Some Coaching News

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 762 Comments »

Now that Doug Pederson is free to focus on being the new coach of the Eagles, we’re starting to get some good rumors.

Okay.

Bringing in Tim Hauck to help with DBs is a good thing. I’m sure he would focus on Safeties, a position he knows pretty well. Hauck played in the league so he has that background, but he also has coached in college. He knows how to teach young players

As for Reich, I have no problems with him being the offensive coordinator. He played in a great offense with Buffalo in the 1980’s and 1990’s. That hurry-up attack produced great results. Reich has coached in Indianapolis, Arizona and San Diego. He’s been part of the Tom Moore offense and the West Coast offense. Pederson will want to run some version of the WCO.

Reich also worked with veteran QBs who like to audible and do a lot at the line of scrimmage. The Chiefs did a lot of that with Alex Smith this year so I could see Pederson wanting to continue with that. Reich makes a good fit in that sense.

I honestly don’t know what to say about Spags. I love the guy because he’s an old school Eagle that learned firsthand from Jim Johnson. He helped the Giants to win the 2007 Super Bowl and ran their to shelf defense in 2008. But since then, things have not gone so well.

Spags struggled as the head coach in St. Louis. He ran the Saints defense in 2012 and that is one of the worst units in the history of football. Spags went to the Ravens and was an assistant in 2013 and 2014. He went back to the Giants to be the DC this season. They finished dead last in yards allowed.

To be fair, the Saints didn’t have a lot of talent in 2012 and this Giants team had a terrible combination – lack of talent and tons of injuries.

When Spags had a deep, talented DL in 2007 and 2008, he posted terrific results. If he came to Philly, Spags would have a talented DL to work with. That’s the big argument for bringing him in. And it does make sense. I just don’t see this as a brilliant move because Spags defenses have struggled in recent years.

Obviously there is the challenge of getting him to leave New York. I’m sure Doug Pederson can make a compelling argument. And Spags did love being part of the Eagles. We’ll see how that goes.

I do think there is some value in Pederson having a person like Brad Childress or Pat Shurmur on the staff. It doesn’t matter what the title is. Those guys are veteran WCO assistants who have also been head coaches. They can be a great source of info on what to do in certain situations (or what not to do). Learn from their mistakes, so to speak.

I like the fact that the Eagles are being linked with veteran DCs. Since Pederson is going to be a head coach for the first time, he needs someone that can run the defense on his own. That isn’t to say Pederson will ignore that side of the ball, but he needs a veteran coach who can run the defense with limited supervision. Andy Reid did this when he hired Jim Johnson.

One note on the defensive staff. I think it is smart to mix up the coaches. Chip Kelly had Bill Davis with an NFL background, but Jerry Azzinaro, Bill McGovern, Rick Minter and John Lovett were college guys trying to teach an NFL system. Those guys were great college coaches, but only delivered mixed results in the NFL.

So far we know we’ll have a veteran DC, Cory Undlin, Ken Flajole and Tim Hauck as part of the staff. Flajole has been an NFL DC. Hauck played in the NFL. Undlin is an NFL coach. These guys won’t have to adjust to the league the way that Chip’s coaches did. Reid’s initial staff had former players like Leslie Frazier and Ron Rivera as coaches. Jim Johnson was an NFL guy (started off in college). Spags was a football guy, having coached in college and NFL Europe.

There is no magic formula for building a staff. You need good coaches. It does help to have a mixture of backgrounds so that your staff doesn’t have tunnel vision on how to do things.

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762 Comments on “Some Coaching News”

  1. 1 oreofestar said at 3:24 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Eff Seattle

  2. 2 Media Mike said at 6:01 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Rude. The entire future of Western Civilization is in grave danger if Cam is allowed to keep winning.

    Arizona needs to step up.

  3. 3 The original AG said at 3:27 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’m not hating the names of the people he’s getting. I’m tepid on Spags. I think he has the potential to be a good DC, but I’m not enamored with him. I think he’s average, and would prefer Schwartz if we can get him.

    But having a lot of veteran coaches in the locker room could be very helpful in Pederson’s first year.

  4. 4 Bebin Abraham said at 3:27 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Spags inspires no confidence in me. Its a what have you done lately type of league and lately he’s been horrible.

    In terms of yards he both his Saints team in 2012 and Giants team last year ranked dead last in the league.

    In terms of DVOA…

    In NO he took a team that was 28th in the league to dead last.

    In NY he took a team that was 24th to 30th.

    That screams stay away for me. Even mediocre DC get something out of their squads when they take over, they don’t just regress. That’s a huge red flag for me.

  5. 5 Dave said at 3:39 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Both teams had a serious lack of talet., especially on the line

  6. 6 ChoTime said at 5:03 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Those results scream stay way? How did those teams do when he left?

  7. 7 Alex Karklins said at 3:30 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Tim Hauck would bring back some much-needed Montana Grizzly presence to the organization. Things went downhill quickly after Colt Anderson left.

  8. 8 D3FB said at 6:40 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Apparently they have a pretty good DE in the draft this year…

  9. 9 Alex Karklins said at 9:15 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Tryone Holmes, FCS Defensive Player of the Year! Would fit in a 4-3.

  10. 10 Greg Richards said at 3:32 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Randy Covitz
    ‏@randycovitz

    2h2 hours ago

    #Chiefs Reid doesn’t expect Doug Pederson to take any KC assistants to Philly

    Not surprising. When guys left when he was HC here, he might let him take an assistant trainer or asst strength coach, but he wouldn’t let them raid his staff.

    39 retweets

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  11. 11 The original AG said at 3:34 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    So no Childress? That’s a good thing right?

  12. 12 oreofestar said at 3:35 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Yes

  13. 13 bdbd20 said at 3:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    He has value as an OC. If the organization is set on Bradford, it seems Shurmur will be here in some capacity.

  14. 14 DanJ3645 said at 3:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Let’s hope so

  15. 15 daveH said at 3:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    No way. Hate him despite his tons of experience

  16. 16 The original AG said at 3:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Wow, talk about lucky. That’s the 2nd pass he’s just thrown up there for a TD when he was bailing out. It’s like Billy D has taken over calling the defense. Cushion that extends past the 1st down marker. Secondary allowing people to get open behind them.

  17. 17 Greg Richards said at 3:48 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Albert Breer
    ‏@AlbertBreer

    1m1 minute ago

    If they kicked that field goal in the second quarter, we’d have a one-score game right now.

    47 retweets

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  18. 18 oreofestar said at 3:48 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Conversely is the punt fake failed it could be been 3 scores

  19. 19 oreofestar said at 3:48 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Seattle is soooooo lucky

  20. 20 Telmert said at 3:51 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    These positions are filling up around the league, so there’s going to be some musical chairs going on. Guys looking to find a spot for next year, even if it’s a step back. Could interest in Reich be for the QB coach position? Could Shurmur stay as QB coach (less likely)? Spags as a position coach if the Giants don’t bring him back? Not a lot of options left for those guys – certainly not for coordinator positions. Position being discussed could be speculation by writers or dis-information by agents…

  21. 21 nopain23 said at 3:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Watching Cam…cand Tommy or anyone explain why codarrell Jones wounder be a terrible pick. He looks like a Cam Newton clone to me. Both guys need help reading defenses but the physical tools are unquestionable

  22. 22 A_T_G said at 4:00 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I don’t know college players, but there have been a lot of players with the promise of what Cam is delivering. Few pan out. There certainly are risks.

  23. 23 Andy Six Score and Four said at 4:08 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Did you watch Cam in college? He was unstoppable running and passing. Jones on the other hand, got benched.

  24. 24 Dave said at 4:23 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Maybe this quote by Jones is the reason…

    “Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS,”

  25. 25 nopain23 said at 4:24 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Ouch….well played sir

  26. 26 ChoTime said at 5:05 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    That sentence should drop him 3 points on the Wonderlic, just because.

  27. 27 Dave said at 5:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Another 3 points for his mom naming after his dad (Dale) + the place be was conceived.

  28. 28 Forthebirds said at 5:42 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Speaking as a college professor, HOLY S**T. Once a numbskull, always a numbskull.

  29. 29 Dave said at 6:09 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Imagine if he said what he was really thinking, “we ain’t PAID to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS”.

  30. 30 Bert's Bells said at 5:37 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    He’s right, though.

  31. 31 ChoTime said at 5:05 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    If you can’t read college defenses, you’re probably not going to be able to read NFL D. QB is a very cerebral position and people rarely get either taller or smarter.

  32. 32 Media Mike said at 6:01 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Because he’s not a good QB.

  33. 33 A_T_G said at 3:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    You’d have to think Spags is done as a HC. If he is able to regain the form that got him noticed, he could be a stabilizing factor.

    Or…he could be burned out and used up.

  34. 34 ICDogg said at 4:01 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    According to Football Scoop we are retaining Stoutland, Duce, and Fipp

  35. 35 The original AG said at 4:03 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I like that. Now we just need to at the very least get a G and T in the fold.

  36. 36 daveH said at 4:02 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Andy get fired yet for his great team 1 and done ?
    ..
    He scripts his 1st 15 plays.. he should be held accountable for his unprofessional handling of the last 15

  37. 37 laeagle said at 8:44 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    OK you need to let it go now. You’re reaching troll levels with the Andy hate.

  38. 38 daveH said at 9:08 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Yes ill agree w that yep.
    .
    However.. it was pure pain to watch his predictable cluelessness! !
    He brought it on.
    .
    To read peoples’ pity for him is intolerable. “He is a class act, i hope he gets a ring” wtf??!!
    ..it just makes me sick
    .
    ..so his stupidity as predictab le as we all knew…and in his press conference he doesn’t even acknowledge his fucckk up.
    ..
    I have slipped

  39. 39 TXEaglesFan said at 4:03 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    What is this infatuation with every thing Giants? Their team has not been good for 5 years, and even then it was a 9-7 miracle super bowl.

    I sense there is some amount of trolling the enemy.

  40. 40 Crus57 said at 4:10 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    There is something to be said for weakening your divisional opponents; afterall they’re the only ones you have to beat to get into the playoffs. Not much, admittedly, but something.

  41. 41 FairOaks said at 4:12 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    On the other hand, raiding a guy who led them to being last in yards allowed…. seems like a situation you’d prefer to stay in place 😉

  42. 42 Crus57 said at 4:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Perhaps they want to combine Billy D and Spags and hope the negatives cancel out?

  43. 43 The original AG said at 4:20 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’ve seen that before, where bad luck cancels out the other bad luck.

    http://img.soundtrackcollector.com/movie/large/Pure_Luck.jpg

  44. 44 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:15 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    One could argue that letting the Giamts keep Spags would be weakening our rival..

  45. 45 FairOaks said at 4:05 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Stoutland was a college coach as well… guess he did better teaching the pro game. Though with the talent being degraded there, the results have sure been worse.

  46. 46 nopain23 said at 4:12 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Spags???…no thanks!!!!…how about Mike Pettine and the 4 under scheme? ?..what happened to those rumors??

  47. 47 Nick C said at 4:12 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Carolinas PA playing living on a prayer. Poor song choice lol

  48. 48 JoeBlow said at 4:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    no Brandon Bostic to cough it up this time Seattle

  49. 49 A_T_G said at 4:15 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    That LB made a sure-handed on sides kick reception I am positive Riley Cooper would not have.

  50. 50 Crus57 said at 4:16 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    You mean their LB has better hands than our WR? I am shocked.

  51. 51 BobSmith77 said at 4:20 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Some uninspiring news for coaches especially Spags.

  52. 52 Greg Richards said at 4:26 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Spags is uninspiring. I think Reich would be a better hire than keeping Shurmur or hiring Childress.

  53. 53 Patrick said at 4:31 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I definitely agree with Reich, but its not like its saying much that he would be better than Shurmur and Childress.

    I dont no why Shurmur looks like he has gotten the free pass just because of Chip, but he shared plenty of responsibility. Childress is just horrible, I want no part of him.

    Spags would get hired by former merits, which wouldn’t understand. I get the logic behind the move, but its still bad.

  54. 54 Iskar36 said at 4:46 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    The Shurmur interest is at least partially tied to the fact that people want Bradford back and by keeping Shurmur, it adds to the “continuity” that would attract Bradford back here.

  55. 55 BobSmith77 said at 4:24 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    3 games down, 3 very entertaining games especially in the 2nd half.

    I’d say the winner of the NFC Conference game next week will win the SB but that if the Pats get in their still the the slight favorites.

    I’d take Panthers and especially the Cards as straight underdogs vs Pats.

  56. 56 JoeBlow said at 4:27 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    it’s a good thing teams have two weeks off before the SB game….that NFC championship game should be pretty brutal

  57. 57 GENETiC-FREAK said at 4:31 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/1/17/10783288/eagles-doug-pederson-chip-kelly-dave-fipp-duce-staley-jeff-stoutland-cory-undlin

    These are the same 4 i wanted to keep along with the sports science

  58. 58 RobNE said at 4:34 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Eagles rewind has a nice new article up.

  59. 59 Dave said at 4:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I read it and can agree with most of it, but holy hell, he devalues the qb position.

  60. 60 Patrick said at 5:21 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Really, i kinda got the feeling that he just didn’t value Sam Bradford, which instantly made me think that he knew what he was talking about.

  61. 61 Dave said at 5:27 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Really, he recommended a $20 million franchise tag to keep him. He didn’t like Sam, but he saw the value.

  62. 62 Pennguino said at 4:35 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I would like to see Lovie Smith as the DC.

  63. 63 Joe Minx said at 4:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’m sure Malcolm Jenkins would just love being reunited with Spags.

    Fwack.

  64. 64 bill said at 4:41 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’m still hoping against hope that we get to see a 4-3 under next year.

  65. 65 Joe Minx said at 4:40 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Don’t know if it was mentioned in the last post but Ray Horton has been named Browns DC.

  66. 66 RobNE said at 4:43 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    So the Villanova ranger starts for the steelers but couldn’t make our team. Because our backup OL are so good?

  67. 67 BlindChow said at 4:44 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    He was 100 pounds lighter and a defensive tackle (?) when he was with the Eagles.

  68. 68 RobNE said at 4:46 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Well I’m glad we protected the bottom of our roster.

  69. 69 Dave said at 5:25 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    We needed to keep udfa lineman since we didn’t draft any.

  70. 70 Dave said at 4:50 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Crazy to think he went from WR/TE in college, to army ranger, to UDFA DE in the pros, to gaining 100 pounds in less than 1 offseason and learning left tackle position.

  71. 71 Greg Richards said at 4:53 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Got to be a hell of a natural athelete.

  72. 72 GENETiC-FREAK said at 5:02 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Exactly lol You have to be in some serous calorie surplus to gain that much weight in a little time.. He doesnt look fat either

  73. 73 xeynon said at 10:05 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I think it was more like 40 pounds. He was listed at 6’9″, 280 with the Eagles and 6’9″, 320 with Pittsburgh. Offensive tackle is a more natural position for a guy with that kind of size, I’m surprised we didn’t try him there.

  74. 74 Media Mike said at 6:04 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    He misses a lot of blocks. I don’t think “losing” him a was a big deal.

  75. 75 Greg Richards said at 4:44 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Here’s an article from June of last year ranking the top 32 HC candidates for 2015 and beyond.

    http://mmqb.si.com/2015/06/10/nfl-future-head-coaching-candidates-adam-gase-josh-mcdaniels-teryl-austin

    The bad news: Pederson wasn’t on it. He is on the next list of guys who missed the cut(pretty sure every coordinator that wasn’t on the top 32 list were included here).

    The thing I note is that Frank Reich was 9th on the list and in the top-tier of guys that were “on the cusp” of being HCs. The funny thing is 2 out of those top 9 guys were fired: Reich after the season(Mike McCoy trying to save his job, making a scapegoat IMO when their problems were due to injuries) and Pep Hamilton in-season. The blurb on Reich says that while he’s a former QB his strength is teaching WRs. He’s been a WR coach in the league as well as a QBs coach before becoming SDG’s OC.

    Another note: Pat Shurmur ranks higher on the list than Hue Jackson did. Their #1 was Adam Gase. Their #2 was Josh McDaniels. It’s been spun that McDaniels wasn’t going to accept any interviews until after the season was done, but Peter King reported that no one requested to interview him.

  76. 76 xeynon said at 10:07 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Granted McDaniels crapped the bed in his first job as a HC, but guys usually get a second chance. His personality issues must be really toxic.

  77. 77 oreofestar said at 4:48 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I dont mind Reich at all…that would be a good hire but eff outta here with Spags

  78. 78 ChoTime said at 5:07 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Nice backup QB.

  79. 79 The original AG said at 4:55 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    It just might be Spags. What’s the bright side of this hire?

    https://twitter.com/IgglesNest/status/688838502981611524

  80. 80 oreofestar said at 4:56 PM on January 17th, 2016:

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  81. 81 The original AG said at 4:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Well there’s hope.

    https://twitter.com/DanGrazianoESPN/status/688842498635071489

  82. 82 oreofestar said at 4:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Hope!

  83. 83 Greg Richards said at 5:01 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    If it’s not Spags, Flajole worked with John Fox, who currently works with Ed Donatell.

  84. 84 The original AG said at 5:04 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    That would be a very interesting hire.

  85. 85 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:56 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Looked like Wheaton just dropped it

  86. 86 JoeBlow said at 5:00 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    helluva play by the gunner there!

  87. 87 Greg Richards said at 5:00 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Not so fast on Horton to CLE as DC:

    Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer

    Just spoke to Titans DC Ray Horton who is upset by a report that he was angry after his interview for the head coaching job.”I’m not insulted. I was very happy Mrs. Strunk gave me an interview. I think she was very impressed with me. I was told some ideas I gave are going to be implemented. I’m still under contract. I’m talking about a contract extension. The insulted comment is not true. I’m very happy. I was very happy to be interviewed.” Horton’s contract is not expiring.

  88. 88 oreofestar said at 5:01 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Low key Cleveland is assembling a better staff than us….

  89. 89 Media Mike said at 6:09 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ray Horton seems to have a frequent association with these types of petulant outbursts.

  90. 90 TXEaglesFan said at 5:17 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Villaneuva turning into such a beast of a left tackle… Oh well.

  91. 91 oreofestar said at 5:18 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    shocker

  92. 92 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:21 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Maybe MSII can play LT in a year and 100 pounds

  93. 93 TypicalDouche said at 5:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Chip Kelly’s inability to scout talent was borderline horrific.

  94. 94 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:50 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    True. But that dude was DE and 100 LBs lighter when he was here. This is one thing I don’t hold on Chip and Co.

  95. 95 bill said at 6:22 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Ever since the Steel Curtain, the Steelers have apparently had a “sport science” program way ahead of everyone but Barry Bonds and ARod.

  96. 96 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:01 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Everybody had a ‘sports science’ program then. Cops and firefighters were famous for using at the gym. Before it became illegal, because who wants a real bad-tempered cop with giant biceps and tiny testicles?

  97. 97 ACViking said at 6:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Growth mindset … Hahaha

    Tomlin has a growth mindset

  98. 98 jpate said at 5:25 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Didn’t realize lot of Chip staff had pure college background

  99. 99 Fufina said at 5:57 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Nearly all his position coaches were college guys… Had vet coordinators paired with ‘teachers’ for the position groups. Hoped to be able to better develop talent but that did not appear to happen outside of the DL.

  100. 100 Greg Richards said at 5:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Good possibility that Ed Donatell is DC. This is from IgglesNest(Kyle) showing links:

    Doug Pederson played for GB when Donatell was DC there.

    LBs coach Ken Flajole worked for John Fox from 2003-8. Donatell currently works with Fox.

    I gave him this one. Cory Undlin, who we are retaining, was Fox’s DBs coach in Denver.

    Tim Hauck played for Donatell at the University of the Pacific in 1985 and with Denver in 1995.

    Of course, connections aren’t everything but they do matter.

  101. 101 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:51 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Its seems like every job they hand out in the NFL is because you know somebody who knows somebody

  102. 102 Greg Richards said at 5:57 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Six Degrees

  103. 103 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    My great-great-great-great-grandmother’s cousin ran a flour mill in Philadelphia. Have we met? ;~).

  104. 104 myartz04 said at 6:10 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Isn’t that the case for life in general?

  105. 105 BobSmith77 said at 6:11 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Just like life. Who you know and your professional network matter first and foremost when job hunting.

  106. 106 Gary Barnes said at 12:10 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ed of 4th and 26 fame? Hmmm, cannot say that would thrill me. Those GB defenses were not that great

  107. 107 BobSmith77 said at 6:10 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Broncos are really going to lose at home to an injured Big Ben who is dinking anything and struggling with accuracy, no Brown, and a 3rd/4th string RB?

    Weak sauce.

  108. 108 daveH said at 6:25 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Announcers ssying its the dropped balls

  109. 109 The original AG said at 7:31 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Wasn’t an excuse for Bradford.

  110. 110 Bob Brewer said at 6:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    If it’s Spags, the Eagles will be approaching Browns, Lions territory of shambles.

  111. 111 Fufina said at 6:16 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Give him a good DL and a well coached back end and things can work… This will be the best set of LB’s he has ever had by miles, same with Cox is up there 3tech wise.

    If we do take Spags i would seriously consider one of the high end pass rushers at 13 if we do not take a QB there… outside pass rushing talent is what makes that scheme go from good to great.

  112. 112 GENETiC-FREAK said at 6:19 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    That Rams team was pretty good on D but still results were crap.. If a coach needs top talent to be good how much of it is just the talent n not the coach..

  113. 113 myartz04 said at 6:20 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Exactly. You want to be looking for the exact opposite. Some one who can take mediocre talent and become a good D. Give them good talent and it becomes elite.

  114. 114 Ryan Rambo said at 11:08 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Marinelli does well IMO

  115. 115 BobSmith77 said at 6:27 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I feel much like I did about the Davis hire. He has produced multiple years of underwhelming to poor results in seperate stops.

    It isn’t like he had some good/bad years.

  116. 116 The original AG said at 7:29 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’d go OL with our 1st pick if there’s a stud there.

  117. 117 daveH said at 7:36 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    78 from clemson except he is left ot . Anyone from bama

  118. 118 TypicalDouche said at 7:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Dekker from OSU. Can come in and play RT immediately if Lane slides to the left. He will definitely be there at 13. Tunsil and Staney will be gone by then.

  119. 119 The original AG said at 7:43 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Haven’t done any research or in my case, reading on the draft yet. They need an infusion of talent along the OL. I think if they can get two more quality players (1st, 3rd), we can be relevant again.

    Maybe having more than 5 or 6 plays to run will help the offense too. I hope Kelce puts on about another 20 lbs, of mostly muscle. I like him and the anger from the season is dissipating. He IMO had a terrible season, but can we salvage a line from what we have? Who is available as a free agent?

    Honestly, I think Roseman is going to trade back to pick up a 2nd rounder.

  120. 120 Fufina said at 7:54 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    We need Guards, and will address that in FA probably for 1 spot at least. So would need to draft OG, RT – both of which you can do in the 3-5th and find guys. If best on your board is OL great at 13 but don’t force it.

    There are 3 good QB’s, and 4-5 elite pass rushers.. if any of them are available then you jump all over them imho.

  121. 121 Aaron said at 8:01 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    why not move peters to guard,

  122. 122 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 8:05 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I don’t think* he goes for that

  123. 123 ChoTime said at 8:06 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I can’t go for that, no nooo, no can do.

  124. 124 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:56 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    from BGN in November: “Peters has apparently acknowledged he might need to finish his career at guard. It doesn’t seem likely that Peters would change positions during the season, however. “

  125. 125 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:54 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    There were 13 OL on the Eagles roster/practice squad at the end of 2015. Several FAs. The whole league suffered from lack of good OL this season. There is not an abundant supply coming out. Priority. The quarterback is not going to be providing much leadership or thowing many passes while flat on his back. OL, ILB first. This was the third year in a row that the ILBs simply did not produce, whether from injury or mediocrity.

  126. 126 xeynon said at 10:15 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I agree with you. If we’re going to keep Bradford, we have to build an elite line to protect him, both because of his injury history and because he’s a good orchestrator but not a guy like Wilson or Roethlisberger who thrives when things break down.

  127. 127 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:49 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Go with OL 1st round pick even if only half a stud. The whole league will have picked off every other OL by the 3rd.

  128. 128 D3FB said at 6:33 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    There won’t be. Not anyone worth pick 13. Tunsil and Stanley will be gone. Decker is overhyped.

    Either take a premium player that falls (Lawson, one of the CBs) or move back and acquire another day 2 pick.

  129. 129 Media Mike said at 6:40 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    AMEN!

    So not impressed with Decker (and Conklin) as a talent worthy of the pick at 13.

    Trading back from 13 to pick later in rd 1 and add a 2nd and something else would be best.

  130. 130 D3FB said at 6:49 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Most of why Decker looks good to alot of people is because he’s 6’8 and well put together. So he’s hard to get around for college pass rushers. And he gets alot of easy cave in down blocks that make him appear to be a better run blocker than he is. I think he’ll be an ok pro but absolutely not worth a premium pick.

    As always the value of the draft is rounds 2 and 3. With all our holes if we aren’t getting a premium talent or QB the best strategy will to be maximizing the number of picks we have in the 25-100 range. I’d rather get 5 dirt cheap starters.

  131. 131 Media Mike said at 6:56 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thoughts?

    Round 1 Pick 22 (HOU): Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State (B)
    Round 2 Pick 21 (HOU): Max Tuerk, C/OG, Southern California (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Shon Coleman, OT, Auburn (A)
    Round 3 Pick 16: Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State (A+)
    Round 3 Pick 22 (HOU): Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 15: Yannick Ngakoue, OLB, Maryland (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Deiondre’ Hall, CB, Northern Iowa (A)
    Round 5 Pick 23: Aaron Green, RB, TCU (A)
    Round 6 Pick 13: Dadi Nicolas, OLB, Virginia Tech (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 12: Cole Toner, OT, Harvard (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 31: Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State (B+)

  132. 132 D3FB said at 7:26 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think Howie could realistically walk away with something like: Wentz, Kendall Fuller, Jeremy Cash, Landon Turner, and Kyle Murphy with some moving around on the first two days.

    Throw in something like Kris Frost, Joe Thuney, Devon Cajuste, Mike Matthews, Matt Ionadis, Tyrone Holmes, Michael Cooper, Storm Woods, and Terrel Chesnut on Day 3 and UDFA and I’ll be a very happy camper.

  133. 133 Media Mike said at 7:30 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Should be a good mix of players. I just hope there isn’t another inappropriately early run on o-linemen like took place last year.

  134. 134 D3FB said at 7:34 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Class is deep enough to handle it. OL and interior DL are stupid deep.

  135. 135 Media Mike said at 7:35 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Good.

  136. 136 D3FB said at 7:38 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Coleman (combine), Boyd(talent), Ngakoue(thin class/premium position) , Green(scatback) all go higher than that.

    Not a Toner fan.

  137. 137 Media Mike said at 7:51 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Noted across the board. I’m looking forward to seeing some more focused film on Ngakoue. What I read was that he’s torn up Decker, Conklin, and Sherff.

  138. 138 Matt Hoover said at 8:22 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Boyd isn’t getting passed the second round, dude is my favorite wr in the draft btw…and we don’t have a 2nd and I think we have to move back further from 13 to add a second

  139. 139 Matt Hoover said at 8:23 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Su’a Cravens and Tyler Boyd should both go in r1 and both are realistic targets for us

  140. 140 Media Mike said at 8:29 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Cravens is a guy I need to figure out a little more before I see how much I like him. I’m really not sure where he fits position wise.

  141. 141 Media Mike said at 8:28 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/draft/draft-trade-chart/

    13 down to 22 is absolutely enough points to get you a 2nd.

  142. 142 xeynon said at 10:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    If we do take Spags i would seriously consider one of the high end pass rushers at 13 if we do not take a QB there…

    Noooooo… Curry and Graham are an above-average pair of 4-3 DEs and not that old. If it’s not a QB, it has to be an OT. Peters is on his last legs and this is a good draft for tackles.

  143. 143 xeynon said at 10:11 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Come on.

    Spags’ defenses have struggled in his recent stops, but he had garbage talent to work with and every other coach who has tried to coach the Giants’ or Saints’ defenses over the last several seasons has also had poor results. When Spags actually had decent players he shut down one of the best offenses in NFL history and derailed the invincible Patriots.

    Hiring him wouldn’t excite me. But it’s not like he’s never shown himself able to coach defense well when given the tools.

  144. 144 myartz04 said at 6:23 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Kubiak better bench manning.

  145. 145 JoeBlow said at 6:24 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    his receivers ain’t helping him out

  146. 146 myartz04 said at 6:28 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    True. But it’s clear he can’t throw through this wind.

  147. 147 myartz04 said at 6:33 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    The curious case of Boykin. He looks real good at holding the ball for the kicker.

  148. 148 daveH said at 6:34 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    U said it mo ‘betta than i was gonna

  149. 149 A_T_G said at 6:35 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Good to see he found a role in Pittsburgh where he isn’t just a nickel corner.

  150. 150 myartz04 said at 6:35 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Very well played.

  151. 151 daveH said at 6:55 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Looks lije lots of empty seats. .granted the illusion of what people wear

  152. 152 Dragon_Eagle said at 7:15 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    What happened to the Schwartz?

  153. 153 daveH said at 7:28 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Mathis playing well

  154. 154 jpate said at 7:29 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Mathis, Maclin, Djax, Boykin all in Playoffs.

    Everyone except Shady

  155. 155 daveH said at 7:30 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Epic fail by andy .. pat chung stiill in it

  156. 156 jpate said at 7:30 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Andy?

  157. 157 daveH said at 7:31 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Andy Reid Tard

  158. 158 the midatlantic said at 8:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Charming.

  159. 159 xeynon said at 10:19 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Seriously man, you need to let it go.

    Reid has his faults but is still the greatest Eagles coach of the last 50 years. He’s the reason the team was relevant for an entire decade. And he didn’t burn his bridges on his way out the door.

    As an Eagles fan old enough to remember some truly bad coaches I’ve got nothing but love for the man and hope he is able to overcome his clock management problem at some point to win a SB.

  160. 160 Julescat said at 10:21 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Reid had to go when he was fired. The team was a mess. Andy still hasn’t learned to manage the clock and probably never will.

  161. 161 xeynon said at 10:24 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I agree that he had to go. I had no issue with firing him whatsoever – his tenure had run its course. And he clearly still doesn’t manage the clock well.

    It just seems bizarre to me that somebody would hold such an intense grudge against a guy who (A) hasn’t coached here in 3 years, (B) did a lot for this franchise when he was here, and (C) didn’t burn us on the way out the door. Reid handled his exit with class, I don’t see why Eagles fans wouldn’t also.

  162. 162 daveH said at 12:14 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    You make verybgood pointd. Cant argue w them at all.
    ..
    Thats very sad for us indeed.
    he’ll be retired and comfortable with people kissing his feet because he almost got us there. Once.
    But fwiw Not me.
    .
    T h ers alot of greats thst share the same ring. Reid, Holmgren & Farve all lived the dream .. 100 years of experience and half a billion of nfl $ … all share the same ring
    ..
    Im just all stirred up seeing andy at his best. . Leading a great te as m yo mediocrity.

  163. 163 daveH said at 12:29 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not sure if my reply made it..
    I iust get all twisted up hearing this love for andy and then watching him lead a great team to mediocrity. 1 and done..
    And then in the presser not even know he goofed the entire ending.
    ..
    Stirs up too much ire

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  165. 165 JoeBlow said at 7:42 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    call me crazy but i’m happy to see Manning and Brady face each other one last time

  166. 166 The original AG said at 7:44 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Carolina v NE in the SB?

  167. 167 The original AG said at 7:45 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I just realized that would be a redo of the superbowl that Carolina lost (when Reid had Detmer trying to pass for a TD inside the 20).

  168. 168 JoeBlow said at 7:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    also the Janet Jackson titty flash

  169. 169 daveH said at 7:57 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Accidental flash

  170. 170 A Roy said at 9:23 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Technically, that was a wardrobe malfunction.

  171. 171 Media Mike said at 6:11 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    And now the boob is playing QB for Carolina.

  172. 172 BobSmith77 said at 10:39 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    God damn Ricky Manning Jr.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=240118021

  173. 173 ChoTime said at 10:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Think that was my worst moment as an Eagles fan.

  174. 174 xeynon said at 10:42 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    That was also the year Westbrook tore his tricep late in the year and was lost for the playoffs was it not?

    Injuries are an underconsidered factor in the failure of those early 2000s team to win more in the NFC title game.

  175. 175 The original AG said at 10:58 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    There were a few takeaways from that game.

    When McNabb went out with the broken rib, I felt it was kinda a cheap shot by the defensive player as he drove McNabb to the ground.

    Duce took us 20-to-20, then didn’t see the ball in the RZ.

    Reid mismanaged the game as he has so many other times.

  176. 176 JoeBlow said at 1:23 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    that game is soooo lost with me, i’m not sure if i totally blocked it out of my head or what but i don’t remember very much of it, just that it was awful. I do remember Ricky Manning Jr. like Bob below me.

    I’ve never seen a replay of the game anywhere too, it’s like some banned video that is too graphic and the country deemed it illegal. I think i remember after the game people walking out of the Linc just shell-shocked, they were not even angry

  177. 177 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:46 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Unwatchable.

  178. 178 Media Mike said at 6:11 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    HELL no.

    Arizona vs. NE or Denver is where we need to go.

  179. 179 daveH said at 7:52 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Your crazy ..but you’re correct. mike vick sighting

  180. 180 xeynon said at 10:21 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I’d like to see Manning flip the script and win this time. Football mortality has clearly come knocking for him this year (but has held off on Brady), and it’d be fun to see the outcome everyone expects be upended.

  181. 181 scratcherk said at 8:47 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Frank Reich? Don’t know much about him. I guess he’s done a good job with Rivers the last couple years…

  182. 182 RC5000 said at 8:54 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Anyway, former Lions coach Jim Schwartz is among the most coveted coordinators, but he’ll be super selective. The Jags have been trying to woo him for quite some time, among others. He built a new house in Nashville and his kids are in high school and he’s not going to take a job just to take a job according to those close to him. I’m not thoroughly convinced he takes any of these.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/25452937/inside-football-if-adams-family-isnt-selling-titans-what-is-it-doing

  183. 183 Telmert said at 9:00 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Looking over the list of OC and DC openings, it looks like the Eagles job is the best one left for each. Tampa, SF, and KC still need OCs but all three will likely have the head coach running the offense calling the plays. Tennessee and Detroit could still make a change. Similar on the defensive side – the Jags, SF, Tenn (Horton) and Cleveland all need DCs. Gus is a defensive HC in Jacksonville. Chip will have strict scheme requirements in SF, and Cleveland is, well, Cleveland. If Horton goes, Tennessee could be a good opportunity (Schwartz?).

    That means the Eagles can take their time and be picky. I think it also offers a good opportunity to get one of the left-overs (Reich/Shurmur) to take the QB coach position and the other (or someone else) as OC, giving DP two experienced guys running the offense.

  184. 184 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:10 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Having a ***couple*** of college coaches is not a bad thing. It beats constantly hiring retreads and where is the new blood going to come from? Every other industry has some kind of apprenticeship program, so why not the NFL? The internships seem to all be recently retired players.

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  185. 185 RobNE said at 9:13 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    You would have to be crazy to be DC for chip

  186. 186 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:11 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    A different point of view.

    http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/1/15/10777992/i-am-a-chip-kelly-fan-heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-your-coach

  187. 187 Insomniac said at 9:18 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Good god it’s like Mark Saltveit wrote that piece of crap.

  188. 188 Julescat said at 10:19 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    yeah. it’s Howie’s fault Chip’s team was getting blown out every other week

  189. 189 BobSmith77 said at 10:34 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Kelly loves puppies too!

  190. 190 xeynon said at 10:40 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    At least the guy admits he drinks the Chip Kelly Kool Aid.

    Chip has had some accomplishments, but there is no denying that he was really bad last year, as both a personnel guy and a coach. His roster moves left the team older, less talented, and more expensive, laden with multiple bad contracts for guys who didn’t fit the system very well and who distorted cap allocation, and hindered by loss of draft picks, as has been well documented. But as a coach he was also really bad. His game planning was predictable and he consistently got outfoxed by mediocre coaches on other teams, the Jay Grudens and Jim Caldwells of the world. His in-game adjustments were inconsistent at best. And he made more than his share of strategic blunders with playcalling, clock management, and challenges. He had a genuinely awful season.

    Also, for all the talk about how Roseman is hard to get along with, it’s Chip who had multiple people trash him on the record on their way out the door and who had apparently antagonized half the Novacare staff to the point that they were going to quit if he was back next year.

    Good luck to the 49ers with him, because I think they’ll need it. Baalke and York have already had run-ins with a strong-willed coach.

  191. 191 Insomniac said at 11:35 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    I hope you realize that the guy who wrote it did like at best 5 minutes of research and with a lot of self-denial somehow churned out a thousand word essay of it. I mean for christ sake one of his points uses some gifs to try to disprove multiple sources that claimed players didn’t get along with Chip including Jason Peters.

  192. 192 FairOaks said at 12:29 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I thought he was at least so-so as personnel — several of the moves made some sense, but not as many later ones when the first plans went awry. The Mathis thing disturbed me, as that didn’t seem remotely talent-based — that seemed to show an utter inability to deal with Rosenhaus and the like. At some level, you need a guy to understand that’s just business — Kelly seemed to take it personally. I don’t think his moves have killed the team, and he did greatly improve the defense.

    As coach I agree though — he was terrible there this year, much worse than previous years. It’s possible he could fix a lot of his mistakes though, given a fresh start.

  193. 193 jaws80 said at 1:54 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I knew Chip was a system coach, but turned out to be even more of a system coach then I thought. His system just might work at some point with the right players, if he lucks into the right players, gets some QB that mind melds with him, and a running back as well – then his offense might take off. But it was clear that his system was not working with the current Eagles players, even after he had full control to get “his” players. That is why i think luck will play a part, Chip does not even know which players will turn out to actually fit his system. He obviously was convinced, knowing his own system more than anyone, that Murray was a good fit. So any success he has with the Niners will mean nothing about whether or not he should have stayed the Eagles coach. He would have needed another overhaul of the roster to maybe luck into players that will work in his system.

  194. 194 Bert's Bells said at 6:43 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I still believe in Kelly and it’s too bad that it didn’t work out with the Eagles.

    But I agree, he was awful last year in every category. Even his press conferences were less entertaining.

  195. 195 Ray888 said at 10:36 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    OC’s & DC’s under contract to another team can’t be talked to for lateral moves w/o their current team’s approval. Why would the Chargers, no less the Giants, allow this?

  196. 196 jpate said at 10:38 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Reich was fired by the Chargres, he’s free to go anywhere. Spags would need giants permission, it’s being discussed as a possibility because maybe the new HC wants a new DC.

  197. 197 Ray888 said at 11:06 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Oops, just saw Chargers had let OC go. But Spags has done 2 tours w// the Giants, is regarded as a major contributor to a SB, provides a veteran defensive to their young first time offensive HC, and is reported as being wanted to be retained by McAdoo. Plus, I don’t think the Giants are looking to help another division rival.

  198. 198 Greg Richards said at 8:00 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Would getting Spags be “helping” us? Maybe, if we really want him, but the best hope is that the Giants do block him and save us from ourselves.

  199. 199 ChoTime said at 11:00 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Employee satisfaction, the expectation of reciprocity (gentleman’s agreement)

  200. 200 BobSmith77 said at 10:41 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    4 very entertaining games (argue best weekend ever in NFL playoffs possibly) and I’m actually looking forward to both Championship games for a change.

  201. 201 RC5000 said at 11:43 PM on January 17th, 2016:

    Alex Marvez@alexmarvez
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  202. 202 BobSmith77 said at 12:49 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Doing late night writing and man listening to WIP just makes me sad. All the callers ‘don’t want to recreate the Andy Reid era’ and are universally panning the Pederson hiring with one or two notable exceptions. Le sigh.

  203. 203 Insomniac said at 1:01 AM on January 18th, 2016:

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  204. 204 JoeBlow said at 1:15 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    the more philadelphia fans mock something, the better i feel about it

  205. 205 ICDogg said at 3:55 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    It does seem something like a family reunion with the names mentioned. Not sure that’s a bad thing, though.

  206. 206 Media Mike said at 6:26 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    The Sirius in my car is vital. Unless I’m stuck listening to trash New Yorkers, like Bob Papa, their coverage is really good. My two favorite guys are Ross Tucker and Pat Kirwan. If you ever find yourself in a rental vehicle with Sirius; check out channel 88.

  207. 207 The original AG said at 6:40 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    He came close, and sometimes that’s all you need to get lucky and win it all. I was an Andy guy, but he had to go at the end. There’s some frustrating things about him, but 4 NFCE Championship games and a Superbowl appearance are not easy tasks.

  208. 208 Media Mike said at 6:42 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    The team had, and still has if you look at all of the mistakes, stopped paying any attention to detail under Reid and was loosing games in foolish manners.

  209. 209 The original AG said at 6:43 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    True. I think he needed a change of scenery and we needed a change at the coach.

    Funny thing is that Roseman might get lucky with the coach, but I don’t understand his need for control over the roster.

  210. 210 Media Mike said at 6:46 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t mind Roseman having final say as long as there is a strong personnel guy under him.

  211. 211 A Roy said at 9:30 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Concur

  212. 212 A Roy said at 9:29 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah, but he held up pretty well for a decade.

  213. 213 Media Mike said at 9:35 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Agreed. I loved his time here, but it ended.

  214. 214 ConcussedFB said at 8:57 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I put on 97.5 when I came home from work, Gargano at least talks sports. I think the town is losing its goddamned mind.

  215. 215 A Roy said at 9:28 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Well, they were head over heels in love with the Kelly pick. How’d that work out?

  216. 216 Joe Minx said at 1:26 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Fun fact: Frank Reich’s dad was a 14th round pick of the Eagles in 1956 but never played in an NFL game.

  217. 217 Bert's Bells said at 6:27 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    So he’s like the Second Reich, then.

  218. 218 D3FB said at 6:28 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Practically Otto Von Bismarck

  219. 219 Media Mike said at 6:31 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Otto Von Bismarck also had more functional strength / bulk than 3/5ths of our starting o-line this year.

  220. 220 D3FB said at 6:35 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d murder a man to have my ‘stache game be that amazing.

  221. 221 A Roy said at 9:27 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Probably get a lot of spearing calls with those helmets.

  222. 222 Media Mike said at 6:18 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think what I’m most looking forward to with the hiring of the staff is trying to puzzle out what is going to take place schematically.

  223. 223 Greg Richards said at 7:59 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t. We all did that last time and were under the assumption that we’d run a 4-3 under and that never happened.

  224. 224 D3FB said at 8:20 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    If it’s Donatell it literally could be anything.

  225. 225 Eagles News: Doug Pederson needs to hire a stud defensive coordinator - said at 6:35 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    […] Some Coaching News – Iggles BlitzAs for Reich, I have no problems with him being the offensive coordinator. He played in a great offense with Buffalo in the 1980’s and 1990’s. That hurry-up attack produced great results. Reich has coached in Indianapolis, Arizona and San Diego. He’s been part of the Tom Moore offense and the West Coast offense. Pederson will want to run some version of the WCO. Reich also worked with veteran QBs who like to audible and do a lot at the line of scrimmage. The Chiefs did a lot of that with Alex Smith this year so I could see Pederson wanting to continue with that. Reich makes a good fit in that sense. […]

  226. 226 RobNE said at 8:44 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I like the direction we seem to be heading where the HC delegates play calling to the two coordinators and focuses on HC stuff during the game. I hope that can help avoid things like the time management issues Reid had Sunday (and before that). And in that sense, I feel less worried about Pederson. He isn’t Gase, who we would all feel needs to put his imprint on the offense. Pederson is charged with handling the staff and players, managing, etc. and then, hopefully (please please) making a few in game decisions that are smart. So the fact that there were other coordinators that looked more like shiny objects doesn’t really matter.

  227. 227 Dave said at 9:30 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Is part of Reid’s time management problem that the names of the plays are so long and complicated? I remember hearing Gruden name off plays during a broadcast and his QB camp, they were wordy, to say the least. My hope is that Shurmur is kept in some capacity to at a minimum, help Pederson with a tempo, hurry-up offense that Andy has obviously never mastered.

  228. 228 RobNE said at 9:49 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    that can’t be all of it. Just like the Eagles SB, the Chiefs were down two scores and taking their damn time. Even the announcers yelled “you can’t huddle”. When they asked Reid about it during his presser, he didn’t even acknowledge the problem. He said something like “we needed to get the play right, and we needed the right personnel in there, so we had to take the time to get it right”. This is unbelievable. I really think he just doesn’t understand the timing at the end of games.

    That’s one thing I’ll miss about Chip.

  229. 229 Dave said at 10:46 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I guess I should have clarified my comment. What I meant was that Chip had a simplified playbook with simple terminology/hand signals, signs, etc. Andy has a complicated playbook with complicated names.

    Pederson would be well served to have a dozen plays or so that can be called in simple terms with the QB able to audible to another simple play. Andy seems to spend too much time looking for the perfect play, then he tells the QB in his helmet in the huddle, then they go to the line to make their checks, etc… I can’t remember, did Andy ever have a no huddle offense here or at KC?

  230. 230 RobNE said at 12:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    not here during the SB game.

  231. 231 BlindChow said at 10:11 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I did read that Pederson wanted Reich as his OC, but wanted to call plays himself. That makes me nervous.

    I’m guessing since he missed out on that when he was a bona fide coordinator, he’s going to make up for that now.

  232. 232 RobNE said at 10:21 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    well that really undercuts my point and my good feelings too.

    Belicheck doesn’t call plays. Tomlin doesn’t. What makes Pederson so good at it? this is silly. Ego. I don’t know what. But I don’t like it.

  233. 233 Mac said at 11:09 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Maybe Reich can handle clock management and red flag duties.

  234. 234 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Doubt Pederson will give up his playcalling duty, he has probably been waiting years to get a chance as a Fullltime play caller

  235. 235 RobNE said at 1:34 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    well who is a really successful HC who calls his own plays? I never focused on this, but it just seems like the top guys do not. And maybe that means something, like it frees them up to manage the game better.

  236. 236 Media Mike said at 9:05 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000624071/article/clay-matthews-nfl-should-go-to-college-rules-in-ot

    Like what college rules Clay? The same ones where you can be roided out your mind and gain 100lbs in muscle mass with nary a questions from the NCAA?

  237. 237 BreakinAnklez said at 9:26 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Or maybe they could not leave one of the greatest WRs in NFL history WIDE OPEN and let him run down to the goal line…

  238. 238 Media Mike said at 9:29 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sounds complicated.

  239. 239 BreakinAnklez said at 10:53 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I feel for him losing two years in a row without your offense getting a shot, especially with Arod as your QB…but make a stop man.

  240. 240 A_T_G said at 1:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Somehow, the people making this argument all seem to ignore the fact that the team’s just spent 60 minutes taking turns trying to score. It isn’t like they never got a chance.

  241. 241 Media Mike said at 1:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    You can’t lose a game in which you allow zero points.

    #math

  242. 242 RC5000 said at 9:42 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    975TheFanatic‏@975TheFanatic
    “The Eagles called the Giants and asked for permission to talk with Spags, they were denied permission” – @AnthonyLGargano

  243. 243 Greg Richards said at 9:45 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thank you, Giants. Thank you, Giants. Thank you, Giants.

  244. 244 RobNE said at 9:47 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    woohoo!!!

  245. 245 anon said at 9:49 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    97.5 The Fanatic’s Anthony Gargano reports the Eagles were denied permission to interview Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo for the same position.

  246. 246 Media Mike said at 9:53 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Did that change after RC posted it 8 minutes earlier?

  247. 247 Greg Richards said at 10:13 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Here’s an interview from Jaws about coaching search. Some think it’s just PR spin, but sill valuable info:

    http://975thefanatic.com/2016/01/18/ron-jaworski-joins-morning-show-11816/

  248. 248 RC5000 said at 10:22 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’m not sure how good a source he is but Fierro says:

    Meanwhile, another coach Pederson was believed to be considering for defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, is out of the mix, a source confirmed today.

    Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz remains a candidate to be defensive coordinator, along with Flajole, who was set to take the same job with the University of Texas-El Paso last week, before the school announced he had accepted a job with the Eagles.

    http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-eagles-target-coordinators-0117-20160117-story.html

  249. 249 Greg Richards said at 10:25 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Please, let the Schwartz be with us.

  250. 250 RobNE said at 10:26 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I wanted Pettine as my backup to Schwartz. Why is he out?

  251. 251 Media Mike said at 10:53 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    The lack of context in that Pettine news is a shame.

  252. 252 RC5000 said at 10:57 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Have no idea. I almost read it as: Schwartz is making the rounds and if they don’t get him, Flajole is their man.

    Like I said I’m not real sure about Fierro. Pettine is from north of Philly and it’s Allentown so maybe Fierro has connections to Pettine. He didn’t indicate his source (league, close to Pettine, or team).

  253. 253 RobNE said at 12:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Isn’t Flajole the guy who was out of work for 2 years?

  254. 254 Media Mike said at 10:52 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Flajole isn’t bringing the correct help as a former head coach to the situation. Flajole would be a fine position coach, but I don’t like him as the DC at all.

  255. 255 RobNE said at 10:27 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    http://www.phillyvoice.com/eagles-should-let-sam-bradford-go-not-without-compensation/

    what do you all think? franchise Bradford and try to get our 2nd round pick back? I thought he passed my “eye test” in the 2nd half of the season but I didn’t realize he had Weeden type numbers. I don’t know what to think.

  256. 256 Dave said at 10:37 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s fitting Kempski compared Bradford to Wheeden, that’s how I would compare Jimmy’s journalizm to Tommy’s.

  257. 257 ChoTime said at 10:56 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    You’re saying Kempski and Tommy are about the same? Interesting.

  258. 258 Dave said at 11:10 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    If by the same you mean a journalist who was fired twice and only had a job at the end of the year because all of the Houston Texan’s journalists were out sick and they need someone to fill in so they hired Kempski VERSUS a former Heisman winning journalist who got traded for a former Pro Bowl writer and a 2nd round pick? Yes, yes I am.

  259. 259 ChoTime said at 11:35 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Well played, sir. But how did they write after the setup of your scenario?

  260. 260 Dave said at 12:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    As expected.

  261. 261 Bert's Bells said at 11:12 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s possible to appreciate both and enjoy what each guy writes, since they’re both completely different.

  262. 262 RC5000 said at 10:48 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    I would like to get 2nd round pick if we can’t get short term deal but I don’t think Eagles are rebuilding and Lurie is wanting to go in that direction. We’re not necessarily that far away from winning division which is what Lurie really wants to start.

  263. 263 kajomo said at 12:38 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I dont understand why everybody wants to settle for a second. I really believe we could get a 1st or a 2nd + another pick/player

    1) we traded a 2nd (tho a year later) and foles who has value for a Sam Bradford that was coming off of his 2nd ACL surgery. Just like Sam’s contract should be impacted by his healthy year and good play the second half of the season, so should he trade value.

    2) kevin kolb was traded for a high 2nd and DRC. He had something like 4-5 starts under his belt.

    3) McNabb on the decline was worth a 2nd & 4th (i think)

    4) AJ Feely was traded for a 2nd

    That is just with the eagles. Look at the Schaub trade (less experience/proven) or the Carson Palmer trade (never an elite QB, had injury issues). I think a 1st from Houston is a no brainer for both teams.

  264. 264 ACViking said at 12:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Look at the second Palmer trade from Oakland to AZ.

    Raiders sent Palmer plus a 7th for the Cardinals’ 6th plus a 7th in the next year’s draft.

  265. 265 kajomo said at 8:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Different situation. Palmer sat out and then stunk it up in a disfunctional oakland team. The narrative was that he was already washed up. I think the view of Sam is that he is finally healthy and the best is yet to come.

  266. 266 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t understand why anyone would want a second round pick instead of the best QB we can possibly have the next 2-3 years? I don’t understand why anyone would want a first round pick imstead of a QB, I don’t understand why anyone would wamt an extra 30mil in Cap space instead of a QB
    ,,
    If we don’t keep SAM, it means at least 2 or 3 years of being completely irrelevant, and 2-3 years is generous, it could be longer than that

    The people who claim that they don’t want Bradford, WILL NOT BE WILLING TO DEAL with the Rammifications of losing him the next 2 or 3 years
    ,.
    As long as they keep SAM, I will support any decision they make

  267. 267 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Losing SAM could be the dumbest thing the Eagles have done in the past decade

  268. 268 RC5000 said at 11:02 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jeff Skversky ‏@JeffSkversky 15m15 minutes ago
    Doug Pederson arrives in Philadelphia to take #Eagles job

  269. 269 Media Mike said at 11:04 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Shame none of that footage had the rest of the coaching staff in line behind him.

  270. 270 RC5000 said at 11:15 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    OT: Philbin taking OL Coach job with Colts.
    Robbie Dodson ‏@jodocucimobo 2h

    2 hours ago

    New York Giants Lose Out On Joe Philbin; Joins #Indianapolis Colts http://elitesportsny.com/2016/01/16/new-york-giants-lose-out-on-joe-philbin-joins-colts/ …

  271. 271 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “Lose out” on Phylbin? More like LUCKED OUT that PHYLBIN isn’t joining them

  272. 272 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:47 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    PHYLBIN sounds like a contagious illness.

  273. 273 RC5000 said at 11:20 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Adam Schefter@AdamSchefter
    Eagles explored idea of bringing Steve Spagnuolo to Philly as DC, but he now is expected to remain with New York Giants, per league source.

  274. 274 Media Mike said at 11:21 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Good to see that info came from beyond just Gargano.

  275. 275 BobSmith77 said at 1:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Great news. Keep a weaker coordinator on a key division rival.

    Just like that huge extension Garrett got will keep him the head coach in Dallas for at least another year or two.

  276. 276 RC5000 said at 11:38 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    fwiw from Chris Steuber ‏@ChrisSteuber 5m5 minutes ago

    Chris Steuber
    I’ve heard Greg Manusky’s name from a few sources. I’d like to see #Eagles do whatever it takes to get Lovie Smith.

  277. 277 Media Mike said at 11:40 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    That would not impress me.

  278. 278 Greg Richards said at 11:48 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Manusky has seemed to do better than the talent level that Indy has on the team would suggest he should.

  279. 279 Greg Richards said at 12:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I would say that he doesn’t seem to fit what it’s been reported that they’re looking for. I’m not all that familiar with Manusky but I’m pretty sure that he used primarily 3-4 and the thought is they want to go back to the 4-3.

  280. 280 scratcherk said at 12:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    problem with getting a big name like lovie is he’ll prob be gone in a year.

  281. 281 Media Mike said at 12:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I find it laughable that another team would want to give Lovie another chance at HC. I agree that somebody would be dumb enough to do it, but the whole concept is dumb.

  282. 282 Julescat said at 12:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Chip Kelly found another job so anything is possible

  283. 283 Greg Richards said at 11:46 AM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jason La Canfora
    ‏@JasonLaCanfora

    21s21 seconds ago

    Frank Reich is a very strong candidate for the Eagles offensive coordinator job. Former Chargers assistant highly thought of

  284. 284 Telmert said at 12:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Don’t see it – would be a mistake if it happens. The SD offense declined during his 2 years as OC. Less yards, less points, more turnovers, etc. He could be a victim of circumstances and could be very good, but there’s no tangible proof of success as a coach. Too inexperienced and unproven to pair with DP. With Tenn and Det filling their OC spots and KC planning to fill internally, there’s no OC job for him to go to. The Eagles should be (and may be) looking at him as QB coach.

  285. 285 Media Mike said at 12:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I see your point, but that offense has been Phillip Rivers and 10 clowns for 3 years. And Rivers has put up ratings of 105, 94, and 94 under Reich while putting up back to back years of 89 ratings before Reich got there.

  286. 286 Bert's Bells said at 12:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Clowns demand an apology.

  287. 287 Media Mike said at 12:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    As they should.

  288. 288 ACViking said at 12:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “Rivers and 10 clowns . . . .”
    ______________

    MM –
    That’s some classic stuff!!!

  289. 289 Media Mike said at 12:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They actually chose to start King Dunlap. I can’t take that seriously.

  290. 290 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They got more out of him than Eagles coaches were ever able to get out of him

  291. 291 BobSmith77 said at 1:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Does this mean Mathews has a small stock supply of clown gear already at home?

  292. 292 Media Mike said at 1:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    ace bandages and ice packs

  293. 293 BobSmith77 said at 1:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Is Gates an old vaudeville type clown give that he has seemingly been around forever (even if his career only started in ’03)?

  294. 294 Media Mike said at 1:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Who mails in most performances………..

    except this one vs. Kendricks / Billy Davis

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=330915021

    8 catches / 124 yards

  295. 295 BobSmith77 said at 1:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Alonso was a popular and easy target to pick on this year but Kendricks was hideous down the stretch too. He also has a large cap number moving ahead forward too thanks to Kelly.

    Still never really under what Kelly’s rationale was for Kendrick’s contract especially the timing of it. Kelly has taken several subtle shots at Kendrick the previous offseason publicly then just turned around to give him a large payday.

    Imagine Kendricks is largely untradeable too right now given his contract and salary cap numbers. I’m not a Roseman fan but if he was calling the shots I just can’t see Kendricks either getting the contract he did at the time he got it.

  296. 296 Media Mike said at 1:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That deal won’t live beyond 2016.

    http://overthecap.com/player/mychal-kendricks/770/

    I find Kendricks to be infuriating due to dumb plays.

  297. 297 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Im way more dissapointed with Kendricks than kiko… If KIKO hasn’t gotten his explosion back yet post injury, there is nothing KIKO can do about it, but keep working and hope he gets it back when some more time has passed since the injury.
    ..
    KEndricks was horrendous this year and I have no idea what his excuse is… KEndricks showed some signs of being poorly coached, mainly when he is in coverage against pass catching TE like Jordan Reed or RB like Theo Riddick, he gives them two way goes which means it’s almost impossible for him to stop pass catching weapons like that. Very poorly coached. Kemdricks should take away one side and give the TE a 1 way go. So he at least has a chance to stop him and make a play…. If you give Jordan Reed a Two way go, he will roast you every single time. Terrible coaching, poor fundamentals. I like Rick Minter, but very dissapointed in what he Got out of the ILB this year, although Hicks made Minter look good.
    ..
    Hopefully when we get back to training camp, we will find out that KIKO got his athleticism back. Fortunateky he is on a cheap rookie contract so it’s worth holding on to him to see how he looks in his second year removed from the ACL..
    ..
    KEndricks wasnt bad early in the season, but since he came back from the hamstring injury he was horrible… He better have a Monster bounce back year, this was the worst he has looked since his rookie season

  298. 298 Greg Richards said at 12:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Less talent, more injuries.

  299. 299 NinjaP said at 12:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    See I think he would be a good hire. Would be nice to not have an Andy Reid influenced offensive perspective. He brings something new to the table why would you not want that?

  300. 300 Telmert said at 5:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I would absolutely love the move under Shurmur as HC. Shurmur brings the experience. If they do hire the Schwartz, so they have someone with HC experience, I’m a bit more comfortable.

  301. 301 LiamGarrett said at 12:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Seems like we’re hiring a lot of defensive assistants before choosing a coordinator. Is that typical? Won’t the DC want to choose/approve the guys?

  302. 302 Greg Richards said at 12:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s typical. The HC typically chooses the assistants not the coordinator. The coordinator might bring along one or two of “his” guys but the HC is usually the driving force.

  303. 303 LonTom said at 12:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    What if we can’t find an experienced top notch DC, how about promoting Fipp. He seems like an excellent coach and have been a DC in college. Feels like he’s gonna take a step up sometime anyway, so if we run out of options wouldn’t it be worth a try?!

  304. 304 Media Mike said at 12:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d rather keep him in his special teams role. Why mess with success there?

  305. 305 LonTom said at 12:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Just give the new ST-coach his notes 😉

    Was just throwing it out there as an option if we can’t find alternatives other than Spags-quality ones.

  306. 306 Telmert said at 12:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Interesting to look at the staff projections and wonder what it would have looked like if Chip was still here. Stout, Fipp, Duce, and Undlin would have been retained. The three coaches everyone would have wanted replaced were DC, ILB, and WR. Definitely looks like that is going to happen. Word is we’re keeping the sports science. Azz and Day are Chip guys and are going, but Shurmur could stay. They’ll drop the OLB coach if they go to a 4-3…

  307. 307 Media Mike said at 12:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Those bums were going to stay if Chip was here. Him being stubborn in the face of reality is a major reason he was fired.

  308. 308 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Shocked he even replaced the cb coach with Undlin (thankfully)

  309. 309 Telmert said at 12:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Point being, if Shurmur stays, it tells you Lurie meant it when he said they have a lot here to build on. That will be the telling hire for determining how much the FO dictated to DP.

  310. 310 A_T_G said at 12:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think we can be sure that WR coach would not have been replaced, since he is going to SF with Chip.

  311. 311 Media Mike said at 12:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I wish Bicknell’s current face had been replaced with some massive punching.

  312. 312 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Bicknell should have been the first assistant we fired…. I liked Rick Minter but I can’t justify keeping him when our ILBs just had their worst year
    ..
    Then again, if I knew Brad childress was joining the staff Id rather keep last years assistants

  313. 313 Anders said at 1:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    What about Hicks?

  314. 314 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Scroll down

  315. 315 RC5000 said at 1:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s Official duh PC Tomorrow 2PM

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Eagles-Name-Doug-Pederson-Head-Coach/25537f69-64f8-4fd2-8cab-3ad9b79cc59f

  316. 316 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Will we find out our entire coaching staff at tomorrow’s press Confrence or will some positions still need to be filled after tomorrow introductory press Confrence?

    Im antsy to find out if we are keeping the SHURMINATOR and who the DC will be

  317. 317 Greg Richards said at 1:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not very likely they would have entire staff formulated this soon. The question will be whether they announce each hiring piecemeal or wait until everyone is hired to announce them all at once.

  318. 318 BobSmith77 said at 1:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Who is the best coach in the NFC East now? Is this the worst division in the NFL not only from an overall talent perspective but a coaching one too?

  319. 319 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    McAdoo?

  320. 320 Media Mike said at 1:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Fipp

  321. 321 NinjaP said at 1:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Rod marinelli is a good coach too, but yeah pretty bleak between all 4 teams, probably why our division sucks

  322. 322 Tumtum said at 1:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Kempski cracks me up. The dude was the first one pounding the Superbowl drum this summer and now he says the Eagles don’t even have close to the talent needed to do such a thing.

    Not saying he is wrong, but it is just as likely now that he is as wrong as he was then. He really should of stayed at his blog site where it was obvious he was just a well informed fan, that gathered lots of data, even though he didn’t usually make the correct inferences from that data. Now he is in the position of a real news man and couldn’t be further from it.

  323. 323 BobSmith77 said at 1:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t disagree with Kemski right now. This team needs to hit on almost every move this offseason, resign Bradford, and hopefully get a notable boost with a new scheme and coordinator to just get back to 10-6 next year. This team finished 7-9 but it felt like the talent wasn’t even quite that good.

  324. 324 Dave said at 1:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “This team needs to hit on almost every move this offseason, …to just get back to 10-6 next year.”

    I would disagree.

  325. 325 Fufina said at 2:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I am the absolute opposite… this was a better team than its record by far. Poor coaching crushed us this year.

    Chip refused to adjust to our strengths and weaknesses. We needed to slow down and rely on our defense more, get in more blockers to protect our overmatched guards who could not win consistently 1v1 in either the run nor the pass. Chips offense required his entire line to consistently win 1v1 with no protection if things broke down.

    We have a great stable of RB’s in the right system, good interior pass catchers, and Agholor will progress Year 2. Need a QB, fix OL and a WR1… that is not a broken roster.

    On defense if we retain our talent we have a developing secondary with Rowe, Sheppard, Jenkins, Maxwell and Thurmond (if retained). Add in a pretty talented front 7 (needs a stud pass rusher) and this defense can be a lot better if put under less pressure and with some better playcalling.

  326. 326 Mac said at 1:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Places I go for Eagles content:

    1. Tommy
    2. 24/7 crew
    3. Tie Kempski/Eagles Rewind

    Kempski is light years beyond the unnamed plethora of Eagles writers because he brings some humor to the table and is willing to publish off the wall ideas.

    I get that there are “beat” writers who are supposedly worth a follow because they get insider info… those guys are the real hacks.

  327. 327 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Im proud to say that I Have NEVER, not once visited Kempski’s site…

  328. 328 Mac said at 1:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. lol

  329. 329 Greg Richards said at 1:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ian Rapoport
    ‏@RapSheet

    15s15 seconds ago

    Former #Chargers OC Frank Reich is expected to join the staff of new #Eagles coach Doug Pederson, source said.

  330. 330 NinjaP said at 1:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think this is a good hire and I am usually pretty negative.

  331. 331 JoeBlow said at 1:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    i aint mad at it

  332. 332 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If you aren’t watching what OKafor is doing to Porzingis right now, do yourself a favor and turn the game on

  333. 333 RobNE said at 1:32 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    he must be pissed if Oakfor’s been reading all the articles about how the Sixers should have taken Porzingis instead.

    I love how Okafor goes out of his way to destroy the other draft picks around him.

  334. 334 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Dude his defense is starting to really improve, both in his man to man defense, and rotating help defense.
    ..
    But it’s Mind moglingl how Quickily he has developed that Jump Shot, which is making him impoosible to Guard… When we push the ball, and OKafor is the last up the floor, that foul line jumper is open for him all day, and that jumper is becoming automatic… I never seen a 19yr old Bigman so skilled like this. Tim Duncan was no where near as good during his Sophmore season at wake Forrest. OKafor seems to have that drive and work ethic to grow his overall game and achieve greatness one day..
    ..
    My favorite thing I saw from Jah was a few games ago, he was on Fire in the 3rd quarter, subbed out to get a break at the beginning of the 4th, but Landry and HOLMES were playing so well winning the 4th that Jah never got back in the game, yet the entire time Jah was the biggest cheerleader on the bench, instead of sulking that he didn’t get to go back in when he was on Fire. Jah sat the entire 4th quarter and didn’t stop cheering his teammates the entire time, and we ended up winning the game…. That was the most important thing to see. You can win a lot of games with a Star player who is selfless and all about the team winning…. Great to see..

  335. 335 Fufina said at 2:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Okafor is still struggling for fitness and cannot carry over what he is able to do in Q1 to the rest of the game. However that will come with time and the way his game is developing he looks like he could be very very special.

    Want to see him with Embiid next year… good luck finding 2 guys that can defend that pair.

  336. 336 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t care much about the flaws, because there is so much that every 19yr old NEEDS to significantly improve on. Growth rate is what concerns me and there is so much to be excited about in the growth he has already shown in the first half of his rookie season. He showed up at the start of the season already having drastically improved his FT shooting from his Duke season, GREAT SIGŃ! Lately his jump shot has grown by ridiculous leaps and Bounds, a MIND BOGGLING SIGN! And most important, recently we are seeing growth in both his man to man defense and in his help rotations..
    ..
    The intangibles really excite me the most. He isn’t one of those young players who cares about Sportscenter highlights. He is a selfless team player who seems to really care about working towards achieving Greatness caring more about winning than his individual stats… What’s really exciting is that for such a dominant 19yr old scorer, the young man ISNT a “scoring snob”. Some kids have such a big head over being such greats scorers that they don’t care about defense and doing all the other things needed to win… For a rookie to be tbis special at scoring, yet care so much about working to grow the other areas of his game, THATS a kid you don’t bet against achieving Greatness
    ..
    EMBIID and OKafor will easily be a scoring FORCE. The problem is that defensively, they won’t be able to start together Every night. We can start them against Front Courts like Randolph and Marc Gasol, but they cant start together against a team with smaller, quicker, athletic stretch 4’s
    ..
    Fortunately for us, Nerlens is a special freak athlete/Defensive Force who’s defensive versatility is what will allow our twin tower tandems to work. NERLENS can defend ANY front court player that Joel and Jah can’t match up against. Yes spending time guarding a stretch 4 takes him away from being a help defender shotblocking Force, but defending stretch 4’s is new to Noel, he will improve at still making an impact as a help defender when having to defend stretch 4’s, and We can Sacrafice NERLENS shotblocking when we need to, If we have Embiid’s shotblocking
    ..
    NERLENS is the special defensive glue that will make our twin tower tandems work in TODAYS games where you can find yourself facing teams who use guys like Draymond Green or paul George as stretch 4’s

    good luck trying to stop the offense of an OKafor/Embiid tandem

  337. 337 JoeBlow said at 1:34 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    i love it Geags…….can’t wait to trade him for “Ryan Anderson and a future 1st rounder” tho lol

  338. 338 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Bwahahahaha.leave that libertyballers stupidity alone 🙂

  339. 339 oreofestar said at 3:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We aren’t stupid, just because one person said that doesn’t mean we all say stupid stuff like that

  340. 340 Greg Richards said at 1:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jeremy Maclin
    Verified account

    ‏@jmac___19

    Excited for Doug…Philly is getting someone who understands everything that factors into it all not just X’s and O’s….good luck Doug!

    Is this a not very subtle dig at Chip or the nice way of saying that Xs and Os aren’t Doug’s strength?

  341. 341 Media Mike said at 1:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    dig

  342. 342 JoeBlow said at 1:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    slight dig at chip

  343. 343 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s definitely a shot at chip… If chip Wasnt our HC, we wouldn’t be hearing words like “Emotional Intelligence”, “Open your heart”(lOL Lurie is such a tool).. And there would be NO REASON for everyone to poïnt out that Doug understands more than just the X’s and O’s…
    ..
    Not for nothing, but this is probably the most DAMNING shot at Chip we have heard. Everyone else who took shots at chip were kicked out of Philly by Chip. Chip tried to keep Maclin offering him good money, we never heard of any Maclin/Chip beef, yet if an employee who isn’t disgruntled feels this way, THATS pretty DAMNING…

  344. 344 RobNE said at 2:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    didn’t the 49ers get rid of Harbaugh because he didn’t play well with others. So they go and hire Chip??

  345. 345 Media Mike said at 2:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They’re chasing “value” in Kaepernick by hiring Chip. Their owner can’t admit that Kaep sucks and they need to cut him. Their roster is far worse than ours and adding Chip doesn’t fix that.

  346. 346 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Basically, I see it as a last chance at trying to salvage the 49er career of Kap…

  347. 347 botto said at 2:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    dagger

  348. 348 botto said at 2:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    lets just hope doug knows x’s and o’s too….

  349. 349 Nick C said at 1:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not too excited for Reich as OC just because it likely means Bradford is gone. I know we can tag him, but our front office is always reluctant to use the tag. It’s easily the best move whether you wish to keep him or not. It would be nice to get some decent compensation for one of our players though after the last couple years. For the record, I would like to keep him, but I’m aware that is not how many of you feel.

  350. 350 Fufina said at 2:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we did not have to commit the kind of $$ we need to keep him i would have him for 1 more year and see how it would work out but realistically you will need to 1) tag him… 2) sign him long term (do not want to be in an even worse position next year of needing to tag a 2nd time if he plays at all decently).

    Lets get young, spend the money on some oline and really build with a young franchise quality QB we can shape,

  351. 351 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Out of curiousity DO you really know enough about Reich to be excited or upset either way?

  352. 352 Nick C said at 2:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I am not too concerned about him in the X’s and O’s. I know his offensive ranks have been ok. Good passing, poor running, lots of injuries. I’m more concerned about bradfords future. The QB is everything in this league. Even if Reich is better than shurmur, he does not make up for the difference between Sam and Sanchez. I also don’t know how much of his footprint will even be on the offense. I’m more concerned about our DC hiring to be “frank.”

  353. 353 Fufina said at 1:58 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Daniel Jeremiah’s first bigboard of 2016:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000624732/article/ranking-top-50-prospects-for-2016-nfl-draft

    Looks like i may be in for heartbreak with my Wentz love affair… has him no.7 and even worse in his mock has the Cowgirls taking him :C.

  354. 354 Media Mike said at 2:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah, Wentz and Goff could very well be gone by 13. Stanley won’t be there either.

    Trade down city.

  355. 355 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If the Eagles plan on moving To a 4-3, they better get Cox extended this summer before next season.., if the baby Monster had damn near 10 sacks in a part time 3-4, what the hell will his stats look like if we unleash him Fullltime in a 4-3?.. I see value in a 4-3, and a 3/4 so I really don’t care what they decide to go with, but if we are going to a 4-3, Cox needs to be extended before ever playing a game in the 4-3…. He is expensive as hell right NOW, his price tag will go thru the roof if we let him play a year in a 4-3 befire we sigń him

  356. 356 Nailed It! said at 2:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    How does Hargreaves from Florida project in the NFL? Is he worth the #13 pick?

  357. 357 JoeBlow said at 2:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    i think he may be gone before we pick

  358. 358 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No clue, but i have seen a couple people who seem to think he will be one of the guys mocked as top pick that end up falling out of the Top 15
    ..
    Id prefer spending a first round pick on an OL, edge rusher or DT.. Get back to building from the trenches on out…
    ..
    However, if the plan is to get out of the expensive Maxwell contract after next season, we will need to hit on a CB in the draft to have a suitable replacement waiting in the wings to replace Max after the season..
    ..
    Be great if we could just restructure Max and keep him on a more reasonable contract but I doubt that will happen

  359. 359 TypicalDouche said at 2:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    2nd best corner in the draft behind Ramsey. Absolutely worth the #13 pick. Me personally I’d rather go with Mackensie Alexander out of Clemson because he is a much more willing tackler but VH3 has very rare ball skills for a kid his age. Only 5-10/5-11 but is very athletic and is very good at high pointing the ball when its thrown his way.

  360. 360 RobNE said at 2:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    kind of funny post on MLK day

  361. 361 botto said at 2:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t think fletch even got it

  362. 362 JohnDoe610 said at 2:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Two thoughts:
    1) My biggest knock on Pederson: at any point in the last three years have you watched the Kansas City offense and thought, “wow, this is an amazing offense”? I haven’t.
    2) I’d like us to bring Dawk in as a coach.

  363. 363 Fufina said at 2:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Dawk wants to see his kids through school in the Denver area before doing anything else career wise.

    KC and Andy have done what early with the Eagles… Have a talented defense with most of their resources invested and doing just enough to make things work on offense with limited players.

    Smith good not great QB… outside of Maclin they have only baby’s at WR and Kelce. OL is OK nothing special.

  364. 364 Julescat said at 2:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    plus a cupcake schedule this year

  365. 365 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Oh wow… Im surprised he didn’t add a few “$$$$$$$$$$$” to that post

  366. 366 Greg Richards said at 2:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Terry McCormick
    ‏@terrymc13

    Being told that after all the Ray Horton flap yesterday, the presumption from Horton’s side is that he is staying with @Titans.

    Schwartz was apparently waiting to see if the TEN job was available.

  367. 367 TypicalDouche said at 2:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Good new for us Greg. Keep em coming with the tweets that point to Schwartz eventually landing in Philly.

  368. 368 Greg Richards said at 2:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I did see where Schwartz is meeting with the NFL catch committe today. He’s part of the committee discussing rule changes. That likely takes place in NY which is a short plane ride away from Philly. I then noted that Bill Polian is part of that committee too and Polian was part of our HC search. But Polian is also the father of Chris Polian, JAX’s current director of player personnel.

  369. 369 RobNE said at 2:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    odd to be part of a committee when you don’t have a current job in the NFL?

  370. 370 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    ISNT Jeff Fisher is the head of the committe?

  371. 371 Joe Minx said at 2:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Unless he likes Jacksonville better maybe we have a shot there.

  372. 372 Nailed It! said at 2:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Only thing Jax can offer is the weather, which is pretty great year round. But as far as football lore, Philly is tough to beat league wide.

  373. 373 Media Mike said at 2:47 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jacksonville is the worst city I’ve ever visited in my life. Horrifically ugly and the people there fit every possible redneck stereotype.

  374. 374 Crus57 said at 3:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Typical then that the most recent Superbowl we were in was held there, eh? We couldn’t have got Miami or SoCal or somewhere nice, nono.

  375. 375 Media Mike said at 3:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The national writers are still complaining about that venue. Peter King said it was way better to go to Detroit the next year.

  376. 376 Media Mike said at 2:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That is interesting, but he and Gus Bradley seem to be way to different in style to make that an easy fit.

  377. 377 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:45 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hopefully WE are interested in him

  378. 378 RobNE said at 2:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    so this is off topic, but I can’t help marveling at the Kentucky couple who won the lottery and went on the TODAY show before verifying their ticket. They went on tv and said here’s a ticket in my hand worth $500 million dollars.

    Now maybe at that point if it gets stolen the next person has trouble collecting. But what if someone steals it and just shreds it. What if you lose it? What if the hotel burns down? The state would do what, I can’t imagine they pay on it when you show up without the ticket. Who cares that you showed it on tv.

    Like day dreaming about winning sucks up time, I can’t stop thinking how incredibly stupid this was. It’s 500 freakin million dollars.

  379. 379 ACViking said at 3:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Without the ticket, they’re just a couple of wanna-be multi-millionaires.

  380. 380 RobNE said at 3:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    you will like that the went to a lawyer, and the lawyer is a big fan of the Today show and got them booked on it (and guess what he got to be on the show too). Way to advise your client.

  381. 381 Mac said at 3:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Legal advice nearly on par with, “sure, let the kids travel back to Iran with just their dad” as part of counsel on a divorce case.

  382. 382 ChoTime said at 3:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Dude, go to Hollywood, a script about this needs to be made now!

  383. 383 RobNE said at 3:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Let’s say Joe Average knocks them down on the street, steals it and lights it on fire with his lighter. What are you going to do? Sue that guy for $500 million, he’s worth $50k. I mean you are so screwed beyond belief.

  384. 384 Jernst said at 2:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I remember seeing this clip when we first hired Chip and thinking, geez what an asshole. I hoped that it wasn’t indicative of his personality. But, with all the talk and emphasis on emotional intelligence and personal skills, plus all the digs from former players, it seems Chip was a full on jerk most the time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nl4SKXCdps

  385. 385 Media Mike said at 2:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ha ha. I don’t mind yelling at those fools however. The Stanford d bag from the Rose Bowl should have been scolded as well.

  386. 386 Jernst said at 3:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Haha…don’t get me wrong, I took a good bit of pleasure at watching those idiots get yelled at. But, it takes a special personality to yell at your own 18 year old fans who are celebrating a big win for your team and tell them to “Shut up!”

  387. 387 Media Mike said at 3:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    How would you react if you were trying to hit on Erin Andrews and some tool kept irking her by shouting?

  388. 388 ChoTime said at 3:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Mixed feelings on this. Yes, A-hole, but those idiots were being totally disruptive and disrespectful.

  389. 389 Media Mike said at 3:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    LeGarrette Blount has ways of dealing with disrespectful people on the football field.

  390. 390 RobNE said at 3:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Rapoport says he expects Riech to be named Eagles OC.

  391. 391 ACViking said at 3:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The Chargers’ offense, during Reich’s 2-year tenure as Mike McCoy’s OC, ran the Erhardt-Perkins System.

    Here’s a link to an article discussing the System — the principal elements of which include, among others, (i) simplified play names, and (ii) the use of route concepts that can be run from any formation and personnel package
    http://baltimoresportsandlife.com/erhardt-perkins-system-part-2/

    Very informative article that links an excellent discussion of the E-P system by Chris Brown.

  392. 392 RobNE said at 3:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d be pretty happy with him and Schwartz.

  393. 393 BlindChow said at 4:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That sounds good…

  394. 394 RobNE said at 3:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Maybe Mangini and his 3-4 to the 49ers with Chip. Hey good luck there.

  395. 395 RobNE said at 3:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sixers down to the wire. I can’t help but root for them to play well….and lose. Sorry.

  396. 396 Cafone said at 3:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Frank Reich was replaced by an alien: http://www.hulu.com/watch/124872

  397. 397 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    wondering what Dougie’s initial approach will be coming in here as a first time head coach… Andy came in here and was a full blown dIscaplinarian his first year being extremely hard on his new players during that first training camp..
    ..
    “I didnt like Andy, he came in as this stern Discaplinarian who kicked our ass that first training camp, I was a young player and I didn’t understand why this guy was being so hard on us, always talking about chopping our balls off, but eventually we earned his trust, he loosened up On us and every grew to love andy”-Trotter

    We view Dougie as “Andy light”, but guys have different personalities and Andy ISNT the ONLY a great coach Dougie was exposed to. he could have his own ideas/approach that differ from Andy’s.. He also knows he is taking over for a coach that rubbed everyone in Novacare and the locker room the wrong way” so he probably needs to walk a thin line kicking his players asses on the practice field, while also building relationships with his new players that chip allegedly lacked,.. Apparently Chip didn’t even have a leadership council which is almost unheard of in pro football… doug NEEDS to get back to drilling DISCAPLINE and FUNDAMENTALS that we lost somewhere along the way when chip started to care too much about quantity of plays/practice reps which seemed to have watered down the QUALITY of plays/practice reps..
    However a good pro coach doesn’t police the team on his own, a good pro coach builds trust and relationships with a Leadership council, who he trusts and empowers to take some ownership of the team and use his leaders to police the locker room and demand guys be held accountable… if Chip fails to do this again in San Fran I doubt he will succeed… Doug P spent a ton of time learning under Andy, and the one thing Andy really understood well was the relationships he had with his players, so hopefully Doug learned a lot in that regard…
    ..
    Andy Reid was a FANTASTIC PREPERATION coach from Monday to Saturday, he knew how to Gameplan and get his team ready to play, hopefully Doug will bring these strengths to our franchise, but we also have to hope Dougie has learned from Andys clock management mistakes, and his lack of in game adjustments…
    ..
    Hopefully the “Silver Fox” goes on to be the next great assistant to come from the Andy/Holmgren coaching tree instead of the next Childress/ Marty Morningweigh
    ..
    With LURIE desperately looking to recapture the Andy magic, I feel fortunate that Juan Castillo didn’t get a HC interview

  398. 398 Jernst said at 3:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I still remember Reid making Heggamin push that sled in 90 degree July heat up and down the length of the field and then promptly cutting him the very next morning. Reid got soft in his old age, but those initial teams were tempered in fire and discipline.

  399. 399 Ark87 said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    tough to track the correllations and causations of it all. He probably would have lost his team quickly if success didn’t come as fast as it did. But maybe the success came so quickly because of the discipline? Maybe it’s a high-stakes gamble. Coughlin wasn’t well liked by his players for being a stickler, but he got his team to a superbowl. And players like Tiki Barber learned to stop fumbling because TC was so harsh on fumblers. I’m sure there’s a balance in there. Create enough of a bond to get through hard times, but disciplined enough to get back to good times.

  400. 400 ChoTime said at 3:38 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    RE: Expectations

    What kind of performance do we expect out of this team going forward, and how long do keep the knives in the cupboard? If Dougie Fresh wins 2 games this year, do we call for his head or calmly say give him time? If he hasn’t gotten us to the playoffs in the 3rd year, is he a goner? Are we giving him time to do a full rebuild, knowing there will be rough, mid-90s type Eagles football on the plate, or are we going to expect this team to compete immediately?

    We will look for signs of progress–will that be enough? Was Lovie Smith on the right track or was he a disaster? Do we think Dougie is inheriting a team with as much talent as Dallas or WAS and should therefore put up 9 wins at least? Do we think this team is a mess and therefore the man deserves time to sort it out and reap the benefits of that nasty job?

  401. 401 RobNE said at 3:39 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think this greatly depends on QB no? If they don’t re-sign Bradford or franchise and trade him, then the team needs more time.

    I would never say 9 wins at least in year 1.

  402. 402 Media Mike said at 3:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    TBD based on Bradford (as Rob said), free agent class, assistant coaches, and draft picks all factored against what I said to do.

  403. 403 RobNE said at 3:42 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    yes of course what you said to do is the gold standard, let’s just see if the Eagles can execute Media Mike’s plan.

  404. 404 Media Mike said at 3:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I can only use my own judgement!

  405. 405 RobNE said at 3:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    remind us what’s your plan again, other than to get an extra 2nd rounder back in any and all trades. Sign Bradford or no?

  406. 406 Media Mike said at 3:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Short term deal for Bradford that we can get out of after 2 years, add a few journeyman level free agents at O-line and a few other spots without going crazy, switch to a 4-3, trade down from 13 if Goff isn’t there and get Wetnz, draft good players for all spots, return training camp to a college campus (preferably West Chester), go back to Kelly uniforms, injure Eli, and end the viscous cycle of turnovers / bad penalties / dropped passes.

    Let me know if I missed anything.

  407. 407 oreofestar said at 3:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Wentz may not even be there at 13

  408. 408 Media Mike said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah because blabbermouths keep trying to steal a franchise QB from us.

  409. 409 oreofestar said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He’s top 10 on my big board I am putting together now

  410. 410 Media Mike said at 4:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Traitor

  411. 411 RobNE said at 3:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Draft all good players? wth why haven’t they thought of that? just kidding.

    re-sign Thurmond? Carroll? get another WR?

  412. 412 Media Mike said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thurmond gone due to salary demands I think.
    Carroll welcome back on similar deal he just finished.
    vet WR like Boldin, but not anybody fancier.

  413. 413 RobNE said at 4:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Curry? with no Thurmond we need another safety too.

  414. 414 oreofestar said at 4:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    My thought is if you want ROWE at CB like me then sign Thurmond, if you want Rowe at S then sign Carroll….but if Thurmond gets greedy then we might have to not sign either

  415. 415 RobNE said at 4:20 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    if you don’t franchise Bradford maybe you franchise Thurmond?

    but do the safeties even fit (no thumper) what Schwartz wants?

  416. 416 oreofestar said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    nope nope nope nope please do not tag Thurm

  417. 417 RobNE said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    why? can you elaborate.

  418. 418 oreofestar said at 4:32 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    because tag for safety is somewhere around 8M and Thurm isn’t worth that

  419. 419 Media Mike said at 4:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we go to a 4-3 I want Curry back.

  420. 420 Mac said at 5:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We need to keep Curry. Nobody else on this team has a first step like he has. Under Schwartz he will destroy people.

  421. 421 oreofestar said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I want him, how much do you think he will want? does 3/20 get it done? I’m not sure how to value him honestly

  422. 422 Media Mike said at 5:32 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hopefully Graham’s deal of 4 / $24 ish

  423. 423 oreofestar said at 5:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not too far off from what I was thinking then. If we are on that draft a QB train I am ready to put money in other places

  424. 424 Mac said at 5:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I might overvalue him because I see a rare talent on the field. His greatest flaw is freelancing, but his love for Philly may help with a home team discount. I like Media Mike’s take of 4 yrs 24 mil.

  425. 425 Mac said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Here’s my crazy plan from 5 days ago.

    What if we let Bradford walk and don’t draft a QB? Let it be known to all UDFA’s that there is an open competition in Philly and get a chance to comb through the scrap pile to QB our 2016 (rough riding campaign).

    During the draft you trade away #13 for an early 2nd round pick plust next year’s 1st (plus hopefully some other small pick) from a team you predict will suck next year.

    I’d like to add flipping this year’s 4th for a 2017 3rd and this year’s 6th for a 7th and future 7th.

    2017 looks like :
    2 1st round picks
    1 2nd round pick
    2 3rd round picks
    1 4th
    1 5th
    1 6th
    2 7th

    In 2017, try to trade your 2nd round pick for a 2018 1st round pick. Rinse and repeat.

    2016 draft (intentionally) would be uninspiring.
    0 1st
    1 2nd
    0 3rd
    2 4th
    1 5th
    0 6th
    2 7th
    Do the best you can this year to draft Oline and DBs. And get commits as UDFAs who feel they have a shot to make this team.

    Go out and have a shot to win a crappy NFC East division next year with young guys, or lose a lot and have really good picks in 2017.

  426. 426 ChoTime said at 7:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Full-hinkie,eh?

  427. 427 Mac said at 9:27 AM on January 19th, 2016:

    I think this team has enough talent that with the right systems it could make the playoffs. But I wouldn’t consider the current team SB ready. I’ll be excited if we add talent in this year’s draft, but I’d be more excited if we have delayed gratification and try to haul in more than a couple high level players in a single year to groom together.

  428. 428 botto said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I say we start booing by the second quarter of game 1

  429. 429 RobNE said at 3:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sixers can’t even lose well. 2nd OT coming.

  430. 430 Fufina said at 3:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ahh common man this is a damn fun game… something we haven’t had many of pre-Ish.

  431. 431 Media Mike said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we don’t wind up with that LSU kid as a result of all of this there is going to be some serious mayhem.

  432. 432 Fufina said at 3:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Simmons with Embiid and Okafor could be a generational front court.

    Think Ingram would be a very nice 2nd prize however… he is a pretty special wing player.

  433. 433 oreofestar said at 3:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ingram works for me too….worst case scenario is Bender I will not accept any other trash in this draft

  434. 434 Fufina said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Bender does not come over till 2019… If they take him at no.3 the #HotTakes will be unimaginably hot.

    Having said that if we have the no.4 pick from the Lakers i go snap him up… will be fantastic to add that kind of talent just as the team is looking to be a true contender in 3 years time.

  435. 435 oreofestar said at 4:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He will be there two years at most and according to his agent if he gets a top 3 salary there is a small chance he comes immediately… even if that does not happen he is clearly better than anyone after him. Plus my 4 and 5 are both foreign players too. But yeah I’d prefer Ingram/Simmons but you can see my thoughts on LB 😉

  436. 436 Fufina said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hmm i read somewhere that according to his team in Israel he has no 2016 contract out… now maybe you can negotiate something but the sixers can only help with chump change so Bender will have to pay most of it himself.

  437. 437 oreofestar said at 4:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah but lets say he doesnt come until 2018….I still can’t take anyone over him, like I said before my 4/5 are also foreign. So you either trade up or down but if you stay I can’t not take him

  438. 438 jpate said at 3:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    So the Giants are bringing back the same DC, GM & OC (promoted to HC) who led them to a combined 12-20 record last two season while subtracting the 2 time SB winning coach.

  439. 439 Fufina said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    And kept their GM who has been awful in building a consistent roster while having a franchise QB.

  440. 440 Media Mike said at 3:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Their GM is one massive dope.

  441. 441 Mac said at 3:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    All the Eagles fans say, Amen!

  442. 442 jpate said at 3:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Only problem is eagles tried to steal two of them lol.

  443. 443 Mac said at 4:03 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Or scared the Giants in to keeping them on staff… muwhahah… (facepalm)

  444. 444 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 4:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Can I get a witness?

  445. 445 botto said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    it’s subtraction by subtraction

  446. 446 ACViking said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Reading between the lines of McAdoo’s press conference (as well as Jerry Reece’s) . . . .

    Some of the Giant’s personnel issues seem to getting put on Coughlin’s doorstep.

    He had 2 SBs in the bag. Lots of winning seasons. Fair to assume, in light of the Giants’ official post-firing comments, his voice mattered a lot in the draft room.

    Maybe not. Maybe Reece is entirely to blame.

    Seems like a big stretch, though.

  447. 447 RobNE said at 5:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    boy that has a familiar ring to it.

  448. 448 ACViking said at 3:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Re: Next D-Coordinator’s Style — Blitzing or Not

    In looking back at the individual stats for Jim Schwartz’s defenses — from Tennessee to Detroit to Buffalo — one item jumped off the page.

    LBs and DBs do not get sacks in his scheme. Which, I suppose, means that Schwartz doesn’t run the kind of blitzing defense that Jim Johnson ran.

    In contrast, recently inked defensive coach Ken Flajole — whose role on the Eagles remains to be determined — has spent 12 seasons working on defenses that posted very retty good sack totals from LBs and DBs.

    As the Rams’ DC in 2010-11, for example, Flajole’s defense had 43 and 39 sacks — with about 28% of them coming from LBs and DBs.

    In contrast, only about 11.5% of the sacks for Schwartz’s Detroit and Buffalo defenses from 2010-14 came from non-D-Linemen.

    Different results, for sure. Maybe do in some part to the talent at hand.

  449. 449 jpate said at 3:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Great breakdown

  450. 450 Jernst said at 4:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Very interesting. What are the numbers for Spags, since he was reported as Pederson’s top choice? That might give us a window into his thinking on defensive scheme as it relates to blitzing. If I remember correctly Spags despite being a JJ disciple, got most of his pressure and success when he relied on a vicious 4 man front and not from exotic blitz packages.

  451. 451 ACViking said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Spagnuolo’s numbers from only his time as DC for the NYG (3 seasons) and Saints:

    25.2% of the sacks from non-DLs

    (Spag’s Rams teams had a slightly higher percentage.)

  452. 452 Patrick said at 4:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It seems a lot of defensive succes recently has loads to do with a defenses ability to create pressure without blitzing and relying on the “usual suspects” of the DL in a 43 defense,

    It seems like a common problem with our defense, was not being able to consistently create pressure, in large due to us having to blitz to get anywhere and often we weren’t effective.

    Its not a secret that I would love Schwartz, and I do actually prefer a defensive scheme less dependent on blitzing right now, I large due to the potential of releasing Cox in a 43 one gap, while I also personally think Logan can do very well in terms of that. Graham is still a good pass rusher and if we end up keeping Curry, we should have plenty of ability to rush the passer with those guys and save Kendricks’ very good blitzing ability a little and hope for more effective results.

    Maybe we’ll keep Logan as a NT who 2 gaps and go with an off-set defensive line. Is that even possible, has it been done?

  453. 453 ACViking said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Andy Reid liked Jim Johnson because of his mastery of the fire-zone blitzing that Dick LeBeau popularized.

    That said, if your 4 D-linemen alone can generate pressure — so that your 7 most athletic players are in coverage, rather than the top 6 plus a DE — your defense has a huge advantage.

    Schwartz has had great success using just his Front 4 — especially in Buffalo with Mario Williams, Marcel Dareus, Kyle Williams, Jerry Hughes (40.5 sacks among them).

    No need to blitz with that group.

    The Eagles have at least 2 D-linemen whom I think would provide great inside pressure: Cox and Curry (assuming he’s re-signed).

    The key, it seems, for the Eagles’ pass rush — in a Schwartz-type scheme or a Spagnuolo-type scheme — is getting a DE who can put pressure on a QB.

    Reminds how important Hugh Douglass was to JJ’s defensive run from ’00-’02 . . . when the offense, particularly Reid and McNabb, still was figuring things out.

  454. 454 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Logan is more mobile/Agile than Hollis “Tank” Thomas ever was and he was a welcome addition of our 4-3

  455. 455 Media Mike said at 5:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    And won’t be late getting to the team flight because he went to get friend chicken like Brod Bunkley.

  456. 456 Greg Richards said at 4:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jamie Apody
    ‏@JamieApody

    4m4 minutes ago

    Action News has learned there’s a strong possibility the #Eagles will name Jim Schwartz as Defensive Coordinator

  457. 457 Fufina said at 4:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yay 4-3 is back baby!

  458. 458 Fufina said at 4:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    And drive a dump truck of $$$ bills to Cox’s front door. He will get Suh type money in FA in 2017 if he hits the market.

  459. 459 A_T_G said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He tweeted out something about being excited for the 4-3 returning earlier today.

  460. 460 Greg Richards said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yep, but plenty of defensive coordinator candidates run the 4-3.

  461. 461 Greg Richards said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yep, no Bradford, go cheap at QB and then draft one in Round 1 and have them locked in for 5 years at relatively cheap money and hope it works out.

  462. 462 Nick C said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think there is only one move for Bradford whether you want to keep him or not. TAG

  463. 463 oreofestar said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    So who? Wentz? Lynch? Goff? seems like everyone has a different favorite

  464. 464 Fufina said at 4:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I am fine with all 3. think i probably have Goff (most ready) then Wentz then Lynch… any of those 3 guys i am happy with at 13. If not then it could be a tanky 2016.

  465. 465 oreofestar said at 4:10 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d throw 6/75 at him right now

  466. 466 Fufina said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Think it will cost a lot more than that…

    5/75 of new money is probably an opening offer and i probably expect to pay closer to 5/85 to get it done.

  467. 467 oreofestar said at 4:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That would mean he is getting more than Watt per year…I mean I know the cap is higher but I still think we may be able to lock him up for around 13-14 a year or maybe I am crazy

  468. 468 oreofestar said at 4:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I mean got to lock him up so if you have to throw 6/90+ so be it

  469. 469 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Probably cheaper to extend him today, than after another season, especially if we are moving to a 4-3 where his stats will go thru the roof. The Old Eagle way was to extend our quality draft picks early, so we can save a few dollars while our young players get security sooner and don’t have To worry about getting injured before they get paid… Hopefully Howie in Charge means we get back to this practice

  470. 470 Media Mike said at 4:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    You have to pay him the Dareus deal.

    6 / $95 mil

    http://overthecap.com/player/marcell-dareus/1830/

  471. 471 Greg Richards said at 4:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That might be what we’re paying Schwartz to get him to come here.

  472. 472 Media Mike said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No salary cap on coaches and front office and Lurie has money to burn. GET IT DONE!

  473. 473 RobNE said at 4:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    right plus Lurie saves money by Chip getting a job

  474. 474 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah he saving a ton thanks to Gamble and the Niners

  475. 475 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That’s why you extend him beforehand and never let him sniff Free Agency. pay him before he ever plays a game in the 4-3… pay Cox and SAM, and build a team with WHATS left

  476. 476 oreofestar said at 4:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    there will be nothing left if you drop #35M a season on those two

  477. 477 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah right, but the Texans can have SAM and JJ Watt…. What do I care about what’s left if we are irrelevant without Sam?

  478. 478 oreofestar said at 4:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The question is really whether or not you are better giving Sam $18-20M a season or better off drafting a kid the first round and luckily unlike last year there are 3 legit first round QBs. Now I understand the argument for paying Sam but if you do that there is the risk of being 7-9 win team for a few years, Goff/Lynch/Wentz could take us to the top or could suck and we are in the same position in 2 years

  479. 479 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:58 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t believe in just assuming you can get a franchise QB in any draft that we want… Sigń Sam to 5yr deal we can get out of after year 3, and we can compete for this crappy decision right away while giving ourselves 3 drafts to find the RIGHT QB Prospect. Even if we sign Sam today, if you are convinced in the QB prospect available when we draft, jump on Him. Having two starting Caliber QBs is a good “problem” to have. Can always trade one for good value. But signing Sam allows us to not have to desperately draft a QB we like but don’t LOVE. It gives us 3 years (3 drafts) to find the RIGHT QB. and if Sam is playing so well that the kid we draft has to sit on the bench and learn for a couple years, EVEN BETTER.
    ..
    Unless you have a Top 5 pick, ONLY STUPID teams go into a draft just assuming we can get a franchise QB whenever we need one… People apparently are convinced(more like HOPE) that this draft has 3’franchise QBs, well what happens if Browns draft Goff, Cowboys draft a QB and Chip and the niners draft Wentz? Or what happens if a team like the Texans jump over us to steal the #3 QB? You assume the #4 QB in a average at best QB draft will be our Franchise QB? Or you will be wanting to Burn down Novacare when we are stuck watching Chase Daniels or Mark Sanchez for a year..
    ..
    Sigń/Tag Bradford AND look for our franchise QB in the next 3 drafts, while competing for a division right away, and not pass on a chance to take advantage of such a weak division…
    ..
    First things first, Tag Sam…. Then you worry about an extension. If a Team like the Texans want Sam bad enough to sign him to a big deal now, good chance they,will still want to trade for Sam on Draft night if something crazy happens and we are actually able to Draft Goff or some kid we are convinced can be our next Franchise QB… Id much rather lose all 8 of our Free agents instead of losing Sam and being irrelevant with no QB, desperate and forced to overdraft QB prospects we aren’t 100% sold on like some pathetic Cleveland Browns team

  480. 480 oreofestar said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If you want a top 3 QB at 13 you go get him even if you have to leap another team…

    “and we can compete for this crappy decision right away” This means nothing to me, the goal isn’t to cap out as an expensive team that wins 8 games a year.

    “People apparentky are convinced this draft has 3’franchise QBs,” No one is saying this, there is never an absolute guarantee that any prospect is a franchise QB, but I think there are 3 Qbs with franchise QB potenial, as much as I like Bradford I don’t ever think he will be the “THE GUY”, the guy that puts the team on his back and wins games for you.

    “and not pass on a chance to take advantage of such a weak division” Once again how weak the division is does not change my opinion, the goal is a super bowl and the path to the super bowl is still hard.

  481. 481 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Lol you don’t have a 2nd round pick, how you trading up? Give away our first round picks for the next 3 drafts on a QB from a weak QBA draft?
    ..
    If we are smart enough not to sign other teams free agents, then we need draft picks to build the team.. Trading up for a QB with no second round pick means not Draftimg again til like round 4 lol… Sounds geat, all for some QBA prospects that look better because of fa desperation and a weak class… Where would the top 3 QBs rank in Next years draft?

  482. 482 oreofestar said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We have 8 picks in this draft I believe and picks next year, if Sam is traded then that is more picks, we do not know what the situation will be and I am not sure you will have to trade at all honestly

  483. 483 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sounds awesome…

  484. 484 oreofestar said at 5:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Just so you know I was in the sign Sam camp a couple weeks ago but I have started to shift…I am not anti Sam my man but I do understand the idea that we may be much better off long term with a first round QB instead

  485. 485 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Awesome…

  486. 486 RobNE said at 4:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    well if Jim Gardner says it’s true….

  487. 487 RC5000 said at 4:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jamie Apody@JamieApody
    Action News has learned there’s a strong possibility the #Eagles will name Jim Schwartz as Defensive Coordinator

  488. 488 A_T_G said at 4:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I just read that somewhere…

  489. 489 RC5000 said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    oops!

  490. 490 A_T_G said at 4:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Nah. You were within a minute of the other post. Just joking around.

  491. 491 Sean Stott said at 4:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If Jim Schwartz is the DC then I will consider myself happy with this offseason. I love that guy, he’s such a dick. It makes me happy.

  492. 492 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:20 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I hear you… jim Johnson was a mean old bastard and I loved him for it…

  493. 493 ACViking said at 4:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Jim Johnson was 58 when he came to the Eagles.

    Schwartz is just 49 — and still looking for a HC job.

  494. 494 Patrick said at 4:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I wont, but it will go a looooooooooooong way in terms of me accepting the coaching staff. Love Schwartz as DC, he was my prime target, and we kept Fipp, Undlin, Duce.

    Anybody think theres a chance Shurmur would stay as QB coach?

  495. 495 Media Mike said at 4:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    100% Bradford dependent.

  496. 496 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we are lucky…. Whether it’s Sam, or a rookie, we would be lucky to have Shurm as a QB coach, considering all his OC/HC/QB coach experience

  497. 497 Fufina said at 4:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I'm starting to get the impression from conversations that they'd rather draft a QB than spend on Sam Bradford. #NFL https://t.co/GAJmTYGbfS— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) January 18, 2016

  498. 498 Fufina said at 4:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    /cheer.

  499. 499 oreofestar said at 4:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    works for me, I’d be so happy if we could trick someone into a tag and trade but if not I’m fine taking the remainder of Wentz/Goff/Lynch and semi-tanking for a year….better in the long run

  500. 500 Dave said at 4:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If they don’t want him, I still don’t see how you don’t tag him. If he becomes a free agent, the best we could do in compensatory picks is a third rounder. I imagine he is worth at least two 2nd round picks (a la Alex Smith) or a 1st round pick. When Chip said Derren Sproles was worth more than any 4th round pick they could draft, I believe Sam is worth more than any mid to late 1st round pick than a team could draft.

  501. 501 oreofestar said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Takes two to tango…Someone has to be willing to give something like that up in which case you tag and trade, but if teams call your bluff or no one wants to give up nice picks to pay Sam 20M then you are stuck paying him for year

  502. 502 RobNE said at 4:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The Texans have to do something.

  503. 503 Media Mike said at 4:45 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    draft Hack

  504. 504 oreofestar said at 4:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’ll gladly be the Falcons and Schaub them

  505. 505 RobNE said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t know I’ll just see what happens.

  506. 506 RC5000 said at 4:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    So what you’re not going anywhere anyway in 1 year without him.

  507. 507 oreofestar said at 4:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I mean it would be optimal to not pay $20M to someone you don’t want

  508. 508 RC5000 said at 5:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They can also put it on and take it off later before he signs it. I think he wants a longer deal anyway.

  509. 509 oreofestar said at 5:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    well you’re banking on him not signing it….which is not a guarantee

  510. 510 Nick C said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    ^^ I said the same thing above. I just don’t get this organization and their reluctance to use the tag.

  511. 511 Fufina said at 4:39 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thing is if we go hard after resigning Cox/Curry/Thurmond/Ertz/Logan you are going to really have limited $$ for free agency.

    Let Bradford walk and you have a 3rd round pick in 2017 if you do not hit FA hard (Sign a guard and a couple of special teams guys)

  512. 512 ACViking said at 4:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Re: Bradford’s Value

    Not worth two 2nds (as much as I wish he were).

    Alex Smith was coming off a 19-5-1 run as the 49ers starting QB, including a close loss in the 2011 NFC title game.

    What’s Bradford done compared to Smith?

  513. 513 RobNE said at 4:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Bradford and our # 1 to move up in the first and grab a QB.

  514. 514 oreofestar said at 4:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    To who?

  515. 515 RobNE said at 4:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’m the idea man.

  516. 516 oreofestar said at 4:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I mean its a cute idea I’m just wondering who would do it? SF? CLE definitely wouldn’t

  517. 517 Mac said at 5:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    CLE was willing to give a 1st last year for Bradford.

  518. 518 oreofestar said at 5:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah but why give up the 2nd pick and your choice of QB for the right to pay Sam 20M and 13

  519. 519 Mac said at 5:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Touche

  520. 520 Dave said at 5:26 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “I’m the idea man.”

    That’s awesome!

  521. 521 Dave said at 5:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Smith was a game manager on a very strong defensive team. He was traded because the coaching staff felt Kaep had more upside. His record as starter is irrelevant.

    What has Bradford done compared to Smith? He’s shown the ability to be a franchise QB during the 2nd half of this year. Very few NFL QBs climb the pocket like Sam and throw accurate while standing in pressure, most get happy feey and retreat or run.

    Teams saw Sam’s upside. Love Smith’s firing makes it more evident teams have little patience to develop a QB. All it takes is one team…the Texans and Broncos are quality teams that would be primed for Sam instead of drafting a QB and struggling for a few years.

  522. 522 Nick C said at 4:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That is horrible news for me. You have to know how to get value out of your players. We gave away Foles (albeit good decision) and our 2nd rounder for Bradford. Even if you do want to draft someone. Tag Bradford and let another team trade for him. Someone would do it and we AT LEAST get that 2nd rounder back. To me, it’s an easy call.

  523. 523 oreofestar said at 4:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we can get someone to give us a second rounder then I am all for it

  524. 524 ACViking said at 4:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Nick C . . .

    That’s exactly what the Roseman will try to do, if the Eagles and Bradford go in different directions.

    Roseman will not pull a Kelly.

  525. 525 Fufina said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Well will depend on market for Bradford in the end.. if it is only warm then you will struggle to get anything and carry a risk of having to pay him $19mil for a 1 year rental while loosing key guys to FA.

  526. 526 johhnyblaze said at 4:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Brad childress to be Kansas city offensive coordinator

  527. 527 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Best news I heard all day!

  528. 528 Tdoteaglefan said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    same here!

  529. 529 oreofestar said at 4:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    nah best news was getting denied for Spags

  530. 530 Greg Richards said at 4:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ian Rapoport
    Verified account

    ‏@RapSheet

    5m5 minutes ago

    The #KCChiefs are installing Brad Childress as offense coordinator with the departure of Doug Pederson. He was a consultant

  531. 531 Greg Richards said at 4:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    In Buffalo, before Schwartz got there, Manny Lawson was their SLB. In Schwartz’s scheme he became a DE. Barwin is the better pass-rusher but in terms of physical dimensions at least Lawson and Barwin are somewhat similar. That may indicate that Barwin may be more of a DE in his system. Just spit balling.

  532. 532 Media Mike said at 4:38 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d prefer Barwin in rotation at DE than having him out in space full time at SAM….but that leaves us in need of SAM……………..and I don’t want another turd in the mold of Dhani Jones or Chris Gocong.

  533. 533 Greg Richards said at 4:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    SAM is a part-time position in the NFL these days. The nickel CB or nickel S sees the field as much or more than the SLB. I don’t think a team is going to spend a ton of money on the position compared to others.

  534. 534 Fufina said at 4:42 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Barwin has a very trade friendly contract. $6.7mil and $7.7mil the next 2 years would be a lot of interest to a 3-4 team. Think you can look for a 3rd round pick and have a good chance to get it.

  535. 535 Tdoteaglefan said at 4:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I was thinking SAM could be occupied by Kiko/MS2, Hicks at Mike and Kendricks at Will

    D-line rotation of Graham/Curry, Cox, Logan, Barwin

  536. 536 Media Mike said at 4:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That could work.

  537. 537 Mac said at 5:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    MS2 could end up at DE.

  538. 538 Jernst said at 8:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Barwin actually talked at the end of the year how if the team moved to a 4-3 he assumed he’d switch to DE and said he’d love to do so, saying that he played that spot often in college as well as occasionally in Houston.

  539. 539 ACViking said at 4:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Re: Sam Bradford . . . and Who “Lost” China

    In 1949, communist leader Mao Zedung’s rag-tag People’s Army (with Soviet support), took control of China after defeating the nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek.

    A popular conservative meme, playing on the fears of the times, became that President Harry Truman — aided and abetted by fellow-travelers in the State and Defense Departments — “lost” China.

    Truman didn’t “lose” China. The Chinese people, in some measure, made a choice. At the end of a gun barrel, perhaps. But America didn’t lose China any more than we lost Vietnam.
    ______________

    Since late in the season, the topic of keeping Bradford has been discussed on this blog (by some, certainly one, more than others).

    “The Eagles can’t ‘lose’ Bradford.”

    “Losing Bradford would be the stupidest decision the Eagles could make.”

    NEWS FLASH:

    The Eagles — Lurie and Roseman — will not “lose” Bradford, any more than Truman “lost” China.

    Bradford’s gonna make a choice. To stay or to go.

    The Eagles are gonna make a choice. To pay him or not.

    But he’s not gonna be “lost.”

  540. 540 TypicalDouche said at 4:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I was just getting ready to put up another post as to why it would make no sense at all for the Eagles to sign Bradford long term, but I like your post much better AC.

  541. 541 daveH said at 5:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We use AC .. we call our buds “AC”
    ..
    Its either a location .. A City .. or the best friend of all time:
    Al Cowlings

  542. 542 Media Mike said at 5:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “My name is AC. You know who I am, God damn it!”

  543. 543 daveH said at 5:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I just STOOD UP! !

  544. 544 ACViking said at 5:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    . . . as in:

    “AC, get the white Bronco revved up”?

  545. 545 daveH said at 5:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ill be saying that to the wives at john duffy’s next party

  546. 546 JoeBlow said at 4:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    i feel the FO has no interest in bringing Bradford back, no evidence, just a feeling

  547. 547 botto said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    did we lose maclin?

  548. 548 FairOaks said at 12:54 AM on January 19th, 2016:

    If we tag Bradford, he doesn’t have as much of a choice — much like tagging Maclin would have done the same. Though like Maclin, the tag figure is probably a bit higher than we’d want to pay for one season.

  549. 549 Media Mike said at 4:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Total aside;

    watching Malcolm X right now. How on earth could the academy give the Oscar to Pacino over Denzel?

  550. 550 botto said at 5:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    gee I wonder

  551. 551 daveH said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Pacino as a blind old guy giving advice to a college kid … pure torture
    ..
    Pacino in the 70s robbing a bsnk is the best .. but that was many super bowls ago
    ..

  552. 552 Nick C said at 4:58 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    My off-season TO-DO list: (if Schwartz is the guy)
    Re-sign Curry
    Make a strong attempt to resign Thurmond
    Extend Cox
    Make an attempt to trade Barwin: if no takers, keep him
    Tag Sam Bradford– either trade him or keep him. This is the easiest call. If we lose him or trade him we are instantly “rebuilding”; You do not want your brand new coach rebuilding without that 2nd round pick. We may be able to get a first, but easily a 2nd rounder or two is attainable.

    Cut Demeco
    Cut Cooper– God it feels so good to say that!
    Cut/renegotiate Celek—- extend Ertz before he has a monster season/payday
    Maybe sign a Guard in free agency

    If we trade Bradford:
    Make a strong move along the Offensive Line or a big splash along the Alshon Jeffery variety
    extend Lane Johnson
    extend Bennie Logan

    Draft:
    QB: either early or late (if we keep Sam)– wouldn’t even be mad at early for both
    WR: we know the drops
    OT, OG: early/middle– probably our biggest concern
    CB/S– if I have to see Ed Reynolds/ Chris Maragos getting significant snaps
    LB– to groom; plus our backers have injury-itus

  553. 553 botto said at 5:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    ha, everyone wants to extend cox, come on

  554. 554 Nick C said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    that is definitely on the list.

  555. 555 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 5:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I doubt he would roll Maragos or Reynolds out there on D

  556. 556 Joe Minx said at 5:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Can’t copy tweets right now for some reason but Jamie Apody just put out that Schwartz has just arrived in Philly & is expected to be named DC.

  557. 557 oreofestar said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    lets go!

  558. 558 Media Mike said at 5:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Does 6 ABC have deal worked out with Milton Street to get all of the airport based scoops? Holy hell.

  559. 559 Joe Minx said at 5:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    lol it seems that way doesn’t it?

  560. 560 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    At least we weren’t tracking the Silver Fox’s plane like we did with Chip

  561. 561 Joe Minx said at 5:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They actually broke in on their programming this morning to show him getting off the plane.

  562. 562 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Lol so much for that…

  563. 563 Ryan Rambo said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    LOL!

  564. 564 Fufina said at 5:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    #BREAKING Action News has learned Jim Schwartz has arrived in Philly. Expected to be named Defensive Coordinator pic.twitter.com/X87Tzt7gh2— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) January 18, 2016

  565. 565 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Who the hell is jamie Apody? Whoever the hell she is, hope she is right..

  566. 566 oreofestar said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    well she has a verified twitter account so I assume she is….someone

  567. 567 Nick C said at 5:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    She got pics?? She’s got nothing…

  568. 568 Joe Minx said at 5:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Local sports reporter here on 6 ABC.

  569. 569 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:20 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Never heard that name before… But I’d like her to be right, I don’t love Schwartz. But I trust him more than any other name connected to our DC opening…. Spagnuolo was my nightmare, at least Schwartz can unleash Cox..

  570. 570 oreofestar said at 5:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “unleash Cox”

  571. 571 Greg Richards said at 5:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Paul Kuharsky of ESPN(Titans’ reporter) said that CLE, PHI, and JAX all interested and he’s determining the best option. Apody has doubled down so and said we’re hiring him. Hope she’s(didn’t realize she was a she at first) right.

  572. 572 Nailed It! said at 5:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Guys, I know we have Pederson and we are learning about our coordinators which is always interesting. But if you are not watching the Flyers you are missing out on some A+ sports. This past weekend was incredible and over the past 6 games they are 5-0-1! We are only 2 points out of a wild card spot with 3 games in hand. Giroux, Voracek and Simmer are literally unstoppable. Couterier (sp?) is finally starting to show some offense in his game and could (should be the leader) in consideration for the Selke trophy this year. Ghost is incredible, and the defense as a whole has been better than expected.

    The second half of the season is going to be must watch tv for any Philly fan! And it will all give us something to do once the staff is put into place.

  573. 573 oreofestar said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Loving the direction of the Sixers, Flyers have been playing great hockey too. Finally having a little fun

  574. 574 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Genuinly having more fun watching this SIXER team than Any Sixer team we had post Iverson era

  575. 575 oreofestar said at 5:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    we are going to be much better…Hoping for a top 2 pick if not eff it and take Bender. Only problem is with Saric/Embiid and maybe Simmons/Bender joing Noel/Grant/Okafor/Holmes there is a massive logjam at the 4 and 5

  576. 576 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t believe Bender is giung as high as people think he is…
    ..
    He is Easily a top 4 talemt, but there is ZERO PRECEDENT for spending a top 4 pick on an Interationa prospect who ISNT coming to the NBA right away. Most GMs of bad teams picking on the top 4 DONT even have the job security to spend a top pick on a kid who won’t help them save their jobs for 2 or 3 years…. Saric was a top 6 Talent, who fell out of the top 10 when he decided to stay overseas for another two years..
    ..
    If PORZINGIS wasnt coming to the NBA until the 2017/18 season, I don’t believe he would have been a top 4 pick. There is no precedent for it, it has NEVER happened…. The Lakers or the Celtics are Probably the ONLY GMs that could consider Draftimg Bender that high…. If not, I see him falling to the 7-11 range to some GM with a little job security.
    ..
    Find a way to draft Brandon INGRAM at all costs! And if we get the Lakers pick at 4, Jaylen Browns is a better pro prospect than he is getting credit for..
    ..
    Id love to end up with pick #2 and #4, and draft INGRAM and Jaylen Brown, talk about an infusion of two way Wing Talent, with crazy athleticism and defensive upside..
    ..
    Basically I would like to see us spend this draft adding as many of these backcourt talents we can get our Hands on (INGRAM is a MUST!)
    INGRAM
    jaylen Brown
    Timofy Lawawu
    Jamal Murray
    Furkan Kormaz
    Denzel Valentine

    Stay away from Kris Dunn… ONLY draft Ben Simmons if we are convinced he can spend his entire career in the backcourt instead of needing to play the #4…

  577. 577 oreofestar said at 5:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I mean I don’t know where he’ll go but he’s easily the 3rd best player in the draft.

    I’ve got Jaylen 6th on my board but that’s partially because its weak after 3, if we get the Lakers pick he is a potentially target but I don’t want him if we get stuck at 3.

    I’d draft Simmons regardless plus he would be filthy in a Saric/Embiid lineup

  578. 578 the DONALD said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Was at saturday’s game, it was great minus the outcome but awesome game.. they are playing really well right now.. tune in for sure!

  579. 579 Media Mike said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Still need to sell at the deadline.

  580. 580 Nailed It! said at 5:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I believe they will sell Neuvirth at the deadline, don’t know what compensation he will bring in but his stock is sky high right now. Maybe a first and a second? Hopefully somebody just takes Umberger because he is hot garbage. Streit I could see us trading, but other than that I like the team especially with the young guys we have coming up.

  581. 581 Media Mike said at 5:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Streit
    Schultz
    Neuvirth
    Read

  582. 582 Nailed It! said at 5:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Yeah I doubt anyone wants Schultz even for an end of the year run. He has looked really bad this year, but hockey trades and GM’s are weird so it could happen. I like Read but I can see the thought process with Konecny possibly making the jump next year.

  583. 583 Media Mike said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Meltzer had something out about that the other day. Schultz hasn’t been as bad as folks are saying. There is no way he’s playing any worse than Grossmann was who got us a 3rd rounder.

  584. 584 Greg Richards said at 5:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Damn, all the great singers are passing.

    Natalie Cole, David Bowie, and now Glenn Frey of the Eagles.

    NBC Nightly News
    ‏@NBCNightlyNews

    6m6 minutes ago

    BREAKING: Legendary Eagles singer and guitarist Glenn Frey has died in New York City, the band says.

  585. 585 Media Mike said at 5:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4_tEBIIEAAevxF.jpg

  586. 586 ACViking said at 5:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    “Well, the towns lay out across the dusty plains
    Like graveyards filled with tombstones,
    waiting for the names.”

    From the single “Doolin-Dalton” on the album called “Desperado” (1973)

  587. 587 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Big Eagles fan. Bought an album even when I was broke. I don’t much care for remakes, but I loved Clint Black’s version of ‘Desperado”. So did the Eagles, I believe.

  588. 588 peteike said at 5:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    dammmm RIP smugglers blues

  589. 589 RC5000 said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    R.I.P. my man. I am a HUGE fan.

  590. 590 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He surely did.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HYiaYyfp8Q

  591. 591 scratcherk said at 5:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The Schwartz for dc!! Woot!

  592. 592 RobNE said at 5:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    source?

  593. 593 oreofestar said at 5:20 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    right now its Jamie everyone is going off of

  594. 594 scratcherk said at 5:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    BGN but I guess it’s off the Jamie report

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/1/18/10787126/jim-schwartz-philadelphia-eagles-defensive-coordinator-hire-jaguars-bills-lions

  595. 595 RobNE said at 5:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Is Reich the OC? was that confirmed today?

  596. 596 Joe Minx said at 5:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not official but multiple reports indicating it.

  597. 597 Pennguino said at 5:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Wiki has Schwartz as DC.

  598. 598 Greg Richards said at 5:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I could go and make our HC an re-incarnated Vince Lombardi on that if I wanted to.

  599. 599 oreofestar said at 5:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    None of this official but it SEEMS based on reports that it shall be a Pederson/Reich/Schwartz combo

  600. 600 Greg Richards said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Howard Eskin
    ‏@howardeskin

    48s49 seconds ago

    Former #lions head coach Jim Schwartz arrived a short time ago at 30th street station Phila. Met by #Eagles rep. @FOX29philly

  601. 601 Media Mike said at 5:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Public transportation! I like his style already. Who met him there; Barwin?

  602. 602 SteveH said at 5:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He’s the new Jim Tomsula. Only Tomsula probably would have stolen a bicycle.

  603. 603 Mac said at 5:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t always carry around a set of bolt cutters… oh wait, yes I do.

  604. 604 Tdoteaglefan said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hilarious..and completely believable

    There’s this game these dudes on the radio play called “what does he look like?”. and The Tomsula characterizations are always funny..”Jim Tomsula looks like the dude that meets your mom for her very first date after her divorce”

    “Jim Tomsula looks like a guy who placed 3rd in shotput during the 80’s olympics”

    “Tom Coughlin looks like the Old man who walks out to the front yard to collect his newspaper angrily glaring at the neighbour who’s blasting whitesnake while waxing his vintage trans am…that neighbor..Jim Tomsula”

    “Greg Olsen looks like He-man if he moved to Portland and opened a store selling artisinal jams”

  605. 605 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’d take the vintage TransAm and so would Coughlin. Not so sure about Whitesnake though. All that fake blonde hair and trying to copy the one and only Led Zep.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDwotNLyz10

  606. 606 Dave said at 5:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hmm, Kiko played pretty well under Schwartz.

  607. 607 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Won’t matter unless he re-gains his pre injury exosveness

  608. 608 BlindChow said at 10:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He was injured that whole year, so…

  609. 609 LeatherWallet said at 5:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Did Reich call the plays in SD or was that the HC that did? Most Chargers fans seem happy that he is gone.

  610. 610 Media Mike said at 5:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    What counts as “most” chargers fans; 29 of them? Given their overall poor attendance numbers over the years it doesn’t take many to make a majority.

  611. 611 LeatherWallet said at 5:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Haha, just what I’ve read from comments online so far. They all hated his play calling.

  612. 612 Media Mike said at 5:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Unless Rivers can throw the ball to himself while blocking for himself, there was no play calling saving that team.

    And take it from somebody who drafted him on two fantasy teams; MELVIN GORDON IS A TALENTLESS FUCKING BITCH

  613. 613 peteike said at 5:45 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    yup they did but they seemed to hate the D coord even more. Going along with that most fans after a losing season wont have much good to say. Biggest complaint was bad run game, not very inventive. Then again they had a ton of injuries in that offense apparently. Also used him as scapegoat to keep McCoy. Take that any way you want. Will be interested to know if Dougs calling plays or letting OC or combo etc.

  614. 614 LeatherWallet said at 6:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I heard their run game consisted of just draws, which makes sense if you consider that may have been done to help out the OL.

  615. 615 ACViking said at 5:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Reich did.

    Though Rivers had enormous freedom to change things at the LOS, especially when the Chargers went no huddle.

  616. 616 LeatherWallet said at 6:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thank you for the answer. I would hope he did, being a veteran QB.

  617. 617 NoPedersonNoPedersonNoPederson said at 5:33 PM on January 18th, 2016:

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

  618. 618 ACViking said at 5:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Re: Jim Washburn’s One Good Deed in Green

    Before the 2012 draft, Reid sent Washburn down to Starkeville, MS — home of the Mississippi State Bulldogs — to do a private work-out of Fletcher Cox.

    Relying on Washburn’s eval, the Eagles — according to Reid post-draft — had Cox ranked as the 7th best prospect in the draft.

    So the Eagles jumped up 3 spots, from 15 to 12, to select him.

    After the draft, Washburn was quoted as saying:

    – “He took my breath away with a couple of the things he did.”

    – “He’s the biggest 296-pounder I’ve ever seen.”

    – “This guy’s got every trait to look for.”

    – “I’d compare him to Richard Seymour.”

    _________________

    In a Jim Schwartz defense . . . Fletcher Cox is in for one huge payday.

  619. 619 Media Mike said at 5:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    *296…………….these ties are lying their asses off. Wilfork is like 435 lbs and they often don’t list him above 340.

  620. 620 ACViking said at 5:47 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    NFL Combine weigh-in had Cox at 298.

    Ran the 40 in 4.77 (as fast as Ertz)

    30 reps on the bench.

  621. 621 Media Mike said at 5:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Did he have the flu as well?

  622. 622 Nick C said at 5:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    https://twitter.com/DMooreNFL/status/689215533372313602

    fingers crossed

  623. 623 ACViking said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He may be in Philadelphia to get an offer to take back to JAX.

    Or not.

  624. 624 Nick C said at 5:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’m always skeptical until it’s announced and the ink is dry.

  625. 625 Media Mike said at 5:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Increased offer. Increased offer. Increased offer.

    And if that doesn’t work, give him the he got game treatment

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PqbcWDtoM6I/TpW-vJfUr3I/AAAAAAAAGTE/V7wlpbY1Cns/s400/he-got-game1.jpg

  626. 626 Media Mike said at 5:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Hey Jeff: WRITE THE GOD DAMNED CHECK!

  627. 627 Greg Richards said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    From what I’ve seen,this Doug Moore guy never breaks anything.The info appears someone else on twitter and then he parrots it so he can portray himself as an insider.

  628. 628 Nick C said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Just relaying tweets. I am still skeptical however. Jim Schwartz was known to want the Titans job and the Titans are letting Ray Horton interview with the Browns. So I am perplexed to say the least.

  629. 629 Greg Richards said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If the Titans were going to fire Dick LeBeau, which none of the reports indicate, then I’d agree with you. They hired LeBeau last year and he was the man in charge of the D in Tennessee last year, not Horton. LeBeau had the asst HC/defense title and Horton kept the DC title but in name only. LeBeau is strictly a 3-4 guy. He and Schwartz couldn’t co-exist.

  630. 630 A_T_G said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If things go as we hope, is it correct that Ryan Mathews and Kiko Alonso will both be reunited with their old coordinators?

  631. 631 Media Mike said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Don’t do Reich any favors. I’ll give him an update; Mathews is still laying down on the job far too often.

  632. 632 botto said at 5:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    if all else remained the same, who has the upper hand in the nfc east right now?

  633. 633 Media Mike said at 6:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We do. Duh.

  634. 634 botto said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    BAM!

  635. 635 Media Mike said at 6:08 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t rep for any other NFL team but this one. I’m a f-ing soldier.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3X60mrYO1UU/hqdefault.jpg

  636. 636 TypicalDouche said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I would say the LOLskins only if they resign Cousins, but every other team in the division will be nipping at their heels from the beginning. Their isn’t much of a talent gap within the NFC East.

  637. 637 botto said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    wrong too

  638. 638 TypicalDouche said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sorry botto, I meant to say the goddamn Philadelphia Eagles!!

  639. 639 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Parity! Every team 8-8. No need for playoffs! Every game ends in a tie! Everybody gets a Super Bowl replica!

  640. 640 peteike said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Skins but I dont think anyone thinks they are far ahead. Romo on his last legs, unless he survives another season

  641. 641 TypicalDouche said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    But but but they are going to get either Manziel or RGKnee so the Cowturds problems are all solved.

  642. 642 botto said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    wrong

  643. 643 peteike said at 6:07 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Sanchez got this, my bad

  644. 644 Nick C said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The Cowboys– and I don’t think it is close if Romo stays healthy (that is a big IF)

  645. 645 TypicalDouche said at 6:06 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not even close? It was close 2 years ago when they made the playoffs. You are overvaluing the Cowturds immensely.

  646. 646 botto said at 6:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    gross. not close? we stole their leading rusher – and we’re still looking for a place to drop him off.
    Romo aint all that.

  647. 647 Nick C said at 7:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They can find another RB in the draft easily. They’re built in the trenches and their Defense was actually pretty good this year. I don’t believe Romo is elite, but he is good. And if he’s healthy, that’s all they need.

  648. 648 ChoTime said at 8:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Considering romo is an elite qb and our starter is about as good as their loser backup…yeah

  649. 649 Joe Minx said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    https://twitter.com/duciswild/status/689219107980468224

  650. 650 Media Mike said at 6:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    6ABC is pushing all of their chips into the middle of the table.

  651. 651 botto said at 6:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    are we sure that’s not Thom yorke?

  652. 652 since1961 said at 6:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Is that Andy he’s shaking hands with?

  653. 653 ACViking said at 6:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Could be Keith Gray . . . assistant strength-conditioning coach
    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/team/coaches/keith-gray/135cc03d-ba88-4cd5-935b-672ead4e74c0

  654. 654 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Conditioning for the Wing Bowl? (Just looking at photo.)

  655. 655 ACViking said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ironic, isn’t it

  656. 656 Joe Minx said at 8:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think it’s Dom DiSandro, head of security.

  657. 657 Greg Richards said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Eskin reporting Eagles could hire Greg Lewis as WRs coach. Currently offensive assistant with Saints.

    Also says Eagles denied 49ers permission to interview Stoutland, Undlin, and Fipp.

  658. 658 Media Mike said at 6:02 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    G Lew? Ouch.

  659. 659 Greg Richards said at 6:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Lewis doesn’t have a ton of experience overall.

    One year of WR coaching experience at each of San Diego, San Jose State, and Pittsburgh before 1 year with NO. He does seem to have jumped levels each year(not sure if SD to SJS is a jump or not) which is a good sign.

  660. 660 Media Mike said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He also looks like one of the Cosby Kids that used to hang out with Fat Albert.

  661. 661 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    A cartoon?

  662. 662 peteike said at 6:05 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    guys have to move up at some point, he was a great guy by all accounts, met his dad at the superbowl, super nice. Good for him

  663. 663 Joe Minx said at 6:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I didn’t even know he was coaching.

  664. 664 Media Mike said at 6:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    In fairness when he “played” most of us didn’t know he was receiving.

  665. 665 sonofdman said at 9:50 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I can only assume that he will not be coaching the punt returners.

  666. 666 Media Mike said at 6:14 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If we’re bringing back all of the old fringe Reid guys can we hire Brandon Whiting as the D line coach?

  667. 667 JoeBlow said at 7:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    J.R. Reed as special teams assistant!

  668. 668 sonofdman said at 9:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Koy Detmer as holder coach and neckbeard coordinator!

  669. 669 Telmert said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Reich was WR coach in AZ for a season – might be part of the thought process for bringing in a less experienced guy.

  670. 670 Greg Richards said at 6:17 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter

    29s29 seconds ago

    Bengals hired former Dolphins OC Bill Lazor as quarterbacks coach and former Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle as defensive backs coach.

  671. 671 Media Mike said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Cincy just got worse.

  672. 672 TypicalDouche said at 6:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I feel like its very telling that Chip wouldn’t even try to bring Lazor in. I did hear Lazor was pretty much an asshole but its crazy that Chip didn’t consider him.

  673. 673 Media Mike said at 6:20 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If you owned Lamar Miller on your fantasy team………… you know Lazor is an asshole.

  674. 674 TypicalDouche said at 6:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Oh I did own him and I think Lazor is much more then just asshole for that.

  675. 675 Nick C said at 6:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    https://twitter.com/JDawsonSports/status/689222628343676928

    good source?

  676. 676 Media Mike said at 6:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Is that Richard Dawson’s son from a tryst on Family Feud?

  677. 677 Jernst said at 6:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    That’s great news!

  678. 678 Nick C said at 6:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    take it with a grain of salt until it’s announced.

  679. 679 The original AG said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If this is true, I love it.

  680. 680 botto said at 6:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Doug you are on the clock, you’ve got 3 seasons, 48 regular season games, for us to be the golden standard again, just like, back in, uh, well, you know when, Doug…
    if you cannot get these guys to hold on to the ball, well, adios Doug.
    We will get someone in here that can. you already have Schwartz nipping at those Red sparkling heals. you are NOT in Kansas anymore Doug. and that is NOT Toto, that is Howard Roseman! Show some respect.

  681. 681 Fufina said at 6:44 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Tbh that is the same with most head coaches… you have 3 years to show you belong in the league and are building something (Chip did the 1st not the latter).

    This team is better than Chip made them look in 2015, and if they make the right moves we can build towards a strong future.

  682. 682 The original AG said at 7:13 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The only weaknesses I see are OL and LB (injury issues there).

    When I say that, I mean I feel we have talent at the other spots and can solidify those while strengthening OL and LB. I don’t think it’s a pie in the sky to think we’re solid or the very least just above average at the other positions.

  683. 683 Fufina said at 7:23 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    LB i don’t see as an issue long term, Hicks showed enough and Kendricks should excel as a WILL. Alonso is a ? but frankly SAM is the least important position on the field since you play so much Nickle.

    Oline i have come back around on keeping Peters 1 final year – will cost more to replace him and if he is fit and with less stress on his body i think we could get 1 final year from him. So looking to solidify the Guards and Centre position.

    Think you sign a OG in FA, draft another OG and C later and let things work out in camp.

    Issues i have are QB, and WR1 which could use addressing as well as a stud DE and DL depth.

  684. 684 The original AG said at 7:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It’s the injury history at LB that worries me. I don’t think we have a LB that doesn’t have one.

  685. 685 Fufina said at 7:34 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Think Goode/Hicks/Kendricks/Alonso maybe bring Acho back and a couple of UDFA/ late round guys will be enough,

  686. 686 The original AG said at 7:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I like all of them (and Barwin too), but with the exception of Acho, all these guys have missed significant time.

  687. 687 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 7:10 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Same reply I tried to give on 24/7. Interesting you should compare Roseman to Toto.

    http://www.totousa.com/

  688. 688 botto said at 7:42 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    ha! not that toto, although it may work better

  689. 689 Aaron said at 8:18 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Golden standard? When? I see what you did there

  690. 690 RobNE said at 7:09 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    A plus for Pederson is I like the coordinators that agreed to work for him.

  691. 691 Media Mike said at 7:11 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Agreed. And that was essential to setting him up for success.

  692. 692 The original AG said at 7:15 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    General question as this works both ways.

    Giants denied our request to talk to Spags.
    We denied the 49ers request to talk to Stoutland, Staley, and Fipp.

    If you want to move and can’t because you were blocked, what is preventing you from doing it when your contract is up? If you want to leave and can’t, will you be at your best in the coaches room?

  693. 693 A_T_G said at 7:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It is such a competitive, what-have-you-done-lately field, if you aren’t at your best, there won’t be a job to go to when your contract expires. Take Spags (please!) for example, his spot is already gone. I can’t imagine a scenario where the Giants fire him after this year and we clear out the DC spot for him.

  694. 694 BobSmith77 said at 7:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Really interested to see at the press conference tomorrow if Roseman speaks and if he takes any questions from the media.

    I shouldn’t be more interested to hear from Roseman than Pederson but I am.

  695. 695 Nick C said at 7:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    According to a report I saw earlier, Howie will not be speaking.

  696. 696 BobSmith77 said at 10:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Ugh. I understand why he won’t do it tomorrow (don’t want to upstage Pederson) but he really should talk to the media at some point this offseason publicly.

    Doubt he does it though.

  697. 697 Telmert said at 7:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Odd that there’s been not a peep about Shurmur interviewing anywhere else. Or anything at all, really. Could they pull a LeBeau – keep him as Assoc Head Coach – Offense?

  698. 698 Fufina said at 7:25 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Very good year for centers- like kelly/bama, Martin/nd,tuerk/usc,boehm/mizzou, glasgow/mich… Amongst others !! https://t.co/gk15bf5qfq— Mike Mayock (@MikeMayock) January 19, 2016

    Which is good news because i would like us to draft a Centre to develop behind Kelce and to take his place if his poor play continues.

  699. 699 JoeBlow said at 7:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    LSU C Ethan Pocic is another name to keep an eye on

  700. 700 D3FB said at 11:13 AM on January 19th, 2016:

    Pocic is going back to school

  701. 701 RC5000 said at 7:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Kyle Friend Temple and we don’t have to use visit

  702. 702 ACViking said at 7:28 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Re: When Will Howie Speak?

    According to the NFL’s media access policy . . .
    http://www.profootballwriters.org/nfl-media-access-policy/

    We may never hear from Roseman ever again (if we’ve ever heard from him before).

    The only possible required window is before the upcoming draft — when a team must meet with the media.

    But the NFL allows the head coach, not the GM (by whatever name), to speak:

    7. PRE-DRAFT NEWS CONFERENCE – Every team is required to hold a pre-draft news conference with its head coach, and/or general manager, and/or player personnel director within two weeks of the draft. The purpose is to respond to fan interest in the draft and off-season squad development and promote a key league and club event.
    _______________

    Maybe at some point, Roseman will address the media.

    Considering the roasting he’s taken the past couple years — thanks, it’s been argued, to leaks from Tom Gamble — Roseman may be thinking, “at my funeral . . . that’s when you’ll hear from me.”

  703. 703 The original AG said at 7:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’m hoping that Roseman is a case where (generally) we are all proved wrong. That it works out for him and we become a contender.

  704. 704 BobSmith77 said at 9:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Roseman would be smart to speak with the media at some point this offseason to at least try in part to set thvide narrative about him.

    Hinkie failed to do that and it really hurt him especially when he was a complete no-show during Okafor’s video fight.

  705. 705 ChoTime said at 10:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    People with negative charisma are wise to avoid cameras.

  706. 706 RC5000 said at 7:39 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Eckel jumping in but more reliable or less reliable than previous reports?

    PHILADELPHIA — Jim Schwartz, the one-time head coach of the Detroit Lions, is expected to be Eagles head coach Doug Pederson’s defensive coordinator a source confirmed to N.J. Advance Media Monday night.

    Schwartz’ hiring was first reported by ABC Channel 6. The coach was in Philadelphia, Monday night and is expected to be officially named Tuesday. Pedersen will be introduced to the media, Tuesday, at a 2 p.m. press conference.

    http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2016/01/eagles_to_name_jim_schwartz_defensive_coordinator.html

  707. 707 Mitchell said at 7:42 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I remember Suh being real dirty in Detroit under Schwartz. My question is was the whole defense dirty or mainly Suh? If its the former, Ill be stuck in a moral dilemma between wanting a gritty defense and not complete schmucks.

  708. 708 Fufina said at 7:47 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No they were a dirty defense as a whole… I mean Suh was next level but Schwartz had his defense playing above and beyond the edge. As a head coach he was a little out of control and that bleed onto the field.

    But fuck it i like some swagger on defense and i think we have a clean locker room (thanks Chip) that are not going to go off the rails to fast. Also means we can bring in some more guys with some character concerns and not cause a big problem.

  709. 709 Sean Stott said at 7:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    They were definitely nasty. I loved that.

  710. 710 Mitchell said at 7:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No problem with swagger level. The problem is with Suh level. I cant root for that.

  711. 711 Sean Stott said at 7:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Not saying he’s as bad as Suh but Cox has had some dirty plays to his name tbh.

  712. 712 Media Mike said at 7:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    The D was always aggressive under Schwartz. I hope that continues here.

  713. 713 The original AG said at 7:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    It was Suh. He was a DC at Buffalo and Tennessee and neither has been known as a dirty team.

  714. 714 Flyin said at 8:21 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He had Haynesworth at Tennessee. He had some dirty moments.

  715. 715 The original AG said at 8:22 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Off the top of my head I forgot about that. He was a lazy SOB.

  716. 716 Media Mike said at 8:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    But Haynesworth was an amazing football player in 2007 and 2008. His first year with Washington their D, in a 4-3, allowed 2.4 yards per rush in the 12 games Haynesworth played. When they switched to a 3-4 under Haslett, Haynesworth didn’t exactly react well and things ended badly. He was correct that switching to a 3-4 stupid however.

    And for some background on Haslett

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/12/07/london-fletcher-slams-jim-haslett/

    So let’s not totally kill Haynesworth.

  717. 717 The original AG said at 8:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    My main memory of him is laying on the field and not wanting to play.

    This is what I’ll always remember, regardless of his previous work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFzp3uHua40

  718. 718 Media Mike said at 8:32 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    So terrible and lazy, but there was a lot that went into that.

  719. 719 JoeBlow said at 8:32 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    i’ll always remember him stomping on the head of Cowboys C Andre Gurode and being ejected from the game…think that was 2006

  720. 720 Media Mike said at 8:34 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Let’s be honest, haven’t you wanted to stomp a Cowboy at some point?

  721. 721 Flyin said at 8:30 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I don’t believe he ever played in a 4-3 with Washington.

  722. 722 Media Mike said at 8:31 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He did in his first year.

  723. 723 Flyin said at 8:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    In his first year 2009, isn’t that when he couldn’t pass the physical tests to participate with the team?

  724. 724 Media Mike said at 8:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No, that was the next year when they switched a 3-4 and put in some early retirement.

  725. 725 Flyin said at 8:42 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Thanks for setting the record (my memory) straight!

  726. 726 Media Mike said at 8:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    No doubt Haynesworth was a turd, but he played some amazing football prior to that.

  727. 727 Flyin said at 8:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    He was a beast, and if he was going to do something like he did, might as well be against the cowboys. He went downhill in a hurry. All that $$$ and no coach that could handle him, was his demise. Similar to Mike Tyson.

  728. 728 Flyin said at 8:27 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    When he went to the Redskins, it was comedy. Fat Albert.

  729. 729 Greg Richards said at 8:40 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’ll take being dirty. Look around the league. The dirty, chippy teams tend to win.

  730. 730 BobSmith77 said at 10:29 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Eagles could just not shower for the week leading up to a key game while eating lots of garlic the day before.

  731. 731 The original AG said at 7:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Tommy apologies for this next comment.

    Guys, I’m watching 4 Little Girls (great documentary) and I really think this is Spike Lee’s best work to date – and considering When the Levees Broke was good, I don’t know why he didn’t just stick to documentaries.

    Those two documentaries are Ken Burns-worthy in terms of how good they are. His other stuff (Spike Lee), I’m a bit lukewarm about.

  732. 732 botto said at 7:59 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Do the Right thing?
    inside Man?

    what’s 4 little girls about?

  733. 733 The original AG said at 8:00 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Inside Man was entertaining, Do the right thing made me feel very awkward.

  734. 734 ChoTime said at 10:54 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Let me guess, you don’t think there should be any brothers on the wall of fame.

  735. 735 The original AG said at 7:39 AM on January 19th, 2016:

    LOL.

  736. 736 BobSmith77 said at 10:01 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Chi-Raq was better than I thought it would be too. Thanks for 4 Little Girls recommend. Add it and watch it on the plane when I have some time.

    Liked When the Levees Broke even if I thought it could have used a bit more editing and tightening up.

  737. 737 The original AG said at 7:39 AM on January 19th, 2016:

    My old president at UMBC is in it, and it’s crazy to think not only himself, but Condeleeza Rice were there at the time (and know of each other).

  738. 738 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Just getting on to check Eagles news now. Is it true? Is the Schwartz with us?

  739. 739 oreofestar said at 8:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Seems to be what reports are suggesting

  740. 740 A_T_G said at 8:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Meeting on the morning, but most reports seem to think he will sign.

  741. 741 Insomniac said at 8:55 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    If he doesn’t sign then the anti-Howie crowd will go nuts.

  742. 742 Corry said at 9:24 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Man I hope we land Schwartz. We’ll go back to a 4-3 and actually have an exciting defense to watch again. Also Fletcher Cox is going to be a beast. There isn’t a guard in the league who can block him one on one.

  743. 743 Mitchell said at 9:37 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Add Curry into the mix and you’ve really got something spicy. #datfirststepdoe

  744. 744 oreofestar said at 9:46 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Does Cox sign 6/80/50?

  745. 745 Corry said at 9:51 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Doubt it. Marcell Dareus signed a 6/95/60. Cox would be a fool to take less than that. I don’t think he’ll go for the money JJ and Suh got, but I doubt he’ll take less than 90.

  746. 746 oreofestar said at 9:53 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    JJ got 6/100 so its not that big a difference I mean, guarantees are no problem for me with Cox I guess if he’ll take a Dareus deal you have no choice but to give it

  747. 747 Corry said at 9:56 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Watt also got a boat load of cash up front. I think 20 million in guarantees in the first 2 years. Total, not each year.

  748. 748 oreofestar said at 9:57 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Well I have no problem giving Cox more guaranteed if it keeps the annual number a bit lower, cuz I think he’ll be a long time anyway

  749. 749 Flyin said at 9:48 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I feel pretty good about all the info on hiring on coaching front. Nothing negative like a lot of talk I have read in the last couple weeks on other sites. I know everyone won’t be happy with everything. This is still the only place online that has intelligent posters offering and discussing their disagreements in a practical manner. I know there are strong feelings one way or another, however, tommy’s blog time and time again, regains the highest respect in my book by all the posters who comment here.

  750. 750 Insomniac said at 10:04 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Some draft talk since that’s all we can talk about until some news are verified about coaches.

    A lot of talk about Carson Wentz lately. Honestly I only think he’s climbing the board because people are hoping he’ll be the next Blake Bortles. They have similar size/play styles but Bortles has much better arm talent and movement. He’ll have to show that he can play against better talent at the Senior Bowl before he gets any real consideration of a top 15 pick.

    This might be a crazy idea but if the top 2 OTs/CBs aren’t there at pick #13 then I can see us taking one of the freakish LBs in Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack. You can’t bank on Kiko returning to form or Kendricks becoming reliable. MSII as a 4-3 LB isn’t ideal but who knows? Maybe he’ll finally get the mental side of being a LB next season.

    WRs are very meh this draft. Treadwell is the only WR I take in the first round. He has diva qualities but he’s not unstable off the field.

  751. 751 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 10:12 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I think MSII moves to a 4-3 end. I’m curious to see what the DC does with Kiko. Kiko was DROY under Schwartz. But wouldn’t mind spending a pick on LB.

    I also think if one if the top 3 QBs is there at 13 we should take him if he’s guy the coach wants. I think OTs Conklin and Decker should be options too.

  752. 752 BlindChow said at 10:16 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Kiko was NOT rookie of the year under Schwartz. He was injured that entire year.

  753. 753 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 10:19 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Am I off by a year? My mistake

  754. 754 Insomniac said at 10:36 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I’m not very high on any of the top 3 QBs. Nothing screams must have prospect in any of those guys.

    Conklin will have to move to OG in our blocking scheme (if we decide to stick to zone blocking). Decker is a RT at the next level. I don’t believe that Lane will be as good as a LT as he is at RT.

  755. 755 oreofestar said at 10:39 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Staley :3

  756. 756 Insomniac said at 10:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    We’re not putting a 40 year old RB in as OT.

  757. 757 oreofestar said at 10:43 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Errrr Stanley

  758. 758 RC5000 said at 10:35 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    I agree he’s being hyped by DJ and Mayock, I tweeted at them last weekend. One issue is lack of experience. I agree Sr. Bowl is big game for him. Wentz has very good arm strength. He can throw outs which many QBs can’t do. What does Bortles do that is so much better arm wise?

    I haven’t seen the Jags lately, I know he’s improved from what I heard.

    https://youtu.be/WKLxQbsBwKM

  759. 759 oreofestar said at 10:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Idk Bortles was tied for second in TD passes this year, he made big plays but I only watched a couple Jags games

  760. 760 Insomniac said at 10:41 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Bortles has much better ball placement and touch than Wentz.

  761. 761 RC5000 said at 10:49 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    Wentz placed balls well in this game but he does need better placement I agree. He’s not great at it. He just hasn’t played QB much so it makes some sense he hasn’t developed touch.

  762. 762 ChoTime said at 10:52 PM on January 18th, 2016:

    QBs who haven’t played QB much are a pretty big red flag. One of the few things that correlates well with NFL success is # of college starts.