last year he looked like the injury transformed him into another player. Suddenly looked very skittish throwing from the pocket. Release angles were all over the place, bad accuracy. Throwing a bunch of picks. Just a different QB. I dont know that losing the knee brace fixes all that.

        And I dont know what to expect from Gruden. His offense never jumped out at me as being awesome. Horrible playoff performances.

        Morris is a slow footed 6th rounder. We will see what he is now outside of the Shanny system. No OL. Holes on D. Terrible secondary.

        • LookinAtMyGucci

          RG3 will be better this year since he’ll have an offseason to work on his game, instead of his knee. How much remains to be seen, clearly. Gruden is a wild card, to me. The guy’s offense does better with a pass-catching back (not Morris’ strength) and for as long as I can remember his as the OC, he’s had big receivers. Garcon’s not tiny, but Moss and DJ are. I’m not fearful of it until they prove they are to be feared. Which is what strikes me as odd about some of the posts saying how they don’t fully believe in Chip until he’s proven he can do it over more than a season and against the better teams. Don’t trust our own coach, but automatically think one player makes the ‘Skins worth fearing. Let’s play a game first.

        • G_WallyHunter

          Good post, lovin it all like micky dees

    • Uncle Wonder

      We were in a very similar situation just a year ago…new coach, but the talent on the roster was much better than the bad season suggested…just needed a fresh start and new ideas to put an end to the the worsening situation in the building. Very quality pieces available on O…D that needs work…lol, after typing tht the situations sound identical. The diff btwn 4-12 and 10-6 isnt always that big.

      • aub32

        Thank you. The fans here are acting like 2012 didn’t happen. This is worse than 2011. At least then we made moves in the off season worse getting excited over.

        • Andy124

          Sounds like somebody got hacked by Token lol.

          • aub32

            I am being realistic. I have never said they will be dominant. However dismissing the move and pretending they will be awful because they were awful in 2013 is beyond stupid.

          • Token

            Not all of us think Jackson is that big of a deal.

            This is nothing like the TO situation. I was more worried then. He was a legit elite WR. Jackson isnt that guy.

          • aub32

            You don’t have to think he’s a big deal to think he upgrades that squad. Are you telling me you wouldn’t rather have a duo of Garcon and DJax over Mac and Coop?

          • Token

            I think Maclin is a better overall WR than Jackson. But I do think Garcon is legit.

            But I would take our offensive talent over theirs for sure.

          • aub32

            I didn’t ask about our entire offense. I asked about our WRs. Changing the argument only helps make my point.

          • Token

            But im not sure how thats a question. Do just the WRs play? If the offense still produces the same im not getting your point.

          • Andy124

            I’m not saying there isn’t just cause for your pessimism, but what you’re doing is basically insulting the intelligence of those who don’t agree with your view point. There are valid counter arguments as well that you simply brush off as though they carry no weight.

            Anybody acting like they know how this will play out on the field is suffering from an unfortunate case of arrogance.

            The fact of the matter is that I’m not worried about the unknown. I’m excited to see it play out. We get to watch Nick throwing and Shady running and Peters blocking and Kendriks tackling. We can to see how much the young guys improve, get to see how our systems evolve, get to see how the next rookie class looks. I can’t wait. DJ here, DJ not here, doesn’t change much in the big picture.

          • aub32

            There are valid arguments, and I have not dismissed them. I dismissed arguments that say that adding DeSean makes no improvement or even more silly is a negative. I dismissed arguments that said Boykin will shadow and shut down DeSean. I still think we have the advantage in more areas. However, to ignore their potential because had a bad 2013 is crazy. We were them in 2012.

          • Andy124

            In the “too late” department, I’m so wishing I had responded to,
            I am being realistic.

            with:
            That’s exactly what Token would say.

            Cause you know that is exactly what Token would say. lol

            Anyway, while I don’t expect to see the Boy King shadowing DJ, I think we can hope for the following to play out:
            Improved safety play allows our CBs to play more physical, press man coverage which allows our big CBs to effectively neutralize DJ.

            I also think there is a very real chance, though I’m not rooting for it because it’s just too nasty, that some combination of DJ’s attitude, another “shoe dropping”, a brand new head coach and a QB that hasn’t established himself as a strong leader, could in fact lead to disaster in Washington.

          • aub32

            WAS could always implode. I’m not disputing that. I’m just not going to bank on that, just like you won’t. I have seen our CBs try to press Jackson in practice. It’s not as easy as you are making it sound. I do think improved safety play will help a great deal. However, the fact remains that DeSean isn’t there only piece. We should know better than any fans that giving extra attention to DeSean means other guys will get better matchups. I don’t like the idea of Allen, Ryans, or Kendricks on Reed while Jenkins is helping CW. Can Fletcher take Garcon on his own? They still have a good rushing attack, and I will not be one of those fans who underestimate RG3 because he played poorly while wearing a knee brace and under a coach who didn’t like him.

          • Richard Colton

            They did implode. Officially imploded. Can they bounce back from a terrible season? Other than add a burner – not sure how they got better.

          • aub32

            They imploded last year. We imploded in 2012. I meant they could implode in 2014, but I refuse to count on that happening. They got better simply by RG3 getting healthier. We have fans here that project Ertz to be top 5 next season, ignoring that Jordan Reed put up a better rookie season. Hatcher was a nice addition. And as we all know a new coach with a new philosophy can make a world of difference.

  • LookinAtMyGucci

    I’m on to your April Fool’s joke, McManus…

    • G_WallyHunter

      He’s the “source” that called into 97.5… Good point. Nice try, Tim

  • JReamer

    So, we get nothing for one of our best players, made our offense worse and potentially improved a division rival… awesome. Very smooth.

  • Will

    Think Brandon Boykin would do okay in coverage against DeSean…no worries…

    • oreofestar

      True in a sense their O would beat our D but we could def. subdue them on some drive Boykin could def. take care of Desean and them Malcolm could help out Fletch with Garcon and then we could destroy that joke of an O LIne

      • aub32

        Why? Why do you think Boykin can handle DJax? I have seen the two matched up. Boykin doesn’t fair so well. Hell, he probably wouldn’t even be covering Jackson. At this point you are reaching to make the situation seem less unfortunate.

        • Will

          Brandon Boykin is are best CB for now…that’s why common sense dictates the logic…

          • aub32

            He is, but this isn’t Madden. He has never played meaningful snaps outside. Now out of nowhere Kelly is going to have him shadow the 2nd best WR in the division? I can’t see it. And we won’t see it happen.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m guessing you’ve got Dez as the best in the division, if DJax is 2nd?

          • aub32

            Yes. Do you disagree?

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Sorry, had to take care of some things. Yes, I was just confirming.

            At least we’ve got the best RB and what looks to be the best QB. Hoping within a season or so we could add best pass rusher to that list.

        • oreofestar

          Thew way Desan gets taken out of games makes me believe Boykin could handle him but hey I could just be making the situation less unfortuanate with out even know

          • aub32

            1330+ yards doesn’t leave too many games to be taken out of. This thing with Boykin is just pure homerism. He was a slot corner. He did not match up against team’s number one guy and shut them down.

          • oreofestar

            Aub you know for a fact that I am just making this Boykin stuff up because I am still upset about Desean trying to make myself feel better the Redskins don’t scare me or anything but they seem like they could be a pest that refuses to die and gives us problems

          • aub32

            O ok. I was getting worried for a second. Sorry. I just have seen so many crazy homer posts. I have gone into overdrive. lol

          • Token

            So a homer post is a post that doesnt think the Redskins are the best team in the NFL because they signed Jackson?

            Get a grip.

          • aub32

            Who said they are the best team? That’s SEA, DEN, SF, NE. The skins got better. and are a legit threat to us for the division.

          • Adam G

            Vegas doesn’t think so.

    • aub32

      This is so silly. He doesn’t even play outside. Now you are just playing fantasy football.

      • Will

        I’d have him shadow DJax the whole game…wouldn’t matter inside , outside, or slot…Brandon Boykin can play the outside the Eagles choose to have him cover the slot…

        • aub32

          Let’s be real. Many of us would like to see Boykin outside. That’s not happening. Also, when did Kelly ever have any DB shadow anybody? Let’s be realistic.

          • Will

            Billy Davis call…we will find out soon enough we play them twice…

          • Adam G

            Funny you used the word realistic when saying DJax will turn one of the worst offenses into one of the best.

          • Ark87

            That offense should be legit. 2 legit WR’s, very nice RB, very nice TE, and RGIII still has tremendous potential. All we can hope for as fans is that dysfunction has ruined RGIII and that they don’t manage to polish up that O-line.

          • Adam G

            Legit is lofty for an offense that was so bad last year.

          • Ark87

            so was ours in 2012…tons of talent…tons of dysfunction from a lame duck coach still coaching when he knew he was going to be fired.

          • aub32

            It’s like most of this board has Chip Kelly amnesia.

          • Ark87

            I have a lot of hopes, but I’ll recognize it for what it is, can’t rationalize until I construct my own false reality to go prancing through.

            Hope for the best, prepared for the worst.

          • aub32

            Did you forget how bad we were in 2012. Was 2013 such a good season that you completely forgot everything that happened before it.

          • oreofestar

            In fairness like half our team was injured that year and our D had a lot of awful players who are no longer here

          • Will

            When did CK game plan for DJax for that matter?

          • aub32

            Looks like he will get his chance. I will bet a cheesesteak that you don’t see Boykin shadowing DeSean.

          • Will

            I bet an ice tea we win…

          • aub32

            You just changed the bet.

          • Will

            The outcome and winning as a team is all that matters…you want to put a cheesteak on DeSean and Boykin..i’ll up you an Ice Tea my Birds smoke your Deadskins one way or the other in the end..glad DJax went there and not SF or Seattle…He’ll get a boat load of cash up front and cruise it’s a business decision and go back to coasting….just like all the other player’s who have taken Mr. Snyder’s $ in the past and laid down…He’s a good thing lol…

          • aub32

            I never said we would lose. I said the idea of Boykin shadowing DeSean is dumb, crazy and has foundation. The idea of us winning is not crazy at all. Why would I bet against my team? You are trying to ditch the dumb idea you proposed by making me seem like I’m saying the skins will beat us. Nice try guy.

          • Will

            hey we will play them twice…if we do not add any more CB Boykin’s his shadow if not in the first game by the second game they might apply some common sense if they allow themselfves to get burned by him…your on for a Cheese steak and an Ice Tea…one way or the other DJax is reduced to a non-factor…Ole ye of little faith…

          • aub32

            ok cool

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Game plan is press his little ass at the line. If they move him inside to get away from press, then he’d have BB to deal with.

    • Uncle Wonder

      Unfortunate tht we r even having this convo…still cant wrap my head around the fact tht DJax wont be in midnight green nxt yr, smh…Boykin wont be playin outside…DJax and Garcon could be formidable though…

    • anon

      What are you talking about? You know Boykin plays slot right? You gotta hope Fletcher can guard him without pass interference.

  • JosephR2225

    You’d better know what you’re doing, Chip.

    • Will

      CK took a 4-12 team and went 10-6 ..CK is not clueless…he has a well thought out plan…relax, enjoy, no worries…the draft will reveal more…

      • JosephR2225

        I don’t think he’s clueless and I don’t think he’s stupid. And I don’t think this decision is arbitrary. But even Chip makes mistakes, and I hope this is not one of them.

        • Will

          We have no idea who made the call..Mr. Lurie, Howie or CK…I happen to think DJax is not what Chip wants in a WR period…CK I believe wants a Harold Carmichael, Megatron type who can bust thru coverage and muscle his way making catches and is also a dual threat being used in the red zone. Momah is what 6’7″ but didn’t work out…hopefully CK get his player Mike Evans…6’5″ 231 with 4.5 speed..a chain mover and a beautiful red zone threat…

          • JosephR2225

            Possible, but his production last year makes me think Chip could figure out a way to use a guy with Desean’s talents. And yes, Chip brought in Momah, but he also retained 6’0 Jeremy Maclin and 6’1 Russell Shepard, and 4’11 Damaris Johnson is still on the roster.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Damaris will most likely be ousted in preseason cuts, I gotta believe.

  • jcwhy

    Who Wears 10? Doesn’t Jackson have a bunch of tattoos with #10Mode?

    • Adam G

      RGMe

      • LookinAtMyGucci

        Gang war coming.

  • Andy

    Can someone please translate/interpret all the hand signs in that picture for me?

    • Ark87

      kudos to the dude throwin’ up the peace signs….or failing pretty hard at throwin’ up the bunny ears on Hall and Jackson…

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

      does far right dude only have 3.5 fingers on top of his hand? what crazy gang takes half your finger from you?

      • cliff henny

        Van Buran gang, Kramer is a sadistic cat

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

          the 8th mo-f*ckin prezident

    • Adam G

      Scissor Gang Mafia

  • oreofestar

    Damn talking about DJAX depresses me can we just talk about draft prospects
    :(

    • Will

      I tried this morning but everyone wants to talk about Deadskin DeSean…I for one am glad he is gone…when this all comes together and AR’s guys are all replaced with CK guys then we will have a team…Rome wasn’t built in a day this is year two…I look forward to year 3….

      • GEAGLE

        Talking about trading away all our future picks may not stir everyone’s immagination :)

        • Will

          Well I like everyone else can wait for 37 days to pass so I can see for myself what the plan is…just speculation on my part…giving up a 1st pick for a player who will jion the young core group and be there for 4-5 years isn’t a bad thing especially if you pull off 3 1st rd picks this year…maybe it’s just me but this draft class is deep and ripe with talent the 1st rd picks may be able to get better player’s this year than next…but I’m just a fan and love my Eagles for the last 41 seasons..CK is after what we all want that’s a Super Bowl Win..I’ve gotta believe what he was able to accomplish at Oregon he can transfer to the NFL and he is still learning and evolving as a HC. This year we have a tougher schedule and we should have a better team still think 11-5 or 10-6 is do able again…The draft is a crap shoot so hopefully it works out to the plan the Eagles have put in place…

          • GEAGLE

            If that idiot didn’t get cute and move the draft back, we would know by the end of the monfh

          • Will

            yeah and he wants to get rid of or move the FG’s, Add more play off teams, and increase the schedule all the while they shove more commercials down our throats in the name of chasing the all mighty $…

          • GEAGLE

            That sound like mental asylum type crazy to me…..like WTF is wrong with this moron…who the F does he think he is to drastically change the game of football? This mofo needs to be impeached, overthrown by a warlord names Ray Lewis or something…..i can’t believe the audacity of this corporate monkey

          • Will

            you and me both went and changed the format of the pro bowl? He’s messing with the integrity of the game he’s out of control..

          • Richard Colton

            Great draft. Would leave us feeling a little empty on 5/8/14 though…

          • GEAGLE

            I still gave the offensive geeks :) two big fast pass catchers..see how thoughtful I am? I could have easily just took Hageman or Tuitt in round 1 and been greedy

          • Richard Colton

            Don’t you think the top of round 2 is a little high for Moncrief?

          • GEAGLE

            Now, yeah sure….doubt he makes it past 45 tho

      • Uncle Wonder

        The 2012 draft are all AR’s guys

    • GEAGLE

      I had to take a break and go watch a Nerlens Noel highlight..better way to start my day than to have D-Shawn Jaccson rubbed in my face

  • #7

    Fuckin BS. Of course it would be the Deadskins

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      Well deal’s not done yet. There’s that at least.

      • #7

        People on here trying to rationalize this and think that he’s easily replaced. This is a huge loss. I’d be shocked if be didn’t sign

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

          there is a difference, slight yet important, between saying he’s easily replaced vs. saying he is not irreplaceable

          • Adam G

            completely agree, people saying he’s special and a rare talent don’t know what those words mean or are greatly overrating how good he actually is

          • #7

            Replaceable over time, sure. Right now the attention is on his affiliations and supposed attitude, but people thinks it’s easier to replace him because of his size

        • Token

          TO at 58 years old was 3x the WR Jackson is. Somehow, we survived that ordeal when he went to Dallas, which I might add was a better team then the Redskins currently are.

          You make a habit of picking odd players to put on a pedestal.

        • Richard Colton

          Not easily replaced. Nobody we have matches his speed. I was pulling for ODB hard before this move – even harder now.

          • #7

            Rookie WRs make me nervous. People forget the steep learning curve for them. Much harder than just catching passes as you well know. Sometimes it takes 2-3 years before we see what they really are and get consistent production

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I think that’s more prevalent with smaller/skill receivers as they have more of an adjustment to make to pro game as well as coaches figuring out how best to utilize them and scheme accordingly. Bigger, stronger, blue collar type receivers, not so much as you can play pitch & catch relying more on their natural physical attributes rather than skill (especially in RZ) and still get good production right away while they fine tune the skill end of their game.

          • aub32

            I disagree. Floyd still hasn’t done much and he’s next to Fitz. Stephon Hill? There are plenty of WRs big and small who don’t do much their rookie season. Just look at the production of rookie WRs the past few years. Very few were major contributor and fewer still were stars.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            You’re looking at specific individuals again like your argument above about our CBs covering DJax. It’s easier to scheme coverage over a small speedy guy, than it is to a bigger guy, just on pure physics. A 6’4″ 220lb guy has a natural advantage over a 6’0″-6’1″ 195lb CB to get off the line to have the opportunity to even make a catch, then can use his size to make said catch & barrel straight fwd for a few more yds. A smaller guy will lose more battles getting off line and into route to even utilize speed. Bump ‘em off course can create same effect. Run them on 5yd curl and they then need to use misdirection to gain extra yds (Shortest point between two distances is a straight line). That means coaching staff comes more into play to figure out how to be in position to get off clean and into route to even be able to utilize their speed, QB needs more time, OL has to hold up longer, etc. I could throw out a name from last year’s draft too to make my point, doesn’t make the point more valid.

          • aub32

            I use specific examples because this isn’t a video game. Yes, in general you would prefer a 6’4″ 220 4.5 guy, but that’s now how football works. There are plenty of players who look like tarzan and play like jane. King Dunlap should have been a beast. So I am not going to just figure that because our CBs are bigger that they will be able to neutralize Jackson. That type of thinking has gotten so many DBs burned by Jackson throughout his entire career.

          • #7

            Surely with the smaller guys. The so called “big” WR maybe you can get some RZ out of them. Still I would want to bring a rookie along at a slower pace. Look at DeAndre Hopkins with the Texans. Big guy pretty much with good speed. Couldn’t get open last year, but he will. No guarantees with WRs IMO

          • Richard Colton

            Nope you’re right. I figure we can replace his speed with ODB. His TDs with Ertz. His catches with Maclin/Sproles. Probably have to trade for DRC to get someone to replace his loafing on Ints.

            Seriously though, hard to replace. Hope the Eagles have a plan and this isn’t just organizational hubris.

          • aub32

            So let me get this straight, we had a chance to add Jackson with everyone you mentioned. Now the Skins will add Jackson to a WR better than Maclin and a young TE that showed more potential than Ertz, but we are better off in the exchange?

          • Richard Colton

            How exactly? We’re worse today without Jackson than with him. That’s just a fact. Can the offense be better? Maybe. They’ll have to prove it first. I’m in wait and see mode. I don’t watch them cut a 27 y/o burner who just went off for 82/1332/probowl and say he’s the product of a system.

            Show me. Chip – your offense is on the clock.

          • Andy124

            lol

          • #7

            Hell DHB could run fast, but he still sucks. It’s an unknown with a rookie no matter how folks on here age trying to rationalize this, which I understand. Really nothing left for folks to do regarding this I guess

          • Richard Colton

            no, you can’t. I’ve been saying the same thing for a few days. you can’t depend on a rookie doing anything until you see them in the offense. can’t depend on a second year player making a leap or a player coming off a huge injury either. anyone saying they know for certain how the offense won’t skip a beat without Jackson isn’t being honest.

          • #7

            Well Foles can make all of this work if he’s as good as you guys say he is.

          • Richard Colton

            His job just got harder. I mean…he’d have to be a hall of fame QB to make this work

          • aub32

            I wouldn’t go that far. His job indeed got harder, but hopefully he can continue to lean on the run game. I thought with DJax our offense would be dynamic. I still think they will be good without him. They just won’t be special.

          • aub32

            Where were you earlier to spread this knowledge?

          • Richard Colton

            I’m just keeping it real. Can’t argue with his production in the offense, just like you can’t argue with his bad attitude. The former will be hard to replace, the latter is the reason we have to replace it. Damn shame.

  • Ascher Levy

    Notice the gang signs in the picture with the DC players. Hope D Jax becomes Washington’s next Albert Haynesworth.

  • chippah

    Well lookit tgat.. he is right at home with his gangster posse…flashing away… good riddance.. hope he survives D.C. its one of the highest crime rate gang infested area..I doubt they would let a lil 5’9″” punk talk trash in their backyard.

  • GEAGLE

    Snyder once again attempting to put lipstick on a Pig….I seen them win offseason SB’s a thousand times, in the end Snyder is always left with an egg yoke facial

    • anon

      I’m gonna leave the trash talking till we win a chip cant believe that hasn’t happened.

  • Token

    ExtremeSkins.com

    Have a ball guys. You can hail to the redskins all day over there. Youll have a great time discussing how adding a expensive #2 WR is gonna make them NFC champs.

  • Phillymiz

    Can’t believe you dudes are so scared of Jaccson going to the Skins. Get over it he is gone, so stop bitching about him. True fans ride with the bird and don’t get butt hurt by the loss of one player. Keep this in perspective we have the following things to look forward too:
    1. Year two of the Chip Kelly offense with a crew of guys that will be more cohesive and mature in there ability to process and grow as a TEAM. Again, Kelly isn’t Reid (proactive vs. regressive)
    2. A great core O-Line
    3. Arguably the best back in football
    4. Great tandem at Tight End
    5. Best receiving back in football (71 catches in 15 games, thats with Graham and Colston) Sproles
    6. Possible Stud QB in St. Nick only getting better in year two (this isn’t McNabb, last i checked Nick walked off the field with a lead)
    7. An extremely hungry and underrated Jeremy Maclin (playing for a contract with the keys to the #1 spot in his back pocket)
    8. A Kelly led draft process that will maximize value instead of reaching like Reid (who is more of a football nut than Coach Kelly?)
    9. A good coaching staff that i trust to get things right
    10. Camp NoBushit coming this August. ( The D will be improved)

    Bottomline, everybody needs to chill and have some faith. Are you a birds fan or not?

    • Will

      Not to mention year 2 of conditioning our team will have even more stamia and speed. Believe me Baby I have Faith in My Birds we will FLY High again very soon…no worries relax, enjoy…I love it when a plan comes together this is a blessing in disquise losing DeSean to the Deadskins….CK is just starting year 2 give the Man a chance to put his stamp on this team. He inherited the whole kit and kabudoodle and it will take some time to transfer the team into his vision be patience…

      • Phillymiz

        CripKiller Chip Kelly. Nice A-Team reference.

        • Will

          Your the 1st to pick that up …lol…

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Yeah, funny he mentioned that. I was actually introducing my 11yr old son to The A Team last night on Hulu Plus. Ended up being an A Team marathon.

          Interesting A Team fact. Templeton Peck aka “Face” was originally played by Tim Dunigan in the 2 part pilot, then recast in episode 3 by Dirk Benedict previously of Battlestar Galactica fame. It also aired on my 8th birthday in 1983…cool.

      • anon

        He wouldn’t have taken the job if he didn’t think we had core competencies that he could work with. What else do you think ck is going to need to make it his team? Dl that can play lb and vice versa. Cbs that can be safeties and linebackers and sters. Why is henery still employed?

        Can sk and Tim do a column on rookie kickers??

        • Will

          The Right WR’s, an improved Defense and a Kicker with a 55 yard leg that’s accurate…maybe some OL help 3 of them are 30 or more..just some tweaking and a little luck in the draft…It’s one thing to identify a great player in the draft another to draft him…you need trade partner’s and a little luck….it’s a crap shoot at best…

    • Richard Colton

      Arguably? For my $$$, Shady is unarguably the best back in football.

      Like the enthusiasm Miz, but some of your other points are based on hopes and dreams. “Great” tandem at TE – only if “Great” means better than James Casey. Great (aging) core O-line. Hungry? Underrated? Pretty cliche. Call him a “warrior” who “doesn’t leave anything in the locker room” next. Doesn’t mean he’ll consistently beat man coverage. Not scared of Jackson on the Skins – but there’s plenty of questions on this offense now.

      • #7

        Right on except the Jackson part. It’s not like Jackson won’t have a chip on his shoulder….and get to play the Eagles twice a year

        • TripSquadMonopoly

          Lined up against Fletch or CWill…hes going to be motivated to burn them bigtime cuz he knows he can.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            That’s only IF he can get off the line. I’m sure you’d see him knocked around all game at the line & within the 5yds. Take him out of rhythm and he gets frustrated. Move him inside to try to get away from press and throw Jenkins up on him tight.

          • aub32

            Didn’t Jackson destroy Williams in game 2 of the 2012 season? I’m not sure if he faced Fletch when we played the Rams last. I think you are greatly overestimating our CBs if you think they are going to be able to jam DJax and take him out of the game. I am not saying that can’t be done. I just don’t recall it being done by average guys.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I’m not over estimating our CBs. I think you are greatly overstating DJax as a player. Don’t you think if anyone knows how to stop DJax it’s the Eagles? I’m not even talking about individual players, I’m talking straight scheming him into submission to frustration. Everyone knows that he gets frustrated when he’s manhandled.

          • aub32

            You still have to be able to man handle him. Jackson isn’t some one year wonder. Teams have been looking out for him since his rookie year. If he was so easy to stop (just man handle him) then how has he been so effective his entire career. Now Kelly just showed the blueprint to how to make him even more productive. No he’s not some unstoppable force. He’s still a top receiver and a legit #1 guy. Adding a #1 WR is a big boost for any offense.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            He’s not a guy that’s unstoppable. That’s exactly my point. I think Kelly got frustrated seeing him struggle against press coverage. Why? Because if you can’t get off the line, you have less opportunity to capitalize. I’m not saying he won’t produce. But it’s easier to press the shit outta him and just let him take himself outta the game than to cover him.

          • aub32

            I get what you are saying. That is true if you have the guys that can do that. The fact that he is the 3rd best deep threat and a 1000 yard receiver over his career show that not many teams have that ability. Otherwise, he would be out of the league. I for one am not confident in the ability of our CBs to be able to stuff him at the LOS. I think it’s a harder task than you are making it out tobe, and I am confused that if you think its so easy why didn’t every DC do it? Why did opposing teams allow him to get 1300+ yards last season if they could have just pressed him at the line of scrimmage? I guess they weren’t smart enough to figure that out.

          • Phillymiz

            And they to cover him. Turn on the bright lights (and I don’t mean week seven games on MNF against the skins) where his Jaccson? The first time you see him get a ball in traffic will be the first time. I also think the Eagles will run even more this year to keep the run/pass at about 52/48 percent. Who ever said Chip needed Jaccson anyway? That’s what I love about the guy he’s flexible and progressive not rigid like Reid.

          • aub32

            Since when did he need to catch the ball in traffic to destroy teams? Keep knocking the guy for what he can’t do while he’s burning teams the way he been the past 6 years.

        • Phillymiz

          So what he is only one player and it’s not like we don’t own the book on him. Jaccson is human and not exactly a top 10 Wr. There are about 20-30 legit receivers who you could make a compelling argument that they would fit nicely in the CK scheme. I’m just tired of the Jaccson is the end all be all hype. It’s simply not true.

          • #7

            20-30? You’re overestimating… and underestimating. Jackson…. if he’s not top ten, he’s damn close. When he’s running past our DBs you’ll be thinking differently

    • aub32

      Agree with most except I think it’s a good not great TE tandem and the idea of Maclin being underrated is funny considering he has been overrated his entire career.

      • Adam G

        Overrated like Desean?

        • aub32

          Apparently he’s not since many of you think adding DeSean to a division rival is like them picking up Marvin McNutt. DeSean has proven throughout his career that he’s a better WR than Maclin. If you disagree, go look at the stats.

          • Adam G

            I certainly think Desean is better than Maclin. But he’s not great. He’s above average. And had his best year, coincidentally?, in Chip Kelly’s offense.

          • aub32

            He was a 1000 yard plus guy before Chip. He proved last year that he can do more than Go patterns. Is he Megatron? Hell no. He is one of the top WRs in the league though and better than any pass catcher we currently have on our roster.

          • Adam G

            Before chip, he averaged 957 yards and 4.6 TDs, That’s above average. It’s good, nowhere near great. There are at least 10 WRs better than him, if not more.

          • aub32

            That’s because he got hurt in 2012. Take out his one season with a major injury and he’s a 1000+ yard guy. By your standard Julio Jones would be less than mediocre because he got hurt.

          • Adam G

            Ok, lets say we project that over 16 games. Now he averaged 1020 yards and 4.8 TDs. Still pretty pedestrian. Again, I can name 10 WRs at least that are currently better.

          • aub32

            I never said Jackson was top 10. I said he can put up top 10 numbers. I said he is a #1 WR. You would think that a team that went so long in the Reid era without a #1 WR would understand how much adding that guy brings to an offense. I would not feel this way if Jackson joined the Raiders. He’d be all alone on that offense. However, the Skins aren’t void of talent. Garcon is the best WR that has ever stood across from Jackson. We may differ on how we feel about RG3. I think he can play though. Morris plus RG3 means play action all day. Jackson will be opening up the middle of the field for Reed and (old but still better than whoever is our current #3) Santana Moss. That’s why I think Jackson to WAS could be big trouble if Gruden can put it together. I get you think he is average at best. I see a guy that got Andy Dalton to put up pro bowl numbers. RG3 can be so much better than Dalton and I think last year might have him more focused than ever.

          • Michael Winter Cho

            Of 64 starting receivers, the 11th best one might be kind of near great.

          • Adam G

            Really reaching on that.

          • aub32

            That’s 64 starting WRs. Considering every team has at least 5 and one on their practice squad, I would say top 20 of 192 is pretty good.

  • Steven Dunwoody

    Avant signs with the Cowboys. Bryce Brown traded to the Giants. It’s all part of Chip’s plan, you see. Those smoothies we’re all enamored with – they’re more than just fruit and electrolytes. It’s MIND control, baby. Chipper’s planting the seeds of a decades-long dynasty in Philly. It starts with infiltrating the enemy. Watch how boss our secondary looks when Jackson and Avant drop every ball and trip on every route they run. That idiot Eli will keep throwing wheel routes to Brown even though he’ll average -2 yard per reception. It’s quite simple, really, but boy is it elegant. In Chip We Trust.

    • oreofestar

      At first I thought you were serious about Avant until I saw the rest freaking scared me….

      • Steven Dunwoody

        Glad I woke you up… don’t believe anything you read on the internet today

      • Justin

        Avant on the Cowboys scares you?

        • Septhinox

          IKR…Avant is the one WR that Ryans could cover. lol

        • A_T_G

          If Avant were to go down there and get Bryant’s head screwed on straight, that would be scary.

        • oreofestar

          Because I love Avant would hate to see him there not because of football reasons

  • Phillymiz

    Two words…. Jay Gruden Two more words…..Jim Zorn Two more words….NOT worried

  • kstagg

    April Fool’s, right? RIGHT?!

  • addicted2mula
    • Richard Colton

      Good article. I figured their fans would still be haunted by Albert Haynesworth’s ghost. How’s DeSean’s predilection for taking plays off going to sit with the Redskins faithful?

      I’m hoping they get off to an 0-6 start and DeSean pulls his no-defense-post-Int move. Hope the sideline cameramen are primed and ready to go. Bonus points if they have the foresight to mike somebody for the Jackson/RGIII fistfight.

      • addicted2mula

        Lol right. To many divas on the team. I’m still confused how can they sign him with there cap space. They have 7 mill. Jackson wants a deal better then Decker received?

        • Adam G

          Guessing they give him low 2014 salary with a decent signing bonus to offset.

          • addicted2mula

            True. Honestly I think Oakland is a better fit for him.

        • KobraKai7474

          Washington has never had a problem selling out their future (in the form of big signing bonuses that turn into dead money a few years down the road) any other season so I am sure DeSean’s salary… whatever it ends up being (and I wouldn’t count on $10 million)… won’t be a problem for them.

      • RIP illa

        LOL. You gotta get over that RC. What did he do after when he got back on the field, that game? Yin and Yang…It balanced out. But I get what you’re saying. Wish we lived in a world where every player went balls out every single play.

        • Richard Colton

          He was a punk, but he was OUR punk, dammit!

          • GEAGLE

            Right…now he is just a Winey lil bitch I hope Cary throws into the ground the first time we match up with them….he may burn Cary, but I’ll enjoy watching Cary bully him the rest of the game

          • Uncle Wonder

            That sums it up pretty much as well as it can be. Upvote

      • Mugzy Payton

        If you were staring at $20mm guaranteed vs $0 and all you had to do was stay healthy, you’d take a few plays off too. Blame the NFL/Eagles for putting him in that situation

        • Adam G

          You mean like every player in the nfl who is at the end of their rookie contract and hasn’t renegotiated but is in line for a huge raise? Don’t hear that happening too often do you? You think Russell Wilson or Nick Foles are going to take plays off this year?

          • Uncle Wonder

            -____-

            how exactly does the qb take a play off? every player who doesnt have the ball in his hands takes a play off here or there…dont let them lie to you

        • Richard Colton

          I can think of at least 10.5 million that wasn’t guaranteed. But to honestly answer your question, no, I wouldn’t. Because I have pride.

        • KobraKai7474

          yet, the league is full of guys who play their face off every single down, regardless of their Contract situation or their home life or whatever else.

  • Uncle Wonder

    YES!!! We signed Alex Henery to an extension!!! So glad we got that done, now I’m really pumped for the season.

    Scene, aaaaaaand cut

    • Neanderthal

      I hope that is an extension to his kickoffs.

    • Token

      Dont even joke about something like that.

      • Uncle Wonder

        I wish it was mere comedy…lol, im not so much upset as i am frustrated that this is what our offseason has come to…big bang not in our favor (FA and DJax) then we follow it up w some useless consolation prize…i had so much hope after the NO game and this is wht we get…oh well, Godspeed. Draft day is coming

  • Neanderthal

    I am getting addicted to these draft simulator sites.

    Round 1 Pick 27 (N.O.): Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 23 (K.C.): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (B)
    Round 6 Pick 32 (SEA): De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (C)

    • Richard Colton

      Swinging for the fences are we? You have a lot of boom/bust guys in there. Attachou might be a 12 sack guy, might flame out. Lee? I like WHERE you got him, but I’m unconvinced he’ll be one of the star WRs in this draft. Was Cooks or ODB available when you drafted there? SJB is a guy you have in the right spot (I think he’ll go 2nd round, unlike your draft simulator) but has he shown anything other than size?

      • Neanderthal

        I think Lee could be best wr in draft. I know I am only one. Also, he had some big games against Chippah.

        • cliff henny

          nope, i’m there with you, dragging all my anti-USC hate along too. guy went 20/350/3 in ’11 and ’12 against Kelly. he seems to notice when guys go off like that

          • Neanderthal

            Yep. Might think about KVN over Attaochu . Have him and Barwin mix up blitzing and covering, Swatting passes etc,

  • RIP illa

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2014/4/1/5569230/eagles-sign-alex-henery-april-extension
    Seriously…This is just plain F’n Stupid!!! Thanx for putting me on UW

    • RIP illa

      F’N WHY???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • GEAGLE

      I’m sure it’s that crappy sites lame attempt at April fools joke…..it’s such a lame attempt that I’m not even going to check twitter… CK hates henrey

      • RIP illa

        It better be cuz that shit is really ruining my day!

        • GEAGLE

          I literally don’t believe it enough to even check

    • Token

      Read the URL. Says April extension :)

      Thank god its a joke.

      • RIP illa

        Never been so relieved in my life!!!

    • ODBorBustAllDay

      Someone should check on Chip & Howie and make sure their cars didn’t get firebombed by an angry reader.

      • Will

        LMAO…There would be riots in the streets outside the Nova Care complex…

  • Will

    Unbelievable…man games come down to the wire..wow…oh well this bothers me more than DJax there were so many better options out there then Alex Henry….who can’t kick the football into the end zone or make a 45 yard FG with any consistency…wow…IF the game is on the line …

    • Uncle Wonder

      They got me…i actually read the story and it was obvious at that point tht its a joke

  • Explorer51

    Regardless of who he signs with, it is obvious that Jackson will be totally motivated against the Eagles if/when he plays them. But if you look at his career year last season, do a game by game breakdown. He had nine really mediocre to bad games (including against Dallas where he had six catches for 49 yds, no TDs…in two games), three good games, and four great games (two of which were losses against SD and Minn); in only one game did he score two TDs. It looks like enough D-coordinators, including those from weak D’s Detroit, Chicago, and Dallas, figured out how to take him out of the game. So while he will definitely give extra effort against the Eagles, it’s not a guarantee that he will be the one to beat us; more likely, he will have a big stat day in a loss.

    Finally, can somebody help me understand why a guy who admitted tanking an entire season…because he was unhappy with his contract…got a complete pass by a big chunk of the fan base? That’s pretty unprecedented in a town that says that it prizes effort above all.

    • Richard Colton

      ’cause if there’s one word that defines DeSean Jackson, it’s “motivation”

    • ODBorBustAllDay

      Why’d the same guy get busted for pot, associated with 2 murder suspects, miss X amount of team functions, THEN tank a season, and STILL get a new contract? In the same year they couldn’t afford to pay Brian Dawkins no less?

      • Maggie

        The same guy who gave him the big contract doesn’t want him now. and neither do we. Pleeeeease can we find another topic?

        • ODBorBustAllDay

          Speak for yourself Mags. Although I might not think it’s the end of the world releasing him, I’d still rather have him on my side than helping division rival.

          And as usual…you missed the point entirely. I wasn’t pining over the loss of DJax. I was expressing disbelief that we spent the money we did, on a player we weren’t committed to. Money that could have been used to resigned THE GREATEST EAGLE OF THE LAST 25 YEARS, MR. BRIAN PATRICK DAWKINS.

    • KobraKai7474

      I was just making the same point below. Jackson, for all his strengths, still has a tendency to disappear when matched against a good, physical CB…. and, because all he really does is run deep patterns, he can’t even help the team “in ways that don’t show up in the boxscore” in those games where he isn’t getting open. Riley Cooper, for example, on his worst day, will always block like an animal on every single snap he is on the field and he will always run his pattern crisply and to completion, which helps open up passing lanes, so even if he doesn’t see a pass, he is still doing things to help the team win. Jackson, on the other hand, gets matched against a CB who plays him tight and a bit rough, and he immediately goes into a pout and pretty much does nothing positive to help the team. I am perfectly content to let Washington overpay for a guy who might be useful in half their games…. and that assumes he has no outbursts on or off the field.

  • Gil

    Good riddance to Jackson, he is Daniel Snyder’s problem now.

    Redskins were 3-13, now with Jackson they will still be in last place.

  • KobraKai7474

    With all due respect, losing Jackson really isn’t going to hurt as much as people think. For better or worse, he had one role on this team: Run deep patterns and stretch the field. Aside from that (which, for sure, he was darn good at), he didn’t do any of the things a team needs from a WR. He never even attempted to block (in an offense that puts huge value on WRs blocking), he tended to “hear footsteps” on any ball under 20 yards downfield and between the hashmarks (in an offense that revolves around short passes and YAC) and, worst of all, good physcial CBs could make him disappear even without help over the top (at minimum, a highly paid #1 WR needs to keep a CB and safety busy on most plays). Sorry, but, even forgetting the questions about his personal life, that is not a $10 million per year player. Again, I am not saying DeSean Jackson is worthless. I AM saying he was not worth $10 million per year, and I AM saying the Eagles won’t miss him nearly as much as expected…. and I say those things based on his play on the field, NOT based on what he may or may not be doing off the field.

    • anon

      You must have missed the fact that he came out of the backfield, and that he was our best slot reciever this year – i think he proved he could line up anywhere. There are undoubtedly better WRs most of them make around DJs salary.

      • Phillymiz

        One word……Sproles

        • aub32

          So a 2nd string RB solves all the problems left behind by losing our #1 WR who put up top 10 numbers. I feel so much better.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            I think it’s really simple. Chip wants a bigger guy physically at the WR spot. He wants his “little” speedy toy to be a guy that can line up in the backfield as a threat to run as an RB, as well as catch passes (LMJ, DAT). DeSean just wasn’t that guy & he stated as such before last season. Throw in his comments in regards to his thoughts on WRs (big & fast). That just paints the picture clearly enough for me. Not saying I agree with it 100%, but I’m not gonna pretend that DJax is this unstoppable force. He was a nice vertical receiver that could also move in space. He did that very well. But I’m not crying over the loss of DJax as much as I would rather have a pick plus the extra cap dollars.

          • Maggie

            The NFL rated Jackson as the NUMBER 31 Wide Receiver in the league, BEFORE any of the other stuff.

          • Phillymiz

            Pretty much. You must not have seen what Sproles has done the last 5 years. When you compare his combo numbers against Jaccpot’s receiving numbers it’s pretty much identical. You make it sound as if Kelly is incapable of making adjustments.

            I would take Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton today over D Jacc. Andre Roberts and Malcolm Floyd aren’t far behind. Desean was just one aspect of the Kelly offense; substitute him for say Tavon Austin (just a younger DJacc) are you telling me Foles wouldn’t have had a productive season. Come on. It’s too arrogant to say one man changes everything. This isn’t basketball, in football the train keeps on moving. It waits for no one. Next man step up.

      • JofreyRice

        Don’t understand the folks hating on Jackson’s game.

        After all the stupid gang crap and character assassination and organizational smears, the Eagles weren’t going to pay Jackson 12 million dollars. They don’t think he’s worth it. They think Chip Kelly’s offense can get any fast WR wide-open enough to reproduce Jackson’s #’s. Time will tell. I hope they’re right, for the Eagles sake, but I’m pretty skeptical.

        And the bare fact remains, there is still only vague guilt by association and innuendo in any supposed transgressions Jackson made. This was the Eagles decision. It’s one thing to think they’ll be fine without him, and to put your faith in Kelly, but to shit on a player that was one of the few homegrown superstars in the past 10 years in order to do that strikes me as absurd and mean-spirited.

        • Adam G

          List is short for WRs that are worth 10 Mil in salary, and Desean is not on it.

          • JofreyRice

            That list includes Dwayne Bowe, Mike Wallace, and Percy Harvin, right? If they’re making that, then that # is around what his market value is. Maybe that’s not what the Eagles want to pay him, but that’s a different argument.

          • Adam G

            Of course not. But those same guys if they were free agents would be seeing a lot lower than 10 mil a year. Seems as though the WR market has changed dramatically from last year to this market. If the Dolphins could, they would cut Wallace. Ditto for chiefs. Percy I would guess the jury is still out, but I’m sure Seattle sees that as a huge mistake. We will see what he signs for because THAT is his current market. Hint: it won’t be 10 mil.

          • aub32

            WRs didn’t paid this year because no one that came out was worth anything. Wallace is a much bigger name than Decker. So is Harvin. That’s a poor way to compare the market if your measuring stick is “this guy who isn’t as good as that guy made less money”

          • Adam G

            You are really fighting this. Every article discussed how the market was not the same, which was evidenced by the lack of trade interest. Come on man.

          • aub32

            Please yell me one receiver on the market that should have gotten paid. Decker was overpaid and he didn’t make 10M. DeSean has a much better resume than any WR that was on the market. There was no trade interest because everyone knew he was getting released. Why would teams give up something and have to take on his cap number.

          • Adam G

            Ok, so if he doesn’t get 10 mil now, will you please just admit he wasn’t actually worth 10 mil, you know by definition the term value. He’s on the open market. If he’s worth 10 he will get it.

          • Maggie

            Why are you still arguing about Jackson’s value??? He’s gone! Move on, pleeeease.

          • aub32

            If you don’t like it, don’t read my posts.

          • JofreyRice

            I love how you try to restructure their deals in hindsight, based on how they turned out. That’s what they’re making.

            Here’s what Spotrac thinks he’ll make, based on similar deals, and their formula:

            http://www.spotrac.com/premium/research/nfl/contract-forecast-desean-jackson-440/

            They predict a 5 year 48 million dollar deal, with an annual salary of 9.7 mil and a guarantee of about 15M.

            Not sure I understand your apparent desire to begrudge these guys their market value. Jackson had how many plays of 40+ yards during his time here? How much is a freaking bum like Matt Schaub making? How about Sam Bradford? How much money has Matt Cassel stolen from teams? Are we going to say Foles can be easily replaced when he’s up to start make starting NFL QB money?

          • Adam G

            OK SO LET’S SEE WHAT DESEAN GETS NOW? Ok? Because by definition that would be his market, no? The current market didn’t want to trade for him because he was overpaid. Pretty simple actually. To fight that makes absolutely zero sense.

          • JofreyRice

            The report surfaced that Jackson would be gone, either by trade or release, before 2014 a week before they released him. Kind of hurts your bargaining position, no? If it was me, I’d have given up a 7th to make sure I could get him, but I guess it came down to interested parties trusting their ability to negotiate rather than giving up a draft pick in what’s been described as one of the best drafts in 10 years. And it’s not a level playing field. At this latter, post-free agency stage in the game, only certain teams even have the cap space to be in on the Jackson sweepstakes.

            What do you honestly expect his deal to end up being? I think 10M per is what he ends up getting.

          • Dan

            You are an idiot. He was cut at the end of free agency when most teams had already allocated their money and after the Eagles whisper campaign to paint him as a thug. There’s no way this would be his market value.

            How does Jeff Lurie’s dong taste?

          • Adam G

            Oh right, his current market value is NOT his market value. Must be nice in a world where you can make up excuses for everything to support your stance. Go back to your skins board. Must be fun rooting for a perennial loser.

          • Dan

            Not a skins fan at all. I’m just not a mindless drone that licks management’s a-crack.

          • Maggie

            A childish twit showing off his intimate knowledge of male genitalia should probably just be ignored. Also, he is not really interested in cap space. Don’t blame you for trying, but he’s just not worth the trouble.

          • Token

            Its not totally a money thing. And its not a gang thing. I think Chip didnt like the fit on offense. I wrote about it yesterday. He made it work with what he had. Jackson had a productive year, but so did everyone.

            I dont think the long bomb offense is what he wants to do. I dont think he wants to be in 3rd and long so much with so many 3 and outs. He couldnt even get tempo going most of the time because they were running some slanted version of the offense he likely wants to run. A up tempo quick moving efficient offense. Take some shots, but not nearly as often. Play the intermediate and in game.

            I think things were limited with Jackson on the field. You had to work to hide him. Even that didnt work in the tough games when teams were pressing. Hes not a good blocker. Hes lazy off the ball. He doesnt follow blocks very well. Those bubble screens Chip loved often didnt result in much because Desean runs out of bounds.

            I think Chip will draft a 6’2 or bigger guy that can beat press, shield the defender and get you that quick slant. I said I was watching a bit of Robinson. Seems to do well on those bubble screens good at following blocks. Seems to have some power to shed guys.

            Chip never liked the fit IMO. Probably wanted him gone when he got here. But they got by pretty well with what they had last year. But that kind of offense isnt sustainable. There were a few games where that deep ball wasnt there and they just shut down. Jackson was no where to be found.

            And look on the bright side, now they have $50 mil in cap room next year.

          • Adam G

            Would love for people to explain to me how Desean is worth more than 10 mil a year if he won’t get that on the open market.

          • JofreyRice

            yeah, disagree with you here. He loves the long play. Loved it at Oregon; clearly values it. Talked about how much harder it is to do in the NFL versus the NCAA. I think he just thinks he can do it without paying big money to a guy that can be a diva. We’ll see if he’s right.

            IMO, the whole thing with pace is to be able to stretch and confuse the defense into mistakes that allow those big plays to happen. Don’t think he wants to matriculate the ball down the field at all. Sure, he probably would prefer a bigger player, but I think Chip wants points, and he wants them quick. When you have a guy that has scored as many long TDs as Desean has, I don’t see how that guy isn’t a football fit, all other things equal. But the equation wasn’t equal. The diva-behavior played into it in some small way, but I firmly believe the salary is what pushed this.

          • Dan

            Desean is not worth $10 million per year? Are you paying it? Why do you care about a rich owner’s money?

            Is Desean worth 4.5 Million? Because that’s all the cap savings the team got by cutting him. Now they are about 20 mill under with nothing to spend on. Please act like a fan and not a drone for management.

            Eagles fans = pro-management sheep.

    • #7

      He did more than go deep

    • Dan

      Desean is “not worth $10 million per year”? Are you paying it? Why do you care about a rich owner’s money?

      Is Desean worth 4.5 Million? Because that’s all the cap savings the team got by cutting him. Now they are about 20 mill under with nothing to spend on. Please act like a fan and not a drone for management.

      Eagles fans = pro-management sheep.

      • Adam G

        Your lack of understanding of the cap is pretty funny. They actually save 18 mil off of 2015’s cap, which they will use to lock up current players because it rolls over. Go away please.

        • Dan

          You are just wrong. You are entailed to a idiotic pro-management opinion but not your own facts. Show me the link where it says 18 mill would’ve been dead money had they cut him next year?

          You can’t because your reading comprehension sucks and you are mistaking it for this article – http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/28/eagles-will-carry-6-million-on-2014-cap-for-desean-jackson/

          Would’ve been a 4 mill in dead money had they cut him next year. Not 18 million. So yes, you are either an idiot or liar. Which is it?

          • Adam G

            Dude, they cut him now, therefore they saved 18 mil. Please reread, or learn how to read, thanks. They saved 18 mil OFF OF 2015’S CAP.

          • Dan

            That’s real dollars not cap money. Once again, why do you care about a rich man’s money? So Lurie gets to pocket 18 mill. Are you his son? Does he give you a taste? Are you a fan or Lurie’s accountant? You are such a sheep for management it is pathetic.

          • Adam G

            You sir, are a fool. They save 18 mill of of 2015’s cap. That is not to be argued. You are just wrong.

          • Dan

            You are too stupid to breath. Show me the link. You can’t because there isn’t.

            If he played this year, they could’ve cut him before next year. The cap hit would’ve been 4 million. His contract isn’t guaranteed. Your 18 million number is completely made up.

            Sadly, I really think you are not kidding and are really too stupid to grasp this concept.

        • B-West

          You better hope none of these current players want to test the market and get a fair market deal. Just wait until Fletcher Cox or Lane Johnson says they want to test free agency to ensure they maximize their value… The Eagles will let them walk if they don’t get their team friendly contract. And then they’ll be 20 mil under the cap again for whatever year that happens to be. And then they’ll hide behind locker room chemistry… We can’t pay this player or that player because we’re busy ripping off the guys we have under contract and we don’t want to stir that pot.

          What is the point of perpetually having tons of cap space?? Seriously, think about it. You’ve basically just set a personalized cap number at 20 mil below the rest of the league. Its like how everyone used to hail the Patriots for having tons of picks every year… You know how they had those picks every single year? They never spent them and just rolled them over to the next year to garner more praise from the talking heads. They never cashed in the asset.

          • Adam G

            Bc Cox and Johnson were first round picks they can actually keep them for 2 years after their 4 year contracts expire with a 5th year option and a franchise tag. Seems as though they have not been shy about signing their own guys. We will see what happens. And you can’t really be 20 mil under the cap every year bc of the salary floor.

      • Kev_H

        Dan, you are uninformed. His cap figure this year was around $12.5 million, so they saved about $6 million or so this year and of course his future contracted salaries. I don’t think they’d have had a problem with re-doing his deal if they didn’t think he would hold them back going forward and I think they are probably right. He’ll go to Washington and make some plays in a losing season and you will feel self righteous, but that is what he does and has done for most of his career- been a playmaker on underachieving, disappointing teams.

        • Dan

          You are right, the cap savings this year is about $6.5 M and not $4.5 M. So is Desean worth 6.5 million in cap space? Yes, I am aware that this money will carry-over, but the team is already way under the cap.

          I submit that he obviously was, especially considering the dead money would be less after this year. That is, his signing bonus would have been spread over more years.

          I disagree with your analysis, but you certainly have a brain. Kudos!

      • Maggie

        Sounds pretty much like another twit resentful of anyone who has money. Odd because without money, there would be no professional sports, no charities, no business investments of any kind. No exploration or inventions. All of the inventions of the last 1000 years, which are in use today, were possible because the inventors had patrons from wealthy families who sponsored them.
        That also applies to the arts. And Columbus couldn’t have made his trip, for good or bad, without rich royalty footing the bill. Money is a tool and Lurie has never been accused of being cheap with the Eagles, except by ignorant twits.

        • Dan

          OK Maggie, so what he Lurie reinvesting the 10.5 mill in? What explorations or inventions will he be making with it? He owns a sports team.

          If the money was in Desean’s pocket he would spend it which would go directly into the economy. It is simple Keynesian (capitalist) economics.

          You are just way too uneducated to know that. This city is just filled with dumb-ass pro-management working class whites.

          • Maggie

            Hah hah ha ha ha LOL LOL LOL Ha, ha, ha.

  • GEAGLE

    Wonder if Chip does something whacky like draft RB Tre Mason

    • anon

      Is he anything other than fast? Why not take the return guy from Denver when he got dropped. Most 4.2 guys don’t do anything in the league.

      • JofreyRice

        yeah, he’s really good. Powerful, too, and can catch the ball. Plus he’s used to the spread to run/fast paced offense.

    • JofreyRice

      I’d be happy with that, but I’d prefer it as a 3rd pick.

  • GEAGLE

    Silly birds fans bowing down to LOLskins smh…
    ..,
    You know what would have really impressed me and scared me? If the skins DIDNT have interest In Desean…that would actually mean they may have finally learned something. This is just another attempted shortcut that will result in them being further lost In the woods…..how many times can they try this windown dressing BS to draw attention away from the fact that they have no meat and potatoes? be more impressed if they had the discipline to sign a bunch of Nolan Carrols while they built their core thru the draft…….just another one of the countless sexy Snyder splashes, that result in an egg yoke facial….
    ….
    As long as Snyder keeps doing Ish like this, we can worry during the offseason,and laugh,during the regular season….
    ..
    Since they haven’t learned anything, I’m assuming they will spend the few picks they have trading up in the draft

    • GEAGLE

      Snyder has had so much egg yoke on his face from moves like this, that he could have made a Bukkake video…silly rich fool

  • GEAGLE

    Hahaha matt Schwabb politicking for the raiders to add D-Shawn!! What a great marriage that would be..almost as great as D-Shawn and Alex smith lol

  • peteike

    every time the skins grab ex-eagles its a failure. That being said, Id rather play with RG3 than Shaub all day

    • Kev_H

      RGIII and Jackson will be at each other’s throats every week. They come from far different backgrounds, but neither much at holding back with their teammates. Would be a lot of fun to watch from the outside.

  • Dan

    Yes, the redskins are a pathetic organization. RGIII is terrible. Wait, who won the division in 2012? Wait what was the Eagles’ record that year? Oh yea, 4 wins. How many super bowls do the Eagles have? And the Redskins?

    Yea, the Eagles beat 1 wining team by the skin of their teeth last year (Arizona). This much storied franchise that has never won anything is certainly WAY better than the Redskins and deserving of complete trust.

    Such a bunch of pro-management sheep…

    • Adam G

      Sound like a Dallas fan. 3 winning seasons in last 14 years. Good batting average.

      • aub32

        Better than 0 in the last ever…..sorry I joke to keep from crying.

        • Adam G

          Obviously we want Super Bowls, but the Eagles run over that time period is so absurd compared to the Skins. I really don’t care about super bowls won 30 years ago. Frankly, I almost forget about the Phils championship bc they will be so god awful this year.

          • aub32

            True. I think the point is how some act like the skins are such a terrible organization and there’s no way they can improve. That notion is so silly given the fact they were division champs last year and the media was predicting they would be even better in 2013. I just want us to relax on the offseason hype. We improved at safety and got a gadget player, but that’s it. We also lost our best WR. So I would say that we haven’t improved much this offseason.

          • Adam G

            Well, their division championship is an outlier compared to their other seasons, just like the Eagles losing record was an outlier. You see the difference?

          • Dan

            Yes, definitely the “gold standard” of moderate competitiveness. Keep kissing that salary cap trophy along with Jeff Lurie’s undercarriage.

    • aub32

      I don’t think you should be so harsh, and bringing up the SB argument is rather painful. I do find it curious as to how so many forget where we were just a year ago. Maybe Chip is slipping whatever he puts in those smoothies into the water supply, which would explain why I, living in NC currently, am not affected.

    • Kev_H

      1. When’s the last time the Redskins won more than 10 games in a season?

      2. Were you alive then?

    • Max Lightfoot

      Dan, another maroon to ignore. Another day, another untraceable, cowardly troll pops up, like you, Dan. This place sure seems to be full of them.

      • Dan

        Ok “Max Lightfoot,” give me your name and address you “cowardly” “untraceble” “troll.” Dumb white-trash hypocrites are the bread and butter of the Eagles corporation. They need sheep like you to line their coffers.

        • Max Lightfoot

          I rest my case.

          • Dan

            Soared right over your head. I guess the regulars here went full retard. You should never go full retard.

    • botto

      Dan SNyder?

  • Kev_H

    There is hardly any market for Jackson, even among the usual, laughable suspects (Reggie McKenzie ‘leery’ about signing DeSean Jackson). Everything equal, there are only two men who would pay this guy to hurt their teams: Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder. But Jones has already thrown so much money around and busted all of his cap flexibility that he can’t enter the fray, as much as he’d like to. So only Snyder is left.

    Is it any wonder the Redskins haven’t topped 10 wins since 1991? Is it any wonder with that, they’ve only won 10 games three times since 1991 (1999, 2005, 2012), each instance separated by 5+ years of losing. That’s not a franchise with a plan. With a small sample size/16 game season, you’d expect even a team of donkeys to back into a few 10 win years more than that. Even the worst teams in baseball run off 4 and 5 game winning streaks during a season- brief, random fluctuations from mediocrity is all the “success” the Redskins have had the last 20+ years. They are still riding that train to nowhere and it seems like Snyder will never learn.

  • tonyb

    DC…Perfect. Next move…Obama will be inviting him to the White House!

  • Jane Yavis

    How does this make Kelly just like Andy Ried??? Well Baseball Season Opens, and what sport are we all talking about??? Here we go again.