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  1. On 11/18/2019 at 11:13 PM, Uscg-Green said:

    They just need to face facts. American Football is an American sport (and canada). There is nothing wrong with that.  The owners hate this the players hate it. I mean play games in Canada if you wanna expand. Unless the NFL had an agreement to stay out of the CFL turf I guess. You dont see India or England having Cricket games over here. You do see the NBA in China but they are actually popular there. 

    Let me guess, you were born and raised in Philly and still live there.

    There is a world outside of Philadelphia.  All U.S. major leagues have a world wide presence.  There is an incredible amount of money to be made outside of the U.S.  That is why games are played in Mexico and London.

  2. 1 hour ago, heavywchamp said:

    Crazy thing is I'm thinking it's the 49ers year. They remind me so much of how the Eagles came along in 2017. No one expected much of anything but now they're rolling and looking hard to stop this deep into the season 

    I said the same thing a few weeks ago - but these Ravens seem to be just a cut above.

  3. I remember "pundits" like Roob asking similar questions during Brandon Graham's rookie year.  Remember what a flop he was?

    You don't judge a draft by performance in the rookie year.  Arcega-Whiteside might turn the corner and become a good player.  He might be a bust.  We don't know.  It's too early to start asking these questions.

    FWIW, Roob is a boob.

  4. 4 hours ago, time2rock said:

    I assumed he meant Minny gets into the postseason as a wild card team (GB winning the NFC North) and we win the division.  Regardless of having a better record, they’d have to travel to Philly if we were to meet up with them in the playoffs in that scenario.  

    and that would be really funny if it were the case - and it very well could be

  5. Nagy is a bad head coach, and Trubisky is a bad quarterback.

    A good head coach would not have let the season ending double doink get into his head the way Nagy did.  His obsession with that play brought the entire organization down.  Everybody knows that one of the marks of a good player is to have a short memory and not dwell on bad plays.

    5 hours ago, UK_EaglesFan89 said:

    All comes down to one major issue. One major mistake that organisation made...


  6. 4 hours ago, toolg said:

    If you want drop kicks, they need to bring back the rugby-style ball with rounded ends. The current football with pointy ends is unpredictable to bounce off the ground.

    The league said Tucker's recent drop-kickoff is illegal. LINK  It appears they don't want it.

    It's not gonna happen - but I'll tell you what - notwithstanding the pointy ball being too unpredictable to know where it's bouncing, and notwithstanding the current no fun league stance on rules, I'm thinking this tweak would generate excitement - and maybe a change of a result in a game or so every couple of seasons.

  7. The drop kick has been in the rule book since the inception of the league, but really hasn't been used since the 40's with a couple of minor exceptions (Doug Flutie's extra point in NE, recent drop kick in Baltimore).  It's a dinosaur that hasn't be excised from the rules, but generates buzz in the rare couple of times it has been used.  It would add great excitement to the game if those that tweak the rules could figure out how to get it right.  So here goes -

    Make every drop kick from beyond the 35 or 40 yard line worth 4 points.  Would be a difficult kick to pull off, but would add a lot of excitement to the game, more specialization, and a lot more drama at the end of the game.



    The Eagles Are Going To Trade For Denver’s Chris Harris


    Photo by:  Justin Edmonds/Getty Images –  

    I guarantee you that the Eagles are going to trade for Denver Broncos cornerback (slot corner) Chris Harris before the NFL trade deadline.  I don’t know the details of the trade, but it’s going to occur.  I think he’s a great fit for the Birds because he won’t be an expensive acquisition in terms of draft picks and players, but he will be a fantastic addition to the Eagles secondary because of his competitive spirit.  The Eagles need him desperately because their cornerbacks must do a better job of competing for the football when it is in the air.  He is exactly what the doctor ordered.

    In fact, it is a good trade for both teams because the Broncos have very little hope of doing anything this year and Harris, who is 30 years old won’t likely be playing when Denver goes through they rebuild.  He’s still one of the best slot corners in the NFL because of his speed, toughness, savvy and competitiveness.

    Being a former NFL linebacker, I loved watching Harris and the Denver defensive crew take over the NFL during their Super Bowl year in 2015.   Truth of the matter is that they accomplished something that only a few defenses, like the 1985 Chicago Bears and the 2000 Baltimore Ravens have done.  They put a mediocre offense on their back and carried them to a Super Bowl title.  Harris was a key member of that team and they generated offense for their Broncos squad that year by stopping the opposing offense and scoring themselves by forcing turnovers.

    In 2011, Harris was an undrafted free agent out of Kansas for the Broncos.  He starred on Denver’s most recent Super Bowl Championship team at the slot corner position.  He knows what it takes to play dominating defensive football.  Harris and that Denver crew smother opposing offenses and almost dared them to even snap the football.  They were intimidating with a capital "I”.  It’s not easy with today’s passing interference rules for a defense to carry an offense to a Super Bowl title.   The Eagles need to add a Harris-type of player to their football team especially on their defense.

    This former Kansas Jayhawk knows about the importance of going after the football when it is in the air.  The one thing I want to see the Eagles cornerbacks start doing is going after the football when it is in the air and playing like it’s their football.  It’s anybody’s ball, but you have to make "causing turnovers” your mindset, rather than I’m going to be beat for a touchdown .  If they make some quarterbacks pay for throwing the ball their way, the quarterbacks will be forced to respect them and it will slow down those passing attacks against the Eagles.

    I love the way Harris goes after the football when it’s in the air, or when he strips it out of the hands of a ball carrier.  He plays defensive football the way you are supposed to play it.   Harris has a streak of seven-straight years with multiple interceptions.  He is the only NFL cornerback who has picked at least two passes in each campaign since the 2012 season.  That would qualify him as a ball hawk and that’s just what the Eagles need.


  9. 9 hours ago, Sturm said:

    I personally would have done 2 1st for a player like him. Ramsey is a game changer, but as everyone has said. This is a team game. That being said. Still would have been nice to finally have a legit shutdown corner wearing our colors. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from Nnamdi Asomugha.



    Deion Sanders: Jalen Ramsey may not be with the Rams for very long

    Posted by Mike Florio on October 16, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Cornerback Jalen Ramsey officially is a member of the Rams. So how long will that continue?

    Maybe not very long.

    By giving up two first-round picks and a fourth-round pick to acquire Ramsey, the Rams supposedly want Ramsey for years to come. But they have Ramsey under contract for only the next 26 games, before the franchise-tag dance would begin. One former player who knows Ramsey believes that Ramsey may not be with the Rams for five or six years, or more.

    "One thing is that Jalen is a businessman,” Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, who like Ramsey played at Florida State, said on NFL Network. "Secondly, I don’t feel like the Rams are the Rams of old. Thirdly, taxes . . . Taxes in California, the cost of living in California is not feasible to a guy who’s just coming out of Florida. . . I don’t know if this is a situation that’s gonna last over a year. This may be for right now.”

    Florida has no state income tax. In California, state taxes take 13.3 cents from every dollar earned.

    This makes the decision to trade for Ramsey without a new deal even more surprising. He now has greater leverage in the contract talks to come; at a minimum he’s going to want the Rams to "gross up” his bonus and salary to compensate him for the difference between a state with no taxes and the state with the most.

    Sanders definitely considered those factors when he became a free agent after the 1994 season. He said that the Raiders were the highest bidder, but that he took less from the Cowboys.

    "I wanted to go to Texas,” Sanders said. "No state taxes there, baby.”

    Apart from the issue of taxes, Ramsey may not want to simply be the highest-paid cornerback, which currently has a top-of-market value of $15.1 million per year. He may want to be paid like linebacker Khalil Mack, who gets $23.5 million per year. Indeed, the Rams gave up more to get Ramsey than the Bears gave up to get Mack.

    Then there’s the fact that Ramsey may not want to stay in L.A. if he doesn’t believe the team has the foundation in place for sustained success. And if Ramsey wants out, he knows how to make that happen. Indeed, he has just created the bad-back playbook in order to make his exit from Jacksonville.

    If that happens, it could be disastrous for the Rams, who could have gotten up to 160 games from those two first-round picks and another 64 from the fourth-round selection sent to the Jaguars. In the end, the question becomes whether their return for Ramsey via a second trade matches what they gave up to get him.



  10. 2 hours ago, pisceschica said:

    And they still may or win their division; bc some of their issues are on OFF side.  

    Can they afford him past this season with those big contracts they already gave Donald, Gurley, and Goff?

    Rams are likely in 3d place in their division this year.  Niners have gotten off to a great start and may be this year's 2017 Eagles.  Hawks are looking strong too.  Methinks Rams will experience the Super Bowl loser's blues.

  11. 1 hour ago, fanfrommd said:

    They should have a lot of cap space next year.  Nelson Agholor, Jason Peters, Daren Sproles, Malcom Jenkins (although I hope he's back), Ronald Darby, Jason Kelce (if he retires.  I hope he doesn't), I think Jordan Howard only has 1 year left on his contract.  That's about $48 million in cap space, and I'm sure there are others I can't think of.  There is plenty of money to sign Ramsey and whoever else we need.  I have no faith in this front office to draft pro bowl or all pro talent.  I'm more comfortable trading unkowns for a proven, young, all pro talent.

    Let's see what the Bears win with Khali Mack on the team.  My guess is that while he's a good player, he won't move the needle that much.

    You throw 2 first round picks at players you build your team around - not emotional wrecks who effectively hold their way out of contracts.

  12. Just now, fanfrommd said:

    Would you rather have Jalen Ramsey or Derek Barnett and Andre Dillard?  How about Jalen Ramsey or Nelson Agholor and Marcus Smith?  

    You mean Jalen Ramsey - signed for another year and a half?  Jalen Ramsey who just temper tantrumed his way out of J'ville?

    I'll take Barnett and Dillard on their rookie contracts over a temperamental Jalen Ramsey signed for another year and half.  You want this guy on your team if won't sign long term and is sitting out after being franchised?