All-22: What To Expect From Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford. Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Sam Bradford. Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Before Sam Bradford had fielded the first question, he smiled, looked around and offered up an observation.

“It’s already more people than in St. Louis,” he said to a roomful of reporters at the NovaCare Complex.

When a quarterback is taken with the No. 1 overall pick, the expectation is that he’ll make it to the second contract with the team that drafted him. But that expectation does not always become reality. Bradford started 49 games in five seasons with the Rams. He’s been on the field for just seven games in the past two seasons, and the last time Bradford took a meaningful snap was 17 months ago.

But two ACL injuries did not dissuade Chip Kelly from making a move for the former Heisman Trophy winner.

“I think we had some inside information because [offensive coordinator] Pat Shurmur had the opportunity to coach the kid for a year [in St. Louis], so he knows what he’s like in the meeting room, and he knows what he is like on a daily basis. He knows the consistency that comes with him, and he understands his work ethic. He’s an unbelievable competitor. Read more »

Where the Ex-Eagles Have Landed

Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Fletcher signed a one-year deal with the Patriots today, according to multiple reports. With the exception of James Casey, all of the notable players that fell from the tree during Chip Kelly‘s massive offseason shakeup have found new homes.

Here’s a recap: Read more »

Three-And-Out: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian - USA Today

Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian – USA Today

If you missed the first installment, click here.

Here’s the second part with Tim and Sheil going back-and-forth on the Eagles’ offseason moves so far.

1. The Nick Foles-Sam Bradford trade.

Kapadia: Thumbs down.

I think some are missing the point when it comes to this deal. It’s not as simple as: Whom would you rather have at quarterback? Read more »

Draft Buzz: Secondary Help Still A Priority?

Crystal LoGiudice / USA Today

Crystal LoGiudice / USA Today

With the first wave of free agency signings behind us, let’s look at the latest draft buzz surrounding the Eagles.

Chris Burke of SI.com has the Eagles taking LSU CB Jalen Collins with the 20th pick:

Skipping over Marcus Peters because Chip Kelly’s brief NFL history indicates that Peters’s Washington dismissal might be a deal-breaker. Collins deserves top-20 consideration either way, and his physical, 6’1” frame meshes with what Kelly (and most coaches) like outside at CB. Nolan Carroll has zero guaranteed money left on his deal, and both Brandon Boykin and recent signee Walter Thurmond are better in the slot.​

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