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  1. Getting 7 wins with the WR group we paired up with him last season was amazing. Aggs and Beckham were not good and the drops became contagious as even JMatt and Ertz were dropping passes they normally would catch. As a group they dropped a ton of passes that should have been completions, which could easily have gotten us at least three more wins. With the upgraded WR corps, and a deep O line I can see us winning 10 or more games in 2017. If we can nail this draft, going beyond ten wins is a real possibility. This team needs to make the playoffs and get back to Eagle dominance.
  2. Or move up and grab Fournette. This kid is going to be a star RB, let's make him our star RB.
  3. You make a lot good points in your post Mr. Simpson. Since Aggs is now in the last year of his rookie contract, we are still only paying him 1.7 Mill, so it would be a smart move on behalf of the Eagles to get a coach like Groh here, who Tommy mentions is much more experienced and has proven himself to be a highly competent WR's coach. Maybe he gets through to Aggs and Beckam, because if one of the starters gets injured, then we will need a reliable WR that can play a prominent role this coming season. Since both are playing this season with their careers on the line, maybe they play get a new contract, either with or without the Eagles. . I do agree that If either one of these players don't show they have improved significantly by the end of this season, I think you have to cut ties with both of them. Not all good WR's come into the league lighting it up. There are numerous cases of WR's exploding in year three. Here's a web page that proves Tomny's third year hypothesis. Getting one more year of seasoning is sometimes all it takes to become great. Let's hope Groh can do what nobody else has been able to do. Get these two players playing up to their potential. If he can do that, then it will definitely be worth the wait.
  4. I have to disagree with your OJ. IMO The 2017 NFL Draft class has at least 10 CB's that can start on day 1 as this is an historically DEEP class, chock full of CB talent. #1 Marshawn Lattimore #2 Gareon Conley #3 Marlon Humphrey #4 Tre' davious White #5 Sidney Jones #6 Cordea Tankersley #7 Adoree Jackson #8 Fabian Moreau #9 Chidobe Awuzie #10 Kevin King Special mention, Rasul Douglas, Akthello Witherspoon, Quincy Wilson There's a bunch more in the later rounds that could develop into starters but I think all of these guys are more than capable. In my opinion if we draft any combination of two of these players, this Eagles fan would be happy.
  5. If the stars line up just right in the draft or if we can move up to get the RB, Fournette. I am no scout, but from what I have seen I think he could be a once in a decade type talent. He plows through linemen and if you are a corner or safety, don't even think about taking him on one on one. A dream scenario in my opinion, but man can this kid play Football.
  6. If this offense is as good as Carson Wentz is, then the Eagles are set for a huge jump in terms of putting up points. I think Wentz has already shown several glimpses of how good he can be, even with an under performing stable of WR's and a depleted O line. You give him top quality WR's like Alshon and Smith opening things up underneath for Ertz, Mathews and Sproles, then you have an offense that can hurt you on all three levels, short, intermediate and deep. Then you factor in getting Lane Johnson back for 16 games. Now Wentz should have that extra second or two to make a good read and throw with accuracy and the running game should be highly successful as well. We finally have the possibility of a lot more completions for Wentz as he hit so many hands last year resulting in drops that if you can get half of those drops back, it makes the Eagles offense dynamic instead of dink and dunk. Now that the Eagles have picked up a few key players for the defense, we can surmise that our pass rush will be better giving QB's less time to find open receivers and the ability to stop the run as good or better than last year. Overall, I can't fathom how some fans can't see that this will be an improved team and it should net us anywhere from 2-4 more wins this coming season. That equates to either 10 or 12 wins. which should land us in the playoff conversation. If we get into the playoffs then anything can happen, and that sounds pretty good to this fan.
  7. I am pretty sure you did not take into account of compensatory picks that are awarded to certain teams, thus extending round 3 and beyond. Here is an interesting link about this year.
  8. Band aid ? At 24 years old he's much more than a band-aid. He is young and talented and could thrive in this scheme. If not then you let him walk. Signing him to a one year prove it deal is exactly what we should want if you ask me. This way you get to see how a player looks in your scheme before making a long term investment. There is no doubt that all these one year deals were done with this thought process in mind. Why would you want to lock up a player long term that may or may not be the answer. If he is then you get exclusive rights to resign him. That's a win for the Eagles if you ask me.
  9. Good read Tommy. I agree with you that having a good mix of talented vets and young players is always a good idea and getting the right mix could lead to great run. Giving Wentz a solid O line and upgraded weapons should equate to a much better team than we saw last season. This team should make the playoffs with the upgrades and a good draft. Maybe having Howie back making deals and the hiring of Joe Douglas will pay off. If we nail this draft and get at least three starters, I think we can be a playoff team. Who knows how good this team can be with Wentz in his second season with more weapons and hopefully a solid defense.
  10. Maybe so, but let's not forget that Wentz was a rook and was thrust into the starting role right before the season began with the trade of Bradford. Having started a full season and understanding the speed at which this game is played, you have to figure that Wentz can take the next step to becoming a top QB in this league. Do these pick ups guarantee anything other than a better option for Wentz? No. Will these two players be better options for Wentz in year 2 of his development? Hell yeah. We should all be excited at what might happen when these players team up with Wentz, because I think anyone would agree that these two WR's are experienced veterans who have proven to be quality starters in this league.
  11. YES !!!! Finally, Howie "Magic Man" Roseman pulls yet another rabbit of his hat with the jewel of FA landing Alshon and Torry to boot. I like the one year deal for Alshon and he needs to prove he can eclipse 1K here too. How did they sign Warmack too? I mean where is all this money coming from? On a more serious note, hat tip to Connor for being da man allday and everyday for our Eagles. He is the kind of person you want to see Bleeding green 4eva IMO, but as all good things, you know the drill. He is and always will be a class act and I wish him well. God Speed Connor and do us one last favor, turn down any offer from Dalass.
  12. I don't care if Kevin Hart was replacing Logan and Benny Hill was here to replace Kamu Grugier-Hill. I hope Pederson has explained to this team the importance of winning this game and not just from a divisional standpoint either. He needs to tell these players that the results of this game do not matter so as long as the score ends in our favor. This is the game that is on prime time and the world will be watching. The Eagles must come together as a team and not only win this game but we need to be dominating on D and take out one or two QB,s and perhaps a RB or two for good measure. This game is about beating the cowboys into hamburger, not just winning. I hope Doug lets all of the players know that short of killing the opponent we must win at any and all costs. The level of hate needle should be pinned at maximum for this game and the players need to know it. Go Eagles !!!!!!!!!!!
  13. I always held out hope that Bradford would play well given the right circumstances. Like Teddy Bridgewater, neither QB's are going to wow you with monster games but if he is protected in a good scheme with top talent at skill positions, he can thrive and win you a lot of games. Especially on a team that has a great defense. Sam had that here to an extent, but by being traded to Minnesota he goes to a team perfectly suited for a QB who won't be asked to carry his team or do anything extraordinary. This was definitely a win, win trade for both teams, but Philly easily wins this trade with the level of compensation the Eagles received. I wouldn't have even contemplated getting more than a fourth rounder at best for Bradford's services and that is being very generous taking into consideration of his contract. But to receive a 1st and an escalating 4th that could very well end up being a third is beyond anyone's wild imagination, unless your name is Howie. I cannot get over of how we he handled the off season, the draft and free agency. You have to be in awe of all the things he was able to accomplish this year.
  14. We knew this coming and we prepared for it the best we could given the circumstances. If Big V does not show he can handle it we have other choices and options that involve players moving out of their comfort zone. Lets hope Big V can play good enough so no more drastic changes have to be made. I think Doug and Carson Wentz can also help by getting the ball out quickly which should limit the exposure of Big V. This should not derail our season IMO, IF Wentz can compensate and Doug adjusts the game plan.
  15. The Eagles have had the best "under the radar" off season that I can recall. They changed HC, DC,OC. QB and changed schemes on both sides of the ball. Revamped 99% of our secondary. We were supposed to fail according to the alleged experts. Pederson was a HC candidate that nobody wanted but the Eagles. Carson Wentz was supposed to sit a year and wasn't going to be active on game days and the experts said he wasn't worth drafting so high so he too was under the radar. Coach Schwartz brought in guys like Bradham, Brooks, McKelvin and they were under the radar signings at the time. I am so proud of our team and thank every single player, coach and front office worker that has helped to bring back that winning feeling. I think this team can succeed where others have failed and I will leave it at that.