Wednesday, March 08, 2006

stupid cba extension

last night i went to bed with lecharles bentley wishes and lavar arrington dreams... today i am reading about kevin mawae contingency plans and shawn barber visits.

a new cba is going to ruin everything!

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Blogger The Big Dog said...

Okay, now is time for a reality check. I am cool with the Shawn Barber signing. He is an upgrade over Bullet. As a matter of fact, he was a monster here before he left. Dhani Jones also played poorly last year so I am more concerned with getting a SLB...who knows what the plan is, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are done upgrading at LB. Who's kidding who, Arrington is not/was not coming here. Especially on the heels of the TO debacle. He wants a ton of money. My suspicion is it's going to play out like this....LaCharles Bentley will be a Bird on Sunday morning. I suspect, also, that the Eagles will make a run at Hutchinson and try to retain Runyan. Garcia will be signed soon. Randle-El will be looked at, but will get overpaid by another team. The Eagles will probably get a serviceable veteran who has played in a West Coast Offense at WR. Mike Anderson will be contacted, but he, too, will go into a situation where he gets a chance to be the #1 back. A serviceable veteran may get snagged at RB, too. The Eagles will make an attempt at Kendrick Clancy or another rotation type tackle and there's a possibility to get that, too.

The draft is where they are going to dive into headfirst. The #1 pick is going to be the best DE, DT, or OL on the board. Tamba Hali looks like a real good fit, but don't be surprised if they get another stud OL....I am thinking the first pick will go DT/DE with an OT or OL taken in the second round. Reid believes in beefing up these lines and I am in total concurrence with this. Bummed that I have to wait till Sunday though.

8:53 AM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

I'd be willing to bet the Eagles 1st draft pick is not a lineman. The invested heavily in those positions in last year's draft and look to do the same in free agency this year. My bet is either a LB or TE.

10:21 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't been researching this, so I'll ask. What's our kicking situation going to be this year?

- Joe

10:28 AM EST  
Anonymous Phil said...

Would still be Akers and Johnson who should be healthy this year.

11:14 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

Phil, I'll take your bet and raise you the next 3 picks....it WILL NOT be a RB....if that stud TE from Maryland is there, that's a possibility, but that is a stretch. I would love to lose that bet but I'm not going to....Pete, input please.

Also, it will be Akers and Johnson if healthy. The Eagles also signed Reggie Hodges again.

11:19 AM EST  
Blogger The Big Dog said...

My bad, you said LB....I doubt that too. AJ Hawk will not be there at that pick and Chad Greenway is not worth a #1 IMHO. Don't be surprised to see Carpenter as a possible 2nd or 3rd round pick.

11:20 AM EST  

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