I didn’t put up an early post since Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman were going to meet the media in the afternoon in Indy at the Scouting Combine. Smart move because they rewarded me with thousands and thousands of interesting nuggets. Oh wait, my abacus needs adjusting. That total now reads…practically none.
I wasn’t expecting Chip and Howie to spill the beans on anything major, but I was hoping for some bit of info that might be fun to write about.
I’ll watch the the PCs in full on PE.com when I get home tonight and see if there are any nuggets that didn’t make the rounds that might actually be interesting.
The quick highlight comments regarded QB and Nnamdi Asomugha. Chip said he likes Nick Foles and wants to coach him. Doesn’t really offer much insight. Howie was asked about trading Foles and said the Eagles aren’t in the habit of getting rid of good, young players. I think he left out the part about “…unless the price is right”.
When asked about Nnamdi, Kelly said “I think Nnamdi has a skill set that can play football.” I have yet to hear the actual audio and I’m curious if the delivery makes that quote worse or a bit less worse. No matter how you cut it, that’s not a compliment. Hopefully he’ll be an ex-Eagles sooner rather than later.
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Speaking of Howie Roseman, Derek from Iggles Blog put up a post with some quick thoughts on him. Seems like Derek is a huge fan of the Tom Gamble hire.
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OT Eric Fisher had a great showing at the Senior Bowl. He is in Indy for the Combine now and actually got re-measured today. The Senior Bowl does their measuring. The Combine does theirs. Sometimes the two groups get different results.
Fisher’s arm length was 34 inches in Mobile. It was measured at 34.5 today in Indy.
A few people have asked about Fisher as a prospect for the Eagles at #4. After watching tape on him and re-watching some Senior Bowl stuff…no. Fisher is very good, but just isn’t worth the #4 pick in the draft. Luke Joeckel is a better LT and will be a Top 5 pick. Fisher could go in the Top 10, but he’s a notch below.
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I’m cutting this short. There will be lots of Chip and Howie stuff to watch/read tonight and then comment on.
Jimmy and I are planning to do a podcast on the draft tonight. We’ll talk about the players the Eagles will look at for #4 (obvious stuff).
What not so obvious things might you like us to cover if we get the chance?