Streets of Fire

Posted: March 30th, 2023 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Streets of Fire

The Eagles theme for the offseason has been loading up on cheap veterans. That trend continued on Thursday when they signed DT Kentavius Street away from the Saints.


Most sites list Street with 3.5 sacks last year. According to my records, he had 27 sacks last year. I guess PFF and the other sites need to get their facts straight. Pretty embarrassing for them.

How did the Eagles get this Hall of Fame candidate? Sources tell me other teams were too intimidated to negotiate with him. Howie Roseman, fearing no man, called up Street’s agent and offered him some cash, a case of PBR and unlimited Funyuns. I don’t need to tell you what happened next. No mortal could resist that.

Street is an athletic DT. He lists at 6-2, 287. He came into the league as a DE/DT hybrid, but he’s found a home playing on the inside. The Eagles needed depth on the DL and Street gives them that.

Look at front seven for now.

DE Josh Sweat ……….. Brandon Graham
DL Milton Williams ….. Kentavius Street
NT Jordan Davis ……… Marvin Wilson
DL Fletcher Cox ……… Marlon Tuipulotu
SAM Haason Reddick …… Patrick Johnson
LB  Nicholas Morrow ……. Christian Elliss
LB  Nakobe Dean ………… Davion Taylor

The Eagles still need depth on the DL and at LB. Street does offer a pass rusher off the bench.

Good signing. Street isn’t going to come in and be an impact player, but he can be a good role player. He’ll have good pass rushers around him so that will help. Street just has to do his part and be disruptive.


If you want to know more about safety Terrell Edmunds, here is Jonny Page’s write-up on him for BGN. His conclusion:

Last year the Eagles’ defense had a Pro Bowl-level player at nearly every single position. That is unsustainable and the fact is that the Eagles needed to sign some low-cost average starters this year. Edmunds is exactly that. He profiles as an average safety who isn’t going to win you any games with his play-making ability, but he won’t lose you games with backbreaking errors either (hopefully!). He’s a reliable starter who could be replaced pretty easily in the future but will give the Eagles someone who can play meaningful snaps from day one.

That’s fair.

I watched parts of a couple of games to get a feel for Edmunds. Talented, but frustrating player. I wonder if playing in a different scheme will help him. We saw CJGJ have his best year in this scheme. Marcus Epps developed in this scheme. Reed Blankenship had a promising rookie year in this scheme. Maybe they can get the best out of Edmunds.

Or not.

He’s versatile. But that’s kind of a double-edged sword. He is okay in a variety of roles, but doesn’t really stand out in any of them. Edmunds gives the Eagles a player who can start and be functional. Maybe he can be better than that. You just don’t count on it.

The Eagles will keep looking for better options. Last year they found CJGJ in late August. They may not get that lucky this season. Edmunds is both acceptable and replaceable at the same time.


This is fantastic.

Mike McCarthy = ?

I think you’ll love the answer.


The Eagles continue to look at DL and CBs. I’m surprised we haven’t heard more about them and OL, beyond a couple of top guys who visited.

The Eagles won’t “have” to go with any position. They’ll have the freedom to choose the best player. It will be interesting to see who that is because there are some really talented choices at a variety of positions.


If you don’t get the reference in the title of the post, here you go.

An under-appreciated 1980’s cult hit. Great action. Cool music. And Diane Lane in her prime. Grab some Funyuns and check it out.


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