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Photo: Liz Spikol

Photo: Liz Spikol

The new Walgreens on Broad and Chestnut is really coming along. The branded black and white awnings are up, the metal plaques are up, and construction workers are in and out all day. Shouldn’t be long now before we have Walgreens sushi in our lives.

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  • GEagle

    I have heard from a lot of credible people that Jason Peters is in THE best shape he has been in as an eagle so CBSsports continues on its campaign of worthlessness lol.

    Someone needs to re-asses the Eagles back up QB situation lol
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    Tired of hearing people bitch about our secondary..Professionals with Fanboys oppinions like “go get Revis”…What a DOPE!!!! The CB market was weak, every CB available in Free Agency had some type of Serious Warts…We went with two big, physical corners who’s career trajectory is currently rising. it’s not a case of signing NNamdi on a down swing of his career…last year was Cary’s second year of playing time, he wasn’t a top corner, but he did improve as the season went along playing his best ball during the playoffs. if Cary and Bradley were on the down swings, or plateauing they would be horrible signings, but these two aren’t done growing as players, and Howie managed to sign them to contracts that we can bail from that won’t allow these two to just get comfortable and cash checks…How much more they improve? Who knows….But the weren’t significantly better options, and if you do perceive a better option there is no way of knowing if that option would have agreed to a contract that keeps them hungry and provides them such little comfort and security.

    Safety Market wasn’t that great either. The best safety on the market was Dashon Goldson. we have Tom Gamble who had the inside track on Goldson, so if we chose not to pursue him, there was a good reason for it, and I won’t question that decision.
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    glover Quinn, is a nice player, but he isn’t the sure shot improvement. he is a converted CB, good in coverage, weak in the box(No way he could play with Nate Allen)
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    Ed Reed is old and injured
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    Louis Delmas is fragile, and already fleecing Detroit by missing half the offseason work..

    Rome wasn’t built in a day…Not only were there not really players worth breaking the Bank for, but we had sooo many holes to fill, that if we woulda broke the bank for a position or two, we wouldnt have been able to patch up so many other holes…

    our secondary isn’t Elite, but it’s going to be physical, it’s not going to quit. With the Exception of Phillips, they are all still on the upswing of their careers with room to improve, none of them have any comfort or security, none of them can afford to be complacent if they want to be here. You can No longer afford to pass the buck, and point at the player next to you…If you want to be here you will play your heart out, fight and compete til the whistle, work hard, be Discaplined, and hold yourself as well as your team mates accountable…

    We could possibly need 4 new starters, or this can grow into our secondary of the future…Reality will probably fall somewhere in the middle.
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    Believe it or not, call me crazy, but Im ally starting to get excited about the defense.

    • Jack Waggoner

      He may be in great shape but he may also have higher physical demands on him this season than in the past due to the up-tempo nature Chip Kelly is trying to institute.

      • MediaMike

        You realize he’s a converted TE, right? Peters = athletic.

        • Adam

          While I agree he’s athletic, That was over 8 years ago. He was never really a true TE anyhow, he had more pancakes in college than receptions. He needs to prove that injury won’t slow him down, because it is an injury that can seriously effect the athleticism of a person, especially an NFL left tackle.

          • MediaMike

            I’d 100% agree with you if we were talking 15 years ago and/or Peters had been rushed back. He’ll be 16-18 months post injury at the start of the season. I’m feeling good about Peters.

    • Nezar Ali

      man you took the words right outta my mouth. I’m tired of these dumb analysts that just don’t know how to predict who will be good or not. thats why every year there are surprise teams.. if you see what eagles are doing you can tell that chip kelly is bringing something big too the NFL

    • Matthew Donaldson

      Well put. Suggesting the Eagles should have done more to strengthen the CB position and then not proposing any legitimate alternatives annoyed me too.

  • MediaMike

    Pat Kirwan is my boy and I listen to his show on Sirius everyday, but he doesn’t need to worry about Peters at LT. Peters is the best and most athletic LT in the NFL. He’ll flourish with Kelly’s program. He’ll dominate solid players like Ware, one-trick-pony frauds like JPP, and injury prone guys like Orakpo. I have ZERO worries about Peters.

    • GEagle

      Not that familiar with him to tell you the truth…is he worth a listen?
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      GUYS, I STRONGLY SUGGEST reading the Bucky Brooks article in its entirety. YOU will NOT find a BETTER Sunday Morning Read…It goes through what our offense would look like with each of our 3 QBs…It’s no Secret that I’m on Team Foles, but this article goes in depth about the positives possibilities of pur offense with all 3 QBs, so Foles and Vick fans will both enjoy this article..

      Check it out!!!

      • MediaMike

        Kirwan is awesome. He and Tim Ryan have the best on-air analysis coupled with the least amount of bias. If you have Sirius, you need to tune into their show. 3 to 7 every day.

        • GEagle

          Thanks man, Il def chek It out…I’m telling you. Read the buck brooks article. it will get you PUMPED UP!

    • Token

      I think people need to be realistic about Peters. The guy WAS the most athletic LT in the game. His injuries were very serious for a guy of his size and skill set. I wouldnt assume he will be back to the way he was. I certainly hope he is, but it will be tough.

      • GEagle

        you need to be realistic about Peters…everyone that has seen the man has been absolutely blown away RAVING at how he looks..the dude was running frggin HURDLES in March. Realistic is actually listening to what people that are privy to see him tell to, instead of being skeptical just to be skeptical. Every human body is different…yOu won’t find a SINGLE person that says Peters has lost even HALF a step…if anything people are saying he looks better then they ever seen him…

        Are you still skeptical about Meco returning from his torn Achilles? are you still skeptical about Adrian Peterson returning from his ACL?

        So Tired of hearing the Peterson crap. he is HEALTHY, he is BACK…GET OVER IT! Geez

        • Token

          Honestly, I hope you are right. But have you ever heard reports that say “hes not doing well” when a guy is coming off injury like this?

          Its almost always this “hes in the best shape of any human ever” type of storyline. The media eats that up.

          Ill wait until I see the guy on the field running and blocking other 300lb men before I am convinced he can be the same guy.

          The Eagles didnt reach for the 3rd best tackle in the draft at pick #4 for no reason. Ill tell you that much.

          • GEagle

            Ugh I know if there was anything remotely wrong, then a 310lb man wouldn’t be running hurdles in march!!!!

          • Richard Colton

            Hasn’t hit a defensive player since 2011, and he’s on the wrong side of thirty. That said – if he truly is back to his 2011 form, we have a monster at LT.

          • GEagle

            We have a monster LT lol

    • Adam

      Yeah, I’m not sure I can agree. Serious injury. Big dude, not young anymore. It could be fine but it also could be very bad, especially if he gets reinjured. It’s something I’m worried about.

      • GEagle

        unless he gets re injured which is possible with every single athlete in all sports. There is nothing to worry about.

  • Philip Soloninka

    Just so I am clear, Graz thinks we should have gone after Revis AFTER the Non-D and DRC debacles? After Revis was coming off of a destroyed knee and his constant back and forth with the Jets front office? I understand his talent and risk vs reward, but I really don’t mind that we stayed away from that deal.

    • Jack Waggoner

      Especially in the position the Eagles are currently in, trying to reconfigure everything.

      • Philip Soloninka

        That’s another good reason, all the changes made both on the field and off.