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  1. So why did the Skins get rid of linebacker Mason Foster when he led the team with 131 tackles last year? Is he lousy in pass coverage or something?
  2. Unless I missed some earlier comments on this. I'm surprised that the fans haven't commented on the recent news regarding the Owners wanting a 18 game regular season in the next contract with players only being allowed to participate in a total of 16 regular season games. That ought to be interesting. I told you these NFL owners are some of the greediest people on earth. They want the extra money playing 18 regular season games would generate but don't want to pay the players more for 18 games. How would you like to be the person who is paying 300 for a ticket to a regular season game and when you show up, Wentz and Cox aren't playing that game. LOL
  3. Jones that year after the injury was projected to go anywhere between round 2 thru round 4. The Eagles obviously didn't want to risk letting him fall any further than they did. It was sort of like running back Bryce Love this year. Projected first round pick before his injury and after, 2nd thru 4th round. He made it to the 4th but you never know. If you want a player you better take him.
  4. It all depends what you were looking for. Jones was the best pick for man to man coverage before he was injured. I thought that is what the Eagles wanted and needed however the only man to man coverage Jones has played so far is when he was in the nickel position. If Jones ends up in the slot he was a wasted pick IMO. Just like Agholor being picked in the first round to play the slot receiver position. In the first round of 2017 I had my picks narrowed down to Barnett or O J Howard. Both were available and back then I would have been happy with either one. As it turned out, the Eagles got their defensive linemen and the following year they got a TE in Geodert that I believe will be as good as Howard if given the same opportunity on the playing field. I will be keeping an eye on both Barnett and Howard to see which player has the best career as well as Howard versus Goedert. I can watch Howard a lot down here in Florida. Both Howard and Barnett lost considerable time last year due to injuries. Winston's accuracy is holding back Howard a little and Jim Schwartz's defense is holding back Barnett to a certain degree if you are looking for individual stats. They substitute too often to be among the league leaders in a lot of catagories. Good to stay fresh but bad for stats. Barnett has the motor though to stay in the game. The games I watched him play at Tennessee he looked just as strong in the 4th quarter as he did in the first quarter and they moved him along the line to all the positions during the course of the game. That is how he got all his sacks. That is also not going to happen with the Eagles. LOL
  5. Through the years, The Eagles have very seldom picked players I liked in the draft so I was really surprised in 2017 when they chose two players I wanted in Barnett and Jones. This is the year that both of these guys should be kicking some a**. Don't let me down fellas or the Eagles will never take any of my players again!
  6. I'm just trying to give you starved fans something pertinent to read until the season starts and to be honest, I am also trying to keep my mind occupied while my wife goes through a difficult health issue. The prognosis is good but she isn't there yet. Being on this site is a blessing at times.
  7. By Michael Gertz Over the course of the NFL season, we have meticulously tracked player snaps and injuries each week throughout the entire league to produce the most accurate team ratings possible. One great side benefit of this process is the ability to analyze how often injuries occur, to whom they occur, and for how long they last. In this article we examine the injury rate over the course of the NFL season of all players that were on rosters at the end of the season. Only injuries that resulted in a player missing games thereafter are considered. Only injuries occurring in Weeks 1-16 are counted because injuries following Week 17 would be unknown. Preseason injuries that lasted into the regular season are not included. Overall, 1794 players were examined (excluding kickers, punters, and long snappers). 882 separate injuries were recorded among the 688 players (38%) that missed at least 1 game due to injury. 45% of players managed to be available for all 16 possible games, while the remaining 17% avoided injury, but were not on a 53-man roster for all 16 games. Injury Rates By Position The table below sums up injury rates for each position and totals for all positions. Further explanations and details follow the chart. 2016 NFL Injury Data Position Games Injuries/Game Snap % Avg Inj Length (G) Games Available of 16 All 21493 4.1% 49% 3.1 14.2 CB 2219 4.4% 54% 2.9 14.2 DE 2117 3.9% 46% 3.0 14.3 DT 1271 4.3% 43% 2.9 14.2 FB 394 1.5% 21% 1.8 15.6 LB 3331 4.3% 44% 3.0 14.2 OL 3851 3.4% 62% 3.3 14.4 QB 1137 2.5% 42% 3.1 14.9 RB 1487 5.2% 31% 3.9 13.3 S 1954 4.7% 53% 3.0 14.0 TE 1351 4.9% 45% 2.6 14.2 WR 2381 4.5% 50% 3.2 14.0 As shown in the table, the average NFL player has about a 4.1% chance each game of suffering an injury that will prevent them from playing in the following game. The average injury that does cause a player to miss at least 1 game has a mean average length of 3.1 games missed. All told, a typical NFL player can expect to be healthy and available for about 14.2 games out of 16 per season. Somewhat old info but I couldn't find any info on the subject any more current than 2016.
  8. 1wrangler

    The Hypocrisy of Kaepernick in 4 Stories

    The last Eagles Jersey I purchased was a Jon Runyan jersey. I refuse to buy NIKE products. The only way people (owners) get the picture is to hit them in the wallet. I won't contribute to their greed.
  9. "Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country". - Marquis De Lafayette Have a nice holiday fans no matter how you choose to spend it.
  10. Hey DWD the next time you have a few free moments, look up photos of President Obama's second inauguration and pay attention to what flags are flying in the back round. Hint, the same one that's on the back of the NIKE sneakers. I guess the Pres didn't get the memo! LOL
  11. So are my New Balance! LOL
  12. I guess NIKE is going to be stuck with a couple pair of sneakers. Couldn't happen to a nicer company. It's been said that Nike has single-handedly lowered the human rights standards for the sole purpose of maximizing profits. And Nike products have become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and arbitrary abuse. One columnist said, "Nike represents not only everything that's wrong with sports but everything that's wrong with the world. This is the company Kaepernick signed with to further his human rights cause. On this upcoming 4th of July lets remember another saying from Mark Twain. "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." LOL
  13. NFL free agents still unsigned as of July 1:Jay AjayiMichael CrabtreePierre GarconJermey ParnellJohn SullivanNick PerryCorey LiugetMuhammad WilkersonTom JohnsonManti Te’oMorris ClaiborneEric BerryTre BostonMatt Bryant
  14. July 1st, Agholor’s name has come up in recent months as an intriguing piece of trade bait. He has been linked in a speculative deal to acquire Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars, and rumors ratcheted up when the Eagles used a second-round pick on rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport mentioned in April that many NFL teams viewed Agholor as available for the right price. The Eagles could have worked out a contract extension for the 26-year-old prior to June 1 and potentially saved about $6.8 million, according to Over The Cap. Taking it a step further, the move would have given Agholor a huge vote of confidence that he was a part of their long-term plans. That didn’t happen. Just thought I would throw that out there since it was a slow day!
  15. 1wrangler

    The Hypocrisy of Kaepernick in 4 Stories

    It's been said that Nike has single-handedly lowered the human rights standards for the sole purpose of maximizing profits. And Nike products have become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and arbitrary abuse. One columnist said, "Nike represents not only everything that's wrong with sports but everything that's wrong with the world. This is the company Kaepernick signed with to further his human rights cause. LOL
  16. I wish the guy well! Yes I liked him. Even better then DeFilippo.
  17. This is the play that convinced me that the Eagles had a keeper in Carson. Third screen down, Clement was the third option. Wentz in major traffic leads Clement perfectly for the score. https://theathletic.com/139001/2017/10/27/how-carson-wentz-added-north-dakota-state-flavor-to-the-eagles-playbook/
  18. How much cap space do the Eagles have remaining? I think the Jags love the guy but got themselves into a little cap problems. Time will tell.
  19. Okay, at the risk of sticking my foot in my mouth , I am going to state an observation about today's youth. I have two grand kids that will soon be 21 years old. They are both smarter than I was at age 21 but they both have less common sense than I had at their age. I have noticed that situation quite often while observing today's youth. Now, where does your maturity come from? Living your day to day life or from attending college? Mark Twain said, "some people get an education without going to college and the rest get it after they get out." Smart man that Mr. Twain. I always felt that real maturity was having the necessary life skills that allow you to thrive in any and all situations whether they were obtained by going to college or otherwise.
  20. Interesting that you mentioned "everyone has to go to college" (which is BS BTW). The utility industry, which I was a part of for 33 years, Still has 4 year training programs where they pay you to learn. How many kids even give a second thought to a career in the utility industry. How many high school guidance counselors even steer them in that direction? Most of them don't even think about the electric industry. They just flip the light switch and notice that the light comes on. The 4 year training programs in the utility industry are for Electrical Maint., Mech Maint, Instrumentation, Plant Operators, Linemen, and Welders, Health Physics monitors and etc. When I retired from PPL in 2009, all the graduates of these training programs were making over 100,000 a year. Everyone's definition of a good paying job is different however, 100,000 a year isn't to shabby in my book. The utility industry nationwide is going to loose 40 percent of its workforce in the next 5 years due to retirements. There will be lots of opportunities in that industry for those who are paying attention.
  21. Ham, I am not an authority on this but have made some observations on a number of things. First, When I graduated back when the T-Rexes roamed the planet, it took most students 4 years to get a 4 year degree. Some less than 4 years. The latest figures show now that the average time it takes a student to get a 4 year degree is 5 1/2 years. So if you are borrowing the money and living on campus, that is a substantial increase in tuition. Second, in a lot of cases, kids are picking costlier universities to attend than what they actually need because they feel it will get them a better job opportunity when they graduate. We shouldn't judge education by how much we pay for it. Private schools are not exactly better than public schools. It's the value of education not the price of education that should be focused on. Think of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. They found a Harvard education worthless. That example should give you a hint about the true value of education. In my own life, I currently have two grand kids attending USF and both of them are currently ahead of schedule and will graduate in 3 1/2 years. Both decided to commute rather than live on campus and purchase a meal ticket. Both decided they can wait to party until after they get their degrees and the most important thing of all is that both are paying for their educations themselves instead of Mom and Dad. It is surprising how mature you get in a hurry when you are footing the bill. LOL
  22. I read somewhere that Hamels isn't ruling out finishing his career with the Phillies. How much does he have left in the tank? Bet the Phillies could use him this year. LOL
  23. I circumvented all that. My future father in law and mother in law made my wife the offer of a nice wedding or a large down payment on our first home. My wife took the down payment. LOL Been married now for almost 48 years. I always remember this one quote I read long ago and don't remember the author. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep at night because your reality is finally better than your dreams.
  24. I guessed wrong. Here it is! https://www.phillyvoice.com/ranking-nfl-teams-age-after-53-man-cutdowns-2018-edition/
  25. Well you can't plan on injuries and the Eagles have had their fair share in the last two years. That is one thing that has gotten worse since Chip Kelly has left. Of course the average age of the team has probably gotten older as well. More talented but also older. I never looked up that info so I am just assuming. Maybe someone could do that to see if there is any correlation.