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Posted: January 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 214 Comments »

Going to the Senior Bowl every year is a great experience. You get to see the players practice. You get to be around them and see some of their personalities. You also get to be around NFL people…coaches, scouts and media types. There really is a lot to take in.

I can’t share every nugget I get down there. I’ll offer hints as best I can, but some stories I’m just not allowed to outright share. With that in mind…

I came away feeling better about Doug Pederson. He’s overly positive in his press conferences, but that’s a public face. He’s realistic about who can play and who can’t.

The Eagles key free agent is DT Bennie Logan. Nobody has a good feel for his future. The Eagles obviously want him back, but can they afford him? I have seen a few free agent lists compiled by smart media types and Bennie hasn’t been a Top 40 free agent on them. Maybe that means he will have a realistic price tag and the Eagles can keep him. You don’t want to develop good young talent and let those guys walk if you can help it.

There is no consensus on whether Alshon Jeffrey will hit free agency or whether the Eagles will pursue him. Really good player, but he’s got a couple of issues and you wonder if he’s worth elite money.

Non-Eagles people think highly of Carson Wentz. He’s got issues to work through, but they love his potential and see him as a franchise QB.

It isn’t lost on people that the Eagles went 5-1 with Lane Johnson, who was the team’s best OL when he played. Having him for a full season will make a big difference.

You can have a depressing debate on who was worse down the stretch, Leodis McKelvin or Nolan Carroll.

The Eagles must figure out slot corner. Malcolm Jenkins needs to stay back at Safety the whole year. Who knew losing Ron Brooks would hurt the defense?

The feeling is that DeSean Jackson won’t get big money as a free agent. Whether that could cause the Eagles to go after him is still unknown.

Dalvin Cook would be a great fit in the Eagles offense, but there are on and off-field concerns with him that could hurt his value.

No one has a clue what the Eagles are going to do for a #3 QB. They could draft one, but this is a weak QB class.

The feeling is that Wiz won’t be returning to the Eagles.

The Eagles need to find 2 starting WRs. You just can’t count on Nelson Agholor or DGB to play substantially better in 2017.

*****

Scott McCloughan, the Skins GM, sat in the stand near me and Jimmy Bama on Thursday. Most coaches and GMs go to the other side, which is only for NFL people. McCloughan is a different kind of guy. He struck up a conversation with a family in front of him. That happened to be the parents of WR Trent Taylor. McCloughan was just trying to be a nice guy.

Later a middle school football team came and sat in the stands. They walked in front of us. McCloughan said hello to the kids and was just trying to be friendly. It was cool to see an NFL executive just being a normal guy.

*****

Kiko Alonso is even weirder and dumber than you think.

*****

I sat behind Jay Glazer on one of the flights down. He believes in reclining for the whole trip. Love Glaze as a reporter, but you don’t want to sit behind that guy in an airplane.

*****

There was a lot of talk about how the coaches ran the practices. I wasn’t a huge fan of the CLE staff, but the Bears were far worse. Chip Kelly would have had a heart attack if he watched all the wasted time by that staff. Terrible.

I spent more time watching CBs and WRs than ever before. That meant less time on OL, DL, RB and LB.

*****

The Brick Pit remains the best barbecue joint in Mobile, if not all of Alabama. My BBQ rankings for the week:

The Brick Pit
Moe’s
The Shed
Saucy Q

Sadly no stop at Dreamland on this trip.

*****

And now your humor for the day.

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214 Comments on “More on Mobile”

  1. 1 Dave said at 2:38 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Awesome post, thanks for the insight.

  2. 2 Dominik said at 2:39 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Thanks Tommy, interesting post. Was the reason you named Kiko a story you heard while he was with the Eagles? Or Dolphins?

    Who knew losing Ron Brooks would hurt the defense?

    The reason it hurt so much was the terrible play by Watkins, who became the Nickel DB and played 70 percent of the snaps. Carroll and McKelvin weren’t good, don’t get me wrong, but Watkins was THE weakness in our secondary.

    Also: are Cooks on and off the field issues known to the public? First time I heard about it, but that doesn’t mean much, and that’s why I ask.

  3. 3 Media Mike said at 2:56 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Watkins’s Chung-like “recognition” skills at safety were brutal.

  4. 4 Dave said at 3:00 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I feel just the opposite. Watkins was a Pro-Bowl player compared to McKelvin and Mills. Hell, Nnambi was better during his tenure in Philly than McKelvin and Mills.

  5. 5 Media Mike said at 3:14 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    http://www.tallahassee.com/story/sports/college/fsu/football/2015/07/10/fsu-rb-dalvin-cook-investigation-battery/29971363/

    Punched a girl in the face.

    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/7/12/8941823/dalvin-cook-animal-cruelty-dogs-florida-state

    Animal abuser

  6. 6 More on Mobile - said at 2:39 PM on January 29th, 2017:

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  7. 7 myartz04 said at 2:40 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Wish Tommy could share ALL the juicy nuggets..

  8. 8 Media Mike said at 2:59 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Not sure who was doing the donation roll call, but I finally got in.

    Keep up the good work Tommy.

  9. 9 Media Mike said at 3:00 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    That photo is all wrong. It should be adjusted for playing stature, in which case Kelce should be the small one.

  10. 10 Dave said at 3:02 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Old gif, but on point!

    https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6992765/McCullershop.gif

  11. 11 Media Mike said at 3:10 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    McCloughan has been sufficiently humbled by some really poor choices he’s made in prior work stops and sounds like he’s a really good dude.

  12. 12 bill said at 10:26 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    As much as I want the potatoes to fail, I’m quietly rooting for the guy.

  13. 13 Media Mike said at 3:24 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    After doing some reading on 19/20 being the cutoff for where we’ve seen the Eagles get a good guy vs. not; I’m suspending any round one trade downs below 19.

    Round 1 Pick 15: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 17 (WASH): Adam Bisnowaty, OT/OG, Pittsburgh (B)
    Round 3 Pick 10: Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 17 (WASH): Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 12: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte (A+)
    Round 4 Pick 33: Jordan Morgan, OG, Kutztown (B)
    Round 5 Pick 11: Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 10: Jamaal Williams, RB, Brigham Young (A+)
    Round 7 Pick 12: Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State (C+)

  14. 14 Ankerstjernen said at 5:30 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Seems like Zay Jones and Alvin kamara are both being projected as possible 2. round picks – the kind of guys who really rise up during the pre-draft process. If this were to happen though, I would be thrilled.

  15. 15 Media Mike said at 5:36 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yeah, that tends to happen.

  16. 16 ChoTime said at 4:42 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Thanks for the dishing, Mr. Insider, Tommy Lawlor.

    reading the tea leaves…
    … Pederson admitted Ags sucks.

  17. 17 Media Mike said at 5:25 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Or Kelce. Or Kendricks. Or Watkins. Or McKelvin. Or Curry.

  18. 18 nopain23 said at 4:43 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    C’mon Tommy, please don’t get my hopes that Cook might be available in the draft at spot 14/15. Not many players have the potential to transform an offense and that kid definitely can. He has that second gear which once he gets by the LOS….watch out and will be deadly on the wheel route a staple in the iggles offense. He has an OdelBeckum….aura about him. Special talent. Right now we just don’t have anyone like that on offense

  19. 19 Fufina said at 5:02 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I am a huge Alvin Kamara fan – think you can get him in the 2nd with our pick, just as big upside, no where near the character concerns.

    Think we may well spend a high (1-3) pick on a RB this draft… but I would hate it being a 1st round pick (unless they trade back).

  20. 20 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 5:10 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Im not on the Cook train at all, esp at 14. And if we did trade back Id want John Ross.

  21. 21 Media Mike said at 5:25 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I read a Ross = D Jax comp from a skill set standpoint. How do you see him?

  22. 22 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 6:44 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I think Ross is a bigger than Djax. I dont know if hes as fast, but thats just nitpicking. I think you can use them the same way although Id be more willing to use Ross more on pitches and reverse.

  23. 23 D3FB said at 7:17 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Ross is a more complete route runner.

  24. 24 nopain23 said at 5:59 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I like Ross in the second. Like DJax he’s a one trick pony…granted he does that trick very well. I just think in the 1st you should get an all world talent like williams, catches everything , red zone threat and good blocker. Not saying williams will be available at 14/15 because he won’t.

  25. 25 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 6:31 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I only say Ross because i think Williams Davis will be gone; and I think Ross while not as complete still has an elite skill.

    I think AZ and Tenn might go Wr. I hope Az grabs a S or QB

  26. 26 Media Mike said at 5:24 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    A lot of the draft dudes are starting to pump up Kamara. I’m excited to read more.

  27. 27 D3FB said at 7:16 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Marlon Mack son.

  28. 28 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 7:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Yes please

  29. 29 Media Mike said at 8:30 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    4th? 5th? I’m not against that pick at all, but can’t be reaching.

    And we’d better be playing “Return of the Mack” every time he gets the ball.

  30. 30 D3FB said at 7:08 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I think your looking more late 2nd or 3rd. He’s RB5 in the class for me.

  31. 31 Media Mike said at 5:24 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I’m really really really torn on Cook at 14. I can see the talent and project it here, but I’m not sure about the long term value of RB at that spot and Cook’s background isn’t ideal.

  32. 32 nopain23 said at 5:53 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    If Joe Douglas signs off I’m all in.

  33. 33 Media Mike said at 6:09 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Baltimore doesn’t really have a track record of adding RB in rd 1, so will Joe do that?

  34. 34 nopain23 said at 6:29 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I think while he learned a lot in Bmore Joe will try and do things his way…not just copy what they did there…just use it as a blueprint with his own nuances. If Doug says we need a dynamic playmaker on offense go get me the best guy I trust Joe will go get that guy regardless of position. All Joe’s job is to ensure that guy is the right guy.

  35. 35 Media Mike said at 8:30 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I’ll be shocked if all of people we have with no track record of taking a RB in rd 1 take one in rd 1. We’ll see though.

  36. 36 D3FB said at 7:18 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Cook might be available at pick 35

  37. 37 nopain23 said at 8:04 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Character issues may make it so but I think his combine performance will cement him as a first rounder.

  38. 38 Anders said at 2:45 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    If the shoulder story is true, he might be there on day 3

  39. 39 Cafone said at 5:15 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I’d like to hear the “Kiko Alonzo is weird and dumb” stories!

  40. 40 Media Mike said at 5:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    He must have tried to fight his own reflection in a mirror and then injured himself.

  41. 41 ACViking said at 6:21 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    MM –

    With all that’s happening the past 48 hours (as the Constitution turns to toilet paper) . . .

    This is about the funniest comment you’ve posted here.

    My compliments. Needed the hearty laugh.

  42. 42 SteveH said at 6:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    As a lawyer this must be killing you.

    Not that we all didn’t see it coming. This is actually mild compared to what I thought might happen right out of the gate.

    It’s an insidious process though.

  43. 43 ACViking said at 6:33 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Very disheartening.

    As is the continued silence of so many elected GOPers in House-Senate.

    Their oath is to the Constitution. See 5 USC 3331.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3331

    But you’d never know it so far.

  44. 44 SteveH said at 6:34 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    C’mon, you aren’t naive enough to think they’d suddenly take a principled stand now right? After everything that’s happened?

  45. 45 ACViking said at 6:39 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    No. Not since February 13, 2016. (Not since 1/20/08, actually.)

    But the sheer scale of Trump’s disrespect . . .
    You’d think those folks would have some courage.

  46. 46 SteveH said at 6:40 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Pffft. Paul Ryan vs. Donald Trump? Please, it’s like setting a pit bull loose on a poodle.

  47. 47 ACViking said at 6:41 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Ryan . . . what a joke.

    And the DC media think he’s smart.

  48. 48 SteveH said at 6:44 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I think a lot of the more mainstream press are more in the business of entertainment than actual informative punditry. Actually I know they are, so I would take anything they publish or speak about with a grain of salt. They love the pageantry of politics, the grand stage so to speak. Europeans are so much more engaged with their political process than Americans are, and their press tends to be a lot better too.

  49. 49 Dave said at 7:01 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    If when you mean mainstream press, you are referring to television news, I agree they are more about ratings than news. If you want the TV news, just show up at a diner on Saturday or Sunday morning for a recap by the locals.

    Many newspapers, on the other hand, can still be excellent sources of information. The AP, Reuters, NPR, and foreign news sources (Toronto Sun, BBC, The Guardian…to name a few), are other good sources.

    Twitter has really changed news, in my opinion for the better. I have access to all of the above, in an instant. I can also see what legal professors, former government administrators, CIA operatives, scientists, and other experts think about a specific situations in the headlines without the blather of a TV personality trying to raise their Q score or become famous.

  50. 50 Media Mike said at 8:29 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    The term is “infotainment.” Just do whatever gets ratings.

  51. 51 anon said at 9:45 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Europeans can understand how things go wrong

  52. 52 BobSmith77 said at 1:39 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Maybe but you could make plenty of cases to the contrary including how long Berlusconi survived in Italy along with state of media in several European countries.

  53. 53 Anders said at 3:01 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Italy is not really a good reference because the divide among north and south Italy might be bigger than the divide between rural and urban US

  54. 54 laeagle said at 2:54 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Brexit is a chilling retort to that argument. As is the fact that a Le Pen has a shot in France. Very weird times. People fleeing the bad guys is causing everyone else to start doing dumb shit that fuels more bad guys.

    What I can’t get over is the economic drivers behind the surge in populism. I get that things aren’t great for everybody, but they’re certainly better than they were 4 years ago, 8 years ago, 12 years ago. Hell, things were far worse back in the early nineties as well. I don’t get how everything is so much more terrible now than in years when it’s been quantifiably provable to be worse. Only difference I can see is the power of social media to let people fuel that rage.

  55. 55 Anders said at 2:59 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    The second biggest party in Denmark is a party pretty similar to Le Pen. Biggest difference is that while they hate refuges, there economics policy is socialistic (oppose to Trump who clearly is a man who hates everybody except wealthy guys who can help him earn more money)

  56. 56 CrackSammich said at 11:50 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    It really depends on how you quantify “worse”. The coal miners are a worn out example, but it does no good to tell them that, on average, Americans are doing better when their job is never coming back, and their area is as fucked economically as it is environmentally. Couple that with a general lack of upward mobility due to Baby Boomers retiring later and the dismal job market for the newly endebted out of college, and you get an atmosphere of stagnation and desperation, even if everything I just said is completely false (which it very well may be). But none of that matters, because the electorate *feels* that things are worse, and the man who isn’t too concerned with facts is there to validate those feelings and encourage their anger.

  57. 57 ChoTime said at 12:07 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I keep coming back to “political correctness.” This is the #1 thing you hear from these conservative white folks. They really do seem to feel that PC is the worst thing happening in all America. And I actually understand. They are losing their privilege, the status of being top on the totem pole simply because of their race and sex. Keep in mind that people don’t work for money, they work for status. Every time a black person becomes President or a gay person claws to have the same right as them, they lose something. Because status is zero-sum, by nature. It’s also why they love capitalism so much. The idea that some government can wave a magic wand and make everyone equal is a terrible thought to them, because they are on top. There truly is a major culture war going on (read: race/gender/religion war) and it’s absolutely a big element, maybe even bigger than the economics that most reasonable people use to analyze the scene.

  58. 58 Ankerstjernen said at 5:52 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I feel like adding a little to this: Two things make a huge difference between America and a European country like Denmark. First of, we have no such thing as citizens united, the money coming into campagins are fairly transparent and they do not matter very much because: 1) You can’t run campaign adds on tv and 2) our entire election process takes about three weeks, not 18 months. This means that the election itself is not very expensive and the media is not built to be dependent on election coverage providing content to fill up the streams all of the time. Secondly, our largest media conglomerate is a public non-profit organisation with several tv and radio stations and web news, called DR (Danish Radio). Before you all scream ‘communism’ be advised that the DR is not controlled in any way by the government or the parliament. It is constructed as an independent organisation to ensure that politicians cannot meddle with the coverage or editorial decision of any sort. The DR does not run adds at all, there is no commercial content at any time, its public service. The great strengthof the DR is that there is a standard of journalism capable of providing truly unbiased or uncorrupted news, free from political AND commercial interests. Something similar was actually supposed to happen with the way the US government handed over the airwaves and networcable infrastructure to broadcast companies back in the days – media companies were allowed to use the networks in exchange for an hour of ‘public service’ news every evening. What they forgot to do was to write into the agreement, that the news hour could not be allowed to ‘go to commercials’. So they can and do, and this means that the news in america is actually a profit machine – the more people who are watching the news, the more people are watching the commercials too, which makes the broadcasters money. Its reasonable to assume that this alone has been a driving force behind the massive tabloidization and sensationalizasion of american news that has brought about the destructive and misinformative change in the way politics are discussed in the US today and the disbelief in journalism that people like Donald Trump is opportunistically abusing in order to propone falsehoods and effectively render the truth itself irrelevant. Just my two cents..

  59. 59 anon said at 9:45 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Vs Mitch McConnell? Chaffetz? I don’t want to talk politics though…

  60. 60 Media Mike said at 8:28 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    They’ll find some when the Koch’s allow them to. Their lack of courage can be punished in the ballot box.

  61. 61 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 6:37 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I think my biggest problem is how many people seem to be “ok” or for it.

  62. 62 ACViking said at 6:41 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Agreed.

    Social norms kept a lot of what’s emerging in check the past 50 years.

    Hesiod, the Greek poet, pretty smart . . . Pandora’s box.

  63. 63 SteveH said at 6:45 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    The boiling rage that has been building (and exploited) for years has finally found the outlet it needs.

    My parents are big Trump supporters, it’s interesting to get an up close look at how they actually think.

  64. 64 Media Mike said at 8:27 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    If you creep on Twitter enough, you’ll see a TON of buyer’s remorse from a lot of younger folks. I think there is going to be a nice flip around for 2018.

  65. 65 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 12:01 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I really dont know why people are surprised. Trump never tried to hide who he is. Even now he still acts like hes on reality TV

  66. 66 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 6:47 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    It also seems like its going to create a much bigger problem than its supposed to prevent. Leaders in ISIS have to be cheering right now

  67. 67 Media Mike said at 8:26 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    ding ding ding.

  68. 68 Media Mike said at 8:26 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    There are countless thousands in the streets again today. There are many who are not “ok” with it.

  69. 69 Media Mike said at 8:25 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    F em. We’ll have something special for them in November of 2018.

  70. 70 ChoTime said at 12:02 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Doubt it. Gerrymandering.

  71. 71 anon said at 9:43 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Power corrupts…

  72. 72 Media Mike said at 8:25 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    The document was, and is, never worth more than the public’s belief in it. The protests are proving the Constitution is made of stronger fibers.

  73. 73 bill said at 10:18 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    The point is to create outrage fatigue. None of this is truly ideological, unless you count greed as an ideology. There will probably be a lot of collateral damage, during the two-steps (step 1., outrageous declaration, step 2. partial backpedal) but this is all about importing kleptocracy. The danger is that all it takes is the support of a committed minority (less than 30%) who have control of the machinery of state to create an authoritarian crap-hole. And the actions of both parties over the last 30-40 years have paved the way quite well (the 4th amendment has been toilet paper since at least the 80s).

  74. 74 ChoTime said at 12:01 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    The thing is this is such a predictable outcome, given his campaign. He’s just doing what he said he was going to. And to be honest, that’s how most politicians work. The media loves to rake these guys when they don’t fulfill their campaign promises, but they actually try very hard to do what they say. The people holding their nose and voting for him just don’t get it if they’re surprised now.

  75. 75 anon said at 12:45 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    People have been warning about the rapidly expanding powers of the executive — we’ll see if anyone wants to reign him in.

  76. 76 BobSmith77 said at 1:28 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Saw his reflection in a fountain and jumped in after it.

  77. 77 ACViking said at 6:28 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    OJ Howard, 6’6″ 245lbs — that’s the guy at 14/15.

    All he does is . . .

    Block like an OT. Run fast. Get open downfield. Create match-up nightmares.

    And Catch the ball.
    ________________

    Two the Eagles’ historically great No. 1 picks were TEs who instantly
    became All Pros in their rookie years.

    ’73 – Charlie Young
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/Y/YounCh00.htm

    ’88 – Keith Jackson
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JackKe00.htm

    Take Howard. And add him to that list.

  78. 78 Media Mike said at 8:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    You’re talking about a $12 mil contract over 4 years (2017-2020)with Howard if you take him there. Ertz’s cap hits are $5.6, $9.6, $9.1, and $8.5 over the same time.

    That’s a lot to have tied up in TE; especially when this team sucks in 2TE sets due to the lack of any outside WR talent.

    But I don’t dispute a single thing you’ve said about Howard’s talent.

  79. 79 Anders said at 2:43 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Lets say you sign Jackson or Stills with Howard and Ertz creating havoc inside. The safeties cant help the LBs because Jackson will just burn them

  80. 80 Media Mike said at 5:46 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    That’ll push Jordan Matthews out the door, due to his lack of ability to play anywhere except slot, but I’m fine with that.

  81. 81 anon said at 12:42 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    comp picks…

  82. 82 Anders said at 4:26 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    If we cant get Mike Williams, then I want OJ Howard

  83. 83 Sb2bowl said at 12:06 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    So you’re saying if we would have over drafted Ertz in Round 1, we wouldn’t have been over drafting him at all? Dammit, Chip!

  84. 84 SteveH said at 6:29 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Tommy, you must share Kiko stories. Just say the pseudonym Liko Kalanzo did X or Y…

  85. 85 P_P_K said at 7:09 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    And hopefully how you kicked Glazer in the back.

  86. 86 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 6:35 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    It sounds like enough people are ok with Cook at 14. With that being said how do people feel about Mixon later in the draft instead? I cant say I’m a fan of either plan but I can understand the argument in each direction

  87. 87 Insomniac said at 6:54 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Pick your poison.

    Cook punched a drunk girl in the face and didn’t break her face like Mixon did. He also left puppies out to die.

    Mixon broke a drunk girls face and got caught on video. Then there’s the parking ticket thing.

  88. 88 Dave said at 7:07 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I don’t want either. The Falcons have 3rd and 4th round picks who are playing at high levels. The Patriots are getting by with other team’s castoffs.

  89. 89 Media Mike said at 8:20 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I’m not 100% against Cook, but you’re not going to make me upset if we don’t take a RB until round 3.

  90. 90 Insomniac said at 8:34 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Disregard for parking tickets or disregard for puppies? Seems like you hate puppies!

  91. 91 Media Mike said at 8:36 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I assume you’re just breaking my stones, but I’m not really going to have a lot of tolerance for that type of treatment of animals. I’m still irked at the signing of Vick.

  92. 92 Insomniac said at 8:38 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Yea I was just kidding. I’m still secretly pulling for us to take Fournette if Lattimore/Williams aren’t on the board anymore.

  93. 93 kajomo said at 7:34 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Mixon is actually on my wish list.

    Is he a boy scout? No. What he did was inexcusable and horrible.

    I am one for second chances. He seems remorseful. If the eagles believe this is a once in a lifetime incident than go get the guy. We need talent and RB help.

    Lesean was a jerk and had a somewhat similar incident happen while he was on our team.

    I just hope the eagles do their homework and act accordingly.

  94. 94 Media Mike said at 8:19 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I don’t want him employed by my team. I don’t want him pre-banned from the league, but he can ply his trade elsewhere.

  95. 95 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 9:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I forget Shady kicked a chick off a bus

  96. 96 BlindChow said at 1:50 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Shady didn’t literally kick her, though.

  97. 97 Media Mike said at 8:18 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I can’t condone Mixon. I just can’t.

  98. 98 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 8:22 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Didnt Cook punch a girl in the face too?

  99. 99 Media Mike said at 8:23 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I’m not 100% sold on him either, but Mixon thing in a straight up extended beat down.

  100. 100 D3FB said at 7:19 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I just want to thank everyone who participated in the SENIOR BOWL CHALLENGE!

    You’re all the best.

  101. 101 Media Mike said at 8:17 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Thanks for being one of the folks rallying us to do it. I’m happy I got in finally and before you put out the final thank you.

  102. 102 P_P_K said at 9:55 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    T-Law rocks. Next year, stickers, right?

  103. 103 Anders said at 2:42 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Thanks for reminding me. I had promised to donate. Sadly I couldnt donate as much as normal due to been a new father and have an upcoming wedding

  104. 104 ChoTime said at 11:59 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Most people get married first and then have kids, but either way works, I’m not judging.

  105. 105 Anders said at 12:22 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I have been with me GF for 5 years and in Denmark its very normal to get married after you get kids

  106. 106 Sb2bowl said at 12:23 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    In America, after 5 years with our girlfriend we leave and go to Denmark. So there are similarities.

  107. 107 ChoTime said at 4:40 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Oh, really? Well, why not? That’s a good as time to get married as any.

  108. 108 Anders said at 4:44 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Most people only get married due to better protection of your kid and spouse. A lot of people get married at the majors office instead of church.

    In Denmark marriage is not looked at the same way as in the us

  109. 109 ChoTime said at 8:27 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    There are lots of non-church marriages in the US now. I play guitar for lots of them. In fact, lots of people are having their friends get the certification to be an officiant and doing the ceremony themselves.

  110. 110 anon said at 12:42 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Congrats, as someone who’s a soon to be father, i’m nervous about all the disposable income i used to have.

  111. 111 Anders said at 4:47 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    The amount of money you use is crazy. We had used a lot of money to be prepared but still had to use a ton of money on premature cloth and now a bedside because she sleeps like she does

  112. 112 pkeagle said at 10:54 AM on January 31st, 2017:

    Congrats Anders
    Quite common here in France to do it ‘the wrong way round’ too!!

  113. 113 P_P_K said at 7:32 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    NFL Network is playing 1/2 hour highlight/reviews of the previous Super Bowls. My son and I watched the Eagles loss to the cheating Pats. It was a blast seeing all those players who are no longer on the roster. That loss is still a killer, though. I’m going to watch again and again until the final score changes…

  114. 114 daveH said at 11:03 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    1. No one blocked a defensive rusher the entire first half. .. id love to count DMac’s yards scrambled
    2. TO .. but he wasnt 100pct stilll. .. that cowboy cheapshot artist and his lame horse collars
    3. Andy’s lame game plan.
    4. Not much in way of highlights from Dawk
    5. Joe Buck calling out Andy’s final 2 min
    6.tempted but didnt wreck my remote or th tv

  115. 115 BobSmith77 said at 1:27 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Dawk was invisible on the stat sheet and with big plays in a number of their key playoff losses.

    That is blasphemy & heresy though around these parts and often gets me excommunicated from any Eagles-based conversations.

  116. 116 P_P_K said at 7:17 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    1. Donovan got the crap kicked out of him. O-line at fault.
    2. TO showed up in a big way.
    3. Andy is a great regular season coach and an awful playoff coach. The Pats also out coached JJ’s D.
    4. The entire secondary failed to show up
    5. When the Eagles had the ball in the 4thq down by 10, I was sure we would win. That td drive was like watching glaciers melt.
    6. TV is still in good shape but every time I think about the loss I want to wreck Belichick and Brady.

  117. 117 Member of the Tribe said at 7:35 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    PLEASE expand on the Kiko comment. Dying to get a good laugh

  118. 118 Dave said at 8:27 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Wow!

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/825877557274955780

  119. 119 Media Mike said at 8:31 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    What a joke of an organization.

  120. 120 Dave said at 8:38 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    It could be worse, just look at Sashi Brown in Cleveland.

  121. 121 Media Mike said at 8:40 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    The contract guy? And his assistant, the analytics guy.

  122. 122 Insomniac said at 8:41 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Jed York quite possibly the worst owner since Jerry Jones and Jimmy Haslam.

  123. 123 Media Mike said at 8:44 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Haslam should be in jail.

  124. 124 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 8:50 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Interesting… York needs to fire himself

  125. 125 Anders said at 2:40 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    If they get Mike and Kyle, it could work, but they need at least 3 years to show progress

  126. 126 Media Mike said at 8:46 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Sorry for the aside, but the refs in the Sixers game tonight can drop dead. The foul disparity is criminal.

  127. 127 Anders said at 11:44 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    With Joel Embiid the fouls would be more even (Joel gets FTs at a higher rate than even Harden and Westbrook) and they would most likely have won the game

  128. 128 Insomniac said at 8:51 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Anyone else want to try out for the 49ers HC job with me?

  129. 129 Corry said at 9:03 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    I would but I’m being hired on as Lynch’s personnel chief.

  130. 130 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:06 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    So, John Lynch, TV commentator on Sunday games, now the GM in SF? Good move, look at how well it worked out with Matt Millen and Detroit.

  131. 131 Tumtum said at 9:40 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Oh wow. Wow. Wow.

  132. 132 anon said at 11:00 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    lots of people getting jobs their unqualified for recently.

  133. 133 Sb2bowl said at 12:04 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I thought Obama was 8 years ago? πŸ™‚

  134. 134 Blackfoot said at 1:48 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    he was a senator. not a game show host

  135. 135 Sb2bowl said at 2:02 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Was Trump the host? I thought all he did was say “You’re Fired”. I don’t watch TV though, my guilty pleasure is hanging out in this forum

  136. 136 Blackfoot said at 2:31 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    yes he was the host. and trump is great at that stuff, always liked him on the stern show through the years too.
    but president?

  137. 137 Sb2bowl said at 12:04 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I’m so glad he won’t be calling our games anymore; I often tell my wife when we listen to him, “honey, brain damage due to concussions is real. He’s proof”

  138. 138 Greg Richards said at 9:49 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 15: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson (A+)

    Round 2 Pick 11: Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana (A)

    Round 3 Pick 10: Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida (A)

    Round 4 Pick 12: Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova (A)

    Round 4 Pick 33: Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma (A+)

    Round 5 Pick 11: Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame (A+)

    Round 6 Pick 10: Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan (A+)

    Round 7 Pick 12: KD Cannon, WR, Baylor (A+)

  139. 139 Outtenbucks said at 5:27 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Anyone’s thoughts on KD Cannon? Seems like a really great player to me. He isn’t huge but seems to have a real knack for the position.

  140. 140 D3FB said at 6:56 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    He’s got dyamic vertical speed. He would also have the worst hands on the team. Think Ted Ginn without the return aspect.

  141. 141 kajomo said at 8:22 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I’ve completely written Cannon off because of his hands. I’d happily take a lesser athlete who can catch at this point.

    A similar guy that nobody is talking about is Shelton gibson from WVU. He has excellent deep speed, good height, and solid hands. He will never be a volume WR, but can be a big play guy. I have no idea where to place him until the combine, but he may be a guy to watch for the eagles

  142. 142 D3FB said at 8:37 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Gibson flashed when I was watching someone else and I put him down as a guy to keep an eye on next year. No clue why he declared. If he had gone back he could have been top 100 next year. As it stands he’s probably a very late round guy or UDFA. He’s really inconsistent. As of right now he would basically be competing with Treggs and has more developmental ceiling, but the Eagles probably can’t justify spending a pick on a marginal upgrade over WR 6 and hoping he can be better in three years.

  143. 143 Sb2bowl said at 12:03 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    So you’re saying we will take him in the 3rd? Catching the ball doesn’t seem to be a prerequisite for our WR corpse

  144. 144 Mac said at 1:05 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    smdh

  145. 145 bushisamoron said at 10:39 PM on January 29th, 2017:

    Thanks for the coverage tommy. You gotta change the photo at the top of the page though.

  146. 146 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 10:31 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    When “bushisamoron” thinks your content is outdated…

  147. 147 A Roy said at 11:40 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Well, maybe he’s referring to Jenna.

  148. 148 Blackfoot said at 1:45 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    how is bush being a moron ever outdated?

  149. 149 BobSmith77 said at 1:46 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I remember hearing Alonso try to give an interview with Barkann on CSN and it was just really awkward and uncomfortable to watch him during the Q&A.

    This probably is the most apt scouting report I found on him.

    “He’s just a meathead. He loves football. He ain’t going to make any
    calls for you. See ball, get ball. But he’s a pretty good player.

    http://archive.jsonline.com/sports/nfl-draft-linebacker-prospects-rt9i5l5-204215641.html

  150. 150 PacificPurl said at 4:51 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    …government by the people, of the people and for the people… A. Lincoln.
    …I will fix it. We (Republicans) have all the power…that vulgar little ??? In the White House. Very 1st day in office complaining about the press. So much for the Constitution.

  151. 151 A_T_G said at 1:10 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Politics are in the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, myself included. My Twitter that I started to keep up on Eagles news has been more politics than Eagles lately.

    That said, I come here to talk Eagles and to escape the political realities. Can we keep that stuff elsewhere?

    (By the way, if you are on Twitter, @ATG_Iggles would welcome your company.)

  152. 152 Blackfoot said at 1:44 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    so well written and clear.

  153. 153 Tumtum said at 3:18 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Think you are lost friend. This has nothing to do with the eagles.

  154. 154 Dave said at 8:43 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    I find it laughable that this morning that many in the NFL world are lauding the John Lynch hiring as the second coming of Elway.

    Elway was retired for 12 years when the Broncos gave him the GM job. He immediately signed Manning to be his QB as his defense was pretty good and the team had some good pieces on offense. Signing Manning was a coup, but in reality, there were only a handful of teams actually in the running.

    In his short time in Denver, Manning was a 2-time All-Pro, 3-time Pro-Bowler, league MVP, and Super Bowl Champion. Does anyone honestly think Denver would have been anything other than mediocre without Manning.

    Lynch may become a good GM and not fall into the Matt Millen category. The odds are stacked against him in San Fran with that poor roster and terrible ownership.

  155. 155 A_T_G said at 1:03 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Lynch is well respected as a player and a commentator. People say nice things because they like him. I bet a lot of them are privately wincing and shaking their heads.

  156. 156 Dave said at 1:09 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    But he’s a “football guy”.

    Seriously though, how do think long-time scouts like Joe Douglas feel?

  157. 157 Ark87 said at 1:34 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I was going to say something placing me among that crowd. Loved him as a player and the good will carried me through his commentary, but I never heard anything to make me think he had the makings of a GM. Just a good guy.

  158. 158 BlindChow said at 1:56 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Elway had executive experience from running an Arena League team before the AFL folded. Elway also specifically stipulated he didn’t want to be GM when Denver took him on.

    The only thing the Lynch and Elway hirings have in common is both were former players.

  159. 159 Dave said at 3:10 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    My point was that Elway gets a lot of credit as a Super Bowl winning GM when it had much more to do with Manning than anything else.

  160. 160 Tumtum said at 3:16 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I agree in the first two years they really needed Manning. Year 3 seemed to be in spite of Manning…

  161. 161 Dave said at 3:21 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I think you mean year 4, that’s when he fell off a cliff.

  162. 162 Tumtum said at 4:37 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Was he there that long? Wow.

  163. 163 Dave said at 5:10 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yeah, that was a major coup to get Manning. Imagine if a team today like the Texans got Peyton at 36, how deadly they would have been this year with Deandre Hopkins and that defense.

  164. 164 Tumtum said at 9:51 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    If only GOAT aging QBs grew on trees!

  165. 165 eagleyankfan said at 9:17 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    T-Law starts off with that he can’t share everything he’s learned down there…then later says — “The Eagles need to find 2 starting WRs. You just can’t count on Nelson Agholor or DGB to play substantially better in 2017.” Some fans are stuck on “let them develop for another year” while others are “let JM go already”. T-Laws comments speaks volumes. Doesn’t mean they will find 2 but sounds like they are at least trying…

  166. 166 Tumtum said at 3:15 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I have been one harping on JM. While I would let him walk when his contract expires, if he is expecting 1-high 2 type money, I would not fathom cutting ties now.

  167. 167 aron said at 9:42 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    CHOOOOOOOOO, CHOOOOOOOO, hear that, thats the trump train a coming, get outta the way libtards on here

  168. 168 A Roy said at 11:38 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Don’t be such a fucking dick. Your usual asshole self is troll enough.

  169. 169 Sb2bowl said at 12:02 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    In fairness- the “other side” of the coin does the same thing. Kinda all fair game at this point.

  170. 170 Dave said at 1:06 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I’d imagine the Nazi’s would have said the same thing during the Third Reich.

  171. 171 Sb2bowl said at 1:14 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    But if it was said in the German language, does it really count?

  172. 172 A Roy said at 2:04 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Well, to my thinking, what I saw from “the other side” was complaints about policy. What I saw here was personal attacks. Thus, I’d prefer he STFU.

  173. 173 Sb2bowl said at 2:22 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    All good, brother. I don’t mean to bring politics and the political landscape to our beloved site. This is a forum for football, football discussion, the love of foxy Megan, and the hatred of all things Dallas.

    Lets get back to what’s important. Bringing the Super Bowl trophy to Philadelphia, and a parade which will last eternal in our memories.

  174. 174 A Roy said at 2:30 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Well, if you can’t agree when someone says F Dallas, you shouldn’t be here.

  175. 175 A_T_G said at 1:01 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I have never regretted it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3506e4535876265686875d4e3a71fb1a0e89f8d5535f4566ec49e1d806fc177d.png

  176. 176 Ark87 said at 1:10 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    same

  177. 177 Sb2bowl said at 1:15 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I got worried when half of my skull was on that screen shot. My poor head

  178. 178 A_T_G said at 3:27 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Boom! Head shot.

  179. 179 Tumtum said at 3:12 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Me either.

  180. 180 Mac said at 1:04 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I can’t even tell what you’re reacting to. (hint)

  181. 181 Blackfoot said at 1:43 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    last

  182. 182 Ark87 said at 10:54 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    Hey guys, Posting the final results for the donation drive for Tommy. I don’t have access to totals or anything but here is the final tally.

    Goal Progress: 32/35
    The Heroes:
    #1:D3FB
    #2:bill
    #3:Mac
    #4:ACViking
    #5:meteorologist
    #6:Bert’s Bells
    #7:P_P_K
    #8:Ark87
    #9:John Galt
    #10:Nailed It!
    #11:Tumtum
    #12:Dave
    #13:Midnitemud
    #14:Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard
    #15:anon
    #16:Corry
    #17:Insomniac
    #18:Rellihcs
    #19:laeagle
    #20:daveH
    #21:A_T_G
    #22:BobSmith77
    #23:Anders
    #24:Crus57
    #87:RobNE
    #26:ChoTime
    #27:TXEaglesFan
    #28:Steven Steiner
    #29:Jon
    #30:xmbk
    #31:damccomas
    #32:pkeagle

  183. 183 P_P_K said at 11:40 AM on January 30th, 2017:

    With this roster, Iggles Blitz can build a dynasty.

  184. 184 MAR2691 said at 12:16 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Slow on the uptake, just made my donation. Thanks to Tommy for the good reporting and civil tone on this site.

  185. 185 scratcherk said at 12:17 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Sorry missed this earlier. Will donate today, thanks Tommy!

  186. 186 Ark87 said at 12:20 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    You make 35, GOAL MET

    WE DID IT IGGLESBLITZ
    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/987/437/0d9.gif

  187. 187 scratcherk said at 12:21 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I was waiting to feel extra important…

  188. 188 daveH said at 7:32 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Its time fooooor ….
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64deb7d4d07f1f43d3fd22613669bd498e4786a1f882950ef009bdf43301d841.png

  189. 189 RobNE said at 4:06 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    you spelled 25 wrong

  190. 190 Ark87 said at 5:10 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    You’re Rob of NE and you hate the patriots. In my mind, after an exhausting day of lifting weights, rehabbing, banging hot chicks, and social media ridiculousness, you get serious, put on your glasses, and post about the Eagles.

    Yes you are Gronk in my mind. You and all the other Robs up there.

  191. 191 anon said at 12:01 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Skins making it public they’ll go after Logan

  192. 192 Sb2bowl said at 12:20 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Link?

  193. 193 Ryan Rambo said at 1:28 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    NJ Advance Media’s Mark Eckel reports the Redskins will target impending free agent NT Bennie Logan if he hits the open market.
    The Redskins didn’t even have a pure nose tackle this past season, and their run defense suffered greatly because of it. Washington simply rotated linemen across their front, finishing 25th in run-defense DVOA. Logan didn’t fit quite as well in DC Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 scheme. He’s more of a traditional 3-4 nose and would be an excellent fit with the Redskins.
    Related: Redskins
    Source: NJ Advance Media

  194. 194 Sb2bowl said at 1:31 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Thanks–
    Didn’t Eckel used to cover the Eagles? His name seems familiar to me

  195. 195 Ryan Rambo said at 2:13 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yes. I’m not sure about his reliability though.

  196. 196 Mac said at 2:18 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Kyle Eckel was a Full Back for the Eagles a few years ago.

  197. 197 Sb2bowl said at 3:05 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I liked Klecko better

  198. 198 Mac said at 4:08 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    You could make a case for the Dream Weaver injury costing the Eagles a Super Bowl. I’m still not over it. He’s my favorite FB.

  199. 199 Sb2bowl said at 4:58 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I loved the guy; and his drops/fumble in the playoff game hurt even more when his career was ended.

    Got to meet him when he was working with one of media outlets in Philly- real genuine. Glad he landed on his foot

  200. 200 Tumtum said at 2:47 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Worst case scenario eh?

  201. 201 Patrick said at 2:13 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I would like to make it public, that the Redskins can go fuck themselves.

  202. 202 ChoTime said at 12:18 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    This is just heartbreaking. Injuries are the damned worst part of the game. Guess Bradford gets another lease on life.

    http://www.si.com/nfl/2017/01/27/teddy-bridgewater-vikings-injury-update

  203. 203 Sb2bowl said at 12:22 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yea, that sucks big time.

    I was at the game when Weaver had his knee bent backwards by the Packers (we also lost Kolb and Bradley during that game, neither were the same after that………) — it was the worst injury I’ve seen in person. At the time they were still showing replays of possible injuries on the big screen, and when the stadium saw his knee pop the wrong way, there was an audible gasp followed by silence.

    I’m not saying Bridgewater will never play again, I hope he does. But an injury of that magnitude, and in this sport doesn’t bode well for his future.

  204. 204 Ark87 said at 1:56 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yeah that was the most nightmarish season opener I’ve ever witnessed. Did Jamaal Jackson get hurt that game too? Go figure 2010 would turn out to be a magical season. Football is stupid.

  205. 205 Sb2bowl said at 2:01 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think he got hurt in the preseason after rehabbing all year when he got hurt against the Bronco’s (which was the turning point for the end of the McNabb era- we lost to Dallas back to back to close the year).
    Again, I don’t remember 100%- I remember Bradley getting up and then falling over like a boxer who had been beaten for 10 rounds in a heavy weight fight. Never witnessed a football player wobble and fall like I did that day.
    Amazing that Vick almost brought us back that game- and that game is specifically why I thought Clay Matthews was a little bitch for complaining about Barbre hitting him this year

  206. 206 Tumtum said at 2:38 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Bradly went back in that game unfortunately.

  207. 207 Sb2bowl said at 3:11 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I was so excited that we finally had a MLB that could play- after bringing Trotter back, and the cesspool of MLB’s that we had over the years, we had a young guy that could play and dressed great.
    Anyone remember Disco Stew from training camp? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cef2dbe7a0abd9bcf15d09666407a2483cb0c5f3964a46c126097ce038d0cfd0.jpg

  208. 208 Tumtum said at 4:38 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    My man crush was in full effect for sure.

  209. 209 SteveH said at 2:58 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    I remember that, can’t believe he went back in the game (Bradley). Even back then before I knew about CTS and things it seemed ridiculous to let him keep playing.

  210. 210 Sb2bowl said at 3:07 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Dude was a space cadet after that- never regained his form. Was that before or after he blew out his ACL?

  211. 211 ChoTime said at 4:34 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Yeah, poor Weaver. Damned good FB!

  212. 212 Bert's Bells said at 12:22 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Damn. He coulda been somebody!

    On the bright side, Bradford can rack up some nice stats as he dink and dunks his way through another 8-8 campaign.

  213. 213 Tumtum said at 2:37 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    Relieved reading the link after ypur post. Thought for sure it would say he was done.

  214. 214 SteveH said at 3:00 PM on January 30th, 2017:

    For me the craziest part of it all is it was a non-contact injury. This is the worst non-contact injury I’ve ever heard of. Anyone else know of a situation where someone was hurt as bad as this?