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[News] Expect Minimal Bang In Free Agency

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It is just a feeling I get, having been around the Eagles throughout this offseason, wondering the strategy, that free agency is going to be more of a whimper than a scream starting next Tuesday ...

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how is adding a practice squad player from another team going to create competition? Our LB are not even worth being on the field as starters, so brining in people just as bad as them only does one thing, and that is make the actually already bad Eagle starting Lb'ers look good...... if building confidence is what this is, then lord help us because our Lb'ers need a whole lot more then that (some 1000 tackling practices and practice on getting off of a block). All i can say is sign mathis, look at what some vet LB'ers on the market are asking for, and go out and draft some young talent and not some individual drafted at a position he shouldnt of been drafted at (looks at watkins).

p.s. i would really love to see RG3 wearing that Eagles helmet =d

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Well, if they don't go out and sign a quality MIKE linebacker then I'd also expect to be introducing yourself to a new head coach in 2013 Dave. Curtis Lofton should be the biggest priority and perhaps the only priority this team has in free agency.

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Typical Eagles-like move....a guy who was a rush LB asked to play in a system he isn't used to. More of the same at LB I'm afraid. Lordy break out the booze

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Two things that will remain constant...Reid will do whatever he wants with no accountability and Spadaro will always be non-critical of the Eagles moves...cannot blame him, he's employed by the Eagles.

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"but I will go with a linebacker or two, maybe a safety, perhaps a defensive lineman or two, some depth on offense and a kickoff return man -- and the draft is where the Eagles hope to fill most of them."

Funny --- a few weeks ago YOU said the Eagles can't just go and get up the middle help on defense and everything will be fine ... but here you are --- picking up the middle players.

Either you have a short term memory or you wing it. Either way is fine, I'm just pointing out you are pulling a 180 from a previous article.

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now now - The Kid - A few years ago Dave would have printed out a full article dedicated to Simmons and how great of a move this is. He's much more relaxed now. Eagles are starting LB's that wouldn't start on other teams. Grabbing another LB, who wasn't even on a roster last year, is just a "camp body". Eagles will lose players and add players. That's all this guy is. Maybe he's a good special team player or something.

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Ok, say the Eagles draft a LB/Safety, maybe even a DT with 3 picks(assuming they don't trade those picks). The odds of all 3 or even 2 being "helpful" this year? Very low. Odds of 1 of them being helpful is low. If I'm reading you right, you're saying no help is coming via free agency at the "problem" spots. AR is in a year "with so much riding" on his performance and he's not improving this team? Doesn't make sense to me ... I expect 1 signing of importance via draft - more than a "knees wet" kind of thing...

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Point well taken eagleyankfan LOL

But seriously, I love how Spadaro (and others) just think that if we roll this same team out there all will be fine cuz we have a full offseason...umm, did you see this team play last year?

I know it's not the Reid way...but based on last year everybody should have to fight for their job...EVERYBODY.

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Cranky,.yanky,...yankeesuk,!!!!..although you know,..they are my B/U team due to my heritage. Anyway,..regarding yur Spuds stuff. Methinks you are taking liberties with what he says,..and make assumptions that are not warranted. This is the new NFL,.where depth may be as important as pure,.raw talent. I get a chuckle out of some nitwits here don't factor in the probability that many of our young players will improve,..and actually improve dramatically. Teams can change drastically from one year to the next. Even a dang idgit knows that.......PERK UP!,.......GK.

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Good to see that so far only one poster is reacting as if the FO thinks the Simmons signing means anything. The rest of us know better. He's a TC Roster Filler, period. He wasn't signed as the savior of the backfeild.

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Surreal,..one day ,..and that day may never come,.yul realize that a LB is not considered "the backfield". Moreover,..who annointed Simmons as savior? Much adieu about a minor part of this team...that said,..have you ever seen him play?....I didn't think so.

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I dont know about you fellas, but I cant wait for the draft party at the Linc... It will be so much fun to hang out and watch teams draft awesome players. Then the moment we will all have waited 2 hours for, the Eagles picking 15th... trade out of the first round so that we can have 4 selections in the 2nd!

Spudzilla)) Do you know if everyone will be invited back for the following night for rounds 2-3 when we actually pick players??

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true words bizarro --- there has to be some expectation of improvement over poor play last year at LB. I'll counter that with the Eagles have been trying for years to fine a LB in the middle. Those player never improved from year to year. No expectations that anyone currently on the roster will do that in 2012. Falcons dont have a top 50(55?) pick. Eagles have 3 of them. Do a sign and trade with Lofton. Eagles need 1 "big" upgrade on D. That's not asking a lot.

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I still think AR is under the gun. Even if it's only 1 move - AR will make a move for a solid player on D. Maybe a move up on the draft to get one, maybe a trade, or maybe he calls the Mathews kid in GB to kick some sense into Mathews-lite...but something will be done. Spuds - do you play LB?

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March = baseball. EF March madness. Yanks-Phils -- WS! Get your tickets now.

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Who is Monte Simmons? And where is Carmen Sandiago? Also, where's Waldo?

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Cranky,..the Eagles "luck" with LBs is legendary. There is no rational explanation and has to pang any self appointed Eagles fan. I went on board with Lofton awhile ago,.and suspect the Eagles to be players. TBT,..competition for his services will be intense. EVERGREEN will do their best to sign him. There are no guarantees in this NFL market. Intelligent people knows this,..dopes just whine. Whoswiffme?.........btw,..see ya at the Phitens Broad st parade!!!!......GK.

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Minimal Bang. No surprise. Eagles have decided that the 2011 team was pretty good--just not quite ready for 2011. Cut the turn overs in half and see what happens. Steady fine-tuning usually nets more than drastic changes. Looks like team is focused on back half of the roster and improving the quality of the back-ups. No argument there.

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mock draft.

1)Kuchley

2)Boykin

2)Curry

3)Rainey

4)Carder

5)potter

6)QB)

6)DT

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I'll repost this, since the website and/or intranets were on the fritz yesterday:

"THIS JUST IN :

"SI's Peter King believes the Eagles could make a play for the Rams' No. 2 overall pick to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

The Eagles have been floated as a dark-horse in the RGIII sweepstakes since Rams COO Kevin Demoff told King St. Louis had received a "feeler" from a team "you would never expect."

Whoooaaaaa Nellie !"

As we all know,...Peter King and Jef Lurie have had a long relationship where they share valuable and private information back and forff (a.k.a. confederates)....so this should not be taken lightly !!!

It has been said, that the Eagles are now in a race for RG3 with the Redskins, and that it shouldn't suprise anyone that the Eagles would AGRESSIVELY try and aquire a unique talent at QB, that has all the tools and smarts, to be THE NEXT BIG THING !

The question is, what do we have to give up ? Thoughts ?

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great reporting Hoxingsly....RG3 gonna be an EAGLE ....WOWS..I have to change my macher now...

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hOX....

That picture gets me everytime, entertaining stuff fo' sho'!

Word is that we are going to trade, Asante, and our 2013, 2014, AND 2015 first round picks for RG3. I feel like thats a great deal! The Eagles should definitely be giving up more than that for a future 5 time super bowl champion quarterback!

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Afro,..you are a funny guy,...and his hair,.was perfect!!!

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