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  1. Couldn’t agree more. You want playmakers. If you go the safe route every time in the draft you end up a with mediocre team. That’s what Howie’s been doing every year. Taking JJ over DK is the perfect example. JJ was the safe pick. The consensus was that he would be a solid WR with limited upside because he’s not a great athlete. DK had unlimited upside with TO-like abilities but he had some injury problems and his production wasn’t great in college so Howie took the safe route and drafted JJ. You have to take some chances in the draft.
  2. I just read somewhere that Fields could drop out of the top 20. Obviously, just speculation but who knows.
  3. https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/eagles/why-kyle-pitts-makes-so-much-sense-eagles Why Kyle Pitts makes so much sense for the Eagles By Rueben Frank FEB 27, 202 Kyle Pitts makes sense in so many ways that he has to be included in any conversation about what the Eagles might do at No. 6. He’s a tight end, and the Eagles are likely about to lose the best tight end in franchise history. He’s a big-time weapon, and the Eagles desperately need weapons. And he played at Florida under offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, who happens to be Nick Sirianni’s quarterbacks coach. Pitts, a suburban Philly native, is one of the top tight end prospects in recent years, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound playmaking hybrid who projects as a top-10 pick in April. If you’re thinking No. 6 is too high to take a tight end in the draft, don’t think of Pitts as a conventional tight end. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch this past year, 3rd-highest in the BCS among all players with at least 40 catches and highest by any BCS tight end since Ladarius Green of Louisiana averaged 18.0 in 2010. Green went on to become a 4th-round pick of the Chargers (where he played under Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen). Pitts is a mismatch nightmare. He can line up anywhere and is too fast for most linebackers to cover and too big for most corners. He's not considered an elite blocker but he's not bad. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, a one-time Eagles scout, has Pitts ranked as the 3rd-best player in the draft and wrote in his scouting report: "Pitts is a unique talent with the ability to take over a game,” adding, "He runs routes like a wideout” and "he beat upper-echelon SEC cornerbacks on a regular basis.” Pitts finished 10th in the Heisman Trophy voting this year, making him the first tight end in the top 10 since Ken MacAfee of Notre Dame in 1977. McAfee went on to become a top-10 pick of the 49ers in 1978 but only played two seasons in the NFL, catching 46 passes. Since McAfee, seven more tight ends have been drafted in the top-10. Kellen Winslow and Vernon Davis were both selected at No. 6. The only tight ends the Eagles have taken in the 1st round are Charle Young No. 6 in 1973 and Keith Jackson No. 13 in 1988. Young made three Pro Bowls and Jackson five. There are lots of intriguing options at No. 6, including a couple elite receivers, some promising quarterbacks, a potential star corner and franchise offensive tackle. But if the Eagles decide to move forward with Jalen Hurts, Pitts could provide him with a generational playmaking talent and give Sirianni an explosive, versatile offensive force as he begins his Eagles coaching career. The Eagles do have Dallas Goedert coming back, but his contract is up after the 2021 season. Pitts first caught the Florida coaches’ eyes in the fall of 2018, his true freshman year out of Archbishop Wood in Warminster — the same high school that produced Villanova’s Collin Gillespie. Pitts was playing wide receiver back then, backing up Van Jefferson, who wound up becoming the Rams’ 2nd-round pick last year. "He was a guy with just so much talent we had to get him on the field,” Johnson told reporters covering Florida in September. "He was a guy that as a young player, as a freshman, he played behind Van and really got a chance to learn from him. And we put him in the game, he made some plays, he continued to develop and grow and now he’s in a position where he’s one of the best players in America. … "He did no good sitting next to us on the sideline. We found a way to get him in there and help kind of accelerate his development. … We played him a little bit more outside because he had so much talent, a huge catch radius, he’s fast getting out of breaks, and then he kind of grew into what we saw in terms of him being an elite tight end.” There's one more reason Pitts makes sense for the Eagles. He went to Florida. Guess where Howie Roseman went to college.
  4. Well, we are a QB factory, why wouldn’t we take a QB...
  5. Why value picks when you don’t know how to draft?
  6. If we draft a QB we should change our name to the Philadelphia Browns. I mean really, we trade valuable assets to move up and draft Wentz and then we sign him to a huge deal. Then after we sign him to a franchise QB deal, we draft another QB in the 2nd round. Then in the following year another with a top 10 pick. I guess that really would make us the QB factory.
  7. Yeah, I’m not sure about the staff. Pederson won a SB in his second year with the Eagles. What has Siri ever won? It’s a huge unknown and to say that the staff is better is just being foolish. With that being said, you’re basically saying Siri will win a SB next year. I’d love to eat crow but I doubt it.
  8. Maybe all the ties to Indy will eventually bring Dodds in the door to replace Howie (hopefully) ED DODDS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Lions interviewed Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds for general manager. Dodds was a candidate for the Browns' opening last January but opted to remain in Indianapolis, citing "unfinished business." That business remains unfinished, but No. 2s can only resist bites at that No. 1 apple for so long. Very well regarded as a scout and evaluator, Dobbs spent 10 years in Seattle before arriving in Indy in 2017. RELATED: Detroit Lions SOURCE: detroitlions.com Jan 12, 2021, 5:11 PM ET ED DODDS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds has declined to interview for the Browns' GM vacancy. Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Dodds feels he still has "unfinished business" in Indianapolis. It seems Dodds, whose preferred choice for head coach was 49ers DC Robert Saleh, lost interest as soon as Cleveland tapped Kevin Stefanski to replace Freddie Kitchens. With Dodds out of the running, Eagles VP of football operations Andrew Berry has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed John Dorsey as the Browns' next GM. He'd be a strong get for the Browns, who squandered their best roster in years en route to a disappointing 6-10 finish in 2019. RELATED: Cleveland Browns SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter Jan 13, 2020, 9:13 AM ET ED DODDS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS The Browns have requested permission to interview Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds. It's an interesting development, as Dodds has ties to 49ers DC Robert Saleh, who is among the finalists for Cleveland's head coach job. The Browns plan to wait until at least after the Divisional Round to name their next coach, suggesting it may be a coordinator that's still in the playoffs. Dodds has served under Chris Ballard in Indy the last few seasons and is well regarded for his scouting. He would be a high-upside replacement on John Dorsey. RELATED: Cleveland Browns SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter Jan 11, 2020, 1:29 PM ET MORE
  9. Ultimate backup. He can come in and light it up for 3-4 games and then fizzle out but that’s exactly what you need out of a backup.
  10. I was reading another article about Roseman that talked about "what if” Julio Jones makes that catch in the end zone and they don’t win a Super Bowl. Where would the Eagles be now?
  11. Eagles News: One league source says Howie Roseman is the "sole problem” in Philadelphia Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/21/21. By Brandon Lee Gowton@BrandonGowton Feb 21, 2021, 6:00am EST Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Eagles mailbag: Stick with Jalen Hurts? Why is Howie Roseman still power? - NBCSP That’s not to say that Roseman has done a good job or even that he deserves to still be in power. In fact, many people who have recently left the organization and some still inside the building think he’s the biggest problem with the franchise. A league source recently told me he thinks Roseman is the "sole problem” in Philly. But I don’t think Roseman is GM for life like some have suggested. Sure, the Super Bowl gave him a longer leash than Doug Pederson but his view for the future of the team also falls in line with Lurie’s. The one thing I know about Lurie, though, is that he won’t like this perception that the Eagles don’t know what they’re doing and he definitely doesn’t like it when the Eagles become the butt of jokes. Remember, Lurie stripped Roseman of personnel power before, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that it might happen again in the future. I still think Roseman isn’t going anywhere anytime soon but this whole Wentz thing is a catastrophic organizational failure (Wentz deserves some blame too) and if the Eagles can’t rebound like they’re hoping in the next few seasons, then even Roseman might not be immune. Carson Wentz is easy to blame, but Howie Roseman is the one constant in the Eagles’ dysfunction - Inquirer If Julio Jones catches that pass in the end zone, here is what history shows: -Three coaching changes in nine years, each of them following a season of epic dysfunction. -Four losing seasons within those nine years. -Zero wide receivers or cornerbacks drafted and developed, and two franchise quarterbacks run out of town, since 2009. -Three seasons of 10+ wins in the last 10 years, two of them by a guy who allegedly ran the organization into the ground. An 81-78-1 record during that span. -An ever-shifting command structure in which nobody ever acknowledges responsibility. There are plenty of people in this city who are enablers, too quick to swallow the organizational narrative regarding the culprit of the moment. Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Carson Wentz - to say nothing of the bit players like Groh who’ve been assigned a laughably outsized slice of the blame. Each time, they move on, and the world dawns anew. Ding dong, the bad guy’s gone, our nightmare is over. It’s funny. Even Wentz’s most vociferous critics have begun to pivot to less precarious opinions. They see that the Colts have a solid offensive line, an excellent defense, a power running game, a couple of promising receivers, a well-regarded coaching staff. Already, the narrative is shifting from "Wentz can’t win” to "Wentz can’t win here.” Problem is, they do not ask the obvious question. If he can win there, and not here, why exactly is that? Carson Wentz and the Eagles share blame for what led to their breakup - BGN"This relationship’s been … let me use the word, "tense.” It’s been tense, I think, the last two or three years. And what kind of gets me, and it’s two-fold, the blame is two-fold. The blame is on Wentz for being the petulant child that now everybody knows he can be and sometimes is. And it also falls on the Eagles and Howie Roseman. Again, because here’s this petulant child, well, what do you do with a petulant child? You slap their hand, go in the corner, calm down, this is your punishment. He never received any of that. What he did receive — and this is where the Eagles are at fault — they enabled his behavior. They enabled that entitlement. They should have put their foot down and said, no, you’re not going to turn around and run this franchise into the ground. Which, in my opinion, he did by holding this team hostage. By playing this game very much out in the public regardless of how much Wentz wants to turn around and said through different connections he doesn’t see the sense in responding right now with different things. Well, no, you should respond. You have to turn around and step up to this criticism. And what bothered guys, or at least the guys that I spoke to, their issue is he’s asking for a trade, so he’s trying to cut out on us. And secondly, he’s asking for a trade and he’s backing away from competition with Jalen Hurts. Because I don’t think you’d find Jalen Hurts backing away from Carson Wentz. Or I don’t think Carson Wentz would back away from the next coming of Joe Montana. He’s going to turn around — from what I know and what I hear about Jalen Hurts — he’s going to fight, he’s going to claw. And the last time I looked, that’s pretty much Philadelphia. That’s this fan base. That’s where people can turn around to and relate to a guy like that, as opposed to someone like Carson Wentz, and I’m going to go here with this, he ran away. And that bothered guys.”
  12. I’d love to see him retire as an Eagle but if we could get a 4th for him from the Chiefs I’d take it. No sense for him to be here for a rebuilding year or two.
  13. I’m excited to see how Hurts, Sanders, Reagor and the other young players progress but I’m just hoping Howie gets fired, You can’t have a GM who can’t identify talent.
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