Tim McManus reported earlier today that Michael Vick is more open to returning to the Eagles after meeting with Chip Kelly. Go here to read the full article. This really should come as no surprise. Vick has lived here for 4 years. I’m sure he’d like to stay put if possible. He can hit the open market and hope a team wants him at the right price, but there are no guarantees. Re-doing his deal to stay in Philly would be the safest course of action for him.
I’m sure Chip Kelly said the right things to Vick. Throwing a cold shoulder his way accomplishes nothing. Vick still has plenty of friends in the locker room and around the league. Treating him well and getting the relationship off on the right foot is smart, even if the relationship is over in a few days or weeks.
The key thing that we don’t know is if Chip Kelly has serious interest in Vick. Being nice…being friendly isn’t really a sign of anything. I haven’t changed my stance. I still think Vick’s return is a long shot. That said…I’ve been wrong before. I’ll be wrong again.
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Jeff McLane reported on Twitter this morning that “ Ravens LBs coach Ted Monachino told me GM Ozzie Newsome wouldn’t block Eagles if they are after him to be new DC.” We still don’t know if the Eagles want Monachino, but this is good news. Teams can block assistant coaches from moving on to be coordinators. If the Eagles decide Ted is their guy, it is good to know he’ll be allowed to make the move.
The Super Bowl ended late on Sunday night. The Ravens have a parade Tuesday at 11am. I would think we’ll hear something about a meeting by Wednesday. If not, maybe we are waiting for a college coach. Or they’re trying to re-animate Bud Carson.
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Sheil Kapadia is an Eagles writer that I’ve enjoyed reading for a few years now, but I’m suddenly not sure if he can be trusted. In his otherwise excellent Super Bowl wrap-up column, Sheil unloaded this bomb:
“We’re at Fast And Furious 6? I am proud to say I’ve never seen a minute of any of the first five.”
Say what??? Paul Walker’s DeNiro-like intensity. Jordana Brewster doing anything. Vin Diesel as the wise and weary leader. Michelle Rodriguez in leather pants. Jordana Brewster doing anything. More over-acting than Charlton Heston’s entire career x 2. Jordana Brewster…
I can say without hesitation that The Fast & The Furious series is the Citizen Kane of the NOS-car racing genre. It is like sending your eyes, ears, and brain to heaven for about 1:40. The films have taken us to Tokyo, Rio, Miami, and even Los Angeles. After watching every minute of the series (most multiple times), I was recruited by the Nashville Auto-Diesel College. They said I was perfect for their program. I’m still waiting for signing day before making my announcement on whether I go there or the Colorado School of Mines.
Back to football stuff for a second…Sheil did mention that Baltimore LB Paul Kruger is a free agent. He’s 6-4, 270 and plays on the strong side. Could the Eagles have interest? If Chip Kelly does like taller players, Kruger would make some sense. You either move Brandon Graham to the #3 role or have him compete with Trent Cole for a starting spot.
I don’t think it is likely the Eagles go for Kruger, but it is an interesting idea. With Cole and Graham in place, I think spending key resources on DBs would make more sense. We’ll see what happens and how the rumors go.
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This has nothing to do with anything Eagles related, but I forgot how funny it is. The most illegal move in the history of wrestling! I’ve shared this link before (I think), but it’s too good not to look at every few months.