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A conversation about Howie Roseman’s power took a left turn. Speaking to reporters at the owners meetings back in March, Jeffrey Lurie used a question about Roseman’s rank to touch on a subject that must have been top of mind — RFID and the surge of Next Gen stats that are altering the NFL landscape.
“When you’re talking about the NFL today and football operations, it’s really a very fast moving field if you understand where we’re at,” said Lurie in one of the grand hallways of the Boca Raton Resort. “We’re not where we were when I bought the team 20 years ago or where the league was 10 years ago. I would say if there’s two positions that have to process information and data quickly and completely, it’s quarterback and it’s head of football operations.
“Just as an example, in May, we’re going to be bombarded finally with the data from RFID. That’s going to revolutionize the sport in the long run.” Read more »
Jeffrey Lurie and Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)
This week’s roundup of the best Eagles links around the web. Read more »
Carson Wentz and Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)
In his first public comments about the Eagles trading up in the draft to pick Carson Wentz, Jeffrey Lurie explained to the MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas why his team made the move.
“We see it differently than I guess some other people may,” Lurie said. “We see Sam [Bradford] as absolutely the right guy to quarterback the team. We are so rarely able to draft in the Top 5 in the draft. It’s only been twice in about 15-20 years. So we saw the opportunity, and we liked two quarterbacks. We had to make the move to secure having a potential franchise quarterback for many, many years. Read more »
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There is a lot of trade talk out there. Let’s throw a lasso around it and try to get as close to the truth as we can: Read more »
Jeffrey Lurie. (USA Today Sports)
With the draft now 17 days away, rumors about the Eagles trading up to pick a quarterback are only gaining steam.
In Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column today, he polled “10 team officials with power over their teams’ draft board and draft process.” The Eagles received the second-most votes as the team most likely to trade up into the top five, with the Rams receiving just one more vote. Those polled also overwhelming projected Laremy Tunsil as the No. 1 pick, and Carson Wentz as the first quarterback taken. Read more »
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It’s that time of year. Free agency is over, the draft is looming, and here is a collection of links that relate to both pursuits in order to keep you thinking about the Eagles over the weekend. Read more »
Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports Images)
Here’s a hump day roundup of Eagles-related links to get you through the pre-draft lull period.
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Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)
While the Eagles’ brass pursue a quarterback road trip, the national and local media continue to speculate on a number of Eagles-related issues. Here’s the latest. Read more »
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A lot happening on the quarterback front. Let’s make some sense of it. Read more »
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This year’s owners meetings provided the Philadelphia media with the first opportunity to question Chip Kelly since his firing in December of last year, and also opened up Doug Pederson to an hour of questions.
Here is the latest on what we learned at the coaches breakfasts, as well as the owners meetings as a whole. Read more »