What A Day

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 607 Comments »

Howie Roseman and the Eagles came out swinging. Or should I say signing.

The Eagles signed:

OG Brandon Brooks
S  Rodney McLeod
QB Chase Daniel
CB Ron Brooks
LB Nigel Bradham

Did I forget anyone?

The Eagles finalized a pair of trades as well.

  • CB Byron Maxwell and LB Kiko Alonso to Miami for a swap of 1st round picks
  • RB DeMarco Murray to the Titans for a swap of 4th round picks

Wow. What a day.

The move I’m happiest about is signing McLeod. Along with Malcolm Jenkins, he gives the Eagles a pair of terrific Safeties. McLeod isn’t huge, but he’s fast, hits and tackles. He’s young and should have his best years ahead of him. He played in a scheme that is somewhat similar to what Jim Schwartz will run. I think McLeod has a chance to play well right away.

The most important move was signing Brooks. The Eagles needed OL help. Brooks gives them a young, big OG to plug in right away. The line hasn’t had a physical presence like him on the inside since…Jamaal Jackson in 2009? The Eagles have had good OGs, but not big, physical players that could overwhelm defenders.

Daniel is the most interesting addition.

That’s a lot of money for a backup QB. Word is that Daniel will compete for the starting job. I expect Bradford to win, but the Eagles believe enough in Daniel to pay him well and let him compete. Daniel played for Pederson in KC so he can help teach the offense to his new teammates.

Doug Pederson has talked about having a group of good QBs. As a player for Miami, he was on the roster with Dan Marino and Scott Mitchell. In Green Bay, he played with Brett Favre, Matt Hasselbeck and others. The Eagles had Pederson, Donovan McNabb and Koy Detmer.

The Eagles hope Sam Bradford plays well, but will have Daniel in place to challenge him. Ideally, both will play well. Then the Eagles will have a pair of good QBs. Bradford isn’t the type of QB to play all season every season so having a good backup is especially important with him being the starter.

Mark Sanchez hasn’t been cut. I’m sure the Eagles will try to trade him. If that doesn’t work (and you shouldn’t hold your breath on that happening), they’ll cut him in the future. When SF cuts Kap, they will have an opening for a QB…one who knows the Kelly offense.

Brooks is in Philly to help on STs and be a backup CB. He did play for Buffalo in 2014 when Schwartz was there. Brooks has played on the inside and outside so he is versatile, but his real value is on STs.

Bradham comes to the Eagles to be the SAM LB.

Mychal Kendricks will play the WIL position and Jordan Hicks will run the defense from his MLB spot. Bradham, who is 6-2, 241, has the size and skill set to play SAM in this system. He’s started there before and had his best season under Jim Schwartz.

Great first day for Howie and the Eagles. They got young, ascending players. They got good value in terms of contract. Even Daniel, who got more than I expected, makes a bit of sense because he plays a primary position.

There is still work to be done.

The Eagles need WR help.

I mentioned Holmes in my FA preview. He has size and pretty good speed. He can play STs and has shown solid ability as a WR.

The Eagles could add another CB. They could go for a RB. They could add depth to the DL.

The team can now sit back and focus on players they like who have the right price tag. The key holes have been filled. Others will get filled in the draft.

Howie can also be happy about having the 8th overall pick and the first pick of the 4th round. With the 8th pick, the Eagles can really target a player or two. They could still go for a QB. There will be lots of other options. I don’t have any favorite scenarios right now.

There could still be action tomorrow, but don’t expect anything like the flurry of moves the team made today. Crazy.


How is that for funny?


607 Comments on “What A Day”

  1. 1 sprawl said at 10:35 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I’m shocked the Cowboys didn’t make Romo redo his contract again today to shift money out past 2020

  2. 2 nicolajNN said at 10:47 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    They probably fear his shoulder falling off signing the thing

  3. 3 FairOaks said at 11:35 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    They have done that so many times they really can’t afford to do that anymore. His cap hit this year is 8.5 million salary plus 12.3 million in prorations from previous signing bonuses and cap games. And the salary jumps a lot starting in 2017.

  4. 4 Mitchell said at 10:36 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I can see Chip giving up a 5th for Sanchez.

  5. 5 Charlie Kelly said at 11:49 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    i dont

  6. 6 BobSmith77 said at 12:27 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Me neither. He’ll wait for the Eagles to cut Sanchez. I’d be really surprised if the Eagles can traded Sanchez to any team for a draft pick at this point. If another team wants him, they’ll just wait until he gets released.

  7. 7 Mr. Magee said at 2:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    But… Chip

  8. 8 D3FB said at 8:07 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    It’s just a cap hold for us. On cap space we’re not going to use in the short term. While you wait, he’ll miss OTAs, then camp. Tick tock tick tock.

  9. 9 mark2741 said at 10:38 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    but then they’d have to compete with other teams wanting him. If a team wants him, they’ll give up a 7th.

  10. 10 disqus_jB7dl5fzvO said at 10:38 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Tommy, they actually have the second pick in the 4th round not the first.

  11. 11 Dominik said at 8:40 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Do you know why that’s the case? Do they flip the 1 and 2 before round 4 every year? Was there a trade?

    I read that it’s the second pick in the 4th. But it didn’t make a lot of sense to me. 1st pick would have been better, because teams re-visit their draft board after Day 2 and maybe fall in love with a player. Howie could have traded down if he wanted to.

    Now of course, that’s still possible. It’s not a huge thing, I know that. But I think it helps a little bit to have the pick to start the day. Especially since you can’t trade the comp picks at the end of round 3.

  12. 12 BlindChow said at 9:01 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Teams with the same record swap positions every round. Tennessee has the 2nd pick in round 2, 4, 6, etc.

  13. 13 RC5000 said at 10:49 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I moved this from other thread. I Don’t see Bradham’s details on otc or spotrac. This is 11,850,000 2016 cap hit between other 4 today


    Chase Daniel Contract

    2016: 5 Million cap hit

    2017: 8 Million cap hit

    2018: 8 Million cap hit

    Contract Notes:

    $12M initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2016 salary, 2016 roster bonus, $5M of 2017 salary)

    2016 Roster Bonus: $3M

    70% playing time, (8-10 wins): $7.5M

    3,500 passing yards: $3.75M (for all 3 years)

    19 TD Passes: $3.75M (for all 3 years)

    Brandon Brooks Contract


    2016: $3,200,000 Million cap hit

    2017 :$7,200,000 Million cap hit


    Contract Notes:

    $17M initially guaranteed (signing bonus + 2016 base + 2017 base)

    $3M of 2018 base guarantees later

    Rodney McLeod Contract


    2016: $2,600,000 Million cap hit

    2017: $5,600,000 Million cap hit


    Rodney McLeod signed a 5 year, $35 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 9, 2016. The contrct has $13 million fully guaranteed upon signing including an $8 million signing bonus.

    Ron Brooks Contract

    Ron Brooks signed a 3 year, $5,500,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including a $750,000 signing bonus, $1,550,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,833,333.


    2016: $1,050,000 Million cap hit

    2017: $2,100,000 Million cap hit

    2028: $2,400,000 Million cap hit

  14. 14 Greg Richards said at 11:15 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t trust spotrac. Over the Cap is much better. Their numbers are not the same as what Pro Football Talk reported. PFT reported a $6M signing bonus and a $1M 2016 base salary.

  15. 15 FairOaks said at 11:41 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Sportrac has a $3M signing bonus, $3M roster bonus, and $1M 2016 base salary. That basically matches the info overthecap has up, so guessing it’s accurate. There are $15M in incentives too. The 2016 cap number is swallowable but there is no way we keep both Daniel and Bradford in 2017.

  16. 16 Greg Richards said at 11:44 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Daniel’s cap figure will be $8M in 2017 depending on incentives are reached. It’d be possible that they could keep both but not without an extension for Bradford that lowers his 2017 cap charge.

  17. 17 FairOaks said at 11:47 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    From what I see it’s $8M at a minimum, before incentives. $5 million of that is fully guaranteed, plus $1M signing bonus proration, plus $2M non-guaranteed salary. I’m sure there are offsets, such that if he’s cut and signs elsewhere the Eagles will not have to pay a lot of that guaranteed money, but… it’s still a chunk of change.

  18. 18 RC5000 said at 12:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I deleted it. I don’t want to confuse anyone. OTC didn’t have it at the time I could find.Now I can’t get in their site at all. I’ll just wait till tomorrow and look at it. I corrected Jason before a couple times using spotrac and vice versa. Spotrac is NBA and NHL bible so that’s why I’m more used to them.

    Sometimes they get in synch but you’re much more into it than me.

  19. 19 truehaynes said at 10:50 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Is anyone else scared the cowboys will draft Ramsey or Jack? Of they get Jack I could see them using him as a RB from time to time. Dude is the truth. Scary as a lb and with the ball in his hands

  20. 20 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:51 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Doesn’t Ramsay have some serious injury issues?

  21. 21 TypicalDouche said at 10:53 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    No Ramsey is all good. May be the best athlete on the draft and currently is the #1 player on most boards at 2 positions, safety and cornerback. That’s just rare. Should be a top 4 pick for sure.

  22. 22 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:59 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Never mind. I had him confused with Jaylon Smith

  23. 23 TypicalDouche said at 11:01 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Possibly friend. Shame what happened to Smith, great player and another sure top 5 pick if he wasn’t hurt. I enjoyed watching him, hopefully he comes back strong.

  24. 24 big Jes not here for grammar said at 11:35 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Where or i should say when do you see smith going?

  25. 25 TypicalDouche said at 11:37 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    could be a team that takes a chance on him in the bottom first but at the same time it wouldn’t shock me to see him go in the 7th with the severity of his injury.

  26. 26 Donald Kalinowski said at 11:03 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I think Tunsil, Wentz, Jack and Ramsey will be the top 4 picks. Eagles are probably selecting Buckner, Bosa, or Hargreaves

  27. 27 RC5000 said at 11:13 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    That’s a good way to get your LB injured. It’s the NFL.

    LBs are risky picks these days …so many with injuries anymore.

  28. 28 Will:Howie is Nino Brown said at 11:14 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Doesn’t scare me and I’m already assuming they will draft Jack or Ramsey. I can only hope they use their potential star LB as a RB though

  29. 29 Charlie Kelly said at 11:21 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    im not scared of what the cowboys will do.

  30. 30 Media Mike said at 4:57 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m scared of the Cowboys getting a good player at 4. Hopefully they take Bosa, because he’s the worst player being discussed in that mix.

  31. 31 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:50 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Casey Hayward, Bilal Powell, Leon Hall, Craig Robertson, Tahir Whitehead

  32. 32 TypicalDouche said at 10:57 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    At this point there is not much need for outside of little contracts for upside players. Most things needed now are depth and can come through the draft. Im sure the Eagles sign another olineman and not much action after that. These moves give them endless possibilities in the draft.

  33. 33 Will:Howie is Nino Brown said at 11:23 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I’m with you on this. I think we should wait for the draft at this point. Although I am slightly concerned about the CB position opposite Rowe

  34. 34 TypicalDouche said at 11:40 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    still options out there and I’m still confident in a Carroll deal but even if that doesn’t happen McKelvin or Brooks can play temporarily while they bring a rookie up. With such talented safeties the Eagles have the luxury to have average corners with the safety talent currently on the roster.

  35. 35 FairOaks said at 11:44 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I’m doubting a Carroll deal. Don’t think we have the cap room. Especially if we want to be able to extend Cox at some point. Although that may be why we want to trade Mathews as well… which would create a need at RB though.

  36. 36 TypicalDouche said at 11:57 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    regardless if carroll returns or not they have options. They have the whole year to negotiate with Cox plus the franchise tag if necessary next year so I’m extremely confident Cox will be here for the long haul.

  37. 37 big Jes not here for grammar said at 12:14 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah I think unloading max and Murray was more about creating space next year for Cox extensions

  38. 38 Joe Minx said at 10:56 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Still would like to see them bring in Nick Fairley.

  39. 39 Charlie Kelly said at 11:20 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    id rather resign fletcher cox

  40. 40 Joe Minx said at 2:49 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’d like both.

  41. 41 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:57 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Damon Harrison was a good signing for the Giants.
    Vernon is a good player but he got paid top tier Suh, Watt, Quinn money.
    Jenkins got paid big money as well. His contract makes Maxwell’s deal look like a joke.

  42. 42 Media Mike said at 5:01 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    If the Giants were a 3-4 team, Harrison would be a good signing. They just plopped a 2 gap war daddy NT into a spot for a 1 gap 4-3 DT.

  43. 43 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Harrison is a fantastic signing for the Giants… Team that was terrible defending the run added one of the best run stuffing DL in the game to pair next to Jonathon Hankins. Great signing for the Giants

  44. 44 laeagle said at 11:20 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    How’s this quote for funny?

    ‘General manager Jon Robinson said Murray will be a workhorse for Tennessee and a model for the sort of guy the team now covets: “tough, dependable and team-first.”‘

  45. 45 BobSmith77 said at 12:15 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    He might be. Murray never had a rep for being a problem in Oklahoma or in Dallas.

    I do expect Murray will be better next year if he comes into the year healthy & determined. Just don’t know about the ‘dependable’ part given his injury track record.

    Still want to know how healthy Murray was here this year including how healthy he came into the year.

  46. 46 laeagle said at 12:29 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    He lost “team first” for me when he took that slide in the Miami game. Also when he complained about his carries to the owner.

  47. 47 Buge Halls said at 10:04 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, the “tough, dependable, and team-first” guy who in his own words, “took last year off”!

  48. 48 anon said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Much easier to build a narrative to mve players when you have a new coach / scheme. Oh this player isn’t an ass it’s just that he does’nt fit into what the new guy wants to do, 13/13 in short yardage situations though

  49. 49 laeagle said at 1:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    There was talent, no denying. Just not sure if it’s there anymore.

    Another Murray gem: “You want to physically impose your will on the other team. Want to finish runs.”

    Cue the play from the Miami game.

  50. 50 Will:Howie is Nino Brown said at 11:21 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Giants are going all out this offseason. Must be trying to maximize Eli’s final years.

    Washington fans think they are on Denver’s level already. I think the division will be even more competitive this year. I don’t see any team running away with it.

    Aside from dumping off the big contracts I don’t think we are the major players in FA some are making us out to be.

  51. 51 laeagle said at 11:22 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Every time their team scores a touchdown, Washington fans extrapolate that out to the Super Bowl. Most delusional fanbase ever.

  52. 52 BobSmith77 said at 12:07 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Skins seem like they have a competent GM who has a steady hand and longer-term vision on roster building. The worst thing is that Snyder legitimately appears to be willing to be a bit more hands off too in terms of player personnel.

    Giants’ moves strike me more as desperation than anything. Throw a ton of money at the DL to shore up a really shitty defense. They still have a new coach & strike me as a .500 team right now.

    It is possible that one of the Giants/Skins/Eagles/Boys teams is able to reach 11 wins next year now and win the NFC East, yeah I guess but it still strikes me as a 9-10 win division.

  53. 53 Charlie Kelly said at 11:21 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    would be sweet if bosa fell to 8th….

  54. 54 Will:Howie is Nino Brown said at 11:26 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I prefer Stanley, Hargreaves, or Jack with the 8th.

  55. 55 Charlie Kelly said at 11:33 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    id take elliot over those 3

  56. 56 truehaynes said at 11:42 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Elliot is only an option in a trade back for me. And only in the 20’s

  57. 57 big Jes not here for grammar said at 12:16 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Idk seems early for a,RB

  58. 58 Media Mike said at 5:02 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    No thank you on Elliot at 8.

  59. 59 Charlie Kelly said at 12:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    if bosa isnt there and elliot is there.. thats who they will pick.

  60. 60 truehaynes said at 11:29 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    Not a fan. Hope he pushes another player down the board.

  61. 61 Media Mike said at 5:02 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    No thank you on Bosa.

  62. 62 Charlie Kelly said at 12:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    too bad, if bosa is there thats who they will pick

  63. 63 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:40 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    That would be terrible

  64. 64 Charlie Kelly said at 12:40 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    really? why would that be terrible? lol

  65. 65 John Rigas said at 7:30 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    bosa has PURE BUST WRITTEN ON HIS FOREHEAD,,,,,I hope hes gone b4 we pick

  66. 66 Charlie Kelly said at 9:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    idk he looks pretty good. could be a beast in this defense.

  67. 67 truehaynes said at 11:41 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    My ideal draft.
    Ten tunsil
    Cle wentz
    SD bosa
    Dal Goff
    Jax Ramsey
    BAL Stanley
    SF Lynch/not Jack
    Phi miles fucking Jack 🙂

  68. 68 Media Mike said at 5:04 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    2 prong benefit. Add a serious talent at WIL backer AND help work Kendricks out of town.

  69. 69 Rambo said at 11:59 PM on March 9th, 2016:

    I wonder what our plan is @ runningback.

  70. 70 big Jes not here for grammar said at 12:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Committee maybe mid late Rd pick with a good line running game works with any decent back

  71. 71 jaws80 said at 12:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Mathews with off season surgery for groin, is just such an injury question mark, he was even before last season. He cant be trusted to take on a full load, or even counted on for as a full season rotation guy. So yeah, seems there is a number 1 running back hole, to take 18 or so carries a game, with Mathew, Barnes and Sproles splitting the rest. Zeke? Offense is sorely missing a weapon, someone that scares the other team’s defense, someone the other team has to game plan around. Maybe Ertz is the closest Eagles have now.

    With Zeke, Pederson’s job would be a lot easier. When in doubt, run Zeke left behind Brooks and Peters. Or maybe Pederson likes Barnes a lot?

  72. 72 Mr. Magee said at 2:38 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Who is Zeke? I agree we lack weapons on offense..

  73. 73 DaO_Z said at 2:40 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ezekiel Elliott…RB Ohio State….

  74. 74 Mr. Magee said at 2:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  75. 75 DaO_Z said at 2:40 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Brooks is gonna be the RG….

  76. 76 Forthebirds said at 9:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    We definitely need a difference maker on offense. I know round 1 is high for RB’s, especially at 8, but if Stanley is gone, I like Zeke, unless they think they can trade back and get him later in the round.

  77. 77 Media Mike said at 5:04 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    As long as it doesn’t include Barner, I’m good with a mix and match approach.

  78. 78 Rambo said at 7:24 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’ll take Kenneth Dixon.

  79. 79 BobSmith77 said at 12:00 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Even with all of these moves and signings today, they only ended up committing another ~$4M vs the cap next year.

    Roseman certainly showed he is pretty apt at managing the salary cap for the present and future.

    Just needs to really nail the #8 pick. I don’t get any of the talk that the Eagles would be willing to move back from that pick which would kill any trade returns from moving Maxwell/Alonso. This roster is lacking top-tier talent and the Eagles need to get one with the #8 pick who immediately contributes next year as a starter.

  80. 80 solid said at 1:22 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I do not believe they trade down from the 8. You take the BPA when you’re that high in the draft. You don’t know when you’re going to be in this position again.

  81. 81 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    They DEFINITELY won’t be trading out of a chance to add one of the the elite 7 to 10 top tier blue chip prospects which is a GODSEND for a team so lacking of star talent

  82. 82 Buge Halls said at 10:12 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    It all depends who is on the board and who is calling them with offers. If they think a couple of “their guys” will still be around and they can pick up an extra pick (maybe a #2) by sliding back, why wouldn’t they? Based on the draft points (FWIW), they could drop back to #12-14 and pick up a mid-high #2 pretty easy depending on how desperate the trading team is.

  83. 83 Chiptomylou said at 8:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    the more I read up on him the more that I want them to take Zeke Elliot. I know it should be OL our maybe Miles Jack but if Zeke there I hope they take him.

  84. 84 big Jes not here for grammar said at 12:11 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yes we got rid of a slow over paid CB who refused to tackle, a skinny armed injury plagued LB who apparently couldn’t tackle and overpaid crybaby rb that didn’t want to be here who was afraid to be tackled. Saved cap space and actually got good compensation. #Howiewinning

  85. 85 BobSmith77 said at 12:11 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    For all of the BS talk about the importance of culture and fit, it strikes me this offseason that there is actually some real consideration for that vs the lip service that was paid to it last year.

    I argued this defense quit last year at times on Billy Davis and essentially collapsed. Also lacked toughness and physicality. Seemed like made a real effort to change that today especially with the McLeod signing.

  86. 86 John Galt said at 12:13 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Nigel Bradham sounds like he is tough as nails too. Posted this story of his upbringing in the last thread, but if you didn’t read it you should. A guy who can overcome those circumstances is a guy to root for.


  87. 87 BobSmith77 said at 12:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Eagles’ fans do eat up defense and they should actually enjoy watching this defense next year a bit more.

    Poised to the most physical unit they have had in several years along with actually be an average/slightly above average unit.

    They have been a sieve in the 2nd half of the season every year since ’08 which forced them to score a ton of points to have a decent shot to win games.

  88. 88 John Galt said at 12:27 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I agree totally. Not sure if we have the personalities necessary to be a true Philly mean and nasty D yet, but we are heading in that direction. Can’t wait to see if Schwartz can get these guys to play on edge

  89. 89 BobSmith77 said at 12:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Only time this defense didn’t play shitty in the 2nd half was in ’11 when they played a bunch of meaningless games down the stretch.

  90. 90 Mr. Magee said at 2:43 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m hoping for better than “avg to slightly above avg”

  91. 91 Media Mike said at 5:06 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    + Schwartz tends to have his guys play some very violent football.

  92. 92 jaws80 said at 12:26 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    thanks for the link. Felt great about the day, and after reading this, feel even better. His passion for football comes through – definitely get no Laughing-at-Failure, Sconces or Eating-in-Car vibe at all.

  93. 93 peteike said at 12:29 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks, good stuff

  94. 94 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    When he is on his game, he is a beastl!

  95. 95 Rambo said at 12:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  96. 96 BobSmith77 said at 12:22 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sanchez obviously is going to be traded/cut but I do wonder what the Eagles do with Barwin and Mathews. They strike me as 2 guys the Eagles will might look to trade too.

  97. 97 Greg Tulino said at 12:45 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Adam Schefter reported Mathews will be on the roster this season. I agree, however, that Barwin could be a trade candidate either for a 4th or 5th round pick ( he has some value) or in a player for player deal. Maybe for a WR? Just a guess.

  98. 98 Nick C said at 12:50 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I would think with the contracts guys are getting, barwin would at least be worth a 3rd rounder… May be overvaluing, but I don’t see the point in trading him for very little value.

    I think we may surprisingly see someone like Logan traded given the extension Cox is about to get. I know there are ways to make cap space, but our cap situation next year is very tight at the moment. A lot of these new deals have low cap hits this year and then seem to average out next year.

  99. 99 Greg Tulino said at 12:56 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Logan is a young ascending player who the eagles drafted. We like to draft and keep our own. I would not expect him to be moved. That’s my opinion anyway. Barwin has been productive, but he is a bit older, and not a true fit in our new defensive scheme. If we keep him I am fine with it. I just think he is a player that could be moved. If he stays I would bet this is his last year in Philly.

  100. 100 Dude said at 1:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    “We like to draft and keep our own.”

    Tell that to DeSean and JMack. And McCoy. And Dawk.

    Barwin should be an excellent fit in the wide9. And he offers us the flexibility to play him at SAM if need be.

  101. 101 laeagle said at 1:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    We always did before Chip, and we appear to do so now, as well.

  102. 102 BobSmith77 said at 2:24 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    What does Dawkins have to those previous 3? He had a little over half a good season in Denver and was a liability after that. Not resigning him was the correct move.

    The Eagles made a reasonable deal to Maclin. He just wanted to get paid. It would be interesting to see what Roseman would have done but I imagine he would have let Maclin walk too given the terms of the deal.

  103. 103 Mr. Magee said at 2:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Agree on Dawkins. We’re in the minority, though.

    No idea what Roseman would have done re Maclin, but he had us over a barrel – absolutely had to overpay and re-sign him last year (and it should have been done long before the 11th hour).

  104. 104 Buge Halls said at 10:14 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I guess you forgot that the coach who got rid of all those guys isn’t here any more! And FFS, DAWK? MAybe you should complain about Reggie too! Sheesh!

  105. 105 wee2424 said at 1:43 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Logan will be great as a 4-3 DT, and trading him will leave you extremely low at that position. He is a young player on the rise. Would be very foolish to trade him.

    I don’t think Barwin gets you a 3rd.

  106. 106 wee2424 said at 1:41 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I really don’t think we could afford to cut Mathews now. Would leave RB dangerously thin. Besides we would only save 2 mil with a 2 mil cap hit. Not worth it. Recent reports suggest he isn’t up for trade.

    Doubt Barwin gets traded. The new D requires a waves of pass rushers. I also think it may be possible in a pinch he could be used as a SAM.

  107. 107 Cafone said at 9:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, we bring in a defensive coach who is all about getting pressure with the defensive ends and people want to trade our best pass rushing defensive end? That doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.

  108. 108 BobSmith77 said at 10:59 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Barwin will be a more effective pass-rushing end than Graham or Curry? I don’t see him having the size to beat Ts one-on-one consistently.

  109. 109 Media Mike said at 5:07 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Barwin has a few things going against him.

    – paid a lot to be the 3rd DE
    – more of a 3-4 OLB

  110. 110 Kelce's Beard, O.G. said at 12:27 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    tommy — you left out CB McKelvin

  111. 111 Greg Tulino said at 12:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I believe he was referring to today’s activity. McKelvin was signed Tuesday.

  112. 112 BobSmith77 said at 12:32 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    There is only two moves this offseason so far I haven’t liked – Daniel signing and Curry extension.

    Still some defensible reasoning behind both too including Bradford’s injury history and Curry’s passing rushing ability & potential as a DE.

  113. 113 Dude said at 1:25 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I can’t imagine why you don’t like the Curry extension. Dude is a beast. Disruptive animal.

    Sure, there’s a bit of projection there, but it’s not like projecting a rookie in the pro’s. This dude has already shown he can play in the pro’s.

  114. 114 BobSmith77 said at 1:31 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Curry gets a lot of love on here. I don’t see it especially as a full-time starter. Also disappears in a lot of changes too.

    Reminds me of Graham in that regards. He has some moments and some good games. Also has some games where he gets his ass handed to him too.

  115. 115 Cafone said at 1:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    How dare you?

  116. 116 Dude said at 1:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m not calling him the Messiah or anything, but he will put up numbers if he stays healthy. Not guaranteed HOF, or any nonsense like that, but ProBowl potential. Like a Kevin Curtis kind of guy, not your MVP, but he will make plays that win games.

  117. 117 Jernst said at 10:49 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    disappears? As in Chip/Billy would inexplicably stick him on the bench?

  118. 118 Stephen E. said at 3:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Curry has such a quick first step he fooled a commentator into thinking a neutral zone infraction wasn’t called.

  119. 119 wee2424 said at 1:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    You have to take into account the increase in cap space. We have to take that into account while judging contracts now. Yes Currys contract is a projection, but I do think this is the perfect scheme fit for him.

    Daniels is more then I would have expected, but as crazy as it may sound if you look into the contract breakup I think Pederson truly views him as some type of competition to Bradford.

  120. 120 Dude said at 1:44 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    This looks like an insurance policy, plain and simple. Our best bet for a competitive season is Bradford. He is injury prone and has only played well (enough) in midnight green for 7 games. If he comes out and poops the bed for 4 games, bench him, play the “bridge QB”, and cut Sammy at the cheapest opportunity. Or hold on to Sammy in case Chase can’t play either. Or, take a QB at 8 and then we all know the script from there.

  121. 121 wee2424 said at 1:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Bradford contract could easily be terminated at the end of this season. Again, look at Daniels contract breakdown and it may give you an idea of what I am speaking of.

    Yes I do think Bradford gives us the best opportunity to win.

  122. 122 Dude said at 1:54 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m not disagreeing necessarily. Dougie has already said that he thinks Chase can play. If we get a starting QB for 6-9 mil/yr, I’m all for it. But coming into the season, Bradford has the more proven track record, as un-illustrious as it is. He is the clear front runner to be the starter. If we draft a QB at 8, then the plan will be clear.

  123. 123 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:33 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Doug also said “chase reminds me of Myself at QB”
    To me Pederson DOESNT come off as an egomaniac so blinded by his ego that he viewed himself as a starting QB, and that we should be hoping to find a starting QB THATS a lot like him … So I call BS on Chase ever being considered a starting QB in This league

  124. 124 Media Mike said at 5:10 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Curry in the last two seasons. Limited snaps/zero starts, 12.5 sacks, $9.25 mil AAV deal.

    Vernon in the last 2 seasons. Ton of snaps, 32 starts, 14 sacks, $17 mil AAV deal.

    I like Curry’s contract just fine.

  125. 125 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Im baffled as to how it’s possible that there is a single Eagle fan that doesn’t like the Curry trade… That statement blows my mind

  126. 126 Mac said at 10:54 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Do you prefer your crow in a sandwich, soup, or burrito? I’ll have it ready for you at the end of the season, with plenty of Curry.

  127. 127 BobSmith77 said at 11:01 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I eat exotic stuff but never had crow. Maybe a burrito and some BBQ sauce?

  128. 128 Mac said at 11:17 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Consider it done! haha… I’ve made a lot of burrito’s in my day, but never made one with curry or crow, sounds like a good challenge.

    I honestly believe with his elite level first step in an attacking scheme that Curry will make some huge plays this year.

  129. 129 Rambo said at 12:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  130. 130 jaws80 said at 12:45 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Rams QB looked pretty good.

  131. 131 SteveH said at 12:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:


    Both Eagles and Giants undergoing regime changes. Dallas and Redskins have stability this year. Giants less so than Eagles, but still some turnover I’m sure.

  132. 132 Insomniac said at 12:50 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Those two teams have like no cap space.

  133. 133 wee2424 said at 12:56 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m not sure how Giants have less stability then Eagles. I think the opposite is true. There OC switches to HC, so offensive scheme is same, defensive scheme is same among smaller things.

  134. 134 SteveH said at 1:52 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I meant the Giants are undergoing less of a regime change.

  135. 135 wee2424 said at 9:34 AM on March 11th, 2016:


  136. 136 Media Mike said at 5:12 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    And the Giants are wasting money. None of those 4 signings will provide production anywhere near their level of compensation.

  137. 137 solid said at 1:40 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Do we believe the eagles are done in FA for the most part? I think when things start to slow down after a week or so, I would not be surprised to see another OL, LB, and CB. Prices are going to drop and I’m sure Howie is prowling the tall grass.

  138. 138 Dude said at 1:46 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    At this point it’s all dependent on who is available and at what price. Howard’s ears are always open.

  139. 139 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:10 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    They HAVE to sign a WR (probably not a starter) ) because we only have 3 WR’s and we can’t draft two or three WRs this year

  140. 140 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:28 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I doubt we are done, they will add another two players or so even tho they may be more depth signings instead of starter caliber signings.
    Im sure the Eagles will sigń a WR even tho it will probably be depth signing instead of a starting WR… And Im still holding out hope that we end up bringing Nolan, Thurmond or boykin home

  141. 141 solid said at 1:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Checking out other team activity – the Broncos and Browns were decimated in the past day or so. Damn.

  142. 142 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:25 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Bengals roster could also take a beating when it’s all said and done

  143. 143 BobSmith77 said at 2:21 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Eagles got notably younger today too.

    I still not sold on this team being notably better right now but they should be easier to root for including not questioning their effort at times like during this past year.

  144. 144 solid said at 2:29 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    We won’t really know until we see a few games under their belt during the regular season, but I do like the direction they’re taking. Can’t wait to see how the draft rounds up.

  145. 145 laeagle said at 2:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Big question is how Pederson is as a coach. How hard does the team play, how well prepared are they, how are his in game decisions. All kind of unknowns. The assembly of his staff is encouraging, but we won’t really know until next year.

  146. 146 BobSmith77 said at 3:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m not crazy at all that he will have offensive play-calling during the games. Awful lot to handle for any coach let alone a first-time head coach.

  147. 147 Cafone said at 9:41 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I agree. He seems like the weakest link at this point. He strikes me as a people pleaser, a nice guy who is always ready with a cliche’.

    Pederson and Schwartz really seem to have opposite personalities.

  148. 148 Mr. Magee said at 2:53 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Addition by subtraction

  149. 149 jaws80 said at 2:26 AM on March 10th, 2016:


    don’t watch this

  150. 150 Will:Howie is Nino Brown said at 6:17 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Why not

  151. 151 ICDogg said at 6:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    OK, I won’t

  152. 152 SoulBrothaNumba2 said at 7:15 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    He used to be a Cowpies fan lol still a beast tho gonna compliment Jenkins so well!

  153. 153 DaO_Z said at 2:50 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Eagles get to start camp early with a new coach too? So these guys will get more time than usual to be around each other….

    Another solid piece to the Oline and I will have more confidence in the offense…

  154. 154 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:23 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Im thinking another OL will be drafted in the top 3 rounds, and then draft a second OL in rounds 5-7…

  155. 155 Anders said at 3:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    The funniest thing about FA is that media and fans still overreact to face value of contracts.

    Take Chase Daniel. Great chance most of the money is some type of funny money and he wont sniff more than half of it unless he is actually good.

  156. 156 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:22 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah pretty ridiculuos that they haven’t figured it out yet, when really The first two, maybe three years of a HOWIE contract is All that matters

  157. 157 RogerPodacter said at 12:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    i wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of his money is based on performance (games started, TDs, playoff wins, etc) that he would only get if he wins the starting job in the offseason or bradford gets hurt.

  158. 158 Media Mike said at 5:31 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    First pick is updated!

    Round 1 Pick 8: Jared Goff, QB, California (A+)
    Round 3 Pick 14: Landon Turner, OG, North Carolina (A)
    Round 3 Pick 16: Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 2: Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State (B-)
    Round 5 Pick 14: Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU (A)
    Round 5 Pick 23: Ronald Blair, DE, Appalachian State (A)
    Round 6 Pick 13: Matt Ioannidis, DT, Temple (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 12: David Morgan II, TE, Texas-San Antonio (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 30: Tajae Sharpe, WR, Massachusetts (A+)

  159. 159 D3FB said at 7:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Think Blair goes before that and give me Jakeem Grant instead of Sharpe.

  160. 160 GermanEagle said at 6:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Miles Jack or Jalen Ramsey?

  161. 161 SoulBrothaNumba2 said at 6:46 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ramsey. Both these guys prolly go top 5 tho. So more like, Stanley, Zeke, or VH3?

  162. 162 Patrick said at 8:23 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  163. 163 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:21 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ramsey easily, but Jack is a spectacular consolation prize if he ends up lasting to #8
    Personally, if Ramsey gets passed The Jags at #5, I’ll be really pissed if we don’t move up to #6 and pounce on Ramsey…
    ROCKIN Rod McLeod
    Malcolm Jenkins
    Those are some really nice pieces to an eventually quality secondary
    But getting Jack would also be HUGE… It allows us to see who looks better bêtween Kenricks and Bradham and eventually trade the worse of the two
    Of course adding a blue Chip Tackle like Stanley to go on with our Road Grading Guard FA signing, would also be great infusion of much needed talented youth for our OL
    Can’t believe we are going to get one of the top 8 players in this draft… What a great start to FA

  164. 164 D3FB said at 6:44 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Some Brooks clips for the morning crowd:






  165. 165 eagleyankfan said at 7:21 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Good stuff.

  166. 166 Corry said at 7:30 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    He seems to move very well for a man his size.

  167. 167 D3FB said at 7:33 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not exactly built like most 345lbers.


  168. 168 A_T_G said at 7:38 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I am guessing those other guys aren’t as small as he makes them look.

  169. 169 D3FB said at 7:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    The BYU kid is Matt Reynolds (Dallas’s brother) and was briefly on the Eagles roster.

  170. 170 Corry said at 8:06 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    No he really isn’t. When i heard 345lbs, I was expecting Vince Wilfork, not the Mountain.

  171. 171 Birds4Life said at 10:31 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks for all these clips. I never heard of him before the start of free agency. Hopefully he is the upgrade we need to make are line great again.

  172. 172 Insomniac said at 12:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Now I just want him on the left side…

  173. 173 A_T_G said at 7:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    So, now that the euphoria of what was accomplished yesterday is starting to fade a bit, are we going to talk about the fact that Boldyn is still a free agent yet I am not watching live helicopter footage of Eagles staff surrounding and storming his house with contracts and blank checks?

  174. 174 Corry said at 8:31 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I support the idea of throwing money at Boldin. He’s old though, so maybe we only throw money at him for a year?

  175. 175 eagleyankfan said at 7:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    surprised no mention at all about KC and the illegal steal of Maclin….

  176. 176 A_T_G said at 7:44 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I agree with Tyler’s and Greg’s tweets yesterday that those picks should go to us. If it is penalty for an ill-gotten gain, we should receive the penalty as compensation for our unfair loss.

  177. 177 Crus57 said at 10:51 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Agreed, it’s not the league that was harmed primarily, it was us, yet the league effectively gets the compensation.

  178. 178 oreofestar said at 8:08 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  179. 179 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:15 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Good.. Hoping more of KC’s Talent gets poached after how they stole Maclin..

  180. 180 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    On one hand, annoying to see national media raving about how after yesterday the Giants put themselves on top of the NFC east with how much they improved their team, making them an instant favorite to win our division, but on the other hand it is nice to have made a lot of moves that improve our team while flying under the radar and not being talked about as the FreeAgency champions again

  181. 181 oreofestar said at 8:51 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Giants contracts yesterday were bad, Reese is desperately trying to save his job…a shame

  182. 182 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:02 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Certainly had to pay a lot for Those improvements, but I’d much rather face the Giants with a bunch of Cap space in their back pocket, than to have to face a aGiants team with a pretty nice DL in Vernon, Damian Harrison, Hankins and JPP. Janoris Jenkins is a clear upgrade to princess amakamura..
    if you don’t draft well, what are you gonna do? Waive the white flag and surrender because you failed in the Draft? If you don’t hit on your picks you are forced to get your talent in the Open Market, and 90% of the players signed the first few days are overpaid.. That’s the nature of the open market… Sure we can call them bad contracts, I also call it the Giants having to do what it takes to improve that putrid roster.. This is a clear illustration of just how crucial the draft is and how extremely valuable draft picks are in today’s NFL
    Id be much happier seeing them strike out in free agency and not be able to add Talent. Their cap might not be great now, but it’s a much more talented team than it was two days ago

  183. 183 oreofestar said at 9:07 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Geagle it doesn’t work like that, very few teams just sit on cap space, cap space is meant to eventually be spent, so I’d rather they pay elite money to decent talent than make tons of smart signing

  184. 184 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:13 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thumbs up

  185. 185 oreofestar said at 9:14 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Hmm? Thumbs up for what? My intelligence, good looks, charming personality or humility?

  186. 186 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:53 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    What Core ST players did we lose, that we neded to add Ron Brooks to our ST unit? I guess Ajiiritutu?
    Giving more quality ST talent to coach Fipp is never a bad idea..
    This team also needs an infusion of top end speed, Brooks brings the speed in spades but we still need to add some speed at WR, and really fast corner would be a welcome addition as well
    Loving the athleticiam we have at LB with Bradham, Hicka and Kendricks
    Assuming the Eagles will add a quality interior pass rushing DT in the draft to play next to beau allen on the second unit

  187. 187 BlindChow said at 9:03 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I hope the Giants have as much success with their massive free agent contracts as we’ve had with ours.

  188. 188 Julescat said at 11:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  189. 189 myartz04 said at 9:27 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    We haven’t signed anyone yet this morning…what the hell?

  190. 190 A_T_G said at 10:02 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    So, this offseason we have added two McLeods (QB and S) and two Brooks (G and CB). I think this is Howie’s stamp for the year.

    If we are able to bring in Andre Holmes, look for another signing to follow quickly – Lester, Sherlock, or possibly John.

  191. 191 eagleyankfan said at 10:07 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    we have 2 McLeods?

  192. 192 RC5000 said at 10:08 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    And a LeodMc.

  193. 193 A_T_G said at 10:12 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Rodney McLeod.

    I know, I too thought there could be only one.

  194. 194 RogerPodacter said at 12:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    McLeod McLeod. a real man’s name.

  195. 195 BreakinAnklez said at 12:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Bet he (Bethel-Thompson) hopes someone in payroll messes up that first paycheck…lol

  196. 196 RobNE said at 12:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Conor and Duncan

  197. 197 laeagle said at 11:21 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    What, no love for Mycroft?

  198. 198 A_T_G said at 1:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I think he would get pushed around by the camp body kickers.

  199. 199 eagleyankfan said at 10:17 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    any rumors for today? any visits scheduled? (think I’m starting to twitch after yesterdays slaughter of news – need my fix)

  200. 200 EaglesGameBalls said at 10:21 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    TOLD ALL of you bradford wouldn’t be on the team. I. Told you all. I am smart. You are dumb. Suck on it coward typical dousche with the retard son. Told you!

  201. 201 A_T_G said at 10:32 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  202. 202 the DONALD said at 10:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  203. 203 EaglesGameBalls said at 10:54 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Espn nbcsports profootballtalk denvrr post philly. Com twitter google Facebook

    Bradford is riding a colt out west and I. Was right AGAIN. . Hate hate hate

  204. 204 the DONALD said at 10:55 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    great insight.. huge find. im glad you’re keeping up on your sammy b love.

  205. 205 EaglesGameBalls said at 10:56 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Love me. Bradford is gone and I. Was right. Hate me all you want but I. Was the right one

  206. 206 the DONALD said at 10:57 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    well get the hell outta here til its official bc its not right now.. hes on the birds.. leave. SIGNED.

  207. 207 EaglesGameBalls said at 11:13 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    No you get the hell outta here. Pist boooooo. Like you were once funny

  208. 208 the DONALD said at 11:58 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Misinterpret his statements. This is a very effective technique for
    derailing a troll and making them upset. You may even provoke the troll
    to give up and leave the conversation thread. Twist what they say and
    make it seem like the troll is agreeing with you. “I agree. Thanks for
    seeing my viewpoint. We seem to be on the same page now. That’s exactly
    right. Glad I was able to convert you to my opinion.”

  209. 209 BlindChow said at 10:56 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    when someone responds to the troll


  210. 210 the DONALD said at 10:57 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    slow news day

  211. 211 Jernst said at 11:05 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    ugh he’s a troll. stop responding to him so he goes away.

  212. 212 Tumtum said at 10:34 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    It really is a head scratcher why Kelly couldn’t work with Howie. Clearly he makes good on his promise that he finds players the coaches want.

  213. 213 the DONALD said at 10:53 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    No matter what their origin may be, trolls enjoy raining on parades,
    maliciously pouncing on innocent people, and acting like a verbal
    predator. Trolling can turn into cyberstalking and cyberbullying (intent
    to cause serious harm or even suicide)….

    Is this your MO troll? if so thats a violation..

  214. 214 EaglesGameBalls said at 10:55 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Mike missanelki sucks. You are a violation

  215. 215 the DONALD said at 10:59 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Praise the troll in a facetious way that translates into not-so-subtle
    rebuke. “Oh my, you are so incredibly well informed. You are the
    smartest person in the whole universe and everyone should sit at your
    feet and soak up your wisdom. Nobody can argue with you, for you have
    all the answers.” Then sign off and leave the discussion with “You sad
    and silly troll.”

  216. 216 fran35 said at 10:57 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I really hope this stops folks from downing Jeff Lurie anymore. The guy swung big with Kelly and missed–but he tried to be daring to win. He then stopped the bleeding and further damage by cutting ties with Kelly. He has ditched the unproductive malcontents and at considerable cost to his pocket to help the Eagles improve quicker. He has proven time and time again that he just wants to win and doesn’t value his profits over winning. He doesn’t meddle with player personnel or coaching. He hires the folks that he thinks are good and lets them work, which is the hallmark of a good leader. I really hope Eagles Nation can realize that we have a very good owner that wants to bring us a Championship.

  217. 217 Julescat said at 11:32 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lurie is definitely a good owner

  218. 218 Cafone said at 11:42 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lurie is the perfect owner. He got us a new stadium that is awesome. He hires people to run the team and then steps out of the way. He gave Andy Reid an extra year to get things right, which he deserved. And he made quick decisive moves to cut ties with Ray Rhodes and Chip Kelly. Everything that it is his job to take care of is done at the highest level, and he doesn’t overstep his bounds.

    There is only one area where he has completely failed the fans in my opinion: the price of food at the stadium. People pay a lot of money for tickets and parking only to get raked over the coals if they want to get something to eat. He should step in and correct that situation.

  219. 219 A Roy said at 11:55 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I paid $19.50 for two stinkin’ drafts at the Flyers game last week. That’s a problem all over. Drafts at a Ravens game were $8.50 last fall. Sorry I have no food point of reference, but we generally tailgate and don’t buy food at the stadium.

  220. 220 fran35 said at 12:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I believe those prices are vendor driven. They sign the contract for the leased space and do their thing. I would be surprised to find that the club drives the prices-or has any influence- on the food and beverage prices.

    Could/should the owner’s have something drafted into the lease about price gouging? Maybe, especially because outside food and drink are not permitted. Just not sure. It kind of takes the free market dynamics out of it.

  221. 221 RobNE said at 12:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    the owner would just get less rent from the vendor. So ultimately I think yes you can blame the owner. It’s not enough to make a billion.

  222. 222 fran35 said at 12:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Point taken. In the end, we all are paying for the Byron Maxwell and Demarco Murray dead money. A good owner realizes the amount of money we fans pay and strives to put a good product out there. If you ask me if I had to pay 8.50 for a draft and watch a team that eats crap contracts in full efforts to compete, I guess I would. I am not saying I agree with the prices, I just agree in their right to do what they want.

    In the end, I blame the damn spoons and forks. They made me fat.

  223. 223 Cafone said at 1:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah I generally don’t buy food either but sometimes I need to get something in my stomach after a 1st quarter puke.

  224. 224 BobSmith77 said at 4:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Perfect? I wouldn’t say that given on what has transpired the last 2 years but generally to this credit he hires people, gets out of the way on day-to-day issues, and hasn’t been so reluctant to spend that it inhibits the product on the field.

  225. 225 anon said at 11:12 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    conspiracy theory: given what howie has done in the last week, how much effort was actually made to get compensation for djax?

  226. 226 Jernst said at 11:17 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    no conspiracy at all. I think it’s obvious that Howie would have never cut Jackson like that without getting compensation. That was all Chip. And, the answer is none. No effort was made. Chip has no patience. When no one immediately offered anything he just cut him and moved on.

  227. 227 BobSmith77 said at 11:18 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Or Mathis.

    It does raise serious questions about how much due diligence Kelly did on trades and FA acquisitions.

  228. 228 Jernst said at 11:20 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    yea same thing…no patience.

  229. 229 anon said at 11:25 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    but wasn’t howie supposedly trying to shop jackson at the owners meeting, etc. before chip cutting him — maybe i’m misremembering

  230. 230 ACViking said at 11:29 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lurie in an April 2014 interview — and note the last sentence in particular:

    “It became clear at the end of the year [Kelly] wanted to certainly go at the wide receiver position differently.

    “Once that decision was made it was a matter of whether we were going to be able to make any kind of trade.

    “And when it was obvious there were going to be no trade offers, the fair thing to the player was to release him.

    “And in today’s NFL, it’s not surprising that would happen with double-digit contracts.

    “You don’t see players getting traded these days, you see them getting released.”


  231. 231 Jernst said at 11:39 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Meh…even with Lurie’s direct quote, I still don’t completely buy it. Because, I think with Howie in charge, they wouldn’t have cut him. They’d have held onto that asset until a WR got hurt and they were able to move him. Or they’d let him continue to play for the Eagles. But they never would have cut him without getting anything in return. That was all Chip. I think Lurie’s quote tries to make it seem like it wasn’t such a bad move but it’s total BS. “You don’t see players getting traded these days, you see them getting released.” Really? Is that why we released Kiko, Maxwell and Murray?

  232. 232 Jernst said at 11:35 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sure…Howie got a chance to gage some interest, it doesn’t sound like they were blown away with offers at that time…but then suddenly and without warning they cut DeSean for nothing. I’m sure if Howie was in charge they’d have kept working the phones until they had gotten something or they would have kept him.

  233. 233 Mac said at 11:36 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Kinda hard to shop Jackson when Chip is running around flapping his arms like a fairy saying he’s imitating DeSean.

  234. 234 Jernst said at 11:20 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    If Howie can get something for a 29 year old RB that looked shot last year and was coming off of a horrible year, you don’t think he could have gotten something for a 26-27 year old WR in the prime of his career coming off of his best season and someone who has consistently been the leagues best deep threat? No f’in way. Howie gets something in that move.

  235. 235 oreofestar said at 11:44 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    To be fair, do we know anyone would have given up picks to pay Desean 10M when no one gave him 10M when he was available for free

  236. 236 Jernst said at 11:46 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    His cap it to the team taking on his contract if traded that year would have been $6.25M

  237. 237 Jernst said at 11:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Redskins contract has cap hits of $9.25M last year and this year.

  238. 238 Jernst said at 11:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    so …. in conclusion … erroneous on all counts

  239. 239 Cafone said at 11:47 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    DeSean wanted to renegotiate for a deal with more long term security anyway. If Howie could move DeMarco Murray coming off a horrible season, he could have moved DeSean Jackson coming off an incredible season.

  240. 240 Jernst said at 11:44 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Hargreaves only ran a 4.5. CB is the one position that I really just don’t like taking someone high without really good top end speed. You can have the greatest technique in the world, but if a WR runs a 4.35 or a 4.4 and you run a 4.5, they will run right past you. If I’m taking a CB in the top ten, he’s gotta have top end speed, period.

  241. 241 Bob Brewer said at 11:57 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m not a fan of Hargreaves. I’d take Elliot before him.

  242. 242 Mitchell said at 11:58 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    If you give them a free release. I think a lot of timed speed has to do with starting in a 3 point stance and technique which isnt used off the snap.

  243. 243 Anders said at 12:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Asante Samuel ran a 4.49 and his long speed was never a problem.

  244. 244 Jernst said at 12:12 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    there’s always exceptions. You don’t throw away top ten picks based on exceptions

  245. 245 Jernst said at 12:13 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    There’s a great article I read recently that tracks success of CBs by 40 time. The most successful CBs, far an away all had great speed (sub 4.4). Then there’s another blip of success of CBs that were successful and had more than 4.55 speed that were drafted lower because of that like Asante but ended up being successful. But, speed is huge for CBs

  246. 246 Anders said at 12:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    There is so many fast CB drafted high that cant cover shit. CB is more about hips and IQ than straight line speed

  247. 247 Jernst said at 12:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    you need both

  248. 248 Anders said at 12:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If speed is not a problem on tape, I wouldnt put much stock into.

    40 is so overrated even for DBs

  249. 249 Insomniac said at 12:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Djax only ran a 4.35..yet he blew past every DB possible. 40 times should make you go back and look at play speed.

  250. 250 Anders said at 12:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    yep. From what I have seen, Hargreaves is not slow. He looks faster than Alexander who ran 4.44

  251. 251 Insomniac said at 12:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Don’t worry. He’ll run a magical 4.4 at his pro day like every other hopeful NFL prospect.

  252. 252 Mac said at 11:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Couldn’t it technically be said that the Wasteam was involved with one big FA with the monster contract to Cousins? (essentially blowing their load on one guy).

  253. 253 Jernst said at 11:50 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    there literally has got to be a less gross way of saying that

  254. 254 Mac said at 11:52 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, lots of folks say “don’t spend it all in one place.” Which is exactly what happened here.

  255. 255 oreofestar said at 11:48 AM on March 10th, 2016:


  256. 256 RC5000 said at 11:51 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    I thought he was worth a 5th round pick.

  257. 257 Mac said at 11:53 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Man, Poptart really thinks the #Browns are interested. Are they bidding against themselves in this one?

  258. 258 RC5000 said at 12:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I wonder if they’d then trade down to 8. We get choice of Wentz or Goff at 2 but we’d probably have to give up too much amd maybe we’d just need to jump ahead of Niners for QB. The Ramsey and Jack lovers will go crazy but we have safeties and LBs. The other thing is good chance a QB drops to 8 but maybe you go get your QB.

  259. 259 BreakinAnklez said at 12:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    re: Jack. Anyone concerned about the knee? Guess we’ll find out at UCLA Pro Day…15th?

  260. 260 ACViking said at 1:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If SF traded Kaepernick to the Browns, shouldn’t SF ask for a swap of 1st Rd picks?

  261. 261 scratcherk said at 12:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I assume one of those #browns was supposed to be #broncos?

  262. 262 Jernst said at 11:58 AM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thank you NFL.com for this laugh…

    “Last season with the Eagles, the running back lacked speed, quickness and lateral agility. At certain times it looked like Murray was attempting to carry a piano in quicksand.”

  263. 263 Mac said at 12:04 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    At times I thought I was watching a toddler, who was handed a ball and then promptly looks down and around forgetting what’s going on. I’m just glad he didn’t give the ball a light toss to the other team and totter off in the other direction.

  264. 264 Tumtum said at 1:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    His eyes did seem really low..

  265. 265 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I thought Bjeorn Werner was miscast as a 3-4 OLB, wouldn’t mind the Eagles signing him to a 1 year deal as a DE if the price is right

  266. 266 GermanEagle said at 12:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Imagine another GermanEagle?! 😉

  267. 267 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    You may have more pass rush ability than Bjoern

  268. 268 RC5000 said at 12:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Grigson bust pick. We have our own bust. He did play with Bradham at FSU. You’d then trade Barwin I would think and get him at 2 million or so. There’s not one thing special about Werner.

  269. 269 EaglesGameBalls said at 12:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Man when we trade bradford to whoever doesn’t get kap i am going to make the Donald est my shit.

  270. 270 the DONALD said at 12:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    you really want CD at the helm? you cant..

  271. 271 b3nz0z said at 12:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    he really is a cant isn’t he

  272. 272 botto said at 12:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    and when Bradford starts game 1?

  273. 273 EaglesGameBalls said at 1:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Bet me you will never post on here again if bradford is traded

  274. 274 botto said at 8:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I be you will never post on here again if Bradford is traded

  275. 275 EaglesGameBalls said at 9:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    You are dumber than fuck. Yes I take that bet!

  276. 276 EaglesGameBalls said at 12:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    GUYS! i want to say ive been a meanie.. im very sorry.! i apologize to everyone here.. i want to be a member, i want to contribute but im just not a able to control myself.. please please accept me back.. ill do better!!!

  277. 277 EaglesGameBalls said at 12:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah don’t let everyone hate on you just cause you always right bro. Time and time again you have shown your savvy

  278. 278 GermanEagle said at 12:07 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    On dentist chair. Wisdom tooth needs out.

  279. 279 Julescat said at 12:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    good luck

  280. 280 GermanEagle said at 12:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks. Let’s hope for nice Eagles news today.

  281. 281 RC5000 said at 12:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I have a fear of German dentists if that makes you feel better.

  282. 282 GermanEagle said at 12:56 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He was American. 😉

  283. 283 RC5000 said at 1:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Whew that was close. It scared me for a minute.

  284. 284 laeagle said at 1:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    But still, is it safe?

  285. 285 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Good luck. The dentist said I have to take out all 4 of my wisdom teeth. I’m too scared to do it. Also too lazy of finding an “in-network” dentist, paying $800 out of pocket, and taking off from work.

  286. 286 GermanEagle said at 1:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    There it is!!!

  287. 287 Tumtum said at 1:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Don’t they knock you out for that?

  288. 288 myartz04 said at 2:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Is that you or is it a screen grab from ‘Little Shop of Horrors”?

  289. 289 GermanEagle said at 4:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Me, myself, and mine tooth!

  290. 290 Greg Richards said at 12:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Raiders’ receiver Rod Streater(went to Temple) may be visiting Philly. McManus mentioned we may be interested in him as well as Holmes. Chiefs’ reporter Terez Paylor said Chiefs were interested in Streater but he has visits set up with East Coast teams. A fan asked if the Eagles were one of them and he said he thought so.

    Always thought of him as more of a slot guy. Holmes seems like the better fit. Granted, can’t say I have watched a ton of Raiders games the past few years.

  291. 291 RC5000 said at 12:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Streater is outside wr. He may do both. He’s also a big WR.Plus went to Temple. Local kid.

  292. 292 Julescat said at 1:12 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    T for Temple U

  293. 293 Nailed It! said at 12:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sounds like the Eags will not receive any compensation for the Maclin Chiefs tampering. Brutal decision.

  294. 294 ACViking said at 1:15 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    What was brutal was that Kelly let Maclin reach free agency.

    Should Reid have called during the couple of days before free agency? No.

    Did it make a difference, though, given that KC offered more money?

  295. 295 Nailed It! said at 1:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Hindsight of course being 20/20 Kelly should not have let him go. But the precedent has been set for teams getting compensation for similar tampering cases.

  296. 296 Cafone said at 1:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    meh, he was too expensive. I am glad they didn’t pay what KC paid for him.

    self tacklin’ Maclin

  297. 297 Anders said at 1:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Also Maclin threw some shade towards Kelly after Kelly was fired.

  298. 298 laeagle said at 1:40 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Can we universally agree never to use the moronic expression “throw some shade” ever again? It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

  299. 299 A_T_G said at 1:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If there is enough ugliness behind this to take picks from the Chiefs for an activity that goes on regularly, is it fair to acknowledge the possibility that Maclin reached free agency BECAUSE of the tampering? That he otherwise would not have learned of what the Chiefs were offering?

  300. 300 ACViking said at 1:26 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    ATG . . .

    Interesting theory.

    Maclin’s agent would have learned about the Chief’s offer during the 2-day “anti-tampering” period.

    During those couple of days, Maclin’s agent — Tom Condon — would have taken that number back to Kelly.

    Also, contract numbers are kicked around at the Senior Bowl for possible FAs. (That’s where Condon found out no market existed for Bradford, I’d wager.)

    All that aside . . . I’d be surprised if coaches aren’t talking to players they know during the season.

    It’s a pretty messy business, all in all.

  301. 301 Gary Barnes said at 12:43 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m in a wait and see mode. Really like the moves Roseman has made so far, but we should all know by now that signing players to these deals is the easy part. Figuring out how to deploy, develop and utilize them is far harder.

    We were all gaga over the signings of Maxwell and Murray last year, but the Eagles failed hard in developing and utilizing them.

    Scheme fit matters and hopefully Roseman & Co. made that one of their primary focuses with these signings.

    We’ve also opened up some more holes on the roster with these moves so RB, CB and LB in particular now are bigger issues than before. We have more time in FA and the draft to address those and I’ll need to see how that is done before I get the pom-poms out.

    We’ve been burned so often before winning in March and then losing from Sept-Jan. We’ve done a lot of things that seem really good and should help us, but the proof will be in the pudding especially with a new coaching staff.

  302. 302 Tumtum said at 1:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    All of those players were supposed to be perfect scheme fits. Pretty sure everyone pretty universally admitted we over paid for Maxwell, but it was a necessary evil. Even in hindsight, I don’t see how you don’t get Maxwell and Demarco (Once lesean was traded).

    Yes they failed. Don’t think anyone forecasted how horrible Alonso and Demarco would be. Maxwell played pretty much how I expected, save the horrible tackling.

  303. 303 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Powell back to the Jets. CJ Anderson visiting Miami

  304. 304 Greg Richards said at 3:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Jets also signed Khiry Robinson. Forte, Powell, and Robinson is a nice trio.

  305. 305 Mac said at 3:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    And no QB?

  306. 306 Donald Kalinowski said at 12:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Antonio Cromartie to the Cowboys

  307. 307 b3nz0z said at 12:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    so probably no carroll?

  308. 308 TypicalDouche said at 1:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  309. 309 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    My bad. I overreacted. He tweeted” I’m ready to come to the Cowboys”

  310. 310 TypicalDouche said at 1:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Damnit. I really wish you were right. Cromartie is terrible now and it would of been great to see him play in Allas.

  311. 311 Tumtum said at 1:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He looked pretty solid in the few games I watched him.

  312. 312 TypicalDouche said at 1:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Living in central jersey I get every Jets and Giants game so I seen him play a lot and he was not good at all. Honestly when he got hurt was when the secondary played better.

  313. 313 Tumtum said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’ll defer then. I wouldn’t want him even if he is good as I envision (which is still a shell of his former self). Just the injuries he has been having show the age on him. He is an old old man… even at 31.

  314. 314 Gary Barnes said at 1:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Morris Claiborne is a FA, was a pretty high pick but the Cowboys were not able to develop/utilize him effectively. Is he a bust or does he have talent we might be able to unlock? If we wait out the market and can get him cheap, is it worth a shot? We certainly could use the CB help.

  315. 315 TypicalDouche said at 1:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    No thanks. Clairborne was bust before he started to continually get injured. I wouldn’t even offer him the vet minimum. Overdrafted bust that can never stay healthy. Sounds like a Chip Kelly guy.

  316. 316 ACViking said at 1:12 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    A year ago, Kelly’s praises were being sung for exploiting “market inefficiencies” on injured players . . .

    ’cause — as fans were crowing last year — conventional NFL GMs just weren’t as smart as him.

  317. 317 Spooonius said at 1:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    True. But it seems like that’s a strategy that the Eagles have followed for a while. I’m too lazy to do the research right now, but over the years they’ve put way too much stock in injured players; both FAs and guys already on the roster. ‘Sports science’ just made it worse. I’m sure everyone does that to some extent I guess. I’m not a fan of that strategy.

  318. 318 Tumtum said at 1:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I dunno. I recall everyone on this board being pretty universally upset with every move other than the Demarco signing.

  319. 319 ACViking said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lot’s of fans happy with getting Pegged-Leg Kiko.

  320. 320 Tumtum said at 1:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I will admit to having been happy getting Kiko (and wanted him here this year). Just not for what it cost.

    Though it does appear Lesean could be in free fall over-the-hill (cliff when it comes to running backs).

  321. 321 ACViking said at 1:40 PM on March 10th, 2016:


    Just before opening day 2015, you warned the Eagles looked like an 8-8 team.

    So whatever you think, I won’t disagree when it comes to the Eagles.

  322. 322 botto said at 3:55 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    they were 7-9 and looked like a 4-12 team

  323. 323 Tumtum said at 7:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Haha I am sure I will disappoint you soon!

  324. 324 b3nz0z said at 1:49 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    cautiously optimistic, yes. clear that it might take more than one season to see what he is, yes. happy? not me

  325. 325 Gary Barnes said at 1:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks for the insight, I know little about Claiborne, but I remembered the consensus was pretty positive when the Cowboys drafted him.

  326. 326 TypicalDouche said at 1:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He was very hyped up coming out of college. He stepped into Patrick Peterson’s role the year after he left and played very well. He was never on the level of Peterson but the hype followed due to him playing well on a stacked defense at LSU. Routinely got roasted when he came to the league though, then the injuries hit him hard.

  327. 327 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:13 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    @BryanBroaddus ‘Keep an eye on Eric Weddle as a possibility’ – #CowboysNation PLEASE listen to @1053thefan . Thank you. The Management

  328. 328 Donald Kalinowski said at 1:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I hope Carroll doesn’t sign with the Cowboys

  329. 329 Cafone said at 1:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  330. 330 Julescat said at 1:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  331. 331 Anders said at 1:20 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Would be some crazy turnaround if we suddenly trade him.

  332. 332 Tumtum said at 1:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    It would be disappointing for the most part. If we get 32, maybe I could live with it. Not so sure it would be much of a surprise though, after the Chase Daniel contract.

  333. 333 Nick C said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not on his Twitter page, and looks like a doctored photo…

  334. 334 Cafone said at 1:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    got me.

  335. 335 A_T_G said at 1:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I was just going to ask why he doesn’t have the stupid heart instead of the star for favorite.

  336. 336 Mac said at 2:49 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  337. 337 A_T_G said at 1:42 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I guess it is too much to hope that the local troll notices that no one went running for high ledges or cursing the name of Howie Roseman and concludes that people are more curious to learn and digest what happened than they are about pretending they have some stake in predicting or controlling what happens next?

    Yeah, I guess.

  338. 338 unhinged said at 1:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’ve seen Elliot mocked to the Eagles at 8, and nothing could disappoint me more. I know he’s great, but taking RB so high strikes me as a waste.

  339. 339 Anders said at 1:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The problem might be that he is the best player at this point.

    Ramsey, Tunsil, Bosa, Wentz, Goff, Buck, Buckner are good chance to be the 7 first players.

    You then have Zeke, Hargreaves/Alexander, Mack, Stanley in the next tier and I say Zeke and healthy Mack is above the rest and in the same tier as the first 7 players

  340. 340 TypicalDouche said at 1:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If Stanley is there at 8 then they have to grab him.

  341. 341 Anders said at 1:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I have seen people who think his agility is not good enough to be a tackle.

  342. 342 TypicalDouche said at 1:30 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I have not heard that. I am just going off what I have seen out of him and how he would fit with the Eagles. He looks every bit the part of a LT and here he would be drafted to be RT. Definitely think he is worth it at 8 if he is available. I honestly do see him getting past the Ravens.

  343. 343 Mitchell said at 1:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Really? His footwork is impressive to say the least.

  344. 344 Anders said at 1:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I just looked up his combine. His 20 yard shuttle and 3 cone is just awful.

  345. 345 TypicalDouche said at 1:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Put the combine aside and watch actual game tape of him. Your perception will change.

  346. 346 Anders said at 1:42 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Watching his stance, its clear he is a little stiff in either knees or hips as he is not a natural waist bender like Tunsil.

  347. 347 TypicalDouche said at 1:44 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Agreed that he isn’t on the level of the best o-lineman in the draft but there is a reason he is the 2nd best o-lineman. He is a stud and should b vey solid in the NFL.

  348. 348 RC5000 said at 2:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    We have our left tackle. And you need to keep them and their agents happy. Top 10 guys want LT money. Its not like Lane’s deal is close to being up.

  349. 349 TypicalDouche said at 2:07 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Jason Peters might only be here for one more year. Yes I know Lane Johnson is the LT of the future but the Eagles can do the same thing with Stanley as they did with Lane in drafting him high to play RT and could always move him to LT. In that scenario you would have your 2 bookend tackles for the foreseeable future which is ideal.

  350. 350 RC5000 said at 2:20 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Its a different situation than Peters.Jason’s getting old they didn’t draft Peters replacement when he was 26. That’s about his age when we got Peters. I don’t particularly like getting two LTs with our only top 10 picks either. You’re planning LT 5-10 years from now.

  351. 351 TypicalDouche said at 2:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    So your really in the belief that a RB at 8 is the better option then a stud o-lineman? That logic is beyond flawed. Outside of QB you must build through the trenches. Taking a RB that high is a luxury.

  352. 352 Mitchell said at 1:56 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Did he give up ANY preasure on the qb in the games you watched?

  353. 353 Anders said at 2:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I put on the clemson tape first, and he looked bad when his 1v1 man didnt mush rush.

    Having a mobile QB reduces how often a tackle has to take on a defender directly 1v1 because they often mush rush

  354. 354 Mitchell said at 3:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    That didnt answer the question. I dont really want him at 8 but he will be a good LT.

  355. 355 Anders said at 3:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If we the pass rusher isnt trying to get to the QB, but just contain him, the tackles wont give up as many preassures.

  356. 356 Mitchell said at 5:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Clemson wasn’t his best game. Temple may be a better example. Regardless, he’s a good prospect and will get taken high. I don’t think he is worth 8 for us, however.

  357. 357 Cafone said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Stanley would probably be there at 13

  358. 358 TypicalDouche said at 1:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    That wont happen. 2nd best LT in the draft falling past o-lineman needy teams, I can see it happening.

  359. 359 RC5000 said at 1:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Why do we have to get him? We already took a left tackle in top 10. Right tackle or guard in top 8 isn’t great value. I think it’s probably going to be a move for a QB but Elliott is worthy of top 10 pick.

  360. 360 TypicalDouche said at 1:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I agree that a lot of signs point to a move to move up for a QB but at the same time in no way would I take a RB over a stud o-lineman. You build through the trenches first. Also there are too many RBs to be had in the later rounds that are studs as well.

  361. 361 TypicalDouche said at 1:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Devontae Booker, Kenneth Dixon, and Alex Collins are just to name a few good RBs to be had later.

  362. 362 RC5000 said at 1:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    They aren’t studs like Zeke. I like Dixon. Isn’t Booker coming off injury or am I wrong?

    Collins 40 time makes me a tad nervous but I really had an eye on him. But Dixon and Collins could be gone.

    There’s other guys that might be stopgaps like Drake, Perkins. But again none of them are Elliott but I recognize you can make that argument for everyone.

  363. 363 ACViking said at 1:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    TD . . .

    If the Eagles can’t get (or don’t want) a QB —

    Then it’s an OT or CB.

    Seems to fit with the Roseman / Pederson throwback-to-Reid era philosophy for team building.

  364. 364 TypicalDouche said at 1:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I agree AC. I just don’t see a corner, not named Ramsey, worthy of a top 10 pick in this draft. VH3 is a good player but I wouldn’t be happy if they took him at 8. A trade back then yes but even then you can trade back far enough to get a Mackensie Alexander or someone like that later.

  365. 365 ACViking said at 1:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yes on the CB theory.

  366. 366 RC5000 said at 2:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Why would you trade to 8 for a CB or RT? CBs will be there at 13.We have a top 10 LT.

  367. 367 ACViking said at 2:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    New conventional NFL wisdom is you need 2 starting OTs — and Peters is a short-timer.

    Eagles are light at impact CB (since prime Asante 6-7 years ago).

    I assume the Eagles see 5-6 players as a cut above in Rd 1 and want to get one.

    Don’t think it’s a DL or RB the team wants.

  368. 368 RC5000 said at 3:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Do you mean they need 2 LT level OTs? I don’t know what you’re exactly saying AC.
    Eagles had Tra who was 12th or 14th pick and Runyan who they signed to big contract at time.
    It doesn’t equate to drafting two LT s in top 10. I would prefer trading down and getting a good RT prospect who would fit your 2 starting OTs but I’m not sure if you want that.

  369. 369 ACViking said at 3:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:


    Sorry I rushed through my response. (Duh, every team needs 2 starting OTs!!!)

    What I meant was, new conventional seems to be that having *both* the RT and LT nearly equally proficient at pass blocking is the desired course.

    (Guys like Von Miller and Justin Houston rush from the offense’s right now.)

    But I see what you’re saying about the *cost* of acquisition. Raises good questions.

  370. 370 b3nz0z said at 1:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    man i hope goff and bosa go before we pick

  371. 371 Insomniac said at 2:48 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I feel bad for the sucker who takes Buckner. Hopefully it’s Chip Kelly.

  372. 372 unhinged said at 6:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah it does come down to “the board”. No question, Zeke is a great talent, much more of a sure thing than Wentz, imo. Don’t know who you mean by “Buck”, and if Myles Jack is available @ 8, along with Zeke, my board says Jack.

  373. 373 ACViking said at 1:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Around here, he’s called ZEKE.

    So the hard to hear can be sure who’s being discussed.

  374. 374 BobSmith77 said at 1:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Surprising the radio talk sports heads have been almost universally against from what I’ve heard in the last day.

    It’s slow but the ubiquitous information available online has upped the level of general discourse a bit even if it remains low-brow a lot too.

  375. 375 b3nz0z said at 2:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    the BPA approach requires discipline. if he’s the best player at 8 you either take him or trade down imo. that’s IF he’s the bpa and i’m not smart enough to make that determination

  376. 376 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:04 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not so much the BPA, more of a case of grouping playërs by Tiers… That Top Tier of Blue Chip prospects will probably be made up of 8-11 players, at #8 we will end up seeing one or two players left from that Top Tier and we can choose the player left that plays a more valuable position or fills a bigger need, but if there is only 1 top tier player left, we take the blue chip prospect and don’t have the luxury of being picky about Position… .. Now it’s also very possible that we have a High Grade on Zeke, but don’t have him grouped in with that top Tier and instead view him as one of the top guys of that 2nd tier of first round prospects, in which case he won’t be drafted with the 8th pick..
    But at #8, it’s a mistake for people to discuss positions and specific players to Target, because we will have minimal options, whatever top tier player or two is available when we pick is who we will choose from, and if a RB happens to be the last of the Blue Chip prospects, prepare to see the Eagles draft a RB
    The Eagles have a lot of players but lack true star power, and THATS where it becomes really important that we remain Discaplined like you said, and Take whatever blue chip prospects so available giving us the best chance of getting more star talemt that we desperately lack….. Hate to break it to people, but we won’t be in position to be picky about finding star talent at a certain position we deem to be a major need of a more valuable position.. Have to be Discaplined about it and take whatever blue chipper is left for us at #8 and make the most out of this great opportunity to be picking so high.. The worst thing we can do is to fuck up our chance at star power trying to target positions and scoffing at star power at certain positipns… Fortunately Roseman knows better than to be a positipn snob with the #8th pick…
    You can only be a position snob if it’s your turn to pick and there are a bunch of players available with the same grade at the top of your board, in that Case, we can be more picky about NEED and positional Value … At #8, there is NO CHANCE Of us having that luxury so people can forget their positional bias because roseman won’t let positions fuck up this great opportunity to draft legit STAR potemtial…. At #8 Roseman won’t have many options IF ANY!
    I like Eric Flowers. People laughed at the Giants drafting him, but I believe he will be a solid LTs for a long time, but THANKFULLY the Giants GM was stupid enough to go with NEED, to go with The more valuable position, and we lucked out at not having to face Todd Gurley twice a year for the bettet part of the decade
    Seeing a RB Woethy of a top 10 pick won’t be a common Occurence, but when there is a special RB prospect available, overlooking a future star at ANY position is stupid, and it would really be foolish for a team like us that basically needs to add 3 New RBs over the next two offseasons
    For people who don’t want Zeke you have to hope that the Eagles have a high grade on him, but don’t view him as one of the 8 best prospects in this draft which is a real possibility, but we won’t pass on a chance to get one of the elite prospects in this draft because of a position or Need..
    The Last position we NEED is TE… Would you be ok watching the Eagles pass on a chance to add the next Gronk, Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzales type of Great TE because TE isn’t an immediate need and and isn’t as highly valued of a position? What ismt a NEED today, can very Quickily becone a major need a year later, so you don’t pass on elite prospects with GAMEBREAKER potential because of immediate need or positional value… Im confidently Roseman will show this type of discapline ESPECIALLY at #8 where our options will be very limited… We don’t have NFL star power besides Cox, now that JP is getting Old.. We need that elite Talemt at any position we can get it, Roseman won’t screw up this awesome opportunity to get the 8th best player over positions.
    Of course it’s very possible ZEKE doesmt last to us, and it’s also possible that Roeman has him at the Top of the second Tier of players, in which case we won’t be Draftimg him at #8… But if he has a Grade worthy of that 8th pick, Roseman will show that Discapline and draft him,,,
    What’s funny is so many people scoff at drafting a RB high. And would laugh and rip the Cowboys if they take a RB at #4, but I would see nothing remotely funny about seeing ZEKE running behind that Dallas OL, protecting Romo twice a year..
    It’s rare that there is a RB special enough to be worthy of a top 10 pick, and I have no idea if the Eagles will have that high of a grade on him, but the rare times when a special back is available, passimg on him because of simple minded Genralizations Bout need and positional value is what Dumb GMs do… To say that No RB are every worthy of a top 10 pick is just stupid. Whether or not ZEKE is a Special Back. or just a really good back is what will decide if Roseman passes on him if he is available at #8, but to say Roseman would NEVER take a RB that high is just dumb and ignorant

  377. 377 b3nz0z said at 3:20 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    100% same page on this.

  378. 378 botto said at 3:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    yeah I don’t get it, zeke would touch the ball 25 times a game maybe, that’s a lot of value! the guy is good.
    he can catch better then some wr too. we need a big timer. it would help Sammy too.

  379. 379 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Love to see him run behind the Lane/Brooks tandem on the right side..If there is a better player available, take the better player. It’s preety simple.
    Like I said It will come down to the evaluation… We Know he is a great RB prospects, but it will come down to if we see him as a great First round RB prispect, or if we see him that SPECIAL rare RB prospect that is worthy of a top 10 pick…. If they see him as a special RB and he happens to be at the top of our board at #8, than he will be worthy of the pick..
    We don’t currently have any room for a TE, but if a TE was the most special player available at #8, you draft Him and make room for him…unlike TE, we have plenty of work to do buildimg our stable of RBs the next two years, to get a star at a big need like RB, is nothing to complain about..
    People Devalue Guards, Id Love to be able to get an Elite top Tier Guard at #8, there just aren’t any in this draft class… Every Position can be used as a tremendous weapon if you have a great enough player,,, like you said, it’s crazy to scoff at adding a great player who will carry the ball 25 times, help our QB, Help our defense and have a positive effect on ball control/Time of Possession… It just comes down to if HOWIE grades him as someonein the 1-10 range, or 11-20 range..

  380. 380 unhinged said at 5:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Well he definitely is the best RB, and I am not in favor of abandoning BPA. I just think if you have a best-in-class DL or OL or CB, withstanding the depth and quality of the class, I am much more inclined to take any one of them over the gifted RB.

  381. 381 Mac said at 3:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, if we had some derpy half baked fool who loves to dump resources into a position where an allocation of mediocre resources will be sufficient running the show.

    But that guy left Philly.

  382. 382 Nick C said at 1:40 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If we don’t see a decent WR (No I don’t think Streater is an upgrade over anything we have), I really wouldn’t mind seeing Thurmond back at 4-5M/per. He could play nickel corner, outside corner depth, backup safety. Really hate that 7M per we gave Daniels though. Created a QB controversy, and was just way too much for a 29 year old with 1 freaking TD pass in his career (and 1 INT). Still, a day later, and after all the good moves— that is the one move I am fixated on.

  383. 383 ACViking said at 1:42 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Daniel’s 2016 cap number is only $3M.

    Jumps to $9M in 2017, I think.

  384. 384 Nick C said at 1:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’ve heard his cap figures are 5,8,and 8 respectively

  385. 385 ACViking said at 1:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m going off of the PFT report.

  386. 386 Nick C said at 1:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ahh I was going off the OTC and Spotrac numbers, along with some Tweets I saw last night.

  387. 387 Greg Richards said at 2:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    PFT reported a $6M signing bonus. Multiple local reporters and Over the Cap have said that’s incorrect. The deal included a $3M signing bonus(prorated) and a $3M roster bonus(counts entirely against this year’s cap). So the cap hits are 5, 8, and 8(before incentives) as Nick C said.

  388. 388 ACViking said at 3:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks for clearing that up.

  389. 389 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Have you seen Chase,Daniels wife? Having her in Philly is worth every penny

  390. 390 A_T_G said at 2:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, he can definitely compete with Bradford in that area.

  391. 391 Nick C said at 2:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I live in Atlanta, so I am clearly not reaping these benefits.

  392. 392 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m still holding out hope that at the last minute the Eagles will decide to match the best offer Nolan gets from dallas Or whoever. Id love to have him back and start the season opposite of ROWE on the outside, with Leodis in the slot and JaCorey in Dime..
    Ultimately, Nolan, boykin, or Thurmond,bringing any back would be great..
    If we Do bring Thurmond back, I assume he would be used as a Corner not a Safety which is perfectly fine.. ideally It will be Nolan who is a quality ST Gunner, and can play every CB position. he is also younger and I see him as a player who is still developing and growing his craft who’s best ball is still ahead of him.. So ranking them on my wish list would be
    1) Best case scenario Nolan Carroll
    2) Thurmond (more versatility than Boykin)
    3) Boykin, sure miss seeing Him on special teams

    They have to add a WR in FA, but it could easily just be a cheap depth signing who at best will compete with Huff for #3 WR snaps..

  393. 393 kid said at 1:51 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    What do you guys think of grabbing Vernon Adams in the 4th or 5th round?

  394. 394 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:01 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Any QB drafted in rounds 4 and 5 works for me.. I just don’t wanna waste an early pick on this class of chump QBs

  395. 395 b3nz0z said at 2:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    it’s like when there’s a snowstorm and everyone buys the good bread so you end up paying for shitty bread because it’s all they have

  396. 396 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    No it’s like when people get there early and get stuck buying shitty bread, so you take your time knowing that no matter when you go, you still will end up with shitty bread

  397. 397 A_T_G said at 2:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    OR, you get in early, before the rush, and buy the quality ingredients then go home and bake your own bread that is considerable better than anything you can buy and costs pennies on the dollar. It is just a matter of how much you knead one.

  398. 398 b3nz0z said at 2:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    wait who are we baking in this analogy

  399. 399 A_T_G said at 3:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Wait, analogy?

  400. 400 b3nz0z said at 3:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    oh my bad you just makin bread

  401. 401 Mac said at 3:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    And you don’t even wanna start talkin bout yeast.

  402. 402 botto said at 3:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    who kneads an analogy?

  403. 403 Insomniac said at 3:13 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    No knead doughs for the lazy. Properly kneaded dough feels amazing.

  404. 404 b3nz0z said at 2:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    well i just buy beer and tots, but i take your point

  405. 405 BreakinAnklez said at 3:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Brandon Allen or Brandon Doughty of we’re looking at mid/late rounder to groom

  406. 406 Nick C said at 2:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Really want to see those Bradham numbers: 12.8M this year/ 9.6M next year

    *Edit: cap spaces in 16 and 17

  407. 407 oreofestar said at 2:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  408. 408 Nick C said at 2:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Our cap space is currently 12.8M/ 9.6M next year

    I would really like to see Nigel Bradham’s contract as that is the only transaction not included in these numbers

  409. 409 Tumtum said at 4:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Just out of curiosity if Bradford is cut, do you know what that does? He isn’t playing year 2 of this contract in most likelihood.

  410. 410 Jernst said at 4:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    we’d end up with $4.5M in dead money and the rest of his $22.5M cap hit would come off (so a cap savings of like $17-18M)

  411. 411 anon said at 5:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    they guaranteed some of second year salary.

  412. 412 Cafone said at 2:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    What do you guys think about signing Brandon Bridge for the #3 QB spot?

  413. 413 Nick C said at 2:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Think we will draft someone.

  414. 414 oreofestar said at 2:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  415. 415 b3nz0z said at 2:40 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    we wanted a bridge qb not bridge the qb

  416. 416 Nick C said at 2:49 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Talking to Chase, Howie, and Doug at 3:30; Really interested to hear what they have to say about the competition. I know “nothing” really will be said, but every word will be scrutinized.

  417. 417 Dave said at 3:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    There will be no competition. Anything said about a QB competition was just to fluff the ego of Chase during signing. ESP, Kempski, and BGN will be the only media to run with the whole competition angle as they has a great dislike for Sam.

  418. 418 the DONALD said at 3:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    wheres this?

  419. 419 the DONALD said at 3:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    nm radio. ha

  420. 420 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sanu to the Falcons. 5 years, $32.5 million, $14 million guaranteed.

  421. 421 b3nz0z said at 3:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    he’s gonna put up great numbers with julio across from him

  422. 422 botto said at 3:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  423. 423 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    This is good news, I was worried that the Giants would scoop him up

  424. 424 Jernst said at 4:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    not all that unreasonable

  425. 425 RC5000 said at 3:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  426. 426 Mac said at 3:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    As ATG pointed out earlier, the heart tells us this is real.

  427. 427 A_T_G said at 4:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I don’t know, that sounds kinda deep. Probably a misquote.

  428. 428 Donald Kalinowski said at 3:26 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I forgot about Glennon. Whatever happened to Mettenberger wanting a trade?

  429. 429 the DONALD said at 3:29 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Cassel is the backup now? mettenberger should be on the move?

  430. 430 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:43 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    This is a big Concern of mine,,, the Last thing I want to see is the Cowboys managing to acquire Mettenberger, Glennon, FOles or AJ McCarron… Without one of these back ups, if the Cowboys DONT get a true franchise work horse RB to protect Romo like Demarco was able to do the one year they tasted some success running Murray into the Ground, they will be DOOMED next season…
    Im going to be pissed if the Titans trade Mettenberger to Dallas… No way that the Bengals trade McCarron.. And Id like to say that NFC teams won’t give the Cowboys Foles or Glennon..
    Ideally, they sigń Matt Moore as their savior lol, and think they can pass on ZEKE and get a RB later in the draft,,, that would put a Giamt smile on my face.. Titans better not screw this up

  431. 431 ACViking said at 3:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    T-Law . . . wherever you are:

    You have the best virtual booth in the bar for talking Eagles football.

    Here’s a PBR to you!

  432. 432 RobNE said at 3:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    so how are the 3 QB’s ranked and which do you think have no possibility of being there at 8 or some possibility but we might need to move up a spot or two to make sure we get that one.

  433. 433 mksp said at 3:38 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I don’t miss Chip Kelly, but I do miss Chip Kelly press conferences.

    Doug Pederson really struggles up there.

  434. 434 RC5000 said at 3:51 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  435. 435 RogerPodacter said at 4:12 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    “still trying to find #3.”
    buh bye sanchez.

  436. 436 Jernst said at 4:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    love these new guys we’re bringing in

  437. 437 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lane Johnson was put in the worst position possible last year, being forced to spend game time playng next to just about every Guard on our roster over the course of a season.. Whether we think he had a good season or not, you don’t get to see the best a 3rd year tackle is capable of playing next to so many guards in one season, and even having to play on both sides at times..
    Kind of impressive how Lane was able to develop and thrive while being drafted into a less than ideal, and at times a dysfunctional situation:
    1) As a inexperienced Tackle with only one year of RT experiemce, he was drafted to immediately start, and line up next to the weak Link of what was an elite Line, Todd Herremans who will be remembered as a Great Eagle but who was declining in the twilight of his career when Lane was drafted, still the declining veteran and the raw rookie tackle were able to have a soIid yeàr holding down the right side of one of the leagues very best OLB in 2013..
    2) His Sophmore season, Herremans was shot. He had rabidly declined from the previous year, and injuries all over the line caused a big decline from what was a top OL the year before..didn’t help that he had to also serve his PED suspension
    3) 2015 the breaking point, our OL went down the toilet. gardner emerged from the pffseason battle as the starting RG and he was lost for the season immediately. After Gardner was lost to injury, with chip losing Mathis, everything spiraled out of control. lane DIDNT have the year 3 we had hoped for, but he proved to be the type of gritty Warrior this city needs protecting Bradford. This kid was a warrior in every way, playing with injuries, linning up next to every guard on the roster, even switched side with little notice or time to prepare.
    After everything Lane has had to deal with, im so excited to see them bring a Big, Monster of a Mauler who has been durable and hopefully bring stability to that RG spot and build a chemistry with Lane that should make the right side of our Line as potent as it has been since Runyon patrolled the right side..
    lane an athletic freak, next to a big strong Mauler should be a very exciting Tandem while Lane remains on the Right side

  438. 438 BobSmith77 said at 3:56 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    No obvious Mad Max gif yet for yesterday?


  439. 439 Mac said at 4:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Everyone was mad at Max yesterday. Especially that Albright guy.

  440. 440 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If Chip kelly was still in charge lol, what would we have gotten back in the trade forMaxwell and Kiko?
    Tell me you can’t see a team take advantage of him after how they saw him clearly operate as a novice GM last year, and get Chip to give up some type of compensation to take Demarco Murray off his hands who you know chip wouldn’t have wanted on the team this year? What’s scary is that chip has no concept or respect for “Value”, so he is capable of being stubborn and crazy enough to want to take a 13mil cap hit to cut him and get him out of his sight a year after giving him a crazy contract, when a coach with a brain would rather pay him 6mil to just stay home instead of paying double to cut him.
    By now teams now how chip has no respect for asset value part of the GM game. They know he has no Patiemce and probabky would have tried to take advantage of that and make chip swap a 4th round pick for a teams 5th round pick to take Demarco off our hands or some type of compensation….. The Fact that Roseman could get a team to take Murray after the disgrace he put on tape last season is a win In itself, to actually get some type of positive compensation for Murray is the most we could have hoped for..
    If Roseman can get some type of trade value for Taylor Hart, Ryan Mathews, Caleb Sturgis, and Sanchez and put together one of his better Drafts, this could go down as one of his best Offseasons of Rosemans GM career.,,. So far, things are going really well, but the Draft is really the crucial part of the Offseason. A bad draft would ruin all the good he has accomplished so far tbis offseason. This franchise will only go as far as our Drafts take us… Put together two great drafts these next two years, expect great things…. Screw up these next two drafts and we will spend two more years floating around .500

  441. 441 scratcherk said at 4:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Doug Pederson gives a press conference like I would if someone randomly dragged me out of my day job and stuck me in front of a podium.

  442. 442 mksp said at 4:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Well said.

  443. 443 BobSmith77 said at 4:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I know SSS and all but Pederson has been underwhelming at best during his press conferences. I’d say borderline horrible.

  444. 444 Joe Minx said at 4:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, they’ve been pretty bad. Hopefully he’s a lot different in front of the players.

  445. 445 BobSmith77 said at 4:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  446. 446 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He certainly hasn’t been good at it, but he seems to be gradually improving and getting more comfortable…. Chip was much better handling press confrences but a former NFL QB and experienced NFL assistant will probably be much better at communicating with his players and thats whats really important

  447. 447 mksp said at 4:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ron Brooks seems like the type of guy who has great football character that Chip Kelly wouldn’t like for some reason.

  448. 448 RC5000 said at 4:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  449. 449 RogerPodacter said at 4:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    which McLeod? haha

  450. 450 BobSmith77 said at 4:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    BS translator:

    ‘They paid me the big dollars!’

  451. 451 BobSmith77 said at 4:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:


    Just change this to Eagles’ backup QB and it works pretty well too.

  452. 452 RobNE said at 4:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    this is a good Sixers article:


  453. 453 the DONALD said at 4:48 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    thanks, i enjoyed it as well.

  454. 454 RobNE said at 4:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    what would you accept to trade Bradford to the Broncos?

  455. 455 botto said at 4:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Elway or von miller

  456. 456 Jernst said at 4:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    and a time machine

  457. 457 Jernst said at 4:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Demaryius Thomas…I’m being serious. I actually think a starting WR for a starting QB is massively in the Broncos favor.

  458. 458 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Von miller or I’m hanging up the phone

  459. 459 oreofestar said at 4:46 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Their 2

  460. 460 The original AG said at 7:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    How about a 3rd & Bradford for their 1st? Their 1st is basically a 2nd anyway.

    Edit: should have said 4th. 🙁

  461. 461 oreofestar said at 7:55 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’d do it

  462. 462 anon said at 4:46 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    So is evan mathis just a FA?

  463. 463 RobNE said at 4:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    yes who will be 35 this year.

  464. 464 RC5000 said at 4:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:



    Doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true

  465. 465 Mitchell said at 4:43 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Good to hear, Howard.

  466. 466 eagleyankfan said at 9:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    but but they should drop back and get more pics…..smh

  467. 467 RC5000 said at 4:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  468. 468 RC5000 said at 4:53 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Streater rumored to maybe visit Eagles visiting Patriots along with forgotten Clay Harbor


  469. 469 Jernst said at 6:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    $10 Clay Harbor becomes a borderline pro-bowler if signed by the Patriots, most likely out of the league in 1-2 years if not.

  470. 470 RC5000 said at 4:54 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  471. 471 James said at 4:57 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Any rumors on Sanchez getting moved?

  472. 472 oreofestar said at 4:57 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Hell be cut, no one is stupid enough to trade for him

  473. 473 James said at 4:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Seems messed up they haven’t cut him yet. Why are they taking so long…

  474. 474 myartz04 said at 5:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Just waiting out Chip Kelly

  475. 475 Julescat said at 6:53 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    wait until some other team gets desperate

  476. 476 BlindChow said at 5:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Whereas teams were clamoring for Maxwell or Murray?

  477. 477 oreofestar said at 5:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Everyone knows we don’t want Sanchez, and that unlike Murray or Max, we will cut him if no trade happens

  478. 478 BlindChow said at 5:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Everyone knows the 49ers don’t want Kaep, and there are three teams bidding for him. The team not wanting him means absolutely nothing.

    There are advantages to a trade that just aren’t there if he’s a Free Agent. Contract is already set, there’s no danger that he will sign elsewhere, etc.

  479. 479 oreofestar said at 5:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yes, but the 49ers will not cut him, there’s really no value in a guy every knows we don’t want, and knows we will cut, if multiple teams are interested I guess you could be right, and I hope you are, would save us 1M to trade which may be worth more than any conditional 7th in 2018

  480. 480 BlindChow said at 5:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The 49ers would absolutely cut him, they don’t want to pay 16M to a backup QB.

    As far as Sanchez, there’s no real rush to cut him right now. They have plenty of cap space for the time being, so as long as that’s set, you might as well hang onto him to see how things shake out…

  481. 481 oreofestar said at 5:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Fair enough, hope Sanchez thing is resolves soon, don’t wanna hang onto him and just dump him in May

  482. 482 FairOaks said at 6:51 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Even Pederson said today that they have Bradford as the starter, Daniel as the backup, and they are looking for a #3 (I assume in the draft). Sanchez is not in his thoughts whatsoever. So… he’ll be released if Roseman doesn’t think he can trade him. Trading ensures we get 4.5 million cap relief, while cutting means we’d get 3.5 and hope to get 4.5 if he signs for more than $1 million (i.e. would have to wait for the offset language to kick in). Plus we might get a marginal asset like a 7th rounder.

  483. 483 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:26 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not neccessarily, obviously teams know they can trade peanuts and get Sanchez, and he has a pretty favorable one year contract teams may rather give up chump change to get him on that contract, instead of having to sign him on the open market where all it takes is one team being interested to drive up the price a bit..
    If you can give up minimal value to ensure that you get sanchez, and get him on a contract you are comfortable with, gives us a chance of seeing Sanchez traded, especially when teams know they won’t have to give up anything close to significant because we would be happy just to get the Cap Rammifications of Trading him, compared to cutting him..
    So yes, there is a chance we can find someone “stupid enough to take him”

  484. 484 oreofestar said at 5:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I already conceded below, I hope y’all are right

  485. 485 oreofestar said at 4:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  486. 486 Jernst said at 6:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Bye CJ

  487. 487 Greg Richards said at 5:15 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Cedric Thornton to sign with the devils, I mean Cowboys per Ian Rapaport.

  488. 488 oreofestar said at 5:19 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He’s gonna play Hockey?

  489. 489 Patrick said at 5:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I can totally deal with Ced being gone, but why oh why did it have to be the texas scum.

  490. 490 RC5000 said at 5:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  491. 491 Jernst said at 6:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I so don’t care one bit about this. $4.5M is a good chunk of change for a guy who plays the run ok and offers absolutely no pass rush. Not a big loss for us or a big gain for them. Good luck to Ced.

  492. 492 ACViking said at 6:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He’s not quite the Andrew Carnegie of DLs

    But Thornton’s 100% self-made, developing all the talent he was given to become one of the 100 best football players at his position in Universe.

  493. 493 Jernst said at 6:59 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Couldn’t agree more. He’s a great guy and someone that I’d love on my team. Also am not scared of him on the opposing team one bit.

  494. 494 Insomniac said at 7:24 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If only he went to the Jaguars..

  495. 495 Julescat said at 6:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    glad he’s getting paid

  496. 496 FairOaks said at 6:53 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’d be gladder in any other division. Can hope he’s a bad fit, but still gets paid.

  497. 497 Julescat said at 6:54 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    he played hard for us and now he’ll fit poorly for the Cowboys and eat up cap room

  498. 498 BlindChow said at 10:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He’s our man on the inside!

  499. 499 Media Mike said at 5:46 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not a 4-3 player. Dallas is foolish.

  500. 500 oreofestar said at 6:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    That’s why we let him go, doesn’t fit

  501. 501 D3FB said at 5:38 AM on March 11th, 2016:

    He’ll be fine as a 1tech. Think Mike Patterson.

  502. 502 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Just from a numbers stand point you would think the Eagles will have to come out of Free Agency with a WR. Everyone would love a difference making WR but this FA market probably won’t provide one so we may have to settle for a #4, #5 WR type who can help mentor our WR puppies and compete with Huff for playing time,
    When you look around at WHATS left on the market, the Andre HOLMES kid is probably the guy who can contribute the most on the field… his size is always a welcome addition, but I feel like adding some top end Speed at WR is a little more important.
    beggers can’t be choosers in this WR market, we probably have to settle for a #3, #4 type of FA WR…
    However, Roseman is one crafty Mofo this year who has had more success than most pulling off player for player trade, so we may have some hope that he can trade someone like Sanchez, Ryan Mathews, Taylor hart,or Caleb Sturgis and get some type of WR in return. Be great if there is a team or two trying to unload a WR in a trade.

    Shame MIKE Wallace is an idiot who never lives up to his potential, and who you don’t want in your locker room. Since we don’t have enough WR to field a team łet alone enough for training camp, so WRs will have to be added one way or another

  503. 503 oreofestar said at 5:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    WR market this year sucked

  504. 504 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Basically…. ….
    Unfortunately we can’t go into the season with only jordan, Nelson, Huff, 5 Undrafted WRs and Freddie Martino and Krause,.. We have no choice but to sign at least 1 deoth WR and draft one at some point after round 3…
    But the success of our WRs will almost entirely fall on Greg Lewis and what he can get out of Jordan, Nelson and Huff
    Fortunately our coach comes from a team that has Experiemce having to make due with throwing to TEs and RBs to compensate for lack of WR’s if need be…
    Fill enough holes this year, have a good draft and maybes we can afford to draft another WR next year if huff doesn’t take that next step

  505. 505 oreofestar said at 5:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  506. 506 Mac said at 6:25 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  507. 507 Nick C said at 5:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Boy it’s painful to listen to Dougie P speak… Lot of hesitation and it seemed like a lack of being ready to meet the media; however, this part of coaching is obviously overrated. just thought I would put that out there lol

  508. 508 anon said at 5:38 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    you aren’t the first to make that comment. Be interesting to see how players react to him – which is really the only thing that matters.

  509. 509 unhinged said at 6:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, all you need to say is Bellichick.

  510. 510 anon said at 6:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Cant even put those two in the same sentence yet.

  511. 511 TypicalDouche said at 5:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    “this part of coaching is obviously overrated”. Really wish most people would read that line and actually understand it. Too many fans are stuck on how Pederson does in press conferences. Like really who the hell cares about how a coach does in front of the media. Its all about on field success. Pederson could speak in Chinese for all I care as long as this team wins games.

  512. 512 Media Mike said at 5:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    How anybody speaks in public is only important if I already hate that guy.

    Pederson is welcome to have any demeanor he likes.

    Eli’s total lack of affect is an embarrassment to the NFL.

    See how easy that was!

  513. 513 Donald Kalinowski said at 5:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I find it hilarious how people on the radio like to analyze a player’s words and his character based his demeanor from these interviews. The player is just trying to be as politically correct as possible. Like Donovan’s response of “yea” when the reporter asked if the team showed their youth. That’s all I heard about on the radio for months.

  514. 514 myartz04 said at 6:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    But Chip was awesome at press conferences. So was Herm Edwards.

  515. 515 TypicalDouche said at 6:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    And Bill Belicheck isn’t good at press conferences. So what exactly is your point?

  516. 516 Jernst said at 6:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I think that’s the point…he was being sarcastic

  517. 517 myartz04 said at 10:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sorry for the late reply. But the point is….is its a waste of time to judge a press conference.

  518. 518 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Well said brother, how he communicates with his players is what matters. Chip taught us that lesson the hard way

  519. 519 TypicalDouche said at 6:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    My thoughts exactly buddy. He can stutter and be nervous all he wants through his interviews but if it translates to on the field success I will listen to every word and not judge.

  520. 520 ACViking said at 6:06 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    TD . . .

    I didn’t like that Kelly lied to us (through the media).

    I don’t mind withholding information. Or vague generalities.

    But, as posted repeatedly last season, it bothered me that Kelly outright lied.

  521. 521 TypicalDouche said at 6:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lying is one thing and terrible, but being nervous and speaking the way Pederson does has no bearing on what I think of him as a coach. He seems genuine when he speaks, as do a lot of coaches but we know that doesn’t mean much, but I feel like people are over-exaggerating the way he has been in his meetings with the media.

  522. 522 ACViking said at 6:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I’m with you on Pederson.

    One thing about the guy, he projects sincerity.

  523. 523 TypicalDouche said at 6:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  524. 524 SteveH said at 7:37 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I was right there with you AC on Kelly’s disingenuity.

    It really started slowly but more and more I realized that what Chip Kelly said and what Chip Kelly did didn’t add up.

  525. 525 Insomniac said at 5:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Would you rather listen to lies and bs?

  526. 526 ACViking said at 6:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    But . . . but . . . but . . .

    Kelly didn’t owe us the truth.

    The truth is for losers.

    Might give away secrets about the plays on his 3×5 card.

    Plus, he’s the best head coach at halftime adjustments in the NFL — so there’s that.

  527. 527 botto said at 7:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    you can’t handle the truth

  528. 528 A_T_G said at 8:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I still don’t think the fans are always entitled to the truth, but I would like if the coach at least knew what the truth was, somewhere down deep.

  529. 529 Nick C said at 7:49 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Lol I never implied he was lying. Obviously he isn’t going to tell us what the organization’s plans are. I just pointed out that his verbal skills are lacking. Geez, people lol.

  530. 530 ACViking said at 6:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Nick C:

    His halting responses may reflect that he’s not being forthcoming.

    *Not* that he’s being dishonest (Kelly-esque?).

    But that he’s holding back and is being careful.

    Compare how much smoother he was at the Senior Bowl. He was spontaneous. His thoughts flowed pretty clearly. Just talkin’ football.

    Anyway, just a thought.

    By the way, you’re right about the Cap hits on the Daniel Contract.

    The info I had from PFT was wrong.

  531. 531 Jernst said at 6:15 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    yea no sense in giving away unnecessary info on what we’re planning on doing or give up leverage on players we are potentially trying to trade.

  532. 532 jaws80 said at 8:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I got the same sense, being careful what he said, making it seem something is up, with Bradford. But overall he comes across as a typical head coach.

  533. 533 Sean Stott said at 6:34 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Chip Kelly Press Conference Champion 2013-2015

  534. 534 ACViking said at 6:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Best Fish Stories of the mid-decade

  535. 535 Bert's Bells said at 6:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    RE: That last tweet in the post

    When was the last time the Eagles weren’t splashy in free agency or at least willing to drop coin? Maybe under Braman, but that was a quarter century ago and the beginning of free agency.

    RE: Daniel’s contract

    When was the last time the Eagles didn’t need their backup to play in a meaningful games? Not Braman again? It’s not a position to skimp on, problem is that the talent might not measure up to the salary.

  536. 536 Donald Kalinowski said at 6:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    “When was the last time the Eagles weren’t splashy in free agency”
    2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010?, 2014?

  537. 537 Bert's Bells said at 7:55 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Jenkins got a big contract in 2014.

    But obviously you miss the larger point. There’s no reason to find it surprising that Eagles are spending in free agency. They’ve been willing to drop big cash with regularity since signing Runyan.

  538. 538 oreofestar said at 8:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    3 years $16M isn’t BIG

  539. 539 RC5000 said at 6:23 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  540. 540 D3FB said at 5:35 AM on March 11th, 2016:


  541. 541 Jernst said at 6:56 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Just watched McKelvins press conference. Good thing is if things don’t work out for him as a player over the next few years the dude as a real chance to be a commentator or analysis on TV. I would honestly pay extra every week to hear him do the play by play.

  542. 542 Sean Stott said at 7:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Need another WR bad at this point.

  543. 543 A_T_G said at 8:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    We have had plenty of those, let’s get a WR good this time.

  544. 544 P_P_K said at 9:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Well said!

  545. 545 RC5000 said at 7:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    lol get r done sooner than later. we’ll even give you our 7th for your 7th

  546. 546 anon said at 7:31 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Sanchize has the pedigree. I’d prefer if they took Chase D. Wonder if he feels dumb, could have been starting for a contender.

  547. 547 botto said at 7:41 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    sanchez is a pedigree

  548. 548 anon said at 7:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Malik Jackson, the $90 million man, said the #Broncos could have kept him, Brock and Trevathan for less than nothing. Ummmmm….what??— Mario Vetanze (@MileHighMario) March 10, 2016

  549. 549 Insomniac said at 7:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  550. 550 SteveH said at 7:38 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Is Malik saying that he would have accepted a much lower contract? Because if so then that’s a major embarassment to their GM.

  551. 551 botto said at 7:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    if nothing means a billion dollars

  552. 552 oreofestar said at 7:58 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Why the hell is he saying that, pretty disrespectful to your new team to make that statement

  553. 553 A_T_G said at 8:21 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Yeah, that sounds like the attitude Murray had boarding a plane for Philly at DFW.

  554. 554 anon said at 7:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Looks like it's going to be Kaepernick for the #Broncos barring something drastic changing.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 11, 2016

  555. 555 Nick C said at 7:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:


  556. 556 Greg Richards said at 7:48 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The guy gets a lot right but does he have to be such a douche about it?

  557. 557 anon said at 7:49 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    so douchey, in every tweet.

  558. 558 The original AG said at 7:50 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Could there be some extra incentive to be that way, since the whole Philly/Miami fiasco?

  559. 559 Nick C said at 7:50 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    He’s butthurt.

  560. 560 Greg Richards said at 7:46 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not sure about the legitimacy of this site, but:

    NFL Update

    Source: Eagles have shown some interest in former Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse.

  561. 561 SteveH said at 7:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Because there was talk about Chip Kelly’s dishonesty earlier and I’ve been doing a lot of new media work at school lately.

  562. 562 Sean Stott said at 8:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    CK great example of the emperor’s new clothes. Dude acted like he had it all figured out, be fast, be aggressive, etc. The truth was more like ‘be rushed, be unprepared for opponents, be sloppy.’

  563. 563 The original AG said at 9:08 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Had me fooled. Lesson learned.

  564. 564 Nick C said at 7:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Have we still not need Nigel’s numbers? Is he in the witness protection program or something?

  565. 565 The original AG said at 7:56 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Eagles said they wanted to be in the top 10 for their top 10 targets. Would that be roughly the first 10 in a mock draft, or do you think they have 10 guys and 2 to 4 of them aren’t projected there? If that’s the case, are they targeting maybe one of their top-5 guys at #8?

  566. 566 SteveH said at 8:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:


    Jared Goff reportedly interviewed very poorly.

  567. 567 Insomniac said at 8:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Howie working his magic?

  568. 568 The original AG said at 8:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    It was with the Browns though. He might have “tanked” it on purpose. Or at least that’s what I would have done.

  569. 569 Insomniac said at 8:02 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The extra millions saved by not being in Ohio.

  570. 570 Corry said at 8:04 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The career saved by not being a Cleveland Brown.

  571. 571 Insomniac said at 8:05 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Joe Thomas had a career there.

  572. 572 Corry said at 8:06 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Joe Thomas wasn’t a QB.

  573. 573 A_T_G said at 8:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    More specifically, Joe could do his job well and it was evident regardless of the swirling incompetence around him. QBs don’t have that luxury.

  574. 574 Corry said at 8:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    As a side note, it’s players like Joe Thomas that I feel bad for. Good player who plays for a ridiculously bad franchise that seems to perpetually go nowhere.

  575. 575 Nick C said at 8:03 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I just want to hear Ramsey forgets how to walk, then suddenly remembers when pick 8 is on the clock.

  576. 576 BreakinAnklez said at 8:00 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Ced signed with Cowboys. Interesting…

  577. 577 oreofestar said at 8:04 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I want Kap to the Browns, takes them out of QB market (probably) and makes Denver even more desperate

  578. 578 The original AG said at 8:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Von Miller, Demariyus Thomas, their 1st this year, next year, 2nd, & 4th. They can have him.

  579. 579 Nick C said at 8:14 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Is the 4th really necessary? Feel like they may balk with us asking for that 4 (like the dolphins)

  580. 580 A_T_G said at 8:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    That is our giveback after the doctors check out Bradford’s knees.

  581. 581 Insomniac said at 8:15 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    The dream. Realistically we might just get their second round pick.

  582. 582 The original AG said at 8:16 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I know, but if I say enough times it can be true.

  583. 583 Greg Richards said at 8:09 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Jermaine Kearse re-signed with Seattle. 3-year deal.

  584. 584 Nick C said at 8:10 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Used us as leverage, probably.

  585. 585 Greg Richards said at 8:15 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    OT Jermon Bushrod signed with the Dolphins.

  586. 586 anon said at 8:22 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    spending a lot of money down south.

  587. 587 Nick C said at 8:33 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Seems like nobody wants a little mouth action anymore…

  588. 588 A_T_G said at 8:30 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Jermaine, Jermon…

    Jermun is next, right?

  589. 589 botto said at 8:28 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    don’t we want an impact player if we pick at 8?
    meaning a qb of course, but Elliot would be a huge impact no?
    I know he’s a RB but they get the ball more then any other position every game. so why not if he’s that good?
    you’d take gurley, why not ZEKE?
    why not zeke, why not zeke.

  590. 590 Nick C said at 8:32 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I Like Zeke. But I feel like taking a RB in the top 10 better be a generational talent. With all our other depth issues, I would like a premium position. When premium positions (QB, OT, CB, maybe LB, WR) are handled through the draft, you will get excellent value on those players over the 4-5 year life of their rookie contract.

  591. 591 botto said at 8:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I hear ya, I was just thinking that if a guy gets the ball 25 times a game and is awesome, that’s value.

  592. 592 Nick C said at 8:50 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    To me, in my opinion, it comes down to resource allocation and opportunity cost. We have the running ability and 3rd down back in our two backs currently. I would like another added thru the draft tho. So I consider the difference between Zeke and Mathews/Sproles to be less than the difference between a top talent corner and our current CB1; less than putting a Ronnie Stanley in place of Barbre doll/Turnstile Tobin/ Gardner; less than the difference between Jack and Bradham. Obviously the QBs are in play if they fall, and we all know the importance of that position.

    Again, just my opinion.

  593. 593 daveH said at 10:27 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    If i read you correctly. .. a huge dif btw great and good in many positions … but alot of RB’s sre athletic and thus important to have good but not as important to have ‘best’… i agree

  594. 594 anon said at 8:36 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Rbs are only as good as their OL, QBs are only as good as their OL. On the defensive side a defense is only as good as its pass rush. If there’s not a marquee pass rusher i’d go with OL.

  595. 595 Nick C said at 8:39 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Couldn’t agree more. Build the lines first. Our D-line is pretty good (could always be better), so I probably wouldn’t mind going with a LB or Secondary impact player though. I really like Ramsey, Jack, VHIII, Stanley, Buckner.

  596. 596 The original AG said at 8:45 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Your list looks exactly like mine, though I’m not sure if that’s your order. I have a wish order, but I wouldn’t be mad at either of those picks.

  597. 597 Nick C said at 8:46 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Haven’t really thought about an order yet. I don’t have the information that the team does.

  598. 598 The original AG said at 8:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I look at it like, either we can build a SB defense with four of them, or at the very least a solid OL with the other.

  599. 599 Tumtum said at 10:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Rams O line didn’t exactly have the best rep in 14′. I have pretty much written it off before. Might be worth considering.

  600. 600 D3FB said at 5:26 AM on March 11th, 2016:

    Yay we can literally become the Rams! Yay!

    That’s why not.

  601. 601 RC5000 said at 8:47 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Not that we’re getting any but I wasn’t aware they allow comp picks t o be traded now.


  602. 602 Nick C said at 8:52 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Too bad another team tampered with our Pro Bowl WR last year, and we still won’t receive any compensation picks. Pure bullshit…

  603. 603 Mac said at 12:06 AM on March 11th, 2016:

    Eagles fans are not nearly incensed enough about this.

  604. 604 FairOaks said at 10:11 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I thought they could not be traded until the 2017 draft. That was the initial report anyways.

  605. 605 RC5000 said at 10:18 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Thanks I guess we will see if it’s correct. He’s been wrong before.

  606. 606 RC5000 said at 10:17 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    Vernon Hargreaves III has fans and he’s a good prospect but he’s not super fast or tall. I don’t see Patrick Peterson level. Is he as good as Joe Haden?

    I’m a little lukewarm on him at 8 if you can trade back for someone just as good. I need to go back again and look closer at Mackensie Alexander, Kendall Fuller, Eli Apple.



  607. 607 oreofestar said at 10:35 PM on March 10th, 2016:

    I like Apple, I need to watch more Alexander but I like the little I saw live