Couple of Links

Posted: May 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 3 Comments »

I wrote a draft review for  I focused on how the players fit the Eagles.  Also some extra insight on why Jaiquawn Jarrett went as early as he did.

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For SB Nation Philly, I wrote about the areas that still need to be addressed.  As you can guess, there is a bit of talk about RCB.

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Safety dance?  Nate Allen played FS in college.  So did Jaiquawn Jarrett.  How do the Eagles use them?  Allen is a natural centerfielder.  He will be the primary FS.  Jarrett is better around the box.  He’ll be the primary SS.  Somewhat ironically, Allen is the bigger of the two.  He can also play in the box.  Jarrett patrolled the deep middle at times for Temple so he’s not lost when playing away from the LOS.  This gives the Eagles a lot of flexibility.  The defense can adjust to whatever the offense shows without worrying too much.  I’m sure Castillo will move them around at times in order to confuse offenses.

Chad Hall.  He didn’t set the world on fire last year.  He did have some nice plays.  This summer (assuming we have a normal Training Camp and preseason) is critical for him.  Chad was rusty last year.  He’d been out of football for several years.  I’ll give him a small break for that.  He needs to show us more this year.  Remember that the Eagles added Sinorice Moss back in January.  He’s got a similar skill set, but is much faster.  He’ll push Chad for a roster spot.  Also expect a UDFA to be added who can be in that mix.

Asomugha as RCB?  That is his primary position with the Raiders.  He would be a perfect fit in that sense.  I wrote some about him in the SB Nation Philly column linked above.

3 Comments on “Couple of Links”

  1. 1 Jason said at 12:49 PM on May 8th, 2011:

    I hope they interchange Allen and Jarrett in the box. I would hate to see Allen forced to play the backfield all day. Good things seemed to happen every time that kid blitzed last year.

  2. 2 ATG said at 8:21 PM on May 8th, 2011:


    You really seemed to connect some dots with the SBNation article. We talked trade with the Cardinals on draft day 1, they passed on a QB repeatedly, we removed Jimmy Smith from our draft board shortly after the conversation.

    During the draft, I questioned why a team would go into the draft with a guy on their boards and then remove him during the draft. A trade offer of a guy the like better would answer that question.

  3. 3 Tommy Lawlor said at 8:36 PM on May 8th, 2011:

    @ ATG…

    Actually, the trade with ARZ was something fans asked me about. Honestly, I was so focused on the draft the last couple of weeks I didn’t have time to study NFL rosters and come up with trade scenarios. You know how clever Eagles fans can be. I had a couple of guys ask me on here and then someone sent me an email to ask about the idea. It does make a bit of sense. I wish I could take credit for that.