McCoy Voices Support For DeSean

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Until Saturday morning, no Eagles player had spoken out publicly in defense of their former teammate DeSean Jackson.

But that changed when LeSean McCoy addressed reporters while taking a break from his football camp at Camden Catholic High School.


"It’s a surprise for sure," McCoy said when asked for his reaction. "I think anybody that tells you that they’re happy about it, I don’t know how honest that would be. It was a surprise. You heard so much, you didn’t really know. Not playing with him this year is gonna definitely be different. And playing against him is really gonna be different. I just imagine all the times we used to… knowing defensive teams are gonna try to defend us and different things like that, and now we’ve gotta defend against him, so it’s gonna be a little different.

"It’s some big shoes to fill. DeSean was by far one of the best playmakers in the game and the biggest deep threat there is in the game. So some big shoes to fill for sure. But then again, I think the front office, obviously they know what they’re doing. If you’re making moves like that, you obviously have something up your sleeve where you know you can get something that’s similar or even better."

Asked specifically about a CBS Philly report that said Jackson had a contentious relationship with Chip Kelly and cussed him out in front of the team, McCoy said: "I’ve never seen that. I’ve never seen them two really get into it. Coach Kelly, the good thing I will say about him is he’s understanding. So if there’s ever an issue or problem, he seems to always work it out."

The way Kelly worked this problem out was by releasing Jackson. As we've written all along, the bottom line is the head coach made the call that Jackson was more trouble than he was worth. Kelly obviously deemed the wide receiver replaceable and now will get the chance to prove he's correct.

McCoy said he has texted with Jackson and downplayed the idea that the former Eagle didn't fit the team's culture.

Asked why Jackson didn't connect with more of his teammates, McCoy said: "I wouldn’t really say that because I wouldn’t know. I’m his teammate, or I was his teammate, and we connected very well off the field. I think this game, everybody’s professionals. There’s guys that have kids, there’s guys that are a little older. DeSean doesn’t have any kids so small things on a team that you really notice. And off the field, I’ve bonded with DeSean."

As one of Jackson's friends on the team, did he ever talk to him about making changes and doing things differently?

"For one thing, DeSean’s been here longer than me," McCoy said. "I think two is you’re asking me something that I haven’t seen. What I did see of DeSean was just we hung out off the field, on the field, we talked, we texted. So when you say he didn’t bond with the team, I don’t know what that means because I was a teammate and we bonded."

McCoy didn't have an answer for why the team made the decision it did, but he offered support for Kelly and the front office.

"I’m not sure. I’m not sure why. I can’t answer that. I’m just a regular player. I don’t know why," he said.

Asked what the offense would look like without Jackson, McCoy added: "I wish I knew. I’m sure Howie [Roseman] and the guys, they have something up their sleeve. When you’re making moves like that, they obviously know something, and I’ve got a lot of trust in them. I think with the team they put together so far, with bringing [Darren] Sproles in and making different moves and signing guys, they know what they’re doing. I just think losing DeSean, it’s definitely some big shoes to fill."

McCoy texted with Jackson before the team finally made the decision to release him. And he's communicated with Jackson since he signed with the Redskins.

"I think any player would be hurt," McCoy said. "You’ve basically been the face of the program I think since Donovan [McNabb] left. And he loved this city. But it’s a business. You have your feelings about the team. But you go in history, you’ll find so many different players leaving teams and that’s just how it works. So he’ll get over it eventually. But right now he’s going through it. Same with the Eagles. All them 10 jerseys out there every Sunday, they gotta get new jerseys now, so it’s the same thing.

"We gotta live on, we gotta play them guys. As much as I’m a friend, I can’t wait to go out there and beat on the Redskins, so it’s a mutual feeling. And I'm sure when he comes up to Philly, he wants to have a great game. So we’ll still be friends. We’ll still text and talk all the time - after the game, probably not before the game. But we’ll still be friends. Plus he got $16 million guaranteed. He’s not happy?"

Jackson is 27 and coming off a career year, yet the Eagles decided the best move for the future of the organization was to let him go. Surely, other players are going to notice that and wonder about their own futures with the team.

"I don’t know," McCoy said when asked what kind of message the move sends to the rest of the team. "You know that nobody’s safe in this game as far as being here forever. But then you feel like alright well I’ve established myself so much, I did so much. [But] anybody can go. So I think it just makes you straighten up a little bit more. Maybe things that you think that you can get away with, you can’t. And that’s how it is. It’s the NFL. And the best thing about it is he has a job and 32 teams will take you if one don’t."

While he certainly stuck up for Jackson, McCoy made it clear that he's still a fan of Kelly and thinks the head coach has the Eagles going in the right direction.

"Chip is different," he said. "He’s a cool guy. He’s honest. He likes hard work. And he’s respectful. We have a great relationship. I think people are getting the wrong picture like he cut one of his best players, I don’t think it’s that. I think it’s just that was a decision they made. As far as personality-wise, Chip, he does well with everybody."

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  • Eagles1018

    McCoy you are the face of the franchise. I thought that even with Desean being there honestly. I’ve seen him as a top 3 RB in the league for at least 2 or 3 seasons. Never saw Desean as a top 3 WR. Megatron, Fitz, Josh, Boldin…those are the best guys in the game. Fly Eagles Fly!!!

    • MediaMike

      DeSean isn’t top 3, but an agreement can be made to slide him in the top 5 with ease. Megatron, Fitz, Gordon, Bryant, D-Jax.

      • MediaMike

        Let me correct myself on that. AJ Green is the 5th in the top 5. I’d put DeSean in the 6-10 group.

        • James Hathaway

          In my opinion I would take the following over D-Jax:
          Calvin Johnson
          Andre Johnson
          Larry Fitz
          Dez Bryant
          AJ Green
          Julio Jones
          Demariyus Thomas
          Percy Harvin
          Brandon Marshall
          Alshon Jeffries
          Josh Gordon

          • MediaMike

            I’d take Jackson over Andre Johnson (age), Jones (doubts about future career), D. Thomas (close though), Marshall (DeSean can do more things), Alshon (benefits greatly from attention given to Marshall), Harvin (more of a spec teamer / versatile guy)
            I totally agree with you on Fitz, Bryant, Green, Calvin, and Gordon however. And D. Thomas is close.

          • James Hathaway

            Yeah, andre’s age is a concern. I can see that. I just don’t see how you can think D Thomas wouldn’t be an absolute STUD in this offense. Guy is everything that chip covets, and posted better numbers in an offense with welker Orange Julius and white&decker. He’d be a freak show with this team.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah he is a beast…only bronco who wasn’t scared to death in the Super Bowl…I’d take him all day. Type of dude that would make me quickly forget all about desean

          • GEAGLE

            I’d take Blacmon over Desean too, but I wouldn’t want harvin

          • MediaMike

            ………… for your drinking team.

          • James Hathaway

            Wait, so you’d take the guy with seemingly limitless suspensions for being a drug-addled lunatic, but you wouldn’t take the guy that looked like the best player on the field for the first half of the 2012 season and was a dynamo (when on the field) in the Super Bowl? I don’t see it

          • GEAGLE

            Age…Blacmon when on the field is a friggin monster, playing with Cliff Henny at QB….I’d take Aldon smith fresh out of rehab over Desean too lol, I’d take Josh Gordon…help a young talent thru substance abuse, and you can end up with hall of famers like Dawkins or Chris Carter…substance abuse is a person problem….Desean is just a jackass

          • cliff henny

            ha, dick…there was a day I could launch it, now, 3 bicycle accidents and a torn labrum or something, about all I could do was throw 10 yard outs/slant to my dog

          • GEAGLE

            And I wouldn’t want Dez Bryant…don’t care how good he is, I have no desire to see POS cowboys in midnight green

          • James Hathaway

            His mom would be very popular near the airport, I hear.

          • GEAGLE

            Soooo wrong, yet soooo right… Cowboys mothers are fair game!!!

          • oreofestar

            Alshon has not had enough of a body of work, no way Harvin who never had a 100 yard season and is never healthy and a Johnson is older and I am not sure about Marshall but everyone else yes

        • mark hoban

          No. He’s not. He’d be third on the falcons depth chart, homie. Same for Chicago.

          • mark hoban

            If he was a top five or ten he’d have gotten more looks than just the lolskins.

          • MediaMike

            LOL @ Roddy White. I don’t agree with your Bears comment either, but Roddy White is on the not-so-slow fade.

          • mark hoban

            Your “benefits from attention” of another playmaker defense is laughable.

            Marshall isn’t better but he draws attention. And 10 isn’t benefiting from the leagues best rushing attack?

            Face it, dude. Your just going to have to get another Jersey this year.

          • GEAGLE

            I adore Alshon Jeffries…but in fairness, calling him a top player after one season is foolish

          • mark hoban

            I didn’t call him that. I said I’d take him over desean.

      • mark hoban

        That’s a stretch and a half, mike.

        Julio Jones. AJ Green. B Marshall. There are plenty of wide outs I’d rather have than number 10.

        He’s up there but top five is nonsense.

        • MediaMike

          Jackson is better than half-a-foot-left Julio who might not every be the same player again and is a significantly greater threat than Marshall. And I corrected myself on AJ Green, but didn’t want to ninja edit it.

        • Maggie

          And the NFL had him rated as #31!!!!

  • paul from nc

    Not a cancer, police in LA and locally, say there are no issues with Jackson, No specific ties to gangs, except his record label has one as a client.
    Maybe it was just the money after all. Did we win the cap bowl again?

    • MediaMike

      And he may have actually have been difficult to deal with at times, not been worth his contract for how Kelly sees WR, and his cap $ may be essential for signing other guys long term next offseason; but Kelly / Howie are flat out cowards for not giving the fans / media the proper explanation and/or facing the public music for their move.

      • paul from nc

        Agreed, he may have issues, but not the ones we’d been spoon fed by the media.

        • MediaMike

          Exactly. And the only way to clear that up would be via the team doing a real press conference.

        • Maggie

          The Eagles do not have to explain anything to anybody about a player on another team. People like you will never be happy anyway. Aren’t you still demanding to know why they didn’t sign Reggie White? People STILL go on and on about that issue and the guy is DEAD!

          • MediaMike

            “people like you”…………… can we stay on topic and not make personal aggressions at other posters? Express your difference of opinion on the topic all you like, but you’re not permitted to make the comments directly about other people posting here.

          • Guest

            You are trashy

          • MediaMike

            That wasn’t nice. Scolding Maggie to play nice is one thing, but this isn’t helpful either.

          • Maggie

            Right. Do you tell Geagle to “play nice” when he calls everybody ‘cocksucker’? Or otherwise suggests that he is the only one here who is always right and everybody else is a fool? I suggested that too many people cling to the past for too long and that the Eaglesa re under no obligation to explain themselves. Both of these statements are true. Not vulgar namecalling or dissing anybody. The “people like you: comment was about one person who won’t let go. AND it was not addressed to either you or your little buddy.

          • GEAGLE

            Take it from me man, stooping to her level is sooooo not worth it. Brings nothing to the table, im not even sure she likes football or just thinks pretending makes her cool…I learned my lesson, you are better off just hitting the minimize button and her comments will just disappear from your screen….sites been so much more enjoyable since I figured it out

          • Maggie

            When another poster on here calls everyone who doesn’t agree him really ugly names, like “c0Cksuckers” do you call him trashy too? I spoke the truth and at least 8 other people agreed with me. There really are too many people here who won’t let go of the past.

      • cheapmeat

        I’m for whatever approach doesn’t end in a BS lawsuit from MeSean/Players Union

        I’d say it takes more balls to cut him for nothing

      • GEAGLE

        What’s the point of them talking? You will never get more than “Desean is a great player, we just decided to go in a different direction”…then some reporter will ask, “what other direction is there than a 1300 yard who is a threat to score everytime he touches the ball”…and we would just not answer and end the press conference..

        The answer would be so generic and frustrating, we are better off not hearing their explanation

        • Wallace Mackay

          He made too much money and the team is moving in a different direction. It wasn’t that he was apain in the ass or hung out with bangers or thru up signs at other players. Hr will grow up. Right now his ego hurts and he has to start over with a new team. His game was pretty good in Kellys offense and he’s gonna miss that. It sucks to be 27 and that gifted. We will see if he repeats last year with a new team..
          .

      • UncleCarm

        And what if the reason is flat out embarrassing for Jackson or even the team? When it comes to personnel issues sometimes the school of vaguery is the best way to go. At this point we have to trust the FO until their behavior warrants otherwise.

      • Kevin

        I agree with your reasons Mike, but I disagree with the comment about Chip/Howie. I don’t think they owe us any explanation. They have a team / business to run. In my opinion, all they owe the fan base is a quality product on the field and the pursuit to get better every year and win a championship. They don’t owe me explanations about moves/decisions/Hull’s secret lab, they owe me winning football on Sundays, football in January and hopefully a February game.

        The other part of the equation is the media has an agenda in all this too. They need to sell papers/blogs etc. SK and TM do a great job here ( h/t to birds 24/7), but the bottom line is you could have called this article McCoy Trusts Chip And Howie and had an accurate title too. It all depends on perspective.

    • JofreyRice

      it was the money.

      • cliff henny

        it’s always money. Jax would have taken 3yrs 15m, Kelly would be poppin’ crip signs as play calls

  • Bullwinkle

    Just like the Cooper stories last summer, this subject has gotten very old and stale. DeSean is gone and it’s time to move on.

    • MediaMike

      This will linger until the Eagles successfully keep Foles as the top rated passer, replace the production missing from Jackson, and exceed last year’s record and playoff finish. Complaining is 100% valid until they prove themselves right, doubt and mistrust are appropriate until that point.

      • Bullwinkle

        I guess it’s okay to complain about the same thing each day, if it makes you feel better. Chip has earned my trust, so although DeSean’s departure will most likely result in some lost big plays, I’m not too disappointed that he’s gone. My nephew was a defensive lineman on a team that played DeSean’s team in a CA high school football playoff game. He had never met DeSean before, but came away from the game disliking him intensely. My nephew is a laid back person, so I think DeSean must be a very irritating personality.

        • MediaMike

          Depending on how the final score of that game went, it might explain your nephew’s view of his opponent.
          In either case, 1960 is the baseline for the last time anybody deserved any blind trust around here with the football franchise. I LOVE what Chip has done so far with results, but unless a team has a trophy case full of recent titles; I’ll remain in doubting Thomas mode on their moves if they’re questionable moves.

          • Bullwinkle

            His opinion was not due to the score.

          • MediaMike

            Ha ha, no doubt. I’m sure I could get you quite a list of guys who played for teams we played in HS that I didn’t like as well.

  • MediaMike

    Take that Maclin / “unnamed source!”

  • Gil

    McCoy is Jackson’s best friend on the Eagles, so naturally he will defend and lie about him in the media.

    I beleive the other articles that said Jackson cussed out Chip Kelly several times, in front of the team.

    • MediaMike

      The lies have come from elsewhere. At least McCoy put his own face / name with his comments as opposed to Maclin who wants to self-servingly slam DeSean and DeSean’s contributions to the success of the team ………. and do it as an “unnamed source.”

      • Gil

        It’s actually expected that Jackson’s close friend would defend him in the media, that does not take any guts.

        • MediaMike

          If McCoy is telling the truth, I agree it doesn’t take any guts at all. If McCoy is lying, wouldn’t he be worried about having to face the wrath of the rest of the team? Lying in a public fashion (Braun, Jameis Winston, Kaepernick, Vick, Bonds, Clemmons, McGuire) is what takes a special type of brass. I’m 100% inclined to believe McCoy is telling the truth.

          • gil

            Nah, everyone knows McCoy is Jackson’s best friend, so when Mccoy lies about not “being aware” of Jackson cussing Kelly, they will excuse him for not snitching out his buddy.

          • MediaMike

            Then why won’t anybody else, coach / front office included, go on-record with any comments to the contrary?

          • Maggie

            The Eagles, as an organization have refused to be drawn into the garbage right from the start. They have learned the art of keeping their mouth’s shut, like Abraham Lincoln suggested.

          • MediaMike

            That does nothing to clear up the situation or move the situation forward in a productive manner. The Eagles, much like any other entity that relies on support / interest / financing from the public, have an obligation to explain themselves.

        • anon

          He’s the other playmaker on the team. I think if McCoy was like Jackson was a problem i’d be like ok. Maybe it’s confirmation bias but i think McCoy’s comments were pretty balanced.

      • Maggie

        You have reliable information that Maclin is the “unnamed source”? You’re as bad as the rest of them.

        • MediaMike

          Anybody from the team is welcome to prove me wrong at any point they’d like by going on the record with their comments. Me naming Maclin as the “unnamed” can easily be cleared up by some honesty and openness by somebody other than McCoy.

    • Eaglehaslanded

      With no punishment, fine, suspension following cursing out the head coach. It makes no sense and is unreasonable to think otherwise as Kelly has a well documented history of handing down punishment for team violations. Cursing out the HC is a major violation. People who just don’t like Djax find it easy and are very willing to believe negative stories from anonymous sources about him. However, a man steps out and puts his name with his quotes and people choose not to believe him because it doesn’t fit into their preconceived notion/beliefs about him.

    • paul from nc

      This is not an anonymous quote from a “source in the Eagles”. It is a guy who put his name on it and you have the guts to call him a liar. Yet you believe the many other comments that do not have a named source?
      That’s hard to believe.

      • Mike

        Shady is Jackson’s good buddy, so it didn’t take any “guts” to say nice things about him.

        Now saying Jackson cussed out Chip Kelly in front of the team, who would want to say that in the newspaper?

        • Maggie

          What’s hard to believe is the “several times”. I’m sure players have cussed out their coaches since sport was invented, but I seriously doubt that anyone would get away with doing it publicly more than once, with Kelly.

  • GEAGLE

    A little birdie told me we are extremely high on KVN…made my day!!!

    • MediaMike

      As an ILB I hope. Tommy did a great job in breaking down where that dude needs to play in a 3-4.

      • GEAGLE

        Casey mAthews role: Backing up Barwin! while replacing Meco in certain subpackages! eventually replacing Meco full time….but if we don’t add another serious ROLB pass rusher, you can bet Van Noy will get some snaps across From Barwin to confuse opposing QBs about who is rushing and who is dropping, but after this year we should have our ROLBs in place so he won’t be seeing many snaps across from Barwin…

        He would be drafted as Meco’s eventual replacement, but he is NFL ready, so his rookie year he would be moved all over the place to get snaps..l

        • MediaMike

          Versatile is good.

          • GEAGLE

            Versatile…high charecter leader, and just a playmaking SOB however you decide to use him….very bright football mind, so they say…..i suspect he will be this years Kiko

  • MediaMike

    It’s been real. Catch you all later on:

    Your score is: 4956 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 29 (N.E.): Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 3 (CLE): Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 10 (CAR): Anthony Fera, K, Texas (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Denicos Allen, OLB, Michigan State (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 25 (S.D.): De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 29 (N.E.): Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest (A)

    • GEAGLE

      How did you get such a high score? I have literally gotten straight As before and my score wasn’t as high….where did they rank you against the rest of the leagues draft?….the scoring is so bad, that I stopped looking at it, I usually just log out right after I make my last pick

      • dollamakeuholla

        where do you do the picks at?

        • GEAGLE
        • hillbillybirdsfan

          If you haven’t done it, don’t start. I’ve thrown away hours at that website. It is fun though!

  • GEAGLE

    Center from USC Marcus Martin visiting the eagles…they ain’t drafting a center in the early rounds, so him visiting the eagles proves you cant put too much stock in who is visiting the Novacare complex…a visit like this is just due diligence in case a kid drops two rounds later than we expect him to

  • cliff henny

    Ha, I love Shady…’ But we’ll still be friends. Plus he got $16 million guaranteed.’ like, damn right i’m hanging out with this crazy cat. 16 huge burner hole in his pocket, no anchors at home, party never stops.

  • Rick H

    I could careless about Jackson! He is/was a problem period. The problems have been known for years. “I only hang out with the crips when they are doing good things” DOES EVERYONE KNOW JUST HOW STUPID THAT IS ON SO MANY LEVELS???
    Flashing crip gang signs on the field during an official NFL game??? Same with instagram twitter pictures. He needed to go!!!

  • GEAGLE

    Draft game:
    ..
    Traded away our first round pick for rd2 #8 and Rd3 #9
    …..
    Rd2 #8 traded back to #20 Drafted Austin Sefarian Jenkins TE and Rd5 #5

    Rd2 #22 Kyle Van Noy LOLB/ILB

    Rd3 #9 Tre Mason RB

    Rd3 #22 Donte Moncreif WR

    Rd4 #22 Brent Urban DE

    Rd5 #5 traded back to #14 Antone Exum CB/S and Rd6 #24

    Rd5 #22 Deandre Coleman NT/DE

    Rd6 #24 Jeff Janis WR
    ..
    Rd7 #22 Jonathon Dowling Safety

    June 2nd eagles trade 2015 2nd round pick, Brandon Graham and Bryce Brown to Dolphins for Dion Jordan ROLB …
    ….
    ………Thornton/Urban…Logan/Coleman….Cox/Curry/Kruger……
    Barwin/Braman….Kendrick/Goode……Meco/KVN…….Cole/Dion Jordan

    Barwin,Mykal,KVN and Dion is just a sick group of LBs in coverage
    .,,,
    Offense:
    RB: Shady, Tre Mason, Polk
    ..
    TE: Ertz,Sefarian Jenkins, Celek, Casey

    WR:
    Coop/Moncrief….(slot) Sproles/Janis….Maclin/Benn/Smith

    2015 draft we will focus on the OL and the secondary..

    • GEAGLE

      Lol I would do this just to screw with eagles fans…we been dying counting down for the draft, and I’d just troll us and not make our first pick til #20 in round 2 lol….all the idiot eagles fans would be flipping out talking SOOO much ish….yet if we pulled off a draft like this we would be set!!

    • Tom w

      See you like my June 1 st trade idea for dion Jordan w the 2015 first rounder bc of dolphins dead money issues

      • GEAGLE

        Lol your idea…you mean what every sports radio host has been talking about for two days..,.no offense, but I stopped paying attention to you when you tried to play now it all with attaboy, and it was painfully obvious you had only seen film of this past year, since if you go back an extra season you would have gotten to see him play a very different role, crucial to the eagles evaluation of him…enjoy your day good sir

    • Javi Echie

      First time doing it what you think.

      Your score is: 4302 (GRADE: B+)

      Your Picks:
      Round 2 Pick 21 (G.B.): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (B+)
      Round 3 Pick 6 (JAX): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
      Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee (A)
      Round 3 Pick 27 (N.O.): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (C)
      Round 4 Pick 5 (JAX): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B)
      Round 4 Pick 6 (CLE): Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin (C+)
      Round 4 Pick 22: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama (C+)
      Round 4 Pick 26 (N.O.): Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU (B+)
      Round 5 Pick 5 (CLE): Brent Urban, DE, Virginia (B)
      Round 5 Pick 30 (S.F.): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (C+)
      Round 7 Pick 10 (CAR): Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (C)
      Round 7 Pick 30 (S.F.): De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (A-)

      Your Future Picks:
      2015 Round 1 Pick
      2016 Round 1 Pick

      • oreofestar

        don’t like a couple picks but all around a pretty good haul

      • oreofestar

        Richardson and Lattimer picks are great

        • Javi Echie

          Yea I really liked those to I couldn’t pass on richardson..I also like the two 7th rounders

          • oreofestar

            ooooooh yes I love the Colvin pick and the Exum pick too and I like Barrow because of where you got him, I like Coleman but not at 3 maybe maybe 4 were love him a 5

      • cliff henny

        rather draft air than Hubbard in 4th, need tre mason instead. wasn’t his father in some band, like bell biv devoe

        • oreofestar

          Tre won’t be there where Hubbard was picked I would like an inside guy there like Barrow, Jones, Kirksey, Brown

          • cliff henny

            being RB, he could be there in 5th, and I wouldn’t blink

          • oreofestar

            wow….but I doubt it really everyone is sucking Hyde and then Mason seems to be most people’s number 2 and then Carey, Williams, Sankey, Hill seem to be the other high ones

          • cliff henny

            like idea of him, like idea of anyone but Brown, was more comment on how undervalued RBs are nowadays

          • oreofestar

            hmmm what you got against Brown :P Kirksey is probably my fave him and Jones Barrow I like in the 4th if he makes it to 122

          • cliff henny

            dude fumbles, runs backwards and trips over chalk. andb4 you say it… F tiki, not waiting 5yrs for Brown to stop fumbling. don’t care he didn’t in ’13 either.
            .
            give kempski credit, he pulled interesting name, McKinnon out of Ga Southern. played qb but is built like a brick shithouse. said at sr bowl, was stoning LBs. cbs has 4th/5th on him.

          • oreofestar

            You know I am talking about Preston Brown right? ILB Louisville

          • cliff henny

            no, thought you meant Bryce. switching up on me, pulling a token. for all these great athletes and player L-Ville has/had, in this draft, team wasn’t all that impressive. watched TB a bunch when thought eags were qb shopping, simply wasn’t that impressive of a team

          • oreofestar

            I thought you knew I was tlaking aout Preston I said inside guys like Barrow, Brown, Jones and Kirksey I thought the it was implied lol

          • cliff henny

            yeah, my bad, half read it. no idea who preston is. after kvn and c jones and jhonny’s constant harping on the kirklet or whatever iowa lb name is, it’s too much. I don’t do tapes, going by who I watched

          • oreofestar

            Oh I see yeah I have looked at a few tapes KVN, Brown, Kirksey, Jones, Barrow and I might look through Bullough and Tripp

          • cliff henny

            barrow is small, and isn’t that great in coverage. didn’t have lsu attached to his name, we wouldn’t even talk about him. loston to, guy is bad in coverage. saw probably 8 or 9 LSU games, mostly for odb and landry

          • oreofestar

            yeah I watched a boatload of tape on lsu, I looked a bit at Mettenburger out of curiosity looked at Turner a lot because if he falls he will be in play did not give too damns about Hill saw lots of ODB and Landry

  • Malcolm Jones

    Dang Mccoy even said they didnt cut the best player, and he also said that now they feel like you cant get away with nothing… that kind of spoke volumes..maybe it wasnt as serious as cussing out kelly or gangs but more so.. letting people know it is a team first effort, if you miss exit meetings,miss position meetings, being late, unable to be coached up(minn. game), and you feel like you are irreplaceable or too valuable (I think I need another contract) you wont last here. We want a certain type of player and a certain type of locker room. No one and no obstacle will distract us from the goal..superbowl

    • anon

      exaclty. He must read that machiavelli art of war shit.

      • cliff henny

        picture kelly a Sun Su guy

  • JofreyRice

    Booooo! get rid of him, too. Another malcontent!

    • oreofestar

      nah we need to see if we can get a 6th

      • JofreyRice

        The guy is a one trick pony, all he does is that shuffle thing where he jukes defenders. When was the last time you really saw the guy barrel through a defender like Adrian Peterson can? And I’ve seen him caught from behind quite a few times–looks like he doesn’t have any afterburners. Take away that big game he had in the snow, where no one else could get any footing, and his year doesn’t look as impressive. I’m sure we can find a back that can go for 1200 yards somewhere between the 4th-6th; someone that’s not such a loudmouth punk. Put that together with what we’ll get from Sproles, and we’re set. I say if McCoy starts lending support to this “buddy” publicly again, dump him, he’s a holdover from the Reid regime, anyway.

        • oreofestar

          I know right I mean there is this kid Terrance west oooh and Strom Johnson and Seastrunk with Kelly’s amazng coaching he can be a 1500 yard back by year 2

          • JofreyRice

            I think you’re being pessimistic. Give Kelly a talent like Terrance West, and he’ll be blowing people up on his way to a rushing title in year one. I’m thinking they can save a few $$$ and get someone as an UDFA. We could still probably field a top 3 rushing offense, and we’d save the FO precious, precious cap room. The idea of all that cap space would literally make me shed tears of joy.

          • oreofestar

            I know I mean if we carry less than 20mil in cap space we would cripple our future you see here is something there is this backup running back from my college he is going to be so nice in this offense he has great measureables and that is all Chip needs I say he wins 4 of the next 5 MVPs

          • JofreyRice

            big people beat up little people. I hope they sign a running back that is 6’8.

          • oreofestar

            we can just covert Momah to RB

          • Andy124

            Geathers?

          • cliff henny
        • UKEagle99

          Seriously? Is everyone an idiot? The sooner people realise WE HAVE all the right players JUST not in playing the RIGHT positions. The sooner everyone realises this, the sooner they can reserve their place on the parade next Feb. King Dunlap will be back but playing TE. #inchipweguess

          • UKEagle99

            That was my good old English sarcasm making its way to the fore, for those that think ‘that was serious’.

    • Ghost of Shotgunning Beers

      Gnnnnnnniiiieeeegh!!!

  • MediaMike

    Not only am I the man, but I have mind control over 31 other GMs!

    I GOT EVANS AT @ 22 AND Y’ALL DIDN’T!

    Your score is: 4318 (GRADE: B+)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 22: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 3 Pick 6 (JAX): Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 5 (JAX): Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU (B)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (B-)

    • oreofestar

      ….

    • cliff henny

      this is the dream!

      • MediaMike

        A pipe dream, but I just lived it~

        • cliff henny

          if Evans makes it to #22, my 65 yr old neighbor will get impregnated thru at least 3 walls and a couple trees…be the nut of all nuts!

          • oreofestar

            ….Jesus if Evans is there at 22 I would….damn I could do some bad things dood like….damn I would just need t take a nap before I do something I would regret I would not be in a normal state of mind

          • cliff henny

            sleep, you’ll see me on cnn.com, Eagles fan caught banging every mailbox in myrtle beach

          • oreofestar

            yeah…its better you o something cuz if Evans get there and I stay awake somebody is going to be pregnant, dead or psychologically damaged beyond repair

          • cliff henny

            see about 3million philly gf/wives running out of the city, scared crapless…good thing is there be equal number of jersey girls running opposite direction for a good beat down

          • oreofestar

            Cliffordius I think we could take about 400k ourselves

          • cliff henny

            did a bunch of Avalon summers, think I have pretty good start on my way to 400k Jersey girls

          • oreofestar

            good man…

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 6 (ATL): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 2 Pick 4 (OAK): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 25 (S.D.): Keith McGill, CB, Utah (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 1 (HOU): Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 25 (S.D.): E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 1 (HOU): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (C+)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 5 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (D+)
    Round 6 Pick 1 (HOU): Boseko Lokombo, OLB, Oregon (E)
    Round 6 Pick 5 (HOU): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (D+)
    Round 6 Pick 25 (S.D.): Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (B)
    Round 6 Pick 26 (N.O.): Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B)

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 8 (MINN): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 2 Pick 16 (BALT): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 22: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (B)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 5 (JAX): Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia (A)
    Round 4 Pick 10 (STL): Craig Loston, SS, LSU (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 14 (JAX): Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 15 (NYJ): Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State (B)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (C-)
    Round 4 Pick 27 (CLE): Lamin Barrow, ILB, LSU (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 5 (CLE): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (B-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 6 Pick 18 (BALT): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (C)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (C)

    • MediaMike

      Good deal. I just hit this up:

      Your score is: 4926 (GRADE: A-)

      Your Picks:
      Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame (A)
      Round 2 Pick 22: Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (A)
      Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
      Round 3 Pick 30 (S.F.): Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana (B+)
      Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A-)
      Round 5 Pick 22: Ross Cockrell, CB, Duke (B)
      Round 7 Pick 22: Cody Hoffman, WR, Brigham Young (A)

      • MediaMike

        Or this:

        Your score is: 5302 (GRADE: A-)

        Your Picks:
        Round 1 Pick 22: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State (A)
        Round 2 Pick 22: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A)
        Round 3 Pick 22: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A)
        Round 4 Pick 22: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin (A)
        Round 5 Pick 22: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia (A)
        Round 7 Pick 22: Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State (B+)

  • the funky man

    If I’m the Owner, General Manager….Sr VP of Football Operations…..I’m thinking…..

    “I’m kicking Kelly’s ass!
    After I do that, I’m firing him!”
    The Eagles will flat out suck next year. With no true veteran quarterback, we will look like the Deadskins. Just watch what happens in DC and NY….. We are going to be eating a lot of humble pie with a sub-500 team next year. Just get ready for it. I cannot wait for this joke of an amateur to take this roadshow back to college in Oregon where it should have stayed.

    • Tom w

      Troll. Go play in the street

      • MediaMike

        I think he was being sarcastic.

  • Kev_H

    The question about what message it sends is answered right there. No special treatment for prima donas based on past performance. That’s a positive one from a good player’s standpoint. Just look across the street. It can’t be a barrel of monkeys playing for the Phillies if you care about winning.

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 6 (ATL): Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo (A)
    Round 1 Pick 22: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama (B)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 6 Pick 26 (N.O.): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Andrew Jackson, ILB, Western Kentucky (C-)

    • MediaMike

      I assume you used next year’s one and two or 2015 and 2016 1s to get to Mack?

      • Will

        2015&2016 1st’s…

  • Will

    25 days till draft day…lol…

    • MediaMike

      And I’m away on a work trip for the draft and working nonsense hours all of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the process. Thanks NFL!

  • Will

    Your score is: 5106 (GRADE: A-)

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 22: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 23 (K.C.): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 7 Pick 6 (T.B.): Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (C)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (A)

  • Brad

    To be honest, I do not think that the fans are owed an explanation. The team simply does not have to answer to us. We do not own part of the team in any way. Sure we all buy things from the team and they benefit from our money, but so does Wal Mart. We do not demand explanations for their day to day activities. While yes, I would love to know the justification and the inner workings of the front office, I do not think I deserve to know.

  • Jane Yavis

    It seems CBS 3 and its radio station have turned into little more than Fox News Light They don’t report on anything a story, they make their own story and the are the first to report it.