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  1. So how would Howie swing Jadeveon Clowney economically if they wanted him? Just wondering out loud as far as what the Texans would need in a trade (Players or draft picks or both) There are four guys that I would make available to Texas if they were players of need for them. Agholor, Big-V, Darby and Mills. They drafted two offensive linemen this year so they had that need and both players were from small schools so who knows if they pan out. Not sure about their WR situation but they drafted a CB from Kentucky so that was a position of need as well. It would be unrealistic to think that the Texans would take Agholor's and Darby's salary off the books but that would be more than enough to pay Clowney. LOL
  2. LOL The idea of adding Clowney to a defensive line that already features Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson and Brandon Graham may be too good for the Philadelphia Eagles to pass up. With Carson Wentz airing it out in Doug Pederson's high-octane offense, and Clowney potentially anchoring a dominant defensive line, the Eagles have a real shot at another Super Bowl run if they were to trade for the defensive end.
  3. I guess when I think back on great QB's and great RB's and how many of these guys made the largest contribution to winning Super Bowls, Terry Bradshaw is the guy who comes to my mind. He won 4 Super Bowls so does that make him an elite QB because he was at the helm when they were won? I don't know! Its like which comes first the chicken or the egg? Was Bradshaw elite before he won the Super Bowls or after? Here are his stats for his career, Bradshaw has a 51.9% completion percentage and a touchdown/INT ratio of 212–210 (just 1.01 to 1). In 168 games over 13 full seasons as a starter, he averaged 166.6 yards per game. So was it Bradshaw or Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier who made the greatest contribution? Or the receiving core? I think most of us would agree that Aaron Rogers is an elite QB and is better than Bradshaw was but he has only won one Super Bowl, Peyton Manning is arguably the best QB who ever played the game but only won two Super Bowls. So how do you define who is an elite QB or an elite RB?
  4. Fact, we did win a Super Bowl without an elite RB and we won a Super Bowl without an elite QB as well. Now the thing I am not sure about is whether the Eagles win the first game against Dallas without Elliot being suspended and not playing since they never beat him before. If we don't win that game we don't end up with the number one seed and if we don't end up with the number one seed all bets are off on winning the Super Bowl. So we should all thank Roger Goodell for our Super Bowl win since he suspended Elliot!
  5. LOL. loving this argument! Actually you don't have to go any further than our division to tell if a good running back makes a difference. The Eagles have beaten Dak Prescott without Elliot in the lineup but have yet to beat Prescott with Elliot in the lineup. Hoping we can change that situation this year but its remains to be proven.
  6. Gerald McCoy anyone?
  7. It wouldn't surprise me if Long and Connor Barwin team up to do some charity work together. They both admire each others dedication to their particular charities.
  8. I take what all sports writers have to say with a grain of salt. They are all motivated to be the first to report and not necessarily correct. Like I said before, it is the mark of an educated fan to be able to entertain a thought without necessarily accepting it. I am aware that sports writers are making the leap of faith that Joe Douglas will be leaving without actually knowing. Whenever I see something written like that I try to see the logic in it. For me, I see Douglas leaving. Maybe not to the Jets but I don't see him sticking around for a long period of time either. The only way I see him staying is if he is given the final say on all personnel decisions. I don't believe Howie is willing to give that power up to Joe. If I am wrong, I will admit it like I have done in the past. I have learned to be who I am and say what I think because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
  9. LOL Yeah, According to Howard Eskin both Parks and Kempski are on the bottom of the food chain and make things up from time to time however Parks and Spadaro do communicate at times or should I say argue at times?
  10. https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/05/nfl-rumors-eagles-hire-scout-from-dolphins-is-team-preparing-for-potential-joe-douglas-departure.html
  11. You are correct about the Jets may not be the best situation for Joe to move on however the Rangers wanted him last year and Lurie didn't give his permission due to the playoffs. So you have to figure that it is just a matter of time unless some situation changes drastically with the Eagles current chain of command. Even if Joe were to leave this year you could figure that the Eagles won/loss record this year will have his finger prints all over it. Time to get that second Super Bowl victory this year.
  12. Excellent! Tony Dungy once told the players on my Grandson's High school football team, "The next time you think you are indispensable, put your finger into a bucket of water and look at the hole it makes when you pull it out."
  13. I believe Joe will eventually leave for one reason. Because he and Howie are roughly the same age. Its not like Howie is close to retirement and all Joe has to do is wait for his chance. Howie is 43.
  14. Hi Stine, Articles like this one is why Joe Douglas must move on. No matter what he does for the club, Howie gets the credit. https://www.nj.com/eagles/2019/01/eagles-howie-roseman-is-the-best-gm-in-the-nfl-and-it-showed-in-sundays-win-over-chicago-bears.html
  15. MJK, I am looking at this situation with Douglas as something that money can't buy. Joe is Nick Foles and Roseman is Carson Wentz. Joe wants to be a starting QB and there is no way that it is going to happen in Philly. Roseman is Lurie's adopted son. It would be like offering Foles more money than he is getting at Jacksonville to remain the backup with the Eagles. Foles would have turned it down to go to Jacksonville and start. Joe also knows that know matter how well he does in the draft room, Roseman ultimately gets the credit because he is the Executive Vice President / GM of the club. I personally believe Douglas had a lot to do with the Eagles winning their first Super Bowl and I also believe Douglas is responsible for the Eagles new philosophy with the importance of supplemental draft picks. He brought that Ravens philosophy over with him. So, I guess what I am saying is, when Joe eventually leaves for what he believes are greener pastures, I won't be crying because he left, I will be smiling because he chose to come here at all. We did win a Super Bowl because of it.
  16. Me too! However, I guess there are only 32 of those jobs around. Once you actually get one, it is much easier to get one again if you are fired. Hence the re cycled GM's in the NFL.
  17. hot off the press LOL! https://nypost.com/2019/05/15/jets-focus-on-joe-douglas-after-mike-maccagnan-firing/
  18. At the present time Berry is Vice President of football operations. Right under Howie. Vice President of player personnel Joe Douglas is listed under scouting. Andy Weidl is right under Joe Douglas. For what its worth.
  19. So, can anyone explain to me how other franchises are set up? Is the Eagles situation unique with the head bean counter or capologist running the entire show or do most teams have a guy like Douglas in that capacity with the cap expert further down the pecking line. Everyone pretty much knows that Howie isn't going anywhere. He and Jeffery are joined at the hip. Although Howie has earned the respect of most fans with his expertise in negotiating contracts, if I had to chose the person between him and Douglas to pick my next set of players in the draft, it would be Douglas. JMO
  20. Well Peters is the body guard however when I stop and think about throwing the ball as a QB and I have my left guard setting up to block at the line of scrimmage ( Wiz and Mathis) versus my LT backing up three steps before he sets up to block, which individual do you think would be harder to throw over? The 6ft 6 guy up at the line or the 6ft 6 guy three steps closer to me? I don't know. Like I said, the body guard is going to the HOF but I blame the fact that these players weren't on the same page on the Offensive line coach. The buck stops there.
  21. Here is another article about more options https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2018/08/28/an-18-16-regular-season-creates-more-problems-than-solutions/
  22. THis is the best I can do on short notice and there is no mention in this particular article about adding an additional 5 players per team however it was mentioned at the time by the players. I just can't find that particular article at the moment. You can get the jist though by reading this article. https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-nfl-shorter-preseason-schedule-20170821-story.html
  23. @TD123, I think this article is what you are talking about https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2018/10/8/17951606/eagles-stefen-wisniewski-feels-bench-performance-related-isaac-seumalo-philadelphia-offensive-line The part about Peters and Wiz is at the end of the article
  24. The 2018 season was an interesting one for Seumalo to say the least. He replaced Stefen Wisniewskiat left guard in Week 5 of the season and never relinquished it, even through injury in December. The story on the offensive line was the left guard competition between Seumalo and Wisniewski. Seumalo allowed 21 pressures in 345 pass blocking snaps (one sack, five hits, 15 hurries). He graded at 62.1 by Pro Football Focus (60.6 pass, 61.5 run) in 547 snaps (503 at left guard, 32 at right tackle). By the PFF grades, Seumalo had a better season than Wisniewski...even though the stats showed Wisniewski had a better season in pass protection.
  25. If any owner lost his franchise in the last 10-15 years, it was through incompetence. The league has made sure there is plenty of money to go around. If you can't make it with the goose that laid the golden egg, too bad!