Saturday Links

Posted: May 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Tags: , | 6 Comments »

For my column I covered a few topics of interest, the biggest being Chad Hall (insert comment about irony here).  I’m curious to see if 2010 was as good as it gets for Chad or if he will be better in 2011.  Remember how many questions we had about LeSean McCoy heading into last summer?  He was hardly a unanimous choice to have a great year.  Shady played well in the preseason and gave us hope.  Then he lit things up during the year and made believers of us all.

I’m not saying Chad can make a substantial jump, but he could look like a much better player this year.  Will that be enough to get him a roster spot?  If so, does he get regular playing time?  Hall doesn’t have a lot of upside so he needs to play well this year if he wants to keep his career going.

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Here’s a article with some comments from Juan Castillo about his DTs and Jaiquawn Jarrett.  Castillo says he likes the 4 DTs and thinks Bunkley could be in for a breakout year.  As I said on Friday, it won’t shock me if Bunk has a breakout season.  This scheme should bring out the best in him.  The challenge is for Bunk to embrace the opportunity and play at a high level.

6 Comments on “Saturday Links”

  1. 1 Iowa Eagle said at 1:22 AM on May 22nd, 2011:

    Doing some late night browsing and thought some of you guys might enjoy a draft analysis on Dion Lewis… listen to who they compare him to towards the end “A poor man’s Brian Westbrook”

  2. 2 ATG said at 10:53 AM on May 22nd, 2011:

    I’m rooting for Chad Hall. He needs to be better this year, but if he is he would make a great success story, and he would provide a versatility that would allow us to get more out of the bottom of the roster than a conventional backup.

  3. 3 PhxPhilly said at 8:07 PM on May 22nd, 2011:

    I know most fans hated him, but I think of Hall like a more talented Reno Mahe.
    With Hall active on game day, he could be a returner, the backup ‘quick’ RB, and the ‘small’ WR role. I’d love if he could become the Kevin Faulk lite of the Eagles, a great role player that knows all the plays and has some quickness to cause match up problems.

    I really like the 4WR the Eagles have but Jackson and Maclin are the ‘quick’ guys while Avant and Cooper are the ‘possession’ guys. I think Hall could fill in a few of the routes that Jackson has better than Avant or Cooper.

  4. 4 mcud said at 8:33 PM on May 22nd, 2011:

    Wow. Now there are Plex rumors going around the interwebs.

  5. 5 lil Lehigh said at 8:39 PM on May 22nd, 2011:

    I sure wish we still had Danny Amendola. Our return problems would be fixed and he’s a good wide receiver

  6. 6 mattman said at 11:53 PM on May 22nd, 2011:

    Good point, we kept him for Hank Baskett too, who we released like two weeks later. Then we traded Brandon Gibson two weeks later. Amazing that we still have a 4-deep WR corps with all that talent lost. Remember when we couldn’t find even an average WR to save our lives?