Friday, March 03, 2006

the le-eagle is landing?

woo hoo! one thing you can count on with the birds, if there's someone out there that is proven and still young they jump all over him.

don's biggest weakness is dealing with pressure up the middle. replacing fraley and jackson with bentley would be a huge upgrade and also bring a guy with one of the funnier names in the nfl to the team.

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Blogger The Big Dog said...

This is so f-ing great. I love football. All year round. This guy is a stud. Young and a stud. Big Red has made it no secret that his interest this off-season is securing the lines. After this move, don't be surprised to see another OL or a DL signed. Also watch out for the Eagles to draft either a OT or a DE with that #1 pick---Tamba Hali or the Tackle from USC. And with a weaker schedule this year.....Don coming back. Oh boy.

8:49 AM EST  
Blogger Steve72 said...

If this happens, and d'Brickashaw Ferguson somehow drops to the Eagles in the draft, I will declare this team as having the greatest collection of lineman names ever.

9:33 AM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

After this move, don't be surprised to see another OL or a DL signed.

i think this is a sign that they're not going to re-sign runyan, however. i'll miss that fat guy and how he always sprinted out of the tunnel... and how he always knocked the crap out of people a half second after the whistle... and his little hottie wife who weighs literally less than one third of runyan...

I will declare this team as having the greatest collection of lineman names ever.

is it too early to declare that he's the greatest "le" ever? i'm not sure what competition he has (only the "le car" springs to mind), but he's got to be up there, right?

10:25 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Are the Eagles going to pull magic out of their hats? I am so excited at this potential signing I can't sit still. Is it possible that they go after Steve Hutchinson who has been tagged a transition player and Rocky Bernard? Will they try to get one of the recent cuts like LaRoi Glover or Buckner? And try to low ball them? Will they try to get a complementary back to Westbrook like Mike Anderson? Probably not, but I am pretty positive that they will get a bigger, better back that can get a few touches a game. Why not Mike Anderson, he's used to sharing the load. So many possibilities....Garcia is now on the radar too.

10:51 AM EST  
Blogger Steve72 said...

L'Roy Glover?

11:19 AM EST  
Blogger Steve72 said...

Sorry...Le'Roy.

11:20 AM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

i think it's "la'roi", but you're right, that's close enough.

so what's funnier, when they add la/le to an existing name to make a new name or when they add da/de to an existing name to a new name?

lecharles
laroi
dajuan
de'bob

ok, i made up de'bob (at least i hope i did).

11:35 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the Eagles are so much better an organisation then the Flyers, Phillies, and Sixers combined. They get guys on the upswing of their careers, Clarke gets Forsberg, King gets Webber, and the Phillies get Thome.

-Simon

11:53 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

interesting and accurate assessment Simon.....here's the deal....the Eagles are just better (now let's not jinx ourselves) at assessing talent. They just do it very secretively so we get pissed off. Billy King is just plain god awful....just absolutely bottom of the barrell awful. Ed Wade was not qualified. Pat Gillick is, so the Phillies have a temporary bye....rumor has it that the guy that they got for Padilla is actually a player...Bob Clarke is too stubborn. He gets talented guys but he gets them too late. He doesn't like to take chances unless guys are proven.

12:42 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Flyers will not iwn unless they get rid of Clarke (OK Peter, you've convinced me, see my note in the previous blog), and stop playing dump and chase hockey...

Joe

1:05 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Be careful we don't overhype the Eagles talent evaluation process. The 2003/2004 draft and FA pick-ups weren't that geat and was a contributing factor to the lack of depth we saw last year (even with the injuries). That said, the 2005 draft class looks very solid right now and the 2002 class is just incredible.

And am I the only one who thinks LBs should be a bigger priority? What're the odds Trot can make it through the season injury free?

1:09 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Is it possible that they go after Steve Hutchinson who has been tagged a transition player and Rocky Bernard? Will they try to get one of the recent cuts like LaRoi Glover or Buckner? And try to low ball them? Will they try to get a complementary back to Westbrook like Mike Anderson? Probably not, but I am pretty positive that they will get a bigger, better back that can get a few touches a game. Why not Mike Anderson, he's used to sharing the load. So many possibilities....Garcia is now on the radar too.

i'm betting they do go after hutchinson. he's young and just a mean sob. if they get him, it's all but guaranteed that runyan is gone... and frankly if they had both bentley and hutchinson in fold, i'm not sure they'd miss runyan that much. the transition tag gives seattle the right to match but i don't believe it requires compensation, so the eagles' efficient management of the cap puts them in position to prevent seattle from matching their offer by front loading the contract.

i'd take anderson, but i'm sure he is expecting starter money, something he likely wouldn't get here.

i'd take bernard in a heartbeat, but glover and buckner are both on the downside... neither of those guys would make a difference imo.

don't want garcia anywhere near the eagles. a) he's done and he's been done for 3 seasons b) i don't want the eagles locker room to turn into a support group for guys who have been *ss raped by me-o. let don forget about it. i don't want a little sissy boy in the locker room playing who got it worse from me-o.

1:25 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Why is everyone assuming Runyon is going somewhere else? Didn't he mentioned within the past year or so that this was his last contract and he was going to retire?

Anderson isn't going to get starter money anywhere with Alexander, Edge, and Foster all on the market (I've probably missed 4 or 5 others).

And wouldn't it be tampering if the Eagles already have Lewhatever almost locked up considering they're not even allowed to be talking to anyone yet?

1:32 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Why is everyone assuming Runyon is going somewhere else? Didn't he mentioned within the past year or so that this was his last contract and he was going to retire?

i think runyan is talking about the contract he's going to sign this offseason as his last contract. he's looking for a payday for sure.

Anderson isn't going to get starter money anywhere with Alexander, Edge, and Foster all on the market (I've probably missed 4 or 5 others).

good point, and maybe anderson could end up here. however, i'm guessing anderson is the first out of that group to sign, and for starter money, because he's not going to be asking for insane money (which is what the other guys will be asking for).

And wouldn't it be tampering if the Eagles already have Lewhatever almost locked up considering they're not even allowed to be talking to anyone yet?

not sure, but my guess is that because he is already a free agent, anyone can talk to him and negotiate. no one can sign him until the free agency period officially starts, but tampering only applies if he is under contract with another team, which in this case, he is not.

1:57 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Technically, he's under contract until the end of the offical league season which was just extended till Sunday.

2:02 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

Technically, he's under contract until the end of the offical league season which was just extended till Sunday.

really? is that true? that wasn't my understanding, but maybe you're right.

3:01 PM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

If they weren't, then why wouldn't guys be signed right after the Super Bowl ended? That's also why they call it the begining of free agency. Not like it really matters though as I don't ever remember a team filing a greivance. Profootballtalk.com covers this topic somewhat regularly.

3:46 PM EST  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

If they weren't, then why wouldn't guys be signed right after the Super Bowl ended? That's also why they call it the begining of free agency. Not like it really matters though as I don't ever remember a team filing a greivance.

my (possibly misguided) understanding is that there is a difference between being a free agent and the free agency period. i had thought that your contract ends immediately after the superbowl so that the team no longer retains liability/responsibility for your injuries/rehab etc whereas the free agency period identifies the period when a team can start signing those players, kind of like a trade deadline.

is runyan currently a member of the team? i didn't think that he was, technically, but i could be wrong.

4:17 PM EST  
Blogger highboy said...

I want Mike Anderson. Put him in the backfield with Westbrook, and watch defenses crumble. Plus, Anderson is used to sharing the backfield with a younger, faster, speed back. No transition at all. This would take lots of pressure of Mcnabb and Westbrook both and create more mismatches than the Eagles already do. Rocky Bernard would be awesome as well. He's young, and has a lot of talent. I do not want Randle El, I think he sucks. He's fast, sure, but he can't catch. Eric Moulds would be my choice as a reciever. Even at his age, he is still considered a top ten reciever with plenty of football left. But then again, he has had brushes with coaches in the past too. Either way, the Eagles are already looking good for next season.

8:21 AM EST  

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