DeMarco to Visit Philly

Posted: March 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1,778 Comments »

DeMarco Murray is flying to Philly on Wednesday night. He will visit the Eagles on Thursday.

The Eagles agreed to terms on a deal with RB Ryan Mathews. Jimmy Bama has some details on that here. So the question becomes…can you sign Mathews and Murray? Should you sign them both?

The deal with Mathews has not yet been signed. It is possible the Eagles could try to back out of that. After all, Frank Gore did the same thing to the team just a couple of days ago. But I don’t think teams do that often.

I think Murray would be a terrific fit in the Eagles offense. He is a downhill runner that goes through first contact. He has excellent strength and balance. The big worry with him is how much the 2013 workload will affect him moving forward.

Williams, George and Johnson had limited success after those years. Can DeMarco break that trend?

There is a big difference. Johnson had 336 carries the year before he had 416. George averaged 340 carries in the 4 years prior to his busiest season. Williams had 313 and 383 carries in the years leading up to his workhorse year. Those backs were getting used an unhealthy amount.

Murray had 164, 161 and 217 carries before last year. There should be plenty of tread left on his tires. I don’t dispute that Dallas overused him last year, but that was an anomaly. In the past, either he was hurt or they wouldn’t commit to the run.

If the price is right, I love the thought of adding Murray.

Could you add Murray and Matthews, while also paying good money to Darren Sproles? Maybe, but that would be a less than ideal use of resources. I’m all for splitting up carries, but that should also mean splitting up cost. Mathews was supposed to get $4M per year. That’s not backup RB money.

The Saints have been one team that successfully used a trio of RBs over the years. Usually one of them was a young guy making little money.

It is possible this is all posturing by Murray and his agent to get Dallas to pay him something reasonable. Or maybe to squeeze a big deal out of the Raiders. Free agency is a big game, and there are millions of dollars on the line. Sometimes you have to get creative.

I don’t want to make too much of this until Murray actually signs somewhere and we find out the cost. Looks like Thursday will be another interesting day.

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I’ll write about Chip and Sam’s PCs on Thursday. Really enjoyed them. Let’s hope Byron Maxwell covers much better than he performs at a PC.

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Earlier I had some tweets from a guy named Kevin who supposedly had inside knowledge about DeMarco Murray, but apparently he was just “trolling” so I removed them.

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1,778 Comments on “DeMarco to Visit Philly”

  1. 1 mksp said at 12:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/IgglesNest/status/575869449976352768

  2. 2 Stanimal said at 12:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Its just crazy that he called Demarco flying into Philly tonight nine minutes before Schefter did. Obviously it wasn’t too much of a stretch of a prediction but the timing is crazy.

  3. 3 Sconces said at 12:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s been tweeting about it was like 8 hours now.

  4. 4 laeagle said at 12:24 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I was wondering what motivates the sad fuckers doing this. I still don’t know.

  5. 5 MagsDaffyDilly said at 1:28 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Because they can.

  6. 6 BlindChow said at 1:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The same reason guys claiming to have sources do it here in the comments. They want the attention.

  7. 7 GermanEagle said at 6:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol.

  8. 8 teltschikfakeout88 said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wait….what…I have never seen this type of behavior on this board……who do you speak of…..

  9. 9 SteveH said at 11:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    It gives them a few things. They feel intellectually superior to you that they’ve “fooled” you, plus they genuinely enjoy the feeling of deceiving you. Gives them a bit of a rush.

    look up “dupers delight” if you’re curious.

  10. 10 TommyLawlor said at 12:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thanks for that. I removed the tweets.

    I looked at his tweets going back a while and didn’t see anything suspicious, but obviously missed this…the smoking gun.

  11. 11 Sconces said at 12:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    he also tweeted that this tweet was a troll itself though!!!!!!!

  12. 12 Charlie Kelly said at 12:17 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You could tell when byron was espn the past few days ago he isnt the best at talking

  13. 13 Balls to the walls Chip said at 12:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    lol It’s SO IRONIC that he played CB across from the BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL.

  14. 14 iceberg584 said at 12:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    It makes you feel bad for him…he was clearly uncomfortable, and having trouble expressing himself. Just because these guys are great athletes doesn’t mean they are cut out to speak publicly.

  15. 15 NinjaP said at 3:05 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah I bet if he could choose he would have never spoken to the media.

  16. 16 Stanimal said at 12:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cowboys fans are already convincing themselves that Joseph Randle is going to be the next Emmit Smith.

  17. 17 OregonDucker said at 12:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Posted this on the last thread but thought it should be repeated here. ENJOY!

    https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/575847486872535041

  18. 18 Charlie Kelly said at 12:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The eagles could do to Mathews what they did to Gus Bradley. lmfao #GUSBUS

  19. 19 Balls to the walls Chip said at 12:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So glad Lurie decided to pass on that gusbus…two years at Jacksonville and they’re still bottom feeders..

  20. 20 Jamie Parker said at 2:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    That cupboard was bone dry, though. He’s starting to put some pieces together down there. Chip had pieces in place already.

  21. 21 eagleyankfan said at 7:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah — I don’t get that at all. Jax is an up and coming team. Gus is doing a good job there.

  22. 22 Bryan Clayton said at 8:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    At least he’s building while Chip demolishes

  23. 23 OregonDucker said at 12:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/575780070939299840

  24. 24 ICDogg said at 12:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    My guess is he would prefer to stay in Dallas, but is trying to force the issue to get what he wants by coming here. So it comes down to whether Dallas ups their offer enough to the same range that the Eagles are offering.

  25. 25 OregonDucker said at 12:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Agree. I think we win either way. Jerry will have to pay more than he wants to get him; if not we will make Dallas suffer twice a year.

  26. 26 ICDogg said at 12:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I like having at least one offensive talent that opposing teams actually have to be concerned about…

  27. 27 wee2424 said at 1:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The question is, can Dallas really afford to retain him? Also how high are they on Randle? With limited opportunities he looked pretty good. Keep in mind it’s a deep RB class also.

  28. 28 McNabbulousness said at 12:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    no fucking we’re seriously going after murray. we’d have to pay him a ton to get him.

  29. 29 ICDogg said at 12:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think we are (trying, that is)

  30. 30 EagleNebula said at 12:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murry-Mathews-Sproles-Polk…maybe Cooper’s blocking skills are more important than his catching ability.

  31. 31 Anders said at 3:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well Cooper is almost same size as many of the smaller move TEs entering the NFL (Cooper is 6’4 and heard he is up to 240)

  32. 32 ICDogg said at 12:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2392065-why-sam-bradford-can-excel-in-chip-kellys-offense

    Why Sam Bradford Can Excel in Chip Kelly’s Offense By Cian Fahey

  33. 33 Jamie Parker said at 2:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t forget that Vermeil traded for his QB too, Jaworski.

  34. 34 wee2424 said at 12:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If this does happen it goes to say that nobody has any clue of what Chip wants to do, and that we can’t just look at one thing and start bashing. Yes I am including myself because over the course of 2 days I went from loving him, to hating him, to possibly loving him again. My new commitment to myself and this site is to just STFU and just discuss instead of judge untill it is all over. Biggest roller coaster ride of an off season that I have ever experienced and we aren’t even technically at the 48 hour mark of FA. We knew it would be interesting but not like this. I do want to add that on further review I understand the Bradford trade.

  35. 35 wee2424 said at 1:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the most obvious and prudent question is, what is Dallas’s cap situation right now?

  36. 36 ICDogg said at 1:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    .@SeniorBowlPhil Most impressive I had seen since Aikman. http://t.co/ChmoThF1P2— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 12, 2015

  37. 37 Michael Winter Cho said at 1:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Excellent. Get him all-world OL and D, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jay Novacek and we’re good to go!

  38. 38 Anders said at 3:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well we are giving him Spray Tan, have one of the best run blocking OLs since that OL. Now we just need our own Michael Irvin type WR.

    I think the defense will be much better next year. The Eagles front 7 is loaded right now.

  39. 39 ian_no_2 said at 1:16 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    One angle to this is that whatever likelihood there is of bundling Bradford for Mariota goes down when you sign DeMarco, because a main reason for Murray to sign here would be to reunite with Bradford. If the Eagles are exploring all their options, then they may have to roll with this, which makes Bradford want Murray’s help to keep him from being dealt to a bad team. Bradford/ Murray v. Mariota, fewer picks, and low cost RBs this year – Chip would make a stronger impression this year with the former, which gives Murray a chance to give Bradford that help.

  40. 40 MagsDaffyDilly said at 1:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Package Murray and Bradford, old roomies, and trade for Titan’s or Jaguar’s or Oakland’s #1 pick. Throw in Cooper.There you go . The Dream (for some folks, anyway) comes true.

  41. 41 ian_no_2 said at 1:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t know whether they’re allowed to trade Murray so fast, but they can throw in Vince Young’s cleats and Andy’s unopened mustard bottles.

  42. 42 Jamie Parker said at 2:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Pretty sure Andy leaves no condiment bottles unopened.

  43. 43 Reagles said at 1:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the problem with signing Murray is simple: If it is at a price we should be comfortable paying, Dallas would match it. I would not want to touch him after the way they ran him into the ground last year and his injury history. I hope this is just to get them to pay him more.

  44. 44 goeagles55 said at 2:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Check out this video of all of Sam Bradford’s throws over fifteen yards(2010-11). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhLDkYravNA I realized I had seen very little of the Rams with Bradford. That video is very impressive. He makes a ton of incredible throws.

    I was and still am not in favor of this trade, but I’m starting to be swayed slightly. Maybe Chip Kelly really is smarter than everybody else and Bradford will excel. We just have to keep our fingers crossed with the injuries.

    Also. the Rams receivers absolutely BLOW. Drop after drop after drop.

  45. 45 Anders said at 3:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    In that video can 100% see what Kelly likes about him. He has great arm talent.

  46. 46 James Adair said at 11:01 AM on March 13th, 2015:

    Not to mention his mechanics, footwork and going through his progressions and feel for the pocket. I keep hearing that Foles to Bradford is a lateral move but Bradfod’s QB skills are more advanced than Foles in direct relation to their draft position. (And that’s not a knock on Foles.) Chip just has to keep feeding him that special ligament smoothie…. 🙂

  47. 47 CrackSammich said at 9:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Seems like nothing happened until Lloyd showed up, and then there were fireworks. That game where he made (young) Patrick Peterson look like a scrub was impressive.

    I think equally important is that every single third down play in the Washington game, he was taking a hit. That will kill your accuracy numbers.

  48. 48 Christian Fizia said at 2:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don´t get me wrong. I don´t hate the signing of Murray if it comes. Just hate the mess they put them selfes into. First of all let´s start with Mathews. This guy goes to IR while signing his contract is the joke going aroung. But there is enough to warrant this judgement.
    He has never finished a season without staying out of the game for an extend time. In 2013 he almost did but he was benched because he was so banged up. He is injury prone and this won´t go away. And he has 1.100 touches on his broken tires. They won´t go away as well. And he is RB-old. Older then Shady. He turns 28 this year.
    Let´s turn the picture to our QB system. Man I loved Kelly when he said: If you have two you don´t have one. Yesterday he said: “Sam and Marc are our QBs” . That hurt and lost a huge part of confidence. But let´s go on from this. How much are we paying those guys? 13M for Sam and another 5.5 for Marc? Wow that´s a whooping 18.5M for two #2. And we even pay more then then the Patriots and Broncos do. We pay elite money to our QBs. But split it up.
    I have to go on to the shild warrior ( I stole the shild from him and he wasn´t fast to get after me). He`s over thirty and you are betting on him to recover from this ACL and be back in 2015 as his same old? It´s not my cap but it´s just plain stupid stupid we had to get rid of Shady to sign Maxwell. You just cut DeMeco and you easily sign Maxwell. And don´t bring up Kiko. He´s on his second ACL. Won´t be back before camp. My guess is he will be on PUP starting the season. And he won´t contribute much this season. But anyhow that´s not going to be my point. Did you all forget about guys like Blue Eye Stew? Loved the guy. He was up and coming. But after his injury he was done. Cornelius Ingram – Young athletic TE and never came back from his injury. Shall I go on? No you get the point. We are betting our 2015 future on players who have a less then likely chance to contribute. But we get rid of those who stay healthy? Just don´t get it. So back to the RB situation. We pay on 1.5M (Polk), another 5M (Sproles), 5M Mathews. That´s elite RB money on 3 RBs. You spend the money but you spread it around. I don´t like the concept. Would have prefered to cut Sproles and DeMeco to keep Shady. Or never sign this Mathews kid.

    So let´s bring on Murray for 8-10M or so per year. Pay him like Shady and tell me with a straight face that you traded #25 because of the cap.

  49. 49 laeagle said at 3:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    After trying to explain what’s happening to the Eagles to my wife, and every day having to parse another bizarre set of events into something remotely comprehensible to her, I’ve realized I have a post topic for you, Tommy. Top 5 weirdest Eagles offseasons ever. Examples: hiring Juanita, losing Reggie, etc.

    Because this one right here is sprinting to the top of the freaking list.

  50. 50 Bert's Bells said at 8:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    “hiring Juanita”. Ugh. Looks like we’ve got Team Washburn here.

  51. 51 laeagle said at 11:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s amazing how that one name can summarize so much craziness from that offseason.

  52. 52 Insomniac said at 3:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Alright since we’re not being linked to other guys besides trying to sign anyone except for Murray for the foreseeable future, it’s time to focus on the draft. Mariota is not happening. Hundley could happen if he falls.

    @20

    Jaelen Strong – Philly kid, he’s very similar to Alshon Jeffery

    Devante Parker – He gets a lot of comparisons to Hakeem Nicks but he’s more similar to the GB WRs like Adams/Nelson.

    TJ Clemmings – A better run blocker than pass pro at this point. Good athlete with a high ceiling but not not quite on Lane’s level. He’ll spend his time at the right side of the OL.

    Jake Fisher – pretty much tailor made for Chip’s zone blocking scheme but some people may think this is too high for him

    Trae Waynes – A pipe dream at this point. Thurmond was signed but you can’t pass up on a great CB prospect.

    Dorial Green-Beckham – He has everything but the brains. If DGB gets his head right and can be persuaded into living 10 years without doing anything stupid then he has a good chance to be a poor man’s Calvin Johnson.

    Todd Gurley – Crazy to suggest right? If Chip wants him then from a talent standpoint you can’t really argue against it. Gurley has tremendous potential and RB is one of the easier positions to produce in.

    Jalen Collins – raw but has the size and coverage skills that Chip likes.

    @52

    Byron Jones – Questionable competition but he might be the complete package. What he runs at his pro day might make him the 3rd CB to be taken in the draft.

    DJ Humpries – This guy can move. He has technique issues but the athleticism is there. Major medical red flags though. He could be a higher pick like Jones if a team feels like he passes team physicals.

    Phillip Dorsett – He’s small but he is dynamite. We’ve seen what Djax can do but Dorsett is tougher than Djax and probably less of a headache.

    Duke Johnson – Duke is explosive. He doesn’t go down without a fight and he can catch. He needs to work on pass protection and fumbles a bit more than you like. Medical red flags. Had injuries in 2013/2014

    Ameer Abdullah

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Bk-VlfphU

    need I say more?

    Tevin Coleman – one cut and go. has the power and speed to hit a home run. not a patient runner though.

  53. 53 D3FB said at 4:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good list
    -Hate, HATE, Collins. Third round guy for me.
    -Strong reminds me more of a more aerial Jordan Matthews (as fast as they need to be, good not great hands, workhorse recievers)
    -Parker is a raw AJ Green
    -Gurley needs year to rehab, don’t know that you take that at 20, some team will take him top 40 for sure though
    -Don’t see Chip going for DGB
    -If Dupree gets to 15, go get him. Makes our front 7 best in the league.
    -Jones will run low 4.4 or better based on film, he is my CB3, in play at 20, only flaw is he can get a bit panicky w/ ball in air, but wouldn’t be forced into PT early
    -Humphries terrifies the hell out of me. Some decent tape, but when Mizzou gets up on Florida big and Ray gets to pin his ears back for an entire half, it’s ugly. You’d like to see him hang in a bit better for a guy people think is an LT.
    -I have a late first grade on Sambraillo, but he probably needs to play in a zone scheme, so may fall to 52.
    -Ameer is my dream back for us
    -Johnson is a home run threat on every play, but can he work between the tackles for 3,4,5 unsexy yards on 2nd and 8?
    -Coleman isn’t dynamic but he’s a slasher. Can break an arm tackle or two but won’t push the pile, can find a seam and house it but won’t make something out of nothing. Needs to play in a one cut scheme as he struggles when he tries to dance. Steady. Not RB1 but could lead a stable.

  54. 54 Alistair Middlemiss said at 6:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    DJ Humphries – would we even project him to ever play LT? i mean we have Lane in the future for that and Peters now. How realistic is it to get him to come in and play guard first season?

    I think all 4 of the ‘big pass rushers’ would be in play as OLB’s in the draft if they slide, and because i think all 4 would be better suited to the 3-4 i think there is a chance 1 slides down to the late teens, and i assume we would have to have interest.

    The other player i want badly is Parker – special talent in my opinion, who could fall all the way to 20 if we are lucky.

  55. 55 eagleyankfan said at 8:04 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    No more Hundley?

  56. 56 D3FB said at 5:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I honestly don’t even know anymore. I’m so confused. I had a real good sense for Howie, Chip is insane.

  57. 57 Insomniac said at 6:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think Dupree gets past Atlanta but by some miracle if it does happen then trade up asap.

    Humpries would be better off as a guard in our scheme wouldn’t he?

    IMO Strong has better ball skills than Matthews does.

    I wouldn’t touch Gurley after we signed Murray. Ameer seems more likely at this point.

    Jones looks smooth while moving though. He seems like a nice guy and hasn’t had any off the field issues. Combine that with his H/W/S that sounds very much like a Chip guy.

    I think Duke is average at going up the gut. He’ll thrive as the 2nd back in a 1-2 punch combo.

  58. 58 D3FB said at 1:48 AM on March 13th, 2015:

    I don’t know where he fits. I’ve seen glimpses of stuff from him, but I don’t get him. Some guys have him as a late first round LT prospect. He’s just so underweight and doesn’t have the pop to play guard.

  59. 59 KAJomo said at 7:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    My prediction right now is that Chip will address OG in round 1 with a guy who could kick out to RT in the future.

    1) Brandon Scherff
    2) jake Fisher

    WR with high upside in riund 2

    1) breshad Perriman
    2) devin Smith
    3) Sammie Coates

  60. 60 Insomniac said at 6:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I really don’t think Scherff will be there at 20 but Fisher might be. Perriman and Coates have the dropsies but I don’t blame Chip on taking a gamble on those guys. I think Chris Conley might be a better value even if he doesn’t have the same YAC ability like Coates.

  61. 61 Troy Barbieri said at 3:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    By trading foles to St. Louis the eagles better their chances to get Mariotta by essentially eliminating a qb needy team who had a better trade position to move up for him… If he does get passed the jets at 6 he could fall alot further making it alot easier to get him… Look at the draft pick order now and you can see that after jets the next team who could actually draft him is Houston… And the eagles can jump to ten or twelve to snatch him up… Or even with the texans…

  62. 62 Anders said at 4:03 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    For anybody that questions Bradford’s arm strength just have to watch this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhLDkYravNA&t=525

    He flicks it around 45 yards with pin point accuracy in the move, only a handful of QBs in the NFL right now can make that throw.

    Now if he can just clean up some of the mental part and stay healthy, I feel a lot better about Bradford than I did about Foles or Sanchez

  63. 63 anon said at 4:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    arm talent is there

  64. 64 Alistair Middlemiss said at 6:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Anyone who has any questions about his physical talent does not know anything about football. People remember the dink and dunk at the Rams and they forget he has a rifle arm.

    However it all comes down to decision making and feel of the game – if he can develop that side he can be a top 5 QB. If not he is going to fail here like he did at the Rams

  65. 65 Anders said at 6:01 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Last part is the crucial part

  66. 66 eagleyankfan said at 8:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    it’s instinct here to say that he’ll have better weapons with Eagles than he had with the Rams … sadly though, at this point …we don’t know what he has here…

  67. 67 GEAGLE said at 8:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    think he is EASILY the most skilled and talented QB we had since McNabb… Vick has raw skill, but doesnt have the QB brain to put his talent to use

  68. 68 A Roy said at 6:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    APparently SOmeone CHanged THeir NAme To KEvin.

  69. 69 GEAGLE said at 8:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    sorry son… was busy watching Mario Hezonja play in person… try again.. and the groupie shit doesnt suit you, you are better then that.. go home, sleep it off and come baclk later and you can try again

  70. 70 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:43 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I want the 6th pick in the draft so bad, it is making me route for the Lakers which disgusts me. Mario is such a fun player in the games/clips i have seen.

  71. 71 GEAGLE said at 9:03 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    man.. been drooling over this kid since he was like 16years old, lol sound like a basketball pedophile LOL

    picture Gordon Hayward with elite NBA athleticism…

    ill post some practice and game pics on my twitter account this afternoon

  72. 72 MCD said at 2:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    FC Barca last played four days ago. Or you gettting 1-1 private workouts now?

  73. 73 76mustang said at 7:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    BGN posted a great all-22 breakdown of Bradford with insightful analysis. In Chip’s PC yesterday, he stated that “we watched film on every throw Sam has made in the NFL..” and that you can’t just take statistics to fully analyze a player. A good read worth your time:

    http://www.thebackyardbanter.com/the-eye-in-the-sky-the-st-louis-rams-should-commit-to-sam-bradford-for-2014.html

  74. 74 GermanEagle said at 7:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    But hey, why put in so much work when he gets injured anyway?! #sarcasmbeatsirony

  75. 75 KAJomo said at 7:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Its funny how he watched every throw Sam made, but didnt watch a single throw Sanchez made before signing him last year

  76. 76 Anders said at 7:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Difference in commitment and Kelly lie all the time

  77. 77 KAJomo said at 7:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I just think chip was full of crap about nit watching sanchez. So etimes he just says stuff to mess with the media. Are we to be expected that the guy that lives, breathes, and sleeps football could not be bothered to pop in a game film of A QB he was about to sign

  78. 78 Ben Hert said at 9:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Think there’s a pretty big commitment difference between a backup QB on a one year deal and trading picks and your starting QB for someone.

  79. 79 Honest_T said at 7:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I didn’t realize that Bradford and Murray played together at Oklamoma. Now the last minute Murray interest makes more sense…I mean “culture” and all that.

  80. 80 levdog said at 7:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not only played together but were roommates.

  81. 81 eagleyankfan said at 8:01 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I guess there’s no more debating on if Murray is using the Eagles even if Oakland is offering more money….

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 8:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah he would want the cowboys to match the raiders offer, not ours…. interesting that he called chip… hopefully we dont let hjm leave philly without signing…

    someone needs to sell him on our offense preserving his body more by consistently getting him to the 2nd level away from the BIG DL hitting him… he has a lot of carries, he can best preserve his body in our offense,,

    pray to god that not only he becomes an eagle but that we can back out of that Ryan Mathews crap

  83. 83 eagleyankfan said at 8:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Reminds me of Damon of the Red Sox. He was a free agent and the Yankees called him. He went and visited, as a ploy, and got an offer. He called the Red Sox and said to please just match the offer. No call back so he simply signed with the Yankees. He tried the in-division rivalry. Didn’t get what he wanted but was still a rich man….

  84. 84 sonofdman said at 9:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I like the parallel, mainly because we are the Yankees in this situation and the Yankees won a world series with Damon. That means if Murray signs with the Eagles, we will win the Superbowl, right?

  85. 85 RobNE said at 8:08 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wouldn’t we rather get a safety with demarco’s money

  86. 86 eagleyankfan said at 8:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Rumor has it, the Eagles are just going to have an open invite to everyone to go to the stadium and compete to play safety. Once someone makes the team(how hard could it be after watching Nate) they’ll make a movie about it….
    …..
    In this space last year, I cheerfully enjoyed the NOT signing of Nate only to have it announced that he was signed. FML.

  87. 87 RobNE said at 8:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    sounds like an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

  88. 88 GermanEagle said at 8:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I heard Nate Allen’s wearing an affordable price tag…

  89. 89 CrackSammich said at 9:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If there were one available worth that kind of money, I’m sure they’d have gotten an offer by now.

  90. 90 GEAGLE said at 8:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    hoping for a big day, Rahim Moore and Demarco!!!

  91. 91 James said at 8:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Did Moore walk away with no contract with the team he visited yesterday?

  92. 92 GEAGLE said at 8:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i believe his agent said he would take another visit today even before he got to the texans yesterday, bvut he didnt say which team was his next visit….siounds like he deliberately waited for free agency to calm down so he can take his time and find his best option…. if thats true, then the texans would have had to blow him away grossly over paying to keep him from seeing his other options

  93. 93 Tdoteaglefan said at 8:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Last i saw was that he was visiting the texans yesterday but didnt see any mention of him signing. I hope we bring him in..but then again, his old db coach is here so if we dont show any interest in him it could speak volumes about how they feel about him

  94. 94 Bob Brewer said at 8:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is anyone buying what Chip says at these press conferences?

  95. 95 RobNE said at 8:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m buying that I love him as a coach, his wit and people skills and smarts seem way high. But I don’t believe his words, no.

    But he says things in a way that can be true. He won’t mortgage to go all the way up for Mariota. ok, he can still go to 6 and that is true. He likes Bradford, I think that is true.

    It’s all a game, and I am glad to have someone who seems so comfortable and good at it.

  96. 96 b3nz0z said at 9:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah. why not?

  97. 97 P_P_K said at 8:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I really hope we get Murray because he is great, and because Matthews isn’t going to take up the slack resulting from Shady leaving. For that matter, I’m surprised by the lack of love Shady is getting in a lot of posts. Maybe it’s a stage of grief, “Not going to miss him, he wasn’t perfect, anyway…” The guy had 3000 yds rushing over the past two years, including working behind the wreck of an injured line last year, and was a matchup nightmare for DCs.

  98. 98 eagleyankfan said at 8:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    No crying over spilled milk…lol… I’m more concerned over the rb situation if Murray does sign… not sure you need Murray/Mathews/Sproles…..

  99. 99 P_P_K said at 8:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yea, ok, I’ll try.

  100. 100 GEAGLE said at 8:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    if Shady wanted to play for 6 or 7Mil a year, he would be an eagle today…. if making 11mil is more important to him(cant blame him) then he can go play for one of the crapy franchises that have no choice but to pay stars a boatload to be ok with playing there

  101. 101 P_P_K said at 8:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    DeMarco is looking at the contract Shady got in Buffalo — five years/$40m — and is going to want that kind of money, too. If a team wants an elite rb, it’s pay the money or settle for Ryan Matthews.

  102. 102 GEAGLE said at 8:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i dont believe that at all…. heard his offers havent even sniffed shady territory…. if the cowboys think they can offer him 5mil and have a chance at signing him, i highly doubt his offers ever even reached past 7mil

  103. 103 P_P_K said at 8:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I might be in the minority, but I think the top rbs are worth $8m/year to most teams, including the Eagles.

  104. 104 Anders said at 8:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Cowboys have offered 5/year, so 6 per year could get it done

  105. 105 Dominik said at 8:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would be half of Shadys cap hit…

    We have to see how it plays out, but if Murray is seriously considering us (or the Cowboys), I think it speaks volume about his competitive nature.

    After what Dallas did to him, I couldn’t say anything against signing with the Raiders for 8m (maybe more, because well, it’s the Raiders) for 5 years. If we are offering 6, that’s 10m total over 5 years. You have to think he won’t sign another contract in his life after those 5 years.

    I think I would cash in, to be perfectly honest. If he wants to come to Philly or stay in Dallas, he wants his cash, but he also wants to win a SB.

  106. 106 GEAGLE said at 9:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    exactly… I assume 6-7m gets it done…. i think he is at peace with that fact that his money wont sniff shady’s..especially if he doesnt want to sign with the highest bidder, raiders because they suck…. his only chance of getting shady money is to start a bidding war between the worst most dysfunctional franchises, and he seems to care about going soewhere he has a shot of competing

  107. 107 bill said at 9:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I was busting on Shady during the season. I may be irrationally fixated, but I still have visions of his performance vs SF where he refused to take the easy yards that D dared him to take, and consistently put his injured, struggling QB in 3rd and longs. The fact that he later in the season padded his stats against weak defenses didn’t erase that.

    Shady’s a good back. But his style is better suited for running against weak defenses. Need a one cut and go, slightly powerish back to complement him. But you’re not going to have a RB by committee when you’re paying a guy the money Shady’s getting.

  108. 108 James said at 8:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Any interest in Kendrick Lewis at FS?

  109. 109 GEAGLE said at 8:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    no… i have interest in the safety the texans are trying to sign to upgrade Lewis

  110. 110 James said at 8:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Guess Moore is our next best option, or do they target a CB/S tweener like they apparently were interested in.

  111. 111 GEAGLE said at 8:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I assume Rahim and Gilchrist sit at the top of our safety board right now… but who really knows, seems like they been dragging their feet since we lost out on McCourty… havent heard many rumors connecting us to the safeties since

    i would call up the Bengals or the Browns and see if we can trade for George Iloka or Tashuan Gipson for like a 2nd round pick

  112. 112 Barry s goldberg said at 8:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Am I the only one starting to buy into Bradford trade. I know it was 5 years ago but at the time many scouts thought that he was a can’t miss prospect. Him and Murray plus a high round draft pick receiver with Chips offensive genius = another great year on offense.

  113. 113 the DONALD said at 8:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i dont hate it Barry! tell ya that.. gotta let the Mad Scientist do his thing..

  114. 114 Barry s goldberg said at 8:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Did you watch the Ferris episode? Thought it was the best one they have ever done.

  115. 115 the DONALD said at 8:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    haha.. it was AWESOME! the Goldberg’s is best on the tube right now..

  116. 116 Barry s goldberg said at 8:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    They are doing a whole Vet stadium episode soon, where Adam gets lost at the stadium. Have not seen it yet. Gonna be funny

  117. 117 the DONALD said at 8:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh man… they just keep. getting. better. CANT WAIT!

  118. 118 Barry s goldberg said at 8:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Still have like 10 episodes left this season, some funny ones coming up. Enjoy.

  119. 119 laeagle said at 11:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The knockoff Cabbage Patch kid thing was brilliant. God, I remember that frenzy. Never understood it.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 8:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    there isnt anything to buy into… its all about his health, if he stays healthy he is easily the most talented combo of brains and physical talent that this city has had since McNabb…. if he stays healthy, good chance we will like the trade/…. if he cant stay on the field it will be a terrible trade..
    ..
    kid is a legit Talent, his body breaking down on him is the problem…

    one thing i like is that he didnt tear up his ACL just running, or makingh a cut and it just happened…. his acl’s were the result of perfectly placed hits to his knee that would have caused the same injury to any man… i like that better then a guy whos knees give out just running around untouched making cuts he always makes..

  121. 121 Barry s goldberg said at 8:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I would actually feel worse if he had shoulder issues. He is not a running QB anyway. He just needs to stand in the pocket and throw, so unless he has the very rare third ACL injury, he will be fine. And a good line will help . Need to upgrade RG spot, likely with a high draft pick.

  122. 122 GEAGLE said at 9:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    good point….he has never had a decent OL or offense around him,…not only will we put more talent around him then he has ever had, but I assume Chip will make the game much easier for him then Fisher did

  123. 123 myartz04 said at 8:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow. The tone on Bradford has taken a complete 180.

  124. 124 Steve Smegal said at 8:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think we’re warming up to the player but most of us still think the cost was way too high. I’m at the point where I probably could get behind a straight up Foles-Bradford swap. Losing the 2nd is what stings.

  125. 125 myartz04 said at 8:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The 2nd will be long forgotten IF he turns out to be the real deal.

  126. 126 Steve Smegal said at 8:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Of course, but right now that is banking on faith so we still factor it in. That’s like saying the cost of a lottery ticket will be forgotten if it hits. Obviously. But you can’t think like that in assessing whether the cost of a lottery ticket is a good idea.

  127. 127 myartz04 said at 9:03 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good analogy but not exactly the same…lottery can have 1 in hundreds of millions off odds. I think the odds for Bradford are a little better than winning the lottery, so a 2nd round pick is a reasonable risk

  128. 128 bill said at 9:23 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    A 2nd rounder is also much more valuable than the $2 ticket.

  129. 129 myartz04 said at 9:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I wouldn’t pay $2 for Matt mccoy…

  130. 130 bill said at 9:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    How’s about Zach Ertz or Jordan Matthews?

  131. 131 myartz04 said at 9:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would trade both for a franchise qb.

  132. 132 bill said at 9:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who wouldn’t? Of course, Kelly didn’t do THAT. He trade for a chance at a franchise QB. I trust that he knows the probabilities of the risk very well, but to pretend that there isn’t a significant chance that the 2nd ends up being a completely wasted asset is silly.

  133. 133 eagleyankfan said at 9:24 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    bingo — nobody hated Bradford….

  134. 134 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thing is this community is a pretty positive bunch, and there are positives (Chip is not totally insane). I think we will see where we stand in September but there is a chance this is a great move (the debate is how good a chance it is).

    I guess in my mind Bradford has about a 1/3 chance of overcoming his limitations and becoming a great QB, and i guess that is worth a 2nd round pick and Foles.

  135. 135 GEAGLE said at 8:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    whats funny is last year we would always look for Game of throne characters to compare chip to… for example Tony Romo is “Reak”…. some called chip the “imp”,,, some called him the “lord of wispers”..
    ..
    yet I dont think anyone ever compared him to the “mad king”

  136. 136 the DONALD said at 8:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    could Bradford be Bran..no legs?? but will FLY later in the series?

    Kinda poor taste… sorry.. haha

  137. 137 RobNE said at 8:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    hope not Bran isn’t in the next season.

  138. 138 the DONALD said at 9:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    just from the crazy tree guy telling him he will FLY.. prob become a dragon or something

  139. 139 GEAGLE said at 8:57 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    bwahahahahahahah thats hysterical dude! im dying…

  140. 140 Tdoteaglefan said at 9:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip is more like Tywin or baelish imo but i understand the mad king comparison “burn them all!” Lol. Actually Tyrion is perfect comparison..very witty, smart, uses a lot of humour and wisecracks, does his own thing, ostracised by everybody (nfl lifers vs college coach), chip on the shoulder

  141. 141 sonofdman said at 9:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Clearly, Howie Roseman is Baelish.

  142. 142 GEAGLE said at 9:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Howie is the King slayer if Chip is the mad king

    Crusty disgusting looking Joe Banner is dirty Walder Fray!

  143. 143 sonofdman said at 9:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He hasn’t come into play in the TV show yet, but Andy Reid is Lord Manderly from the books, who is nicknamed Lord Too-Fat-to-Sit-a-Horse.

  144. 144 GEAGLE said at 10:12 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    LOL…. when I picture an andy Reid press conference, Im sorry but the first thing that comes to mind is…..”HODOR!!!!”

  145. 145 bsuperfi said at 9:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Does this mean Howie will monologue for us if we have a bunch of people having sex in the background?

  146. 146 GEAGLE said at 8:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    there is a strength and weakness to every decision…. we cried about th weaknesses for two days, to maintain our sanity its time to also acknowledge the strengths…

  147. 147 Dominik said at 8:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wise words, mate.

  148. 148 A_T_G said at 9:04 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the initial reaction is related to something Tommy said in the last post. Kelly is touted as a genius. Fans want to think they can figure out what Kelly is thinking, because that would mean the fan has a good football mind as well. So, when Kelly does something completely unexpected, some of those fans think that Kelly must be crazy, or stupid, or trying to sabotage the team, because the alternative is the fan admitting that they don’t know as much as they think. This is a hard realization, and fans come to grips with it at different rates.

  149. 149 myartz04 said at 9:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think his press conference REALLY settled everyone down.

  150. 150 Steve Smegal said at 9:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Especially about a team offering a 1st for him. It either keeps the Mariota dream alive for those who want or at the very least reassures us that Chip does have some decent concept of asset valuation in the NFL.

  151. 151 tomw said at 9:12 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly was very smart yesterday. Graham was supposed to talk first ,but Kelly came up and answered the questions. Seeing how pumped up Brandon was, with his presser , had a great effect on a lot of people. That does not happen, if he speaks first.

  152. 152 sonofdman said at 9:17 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the biggest problem was the initial report that we were swapping first rounders in the trade. Everyone got excited that we were moving up in the first round. But when the actual trade was revealed, it was such a let down and everyone got pissed.

  153. 153 RobNE said at 9:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    that was the worst feeling. We are getting # 10 pick!!! no we are getting other picks….hours go by….no we are giving picks. wth?!?!?

  154. 154 sonofdman said at 9:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Exactly. That sucked.

  155. 155 GEAGLE said at 9:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    im glad we dont have the 10th pick because it would mean trading away a bunch of picks for MM… Id rather stay at 20 and be able to use all our picks to stack this roster

  156. 156 ChaosOnion said at 9:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think this is the most overlooked but valid point in this whole kabuki dance. We have been comparing what we thought the trade was (due to half-assed, twitter reporting / shame on us for paying that close attention) to what the trade actually is.

    Fans were on-board with Kelly getting his guy. Everyone thought it was Mariota. It turns out to be Bradford. These guys are equal in terms of skill assessment and risk. Both are Heisman winners, have great football minds running hyper-tempo offenses, made it to the college championship game, and are / will be top 10 picks. Mariota is more athletic and Bradford has been successful (offensive rookie of the year, great 7 game stretch) at the NFL level. Mariota’s risk is the same inherent with being a college QB. Will he be successful in the NFL. Bradford’s is will his body hold up to the rigors of the NFL.

    So if we are on-board with Kelly getting his guy, we should be happy he got a guy that cost the Eagles so much less than Mariota. A 3rd round QB who is not who Kelly wants, a 2 and a 4. The Eagles traded a 2nd, 3rd and 4th round pick for a 1st round QB and a 5th round pick. **AND** if he is not good enough to start or has an injury, the Eagles get a 4th or 3rd round pick back.

    Kelly got his guy for a good price with respect to getting pick #2 or #6 **AND** got insurance if he does not pan out.

  157. 157 Alex Karklins said at 8:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Eh, the most attractive thing about signing Murray would be weakening a division rival. Note that his career year came about because the Cowboys’ offensive line was more healthy and talented than they have been in years. If the Eagles give him serious money and don’t sign a safety it’s a bad move. I think you could get comparable performance with Polk, Mathews, Sproles, and a rookie for a lot less money. I hope Oakland signs Murray and Jerry Jones completely destroys his financials by overpaying for Adrian Peterson.

  158. 158 myartz04 said at 9:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Also, keep in mind that ACL tears, for the most part, are freak I injuries and have nothing to do with being fragile or not. Maclin has 2 and we all wanted him back…no one was
    calling him a glass man. The linebacker from Carolina has had 3 ACL tears and is still playing at a high level. Doesn’t mean it can’t happen again, but also doesn’t mean it will.

  159. 159 Dominik said at 9:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Schefter via FB:

    Pro-Bowl RB DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia this morning
    with the expectation he will be an Eagle, per a league source.
    Dallas has had numerous chances to resign Murray throughout the year and now. Aside from the contract, the Eagles are most appealing to Murray because of his belief in their chance to win.
    Murray would consider a final, last minute offer from the cowboys, per
    source, but he’s going to Philadelphia with the intent to sign.

  160. 160 James said at 9:03 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hawt.

  161. 161 RobNE said at 9:05 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ll believe it when it happens. His agent has done a good job.

  162. 162 GEAGLE said at 9:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah his agent is so awesomne that he made him call chip kelly yesterday….. smh

  163. 163 GEAGLE said at 9:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    if he was trying to leverage the cowboys, i assume he would be on a plane to Oakland

  164. 164 James said at 9:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Could it be that he may be taking a little less money to come to Eagles b/c he think its his best chance to win? lol

  165. 165 iceberg584 said at 9:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not to mention stick it to the Cowboys twice a year. I don’t think he took kindly to their initial low-ball offer.

  166. 166 GEAGLE said at 9:24 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    thats obviously his intention…

    what im trying to say is that if he was going to use a team to leverage more money out of the cowboys, he would be visiting the team that made him the most lucrative offer which my understanding is that its the raiders… for him to shun the raiders offer, call chip and be on a plane here, clearly he is prioritizing winning more then taking the most money to be forgotten in Oakland

  167. 167 GermanEagle said at 9:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I would love to get Murray. However with the caveat that the Cowboys don’t get AP as their consolation prize!

  168. 168 Anders said at 9:21 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why not? If they get AP, their offense will be Romo, Dez and AP, but nothing else with zero defense

  169. 169 fran35 said at 11:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I really think Murray, when healthy, is the best back in the NFL. AP has alot of miles and I believe he does not have Murray’s open field speed anymore. Don’t get me wrong, AP 3 years ago was scary. Murray actually scared the heck out of me last year, as much as I didn’t want to say it out loud. I just kept thinking he would get hurt, but he never did. And as much as I also wanted to hate him, he seemed really classy. I also did not like to say that out loud. It helps keep my hatred burning strong to think all of the Cowboys are punks like Dez Bryant. I try not to think of the Cowboys actually having good kids that play for the team like, Demarcus Ware, Witten or Murray.

  170. 170 myartz04 said at 9:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip Kelly skipping Oregon pro day to meet DeMarco….*insert your jokes here*

  171. 171 RobNE said at 9:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    he already knows he’s taking all the Ducks in the draft. No need to attend.

  172. 172 ChaosOnion said at 9:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    “We are on to Oklahoma.”

  173. 173 A_T_G said at 10:28 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He can worry about Ducks later, and Oklahoma Sooner.

  174. 174 myartz04 said at 10:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well done.

  175. 175 RobNE said at 9:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    GEAGLE suggests $6-7M gets DeMarco, are we in favor of that? It’s exciting but I worry about the amount of money in the RB position and his injury rate with all the touches last year.

    If we hadn’t just signed Matthews sure. If Chip does this I really think he is just hellbent on competing every year. Next year Cooper and likely DeMeco are off the books.

  176. 176 Ghost of Steve Van Buren said at 9:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathews has not officially signed. Just mentioned by Shiel Kapadia and Mosher.

  177. 177 RobNE said at 9:17 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    interesting but wouldn’t you burn a lot of goodwill with agents if you didn’t sign him now.

  178. 178 Anders said at 9:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Agents do the same the other way, its a game of pull and tuck, see Frank Gore or Emmanuel Sanders last year

  179. 179 A_T_G said at 9:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe. I wonder if they could/would give the agent his cut and Mathews anything to say, “see, we are better than Gore.”

  180. 180 James said at 9:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So once Murray signs, I think its safe to say we grab a S and then may be done with UFA’s. We struck out on Orlando Franklin and there hasnt been a peep since about OL FA’s. Also the WR market is cold too.

  181. 181 tomw said at 9:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe Nate for another year?

  182. 182 GEAGLE said at 9:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    probably signing with washington

  183. 183 tomw said at 9:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Think positive .Our best safeties always came from the draft. And it looks like we will have picks.

  184. 184 GEAGLE said at 10:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    hate this years crop of safeties… the best one, wont even be on our draft board because he is such a poor fit for our scheme

  185. 185 Avery Greene said at 9:13 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    My brother is saying that Matthews ink isn’t on paper, trying to verify that now.

  186. 186 Ghost of Steve Van Buren said at 9:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yup, Shiel Kapadia and Mosher just said that

  187. 187 James said at 9:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I want both b/c one is bound to get hurt this season

  188. 188 Anders said at 9:16 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we get Murray, Mathews is point less, we still have Polk and Tucker

  189. 189 Avery Greene said at 9:17 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    And Sproles.

  190. 190 tomw said at 9:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Go with three TE’s this year with an extra back.

  191. 191 GermanEagle said at 9:21 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do you remember last time when team backed off its verbal agreement?! Was the physical already held?!

  192. 192 Anders said at 9:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Didnt the Raiders back out of a deal last year on a “flunked” physical.

  193. 193 GEAGLE said at 9:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    giants backed out of obrien scoffied and someone backed out of thealways injured but athletic OL meybe the skins or Oakland cant remember. forget the name, bruce carter or something?

  194. 194 sonofdman said at 9:25 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    We might not need to back out. Mathews might back out if we sign Murray.

  195. 195 GEAGLE said at 9:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    good point

  196. 196 GEAGLE said at 9:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathews sucks.. played one full season in 5 years…. get him the hell away from philly

  197. 197 fran35 said at 10:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I have always gotten the feeling that Matthews was soft and injury prone. Definitely not a good combo for a running back. I think $4 million per year is a little high, but at the time we needed a RB after Gore backed out. Now, with Murray coming to town and the deal with Matthews still unsigned…it could get interesting

  198. 198 Avery Greene said at 9:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Pro-Bowl RB DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia this morning with the expectation he will be an Eagle, per a… http://t.co/FR6PCCRyWu— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015

  199. 199 Avery Greene said at 9:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    We may be looking at Murray in the backfield.

    Ryan Mathews agreed to a deal with PHIL, he did not sign a deal. Question will be whether he signs if and when Eagles sign DeMarco Murray.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015

  200. 200 nicolajNN said at 9:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Worth repeating too: RB Ryan Mathews is already in the building here this morning in Philadelphia.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2015

  201. 201 James said at 9:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    3 headed monster!

  202. 202 bill said at 9:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathews might beat out Polk in camp. What’s the cap consequence if the Eagles cut Polk in August?

  203. 203 James said at 9:28 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I would think Tucker would lose out and we stick with 4 RBs

  204. 204 eagleyankfan said at 9:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    he wants ink dry before DM shows up…lol…

  205. 205 GEAGLE said at 9:28 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    crap!

  206. 206 Ghost of Steve Van Buren said at 9:29 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So he can “fail” his physical.

  207. 207 iceberg584 said at 9:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow, this is awkward haha. Maybe they could have Dorenbos entertain/distract him for the next few hours with a mind-bending magic show.

  208. 208 Bert's Bells said at 9:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’d prefer Mrs. Dorenbos

  209. 209 Dominik said at 10:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bad idea. They both want to sign, then.

  210. 210 Christopher Miller said at 9:28 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I missed the announcement where we signed a safety somehow right? Someone headed to philly at least?

  211. 211 RobNE said at 9:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    we all missed it

  212. 212 nicolajNN said at 9:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well Nate visited Oakland, maybe he’s on his way back to Philly residence

  213. 213 iceberg584 said at 9:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    2015 starting safety: Earl Wolff

  214. 214 BlindChow said at 11:13 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hardly any of the 2nd tier safeties have been signed yet.

  215. 215 ChaosOnion said at 9:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Matthews $4M
    + Murray $7M
    ———————-
    M & M $11M <= Shady $11M and change

    I know it does not work that way, but it is still neat.

  216. 216 RobNE said at 9:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    if they sign DeMarco and Matthews walks, now that is something.

  217. 217 James said at 9:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Say Murray and Mathews both sign, where do the carries go? McCoy had 312 carries in 2013 and 314 carries in 2014. So Maybe Chip is thinking a 60/40 split where Murray gets 200 and Mathews 100 carries. Or Mathews just walks, but fun to talk about.

  218. 218 bill said at 9:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You would think Murray’s agent, and the cool reception he’s had in FA (apparently) has Murray very much aware of the perception of his workload last year. Murray may be very attracted to reducing it significantly this year.

  219. 219 GEAGLE said at 9:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    and playing in our scheme that gets RB to the second level avoiding big hits from the defensive line

  220. 220 GEAGLE said at 9:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathews probably gets hurt by October

  221. 221 eagleyankfan said at 9:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    lmao — if he isn’t hurt already….

  222. 222 RobNE said at 9:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    why did Worilds retire?

  223. 223 the DONALD said at 9:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jehovah

  224. 224 GEAGLE said at 9:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    seriously? good thing we didnt sign him…. last thing I need is that MONSTER knocking on my door at 7am on sunday morning,,
    ..
    good for him tho, i can respect living your life and being ok with walking away from 20mil dollars

  225. 225 nicolajNN said at 9:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    To work for Jehovah’s Witness

  226. 226 RobNE said at 9:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    wow

  227. 227 eagleyankfan said at 9:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nobody wanted to pay him his money?

  228. 228 nicolajNN said at 9:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Members of DeMarco Murray's inner circle are headed to Philly, which tells you where this situation is going.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2015

  229. 229 GEAGLE said at 9:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    the Holy Oklohoma trinity…..Bradford, Demarco, Lane

  230. 230 DamonL86 said at 9:43 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    watch us get neither rb now

  231. 231 James said at 9:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray is looking like a lock bro

  232. 232 GEAGLE said at 9:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    disgusted by how cheap the patriots got Jabaal Sheard on a two year deal

  233. 233 James said at 9:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Its all about the BG…

  234. 234 GEAGLE said at 9:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    could use a 4th edge rusher…

  235. 235 James said at 9:43 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    What about Curry MS2?

  236. 236 GEAGLE said at 9:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    curry is our interior pass rusher, lines up next to cox as the DTs on our 4man line(3rd down)

    MS2 is our #3rd edge rusher…. Braman doesnt count as an OLB.. he is a ST captain. he is no more of an OLB then Dorenbos is lol

    now it makes more sense to just draft the 4th edge rusher… but since we will lose Curry after this year, might be a good idea to start grooming his replacement. draft an interior pass rush specialist like the crazy african name i will never remember how to spell out of UCLA Omigawbe or somethig.. and try to trade Vinny for a 4th OLB, rather then lose him for nothing next year

  237. 237 James said at 9:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    And we all thought BG would leave this year too, so i can see Curry staying. drafting one makes more sense to me

  238. 238 GEAGLE said at 11:24 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i never thought BG would leave… only way we can keep curry is if we move him to OLB anfd that wont happen at this point unfortunately

  239. 239 RobNE said at 9:43 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    People bash Belicheat the GM but I think he’s a lot better than how lots of folks view him. How do you get to 6 SB’s over that large span of time and completely stink as a GM.

  240. 240 Anders said at 9:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You have the best QB of all time and know how to support him with good defense or great offensive weapons

  241. 241 P_P_K said at 11:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    And use those weapons well.

  242. 242 MCD said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    SB wins will do that.

  243. 243 Dominik said at 9:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So, after I went through the 4 phases of grief, I can finally accept the Bradford trade. I still think (a) Chip paid too much, (b) the risk of a third, then career ending huge injury is high and (c) the cap hit is way too high.

    But, well, whan can we do about that?

    Chip is a good seller, he should do more PCs to get the fans on board. He’s not revealing something he doesn’t want, but it helps, imho.

    I’m at least accepting the Bradford move because Chip said he watched all of Bradfords NFL throws. Since Shurmur was the OC on the team that drafted him, he should have watched every throw in College.

    Chip talked with Dr. James Andrews about the injury. I hope there is a chance from a medical standpoint of Bradford staying healthy.

    They paid too much and if he’s injured, again, we’re stuck with Sanchez. But if he stays healthy, maybe, maybe we have a QB. I trust Chip as a coach, so I just hope for the best.

  244. 244 RobNE said at 9:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think in a way Chip is like Hinkie who says the NBA is all about the star player. Chip might think without his QB (performing at some high level, if not elite), he can’t win. So better to spend a 2nd and see if Bradford is the guy than to sit with Foles if you believe he can’t do it. And if not, churn the QB position again.

  245. 245 bill said at 9:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I said during the season that Kelly already knew whether Foles was his guy or not, regardless of the fact that he missed half the season, and that this offseason was going to answer that question either way. So I was okay with moving on, I just felt that the 2nd, plus taking on all that salary, was a bad use of resources. I understand the risk aspect, and this could definitely work out as a steal, but the fact that no one else was blowing our offer out of the water for Bradford means that there is a significant risk that the 2nd is a purely wasted asset. I’m in the ICWTFN camp, but I can’t say that criticism of the trade is irrational.

  246. 246 RobNE said at 9:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    yep I think we all have problems with the 2nd.

  247. 247 BlindChow said at 11:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If Bradford stinks up the joint, I wonder if they’ll let him play 7 games in the hopes he gets injured, then if not, bench him so they at least get that 4th rounder back.

  248. 248 bill said at 11:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If Bradford stinks up the joint, I don’t see Chip giving him 7 games. If he’s merely average, Chip might give him 7, but not 8 – Sanchez can approximate average in this offense.

    I don’t rule out drafting a Petty or Hundley, either, so they may come into play if Bradford’s only average after 7.

  249. 249 laeagle said at 11:13 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    There was quite a bit of churn in Seattle recently until they found their guy, and Big Pete looked like an idiot for a while there. Turned out OK in the end.

  250. 250 GermanEagle said at 9:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Guys, I don’t want to be the party pooper here but the Demarco signing is far from being done.
    As Schefter pointed out earlier Murray will give Jerry Jones a last chance to match the Eagles offer. Wouldn’t surprise me if that big Ego did exactly that to prevent Murray going to the NFC East rival.

  251. 251 James said at 9:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I dont see it, talking on the phone with Chip, Sam recruiting on his way to Philly for visit.. make too much sense

  252. 252 RobNE said at 9:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m not believing it until it happens. And then I’ll wait 4 hours to make sure the reports don’t change. Won’t get fooled again.

  253. 253 GermanEagle said at 9:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good boy!

  254. 254 A_T_G said at 10:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    When his jersey is in the team store, it is real…unless he gets dealt for Maroita.

  255. 255 b3nz0z said at 9:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/12/demarco-murray-plans-to-sign-with-the-eagles/

  256. 256 RobNE said at 9:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    this is really just the same thing from Schefter that someone posted below. I’ll believe it when it happens.

  257. 257 b3nz0z said at 9:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    when i find a link i’m usually too stoked to check but so far down the thread

  258. 258 Avery Greene said at 9:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why Murray will or will not work:

    Will:
    Roommates with Bradford in college
    His inner circle is headed to Philly
    Chip is skipping Oregon’s pro day to meet with him
    He wants to get even with Dallas for their low ball offer
    He likes the facilities
    He wants smoothies too

    Won’t
    Jerrah opens his pocket book
    Jerrah gives him whatever he wants
    He actually likes Dallas
    He doesn’t like smoothies

  259. 259 RobNE said at 9:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Follow the money

  260. 260 Avery Greene said at 9:57 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I will agree with you, and I think the Eagles can offer more than Dallas. They are still in cap hell, and the Eags still have some flexibility.

  261. 261 RobNE said at 9:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    but Chip is much more disciplined then Jerry.

  262. 262 GEAGLE said at 9:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i heard rumors that we are willing to cut a few more names if we need money…. i heard that back when we thought we could sign Mac, and Franklin and still needed to sign an OLB… if we were willing to cut someone for an OLB, probably willing to cut someone for Marco if need be

  263. 263 Dominik said at 10:01 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Re: cutting someone for Meco.

    You meant DeMarco. 😉 But Meco should take a pay cut. Nothing against him staying, but after telling everyone about value and cap space, can’t have your backup ILB earn 6.9.

  264. 264 GEAGLE said at 10:04 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    subliminal message lol……….. yeah im sure Meco will get a chance to restructure before we flat out cut him… everyone saw him struggle badly his first year back from this same exact injury and he was only 26yrs old back then… doubt anyone will pay him and give him a starting opportunity that reflect what they pay him now that he is coming off that injury at 30yrs old

  265. 265 b3nz0z said at 9:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    everyone likes smoothies

  266. 266 Bert's Bells said at 10:06 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    A guy who doesn’t like smoothies -fuck that guy.

  267. 267 GEAGLE said at 9:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    think we are attractive because our scheme should get him to the seond level and avoid tons of big hits from the DL which should help him play at a higher level longer then if he continues to let Dallas run him into the ground and then treat him like crap

  268. 268 Avery Greene said at 10:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yup, and he doesn’t need 900 carries either. Polk and Sproles can spell him as well.

  269. 269 CrackSammich said at 9:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Really bad form to agree to a contract with a player and then boot them for someone else. After all the nonsense about why a player wouldn’t want to come to Philadelphia, that would be the one I think would keep them away the most.

  270. 270 Avery Greene said at 9:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He may have held off himself to see if Murray would sign. If he does, he knows he’s got no shot at starting.

  271. 271 Dominik said at 9:57 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Exactly. If Matthews is the one who doesn’t want to sign – we all get it and the Eagles do, too. I hope they are playing him straight.

  272. 272 RobNE said at 9:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    tangent from DeMarco: did you see this article breaking down film of Kiko, pairing him with Kendricks will be fantastic:

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Eagle-Eye-How-Alonso-Fits-In-The-D/266e44e2-64cc-4396-8ec1-973976a632f8

  273. 273 HawaiianEagle said at 10:05 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    LeSean who?

  274. 274 CrackSammich said at 10:06 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The first time Shady jukes Kiko, I’m sure he’ll be happy to yell his name at him to let us know exactly who.

  275. 275 HawaiianEagle said at 10:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The first time Kiko burries Shady…well we’ll see…

  276. 276 GEAGLE said at 10:16 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kiko and Kendricks behind our DL will rival Keachly/Davis and any of the best LB tandems in the NFL

  277. 277 CrackSammich said at 10:05 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think Hinkie has found gold on his method of roster building. Obviously he needs to see some results from that first, but I think he’s on the right track. The problem is that roster building isn’t the only thing at stake. Having a shitty team doesn’t mean your team goes bankrupt–The Bills and Raiders still have plenty of fans. That’s because the fans are emotionally invested in the team and the players more so than the quality of the team. If you’re shipping out your star player year after year after year, the fans don’t connect to them, and they tune it out. We have to stick with somebody eventually, right?

  278. 278 Bert's Bells said at 10:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Owners have long known that fan cheer for the laundry. Having a celebrity player helps with profile but fans stick with a team even if its full of scrubs.

    Look at the Phillies -possibly the worst franchise in professional sports history -but they still make mountains of cash for the ownership even when they stink (which is the statistically accurate 75% of the time).

  279. 279 James said at 10:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jordan Matthews is our savior!!

  280. 280 Avery Greene said at 10:16 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    We can only hope.

    #BREAKING: DeMarco Murray's family is telling people "He's joining the Eagles." More >>> http://t.co/aIVikR09tG pic.twitter.com/fOVhoTCdh4— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) March 12, 2015

  281. 281 GEAGLE said at 10:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    “dont be playing with my emotions smokey”-Big Worm

  282. 282 Avery Greene said at 10:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://www.quickmeme.com/img/97/97688baae017bca6fccf74d87e149ba3ce133e90299628d941dd45d9085f761d.jpg

  283. 283 GEAGLE said at 10:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    🙂

  284. 284 Stanimal said at 10:21 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I hope we sign Demarco for $5,000,001 per year just to stick it to the cowboys even more.

  285. 285 b3nz0z said at 10:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i’m sure someone else found this first but: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25101575/grade-the-trade-rams-send-sam-bradford-to-eagles-for-nick-foles

  286. 286 A_T_G said at 10:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow, very interesting.

  287. 287 daveH said at 10:41 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    article said nothing

  288. 288 b3nz0z said at 10:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    that’s provably false – there are literally dozens of words.

  289. 289 daveH said at 11:29 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    word.
    .. one will find more valuable info as usual @ eagles27 and igglesbltz

  290. 290 b3nz0z said at 11:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    so don’t check it out

  291. 291 daveH said at 3:43 PM on March 16th, 2015:

    too late..i trusted the dude, clicked on the link he recommend, and found that it suCKed .. sorry I didn’t mean to warn you. hope you liked it.

  292. 292 A_T_G said at 12:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe you didn’t click the link correctly? I found lots of stuff to read. Which side of your mouse did you use?

  293. 293 GEAGLE said at 10:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i would be really pissed if we trade away Bradford for MM, especially since we have to give up picks… i trust bradford infinitely more throwing against NFL defenses then I trust MM..

  294. 294 GEAGLE said at 10:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    jeff Fisher is a sick sadistic bastard… how the hell are the Rams trying to sign Nick Fairly… its only a sport, think he is taking killing QBs a little to serious
    ..
    cowboys lost DL Henry Melton to the Bucs

  295. 295 Avery Greene said at 10:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    That whole division is about defense.

  296. 296 GEAGLE said at 10:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    goingf a little overkill… Chris Long, Aaron Donald, Brockers, Mighty Quin, Fairly… im missing some other Beast..
    ..
    Hope the Rams get Foles some WRs… we will find out just how good Nick is playing against those defenses twice a year.. hopefully Fisher gets him some weapons…. signing foles already rescues their expensive investment Jared Cook… Nick will know what to do with that big athletic TE target

  297. 297 bill said at 10:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Rams could seriously make some noise in that division next year. The 9ers are taking a big step backwards, the Cards are good, but no juggernaut. With the all the injuries the ‘Hawks were playing with in the Super Bowl, it’s possible that they fall back from elite to merely very good for the year.

  298. 298 Nailed it! said at 10:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cowboys blogs are a particular treat this morning with DeMarco in Philly

  299. 299 James said at 10:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    YUSS, link?

  300. 300 HawaiianEagle said at 10:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mommas dont let your sons grow up to be Eagles…

  301. 301 James said at 10:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So Maxwell has got the LCB on lock… Thurmond Carroll Boykin competing for RCB?

  302. 302 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So are you guys satisfied with Matt Tobin as the starting RG for next season?

  303. 303 GEAGLE said at 10:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    not gonna happen…… Jake Fisher, Hroniss Grasu, maybe TJ Commings or Sherff if he falls a bit and only have to trade up a few spots(unlikely)
    ..

  304. 304 eagleyankfan said at 10:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    raise your hand if you’re out there constantly hitting refresh button so you can be the first one here to post when it’s official or not official? be honest, I know there’s more than a few of you….

  305. 305 b3nz0z said at 10:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i’m refreshing, but it’s to watch for you guys freaking out. that’s how i’ll know

  306. 306 HawaiianEagle said at 10:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If i raise my hand i cant hit refresh..

  307. 307 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Stuff doesn’t happen with the Eagles when you expect it to. Everything that’s happened so far was during a lull when you didn’t think anything was going on.

    I remember hitting refresh a few years ago back when Gus Bradley was expected to be the next HC. It didn’t happen.

  308. 308 porkrind1 said at 10:54 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Uh, yeah, I sit next to a cowboys fan at work…

  309. 309 RobNE said at 10:59 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m not on twitters and rely on you all for my news

  310. 310 P_P_K said at 11:06 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Everytime I return home the first thing I do is check this site.

  311. 311 GermanEagle said at 10:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    #ICYMI: my money is on Demarco returning to the Cowboys.

  312. 312 HawaiianEagle said at 10:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Only if he forgot his Beats in his locker.

  313. 313 eagleyankfan said at 10:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    and his blue blocker sun glasses

  314. 314 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yea, his heart is in Dallas.

    He’s pretty much giving them every chance possible to sign him.

    If the Eagles offer him at the most $6mm/year for 3 to 4 years, I wonder if he goes back to Dallas and takes up that $5mm/year offer.

  315. 315 Bert's Bells said at 10:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He told his Moms, a guy don’t tell his Moms one thing then do another.

  316. 316 Guest said at 10:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Schefter is reporting Murray has officially signed.

  317. 317 eagleyankfan said at 10:57 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    doesn’t count unless you post a link….lol…

  318. 318 Avery Greene said at 10:57 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Where?

  319. 319 Nick C said at 11:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just checked his account… No he hasn’t

  320. 320 James said at 11:02 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    ppl havent figured out the mass amount of trolls out there yet?

  321. 321 GermanEagle said at 11:03 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re playing around with a 2 week ban on disqus. lol

  322. 322 GermanEagle said at 11:08 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    So iceberg changed his name after posting this fake crap. We will remember your name, my friend! lol

  323. 323 Donald Kalinowski said at 11:00 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    To be honest…….
    I don’t really care for Murray

    I think I would rather keep Matthews and spend that money on a RG.

  324. 324 GEAGLE said at 11:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    no RG worth paying for… you cant put a gun to a GMs head and make him release a quality Guard for you to sign…. the Guard will be drafted high out of oregon, fisher/grasu

  325. 325 eagleyankfan said at 11:21 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’d prefer a safety to be honest..I really don’t know what’s out there…

  326. 326 GEAGLE said at 11:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    i hate the safeties in the draft, and the one i like Landon Collins, is such a poor fit for our scheme that im not sure he will even be on our draft board… hate this safety draft, unless we take like the Virginia kid anthony Harris and make him add some muscle, or teach eric rowe how to tackle… but they around round 1 picks..

  327. 327 Donald Kalinowski said at 11:01 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Michael Johnson got released by the Bucs, I wanted the Eagles to sign him last year. I’d give him a 1 year contract at $5 million to see what he can do at OLB.

  328. 328 Avery Greene said at 11:04 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    REPORT: #Eagles will sign RB DeMarco Murray to a 5-year/$30M deal— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) March 12, 2015

  329. 329 Dominik said at 11:04 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Report from WHOM?

    5/30 I’d take, btw.

  330. 330 Avery Greene said at 11:05 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Trying to verify their source, Shefter and Caplan don’t have anything.

  331. 331 Dominik said at 11:06 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nothing is official until Schefter says it is. 😉

    Will be very interesting how much of the money is fully guar. and how much guar. for injury.

  332. 332 GermanEagle said at 11:06 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    It looks like fake, it smells like fake, it is fake!

  333. 333 Donald Kalinowski said at 11:08 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    And in most cases the signing would have been reported first. The actual contract details don’t get reported until a few hours later.

  334. 334 Avery Greene said at 11:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Probably right. Sorry mate.

  335. 335 GermanEagle said at 11:12 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    No worries, mate.

  336. 336 nicolajNN said at 11:07 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Even Spuds is trolling now

    BREAKING NEWS: Maxwell, Bradford wanted new numbers for "fresh start," source confirms. Huff wanted 13 as rookie, but Damaris Johnson had it— Dave Spadaro (@davespadaro) March 12, 2015

  337. 337 Dominik said at 11:08 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why is this trolling? Maybe nobody cares, but it’s not trolling.

  338. 338 nicolajNN said at 11:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The breaking news part and “source confirms”

  339. 339 Dominik said at 11:10 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re right. Didn’t read the Breaking News part.

    But who is following Spuds anyway? What are you gaining from that? (nothing personal, would just like to know).

  340. 340 nicolajNN said at 11:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Actually a good question, I’m gaining nothing, I followed him when he first joined and just haven’t bothered to unfollow him.

  341. 341 GermanEagle said at 11:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If I was Maxwell I’d want a new number as well. #41 just sucks!

  342. 342 GEAGLE said at 11:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    pretty sure he will wear 31 now

  343. 343 Dominik said at 11:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hey! The best german basketball player ever wears that number!

    On a sidenote, no one should be wearing 24. Just no luck with that number.

  344. 344 GEAGLE said at 11:13 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    someone with a brain at novacare stop bradford the glass man from wearing #7, considering vick was the most fragile QB ever…

    anyone know off the top of their head if Bradford knows how to slide? that alone would put him ahead of any QB we have had this past decade smh

  345. 345 Avery Greene said at 11:08 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sorry folks, I messed up. They retweeted something from another person. They have a blog/site but retweeted something from a fan.

  346. 346 Avery Greene said at 11:09 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ball in #Cowboys court. Will they return serve? We'll know later today.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2015

  347. 347 GEAGLE said at 11:11 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    with the way all the former GMs, scouts and players now working in the media are laughing and ripping Chip kelly… if this dude pulls this off, he is going to look so many people look so ridiculous.. as a fan I obviously want to win, but because of him much national ridicule he is getting, I almost want to see him make people look like morons more then i want to win…

    if He can sign Demarco and Keep Bradford on the field, im not sure chip is as crazy as people think LOL…. the key to everything is Bradords health, because a coach who is obsessed with scoring, i dont think we have to worry about him stock piling weapons for Bradford….

    Everything falls on the knees of bradford. if they can keep him on the field he could have something like:
    ..
    RB: Demarco and Sproles? holy hell…
    ..
    TE: Ertz, Celek, Burton and one more will be added, Jesse James?
    ..
    WR who knowsyou can bet he will get someone with Talent..
    Coop, Huff, Mathews, Devante? Bowe(not horrible idea if we cut Coop next year) cecil short?

    you can bet he will put a top OL in front of an injury risk like Bradford.. id bet he gets one of the Oregon Kids Fisher or Grasu and stick them at RG.. Maybe trade up in round 2 for Fisher like we did Mathews..

    this is all about Bradford.. its his world.. he will have a better OL and more weapons then he has ever had. I assume an elite run game…and a coach who will put him in an offense similar to the one that made him the #1 pick overall, and you can bet Chip Kelly will make playing the QB position much easier for Bradford then jeff fisher ever did…
    ..
    if Bradford can stay healthy chip could make so many former NFL mopes look really really bad… they practically all are admitting that if this college coach pulls this off, he will officially be smarter then them LOL… the potential reward of seeing that kind of makes me want to see all this unfold…

    i want to say if Bradford knee doesnt hold up chip will be like doug collins, but this really wont even set us back all that much.. if bradford cant play his contract expires and chip will try this again with RG3 or Kapernick or some other QB whos coach doesnt know what to do with

  348. 348 GermanEagle said at 11:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Everything falls on the knees of bradford

    Well played, sir.
    It will definitely help if a defender doesn’t put a hit right on his knee again!

  349. 349 Dominik said at 11:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Then you better block that Redskins mofu who wanted to kill Foles last year. Just sayin.

  350. 350 GEAGLE said at 11:29 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    we had 4 kids playing their first NFL games… thats the game the entire OL went down except herremans, our worst OL

  351. 351 GEAGLE said at 11:18 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    fortunately Jason Peters aint having that,… i wouldnt fuck with Kelce or his Oklohoma brother “BANE” Johnson eitrher

  352. 352 GEAGLE said at 11:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    and if people havent noticed, we are like a safety away from a Dirty Defense!!

  353. 353 mksp said at 11:12 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    This dude (who has been right about everything all offseason):

    Benjamin Allbright ‏@AllbrightNFL 23s24 seconds ago
    Y’all didn’t believe me when I told you Eagles were keeping Bradford; you gonna believe me when the QB depth is Bradford/Sanchez/Petty ?

    How y’all gonna react if Bryce Petty goes #20?

  354. 354 Avery Greene said at 11:14 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Someone put out there yesterday that he was moving up draft boards.

  355. 355 mksp said at 11:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would also fit with Gil Brandt’s cryptic “I know who the Eagles are going to draft tweet.”

    Plus, you know, Bryce Petty’s athleticism and size and system familiarity.

  356. 356 Dominik said at 11:17 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Athleticism? Not exactly the most mobile QB there is.

  357. 357 mksp said at 11:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s athletic enough I think:

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/4775/

  358. 358 Dominik said at 11:21 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    To me, he looks like a big RB without running like a RB. 😉

    But of course, this doesn’t mean he’s a bad QB, don’t get me wrong.

  359. 359 Nick C said at 11:19 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip doesn’t care about draft slot. He will draft a guy when he wants him.

  360. 360 Avery Greene said at 11:15 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Y'all didn't believe me when I told you Eagles were keeping Bradford; you gonna believe me when the QB depth is Bradford/Sanchez/Petty ?— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 12, 2015

  361. 361 Dominik said at 11:16 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    According to Jon Gruden, who maybe is a homer sometimes but who knows his stuff, Petty has the best pure arm talent in the draft. If Chip sees it this way, I do think that he would like to add him. At 20? Idk. Maybe a trade back to like 26 or something, then Petty.

    I think the Texans would like to draft up from the second round into the end of the 1st (while Belichick will gladly accept the offer) and pick Petty. Could be a O’Brien kind of QB.

  362. 362 Bert's Bells said at 11:24 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip might only need to trade Barkley and a 4th to move back to 26.

  363. 363 Dominik said at 12:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So you’re telling me, we can switch picks 20 and 26 without us having to give up something? Nice doing business with you. Other than this Fisher guy who always told me “I need more, I need more, Chip”.

  364. 364 Steve Smegal said at 11:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why bother trading for Bradford then if we’re going to take Petty? Foles and a 2nd for a one year stop-gap is a high price to pay.

  365. 365 Avery Greene said at 11:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe they want to develop him. If he’s got the requisite skills with quick release and some athleticism, then sit him behind Bradford for a few years.

    The Packers did it with Rodgers. Not comparing the two, just the situation.

  366. 366 b3nz0z said at 11:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    what that car insurance guy?

  367. 367 Steve Smegal said at 11:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Packers didn’t go out and give up a pick for someone to play while Rodgers waited. He sat there behind Brett Favre.

  368. 368 Avery Greene said at 11:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    We have Bradford and Sanchez to start the year. If issues necessitate him starting later in the year, so be it. If not, then we are doing well.

    It’s not about wasting a pick, it’s about putting what he thinks is his best opportunity to win now and down the road. He likes Bradford now, and Hundley/Petty down the road.

    If he thinks he’s got a gem, then go for it.

  369. 369 bill said at 11:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Same reason Seattle traded for Flynn and drafted Wilson. More lottery tickets.

  370. 370 ACViking said at 11:50 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Flynn was a FA signing by Seattle on a multi-year deal.

    And he was a 7th Rd pick as a rookie and had only 132 pass attempts in 4 years.

    Bradford has 1st Rd pedigree, starting experience, and according to Kelly should be compared to Brady and Brees.

    That aside . . . competition angle’s only good reason.

    But that makes the price paid for a 1-year rental of Bradford even more questionable.

  371. 371 bill said at 11:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    My bad. For some reason I thought Flynn was a trade. I think we agree on the price, but even with drafting a Petty or Hundley, have to acknowledge that there’s a chance that Bradford’s “the guy.” Probably a better chance than there was with Flynn. But given his history, far from a certain thing. Additionally, Petty and Hundley are both guys that could benefit from some time on the pine in the NFL – again, the price is somewhat troubling, but Bradford could serve some value there.

    And then there’s that feeling I have – Kelly’s view of draft picks is significantly different from the mainstream.

  372. 372 Dominik said at 11:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Open competiton, baby. Altough Sanchez and Bradford wouldn’t like it.

    But: Petty is probably served well if he has to sit for a year or two.

  373. 373 Steve Smegal said at 11:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I agree he should sit for a year but Sanchez or Foles as a placeholder for a year would’ve been fine in that case.

  374. 374 FairOaks said at 11:46 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think Kelly wants a placeholder. If Bradford turns out great, then Petty or whoever could be a trading chip.

    My initial anger was based on valuing Foles more than Bradford, mostly based on results, though it looks like other teams still value the potential in Bradford’s physical abilities. And if Kelly saw something in Foles which he didn’t think could be corrected, this whole thing makes sense. But Kelly wants a QB and that may mean having more options.

  375. 375 anon said at 11:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    by petty you mean hundley.

  376. 376 GEAGLE said at 11:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    funny how you rip me like the bitch that you are 2 months ago when I post “the name i hear to watch is Petty”… lol or when i guarantee BG would remain an eagle and that second and third offers were made that werent being reported on…LOL convenient amnesia LOL blowhard hahahahahaha

  377. 377 Steve Smegal said at 11:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can you please just stop? You make any otherwise great discussion insufferable. I must have read 1000+ posts from you in the last week about how Maclin was done and resigned.

  378. 378 mksp said at 11:31 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    THIS is the most amazing thing you’ve ever posted here.

    Which is absolutely remarkable.

  379. 379 NinjaP said at 11:35 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    3 of the top 4 qbs in this draft ran an up tempo offense in college. Saying any one of those names is a name to watch makes sense. The eagles are the best fit for all of them.

  380. 380 RobNE said at 11:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    You swing back and forth between insightful posts about players to go after etc. and pontifications about guarantees and then personal attacks defending or tripling down on the guarantees. If you are going to make guarantees with such volume and certainty, then just take the slight ribbing from folks when you are wrong.

  381. 381 MCD said at 3:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    100% agree. More posts on players…less everything else.

  382. 382 FairOaks said at 11:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He may make sense, but … you guaranteed Maclin would stay, you said the Eagles loved Foles, etc., etc. 🙂 Do you want us to have amnesia about those? (I would prefer to, but… don’t bring up the successful predictions if you don’t want those dragged back up 😉 )

  383. 383 MCD said at 3:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You said BG was gone a million times (that’s probably conservative…) – please don’t make someone find the quotes…you said he would get an Everson Griffin like deal this off-season. Sure you may have changed your tune the DAY before…

    Jesus tap dancing Christ you have no shame.

  384. 384 ACViking said at 11:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    MKSP:

    Why pay the high expense associated with Bradford and then add Petty — probably in Rd 2?

    Unless Kelly’s plan is to tag-and-trade Bradford?

  385. 385 bill said at 11:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m starting to get the feeling Kelly doesn’t value draft picks the way everyone else does.

  386. 386 Dominik said at 11:50 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly hasn’t commited long term to Bradford. And why should he, without seeing him in action?

    Chip is trying to find his QB. Many of us thought he’d take the one he knows coming from Oregon, but he thinks the price is too high. Still, he wants to find HIM, whoever it may be.

  387. 387 RobNE said at 11:52 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Go to Chinatown. Ask for Caine. He will help you.

  388. 388 Dominik said at 11:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Had to google this reference, to be honest with you. And I don’t get it.

    What do you want to tell me? 😉

  389. 389 RobNE said at 11:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    It was a Kung Fu the Legend Continues tv show reference. Perhaps incorrectly used. But too late now. About trying to find the person who can help you.

  390. 390 RobNE said at 11:51 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    do we really think Chip has decided who to take int he first round already? He seems oh about 1,000 more times analytical than that. People are just guessing so they can claim fame if they are right and there’s no downside to being wrong.

    The idea that the Eagles have decided who to take, and then like left it on a post it so the info can be leaked I find really hard to believe.

  391. 391 mksp said at 11:53 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    My guess?

    A great QB is the rarest player in sports. There are maybe 5 of them at any given time. IMO, there’s maybe 15 guys that are truly “starting caliber,” with all the other teams generally flailing around trying to find their guy.

    Chip is playing the odds. Take a bunch of shots on goal to find a great QB.

    Kelly has gone 20-12 in two years with Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Matt Barkley, and Matt Sanchez. Can you imagine if he had a real QB?

    Maybe it’s Bradford. He’s easily the most talented of all those guys.

    Maybe its Bryce Petty or Brett Hundley. But I don’t think Chip will stop drafting QBs he likes until he has (1) A true FRANCHISE QB, and (2) A high-level back up.

    If the worst case is that we have three QBs that are capable of starting in the NFL, then you have some real assets to move.

  392. 392 ACViking said at 11:55 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    great argument.

  393. 393 Dominik said at 11:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I tend to agree with you. Don’t get the Sanchez re-signing though. He probably views him as insurance, in the case of: well, we all know he can’t start, but he’s a good back-up.

    But in Kellys mind, he could draft 2 QBs who have a chance to develop if he doesn’t re-signs Sanchez. We all know Sanchez will never, ever be Franchise QB. Even in this QB friendly Offense.

  394. 394 mksp said at 12:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, but he’s a functional back-up. From an allocation resource standpoint, you’re happy to have him at his price.

    He’s easily one of the best back-ups in the NFL, right?

  395. 395 Dominik said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well, the question is, would other QBs be as capable Back-ups IN THIS SYSTEM for a lower price? But yes, for a back-up, he played well.

  396. 396 anon said at 12:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    there’s no one left, so few good qbs that fitzepatrick will start for yet another team. matt caseell is starting brian hoyer will get another shot at starting, etc.

  397. 397 botto said at 12:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I like hundley on the deep bench.

  398. 398 Dominik said at 11:20 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    There is no need to refresh every five minutes:

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    6 Min.

    DeMarco Murray’s expected to arrive here at the Eagles facility in mid/late afternoon.

    Murray is not even in the building at the moment.

  399. 399 nicolajNN said at 11:22 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’d love to know how Matthews is spending the day

  400. 400 GermanEagle said at 11:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    This was posted by another Eagles fan further down:
    Maybe they could have Dorenbos entertain/distract him for the next few hours with a mind-bending magic show.

  401. 401 fran35 said at 12:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ….Or even more effective, have Ms. Dorenbos give him a private visit of the Novacare complex

  402. 402 anon said at 12:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you wonder why john’s job is so safe.

  403. 403 ACViking said at 12:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now that’s a winning combination.

  404. 404 ACViking said at 11:43 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Booking a fully-refundable evening flight to Oakland

  405. 405 b3nz0z said at 11:25 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    refresh

  406. 406 eagleyankfan said at 11:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    so how is it possible that the other post said “the ball is in Dallas court” ? Wouldn’t make sense…

    didn’t mean to reply to you — the question is to anyone…

  407. 407 b3nz0z said at 11:26 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    it does if you remember that NONE of them have any clue what’s really happening

  408. 408 Dominik said at 11:27 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I thought he was in Philly since 8 or something

  409. 409 GermanEagle said at 11:29 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol!
    It’s gonna be a looooong day. Might beat the 5000 posts on the day of the Nick FOles trade. 🙂

  410. 410 ACViking said at 11:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Disappointing that Murray reportedly will get Eagles’ best offer and then call Dallas to see if they’ll match.

  411. 411 Dominik said at 11:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t care, to be honest. No harm in letting your hometown team match the offer.

  412. 412 Avery Greene said at 11:30 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    In other news:

    Deal for @DSearcy25 is 4-yrs, $23.75 M with $4.5 SB. Bases of $2.5M, 5M, 5.625M, 6.125M. $3.5 M of base in 2016 guarantees 5th day of NFL yr— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) March 12, 2015

  413. 413 GEAGLE said at 11:34 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    shame, for those that havent noticed, we are like a safety away from a dirty defense……. of course we have so many injured players to count on that we have alot of bust potential as well, but thats besides the point……………….. sports science department gonna earn its money this year

  414. 414 James said at 11:36 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Doesnt seem like there any any other quality starters left at S that fit their CB/S model

  415. 415 James said at 11:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ron Parker, Marcus Gilchrist, Goldson targets?

  416. 416 Dominik said at 11:39 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t get what Chip is doing at the S position. He wanted to throw 10m/year at McCourty, but now he’s just waiting?

    If the draft would be good for Safeties, I’d get it. But the way it is? Weak Safety draft, the other FA S are signing their deals. What are you waiting for, Chip?? We have no one back there who can play, besides MAYBE Wolff and MAYBE Watkins. That’s just not enough!

  417. 417 fran35 said at 12:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I dunno. Maybe he just doesn’t think the rest of the guys are worth throwing big $$ at. As long as I do not have to see Nate Allen again this year. The Sanchez resigning was enough, I may eat my gun if we resign Nate Allen as well

  418. 418 Dominik said at 12:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If Chip is willing to make McCourty the highest paid Safety in the league (same region as Earl Thomas), he has to think that there is a problem at the S position. Even if you don’t LOVE any other FA S, since the draft is weak, you better get at least someone talented. You can get rid of him if you don’t like him long term, but you have to adress the position for the 2015 season. We’re no way close of having an legitimate starter next to Jenkins.

  419. 419 bill said at 1:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What if he doesn’t think any of the FAs left are actually an improvement over what he has?

  420. 420 Dominik said at 1:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That can’t be possible. Two guys who can’t play on Defense + one injury prone talent who had a nasty injury – there HAS to be someone better out there.

  421. 421 MCD said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m a little less enthusiastic about Thurmond or Carroll as CB2. Granted, it’s not like anyone got a chance to really see them on the outside recently but it seems like a sizable risk. One I’d feel more confident about with a veteran safety

  422. 422 HawaiianEagle said at 11:32 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bucs reportedly releasing Goldson…

  423. 423 Steve Smegal said at 11:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Reportedly… as in yesterday.

  424. 424 mksp said at 11:33 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/RobRang/status/576043017770954752

  425. 425 Dominik said at 11:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s a candidate at #20. And you better know the details with him when it comes to reading a D etc. I totally get that, but it doesn’t mean we take him at 20.

  426. 426 peteike said at 11:45 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    If they dont snag a WR in Fa, whoever is left, hope they get a stud WR at 20 as a potential #1. Glaring hole there.

  427. 427 Nick C said at 11:37 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray will arrive a little after 2:30 so don’t expect a confirmed report until at least dinner time? lol

  428. 428 Avery Greene said at 11:38 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    In that case, I should go be productive for the next few hours.

  429. 429 Dominik said at 11:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m telling myself exactly this since FA started. 😉

  430. 430 P_P_K said at 11:40 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Right with you.

  431. 431 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 11:44 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    me too, but who am I kidding. I’ll be refreshing and surfing for updates all day

  432. 432 P_P_K said at 11:48 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I know, why do I keep refreshing?
    Hi, I’m P_P_K, I’m an Iggles Blitz addict.

  433. 433 Dominik said at 11:49 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    I raise your Iggles Blitz addict to being an Iggles Blitz and an Eagles addict.

  434. 434 P_P_K said at 11:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    First step is admitting we have a problem. Second step is signing DeMarco.

  435. 435 OregonDucker said at 11:42 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now I know why Chip is not here in Eugene! Inner circle = family members

    https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/576013904045862912

  436. 436 Nick C said at 11:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Or desean and his gang…

  437. 437 Dominik said at 11:47 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why should he be in Eugene? He knows everyone. And if he has a question, I bet he will get an honest answer from someone.

  438. 438 OregonDucker said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He planned to take a private jet to Eugene but re-directed it to Dallas for Murray.

  439. 439 Dominik said at 12:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So, Chip is in Dallas? I’m confused. Is Chip flying with Murray to Philly?

  440. 440 Bert's Bells said at 12:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He just going to Dallas to kick Jerry Jones in his medically transplanted scrotum.

    He’ll then be flown to DC and given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  441. 441 OregonDucker said at 12:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He stayed in Philly to work the phones and sent the jet for Murray and family (fiance and others).

  442. 442 Dominik said at 12:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now I get it. Thanks!

  443. 443 CrackSammich said at 11:56 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    (A simple request for the text of these tweets to be copy and pasted for those of us viewing at work?

    Twitter is banned. For some reason sports websites are not. I think we know the priorities of our IT staff)

  444. 444 mksp said at 11:58 AM on March 12th, 2015:

    On Nick Foles’ “Value” versus Sam Bradford’s Value:

    https://twitter.com/975TheFanatic/status/576048939281047553

  445. 445 ACViking said at 12:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Assuming Cleveland offered the 1st at No. 19 . . .

    that would make Foles the equivalent of a late 1st or mid-level 2nd Rd pick — depending on how you value the Eagles 2016 2nd Rd pick.

    Using the trade chart, if the Rams valued the Eagles 2016 2nd at its 2015 value, then — after doing the math on the picks — Foles comes out mid-tier 2nd.

    If, as teams reportedly do, the Rams valued the Eagles’ 2016 2nd as a 2015 3rd this year . . . then Foles’s value is an end-of-the-round 1st.

    So in 2015 draft pick terms — to obtain Bradford — the Eagles traded the 31st pick in Rd 1, a 3rd rd pick at No. 116, and swapped their 4th for the Rams 5th.

    (These values, again, are based on the assumption that Cleveland offered the 19th pick in the 2015 draft for Bradford.)

    Does that sound like a good deal?

  446. 446 mksp said at 12:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nice job piecing that together.

    So picks #31, #116 and moving back roughly 20 spots for a potential franchise QB in Sam Bradford?

    With some injury protection (via a 3rd or 4th round pick coming back if Sam gets hurt)?

    I think that’s a fair deal.

    If you look at the history of QB trades (Alex Smith, Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb), I think this compares favorably.

    Better than trading a 1st Round Pick for Percy Harvin.

  447. 447 ACViking said at 12:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    nice job . . .

    with injury protection, that late 1st moves into the top quarter of the 2nd rd.

    so if Bradford doesn’t play at least 8 games (assume that’s active roster), it’s a pair of 2nds for the chance to get a look at him.

  448. 448 Dominik said at 12:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    John McClain
    ‏@McClain_on_NFL

    11 Min.

    Looks like Texans are closing in on deal with FS Rahim Moore. Stay tuned.

    I get wanting to recruit a RB and all, but don’t forget we have a HUGE hole at Safety, Chip!

  449. 449 peteike said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I really wanted them to go after Moore. Thought hed be a nice fit opposite Malcolm. Oh well

  450. 450 oreofestar said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Watch Nate come back

  451. 451 b3nz0z said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no. i won’t

  452. 452 peteike said at 12:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    heard hes signing in Oak, cant verify though

  453. 453 anon said at 12:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    wolff or goldson, i can’t imagine they’d just ignore the position.

  454. 454 Dominik said at 12:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It will be a great day in the history of this Franchise when Nate Allen and Bradley Fletcher have signed new contracts with one of the other 31 teams. Then there is no way they are coming back.

  455. 455 anon said at 12:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    funny cary got a deal right away, fletch might be out of the league.

  456. 456 Dominik said at 12:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He better is a good STer. Because I don’t think he will get even a #3 CB role. #4 or 5, emergency CBs have to play ST.

    If he gets a starting role, his team will be in trouble.

  457. 457 Avery Greene said at 12:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    One easy page we can keep refreshing: the page about Murray coming to town.

    http://www.crossingbroad.com/2015/03/sticky-murray-mania.html

  458. 458 Avery Greene said at 12:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    YAY!!!! Shefter reporting!!!

    Filed to ESPN: DeMarco Murray, en route now to Philly, is expected to sign with Eagles, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015

  459. 459 James said at 12:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dallas bandwagoners are so mad now, yussss

  460. 460 Greg Richards said at 12:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    17s17 seconds ago

    Filed to ESPN: DeMarco Murray, en route now to Philly, is expected to sign with Eagles, per source.

  461. 461 peteike said at 12:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    whats next, DeMarco Murray, en routet o bathroom, not sure if its a #1 or a #2. Will be sure to update based on time. Looks like he prefers traditional reading material.

  462. 462 P_P_K said at 12:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    DeMarco is wiping with his right hand. No, fake tweet, he’s wiping with his left.

  463. 463 Greg Richards said at 12:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sounds like Eagles want Mathews too, but Mathews hasn’t signed yet and might decide to go somewhere with a bigger role.

  464. 464 Avery Greene said at 12:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2015/3/12/8199581/eagles-free-agency-rumors-chip-kelly-demarco-murray-ryan-mathews-running-back

  465. 465 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 12:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we can only hope

  466. 466 anon said at 12:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah he’s a starter — but it’s about the $$

  467. 467 Greg Richards said at 12:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    24s24 seconds ago

    Dallas now calling around for other RBs. Cowboys know they’ve lost DeMarco Murray to the Eagles.

  468. 468 Greg Richards said at 12:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Watch Mathews end up there.

  469. 469 James said at 12:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why, he is going to get paid and doesnt have to worry about being THE guy and staying healthy

  470. 470 Greg Richards said at 12:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Eagles probably never thought Murray would sign for $6M a year so pursued Mathews first until Murray called them.

  471. 471 Dominik said at 12:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    My theory, too. We weren’t interested two days ago, apparently. But for 6? Hell. Half of Shadys cap hit this year, 2 less than Shadys new avg with the Bills – for basically an evenly talented player.

    Of course, 400 carries, injuries and all that stuff, but that would be a good deal, imho.

    Plus, with all due respect to Mathews: Murray is worth more than 2m more per year, imho. And the injury question comes with both.

  472. 472 James said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip called Murray first, missed the call then Murray called him back

  473. 473 CrackSammich said at 12:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we’re truly serious about Bradford, the time to extend his contract is now. If plays lights out, it’s going to be too late. Build in some easy outs in case he shits the bed.

  474. 474 ACViking said at 12:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What kind of deal do you offer?

    What’s the guaranteed money?

    Bradford’s missed the past 25 weeks of regular season football, starting on October 20, 2013.

    In calendar terms, he’s played just 4 weeks of training camp football in the past 17 months.

    That’s 4 weeks of 1/2-speed and 3/4-speed football in the past 75 weeks.

  475. 475 CrackSammich said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But that’s precisely why you buy now when the price is low, similar to the lowball offer they sent Maclin’s way last year. Bradford would be dumb to sign it, but he can’t afford to overplay his hand too much. If this year goes wrong, he’ll never get another chance at starting.

    If you’re asking for exact numbers… I have no idea. Bellichick?

  476. 476 ACViking said at 12:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bradford’s in the same position as Maclin two years ago.

    If you’re his agent, and if you’re Bradford, you bet on Bradford . . . the way Maclin did.

    That’s my advice at least.

    Consequently, Eagles would be offering a below-market contract for a QB whom Kelly thinks can be elite in his system.

    No intersection point yet, I don’t believe.

  477. 477 RobNE said at 12:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    right it’s not like Bradford hasn’t made any money and needs a guaranteed payday. He’s made a ton of money.

  478. 478 ICDogg said at 12:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s a big roll of the dice, but one I can easily see Chip making.

  479. 479 P_P_K said at 12:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Gosh, that’s depressing.

  480. 480 mksp said at 12:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think you have to let this year play out.

  481. 481 RobNE said at 12:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    and the draft too

  482. 482 nicolajNN said at 12:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    #Cowboys want DeMarco Murray at $5 mil a year. #Eagles could make this happen around $6 mil a year. They still have the salary cap space.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 12, 2015

  483. 483 Greg Richards said at 12:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Charles Robinson
    ‏@CharlesRobinson

    42s43 seconds ago

    The #Eagles are bringing in DeMarco Murray with his fiancé and agent to get a deal done. Period. This isn’t a pump fake. $6 mil per. Watch.

  484. 484 James said at 12:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    giggles

  485. 485 SteveH said at 12:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m curious, why is Murray getting so little money. Shady is going to extend at over 10 mil per, but Murray is the reigning rusher of the year, and has overall fewer miles on him.

    The market to me makes no sense at all for him. I would have expected at least 8 or 9 per based on other RB contracts.

  486. 486 anon said at 12:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he’s damaged goods.

  487. 487 botto said at 12:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    sounds like a fit

  488. 488 ACViking said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    One theory . . . RB data shows Murray’s shelf life may have expired because of his 500 touches in 2014

  489. 489 Dominik said at 12:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    “I would have expected at least 8 or 9 per based on other RB contracts.”

    I’m sure the Eagles did, too. But don’t forget, the Raiders offered 8m, according to reports. Murray, apparently, wants to take less, but win some games.

  490. 490 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There is this thinking that Murray is a product of playing behind the best OL in the NFL. Joseph Randle averaged 6ypc behind that line.

    He’s also carried the ball a ridiculous number of times and there are concerns that his body might be wearing down.

    He also isn’t a game changer like Peterson, Lynch, Foster, and McCoy are. He’s not the type of guy opposing defensive coordinators game plan around.

  491. 491 Dominik said at 12:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    “He’s not the type of guy opposing defensive coordinators game plan around”

    We can debate the injury history and 400 carries all we want, but you better expect Billy D and all the other DCs to gameplan around Murray last year.

  492. 492 P_P_K said at 12:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I figure it’s a team-based market. A player only needs one team to want him desperately so he can be paid above the rest of the market. Shady and Maclin both benefitted from this type of arrangement. I wonder if Shady is grateful he jumped at the Bills money before they spoke to Murray.

  493. 493 RobNE said at 1:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Shady extending so high to me is just a big outlier mistake.

  494. 494 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    According to a source that has no affiliation or connections to the Eagles:

    After signing Murray, the Eagles are going to bring in Michael Johnson on 1 year contract and trade for two-5th rounders for Erik Decker

    Then in the draft they’re going to take Landon Collins, Jake Fisher, and Lorenzo Mauldin

  495. 495 Greg Richards said at 12:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is the source the voices inside your head?

  496. 496 ICDogg said at 12:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The worms in his intestines have eyes.

  497. 497 GermanEagle said at 12:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not funny.

    3-2-1 banned.

  498. 498 James said at 12:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Are you the guy that pretends he is Alan from Hangover?

  499. 499 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No I’m the dude that dressed his cat up like the Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker.

  500. 500 Dominik said at 12:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    56 Sek.

    Ryan Mathews just left the Eagles facility about 5 minutes ago.

  501. 501 Dominik said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It all goes according to plan. That is, if Mathews not signed a contract and left the building to have a cheesesteak. 😉

  502. 502 Stanimal said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ryan Mathews just left Eagles facility unsure if it was with contract or not.

  503. 503 Greg Richards said at 12:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He followed up saying he had a physical scheduled off site so that him leaving doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not signing.

  504. 504 Greg Richards said at 12:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    2m2 minutes ago

    Ryan Mathews just left the Eagles facility about 5 minutes ago.

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    36s36 seconds ago

    Mathews has a physical scheduled off site for this hour. So nothing final yet.

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  505. 505 eagleyankfan said at 1:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    off site? Eagles don’t have someone at the complex? Seems odd

  506. 506 ACViking said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s something NFL media people should know.

    If it were unusual, I’d expect that to be reported immediately.

    However, I have no confidence in the media — NFL or otherwise

  507. 507 bill said at 1:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I doubt that they keep a Dr. on site during the offseason.

  508. 508 Greg Richards said at 12:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    John Middlekauff
    ‏@JohnMiddlekauff

    53s54 seconds ago

    Still hearing the #Eagles are not messing around w/Ryan Mathews. They are trying hard to sign him along with Murray

    It’d be crazy, but would they trade Sproles?

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  509. 509 James said at 12:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They better not trade Sproles. You can now do 2 back sets with Murray/Sproles or Mathews/Sproles.

  510. 510 HawaiianEagle said at 12:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not sure Polk survives.

  511. 511 ICDogg said at 12:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Polk salad

  512. 512 James said at 12:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yea will be tough, but if they do 3 TE’s this year he makes it. Plus WR depth is thin.

  513. 513 ICDogg said at 12:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They had a deal with Mathews but if Mathews wants to back out, then it might be best for everyone. From the Eagles side, backing out would be a bad move because then no agent would ever want to work with them again if they could avoid it

  514. 514 Dominik said at 12:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do you think the Eagles will never work with Frank Gores agent again if they can avoid it?

    I’m not saying it would be a good thing, but let’s not go over the top here.

  515. 515 ICDogg said at 12:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There was a difference in how far it was taken.

  516. 516 Dominik said at 1:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathews knew about Murray before he went to the visit. Could have re-scheduled, you have to think.

  517. 517 James said at 12:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What leverage does Mathews have that he should be a legit starter? None, I would think he is on board.

  518. 518 Tdoteaglefan said at 12:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah have a feeling he might not pass that physical

  519. 519 peteike said at 12:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    bad ankle and knee, no thanks. Hope he jets

  520. 520 Greg Richards said at 12:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’d be just the Eagles luck if this Murray flirtation causes Mathews to sign elsewhere and then Murray has a last-minute change of heart and re-signs with Dallas.

  521. 521 RobNE said at 12:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    well I thought people weren’t that excited for Matthews.

  522. 522 ACViking said at 12:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s the “Kelly’s in over his head” narrative.

  523. 523 370HSSV 0773H said at 12:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray, Mathews, and Sproles will be Thunder, Lightening, and Hail.

    My only concern is health issues, and I really want the Eagles to draft one of those stud running backs in this years draft.

  524. 524 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    His flight hasn’t even landed yet.Y’all are crazy.

  525. 525 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If the Eagles take a QB with a 1st rounder, I am going to flip shit.

  526. 526 nicolajNN said at 12:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Having Murray, Matthews, Sproles and Polk is the newest innovation in sports science, they will be kept healthy by taking turns in skipping games thus improving durability and reducing injury risk

  527. 527 GermanEagle said at 12:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    OT (ie not Murray related):
    Just went out to get lunch in midtown Manhattan and overheard someone else on the phone talking NFL Free Agency. I had to laugh when that guy said “Raheem Moore is still out there…”. Lol.

  528. 528 Dominik said at 12:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Giants wanted McCourty. So I get fans in New York wanting Moore. Hell, many of us want Moore.

  529. 529 GermanEagle said at 12:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who said that guy was a Giants fan?! HA!

  530. 530 Dominik said at 12:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I have a new Twitter follower. Who is basically my first Twitter follower, since the other 2 are friends of mine and the 3rd is my girlfriend. I never tweet, which I assume is the reason for not having any followers.

    I tweeted a few things in the FA period. My first real follower is an Eagles fan, so I have that going for me. Don’t know with which statement I raised his attention, though.

  531. 531 SteveH said at 12:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The first step in your twitter empire.

  532. 532 Dominik said at 12:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can’t say I would follow myself on Twitter.

  533. 533 James said at 12:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    just talk about how chip is racist you’ll get a shit ton of steve A. smith fans to follow you

  534. 534 Dominik said at 12:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m a white dude from Germany. Don’t think I have the street creds like A. Smith, who we all know has a lot of “brothers” in Philly.

    I do think The Wire is the greatest thing ever appeared on a television, but that won’t be enough.

  535. 535 James said at 1:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    😀

  536. 536 Greg Richards said at 12:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Devin Funchess(WR/TE) ran a 4.53 at his pro day. That’s a lot better than the 4.6-4.7 times he ran at the combine.

  537. 537 GermanEagle said at 12:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    “a lot better” might be an understatement!

  538. 538 BreakinAnklez said at 12:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I trust his 4.70 on the track with everyone else at the combine. He looks like slow on tape, doesn’t get separation. He’s def not a 4.5 guy

  539. 539 James said at 12:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not a fan of him at all.

  540. 540 Greg Richards said at 12:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    54s55 seconds ago

    Question to someone in the know: Ryan Mathews still signing with the Eagles? Answer: “We shall see.”

  541. 541 Dominik said at 12:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol. Even Schefter doesn’t know what Chips plans are.

    Would make no sense financially, though.

  542. 542 Greg Richards said at 12:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He was insistent on TV though that Murray was signing with us.

  543. 543 GermanEagle said at 12:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It certainly would not look good for his rep if Murray returns to the Cowboys in the end…

  544. 544 RobNE said at 12:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I could work Schefter’s twitter right now.

    This expected to happen.
    This other thing could happen? but maybe not
    this hasn’t happened yet, but could.
    I asked someone a question. They didn’t know the answer.

    Really insightful stuff. Breaking news.

  545. 545 Joe Minx said at 12:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kevin Seifert
    ‏@SeifertESPN

    2m2 minutes ago

    Interesting Eagles angle MT @ESPNStatsInfo: Among FA RBs, DeMarco Murray 2nd in yds/rush in shotgun last 2 seasons (1: Ryan Mathews)

  546. 546 Dominik said at 12:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Gore also was very effective from shotgun. That seems to be something Chips values. And there is logic behind it.

  547. 547 jpate said at 12:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Gore stats I thought would be slightly inflated because of the read-option. With running QB it obviously opens up more holes but with Murray and Matthews they are back there with statues

  548. 548 A_T_G said at 12:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I wonder where Shady was on that list.

  549. 549 James said at 12:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    interesting!

  550. 550 ChaosOnion said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now that is an interesting, informative and insightful tweet.

  551. 551 Greg Richards said at 12:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ian Rapoport
    ‏@RapSheet

    42s42 seconds ago

    The visit was no fake out. If all goes well, DeMarco Murray is expected to sign with the #Eagles. Will play his former team twice a year.

  552. 552 sonofdman said at 12:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow this is breaking new! The schedule isn’t even out yet and Rapoport is reporting that we will play the Cowboys twice this year!

  553. 553 James said at 12:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Incredible! Did you guys know that the Earth is round?!

  554. 554 Dominik said at 12:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjYePPvWYPU

  555. 555 RobNE said at 1:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    expected to sign is what we heard 4 hours ago. See why I am not on twitter. Why don’t they just wait until they have news.

  556. 556 Avery Greene said at 1:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Because we can’t be frenetic unless we are getting updates every 10 minutes. Wait, there’s another update…

  557. 557 James said at 12:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol, Murray’s plane.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N509UP/history/20150312/1530Z/KDAL/KPHL

  558. 558 mksp said at 12:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sam Bradford has freaky long arms – 34 3/8″!!!

    No wonder he has such a natural, effortless throwing motion.

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/639/

  559. 559 Greg Richards said at 12:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Vic Tafur
    ‏@VicTafur

    1m1 minute ago

    Heard S Nate Allen to #Raiders is a done deal. … Thought he would look younger.

    Realistically after paying Murray, whatever S we sign won’t be a clear upgrade from Allen.

  560. 560 James said at 12:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Look younger? Lost me there

  561. 561 Joe Minx said at 12:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Look for somebody younger I assume he means.

  562. 562 ACViking said at 12:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Raiders are desperate to spend their cap-floor dollars.

    My advice . . .

    They sign Belichick — who can play OL and do scouting.

  563. 563 Dominik said at 12:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Have to negotiate the paycut for Meco and we should have enough money to sign a solid S. I hope…

  564. 564 ICDogg said at 1:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ah, screw it… single high safety, use all 3 of our ILBs

  565. 565 sonofdman said at 2:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The good ole’ 3-5 defense!

  566. 566 peteike said at 1:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maragos, Wolff and Reynolds battle it out, maybe draft another.

  567. 567 Dominik said at 1:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re kidding, right?

  568. 568 peteike said at 1:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    thats what we got, not that I think its ideal. I think Wolff could be okay assuming health. He really did have a strange injury, micro fractures right. Luckily he knew his body and was smart or his career was done even though all the fans called him soft.

  569. 569 Dominik said at 1:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maragos and Prosinski are pure STers. Wolff can be your 3rd Safety, depending on his health, but because of his health and two pure STers behind him, we HAVE to do something about the position.
    Reynolds couldn’t beat out anybody last year. I hope one more TC can help him, but that’s not something I would count on.

  570. 570 Avery Greene said at 1:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t forget Couplin. He could be a project that pans out, just not this year.

  571. 571 James said at 1:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    but the only viable starter is maybe Wolff

  572. 572 A_T_G said at 1:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    IF he gets back to full health.

  573. 573 peteike said at 1:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ya pretty much although we dont know much about Reynolds. Guys deserves a shot but its a long shot.

  574. 574 iceberg584 said at 1:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Talked to Earl yesterday before he left to head to daily rehab. He’s fully aware and understands that after we didn’t get McCourty, his opportunity is right there in front of him.

  575. 575 A_T_G said at 1:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I am hearing unconfirmed, fictitious reports that we will convert Ryan Mathews to safety.

  576. 576 Nick C said at 12:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Think Matthews goes to Dallas to be starter…

  577. 577 James said at 12:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Naw we’ll keep Jordan

  578. 578 Joe Minx said at 12:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i c wut u did there

  579. 579 James said at 1:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ron Swanson giggle

  580. 580 Nailed it! said at 1:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So apparently the contract is higher than expected…. Lot’s of guaranteed money that will shock most people.

  581. 581 James said at 1:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    uh oh

  582. 582 Nailed it! said at 1:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mike Garafolo ‏@MikeGarafolo 2m2 minutes ago
    Eagles’ offer could surprise some people with the amount of guaranteed money in there. There’s a lot. Terms coming later, I’m sure.

  583. 583 ACViking said at 1:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    for whom?

    Murray?

  584. 584 Nailed it! said at 1:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, Murray.

  585. 585 Dominik said at 1:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That… wouldn’t be good.

  586. 586 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 1:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yikes

  587. 587 oreofestar said at 1:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Crap

  588. 588 peteike said at 1:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ya, risky move by Eagles in terms of wear n tear. Almost like Cowboys are making the smart move here in the long run. Still think it benefits birds short term if he stays healthy. Hes always been kind of banged up too but hes a beast.

  589. 589 Dominik said at 1:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Remember, when it comes to those kind of things, Howie is still in the room. Chip basically confirmed that. Chip says which contract will be signed, but let’s hope there is some Howie magic when it comes to the guar. part.

  590. 590 Joe Minx said at 1:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Todd Archer
    ‏@toddarcher

    6m6 minutes ago

    Sources say there is a significant difference in guaranteed money in the offers to DeMarco Murray from Cowboys, Eagles. That’s the issue

  591. 591 James said at 1:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Our cap is so murky right now, but with Bradford deal as it is and a pending Murray and Mathews deal I would thik it hovers in the 10ish M cap space

  592. 592 A_T_G said at 1:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we add DeMarco by cutting DeMeco, we upgraded the team by an r.

  593. 593 James said at 1:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    an AR, assault rifle.

  594. 594 A_T_G said at 1:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I was viewing the vowel change as a lateral move, but yours is better.

  595. 595 James said at 1:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Crabtree could be had on a cheap 1 yr deal; pull the trigger?

  596. 596 A_T_G said at 1:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes. I thought I remembered that he was a disappointment mainly because his head wasn’t in the right place, but that he matured a lot the last year or so. I would give a guy with his potential a chance.

  597. 597 James said at 1:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Literally 0 reported interest in him. And the consensus is that if you dont get a deal by Friday the value of your contract goes way down.

  598. 598 Dominik said at 1:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Harbaugh said he has the best hands he ever saw.

    Problem is: he isn’t a good blocker. And we all know how much value Chip puts into blocking.

  599. 599 James said at 1:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ahh, good point.

  600. 600 Dominik said at 1:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But still, signing Crabtree would be kind of Belichickesque. The guy has talent, just had injury problems (Chip loves those) and had a not so good season. If we can sign him for a cheap prove it deal, why not?

  601. 601 James said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It seems like a perfect thing to do, give Bradford a big target on the outside and Crabs will definitely want to prove it and know that WRs have their biggest year in this O. Maybe he switches his attitude on blocking

  602. 602 Dominik said at 1:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Self taclin Maclin did.

  603. 603 botto said at 1:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    did you say injury?
    sign him up!

  604. 604 A_T_G said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He has the build, though. And it isn’t like we have a lot of depth where we would have to give up someone we are developing. For a cheap deal, maybe he can be taught to block.

  605. 605 peteike said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I wouldnt mind. Hes strange, at times looks dominant and really strong and top end. Then he just disappears for stretches.

  606. 606 Avery Greene said at 1:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sounds like another WR we got rid of.

  607. 607 peteike said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ha, he did have Kaep trying to throw to him

  608. 608 botto said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no he disappears for stretches on the sidelines.
    stretches his calves, hammies, etc..

  609. 609 bsuperfi said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Could be because of the inconsistent offenses he’s played with.

  610. 610 Honest_T said at 1:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think Stevie Johnson could also be had cheap. He used to be able to beat Revis, and while he isn’t that player he’s still better than we have.

  611. 611 bill said at 1:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I would. Tough to be a superstar WR with Kaep and Smith throwing to you.

  612. 612 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would you guys think Demeco woul agree to restructure? We have 3 big hole (S, WR, G) and not much cap space with the three headed monster coming

  613. 613 Dominik said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip said he’s coming back and while I’m sure Meco would like his 6.9m (who wouldn’t) he can’t be seriously expecting it. They HAVE to work something out.

    Acting money effective is nice, but then you can’t pay your 3rd ILB coming from a huge injury 6.9m

  614. 614 ACViking said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Re: Cap Space as of 3/12/15

    After adjusting for the draft pool . . . the Eagles have about $9.5 million in available cap space right now.

    This number includes Ryan Mathews.

    Per spotrac.com.
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/philadelphia-eagles/cap/

  615. 615 anon said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    not bad

  616. 616 James said at 1:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thanks, i had guessed 10ish

  617. 617 ACViking said at 1:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You were right there. Well done.

  618. 618 James said at 1:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Math is hard so I feel special, thank you

  619. 619 Honest_T said at 1:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we sign Murray, Ryans has to take a pay cut & we have to restructure Bradford into a LT deal at lower price point.

  620. 620 sonofdman said at 1:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If Bradford is playing LT, where will Jason Peters play?

  621. 621 James said at 1:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LOL jsut have Peters do Qb sneaks all day

  622. 622 Honest_T said at 1:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good one, but I think Chip says to Sam, “you made $75 million on your 1st contract, take a pay cut on your second and we’ll give the difference to your college roommate.”

  623. 623 RobNE said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think anything is happening with Sam for awhile. Certainly not before the draft and likely not until mid way thru the season.

  624. 624 GermanEagle said at 1:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    BREAKING NEWS:
    The Raiders have just signed Nate Allen.
    Thank fuck for that!!!

  625. 625 ACViking said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So who’s the Eagles next starting safety?

    Care to speculate?

  626. 626 iceberg584 said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Earl Wolff

  627. 627 Dominik said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s not Nate Allen. That’s a start.

  628. 628 anon said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    earl wolff or goldson

  629. 629 GermanEagle said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t care, as long as it’s not Nate Allen. 😉

  630. 630 James said at 1:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    but but but he knew the scheme!

  631. 631 Avery Greene said at 1:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Someone below posted they talked to Wolff and he realizes he has a special opportunity.

  632. 632 CrackSammich said at 1:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Competition: [draft], Wolff, Reynolds, and let Carrol and Watkins give it a go.

  633. 633 Dominik said at 1:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Safety class sucks. Have to sign a FA imho.

  634. 634 James said at 1:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Although, we know they like CB/S tweeners. So They could be looking at CB’s only and think they could make the move. Also Eric Rowe would be nice

  635. 635 CrackSammich said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Carrol’s agent answered a question that wasn’t asked earlier and offered him up as a safety prospect. Could be worth a shot, since he took to the nickle LB role so well.

  636. 636 BobSmith77 said at 1:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    All downgrades from Allen

  637. 637 RobNE said at 1:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    the end of an era

  638. 638 A_T_G said at 1:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Somehow, this feels different than when we lost Dawkins…

  639. 639 BobSmith77 said at 1:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    As much hate as he got here, the alternatives the Eagles have are worse right now.

  640. 640 HawaiianEagle said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    At least nr 29 is available for murray now.

  641. 641 ACViking said at 1:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Last Eagles RB to wear #29 . . .

    Penn State great Tony Hunt.

    Before him . . . Izzy Lang.

  642. 642 HawaiianEagle said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes 🙂 thanks.

  643. 643 Joe Minx said at 1:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    1m1 minute ago

    Chiefs traded this year’s 5th-round pick to Saints for two-time Pro Bowl guard Ben Grubbs, per league source.

  644. 644 James said at 1:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Saints gained a C and lost a G? Cause that makes sense….

  645. 645 anon said at 1:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they lost jimmy graham…that’s the most wtf situation.

  646. 646 James said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yea their last two offseasons have been so shit

  647. 647 anon said at 1:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    might as well trade drew brees at this point

  648. 648 ACViking said at 1:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Saints were in trouble last season.

    Now they’ve gotten older at QB, lost talent at TE, weaker on the O-line and D-line.

    2016 will not smile on NOLA

  649. 649 Avery Greene said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Since everyone else is raiding their roster, maybe we can too.

  650. 650 tomw said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We did that last year

  651. 651 ACViking said at 1:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Eagles — as of this morning (including Ryan Mathews) — have $9.5M in cap space.

    The Birds still need:

    1. a starting S,

    2. a starting WR,

    3. a starting G.

    If Murray is signed, and Mathews sticks, the Eagles cap number will go down another $3-$4 million.

    Will be interesting to see how Kelly fills the gaps.

  652. 652 Dominik said at 1:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Pay cut for Meco. This can’t be too tough to do. Would free up 3-4m.

  653. 653 James said at 1:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Also a Bradford restructure would be nice

  654. 654 CrackSammich said at 1:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I know you weren’t a fan earlier, but a Bradford extension might also free up some room.

  655. 655 ACViking said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A deal with Bradford now puts the Eagles in Jerry’s World . . . borrowing from next year to pay for this year.

    Too soon for either side to know true value (IMO).

    But let’s assume Bradford signs a 2 year deal, turning his $12.985M salary into a $1.5M salary (or whatever vet min is) plus $11+M bonus. The Eagles gain about $5.5M in cap relief for 2014.

    The other $5.5M counts against 2016.

    If the Eagles traded Bradford, that’s an immediate cap hit for a player who’s gone of $11.5M.

    Bottom line . . . if there’s any chance Bradford may be moved, don’t extend him. (Seems to me, at least)

  656. 656 Steve Smegal said at 1:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There is no reason to do this before the draft. You can be over the cap during this time.

  657. 657 Dominik said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think you can. But you can be, until the rookie contracts are signed, I guess.

  658. 658 CrackSammich said at 1:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sure, I’d agree with you that it should be done after the draft, before June 1.

  659. 659 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They’ve hinted a new contract for bradford yesterday

  660. 660 Dominik said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who did that?

  661. 661 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think it was sam himself during his PC, they asked him if he has extended his contract and he answered, “well I’ve just got here but it will come” something like that

  662. 662 anon said at 1:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    bradford may or may not be here

  663. 663 RobNE said at 1:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they can’t possible restructure Bradford before the draft can they? any restructure will include a bonus or something that would then all accelerate against the cap if the take MM and trade Sam.

  664. 664 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t mind Tobin starting at OG with a 3rd or 4th round rookie as a reserve.

    As for WR, the Eagles can’t go into the season with Matthews, Cooper, and Huff.

    Maybe they can sign Dashon Goldson one a 1 year deal.

  665. 665 RobNE said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    what’s up with AP, is he really an option for Cowboys? Are Vikings shopping him? They won’t just release him will they?

  666. 666 ICDogg said at 1:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    TBD, but the rumor is that the Cowboys are indeed interested

  667. 667 BreakinAnklez said at 1:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I doubt they can afford him…but never say never I guess

  668. 668 ICDogg said at 1:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There’s always a way, but the Cowboys are already leveraged big time.

  669. 669 ICDogg said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_6eeT7U8AA6w4H.png

  670. 670 Avery Greene said at 1:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is this a Kempski drawing? LOL.

  671. 671 ICDogg said at 1:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yep

  672. 672 Dominik said at 1:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    One could ask: who else?

  673. 673 BobSmith77 said at 1:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So the Eagles will use more than $20M in cap space on Bradford and Murray this year? Ugh.

    This has been a terrible offseason with the exception of the McCoy trade and even there they are gambling Alonso gets all the way back to what he was 2 years ago.

  674. 674 botto said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    terrible off season?
    I don’t know, look at this defense we upgraded. that what we wanted

  675. 675 BobSmith77 said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How do you know the defense is going to be that much better with the projected starters right?

    They don’t have a safety to replace Allen and the other CB spot is largely up for grabs. Hard to see the secondary being worse but I don’t see them making a real jump either.

  676. 676 botto said at 1:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ahh yes but they cannot be worse, that the first step I guess, but Maxwell and kiko, and Thurmond are upgrades for sure.

  677. 677 anon said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    kiko replacing casey matthews…huge difference, he’s probably the best ilb on the team

  678. 678 ACViking said at 1:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kiko not just replacing Casey.

    Kiko took his jersey number, too.

    Erasing Casey from our memories.

  679. 679 anon said at 1:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    dirty

  680. 680 James said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A better defense, a better running game, though worse..at the moment at WR

  681. 681 BobSmith77 said at 1:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray really going to be that much than McCoy coming off a year where he had nearly 500 touches?

    No precedent for it in NFL history.

  682. 682 ACViking said at 1:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray will need to split time. Definitely.

    Maybe 5/8 (DeM) – 3/8 (RM, if he signs) – 1/4 (Sproles).

    Regardless, his carries need to come way down.

    In 2016, they can go up again.

    Duce will be in charge of this . . .

  683. 683 botto said at 1:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    how good is demarco really? was it one good year with a new o-line that was playing well or what?
    did it help him that they have dez on the outside and teams can’t stack the box/
    I know the guy is a nightmare to tackle , ask damion square, hey, but is he going to be good for us?
    better then shady dancing in the hole i bet right?

  684. 684 RobNE said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I remember we would tackle him and he would just fall forward for 2-3 yards. I think he’s pretty good. Our OL doesn’t suck.

  685. 685 botto said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah that’s true they guy is all forward all the time, I like that.
    anvil head too

  686. 686 anon said at 1:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he was really good since he got started, just couldn’t stay healthy and they would never run the ball.

  687. 687 botto said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh of course I forgot he was hurt a lot, duh, why else would we get him…

    doesn’t it say on novacare’s entrance: bring us your tired, your injured, your broken players….

  688. 688 anon said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i’m waiting for the game where murray matthews and polk aren’t healthy.

  689. 689 peteike said at 1:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    haha, bad juju

  690. 690 ACViking said at 1:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You mean weeks 1-16?

  691. 691 anon said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    safe to say we’re not rolling $20m this year?

  692. 692 Dominik said at 1:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jimmy Kempski
    ‏@JimmyKempski

    3 Min.

    Bad day for Dez Bryant. Loses his boy (Murray), and Nate Allen is no longer in the NFC East.

  693. 693 eagleyankfan said at 1:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    OD — any other rumblings going on that we should be excited about?

  694. 694 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    My guess would be wr, well I hope actually.

  695. 695 OregonDucker said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip may be lining up a trade for draft pick to fill the open guard position.

  696. 696 RobNE said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    giving up whom?

  697. 697 CrackSammich said at 1:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The only ones left with real value are Kendricks, Cox and Ertz.

    So… I’d rather he didn’t.

  698. 698 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Boykin

  699. 699 CrackSammich said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good call. I’d think his value would be too low to start target a specific guard now, though. 3rd rounder would be a steal…

  700. 700 eagleyankfan said at 1:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I never ask for names..takes the fun out of it..I like the hints n bread crumbs…lets my mind wonder…

  701. 701 FairOaks said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I read that as trading one of our draft picks to get a particular player.

  702. 702 Dominik said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is this you hearing something or is this you knowing Kelly well and anticipating what he COULD do?

  703. 703 jpate said at 1:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    whats a good option?

  704. 704 eagleyankfan said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    nice! thanks.

  705. 705 botto said at 1:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we are definitely going for offensive line in the draft yes?
    big time, most important on the field right?

  706. 706 ICDogg said at 1:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    IMO as the roster is currently constructed it would make a great deal of sense to draft an OG (or OT that can be moved to OG) in the 1st round.

  707. 707 Dominik said at 1:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It would. But at the moment, a lot of positions would make sense.

  708. 708 ICDogg said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes. And a lot depends on how the draft and the rest of FA unfolds. But if i had to guess right now where they are going, it would be O-line.

  709. 709 Joe Minx said at 1:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Re: Rahim Moore

    Cory Selzer
    ‏@cselzer22

    2m2 minutes ago

    @ZainSaleh24 @JaysonBraddock Eagles are interested. They’re next on his visit list.

  710. 710 ICDogg said at 1:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Eagles have to be making some contract adjustments to make all of these moves happen.

  711. 711 anon said at 1:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    matthews has to walk

  712. 712 RobNE said at 1:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    if they cut Bradford today that would really be a wildcard.

  713. 713 Alistair Middlemiss said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    People forget how contracts are structured. People say that Maxwell has 13 million guaranteed, but that is not 13 mil against the cap, will be like 10mil signing bonus, 3mil in salary, giving him a cap figure of 5mil not 13. Dont wory yer

  714. 714 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thanks for the insight

  715. 715 FairOaks said at 2:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maxwell has an 8.7 million cap number this year. Guaranteed money first two years; is cuttable in the third year.

    http://overthecap.com/player/byron-maxwell/1535/

  716. 716 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, that’s a smart visit, plus we have his former coach

  717. 717 botto said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    there it is, superbowl or burst

  718. 718 Dominik said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes! Not a good sign for the Texans if he leaves Houston without a deal.

  719. 719 anon said at 1:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    don’t know if we can pay him

  720. 720 ICDogg said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they can make it work, but they have to restructure some contracts

  721. 721 Joe Minx said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    WOW

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    17s18 seconds ago

    DeMarco Murray’s deal with Eagles is expected to be 5 years, $42 million, including $21 million guaranteed, per @mortreport and I.

  722. 722 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well, now we enter the restructuring era.

  723. 723 anon said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    hahaha what?

  724. 724 anon said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kendricks has to be gone. now way we can pay him now.

  725. 725 Dominik said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    fake

    Fuck, it’s not

  726. 726 mksp said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    not fake…

  727. 727 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It is not

  728. 728 Joe Minx said at 1:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Fraid not dude

  729. 729 BobSmith77 said at 1:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly’s going to get heavily criticized for this deal and rightfully so by the wiser NFL analysts.

    Roseman may have been a pretty mediocre GM here overall but Kelly has been baffling this offseason in his moves.

  730. 730 Frencheaglesfan said at 1:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So much for the kelly love and the bradford is my roommate interest, it’s all about the green and I’m not talking about the midnight one.

  731. 731 Joe Minx said at 1:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s probably all of that, just like there were several things for Maclin.

  732. 732 BobSmith77 said at 1:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Even Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder are at laughing at that deal . . .

  733. 733 ACViking said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    With creative allocation of the guaranteed money — smaller signing bonus, guaranteed roster bonuses in Years 2-3 — this deal could be as little as $3 million cap hit in 2015.

  734. 734 Dominik said at 2:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You can’t only look at ’15. Better not.

    Not saying you have to rollover 20m, but please, no Cowboys crap with the Eagles.

  735. 735 ACViking said at 2:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    D —

    Not advocating for Kelly’s “win now / spend now” approach.

    Just thinking it can be managed.

  736. 736 BobSmith77 said at 1:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just perplexed by this offseason including the rumor they are going to give a huge multi-year contract with lots of guaranteed money to Murray.

    Even a dumber move than than the Bradford trade.

  737. 737 anon said at 1:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    gotta think bradford’s number comes way down OR he’s getting traded. just doesn’t make sense otherwise.

  738. 738 BobSmith77 said at 1:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe but do the Eagles really want to lock up a guy to a multi-year with his health issues at even moderately large dollars for a QB?

    To me, if the Eagles had swapped Bradford for Foles that would have made a bit more sense. Take Bradford for a test drive & see what/how he can function in his offense. Instead they basically gave up a Top 40 pick next year too.

  739. 739 anon said at 1:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    eh, rams 3rd round pick could be high

  740. 740 HawaiianEagle said at 1:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip must think he is right (obviously). Looking forward to seeing how the kid does before i agree with anyone, including chip.

  741. 741 anon said at 1:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    but w/ all these deals how do you pay kendricks next year? i’ll assume cox plays on the 5th year option.

  742. 742 HawaiianEagle said at 1:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dunno. Rollin with it.

  743. 743 botto said at 1:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    people will be cut next year too right?

  744. 744 ACViking said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who?

  745. 745 ACViking said at 1:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No matter what one thinks of Bradford in Kelly’s system — and I think he’ll be very good (look at Foles and Sanchez) — the thorns in the trade have been (i) the price, and (ii) SB’s giant cap number.

    We’re seeing, right now, how impactful having a QB on a rookie contract is to FA moves.

    As soon as Bradford was acquired . . . we entered the 2016 cap world.

  746. 746 anon said at 1:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    bradford has one of the lowest pick rates, must have been a big part of us wanting him here.

  747. 747 ACViking said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Under Schottenheimer in 2011-2012, Bradford’s performance really picked up.

    His rating went up. His TD-INT ratio improved. INTs dropped.

    His only constant is lots of sacks.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/ram/2012.htm

  748. 748 HawaiianEagle said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    for the sake of discussion – what would MM cap hit been, say for a 2 or 3 pick overall?

  749. 749 anon said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    think around $5. but in that scenario, no bradford and maybe another player gone too.

  750. 750 ACViking said at 1:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    $3m – $5m.

    depends on how guaranteed money allocated among signing, roster, salary

  751. 751 Dominik said at 1:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Come on! Most of us like to have Murray. But 42m with 21m guar.? That’s a Dallas Cowboys move, imho. Way too risky for my taste. And too much money for the position.

    8.4m per? That’s even Raiders money, for christ sake.

  752. 752 anon said at 1:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah way more than i though, and lots of guaranteed $$ which i also don’t understand.

    but good teams aren’t rolling $20m/yr.

  753. 753 eagleyankfan said at 1:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    it’s a risk thing — wasn’t he the number 1 rb last year? Is that less than Shady?

  754. 754 HawaiianEagle said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yes

  755. 755 BobSmith77 said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The soundtrack to this offseason:

    http://media.tumblr.com/d9f97abd1b50af0d53782807aa15e194/tumblr_inline_n98ifb0zUr1rc8nzd.jpg

  756. 756 b3nz0z said at 2:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i know. how dare kelly make moves you don’t understand. he must not be very bright

  757. 757 BobSmith77 said at 2:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The old adage – you aren’t a coach and are automatically a rube.

    The way these deals are shaping up and Kelly is constructing them this team better make a run next year.

  758. 758 OregonDucker said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    His pass pro is excellent and he personally likes his QB; ie. he wants to protect him. And you have dealt a strategic blow to a major competitor in the division.

    These are things to consider when evaluating value.

  759. 759 Dominik said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You are not blowing a division rival in a deep RB draft where they can pick a cheap replacement.

    I was pro Murray, despite the RBs in the draft, because I thought he doesn’t get what he wants and would come for around 6 or maybe 7. And because I like his skills.

    Bad, bad contract.

  760. 760 peteike said at 2:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I cant recall the last time I cared how much money this team was spending. We cant all moan about never spending the cap and then whine about over paying. Who cares, spend away. Id rather they over pay and deal later than the opposite which has been the case for so long. CK is using what hes got at his disposal, finally

  761. 761 eagleyankfan said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m with you here….

  762. 762 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Think of it as a 3 yr/21 mil deal. Pretty good when you’re also weakening a division rival

  763. 763 ACViking said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Again, creative structuring makes Y-1 well south of $7m

    Will it be? Don’t know.

    But sure can be.

  764. 764 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    $21 million guaranteed? Is Philly nuts?

  765. 765 Joe Minx said at 1:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can anyone explain what this means?

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    23s24 seconds ago

    Minor point: On DeMarco Murray’s $21 million guaranteed, $18 million for
    skill and injury. Murray got what Dallas did not expect.

  766. 766 Dominik said at 1:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s not good. Guar. for injuries only is more team friendly, as far as I know.

  767. 767 peteike said at 1:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    incentive bonuses and injury qualifiers maybe

  768. 768 Nick C said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We overpaid, but weakened a NFC rival. Hope they don’t get Matthews

  769. 769 peteike said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they can have his bum ankle and knee, we have enough of those here already. They may just be fine with who they have and drafting someone.

  770. 770 ACViking said at 2:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That means Murray gets the $18M even if he (a) fails the team physical every year of the contract, and (b) he averages 2 yards per carry as an Eagle.

    In other words . . . like MLB

  771. 771 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s more money than what Orlando Franklin got! I’d rather have Orlando Franklin.

  772. 772 iceberg584 said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This is obviously Roseman sabotaging Chip by negotiating bad deals. Then he can ride in like a white knight in two years to clean up the wreckage. (joke)

  773. 773 eagleyankfan said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    not a chance… peeps have to get over this roseman vs. chip thing already…

  774. 774 anon said at 1:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    after they’re cleaing up lombardi ticker tape.

  775. 775 BobSmith77 said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There is a guy named Lombardi that is retiring in the Eagles’ FO this year?

  776. 776 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This helps Chip in the short term.

  777. 777 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Of all the moves this off season, I think this is the one that won’t work out.

  778. 778 ChipsamazingFUAH's said at 2:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Funny that you say this, as I was thinking the complete opposite.
    Instead of downgrading at RB, I am pretty sure this would be an upgrade.
    Are you referring to the Mathews singing?
    If so, then I take this back.
    Murray will be great in our offense.
    Signed, The Eagles Offensive line

  779. 779 GermanEagle said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Remember that Murray’s the same age like Shady with 500 less career carries.

  780. 780 peteike said at 1:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    crazy eh, just a lot of carries in one season and bruising back more than Shady so more abuse. I still think he has a few years left if he can stay healthy. May drop off after one more though

  781. 781 GermanEagle said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    As Tommy said in his article, last year was an anomaly compared to his previous seasons in the NFL.

    With the right smoothies and playcalling he will have 3 more good years left.

    Money aside, he’d probably be a better fit in this Offense than Shady.

  782. 782 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Whatever makes you feel better

  783. 783 Dominik said at 1:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Guys, seriously, Chip Kelly can’t be on the negotiating table anymore. Guy gets smoked by agents and other GMs.

    He can say I want X and Y, but Marynowitz or just somebody has to sit on the table. We pay way too much right now.

  784. 784 peteike said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    rather pay Demarco than stinkin Matthews all day everyday. I get the wear n tear angle and overpaying at the position but we shall see. For all my complaining that he was giving up on the skill positions, this isnt bad to negate a bit of the losses or Maclin, Shady. Hope they draft a WR high

  785. 785 HawaiianEagle said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Howie does the deals not chip.

  786. 786 Dominik said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip was on the phone with Fisher. He confirmed that. I think Roseman is just working on the language etc.

    And he probably thinks right now: oh boy.

  787. 787 BobSmith77 said at 2:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Roseman either laughing or just just infuriated. Probably a bit of both.

  788. 788 Barry s goldberg said at 1:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What did shady get? Still less plus picked up stud young linebacker

  789. 789 eagleyankfan said at 1:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — DJ/Shady/Mac/Foles weren’t about money. I truly believe that. There’s not way to prove — or disproved unless it’s straight from Chips mouth. However — Chip inherited this guys. He wants his own guys — not hand me downs….

  790. 790 McNabbulousness said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    sooooo, he’s going to be getting rid of flecther cox then?

  791. 791 eagleyankfan said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip is offense. Not defense. Seriously though — how can you justify removing starting QB/RB/WR/WR? 1st thing he did was sign and draft a TE to replace Celek too. Got rid of Shady because of “cap” then blow a huge chunk of on(imho) a lesser RB?

  792. 792 A_T_G said at 2:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sometimes, you make an exception for Cox, even if you didn’t come up with the idea.

    Er…um…

  793. 793 bill said at 2:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not so much “his guys,” as “guys that fit the roles I need to fill in my offense.” But I think Mac was as much about $$ as it was fit. They were willing to pay him a decent salary, just not an outrageous one.

  794. 794 laeagle said at 2:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mac was entirely about money. he was offered a very decent contract, and KC outbid. It’s not what happened, for example, with Dallas, who low-balled Murray. Chip wanted Maclin, and he showed it, but Maclin went home for more money.

    So tired of people saying that Chip jettisoned Maclin. The facts do not bear out that narrative.

  795. 795 FairOaks said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dunno that it was all about the money… he went to a coach he knows, and back to his home state. Plus the Eagles that he knew were probably not going to be the ones he would have returned to… all the uncertainty probably made the Chiefs situation look just as desirable.

    But yes, Kelly definitely did not “jettison” him. They tried hard to keep him. But I may have preferred him to Murray….

  796. 796 BobSmith77 said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jerry’s reaction to the Eagles massive overpay for Murray:

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/jerry-jones-1024×856.jpg

  797. 797 anon said at 1:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    hahaha his whole offense was built on murray. they have to go to ap now. i think you’ll really like murray running for us.

  798. 798 BobSmith77 said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No they don’t. They can draft a RB and realize that the chances that Murray comes close to duplicating his season last year & staying healthy for 16 games are about zero.

    Yeah the Boys will certainly miss Murray but it is a hell of alot easier to replace him than hand out the very foolish contract he got from Kelly.

  799. 799 BobSmith77 said at 2:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A lot of times in life what makes you really successful in investing isn’t making brilliant or even very good decisions. It is just avoiding really foolish ones.

  800. 800 HawaiianEagle said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    if he wants AP he’ll stop smiling when that check comes due

  801. 801 BobSmith77 said at 2:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Actually might be a slight possibility that Jerry has learned from some of his foolish mistakes in the past.

    We’ll see.

  802. 802 McNabbulousness said at 2:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    AP replacing murray, i think jerry is willing to make the switch

  803. 803 laeagle said at 2:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    As the numbers start emerging (the real numbers), it’s actually not a massive overpay.

    Make that a $5.5 mil savings v. McCoy's renegotiated deal. So Kiko Alonso, Demarco Murray, and $5.5 million in savings in exchange for McCoy— David Murphy (@ByDavidMurphy) March 12, 2015

  804. 804 Joe Minx said at 1:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ooooh

    Chris B. Brown
    ‏@smartfootball

    1m1 minute ago

    Saints are a straight up fire sale right now RT @NBCdianna: New Orleans is trying to trade wide receiver Kenny Still per sources #Saints

  805. 805 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip what the fuck are you doing?

  806. 806 Barry s goldberg said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We can’t still be signing Matthews can we?

  807. 807 peteike said at 1:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I hope not

  808. 808 botto said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I really can’t wait to see this offense in full bore this year.

  809. 809 McNabbulousness said at 1:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we still need a qb

  810. 810 botto said at 2:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sammy the bull Bradford is the guy

  811. 811 McNabbulousness said at 2:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    translation; sanchez is starting half the season bc bradford can’t stay healthy

  812. 812 botto said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    like foles I guess

  813. 813 peteike said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    eww, right. If they have a young kid on the bench not named Barkley Im fine with it. It may have been same situation with Foles anyway. We werent getting MM anyway from 20.

  814. 814 BobSmith77 said at 2:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Bull? More like bring out the Gimp.

  815. 815 McNabbulousness said at 2:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    dude, the gimp’s sleeping

  816. 816 HawaiianEagle said at 2:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    thanks for that reminder…

  817. 817 HawaiianEagle said at 2:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he’s not the only one who had a rough night

  818. 818 nicolajNN said at 2:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    From earlier today:

    IF the Eagles sign Murray, my guess is it will have a large headline $ number to save face. Hold judgment until we see real terms, though.— Sam Lynch (@shlynch) March 12, 2015

  819. 819 ChipsamazingFUAH's said at 2:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You know what is truly hysterical? The dallas fanbase. They have all but turned on Demarco. They are posting all over the web, how he is washed up. How he is leaving the top O line and coming to Phillys poor O line ?!?!?
    I have also read, that the cowboys were only willing to pay him 5 Mill. when Shady is getting north of 16 mill. in Buffalo.
    Speaking of Buffalo, you guys need to learn, loose lips sink ships.
    I bet we don’t trade with this team for a long time after that debacle.
    Now back to Murray, believe it or not, a cowboys fan posted a tweet stating that if Murray comes to Philly, he wishes that he tears his ACL, MCL and any other CL he has when we play our first game against dallas.
    This shows you the level of class we are dealing with in dallas. ZERO.
    We here in Philly, will miss Shady and we are all thankful of all the great memories he has given us.
    That snow game against Detroit will forever be my fondest memory of Shady just shaking guys out of their cleats, one after an another.
    I would think that our entire fanbase wishes him well and we would cheer for him against any other opponent other than the Eagles.
    I have a feeling dallas will not be honoring Murray and thanking him for all the great moments.
    Thats okay though because his greatest moments are about to come with our Eagles. (Hopefully)

  820. 820 botto said at 2:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    f dallas

  821. 821 McNabbulousness said at 2:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you’re acting like dallas has real fans

  822. 822 peteike said at 2:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    so NOW everyone cares about the cap and spending. Cmon, we no longer have to cry about being cap champions, hurray

  823. 823 eagleyankfan said at 2:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    board blowing up — too hard to keep up — just wanted to say — I don’t care if we give DM a mansion and yacht — we just *ucked over Dallas and it’s worth ever freaking penny spent!!!!

  824. 824 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s a RB. Really fucking them over would be getting Romo, Smith, or Martin.

  825. 825 eagleyankfan said at 2:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    this is huge blow to their offense. When DM got hurt – any replacement did nothing with that team. Hard to replace this guy…

  826. 826 laeagle said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Romo and Bryant had great years last year, but it was Murray’s running that fed them, and more importantly, kept the defense off the field. The line was a big part of that, but so was Murray.

  827. 827 ACViking said at 2:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Devil’s advocate here . . .

    Dallas always found ways to keep guys they wanted.

    Maybe they know something?

    More likely, just a business decision because of big Romo deal and Bryant in contract year.

  828. 828 eagleyankfan said at 2:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    could very well be true. Right now I’m as happy as when the Yankees sign Damon — and Boggs :).

  829. 829 ACViking said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No player’s looked more like Eric Dickerson than DeMurray in the past 20 years.

    Dickerson had some big-touch seasons early in his career (before 26).

    Hoping Murray’s lack of tread translates.

    Powerful, fast, quick back — with LONG speed.

    Love the guy . . . if he’s healthy.

    Love the idea of RUNNING THE DAMN BALL

  830. 830 BobSmith77 said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Loved Dickerson watching him run and the trademark high leg kick.

    Problem was that he only had one really good year in Indy and even that year wasn’t as good as he was at any time in LA.

    After that big year too, Dickerson started to break down and was done mid-through the ’90 season.

  831. 831 ACViking said at 2:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dickerson’s big years were early in his career.

    Had huge numbers of touches from 22-25.

    Wasn’t the same when he reached Colts — though still led the NFL. I don’t think his heart was even in it. The poor guy went from L.A. to Indy. UGH!!!

    I think the question with Murray is about wear on the tread and how that translates 30 years after Dickerson.

  832. 832 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Anyone else think that Chip Kelly might have an overrated perception of his training program?

  833. 833 BobSmith77 said at 2:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just a bit. Seriously he’s delusional if he thinks Murray can come in next year and carry anywhere near the workload he did over 16 G.

    First season Murray even stayed on the field for 16 G. Zero precedent for a guy who got 500 touches in NFL history either.

    If the Eagles’ plan is to dramatically reduce the workload of Murray to say 250 carries and 280 touches and heavily supplement his role with Matthews then why pay him big dollars and give him a large guaranteed deal?

  834. 834 CrackSammich said at 2:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Looking ahead, Cox is probably going to be on the 5th year option next year. Looking for places to trim fat, Demeco is off the books entirely and unfortunately Celek can be cut with no cap hit at all. That can cover Kendricks if we don’t do any more damage today. Better hope some OL prospects work out.

  835. 835 Nailed it! said at 2:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Holy Bleep Mathis is on the block

  836. 836 Steve Smegal said at 2:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This is disappointing but not a surprise. I’m guessing Saints since they just traded Grubbs.

  837. 837 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    source?

  838. 838 Nailed it! said at 2:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ian Rapaport

  839. 839 McNabbulousness said at 2:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no one is untouchable

  840. 840 botto said at 2:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    that’s sucks for murray and bradford

  841. 841 HawaiianEagle said at 2:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    maybe. cant see chip spending all that $$ on guys who have injury past just to shitcan O line. maybe another trade in the works? we’ll see – hope u wrong.

  842. 842 BobSmith77 said at 2:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Say this – with Kelly and Hinkie in town neither team is staid and boring.

  843. 843 Michael Winter Cho said at 2:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Man, Hinkie gets way too much love. I think Chip’s won more games than him and it’s football.

  844. 844 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 2:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Rapoport: The #Eagles are working to trade G Evan Mathis, source said. More craziness.

  845. 845 CrackSammich said at 2:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis for Stills?

  846. 846 Steve Smegal said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Or Vaccaro… or both.

  847. 847 HawaiianEagle said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you are my hero

  848. 848 Dominik said at 2:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why would the Saints aquire an old, expensive Guard and give away a talented, young and cheap Safety?

  849. 849 Steve Smegal said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Saints love expensive guards but I was somewhat joking. Would assume there’d be many more pieces involved.

  850. 850 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They just traded away Ben Grubbs for a 5th rounder.

  851. 851 Steve Smegal said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Precisely.

  852. 852 Dominik said at 2:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And I assume they did that to safe money, not to improve their OL. They will try to do that via Draft.

  853. 853 Sean Stott said at 2:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis isn’t expensive though!

  854. 854 ACViking said at 2:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Abt the same as Ben Grubbs — who’s 3 years younger than Mathis.

  855. 855 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 2:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Philorehoma Eaduckers

  856. 856 ACViking said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly dumping another unhappy Roseman acquisition.

  857. 857 ACViking said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What is a 34 year-old guard worth?

  858. 858 ICDogg said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The F?

  859. 859 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Remember when the Eagles made all of these big signings 4 years ago but completely neglected the MIKE and S positions?

    CHIP WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT RG, S, WR, AND OLB?

  860. 860 Steve Smegal said at 2:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Remember when those signings were done AFTER the draft and on the eve of training camp because of the lockout and not in March?

  861. 861 HawaiianEagle said at 2:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    maybe mathis trade will address some of that?

  862. 862 Dominik said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well, the Mathis trade opens up a huge hole in the O-Line,

  863. 863 HawaiianEagle said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    draft

  864. 864 Dominik said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, but double down. We have two Guards spots to fill if Mathis is gone.

    If anything, I really hope Chip isn’t f*cking with his O-Line. Can’t have Tobin or Gardner there. And Barbre should be a back-up, not a starter.

  865. 865 sonofdman said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip is changing the game and going with a 3 man offensive line this season: Peters, Kelce, and Johnson. Pure genius!

  866. 866 HawaiianEagle said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    At first i laughed but then I remembered who our coach is…

  867. 867 b3nz0z said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    remember the times we didn’t make a bunch of signings and still didn’t win the big one? for real take a breath and see where it’s going

  868. 868 HawaiianEagle said at 2:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    this one time at band camp…

  869. 869 BobSmith77 said at 2:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Pace of roster transformation this offseason:

    http://mobilitydigest.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ludicrous_speed_tshirt-d235463341541178822t5he_210.jpg

    Minimum of 5 new starters on offense; Ditto on defense

  870. 870 b3nz0z said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he’s gone plaid!

  871. 871 HawaiianEagle said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    as long as we dont get jammed…

  872. 872 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Offensive Lineman don’t usually generate good return value in a trade. Ben Grubbs got traded for a 5th rounder and Logan Mankins was acquired for a 4th rounder.

  873. 873 b3nz0z said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    remember what we gave up for Jason Peters?

  874. 874 bill said at 2:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LT is a bit of an exception along the OL.

  875. 875 b3nz0z said at 2:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i accept that

  876. 876 Barry s goldberg said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why does everybody care so much about what we paid, we got a stud RB who has 500 less carries and is the same age ads Shady, plus throw in a good young middle LB. If we had lost Murray to the raiders for the same price people would have been pissed. We should all be happy. Murray has 2 to 3 real good years left

  877. 877 b3nz0z said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they are bummed that we aren’t being praised on the websites they like

  878. 878 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Because we could have used that money elsewhere on more pressing needs. We also have to extend Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Cedric Thorton, Sam Bradford, Kiko Alonso, Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson and Brandon Boykin in the near future.

  879. 879 Sean Stott said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There’s still three years left on LJ and Alonso’s contracts.

    Boykin is garbage he doesn’t even matter. Fletcher Cox and MK will get their fair due.

  880. 880 BobSmith77 said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nope. Looked any RB who had 400+ touches and what happens to them after that.

    Murray had nearly 500 last year. The ‘Boys left the tires bald on him and why the Boys reportedly offered him next to nothing.

  881. 881 Michael Winter Cho said at 2:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Time to put the “Myth of 370” to rest. http://archive.advancedfootballanalytics.com/2008/07/drunkards-light-posts-and-myth-of-370.html

  882. 882 BobSmith77 said at 4:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes it was an arbitrary mark and there have been more work done on this topic since then.

    Murray blew way past that last season and ended up with 60% more touches.

  883. 883 Michael Winter Cho said at 2:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We like being the salary cap champions!

  884. 884 GEAGLE said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    whats funny is just as people are starting to warm on the idea of Bradford, MM is going to throw to no one during his pro day and everyone will lose their minds again…

  885. 885 ACViking said at 2:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I do think the idea of a healthy Bradford in this system’s been the problem.

    It was that 2nd Rd pick.

    Who knows what the guy will do . . . he hasn’t played since the US military was fully engaged in Iraq.

  886. 886 GEAGLE said at 2:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    if he doesnt play we are protected…. cant complain about the price without knowing what the other teams were bidding… for all we know, we didnt have a choice… i certainly didnt see bradford becoming our QB, but if cip says “he indentified a special talent that will make his offense soar”… color me intruiged…

    our medical; department removes prospects and free agents from our board because they dont deem them medically acceptable all the time… if our doctors made chip feel good about it, so be it..

    we had the same concerns about Sanchez shoulder a year ago, but it was never a problem…i dont really worry about ACL’s in 2015.. it was perfectly placed hit that would have destroyed any humans acl

  887. 887 Birds4Life said at 2:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Idk, the hit didn’t look that bad. He was standing up when it was torn, plus he was wearing a brace when it happened. Bradford’s health really scares me.

  888. 888 Sean Stott said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Love the Demarco signing.

    What will they get for Mathis? He is very valuable to the team at his current cap number. He is underpaid right now.

  889. 889 ACViking said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Need to hear from Belichick . . .

    But it sure seemed like having Mathis and Kelce together keyed the O-line’s effectiveness in running game.

    If Mathis is moved, the Kelly’s going crazy wild for O-linemen in the draft.

    No guarantee he can get Jake Fisher and Hronis Grassu . . . unless Kelly over-drafts them. (Fisher Rd 1, HG in Rd 2 trade-up)

  890. 890 GEAGLE said at 2:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    needing to draft Guards is a problem I would welcome every year… drafting safeties, and corners… thats the hard part

  891. 891 ACViking said at 2:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    True, true.

    Long, long ago, someone called Fisher to the Eagles.

    Should be a lock now.

  892. 892 GEAGLE said at 2:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    either him or Grasu is prob an absolute Lock… either can play guard and bring backup versatility in case we need to move them around due to injuries

  893. 893 GEAGLE said at 2:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    especially now that the GM who drafted the canadian Fireman has no say…

  894. 894 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s 34.

    Who the fuck is going to trade anything of value for a 34 year old offensive lineman?

  895. 895 Sean Stott said at 2:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re not looking at his upside, you’re looking at his recent production at near that age. He is an all-pro LG, arguably one of the best in the NFL. He is currently underpaid, and his contract runs for 2015 and 2016 seasons. There’s definitely value to his contract.

  896. 896 FairOaks said at 2:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s been great in our scheme, but that may not translate. If it was true that Kelly valued his OL and QB… this makes little sense. The chemistry they had was great. Trying to integrate two new OLmen is playing with fire. And they could easily be worse.

  897. 897 Dominik said at 2:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A win now team. But it won’t be much in return. A 5th if we’re lucky. Although Chip seems to like player for player trades, so maybe a player on a rookie contract in return?

    I think this will be a salary dump.

  898. 898 Sean Stott said at 2:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If you want to dump salary then you dump Celek or Ryans at this point. Mathis’ deal is excellent value.

  899. 899 Dominik said at 2:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Eagles don’t think so. Were open to trade him last year.

    I like Mathis, don’t get me wrong.

  900. 900 bill said at 2:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Could Mathis be reunited with some of his recent teammates in the heartland?

  901. 901 ACViking said at 2:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So if Mathis is traded . . . who wants to argue that Bradford will behind a much better O-line than the one in St Louis?

    (*much* better . . . not better . . . with an aging LT whose performance noticeably dropped in December)

  902. 902 bill said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Tough to argue that the WRs are going to be much better, too.

  903. 903 OregonDucker said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Never saw this coming AC. I am depressed as hell. Zing – right through the heart.

  904. 904 bill said at 2:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So this wasn’t the surprise player that you were talking about approximately a week ago?

  905. 905 SteveH said at 3:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So Ducker, how close are we to Mariota now?

  906. 906 RobNE said at 3:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no, you are supposed to tell us in all caps how you guaranteed this.

  907. 907 GEAGLE said at 2:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    relax its one of the few positions in a draft you can plug n play right away…….. by now, we should have learned to not flip out during the first part of the news and wait for the master plan…. im not losing any sleep over anyone older then 32

  908. 908 Dominik said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Evan Mathis
    ‏@EvanMathis69

    7 Min.

    Boring day on Twitter.

  909. 909 Iskar36 said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Absolutely amazing tweet, despite how sad I will be to see him leave.

  910. 910 EagleNebula said at 2:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he is one of the best on twitter

  911. 911 Iskar36 said at 2:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is it possible Tha Lurie “demoted” Howie Rosman because when Chip told him all the changes he wanted to make, Lure said, “OK coach, I’ll let you do what you want without getting in the way. If you succeed, great, but I don’t want HR to get blamed if you fail, so I am going to make it clear that you are making all the decisions. “

  912. 912 ACViking said at 2:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe Roseman asked for that relief.

    Whatever the deal is . . . Kelly threw Roseman under a very large bus moving at full speed yesterday.

  913. 913 Iskar36 said at 2:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yep. Was shocked hearing that so bluntly

  914. 914 Sean Stott said at 2:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I disagree. He only said that Howie had the final say on Marcus Smith. He did not say that he wasn’t on board with it.

  915. 915 eagleyankfan said at 2:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s the same as saying “if MS3 sux — well, HR drafted him”…

  916. 916 Sean Stott said at 2:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He didn’t solicit the information. He was asked who had the final call on Marcus Smith. Howie did. End of story.

  917. 917 Dominik said at 2:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    To me, the quote wasn’t even neccessary. Chip said multiple times Howie had final say on the last two drafts. That also includes Lane, Ertz, Matthews…

  918. 918 Sean Stott said at 2:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Exactly. From everything I’ve learned over the past couple of years – take what Chip Kelly says at face value. He doesn’t mince words, and he usually means exactly what he says. Howie has made some great picks in the draft, and he had final say. Yes, that includes MS2, yes that includes LJ, yes that includes Zach Ertz. That’s the story.

  919. 919 Iskar36 said at 2:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think that’s the point. EVEN if he was on bored (which realistically speaking he likely was given that HR was trying to find Chip players), he shifted all blame on HR.

  920. 920 Sean Stott said at 2:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It wasn’t blame though, it was essentially a yes or no question.

  921. 921 Iskar36 said at 2:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Outside of Matthews and MAYBE Huff, are you excited about anyone we drafted last season? I’m sure Chip understands the perception of last year’s draft (yea… yea.. with the understanding that you can’t give final grades one year in, blah blah blah)

  922. 922 Sean Stott said at 2:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But that also implies Howie was responsible for the 2013 draft though, which was very good. People are cherry picking what he said and only applying it as they see fit.

  923. 923 D3FB said at 5:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Here’s something I think people over look.

    Maybe it was Lurie who wanted Gamble all along. He likely had a relationship with Harry.

  924. 924 GermanEagle said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hold on, I thought Chip is a racist?!! #EvanMathis

  925. 925 HawaiianEagle said at 2:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    apparently he is an AGEIST…

  926. 926 Ghost of Steve Van Buren said at 2:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s complainist.

  927. 927 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 2:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis retweeted this last week:
    Just saw @EvanMathis69 at the #NOLA airport!! This vacation is starting out right! #BirdGang #BleedGreen

  928. 928 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So they already have a hole at RG and no depth behind their starters,
    Now they’re going to trade their probowl LG?

  929. 929 Sean Stott said at 2:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    All-pro LG *

  930. 930 GEAGLE said at 2:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    the most fascinating game of the season will have to be Eagles vs. Bills

    shady and the bills top defense trying to have shadys back and help him to out run Murray with the Eagles top run defense having his back against shady
    …..

    rex ryan will have the entire defense and OL jacked up to backup shady in that game… its up to our defense and OL to do the same for Murray…. shady will run hard that day and try to out perform Murray… Hopefully Demarco can respond against that Defense.
    ….
    should be an epic week

  931. 931 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 2:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    gonna be a little harder if we dont have #69

  932. 932 ICDogg said at 2:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But enough about your sex life

  933. 933 Dominik said at 2:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mkdzmedia-embrace the meltdown is on a roll today. NSFW, anybody!!!!

  934. 934 Nailed it! said at 2:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    God, I wanna Watch DeMarco highlights but having to watch the Cowboys is unbearable…

    Got a real catch-22 thing going on over here.

  935. 935 GEAGLE said at 2:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    wish I could get like 300,000 eagle fans to just flood every cowboy blog today!!! LOL

  936. 936 ICDogg said at 2:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Eagles trading Mathis to Dolphins for Dion Jordan? Boom!

    (please don’t take that seriously)

  937. 937 sonofdman said at 2:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now you did it. This place is gonna explode!

  938. 938 Avi said at 2:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i was thinking that too, but we also have to send them a 3rd lol pure speculation tho

  939. 939 ICDogg said at 2:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they’ll take a 5th and like it

  940. 940 Avi said at 3:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    if chip could swindle a 4th out of them, id love it

  941. 941 GEAGLE said at 3:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    there is an opening at the 4th OLB spot

  942. 942 HawaiianEagle said at 2:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    what is that saying? better to trade 1 year to early than one year to late?

  943. 943 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 2:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It would help if we had a replacement, let alone the other G spot wide open

  944. 944 HawaiianEagle said at 2:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    G spot? Oh, sorry – Guard…

  945. 945 bridgecoach said at 2:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How do you like Chip now?!!!

  946. 946 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t underestimate the value of continuity.
    You invested a lot of money and resources in a quarterback and a running back that have been battling through a lot of injuries, now you want to trade away the the middle piece from the left side of your line that’s been playing together for the last 4 years?

  947. 947 HawaiianEagle said at 2:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Perhaps more trades to follow..?? Crazy.

  948. 948 b3nz0z said at 2:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    is there anything that doesn’t freak you out?

  949. 949 peteike said at 2:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    def something to be said for continuity and having time to gel as a team. Maybe, or you hope, CKs plug n play fast pace can offset that some.

  950. 950 HawaiianEagle said at 2:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    well as shown last year (with diff line/skill players obviously) worked i guess…ugly early but we still won…

  951. 951 GEAGLE said at 2:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    im gonna be honest..hate to see quality Eagles leave, but im perfectly fine with them cutting any player over the age of 31… do it now, get it all out of the way so we can get our future in place and start building this thing/…. rather make all the hard cuts now, then to make half of them and have to go thru this again next year….continuity matters and we wont get that until we get all the next era eagles in here…. so Mathis is an all pro guard, how long will; that last?
    ..
    “good business is getting a guy out a year early, instead of a year late”….im down to go all joe Banner and start chopping 30yr olds heads off as far as im concernmed…just leave me the Boss Hog Jason Peters, because I dont trust Bradford in anyones hands more then Peters…

  952. 952 anon said at 2:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Meco’s gotta be trade bait right?

  953. 953 RogerPodacter said at 2:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    can’t imagine he’d have much trade value. if we’re only picking up a 5th or 6th rd draft pick, i’d rather just keep him.
    though a 5 or 6 would be better than cutting him with no return at all…

  954. 954 anon said at 2:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    that plus age, injury, salary, i mean we’re moving players like we’re the saints.

  955. 955 GEAGLE said at 2:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he has zero value,., the league saw how bad he was his first year back from the same injury like 5 years ago.,.. partially why he is still here is because chip knows there will be such a poor markewt for him, if we need money he knows he will have to restructure

  956. 956 Dominik said at 2:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    40 Sek.

    Three years in the $3M/year range. RT @RapSheet The #Ravens have an agreement with RB Justin Forsett, source said.

    Sorry, folks, don’t want to hate Chip as GM again, but that’s what the best in the business is doing. We give Murray 8 and may or may not give Mathews 4, he gets a guy with 5+ YPC in his system for 3.

  957. 957 peteike said at 2:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ya I liked Forsett, had a great year. Hope they dont keep Matthews

  958. 958 GEAGLE said at 2:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i prefer 29 year olds who have had more then 1 good season, or however old he is

  959. 959 peteike said at 2:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ya, he never showed anything prior so maybe thats just a good scheme fit for him that he should stick with.

  960. 960 Dominik said at 2:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There are other teams who run a zone blocking scheme. And some of those teams maybe need a RB. It’s not like there was no market for him at all.

  961. 961 sonofdman said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Didn’t Kubiak go to Denver and they hired Trestman as their O coordinator? Is that the same system?

  962. 962 peteike said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh yeah he did split, never mind. He took what he thought was best offer then, probably not a lot of interest

  963. 963 HawaiianEagle said at 2:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    27

  964. 964 anon said at 2:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Please, a 30yr old RB who has only had once decent half year b/c of kubiak’s system? Kubiak is gone.

  965. 965 Alistair Middlemiss said at 2:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hearing the Fins, Bills, Rams, Vikings and possibly even Saints sniffing around on Evan Mathis, who Eagles are willing to move…— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 12, 2015

  966. 966 CrackSammich said at 2:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Did we just cross over into rebuild year territory?

  967. 967 Avery Greene said at 2:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t know. Arguments can be made either way.

  968. 968 ICDogg said at 2:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    New QB, new RB1, new WR1, new RG, and it’s the LG that crosses us over?

  969. 969 CrackSammich said at 2:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think for me, it felt like we were making lateral moves at most positions. This one feels like the first that we might not be able to fix this year.

  970. 970 Iskar36 said at 2:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not to mention, new CB1, CB2, ILB, and eventually S.

  971. 971 ICDogg said at 2:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, I was sticking with offense for that exercise

  972. 972 Iskar36 said at 2:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s a whole team rebuild, not just offense… hmm, now that I think about it, Dorenbos better start updating that Resume

  973. 973 ICDogg said at 2:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, but they needed to do a lot of work on the D either way. The O could have gotten by with minor changes and dealing with WR1

  974. 974 A_T_G said at 3:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nah, he will work his magic.

  975. 975 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would you trade Evan Mathis and 1st rounder for Kenny Stills and Kenny Vaccaro?

  976. 976 anon said at 2:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no

  977. 977 ChaosOnion said at 2:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What?!? No way should we throw in a 1st rounder with Mathis for one of those guys.

  978. 978 Patrick said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I was looking at Mike Wallace from Dolphins, had a better year down there than i thought, even if he is a bad character. Then i looked at his salary, no way i’m putting his 12, 13,7 and 13,7 on our salary cap.

    Saints can keep Kenny Stills, but i’ll take Vaccaro. Not giving up a first though, and i dont like moving Mathis when we already need a RG.

  979. 979 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What about Mathis and #20 for Vacarro and #31?

  980. 980 Patrick said at 2:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Depending on the board, I could be persuaded, but im also in the boat that wouldnt hate trading down and nabbing Brett Hundley.

  981. 981 DamonL86 said at 2:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I wonder what our plan is gonna be at guard now.

  982. 982 ChaosOnion said at 2:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I want to see the year-by-year break down before passing judgement on the deal. As far was we know, it could be $7M-$7M-$7M-$10M-$11M, first three years being guaranteed. Or some other financial magic with signing bonus’ and such that is way over my head.

  983. 983 HawaiianEagle said at 2:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s right – peel back the onion… (see what i did there?)

  984. 984 ChaosOnion said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If you peal too far you venture past the bifurcation and back into chaos!

  985. 985 P_P_K said at 2:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    When it comes to onions, you’re our man. Ditto for chaos.

  986. 986 Alistair Middlemiss said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Keenan Lewis, would be a very nice pick up from the fire sale that the saints are pulling

  987. 987 sonofdman said at 2:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jarius Byrd played at Oregon, has an outrageous salary, and is coming off a season ending injury. You can’t beat that trifecta, so Chip must be interested in him.

  988. 988 Alistair Middlemiss said at 2:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Rofl would be hilarious but if we wanted byrd would we not have signed him last year?

  989. 989 anon said at 2:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    chip wasn’t in charge. We can’t afford Byrd’s contract. But if we got Bird, flipped Mathis to Miami for Dion, we’d be going full saints.

    I think chip saw what happened w/ that line last year and was like NFW.

  990. 990 sonofdman said at 2:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I know that they were not interested last year, but I ignored for the sake of making a joke. I don’t actually think they are interested in Byrd.

  991. 991 Sean Stott said at 2:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    lost it

  992. 992 A_T_G said at 2:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We almost had him signed two year ago, didn’t we? We offered him more money than the Saints, but he wanted to go home to LA?

    Edit: Plus, we learned since then that he can shut down DeSean. We could use that skill twice a year.

  993. 993 mksp said at 2:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Came on here to say the same thing. Good call.

  994. 994 GEAGLE said at 3:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    doubt it… we practiclly stockpiled with corners…. we running out of cash, cant pay another corner when we need a safety….

  995. 995 iceberg584 said at 2:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Interesting that the news that we’re shopping Mathis was kept under wraps until the Murray deal was done.

  996. 996 ICDogg said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    conspiracy

  997. 997 anon said at 2:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Also Mathis is beyond old. Plus who knows if — based on all the metrics they’ve collected, they know that he’s about to fall off the cliff?

  998. 998 oreofestar said at 2:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What the hell is this nonsense Murray contract

  999. 999 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dude that’s old news. Now we’re trading Evan Mathis.

  1000. 1000 Dominik said at 2:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Could be very incentive loaden. We’ll have to see.

    5/21 guar. isn’t good. But that the end of the world. Gore got 3/8.5, and he’s 32.

  1001. 1001 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You can’t just go into the draft with #20 overall pick and assume that you can just pick up a starting caliber OG.

  1002. 1002 ICDogg said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    especially if he’s a fireman

  1003. 1003 P_P_K said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re cruel.

  1004. 1004 GermanEagle said at 2:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes. You. Can.

    It’s a frigging G only!

  1005. 1005 Javi Echie said at 2:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You really can. Dare I say that ‘Allas just did it and he was a rookie all pro. Yea its definitely possible. With Stout as the Eagles o-line coach I have even more faith its possible.

  1006. 1006 sonofdman said at 2:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Also, don’t forget that the Eagles reserve offensive linemen are better prepared than any others in the league because of all the reps they get in practice.

    That’s why the played so well when they got the chance last year.

  1007. 1007 BreakinAnklez said at 2:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think you can get a starting G in 3, 4, and 5…

  1008. 1008 oreofestar said at 2:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is Cooks available lol

  1009. 1009 Donald Kalinowski said at 2:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ewl.

  1010. 1010 P_P_K said at 2:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Getting close to the 1000 comments mark.

  1011. 1011 anon said at 2:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    chip getting all the blogger paid this year. Making up for those 5 weeks where he didn’t say anything.

  1012. 1012 Patrick said at 2:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Poor Tommy can’t keep up, everytime he writes an update post, Chip has made 10 moves within the hour.

  1013. 1013 GermanEagle said at 2:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The jets have the best CB trio of the NFL now. #cromartie2

  1014. 1014 anon said at 2:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    haha they went full circle form like 2 years ago.

  1015. 1015 Patrick said at 2:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Stolen from twitter: The Jets freed up capspace for Revis and Cromartie by letting go of Darrelle Revis and Antionio Cromartie

  1016. 1016 peteike said at 2:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ha, thats great

  1017. 1017 HawaiianEagle said at 3:00 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    to go along with the best QB tandem – Fitz and Geno

  1018. 1018 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Trading for Brees… it would be the most Jets move ever

  1019. 1019 RobNE said at 2:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    went to get haircut, what the heck is happening? did DeMarco even land yet? Mathis is traded or on the trading block? if we move him to get a pick to draft a RG, who plays LG?

    Chip must have a hell of a spreadsheet in front of him to keep track of all this.

  1020. 1020 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Crossing Broad is tracking the flight. He’s on final approach now

  1021. 1021 peteike said at 2:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    when will we know about Ryan Matthews bailing, we need that space

  1022. 1022 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    From Walter Football, I usually don’t like his abrasive manner but he does make some good points:

    “Paying Murray this sort of money – or any running back with a large workload under his belt, for that matter – is a big mistake. Murray had a whopping 498 touches last year, including the playoffs. That’s crazy. Murray, who led the NFL in carries by a wide margin during the regular season (393), is bound to regress. A fantasy football-related study I’ve been posting over the past six seasons shows that running backs who lead the NFL in carries decline the following year. There have only been a handful of exceptions. Perhaps Murray will be one, but history is against him.
    There are three other reasons why this is a sketchy signing. First, Murray has an extensive injury history. Prior to the 2014 campaign, Murray had failed to play a full season in his professional career, having missed 11 games in three years. Given how many times he handled the ball in 2014, it’s likely that he’ll be banged up next season. Second, this incoming running back draft class is loaded, so Philadelphia could’ve easily found a cheaper replacement for LeSean McCoy next month. And third, some of Murray’s success last season came because of the offensive line. Murray is an outstanding player, no doubt, but his numbers were definitely inflated. Some people who have no idea what they’re talking about are trying to argue that the Eagles have just as good of an offensive line as Dallas, but with Evan Mathis reportedly on the trading block and Jason Peters turning 33 this offseason, that’s simply not the case.”

  1023. 1023 HawaiianEagle said at 3:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well you could argue that as a result of his injuries he hasn’t played that much over the past few years so he should be well-rested.

  1024. 1024 the DONALD said at 3:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    2 SHAY sir.

  1025. 1025 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe the Sixers should sign Andrew Bynum

  1026. 1026 HawaiianEagle said at 3:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    or you could deflect and address the issue another way.

  1027. 1027 peteike said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Im so tired of the carries stat being thrown around, its played to death

  1028. 1028 A_T_G said at 3:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, that stat is overplayed like a RB with 400 carries, or something.

  1029. 1029 RobNE said at 3:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    what does regress mean? we don’t need him to rush for the same number of yards. Of course he will regress and run for less yards.

  1030. 1030 ChaosOnion said at 3:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If he runs for 1300 (which is still regressing), he will do it for $2-3M less than McCoy’s contract. His running style is excellent for the system and he will be in a timeshare.

    His numbers will regress by the sheer fact his touches will decrease. Will be interesting to see what yds / carry ends up being.

  1031. 1031 RobNE said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    right it seems like the arguments are about fantasy football points or something.

  1032. 1032 RogerPodacter said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i kinda figured we only wanted a 2-down back since we have sproles. if we do indeed keep matthews, that will just cut down on Murrays snaps even more.
    so yea, he had a lot of work last year. doesn’t mean he’s going to be pushed as hard here.

  1033. 1033 oreofestar said at 3:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I hope this is a Maxwell situation where the contract is adifferent from what’s been reported

  1034. 1034 HawaiianEagle said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    was posted earlier that it will all be in the details. no details available yet. agree that 20 is alot to guarantee…

  1035. 1035 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How was it different? It was reported as 5 years $53 million, and then you find out it was 6 years and $63 million.

  1036. 1036 ACViking said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What are the details on Maxwell’s contract? Can’t find them anywhere, beyond $13.5m guaranteed in Y-1 and $25m guaranteed over 6 years. Blah, blah.

    (forget it. still no details . . per HawaiianEagle)

  1037. 1037 myartz04 said at 3:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Safe to say that Chip pretty much hated McCoy.

  1038. 1038 anon said at 3:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hard to say — no one is safe on the team obviously. But he talked about McCoy differently than he talked about Foles, even Foles is gone.

  1039. 1039 ChaosOnion said at 3:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    McCoy would not restructure.

  1040. 1040 ACViking said at 3:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think McCoy would not “re-do” his contract — i.e., take less money.

    Re-structure (I thought) means same money paid out a different way.

    We’re probably saying the same thing.

  1041. 1041 OregonDucker said at 3:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Remember we got a pretty good LB in the trade.

  1042. 1042 A_T_G said at 3:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    True. Part of the thought process could have involved looking at the FA pool and seeing that a good RB would be easier to find than a good ILB.

  1043. 1043 GermanEagle said at 3:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    BREAKING NEWS:

    I love the Eagles

  1044. 1044 John Luck Pickerd said at 3:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis for Stills?

  1045. 1045 anon said at 3:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    To put all of this into perspective (1000+ comments) these were all issues that we knew we had. Mccoy didn’t look great, is Foles the guy, O-Line super old, secondary is terrible, what do we do at ILB / OLb.

    Chip’s going crazy but he’s trying to fix all of the issues that we’ve had for years.

  1046. 1046 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah – With his mentality, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised he’s trying to fix it all in a week

  1047. 1047 RobNE said at 3:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Right at least he is reading IB and trying to address our concerns.

  1048. 1048 oreofestar said at 3:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mad teams are interested for Mathis hopefully we get a great offer, I’m not opposed to moving him if we can pick up a guard in FA for less, but I don’t want to go to draft with 2Guard holes

  1049. 1049 ICDogg said at 3:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I have never experienced more Eagles offseason WTF moments than this year

  1050. 1050 anon said at 3:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    lots in 2012, but that’s when i was watching the games.

  1051. 1051 ICDogg said at 3:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, I said offseason. There have always been a lot of in-season WTF moments.

  1052. 1052 myartz04 said at 3:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is there any othe coach or gm in the league, for better or worse, that has as big of balls as Chip Kelly? This dude has us all on the edge of out seat putting up 1000 comments + per day…

  1053. 1053 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This dude don’t give a fuck.

  1054. 1054 myartz04 said at 3:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He really doesn’t. I love it. I love that he’s challenging years of “this is how we do it in the nfl”….even if he goes down in a blaze of glory this is just awesome.

  1055. 1055 Steve Smegal said at 3:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It really is amazing how the Eagles are simply dominating the entire NFL conversation

  1056. 1056 ACViking said at 3:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If the Eagles don’t win the SB . . .

    Lots more domination of the discussion in 2016, too.

    Different tone, maybe

  1057. 1057 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Seriously i have done no work this week, like at all. If this keeps going i will be fired!

  1058. 1058 botto said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    me too

  1059. 1059 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well at least there’s one good thing about being unemployed.

  1060. 1060 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    When all of this is done I’m going to go through some major withdrawal.

  1061. 1061 GEAGLE said at 3:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    speak for yourself…. March Madness!!

  1062. 1062 sonofdman said at 3:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Did you guys hear that CJ Spiller is available? How great would a Murray, Mathews, Sproles and Spiller backfield look? Of course we would still have Polk for short yardage situations.

  1063. 1063 GEAGLE said at 3:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    did Ryan Mathews leave without a deal? sure hope so…. or did we sign that scab?

    ,….
    are Rahim and Gilchrist still on the market?

    wish we would try and trade for bengals safety George Iloka or Browns Tashuan Gipson…

    we are a safety away from a dirty defense!!

  1064. 1064 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I want a Keenan Lewis trade. He has a very tradeable contract and the Saints firesale might let him walk with all the drama he is kicking off about.

  1065. 1065 GEAGLE said at 3:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i like him but i dont see it…. we have improved in coverage drastically already. think our CB talent is way improved and we have corner depth… and are running out of cash…. Need a safety, maybe a WR so we can go Guard heavy in the draft

  1066. 1066 Dominik said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Are you high on Thurmond?

  1067. 1067 GEAGLE said at 3:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    im high on not having to count on him because im good with Nolan/Byron outside and boykin in the slot with Jaylen at dime. i like walter if he can stay healthy, and I like that we have the depth to be able to take a fdlier on his health… we will still draft a young corner at some point, we dont have any youth being groomed on our bench….

    before we turned Nolan Carrol into a dime corner, we signed him because of his outside corner ability since he never played inside before he got here

  1068. 1068 peteike said at 3:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Right, thats gotta drop next. I was just asking about Ryan below, cmon already tell us. Hope hes gone. Rahim scheduled to visit Philly tomorrow I read earlier so leaving Houston w/o a deal. Hmmm

  1069. 1069 peteike said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    can I edit this, haha

  1070. 1070 Sean Stott said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Am I the only one who hopes we get Mathews also?

  1071. 1071 GEAGLE said at 3:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yes… he is soft. want nothing to do with him…. rather give his 4mil as a gift to Polk

  1072. 1072 ACViking said at 3:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Re: Murray’s Contract – Guaranteed Money

    Per Schefter, Murray’s getting $21M guaranteed w/ $18M guaranteed for injury and skill, as part of a 5-year $42 M deal.

    Translation.

    1. Signing bonus: $3M over 5 years for cap purposes = $600,000 / year

    2. $18M will be allocated into guaranteed salary or roster bonuses — probably over 3 years. Could be $3M in Y-1, with $7.5M in Y-2 and 3 or whatever allocation’s agreed on. For example, in Y-1, whatever the vet minimum is for 5th year players, that will be guaranteed. Or maybe the parties agree to $3M in guaranteed salary.

    As for the guarantees . . . if Murray gets injured at OTAs and is forced to retire, he gets all the money.

    The “Skill” guarantee could be a bit more tricky. As long as the Eagles do not have to cut Murray to get under the cap, he’ll receive every dollar whenever it’s due.

    If, however, next year (for the sake of argument) the Eagles are over the cap and decide they must cut Murray to get under — as long as it’s done in good faith — Murray may lose whatever remaining guaranteed money he’s owed. Because he’s not guaranteed against Cap issues.

    (I think this is right. Sam Lynch the final arbitor)

  1073. 1073 A_T_G said at 3:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow, that cap part is pretty tricky. I never heard of that before. Is this a new twist, or just something I haven’t read about?

  1074. 1074 Dominik said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lynch tweeted about that before. Never heard of it, too.

    On the other hand, I’m sure the Cowboys fan are aware of such rules.

  1075. 1075 anon said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    sort of genuis, basically a 1 year deal?

  1076. 1076 ACViking said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Very well could be.

  1077. 1077 ACViking said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t know when some very smart lawyer advising an NFL team figured out that agents didn’t know the difference between the phrases “guaranteed” and “guaranteed for skill” and “guaranteed for injury”.

    But someone did and a bunch of players got screwed.

    Seems to be more and more a part of contract structure to avoid the dead money from signing bonuses.

  1078. 1078 ACViking said at 3:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ATG:

    Not sure when “guaranteed for cap” became a toy for GMs.

    That’s the gold standard for agents — after getting “guaranteed for injury and skill”.

    Makes a contract fully and irrevocably guaranteed — short of arrest, conviction, and incarceration.

  1079. 1079 A_T_G said at 3:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Some of these guys are going to be looking for Guaranteed for arrest (because none of them get convicted) soon.

  1080. 1080 mksp said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think your $18 MM and $3 MM figures are flipped. $18 MM is FULLY guaranteed.

  1081. 1081 ACViking said at 3:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    MKSP:

    Both the $3M and $18M are guaranteed.

    My impression, from what was reported, is the $18M is guaranteed for skill & injury. Those are magic words in terms of allocation and cap. Plus, actual payment obligation.

    If $18M is NOT part of a signing bonus (which “skill & injury” suggest), then the the “guarantee” on that number doesn’t mean anything unless it’s “guaranteed for injury and skill”.

    Even then, without a “cap guarantee,” a player still can be shorted on that money — despite the word “guarantee.”

    Moreover, guaranteed non-signing bonus money can be allocated more flexibly for cap purposes.
    ________

    I’m just going off what’s been posted here.

    Just trying to figure out how things COULD work.

  1082. 1082 mksp said at 3:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You may be right, your understanding of the cap is better than mine, there has just been some confusion on twitter stemming from Shefter’s tweet, and i’m fairly certain the Eagles will be paying Murray a minimum of $18 MM under every single possible scenario (which may or may not contradict what you’re saying).

  1083. 1083 ACViking said at 4:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If DeM’s agent, Bill Johnson, was able to get Roseman to sign off on a cap guarantee, then (i) I’ll be hugely impressed, and (ii) every single dollar will be guaranteed under all conditions — short of incarceration.

  1084. 1084 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    April 12- Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere
    April 14- Oh shit my taxes are due tomorrow
    April 30 to May 2nd- 2015 NFL DRAFT
    May 19- 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
    June 25 – 2015 NBA Draft

  1085. 1085 b3nz0z said at 3:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    hey wait, i’m starting to suspect you aren’t happy with chip’s moves. it’s hard to tell because you’re so subtle and unexaggerated.

  1086. 1086 Nailed it! said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Oh man Im going to be in Hawaii for the draft! Mai Tai and Chip Kelly drafting love it

  1087. 1087 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You have no idea how much I hate you now. Which Island(s)?

  1088. 1088 Nailed it! said at 3:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maui

  1089. 1089 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sweet – was there on my honeymoon. If you haven’t done it before, take a day, rent a convertible and do the road to Hana. Incredibly cool experience

  1090. 1090 RobNE said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m going to be in Macchu Picchu I won’t have any coverage

  1091. 1091 SteveH said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Fortaleza Brazil here, gonna be chowing down on some Carne De Sol and drinking crappy import swedish beer.

  1092. 1092 Michael Winter Cho said at 4:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m visiting during that time as well. Cheers 🙂

  1093. 1093 SteveH said at 3:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hey, remember when we were swapping firsts to take Bradford off of St. Louis’ hands? Yeah I remember that too. Those were good days…

  1094. 1094 Joe Minx said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well that dream’s over.

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    35s36 seconds ago

    Former Broncos safety Rahim Moore and Texans reached agreement, per source. #Markman50

  1095. 1095 peteike said at 3:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh noooo, I read he might be visiting here. Oh well

  1096. 1096 b3nz0z said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    “great so we’re going into the season with one safety” is what i imagine some of the people freaking out might say

  1097. 1097 HawaiianEagle said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no just you

  1098. 1098 b3nz0z said at 3:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    so that was just my imagination when we traded shady and people said “who’s gonna run the ball, CHIP?!”

  1099. 1099 SteveH said at 3:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I on the other hand, am thinking SWEET this clears the way for the return of Nate Allen!!!

  1100. 1100 RobNE said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he signed with Raiders. Hate to crush your dreams.

  1101. 1101 SteveH said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    FUCK!

  1102. 1102 GEAGLE said at 3:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    FUCK!!!!! need to get creative and trade for a safety…. cant go into the draft needing a safety, I dont wanna get stuck with the Oregon safety Erik Dargan… god No..

  1103. 1103 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It wasn’t much of a dream. More like that girl you took to the prom simply because it was better than going there without one.

  1104. 1104 A_T_G said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well, at least there will be no Moore speculation…

    …and no Moore puns about him.

  1105. 1105 sonofdman said at 3:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not your best work, but I still laughed.

  1106. 1106 A_T_G said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sorry, I have to work quickly now days. If you don’t reply in the first 30 seconds, you get buried under 200 new comments.

  1107. 1107 myartz04 said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dez Bryant just tweeted his goodbye. So sad. Maybe of you would have agreed to a contract then maybe Dallas could have kept him…

  1108. 1108 RobNE said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    huh? cite?

  1109. 1109 myartz04 said at 3:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dez Bryant’s twitter

  1110. 1110 myartz04 said at 3:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sorry…his goodbye to demarco

  1111. 1111 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    @DezBryant · 4m4 minutes ago
    @DeMarcoMurray I wish you would have stayed but I understand your decision… Congrats bro you deserve it – #offenseMVPoftheyear

  1112. 1112 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If he misses him so much maybe he should sign here next year?

  1113. 1113 A_T_G said at 3:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do we have room on the roster for another WR? We are pretty well stocked with Meahl and Cooper.

  1114. 1114 Avery Greene said at 3:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He deleted it.
    Edit: Nevermind, found it.

    @DeMarcoMurray I wish you would have stayed but I understand your decision… Congrats bro you deserve it – #offenseMVPoftheyear— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 12, 2015

  1115. 1115 A_T_G said at 3:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Really? First, that guy needs to have his babysitter/bodyguards approve his messages before posting them, he has deleted more message than anyone else I have heard of. And second, what was the problem with wishing a former teammate good luck?

  1116. 1116 Avery Greene said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I couldn’t find it at first, but it was in a different tab. Also, I don’t have a problem with him wishing Murray good luck.

  1117. 1117 A_T_G said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No, I wasn’t saying you had a problem with it, I was questioning why it would suddely be deleted, it seemed pretty innocuous.

  1118. 1118 GEAGLE said at 3:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    is ryan mathews an eagle or not? please dont waste money on him,, Murray,Polk and Sproles is perfect

  1119. 1119 eagleyankfan said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no…left for reasons thought to be a physical but no confirmation…

  1120. 1120 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He is not yet – situation is ‘fluid’ apparently.

  1121. 1121 GEAGLE said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    cool… hopefully he pisses off to Oakland

  1122. 1122 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the driver taking him for his physical got “lost”. Either that or maybe they told him his offsite physical is in San Diego

  1123. 1123 RobNE said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    leave the gun, take the cannolis

  1124. 1124 Avi said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    so the eagles making all this noise in the offseason is great, but if they are not making the same amount of noise in the postseason, could u say it was worth it??

  1125. 1125 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That was very insightful

  1126. 1126 botto said at 3:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    true, cant win the super bowl in march can you

  1127. 1127 Avi said at 3:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i mean its fun right now don’t get me wrong, but how can we justify this roster remodel if the are one and done in the playoffs again?

  1128. 1128 anon said at 3:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    how can you justify not doing if you haven’t won a playof game in 7 years when you’ve had all these guys. All of whom are getting old / expensive.

  1129. 1129 Avi said at 3:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    good point, didn’t view it that way, but that makes complete sense as well, thank you for that

  1130. 1130 A_T_G said at 3:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Were we Super Bowl bound two weeks ago?

    Are we closer or further now?

  1131. 1131 sonofdman said at 3:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who cares, this is fun!

  1132. 1132 Avi said at 3:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no one knows till they put the pads on i guess, or in some players’ cases, they finish their rehab…

  1133. 1133 A_T_G said at 3:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No one know, agreed. But is going to make for one hell of a season when we find out.

  1134. 1134 eagleyankfan said at 3:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Still not done working on the team – – down wr n g n safety

  1135. 1135 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I heard Keenan Lewis wants a trade…

  1136. 1136 anon said at 3:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    sadly too late for us i think, we’re out of $$ unless we dump demeco, or sammy B.

    Billy D better be ready w the scheme there’s no reason all this talent should be getting passed on.

  1137. 1137 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Keenan for Mathis. New Orleans just traded away Grubbs.

  1138. 1138 anon said at 3:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    would be interesting, but that’s a lot of FA money invested in the secondary.

  1139. 1139 GermanEagle said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We. Got. No. Money. Left.

  1140. 1140 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Keenan Lewis makes $4.85 million.

  1141. 1141 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Round 1 Pick 20: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon (C+)
    Round 2 Pick 20: Hroniss Grasu, C, Oregon (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 20: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.) (A)
    Round 4 Pick 14: David Cobb, RB, Minnesota (A)
    Round 5 Pick 9: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson (A)
    Round 5 Pick 20: Ty Montgomery, WR, Stanford (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 20: Chris Hackett, FS, TCU (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 20: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia (A)

    New draft all the duck OL draft

  1142. 1142 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Did you just make a mock draft and then grade the results of your mock draft?

  1143. 1143 Avi said at 3:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    stephone anthony in the 5th isn’t happening in anyones dreams…sorry

  1144. 1144 A_T_G said at 3:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The program gives you grades. You must be new here.

  1145. 1145 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://first-pick.com

    Yes where players fall gets a little crazy in later rounds – Chris Conley in the 7th is crazy. and the trades offered are DAFT. but is a fun game to waste time and it does show how the draft can let people slide or go to high quite well.

  1146. 1146 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    My bad. I thought the whole grading thing was hilarious.

  1147. 1147 Nailed it! said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ProFootballTalk ‏@ProFootballTalk 18s18 seconds ago
    DeMarco Murray has 656 fewer career touches than LeSean McCoy.

  1148. 1148 dillinja said at 3:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, I don’t really get that talking point re: Murray vs. McCoy. I also think running style difference matters a lot too.

  1149. 1149 anon said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s 2 seasons less work, even with this monster season.

  1150. 1150 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Orlando Franklin has less rushing yards than McCoy and Murray. Maybe the should have signed him instead.

  1151. 1151 lewis don said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The question is, can you have any faith and excitement about this team, considering we just don’t know how good these players will be.
    without explaining too much of my reasoning, when I look at the moves that Chip Kelly is making, I see a team coming together that can fit well together.
    I think we go OL first pick, WR second round and make a couple more moves.
    I think we will be competitive.
    Every move that a coach make cant be expected to be based off of high end past production numbers or a clean injury history.
    I think we see the basic skills, strength, speed, knowledge, character, etc and we can ask ourselves if we think these guys can play and beat some of these good teams.
    The hard part is that even after all of these moves, I don’t think we have enough moves to sure up the safety, receiver and OL holes we have left.
    That’s assuming we have just enough at CB, QB, RB etc…
    I hear we are shopping mathis. Maybe we get a safety in a trade and go WR or OL with the first pick.
    I really would like to see Chip get a big OL this draft. Ive been saying it all offseason. I think this line has to be addressed.
    The guard positions are falling apart. I thought Tobin played very well in the preseason but struggled in the regular season.
    I mean, we have to give some hope to player development. Some players do get better year over year.
    But now that we have Murrary and Matthews, getting better at guard is key.
    But where I am stuck is I would like to get a stud receiver also. not getting maclin back is a huge deal.
    But I think u still take a OL and hope there is some quality talent left in the 2nd round.
    This mathis trade will be huge. I hope they get a safety or a receiver, or a pick to have more chances on hitting in the later rounds. maybe taking a chance on a guy that has great measurable and shows promise.
    I guess im a potential guy.
    I like bringin in proven talent, but I think its wise also to look at what you have on your roster and continue to develop them
    I haven’t given up on Earl Wollf. So maybe holding off a year on safety you can still have a chance this year and still address safety next year
    Im not even sure I believe in Landon Collins.

  1152. 1152 Avery Greene said at 3:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think in this draft 2 OL and a S are the top priority. More oline, since that’s where they need some help, especially since Mathis is on the block.

  1153. 1153 RobNE said at 3:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I agree with points 1, 2, 7, 12, 18, 24 and 29.

  1154. 1154 lewis don said at 3:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol. Thanks Rob.

  1155. 1155 botto said at 3:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    anyone think pratt gets on the field this year?

  1156. 1156 GEAGLE said at 3:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he will be lucky to get on the practice field again

  1157. 1157 botto said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh really?
    too bad

  1158. 1158 Mitchell said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No, he looked pretty darn good last preseason, I dnt think it’s a conclusion he won’t even be on the practice squad.

  1159. 1159 GEAGLE said at 4:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m just talking out my ass. No idea. Guess it’s not crazy to think he can beat Jeff Maehl but he would have to change his college name on his Wikipedia page

  1160. 1160 GEAGLE said at 4:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No just joking. I have no idea

  1161. 1161 RobNE said at 3:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    who the heck is Pratt? I really don’t know.

  1162. 1162 sonofdman said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chris. He was great in Guardians of the Galaxy.

  1163. 1163 RobNE said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    the Lego Man guy?

  1164. 1164 sonofdman said at 3:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Everything is Awesome!

  1165. 1165 botto said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    pratt wr out of Rutgers on the psquad

  1166. 1166 A_T_G said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Quaron Pratt, number 10.

  1167. 1167 jshort said at 5:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Was trying to find his 40 time the other day, anyone know?

  1168. 1168 GermanEagle said at 3:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Before everyone cries about how much money the Eagles are apparently “throwing away”, you should ask yourself the following:

    How many times were the Eagles the Salary Cap Champions in the recent past and how many Super Bowls have we won in that time span?!

  1169. 1169 SteveH said at 3:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This is an old myth that should be put to rest. The Eagles are regularly among the top spenders in real money paid to players. Just because we don’t put ourselves in salary cap hell doesn’t mean we’re cheap.

  1170. 1170 peteike said at 3:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yes and no, not recently have they been “top” spenders. Yes, they dont put themselves in cap hell but fans complained plenty about being way under the cap a bunch of years.There is some merit there

  1171. 1171 SteveH said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The “eagles are cheap” is a holdover from a bygone era. Over time we are consistently one of the biggest spenders in the league, at least since the start of the new millenium.

    The Norman Braman era really set the tone for that, since he was a notorious cheapskate, which Lurie is not.

  1172. 1172 peteike said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh wow youre going way back. Cmon, maybe not on this site but even last season with all the Byrd hype you heard it.

  1173. 1173 SteveH said at 3:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I tend to separate “this site” and everything else out there into different worlds. What happens out there doesn’t really matter to me in the slightest. I’d go insane if I had to listen to dimwitted WIP callers and their pandering hosts all the time for my Eagles news.

  1174. 1174 Avery Greene said at 3:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thanks for reminding us that we haven’t won a superbowl. I’ll go convene with my vodka now.

  1175. 1175 CrackSammich said at 3:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s not like the Saints won a Super Bowl last year by spending every last penny. What’s your point?

  1176. 1176 peteike said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    his point is plenty of fans complained about being so far under the cap. Of course its a matter of managing it and spending it in a smart way.

  1177. 1177 A_T_G said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think his point is an observation that many of the same people who complain that the Eagles are cheap when there is cap space unspent are likely the same ones complaining that we are spending all of our money and losing the flexibility that the cap provides.

  1178. 1178 RobNE said at 3:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we complain about everything. We are Eagles fans. Foles stinks! Bradford, oh my god!! No, don’t trade for Mariota! We need Mariota! Chip is the worst GM ever.

    I mean this is what we do. But I do think this group is primarily optimistic.

  1179. 1179 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What does that have to do with anything? What they’re doing goes against conventional wisdom.

  1180. 1180 lewis don said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Tom Brady beating the greatest show on turf went against conventional wisdom

  1181. 1181 Javi Echie said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Clearly conventional wisdom hasn’t helped the Eagles win a super bowl yet so maybe going the unconventional route makes sense.

  1182. 1182 Javi Echie said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Clearly conventional wisdom hasn’t helped the Eagles win a super bowl yet so maybe going the unconventional route makes sense.

  1183. 1183 A_T_G said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Going against conventional wisdom was the main selling point for hiring our leader.

  1184. 1184 b3nz0z said at 3:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    conventional wisdom is what got us to mediocrity

  1185. 1185 wee2424 said at 4:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Isn’t that why we got Kelly and were real excited for him? The guy has coached a team for two years now, and he obviously believes we aren’t close to a SB. So the conventional approach would be to change things. The unconventional part about it is how fast he did it.

  1186. 1186 GEAGLE said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    did you bump your headf? what happened to the doom n gloom?

  1187. 1187 Mitchell said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s drinking again.

  1188. 1188 GermanEagle said at 3:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LOL, I didn’t expect such a shit storm.
    Let me clarify and translate, respectively: No team has ever won the Super Bowl in the off-season.

  1189. 1189 GEAGLE said at 3:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i love ripping the soul from the dallas cowboys… btw, The Eagles defense is like the only one who gave Murray problems last year

  1190. 1190 eagleyankfan said at 3:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    EXACTLY!!! That’s what I’m talking about!!!! **** Dallas!!!

  1191. 1191 RobNE said at 3:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    let’s see the real terrible Dallas D show up now that they will have take the field more.

  1192. 1192 anon said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Team will be a problem if we can get a WR and 2 guards. I’m not even that worried about the other safety spot. Even nate allen could be decent given all the CB talent in front of him and we have two ILBs who are great in space. Plus the nobodys.

  1193. 1193 anon said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Team will be a problem if we can get a WR and 2 guards. I’m not even that worried about the other safety spot. Even nate allen could be decent given all the CB talent in front of him and we have two ILBs who are great in space. Plus the nobodys.

  1194. 1194 HawaiianEagle said at 3:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    and Barwin…

  1195. 1195 anon said at 3:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    and Barwin. Gives me goosebumps. Now all we need to do is get stoutland to coach them and we should be fine.

  1196. 1196 HawaiianEagle said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we call goosebumps chicken skin here in hawaii…either way my chicken has bumps

  1197. 1197 A_T_G said at 3:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ‘Round here we are pushing to have it called Duckflesh from now on. You know, ’cause we’re the Ducks now.

  1198. 1198 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Tony Romo, Tyronn Smith, Zach Martin, and Dez Bryant are their more important players.

  1199. 1199 RobNE said at 3:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    so what are the guesses as to value for Mathis?

  1200. 1200 Avery Greene said at 3:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ll take one of Cleveland’s 1sts. 🙂

  1201. 1201 SteveH said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No clue. He would only go to a team that was trying to win now, he’s too old for a middle of the pack or rebuilding team.

    Maybe a 4th to a team who really needs a guard?

  1202. 1202 bill said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Indianapolis makes some sense, but I doubt that’s who Chip is talking to.

  1203. 1203 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    At best a 4th rounder

  1204. 1204 sonofdman said at 3:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis and Bradford to move up and get Mariota!

  1205. 1205 lewis don said at 3:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A late-round pick or a mid-aged player with injury concerns.

  1206. 1206 anon said at 3:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cowboys K Dan Bailey’s six-year extension is worth $22.5 million, with $7.5 million guaranteed.

  1207. 1207 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s a decent deal

  1208. 1208 SteveH said at 3:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah, over a 6 year period that’s not terrible for one of the top PKs in the league.

  1209. 1209 tball_man said at 3:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This is stranger than fiction.
    Embrace the Chaos.
    Stoutland’s got some work to do. Suck it Dallas.

  1210. 1210 ChaosOnion said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well, I do enjoy hugs.

  1211. 1211 sonofdman said at 3:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He wants to give you a hug. Don’t fight it.

  1212. 1212 RobNE said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    looking at suggested trade values below, why would we trade Mathis for a 4th rounder? what’s the point?

  1213. 1213 Avi said at 3:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    to get value before he’s a FA

  1214. 1214 RobNE said at 3:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    then we should trade everyone. That’s really not an answer.

  1215. 1215 Avi said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ok, chip kelly doesn’t want him here…better answer?

  1216. 1216 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s got 2 yrs left on his deal. He wants more money and they wont give it to him

  1217. 1217 Avi said at 3:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i thought this was his last year thanks for clarifying

  1218. 1218 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    np. He counts 6.5 this year and 7.5 next year

  1219. 1219 Steve Smegal said at 3:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This. And while I love Mathis, that is the right move. You don’t go giving raises to 33yo guards making 6.5 mil.

  1220. 1220 RobNE said at 3:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    did he say he wants more? I know that came up last year.

  1221. 1221 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    IMO it’s the only reason they would do this. But then again, It’s probably worthless trying to figure out Chip’s thought process

  1222. 1222 bill said at 3:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cap space vs. injury risk?

  1223. 1223 myartz04 said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He didn’t go to Oregon.

  1224. 1224 CrackSammich said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A 4th rounder comes in on an entry level contract. Mathis is really expensive.

  1225. 1225 Steve Smegal said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And apparently wants more.

  1226. 1226 Sean Stott said at 4:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Huh? Mathis has way outperformed his contract.

  1227. 1227 sonofdman said at 3:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hit fits the mold of certain types of players that Chip doesn’t want:

    Casey, Herremans, Mathis…see the pattern?

    I’m not saying that Chip hates white people, but Chip hates white people.

  1228. 1228 Nick C said at 3:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Trading Mathis for little value is absolutely silly. Chip, if you want more cap space, cut your son Demeco… We already have a “replacement.”

  1229. 1229 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Or not sign DeMarco in the first place.

  1230. 1230 HawaiianEagle said at 3:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    too late

  1231. 1231 Nick C said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So we deplete our WR corps, and bring in a new QB, and were depleting our already depth-challenged OL and bringing in last years rushing champ? Bravo

  1232. 1232 wee2424 said at 4:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If you have learned anything this off season you know this isn’t the end.

  1233. 1233 anon said at 3:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There’s a number of teams competing it sounds like shouldn’t be an issue.

  1234. 1234 RobNE said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    if Chip flips Bradford and Mathis for MM that will be something.

  1235. 1235 SteveH said at 3:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    So after signing Murray we’re pretty much out of bread to spend on anything other than bargain bin FA’s am I correct? can someone who is a little more knowledgeable about our cap/contract situation weigh in on this?

  1236. 1236 sonofdman said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Who’s left that isn’t a bargain bin FA?

  1237. 1237 HawaiianEagle said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ray Rice

  1238. 1238 anon said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    greg hardy.

  1239. 1239 sonofdman said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LOL, I was not expecting that.

  1240. 1240 RobNE said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Momahtron!!!

  1241. 1241 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No people are forgetting signing bonus’s are pro-rated. Maxwell will be like a 5mil cap hit this year, his 13 mil guaranteed this year is like 10million signing bonus and 3 million salary which is a 5mil cap hit

  1242. 1242 RobNE said at 3:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    when we trade Mathis we will free up money. And then redo Demeco’s contract.

    and I think below someone said $10M left.

  1243. 1243 oreofestar said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Assuming Demarco has a hit of about 7M this year and Matthews doesn’t sign we have around 8M but Mathis traded would create 6.5, Demeco and Brad could still redo deals too so could very well have about 20mil so we cab extend dudes

  1244. 1244 anon said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hopefully we’re going form having really talented football players working in the scheme to really talented scheme fits.

  1245. 1245 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Tommy, I love the site but I think you need to change the header. Unless its a memorial to players gone by : )

  1246. 1246 anon said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Gotta wait until the dust settles.

  1247. 1247 CrackSammich said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can’t change the header until we know who the hell is still going to be on the team.

  1248. 1248 A_T_G said at 3:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe just a couple helmets with blurred out faces and question marks?

  1249. 1249 sonofdman said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just put up Mariota. Everyone knows it’s gonna happen.

  1250. 1250 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Very good point sir

  1251. 1251 A_T_G said at 3:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah Tommy, what else could you possibly have to do lately? Get on it.

  1252. 1252 ACViking said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Go with Bednarik, Van Brocklin, and McDonald . . .

    At least those HOFers won a championship.

  1253. 1253 ACViking said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Plus they’re in Kelly green!

  1254. 1254 peteike said at 3:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we need a Ryan Matthews update

  1255. 1255 anon said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ryan mathews probably wants a ryan mathews update. His agent’s gotta be working those phones.

  1256. 1256 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    really bad signal at the nova care centre at the moment.

  1257. 1257 Dominik said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You want a Mathews update, you say?

    Ryan Mathews was spotted in Philly. pic.twitter.com/zVwntmauju— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski)

  1258. 1258 peteike said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    nice work

  1259. 1259 SteveH said at 3:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I feel bad for the guy, even if I didn’t think signing him was a smart move.

  1260. 1260 RobNE said at 4:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    me too. He could have had 1,000+ yards this year and really moved forward in his career.

  1261. 1261 Dominik said at 4:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Absolutely.

  1262. 1262 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 3:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip has decided to not sign Mathews citing concers over Mathew’s “racism and overbearing personality”

  1263. 1263 Dominik said at 3:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can someone show me how you can embed twitter? If I let Twitter do it, I always have to edit it. Don’t know why.

  1264. 1264 mksp said at 3:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I just post the link to the tweet itself. It shows up as a link but then when I refresh it looks like a tweet. Dunno?

  1265. 1265 Dominik said at 3:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Test

    https://twitter.com/Tim_McManus/status/576106299886301185

  1266. 1266 peteike said at 3:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    that worked

  1267. 1267 Dominik said at 4:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Took a while for me to see it, but yes. And thanks!

  1268. 1268 nicolajNN said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If you press the 3 dots under a tweet you will get an “embed tweet” option. Copy and paste that. You can delete the part though

  1269. 1269 anon said at 3:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wisneiski is still around, gotta thing we’re taking a close look there. Still plenty of WRs on the market that will be cheap.

  1270. 1270 Bert's Bells said at 3:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Entertainment deals are now substantially influenced by social media -an actor get millions more for a role if they have a strong online following.

    Kelly should just say “look at this dude’s Twitter account” and demand two firsts.

  1271. 1271 ACViking said at 3:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    QUESTION.

    Maybe simplistic . . .

    But did the Eagles officially sign Murray?

    It’s impossible to tell on IB.com right now . . . because — like Austria’s Emperor Joseph II said to Mozart — “too many notes”.

  1272. 1272 Alistair Middlemiss said at 3:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not yet

  1273. 1273 SteveH said at 3:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ve been keeping an eye on it and I haven’t seen anything official yet.

    BTW ACV, you mentioned earlier that Chip threw Howie into a speeding bus yesterday. I haven’t been paying as close attention as others, but can you summarize for me what that’s all about? You understand the nuances of corporate politics and I sadly do not.

  1274. 1274 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No nuances – he flat out stated that he didn’t have control of Personnel before this year. If you get a chance, watch the PC. It’s comedy gold. My favorite part is at the end where he verbally bitch slaps the media and walks off.

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Press-Pass-Chip-Kelly/0d20c274-36fd-4bea-adf4-578b434afdbc

  1275. 1275 RobNE said at 4:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I love his “Bradford’s not a chip to trade. I’m the only Chip here.”

  1276. 1276 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    My favorite is “the pieces are starting to fit in the puzzle, huh?” He gives that little smirk that you know just angers the hell out of most of them and then knocks the mic as he walks away

  1277. 1277 ACViking said at 4:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly, in discussing the shake up at NovaCare, offered that he didn’t have final say over the last 2 drafts.

    One reading, a fair one, is he put on Roseman the choice of MSII. And by not saying he was on board with the pick, Kelly implied he wasn’t and Roseman’s fully responsible for whatever happened.

    I think Kelly could have handled it better. Lurie’d made a big deal about Kelly and Roseman being on the same page for personnel decisions — like the draft.

    But Kelly, again IMO, went out of his way NOT to say what his position was on MSII — he may have agreed with it — and thereby suggest Roseman’s to blame for that pick.

    Not a classy move. At all.

    Heck, Kelly won the King-of-the-Hill fight. Be a gracious winner — not a pr**k.

  1278. 1278 anon said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Someone asked why he didn’t have a presser after djax was released he said “because he wasn’t in control of the roster”.

    He then walked out of the press conference..

    Our reporters are terrible though. At this point who cares about Howie or MSII. MSII isn’t the first 1st round guy not to see the field, hate they press keeps bringing his name up like he’s the biggest bust in franchise history.

    Then again Kelly (once again) didn’t defend him, so who knows.

  1279. 1279 ACViking said at 4:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    A —

    “Kelly didn’t defend him . . . ”

    The guy’s the voice of the franchise. Sometimes he’s on the low end of the class spectrum, for me, that is.

    There are so many ways to deflect and leave everyone with some public dignity.

    Reid did that — whatever his other shortcomings.

    Even Belichick avoids that kind of school-yard name calling.

    I think Kelly can do better. “Win the day” doesn’t have to mean “win at the expense of other Eagle employees.”

  1280. 1280 RobNE said at 4:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I agree

  1281. 1281 anon said at 4:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m sure the players that were cut / traded would echo your sentiments.

  1282. 1282 SteveH said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly also stated that he didn’t want more control of personnel, that it was the owners decision right? That to me seems like he is shitting all over Howie, suggesting that the owner decided he wasn’t doing a good enough job; which makes zero sense since Lurie retained Howie and gave him a raise. The only plausible reason for that to happen in my mind is Chip wrestled control away by threatening to walk, but in Lurie’s mind Howie was too important to let go, in other words Howie was doing a good job not a bad one.

    Maybe Chip is a craftier politician than we have been giving him credit for?

  1283. 1283 RobNE said at 4:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no I think the Eagles decided to sell it that way. It takes the heat away from Chip and Howie. I don’t think it’s actually true.

  1284. 1284 SteveH said at 4:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Could be. Just seems like if that were true that there’s no way it would not cast Howie in a more negative light, which doesn’t really seem fair to Howie.

  1285. 1285 RobNE said at 4:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    better for the team to say the leader decided to make this change than to say Chip fought for more power.

  1286. 1286 SteveH said at 4:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That really only helps Chip though, for Howie it is almost a death sentence for his job.

  1287. 1287 RobNE said at 4:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think so. I think Lurie is fine taking the heat. It’s not better for Howie to say Chip said demote Howie or else, so we demoted Howie.

  1288. 1288 ACViking said at 4:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, good argument.

  1289. 1289 RobNE said at 4:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think Chip is crafty at everything.

  1290. 1290 GEAGLE said at 3:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He is inside novacare right now

  1291. 1291 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 3:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And apparently he has been handed an eagles hat. that has to be a good sign

  1292. 1292 ACViking said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But what about a jersey?

    that’s the clincher!

  1293. 1293 Stanimal said at 3:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hmm maybe we can move Celek to guard if he gains fifty pounds or so by living at the bus stop in between the Dairy Queen and McDonalds’s.

  1294. 1294 wee2424 said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cooper to guard. Dude can block.

  1295. 1295 GEAGLE said at 4:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hoping we trade for Arizona Guard Jonathon Cooper

  1296. 1296 Dominik said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would you trade Kendricks for him?

  1297. 1297 GEAGLE said at 4:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hell no. Get the thought of trading my boy out of your head.

  1298. 1298 Dominik said at 4:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s not that I want it. Just think, as long as Meco isn’t re-done, I’m not so sure.

    Trading Kendricks for a (hopefully…) talented Guard just seems like a Chip thing to do.

  1299. 1299 GEAGLE said at 4:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Meco isnt being counted on to play. Believe me, he is here more out of respect to not throw his old. Ass on the market with a bad injury.. If we can pay him we will, if we need money he will take a pay cut….Kendricks and Kiko is an elite tandem, you don’t piss that away for a 30yr old with a snapped achilles who already proved he needs two years to come back from this injury

  1300. 1300 RobNE said at 4:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    God no, a very good ILB is much harder to get than a guard.

    Like GEAGLE is saying, Kendricks and Kiko could be transcendent together. Guards are OL that can’t play tackle.

  1301. 1301 SteveH said at 4:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It does seem like a Chip thing doesn’t it. He has his own ideas of value and he’s going to stick to that. I think it would be a bad choice, since there’s no guarantee ‘Meco comes back from his injury 100% and behind him we have guys like Acho and Najeh Goode. I’d rather take a chance and draft some guards than try to fill ILB through the draft or rely on one of them.

  1302. 1302 RobNE said at 4:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh my god no. Oreostar or whoever will shoot you for that.

  1303. 1303 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    NO.

  1304. 1304 wee2424 said at 4:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No!!!!! I think Chip got fed up with the defense and just decided to highly address it. Makes no sense to subtract from that side of the ball now. Who knows though. Nobody predicted any of this besides Maxwell. He was literally the ONLY part that went as predicted.

  1305. 1305 ACViking said at 4:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Big cap hit for AZ ($5.5+M).

    And AZ’s running out of cap room

  1306. 1306 mksp said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/LesBowen/status/576111415221567488

  1307. 1307 anon said at 4:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah this isn’t a place where you can retire…

  1308. 1308 botto said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    can barely get an apartment

  1309. 1309 anon said at 5:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah better lease not buy.

  1310. 1310 GEAGLE said at 4:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Amazing that we continue the rich history of elite RBs in Philly… Hopefully Maxwell can live up to the eagle corners of the past

  1311. 1311 anon said at 4:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    of the distant past.

  1312. 1312 Dominik said at 4:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But I’d appreciate it if he doesn’t live up to corners of the near past.

  1313. 1313 ACViking said at 4:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    After Van Buren . . .

    My guy remains Wilbert Montgomery. Then Westy. Then McCoy.

    Murray absolutely has a chance to leap-frog McCoy. And Wilbert . . . if he get the Birds to a SB.

  1314. 1314 GEAGLE said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Too young to appreciate wilbert. Hear great things about both tho

  1315. 1315 RobNE said at 4:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    his break the back TD against the Cowboys in NFC championship game brings a tear to the eye.

  1316. 1316 ACViking said at 4:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Greatest moment in the last 50 years of Eagles football.

    In a single moment, 2 decades of frustration exploded — and against Dallas in their former royal blue uniform jersey.

  1317. 1317 RobNE said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    it felt like we had won the SB. But I’m afraid that’s how they then played in the SB.

  1318. 1318 ACViking said at 4:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’re right . . . all that emotion in that one play.

    2 weeks later in New Orleans, a different team showed up. HORRIBLE

  1319. 1319 ACViking said at 4:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    G . .

    You’d have been wild over Wilbert. Tough as nails. Big time player. Led the Eagles out of the wilderness with Vermeil, Jaws, Carmichael, Bergey, Hairston, Charlie Johnson.

    Back in the day when having a great RB was critical, too.

  1320. 1320 GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah man back then a RB was everything. Saw the higights. Wish I could have rooted for him live

  1321. 1321 ChaosOnion said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Where does Westbrook fall in your pantheon?

  1322. 1322 ACViking said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Westy’s behind Wilbert.

    Would have like Westy more if he’d been on a team that ran the ball more.

    He was very much like Montgomery.

  1323. 1323 RobNE said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If healthy we might REALLY like Murray here. Maybe we don’t get games like the snow game where Shady was doing the shake and bake, but I think Chip will give up that to just move the chains, move the chains, move the chains.

  1324. 1324 anon said at 5:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    goingto miss the shake and bake. But he wasn’t making guys miss like he was last year. That’s the thing w/ dynamic RBs vs power guys, think power guys last longer.

    Look at CJ2k, fell all the way off in mid twenties. Gore still going at 38

  1325. 1325 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You ever think that Chip Kelly immediately regrets his decisions and does some crazy shit just to relieve the pressure off of the crazy shit he just did?

  1326. 1326 anon said at 4:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Think the situation is “fluid”

  1327. 1327 wee2424 said at 4:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No. I take him as a guy that firmly believes in what he is doing and just pursues it. It seems Bradford was just as important in this deal as anyone else.

  1328. 1328 BreakinAnklez said at 4:09 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Moore signed with Texans

  1329. 1329 Jarock said at 4:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I feel like a two year old trying to follow Albert Einstein as he explains his theory of space time trying to understand the Eagles moves. I still think we got screwed hard in the Bradford Foles deal. I wonder if the Ryan Matthews thing could create a sense of distrust in the FA community in the future. I worry that Demarco won’t be the same player after the Cowboys ran him into the ground last season. I need to put my tinfoil hat on and stay away from the Eagles updates for the next few days 😛

  1330. 1330 wee2424 said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Is it official Mathews is not an Eagle? Apparently he left the building to get an outside physical. That sounds like we may still be getting him, just waiting on physical. It’s also possible he failed his physical therefore there shouldn’t be any mistrust.

  1331. 1331 anon said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    gven his injury history phyiscal could take all day.

  1332. 1332 Jarock said at 4:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If both guys sign, we’re investing more money in the RB position than we were with just Shady. I’m thinking I need to step back because my inclination is to judge each move individually and frankly I need to see the big picture before I rush to judgement.

  1333. 1333 RobNE said at 4:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Shady drove me crazy last year.

  1334. 1334 Jarock said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Again, big picture, starting to see a pattern. Chip hates plays that lose yards. That includes sacks and runs for losses. Nick really improved at avoiding sacks last year, but it came at a cost of turnovers. Shady is and always will be a Barry Sanders boom or bust type runner. I can’t imagine any other coach though, who would decide to completely rebuild his offense after two very good statistical years with extremely inconsistent QB play. Time will tell if it works out.

  1335. 1335 unhinged said at 4:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The observation in your last comment kind of answered the implied question. While QB position has probably become more vulnerable, it has also become more commanding, more accurate and much more consistent. Bradford already knows the nuances of spread offense, and he has the QB skills that are required to exercise every option on a given play. Don’t think Kelly would approach free agency as he did for any other position.

  1336. 1336 unhinged said at 4:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sproles is not young, and Ryan Matthews is very talented but often unable to play because of injury. Think Chip will be counting Sproles touches, and using Matthews as long as he holds up. DM is the primary back.

  1337. 1337 Jarock said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I can’t help thinking that trying to deal with the change of pace between Murray and Sproles would be deadly to defenses.

  1338. 1338 wee2424 said at 12:25 PM on March 13th, 2015:

    The counter to that is Shady was just one player. On a natural talent note Shady is better then Murray. However Murray’s talents fit the scheme and what Chip wants. Therefore baring injury he may be more effective and better then Shady on this team. People point out last years carries, but I think that needs to be looked at in context. Shady has FAR more career carries therefore making the wear and tear on him greater. This again of course is all barring injury. You can also say the reason Shady has more carries is due to Murray being injured. This was about cap space but for some reason people are looking at in the wrong light. It was about cap space in that you can get multiple players that are good and fit the scheme rather then just one that doesn’t. It’s not regulated to just position group also. As Chip said it’s about collecting football players. Not just having one player and I agree. This isn’t Basketball.

  1339. 1339 anon said at 4:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray and Bradford deals aren’t bad, we can get out of both after this season. I personally think Bradford is a trade chip but if you watch his tape he throws a pretty great ball, and he’s got the lowest TO percentage after Rodgers and Brady i think.

    Watching the tape, his 36 wonderlick score, his size and the fact that he doesn’t throw turnovers could be a huge improvement. If he doesn’t start for us we get a 3 back and we roll with a drafted qb and MS.

  1340. 1340 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The Bradford deal sucks because we gave up

    2nd rounder
    4th rounder
    Nick Foles (worth a late first or a 2nd)

  1341. 1341 Mitchell said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think Nick was worth less than we all thought. It’s like trying to sell your house, you think its worth 100,000 when everyone sees 80,000.

  1342. 1342 RobNE said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    being a broker must be awful.

  1343. 1343 anon said at 5:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    STL was relaly happy to get him. But sounds like Bradford def. more coveted around the league.

  1344. 1344 Mitchell said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I would like to hedge our bets a bit further and draft another qb this year. I just wish Barkley would have shown…. well anything, then we could have flipped him.

  1345. 1345 anon said at 5:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ahahah i wonder what MB is thinking. He’s gotta be asking for a trade.

  1346. 1346 Jarock said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ve noted this elsewhere, but I’ll repeat it. It’s not that I don’t think that Bradford can succeed here. I just think we overpaid and Chip badly misjudged his value around the league. I’m not going to argue about just how good a trade chip Nick Foles is/was, but I find it hard to believe that any other team would have paid as much as we did for a one year rental on Bradford.

  1347. 1347 RobNE said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the healing will start sooner if we just all agree we think we gave up too much.

  1348. 1348 Stanimal said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I am starting to think that maybe Chip is going to start thinking this is a college team where he can only keep players fr three to five years. Let them play through their rookie contracts and then let them go if they don’t turn out to be as good as you hoped or don’t want to play for a reasonable sum of money. Keeps team young and cheap and allows to fill major holes through free agency.

  1349. 1349 botto said at 4:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think so too

  1350. 1350 Jarock said at 4:14 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good a theory as any I’ve heard so far.

  1351. 1351 P_P_K said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    There may be several areas where he doesn’t fully appreciate the difference between college and pro ball.

  1352. 1352 GEAGLE said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Isn’t that what every team does?

  1353. 1353 Stanimal said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    To a certain extent but I think Chip is going to go to the extreme. I don’t think we have even offered a contract extension to anyone since he has been here. I think he is just going to let rookie contracts expire and just home his scheme makes up for the rest.

  1354. 1354 unhinged said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelce.

  1355. 1355 SteveH said at 4:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    New game: Think of the most “Chip-like” roster move the Eagles can make.

    My contribution: We trade Mychal Kendricks, then draft Eric Kendricks. *head explodes*

  1356. 1356 botto said at 4:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    trade murray for foles?

  1357. 1357 sonofdman said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Trade Kiko Alonso and Murray for Shady.

  1358. 1358 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    for Shady and Bryce Brown

  1359. 1359 sonofdman said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Even better. We would probably have to through in the 4th round pick we got from Buffalo though.

  1360. 1360 sonofdman said at 4:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That is a good one.

  1361. 1361 botto said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathis for CRUZ

  1362. 1362 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis for Cruz is something that I wouldn’t shock me.

  1363. 1363 anon said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah you’re probably right given we love guys with injury history.

  1364. 1364 anon said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathis for ODB

  1365. 1365 botto said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no no cruz has the injury

  1366. 1366 sonofdman said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bradford and our second round pick to the Jets for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  1367. 1367 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:16 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    damned, moore for 4m$/year, that’s a really good deal for the texans.

  1368. 1368 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He kind of sucks though. He’s being signed more for potential than what he’s shown.

  1369. 1369 anon said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    125 carries for 0 or negative yardage. Lesean McCoy 2014 stats. Highest in the NFL.

    That’s 1/3 of his carries.

  1370. 1370 SteveH said at 4:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    In fairness to shady, that OL he was running behind most of the year was pretty bad.

  1371. 1371 anon said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No doubt, and that means he amassed 1300yds on the other 2/3 of his carries which is crazy.

    But in terms of drive sustaining…

    Also he only had a handful of TDs, murray had like 15

  1372. 1372 myartz04 said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    3rd and 3 vs 3rd and 9

  1373. 1373 fran35 said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    3rd and 3 for Sanchize is doable. 3rd and 9 is his kryptonite

  1374. 1374 Jarock said at 4:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If only he could have played against the Eagles defense last year . . .

  1375. 1375 Mitchell said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He also didn’t help himself, constantly looking for the big run. That must have pissed Chip off so badly and was probably the nail in the coffin.

  1376. 1376 Bert's Bells said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Kelly pretty much said as much in just about every post game press conference. It shouldn’t be a surprise that McCoy was dealt -the coach told him repeatedly to play differently and he didn’t do it.

  1377. 1377 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah but because the line was a mess, Shady would dance all over the place and lose a bunch of yards instead of just hitting the line with his shoulders square and find a crease to at least pick up a couple yards. I don’t blame him for that – it’s who he is and he wants to break the big run. That just doesnt mesh with Chip’s philosophy of taking what the D gets you and take a shot on the next down

  1378. 1378 myartz04 said at 4:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Thank you! Been saying this forever.

  1379. 1379 GEAGLE said at 4:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The negative plays are death to a fast tempo offense predicated on getting a first down to keep the chains moving and let our defense rest

  1380. 1380 mksp said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do you know Murray’s number?

  1381. 1381 sonofdman said at 4:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    29?

  1382. 1382 mksp said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ha. No, mean how many carries for 0 or negative yards.

  1383. 1383 sonofdman said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I know, I was just being dense to amuse myself.

  1384. 1384 P_P_K said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Because I’ve been a huge supporter of Shady and have been moaning about losing him, I’m going to ignore this scathing fact. Enough to make a reasonable man reconsider his stubborn opinion.

  1385. 1385 fran35 said at 4:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yep. I thought it last year and still believe that McCoy killed the whole offense last year. He never took the 3 yards most plays gave him and looked for the home run each time. He got us in such holes that on 3rd and long our mediocre QBs couldn’t make hay. There is a reason that Sproles was so much more efficient running the ball in the beginning of the year. He took one cut and hit the hole. I think 2013 ruined Shady.

  1386. 1386 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    NFL is crazy, what was our best asset is now our liability aka OL

  1387. 1387 GEAGLE said at 4:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I promise you OL is everything to chip. It won’t be a liability for long

  1388. 1388 anon said at 4:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    be interesting to see what he does since scheme is built on the line.

  1389. 1389 GEAGLE said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yup chips entire offense is nothing without the line, and if the offense doesn’t work it makes life impossible for our defense. I’m sure there is a plan to solidify the OL. Chip is looking to upgrade the OL, not downgrade, even tho we can’t see it yet. I wouldn’t worry

  1390. 1390 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I do believe it as well, we need at least 3 good players (2 starting guards and 1 project to take over once peters retires)

  1391. 1391 anon said at 4:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis is 34 and had a serious injury last season

  1392. 1392 GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Murray is a more punishing back, which means stick him in our tempo and he should wear down defenses even more then shady did
    ..
    Also improves Redzone and short yardage

  1393. 1393 GermanEagle said at 4:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And he’s one of the better backs catching balls out of the backfield.

  1394. 1394 P_P_K said at 4:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    True ‘dat.

  1395. 1395 GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good blocker too

  1396. 1396 anon said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    runs through coverage instead of just going down at contact. Will be a problem in the open field.

  1397. 1397 Jarock said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Only two concerns I have with Murray the player is did the Cowgirls seriously mess with his long term viability by running his legs off last season and the injury history he already has. Really good all around player.

  1398. 1398 peteike said at 4:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I agree and dont think it was terrible move for Cowboys. Im just not wanting to address those scenarios, they are no fun right now.

  1399. 1399 anon said at 5:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    even if they did, he’s cuttable after this season. and we’ll only give him 200 carries, matthews gets 150 carries, sproles gets 100 carries

  1400. 1400 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I doubt we’ll ever hear Chip scream “Hit the hole DeMarco!!!”

  1401. 1401 HawaiianEagle said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    at the risk of getting slammed – mathews good compliment when murray rests – keep up the big back poundng

  1402. 1402 P_P_K said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No slamming. I think that’s a good plan. Don’t forget to mix Sproles in, too.

  1403. 1403 GEAGLE said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Polk works for me. I swear I like polk more. Tough kid, Mathews is soft and more injury prone then polk. IMO. But I have no idea so I won’t slam u

  1404. 1404 HawaiianEagle said at 4:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Im very OK with that also. Polk just now getting all the way healthy.

  1405. 1405 GEAGLE said at 4:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Plus most of his injuries happen In the offseason.

  1406. 1406 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/lesbowen/status/576111415221567488

  1407. 1407 ACViking said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    TO WHERE?!?!?!?!?

    FOR WHAT?!?!?!?!?!

  1408. 1408 Alistair Middlemiss said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    FOR WHATTT?!?!?!?!

  1409. 1409 sonofdman said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    the Redskins for RGIII?

  1410. 1410 ACViking said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hmmm?

  1411. 1411 sonofdman said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I love that this offseason has been so crazy that anything someone throws out there makes you stop and think, “I could see Chip doing that.”

  1412. 1412 botto said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    hahah

  1413. 1413 Alistair Middlemiss said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Fuck it lets trade for Cutler. 5 QB’s go into Chips Deathmatch training camp – 1 comes out alive… with knees.

  1414. 1414 peteike said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cutler is already missing his head

  1415. 1415 sonofdman said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Since we will only be playing three O-linemen, we will have plenty of space for extra RBs or QBs.

  1416. 1416 GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    QB hunger games? I could get behind the idea

  1417. 1417 Jarock said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We might manage to enter the season with two guys healthy if we do that. Probably not though 😀

  1418. 1418 botto said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    this will be good

  1419. 1419 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    oh fucked up is the media right now, tagging the guy who is living complete uncertainty. smh

  1420. 1420 anon said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I hope you weren’t expectign there to be class in the media

  1421. 1421 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Touché

  1422. 1422 HawaiianEagle said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m holding my breath – trying not to be upset if this trade “seems” crazy…

  1423. 1423 botto said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    does anyone else think maybe the skins wanted Bradford and now that’s why they are saying they’ll take MM?

  1424. 1424 anon said at 4:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they are trying to get someone to trade for MM. Can’t think they’ll take MM when they already hate RGIII.

  1425. 1425 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think the skins got wind that the Jets could be interested and are trying to squeeze the deal seeing as though they pick right before

  1426. 1426 RobNE said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I thought Jets would trade with us, and so this is Redskins saying hey Chip you better trade with us.

  1427. 1427 anon said at 4:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    reading their fan blogs they are desperate for a trade. think they’re fooling everyone.

  1428. 1428 mksp said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis + 3rd for Dion Jordan + 5th.

    Why not?

  1429. 1429 ACViking said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s a $13M cap hit for Miami . . . can’t be done.

  1430. 1430 mksp said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    DAMN YOU AND YOUR “FACTS” AND YOUR “CAP”

  1431. 1431 ACViking said at 4:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cap numbers are totally personal

  1432. 1432 P_P_K said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    …and a matter of opinion.

  1433. 1433 Alistair Middlemiss said at 4:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No its not. would be a $1m cap hit per

    http://overthecap.com/player/dion-jordan/2184

  1434. 1434 Jason said at 4:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Where are we playing Dion Jordan? We have 2 starting OLBs and a first round pick to mix in. We need S, WR, & now two starting guards.

  1435. 1435 Mitchell said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s true but I would love to add an additional pass rusher late in the draft or earlier depending on whether or not he is too juicy to pass up. Can never have too much pass rush.

  1436. 1436 Jason said at 4:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we have to trade Mathis, let’s get Kenny Stills or Vacarro from New Orleans as part of their fire sale.

  1437. 1437 Mitchell said at 5:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hey, count me in on either.

  1438. 1438 Dominik said at 4:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/thEMANacho/status/576113641939832832

  1439. 1439 Alistair Middlemiss said at 4:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Now if Acho was not getting squeezed out with the log jam we now have at ILB i would start to love the guy.

  1440. 1440 Jarock said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I love him for the quote even if he never plays another down for the Eagles 😀

  1441. 1441 ACViking said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Acho’s a Texas kid. Grew up lovin’ the ‘Boys — just like Murray

  1442. 1442 GEAGLE said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes !! War acho… Speaking of acho wasn’t his brother supposed to be a free agent?

  1443. 1443 anon said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he’s terrible 12 sacks in 12 years (1 last year)

  1444. 1444 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    SIGN THIS GUY TO AN EXTENSION ASAP

  1445. 1445 D3FB said at 5:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Awkward part is as of right now, I dont think he’s making the 53.

  1446. 1446 anon said at 5:17 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah kendricks, kiko, meco, goode, that dude from gb, not sure how many we need.

  1447. 1447 eagleyankfan said at 6:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You forgot Casey Mathews who’s did a great job filling in for injured players!!

  1448. 1448 anon said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Acho the man.

  1449. 1449 ACViking said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    May I ask . . .

    What exactly is going on right now?

    Have the Eagles signed anyone today?

    Traded anyone today?

    Details, if “yes”

  1450. 1450 Nick C said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Signing demarco, Matthews seemingly backing out, in process of trading Evan mathis

  1451. 1451 ACViking said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What’s official?

  1452. 1452 Nick C said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Nothing really. Murray is all over espn and everything but idk if he has put pen to paper yet

  1453. 1453 Dominik said at 4:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We could still get Gored if that’s what you’re asking.

    Wait until Shady gets Murrays number.

  1454. 1454 D3FB said at 5:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Matthews and Demarco both official.

    Mathis it seems will be gone before the night is over

  1455. 1455 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How about evan mathis+ a 5th for harrisson smith?

  1456. 1456 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’ll even fly into Minnesota and give the Vikings GM a handjob.

  1457. 1457 Dominik said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Clearly tmi, Donald.

  1458. 1458 RobNE said at 4:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m having trouble just keeping up with posts.

  1459. 1459 Dominik said at 4:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Since I life in Germany, it’s 9:30pm already. My plan is to watch the final three episodes of House of Cards. There won’t be anything I’m missing in the next 3 hours, will there?

  1460. 1460 GermanEagle said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mate, where do you live in Germany?

  1461. 1461 RobNE said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he’s posting comments from your attic! Look out!

  1462. 1462 Dominik said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bamberg. My hometown (I’m a student in Bamberg) is an our away from Stuttgart.

    If I remember correctly, you’re from Munich, right?

  1463. 1463 GermanEagle said at 4:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Born and Bread in Munich.

    Left this beautiful town to move to London in 2007 before heading to New York in 2014.

  1464. 1464 myartz04 said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I live in Ohio…that’s pretty cool
    ..right?..

  1465. 1465 Dominik said at 4:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Have you met LeBron? Or did you have a little fun with Johnny doing coke?

    If not, my vote is NO.

  1466. 1466 myartz04 said at 4:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I live 10 min from LeBron’s house….have been by it a few times..

  1467. 1467 Dominik said at 4:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I vote YES

  1468. 1468 myartz04 said at 4:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It looks like a giant hotel built next to normal people’s homes.

  1469. 1469 Dominik said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Isn’t there some kind of rich people district in Cleveland?

  1470. 1470 myartz04 said at 4:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He wanted to live in Akron. Plentry of beautiful areas….instead he picked a 1980’s neighborhood of 3/4 acre lots…

  1471. 1471 P_P_K said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do kids flock there on Halloween?

  1472. 1472 P_P_K said at 4:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I spent some time in L.A. That’s what the locals called Lower Akron.

  1473. 1473 myartz04 said at 4:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m in Cuyahoga Falls

  1474. 1474 P_P_K said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You can practically walk to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

  1475. 1475 myartz04 said at 4:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    It’s a 40 min drive…

  1476. 1476 P_P_K said at 4:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just messin’

  1477. 1477 myartz04 said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I figured!

  1478. 1478 P_P_K said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Gottcha. Rock on, brother.

  1479. 1479 Dominik said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Oh, London. Nice. Very good friend of mine studied and later worked there. Visited him like 5 times or so. Great, great city. Only the closing time for pubs at around 1am sucks.

  1480. 1480 GermanEagle said at 4:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Lol, yes never understood the curfew there. Must blame the drunken rowdies for I guess.

  1481. 1481 Dominik said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I read it’s because workers went to work drunk all the time. But that’s as offical as a tweet from Les Bowen.

  1482. 1482 anon said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Brits and Aussies can’t hold it together after 11pm

  1483. 1483 P_P_K said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You’ll miss the brilliant and witty comments we offer while we twiddle our thumbs waiting for some word on Murray.

  1484. 1484 Dominik said at 4:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Plus Mathis, obviously.

  1485. 1485 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well as a french, I wish bradford the best but I think it’s going to be hard to be better than Napoleon.

  1486. 1486 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What did people do in the 90s? Stay glued to ESPN or wait until the morning paper to see what happened?

  1487. 1487 Jarock said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They had lower blood pressure because they weren’t hanging on for the newest tweet.

  1488. 1488 ACViking said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How ’bout day-time WS games?

    Let’s not forget them. When you knew who won before you went to sleep.

  1489. 1489 RobNE said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    6 pm then 11 pm news

  1490. 1490 mksp said at 4:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I can only assume they got work done during the day.

  1491. 1491 Jarock said at 4:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LIES!

  1492. 1492 RC5000 said at 4:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no there was an internet, pcs at work, even message boards, espn.com but also ticker and wip

  1493. 1493 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    pretty much – just staring at the damn ticker waiting forever for that one nugget

  1494. 1494 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And, damn you for making me feel old by asking that question!

  1495. 1495 RC5000 said at 4:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    they had this thing called the internet

  1496. 1496 ICDogg said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Before the Internet we would just listen to the radio and wait for updates

  1497. 1497 RC5000 said at 4:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we got on internet in very early 90’s at work but i worked at tech company. remember sporting news had one of biggest eagles msg forums. talked draft even

  1498. 1498 ICDogg said at 4:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I was on Compuserve forums early on. Especially liked the hockey forum we had, it was about 50% trolling

  1499. 1499 RC5000 said at 5:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    sporting news forum died…no mods and it literally got taken over by idiots and vulgar trolls

  1500. 1500 ICDogg said at 5:19 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Our trolling was more of the variety where we would post something obviously wrong and stupid and let the unsuspecting newbs rant and rave for paragraphs on end over how stupid we were, and we would keep getting them worked up. It was team trolling. It was fun at the time.

  1501. 1501 GEAGLE said at 4:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What’s scary is demarco had a monster year, but what does his season look like if his biggest year comes in chips system like all our other skill players?

  1502. 1502 anon said at 4:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chipper probably thinking the same thing, especially if they can manage his carries.

    Remember when Demarco trucked our nose tackle?

  1503. 1503 Dominik said at 4:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dr. Evil would say “Nose tackle”.

  1504. 1504 Jarock said at 4:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I could see him being more efficient in Kelly’s system. I hope Kelly’s not stupid enough to give him that many carries. He won’t last another year.

  1505. 1505 anon said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you think kelly cares about players?

  1506. 1506 HawaiianEagle said at 4:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he should care about value and ROI

  1507. 1507 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m sure he does but they have to detach themselves from that. No different when they have to tell a guy they love that they’ve been cut

  1508. 1508 Avery Greene said at 4:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/chief2842/faint.gif

  1509. 1509 Nick C said at 4:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hopefully we will see if we get a few linemen and a WR to keep them from stacking the box. And the whole Bradford staying healthy thing (understatement of the year).

  1510. 1510 ICDogg said at 4:41 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_6Q4pEWUAA2Xzf.jpg

  1511. 1511 nicolajNN said at 4:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ryan Mathews IS signing in Philly, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2015

  1512. 1512 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cerberus!!!

  1513. 1513 HawaiianEagle said at 4:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Polk to Dallas…

  1514. 1514 Steve Smegal said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Would have preferred we backed out of that one but whatever.

  1515. 1515 HawaiianEagle said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    concur after looking at it

  1516. 1516 anon said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah now not sure who to get for fantasy. Could we trade sproles?

  1517. 1517 Jarock said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Totally confuses me when I try to understand the $$$ now being spent at RB. Yeah, where’s my tinfoil hat.

  1518. 1518 HawaiianEagle said at 4:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The new eagles

  1519. 1519 Avery Greene said at 4:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    With the news of Mathews, I guess Chip is looking for 40 rushes a game split between 4 backs. That’s a surefire way to protect Bradford.

  1520. 1520 P_P_K said at 4:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The 3-Headed Monster was great, the 4-Headed Monster will devour all Defenses.

  1521. 1521 Jarock said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip Kelly brings wishbone back to NFL!

  1522. 1522 b3nz0z said at 4:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    prepare for THE FOUR . . . FOOD GROUPS!

  1523. 1523 P_P_K said at 4:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Best foursome since the Beatles.

  1524. 1524 A_T_G said at 5:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I guess I never told you guys about that one road trip when I was in college…

  1525. 1525 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Orakpo supposed to sign with the titans, good to see the rest of the nfc east being really quiet in this FA

  1526. 1526 Steve Smegal said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think we just need to start thinking of Sproles as less of a RB and more of a OW

  1527. 1527 Nailed it! said at 4:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What is happening!? Why both? Where am I? Is this thing even on?

  1528. 1528 P_P_K said at 4:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We’re beings from the future sending hints back in time.

  1529. 1529 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 4:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Polk inactive on game days? I thought he had serious value on ST. Not sure how our actives will look.

  1530. 1530 Dominik said at 4:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Didn’t we had 3 RBs and 4 TEs active all season long? Well, now we’ll have 4 RBs and 3 TEs active all season long (if healthy, and that’s a freaking big if)

  1531. 1531 anon said at 5:15 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    we have two starters

  1532. 1532 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/EaglesInsider/status/576121450437963777

  1533. 1533 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    official team twitter, guess that barring a mathis trade we will cool down in FA

  1534. 1534 Avery Greene said at 4:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Don’t know if this has been posted since we’re averaging like 10 posts a minute.

    Source close to situation confirms that @EvanMathis69 trade is indeed close.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) March 12, 2015

  1535. 1535 Avery Greene said at 4:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ROFLMAO

    VIDEO: Cowboys fans are burning their DeMarco Murray jerseys http://t.co/gigTPCPNu5 pic.twitter.com/9ibn3Xgi9a— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) March 12, 2015

  1536. 1536 ChaosOnion said at 5:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    “And that is how collectible jerseys are made, children!”

  1537. 1537 myartz04 said at 4:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Send Polk to Dallas for a pick?….too soon?

  1538. 1538 A_T_G said at 5:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Not for us.

  1539. 1539 GermanEagle said at 4:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Watch out for the Eagles to trade Sproles.

  1540. 1540 P_P_K said at 4:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If we have Murray and Matthews, would you trade Polk or Sproles? I say Polk.

  1541. 1541 Avery Greene said at 4:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Me too, Sproles is your ST man and great in the receiving game.

  1542. 1542 anon said at 4:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Huff can take over runbacks. i don’t know if we’d trade him, he was pretty productive last year, led rbs w/ tds.

  1543. 1543 nathaniel driver said at 4:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I say Polk, not sure what kind of value he’d bring..

  1544. 1544 D3FB said at 5:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    0 value

  1545. 1545 Stanimal said at 5:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He is at lowest RFA tender which means the Eagles just have the right to match any offer. He can be picked up without any sort of compensation for the Eagles right now.

  1546. 1546 nicolajNN said at 4:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    With the possible exception of players acquired this past week, you could say that about any players on the roster

  1547. 1547 A_T_G said at 5:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And only possibly for those guys.

  1548. 1548 Avery Greene said at 4:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://i.imgur.com/PjxUz7p.gif

  1549. 1549 P_P_K said at 4:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I’m afraid to play poker against this man.

  1550. 1550 GermanEagle said at 4:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Strip Poker?!

  1551. 1551 Avery Greene said at 4:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I fold.

  1552. 1552 Dominik said at 4:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    with Mrs. Dorenbos???? I’m in

  1553. 1553 P_P_K said at 4:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Then he’d have nowhere to hide all the aces up his sleeves.

  1554. 1554 myartz04 said at 4:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Sent this to a buddy of mine (cowboy fan) about 3 times today.

  1555. 1555 ICDogg said at 4:56 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Triple option wishbone offense, here we come!— Brian Solomon (@Brian_Solomon) March 12, 2015

  1556. 1556 Mitchell said at 4:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I feel decent about this FA because there have been no “Nnamdii” like signings, you know like the ones were you spend millions and millions on a “fantastic older” player. All the contracts look pretty reasonable as of now.

  1557. 1557 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/576122992901640192

  1558. 1558 Frencheaglesfan said at 4:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I like this sky blue and yellow jersey

  1559. 1559 FairOaks said at 5:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This is what the Eagles do with those colors:

    http://uniformcritics.com/football/nfl/philadelphia-eagles/2007-powder-blue-yellow-throwbacks/

  1560. 1560 peteike said at 5:01 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ugh, why, now it does seem dumb to put all that stock into RB. Alrighty then, lets see how this pans out. Sharing the load off worn out knees and ankles.

  1561. 1561 Mitchell said at 4:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We have the most talented backfield in the NFL now?

  1562. 1562 botto said at 4:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    no

  1563. 1563 Mitchell said at 4:58 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    No.

  1564. 1564 botto said at 5:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    bills do

  1565. 1565 A_T_G said at 5:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Ouch.

  1566. 1566 botto said at 5:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    haha

  1567. 1567 Mitchell said at 9:52 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    With McCoy, Brown and Jackson? Who else do they have. Idk, I still think ours is better.

  1568. 1568 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 4:59 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Hope he doesn’t wear #24. That’s been cursed since Sheldon

  1569. 1569 Dominik said at 5:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Numbers on Mathews out? Did we lower our offer because of Murray? 4m/year is a lot of money for a backup QB if you already have Sproles.

  1570. 1570 Alistair Middlemiss said at 5:02 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Meh Meh Meeehhh.

    Not in love with the $16m we have just splashed on RB’s over the next 2 years with Polk/Mathews/Murray.

    No space to realistically draft an RB although it would likely be BPA at some point. Seems a massive over allocation of resources.

  1571. 1571 peteike said at 5:03 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Agree

  1572. 1572 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 5:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Maybe they dont want any of these RBs. Maybe they’re waiting till next year for Zeke.

  1573. 1573 Dominik said at 5:04 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Chip has to have something in his mind, has he? 3 RBs who earn a lot of money + Polk. That’s too much.

    On the plus side: if Murray is injured, Mathews is a solid back-up. That is, if they aren’t injured at the same time.

  1574. 1574 Mr. Magee said at 5:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yes, that’s the way it works… Whatever he has in mind AT THAT MOMENT!

  1575. 1575 Stanimal said at 5:05 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Just so everyone knows there is absolutely no way we can trade Polk. He has zero value to begin with but we also tendered him at lowest RFA tender which means we just have the right to match any offer someone gives us. They can pretty much have him right now if they front load his contract because there is no way we can or would match at this point.

  1576. 1576 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/03/tyrann_mathieus_mom_charged_in.html

  1577. 1577 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:06 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Wow

  1578. 1578 anon said at 5:08 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah crazy, but she was probably just doing what she was being told to do.

  1579. 1579 nicolajNN said at 5:07 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I guess Chip really don’t want to see Trey Burton running the football next season

  1580. 1580 Dominik said at 5:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/OhWowHmm/status/576126906401161216

  1581. 1581 Dominik said at 5:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    But why pay Murray so much money, then? Where is the ROI?

  1582. 1582 RC5000 said at 5:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    major weapon …you’d be complaining either way.

  1583. 1583 anon said at 5:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you’ll see it at the margins. down and distance red zone, broken tackles, best runner in the league from shotgun last year. You can tell shady likes the Qb under center, it’s probably better for him that he’s in a system where he can do that.

  1584. 1584 ICDogg said at 5:10 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Dave Spadaro on @PSTonCSN looks like he's on ecstasy.— The700Level (@The700Level) March 12, 2015

  1585. 1585 myartz04 said at 5:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    We bitch about the 2nd rd pick we gave up. How would you feel to be the colts…Trent Richardson released

  1586. 1586 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:13 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well they can still feel better knowing the browns used their pick for johnny football lol

  1587. 1587 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:11 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/JaysonBraddock/status/576127576298536960

  1588. 1588 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:12 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He’s ours

  1589. 1589 ICDogg said at 5:25 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Cowboys’ plan B

  1590. 1590 Stanimal said at 5:18 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Walter Thurmond gives a much better interview than Maxwell.

  1591. 1591 Dominik said at 5:21 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/Rowie_Hoseman/status/576130221948141568

  1592. 1592 anon said at 5:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    one of the better troll accounts out there.

  1593. 1593 mksp said at 5:22 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Safe to say we now know what Chip’s H/W/S requirements are for RBs:

    DeMarco Murray: 6’1″ / 213 / 4.37

    Ryan Matthews: 6’1″ / 218 / 4.37

    LeSean McCoy: 5’10” / 204 / 4.50

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/500/

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/769/

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/4673/

  1594. 1594 anon said at 5:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    that’s crazy.

  1595. 1595 Sammy Bee's Knees said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    makes you wonder about Bryce Brown

    6’0″ / 223 / 4.38

  1596. 1596 mksp said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Have to play to your size…..

  1597. 1597 Bert's Bells said at 5:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Too short, too fat, too slow?

  1598. 1598 CrackSammich said at 5:23 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think it’s safe to say that pretty much whatever we get back for Mathis is going to make everyone angry.

  1599. 1599 ICDogg said at 5:24 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Unless it’s Dion Jordan

  1600. 1600 CrackSammich said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Do we really need to give the national reporters more ammo in the Ducks narrative?

  1601. 1601 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    or Anquan Boldin

  1602. 1602 Media Mike said at 5:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    How does trading Mathis to San Fran help them get worse and have Kaepertrash roughed up even more?

  1603. 1603 D3FB said at 5:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I think trying to get a player rather than a draft pick is probably the way to go.

  1604. 1604 CrackSammich said at 5:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That’s what I’m hoping for. I’m not all that excited about some late round picks.

  1605. 1605 botto said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathis for cole

  1606. 1606 Nailed it! said at 5:26 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Talking about Chip Kelly’s current approach

    Louis Riddick ‏@LRiddickESPN 2m2 minutes ago
    Question being asked in some FO’s right now..” Are we missing something? Should we reconsider what we may have thought about teambuilding?”
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  1607. 1607 botto said at 5:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    yeah they are missing something alright.
    big balls

  1608. 1608 Mr. Magee said at 5:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    And excess cranial space?

  1609. 1609 anon said at 5:27 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    you should block him off twitter i hate him, everything he writes sounds like he’s trolling for a job.

  1610. 1610 Nailed it! said at 5:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Why, guy loves him some Chip Kelly. Plus I think he is a great follow.

  1611. 1611 anon said at 5:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    $8.4M per/yr and $21M in total gts ? For Murray? No thanks. #Wouldratherdraft— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) March 12, 2015

  1612. 1612 anon said at 5:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Only a few transcendent-talent RB's in the history of the league. D. Murray isn't one of them. I get the method to JJ's madness. #Cowboys— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) March 12, 2015

  1613. 1613 Media Mike said at 5:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Riddick is a buffoon. Disgruntled former employee. F him.

  1614. 1614 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/FO_ScottKacsmar/status/576129022154956800

  1615. 1615 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:28 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Boy, and we complained for danny watkins

  1616. 1616 anon said at 5:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    CLe was smart, they got their first back. T.Rich was a pretty good goal line back for them.

  1617. 1617 FairOaks said at 5:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Everyone crucified Banner for that trade, but that was one of his good moves.

  1618. 1618 anon said at 5:37 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    weeden looks older than shurmer

  1619. 1619 peteike said at 5:30 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ha, ouch

  1620. 1620 FairOaks said at 5:33 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Jeez, and last year they picked Justin Gilbert and Johnny Football in the first round. That has the makings of a sequel.

  1621. 1621 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 5:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This would be great:

    @PatKirwanCBS

    I hope the Cowboys sign Trent Richardson to a minimum deal on a 1yr deal and give him a chance to reinvent his career

  1622. 1622 Tdoteaglefan said at 5:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    LMAO i would love that too pat

  1623. 1623 D3FB said at 5:29 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Guys,

    Chip has realized how to get 120 plays per game. So he has to be able to run the ball 50-80 times a week.

    DUH.

  1624. 1624 anon said at 5:32 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he probobly has seen the regression by running backs over the course of the year so good to have two so you can still truck people in january.

  1625. 1625 peteike said at 5:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    better hope for a lot of 3rd and 2’s. That way Bradford cant throw the 5 yd toss on 3rd and 7. Whos he throwing to. Draft:
    WR, X, OL, OL, X, OL, QB, something like that, I dont feel like researching, did we get an extra somewhere?

  1626. 1626 anon said at 5:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    one 4th extra 5th

  1627. 1627 Alistair Middlemiss said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Yeah defence is awesome so get 3 and out ever down. have 15 70 yard touch down drives running it all but play action passes…. Murray and Matthews get 2000 yard seasons.

  1628. 1628 anon said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    wouldn’t be surprised if we have 2 1000yd rushers.

  1629. 1629 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:31 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Matthews deal stays the same, 3 year 11.5M$

  1630. 1630 mksp said at 5:34 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Our first three draft picks are going to be OLs.

    TYLER – Hope you’re ready for draft weekend, we’re gonna need you bud.

  1631. 1631 botto said at 5:35 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    gotta be right?

  1632. 1632 Media Mike said at 5:36 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Good, because the current quality of “guards” on this roster (if Mathis is traded) couldn’t guard kids crossing the street during a road closure.

  1633. 1633 anon said at 5:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    WR?

  1634. 1634 Media Mike said at 5:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    That is less scary than having a QB die because of turnstiles like who took the filed at G last year.

  1635. 1635 mksp said at 5:38 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    All these dudes signing with the Eagles as FAs must really have Stephen A Smith questioning his…..you know what, never mind.

  1636. 1636 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:39 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/JFowlerESPN/status/576090505567694848

  1637. 1637 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:40 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Vaccaro for mathis and a 5th?

  1638. 1638 Media Mike said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Didn’t Vaccaro get benched?

  1639. 1639 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:53 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t really watch the saints played, but I recall he was praised since his arrival. He probably was part of the defensive collapse though

  1640. 1640 botto said at 5:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    mathis for cooks

  1641. 1641 CrackSammich said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I don’t think you read that correctly.

  1642. 1642 botto said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    ok murray for cooks

  1643. 1643 CrackSammich said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Brees for Cooks?

  1644. 1644 botto said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    lets get cooks

  1645. 1645 CrackSammich said at 5:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Too many cooks?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8

  1646. 1646 anon said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    i’m sure he’s talking to sproles and jenkins about who to get and what they are worth.

  1647. 1647 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    keenan lewis would be good or cam jordan

  1648. 1648 Media Mike said at 5:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Keenan Lewis is also a contractual malcontent. I like that swap, but would we cave to his demands?

  1649. 1649 Stanimal said at 5:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He just wanted his contract to be fully guaranteed over the next three years. Which if I remember was something around 11-13 million maybe?

  1650. 1650 oreofestar said at 5:42 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I may not like a lot of what were doing but its fun having our team in all the headlines lol

  1651. 1651 botto said at 5:43 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    d is looking better

  1652. 1652 oreofestar said at 5:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    If Brad and Murray can stay freaking healthy we may be better than last year despite the reshuffling

  1653. 1653 KAJomo said at 5:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    This season all depends on Bradford’s health. If he can stay healthy we will be contenders

  1654. 1654 RobNE said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    You weren’t here earlier someone wanted to trade Kendrick’s for Jonathan cooper.

  1655. 1655 oreofestar said at 5:57 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Whoever that was needs to get sober lol

  1656. 1656 ICDogg said at 5:44 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bad pro day narrative coming in for….Marcus Mariota— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) March 12, 2015

  1657. 1657 Alistair Middlemiss said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    The tank is in.

  1658. 1658 RobNE said at 5:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Bradford is growing on me

  1659. 1659 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:47 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Best time to get rid of him, chip style, jk

  1660. 1660 mksp said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Me too! He throws such a pretty ball and has such an efficient and effortless motion. Just looks like a natural.

  1661. 1661 oreofestar said at 5:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Same it’s gotten to the point I just want Brad healthy and MM to go top 5 and put us out of our misery

  1662. 1662 botto said at 5:46 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    makes the skins want him more

  1663. 1663 Stanimal said at 5:45 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I am hoping just a little bit that Demarco changes his mind just so I can see the reaction on Twitter from the Cowboys fans who have been tweeting him death threats, calling him traitor, and the ones burning his jersey.

  1664. 1664 Joe Minx said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Can you imagine what will happen now if MM falls to 20 & Chip passes?

  1665. 1665 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    World War 3

  1666. 1666 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    World War 3

  1667. 1667 DamonL86 said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he would trade back in to 21

  1668. 1668 DamonL86 said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    he would trade back in to 21

  1669. 1669 Mkdazmedia-embrace the chaos said at 5:48 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    I can’t figure out which part of that scenario is more unlikely

  1670. 1670 oreofestar said at 5:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Brad is the future so…

  1671. 1671 Media Mike said at 5:49 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Patriots would jump to 19!

  1672. 1672 RobNE said at 5:50 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    They love gaeapolo.

  1673. 1673 oreofestar said at 5:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Mathis has definitely been traded based off his recent posts

  1674. 1674 Frencheaglesfan said at 5:51 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    What is he saying?

  1675. 1675 oreofestar said at 5:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    He just posted a pic of some old dude from silver linings in an eagles jersey crying

  1676. 1676 iceberg584 said at 5:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    some old dude (i.e. Robert De Niro)

  1677. 1677 GENETiC-FREAK said at 5:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Some old dude lol

  1678. 1678 anon said at 5:54 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    some old dude!!!!!!!!

  1679. 1679 oreofestar said at 5:55 PM on March 12th, 2015:

    Well excuse me lol