Maxwell, Gore Reportedly Coming to Philly

Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 505 Comments »

Nothing is official until Tuesday. But…

I like both moves.

Some people think the Eagles are nuts for going after Gore. He’s going to turn 32. He’s got a ton of carries in his past and that wear & tear will show up at some point.

But Gore hasn’t declined to this point. He runs for more than 1,000 yards just about every year. In the last 5 years, LeSean McCoy has started 72 games. Gore has started 74. He’s got one of those freak bodies that isn’t on the standard timetable. Most RBs hit 30 and the decline is obvious.

Gore also has real value as a teammate and locker room presence. I’m sure that isn’t lost on Kelly and is part of the attraction to him.

Gore is getting more money than I anticipated at $5M per year. I was hoping he’d be down in the $3 to $4M range. Still, this is half of the cap charge that Shady was going to be prior to his trade.

A few of you have asked about Maxwell and why he’s different from Nnadmi Asomugha. They are very different players. That doesn’t guarantee Maxwell will pan out as hoped, but they are different. Asomugha was an older player coming from a terrible organization. He wasn’t an ideal fit for how they wanted to use him. Does that sound at all like Maxwell?

Maxwell is in his prime. He has played in the last 2 Super Bowls. He is versatile, in that he can play the slot or outside. Maxwell is a perfect fit for the style of defense the Eagles want to play. This isn’t a square peg into a round hole.

We also can’t obsess on the fact Nnamdi didn’t pan out. Troy Vincent was a free agent signing and turned out to be a phenomenal Eagle. Asante Samuel was good for a few years. You can’t let one bad signing scare you off FA forever.

Are we paying Maxwell too much? Yes. But it had to be done. Sometimes in life you have to overpay. You can’t afford to shop around and hope. You have to suck it up and write a check for an obscene amount. This is due to the failure of Curtis Marsh, Trevard Lindley, Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams. If the Eagles had one really strong corner, they could build around him. Instead, they had to go buy that player.

Maxwell is an above average CB, but he’s not an elite player. Jimmy Bama has a good post on Maxwell.

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This would make perfect sense. Williams is older CB who can help develop Jaylen Watkins and/or a rookie. He would be a short term fix to buy them time to get a replacement ready.

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OL Orlando Franklin is headed to San Diego. The Eagles will have to go elsewhere to fill the hole at RG.

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Old friend Dan Graziano says the Eagles and Giants could battle it out for FS Devin McCourty.

I covet McCourty, but I’m still not sure if the Eagles do. There is a lot of buzz about him and the Eagles. Could just be his agent saying that. I hope it’s legit and they do go after him.

Fingers crossed.

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505 Comments on “Maxwell, Gore Reportedly Coming to Philly”

  1. 1 Nailed it! said at 6:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Dan Graziano โ€@DanGrazianoESPN 18s18 seconds ago
    RT @tomecurran: it seems a very good bet Pats will retain either Revis or McCourty and a pretty good bet they keep both.

    Dont like this

  2. 2 Donald Kalinowski said at 6:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Better than him going to NYG

  3. 3 370HSSV 0773H said at 9:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    So we STILL don’t have a Safety, no #1 receiver, and no starting QB.

  4. 4 OregonDucker said at 6:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/JaysonBraddock/status/574695506540019712

  5. 5 Charlie Kelly said at 6:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    if they get mccourty id be so damn hyped!! the defense would have serious potential!!

  6. 6 Ramiroquaaii said at 6:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    In terms of money, i would attack McCourty first, but in terms of need, sign with Maxwell is the right move.

    And we have to bring some top rusher before sign with McCourty too (need again).
    Pressure on QB can compensate lack of talent on secondary.

    But so far, so good.

  7. 7 Dominik said at 7:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    “Pressure on QB can compensate lack of talent on secondary”

    Or not. F.e. the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You’re right, we shouldn’t take a good pass rush for granted. But I’d sign McCourty over a OLB in a heartbeat. I want to fix this secondary for the next few years.

  8. 8 anon said at 6:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Can’t have both still need pass rush and a guard. No market for b.grizzled he might be back.

  9. 9 James said at 6:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McCourty would be amazing, but I dont see him signing here. I think our next option is Rahim Moore. He was coached in DEN by our new DB coach so you would think that if he covets Moore, we will certainly get him. If not Moore, hopefully Searcy will be up there too.

    I like Culliver more than House or Williams for the other CB hole we have.

  10. 10 Charlie Kelly said at 6:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    if they covet him they wouldnt be going hard at mccourty. they covet mccourty.

  11. 11 James said at 6:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Of course they covet McCourty… They arent stupid enough not to have a plan B… C… D…

  12. 12 OregonDucker said at 6:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    They covet Revis more. But who knows the mind of Belichick?

  13. 13 GEAGLE said at 6:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    why is that more likely then the DB coach NOT liking Rahim? maybe informs chip he is a lazy practice player? maybe he informs him he misses a bunch of offseason days hanging out in the training room after stubbing his big toe? maybe the DB coach thinks he is a selfish player
    ,,
    why is familiarity always an assume “positive”.. His DB coach couold just as likely get Rahim Moore removed as a target altogether because of his familiarity,,,
    ,,
    But, i wouldnt be upset if Rahim was signed…. McCourty, Searcy, Rahim, or Gilchrist and Im busting out the Johnny walker Blue.. it is sunday night after all

  14. 14 Andy Six Score and Four said at 6:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maybe he tells us that Moore is very indecisive when shopping for decorative wall lighting and may miss practice time whilst determining which best match his decor.

  15. 15 James said at 6:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The DB coach could steer him away completely with his familiarity, totally right; thats the beauty of having him coached him. So say if McCourty gets his deal worked out with NE, if we start to hear that we are trying to sign Searcy or Parker etc, we know there is no chance we go after Moore.

    Now that we have that information we can gain more information on Chip and his ideal players accounting for Measurable’s, Character, Performance and try to link up the best players available to the Eagles.

  16. 16 GEAGLE said at 7:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    absolutely… i think its always an advantage to have coaches who know the players we are considering.. not so much because of gameday, but knowing their habits the other 6 days of the week… whether we have inside knowledge that a player is better then we think, or whether we have inside knowledge to steer away from a kid, its always a valuable resource.. heck I wish every important decision we have to makee, we have someone on our staff who knows that kid through experience… things would be easier if we had that advantage about every player we consider adding… it works both ways, but knowing both is still valuable to a franchise… actually it may even be more valuable to steer us away from a potential 3-5year mistake..
    ..
    wish we had inside info that Coop was going to suck…oh wait, lol nevermind…

  17. 17 D3FB said at 6:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    “Jeff Stoutland knows JaMEs CarpeNTer from Bama so he’s totally going to be the guy… and because he played for STOUTlanD he cAN play in our scheme guyz, he’s TotallY goinG to be ………. the GUy wE get, IDGAF if he’s fat and slow, he’s STONGgGG”

    -GEAGLE

    “DonT say JUst cuz a COacH knoWs a guy he will be a tarGet, maybe the coach sEcreTlY HATEZ HIM!!!!!!!!!, y u sO StuPIdz”

    -GEAGLE

  18. 18 Joe Minx said at 6:38 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Take this one with a grain of salt but:

    Jon and Sean Show
    โ€@JonandSeanShow

    4m4 minutes ago

    Hearing from a source close to #Eagles, Maclin & Sanchez are coming back. Announcement of new the deals should come at some point tonight.

  19. 19 James said at 6:38 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yay on Mac! Do not want Sanchez.

  20. 20 OregonDucker said at 6:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yeah, we need a confirmation but they are not fake.

  21. 21 Dominik said at 7:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I like Gore, but not Gores money. I would like to have Sanchez back, but I really hope the money is right. He’s the best FA QB available, but that doesn’t mean he’s worth a fortune.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 6:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    i expect that to happen…. be more excited if we werent talking about sean Braise as a source, but Ill take it where i can get it…

  23. 23 Joe Minx said at 6:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lol exactly. Maybe a whole salt shaker then.

  24. 24 GEAGLE said at 6:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    you wanna know the difference between Nnamdi and Max?
    ..
    Nnamdi gained half of his top ranked status being hidden in Oakland. started to get a reputation that QBs wouldnt throw at him.
    ..
    Maxwell is the opposite, good CB who played on a secondary so good that he was probably the weak link of the bunch so opponents couldnt just avoid throwing at Maxwell.. he didnt grow into a top corner having that going for him like Nnamdi did…. Max reputation is earned off team throwing at him, and him answering the bell….. if we have to pay big money for a CB, do it for one that is absolutely battle tested at the highest level.
    ..
    want another difference? one was a pussy, the other actually likes to get dirty…sure everyone can guess which is which…. ..
    ..
    One wants to be in single high, locked up man to man on the outside, safety help be damned… the other was a veteran who liked to point at the young safeties every time his man caught a pass..

    not that similar huh?

  25. 25 Charlie Kelly said at 6:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    spot on

  26. 26 OregonDucker said at 6:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Word is he got owned by Dez in Seattle. Have not done my homework on this yet so not sure of validity.

  27. 27 Joe Minx said at 6:42 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Thought I had read something the other day that said the exact opposite. Can’t remember now.

  28. 28 GEAGLE said at 6:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    patrick Peterson was owned all year…. would you turn down the chance to pay to add him?,, im sure Dez will get the better of ev every corner at some point…. then again. i dont care to defend Maxwell, just dont want Nnamdi’s name even associated with him,.,.painful memories..

  29. 29 Media Mike said at 7:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Richard Sherman approves your Peterson message.

  30. 30 Donald Kalinowski said at 6:47 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    4 receptions on 10 targets for 63 yards.

  31. 31 GEAGLE said at 6:48 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ill gladly take Dez OWNING him twice a year if thats the definition

  32. 32 OregonDucker said at 6:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Good research. Thanks.

  33. 33 Alistair Middlemiss said at 6:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maxwell went down injured late 2nd quarter, and they swapped Sherman to cover Dez, so the 4/10 63 yards is a combined stat. Not sure what Maxwells individual stats were.

  34. 34 OldDuckMcDoc said at 6:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Caught one pass for 11 yards before Maxwell went down per the play-by-play:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=400554305&period=0

  35. 35 GEAGLE said at 6:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    My favorite thing about Gore and Maxwell… two tough players, from tough locker rooms.. and the NFC west teams are a tad bit weaker having poached them away… so when we have to go thru seattle, not only did we improve with this move, we made them weaker… NFC west is a problem these days… like adding players from those teams… Niners were a band of scumbags, but Gore was the heart and toughness of that locker room for a while…two moves Made us tougher team…. cant be upset about that… I share Toms sentiments about being surprised with Gores price Tag, but hard to complain about saving 6mil from what we had to give shady… 6mil a year you can get a good player for that

  36. 36 OregonDucker said at 6:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/Earl_Thomas/status/574695715567484929

  37. 37 peteike said at 6:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Imagine bolstering D with maxwell, mccourty and kiko prior to this. Would you sacrifice Maclin for better balance on team? I don’t want him to walk but if they land mccourty it would soften the blow. I’d be happy with rahim Moore also. Want a decent safety bad to pair with Jenkins.

  38. 38 Donald Kalinowski said at 6:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    What’s a fair value for Worilds?

    Dumerville signed a 4 year deal worth $26 million last year that came with $8.5 million guaranteed.

    Paul Kruger signed a 5 year deal worth $40 million.

    KJ Wright signed a 4 year deal worth $27 million.

    Conner Barwin is actually the 10 highest paid 3-4 OLB in the NFL.

  39. 39 Andy Six Score and Four said at 6:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I think market value puts him around 8/yr.

  40. 40 D3FB said at 6:57 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    KJ is an ILB

  41. 41 Media Mike said at 7:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sheard please.

  42. 42 GEAGLE said at 7:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    no way should worlids make more then Barwin, and i dont even care about the changes in Market since Barwin signed,.. If they are going to pay him more then Barwin, then id like to see them do the right thing and give Barwin a new deal that reflects him being a GODSEND of a signing,
    ,,
    curious to see what HOuston and Jerry get

  43. 43 oreofestar said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    All of these deals but wright ( who plays a different position) were on lower caps and u heard the dude might creep up to 10 mil and I have no interest at that price

  44. 44 GermanEagle said at 7:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If the pats can keep Revis and McCourty there won’t be any excuse for the Eagles to not retain Maclin and sign at least another playmaker on D.

  45. 45 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:02 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Revis and McCourty are the top 3 at their positions. Maclin isn’t in the top 10 at his.

  46. 46 GermanEagle said at 7:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I was coming from a money / salary cap point of view…

  47. 47 GEAGLE said at 7:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    forget the losing Mac… not going to happen no matter who we sign or dont…Mac, Meco, celek are adopted ducks, If chip wants you, you will be here. Think that has been made clear by now..

  48. 48 laeagle said at 8:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ummm….

  49. 49 Insomniac said at 7:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Greg Hardy? Fuck culture that DL will be so amazing with Hardy.

  50. 50 GEAGLE said at 7:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lol could you imagine all the questions chip would have to answer about “culture”, after he has been tellling our media for two years how important it is. i would be so entertained to watch the bombardment of culture questions that they will throw at chip over and over..
    ,..
    whoever gets that dude…let me guess, one of the usual scumbags like the Bengals… I assume they will be getting a serous Talent at a discount price… is it possible that someone pays him fair price after his suspension or whatever we want to call it? i have no idea what to think of the type of contract he will end up getting
    ..
    hopefully jerry jones doesnt capitalize on this

  51. 51 Media Mike said at 7:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He should be in jail and was already convicted by judge before he bribed his way out of a crime.

    No thanks.

  52. 52 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ugh, no. There’s #culture and then there’s “not signing complete scumbag, tosspot, waste-of-oxygen, Grade A douchenozzles”.

    No to Hardy. All of the no.

  53. 53 Insomniac said at 7:14 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Kiko Alonso. Grade A moron but also talented.

  54. 54 Mitchell said at 7:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He straightened up I believe. Hardy beat someone just last year didn’t he?

  55. 55 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Hardy’s guilty of rather more than moronosity.

  56. 56 Insomniac said at 7:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Innocent until proven otherwise.

  57. 57 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Dude, he was found guilty then paid the victim a bunch of money not to testify at the appeal. He’s scum. Avoid.

  58. 58 Insomniac said at 7:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m not saying that he isn’t a scumbag but you weren’t there. “Paid off” could be running away from losing the trial and living in scrutiny for the rest of her life.

  59. 59 mksp said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Where’s this Kiko Alonso is a moron stuff coming from?

  60. 60 D3FB said at 7:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    DUI/Criminal mischief issues in college.

  61. 61 mksp said at 7:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Right, known issues when he was a kid, but has supposedly learned his lesson.

    He’s not unintelligent based on reports. Was just a dumb kid.

  62. 62 D3FB said at 7:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Agreed, but that’s what they are referencing.

  63. 63 Greg Richards said at 7:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sounds like it’s going to be the 6 year, $63M deal reported earlier, before the 5 year, $53-54M report. Still $25M guaranteed. Last year’s salary is $11M. So that’s $52M over 5 which is a little better. Seems like essentially a pay as you go contract around $10M a year. Probably $25M guaranteed in first 3 years which have $32M in total compensation. After that, he can probably be cut without penalty. Perhaps a small dead money hit if part of his guaranteed money is in the form of a SB.

  64. 64 GermanEagle said at 7:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Source, my friend?

  65. 65 Greg Richards said at 7:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. RavensInsider on twitter.

  66. 66 GEAGLE said at 7:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    who are we talking about? Max?

  67. 67 Greg Richards said at 7:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yes.

  68. 68 GermanEagle said at 7:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ja.

  69. 69 mksp said at 7:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Aaron Wilson โ€@RavensInsider 22m22 minutes ago
    Byron Maxwell six-yr. $63M Eagles deal: $25M guaranteed, $13.5M 1st year, $22M through 2 yrs, $32M through 3, $42M through 4, $52M through 5

  70. 70 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Any idea how long the guarantees last?

  71. 71 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    wow. That’s a little ridiculous. He’s not worth that much.

    Idc, I’m not the one writing the checks.

  72. 72 Media Mike said at 7:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    GET THEM ALL!

  73. 73 GermanEagle said at 7:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Or…CUT them all! I kid I kid..

  74. 74 GEAGLE said at 7:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    chip already sharpened his battle AXe

  75. 75 GermanEagle said at 7:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lol. I know. And everyone should be scared!!!

  76. 76 GermanEagle said at 7:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    @D3FB,

    If you had to choose, Mac or Mc?

  77. 77 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McCourty in a heartbeat.

  78. 78 D3FB said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McCourty.

    At WR you can manufacture production to a degree. Additionally we spread the ball around in this offense, so I’d rather have a bunch of 2’s and 3’s types at WR than one good but not great WR making big money. It’s also a much deeper position both insofar as talent currently in the league as well as talent in the draft. There isn’t a single S in this draft class I feel is likely to become part of a teams core group of players.

  79. 79 GermanEagle said at 7:20 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    thank you, sir. Your assessment mirrors my honest and humble opinion.

    I won’t complain if we get both though.

  80. 80 Insomniac said at 7:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Don’t tell that to the Maclin lovers who want to pay him 12mil.

  81. 81 Jarock said at 8:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m ok with paying Maclin 10mil a season. Seems about right in the current market. More than that would be excessive. Regardless, I’d want it to be a team friendly, we can cut bait two to three years from now if he declines, type deal.

  82. 82 Media Mike said at 8:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Cooper’s contract structure for more money.

  83. 83 holeplug said at 7:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    positional scarcity means McCourty easily

  84. 84 JJ_Cake said at 7:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m happy with the signings, but concerned how Gore will take to Chips conditioning by and practice regiment. Will he be able to handle Saturday practices and be able to play well on Sunday? Hope we get McCourty.

  85. 85 GermanEagle said at 7:14 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He’s over 30. Under Reid he would have gotten every second day off…

  86. 86 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Already excited for the Gore Revitalised By Sportsing Science: “I feel like I’m 22, not 32” stories this summer.

  87. 87 GermanEagle said at 7:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    So how many hours before we hear about Mac’s new contract???

  88. 88 Greg Richards said at 7:14 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ian Rapoport

    @RapSheet

    1m
    1 minute ago

    QB Mark Sanchez is heading back to the #Eagles, source said

    Supports Sean and John rumor. Hopefully that means Maclin is back too.

  89. 89 GermanEagle said at 7:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t mind Sanchize backing up Folezzzzz. #cough cough

  90. 90 oreofestar said at 7:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Need to see money but if Mariota comes, Sanchez makes a ton of sense even if it’s Foles he still makes sense really

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 7:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    sanchez is a top 3 NFL backup… he makes sense if you have Tom Brady or Jameis Winston..
    ..
    awesome move locking him up! basically insurance that if Foles gets hurt, we dont have to piss away our season,… Hype that its a 2 year deal so we dont have to worry about this again next summer…. Just waiting on the Maclin Domino and one of the top 4 safeties….. throw in virgil green and i sleep like a baby tonight!

  92. 92 Jarock said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Not thrilled with Sanchez but he’s easily the best available. There’s nothing in the QB market this year and whether we draft someone or continue with Foles, Sanchez gives Kelly a security blanket in that he knows what he’s getting. He’s not getting much, but it’s better than any of the other dreck available this season.

  93. 93 Greg Richards said at 7:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Mike Garafolo

    @MikeGarafolo

    1m
    1 minute ago

    Mark Sanchez back to the Eagles on a 2-year deal worth $9m with $5.5m guaranteed, per source.

    That’s bridge QB money. Deal worth maximum of $16M so I’d guess it’s incentive based if he starts.

  94. 94 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I could punch a kitten.

  95. 95 suthrneagle said at 7:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    are you a friend of kempsky?

  96. 96 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m shamed by my failure to get the reference. Is he anti-feline?

  97. 97 suthrneagle said at 8:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He compared the loss of Jackson with the comparable production of a Cleveland reciever. I pointed out to him that Cleveland sucked, so what was his point? He replied that my comment caused him to punch his cat.

  98. 98 peteike said at 7:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    right, ugh

  99. 99 GermanEagle said at 7:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I guess I was close with my prediction then.

    How can I bet money again?

  100. 100 Andy Six Score and Four said at 7:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Way too much $$

  101. 101 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Way too much Sanchez ๐Ÿ™

  102. 102 Andy Six Score and Four said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Why do you keep deliberately misspelling Sanchize?

  103. 103 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m going to need two McCourtys, at least one Maclin and a Worilds to make up for this news.

    Or have ‘Allas sign Nate. Whatever.

  104. 104 Mkdazmedia said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    $1 is too much

  105. 105 mksp said at 7:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You only pay Mark Sanchez that much money if….

    …wait for it…..

    …..you’re trading Nick Foles in a package to move up to #1 to draft Marcus Mariota…..

    Mark becomes a tradable asset next offseason.

  106. 106 Jarock said at 8:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Half the fans would be ecstatic if that happened, the other half we’d need to talk off the ledge.

  107. 107 Patrick said at 7:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Jesus fucking christ, 4,5 million pr. year for a fucking backup QB.

  108. 108 GermanEagle said at 7:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s the norm these days. It’s not Madden my friend!

  109. 109 Patrick said at 7:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    No, its not the norm. go down the list: http://overthecap.com/position/quarterback

    Matt Schaub was brought in to start or at least challenge big for it. So was Cassel, McCown, Henne, Matt Moore, Fitzpatrick. You’re already way below 4.5/year

  110. 110 oreofestar said at 7:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Mark is better than all of them and when thinking enjoy cap adjustments they’re all making around the same

  111. 111 GermanEagle said at 7:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Thank you. Sir.

  112. 112 Patrick said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    It did us exactly fuck all that Mark Sanchez is better than some of the worst QBs in the NFL, he still wasn’t good and we didn’t make the playoffs. Not entirely his fault, but he wasn’t without fault either. The simple fact is, your QB goes down? Either you were fucked to begin with because you didn’t have a real QB, or you’re fucked now, because a backup QB won’t win you the Super Bowl.

  113. 113 GermanEagle said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He’s a frigging backup QB ffs.

  114. 114 Patrick said at 7:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You’re the one arguing that he is important enough to warrant getting paid a big check. If he should have been given a big check, then he should be a guy we believed could help us reach our goals. Do you think Mark Sanchez can win us a Super Bowl?
    Your situation with Mark Sanchez as your backup if your starter goes down: Pretty screwed
    Your situation with my grandmother as your backup if your starter goes down: Definitely screwed, but at least you had 4 mil of capspace to spend somewhere else.

    Oh, and lets not forget, if he actually gets on the field, he’ll probably get closer to that max value of 16 mil, not the real value around 9 mil

  115. 115 GermanEagle said at 7:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If you don’t wanna spend 4.5 million / year for a proven backup QB like Sanchez, you would you have rather signed for less money?

  116. 116 Patrick said at 8:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Any backup QB willing to sign for between the veteran minimum and IMO, around 1,5 mil pr. year. Maybe I’ll raise that to 2-2,5 since the salary cap just got raised. Because it doesn’t matter, if your QB goes down you’re fucked. And I makes literally no difference to me if we start Sanchez or Matt Barkley because our starting QB goes down with an ACL tear in the pre season. Sure Sanchez will win us more games, but I have 100 % confidence that no team will win the Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez at QB. Why on earth should i care about being better, but still not the best with a QB who won’t develop and cost a shitton.

    The obvious dilemma is, what happens if your star QB goes down for a couple of games? Obviously Sanchez gives you a better chance to steal a game, than say Barkley, but is that worth 4,5 million pr. year to you? I’d throw that at another position, and probably a starter.

    EDIT: I have no issue with bringing Mark Sanchez back, i have a huge issue with signing him to that big of a contract. Its not about Sanchez, its about throwing money at a position that doesn’t matter.

  117. 117 GermanEagle said at 8:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Backup QB does matter. When was the last time an Eagles starting Quarter back has started all the 16 games???

  118. 118 Jarock said at 8:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McNabb, and I forget what year, but it’s been a long while.

  119. 119 sonofdman said at 8:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Actually, he helped get us to 10 wins despite the fact that our starting qb missed half the season. Most years that would get you in the playoffs, this year it didn’t.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 7:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Which one of those have ever led their team to the playoffs, or better yet, actually won playoff games?’
    ..
    you are paying for the fact that if Foles gets hurt, our season doesnt go down the toilet… all these moves that make us better next year so we can contend are foolish if we dont have a high caliber backup…. sanchez is a sucky starter, but he is as good of a backup as we can hope for…and im sure he will be a little better building on the continuity and experience he got last year…i would expect a better QB for a veteran in year 2 of a scheme

  121. 121 Patrick said at 7:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Well, Cassel did play on two different team that got 10 wins. Schaub did bring the Texans to the play-offs a few years ago. Also, how many teams did Mark Sanchez lead to the Playoffs? The Jets with their dominant fucking Rex defense and strong running game? Please, if anything he was the reason they wasn’t better.

    A strong backup QB is fine and dandy, but not when he is paid like a low end starter for multiple years. 1 year, sure, were saving money on Foles. Imagine Foles actually being our QB and him getting a huge deal, all of the sudden you have 4,5 mil tied up in your fucking backup QB, who might be good, but lets just be honest. if your QB goes down for the season, you aint winning the bowl.

  122. 122 Greg Richards said at 7:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Josh McCown got a 3-year, $14M contract. Similar situation. Sanchez will in all likeliness start until whoever we draft is ready.

    Fitzpatrick signed a 2 year, $7.625M deal with $4M guaranteed. He ended up starting but I don’t think that was the plan when he was signed.

    Cassel signed a 2 year, $10.5M contract with Minnesota that had $5.65M guaranteed. Bridge QB to rookie starter.

    These deals were pretty obviously the precedents that laid the foundation for Sanchez’s deal.

  123. 123 Patrick said at 7:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The common thing in all those situations is that rookies are/where the supposed competion, meaning that even if the those guys lost the job, the other QB would be paid next to nothing. If the Foles wins the Job, he gets paid, and we now have 2 expensive QBs on the roster. Oh, and QBs just happen to be the most expensive players in the NFL.

    If we somehow deal for Mariota, it would make more sense, but then why did we sign a 27 year old CB, if Mariota doesn’t mean win now, but rebuild?

  124. 124 Greg Richards said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That depends on your and more importantly Chip’s evaluation of Mariota and how quickly he can be a force in the league.

  125. 125 Patrick said at 7:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Only 2 options:
    1. Mariota isn’t pro-ready: We obviously give up Foles to get him. Nice that Sanchez is here to push him and take some starting pressure of, maybe have Mariota learn on the bench. No problem with that, but why did we sign Maxwell, why not really rebuild if thats the case? In that case let me see what Watkins and Boykin got? Why not deal Mathis and Peters?
    2. Mariota is pro-ready and we’re going for the Super Bowl: Let Mariota play and do what Luck did. there will be some growing pains, but you hitch your wagon to your young QB. If Mariota goes down, Sanchez sure as shit isn’t gonna allow us to compete, and if anyone thinks that he will, they vastly overestimate the rest of our team.

  126. 126 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Jeff Garcia got $5 million to be a backup. 9 years ago.

  127. 127 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He had the advantage of not being terrible though.

  128. 128 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He was an over-the-hill 36 year old. Playing with his 4th team in 4 years.

  129. 129 OldDuckMcDoc said at 7:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yes, but he could still write “not Mark Sanchez” on his CV, which is always a good selling point.

  130. 130 Bert's Bells said at 7:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    #BringFieryBack

  131. 131 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He played well for a backup. And that’s the rate for good backup QBs.

  132. 132 mksp said at 7:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He’s not gonna be a back-up Game 1…..

  133. 133 Patrick said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Only thing worse than having Mark Sanchez as an expensive backup QB, is having him be your starter.

  134. 134 oreofestar said at 7:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I like the idea I wish it was like 2 mil less but I’m fine with it

  135. 135 GEAGLE said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    yup… Foles, Sanchez and Barkley all back is starting to come together nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. 136 GermanEagle said at 7:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Some (foolish) people seem to think the exact opposite by making room for Mariota.

  137. 137 GEAGLE said at 7:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    yea yea yea… i know what the silly talk is

  138. 138 GermanEagle said at 7:31 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Mate, I admire your passion, but I would like to give you an honest advice. Prepare for the unexpected n

  139. 139 GEAGLE said at 7:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lol ok pal

  140. 140 GermanEagle said at 7:38 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    why do you always lol people who got a serious point!

  141. 141 Greg Richards said at 7:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Not silly at this point. I am on the record as being pro-Foles or at least not approving of the hyperbole position that anti-Folesites are that he’s the next Brad Goebel. Look at the tea leaves though. Sanchez is getting better than average backup QB money. He has incentives based on starting. That’s bridge QB money. Outside chance that Foles stays and competes to be bridge QB to someone besides Mariota(I’ve given up all hope with Barkley), but targeting Mariota is the most likely scenario. I think to think otherwise at this point is to be in denial.

  142. 142 GEAGLE said at 7:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ok… smh…. you will learn that throughout chips career, he will prioritize backup and pay for it, no matter if our starter is tom brady or geno smith… drink the mariota kool aid… just dont bash the crap out of foles when false expectations dont turn out to be true… its not chips fault that the mnedia brainwashed and misled everyone… surprised more people havent learned yet after going thru the last two offseason… but whatever, another months and this will all be shut down..

  143. 143 Jarock said at 8:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I think it’s silly to assume Kelly’s not targeting Mariota at this point. What is a legitimate question and issue is whether the Eagles have the ammunition to get him and whether they are willing to pay the price. I suspect Kelly is more willing to overspend than many fans, especially Geagle, would approve, but I also suspect it still won’t be enough. Can’t wait til the draft and we can stop arguing ๐Ÿ˜€

  144. 144 Dominik said at 7:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Damn Chip. Really? Come on. I get you need two QBs. And Sanchez is at least not one losing you games where you have clearly more talent. On the other hand, like with any other back-up QB, you won’t win games against good opponents. Is the not sucking enough to lose against bad teams really enough to pay 4.5m per year?

  145. 145 oreofestar said at 7:31 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Who you rather have as a backup? Locker? Grayson? Ponder?

  146. 146 Dominik said at 7:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I know it’s a bad market. You don’t need to tell me that. But 4.5m for the skills Sanchez brings to the table? I don’t like it. If you give me Locker or Ponder for 2m, I’d prefer that. Even tough Sanchez is the better player, it’s too much money.

    Hell, I think Barkley for his rookie wage would be the better option than Sanchez for 4.5.

  147. 147 Insomniac said at 7:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Hundley?

  148. 148 oreofestar said at 7:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You have to give up a 2nd and probably a 4th or trade up to get him though,

  149. 149 Insomniac said at 7:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s a lot better than a bunch of firsts though.

  150. 150 Jarock said at 8:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’d take Locker’s upside over Sanchez’ known deficiencies. Only thing Sanchez has over Locker is durability. In a backup QB that’s big, but I really don’t wanna watch Sanchez miss a wide open receivers over and over again on posts and flags down the field.

  151. 151 scratcherk said at 7:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    this ruins all the goodwill for today

  152. 152 Jarock said at 8:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    This also gives us a pretty good indication that Kelly doesn’t expect Barkley to ever amount to anything. He’s entering his third season in the system and still isn’t trusted to do more than run the scout team. I’m not quick to write people off, but this is pretty damning.

  153. 153 laeagle said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Not sure it’s consolation when we learn a player wasn’t worth a pick.

  154. 154 BobSmith77 said at 7:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    obviously need CBs but not a fan of paying Cadillac price for a high end Chevy.

  155. 155 BobSmith77 said at 7:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Vincent was acknowledged as an elite CB when they signed him. Ditto Samuel.

    Maxwell strikes me as a Brown or Taylor type instead.

  156. 156 Insomniac said at 7:31 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    This team would go deep in the playoffs with Brown type CBs.

  157. 157 GermanEagle said at 7:45 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I do miss Sheldon Brown..

  158. 158 GermanEagle said at 7:45 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I do miss Sheldon Brown..

  159. 159 Media Mike said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sheldon Brown doesn’t miss!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86lPitQ06lw

  160. 160 GermanEagle said at 7:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    When I saw this hit live I was standing up screaming like a little girl!

  161. 161 Media Mike said at 7:57 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I was making comments about Kim K feeling the hit as well.

  162. 162 Jarock said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Reggie Bush still doesn’t remember this day.

  163. 163 DarthBanner said at 9:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Still a fumble.

  164. 164 Insomniac said at 7:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He’s coaching high school kids. Chip needs to make a phone call to him.

  165. 165 anon said at 7:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Andre Johnson? Age doesn’t matter if productive.

  166. 166 GermanEagle said at 7:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If no Mac, I will take some Andre!

    The only thing that turns me off is I always have to think of Andre from the series The League when I hear his name. Lol n

  167. 167 D3FB said at 7:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Pair him up with Bro lo el Cunado, I mean Sanchez.

  168. 168 GermanEagle said at 7:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Or with Taco. At least he knows how to shave your pubes.

  169. 169 Insomniac said at 7:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    A physical WR? Yes please.

  170. 170 Mitchell said at 7:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Are you #puttingyourCoateson?

  171. 171 D3FB said at 7:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I tried to, but then Coates dropped it.

  172. 172 Mitchell said at 7:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He probably just slammed you to the ground like that db from Texas(?) that tried to tackle him.

  173. 173 Media Mike said at 8:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Could you clarify? Everybody from Texas is a d-bag.

  174. 174 Mitchell said at 8:04 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Did you see the clip of Coates slamming the cb who tried to tackle him? YouTube “Sammie Coates throws him to the ground.”

  175. 175 Insomniac said at 8:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Too bad he doesn’t play RB.

  176. 176 Mitchell said at 9:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If you toss him a screen, its almost the same thing. He has a problem with long balls, not the shorties.

  177. 177 Jarock said at 8:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maybe we should convert him to safety ๐Ÿ˜›

  178. 178 BobSmith77 said at 7:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sea change if they sign Johnson and let maclin walk. Maybe the Eagles think that will their conditioning program that they can get decent production and value of FA veterans in their 30s.

    Understand the Gore signing but going into a season with two aging Rbs and a guy who never stays healthy seems pretty ill advised especially in an offense predicated on the run.

  179. 179 Greg Richards said at 7:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If you were relying on one 32-year old, sure. They’ll split carries with Polk backing them up. I think they’ll draft a RB too.

  180. 180 Insomniac said at 7:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    WR/RB is deep this year unless we trade for Maryotaa then we’re screwed at those positions,

  181. 181 mksp said at 7:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Paying Sanchez this much would REALLY make sense if the Eagles were targeting Hundley in Round 1. Cause he probably does need a redshirt year.

    I’d expect Mariota to start right away to be honest.

  182. 182 Jernst said at 7:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I dont think 4.5 million is really that out of line for a good backup QB these days

  183. 183 Greg Richards said at 7:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m not enough of a draft guy to discuss the relative merits of each but from the perspective of draft stock, we could probably trade down and get Hundley at the end of Round 1. I always prefer as many draft picks as possible.

  184. 184 mksp said at 7:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Its certainly possible. But its also one of those situation where you don’t want to tempt fate if Hundley is your guy.

    Under this scenario, one can assume that Foles has been traded for picks as well.

    And really, re-signing Sanchez helps the market for Foles as well, as that is one less competent QB on the market.

  185. 185 Andy Six Score and Four said at 7:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    How does Sanchez’s signing affect the number of competent QBs not the market?

  186. 186 mksp said at 7:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Because he is by definition a “competent QB.”

    Would you rather have Jake Locker?

  187. 187 Andy Six Score and Four said at 8:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t think we’re working off the same set of definitions.

  188. 188 Greg Richards said at 7:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m keeping an eye on Chicago. They’re in an awful situation with Cutler. The coaches don’t seem to want him and he’s a cancer there. However he has a huge salary for this season that is already guaranteed. But if he’s on the roster at a certain point next week then a huge chunk of his 2016 salary becomes guaranteed. if they did decide to cut him, then a guy like Foles still on his rookie salary would be attractive as they’d still be paying for Cutler on their cap.

  189. 189 oreofestar said at 8:04 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Lol 7th pick or gtfo

  190. 190 ACViking said at 8:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    MKSP:

    “don’t tempt fate”
    __________

    Hundley’s no “poor man’s” Mariota.

    If Kelly wants him . . . I’m with you. GET HIM.

  191. 191 mksp said at 8:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yeah, these type of decisions are too important to risk reaching for any sort of incremental value. If you like the guy and think he can be your franchise QB, draft him at #20 and go home happy.

    We already saw what happened when Andy & Co. tried to “time* Russell Wilson perfectly.

  192. 192 ACViking said at 8:04 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Unless Kelly thinks another year in the system turns Sanchez into a top-tier QB . . . then he seems to be back as the intended #2 (incentives say otherwise).

    Kelly’s put some key pieces in place to stop the hemorrhaging on defense, and with Gore, have that N-S running game he wants.

    And . . . Kelly’s been silent about Nick Foles since saying, “need to look at the film.”

    ___________

    BELICHICK . . .

    When do the coaches review the past season’s film to grade the players? Seems like that should have occurred — since guys are getting cut loose.
    ___________

    Do these moves *reasonably* point to Kelly making a play for a different #1 QB?

    Seems to me, the silence on Foles invites these kinds of questions.

  193. 193 D3FB said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Coaches have an ongoing grade and they touch up that before exit interviews. I’m sure they review them as a staff immediately following the season.

    The month or so after the season, before they get fully into draft prep are used for more macro views such as scheme, playcalling, and how a player fits into the long term plans.

    The scouting department (both pro personnel and college) also watch tape of the team. You can’t improve what you already have if you don’t know what you currently have. This is also done throughout as well as in the immediate aftermath of the season.

  194. 194 ACViking said at 8:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Fantastic.

    I may start cataloging your longer comments.

    Piece by piece, you’re laying out team operations in multiple areas, player-performance standards, and block-and-tackle info.

    Belongs in a central location. Gold standard material.

  195. 195 Jarock said at 8:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Hundley’s a role of the dice who may never be ready. He’s got talent, but his lack of pocket sense is extremely disturbing. He doesn’t have Mariota’s familiarity with the system either. Not sure if Mariota would start right out of the gate, but I’d expect him to be starting by game 4ish at latest.

  196. 196 anon said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ucla ran a lot of the same plays. check the chip wagon article. i think we get mariota but hundley has experience

  197. 197 Jarock said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yes, but Mariota’s familiar with how Chip runs things from play calling to system. UCLA doesn’t share that and never will. Just not as high on Hundley as some (looking at you, Tyler).

  198. 198 oreofestar said at 7:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    So apparently Mac and Sanchize are staying with a additions of Max and Gore…this is awesome, sign McCourty and this is a wrap for me

  199. 199 Media Mike said at 7:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sheard

  200. 200 oreofestar said at 7:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I want him more than and OLB but with everything else I don’t know if we could afford him

  201. 201 Media Mike said at 7:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He won’t cost top top dollar.

  202. 202 oreofestar said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I want him but if we get Mac, McCourty, Gore and Max with Mark I don’t know if we can fit him

  203. 203 Media Mike said at 7:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    We got room, yo.

  204. 204 Insomniac said at 7:45 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I guess we’re leaving out Maclin then.

  205. 205 BobSmith77 said at 7:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Are the Eagles going ‘big game hunting’ for McCourty and Mariotta in the draft?

  206. 206 ICDogg said at 7:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Eagles QB room still makes about half a Cutler.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) March 8, 2015

  207. 207 ACViking said at 7:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ok, I’m dense . . .

    What exactly is Rosenthal saying?

  208. 208 meteorologist said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    All of the Eagles OBs combined make 1/2 what Cutler makes

  209. 209 ICDogg said at 7:42 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sanchez was re-signed in case you missed it

  210. 210 ACViking said at 8:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ICD:

    I did. Thanks for clearing this up

  211. 211 ACViking said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Just checking back after a couple hours away

  212. 212 76mustang said at 7:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Question: Justin Houston very unhappy in KC. With his tag, the Eagles would have to give up 2 first round picks, and pay him (prob. $15M/yr. with $25M guaranteed). So, would you rather use the picks to secure MM, or use the picks to secure JH?

    Keep in mind, with MM you get 4 to 5 years of rookie wage scale (albeit likely top 2 slot), and you’d likely surrender add’l picks. If you add JH and keep Foles, you have to pay him and whomever else you want to keep next year – though you can jettison Meco this year, Cooper and Celek next year, and can restructure Peters for additional room…Houston is a beast…

  213. 213 oreofestar said at 7:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Leave Houston alone it’s crazy to give up first rounders for the right to pay a non QB 15 mil

  214. 214 Jarock said at 8:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Mariota and it’s not close. I love Houston, he’s my favorite free agent this year, but he’d be much more expensive and a potential great QB is still worth more than a great OLB.

  215. 215 CASEY MATTHEWS said at 7:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    at this point OLB is scaring me more than safety. We have no “Predator” on the roster right now unless you count Braman and Long.

  216. 216 Media Mike said at 7:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Does the suggestion we sign Greg Hardy count; or are you not counting those types of predators?

  217. 217 CASEY MATTHEWS said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Is Aaron Hernandez still available?

  218. 218 Media Mike said at 7:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    For dating purposes inside prison perhaps.

  219. 219 ICDogg said at 7:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    It's good to be back in Haiti w/ @nrgenergy (day 1 in the books) — Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) March 8, 2015

  220. 220 ICDogg said at 7:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Anything happen w/ the Eagles?— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) March 8, 2015

  221. 221 Kelce's Beard said at 8:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lol i love barwin

    im surprised he’s not advocating for brooks reed

  222. 222 Media Mike said at 8:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    We have to trade Kendricks away as part of the Mariota deal before Brooks Reed fits here.

  223. 223 Media Mike said at 7:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    See what happens when we leave extra solar panels laying around the Linc?

  224. 224 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sanchez’ contract is less than what Josh McCown and Matt Cassell signed for. And it’s on par with what Mike Vick, Chad Henne, Fitzpatrick, and Gabbert got to be backup QBs. .

  225. 225 Alistair Middlemiss said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Don’t let facts get in the way of the narrative!

    We are all Mariotta Truthers!

  226. 226 Jernst said at 7:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    People freaking out about the cap hit don’t realize that with the new cap, that’s going to be the going rate for back up QBs

  227. 227 Media Mike said at 7:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Throw in Foles making about 78 cents this year and you still have a very cheap cap hit on QB.

  228. 228 ICDogg said at 7:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_nHb_9UcAA6_Mq.jpg

  229. 229 Media Mike said at 7:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    OLD. Decrepit. Social Security! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

  230. 230 OregonDucker said at 8:02 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Break out the Metamucil Smoothie….

  231. 231 ACViking said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    best of the day!

  232. 232 RIP Worms said at 9:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s the Kaepernick effect. Don’t expect the same sort of split with Foles under center. But another QB?

  233. 233 ACViking said at 9:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McCoy had a similar split in 2013, I think.

    I don’t know what it was in 2014, one way or the other.

  234. 234 CampDracula said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Adam Schefter is reporting Mark Sanchez is coming to Philly for 2 years, $16mil. If true, that’s just gross.

  235. 235 oreofestar said at 7:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s with incentives it’s really 2 for 9

  236. 236 ian_no_2 said at 7:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    only %5.5M guaranteed

  237. 237 ian_no_2 said at 7:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    $5.5

  238. 238 ian_no_2 said at 7:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Eagles veteran RB Frank Gore is rumored to be put off by how much impressionable second-year LB Marcus Smith has been avoiding him. “It started when Smith was supposed to cover him,” said one teammate, “he gives Frank a wide berth.”

  239. 239 ICDogg said at 7:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    http://t.co/v8B148D7y3

  240. 240 Insomniac said at 7:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Lane and Peters putting Graham on his butt would be refreshing to see for the ones still bitter about Earl Thomas.

  241. 241 oreofestar said at 7:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Awesome if that gets us McCourty

  242. 242 ICDogg said at 7:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Eagles are spending like a team that will have a QB with a low cap number for years. Not preparing to pay Foles if he has a great season.— Rob Miller (@EaglesWTD) March 8, 2015

  243. 243 OregonDucker said at 8:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That would suggest the MM deal is done………….

  244. 244 Greg Richards said at 8:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Possibly. No one knows. I did take note of Winston visiting TB so early. Seemed to me like maybe they had some type of deadline to decide if they wanted to use the #1 pick on Winston or do something else with it.

  245. 245 anon said at 8:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    They already let him talk to the media in TB, posted it on the website, must be best smoke screen ever.

    I think the Jets / Titans trades must be done, notice Jets not moving heaven and earth for a QB.

  246. 246 Greg Richards said at 8:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t see how you make that trade without knowing for sure that TB is taking Winston.

  247. 247 anon said at 8:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    fait accompli. in my eyes. Look at all of CK’s other QBs, they’ve been trash in pro offenses.

  248. 248 Greg Richards said at 8:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He never had anyone near Mariota’s talent level before.

  249. 249 anon said at 8:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    understood, but if i’m another team that’s my thinking as to why i don’t want mariota. National Title and Rose Bowl games w/ no ones.

  250. 250 BlindChow said at 8:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The Jets are looking at Ryan Mallett apparently. Wouldn’t preclude Foles going there, but I can’t see them having Geno, Foles AND Mallett.

  251. 251 anon said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Geno was a second round pick, they can cut him no problem, think they are looking for a Foles backup. Isn’t Mallet staying in TX? Who is their QB?

  252. 252 Media Mike said at 8:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Petty after they trade back into the first round with New England at pick 32.

  253. 253 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Because signings like Gore and possibly Williams are ones you would make when you are not planning to contend next year? (and you will not contend with Mariotta as QB however highly you rate him)

  254. 254 oreofestar said at 8:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t think we’re signing Williams and I think we can compete with Mariota if they go that direction

  255. 255 Mitchell said at 8:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Part of the rookie learning curve is getting to know the system and your coach. MM would be vastly ahead of other rookies. By the time he plays 16 regular season games he should have a good feeling for game speed.

  256. 256 anon said at 8:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    probably more familiar with the concepts than Nicky Stix. We need that Andre Johnson though, i’ let mac walk for fucking around for so long.

  257. 257 OregonDucker said at 8:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/Jeff_McLane/status/574717912738566144

  258. 258 ACViking said at 8:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    WHERE’s YOUR SOURCES ON THIS?!?!?!

    A simple “yes” will do.

    (Have thoroughly enjoyed the film noir quality you’ve added to this whole line of conversation . . . but for the missing femme fatale)

  259. 259 oreofestar said at 8:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m just waiting for this Mac contract then I’m done for the day

  260. 260 Greg Richards said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    JLC thinks we’ll land Maxwell, McCourty, and Worilds

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/25098968/dolphins-spend-for-suh-but-will-there-be-any-money-left-for-tannehill

    I rip on him but he’s been right a few times lately

  261. 261 Media Mike said at 8:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Don’t care for Worilds. I don’t think his pass rush abilities are going to match is contract.

  262. 262 GermanEagle said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Up Vote if it’s wrong to getting pissed drinking vodka / coke hoping that Mac will be re-signing with the Eagles tonight.

  263. 263 Media Mike said at 8:20 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    But only because it was fun to up vote.

  264. 264 GermanEagle said at 8:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Drinks on you, my friend!

  265. 265 OregonDucker said at 8:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Do martinis count?

  266. 266 GermanEagle said at 8:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s a little bit gay. But accepted.

  267. 267 anon said at 8:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    vodka coke was my drink of choice back in the day — gross now.

  268. 268 OregonDucker said at 8:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    How about martinis and PBR?

  269. 269 BlindChow said at 8:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Pfft. I guess you’ve never heard of James Bond.

  270. 270 GermanEagle said at 8:57 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sure.. The Germans always were the bad guys…

  271. 271 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    is this a german thing? vodka and coke, beverage type, doesnt sound very appetizing. now, other type of coke and vodka, yeah, that’s minimum.

  272. 272 A_T_G said at 8:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Your assuming the coke he is referring to is a liquid?

  273. 273 GermanEagle said at 8:57 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    No. It’s all I got at home.

  274. 274 mksp said at 8:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I could see a three-team trade between the Eagles / Bucs / Titans happening. Eagles move up to #1, Bucs get a 4th or 5th for their trouble to move back to #2 and still get their guy (assuming Winston is their guy).

    Titans get Foles & big package of picks to move from #2 to #20.

  275. 275 anon said at 8:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    i think eagles jets titans.

  276. 276 oreofestar said at 8:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Doesn’t work now unless you believe TB won’t take Mariota or trade their pick, you’d be better off doing that draft day

  277. 277 ACViking said at 8:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Think of the Bucs as Virgil Sollozzo

  278. 278 OregonDucker said at 8:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Seems to be the most plausible deal….

  279. 279 Media Mike said at 8:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t know about Tampa only getting that, but Foles would make sense as a guy Wis would like.

  280. 280 ACViking said at 8:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    MKSP:

    Would be the first deal of its kind in NFL draft history.

    You make it sound doable.

  281. 281 mksp said at 8:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m just a dreamer.

  282. 282 A_T_G said at 8:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    But you’re not the only one.

  283. 283 D3FB said at 8:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Why wouldn’t the Eagles just let the Buccaneers take Winston, and then trade with TEN?

  284. 284 mksp said at 8:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Removing uncertainty prior to the draft / at the start of FA. I would expect this deal to happen in the next 3 days.

    If it doesn’t, then yeah, you could do a draft day deal w/ TEN.

  285. 285 D3FB said at 8:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    It seems like Tampa is pretty well set to take Winston.

    I don’t see them selling the pick to move down at all for fear they would lose Winston, so I think pick 1 is pretty well locked in, assuming Jameis doesn’t buy a White Bronco…

  286. 286 Greg Richards said at 8:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Hypothetically though, if you make trade to #2 pre-draft, what do you do if TB shifts and takes Mariota instead? I want no part of Winston.

  287. 287 D3FB said at 8:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You wait to trade until Licht has assured you he’s taking Jameis.

  288. 288 Media Mike said at 8:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    And if he wants Mariota; the Eagles can’t get Mariota.
    And Wis has never shown he’d like a Mariota type.
    Jax is all set at QB
    Oakland is all set at QB
    Washington (Snyder) is married to RGKnee for another year.
    Jets might take Mariota, but could want a guy that Arians will tell Bowles is ok to take.
    Chicago (Adam Gase) doesn’t coach in the way Mariota plays.
    Atlanta has Matt Ryan
    Giants have Eli
    Rams……………….that could be our target to move up.

    Who would really value Mariota as much as us to really move up for him? I can’t find a team that is in the top 10 other than possibly the Rams.

    I don’t think we need to overpay to go up that high.

    And I agree 100% that you wait out Licht.

  289. 289 anon said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    browns have 2 firsts and a backup

  290. 290 anon said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    browns have 2 firsts and a backup

  291. 291 Media Mike said at 8:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    And an owner who has a love affair with Johnny Football.

  292. 292 Greg Richards said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I don’t think Foles would necessarily be part of package for move up and think you may be able to get a better return for him now as opposed to draft day. May have to take risk of moving him now without knowing you’ll get Mariota. Hundley as backup plan.

  293. 293 D3FB said at 9:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Once again, the second you trade Foles, anyone you want to trade with is going to say kiss my ass the price went up, enjoy Sanchez.

  294. 294 Dominik said at 9:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Why would Licht even have the slightest interest in telling Kelly what he plans to do? I’m not saying the Buccs are smart, but that would be really stupid. After all, the Buccs are in the NFC. But even if they’d be in the AFC, you don’t help other teams without gaining something out of it.

  295. 295 ACViking said at 9:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Licht wouldn’t have any reason to say anything. And he wouldn’t need to.

    He could stay silent and still move down 1 spot for a 3rd (or 4th or fill-in-the-blank) knowing the Eagles are moving ahead of him.

    All contingent on TB having settled on some player other than Mariota.

    When would this happen? No clue.

  296. 296 D3FB said at 9:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    He want us moving up for Marcus or the Saints?

  297. 297 Dominik said at 7:11 AM on March 9th, 2015:

    I really respect you and your knowledge. But that doesn’t make any sense. The Saints are still in win now, they want to win it while Brees is still there.

    There could be other teams wanting Mariota, even ready to trade up. No doubt. But the Panthers and the Falcons won’t, that’s for sure, and the + of the Saints not being able to trade up for Mariota if the Eagles do vs the cost of helping the Eagles (without gaining something out of that help) makes absolutely no sense for the Buccs, imo.

    If we’d be talking about the Pats, I could see the friendship angle Belichick – Kelly. I still would bet a lot of money Belichick wouldn’t even hint to Kelly what his plans with the #1 overall are.

  298. 298 SuPaFrO said at 9:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Just just lenny Williams. But then u must get a Qb with the next pick. Our go with Sanchez (dreadful )

  299. 299 mksp said at 8:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Right, but Tampa has no risk. You promise to take Mariota and give them a 4th to move back a spot and they still get their guy.

    Eagles do it to lock-in their guy. And you do it now because there’s a bigger market for Nick Foles, whether to TEN or re-routed.

  300. 300 OregonDucker said at 8:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s my fear mksp. If it’s Draft Day then we lose more picks. If it’s prior to FA, which is what I am hearing, then it’s better for the Eagles.

  301. 301 Sean Stott said at 8:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    We just locked up Sanchez to 2 years. No question at this point that we’re dealing Foles to move up.

  302. 302 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Or we are sticking with Foles and need a backup?

    Seriously i understand we may trade for Mariotta but these moves so far this FA don’t say anything about that plan…..

  303. 303 Alistair Middlemiss said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Letting Maclin walk makes sense if you are blowing up the draft to take a rookie?

  304. 304 oreofestar said at 8:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Not directly related to us but I’ve heard that Colts are front runners for Fairly if anyone cares

  305. 305 ACViking said at 8:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That actually could impact the Eagles . . .

    Who do the Lions have left to play DT?

    A pair of 30+ year-old guys in C.J. Mosley and Andre Fluellen, and rookie Caraun Reid (from Princeton).
    ______________

    For a late 2nd Rd pick, Detroit could get young fast at DT and pick up a great run-stopper in Ced Thornton.

    Is he worth a 2nd Rd pick?

    BELICHICK . . . is it worth a late 2nd to Detroit to get Thornton?

  306. 306 Greg Richards said at 8:31 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Bad news: Maclin to Chiefs.

    Chris Mortensen
    โ€@mortreport

    3m3 minutes ago
    The Eagles’ wild ride will continue: Jeremy Maclin plans to reunite with
    Andy Reid in Kansas City once free agent market opens Tuesday.

  307. 307 anon said at 8:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    woooooooooooow. Andre Johnson! Tamba Hali!!

  308. 308 mksp said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Hey GEAGLE!

    What happened to your “source”?

    Thought you were “hearing” that he’d signing on Wednesday?

    At least we can put your fantasy to bed at this point.

  309. 309 Greg Richards said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Wonder if they’ll remove Houston’s franchise tag. They’re probably losing Hudson to OAK.

  310. 310 mksp said at 8:31 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Chris Mortensen โ€@mortreport 2m2 minutes ago
    The Eagles’ wild ride will continue: Jeremy Maclin plans to reunite with Andy Reid in Kansas City once free agent market opens Tuesday.

  311. 311 DamonL86 said at 8:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Bah that stinks.

  312. 312 OregonDucker said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/574729290744381440

  313. 313 oreofestar said at 8:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m not touching him in fantasy

  314. 314 Insomniac said at 8:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    As expected,

  315. 315 anon said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    GEAGLE: what happened to your boy?

  316. 316 BlindChow said at 8:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    lmao

  317. 317 ACViking said at 8:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin going home to Missouri.

    Good for him.

  318. 318 mksp said at 8:45 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Man, dude’s been a fraud from Day 1, don’t know what’s up with some of y’all that think this guy’s got a clue…

  319. 319 nevadausa16 said at 8:47 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Rules of Recency and Primacy at the same time.

  320. 320 Greg Richards said at 8:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Let’s discuss external WR options now that Maclin is gone

    I fully expect them to run less 3 WR sets to compensate. More of Matthews outside, more 2 TE sets, more 2 RB sets. Huff might step in as #3. Draft is strong in WRs.

    Ignore that for now and discuss what’s available

    I’m gathering some thoughts. First choice would be Crabtree.

  321. 321 OregonDucker said at 8:38 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Chip will not pay big dollars for WR. He believes scheme makes for open WR. He will pay for QB and OL.

  322. 322 ACViking said at 8:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ok . . . pay for a QB.

    So is the deal going through?

  323. 323 OregonDucker said at 8:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Down the road Mariota will cost a bundle and be worth it. That’s the plan.

    And no, I have not heard of ink on paper. Only that it is very, very close.

  324. 324 ACViking said at 8:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    No! No! No!

    The trade. What about the trade.

    (That was very politic . . . answer an unasked question)

  325. 325 OregonDucker said at 8:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yes!

  326. 326 ACViking said at 8:42 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Thank you.

    Now I can rest.

  327. 327 RobNE said at 9:14 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    so you say down the road, you mean for # 2 and not # 1?

  328. 328 ACViking said at 8:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Given the dollar value Kelly seems to have put on the WR position — and likewise the talent requirement . . .

    Seems like the Eagles will wait to sign a FA wide-receiver until the market settles. Ravens-style.

  329. 329 ACViking said at 8:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Jeff Maehl just breathed a sigh of relief.

    Another year with the Eagles. And he could be starting!!!
    (I kid — abt the starting)

  330. 330 anon said at 8:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Crabtree
    Andre Johnson
    Andre Holmes
    Stevie Johnson

    The last 3 have size to beat man and catch balls in the RZ. All except AJ should be around $5m.

  331. 331 Insomniac said at 8:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Trade for Desean? l o l

  332. 332 Greg Richards said at 8:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    1. Michael Crabtree – Very good in 2012, then injured, not all the way back from injury last year, Kaepernick was horribly inaccurate. Kelly’s offense gets WRs big contracts so 1-year prove it deal will probably be attractive to him.
    2. Andre Johnson – I personally am leery of bringing in too many older players but Kelly seems open to it. Wouldn’t trade for him as his salary is too big but if/when they release him, it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s a target.
    3. Cecil Shorts – Forgot him. Actually a nice fit. Recurring hamstring injuries a worry.
    4. Denarius Moore – Flashed early in his career before his production declined but it’s hard to get a feel if that was due to his own decline or the dysfunction there
    5. Leonard Hankerson – Started to break out in second season, was doing well his 3rd year before tearing his LCL, started out on PUP last year and when he came back the rotation was already established.
    6. Stevie Johnson – expected to be cut, not high on him personally, but WRs coach Bicknell worked for Buffalo previously
    7. Andre Holmes – Like him, think Oakland likely to match any offer sheet
    8. Kenny Britt – Still only 26 years old, flashed at times last year, but QBs weren’t very good
    9. Wes Welker/Eddie Royal – If Matthews moves outside, would they bring in smaller slot WR. I doubt it.
    10. Hakeem Nicks – Towards end of last year started to show flashes of earlier abilities.

    I’ll do more research on other names.

  333. 333 anon said at 8:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    stevie j had a number of 1000 yd seasons in buffalo.

  334. 334 Greg Richards said at 8:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    – Love him 2 or 3 years ago, now not so much.

  335. 335 Greg Richards said at 8:48 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Doubt it would ever happen but if you disregard character factors, from a pure scheme perspective Percy Harvin is a good fit. Think they’d like Huff to fill that type role though.

  336. 336 mksp said at 8:39 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    This offseason is so much fun.

    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

  337. 337 ACViking said at 8:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Kelly . . . the true emperor

  338. 338 mksp said at 8:47 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Has there been a more exciting and entertaining time to be an Eagles fan?

    Serious question, as you’d know better than I. And referring specifically to the Chip Kelly era.

  339. 339 ACViking said at 8:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Putting aside the disastrous 2011 FA splurge (true irony there) . . .

    I’d say between ’72 – ’73 season . . .

    The Eagles traded for Roman Gabriel in a blockbuster deal involving three 1st Rd picks plus All Pro WR Harold Jackson and FB Tony “TD Tony” Baker.

    Then the Birds acquired Colts FB Norm Bulaich for a 2nd Rd pick. Bulaich had been the Colts #1 pick in 1970, the year they won the SB.

    A few lesser trades were made, too, for Rams MLB Marlin McKeever and OLB Dean Halverson.

    In the draft, the Eagles had 2 of the top 6 picks, selecting OT Jerry Sisemore from UTx and TE Charles Young for USC, plus C Guy Morriss, S Randy Logan, DE Will Wynn and CB Joe Bird Lavender.

    The Birds had been terrible from ’62-’72. Same faces year after year.

    That off-season was a huge breath of excitement.

  340. 340 mksp said at 9:04 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    GREAT answer.

    If we trade up for Mariota, I’d have to think 2015 would at least be in the running.

  341. 341 ACViking said at 9:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yes . . . If MM comes here, with all the subtractions already and additions that are forthcoming . . .

    This off-season will move to the top.

    The Common Denominator — a New, Exciting QB.

  342. 342 wee2424 said at 9:02 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    2011 off season, and 2004 season. They rank up there with this.

  343. 343 ACViking said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    2nd best time . . .

    1986 and Buddy Ryan’s arrival.

    You had to read his post-practice comments during training camp because they were some of the funniest lines ever spoken.

    Regrettably disappointing from there on.

  344. 344 OregonDucker said at 8:57 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Best time ever on a blog. I love you guys!

  345. 345 RIP Worms said at 9:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Lurie should have opened up the Linc and had Eagles fans give a thumbs-up/thumbs-down, Roman Coliseum-style, to each player under contract in 2014.

    Riley Cooper?……Let him…………….

    Now THAT would have been entertaining.

  346. 346 oreofestar said at 8:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Let’s be fair before Chip Mac was a 65/800/7 guys his whole career is it crazy to think a guy like Torrey Smith can put up maybe? 75/1200/8

  347. 347 anon said at 8:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    that’s what im saying.

  348. 348 oreofestar said at 8:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I have to see the money but if he left for his 11 mil in KC then good for him let’s get Smith or dare I say Crab but if it was like a Cobb deal I would’ve matched that

  349. 349 anon said at 8:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    9 was the number if he wanted to be here he should have taken it.

  350. 350 ACViking said at 8:42 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    OregonDucker has, without qualification, said the Mariota deal’s going down.

    Just reporting what I read.

  351. 351 ACViking said at 8:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    OD:

    hope that was ok.

  352. 352 OregonDucker said at 8:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    God. Now I have to drink even more!

  353. 353 ACViking said at 9:04 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s what I wanna hear!

  354. 354 BlindChow said at 8:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    And GEAGLE insisted we’d resign Maclin. I wouldn’t take a word any of these guys said as anything other than idle speculation.

  355. 355 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:48 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    GEAGLE pretty much guaranteed Maclin would be staying! You had my hopes up man lol So Eagles are screwed now in the WR department.. From having DJax, Maclin n Shady to Matthews, Cooper n Gore haha

  356. 356 ACViking said at 8:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    BC:

    I’m just having some fun.

    No one knows anything about Kelly’s plans — unless the party on the other side tells us.

  357. 357 jshort said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Caught all that too. When will it be announced?

  358. 358 oreofestar said at 8:44 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Very interested to see the money I’d be pretty pissed if its 10 or less

  359. 359 BreakinAnklez said at 8:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    It won’t be

  360. 360 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:46 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin to the Chiefs! lol You screwed this one up Chip.. Kept the wrong WR Cooper n got rid of one that wanted to stay n play DJax.. Now Maclin showed he is all about the money n prefers Reids culture

  361. 361 OregonDucker said at 8:49 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Chip is not the problem. Uninformed fans are the problem.

  362. 362 BreakinAnklez said at 8:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If he doesn’t bring a Super Bowl after blowing up a young, talented nucleus of players in their prime, I beg to differ

  363. 363 anon said at 8:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    those players have been on this team for a while, not winning any playoff games. they were great i really liked all of them but we gotta move on, just like every other fan base.

  364. 364 OregonDucker said at 8:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    And you have every right to differ. He’s taking a chance on greatness. If he fails, he should be canned.

  365. 365 BreakinAnklez said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yea…and if this blows up…you go back to Oregon and I’m stuck watching my team take years to recover. It’s easy not to care when you don’t have skin in the game.

  366. 366 jshort said at 9:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m more than willing to take that chance, been a fan for over 50 years. Got used to waiting for them to recover. Make it or break it time for me.

  367. 367 Insomniac said at 8:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    They’ll forget him when Chip gets those physical big WRs that he likes.

  368. 368 oreofestar said at 8:47 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Need Crab or Smith pretty badly now unless you want Matthews, an Gore as your primary weapons

  369. 369 OregonDucker said at 8:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Don’t panic. Things will work out, or they won’t. Chip has set his value tree and is going by the numbers. If he fails, he’s out, if he is right then you might have a SB.

  370. 370 James said at 8:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If he values Qb and OL so much why hasnt he agreed with Clint Boling yet?

  371. 371 anon said at 8:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    bc he cut the whole secondary. all in good time…

  372. 372 Javi Echie said at 8:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Smith has a done deal in place with San fran

  373. 373 GermanEagle said at 8:50 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yo,

    I would have loved to be looking like a fool, but I guess it’s someone else whose name starts with GE..

  374. 374 mksp said at 8:51 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Intelligent twitter is the best twitter:

    Ryan Nanni โ€@celebrityhottub 41s41 seconds ago
    Theory: Chip Kellyโ€™s trying to manipulate the Philadelphia housing market.

  375. 375 James said at 8:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    What is the estimated amount of cap space now with Maxwell and Gore? 15mil off the 50. 50-15= 35. We arent overpaying for Maclin, so what is gods name are we saving for. They have to be targeting McCourty hard.

  376. 376 anon said at 8:52 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    safety, guard, olb, maybe corner.

  377. 377 OregonDucker said at 8:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yep, that’s my guess.

  378. 378 jshort said at 9:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    What for, the two or three rookie draft picks?

  379. 379 Insomniac said at 8:55 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Need a little room for the rookie contracts too.

  380. 380 James said at 8:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That would have us sitting around 20, back to where we were, no?

  381. 381 anon said at 8:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    i think we’re going have much less to rollover this year, but that’s ok. good teams aren’t rolling $20m a year every year.

  382. 382 James said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Still plenty of room to have signed Mac or McC. Though If Mac is getting north of 9 per then I see why they didnt pursue further.

  383. 383 oreofestar said at 8:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Probably will only count for 12 on this years cap

  384. 384 doublgee said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Insurance policy contract for Foles…? <<>>

  385. 385 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 9:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    probably 15m w/ sanchez.

  386. 386 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:53 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Looks like Eagles do a reverse of last season.. Good O bad D.. Now Good D bad O lol Too early to say but WTF is going on here haha

  387. 387 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 8:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    rather have eags drafting offense and playing rookies on that side. kelly almost seems allergic to playing defensive rookies

  388. 388 bsuperfi said at 8:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I think the Maclins thing tells us more than chip thinks he can manufacture WR productin. It also says he’s bullish on Matthews and huff. And why not? Mariota to huff is clearly golden. Definitely.

  389. 389 oreofestar said at 8:54 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Well with Cobb staying and Mac chasing DAT $$$ and Smith apparently going to SF were super limited also Macs production is going to go off a cliff

  390. 390 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    no way kc can keep Bowe.

  391. 391 oreofestar said at 8:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yeah but I don’t want him either… Maybe our boy Evans is coming!?!?

  392. 392 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    like white out of wvu ust as much. goodley in 5th would be nice too. so many freak wrs coming out every yr, i’m in heaven. i’d have 10-12 if i was in control of roster

  393. 393 ACViking said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Now you’re talkin’

  394. 394 OregonDucker said at 9:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Heeeeheeeeheee.

  395. 395 ACViking said at 9:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    OD . . . the Lex Luthor of Igglesblitz.

  396. 396 oreofestar said at 9:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If it’s true no point paying Mac big money

  397. 397 ACViking said at 9:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin’ll do ok, I think.

    He put up 69 for 859 7tds in ’12 w/ Vick and rookie Foles.

    I think that’s who he is: 70-80 catches for 900-1000 yards and 7-10 TDs.

    Solid numbers. Not worth $11M, though.

  398. 398 oreofestar said at 9:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Vixk and Rookie Foles have bigger arms than Smith dude will be running so many screens, look what happened to his production with Sanchez over the course of a full season just 80/1060/4 and that’s with Chip inflation I’m calling 67/890/4

  399. 399 ACViking said at 9:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin seems like he’s been running screens, deep outs and deep ins since he was drafted — with DJax going deep.

    Won’t change in KC.

    Smith’s weak arm . . . does that give defense’s and advantage? Cheating up, I mean? Mac’s YPC could be Avant-esque.

  400. 400 OregonDucker said at 9:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Some fans can’t handle the truth.

  401. 401 GermanEagle said at 8:56 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I would like to have an apology.

  402. 402 Insomniac said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclyn suxx

  403. 403 GermanEagle said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Not from you, mate.

  404. 404 GermanEagle said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Someone kept calling me a fooool…

  405. 405 OregonDucker said at 9:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You are not a fooool but a valued member of this community. Although, you may be as crazy as some of us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  406. 406 Avery Greene said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m sorry. I don’t know what for tho.

  407. 407 James said at 8:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Get Fat Andy on the phone right now so he can apologize!

  408. 408 BlindChow said at 9:00 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    http://igglesblitz.com/2015/03/more-lb-talk-3/#comment-1889369592

    GEAGLE: whatever u say pal….. 3 weeks of every single person talking that doom n gloom shit that Mac is gone, while for weeks a million times a day i typed under every single comment that he isnt going anywhere and you think there is any way I come out looking like a fool, God bless your simple heart….. FYI, i have a higher accuracy perscebtage this time of year then most so you are drunk if you think any hate even registers with me… keep yapping.. by now people should have fgured out a thing or two…

    lmao

  409. 409 Insomniac said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ouch and with the source!!!!!

  410. 410 anon said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    GEAGLE is on break now

  411. 411 GermanEagle said at 9:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    F him. What a hack.

  412. 412 fran35 said at 9:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Rock on. That coward won’t be on here with his bullsh#t for a while.

  413. 413 A Roy said at 9:58 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Actually, lmfao applies.

  414. 414 Jarock said at 9:01 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Good luck with that.

  415. 415 Ernie McCracken said at 9:02 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The whole class would

  416. 416 mksp said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    “Yous just a donkey fan, yous know nothing, I’m hearing Mac is a done a deal and so is Brandon Graham and MUFASA is an Eagle for life”

    Or something.

  417. 417 anon said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    no they are adopted ducks, they will be here.

  418. 418 GermanEagle said at 9:16 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Adopted ducks. Hahahah

  419. 419 Greg Richards said at 9:03 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    KC reportedly going after Revis too. If I’m a team with need for an edge-rusher, I’m holding off on spending serious cap room on one. Considering Reid’s past and Houston’s disgruntlement with the franchise tag would it surprise anyone if Reid removed the franchise tag or shopped Houston for less than 2 1sts?

  420. 420 oreofestar said at 9:05 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I refuse to believe that it’s possible

  421. 421 Jarock said at 9:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    It’s Reid. See Jeremiah Trotter. It’s not only possible, it’s happened (with an inferior player, but it has still happened.)

  422. 422 oreofestar said at 9:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    There is no way they Revis and Mac I refuse to believe it

  423. 423 Jarock said at 9:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    That’s further out there ๐Ÿ˜€

  424. 424 Rockedupeaglesfan said at 9:06 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You’ve been hurt before…

  425. 425 ACViking said at 9:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If Houston signs that piece of paper, KC can’t move him.

    Maybe Belichick will sign JH to an offer sheet.

    New England’s 1st Rd picks might as well be 2nds.

  426. 426 GermanEagle said at 9:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    So, our Nostradamus said the following:

    Murray will wear down.

    Romo will break his back.

    The cowboys will choke in December.

    Brandon Graham will be an Eagle.

    Mac will stay, no worries.

    Did I miss something….?

    Lol.

  427. 427 Avery Greene said at 9:09 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I thought Murray was going to wear down, Romo would need a backiotomy, and that Dallas would fold in December. They had a fluke year. Watching them get past the Lions was painful.

  428. 428 Greg Richards said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    They didn’t get past the Lions. The dumbass refs gave them an express ticket.

  429. 429 Jarock said at 9:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Watching them rob the Lions was painful. Almost as painful as watching the Lions self-destruct in that game. Poetic justice in GB.

  430. 430 GermanEagle said at 9:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    My bad, I forgot.

  431. 431 P_P_K said at 9:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Agree, agree, agree. Next year, Murray has a good, not great season. Romo’s back catches up with him. Cowboys fail to reach the playoffs.

  432. 432 Jarock said at 9:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Now you’re just piling on. Not worth getting upset with him over his prognostications. I enjoy his unusually (for an eagles fan) positive outlook, but I take his guarantees with a grain of salt. Besides, he was also certain Cary was coming back, no way we paid for Maxwell, and Chip has no interest in Mariota because Foles is his QB for the next 1000 years.

  433. 433 mksp said at 9:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Dude deserves all the shade being thrown at him.

  434. 434 fran35 said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Exactly. Can’t agree more. I really get so tired of the blowhard prognostications and the not so subtle hints that he has inside knowledge that will all be revealed to us morons in due time.

  435. 435 mksp said at 9:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yep….

  436. 436 Jarock said at 9:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    His prediction routine doesn’t bother me. Insulting anyone who dares to disagree or even express doubt does.

  437. 437 GermanEagle said at 9:13 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I thought it’s FOles for the next 987 years?!

  438. 438 BlindChow said at 9:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You misunderstand. When he says stuff like…

    i have a higher accuracy perscebtage this time of year then most so you are drunk if you think any hate even registers with me… keep yapping.. by now people should have fgured out a thing or two…

    …he’s earned every bit of grief. He doesn’t just prognosticate. He personally attacks anyone who suggests anything different will happen. He’s garbage.

  439. 439 Jarock said at 9:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    When he goes here, he ticks me off same as he does the rest of you. Most of the time, I ignore when he starts this type of ranting. Taking his predictions with a grain of salt keeps my bloodpressure down ๐Ÿ˜›

  440. 440 A_T_G said at 9:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    How about this gem from 3/11/14 from the prognosticator of prognosticators, the perscebtage setter:

    Eagles will sign:
    ..
    Cory Graham
    ..
    Ward
    ..
    Jenkins
    ,,,
    Alex Carrington

    Cnris Cooks
    ..
    Bruce Cambell….

    Jammarri Lattimore…

    If we can’t get Carrington the other DL we consider is Al Woods or Terrence Cody(non GUARENTEED roster spot)

  441. 441 GermanEagle said at 9:14 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    love it!!!!

  442. 442 GermanEagle said at 9:15 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The percentage setter!!! Hahahahah

  443. 443 A_T_G said at 9:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    No, no. Not percentage, that is an actual word. Perscebtage, as in, “FYI, i have a higher accuracy perscebtage this time of year then most…”

  444. 444 GermanEagle said at 9:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I really like you.

  445. 445 Dominik said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/582/tumblr_lmputme3co1qa6q7k_large.png

  446. 446 GENETiC-FREAK said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    hahaha

  447. 447 Dominik said at 9:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m dying to see numbers on Maclin. If it’s 11m+, good call from Chip. 10.5m would be the point I’m not sure. I would have made 10, even though I didn’t like it. Everything under 10 would be pretty fair.

    You overpay CB with Chip as a HC, but you shouldn’t overpay WR. We already made that mistake last offseason.

  448. 448 Avery Greene said at 9:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    “We already made that mistake last offseason.”

    I still don’t understand that much money for him.

  449. 449 fran35 said at 9:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Is it considered bullying if we slam that douche every time he tries to post a proclamation? Truthfully, part of the reason I have not posted or been as active on here as in the past is because of him. His posts almost read like manifestos. He belittles any point of view that is counter to his and I honestly can’t stand to read his insight, regardless of whether I share his perspective.

  450. 450 GermanEagle said at 10:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I agree. And as much as I don’t want to be bullying him, he’s been as disrespectful as it gets. Now he needs to eat some crow, and I don’t feel sorry for him. Even if it makes me look foolish.

  451. 451 Avery Greene said at 9:07 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Crazy day. I wonder the contract. KC might have backed up the truck for Mac because of their WR issues this year.

    I like Max and Gore. If we land McCourty I really think our defense becomes elite. I really think they get another WR this year in the draft. Cooper’s got one year to prove he can play or he’s playing somewhere else after the year.

    Chip is the Honey Badger cuz he don’t care.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

  452. 452 anon said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    definately a make it or break it year for billy d.

  453. 453 OregonDucker said at 9:11 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    You’re right. Chip does not give a damn. He will do what he thinks needs to be done to win. If he fails, at least he gave it HIS best shot. This is why we call him Big Balls Chip. He really does not give a damn what the press or fans think.

  454. 454 Jarock said at 9:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I love his moves so far this year. Bummed about losing Maclin, but he’s a good, not great WR making replacing him at lot easier than some positions. Overall, D looks much better already. Gore’s N/S style fits Kelly’s system better, even if he’s not as explosive as Shady was. Good chance he pulls a shocker in the draft and somehow grabs MM. Even if he doesn’t, I’d consider this offseason a success. Only move I don’t like was the Sanchez resigning. It makes sense, I just think he’s garbage. Sadly, there’s no one you can confidently say would be better on the market.

  455. 455 James said at 9:08 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin gear on PE.com isnt reduced yet, WTF. I have a signed Maclin picture of him in Kelly Green….Was hoping he would be here at least thru his second contract.

  456. 456 oreofestar said at 9:10 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    There is no way we don’t have a plan right?

  457. 457 Alistair Middlemiss said at 9:12 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Yeah draft in another deep WR class.

    We have proven we can draft WR’s well especially early in the draft. CB’s and Safeties? not so much.

  458. 458 Mac said at 9:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Agree x100

  459. 459 GermanEagle said at 9:20 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If we ever Will be on the clock this year…

  460. 460 scratcherk said at 9:19 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    We wont have any picks after Mariota apparently, and we need RB, OL, WR, CB

  461. 461 Greg Richards said at 9:18 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    There’s always a plan. Whether it’s a good one or not is debatable.

  462. 462 OregonDucker said at 9:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Correct GR. But the fans won’t decide, the win/loss column will decide.

  463. 463 GermanEagle said at 9:23 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If you call him GR, please keep calling me GE.

  464. 464 Jarock said at 9:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Good point. I like the moves, but next season’s W/L is a better measuring stick than any of us or even the guys getting paid to report on the Eagles.

  465. 465 P_P_K said at 9:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maybe. I hope those who propose that Chip is a genius with big balls are right. I hope those who propose he still thinks like a college coach and is over his head in the NFL are wrong.

  466. 466 Avery Greene said at 9:17 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    All these moves, I have no doubt that if CK wants MM, he’s going to go get him.

  467. 467 BlindChow said at 9:21 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Guess he didn’t want Maclin?

  468. 468 eagleyankfan said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Perception is great…earlier today someone posted…with all these moves I have no doubt chip is not getting MM….

  469. 469 Avery Greene said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    LOL – what’s great about all this is no one has any idea.

  470. 470 scratcherk said at 9:20 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    McCourty likely to go back to NE. Cant blame him

  471. 471 Javi Echie said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    From everything i am reading they are just working on trying to keep him, not a guarantee. Eagles still heavily in the mix.

  472. 472 ACViking said at 9:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Then who’s going to play safety for the Eagles?

    Belichick’s choice? Rahim Moore.

    If Belichick says he’s the guy to go after, then he’s the guy to go after.

  473. 473 Dominik said at 9:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Who are you referring to when you write Belichick? The real one? Or is this a nickname for a user here?

  474. 474 ACViking said at 9:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Sorry, Dominik . . .

    D3FB. Highest quality inside-football comments on IB.

    He’s denied being Belichick. I’m not buying.

  475. 475 Jarock said at 9:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Chip still may backup the Brinks truck. We can only hope ๐Ÿ˜€

  476. 476 Dominik said at 9:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m sure Belichick doesn’t like the Maclin to Kansas City signing. Maybe more reasons for Chip to increase his offer. I hope he does.

  477. 477 Dominik said at 9:25 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m sure Belichick doesn’t like the Maclin to Kansas City signing. Maybe more reasons for Chip to increase his offer. I hope he does.

  478. 478 oreofestar said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Didn’t they say the same about Mac a couple hours ago

  479. 479 Insomniac said at 9:20 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Possible Maclyn replacements in the draft

    Chris Conley
    Antwan Goodley
    Tre McBride
    Rashad Greene
    Justin Hardy
    DeAndre Smelter
    Stefon Diggs
    Dezmin Lewis

  480. 480 ACViking said at 9:34 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The brightest kid on that list is Conley. Graduated UGA in 3.5 years.

    Does his football IQ match his school room IQ?

    Considered a disappointment by UGA fans.

  481. 481 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:34 AM on March 9th, 2015:

    Which of those guys went to Oregon?

  482. 482 eagleyankfan said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    With Gore…will the have wheel chair day at the stadium?

  483. 483 P_P_K said at 9:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Will there be an older starting rb in the league?

  484. 484 oreofestar said at 9:22 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    “It is what it is”

  485. 485 BobSmith77 said at 9:24 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The Fat Man cometh and the Fat Man taketh!

  486. 486 cliff h-MOAR white goons said at 9:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    maybe he giveth Hali and Bowe.

  487. 487 Insomniac said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    no-eth

  488. 488 Insomniac said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    no-eth

  489. 489 anon said at 9:59 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    they are in the running for revis so maybe

  490. 490 GermanEagle said at 9:26 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Ok, I don’t wanna rub it in, but the Redskins signed Desean to a 6m/year contract. Just saying…

  491. 491 Jarock said at 9:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin > Jackson. Doubt many Eagles fans agree, but sure seems to be the league’s opinion ๐Ÿ˜€

  492. 492 RobNE said at 9:27 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    new thread up

  493. 493 BobSmith77 said at 9:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Maclin, won’t see him no more. I have given up trying to figure out what kelly is doing except that he came to the conclusion this team as currently constituted couldn’t make a playoff run.

  494. 494 ACViking said at 9:29 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    If Kelly’s attending a baptism tomorrow . . .

  495. 495 RobNE said at 9:40 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    ha!! taking care of all family business.

  496. 496 P_P_K said at 9:28 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    I’m thrilled about Maxwell. I’m bummed about Maclin. I’ve always have liked Gore, but it sure seems the arguement about Shady aging out doesn’t hold.

  497. 497 Jarock said at 9:30 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Think it has as much to do with running style as age. Shady’s production really dipped last season too, while Gore’s has stayed steady for years.

  498. 498 ACViking said at 9:32 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Re: Plan / No plan

    Ordo ab chao . . .

    Out of chaos, comes order.

  499. 499 OregonDucker said at 9:35 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Euripides?

  500. 500 ACViking said at 9:36 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Freemasons.

  501. 501 P_P_K said at 9:43 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    The eternal dialectic.

  502. 502 Alistair Middlemiss said at 9:33 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Philosophically i wonder if this is not just a sign of chip going he can get production out of anyone but that WR is fundamentally overvalued in the NFL currently.

    More and more production is coming from young WR’s and the general quality is improving across the league – but the NFL is still paying 10+ million for players who touch the ball 6-7 times a game on average. Compare that to Offensive linemen who effect the play every single down tangibly and yet have a significantly softer market (outside of LT’s).

  503. 503 Iskar36 said at 9:37 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Anyone know what Maclin got in terms of contract. I agree we shouldn’t have handed him a blank check, but the outcome from today is we overpaid for a good, not great, FA CB rather than pay for a WR who we know is productive in this offense. Explain to me how this isn’t the recipe for disaster that we discuss every single offseason?

  504. 504 Flyin said at 9:48 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    SCHEME… THEY SAY

  505. 505 Jarock said at 9:41 PM on March 8th, 2015:

    Giants really love our old defensive lineman. Not that surprising that the club has been trending down when you consider that. Still, glad it’s Brandon and not Trent possibly lining up in Giants blue. Trent as a Giant would make me ill.