Agholor and Bradford

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 312 Comments »

More praise for Eagles 1st round pick Nelson Agholor, this time from CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang. He had a lot of good things to say.

Like (DeSean) Jackson, Agholor possesses remarkable agility and acceleration, making him a threat to score every time he touches the ball. It is a big play potential that frankly, no one else on Philadelphia’s receiving corps possesses – including second-year pro Jordan Matthews who finished second to Maclin in receptions (67), receiving yards (872) and touchdowns (eight) a year ago. Agholor’s potential as a vertical threat could be especially deadly given how opposing defenses will be forced to pay extra attention to three-headed monster of Demarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Matthews now at running back in Philadelphia.

It isn’t just Agholor’s athleticism that makes him such an intriguing fit for the Eagles, however. Unlike Jackson, Agholor is a polished and reliable route-runner known for his work ethic and versatility. In fact, his ability to beat press coverage with technique and speed, alike, helped Agholor star both on the perimeter and out of the slot in Steve Sarkisian’s pro-style offense at Southern Cal.

And

While sources suggest that Kelly did very much pursue a trade up for his former quarterback Marcus Mariota prior to the draft, I’m among those who believe Sam Bradford has the accuracy and football savvy to star in the Eagles’ up-tempo offense. Health, of course, will prove most important for the oft-injured Bradford. A dynamic pass-catcher like Agholor – something Bradford never had in St. Louis – could serve as a close second.

That last point about Sam Bradford and his receivers got me to wondering about the kind of numbers Rams WRs put up during Bradford’s time there.

2010 – Danny Amendola 85-689-3 , Brandon Gibson 53-620-2 , Laurent Robinson 34-344-2

2011 – Brandon Lloyd 51-683-5 , Brandon Gibson 36-431-1 , Danario Alexander 26-431-2

2012 – Danny Amendola 63-666-3 . Brandon Gibson 51-691-5 , Chris Givens 42-698-3

2013 – Tavon Austin 40-418-4 , Chris Givens 34-569-0 , Austin Pettis 38-399-4

2014 – Kenny Britt 48-748-3 , Stedman Bailey 30-435-1 , Tavon Austin 30-242-0

Bradford missed all of 2014, but I posted the numbers anyway just so you could have some perspective on how the WRs fared with other QBs.

The biggest takeaway from this is that the Rams simply didn’t have much talent at WR. Britt was far and away the most talented pass catcher, and Bradford didn’t even get to work with him last year.

Agholor gives Bradford a receiver with a good combination of size, speed and skill. He has the speed to stretch defenses vertically, which most of the receivers above couldn’t do. Agholor has outstanding RAC skills, which most of the guys above lacked.

If Agholor wants to exceed the numbers of those receivers, he need 750 yards and 6 TDs. Amendola did have an 85-catch season, but set the NFL record for lowest YPC on that many receptions.

Can Agholor post 750 yards and 6 TDs in 2015? Very possible.

Jordan Matthews was 67-872-8 last year. And he had to deal with the fact that Jeremy Maclin was the workhorse receiver. I anticipate Matthews being the workhorse this year, but it is possible Agholor could be that guy.

I certainly feel confident that Matthews-Agholor will be the best 1-2 combo Sam Bradford ever had at WR. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s got Jason Peters at LT, Murray/Mathews/Sproles at RB and Chip Kelly calling plays. Bradford has to be pinching himself. That isn’t to say the Rams don’t have talent, but this is Bradford’s first time as part of a team where the focus is on offense and he’s part of a dynamic attack. Life is good.

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312 Comments on “Agholor and Bradford”

  1. 1 Poppi said at 11:44 PM on May 20th, 2015:

    i would think that by week 8 we will know what we have with this new offense

  2. 2 wee2424 said at 1:27 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Agree 100%. This offense won’t fully click till about midseason. Hopefully sooner, Bradford along with Agholor seem like a very intelligent young men so maybe they can get the O down pat before then.

    TC and pre-season will be very important for him to knock some rust off. I know ALOT of fans are going to panic early because he may look rusty, but I think that is simply to be expected.

  3. 3 Kelce's Beard said at 12:19 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    please make it to september healthy…..please make it to september healthy….please make it to september healthy….please make it to september healthy….*

    *this goes for basically everyone, except maybe Riley

  4. 4 MagLikesDraft said at 1:02 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Please make it to February healthy…

  5. 5 wee2424 said at 1:23 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Lol, even better then Sept.

  6. 6 wee2424 said at 1:24 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    You mean Febuary right?

  7. 7 Teddy Roosevelt said at 3:12 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Naw February. He spelled it right

  8. 8 wee2424 said at 3:50 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Lol. Thanks for the spell check. I wasn’t correcting spelling, I was joking saying I hope he is healthy in February not just September.

    Thanks for doing the grammar check though, but next time figure out what’s being said before correcting someone.

    Also if you are going to correct someone’s spelling I wouldn’t start the sentence with naw.

  9. 9 daveH said at 8:31 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I like how you didn’t even go back and fix it with you edit button!

  10. 10 wee2424 said at 9:50 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Really didn’t find the need to…It’s a MB not an essay.

  11. 11 daveH said at 10:56 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    no, I LIKE how you didn’t fix it. I liked it.
    I find it funny when people disregard content and focus on ‘mispellings’ which are usually typos.
    as a result, I LIKE that you didn’t fix.

  12. 12 wee2424 said at 1:16 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I apologize. It just gets me annoyed when people try to correct spellings on MB. It’s just annoying.

  13. 13 daveH said at 2:27 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    yep agreed!
    they miss good analysis and focus on th mistype and fast typing typos ..
    go burds!

  14. 14 wee2424 said at 12:09 AM on May 23rd, 2015:

    Lol I see what you did there.

  15. 15 daveH said at 10:31 AM on May 24th, 2015:

    this sidechat gave me a good idea..one of my favorite all time tshirts is the image of jimi Hendrix but “bob marley” underneath. like so stupid a mistake! but that’s the joke right.. so can intentionally mix things up & intentionally make the mistake – so if you see me in the parking lot selling eagles silhouette t shirts with: go fliers (birds fly right) or go berds or go birdzerk !
    ..woud you buy one ?

  16. 16 daveH said at 11:31 AM on May 24th, 2015:

    I sketched a t-shirt..i just cant get the image in here

  17. 17 wee2424 said at 11:55 AM on May 24th, 2015:

    Lol yeah, I would probably have too.

  18. 18 Lanes_Johnson said at 12:55 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I can see Bradford putting up career best numbers if healthy…let’s pray to # sportsscience

  19. 19 wee2424 said at 1:29 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    In my mind there is no doubt in that statement.

  20. 20 T_S_O_P said at 2:07 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Even without #sportscience, Correll (walking injury report) Buckhalter came back from 3 knee surgeries to have a completely healthy career the rest of the way playing the far more physically demanding position of running back. However, at the same point in his final recovery, there were as many questions about his health as there are presently about Bradford’s.

  21. 21 wee2424 said at 2:20 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Very true. I loved Buck. He was such a soldier. I really think if it weren’t for those injuries (or only one) he would have went on to having a very impressive career with us. He was a very good one cut runner that was physical. His running style compares to Murray’s greatly if you go back and watch some film on him.

    I had him on my FF team when he became the starter in Denver. Did very good for them that one year, and for me.

  22. 22 T_S_O_P said at 2:35 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think he could have had a far more impressive final 3-years here regardless of knee injuries, except he was hamstrung by smarty Marty!

  23. 23 Jernst said at 8:49 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    If Chip Kelly never wins a playoff game, I’ll still consider his hire a grand success because it meant I never had to watch Marty call plays again. Or, even worse, hear people in the media and football world talk about what a genius he was.

  24. 24 Avery Greene said at 8:52 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I was glad to see Marty go, I still haven’t forgiven Andy for hiring him. The only guy I think in the history that didn’t receive a Darwin award for what was clearly a monumental blunder – funny thing is, everyone knew it at the time. Only Andy would hire someone to prove a point about how smart the guy is. SMH.

    On the other hand, CK makes it entertaining all year round. I’m scared with all this roster turnover, that future offseasons won’t be as fun or crazy.

  25. 25 Mark F said at 7:53 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    A-freakin-men to your comments on Marty, I was the happiest man a live the day he was no longer employed by us…Marty…the guy who deferred in sudden death overtime…

  26. 26 daveH said at 8:33 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    that always drove me nuts! f in marty and fat andy simply refused to run the guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  27. 27 Jernst said at 8:48 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Buck’s story is unbelievable. That dude was a miracle of medical science and determination. His knee injuries were devastating too. The one where he tore his patellar tendon off the bone and shredded his knee, they basically had to build him a new leg and told him he might never walk normally again. Next year he was carving up defenses. Would have been scary to see how good he could have become if he was able to avoid those injuries in the first place.

  28. 28 daveH said at 8:32 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    yeah like the career numbers that Nick put up a year ago!

  29. 29 Sokhar20 said at 1:10 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    What really hammers home the point about different franchises….Bradford has his most talented set of receivers this year, and this is the most unproven, and probably least-impressive (at this moment, won’t say they can’t grow to be quite good) group we’ve had in years.

  30. 30 wee2424 said at 1:20 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Wow, I knew his supporting cast was bad, but I didn’t realize how bad. These numbers also fail to mention that in 2013 (last time he played and best year) his receivers had a ridiculous drop percentage.

    Along with the supporting cast that he has here that was mentioned he also has Ertz who wasn’t mentioned in the article. It’s possible to say that outside of Ertz, Celek may be the best receiving TE he has ever had. Correct me if that’s wrong but that is sort of eye popping considering the fact that Celek isn’t even considered as a receiving TE much anymore.

    To add to Bradfords dismal supporting cast in STL was very poor/basic/predictable play calling. He know also has good ST play to put him in good field position.

    Hull, please work some magic with your sports science and keep this guy healthy. If he can put up the numbers he put up in 2013 with that horrible cast he should be able to blow some minds with this team and Chip.

  31. 31 eagleyankfan said at 8:14 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Then throw in who was coaching that staff. I’m too lazy to find out 100% but it seems like Rams draft OL year after year and the Eagles avoid drafting OL like an Irishman avoiding the sun. (well, at least the last couple of years). My perception could be off reality, it just seems that way…

  32. 32 wee2424 said at 9:29 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Are you trying to ask me who their coaching staff was?

  33. 33 eagleyankfan said at 9:38 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    no — I’m just saying they never had the greatest of coaches over there…

  34. 34 Avery Greene said at 10:02 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Steve Spagnuolo, then Jeff Fisher.

  35. 35 wee2424 said at 1:01 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Gotcha… bad reading comprehension on my part. That’s what you get when you fall asleep at 3 in the morning and the first thing you do when you wake up is read something and try to respond.

  36. 36 Jernst said at 8:45 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yea I remember seeing a rams game a few years back and they kept spreading the field out with 4 and 5 WRs and running 4-5 yard curls, WITH EVERY ONE OF THE WRs SIMULTANEOUSLY. It was literally the opposite of spread. I never saw a team run 5 short curls as it’s only pattern on a play, let alone, play after play and regardless of down and distance. The anouncer even remarked that the Rams offense was like a red zone offense, only the red zone was 100 yards long.

  37. 37 wee2424 said at 9:27 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think they have that play on Madden.

  38. 38 CrackSammich said at 9:53 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    How exactly does a QB read the progression on that one? They can’t see all 5 receivers at the same time…?

  39. 39 SteveH said at 1:21 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Anyone else feel like this is the lamest time of the year for the NFL? The draft is cool, but it’s also kind of like getting to unwrap all your presents on Christmas but then being told you can’t play with them for 4 months.

    I just want the preseason to get here so I can see how all this is going to play out!

  40. 40 wee2424 said at 1:30 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    You mean you don’t find deflategate exciting? It’s crazy how on some major news channels it gets just as much attention as ISIS capturing a major Iraqi city. I was sitting at DD on a lunch break and it went from ISIS breaking news story to them interrupting that for a deflategate story.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 7:48 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Doubt preseason will show much in terms of the starters, but ifeel you…I’m Anxipus to seeeing 2nd and 3rd string in preseason

  42. 42 Mark F said at 8:07 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I Anxipus yu tooh

  43. 43 Mitchell said at 1:34 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Idk if Bradford is pinching himself but I know I am!

  44. 44 wee2424 said at 1:35 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Shit….I bet he is.

    This is such an important opportunity for him and it couldn’t have happened at a better time and better team.

    He really lucked out.

  45. 45 Mitchell said at 1:36 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I cant believe how bad Amendola’s receiving stat is in 2010. Over 80 catches and not even 700 yards!? How?!

  46. 46 wee2424 said at 1:37 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think it tells you something when we cut two of their starting receivers.

    Worse then the combo of Thrash, Pinkston and Mitchell.

    I will admit that I really liked both of them considering where and how we got them.

  47. 47 Mitchell said at 1:42 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    It’s funny that when I first started watching the Eagles when I was like 12ish, I loved Pinkston and I have no idea why. I didn’t have a clue what football was back then lol.

  48. 48 Insomniac said at 1:46 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I had no clue that Pinkston was like 6’3. Dude played so small.

  49. 49 wee2424 said at 1:58 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Because if he stood sideways you couldn’t see him.

  50. 50 FairOaks said at 3:27 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    He was tall and fast, which actually was a big matchup problem for teams. His skill was pretty much going deep to see if CBs could keep up (or jump as high), and he did make teams pay somewhat often. Reid often led off games with a deep bomb, which even if it didn’t work could scare teams. One-trick pony, but it was enough that some teams had to double him even when Owens was on the other side (they learned though). He got a knee injury and lost a step, at which point he wasn’t worth much and was let go, but he wasn’t a total bust overall. I’m sure there were other WRs we could have drafted though that would have been better.

  51. 51 Jernst said at 8:34 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yea 6’3 and 147 pounds. His legs looked like they’d snap if he ever took a direct hit.

  52. 52 Jernst said at 8:39 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I just typed Todd Pinkston into google and the first auto search that pops up is “Todd Pinkston scared”, haha. That made me chuckle

    I’m so glad Chip is building a team of hardworking tough guys that won’t wilt under pressure. If things go right and we build a true contender that gets to NFCCGs and Super Bowls again, I have complete faith that it won’t be a team that wilts like we did so often in the early 2000s.

  53. 53 daveH said at 2:56 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    that was so hirrfying to us all that I cant even laugh at it because im too busy cringing and crying ..horrible eagles moment

  54. 54 wee2424 said at 1:57 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Lol, probably because he was fast. When we had TO he was very good for us in 2004 though. Complimented him pretty well. Led the league with like 18.7 YPC. Can’t believe I remember that stat. I was in 10th grade heading into 11th when he tore his ACL that summer. Really bummed me out. I was at the beach with my GF when I read it in the newspaper.

    It was Thrash that I really hated.

  55. 55 Baloophi said at 3:54 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    “I was at the beach with my GF when I read it in the newspaper.”

    Wow… brag much? Not everyone can read a newspaper you know…

  56. 56 wee2424 said at 9:42 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Lol sorry. Got caught up thinking about old HS times.

  57. 57 Jernst said at 8:26 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Pinkston actually ruptured his Achilles and was never able to come back. But yea I think you might be the only guy in Philadelphia that was devastated by the news. He had definitely worn out his welcome with the alligator arms for me.

  58. 58 wee2424 said at 9:25 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I would call bummed and devastated two different things, but ok it was the Achilles not the ACL.

  59. 59 daveH said at 2:57 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    and G-Lew
    and I still hate andy reid .. for a bunch of reasons ..but his continued lineup of the receivers we cciting was pure relentless disappointment to the point of true physical pain.

  60. 60 daveH said at 2:51 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Thrash, Pinkston and Mitchell ….>> AND GREG LEWIS !!!

  61. 61 76mustang said at 1:32 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I read one analyst’s take that cited the horrible route trees the Rams OCs utilized that limited the WRs ability to create YAC – a lot of sit down routes, and few rubs / crossing patterns.

  62. 62 Baloophi said at 1:40 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    If he’s pinching anyone else it’s probably Jason Kelce. Proximity and all.

  63. 63 wee2424 said at 1:41 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    As long as it’s not Molk.

  64. 64 Baloophi said at 1:41 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Who – ironically – we’d have to use in a pinch.

  65. 65 wee2424 said at 1:42 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I like how this developed.

  66. 66 HawaiianEagle said at 2:11 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    If we use Molk…

  67. 67 Mitchell said at 1:41 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    It was a bit shocking to see Chip trade for Bradford earlier in the year but after watching the whole vision play out, I’m optimistic. Of course, I always am. I think it’s pretty safe to say Agholor is the better receive coming out of college and I do believe he will get close to, if not eclipse, 1000 yards this season. Matthews is gonna be a top tier number 2 guy in the future and possibly a number 1 this year. We’ve seen what he can do and although he isn’t as flashy as some would like, he gets the job done and there can be a lot said about that. If you have a 1-2 combo at WR like we have now and in the future, I think you can feel better heading into the future that a good #3 WR will rise out of the many receivers we have on the team, well, besides Pooper.

  68. 68 wee2424 said at 1:50 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’ve gotten crap on this but I think if Huff works on some things he could be a dangerous slot guy.

    Good acceleration, good quickness, no problem going over middle, and could be very dangerous on short passes or screens with his RAC ability.

    He didn’t get many passes but when he did he seemed to break at least one tackle or stiff arm the shit out of somebody every time.

    I know he had that crucial fumble against ARZ but that RAC was really amazing.

    Although I really like him in the slot in the future I see Kelly using him more as a chess piece or an offensive weapon. I hope he can develop into a guy that can be trusted in the slot full time.

    I think he will always fumble from time to time, but that is due to his running style. That style will offer far more great plays then bad though. Just needs to work on the little things along with ball security of course.

  69. 69 Mitchell said at 1:52 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m with you. He may be kinda “meh” in many areas but he has borderline elite potential in toughness and RAC ability. Sounds like a perfect slot/offensive weapon guy to me.

  70. 70 A_T_G said at 7:18 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Huff is like that guy who has the 60s Mustang in his garage, but the carburetor is disassembled on the work bench, the dash is pulled apart, and the back axle is up on jackstands. If he can put everything together he is going to be a lot of fun to watch, but there are a long line of guys who had the tools and never got things running.

    That said, he did it at the last level and Chip sought him out, so I think optimism is warranted.

  71. 71 Jernst said at 8:21 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Agree! I’m a big Huff fan. He’s like the Duce Staley of WR but with more speed. The dude is compact and looks to punish DBs by running through them in the open field and has just enough wiggle and sharp cutting ability to change his angle just enough at full speed to get the DB off balance then he just explodes through their arm tackles.

    Love him on screens. With his strength against most CBs screens could be deadly. He breaks one weak arm tackle and he’s gonna have some big gains.

  72. 72 Rambler said at 10:39 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Big Huff fan = Huffers

  73. 73 MattE said at 2:23 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    The TAZR position from Oregon seems to be Huff/Sproles role this coming year… motion those guys everywhere. Team Huff-er.

  74. 74 Insomniac said at 1:44 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Early predictions

    Bradford – 4000-4200 yards, 26-30 TDs
    Murray – 1300-1500 yards, 12 TDs
    Mathews – 600-700 yards, 6 TDs
    Agholor – 950 yards 9 TDs
    Matthews – 900 yards 9 TDs
    Pooper – 1000 yards 10 TDs!!!!!!!!!
    Huff – 300 yards 1 TD
    Austin – 400 yards 1 TD

  75. 75 Mitchell said at 1:46 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Do you think Murray will get enough carries to amass that kind of yardage? I think you can take a third of Pooper’s production and give it to Huff, then, remove Pooper from the list entirely.

  76. 76 Insomniac said at 1:52 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m guessing Murray does get like 22 touches a game while Mathews gets like 10-14. Or I could be completely wrong and Chip gives both RBs 20 touches a game. I think Chip will change the philosophy of the offense. Running on teams with our pace and getting them too tired to cover our WRs looks like his plan right now.

  77. 77 Anders said at 4:48 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think around 20-22 touches for Murray is a good guess (that 320 touches per year) and Matthews gets around 14 per year

  78. 78 Jernst said at 8:16 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’ll take the under. When we really only had Shady as a consistent running threat the most he ever had was 310 with Chip. I’m guessing with the emphasis on getting two relatively high priced FA backs this year, Chip will spread around the carries and Murray ends up with under 300. Probably in the 275-300 range. Just a guess though I’ve been able to predict exactly 0% of what Chip Kelly has done so far in two years.

  79. 79 Avery Greene said at 8:22 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    So maybe something like (per game):
    Murray – 15-17 runs
    Mathews – 12 runs
    Sproles – 5-7 runs

    This puts us roughly 32-36 runs a game. Hmm now that I wrote that, I think it seems a bit low.

    I think CK will shoot for 40 runs a game if everything is clicking on all cylinders. How that breaks down between the backs remains to be seen.

    I wonder if one will run more in the 1st half, and the other more in the 2nd to spread the workload?

  80. 80 eaglefansocal said at 11:50 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    OK, 40 carries per game:
    Murray – 19
    Mathews – 14
    Sproles – 7

  81. 81 MattE said at 2:18 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    i think it’s gonna be hot-hand situations.

  82. 82 Anders said at 8:23 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    We are talking touches, not carries

  83. 83 wee2424 said at 1:52 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yeah, I think Huff will shut some haters up this year. Look for more of a RB committee. So while Murray will put up good numbers it may not be that good.

    No way Cooper puts up those numbers. I think it’s a good chance he gets phased out alot this year. Especially later on.

  84. 84 anon said at 2:48 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    lots of redzone opportunities

  85. 85 anon said at 1:59 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    wr tds =/= qb tds

  86. 86 wee2424 said at 1:59 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Lol

  87. 87 sonofdman said at 2:06 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    It does when you add in Tebow’s TDs!

  88. 88 Insomniac said at 2:18 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    fine fine i’ll actually do the math even though Cooper’s production is a joke.

  89. 89 wee2424 said at 2:24 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I wish it were reality. Think I have a better chance of becoming a millionaire?

  90. 90 ATLeagle said at 11:13 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    this accounts for Bradford only playing 10 games

  91. 91 Anders said at 4:46 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    So Ertz wont catch any balls?

    I also think Huff gets more than 300 yards

  92. 92 Insomniac said at 2:56 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I completely forgot about Ertz. Celek will be the #1 TE until he gets cut here. If signing 2 expensive RBs doesn’t tell you that you want to run more then we’re all stupid. So unless Ertz makes a big leap in his blocking, then I don’t see him getting on the field as much just like the last half of last year.

  93. 93 Anders said at 5:12 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Kelly wants to run against light boxes, so he might wanna play 3 WR sets with Ertz and go 4 wide. Either you have Ertz on a LB or you run against another DB

  94. 94 370HSSV 0773H said at 7:30 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    No Sproles or Ertz?

  95. 95 eagleyankfan said at 8:23 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’ll take the over on Bradfords TD’s.
    over on Murray’s TD’s
    Under on R. Mathews yards
    Under on Agholor yards n TD’s
    Over on Coopers yards n TD’s (he’s pretty good at video games)
    over on Huff n Austin’s TD’s.

  96. 96 MattE said at 12:49 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Bradford: More yards and TD’s than Mariota
    Tebow: 3 INT’s, 5 sacks, 15 Passes Defended (He is our new safety)
    Murray: Less yards than McCoy, but 1.5 x TD’s of McCoy
    Mathews: 135 carries @ 5.5 yds a clip = 742 yds. and tack on a handful of TD’s
    Agholor: Better than DJax’s rookie year.
    JMatt: Just shy of 1,000 yds, but will hit 10 TD’s
    Cooper: DNP
    Huff: 6 Receiving TD’s, 1 Passing TD, 2 Rushing TD’s
    Austin: Suspended for fighting Tony Romo Week-2 due to unpaid bar tabs from his Dallas days.

  97. 97 Baloophi said at 3:34 AM on May 21st, 2015:

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  98. 98 ICDogg said at 4:39 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Dude, Where’s My Camel?

  99. 99 daveH said at 11:22 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    How to Win Friends and Influence People at Your Next Stoning

  100. 100 ICDogg said at 11:31 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Goat Busters

  101. 101 daveH said at 12:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    To Kill A Mockingbird (with stones)
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyabaab

  102. 102 botto said at 12:39 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    .investing after the crash

  103. 103 76mustang said at 1:20 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m OK You’re an Infidel

  104. 104 Mac said at 1:29 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    There and back again

  105. 105 daveH said at 1:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Fear and Loathing in Abbottabaad

  106. 106 daveH said at 1:38 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Nuthin But A Ji-had Thang

  107. 107 daveH said at 2:43 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    this is idea is fantastic, your list is brilliant ! massive upvotes

  108. 108 daveH said at 2:47 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    beta copy of THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HABEDAJAHOOD

  109. 109 Ark87 said at 2:57 PM on May 21st, 2015:

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  110. 110 daveH said at 8:41 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    one of my favorite posts & favorite ideas ever!!
    needs a dedicated website.
    relentless 1 liners!!!!
    please send me the link it you design it /ill help!!!!

  111. 111 370HSSV 0773H said at 7:28 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Bradford will be the most anticipated player to watch this summer … since TO.

  112. 112 eagleyankfan said at 8:10 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m equally excited about Kiko…

  113. 113 GEAGLE said at 8:41 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Kiko, and MS2 putting the blowhards in their place is what I look forward to… The Eagles told us they drafted a project that required Patience, and what do we do?mcrucify the kid over a rookie seson….smh… Hope Philly likes the taste of “crow”, by now it should be an acquired taste… 😉

  114. 114 GEAGLE said at 8:42 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I would hate to have these PAT changes if we still had Henrey… Parkey is a friggin angel sent to us from the football gods!! God I love this kicker…

  115. 115 Jernst said at 8:52 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    we lucked out so hard with Parkey. What a find he has been. He could conceivably nail down the PK spot for the next 15 years if he continues to play at this level, since he’s so young. What a bust Henery was a 4th round pick at kicker. Weak leg with little distance AND inaccurate. Pretty much the worst combo for a kicker.

  116. 116 George said at 8:55 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    i’m pretty sure he was college football’s most accurate kicker

  117. 117 Anders said at 8:58 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    In college Henery both had a strong leg and was accurate. Not sure what happened to him at all

  118. 118 Gary Barnes said at 9:22 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Exactly…the slamming of Henery continues to be ridiculous. He was excellent in college and had a fine rookie season with the Eagles…something happened to/with Henery in the transition from Reid to Chip and he was less effective…

  119. 119 Buge Halls said at 10:08 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    He was only accurate because the majority of his kicks were in the 40-yard range. Beyond that his accuracy drops off sharply

  120. 120 FairOaks said at 10:55 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Actually his only misses from 50+ as an Eagle were from 58, 60, and 63 yards. The glaring thing is just how few attempts from that distance his coaches gave him (he made a few 51-yarders). And he got worse, accuracy-wise, each year. The 45-49 range was a problem his last two years and most especially his last one. Other than that he was very accurate. But it was clear that Kelly especially had little confidence in him. In college he was a stud… really interesting that for a position that would seem to translate the most from college to the pros, really does seem to require a transition and not all college kickers can do it.

  121. 121 Buge Halls said at 1:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yes – you made the point. The coaches knew “long” kicks (and really, a 45-yarder shouldn’t be considered “long” to an NFL kicker) were outside of his range so they didn’t let him kick them That’s why there were so few attempts over 45 yards. They knew he wouldn’t make them so why give the ball back at such good field position? Sure, he was accurate short, but I’m sure even the “emergency” kicker can make them from 30 yards

  122. 122 Jernst said at 10:51 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    He was amazing in college. Probably the best kicker to come out of college in a decade. The pick wasn’t obscene by any means, although, I never really want to draft a kicker in the 4th round. It wasn’t like he was some unknown. He was definitely going to get drafted that year at some point. But, Henery sucked hard as a pro. A career FG% of 82% is below average. But, given the fact that he rarely was even given the opportunity to kick longer FGs because his leg was so weak, it was nothing special. Nothing happened in 2013. His rookie year he had one less attempt than 2013 and one more made FG, in 2012 he had 3 more attempts and 3 more made FGs, but shanked a PAT. His touchback rate was consistent throughout. Then he went to Detroit and went 1/5 before being cut and retiring. I think it’s safe to say at this point that he was a bust.

  123. 123 Gary Barnes said at 11:02 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Agree overall, but think you’re brushing over some important distinctions….as a rookie his FG% was 88.9 and the next year was 87.1 which are not below average…in 2013 is when it dropped to 82.1 and then he crashed last season…something happened and Chip & a new coaching staff coming in is the most logical something…agree with wee2424 that confidence was a part of it, but he also lost his primary holder and did not seem to have Chip’s trust…

  124. 124 iceberg584 said at 2:25 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I don’t think his reputation ever recovered from the 49ers loss in 2011 when he missed like three chip shots.

  125. 125 kevinlied said at 3:33 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    How about the slamming of the use of a 4th round pick on Henery? Does that suit you?

  126. 126 Gary Barnes said at 3:48 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Stronger argument, yes…especially since Reid had found probably the best kicker in team history as a UDFA in Akers…kickers are similar to relievers in MLB, pretty fungible and usually not consistent for longer than a handful of years if that…Parkey had a very good 2014, but he may not be any more consistent over time…we’ll have to see, but yes investing a 4th rd pick in one was a reach and has turned out to be not smart

  127. 127 wee2424 said at 9:35 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    He reportedly had a strong head in college, but the only thing I can really think of is a pure loss of confidence.

  128. 128 anon said at 12:24 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    That position is so mental i wouldn’t ever get to “sure” about it, Henery was decent.

  129. 129 GEAGLE said at 5:45 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I like Parkeys chances of going the Justin Tucker route…

  130. 130 ACViking said at 1:27 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Parkey had a great year in 2014. No doubt.

    But kickers are a odd bunch — consistent for a year or two, then gone the next.

    Adam Vinatieri, Steve Gostkowski, and Mason Crosby are the exceptions that prove the rule.

    Among the top-21 kickers in FGs attempted in 2015, only THREE have been with the same team for more than 4 seasons:

    Just the three I mentioned. (Janikowski-OAK was 29th in FG-Atts. But let’s put in the group ’cause he’s kicked for OAK for 15 seasons.)

    Very hard to know from year to year what to expect from a PK — until they’ve survived for 4-5 years with a single team.

  131. 131 Michael Winter Cho said at 5:28 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Thank you for this dose of reality.*

    * I was against the Henery-bashing, but I now agree he needed to be replaced. Let’s hope that Parkey continues to play well and hold down the position without major incident.

  132. 132 GEAGLE said at 2:54 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I knew he was a mess by how Andy handled him as a rookie… WE drafted a kicker with a big leg who was the most accurate kicker in college and Andy was scared to death to even let him attempt a kick from 50yards, right there I knew something wasn’t right…

  133. 133 Avery Greene said at 9:15 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Okay kids. A few days ago I asked who everyone wanted to get rid of regardless of circumstances. Today’s question is:

    Who is the one person on the roster that you want to beat the odds and make the team? The limit is the 53-man roster. I don’t want to count the practice squad because they can be plucked at any time.

    Me: Jerome Couplin. He’s got great measurables from an athletic standpoint, and if he could put it together to become a solid safety, I’d think that would be awesome for this defense. He’s got a lot going against him, but I think he’s got a really cool story line. Plus, I would love this team to get back to having a top-notch defense.

  134. 134 Anders said at 9:19 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    For me its Earl Wolff from all the crap the coaches, medical staff and fans put on him

  135. 135 Avery Greene said at 9:21 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think he’ll be fine. At worst he’s going to be a depth safety if he stays healthy. Problem is that in his time here, he’s dealt with nagging injuries. I liked the pickup, and I think he’ll do well. He’s determined he’s going to start this year, so I like that attitude right off the bat.

  136. 136 Anders said at 9:23 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    The only nagging part was that the medical staff didnt diagnosed him right

  137. 137 Avery Greene said at 10:00 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yeah I agree.

  138. 138 sonofdman said at 11:10 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Thank you. We still here people saying how he is not tough enough and he is always injured, when he had a very serious and painful injury that the medical staff missed.

  139. 139 Anders said at 5:13 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I say he is tough that he went almost a year and pushed himself even with that knee injury.

  140. 140 EagleNebula said at 10:30 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Cole Manhart based solely on his awesome name.

  141. 141 D3FB said at 5:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Who has more heart though?

    Taylor Hart or Cole Manhart?

  142. 142 EagleNebula said at 5:37 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Clearly the ultimate 1-on-1 battle to watch this summer

  143. 143 GEAGLE said at 5:40 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sounds like a bunch of fuckin “Care Bears” as far as I’m concerned….. How you like that Throwback? Lol

  144. 144 GEAGLE said at 5:37 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sounds like a charecter from “anchorman”

  145. 145 ICDogg said at 10:49 AM on May 21st, 2015:

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  146. 146 Mitchell said at 11:02 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Tempted to go with one of the UDFA lineman but I think I will say Davis or Harris with the edge going to Davis simply because I liked him a lot pre-draft. I want a b*%*&in’ wide receiver corps.

  147. 147 Gary Barnes said at 11:08 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m hoping that Cox, Kendricks and Boykin are all still on this team come September…its not a young guy bucking the trend, but for these three there have been so many rumors, trade whispers and mixed endorsements from Chip that it might be bucking another strong trend to expect them to stay here…Mathis I expect is already gone in Chip’s mind, just the details need to be worked out when the timing is right…

  148. 148 daveH said at 11:09 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    big Nebraska boy hope he keeps improving!

  149. 149 Tumtum said at 11:21 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I feel like he is way to good to even be in the discussion of guys who could get cut.

  150. 150 daveH said at 12:12 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    actually was hoping so! there was some comment i read a bit back that made me think he was close to being on the proverbial fence. surprised me but wondered aloud. thanks

  151. 151 Baloophi said at 11:11 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m still pulling for Nate Ilaoa. He’ll always have a spot on the 53-man in my heart.

  152. 152 laeagle said at 5:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Baloophi, it appears a demented Heath Sherman has gained access to your account.

  153. 153 Baloophi said at 5:40 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Again??? That guy’s like my personal Edward Snowden.

  154. 154 Tumtum said at 11:20 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    Mihalik I guess. Always like the physical freaks.

  155. 155 Ben Hert said at 2:25 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sounds like a personal problem.

  156. 156 Jason said at 12:47 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Devante Davis so Chip finally gets his Arrelious Benn/Momah big fast receiver and so Racist Cooper gets cut.

  157. 157 D3FB said at 5:34 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Gimme the Manhart

  158. 158 HawaiianEagle said at 10:47 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    For those of us who were Pacific Sailors in the Navy…Eagles fans are everywhere…

  159. 159 iceberg584 said at 2:27 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I know a couple guys from Guam through the Army, and they each say that the Eagles (along with the Seahawks) are super popular out there.

  160. 160 ACViking said at 2:32 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    The Vai Sikahema effect?

  161. 161 Michael Winter Cho said at 5:30 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    When I lived in Hawaii, it was straight red and gold everywhere I looked.

  162. 162 JC said at 9:28 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sawasdee ka

  163. 163 Tumtum said at 11:18 AM on May 21st, 2015:

    I really am excited about the potential duo of Nelson and Jordan. I hope they turn out to be an even better duo than Jackson and Maclin.

    As much as it pains me to say it (because I am still trying to hate Bradford), they have a better passer throwing the ball to them than Maclin and Jackson ever did. 2013 Foles could be an arguement. Maclin didn’t play that year though. I also don’t think his passing was any better that year. It was more timing, vision, confidence, etc. He was still a flawed passer. We talked about it almost every week. Just my thought FWIW. Jamarcus Russle was also a better pure passer than the QBs Mac and Jax had here….

  164. 164 botto said at 12:19 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    why try to hate Bradford? he’s the qb.

  165. 165 Tumtum said at 1:01 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Mostly just because I felt like he should of had no trade value at all. Literally felt it should be negative. We paid a handsome fee for him. I also don’t want to become attached to a guy that is just going to let me down.

  166. 166 botto said at 1:24 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    too late you are already attached to the Philadelphia eagles. they might have let you down at some point maybe…?

  167. 167 Tumtum said at 2:43 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Yeah I can’t take the heart break anymore lol. This is me emotionally separating myself from this whole situation before it blows up in my face. Jeremy Bloom still hurts man.

  168. 168 Joe Minx said at 2:07 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sorry but i just don’t understand this kind of thinking. First his trade value was what it was because the market dictated it. We can banter about on this blog all we like about who’s worth what, but the market is what sets the real value. Secondly, I think there’s a pretty big difference between being cautiously optimistic or even skeptical versus actively trying to hate the new QB of your team because you’re afraid of being let down by him.

    If you keep your expectations realistic & understand the true risk/reward potential that this carries, then you shouldn’t be let down by whatever happens. It was a risk that had to be taken, & I’m more happy than anything that Chip knew he had to do it & had the resolve to see it through. I just hope the reward is a handsome one.

  169. 169 Tumtum said at 2:38 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Again.. that is what I felt. I am not sitting here and bashing the guy. Nor am I rooting against him. Hate was a strong word, and used more casually than you are taking it here.

    Fact remains I think due to his contract and his health/play, he should of had negative trade value. I am convinced he will get hurt here, and really don’t want to buy in just to be set up for a let down.

    That’s where I am personally with it. Sorry if you can not understand that.

  170. 170 Ark87 said at 6:17 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I agree with the first part, but that’s on Chip not Bradford. Bradford seems like a good guy and he’s wearing green these days, should be easy to cheer for.

  171. 171 Anders said at 4:00 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Bradford clearly had value. Several other teams was interested in Bradford.

  172. 172 Tumtum said at 2:26 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Just my personal feeling.

  173. 173 ACViking said at 1:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Some folks on this blog hate McNabb.

    Others hate Sanchez.

    What’s wrong with hating the QB?

    (I use the word “hate” advisedly, except as to McNabb — because the visceral nature of some people’s comments seems to reflect genuine hate.)

  174. 174 botto said at 1:23 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    its wrong to hate the qb before he plays a snap. after he plays hate all you want. otherwise its just silly

  175. 175 ACViking said at 1:29 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think “hating” any player is pretty stupid —

    unless they’re good and play for the Cowboys.

  176. 176 botto said at 1:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    or the giants or the redskins.
    in those cases hate is expected and encouraged.

  177. 177 Ark87 said at 2:05 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    root for Bradford with all your heart my man, if he doesn’t work out, there’s a solid chance we find ourselves spending 2016-2020+ looking for a QB, O-line, and coach (and GM!) all at once. Hate the gamble and the circumstance, but right now he is like the God to your man in the foxhole.

  178. 178 ACViking said at 2:30 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Ah, the old superfecta

  179. 179 Ark87 said at 6:14 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I like to call it the ole Cleveland shuffle!

  180. 180 Anders said at 3:58 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Well, had we stayed with Foles, there was a greater chance we wouldnt have a long term QB and might have worse drafting position next year

  181. 181 Ark87 said at 8:25 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    not sure about the draft position, but we’d have a 2nd round pick, (more) cap space, and nobody would hold not finding a QB in this draft against Chip, he’d still be bullet-proof and have some ammo to address needs in the draft and free agency. It’s all a moot point if Bradford works out. It just could be devastating if he doesn’t.

  182. 182 Tumtum said at 2:42 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    LoL. I think Chip is going to have more than 1 shot at his guy. Nick doesn’t count against him.

  183. 183 MattE said at 2:17 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Jamarcus? Come On Man. Just like in baseball there is a difference between a guy having an arm and guy being able to pitch.

  184. 184 Tumtum said at 2:29 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Yep wasn’t talking about quarterbacking.

  185. 185 TypicalDouche said at 2:22 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    So Russell is a better pure passer then McNabb, Foles, and Vick? That might be one the the most ridiculous statements I ever heard. Thanks for that expert analysis.

  186. 186 Tumtum said at 2:28 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Your name says it all. I’m only talking about passing the ball.. not quarterbacking. McNabb was notoriously inaccurate. Vick, the same for most of his career. He got it together some but was still erratic here. Foles lacks strength.

    Any rebuttal or just playing to the name?

  187. 187 TypicalDouche said at 2:34 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Exactly my point you’re talking about passing the ball, same as me. Lets see McNabb was notoriously inaccurate yet Russell was accurate? Do you remember watching anything of Russell? He had a cannon yes but he couldn’t hit a receiver with accuracy in any way. Your argument isn’t making sense. So a pure passer is only a person that can throw the ball far? Vick was erratic and Foles lacked strength yet that didn’t make then as good of a “passer” as Russell? What is your definition of passer then since you seem stuck on too many different things.

  188. 188 Tumtum said at 5:12 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Dude, if you honestly can’t see where I am going with this I am gonna just cut my loses. Not worth elaborating further. Enjoy the holiday weekend bud.

  189. 189 TypicalDouche said at 7:08 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    You have a good weekend friend, enjoy the holiday.

  190. 190 b3nz0z said at 1:47 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    this article makes me super stoked about lane’s season http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/dave-spadaro/article-1/Rigorous-Workouts-Push-Driven-Johnson/ce31d97b-4171-48f6-8be4-fe0b75e0aaf1

  191. 191 Joe Minx said at 1:54 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Gotta take those Spadaro articles with a salt shaker. But yes, that’s exciting.

  192. 192 b3nz0z said at 1:59 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    oh he’s definitely the Kool Aid king, but i have respect for Glazer as a trainer so it sort of balances. OL and DL need to study martial arts for the hands and leverage.

  193. 193 Anders said at 6:44 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Every single NFL player should do that sorta of training.

    Some of major names to have trained with Glazer includes: Brian Dawkins, Patrick Willis, Jared Allen, Clay Matthews and Brian Coushing.

  194. 194 MattE said at 2:15 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I like the analogy though “60 – 10 second fights.”…. as a former wrestler I would have to agree that MMA programs are probably great for developing very short bursts of power/leverage over and over again. Football is a very stop and go sport…. unless you play in Philly lol.

  195. 195 ACViking said at 2:45 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Just sayin’ . . .

    If the NFL wants *more* excitement — as though the rules aren’t entirely stacked in the offense’s favor already — then NARROW THE UPRIGHTS.
    ____________

    Back in the ’70s, the NFL made two rule changes regarding FGs expecting more points to result.

    One was pushing the uprights from the goal-line to the back of the EZ — adding 10 yards to every kick. In theory, this new rule would lead to more 4th-down tries to convert.

    The other was spotting missed FGs at the place of kick, not the 20 yard-line. In theory, more 4th-down conversion attempts.

    WRONG . . . what actually happened was coaches became even more conservative. Instead of long FGs, or 4th-down attempts, coaches began ordering punts from inside the 40.

    Now, PKs are successful more than 90% from the 30-39. Crazy.

    If the NFL wants more action . . . narrow the uprights.

    Don’t need this gimmickry crap on PATs.

    My god, the NFL’s turning into the USFL.

  196. 196 Ark87 said at 6:07 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    They likely didn’t increase the difficulty enough. In a vacuum coaches won’t find the 2 point conversion more tempting because the the PAT is more daunting anyway, but it might increase the 2 point conversion attempts following a missed PAT though. You missed your PAT now it is 7 to 6, next TD you get it would seem much more likely you attempt the 2 point conversion to get back on the 7’s times table. So increasing the difficulty raises the likely hood of a missed PAT works from 2 angles. It’s just without a play clock, and set up from anywhere between the hashes the kicker wants, the drop off in accuracy will be pretty insignificant.

  197. 197 GEAGLE said at 2:58 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    LOL @ Bills RB coach who claims he WANTS shady to lead the league in carries smh, they are going to run shady into the ground, his career with be over as a top NFL RB after two seasons with Rex Ryan Om a team with NO QB

    LOL @ Cowboys who are working out Felix Jones and Ben Tate…

  198. 198 botto said at 3:04 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    shady ain’t that kind of runner.
    he’ll have turf toe in no time.
    do the bills have a good line?
    they do have some outside weapons which could help him, but…

  199. 199 ACViking said at 3:33 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Seems a bit unfair to McCoy.

    He missed a total of 5 games in 6 seasons as an Eagle. (Played all of 2014 after injuring his toe in pre-season.)

    By comparison, Murray missed 11 games in 4 seasons with Dallas.

    As for Buffalo’s O-line . . . who knows if they’re “good.”

    Maybe the bulb goes on as a *unit* with a great back behind them.

    (The O-line that blocked for Emmitt Smith in his best seasons had two FAs, a 10th Rd pick, and two 3rd Rd picks.)

  200. 200 botto said at 3:56 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    unfair to McCoy?
    does he deserve some sort of fairness from fans now that he has gone on record calling the coach a racist for getting rid of him?
    I don’t think so, this guy will never get and good treatment from me.
    I,like everyone,loved shady until now.
    so eff him for all I care.
    I hope he gets turf foot too

  201. 201 ACViking said at 3:58 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Okay. Sure.

    Whatever you want, have at it.

    I’m inclined to stick to the facts.

    (By the way, as a general matter, racism is not about people wearing white sheets and pointy hats. That went out about 50 years ago.)

  202. 202 Ark87 said at 3:59 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    you must have been a terrible lawyer 😀

  203. 203 botto said at 4:02 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    no, you are right about the games missed and so forth.
    he is pretty durable, its true.
    I just feel like a power run game in the cold on turf will get to him and he will
    be unable to run like rex will want to run him.
    plus im mad at him

  204. 204 anon said at 4:06 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    “plus im mad at him” – me too

  205. 205 ACViking said at 4:06 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    B:

    That makes a lot of sense.

    Ryan’s best runner was Thomas Jones on the Jets. Ran like D-Murray. 1-cut and gone.

    Ryan would pound Jones between the tackles.

    Your point seems to be that Ryan’s gonna be disappointed with McCoy’s style like Kelly was — and I think you’re right.

  206. 206 Ark87 said at 4:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    he didn’t avoid big hits because of Chip, he did it because he was Shady being elusive. Rex might want a power scheme, but Shady won’t run it, he’ll dance and lead to plenty Rex pulling his hair out a third of the time, Having him jumping up and down for joy the other third, and both at once the other third. But I don’t expect any amount of coaching to turn Shady into a power back taking a beating anytime soon.

  207. 207 ACViking said at 4:12 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    In short yardage terms, Shady was at his best in 2011 running behind Peters and Mathis.

    He was money in the bank that year.

  208. 208 Ark87 said at 4:23 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    2010 or 2011 he has a sick set of downs I remember. Ran in a touchdown up the gut from the 10 or 15 or so and it came back for holding or something. And in classic Reid style, penalty making for a long 1st or second down? run the ball of course! And Shady ran it in again. Yeah he was magic in the Redzone for Reid.

  209. 209 GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Shady did his part avoiding the big hits. He has a gnack for it,, but especially in 2013.a lot of it had to do with our Offensive line safely escorting him to the second level all year.. Most of his hits came from LB and DBs.. He avoided getting hit from Big defensive lineman… last year our OL Wasnt what it was in 2013 and lineman got to hit him more, I assume that will continue in buffalo. I don’t see that line getting him to the second level all year like he saw in 2013…
    ..
    ISNT Shady like 27yrs old? How much longer do people expect him to be the same back as we saw in his prime?

  210. 210 Ark87 said at 4:41 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    last year he was either showing age or he was battling a lingering injury. He wasn’t making 3 defenders fall over with a juke like he did 2013 and before. I don’t expect him to be as successful as he was here either way. As for DL hitting him, if a hole isn’t there (IE there is a big DL standing in it to destroy him) he’ll dance and bounce outside and get escorted to the sideline just like he did here. He’ll be fine from a durability stand-point. His production is pretty much guaranteed to drop like a stone, though. Age, scheme, and talent surrounding him are all working against him when comparing his time as an Eagle to his time as a Buffalo Bill. As long as we get the dude who trucked the hell out of Damion Square, not some aged version of him, we won’t miss Shady much. I do hope all of this cools off one day so Shady can retire an Eagle as one of the great Eagle’s running backs of all time though.

  211. 211 GEAGLE said at 5:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I doubt his age caught up to him yet….I think he has another year or two of elite ability left.. A lot factored into last year, defenses sat on his cutbacks, they were intent on not letting shady cutback on them all game, also the OL was a mess in run blocing early in the season, he had a few quiet games in a row during a year when he was talking about running for 2000 yards, seemed to get frustrated, not make the necessary adjustments to teams committed to not letting him cut back, OL Wasnt up to Par last year, just a rough year for everyone,, I dont think age caught up to him yet, I expect to see one or two more big years, but I woukd t bet on him past year 2

  212. 212 Ark87 said at 5:44 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    this is spot on. You could definitely see his frustration, wasn’t as patient as usual. Always looking for the home run he thought was due, or a boxer that lost his patience for the jab game and started throwing knock out punches over and over thinking one was bound to land for the knock out he was owed.

  213. 213 anon said at 5:18 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    hard to say, on rarely hand he rarely takes contact, but on the other hand since he relies on jukes instead of power, if he loses .1s in his cut-ability it’s over, b/c he isn’t a power back.

  214. 214 GEAGLE said at 4:13 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I don’t blame McCoy, I’m not putting him down. There comes a point in every athletes life that his body doesn’t have it anymore.. That doesn’t make shady any lessor of a player. I just think going from the Eagles to Rex Ryan coached Bills with No QB is not going to be a positive change in terms of his career longevity… Doesn’t mean shady isn’t an elite RB, it means Ithink they will run him into the ground and probably take more Big Hits then he took in chips offense… Don’t know what’s unfair about that…. Shady is an elite RB and will remain an elite RB until his body starts to fail him
    ..
    Surprised Dallas scum ARENT desperate enough to sigń Ray rice yet… He is only 28, McFadden SUcks, and whats one more piece of crap human going to make a difference on that embarressment of a franchise?

  215. 215 GEAGLE said at 3:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    It’s not as good of a line shady was used to when we are at full strength..
    we ran shady a lot, but he did avoid a lot of hits from big lineman in chips offense. I would assume he will take more big hits running in the Bills offense. I think k shady will have a really big year, maybe two, and then We see a decline. For the life of me i can’t understand why the hell they would give us Kiko for a RB with 2 -3 years tops left? That’s like if after his rookie season,Luke Keachly got hurt, so they traded him to have an elite RB for 2 or 3 years why the hell would you do that? ESPECIALLY when the RB makes 12mil. and Kiko makes a mil lol….its insane to complain that we didn’t get enough in return for shady, I think we got away with highway Robbery…3 years Max of a RB, or 7 years of a kid who willl be the next generation of elite LBs in the NFL?
    ..
    If we had Frank Gore and Ryan Mathews maybe it would be tougher to swallow.. But basically we got rid of shady for Kiko and Demarco, that’s BIGTIME MOVE! But it would be a little tougher to swallow if we got Gore and Kiko….

  216. 216 GEAGLE said at 3:14 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Seriously, when you read this, stop what you are doing, immediately go to PE.com and check out the two most recent videos posted
    Lane in study with Spadaro and Agholor in studio with spadaro
    ..
    I got so jacked up just liistening to these two interviews, thati I wanted to put my car in park, jump out and Tackle a tree…

    Lane Gets me so hype, yeàr 3 he talks about consistently reaching ELITE Status. Sounds like he realized he is more talented then just about all the tackles in the league. kids going to have a breakout monster season.. Claims he is focused on being more Violent… Also talked about his MMa training with jay Glazier. And claims he feels hei is in the best shape, which makes sense knowing how great cardio work boxing training is
    A) glazier had them working ju jitsu to loosen up their hips
    B) Greco Roman clinch work which is great for Offensive lineman. Because it’s basicallly wrestling In the clinch, only using your upper body, great for leverage
    c) Boxing training for cardio… Soooo hard! Great Cardio work

    Agholor will really get you jacked up, I can’t friggin believe it, but he may be greater to listen to then even Pope Jordan… You listen to this interview and you will own an Agholor jersey by the end of the weekend,… It’s an incredible interview!!

    I hope they do an interview soon with Huff, Pope Jordan and Bishop Nelson all together…

  217. 217 ACViking said at 3:25 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    “I got so jacked up just liistening to these two interviews, thati I wanted to put my car in park, jump out and Tackle a tree…”
    _________

    Write that down because that deserves to be used again.

    True pearl.

  218. 218 Bert's Bells said at 3:50 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Completely insane.

  219. 219 botto said at 3:57 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    depends on the tree

  220. 220 ACViking said at 4:01 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Dogwood — would be like crashing throw air.

  221. 221 MagLikesDraft said at 6:30 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Makes sense in a way. Trees can’t move out of the way. ;~)

  222. 222 mksp said at 9:40 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I don’t know whether to ask you to not encourage him…or to continue encouraging him in the hope GEAGLE actually does attempt to “tackle a tree.”

  223. 223 ACViking said at 3:42 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Maybe that should be “Archbishop Nelson” . . .

    so no one confuses him with the likes of Bishop Sankey.

  224. 224 Baloophi said at 4:19 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Richard Basehart might have suffered from a mild case of Ralph Sampson Syndrome…

  225. 225 ACViking said at 4:22 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    a sneering smile Ishmael did have

  226. 226 Joe Minx said at 5:09 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Major Nelson?

    http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/tve7219-19671107-164.jpg

  227. 227 Baloophi said at 5:31 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Nelson Nelson

  228. 228 ACViking said at 5:48 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    So if you fold the photo down the middle, you have . . .

    a Half Nelson?

  229. 229 Baloophi said at 5:56 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Ha! We’ll have to defer to A_T_G for the math but I believe you may have to fold it into quarters since each “musician” is technically a full Nelson unto “himself”…

  230. 230 MagLikesDraft said at 6:28 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I said it first! Admiral Lord Nelson. Very stalwart.

  231. 231 Joe Minx said at 3:52 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    If you ever do tackle a tree please take a video of it & share it with us.

    You saying that got me so pumped up I want to go run right through my glass patio door.

  232. 232 ACViking said at 3:54 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    This is equally Pearl-worthy

  233. 233 GEAGLE said at 7:05 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Haven’t tackled trees since walking home from the “Erin express” when I was in college…

  234. 234 mksp said at 9:37 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    “I got so jacked up just liistening to these two interviews, thati I wanted to put my car in park, jump out and Tackle a tree…”

    You should see someone about this.

  235. 235 mksp said at 9:38 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    “Agholor will really get you jacked up, I can’t friggin believe it, but he may be greater to listen to then even Pope Jordan… You listen to this interview and you will own an Agholor jersey by the end of the weekend,… It’s an incredible interview!!”

    Also, I’ve been saying this since before the draft, don’t steal my thing man. That’s MY thing. Man.

    Edit: Except for calling JMatt “Pope” that’s your stupid thing.

    Edit II: Also, my grammar is better than yours, and I actually know how to pronounce “Agholor.”

    Edit III: I know you would think that I can’t hear you mispronounce “Aghlor” by the way you write, but in fact I can. It’s a gift.

  236. 236 Joe Minx said at 11:05 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I must have missed it last year. What exactly is the genesis of calling Matthews “Pope”?

  237. 237 b3nz0z said at 3:52 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    here’s my happy mental image of the day: randy gregory lined up across from Lane Johnson

  238. 238 ACViking said at 4:03 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    That’s too kind.

    J-Pete? I see him picking Gregory up over his head and throwing him off the field . . . a la Frankenstein v. the Wolfman

  239. 239 Insomniac said at 5:16 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I expect Murray to put him on his butt like 6 times a game. Dude is lighter than Kendricks.

  240. 240 D3FB said at 5:17 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Nah he’s just gonna snap him in half.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veKOb8bWypg

  241. 241 Mitchell said at 11:53 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C4lK41SX-Q

  242. 242 GEAGLE said at 4:37 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I wouldn’t mind dallas making the playoffs and having to play the first round game @ The Linc…Since Greg Hardy is lucky enough to avoid the ass whooping the Boss Hog, Jason Peters had waiting for him thanks to lucky NFL schedule, I have to hope we see Dallas in the playoffs so Hardy can catch his ass whooping!!
    ..
    The first dallas game is going to be comical
    demarco is going to look Possessed that day
    ..
    Lol Demarcus Lawrence has to line up In front of Lane, and Gregory lines up on the right side so he will find himself lined up against a hall of fame monster LT J Peters LOL
    ..
    I expect our DL to dominate the first Dallas game. They will have spent all offseason and the weak of the game hearing everyone rave about the dallas OL, asking our ypung DL questions as if they should be intimidated by playing the dallas OL, bet Cox kicks their ass like he did on thanksgiving…

  243. 243 iceberg584 said at 5:33 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Plus, La’el Collins will have to bravely face weather under 40 degrees…

  244. 244 GEAGLE said at 5:41 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yes!!l really hope they play him at Guard so Cox can give hima whooping…

  245. 245 MagLikesDraft said at 6:27 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Poor boy is in for a surprise. Dallas and their bi-annual ice storms, which apparently he never heard of.

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/3gtMITZLN0c/hqdefault.jpg

  246. 246 unhinged said at 7:46 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I think the second Dallas game was a microcosm for the season. Our guys could not get out of their own way, and turnovers early tilted the field too much to endure. That they were able to eventually take the lead hinted at what might have been if they were not so accomplished at beating themselves. I can imagine that “protect the ball” has already become a mantra that will be repeated so often throughout the season that players will have it printed on their tee-shirts. I don’t think the Eagles were cursed last season, but with just a smidgeon of good luck, 10-6 could easily have been 12-4. Injuries are going to happen, and mistakes will be made, but I still feel like 2015 could be stage one in The Great March to The Lombardi.

  247. 247 MagLikesDraft said at 6:16 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m not so sure. Having Gregory breathing in his face may cause Johnson to have an asthma attack from the second-hand marijuana toxins.

  248. 248 GEAGLE said at 4:04 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    this Offseason is fascinating… Talks about “Big Balls chip
    ..
    this offseason will end up 1 of 2 ways:

    1) Guys put past injuries behind them, their talent makes chip look like a Genius and this will be remembered as one of the Classic, Epic offseason in Eagle history that catapults us to another special era of eagle football’.. If these players can have a healthy Eagle career, I expect them to make chip look brilliant with their play in chips system.. This offseason may go Down as one of the great ones…
    ..
    2) Or, it could go down as the offseason when the Mad Scientist blew up Uncle Lurie”s basement,and be remembered up their with the dream team offseason. The Dream Team mess was a failure in talent evaluation, and a failure projecting how the new personalities would effect our locker room….this is a different situation, this is all about the health of our additions… If Demarco, Ryan, SAM, Kiko go on to have an injury riddled eagle career, this isn’t going to look pretty and the public will have no pitty for chip picking all these players with past health Questions,, I believe that unlike the dream team yeàr, this won’t be a failure in talent evaluation or Charecter evaluations, I almost feel like It’s all or nothing, guys stay healthy and this will easily be the best eagle team we have seen under chip and we will experiwnce a very fun next couple of years as Contenders… If these players bodies DONT allow them to pan out for us, this can be chip’s “dream team debacle” only because of the healthy talent he got rid of to bring in these past injury concerns…

    Im so excited about this roster, it will kill Me if we don’t get to see this team. after last year, mentally I need a break from the injury disaster. I’m Fascinated to see this roster, hopefully the injury bug doesn’t take this from me. I’m really curious to see how good this team can be late in the season…

  249. 249 ACViking said at 4:09 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Maybe things will end like this: 7:14 mark — SEVERAL TIMES!!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_AuOHU36o

  250. 250 botto said at 4:11 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    i’ll never forget that game!
    the best ever!

  251. 251 ACViking said at 4:13 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Big time!

  252. 252 botto said at 4:52 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I remember the big thing being that dallas had to wear blue, because they never could win in blue.
    we crushed danny white that game too

  253. 253 ACViking said at 5:34 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Same here.

    What’s interesting is that, from 1966-80 — before the NFC title game in Philadelphia — Dallas had played in 25 playoff games.

    12 at home, starting with the 1966 NFL title game against GB. 9 on the road. And 3 SBs at neutral sites.

    In 23 of those 25 games, Dallas wore white jerseys.

    The ‘Boys wore blue in the post-season for the first time in the 1970 SB against the Colts — where they lost 16-13, despite 7 — yes, SEVEN — turnovers by the Colts.

    ‘Boys wore blue again in the 1978 NFC title game against the Rams in LA. The ‘Boys won 28-0.

    So against the Eagles, at the Vet in the ’80 NFC championship, that was only the 3rd time the Cowboys wore blue jerseys in the playoffs.

    After losing to the Birds, Dallas’s GM Tex Schramm, who’d poo-poo’ed the whole blue-white jersey argument changed the team’s blue jersey’s to the darker color they still use now.

  254. 254 botto said at 6:31 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I thought that blue on the video looked a little too blue.
    and jaworski had an arm on him.

  255. 255 ACViking said at 7:10 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Jaws had a gun for an arm. Absolute gun.

    And here’s the NYTimes story about the change by Dallas back in 1981.
    http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/15/sports/cowboys-to-wash-out-blue.html

    Total LOSERS bulls**t. So beautiful at the time

  256. 256 anon said at 4:14 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    The FB was key in that play

  257. 257 ACViking said at 4:15 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Harris took out the entire right-side of the Dallas defense.

  258. 258 Baloophi said at 4:46 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Ha! Channeling your inner Heath Evans?

  259. 259 Baloophi said at 4:55 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    The 8:00 minute mark reminds me this was before age discrimination was introduced to the cheerleading squad…

  260. 260 ACViking said at 4:29 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Okay, one more throw-back game . . .

    Start at 1:13. You’ll see two back-to-back HOF defensive plays.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub4ybAeWG74

  261. 261 Baloophi said at 4:44 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    AC actually shot this footage himself on his Kinetoscope. After the game he raced over to Lakehurst and managed to catch the Hindenburg disaster. Big day…

  262. 262 ACViking said at 4:51 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Who do think that is on the radio screaming, “Oh, the humanity!”

  263. 263 Baloophi said at 5:01 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Ha! Just watched the clip to hear your clipped voice and noticed something interesting: Herbert “Herb” Morrison is certainly overcome with emotion and horror yet manages to quickly say “Get this, Charlie, get this Charlie” to his cameraman as the Zeppelin crashes.

  264. 264 ACViking said at 5:42 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    That’s a great historical footnote.

    The reverse of Walter Cronkite’s 1pm news flash on 11/22/63

  265. 265 MagLikesDraft said at 6:13 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    The whole Cronkite thing hinged on that slow careful removal, then replacement, of his glasses. Those actions put parentheses around the terrible words coming out of his mouth. The glance at the clock and deliberate inclusion of the time, were also well crafted.

  266. 266 ACViking said at 7:00 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    so right. he was genuinely upset. slight catch in his voice

  267. 267 A Roy said at 10:37 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Who would’ve thought turkeys couldn’t fly?

  268. 268 botto said at 5:28 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    its weird because injuries are a huge part of football and any one can get hurt on any play, whether they were injured before or not. doesn’t matter.
    for example, lets say Shady gets hurt, and misses games. what does that mean?
    what if foles gets hurt again and misses games?
    what if Bradford hits his hand on JP’s helmet? that’s not an acl. but it hurts.
    or what about ODB, he was hurt right off with the giants, is he a injury risk now? CRUZ?
    is Huff?
    What about Maclin?
    who in the NFL is NOT at risk for injuries?
    no one, that’s who.
    you gotta get lucky sometimes.

  269. 269 A_T_G said at 6:46 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Tebow seems pretty safe. He hasn’t been hurt in years.

  270. 270 botto said at 8:38 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    well he doesn’t need luck. he has god on his side

  271. 271 bill said at 8:08 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I’m always down with poking fun at him, but man, I have a soft spot for him, thanks to that awesome week of Tebowing all my Steeler fan friends. Of course, if he plays a down for the Eagles this year, all those good memories are going to come back to haunt me…

  272. 272 MattE said at 6:41 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sean Huls will be the savior of Philly

  273. 273 MattE said at 6:41 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I got faith brotha

  274. 274 GEAGLE said at 7:02 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I’m thrilled with the offseason.. It’s not like we have plaers tryng to come Back from a Victor Cruz injury.., ACLs are nothing these days… But with half the city wanting to lynch chip for trading their favorite Eagles, they are going to crucify him if all these injured players that they are already doom n gloom about, go on to get injured…
    ..
    I’m not concerned. We could have the healthiest roster in the history of the league and still be destroyed by injuries…
    ..
    There aren’t Many moves chip made that I don’t like other then Ryan Mathews who I would prefer if we didn’t sign him, Tho I acknowledge he is a very talented runner, but I want nothing to do with him,,..rather have kept Polk, but other then that, I’m very pleased with this offseason

  275. 275 daveH said at 8:44 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    haha you mistyped a word !

  276. 276 GEAGLE said at 6:07 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Jesus, Goodell, get control of your league,..
    ..
    Broncos DE ANTONIO SMITH is being investigated for child abuse “sexual abuse”…. God I hope this is a misunderstanding,..

    It’s going to get to a point where 1st time you are guilty of abuse, Life time Ban… I don’t mind zero Tolwrwnce policy on abuse

  277. 277 unhinged said at 8:47 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Wishing Goodell to get control of the NFL is an exercise in futility, and pretty funny too. 32 billionaires, at least half of whom are certified douchebags in all kinds of legal trouble, can in no way control their league when they cannot control themselves. The greed that fuels the NCAA is the basis for tolerating heinous behavior, which gets passed up the ladder to the NFL where there is NO moral highground thanks to the compromised owners. It has become the theatre of the absurd where egoistic cretins rake in all of the money by offering the spectacle of special, talented young men pounding the shit out of one another. I too hope that report is based on a misunderstanding, but I kind of pity Goodell. He has to answer to some lowlifes and punish some other lowlifes. He gets tainted more by the company he keeps, I think, than his own character failings.

  278. 278 wee2424 said at 8:56 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Maybe I’m wrong but don’t go as far as to call him a sexual child abuser. The report was that he may have abused a child which is still horrible but definitely a step below sexual child abuse.

    It’s crazy how stories go from one thing to another.

    Again maybe I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure it was labeled as abuse, not sexually.

  279. 279 GEAGLE said at 7:33 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    “Child abuse that was sexual in nature” is the report I saw.. I REALLY hope it’s a mistake

  280. 280 Avery Greene said at 8:50 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Maybe he’s the Duggar’s son.

  281. 281 Avery Greene said at 7:24 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Sidebar.
    Finished Cannibal Cop and now watching Southern Rites. HBO does documentaries right.

  282. 282 Insomniac said at 7:29 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Slow news day for football. Marcell Dareus suspended for one game for getting caught with drugs last year.

    Teddy Bridgewater: I want to be like Brett Favre

    So we might have dodged a bullet with Teddy B. Wanting to be like the league record holder by a mile for most INTs ever is not what you want to be.

  283. 283 EagleNebula said at 7:35 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I thought Eli passed him, or is it that he tied Farve for the most years leading the league in INTs?

  284. 284 Insomniac said at 7:39 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Eli has 185 ints compared to Favre’s 336. I have no clue about the leading the league but I’m kinda shocked that Eli has less ints than Peyton.

  285. 285 EagleNebula said at 8:21 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    I am shocked Eli has less than 200. He will get there this year I hope. Compared to his brother it must be that he is a few years behind and will catch up soon…

  286. 286 CrackSammich said at 7:45 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Eh… that’s kind of dishonest to sum up Farve’s entire career with that one stat.

  287. 287 Insomniac said at 8:11 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Favre is still overrated.

  288. 288 TypicalDouche said at 10:47 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Yea one of the best QBs to ever play the game and a 3 time mvp is overrated, just quit talking now because you’re clearly oblivious to what good QBs look like.You must of been one of the few that thought Ryan Leaf was better then Payton and Jemarcus Russell had a good pro career.

  289. 289 Mitchell said at 10:54 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Seems like your screen name fits.

  290. 290 TypicalDouche said at 11:02 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Oh it does fit me correctly friend and very proud of it.

  291. 291 HawaiianEagle said at 11:12 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    U must live near Dallas…

  292. 292 TypicalDouche said at 11:18 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    What gave you that idea? No sir my friend I am actually from southern new jersey. Die hard Eagles and sports fan. Just have to put people that don’t make sense in there place. HawaiianEagle huh? That’s awesome, is the fandom out there wide spread amongst the teams?

  293. 293 HawaiianEagle said at 11:25 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Im def in the minority. Lots of boy and 49 fans…

  294. 294 TypicalDouche said at 10:50 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    An even slower day with your stupid comments. Had the Eagles taken Bridgewater over Smith the QB position would of been settled for the foreseeable future, but not drafting a young ascending QB really made us dodge a bullet. You’re a joke

  295. 295 Insomniac said at 10:58 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    “You’re a joke” – A douche.

  296. 296 TypicalDouche said at 11:01 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Congrats on your attempt to be funny and yes I am a douche here to correct idiots like yourself that say outlandish things like you just did. Learn some things about good NFL qbs then come back.

  297. 297 Insomniac said at 11:03 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Ok internet tough guy. You can win this internet argument and have that big star sticker that you never got in 1st grade.

  298. 298 TypicalDouche said at 11:08 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Internet tough guy? Not at all buddy but I clearly hit a nerve with you. Let’s see I can’t recall getting a star in first grade but I do recall your post being beyond stupid and that hasn’t changed. Do cry little boy it’ll be ok, I’m sure a man with your astute football knowledge will have many other stupid post. Keep up the good work and maybe I’ll give you one of those big star stickers smart people like yourself deserve.

  299. 299 Insomniac said at 11:09 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    🙂

  300. 300 Javi Echie said at 11:12 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    lol somebody had to do it

  301. 301 A_T_G said at 7:34 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    With such high expectations for football acumen and thought-provoking insights, I thought to myself, “Wow, I just need to read what other comments this TypicalDouche to the community of football fans.” As you can see in the photo, I was met with crushing disappointment.

    Please, please, allow the world to share in your four comments that were not picking arguments in this thread. I am sure they will open our eyes to the wisdom you possess.

    (And, in the spirit of an impending national holiday, kudos to a national infrastructure that allows for WiFi access under bridges.)

  302. 302 TypicalDouche said at 2:40 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Yes you were met with much disappointment, I can understand why. I’ve been a daily reader to this blog and a couple of other but just never decided to really comment.
    In no way was I picking arguments, but more of correcting someone that makes an outlandish statement. Since a man of such intelligence like yourself didn’t make on statement as to the original argument why even waste your time speaking to me.
    Wifi access under a bridge huh? Man that was one very impressive joke. You could of tried a tad bit harder to be funny but clearly you’re just a little boy living off of your mothers wifi.

  303. 303 A_T_G said at 3:39 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    “…why even waste your time speaking to me(?)”

    See, there are those pearls of wisdom to which I was referring. Thank you.

  304. 304 TypicalDouche said at 7:08 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Cool story bro.

  305. 305 Mitchell said at 11:50 PM on May 21st, 2015:

    Looking back at the receivers taken after Huff and I think, for this offense, he was the obvious best choice. Some taken soon after Huff include: “Stonehands” Moncrief who looks MUCH slower than his 4.40 timed speed, especially off the line. It looks like he would get jammed rather easily in the NFL because he lacks quickness or the aggression necessary to break the defenders hands. His lack of aggression carries over to his blocks where he looks extremely passive and lets the cb attack him. John Brown measured in at 5’10” and under 180 lbs. While he did have a blazing 40 time, I feel he also wouldn’t help much in our run driven scheme. Those two were the only WR taken before the Eagles picked again at the top of the 4th. For completeness, the players taken between our 3rd and fourth include: Phillip Gaines, Will Clarke, Chris Watt, Trai Turner, Brandon Linder, Terrance West, Michael Schofield, Jerick Mckinnon, Dri Archer, Richard Rodgers, Crockett Gilmore and Brandon Thomas. There could be an argument that several OL were taken in that time and perhaps we should have spent resources there but at the end of 2013 we had an incredible OL and limited WR’s available. So, who else was so good that we needed to pick instead of Huff? I’m not sure. Perhaps and argument could be made that we should have taken Martavus Bryant but he lacked the aggression in the run game as well as needing work on his route running. Huff on the other hand has next level aggression which you can see in his blocking, for instance, putting db’s on their back or driving them out of bounds. He also was surprisingly efficient at the deep ball and caught several while at Oregon. He is great as a return man and extremely difficult, at times, to bring down. Overall, I like the pick and feel, if anything Huff should have gone a bit higher. I’m not sure where the 4th-5th round mocks were thinking, he was clearly a better player than that.

  306. 306 Anders said at 5:11 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I liked Huff much more than Bryant or Moncrief.

    I think Huff would have been much more active if it wasnt for Maclin, Matthews, Sproles and Celek/Ertz taking so many targets

  307. 307 Jason said at 9:46 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I’m still bullish on Huff, but to dismiss Martavis Bryant as needing help with his route running to justify the pick is a serious stretch. Bryant caught 26 balls on 49 targets for 549 yards — an average of 21 yards a catch. With 8 touchdowns. That’s a breakout debut season, dwarfing what Huff did initially.

  308. 308 Mitchell said at 12:03 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Then why did he last till the 499th round? He was basically a deepball threat coming out of Clemson. He probably wasn’t the physical receiver Chip wanted and if you have Antonio Brown drawing a ton of attention, have an established qb like Rothlesberger, are big, tall and good at the deep ball, I would hope you could put up at least that. I believe he may have had some character questions as well. Would I have taken Bryant? Sure, but I still think overall Huff is a better prospect as he is not so one dimensional.

  309. 309 EaglesFan1 said at 7:13 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Turns out Bradford has 6 fourth quarter comebacks and 5 game winning drives per pro football reference

  310. 310 A_T_G said at 7:54 AM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I am not familiar with how they classify these stats, but to the uninitiated, it seems as though a game-winning drive would lead to a fourth-quarter comeback, with the last comeback being followed by a giveback. So, do these stats speak of 11 games, or 6?

  311. 311 EaglesFan1 said at 3:23 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    I have no idea tbh. I was just thinking about it, like it up, and posted it here

  312. 312 A_T_G said at 3:41 PM on May 22nd, 2015:

    Yeah, good enough. Either way, it is interesting.