Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Bunkley Update

found this on eagle scout (nj.com's eagles blog):
Howard Eskin of 610 WIP just reported the following new information on the Brodrick Bunkley contract negotiations.

Paraphrasing:

Brodrick Bunkley at the direction of his agent is not talking to anyone from the Eagles organization. Bunkley has not returned any phone calls from coaches and/or teammates.

Andy Reid and Joe Banner alone have called Bunkley in upwards of 15 times. None of their calls have been returned.

Bunkley's agent, Gary Wichard presented a 6-yeal deal to the Eagles. The Eagles were amenable to the deal, with minor tweaks. The Eagles were ready to move forward with Wichard's proposal, but suddenly the agent declared the deal off the table.

The Eagles have offered Bunkley more than the player selected ahead of him in the 2006 draft, Kamerion Wimbley.

The Eagles called Wichard yesterday to reopen negotiations, but as of 4:00 today, Wichard has not returned their phone call.
i am officially concerned.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can there already be problems like this? Shouldn't Bunkley wait a year and then refuse to go to practices and destroy the team?
Oh, wait...that was Me-O.

4:46 PM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Settle down Pete. I'm not that concerned. This is clearly posturing by the Eagles (think this info came from Bunkley's camp?) who I've heard are NOT interested in doing a 6 year deal (not about $$, it's about 5 vs. 6). And shouldn't we be happy that an agent and player aren't negotiating through the media? Frankly, this is the type of professional player we should be craving for in this town.

6:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else read the Inquirer piece analysing the performance of tackles who miss significant time in training camp? I don't have a clue how important training camp is, but the story was pretty interesting.

The conclusion: missing time has a very high correlation to poor performance not just in year one, but onward from there. Ominous.

8:31 PM EDT  
Blogger The Mean Guy said...

shouldn't we be happy that an agent and player aren't negotiating through the media?

from the sounds of it, they aren't negotiating at all.

Frankly, this is the type of professional player we should be craving for in this town.

i don't think the professional player should be avoiding calls from all of his coaches and teammates.

9:38 PM EDT  
Blogger MrPhillySucks said...

Technically camp opened a week early this season I am not so worried yet. Something happens after the Oakland game, is my guess.

Much longer than that and Bunkley will be getting close to looking like a fool for holding out when everyone else is signed.

10:43 AM EDT  
Anonymous Phil said...

Check out PFT today (8/3) on where the salary cap is going in 5 years and the difference between doing a 5 and 6 year deal could be huge. Why should Bunkley be blamed for not negotiating when the Eagles are equally guilty? It takes 2 to tango.

Technically they're not teammates/coaches until he signs. And again, all info that we're getting is being leaked by the Eagles organization so you need to take that into account.

That Inquirer piece referenced all tackles drafted, not just first rounders which have a much higher chance of panning out than a 4th round pick.

12:45 PM EDT  

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