Roster Update – Down to 76

Posted: August 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 162 Comments »

The Eagles have to be down to 75 players this week. They went ahead and made 12 cuts today. There weren’t any real surprises.

OL Mike Coccia
OL Jared Wheeler
OL Kevin Graf
WR G.J. Kinne
WR Josh Reese
WR Michael Johnson
TE Justin Tukes
DL Alfy Hill
DL Jeremy Towns
LB Dasman McCullum
CB Marc Anthony
S Brandan Bishop

Graf is the player who surprised me the most. He played well in the 2014 preseason and spent most of the year on the practice squad. He was actually on the roster for a couple of weeks. He struggled as a pass blocker, but stood out as a run blocker. This year he never really stood out at all.

Kinne is a cult hero to Eagles fans, but just lacks NFL ability.

There is one more move to come. I think the hesitation is due to Cody Parkey’s situation. If he can’t kick on Thursday night, Kip Smith needs to stay on the roster.

There will be some interesting names hitting the streets from other teams. Don’t make too much of this. Guys cut at this point tend not to be that good. If they were, their teams would keep them for the final preseason game. I’m more interested in the cuts that will happen next weekend.

The Eagles could look for help at a few spots.

* OLB – Will Marcus Smith play, be cut or put on IR? Brad Jones and Bryan Braman can be effective backups, but the team would be in big trouble if there was an injury.

* S – Jerome Couplin and Ed Reynolds are battling for the #5 Safety spot. Neither has secured the job, but both have looked okay. The Eagles might see someone they like better.

* OL – The Eagles have a good starting unit. Matt Tobin has played well as the backup LT. David Molk has played well as the backup C. Beyond that, things are wide open. John Moffitt and Dennis Kelly could make the team, but the Eagles could also look for help.

* TE – If Zach Ertz is healthy for Week 1, things are fine. If there are concerns, the Eagles might need to look for help. Eric Tomlinson has shown potential this summer, but hasn’t necessarily looked like someone you would count on in a real game.

* QB – I would love to see the Eagles let go of both Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow. Neither player has looked good in the last couple of games. I would prefer the Eagles to sign a young player with some upside. The Packers have 4 QBs. If they cut Matt Blanchard, he would be of interest. I know some of you would like to see the Eagles go after E.J. Manuel. I have no interest in him. Seems like he might stick in Buffalo at this point. Sean Renfree could be cut by the Falcons. He would be interesting. The Rams might cut Austin Davis, who played well against the Eagles last year.

None of these guys is anything special. The point is that we’ve seen next to nothing from Barkley. And Tebow remains a mystery. We don’t know how he would play when on the field with starters and a gameplan built specifically for him. To this point, he’s been slightly less than spectacular.

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BGN had a good piece recently on Titans OG Andy Levitre. He will almost certainly be cut. Should the Eagles go after him to play RG? That’s hard to say. At his best, he was one of the top OGs in the league. But that was a few years back.

Andrew Gardner has played well enough to make you feel comfortable this summer. But it would be interesting to add someone and then have Gardner as the #6 OL. He would be a terrific swing player at G/T.

I haven’t watched Levitre recently so I can’t comment on whether he would be a good target. One issue is that he’s mostly played LG. The Eagles need someone at RG, if anywhere.

I think it is more likely the teams adds an OL who would come in here to be depth and compete for time, if they make any move at all.


162 Comments on “Roster Update – Down to 76”

  1. 1 ICDogg said at 8:16 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    I think we should dump both Tebow and Barkley and pick up the kid from Green Bay, Blanchard

  2. 2 RC5000 said at 8:35 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    I don’t know much about Blanchard he is 26 and he looked a little interesting but he would be for PS? He doesn’t know system and won’t get many reps so I’d rather use roster spot for one of the tough cuts.

  3. 3 ICDogg said at 8:43 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Roster, usually inactive

  4. 4 RC5000 said at 9:30 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    He can’t help you much this year but I guess if you see him as potential future QB. I’d probably prefer putting someone on practice squad but I’m not as into keeping Tomlinson, Mostert, Bailey on roster as I was. Though I don’t really want to lose Bailey.Still it’s probably not a big deal either way when you’re talking last spots.

  5. 5 GENETiC-FREAK said at 8:42 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Hope Parkey is good for the season. Groin injury can only get worse for kickers as the season goes on.

  6. 6 ICDogg said at 8:52 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    I figure he’s getting another day off Thursday

  7. 7 Joe Minx said at 9:19 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Citing multiple sources, reports “no
    schism exists” between the Redskins’ front office and owner Dan Snyder
    regarding the future of Robert Griffin III in Washington.

    A previous ESPN report strongly hinted Redskins management
    and coaches want to move on from RG3, but are “meeting resistance from
    team ownership.” PFT’s Mike Florio contends that “this simply isn’t
    true,” and “everyone is on the same page.” Florio insists Snyder is not
    hindering the Redskins’ football operations.


    Yeah right. I don’t know who the bigger clown is- Snyder or Florio.

  8. 8 Greg Richards said at 9:26 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Schefter says there’s a schism. Florio says there isn’t. Verdict – there’s a schism.

  9. 9 laeagle said at 1:12 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Best part is going to be when Florio writes a smart ass post explaining how what he said would happen didn’t, but that he was somehow still right all along.

  10. 10 Media Mike said at 4:43 AM on August 31st, 2015:


  11. 11 A_T_G said at 6:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Agreed. Florio’s clownishness gets him clicks. Snyder’s clownishness loses him fans.

  12. 12 GEAGLE said at 9:44 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Calling what Profootball talk does as “reporting” is a stretch…. Florio is basically the National media version of Elliot Hack Parker

  13. 13 Greg Richards said at 9:31 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Khalil Mack is decent.

  14. 14 JoeBlow said at 9:44 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    yea he is putting on a show

  15. 15 A_T_G said at 9:33 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    In the Raiders game, Amari Cooper ran about an 8-yard out on second and six. When he turned to catch the ball he was looking directly into the sun, and the ball went right past him. The next play, on third down, Cooper ran the same route, QB made the same throw, and the Raiders punted.

    I have trouble imagining us calling that route in that situation. I find it impossible to believe we would do it twice, on consecutive plays.

  16. 16 Baloophi said at 12:47 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I wonder if Amari was also revved up like a deuce…

  17. 17 Greg Richards said at 9:34 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Nate Allen has 2 picks tonight.

  18. 18 Ig_l said at 10:21 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    A broken clock is right twice a day.

  19. 19 Fufina said at 3:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Except he got picks last year. He is an ‘ok’ Free Safety. He has decent range and can make plays on the ball. By this point in his career he has decent vet experience.

    He did not have the cover skills the Eagles want in their safety nor does he tackle well enough nor take the right angles at times. But he is a league average Safety at this point for most teams.

  20. 20 stephenstempo said at 5:08 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I feel like that says more about the safety play league-wide.

  21. 21 Jernst said at 8:50 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    eh…I thought he left a lot to be desired as a free safety. Always seemed late to give help over the top. Rarely showed good anticipation and had terrible situational awareness. And, worst of all he seemed to bite on every playaction pass, pump fake and/or head fake by the WR. Sadly though, that’s about league average for safeties these days.

  22. 22 GEAGLE said at 9:27 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I’m with you… Good riddens

  23. 23 EagleNebula said at 10:22 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Are they playing washteam?

  24. 24 ICDogg said at 10:43 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Didn’t think he could even pick his nose.

  25. 25 Media Mike said at 4:42 AM on August 31st, 2015:


    the replay that give him the first INT was an incorrect overturn by the ref.

  26. 26 Joe Minx said at 11:21 PM on August 30th, 2015:

    Momah sighting

  27. 27 ICDogg said at 1:15 AM on August 31st, 2015:

  28. 28 A_T_G said at 6:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    A few plays later, he caught the ball over the middle, took the hit as two players sandwiched him and then fell off, pulled his helmet back down, and took off running.

    He is not quite as fast as he was, but the finesse guy who doesn’t realize how big he is? That guy is gone.

  29. 29 RobNE said at 9:58 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    is he likely to make their team?

  30. 30 D3FB said at 10:07 AM on August 31st, 2015:


    He’s their 3rd/4th TE.

    Jermaine Gresham is on PUP.
    Troy Niklas was a 2014 2nd round pick, was hurt most of last year.
    Darren Fells is 29 year old who played bball at UC Irvine, then bounced around Europe before trying football. Made team last year.

    Other two guys in camp for them are just camp bodies.

    They run a decent amount of 2 tight. I’d imagine he’s penciled into the 53 right now.

  31. 31 RobNE said at 11:10 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    amazing how two guys Eagles brought along from being out of football (Momah and Villanova Ranger guy) are now on the cusp of making 53 man rosters. Good for them, but I’m a little jealous they aren’t with us.

  32. 32 ac134spectre said at 1:31 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Levitre… can’t help but think of Todd Herremans at this point. Basically he had a really bad year due to injury. If the team had been dumb they’d have cut him. Titans… meh.

    Anyone know if he was playing hurt?

  33. 33 Media Mike said at 4:41 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    He’s essentially sucked the entire time he’s been in Tennessee and I’ve read zero excuse making from an injury perspective.

    Maybe the big money lazied him up.

  34. 34 Fufina said at 4:54 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Well there is a long history of players signing big deals being put in the wrong situation and scheme and failing big time, then going to another team and succeeding.

    I think there is a chance Levitre can reboot his career…. Just not sure if he is a Chip guy. The problem fans need to adjust too is that Chip is only going to let a certain kind of player in the locker room – a 100% committed football guy. It is why i can never see a RGKnee being a fit, and while i think Levitre can become a solid guy again nothing over the last 2 years screams someone who is a 100% football committed guy.

  35. 35 Media Mike said at 5:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    The RGMe&mybrand show wouldn’t be a good fit here, I agree.

  36. 36 ac134spectre said at 11:24 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Not aware of the situation with him, just curious if he was playing injured?

  37. 37 GEAGLE said at 9:26 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    If I’m not mistaken, ISNT he a zone blocking Guard that was miscast in Titans Power blocking scheme?
    colts cut Guard Donald Thomas..
    Don’t know if we should be talking Guards after Gardner, Barbre and Tobin all had a solid game against the Pack…moffit even improved,

    I’m certainly not against adding more talent at backüp OL

  38. 38 Anders said at 2:38 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    There is zero fucking way Smith is cut.

  39. 39 Media Mike said at 5:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I think Tommy was more reference if the injury was worse than advertised and they had to do some type of roster trick.

  40. 40 Anders said at 6:06 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I doubt it. Think he stays as only IR with return makes sense due to lack of depth

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 9:15 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    LOL thank elliot Shorr Parks for this bullshit… Fucking hack

  42. 42 Michael Winter Cho said at 10:04 AM on August 31st, 2015:

  43. 43 bdbd20 said at 7:07 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I’ll really miss Marc Anthony. First he lost J-Lo, now this. Poor guy.

  44. 44 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 7:14 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    But, But, Cleopatra

  45. 45 A_T_G said at 7:15 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Damn, you beat me by two seconds.

  46. 46 A_T_G said at 7:14 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah, and don’t forget about the whole Cleopatra thing, even before J-Lo.

  47. 47 Gary Barnes said at 8:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    How is Tebow a mystery? He stinks as a QB and could only make a team at some other position which he refuses to consider. If Barkley has shown “next to nothing”, then Tebow has shown even less since Barkley has clearly been the better QB. The real mystery is why Chip brought Tebow in as a QB and why he remains on the roster. I’d be fine moving on from both Barkley and Tebow, but if Chip dumps Barkley and keeps Tebow as a QB, he has some serious explain’ to do.

  48. 48 JoeBlow said at 8:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I agree, and i’ve done a complete 180 on Tebow

    I hate the sight of him in an Eagles uniform. He has always been seriously flawed as a qb and there is no upside to him. I realize there isn’t much upside to Barkley either and that’s why i’d rather cut bait with both and let Burton be the emeregency QB. Keeping Tebow would be aggravating

  49. 49 GEAGLE said at 9:15 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah seeing him in Midnight green makes me nauseous.. Can’t wait TIl he is just a distant memory

  50. 50 GEAGLE said at 9:14 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    It’s a mystery how he continues to be labeled a “Quarterback”….. Glorified Runningback

  51. 51 unhinged said at 9:16 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    My first take on Chip signing Tebow was that he wanted to light a bonfire under Barkley’s ass. If either one of them survives the cut to 53, Kelly’s going to be inundated with “what is the thinking, there?”

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 9:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Until proven,otherwise, TEBOW was/is a “Camp arm”… Nothing more,,,.
    IF GJ Kinney didmt ask to switch positions to try and make the team, I assume TEBOW would have NEVER been brought in….
    I’m extremely appreciative of chip, but if he wastes a roster spot on this scab, I’ll be sick… I’d rather have 2 QBs, then This glorified runningback, who is too selfish to play other positions to help us win…. GJ Kinney will DO ANYTHING to help this team.. Unless TEBOW gets to play QB, he isn’t Interested, so As far as I’m concerned, he can piss off

  53. 53 Tdoteaglefan said at 8:45 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Lol Howard eskin on NFL network saying Sam Bradford is the best QB in the NFC east and the best in the league. He mustve drank some baldy juice..he looked amazing this weekend but lets slow down a bit

  54. 54 GEAGLE said at 9:37 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I cringe every time he gets to rep Philly on NFLN,,, Eskin has become so irrelevant.. The ONLY good part about letting him on NFLN is that he argues wjth Braindead Heath Evens

  55. 55 GEAGLE said at 9:13 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I thought Molk was horrible against GB, and PFF backs that up giving him the lowest grade on our team against the Pack..
    Watched Taylor Harts snaps the last two games, kid is really starting to put it together, not only two gapping, but also making plays..
    Didn’t watch Couplin or Reynolds snaps yet from the last game, but watching live, I thought both were making more mistakes then previous games..
    I was all SAM Bradford’ed up on Saturday night, didn’t realize how good demarco looked.
    Kendricks had a bad game, but not worried, it was his first game action, im sure he knocked the rust off…. But what concerns me is, if Kemdricks needed a game to Knock Rust off, how will Kiko perform game 1 after not getting any game time to knock of the rust of missing the last season? With that said, let’s not carried away with a “Cuban Missle(Kiko) Crisis”…
    Pleased that all our Guards looked good Saturday night.. TObin, Gardner, Barbre all played well, and Moffitt probably had his best game of the preseason

  56. 56 RogerPodacter said at 9:44 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    didn’t notice too much of Couplin, but i noticed Reynolds a lot, and not in a good way. on ST, he was on the punting team, and nearly gave up a blocked punt. on D, he seemed to be ineffective.

  57. 57 GEAGLE said at 9:56 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Be nice if we can find a more talented safety off waivers this week,,, but safeties are so scarce Its Probably a pipe dream… Ideally Thurmond and Jenk stay healthy all year and the backups don’t matter…
    The backüp safeties ARENT just competing for roster spot, they are competing to see who the 5th best DB is to play in Nickel? If a safety happens to be better then the corners, the safety will come in for Nickel and thurmond or Jenkins move to slot corner,..
    Dissapointed that BIGS didn’t have a good game Saturday

  58. 58 RogerPodacter said at 10:07 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    yea Biggers seems to be playing like a marginal veteran going against rookies. at first, he was balling. now he just looks exposed.

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 9:13 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Skins named Cousins week 1 starter…. LOL

  60. 60 Avery Greene said at 9:53 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    It seems RG3 has a concussion he can’t seem to get past.

  61. 61 GEAGLE said at 9:58 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    That’s the least of his problems LOL…

    RG3 as a QB is like half a step above TEBOW

  62. 62 GEAGLE said at 9:24 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Colts cut Guard Donald Thomas…. Zone blocker or power blocker?

  63. 63 JoeBlow said at 9:32 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    all I know is that he is constantly hurt….7 seasons, only 43 games played

  64. 64 GEAGLE said at 9:33 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah they just activated him off PUP the other day and cut him already…
    If we add another Guard, I would hope that he is a better backüp Center then MOLK and Vandervelde..

  65. 65 P_P_K said at 10:45 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Two weeks from tonight!

  66. 66 Avery Greene said at 10:51 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Thank god next Monday is a holiday, it’ll make the week go by faster. Still need to figure out what I’m doing for the game. I’m thinking I might go to the Eagles bar near my house since the game starts @7.

  67. 67 P_P_K said at 1:29 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Thanks for the heads up about the game starting at 7. Early start. Makes it possible for our Eagles crew here to get together.

  68. 68 GEAGLE said at 10:53 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yes sir…
    I have a feeling it will look much more like 2013 opener, then the 2014 Jaguars opener

  69. 69 RogerPodacter said at 10:11 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    off topic, and i hate to beat the dead horse on this….
    on the play where Goode timed the snap and tackled the RB as soon as he got the handoff…what would have been the argument if he had tackled the QB at the knees? he got there so fast, how could he possibly know if it was a play fake or not. seriously – either of them could have the ball, right?

  70. 70 D3FB said at 10:14 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    But it wasn’t some scary newfangled offense. So the refs would have said it was dirty.

  71. 71 RogerPodacter said at 10:55 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    lol would love to see them cherry pick some random bits and pieces of the rulebook to support their argument too.

  72. 72 nicolajNN said at 11:30 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Oh you didn’t know? In games played in the state of Wisconsin during a full moon it is illegal to touch the legs of the QB if you play for a team which home color is green

  73. 73 RobNE said at 11:52 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I don’t understand how Sam Bradford is at the center of this when the guy you would want to hit is Wilson.

    And I mean he lowers his body to go for the knees. It seems really obvious on the replay.

    I used to kind of like the Ravens. No more. They are thugs. The fact that Harbough stares down Gruden is hilariously ironic.

  74. 74 JoeBlow said at 12:03 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    he even stared down his own sideline reporter….that harbaugh family is nuttier than squirrel shit

  75. 75 SteveH said at 12:13 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Jim harbaugh is like a less violent version of Patrick Bateman. The thing with the Khaki pants is just bizarre.

  76. 76 CrackSammich said at 12:58 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    It’s not about Bradford. It was about the Ravens making it known to their division that they intend to do this all season. Bengals run the option, and you better believe that the Browns will do it if Manziel sees the field. Steelers ran it a few times with Rothlisburger last year as well. Bradford was just collateral damage.

  77. 77 Ark87 said at 10:32 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Would have been BA if he just crushed both of them.

    I was actually going to bring up Najee, he timed a lot of those snaps perfectly, he just got picked up well on the majority of them. I wonder if he just has a nack for that sort of thing.

  78. 78 D3FB said at 10:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I would imagine so. The Packers game 2 years ago where he played they blitzed him into the line pretty extensively, so it’s likely a skillset they are familiar with.

  79. 79 anon said at 10:41 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    bills cut fred jackson?

  80. 80 BlindChow said at 10:43 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    He must have been expensive. They still have Bryce Brown.

  81. 81 sprawl said at 11:02 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Something like $2.3 million this year. Was kind of worried about the Cowboys picking him up but he is 34 years old and has missed a lot of games on and off.

    He went to high school in Arlington TX so it might not be a shocker to see him picked up down there

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 10:45 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    hahahahahahahahahaha I love Skip Bayless. I’m sorry, but I have to admit that I listing to this delusional fool justify why the Cowboys will be great is a guilty pleasure of mine,.. Dude is a maniac… “Morris Claiborne is about to come into his own”… LOL
    Shannon Sharpe is killing skip and the Cowboys, laughing at Skip for his nonsense… Sharpe called him Brandon “USED” Carr, LOL he is a used car, any time a team needs yards they throw at the used Car…

    The new Delusional narrative is Romo is going to be awesome this year because his back is so much better then last year, now he can actually practice unlike last year and it will make all the difference in the world… Lol
    let’s say Romos back is feeling Great… How many hits can iRomos back endure from Cox, Barwin, Kiko, Kemdricks, Logan, Curry, BG before it gets injured again? Bet anything the back problems come back after week 2 against our Front 7…. Hearing chip talk up the Cowboys is the craziest thing you can ever hear…talking up McFadden? Lol saying Moris Claiborne will have a breakout year? Sean Lee is going to play all year? Lol.. “They have a good secondary”? HOW? “The defense will be a step above last years”??
    Shannon Sharpe is looking at this clown like he has 3 heads…apparently Not Only will the Cowboys win the East, but they will finish as the #1 seed in the NFC…. LOL appreciate the early morning laugh…. Thanks skipper.

  83. 83 Avery Greene said at 10:54 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Right now, I think they are an 8-8 team. They haven’t figured out the RB situation, and even with their three backs it’ll be difficult to replace 400 carries.

    If they can’t grind it out on the ground, their defense is going to get exposed. I don’t think they’ve done enough on that side of the ball to have a defense that can win them games. If Dallas isn’t holding the ball for 3/5 of the game, IMO they can’t repeat their success from last year.

  84. 84 GEAGLE said at 11:09 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    This dallas team just does not scare me…
    Their secondary was average with Scandrick who is probably their best DB, out for the season,.. How the hell can that sexondary matchup with all our weapons? Chip will have guys running free all day against that secondary ..
    Even if Dallas actually has the best OL in the league, our OL is also pone of the best.. Even if you want to say Dallas OL is better then ours (which im not ready to concede), they aren’t THAT much better then ours.. Our OL is up there with ANYONES… There isn’t a big enough DISCREPENCY between our offensive Lines,to make up for the discrepancy between Demarco, Mathews and Sproles being on a completely different level to McFadden, Dunbar and Randles…. The discrepancies between our stables of runningbacks is staggering…. Not ONLY can we run the ball DRASTICALLY BETTER then Dallas, but our Front 7 can stop the run Drastically more then their front 7…. On both sides of the ball, we are on a different level then them when it comes to the run…
    Dez Bryant is a Beast, they have a passing Attack that deserves respect but weapons are up there with ANYONES,, so even if you are someone who thinks dallas has better weapons in the passing game(which I don’t agree with), it’s not going to be significantly better then our weapons.. The difference will be minimal because our weapons can compare with anyones… No doubt our starting secondary outclasses theirs, and the DISCREPENCY is bigger when comparing secondaries, then the minimal DISCREPENCY between our pass catching weapons and theirs…
    Our Defense should prove to be on another level, and as long as our OL is healthy, im confidemt we will put up 30pts with bradford or Sanchez

  85. 85 JoeBlow said at 11:04 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    today was the first time i have watched that show in probably a year….first off new host is nice to look at, think she used to be on nfl network

    I love how he says Romo has turned his game around because….”he quit playing golf” then i immediately realized why i don’t watch this show

  86. 86 anon said at 10:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    The Oakland Raiders lost starting offensive right tackle Menelik Watson to a ruptured Achilles in a preseason game Sunday night.

  87. 87 GEAGLE said at 10:50 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah watched it live… Achilles injury are probably the easiest to identify, usually if looks like the player was shot in the back, and let’s out a loud scream.. Felt bad, the kid was screaming and crying, right away he knew he was done for the season

  88. 88 deshawnbentley said at 11:06 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Man and Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles and made 2 clutch free throws after and walked off the court by himself. Did not express any agonizing pain during the game. True goat right there

  89. 89 SteveH said at 11:12 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Kind of off topic but tangential, the weirdest story I ever read about Kobe was how that when he posts up or wants the ball, he starts making a hissing sound, like a snake.

    That’s some freaky shit and Kobe Bryant is only maybe human.

  90. 90 deshawnbentley said at 11:14 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    They don’t call him the black mamba for nothing!

  91. 91 GEAGLE said at 11:27 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    In fairness, the dork gave himself that Nickname after a Terrentino movie,.. Doesn’t count! I will never call him that.. U can’t give yourself a nickname..

  92. 92 BC1968 said at 12:21 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yep, I used with a guy nicknamed T-Bird. He gave himself that name. How lame. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the guy wanted to be called The Maestro and refused to answer to his real name.

  93. 93 Michael Winter Cho said at 12:37 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Not a Kobe fan, dude has been overrated for half of his career IMO. But anyway, Tim Duncan wanted to be called “Merlin”–that didn’t happen…

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 11:25 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    #THUGLIFE lol

  95. 95 SteveH said at 11:10 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    What’s worse is that achilles, along with microfracture surgery, can have long term effects on careers. No guarantee he’ll come back to 100%.

    Whenever I think about getting a “ruptured” achilles I feel squeamish. That’s a part of the body that’s just not supposed to rupture.

  96. 96 GEAGLE said at 11:25 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah man… I remember just straining my Achilles when I was a teenager, it HURTS!
    I’m completely in awe of how Demeco Ryan got over his 2nd Achilles tear so fast…. No matter what the Eagles said. I would have bet he wouldnt have been ready for game 1, and tbis dude beat that deadline and took the field in August… I’m blown away, especially because of how hard it was for him to get back to normal after the 1st Achilles tear..
    jason Peters also overcame two of those tears like a beast and never looked back

  97. 97 Phil said at 11:10 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Do we have an injury status on marcus smith ??

  98. 98 RobNE said at 11:13 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I’ve checked out the Ravens and Packers boards after the games and there was no concern. More like “the Eagles are a terrible team to play in the preseason” b/c you don’t game plan for the pace, etc.

    I assume the truth lies somewhere in the middle. But I’m a little surprised not to see more concern out of those fans. I hope Falcons take us this lightly.

    Do you think our first opponent has more of an advantage b/c they’ve had lots more time to game plan, or do you think they really don’t do that for teams until the week before anyway b/c the rest of camp is about identifying your 53, installing your own plays etc.?

  99. 99 myartz04 said at 11:16 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I would imagine if there was one team they DON’T want to open the year with, it’s the Eagles.

  100. 100 Avery Greene said at 11:18 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    A couple weeks ago I was surfing the Falcons subreddit. They think we are a mess and that they should beat us this year. We’ll see next week in the run-up to the game.

  101. 101 myartz04 said at 11:23 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Love this time of year…everyone is a playoff team. I just think we are the most unique offense in the league…and you know there are going to be some new wrinkles…going to be next to impossible to have any idea what to expect. Sorry about your luck Falcons.

  102. 102 GEAGLE said at 11:42 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I think teams don’t have enough to match up with all our weapons.. We have 5 legit WRs that we are comfortable using in each game, 4 RBs that can make plays(3 Probowlers lol), would anyone really be upset if they see Trey Burton getting some snaps? Kid is a weapon too, 3 TEs we have no problem playing in games…. Sproles known as one of the toughest weapons to matchup with in the game,in the hands of a matchup Guru like Chip….. I just don’t see how defenses have enough speed and players that can cover, to match up with all our weapons, and if you want to put more corners in the game, we will smash you behind the Boss Hog Jason peters and our new physicak, bruising run game…. Who the F wants what and where they want it at? They gonna have to show me they have defenders that can matchup with this arsenal of weapons..
    And Let’s not even get into our secret weapon, aka weaponizing our entire ST unit.,.i love this roster especially if we can get thru these last two weeks healthy…ERTZY and MS2 wiill be back soon, and Huff is already back…very excited about this roster, both in terms of starters and depth

  103. 103 OregonDucker said at 11:59 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    One of the most effective wrinkles we are seeing on offense is WR crossing routes. In the past, such routes were career-killers because DBs and LBs would crush the receiver. Now, such hits are outlawed to make the game more exciting and protect the receiver. Chip is exploiting this new reality.

  104. 104 GEAGLE said at 11:34 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Huh? Says the 6 win team that will pick in the top 5 of next years draft…they have two decent players, period… Who the hell are they beating? We have more quality RBs then they have quality players LOL
    The audacity…… In my best Michelle Tanner voice, “How Rude”….

  105. 105 SteveH said at 11:35 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    That’s funny, I think we are going to truck them. I think we’re a really tough team to open against, plus Atlanta has been on the decline for a while now, they’re far from a powerhouse and their OL sucks, we’re going to ruin them in the trenches.

  106. 106 GEAGLE said at 11:44 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    44-15 Eagles… They don’t get in the ENDZONE.. Keep them shooting 3’s all day like some NFL equivalent of Steph curry

  107. 107 RobNE said at 11:46 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    and the 2nd half?

  108. 108 myartz04 said at 11:48 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Julio gets a garbage time TD to help my fantasy team…54-22

  109. 109 Ryan Rambo said at 11:26 AM on August 31st, 2015:

  110. 110 myartz04 said at 11:32 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Haha there is no middle ground….either they think they are going to blow us out or they think they will get blown out.

  111. 111 Avery Greene said at 11:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I love the fact that a poster said we we’re soft, and that we’ve been running up the score in preseason.

  112. 112 GEAGLE said at 11:43 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    We been running up the score for two years lol

  113. 113 Avery Greene said at 11:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    LOL – the one thing I think teams will learn this year is that we won’t be a soft team. McCoy tried to avoid contact, but Murray and Mathews will go straight ahead.
    We are a far different team this year.

  114. 114 RogerPodacter said at 11:54 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    i love the way Murray and Mathews have been running so far this preseason. they are going to be very fun to watch

  115. 115 Avery Greene said at 12:06 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    There could be a couple games this year where both of them get over 100 yards rushing.

  116. 116 GEAGLE said at 12:11 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    I was so caught up with Samurai SAM on Saturday that i didn’t realize what a beast Demarco was in that game TIL I watched it again… He was Beastin..
    And I love that it looks like our deadly screen game is back…

    best of all?…. We are seeing Sproles and another RB on the field at all times.. Sproles will Look Like westbrook 2.0 this year catching passes in this offense…
    Efficiwnt redzone play….

  117. 117 xmbk said at 11:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Looking forward to a repeat of the last Monday night season opener.

  118. 118 BC1968 said at 12:14 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Only the second half needs to be like the first half this time.

  119. 119 OregonDucker said at 11:56 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    “Fatigue makes cowards of us all” – Jimmy Johnson

    You can’t “game plan” fitness to play the Eagles. You can only pray.

  120. 120 Avery Greene said at 11:17 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    This isn’t good for Marquise Lee.

  121. 121 SteveH said at 11:19 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I wonder if Chip really wanted Lee. I think I’d take Jordan Mathews all day over Lee, I think he’s the perfect hard nosed RAC guy and I’m not sure Lee would fit as good for what we do.

  122. 122 xmbk said at 11:41 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I think he did. Seems less concerned about injuries, and Lee is in the Agholor mold.

  123. 123 Sean Stott said at 12:08 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Easy to say in hindsight since Matthews has performed better, but Marquise Lee in his earlier USC days was a WR to behold.

  124. 124 GEAGLE said at 11:28 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I don’t get it?

  125. 125 SteveH said at 11:31 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I didn’t either, you’d have to read the article for that to make sense.

  126. 126 RogerPodacter said at 11:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    full quote makes a little more sense:

    “He’s to me like the albino tiger at the zoo,” Olson said. “You get there and if you’re lucky enough to get him to come out of the cage and see him, it’s a good day. I’ve only seen him three times [in practice] since I’ve been here. Those three days he was very impressive, but he’s only been out three days. So, we’re hoping we can get him healthy and see him a little bit more.”

  127. 127 GEAGLE said at 11:46 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    That makes sense… Thanks
    Sort of like Bruce Arians saying his 1st round pick Humphries only shows up once a week

  128. 128 GEAGLE said at 11:30 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    It never ends… Report out of court, there will be NO settlement, judge has to rule on deflate Gate… He better not be a chicken shit judge and kick this up to appellate court…. This crap needs to come to an end before the start of the season … Tired of crap like this annd scumbag Ray rice hijacking the beginning of every season

  129. 129 RobNE said at 11:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    he can’t kick it up to appellate court. But either side can appeal.

    My prediction is he sides for the NFL but uses his opinion to just crush the NFL for how it acted. Both sides declare victory.

  130. 130 SteveH said at 11:45 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    What a stupid circus. I totally think Brady did it and should be suspended, but the way it’s gone down has shown how structurally unsound all of the NFL’s official rules and regulations are.

    The ginger hammer does what he wants mandate just isn’t a way to run the league.

  131. 131 RobNE said at 11:45 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I agree with all that.

  132. 132 GEAGLE said at 11:47 AM on August 31st, 2015:


  133. 133 Greg Richards said at 12:17 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Agreed. A judge’s discretion is very limited regarding reasons he can overturn an arbitration decision governed by a CBA. He doesn’t have to agree with the league’s interpretation of the evidence, he doesn’t have to agree with the league’s actions. He can overturn the league’s ruling only if they violated the actual CBA. So, he can rule in the league’s favor and still bash the league in his decision. He can also stay his decision and grant an injunction preventing the suspension from being enforced until the appelate court makes a decision assuming Brady appeals. So practically the NFL will claim it won because it’s authority was confirmed and the NFLPA can claim it won because the judge bashed the NFL and the suspension isn’t being enforced. I suspect the appeals court would again side with the league, but by that time Brady may be retired.

  134. 134 SteveH said at 11:33 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Disappointing that Cousins is named the starter in Washington, I wanted the RG3 train-wreck to continue. Only Washington could ruin a premiere prospect like Griffin so thoroughly.

  135. 135 Avery Greene said at 11:35 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    He has to pass the concussion protocol, and he failed the last time. I don’t think he takes it again until next week or something.

  136. 136 anon said at 12:07 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Cousins isn’t good, at all.

  137. 137 BC1968 said at 12:11 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Isn’t good is good for us-Obi Wan Kenobi

  138. 138 myartz04 said at 11:36 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Seems like a lot of you, like me, watch tons of preseason games on NFL network….I was wondering if anyone else has noticed something. I have been noticing on a couple occasions that Odell Beckham has been alligator-arming passes over the middle. Is this because it’s preseason and he doesn’t want to get hurt or is his starting to get the reputation of a guy who doesn’t like to be hit hard? Because defenders are certainly going to try to jack him up this year.

  139. 139 Avery Greene said at 11:37 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah he doesn’t want that type of reputation. Because then he’s going to have to beat press quite a bit more.

  140. 140 SteveH said at 11:39 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Probably some of both. ODB is a monster and I have no doubt opposing DB’s are going to do everything they can do hurt him physically trying to slow him down.

    Amazing that he went 14th. How did so many teams pass on him? He’s the most naturally gifted receiver I think I’ve ever seen.

  141. 141 myartz04 said at 11:40 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I think people want Megatron type receivers with high picks. Not that I agree but they want physical freaks.

  142. 142 SteveH said at 11:43 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah you’re right I think. They want big strong fast dominating receivers, Megatron, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Dez Bryant.

  143. 143 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 12:39 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Because he isnt 6ft

  144. 144 GEAGLE said at 11:49 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    They were complaining the other day about some team targeting ODB and trying to take shots at him…he is going to get in trouble one day getting too cute with one handed catches even when he doesn’t need to, eventually he is going to drop a catchable costly catch..

  145. 145 JoeBlow said at 12:00 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    they played the Jags about a week ago and ODB was quoted as saying that the DB’s were headhunting and trying to injure him, Cruz agreed, but that’s his teammate. I watched it and didn’t see much of anything, just guys giving effort. I checked on some Giants message boards and even they were saying ODB was delusional

    He’s a ridiculous talent, but he does seem to clam up around contact and he def has a bit of diva in him…If Eli spends a lot of time picking himself up off the ground (which he will) ODB might get irritated and we could have some fireworks in the Meadowlands

  146. 146 BC1968 said at 12:10 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    One catch a career does not make-Yoda

  147. 147 GEAGLE said at 11:53 AM on August 31st, 2015:

    I can’t take it any more.. The season is Bout to start, so many great story lines to discuss and we can’t get ANY natipnal media coverage without talking about TEBOW. Enough already!!!! Why did chip do this to us? He couldn’t have thrown us a bone and cut him yesterday? It’s out of control.. As fans you wait TIL thr national media to actually talk about your team,and when it finally comes to us, it’s always TEBOW.. I can’t take it. It’s been a long summer of having to endure tbis freakshow circus act in midnight green…. Forget the 4th preseason game, cut him TODAY and just letBarkley play the entire game hope wer tem ugly and has a good game

  148. 148 Avery Greene said at 12:05 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    CK is a genius with Tebow. All summer long, no one is paying attention to anything but Tebow. Quietly, he’s pushing out a dominant team, so by Week 5 when we’re 5-0 everyone will say “where did this Eagles team come from?”

    CK does so much misdirection, it’s in the media too!

  149. 149 OregonDucker said at 12:08 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yes Avery, I believe you are right. But he also has a plan with Tebow IF the QB can perform in this last preseason contest. If not, he’s gone.

  150. 150 unhinged said at 12:32 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    OD, I have come around to your assessment of Barkley, but is Tebow REALLY a potential #3? It is difficult to imagine. He’s shown me nothing, nada , zip.

  151. 151 Spooonius said at 1:55 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    This is what I’ve been saying (hoping!) all along. Even if it’s not true, the distraction is an added bonus. Although now we’re no longer flying under the radar. Thanks Sam Bradford.

  152. 152 BC1968 said at 12:07 PM on August 31st, 2015:

  153. 153 Greg Richards said at 12:18 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Broncos waived Zac Dysert. I’d give him a look.

  154. 154 Avery Greene said at 12:22 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    I like his size, and the profile says he’s accurate which is important to CK. Considering what we have now, I wouldn’t mind it.

  155. 155 unhinged said at 12:37 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Oh yeah. He’s got issues, but they look fixable. I think his ceiling is definitely higher than our dueling #3’s.

  156. 156 Nailed it! said at 12:49 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Kirk Cousins named starter for the entire 2015 season! Woo boy are things looking good in DC! HA!

  157. 157 Avery Greene said at 12:59 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    It’s going to be ugly this year if a handful of starting QBs go down this year.

  158. 158 RogerPodacter said at 1:29 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    is this a new quote from a PC from Chip?

  159. 159 Avery Greene said at 1:36 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Yeah, from today.

  160. 160 Greg Richards said at 5:24 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    That’s all he can say in public. You can bet they aren’t taking this standing down privately.

  161. 161 RC5000 said at 1:34 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    So how about Tim Jennings cut by Bears instead of Biggers?

  162. 162 jpate said at 1:42 PM on August 31st, 2015:

    Too small, zone corner not a scheme fit.

    And probably sucks now if Bears are cutting him this early