No HOF Game

Posted: February 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 117 Comments »

The NFL announced the teams in the Hall of Fame game.

There were some Eagles fans upset with this. They wanted to see the Eagles play in Canton on the weekend when Dawk and TO get enshrined in the HOF. I get that to a certain extent, but the NFL just did the Eagles a huge favor.

This team just played into early February. Teams that play in the HOF game report to Training Camp a week early and then have extra travel and an extra chance for injuries. Starters only play the opening drive, maybe two. Then you have backups for the rest of the game. And the coaches have only been hands on with some of those guys for a few days so the football is low quality.

Remember Colt Brennan? The Skins drafted him out of Hawaii a decade ago. Brennan played lights out in the HOF game and the Skins thought they had found their star QB of the future. They were soooooooooo excited. He went 9-10-123 with a couple of TDs. Brennan never even threw a regular season pass. So much wasted WAS hype (fun for us).

The Eagles have to play in the UK. They have to travel to California. They are going to be the defending champs. This team doesn’t need anything else on their plate. The NFL did the right thing in not sending the Eagles to Canton.

Eagles can, and will, take over the city to show their love for Dawk. That will be an amazing day. Let the players stay in Philly and focus on getting ready for the 2018 season.


Paul Domowitch wrote a terrific piece on RB/RS Donnel Pumphrey. It is easy to give up on the young man because he struggled so mightily last summer, but Pumphrey had been lights out in the spring and just came off a truly great college career. There is still some hope for him.

A hamstring injury really hurt Pumphrey in the summer. Let’s hope he stays healthy this year so we can see what he looks like at 100 percent. The Eagles need to get a feel for whether he can be part of the future or not. It would help a lot if he could be the RS and a solid role player on offense.

Don’t forget how good he was in college.

As for size…he says he is 185 now and hopes to be at 190 by the spring.


117 Comments on “No HOF Game”

  1. 1 RobNE said at 8:57 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    you had me at “defending champs”

  2. 2 sonofdman said at 10:07 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    When the HOF inductees were announced, I thought for sure that the HOF game would be Eagles vs. Ravens. Tommy is probably right that them not playing in this game is a good thing though.

  3. 3 Guy Media said at 6:50 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’m still of the opinion that the entire weekend needs to be all Eagles, all the time. But I’m convinced that Dawk didn’t get in last year because they didn’t want Eagles fans wrecking Jerry Jones’s speech.

  4. 4 Bert's Bells said at 10:29 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    If Pumphrey wants to put on a few pounds, he should come to me. I’ve got that train down flat.

  5. 5 TommyLawlor said at 8:34 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    You and me both, brother.

  6. 6 Ryan Rambo said at 10:31 AM on February 14th, 2018:

  7. 7 A_T_G said at 10:37 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Yep. I’ll be sending this to my wife in 3, 2, 1…

  8. 8 Ryan Rambo said at 6:11 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I almost got caught up in all the hype and sent it to my side-chick but I realized that would be a huge mistake!!!

  9. 9 A_T_G said at 8:16 AM on February 15th, 2018:

    Especially if you sent it to both of them in the same group text.

  10. 10 sonofdman said at 11:19 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Just sent it to my wife!

  11. 11 RobNE said at 11:21 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    this is outstanding. Winning the SB is the gift that will keep on giving.

  12. 12 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:24 PM on February 14th, 2018:


  13. 13 Philadelphian said at 10:38 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Before totally giving up on Pumphrey, try saying Nelson Agholor is a bust several times over.

    Before last season I tried making a comparison of Agholor to Keith Byars and was told it wouldn’t happen. Obviously, Agholor followed Byars script to perfection. Understand, I’m not claiming Pumphrey is a sure thing, but only suggesting anything can happen.

  14. 14 Bert's Bells said at 11:11 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Agholor was terrible for two seasons. It’s perfectly reasonable to assume he’d continue be one of the worst at his position in the NFL.

    Good thing he wasn’t.

    Pumphrey was IR’d. We have no solid ground for judging his potential as a player. If he stinks for two years, it’s more likely he’ll be a Ryan Moats than a Nelson Agholor.

  15. 15 ChoTime said at 12:43 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I wish someone would make a list of “players who were awful for two years and suddenly became pretty decent.”

    I bet that would be a pretty short list.

  16. 16 Bert's Bells said at 1:21 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    There are definitely guys who “weren’t put in the position to succeed” who had breakout years in new systems.

    Very few guys who were amongst the worst in metrics AND eye test that turned it around.

    Huge ups to Ags (and the coaching staff) for doing it.

  17. 17 bill said at 2:06 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I guess it depends on definitions. For example, I think a good comparable for Pumphrey is Dion Lewis. Which doesn’t mean he’s likely to ever be as good as Lewis was this year. Just that it’s going to take a near-perfect storm of circumstances for him to have an impact season, but that it is far from impossible that he will, if he is driven enough to keep at it for the long haul.

    Did Lewis become “pretty decent?” I think there are probably a fair number of career journeymen who became one (or two) year wonders when put into a perfect spot to maximize their ability.

    On the flip side, how do you evaluate someone like Kurt Warner? He couldn’t even make a team, let alone earn enough playing time to be awful, for the first few years of his career.

    Interestingly, up until a few years ago, it was received wisdom that WRs didn’t really blossom until year 3. I’m not a big fan of such bright line rules, but there must have been at least some anectdotal evidence to support it, given how widely it was accepted for a while.

    I’ve felt for a while that player talent and coaching are nearly equal contributors to player success for many, if not most, players in the NFL. One need look no further than the absolute failure of QBs under Jeff Fisher. And yet, shortly after his departure, the NFC championship game was played between two of those failures (one of whom went on to be SB MVP, and the other was extremely highly rated by stats geeks this season), and Goff is now considered a franchise QB in the making.

    Then you throw in the fact these are young men, who are maturing mentally, physically, and emotionally, during the time period being observed. That human side is often as important as the all the other factors, combined. (See, e.g., Shawn Andrews).

    It’s a complicated question, and not easily reducible to simple rules or percentages.

  18. 18 Philadelphian said at 4:55 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I think a lot also depends on the coaching and type of system you play in. For example, having Brandon Graham play OL in a 3-4 wasn’t a great fit even though he did better than expected, while it fit Connor Barwin perfectly.

    Another thing concerning Agholor was not was he expected to be as good as Jeremy Maclin in his rookie year, but he played a good part of the year injured. It didn’t help that an inexperienced coach like Greg Lewis coached him in his 2nd year.

  19. 19 D3FB said at 9:52 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    Dion Lewis was 25lbs larger than Pumphrey.

  20. 20 Mac said at 11:31 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    If you’re into optimism, and the Eagles… this is the place to be.

  21. 21 A_T_G said at 11:50 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Giving up on him now would be absurd. This is the time of the year where everyone gets to be the next big thing, even a guy that can run under a truck trailer without ducking.

  22. 22 Buge Halls said at 8:08 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    It’s amazing what an actual receivers’s coach can do for a player having trouble, vs what a former receiver pretending he’s a coach can do!

  23. 23 Philadelphian said at 10:36 AM on February 15th, 2018:

    True, but with Lewis it might have simply been a problem of lack of experience.

  24. 24 Buge Halls said at 1:57 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    Kind of what I was getting at.

  25. 25 Philadelphian said at 2:58 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    I guess my point was that some coaches are bad no matter how much experience they have.

  26. 26 Frencheaglesfan said at 11:03 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Hey guys! next week I’ll finally discover the amazing city of Philadelphia. (I know, timing is a b**ch)

    Would you have some adresses to share, nice place to visit, place to eat a good cheesestake of course, to go out dancing and also and very important to buy vintage eagles gear! I know I can find all of this online but I would greatly appreciate a true philly insight!

    Thanks a million!

  27. 27 Masked Man said at 11:16 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Best place in Philly for sports gear since forever:

    Mitchell & Ness

    “Purveyor of authentic throwback team apparel, replica jerseys,
    snapbacks, fitted hats, and branded apparel since 1904. Shop by League, Team, and More.”

    Address: 1201 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Phone: (267) 273-7622

  28. 28 Frencheaglesfan said at 11:21 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Thank you, exactly what I was looking for! I want my kelly green jacket :).

  29. 29 Masked Man said at 12:56 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Your welcome, FEF! They can make any custom jersey if they don’t have it on the shelf or on the rack. And they will have many old school favorites available like Randall Cunningham, Ron Jaworski, Wilbert Montgomery.

  30. 30 Ryan Rambo said at 12:54 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Good lookin’ out man!

  31. 31 joe said at 11:16 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Sacrilege maybe, but in my opinion, the cheesesteak isn’t even the best sandwich in town. Definitely try one, but compare to a roast pork with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. Also, Philly is a really good beer town, so ya got something to wash it down with!

  32. 32 Frencheaglesfan said at 11:20 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Thanks, we are planning to stay 3 days, plenty of time to try different food and beers :).

  33. 33 joe said at 11:30 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Walk into here hungry: Enjoy your trip!

  34. 34 Vink said at 11:56 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Is Dinico’s still there? (I think that’s the place.). Could have gone there every day for their pork sandwich when I was working in town.

  35. 35 Mac said at 11:58 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Agree 100%. Diavolo at Paesano’s is the truth. The Italian Market’s a nice place to walk around/check out.

  36. 36 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:32 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Agree with the suggestions below. Get your Eagles gear first. Wear it daily. The spirit in this town is sky high right now and anyone who embraces the Birds will be welcomed as a brother.

  37. 37 RC5000 said at 11:06 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Good to hear Pump has a great attitude and he’s hungry. Make it happen!

  38. 38 Ryan Rambo said at 11:08 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’m glad he’s hungry! He needs to keep adding weight!

  39. 39 or____ said at 11:22 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    Hungry dogs run faster.

  40. 40 RC5000 said at 11:12 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’m totally glad they aren’t in the HOF game. Tommy is all over the reasons why it’s good for the team. It’s all about Dawk anyhow!

  41. 41 RobNE said at 11:24 AM on February 14th, 2018:

    if anyone hasn’t seen, SI has an Eagles deal where for about $80 you get a) one year subscription (eh), b) an NFL football with stand that says Eagles and I think has all the team’s scores (not sure how they do that), c) an 85 page Eagles book with pictures from the year AND d) an Eagles jacket. That’s a pretty good deal.

    I got one for me and a friend. If Tommy pm’s me his address I’ll get one for him for all his work over the years.

  42. 42 Ryan Rambo said at 1:04 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Good looking out! I’m gonna get this. If you guys decide to start a chip in for Tommy, let me know. I’m down!

  43. 43 RobNE said at 1:44 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    honestly I’m happy to just buy it for Tommy, if people want to chip in they can just donate. It’s not worth me collecting money from others. We can say it’s from all us too.

  44. 44 P_P_K said at 5:28 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Need your contact info.

  45. 45 RobNE said at 1:45 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I bought for a friend and didn’t tell him, when a surprise NFL football shows up at his house and a 90 page Eagles book, now that will be a good day.

  46. 46 Dave said at 1:34 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Or you could just get a copy of the February 5th Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper for just $99 on Amazon;-)

    “Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles “AT LAST!” dated 2/5/18 – Complete Newspaper”

    edit: The Daily News is a better buy at $39.98

  47. 47 RobNE said at 1:44 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    um, I think the deal I presented is better?

  48. 48 Dave said at 1:46 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I agree 100%, hence the 😉 I placed after my first sentence.

  49. 49 RobNE said at 2:23 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I am not young enough to pick up on that.

  50. 50 Dave said at 2:34 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Ha, I’m probably older than you.

  51. 51 goeagles55 said at 9:51 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    You could also order a back issue from the Inquirer for $15

  52. 52 laeagle said at 3:39 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I hear the jacket is made by the same guy who made the “Human Torch” costumes on the old Saturday Night Live. Guaranteed flammable materials used in the jacket.

  53. 53 RobNE said at 4:57 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    you cannot rain on my parade. I will wear that jacket with pride to the local Philly bar next Feb to watch the repeat.

  54. 54 Dave said at 1:27 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’m curious to see what Jarvis Landry gets in free agency. He wants #1 receiver money, which is not traditionally paid to slot receivers. Also curious what JMatt gets (assuming it will be a 1 year prove-it type deal).

    These deals may give a window into Ag’s value, considering he is the #3 receiving option in our offense.

  55. 55 A_T_G said at 2:05 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    From the “On the Bubble” section of the Possible Cuts article:
    ” Torrey Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: General manager Howie Roseman has a good problem. He has so many contracts below market value that it’s hard to find veterans to release. The Eagles are the only team in the NFL currently projected to be over the salary cap and will have to let go of a few capable players to make room. Smith helped make up for a rocky season (36 catches for 430 yards and two TDs) with a productive playoff run (13 catches, 157 yards and a score in three games), but he was ultimately the team’s fourth option in the passing game.”

  56. 56 RobNE said at 2:22 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    he’s owed like $5 million next year right? he’s not on the bubble, he’s gone.

  57. 57 RC5000 said at 2:38 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I don’t think he’ll be back. They might consider him for the minimum but I don’t even know about that. I think they have hopes for Hollins and Gibson. Even when Smith catches the ball it’s almost never a clean catch.

  58. 58 A_T_G said at 2:50 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    That was my take as well. Great guy, but the team has cheaper options that could be better.

  59. 59 Fufina said at 3:00 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Dunno you can do things to be able to bring him back… it just will have cap consequences down the road. Converting Lanes or Cox’s salary into signing bonus will free up a lot of cap, extending Graham will probably bring down his 2018 salary etc.

    My instinct is he is gone, but $5mil is not a lot in the 2018 cap paradigm, and he is a high character guy. He has a chance of being back.

  60. 60 laeagle said at 10:24 AM on February 16th, 2018:

    I may be in the minority, but I agree with you. I don’t think the $5 mil is that much in the grand scheme of things. He proved his value in the playoffs. But, I guess it depends on what other steps they take and how tight they are. I think they’ll be much more reluctant to let him go than the fan base will be.

  61. 61 Philadelphian said at 5:02 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I think it comes down to how important it is to have someone be able to stretch the field. It’s hard to determine how much success underneath can be attributed to Smith.

    Maybe Hollins is an option or even Gibson, but it’s something the Eagles sorely missed after DeSean left.

  62. 62 Buge Halls said at 8:16 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    He’s under contract for two years at $5 mil each. But the good news is there’s no dead cap when he’s. So it was basically a year “test drive” deal. He’ll be gone. He’s not that much of an improvement over Hollins (16/22 226 1TD) – who is much cheaper!

  63. 63 Someguy77 said at 8:19 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    He isn’t a meaningful special teams contributor and is a certain goner.

  64. 64 scratcherk said at 8:59 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Bye Felicia

  65. 65 RC5000 said at 2:28 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    If the Eagles trade down from 32, how much is that 5th year option on rookie contracts of first rounders worth if anything? Should it be a factor deciding whether to trade down or not?

  66. 66 Fufina said at 3:41 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    The option for top-ten picks is set at an amount equal to the salary of the Transition Tender for the player’s fourth contract year. This salary is calculated, to put it simply, by finding the average of the top ten highest Prior Year Salaries for players at the same position.

    For players selected between 11th and 32nd in the draft, the same calculation is used to compute their salaries. The difference lies in what is averaged; rather than the top ten, the 3rd-25th highest Prior Year Salaries for the player’s position will be used.

    This does mean for some positions the 32nd pick is much more “worth it” than others. A safety or RB is pretty cheap to keep on a 5th year option and will likely be significantly below market value. A NT, ILB or Center tends to be pretty bad value since their market is inflated with the bigger position group (OL, DL, LB) and high value pass rushers.

  67. 67 Dave said at 5:33 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Ags 5th year option will be over $9M for 2019.

    Eagles have until early May to make a decision.

  68. 68 Donald Kalinowski said at 4:20 PM on February 14th, 2018:


  69. 69 kajomo said at 4:35 PM on February 14th, 2018:


  70. 70 Guy Media said at 6:53 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    That almost sounds like a dare.

  71. 71 Guy Media said at 7:10 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Round 2 Pick 5 (NYJ): Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State (B+)
    Round 3 Pick 8 (NYJ): Dante Pettis, WR, Washington (A)
    Round 4 Pick 31: Folorunso Fatukasi, DT, Connecticut (A)
    Round 4 Pick 32: Nick Nelson, CB, Wisconsin (A+)
    Round 5 Pick 19: Kyzir White, SS, West Virginia (A+)
    Round 5 Pick 32: Azeem Victor, ILB, Washington (A+)
    Round 6 Pick 32: Jack Cichy, ILB/OLB, Wisconsin (A+)

    See, I traded down from 32 and did great. And I still got D3’s boy Rankin.

  72. 72 Donald Kalinowski said at 7:23 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    So that they can be identified Super Bowl Cchampions prime time on national TV in Dallas.

  73. 73 kajomo said at 10:21 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    They will when they are announced as being on the clock. Then they can trade the pick

  74. 74 Guy Media said at 6:52 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Do you have a guy in mind you want at 32 or are you just generally opposed to trading down this year?

  75. 75 kajomo said at 4:36 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Considering the eagles tend to extend their young players asap it has very little value.

  76. 76 Guy Media said at 6:46 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    That’s a really good question. I’m inclined to agree with Kajomo in that the Eagles don’t let stuff linger that long with their first rounders.

    But how much is it worth to another team is a great question; especially if somebody has a hard on for a QB.

  77. 77 or____ said at 3:52 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Ha, BGN Suh article

  78. 78 Ryan Rambo said at 6:49 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    So without a doubt we won the Eric Rowe trade right??

  79. 79 Guy Media said at 6:50 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Ask Alshon

  80. 80 Ryan Rambo said at 6:53 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Lol Touche’!

  81. 81 daveH said at 9:31 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    We cane get past it. . He was a draftee who we always feel is ours .. and her is athletic shock we had been so so so starved for …

  82. 82 or____ said at 9:35 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    We should see who the draft pick ends up being/turning into…

  83. 83 Insomniac said at 7:48 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Pumphrey is just plain slow. It’s hard to imagine him getting any better with like 20+ pounds on him. Luckily, we don’t need him to really pan out but it’ll be nice if he wasn’t worse than Barner.

    As for the Suh thing, it’d be nice but I need some convincing on Suh. We know that he’s a beast but he doesn’t seem to fit the culture. Although, I would love to have a better backup just in case Jernigan doesn’t play up to his contract.

  84. 84 Crus57 said at 8:25 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Ags has shown that year-to-year rookies can improve mightily, but only if they want it bad enough. Jury’s out on Pumphrey, but he didn’t make an impression in his first year,

    As for Suh, he can be a dominant player and putting him on the line with Cox and Graham etc. would be sweet.. but I think he’s more of an Albert Haynesworth mercenary type by now and agree he probably won’t fit the culture.

  85. 85 Insomniac said at 9:21 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Rather unfair to compare Ags and Pumphrey since Ags has always shown some flashes. I’d say the closest thing is Clement but Clement produced while Pumphrey looked like some average joe from the streets.

    I don’t mind that he’s a mercenary but the locker room fit is definitely my only concern.

  86. 86 or____ said at 9:34 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    To say that Pump has not always shown flashes, are you saying his college career means zilch? I’m not saying it has to translate, but still.

  87. 87 Insomniac said at 9:40 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Absolutely means nothing to me if it doesn’t translate. I have no clue why people obsess over college stats or awards. You’re nobody in the NFL until you prove you are somebody.

  88. 88 RC5000 said at 9:50 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Agholor didn’t prove he could play in the NFL before this year. He was a nobody before this year.

  89. 89 Insomniac said at 9:58 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Of course but Ags showed something instead of nothing unlike Pumphrey.

  90. 90 RC5000 said at 10:23 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    He showed a little but it was also over two years not that that I think Pump will be that good. The thing with Ags is he got really good.

  91. 91 or____ said at 10:26 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Obsess over is one thing. Dismiss entirely is equally unreasonable too though. It just seems like closing date the book this early is silly. Kelce slap worthy.

  92. 92 Insomniac said at 4:58 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    Who said I dismissed it? His college tape wasn’t impressive and you could tell that he was going to struggle at the next level. Could he still be decent? Sure but is it likely? We’ll find out.

  93. 93 or____ said at 5:44 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    To me it seemed as though you dismissed it. His college production speaks for itself. His tape was impressive to me.

  94. 94 D3FB said at 9:42 PM on February 15th, 2018:

    When the guy who replaces him leads the NCAA in rushing, it kinda does.

  95. 95 or____ said at 6:31 AM on February 16th, 2018:

    Yeah yeah…

  96. 96 Someguy77 said at 9:39 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Agholor was a fairly high 1st round pick. He wasn’t getting cut regardless of what happened last year in trading camp.

    If Pumphrey isn’t a meaningful contributor as a KR (maybe as a PR) he has little value on this roster.

  97. 97 Sean E said at 7:52 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Please pay BG, thank you!

  98. 98 Ryan Rambo said at 8:19 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’d take a paycut but I’m already working for free.

  99. 99 daveH said at 9:28 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    And Nigel B (but not more than 7.5)

  100. 100 Someguy77 said at 8:12 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    It wouldn’t surprise if Pumphrey didn’t make the roster next year even if Blount & Sproles aren’t resigned.

    Maybe Pumphrey sticks as a 3rd down back/return specialist but I expect he’ll have to show something & beat out whoever the Eagles draft late or bring in as an UFDA.

    Clement rewarded them handsomely doing so and I can’t see them just handing a roster spot to Pumphrey because he was a 4th round pick 2 years ago.

  101. 101 Ryan Rambo said at 8:38 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    We have so many young guys that now know what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl, and also win it.

  102. 102 Someguy77 said at 8:45 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Regardless what happens this offseason, people need to not expect every secondary move the Eagles make to be such a success.

    Eagles signed Long, Robinson, Wiz, C. Graham, and Blount all late in FA or well into training camp on very modest deals and every one of them paid huge dividends.

    The only later move they made which didn’t pan out was the McDougle trade with the Jets. Only gave up Brooks which didn’t hurt them at all.

    Still what amazes me more than anything about last offseason.

  103. 103 Dragon_Eagle said at 8:56 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Jason Peters. To me, this is the biggest offseason decision the FO faces.

    I’m really curious to see how Howie & co. handle this situation. Its really difficult. Peters is owed $10 million for next year coming off an ACL tear while Vaitai proved at least adequate if not downright decent. JP is a fan favorite, team leader, and future HoFer.

    I am hoping Howie learned from the Brian Dawkins fiasco, and we don’t see anything resembling a repeat, but this decision is not likely going to be easy.

  104. 104 Insomniac said at 9:15 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I’m going to go with Dougie on this, JP is our starting LT if he wants to be. How are you going to piss off our savior after all?

  105. 105 Someguy77 said at 9:37 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Dawkins fiasco wasn’t not drafting or signing an adequate replacement.

    Banner absolutely made the right decision to not match the deal Denver gave. Broncos got 3/4 of a good season out of Dawkins, he got injured, and then was underwhelming the rest of his deal.

    People seem to forgot how much of a liability Dawkins was here in pass coverage and his much he got lite up at times including in the 2008 NFC Championship game.

    You can’t afford to be setimental in the NFL if you want to stay on top for an extended stretch.

  106. 106 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:54 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    The part that was a fiasco, and even Joe Banner expressed his regrets, was the way it went down – just citing numbers & stats rather than a respectful parting of ways.

  107. 107 scratcherk said at 9:04 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I want to go to the home opener… will there be a chance to buy single game tickets for it or is it going to be purely secondary ticket market?

  108. 108 DustyRyder71 said at 9:12 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Whatever tickets are made available will be gone as fast as the NFCCG tickets went. You’re looking at $400 and up on StubHub, I’m guessing.

  109. 109 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:16 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    They will likely be available when they sell these in June- or at least I would think so. All these tickets public sale/facev value tix to all the games are in the nosebleed section and gone in less than 15 minutes in normal offseasons. Doable, but you need some luck.

  110. 110 Flyineagle45 said at 9:05 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Brett Farve OC you heard it here first

  111. 111 scratcherk said at 9:06 PM on February 14th, 2018:


  112. 112 Insomniac said at 9:16 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Absolutely gross.

  113. 113 scratcherk said at 9:07 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    there would never be another punt again

  114. 114 Flyineagle45 said at 9:41 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Douggie P is our coach! What’s a punt? He went for it on 4th and down at the Super Bowl Bro

  115. 115 Ryan Rambo said at 9:07 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Lol that’s too much fukkit in one qb room!

  116. 116 Dragon_Eagle said at 9:24 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    Good hire for the Cowboys.

  117. 117 bushisamoron said at 9:38 PM on February 14th, 2018:

    I wouldn’t give up on Pumphrey. Just going into his second year. Scouts liked him, howie liked him, traded up to get him. Last year at this time Agholor was a bum and Kelce needed to be cut.