Are the Eagles Close?

Posted: January 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 250 Comments »

Some of the fans who comment here, on Twitter or who hit me up via email think the Eagles are a descending team, not that far from coming apart. Jason Kelce thinks the Eagles are close to being a great team. I agree with Jason.

2014 was a disappointing season, but I think some people have trouble putting that in perspective. The O-line was a mess all year. The starting QB only played 8 games. The team led the league in turnovers. And yet that team went 10-6 and just missed going to the playoffs.

The Eagles just had the most guys in the Pro Bowl.

Have you ever seen a greater collection of football talent?

The Eagles have the best STs in the NFL.

They have one of the best offenses.

Chip Kelly is at the very least a good coach, maybe a great one.

Are there issues with this football team? Yes. Heck yes. But that is true of 30 or so teams. Because we follow the Eagles closely, we obsess on the trouble spots for this team. We say that the OL is getting old (and it is). But 2 of the starters are good young players. Change one more guy and the OL is mostly young. Some fans act as if all 5 starters are 34. Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce are young players who will be Eagles for quite a while.

Kelce sees the cup as half full, as the Eagles being close to greatness.

“I really believe that,” Kelce said on Friday following Pro Bowl practice for Team Carter at Scottsdale Community College. The Pro Bowl is played on Sunday night and Kelce, a first-time Pro Bowl player, is enjoying his time in Arizona with the game’s best players. “We won 10 games this year and there were a lot of points during the season when we were really, really good. Really what it comes down to is consistency and we know that.

“We need to make a couple of corrections in this offseason, get a few pieces and I think we’ll go from a good team to a great team.”

Kelce is exactly right about the need for consistency. The Eagles have the talent to be a 12-win team. They just didn’t play consistently well. They were sloppy and made way too many mistakes. The 2013 team didn’t make those mistakes and it helped them to get to the postseason.

I have no idea why the 2014 team made so many mistakes. There weren’t just one or two people to blame. The group took turns making mistakes. At least that shows togetherness, right?

It is easier to work with talented players on fixing mistakes than it is to go acquire talent. The coaches do have a challenge in getting this group to play better, but would you rather be Chip Kelly with that task or Gus Bradley with trying to find 22 guys who can play?

As Kelce mentioned, the Eagles do need to add talent. No one would tell you the Eagles are good enough as-is. At least half the secondary must be replaced. Players, coaches, fans and the media all know this team needs some help.

The key here is that there is a very good foundation in place. Kelly has got his program running and the Eagles are moving into Year 3 of Kellyball. The STs are the best in football. The offense is close to being a great unit. The front seven on defense is close to being outstanding. The secondary is a complete mess that needs a lot of work. Hopefully the hiring of Cory Undlin as DBs coach will be the first step in getting that group to be “okay”, if not better.

I wish the Eagles were the defending Super Bowl champs making a run at their second title. Unfortunately that’s the Seahawks. The Eagles are trying to get to that point. They need the current players to play better in 2015 and they need some outside talent if they are going to take the next step forward.

The Eagles aren’t there yet, but they are close.

Disagree with me all you want, but you can’t disagree with the sexiest man in Philadelphia.

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250 Comments on “Are the Eagles Close?”

  1. 1 Bob Brewer said at 8:20 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    As long as there is a significant question at quarterback, they are not close.

  2. 2 GEAGLE said at 8:34 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    The questions at QB are make believe, media driven., not reality. If you think the Eages don’t have a QB, that’s a personal problem, nothing to do with the reality of the situation. Marriotta, Tom Brady, PEyton Manning, it doesn’t matter if Molk is getting blown up n their lap…

    First offseason, media told you FOles was a lock to get traded and he could never play for chip because he couldn’t run fast enough.
    ..
    They told you Cox wasnt a scheme fit
    ..
    Told you Cole and BG wouldnt be able to play OLB
    ..
    Every offseason they told you Demeco was washed up

    Last year they told you that Johnny Manziel was chips dream, and we wouldny be able to pass him up if he falls in the draft

    They told you we needed to adress NT early cause Bennie wasn’t strong enough
    ….
    Has the media EVER gotten a narrative right? Yet fans still fall for their crap every single offseason…

    Worry about your OL fix the OL and You won’t have any QB problems smh..
    ….
    Philly media NEVER accurately predicts a future Eagle move, yet every offseason fans let the dumb media put their stupid false ideas into their brains and fans stop believing it…. It’s like if every day for two years I tell you that the sky is purple, how could you continue to believe that?
    ..
    I don’t get it. If our media had a track record of actually understanding what the Eagles are trying to do, I would understand believing their crap, but when the hell have nTHEY accurately predicted any eagle move? When did they tell you ahead of time who the eagkes would draft and it turn out to be true? When did they ever tell you we would trade someone, or sigń a certain free,agent. And it turn out to be true? 10% of the time IF THAT? Yet fans fall for it every offseason…

    If YOUR oppinipn coincides with our boneheaded media oppinion, that should be a good hint that you arent on the right track and you probably should change your opinion

  3. 3 Bob Brewer said at 8:39 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Because a lot of the faults Foles showed last year remained this year. He didn’t make faster decisions, he didn’t stop throwing off his back foot. He doesn’t inspire confidence.

  4. 4 GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Lol k

  5. 5 EAGLES said at 1:24 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    In 3 years Foles has thrown 46 touchdowns to 17 interceptions and this past year from week one to week ten he was the most hit quarterback in the league and took many big shots especially against Washington. Our oline problems definitely had an effect on him, that’s how I see it. But he still won enough games to keep us in the hunt. I think fans and trouble making media who always need a story or they have no job undervalue him for sake of conversation. Many teams wish they had a qb as competent as Foles, no way am I giving up on him this soon as a fan. Inside pressure is like death for a pocket qb who lives on stepping up just ask Tom Brady. Say Foles felt the outside pressure and stepped up, with our oline problems being mostly on the inside of the line he basically then steps into the weak spot where the backups were which wasn’t smart. My guess is Chip told him and probably gameplanned around him relying on him to trust his outside tackles and try to stay back away from where pressure was most likely to come, the inside. When Johnson was out pressure came from almost everywhere after Kelce and Mathis went down but he still found ways to win games. Sanchez definitely had more of an actual pocket to step into after Kelce and Mathis came back which Foles didn’t have most of his games, yet Sanchez still lost what 4 games? Turnovers from every angle also hurt us. There were just lots of mistakes on offense with the receivers and the qb’s too. I’m not saying Nick was not at fault but it’s crazy to solely blame him for it all which some fans and media seem to be doing. I personally think it’s just easier to blame the qb for most of the problems because of the importance and obvious fandom of the position and not to study what actually all went wrong.

  6. 6 fran35 said at 1:28 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    First off, the issue of throwing off his back foot was not a factor before this year. He actually stepped into the pressure well during 2013. That was one of his strengths. You are correct that he has always had an issue in holding the ball too long. However, this year was significantly better. He was excellent at avoiding sacks. You show me a young QB that has started only 20 games or so ttat doesn’t hold the ball too long at times. The bottom line is that Foles is a legitimate nfl starter and other teams in the league hope and pray we would be willing to trade him. Which Chip will not.

  7. 7 Mark F said at 5:40 PM on January 27th, 2015:

    You keep forgetting how many seasons it took for guys like Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman, Tom Brady, etc to start to really play consistently great football…It took Peyton eight friggin’ seasons to have a QB rating over 100 and Nick Foles did it in 3. I’m not saying he’s as great as Manning, but these people seriously pushing the media-driven Mariota fantasies are not thinking clearly. Why would we cripple the team’s development of talent for the next two or three years by paying a ridiculous price tag to get to Mariota-land with Foles already in the fold, familiar with the system, and healing?

  8. 8 the guy said at 8:25 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Almost every recent SB winning team has a great QB or a great defense. Hard to imagine the Eagles with either in the next year or two.

    On the bright side, they are close to making the playoffs every year so you never know. Worked for Eli.

  9. 9 GEAGLE said at 9:43 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Almost every team that makes a championship game has a strong Coach/GM tandem that work together well…. Hopefully chip and the guy he hires will be our winning formula

  10. 10 Gary Barnes said at 10:53 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Eli had a great defense both years they won

  11. 11 eagleyankfan said at 1:20 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    wouldn’t this be considered a ‘no shit’?

  12. 12 eagleyankfan said at 8:35 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    “The Eagles just had the most guys in the Pro Bowl.” — -means absolutely nothing. It’s nice for the players I guess. For this fan, I haven’t watched this in years.

  13. 13 Gary Barnes said at 10:55 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Agreed…several were injury fill-ins and the PB has not meant anything more than a popularity contest for a long time…that is Spadaro territory, Tommy…wash your hands 😉

  14. 14 GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Anyone know of any Charecter issues with Titan OLB Derrick Morgan? If we lose BG and Cole won’t agree to restructure/paycut, Derrick could be high on our wish list as a cheaper Barwin type signing. Experience in 3-4 OLB AND 4-3DE so he is a perfect fit for our multi front defense..

    Also like Tamba Hali if KC doesn’t bring him back. He announced that he will take a pay cut if he can remain a Cheif. But they have Dee Ford and will have to hand over a brinks truck to Justin Houston, so if some chance we can’t keep Cole, wouldn’t mind adding Hali as veteran stop gap depth

    Always been a big Jabaal Sheard fan, love the violence he plays with

    Still keeping an eye on Micheal Johnson, rumor is Tampa might cut him after signing him to a big deal last year….

  15. 15 daveH said at 8:50 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    not to change the subject too much .. but Miss Jamiaca is a hybrid human/alien and got ripped off last night ..and MIss Netherlands might be the hottest woman ever to step on this planet

  16. 16 truehaynes said at 11:17 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    thank you for making me look that up. wow

  17. 17 shah8 said at 3:28 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Miss Jamaica is very high yellow, don’t know why she’s all that out there. Miss Colombia is really a rather boring prettiness. I didn’t see Miss Netherlands, but I do like Miss Slovenia. Very nice facial structure with character and appeal to memory.

  18. 18 shah8 said at 3:34 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Found Miss Netherlands…rather busty…

    I liked Miss Indonesia as well, but these women are mostly just way too Barbie Doll, with too little that deviate from abstract beauty into anything resembling someone you’d want to hug.

  19. 19 daveH said at 3:57 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    don’t know what you mean by ‘high yellow’ .. loved her short hair, her cool stylin demeanor and wild eyes .. Miss Netherlands in the yellow dress literally dazzled me AND my drooling wife!
    perfect call on Miss Colombia; but she gave smart answers and give her credit ..she WON it! “boring prettiness” is very well said. but she certainly is beautiful,,as they ALL are. and she might well be th best Miss Universe of them all.

  20. 20 shah8 said at 5:04 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Some people were suggesting that there was some sort of hit from racial preferences in terms of looks. I’m like “keep her out of the sun, and you can barely tell she’s not 100% white but then again, a large proportion of ‘white people’ have some slave ancestry, soo…”

    More willing to bet that that the ole girl just looked too athletic. Not a problem for me, amazons are what I’d want, e.g. a young Michelle Obama, volleyball/basketball players, etc…

  21. 21 daveH said at 9:48 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    she has a crazy unique look for sure. reminds me even of Audrey Hepburn if you can dig that!
    yes my wife is carribbean and I have heard the ‘light skin’ stuff… Miss Netherlands however..she is rich dark hair & skin wowie WOWIE !! not what id normally expect from Netherlands ..but exotic like Miss Jamaica.
    that pageant is actually worth watching. it’ll be big again one day ..that my long shot contrarian call.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 8:52 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Is the Penn State QB supposed to enter the draft NEXT year?

    If so, I would want the Eagles to call the Texans, offer them our first round pick next year, for their early 2nd round pick this year…. If we handle our business next years first round pick should be in the 25-30 range, so trading it away isnt that big of a deal for me…. If The Penn State QB comes out next year, two 1st round picks is a good start for Bill Obrien having the ammunition to move up and secure his QB next year, while we would have two second round picks this year…l need ATleast 1 extra pick in the top 100..

    If we got an extra 2nd rounder, we could add 3 beasts to the defense like
    rd 1) Danny Shelton (fingers crossed) NT
    Rd 2) Erik Kendricks or top ILB available
    rd 3) CB like Quinton Rollins or whoever the best corner on the board is
    ..
    That’s just a rough copy example of 3 defensive players we can add…. We would be able to bolster the defense with top 100 talent, while still having a 2nd round pick to snatch up a WR like Devin Smith, or trade back from round 2, get an extra pick and take Ty Montgomery in the 3rd…. We would still have two 4th round picks and a 5th rounder, to grab another DB and two OFfensive lineman…

    Free agency we grab our safety, McCourty or Rahim. Maybe sigń a cheap corner like Davin House, and reunite Stoutland with 2011 1st round Guard James Carpenter of the seahawks…
    …..
    Defense will have added somthing like NT, ILB, CB, CB, Safety in free agency, Cheaper corner in FA(Davin House)…. Maybe trade Vinny for an OLB

    Offense will have added a G James Carpenter in FA, drafted a WR like Devin Smith, drafted two OL in rounds 4-5……… If we can pick up an extra pick along the way, try to add a speedster like Dorsett of Miami..

  23. 23 Tyler Phillips said at 8:59 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Rollins won’t last until the 3rd, and we are not taking a NT in round 1. That’d be a huge wasted pick considering our DL strength

  24. 24 GEAGLE said at 10:06 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Lol ok… …you are looking at the draft all wrong bud..
    ..
    NEEDS are addressed in free agency, that’s where our coaches build next years team… Our coaches aren’t thinking that they cN address next years Goles in the draft. They don’t go into drafts assuming that they can get. Player who can fill an immediate need and start in September. Morons go into the draft assuming that, not a good coach like chip… Chip is going to assume that everything he gets out of a rookie is a bonus…

    next years team is built in free agency, down the road issues are handled in the draft, for example: Last year we drafted an OLB who anyone with a brain KNEW needed a redshirt yer before he pculd be ready to play in the NFL..OLB wasnt a NEED in last years draft, Our first round pick sat behind 3 OLB close to playing at probowl level…

    You know why we drafted Macus last year? Because coach isnt a dumb fan that assumes am Lokie can start in September and play 80% of the snaps. We drafted Macus Last year because they weren’t being as short sited as you arre. They KNEW OLBs typically need a year to transition to the NFL, amd WE NEEDED to draft an OLB LAST YEAR so he could be READY for THIS YEAR when we knew our BG and Trent Cole situation uncertain….. So you can take the short sited stance THAT we don’t NEED a NT, but Bar won’t be on this roater much longer, and this is Vinny Currys last year in Philly, so we will be down 2 DL, and we only have 1 replacement. taylor Hart…so we can either add a DE, or we can add a NT and slide bennie logan over at DE and have Shelton backed up by Beau Allen at NT…. So Whule you don’t NEED Shelton now, that’s only a short sited view
    ..
    I also hear on multiple occassion chip rave about how those Ngata, Dontari Poe type of Behomths that can really move or so rare and hard to find.. Chip spoke glowingly of those type of guys on multiple Occasions and aheltons speed Nd footwork is sick for a 340lber… Reminds me of a bIgger NT version of explosive Aaron Donald….next year we lose Curry and Bair… So we can go Logan..Shelton..Cox
    ..
    Rare,specil beast of a big boy whho like Logan can stay on the field in 4 man line pass rushing situations if need be…
    ..
    Of course actually landing such a special talent when you are picking 20 is probably not very likely, but if we keep the 20th pick, it needs to be because we can draft a player that is head and shoulders above what’s available in round 2.. SheLyon isn’t the only player that fits that mold, just a rare talent that will be hard for us to ever get, that could catipult this young DL into true elite status.. We could play the run without EVER putting a safety in the box

  25. 25 Anders said at 9:01 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Hackenberg is not going even close to the first round next year unless he improves a lot next year.

    Also teams never go into a season thinking they can just get a QB next year, because as we see, there is never as many good QBs in a draft as it might seem like 1 year before

  26. 26 GEAGLE said at 9:24 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Former coaches Def have drafting an ex player in the back of their mind if they think the world of the kid…. I was told for 3 years that chip wanted Mariptta in 2015 lol

    But whatever, there doesn’t have to be a QB a team loves to get a team to trade a second rounder for next years 1st… The trade doesnt neccessarily even have to be with the Texans…

    I want to be able to add 3 IMPACT defenders at the beginning of the draft, 1 on the Line, 1 LB, 1 DB, without having to ignore the offense…. Want to be able to draft 3 defenders, while still being able to go get a legit #2 WR to replace Coop next year..

    If I can’t have Shelton at #20 or trAde up 2-3 spots to grab him, I doubt there will be another player on the board at #20, that I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE over the rest of the players available. I ASSUME THERE WILL BE LIKE 6-7 prospects we have similar grades on that we like, instead of splitting hairs and picking one, rather trade back, get an extra 3rd, maybe trade back agan out of round 1 altogether and get two extra 3rds..l

    My issue is we need. CB, WR, and ILB, and when we pick at #20, there won’t be a CB we love significantly more then the rest of the corners, there won’t be a WR with a much higher grade than all the other WR, same goes with ILB… I feel like at those 3 positions, if we don’t draft one at 20, there will still be one availabke That we LOVE at the beginning of round 2, so why would I want one at #20? Rather trade back…..

    Shelton on the other hamd is a rare beast, if we don’t draft him in round 1, you int finding a similar cat available at the beginning of round 2… If we pick someone in round 1, I want him to be a tier above the rest of the options at that position..and because Shelton falling to 20 is a reach, I have a feeling I’m not going to want to draft anyone at #20 because ther isn’t much I can get at 20, that I can’t get at 36…

    If we can’t get a player that is truley worth the 20th pick, something we can’t get if we trade back… Then I prefer to not stay at 20., something like trading from 20 down to 26 picking up an extra 3rd, trade from 26 back to a top 3 pick in round 2 and add another 3rd….. We would be left with NO first round pick, but we would have some quality firepower like:
    #35
    #52
    #68
    #76
    #84
    #110 (bryce brown trade)
    #116
    5th round
    6th
    7th

    At 20, you are probably chosing between prospects with second round, fringe 1st round grades… If that’s the case, might as well get out of round 1

  27. 27 truehaynes said at 11:24 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    i really like this idea. wish we did this last year and took marcus in the early second. probably werent any trade partners though for the reasons stated above about the end of the first round

  28. 28 Ankerstjernen said at 12:08 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I like this very much. I think you should give Chip a call. I hear the position is still open…

  29. 29 GEAGLE said at 3:38 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    im not built for the “yes man” role…. lol

  30. 30 Ankerstjernen said at 2:37 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    I know! That is why my response was so funny..! 🙂

  31. 31 Tyler Phillips said at 8:53 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    “Close” is dependent on individual thoughts on the QB position. I don’t think we will ever be great with Nick Foles, but if I’m wrong I’m not going to be stubborn about it.

    The Eagles path to great is difficult, because our QB and Secondary are talent deficient. And those are arguably the 2 most important areas in today’s NFL.

  32. 32 Anders said at 8:58 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I argue that the front seven is still more important than the secondary. Just look at the Seahawks (or the Pats), both have great secondaries, but it is the front 7 that makes those teams runs.

    The Hawks had huge problems when the pass rush couldnt get home or Wagner was out and the Pats has it the same way.

  33. 33 GEAGLE said at 8:59 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Front 7 is def more important… I don’t even think That’s debateable

  34. 34 Tyler Phillips said at 9:02 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Ours is considered pretty good and it made no difference while we were getting roasted on the back end.

  35. 35 GEAGLE said at 9:03 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    You posted a shut out, with a crap secondary…. But yeah, front 7 made no difference smh
    ..
    As if the defense didn’t carry the offense a lot this season

  36. 36 Tyler Phillips said at 9:07 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Also have up 35 pts to the sorry ass redskins, then lost to them in the second meeting. They are great tho right.

  37. 37 Anders said at 9:07 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    We lost the 2nd meeting because of Mark Sanchez is bad.

  38. 38 Tyler Phillips said at 9:09 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    They hadn’t scored more than 13 with RG3 starting in over a year. But then we helped them out. That’s not Sanchez

  39. 39 Anders said at 9:12 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    yea lets cherry pick games for evidence?

    Also As I said above, they work hand in hand, but you said secondary was the most important thing in the NFL together with QB and I argue that front 7 is still more important than secondary.

  40. 40 Tyler Phillips said at 9:19 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Or the Dallas has game, or the Rams game or the packers game

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 9:30 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    3 MOST VALUED POSITIONS ABOVE ALL THE REST:
    1) QB
    2) LT
    3) 3-4 OLB/4-3 DE

    No DBs apear on that list…. There is a reason LT and edge rushers get gobbled up so quickly in the draft and why they cost so much guaranteed money in free agency….. You win and lose in the trenches, I didn’t even think this was debatable.. NO DEFENSE beats great QBs because the DBs played so great in coverage. You BEAT a GREAT QB by beating the crap out of him with your front 7 til he starts feeling Ghosts and dives to the floor even when no pressure is around him…. That’s how you Beat great QBs….

    You go into a game against ELITE QB your main concern is beating him up. Hitting the QB hard and Often….

  42. 42 Anders said at 9:06 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    True, but have a better safety than Allen or just average CB and the front 7 can do more damage, it works hand it hand. I just think front 7 is more important than great secondary.

  43. 43 Tyler Phillips said at 9:04 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    If it is dominant then sure. If it’s simply pretty good, then no. It has to balance.

  44. 44 Anders said at 9:05 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Sure, but we need at least 1 ILB and 1 OLB just as much as a CB.

  45. 45 Tyler Phillips said at 9:13 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    ILB. eh? OLB depends on their moves during FA. Secondary is the biggest problem. A bad to average jump from the secondary improves us more than pretty good to very good LB jump.

  46. 46 Anders said at 9:13 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    True, but that has nothing to do with what is more important overall.

    And we need to replace Ryans and secondary also depends on our FA moves right?

  47. 47 Tyler Phillips said at 9:30 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I’d still draft secondary before LBs bc of the relative depth at EDGE rushers this year.

  48. 48 Anders said at 12:23 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Well my prefered 1st round target this year is Quiten Rollins followed by Bud Dupree

  49. 49 Ankerstjernen said at 12:16 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    How about this; front 7 is more important ‘on balance’. But every position holds a certain importance, obviously. What this means is that its better to have a ‘bad’ secondary than an equally ‘bad’ front7. But if your secondary is worse than bad, lets say, hypothetically, you know just for arguments sake (ahem) that its atrocious. Then that is worse than having a front 7 that is merely ‘bad’.

    This goes for all positions, really. It even applies to the QB-position (see Wilson, Russel). The more skill or production you are lacking on one particular position, the more it impacts the teams collected performance, and that position ‘becomes’ more important than it would otherwise be, all things being equal. As long as you have serviceable production on every position then ya, upgrading the front 7 is probably going to net you a better overall result than secondary.

    Thinking along these lines, importance is a dynamic factor. And the secondary is fairly important to the eagles right now.

  50. 50 Gary Barnes said at 10:59 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I still think games are won in the trenches and thus the OL/DL are most important. We are in pretty good shape there, but yes we need to enhance other important areas

  51. 51 GEAGLE said at 9:02 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Props to richard Sherman for not being afraid to stand up and speak his mind about the bullshit pats cheating and Goodell not doing anything about it. Good for him. Good for him to say that Goodeell at Crafts house the night before an AFC game is a conflict of interest. Loved what Sherman had to say, and I can’t wait to hear the seahawks wreck the deflatRIOTS in the media all week

  52. 52 eagleyankfan said at 9:19 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Goodell covered up the spygate stuff too…

  53. 53 GEAGLE said at 9:40 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    The ONLY investigator EVER to claim that it was a good idea to “DESTROY THE EVIDENCE”…. We have to be the most pathetic, mindless sheep imaginable to let that Jackass get away with immediately destroying evidence and then telling us that he did it. As if it was the normal thing to do..

    Who the hell in the history of the world would ever sell the public that destroying the evidence was the normal thing to do.? We are the clowns who let this scumbag insult our intelligence and get away with everything, because we are crackhead junkie addicts hooked to this game.

    Dude told the Natipn he destroyed EVIDENCE before anyone saw it, like it was normal, and we should just accept that insanely guilty cover up behavior…. This piece of ahit is doing more harm to the NFL sheild than every previous commissioner combined.. It’s a downhill slope under Goodell, just keeps nose diving the NFL, and we are the idiots for allowing it…. WHEN NO ONE shows up tp Super Bowl media day, let’s see how willing the owners are to protect that lying scumbag… All we would have to do was boycott two weeks of football, and the owners would do throw him under the bus so quickly…I don’t wanna hear anything about how much money he makes for the owners, am i key could make that money if he had control of the NFL aka Americas CRACK HABIT

  54. 54 GermanEagle said at 9:39 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I know some fans on here hate the Seahawks, but there’s no chance in hell I will be rooting for the bloody Pats with their liar of QB at the helm and Bellicheat making me sick when I see him.

    In fact I struggle to pick one single Seahawks player I despise. Kam Chancellor is probably my favorite non-Eagle in the NFL and Maxwell hopefully another super bowl champion who will join Chris Maragos to become a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Go ‘Hawks!

  55. 55 Mac said at 11:08 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I’m not rooting for the Hawks, but I’m not rooting for the Pats either. Nope… this year I will tune in for the puppy bowl. Screw the NFL.

  56. 56 Ark87 said at 9:50 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Somehow I think all this is going to culminate in the patriots killing the Seahawks. These things have a way of pissing the Patriots off, Sherman needs to focus on what he’s got on his plate, not Goodell’s. Focus Sherman! Speaking of focus, deflated footballs don’t enhance performance anywhere close to Adderall. Sherman needs to shut the hell up and make sure he beats the Patriots for us. Leave the harassment to us professionals.

  57. 57 GEAGLE said at 10:53 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I dunno man… Seattle is the one team I don’t worry about giving bulletin board material for another team. You are right that normally the team getting ripped would end up winning, but I don’t think so in Seattles case… They give teams bulletin board material, dare you to do something about it, then they end up backing up all the crap they talked and put an ass whooping on you… Gotta respect that…
    ..
    pats are going to be a much better opponent than Denver was, should be a close game for a while that gets decided in the 4th quarter.. Of course the Pas are going to put up a good game, and are fully capable of winning, but I like seattle.. Tougher 53 players than the Pateiots..

  58. 58 RobNE said at 10:00 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I heard clip from Brady this morning, they asked him has the NFL spoken to you yet and he said no, that will happen after the SB. I totally understand why the NFL is brushing this off until after the SB, but why isn’t every news article focused on that. The process here blows. They had 2 weeks between games, but the NFL has no desire to take this on.

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 10:48 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Yup… It’s a joke. This happened 8 days ago, the NFL bragged over how it interviewed 40 people already, yet the one person you should be interviewing hasn’t been contacted. I don’t care how busy BRady is, the man has a spare hour at some point to sit down for a chat or a phone convo.

    You are right, that should be the ONLY story right now..thankfully the SEAHAWK players who wipe their ass with the bulletin board material they give to the Patriots won’t allow this to be swept under the rug this week. Can’t wait to hear seattle players open only rip the Pats and Goodell, with every single media outlet watching.. And then Goodell has to do his yearly press conference LO!…they will get hammered all week, and it’s going to temporarily turn me into a SEAHAWK fan
    ….
    The NFL will either announce the result of their “faux investigation” sometime after the Super Bowl, or at like 5pm on Friday going into SB weekend

  60. 60 troy412 said at 9:57 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Nobody wants to say all the mistakes Chip has made cutting jackson keeping cooper.His draft picks keeping that secondary another year.How about all the big games that he has lost to good teams cause he was out coached big time.What happened to the in game adjustments everyone blamed andy reid for not doing chip did no better.Philadelphia fans what had he done to earn our trust.Not one person is even seeing the fact he couldn’t keep his team together after being 9-3 but he’s a good coach please i’m disappointed now you get rid of gamble demote howie control freak.His college ways won’t pass on grown men NFL teams need talent not culture he has to realize you gonna have diva players and hot heads and please size is not everything can get some players with some heart and pride take that over size any day open your eyes people

  61. 61 RobNE said at 10:01 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    bravo this is great. Is that you WIPfan?

  62. 62 D3FB said at 11:08 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    And he upvoted it! He upvoted his own comment. And talked about “heart and pride”, and “college ways”. It’s truly amazing.

  63. 63 Mitchell said at 10:42 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Mark Sanchez was qb and we need more fastballs!!!!

  64. 64 eagleyankfan said at 1:15 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Mostly some value in the argument – but cutting Jackson wasn’t a mistake. That’s like saying Avant was a huge mistake because of his “leadership”. Eagles WR did just fine this year with DJ AND Avant.

  65. 65 P_P_K said at 10:06 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Nine months until next season and we’re having the same conversation we had last year nine months before last season.

  66. 66 Mitchell said at 10:08 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    And it’s the same convo we’ll be having next year.

  67. 67 GEAGLE said at 10:15 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    If these debates are still taking place after Foles signs his lmg term deal, I will lose it, reach thru your computer screens and strangle you all

  68. 68 P_P_K said at 11:28 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    If these debates are still taking place after Nick has proven himself to be worthy of a long term contract, you won’t be able to reach me through the screen because I’ll be on my way to jumping off the Walt Whitman Bridge.

  69. 69 RobNE said at 12:06 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    we are stuck in a wormhole or something.

  70. 70 troy412 said at 10:10 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Exactly just cursed for failure

  71. 71 eagleyankfan said at 10:23 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    and soon we’ll read how Nate Allen is signed for 1 year and how that makes sense because he’s had problems because he’s been in different schemes blah blah blah ….

  72. 72 troy412 said at 10:15 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Next conversation should be how the offense affects our defense now that’s a topic cause those ten second three n outs gotta stop next year all those plays you expect our defense to play is crazy

  73. 73 GEAGLE said at 10:39 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    What’s the point of dwelling on something that has no chance of changing? This is what our coach beLeves in. You want to help the Defense? Best thing you can do for the Defense is make sure we have a dominant Offensive line.. The friggin Cowboys were able to trick America into believing that they had this vastly improved defense by using the OL and run game to hide the defense and keep it off the field… dallas entire defensive improvement was practically a product of the improved run game/OL play.
    ..
    Our style of offense will always put a ton of pressure on the defense. You need to have the steel curtain to have a chance at overcoming our offensive struggles because when our offense can move the ball. It puts so much pressure on the defense. I would add a talent to each 3 phases of the Defense: DL, LB, DB…. But defensive upgrades will never be enough if we struggle to move the chains. best way we can help our defense grow is to make sure we never have the type of OL problems we had this year. Idont care if it means we need an entire starting caliber OL on our bench in case the OL injuries Moute up again….. I just know that there will be a limit to what pur defense can do if the OL isn’t doing their part, so.while impeoving the defense is important, it’s NOT ENOUGH, we also need to make sure we have a quality OL that can withstand 2-3 injuries

    Add a quality DL, a Quality ILB, a quality safety…. This defense can reach that next level with those additions IF the offense ,mainly the OL/RB play to their potential…. So while we absolutely need to improve the defense, it won’t matter if we also don’t fix the OL/depth…

  74. 74 D3FB said at 11:06 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Three and out is three and out. The difference between a no huddle three and out vs an old school three and out is like 90 (real time) seconds max. The fact that we are no huddle has no real bearing on that how much time the defense gets to rest.

  75. 75 Gary Barnes said at 10:49 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I’m still optimistic, but Tommy I think you went overboard on several of your points…

    This is not a great offense, way, way too inconsistent and error-prone to be even close to great. Tons of turnovers and heaps of penalties, inconsistent QB play, bad red zone performance all season, bad struggles vs good defenses, poor play calling that allowed defenses to know exactly what was coming and did not fully utilize all our weapons, letting Jackson go was a mistake and Cooper was a washout…

    If injuries to the OL were a big part of the problems, then Kelly needs to examine the depth he has there and improve it. He picked those backup OL and if they stunk (and some of them did) then Kelly needs to do something about it so that situation can be mitigated next time.

    The defense needs tons of help…the secondary issues are well known, but I’d also disagree with the front 7 being close to outstanding…I’d say the DL is outstanding, but at LB we need a lot more pass rush and pass coverage capability along with much better depth. Ryans, Cole and even Graham may also be headed out the door so we need some major attention on the ILB and OLB positions. Love Barwin and Kendricks, but two ain’t enough.

    I also cannot stand the “well, at least we are not the Jags” argument…I get it, but it is a red herring. We are not building something from scratch here, Kelly inherited a pretty good talent base from Reid and needs to keep adding. He has got to up the urgency and get after it. We want to win a SB here, not 10 games. Kelly was given all the power this off-season so the excuses are gone. I’m very excited, but this is also far from my first rodeo and hope that Kelly can actually get it done.

  76. 76 GEAGLE said at 10:56 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    You can’t judge the level of our offense by what you saw 3 back OL and a backup QB do… That’s not an accurate depiction of whete our offense is right now.. We weren’t incnsstt, we were INJURED, BIG DIFFERENCE…. We were all INJURED in 2012 and bounced back beautifully in 2013…..so you are the one going overboard judging our offense by the struggles you saw with half our starters injured,,

  77. 77 Gary Barnes said at 11:11 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Other teams continue to perform even with major injuries, it can be done and requires better depth, coaching and preparation…sure we’re not going to have all-pro backups, but there cannot be such a huge drop off as there was. We are not a good enough team to survive the offense struggling consistently. We’ve got to majorly upgrade the secondary, find better solutions at several LB spots and find better depth for the OL.

  78. 78 Alistair Middlemiss said at 12:25 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Problem the Eagles have on offence is the scheme requires players to win or at least draw one on one. We have no fullback, rarely does the RB stay in to pass block because we believe in spreading the field out.

    The problem with this is if you are consistently getting beat there is limited ability to get assistance schematically. If you look at Oregon every game they struggle with it is because they have gotten beaten up front. Same with the Eagles – every time we have struggled on offence it is because we lost battles 1v1 on the offensive line consistently.

    Also our blocking scheme and player type needs a higher level of coordination and technical skill than some other schemes. If you try to use a more power running game with huge 330lb+ linemen with a fullback it is easier to pick up initially.

  79. 79 Gary Barnes said at 12:42 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Great points…I agree that scheme has dictated smaller OL, 1v1 assignments and higher levels of coordination…and that good defenses can attack it successfully by using those pressure spots. It is something we’re committed to so we cannot change it completely, but maybe Chip can utilize other personnel or build in some other options that counter those attacks. For example, if Chip gets down to the 1 yd line again and kicks a FG saying he cannot get 1 yd against X defense, I may lose my hair…bring in Cox as the FB, run either McCoy or Polk behind him and Mathis/Peters and get it done.

  80. 80 D3FB said at 3:26 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The running scheme doesn’t work at all because Oregon. Except Ohio State runs the same scheme.

  81. 81 GEAGLE said at 1:47 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    No, no team is successful playing 3 OL on the interior OL lined up next to each other who had zero NFL experience and on top of that, we change the player that lined up next to them every week, and if that’s not enough lets play half a season with a back up QB and without our defensive leader…. U can overcome injuries, but name a team that was ever able to overcome something that absurd

  82. 82 Gary Barnes said at 1:57 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Who said they had to have 3 backup OL with zero NFL experience? They CHOSE to have that which, looking back now, probably was not the best choice.

    Believe me, I know it is not easy to develop OL depth and find other options, but Chip has stated repeatedly it is next man up when injuries occur…if next man up is going to be the approach, then you better make sure as much as possible that the next man up in each situation is good enough to play in the NFL and run YOUR schemes consistently.

    That is why you have mini-camps, training camp, pre-season and why you need good coaches…if the backups are not ready or not good enough to handle the job, that is on Chip.

  83. 83 GEAGLE said at 3:43 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    we had an experienced backup that can play multiple positions, he got hurt the first game of the season…. you do realize that you cant lineup next to someone you have minimal experience with and easily immediately execute combo blocks…

    even if we had decent veterans, linning them up next to a different lineman each week makes it IMPOSSIBLE

    hands down the best coaches this year were Brice Arians and Chip kelly….. you dont get your team to win 10 games playing half a season with a backup QB and 13 different OL combinations without being a damn good coach….. not many coaches could have done what Bruce and Chip managed to do this year and I despise Bruce… but gotta call a spade a spade

  84. 84 iceberg584 said at 12:09 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Tried to read your post, but I’m getting stuck trying to figure out how/why your computer or mobile device put an umlaut over the “u” in “backup.”

  85. 85 GEAGLE said at 1:43 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    No clue, my autocorrect does it pretty often. No idea why

  86. 86 D3FB said at 11:03 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    As far as the backup OL, they played ok. The bigger issue isn’t with the fact that they suck, its just the fact that they are backup OL. Nobody has 4 guys on the bench that come in and are awesome. Plus our top backup was lost in week 1. That’s just a constraint of modern football not a failure of roster management.

  87. 87 ACViking said at 11:19 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Do you think some fans’ expectations were higher because of Kelly’s remarks about the Eagles’ back-ups betting more reps than most other teams’ back-ups?

    The implication, I think, seemed to be that the Birds’ back-ups were better prepared to succeed and play at a higher level because of all the extra reps.

  88. 88 D3FB said at 11:27 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Better mentally prepared? Sure, but extra practice time especially in a league where practices aren’t full contact, isn’t gonna make you dramatically better physically. It doesn’t make you more talented. There in lies the shortcomings. Extra practice reps aren’t turning Matt Tobin into Evan Mathis. Tobin may eventually become a league average starter but that would be after years of proper nutrition, strength work, learning all the tiny technique tricks.

    Plus the backup OL is running scout during the week. Including PS guys you typically only have 10-12 linemen.

  89. 89 ACViking said at 11:31 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Great, great stuff.

  90. 90 bill said at 11:27 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    The key to me is that some people, usually with an obvious agenda, will proclaim that the OL was awesome all year in pass pro; quite clearly, it was not. Gardner was nothing more than a turnstyle, and Molk was mostly a speed bump. I actually thought that they played better with the outside zone running game, where Molk’s weakness at the point of attack was hidden by his agility to some extent, and Gardner was at least passable at sealing. They weren’t blasting open huge lanes like the 2013 line, but the holes were there – Shady too often danced in them, especially against better teams.

    For backups, they weren’t awful. But let’s not pretend that they were effective.

  91. 91 D3FB said at 11:30 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Exactly. For what they were they did a fine job. But if they are your starters, you’re screwed. However you’re talking about OL 7,8,9,10, nobody has starters at those positions. If you’re lucky you have a good backup swing tackle, and a mid round pick that is being groomed. That’s the best case scenario.

  92. 92 RobNE said at 2:06 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    D3FB I’d like your thoughts on the Pats OL troubles this year. After the Chiefs game, it seemed like they had an Eagles equivalent level of injuries and problems. Then bam, SB. I know they have Brady. But were their injuries not as severe, is their system more easy for backups to play (e.g., ours requires very athletic OL), or what?

  93. 93 D3FB said at 3:22 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I don’t think the injuries for them were anywhere near what ours were. Both their tackles who are quality players were healthy. They were mixing and matching with the interior 3 due to injuries and inexperience, but they also had Marcus Cannon to come off the bench, and Wendell and Conolly are experienced vets who have been with the patirots for a while, and have a decent chunk of starting experience. Stork was a top 3 center in last years draft, so he had pedigree if not experience. They tinkered with Cam Flemming and some rookie from Memphis, but our guys missed half the season, they had 3 or 4 games where they had a revolving door of Barbre level backups.

    Their scheme also helps, they leave fullbacks and TE’s to pass protect, and even if you get pressure Brady is probably going to get the ball out anyways.

  94. 94 RobNE said at 3:28 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    thanks for responding.

  95. 95 GEAGLE said at 3:58 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Pats had OL issues, but NOTHING like Ours…we played like 13 different OL combinations this year which is insanity… there were times when we had like 3 late round picks with a game or two of experience all lining up next to each other. Molk was getting blown into Foles lap…
    Playing inexperienced young back ups is one thing, linning them up next to other inexperienced OL backups is another thing…but on top of all that, when you stick a different player linning up next to them every week, building no continuity or chemistry with the man next to you…thats just as nad of a situation as it gets….there were times Herremans was the only starter on the field and we had to move him all over the place linning up in like 3 different spots…. our entire run blockling scheme is based off of initial combo blocks, how can you execute a combo block and Know when to get off the combo block and go linebacker hunting at the next level if you have no experience or chemistry with the man next to him?

    the trenches are EVERYTHING…we were a mess up front with an inexperienced QB still developing, on top of that we got him killed from the first quarter againbst the Jags when Marks drilled him, to theTexans game when i warned thats the type of DL that was going to try and knok Foles out of the game…. then if all that wasnt enough we have to almost play half a season witrh sanchez who hadnt played in two years and was in the first year of this offense…..and if we werent raped and sodomized enough at that point, lets take away the most respected player on our team, the QB of our Defense…… not many teams could withstand that for a 10 win season
    ….
    if i told you at the beginning of the season that we would have all THAT ADVERSITY but we would manage to win 10 games,we would be thrilled…. but because of how the season ended its worse than it reallly was….. had we just lost 6 games sprinkled trpought the season with the adversity we had, we would be happy with the year we had, but to be 9-3 and implode like that downb the stretch is a kick to the nuts, it makes it much worse than it really was….arians and chip, easily the coaches of the year IMO

  96. 96 MagOvertheRainbow said at 4:27 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I would add that, in fact, the Jags are rebuilding. And their situation is a non-factor when discussing the Eagles. (Although Gus would have probably gone about business the same way if he had been hired here.)

  97. 97 mksp said at 10:53 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Rams would be an interesting destination for Nick. They really are just a QB away from being a very, very good team, and have collected so many draft picks over the last couple years, I’m sure they’d be willing to part with some.

    http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2015/01/eagles_nick_foles_draws_mixed_reviews_from_nfl_coa.html

    Some cool quotes in there from scouts about Nick, he definitely has some fans around the league.

    Get it together Nick!

  98. 98 GEAGLE said at 10:59 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Lol jackass

  99. 99 mksp said at 1:08 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Always insightful!

    I almost wish you were a troll, it would give me more faith in humanity.

  100. 100 Alistair Middlemiss said at 12:17 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    There is part of me who is really interested to see what you could get for Foles, as i am near curtain that the league rates him a hell of a lot more highly than the philly fan base at the moment. I was commenting on a thread where they were debating if it would be a 3rd or a 4th round pick for god sake.

    Kolb showed about 10% of what Foles has in this league and we got a 2nd and DRC for him. I understand the Eagles will kick the tires on Mariota and if he has an Aaron Rogers like slide draft him. Because of this Chip i don’t think will come out and giving a ringing endorsement to Foles.

    Comments from NFL figues in the NJ.com peice:

    “Love him,” one NFL coach said of Foles. “Right now I would put him in the second or third tier of quarterbacks, but I think he is right on the cusp of being in the top tier at the position.”

    “A dropoff was expected,” said an NFC scout. “I wouldn’t be too concerned if I was Chip (Kelly). I think he’ll be fine.”

  101. 101 Avery Greene said at 2:46 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Yeah, this is the impression I’m getting. He’s drawn interest from the Texans, Titans, Broncos, and now the Rams. He’s got a good arm and when he’s not playing hurt, he’s got good decision making.

    I think the issue is that people want it to be all or nothing. The detractors will say last year was a fluke and this year is who he is. The Pro-Folesian crowd will say last year is no fluke and that a battered line caused the problems this year.

    I think it’s somewhere in between (tho more pro). Last year was a bad year not just for Foles, but other parts of the team as well. I think he rebounds this year and comes back ready to be the man. But, I could be wrong and we’ll find out between now and next October. If he’s not the guy, I can’t see Chip holding on and then we will have to wait and see how it plays out.

    I’m more concerned that he’s prone to injury than anything on the field.

  102. 102 mksp said at 2:58 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Good thoughts.

    I think it really helps the Eagles from a leverage standpoint that Chip is the coach. Around the league Chip still has a bit of the “college coach / college system” stigma, so wanting to move on from Nick is less a referendum on his talents and more about finding a guy that fits his “system.”

    I really like Nick’s fit in St. Louis, I think he could be really successful there.

    If nothing else, the interest in Nick Foles demonstrates just how difficult it is to find even a starting caliber QB in this league.

  103. 103 GEAGLE said at 11:01 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Annoying that they keep listing Josh Gordon as failing a drug test, when he is a grown man who consumed legal alcohol… Funny how the NFlL condems this kid for a year because he drank a legal alcohol when the NFL is sponsored and markets so many Beer companies.

  104. 104 the DONALD said at 11:05 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    how do you test positive for Alcohol ? did he test after a night at the bars or club? whats that even mean really?

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 1:42 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    No idea dude. This is absurd if you ask me

  106. 106 ACViking said at 11:11 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Is it right? Fair? Sensible?

    Really doesn’t matter.

    The tests and penalties are all collectively bargained.

    The NFL is no more guilty than the NFLPA.

    The real culprit, unfortunately, is Gordon himself.

    He’s employed by a business which monitors the drug and alcohol intake of employees who’ve broken the law — with the approval of the employees’ union.

    It’s in Gordon’s contract (which is subject to the CBA) . . . so he agreed to it.

    And no one twisted Gordon’s arm to sign the contract. Or drink the alcohol.

  107. 107 A_T_G said at 12:44 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Well said.

    Certain professions have higher level of expectation than that of the law. Surgeons have restrictions on their alcohol intake, public employees such as teachers have more stringent restrictions on their free speech rights, politicians and celebrities have less expectation to privacy. If one does not agree to these expectations they are free to seek other employment. Gordon has that same option.

    In addition, our justice system allows for increased restrictions on those individuals who proved to be dangerous when enjoying the same expectations as everyone else. Violent criminals are not allowed to own certain weapons, child predators are limited in where they be may around children, and people who demonstrate they make dangerous choices with intoxicants are restricted in their use.

  108. 108 MagOvertheRainbow said at 4:24 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Would you want to get on an airplane piloted by some 55-year-old guy who drinks, or snorts, any time he feels like it? Maybe in the airport lounge?

  109. 109 GEAGLE said at 1:41 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    How is it legal to punish your employee for doing something legal on his own time? How was the agreement forcing him not to drink be legal? That’s like if I crash my car while I’m writing this post on my phone and I get arrested for reckless endangerment or whatever, so a year later my employer has the write to tell me I can’t write a post after work hours? 21 year old drinking at home is as legal as it is for me to post on this site on my spare time. How can an employer have this type of power over someone’s life?

  110. 110 Avery Greene said at 2:41 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Actually the contract is a legal binding agreement. As long as what they agree to isn’t against the law, the words in the contract are binding.

    So in this instance he agreed to not drink alcohol. There’s nothing illegal about these terms, and he breached his contract -> therefore, he is facing the punishment of breaching those terms. He made a promise he couldn’t keep.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/contract

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 3:34 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    in the end no one is to blame but Josh Gordon. He knew the deal, he could either chose 5million dollars or he could choose alcohol, he made his choice, he knew the agreement… i was just curious in a general sense about
    A) how an employer can control yiou when you are off the clock
    B) How can you be told you arent allowed to do something on your own time that is perfectly legal?
    ….
    as for Josh Gordon, after you just got done serving a 10 game suspension that was reduced from 16 games. you basically missed an entire season because you didnt come back in shAPE, you know that one more mistake will cost you 16 games and 5 mil, and you risked all that over Alcohol? then you clearly have a problem and need some real help…no one in their right mind chooses alcohol over 5 mil…… the worst part about his punishments is the idiot keeps pushing back the date when he will become a free agent and be eligible to sign for some REAL Money… at this rate he wont be a free agent til he is like 27years old, and hwo knows what his value will be by then…
    ..
    instead of the suspensions and alcohol tests i would prefer his punishments b a real stint in rehab, reinstatement contingent on continuosly going to AA meetings… clearly it doesnt look like suspenbding him, sending him away, washing your hands of him is going to give the young man the help he obviously desperately needs…

    but take josh gordons situation out of the equation i still have a problem with an employer being able to govern your outside work life especially when you arent breaking a law, but thats another discussion independant of Josh Gordons specific case

  112. 112 A_T_G said at 2:59 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    But if you agreed that you would never post on a forum again as a condition of getting your job back, why should you not be fired for doing so?

  113. 113 CrackSammich said at 11:12 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    While ultimately the whole recreational drug use issue for the NFL is complete bullshit, Gordon did agree to a probationary period where he would not drink alcohol. In that sense, he deserves his punishment. Still… I don’t understand at all.

  114. 114 GEAGLE said at 11:18 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    awww do you think i read what you write? lol thats cute… like the lil engine that could LOL keep chugging along pal,

  115. 115 austinfan said at 11:17 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    It’s not a top offense, the best way to judge this team is yards and points per drive, for and against, because the high tempo inflates statistics.

    The defense actually outplayed the offense, except for its unfortunate tendency to give up big plays. The offense was about 12th in the NFL, so there’s a lot of work to be done. They need OL depth, but also a reliable power back, Shady’s production is mostly second level, which means against physical defenses, they need a RB who can gain tough yards (see “Beast Mode”). Polk has the talent, but no sane person would bet on him holding up for 150 rushes. Some improvement will come from better QB play and Huff and Matthews growing up – I think a lot of Cooper’s falloff was simply bad QBing – he’s the kind of receiver who needs to be thrown open – put him with Rodgers and he’d look a lot better.

    The defense is easier, just fix the secondary, a ILB who can cover, and someone who can cover better than Cole/Graham (0 PDs) would help, but the key moves is a better S and CB than Allen and Fletcher.

  116. 116 GermanEagle said at 11:20 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Welcome back AF! Where have you been????

  117. 117 Cafone said at 11:25 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    The Eagles’ points per drive and points per possession are towards the top of the league. If those are the stats you want to go by then they are a top offense.

  118. 118 austinfan said at 1:51 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Pro football reference:

    12th in yards per drive
    12th in points per drive
    1st in TO per drive

    defense:
    7th in yards allowed per drive
    14th in points allowed per drive
    17th in TO per drive

    Since drives are “possessions,” that’s the best stat to judge and offense and defense, Eagles have more drives (203, Colts had 205), and the defense faced more drives (212, next team 199) than almost any other team.

  119. 119 Cafone said at 11:21 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    I think the Eagles took a step back this past season when I was hoping for a step forward. Injuries played a role, but I am forgiving of difficulties due to injuries. My biggest issues are the cutting of DeSean Jackson and now the demotion of Howie Roseman.

    Jackson was cut without anything close to a comparable replacement to take over the position. Will the new player personnel system be an adequate replacement for Howie Roseman?

    At this point, I think it could go either way. And I think we will have a much better picture of which way it is going to go after the upcoming draft and free agency period.

  120. 120 CrackSammich said at 11:34 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    Maclin is a comparable replacement.

  121. 121 anon said at 3:13 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    mac plus djax?

  122. 122 CrackSammich said at 3:38 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Cafone has been making this argument forever, but practically and effectively, Maclin replaced Djax in the Chip Kelly era and put up similar numbers. Obviously Mac/Djax are a more talented duo than any group that includes Cooper, but you’re down to a question of resource management, and in that sense, we still have a #1 receiver.

  123. 123 anon said at 3:42 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    yeah no need in debating the topic, it is what it is.

  124. 124 MagOvertheRainbow said at 4:20 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    You HAD Maclin and DJax. Win many Super Bowls?

  125. 125 GermanEagle said at 11:35 AM on January 26th, 2015:

    1 step back, 2 steps forward.

  126. 126 holeplug said at 12:31 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    deciding to move on from DeSean was fine but cutting him was monumentally stupid.

  127. 127 A_T_G said at 12:33 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I agree it feels like we took a step back, but I think it is more about perception, like when you look at the car parked next to you pulling out and it feels like you are moving. first, there was the appearance that the Eagles took a few steps forward only to find out it was a mirage. That was then compounded by the goal posts moving. If Dallas had remained the team they were last year, we would have made the playoffs, with our backup QB, maybe won a game, maybe not, and everyone would have agreed we progressed, but less than we hoped.

  128. 128 MagOvertheRainbow said at 4:19 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Both Maclin and Matthews had more touchdowns than DiccSean in FOUR of his years with the Eagles.

  129. 129 Greg Richards said at 12:21 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I think Foles is a good QB and I’m not looking to get rid of him. I think a lot of the criticisms of him are unwarranted. However, I don’t think Foles will ever be an elite QB just because of his physical limitations. I wouldn’t trade Foles unless I know I’m getting Mariota. As far as value goes, Kolb got a 2nd round pick and a Pro Bowl CB. Alex Smith got 2 2nds. I’d think Foles value is at least as much as those 2 players.

  130. 130 Alistair Middlemiss said at 12:29 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    If the Titans said Foles and your 1st for our pick and mariota is on the board i would consider that deal, anything less than that i really dont think there is value in.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12179331/how-many-players-away-super-bowl-team

    PFF thinks we are 2 players away (maybe 2 players in the secondary lol!), from having the kind of talent level we need to be contenders. I am loath to give up the farm when we have a winning young and cheap QB for an unproven rookie.

  131. 131 holeplug said at 12:34 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    from what i’ve read about the titans, Wisenhunt is getting fired next year without serious improvement so I think they just take either Gregory or Williams and hope Mettenburger improves

  132. 132 Greg Richards said at 12:36 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I think that’s a little overoptimistic. That would be valuing Foles as the difference between the 2nd and 20th overall picks which is huge. There are different versions of the trade value chart but the most common one I’ve seen would equate the value of Foles in that trade to be slightly more than the #5 overall pick(as in #5 plus #20 would get you #2). I don’t think Foles has that value.

  133. 133 Alistair Middlemiss said at 12:41 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I agree that is a steep price, but i think that is what i would need to feel comfortable to make the trade. Titans have some talent on their team but need a QB or as holeplug said Wisenhunt is getting fired. If he thinks Foles gives him a better chance to win in 2015 (and i think he would) than Mariota then it is something i think they would need to consider.

  134. 134 GEAGLE said at 5:55 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    lol i almost hope this dumb fanbase gets what it wants and goes into next season with Marriotta and Matt Barkley, just so i can laugh at how miserable they will act all year…… part of me wants this stupid fanbase to get what it thinks it wants and spends the next decade watching Nickl win a high percentage of ganes for another franchise….so that they can draft the great QB prospect…as if Hiesman trophy QBs ever pan out lol

  135. 135 GEAGLE said at 1:32 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I do t even think chip wants marriotta. He is going so over the top with his praise that there is no way he would be so transparent about a player he wanted to trade for. I believe Foles is chips guy and his over the top praise of marriotta is chip trying to help his boy go #1 overall…… Since none of our consistently clueless media put this poSibility in fans ears I don’t expect anyone will agree since it didn’t come from some hack with a track record of never reading the Eagles intentions correctly… If chip teAlly really wanted to trade for marriotta he would be leaking Intel that he is more than happy with Foles so that teams don’t try and take advantage and ask for too much. No way he would let everyone know he desperately has to ha e him so they jack up the price. Chip would be trying to convince the Bfl that he is perfectly fine with Foles. The fact that he isn’t tells me here really doesn’t want marriotta as much as people think, and that he is just trying to help his boy get drafted #1 overall…… Lol if you’d heard this from that hack elliot shoe parks and his imaginary source your would believe it lol

  136. 136 RobNE said at 2:04 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    It is odd to me how much praise Chip was giving. You could say he’s good without getting all “he’s like Manning”. I think it’s weird to blow that much smoke up his butt if you want to trade all your picks for him. So I agree with you there.

  137. 137 Avery Greene said at 2:38 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Yeah I have to agree. Chip keeps things close to the chest, so I can’t see him putting out there that he highly covets someone.

    Considering the interest Foles is getting, I bet that should clue people into what the league thinks of him.

  138. 138 eagleyankfan said at 1:34 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Not sure you need an elite QB in Chips system…..

  139. 139 Ben Hert said at 9:33 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    Let’s wait for Chip’s system to win a playoff game before we hold it in such high esteem.

  140. 140 Greg Richards said at 12:23 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Apparently not so fast on the Polian talk. Mosher is saying while he’s still a serious candidate he hasn’t interviewed a 2nd time and that he’s hearing that Marynowitz and Grier have better chances. I’d bring in Grier and give Marynowitz a slight promotion. It doesn’t have to be an either/or scenario.

  141. 141 GEAGLE said at 1:22 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I told you two weeks ago I heard this GM search was a data collection farce and that at the end it would be marynowitz…. Don’t know why I would have heard this if it isn’t true. Not sure what purpose that would have

  142. 142 Avery Greene said at 2:50 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Marynowitz I think is getting promoted either way. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s someone on one of the two teams left.

  143. 143 Anders said at 12:26 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Paul Dawson (speedy LB from TCU that D3FB profiled earlier), might not be on the Eagles draft board

    “Scouts are very worried about his personal character and say he’s not beloved within the program. Questions have been raised about his commitment to the process. Not a film studier.”
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/paul-dawson?id=2552318

  144. 144 holeplug said at 12:32 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    prob zero chance he’s on Chip’s draft board

  145. 145 Alistair Middlemiss said at 12:33 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The LB I am fascinated by is Shaq Thompson. I don’t know if he can be big enough, I don’t even know if he would be a good 3-4 backer, but his potential is massive and the idea of him and Kendricks together as physical play makers would give us one of the most interesting LB pairs in the NFL, and would allow you to sit in base personal almost permanently.

  146. 146 CrackSammich said at 1:51 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    He’s probably best suited as a SS. Too small for LB.

  147. 147 Anders said at 2:04 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    He would be a great SS or a great Will in a 4-3, but not suited to be a 3-4 ILB

  148. 148 A_T_G said at 12:55 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Besides “habitually ties teammates shoe laces together for comedic effect,” I can’t think of a worse report an athletic prospect could receive.

  149. 149 Rage114 said at 12:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    With whatever is behind him, it looks like Kelce is posing as a superhero wearing a cape.

  150. 150 Anders said at 12:38 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Im pretty sure its Danny Watkins Firetruck and taken on the Novacare parking lot

  151. 151 MagOvertheRainbow said at 4:16 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Yup. There is a Youtube video with Mathis riding in Watkins firetruck. Those linemen who played side-by-side with Danny Watkins never hated him. They liked him. They tried to mediate between him and Mudd. They knew, eventually, that some people have other things to do in life. Unlike the people on the Internet who spew hatred on everything. (Not singling you out, Anders. I have a little Viking in my genes too.)

  152. 152 Greg Richards said at 12:45 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    That’s Kelce? I thought that was Zach Gafalankis before he got skinny.

  153. 153 Greg Richards said at 12:38 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Remember when we all thought that the Eagles were targeting Todd Grantham to be Kelly’s DC? It looks like the Raiders are hiring him.

  154. 154 Miami_Adam said at 1:00 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    It looks like Pro Football Focus read your article. They say the Eagles are 2 above-average players away from the SB. They grade 12 of our players as above average, 3 of whom are “elite”, including BRANDON GRAHAM, so take that with a grain of salt.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12179331/how-many-players-away-super-bowl-team

  155. 155 anon said at 1:06 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    see what people say about pff

  156. 156 unhinged said at 4:56 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Graham did become an above-average special teamer this past year.

  157. 157 RobNE said at 1:22 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    So Polian never had a 2nd interview, and now Grier and the Eagles guy are leading candidates, even though the Eagles guy hasn’t even interviewed. Just tell me when the guy is hired. The news reports are so inaccurate this isn’t worth following until then.

  158. 158 Anders said at 1:23 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Just proves that the Eagles beat report has zero reliable sources withn the building right now

  159. 159 Bert's Bells said at 1:32 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    tHat GEAGLE chariture SEems to have sum isnide sourCes.

  160. 160 CrackSammich said at 1:49 PM on January 26th, 2015:

  161. 161 the DONALD said at 1:25 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    who reported that nugget?

  162. 162 RobNE said at 2:02 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Jeff McLane, according to BGN.

  163. 163 the DONALD said at 2:05 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    gotcha, well itll give the blogs something to talk about again… little bit til FA, combine, etc…

  164. 164 GermanEagle said at 1:59 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The longer they are not announcing a hiring, the more I believe the next Eagles “GM” is still employed by one of the Super Bowl teams…

  165. 165 RobNE said at 2:02 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    right or is someone under the radar.

    Maybe it’s Howie! He’s under the radar.

  166. 166 Avery Greene said at 2:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    This is my gut feeling. Most people think Fitterer, but Chip has connections in NE and his guy might be on that team.

  167. 167 Greg Richards said at 4:00 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Bob Quinn, their director of pro personnel, went to school at UConn and is from Massachusetts so it’s possible Kelly is familiar with him. I don’t think Nick Caserio will leave for anything except a full-power GM job. The other option would be Michael Lombardi which would make me ask why we didn’t hire Chris Polian instead.

  168. 168 eagleyankfan said at 1:30 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    people still read nj.com and take for a good source of information? egads.

  169. 169 ACViking said at 2:12 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Well . . .

    Nj.com is reporting that there’s a blizzard hitting the northeast.

    Can trust ’em. Not one bit.

  170. 170 Javi Echie said at 2:14 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Probably the only thing they report accurately because work day has already been cut short because of the storm.

  171. 171 eagleyankfan said at 4:20 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    it’s about time — nj weather has been calling it since last week. glad nj.com finally joined in…

  172. 172 GEAGLE said at 2:23 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    As long as they pay elliot PARKER, I will never visit that site

  173. 173 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 2:07 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    We are only Juan piece away

  174. 174 CrackSammich said at 2:07 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    If we can get some OL help and make the secondary not a dumpster fire, I think we’ve got s good a chance as anyone. The rest of the team is good enough to win.

  175. 175 ACViking said at 2:55 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Re: SB Personnel Guys

    Here’s what NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said about the rules governing an interested team’s contact with a personnel guy working for a playoff team:

    “A team may request permission with such a non-high level employee of a team in the playoffs. The playoff team may grant permission and the interview or interviews may be conducted at a time and place that is convenient for the employer club. There is no limitation on the number of times that an individual may be interviewed by the same club, provided that in each instance permission has been received from the employer club.”
    ______________

    The NFL’s rules about hiring coaches are different — which is why Atlanta has not hired Seattle’s Dan Quinn, apparently.

  176. 176 GEAGLE said at 3:20 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Marynowitz

  177. 177 ACViking said at 3:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Mary-boy makes sense . . .

    He’s been around Kelly for 2 years, so he gets him and what he’s looking for.

  178. 178 GEAGLE said at 3:19 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I really dont undersdtand.. when will thiis fanbase realize that this time of year, our beat reporters dont have the slightest clue about what the eagles plan to do this offseason. This is the time of year for misinformation where everyone holds their cards so close to the vest, yet every single offseason our media pretends they know the eagles intentions, to the point we talk about some bogus narrative every day for 3 months and our fans start to accept it and expect it to happen like its reality….and it NEVER turns out to be true……. every single local reporter convinced eagles fans that Foles could NEVER play for Chip Kelly because he didnt run fast enough and EVERYONE assumed we were trading Foles because the media pumped it in our fans heads every day for 3 months….. eventually it always proves to be a fairytale and that our media doesnt have a friggin clue,

    this is the CIA period of the offseason, the time everyone leaks false information to try and hide their true intentions from the other 31 teams. Chip naturally plays everything close to the vest and leaks dont happen under him…for someone to think Chip is going to try and trade for Marriotta you must think Chip is a moron. Its expensive enough to trade from 20 to 1, on top of that you are going to let the world know how desperate you are to trade for a certain player/? how dumb do you think Chip is.. why would he help teams drive up thge price for the player he is desperate to trade for?

    a coach who naturally keeps all his cards close to the vest is going to be completely transparent during the time of year when deception is most important? how gullible can you be? How dumb do you think Chip is….. let the media play checkers, Chip kelly is playing Chess…
    ..
    If chip really really wanted Marriotta, he would know that he cant get him without including Foles in a trade, so if we planned on making the trade chip would be talking Foles up all offseason, publically gushing over him the way he is doing with Marriotta, try to make teams think we arent desperate enough to pay anything to get this kid because we would be perfectly ok going with Foles next year…. you dont announce to the world how desperate you are and talk up the player you want to trade for… how dumb does chip look?
    ….
    like chip openly gushed over Manziel this time last year but didnt have interest, Chip is doing the same thing with Marriotta, trying to talk his boy up to try and help him go #1 overall…. if we really really wanted to trade for Marriotta, instead of telling the world that he is an super athletic peyton manning, he would be over the top with his praise for Foles, AND If chip WANTED Mariotta as bad as our media brainwashed yous into believing instead of gushing over Marriotta, we would probably be hearing leaked negatibe info about him, when he is asked about him, he would give luke warm responses that make people question if chip even wants him….. you do NOT want ANYONE to know your true intentions this time of year. Chip knows that everyone says he wants Marriotta, if that was true, the last thing he would be doing is making it obvious to the world….

    just more lazy media connecting the dots at a kindergarden level, brainwashing our fanbase into a legion of passiuonate morons walkimng around repeating Fairytale Narratives that never end up proving to be true…

    this is the most secretive time of year, and people think Elliot Shar(doesant deserve his name spelled right) actually knows what the eagles are going to do? GET REAL…if we learned ANYTHING from these last two offseasons we should know that our media doesnt have the slightest friggin clue and you are better off thinking for yourself instead of listening to morons who are so rarely ever proven right

    cant wait til the Foles Extension and for Marriotta to be drafted by someone else..

  179. 179 ACViking said at 3:33 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Don’t disagree in principle with anything you wrote. (Double negative is the product of habitual lawyering.)

    But . . . consider the following assumptions:

    1. Chip Kelly doesn’t care what other people think about his scheme, his coaching, his evaluation of talent, or anything else.

    2. Chip Kelly thinks too many people waste too much time over-thinking the craps game called the NFL draft.

    3. Chip Kelly’s approach to all-things football is not conventional, but instead insofar as productive, very progressive if not cutting edge.

    Therefore. . .

    When he says he loves Mariota the player, Kelly means it — because he doesn’t care what other teams know or don’t know.

    When it comes to making trades, Kelly trusts his own valuations.
    ____________

    Bottom line, maybe Kelly is totally gaming everyone by being honest about Mariota, Q-Roll, LSU CB Collins, MSU’s Bednarik McK, or if asked, Global Warming.

    Since — using conventional wisdom — Kelly couldn’t possibly be telling the truth when he says nice things about college players, Kelly totally gets the advantage . . .

    So teams think that any draft deal Kelly tries to make therefore cannot be about these guys, but must instead be about another player.

    When in fact, the deal’s exactly about one of these guys — because everyone else is crazy-paranoid.
    ____________

    Ah, that Kelly. He’s a sneaky one. Hiding behind the truth!

  180. 180 GEAGLE said at 4:40 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    be that as it may, chip is building a program, and i highly doubt he is willing to frivolously pay any absurdn price Tampa asks for,,,, all 3 of your points could be true, but whats NOT debatable is that when chip goes after a player he wants, he will try to give up as little as possible to get his hands on that player.. you will never convince me that chip loves marriotta so damn much that no matter what the cost is he will pay it because he has to have him no matter what…. no matter how badly chip wants marriotta or whoever, these arent the actions of someone who is trying to get the price down…

    everything chip has done points to him not being interested and trying to hype the kid as much as he can because he wants to see the kid drafted #1 overall, caring about the kid enough to get taken as high as possible
    ….
    there is ONLY 1 clue that for me, can be looked at as the actions of someone trying to trade for a player he really covets..and thats when Chip talked about how you cant trade your entire future for 1 player, and that every team that traded alot for 1 player always regretted it, and how you cant trade away so much for 1 guy in the ultimate tream game, bedcause you wont be able to put the pieces ariound that one player that he needs to succeed…if Chip really really does plan on trading for marriotta, we will hear more stuff like this that points to chip not willing to pay a kings ransom for one player, and you will hear less of chip telling anyone who will listen that marriotta is peyton mannings brain, in Kapernicks body… if chip wants to trade for marriotta we will hear more comments trying to convince people that he isnt willing to trade the farm for one pl,ayer, and that he is more than happy to continue with Foles
    ….
    the strategy chip uses to go about it, we can debtre…. but its not debateable that if chip wants to trade for Marriotta he will try to give up as little as he can for him…instead of making teams think you are a sucker wiling to pay anythuing because you cant live without having mariotta as your QB…

    these arent the actions of someone planning on engaging in negotiations for an extremely expensive player trying to make one of the biggest draft trades up in the history of the draft…..and my money is chip is smart enough to not help drive up the price of what we will have to pay, which is what he has been doing telling anyone that will listen that he is jesus christ with a jamarcus Russel arm

  181. 181 ACViking said at 3:45 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    You know Kelly has no interest in a college player when he says:

    “I love the kid. I think he’s a hell of a football player.”
    _____________

    But Kelly does like a college kid when he talks about him this way:

    “I think [ name ] will be successful whether he’s an NFL player, a banker, a teacher, a fireman, a policeman.

    “I’ve said it before about some other players, but if you can buy stock in a human being, you buy stock in that kid because he’ll always be successful in anything he does. . . .”

  182. 182 GEAGLE said at 4:02 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    bwahahahah HARVY LEE OSWALD is in the BUILDING!!!
    ,..,.
    the NFL has zeroed in on a “suspect” in the Pats locker rroom..aka they found a fall guy, and dude gonna end up getting PAAAAAIIIIDDDDD!!! lol “locker room attendant” my ass!!! lol tthough they claim they have him on video

  183. 183 ACViking said at 4:10 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Per Glazer . . . the attendant’s a

    “strong person of interest.”
    ______________

    Only an ex-Bureau or SecServ guy would use that kind of language.

    That’s just showin’ off for the folks at NFL-HQ.

  184. 184 GEAGLE said at 5:42 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    lol if this deflate gate happened to us we would know EXACTLY who to blame, our brand new million dollar equipment manager Howie Roseman

  185. 185 RobNE said at 4:45 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    there is no f’ing way he was acting without orders. No way.

  186. 186 GEAGLE said at 4:49 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    of course not….. i can guarantee you that a future hall of fame QB is getting the ball EXACTLY how he wants it…. hate to admit but Brady most likely has much more say than Bellicek on how the balls are…maybe if Bellichek is some master cheatedr who looks for every advantage or way to cheat as he possibly can, but even If Bellicek orders the balls get tampered with, A Hall of fame QB is going to have to approve of EACH BALL

    there isnt a ball handed to the Ref that a hall of fame QB hasnt approved

  187. 187 RobNE said at 5:00 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    the NFL must be pissed this is leaking out now before the game.

  188. 188 GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    lol few days before media day…cant wait to hear the se3ahawks rip the Pats and goodell all week lol,,, i am a die hard seattle fan this week

  189. 189 EagleNebula said at 5:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The worst was the explanation darth hoodie gave that didn’t make sense to anyone with a background in physics. It was kinda insulting actually. I always take extra offense when cheaters don’t even put effort into their lie and just expect the rest of us not to notice.

  190. 190 GEAGLE said at 7:02 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    You knew dirty hoodie Bellicek was cheating when he showed up to the press conference wearing a c shirt with a Collar and a nice patriot jacket over it, instead of looking like the numb he usually looks like

  191. 191 anon said at 7:19 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The fact that he’d actually explain anything other than saying we’re getting ready for out next opponent probably tells you everything you need to know.

  192. 192 GEAGLE said at 7:39 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Right!!!!

  193. 193 unhinged said at 4:58 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Anybody know if Danielle Hunter can play OLB?

  194. 194 GEAGLE said at 5:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    someone correct me if im wrong because im doing this off the top of my head and im curious about something…
    ..
    The great Bill Bellichek is starting to be throw into the best coach of all time debate and the Patriots are the NBA equivalent to the Spurs, THE MODEL franchise of this millenium…

    after is days on Parcells staff, It all started with him becoming head coach of the browns(i was young), but what did he do in Cleveland? 3 or 4 losing Seasons? im under the impression that his cleveland stint wasnt very successful,.

    After that he becomes coach of the Patriots and what did he win 5 games that first season with Bledsoe? If im not mistaken his next season was the first superbowl year right? the year they went into the superbowl as a heavy underdog to the Rams..and THAT was really the known Birth of Bellicheat. never heard accusations before that Rams superbowl win where they were caught filming the rams practice/walk throug. Rams players to this day, hall of famers like Marshall faulk are still to this day convinced and pissed that the Patriots cheated….and they did CHEAT. its not like Goodel took a firat round pick from his buddy Bob Craft, and fined him half a million because they did nothing wrong., NFL acknowledged the cheating by penalizing them
    ….
    Remember the GM that built the Panthers team that Patriots beat in the superbowl…check out his statement today, he talkerd about how he knows this will come off as sour grapes so long after the issue, but he said it never sat right with him and sone other Panthers that they ar convincd the Patriots cheated against them in the superbowl abd he knows he will look bad but when this stuff comes up being cheated out of the superbowl eats at them

    now lets talk about the eagles superbowl…Many ex steelers known as quality men of integrity swear to this day the Pats cheated them out of Eagle vs/ Steelers superbowl. Jerome Bettis bucky brooks and a bunch of ex steelers would bet their lives the Pats cheated them… they all claimed that the Patriots defense knew what position grouping and formation the steelers were going to run before rothlisverger could even tell the players the play…before rothlisberger said a word in the juddle the Patriots were always lined up already in the perfevct defense to counter what steelers were running….no one guesses that well every single play…..and two weeks later the Patriots beat the Eagles by 3 mpoints….. do you know what Dawkins said about it last week? he was aksed if him and the eagles felt cheated out of that superbowl. Dawk responds that we didnt lose the superbowl because they cheated because he said there were plays that were there for the taking, that we could havce made to change the outcome of the game and we failed to make the plays. the game was there for the taking anfd we didnt make the plays we needed to make, so the eagles didnt lose the superbowl because the Patriots cheated, but he added that if you ask every Eagle who played in that superbowl, every player thinks the Patriots cheated us that day, but the class act that Dawkins is said that we should have beaten them regardless of their cheating and we didnt, so he cant say he was cheated out of the superbowl ring…

    if the Patriopts get caught cheating, there is no way that we are finding out all the ways they cheated. if they have been caught there has to be other stuff that they got away with… we can say we should have won anyway, but all 3 of the Pats wins were 3 point games, decided by the closest of margins, if a team was cheating in a 3 point game you better friggin believe that it MATTERS..

    now on top of all this there are so many other things the patriots have been accused of doing to cheat throughout the years, from stealing signbals, taping stuff you arent allowed to tape, taping from locations you arent allowed to tape from, playing with air pressure, they were even accused of Jamming signals so the QB couldnt get the play from the coaches…. cheating doesnt matter much in a 40 point gane against the Colts, but if you are cheating during 3 point wins thats a very BIG DEAL

    out of curiousity,what is bellicheks best head coaching accomplishment befoire the first time they were accused of cheating in the rams superbowl? did he hjave any success at all before he was accused of cheating? go from an average at best coach in cleveland, to coach of the Pats starting with a 5 win season, after that I realize we have to take in account that Brady took over….. but i struggle with the fact that you sucked and didnt accomplish anything special before you were ever accused of cheating…yet since the first accusation(Rams game) you have preformed as a candidate for best coach of all time, yet from the first time caught cheating vs. Rams, rumors of cheating, different accusations happened until this very day….. makes it really fishy for me, and extreme.ly hard for me to be ok with calling him the best coach of all time…

    its like if a player sucked for 5 years, the 6th year he gets caught doing steroids and since then he goes on to become one of the best players in the game for the next 6 years while rumors of cheating pop up throught the 6 years he was great……. Is that guy really a great player? or was he a great cheater? i know bellichek is a great coach, but if you are cheating your way to 3 point superbowl wins,you arent as great as we think…4

    dont feel likwe looking it up so if my timeline is inaccurate let me know…

  195. 195 Bert's Bells said at 5:37 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    don’t feel like running 10,000 words through my decoder ring…

  196. 196 mksp said at 5:50 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    “dont feel likwe looking it up so if my timeline is inaccurate let me know…”

    ….he writes at the end of 5,000 words of nonsensical ranting.

    seriously dude. you’re the worst.

  197. 197 BobSmith77 said at 8:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    It was a ridiculous argument that borders on a nonsensical rant. Belicheck is a great coach and certainly in the discussion as the best ever in the NFL. You have to be a crack pot or an emotional reaction to argue otherwise.

  198. 198 eagleyankfan said at 8:45 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    Well, Parcels is regarded as one of, if not, the best coach ever. What did he ever accomplish? Won 2 SB as Beli-Cheater as the DC. Parcels never won anything without Beli-Cheater(one has to wonder if Beli-Cheater — cheated back then too?)
    Beli-Cheater has won without Parcels. Not a coincidence.
    …..
    Cleveland — does anybody succeed there? We really don’t know how much power he had there and relationship with owners. Hard to fault him, it was his “foot in the door” move.
    …..
    Playoffs, I guess he has time to find a to cheat, I mean win. But on a week to week basis, that team is always successful with nobody at RB and no WR’s to speak of. The dude wins.
    …..
    I’m not a Beli-cheater fan but it’s hard to discredit his win totals. And Dawks is right — -it was McChoke — not cheating — as the cause for the Eagles loss.

  199. 199 RobNE said at 6:30 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Too bad the SB wasn’t in ny this year

  200. 200 GermanEagle said at 6:37 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Lol. I am sitting at home in Queens and looking out my window.

    The good thing about that snow is that they called off work tomorrow already.

  201. 201 SteveH said at 9:25 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I live in Jersey and somehow, someway, my dumbass boss thinks we’re going to be open tomorrow.

    Yes boss, I’m going to trek through 14 inches of snow just to be there… for what exactly.

  202. 202 GermanEagle said at 6:26 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    Funny enough it didn’t snow here in Queens last night!!!

  203. 203 GermanEagle said at 6:39 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The Raiders have given Charles Woodson a contract extension. At the age of 38.

    What a great player and role model off and on the field. 1st ballot HoFer!

  204. 204 GermanEagle said at 6:43 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Wtf, no mention of Jason Peters:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000374265/article/which-current-nfl-stars-are-firstballot-hofers

  205. 205 MagOvertheRainbow said at 8:19 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I can’t believe Belichik is the greatest coach??? He is a proven cheater and liar. Sad, because he and his teams have had loads of talent, but just couldn’t seem to play it straight.

    Chuck Noll is the best candidate. 4 Super Bowls, any number of playoff appearances. In 1989, 10 years after the last Super Bowl, with a less talented team, he was within 1 game of the Super Bowl AND was voted Coach of the Year. He also encouraged his players to prepare themselves for life after football. He always considered himself as a teacher and would actually try to help improve the abilities of players who were going to be cut.

  206. 206 RobNE said at 9:06 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    No one really thinks noll is better than belicheat. Noll had how many hof players? Belicheat did it during free agency.

  207. 207 GEAGLE said at 11:15 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    you are talking to a steelers fan that woke up and decided to root for the eagles one day… know your audience lol 🙂

  208. 208 Dan said at 7:07 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I still believe the people harping on Foles being awful really don’t watch many games other than the Eagles, and even then don’t focus on how the opposing QB does. Having moved from the Philly area down to Miami I watch 4 different games a week and get to see the QB play. Foles might not have been great, but only a handful of QBs are, however he isn’t awful and no way bottom third in the league. Since only a handful of teams will have great QBs, people need to realize the one we have isn’t so bad.

  209. 209 MagOvertheRainbow said at 8:09 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    One of my biggest beefs with some folks here. They go on and on about the Eagles have the WORST (name your position) in the WHOLE league, without watching the other teams. Or they only see highlight plays on offense without noticing line play or defenses. And they never look to see what positions other teams are trying to draft for or fill through FA. Many don’t seem to get that paying some huge star in one position for a couple of years does very little to build a team. They don’t seem to get that it is a team that wins the Super Bowl. Seldom the huge star.

  210. 210 Bert's Bells said at 8:24 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    It’s fair to say that the Eagles’ starting CBs are bottom third.

  211. 211 KAJomo said at 9:22 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I agree that people don’t have a good feel for QBs throughout league, but I blame Sunday Ticket and all the prime time games. Everyone watches the games between good teams. This means they are seeing Brady, Manning, Rodgers almost every week. Nobody is watching what a truly bad QB looks like. foles wont ever be elite, but like you said it is so rare to get a truly elite QB.

    I assume everyone here watces a lot of Giants games. i dont know how anyone can say Foles isnt better than Eli. If you listen to the radio half the fans wanted us to trade for RG3.

  212. 212 anon said at 7:11 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/ Miko Grimes about to go all the way off on the NFL. Gotta love a supportive wife.

  213. 213 BobSmith77 said at 7:15 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Good for her and I think she is right about the MVP vote too. Amazing how ineptly (and I would argue despicably) the NFL has responded to numerous issues the past year and yet saw even better TV ratings.

    Literally unless it is revealed that players/refs are cheating and shaving points I can’t see anything derailing it any time soon.

  214. 214 anon said at 7:19 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    cheating is ok

  215. 215 BobSmith77 said at 7:34 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    ‘Deflategate’ – hardly. I am talking about players/coaches/refs gambling and shaving points or throwing outcomes.

    Long-term there are a lot of headwinds against the NFL given youth participation rates but it is amazing the gulf between the NFL and the rest of other North American professional sports.

    Good thing the NFL is still a not-profit.

  216. 216 bill said at 9:55 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    – though it is hard to blame the NFL for this. One need only look to Wall Street to see the same ethos running rampant in a much more destructive manner. And most of the public just yawns.

  217. 217 NickS FFLC/GM/DPP/Scout/HC/OC said at 7:17 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The fact that she understands the contract bit is awesome. Seems like most girls would see $32mil and assume they’re going to be worth $32mil before taxes.

  218. 218 Greg Richards said at 7:44 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Anyone who has any clue about the NFL knows that contracts aren’t guaranteed. That’s a good thing and hardly a negative against the NFL. The rules regarding contracts were collectively bargained. They’re not some type of injustice.

  219. 219 CrackSammich said at 10:32 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    “That’s a good thing.”

    Eh… My union agreed to all kinds of terrible shit. That doesn’t mean it’s fair–just the best we were going to get at the time. Anyone who thinks the poor owners aren’t making enough money to stop screwing over the people that make it for them is just wrong, plain and simple. They write these contracts up with a wink and a nod, which would be one thing, but then they actively benefit from it by gaming the cap with front loaded contracts. Must suck to be a team owner…

  220. 220 GEAGLE said at 7:18 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    The Bucs are allegedly going to release Dashon Goldson

  221. 221 Media Mike said at 7:46 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    How do you feel about adding an undersized ILB?

  222. 222 GEAGLE said at 7:46 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Who Shaq?

  223. 223 Media Mike said at 7:45 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Here is my off-season I just rocked out using the fanspeak simulator along with first pick.

    Cut: Trent Cole, Cary Williams, Herremans, James Casey.
    Reduced: DeMeco

    Maclin rejected my offer of 5 years / $45 million to resign.
    Graham took 4 years / $24 million

    Signed:
    D. Searcy – 4 years / $24 mil
    P. Cox 3 years / $12 mil
    Iupatti – 5 years / $35 mil
    M. Adams 3 years / $15 mil
    S. Bradford 2 years / $10 mil
    M. Crabtree 5 years / $35 million

    That left me With $22 mil + under the cap, but had to reserve $5 mil for draft picks. The game left me with $17 mil and change.

    Round 1 Pick 31 (N.E.): Nate Orchard, DE, Utah (B)
    Round 2 Pick 20: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 31 (N.E.): Alex Carter, CB, Stanford (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 20: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 14: Kevin White, CB, TCU (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 20: Javorius Allen, RB, Southern California (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 31 (N.E.): Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson (C-)
    Round 5 Pick 20: Clayton Geathers, SS, UCF (B+)
    Round 6 Pick 20: Jordan Hicks, OLB, Texas (A)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana (E)

    I figure I tried to fill out the roster with talent as I could get it at other positions.

    I have to say marrying the free agent process to that of the draft in one disconnected simulation was both difficult and fun.

  224. 224 GEAGLE said at 7:53 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Don’t want Searcy, dont trust guys who has one good season on a stacked defense.. Reminds of last years mike Mitchell who was over rated due to one good year on that quality carolina defense of 2013

    Doubt Cox will even be considered (Charecter)
    ..
    Rather reunite Stoutland with 2011 first round bust James Carpenter who the seahawks will lose this pffseason, instead of much more expensive Iupati… Obviously I would rather have Iupati but he should be really expensive
    ..
    No way we pay coop, Mac and Crabtree(hate that dude)

    Mike Adams? As in the 34 year old Safety? Or some other mIke Adams? Drawing a blank

  225. 225 Media Mike said at 7:55 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    I didn’t pay Maclin, he rejected my offer. Yes, that Mike Adams. Totally understand on Searcy as well.

    This was far from a “should do”, but merely and attempt to do 3 months of off-season in 10 minutes.

    I just figured it would be fun to marry the two efforts.

  226. 226 GEAGLE said at 11:13 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    colts mike adams right? the safety? think he was in the probowl

    no worries i just spent the past hour trying to marry mock free agency with the draft game, but i didnt like the results so im not posting

  227. 227 MagOvertheRainbow said at 8:00 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    At least you got rid of Williams! Crabtree at this stage of his career? Meh.

  228. 228 Media Mike said at 8:02 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Totally an imperfect effort, I agree.

  229. 229 MagOvertheRainbow said at 8:04 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Don’t blame you for trying to amuse yourself. It beats watching the same interview of Belichick repeated 20 times on NFL Network! ;~)

  230. 230 Mitchell said at 1:27 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    Round 1 Pick 31 (N.E.): Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 20: Anthony Harris, SS, Virginia (A)
    Round 2 Pick 29 (IND): Laken Tomlinson, OG, Duke (C-)
    Round 2 Pick 31 (N.E.): Kurtis Drummond, FS, Michigan State (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 20: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 3 Pick 26 (BALT): Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville (B)
    Round 4 Pick 14: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson (D+)
    Round 4 Pick 20: David Cobb, RB, Minnesota (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 20: Eric Rowe, CB, Utah (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 20: Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Gary Nova, QB, Rutgers (F)

    Idk what I think we should do. Do we trade up for “that guy” or do we trade down and grab and extra 2nd/3rd? I think we need to come out of this draft with a S/CB, OG/OT and WR.

    I REALLY like what I saw out of Tomlinson at the Senior Bowl. He stopped everyone in their tracks. I like Jaelen Strong because of his big body and natural hands and I like Harris because he is a do everything type of guy Drummond is the same way. However, I wouldn’t mind drafting Geathers in the 3rd/4th either.

  231. 231 Greg Richards said at 8:35 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Looks like my elementary school teacher did a poor job of teaching me geography. Apparently denial isn’t a river in Egypt, but one in New England.

  232. 232 BobSmith77 said at 8:50 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Agreed Tommy with your post here. This team is closer than not despite how this season ended.

    Just need to spend some real money in FA and gamble a bit to shore up the secondary because the draft & holdover options won’t get it done. Don’t want to see another project either as a first round pick who is 2 years away from potentially doing something either.

    One crapshoot that they won’t be able to address is the massive turnover issue they had. You just have to hope they have a bit more luck on the defensive side next year (even given the lack of playmakers especially in the secondary right now) and that a full year of Foles cuts down a bit on the number of INTs.

  233. 233 troy412 said at 9:37 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Some of you on here geagle Tommy and alot of you is blind to the fact the eagles don’t do what needs to be done to win one way or the other they do just enough to keep fans in the stands and money in their pockets. They sell you chip is the savior yet all his decisions have proven he has no clue what he is doing yes he knows offense but personnel and the defensive side of the ball i don’t think so and after last years draft you want him doing it again the Philly curse strikes again superbowl please i bet we have same secondary again and sell you a dream there wasn’t any players that fit our culture our losing culture

  234. 234 Javi Echie said at 9:53 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Wow that is some A+ expert anlaysis right there, you should be some kind of professional sports writer. I don’t know what’s worst your stupid ass comment or Eliot Sparks’ reporting. There is a team that plays in Texas that wear stars on there helmets, you’re free to join them as a fan, actually you sound like more of an idiot Lolskins fan. I bet you have a DeSean Jackson poster on your wall and are one of those still upset and complain regularly about him being cut. Enjoy your miller time you seem like you really need it.

  235. 235 Mitchell said at 10:18 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    You’re drunk, go home.

  236. 236 GEAGLE said at 11:26 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    damn you dudes are vicious tonight… that was the cyber equivalent of booing him off stage while you throw tomatoes at him lol

  237. 237 D3FB said at 10:39 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Heath Evans is that you?

  238. 238 GEAGLE said at 11:11 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    geagle this, geagle that….do i know you? have i ever had a convo with you? have you ever seen your name appear in any of my posts? so please keep my name out of yours…its bad enough that there are 4-5 pathetic, poor excuse for a men with inferiority complexes that i have to minimize all their comments, i dont need to add any more donkeys to the list…. thank you and good day

  239. 239 troy412 said at 11:21 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Did i say anything bad about you the person no saying a lot of people don’t look at what’s wrong with the team not saying anything about you bro comment on my comment talking football all ya taking this to personal its easy to play tough guys on internet but taking what i said wrong talking football ya start talking about people stick to football

  240. 240 A_T_G said at 6:21 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    You know what else is easy on Internet? Punctuation. Just sayin’.

  241. 241 GermanEagle said at 6:22 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    Lol.

  242. 242 troy412 said at 11:12 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    Im just a loyal fan like everyone else but i will tell it like it is.Im a true fan have to say good with bad understand jackson gone dont care now but a bad decision is a bad decision. Be honest with yourself Chip has been out coached in all the quote on quote big games if you trust n believe in chip explain what he has done except help the culture being a fan is telling the truth not being blind to it explain yourself before you start trashing people for their opinion.They say truth hurt most of you be talking like he won anything didn’t even win a championship in college or a even a big game in the NFL lol but chip we trust maybe its you that’s drunk if not mistaken what did we win to defend anything he has done then get back to me

  243. 243 wee2424 said at 8:48 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    A loyal fan with memory loss. Remember that 1 season in 2011 where we went and signed everyone and their mother to get us over the top? Doesnt that just sort of dispute your theory? Or when we signed TO and Kearse to get us over the top and we got to the SB? Really dude…..really

  244. 244 Nick C said at 11:54 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    10-6 is a losing culture…? I’m impatient like every other fan, but good god. There are 31 other teams that want the same thing as us. Go jump off something dude

  245. 245 wee2424 said at 8:41 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    You do realize Lurie was the owner from 2000-2004 right? I think we did ok right? Just ok. Chip has no idea what he is doing. We went from 2-14 to 10-6 back to back. Although it didnt work out, the 2011 signings prove you wrong. Asante, TO, Kearse signings prove you wrong. Making Runyan the highest paid OL at time, and Weaver highest paid FB at time proves you wrong. The question is, do you know what you are doing?

  246. 246 EaglesD3rdandwrong said at 10:13 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    They are definitely close as a team!

  247. 247 anon said at 10:16 PM on January 26th, 2015:

    hha. I like what you did there.

  248. 248 Eagles News: Seahawks hope to keep Bryon Maxwell | nflfans247.net said at 6:50 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    […] Are the Eagles Close? – Iggles BlitzSome of the fans who comment here, on Twitter or who hit me up via email think the Eagles are a descending team, not that far from coming apart. Jason Kelce thinks the Eagles are close to being a great team. I agree with Jason. 2014 was a disappointing season, but I think some people have trouble putting that in perspective. The O-line was a mess all year. The starting QB only played 8 games. The team led the league in turnovers. And yet that team went 10-6 and just missed going to the playoffs. […]

  249. 249 GermanEagle said at 7:20 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    GE’s Off Season Plan v1.0

    Draft (5 rounds only, simulated by Fanspeak

    20: R1P20
    CB JALEN COLLINS
    52: R2P20
    ILB ERIC KENDRICKS
    84: R3P20
    WR SAMMIE COATES
    110: R4P14
    WR DEVIN SMITH
    116: R4P20
    CB ERIC ROWE
    148: R5P20
    OLB TONY WASHINGTON

    Free Agency:

    – Re-sign Maclin (5 years, 52.5 million, 18 mio gtd)
    – Sign S Devin McCourty (6 years, 59 million, 20 mio gtd)
    – Sign G Carpenter (4 years, 29 million, 12 mio gtd)

  250. 250 GEAGLE said at 10:06 AM on January 27th, 2015:

    dude you basically just copied my entire mock offseason lol….u got my vote
    ..