Eagles Odds and Ends

Posted: April 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Tags: , | 5 Comments »
Andy ponders pass plays.

Where's Mini-Me?


Sorry for the late post.  I was busy writing my column for PE.com.  I put together a mock draft for the Eagles.  I’ll post a link when it goes up on the site.  One hint as to my draft…no Canadians.  Or Quarterbacks.

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Speaking of QBs…I watched a TCU game last night to take another look at Andy Dalton.  The Eagles set up a visit with him.  I’m sure this is just a ploy.  I simply don’t see him being a guy that makes sense to add to the roster.

Or…maybe Andy Reid is smitten with the red head.  Reid sees in Dalton what he could have been, if only the football gods hadn’t cursed him with the body of an O-lineman.  Andy could be trying to live out his QB fantasy through a young red head named Andy.  They could hang out together as Big Red and Little Red.  Life would be pretty sweet.  This is now starting to make a lot of sense.

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I was doing some research recently and an odd thought occurred to me.  The Eagles signed DE Phillip Hunt this offseason, but he’s not the first guy with that build that we’ve gone after or shown interest in.  Just in the last few years we checked out or went after:

Marcus Howard – 6004, 237
Dexter Davis – 6014, 244
Phillip Hunt – 6005, 244

There isn’t a big point to this.  Just sorta interesting.  All 3 were productive pass rushers in college.  Howard has bounced around the league and spent time at LB and DE.  Davis is entering year 2 with the Seahawks.  Hunt is a big mystery.  Or maybe I should say “small mystery”.

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No one knows what to make of the Kevin Kolb trade situation right now.  The most recent rumor had the Bengals interested.  This didn’t make a bit of sense to me.  Cincy would have to send over high draft picks and then give Kevin a big pay day.  That just doesn’t sound like a Bengals move to me.  I still think the Cardinals make the most sense, but this discussion is moot for now.  Of all the offseasons for the friggin’ league/players to fight…why now???

5 Comments on “Eagles Odds and Ends”

  1. 1 Thunderlips said at 4:27 PM on April 7th, 2011:

    Who should the Eagles be targeting with the 2012 1st round pick they get for Kolb?

  2. 2 Tommy Lawlor said at 4:36 PM on April 7th, 2011:

    I’m still trying to figure out 2011.

    How about DT Jared Crick from Nebraska? He’s had 9.5 sacks in back-to-back years. We could use a presence like that on the inside.

  3. 3 T_S_O_P said at 4:42 PM on April 7th, 2011:

    Have you got to the stage yet where you can put together a small school sleeper section?

    Deante Steele (KR) or Blake Bolles (QB). Steele maybe a super super sleeper, but Bolles surely has a chance of making it on to someones practise field. Have you got any others?

  4. 4 T_S_O_P said at 5:01 PM on April 7th, 2011:

    Keith Darbut of Baldwin-Wallace may be another. I’m sure you have plenty of games on tape of them. I am always surprised when I hear of a college that i have never heard before.

  5. 5 Tommy Lawlor said at 9:42 PM on April 7th, 2011:

    I’m still working on mid-round players from big schools and mid-majors.

    Ask about the small school guys. I’ll see what tape I have and get you an answer, but probably not for another week or so.