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  1. Andy Reid did block the Eagles from bringing in Mike Kafka to interview for the OC position last year and gave him a new title instead. So I don't think he'll be keen about letting other assistants leave either, especially if Eric Bieniemy gets a HC job elsewhere this offseason. As far as front offices go, I wouldn't be opposed to Nutt or Lamb as GM.
  2. I like it! Dave Canales is an interesting name for OC, haven't seen that one before but I like it. Young but has experience at both QB coach and WR coach, now the passing game coordinator for the Seahawks. Ja'Marr Chase would be an excellent pick. Get that true WR1 for Wentz or whoever the QB may be down the road. The Eagles historically like to go OL, DL or QB when given a top 10 pick in recent years, but if Chase is on the board, he'd be very tough to pass on.
  3. Thanks Ray! I agree with you on Davis. I was projecting the Eagles to pick around 13-15ish here, but if they land in the top 10 they could get a higher ranked prospect for sure. Fletcher Cox sticks out as the other major trade possibility after Ertz. I did notice you trade Malik Jackson in your new mock, which would be nice, since we would get to keep Cox on a restructured deal. In terms of coaches, I would also preferably like an outside guy for OC and QB coach, but we might be stuck with someone from a team that's cleaning house like the Falcons, Texans, Jets, etc.. versus an internal promotion. However, that still might be better I guess. Appreciate the feedback.
  4. There is a report out there that Jeff Lurie will make major coaching changes if the team doesn't make the playoffs in January. There is a strong possibility that this team loses the division. I think Lurie would probably try to see if Wentz could be salvaged and give him another year. He's given previous his Eagles head coaches (Rhodes, Reid, Kelly) the opportunity to miss the playoffs two years in a row before getting fired, so Doug Pederson is back as well, but likely not without major changes elsewhere. Some of the talk regarding Carson Wentz is how the team basically has no choice but to keep him if he continues to struggle due to his cap hit. Interestingly enough, the team can save a marginal amount of money along with the dead money cap hit if they trade him in the offseason. Not an ideal situation, but if the team wants to truly rebuild and see what they have in their 2020 2nd round pick, Jalen Hurts, this would be the opportune time. The likely psychological impact of seeing Foles win a Super Bowl and get a statue outside the Linc, while watching the front office use a 2nd round pick on a QB, in addition to major life changes (big contract, newly married, etc...) is likely contributing to the cavalier gunslinger mentality and regression in mechanics we see on gameday, with little remorse for the turnover issue on Wentz's end. I can see Lurie asking Pederson to defer play-calling abilities to separate OC and letting Jim Schwartz walk in favor of a new DC. We'll probably see some assistant coach changes as well. Howie Roseman is a bit of a wild card, given his close relationship with Jeffrey Lurie. Perhaps the team finds another Joe Douglas type to handle the draft, but this one is the toughest to predict. Coaching changes: Duce Staley promoted from assistant HC/RB coach to offensive coordinator - While this isn't the most exciting hire, the Eagles are no longer a big ticket destination for up and coming coaches to take assistant or coordinator jobs. If you look at the hiring process last year, they got turned down/blocked when asking to speak with James Urban, Mike Kafka, Graham Harrell, etc... for their OC vacancy last offseason and had to settle for what they could get. Staley is possibly the best remaining in-house option for OC and could *hopefully* get this team to run the ball more. Press Taylor is fired, Marty Mornhinwheg replaces him at QB coach - *See the disclaimer above regarding Staley. Mornhinwheg was a former QB himself and has worked with several Pro Bowl QBs in his career. In the event Duce were to struggle as the OC, he could theoretically step in and call plays. Ideally you would want Staley to succeed since Mornhinwheg is very much like Andy Reid and Doug Pederson with regards to being pass happy. QB coach would probably be the best use for Mornhinwheg if the team is keeping him around. Jim Schwartz's contract not renewed, DeMeco Ryans becomes the new defensive coordinator - This might be the one exception to what I mentioned above. Ryans was a respected player and leader during his 4 years with the Eagles. This is his 3rd year with the 49ers coaching ILBs, and he previously was a quality control coach for one year. Obviously, this would be a big jump in responsibility from ILB coach to DC, and definitely does come with some risk, but if the Eagles want him, this is probably the time to do so. The 49ers are having a down year and likely can retain DC Robert Saleh for at least another season before he takes a HC job. Ryans has HC aspirations, so this could be the stepping stone for his ultimate goal. Trade: Zach Ertz to the Packers for a 2021 3rd round pick - Given the down year, contract status, and being 30 years of age, I don't see Ertz fetching a 1st round pick, and a 2nd round pick might be pushing it too. The Packers aren't known for making splashy trades, but they did show interest before the trade deadline, so maybe they do want to provide Aaron Rodgers a reliable receiver not named Davante Adams after all? According to OverTheCap, the Eagles are projected to get 3 comp picks for Jordan Howard (6), Ronald Darby (6), and Kamu Grugier-Hill (7), which would give the team a total haul of 10 picks with the Ertz trade. Free Agency: No major moves given the cap situation, maybe a minor depth signing here and there Draft: Round 1: Wyatt Davis OG Ohio State - The Eagles haven't drafted an OG in the first round since Danny Watkins in 2011, but Davis is currently the top ranked interior OL in the class and could very well be a top 15 pick when all is said and done. The team still believes in the upside of Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard, so I expect them to have both players duke it out at LT in 2021. Brandon Brooks is 31 and coming off a torn Achilles, whereas the LG position can certainly stand to use an upgrade over Matt Pryor/Isaac Seumalo. DE is certainly an option here given historical trends with this team, with no clear cut second best option after Miami's Gregory Rousseau at this time. Round 2: Derion Kendrick CB Clemson - Finally the Eagles get a legitimate starting CB to put across from Darius Slay and stop trying to convert nickel CBs into outside players. After watching Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas find new life on other teams, they try again to draft an outside CB Round 3: Jabril Cox LB LSU - Davion Taylor is a project, and the team still needs help at LB, so Cox jumps in the mix for a starting position right away as a rookie Round 3 (GB): Caden Sterns S Texas - While K'Von Wallace has the potential to be a starter at S, the team still needs another long term option with Rodney McLeod already 30 years old and Jalen Mills being average at best at the other spot Round 5 (DAL): Stevie Scott RB Indiana - At 6'2 and 231 lbs, Scott has the size to be the ideal complementary power back to Miles Sanders, especially if they don't re-sign Jordan Howard Round 6: Jimmy Morrissey C Pittsburgh - Heir apparent to Jason Kelce, who is unfortunately likely nearing the end of his career as an Eagle, having hinted at retirement these past few years Round 6 (comp): Daelin Hayes DE Notre Dame - Hayes fits the size profile in what the Eagles like in their DE and the rotation can use another young player with Brandon Graham not getting younger and Vinny Curry a free agent. Plus this team loves drafting DL, early or late it doesn't matter, always have to keep it in consideration Round 6 (comp): Tyler Vrabel OT Boston College - Yes it's Mike Vrabel's son, and even with Mailata and Dillard in the mix at LT, the team still needs depth at backup tackle Round 7: Lorenzo Neal Jr. DT Purdue - Continuing with the theme of former players' sons is Lorenzo Neal, who adds more depth to current DT corps Round 7 (comp): Brant Kuithe TE Utah - He's fairly undersized for a TE at 6'2 and 235, primarily a receiving TE prospect, and you know the Eagles aren't exiting the draft without a Pac-12 pick. While RIchard Rodgers has had some success at TE2 with Ertz out, the team will likely bring in another player to compete.
  5. I agree that there's a good chance that he sticks around due to his cap hit and the fact that we don't know much about Hurts and his ability to start at QB in the NFL. The aging offensive line isn't helping Wentz, but there are definitely issues with mechanics, player accountability that he needs to be addressed with coaching. Interestingly enough, according to Over The Cap, the post-June 1st trade numbers for Carson Wentz actually provides a marginal cap savings despite his dead money: Dead money: $9,273,536 Cap Savings: $9,383,000 Net savings: $109,464 Granted, not many teams will be too crazy about trading for Wentz after the season he is having, but a team like the Colts with Frank Reich, an aging starting QB, and an otherwise playoff caliber roster could make the jump. A 1st round pick isn't out of the question, but if the Eagles could somehow find a way to get Quentin Nelson or Darius Leonard in exchange, without giving too much, it would probably be better than any draft pick package they could acquire. Now this is all obviously assuming that Wentz isn't salvageable. If we're giving Wentz the benefit of the doubt and blaming more of the surrounding team (players, coaches, management), then they just need to rebuild starting from the trenches and moving outward.
  6. With Wentz likely playing his way out of town, it might not be a bad idea to reunite Jalen Hurts with his college center. At least there should theoretically be less issues with botched snaps or fumbles with Hurts and Humphrey playing together based on their chemistry.
  7. Interesting scenario. Saleh's name has been thrown out in the past by the media as a potential HC candidate, so I wouldn't be surprised if someone picked him up despite the down year for the 49ers. He also has plenty of experience running a 4-3 defense, converting the 49ers from a 3-4 to 4-3 when Kyle Shanahan became the HC, so no need to make a drastic schematic change either. The coordinator and QB coach hires look pretty good too. It would be interesting to see since after firing Ray Rhodes, Jeff Lurie went with three consecutive offensive minded HC in Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, and Doug Pederson. Does he change things up or take a chance on another offensive mind? Realistically though, I can't see him firing Pederson after this season, even if the team loses out from here. If he waited for Rhodes, Reid, and Kelly to produce 2 non-playoff seasons in a row before firing them, I'd imagine Pederson, the only Super Bowl winning coach in franchise history, would at a minimum get the same courtesy, probably even more of a leash. What's more likely is letting Jim Schwartz walk and getting a new 4-3 DC to come in his place. I would still be down with DeMeco Ryans in that capacity, although there are probably more experienced candidates out there if we're not going the Saleh as HC route.
  8. Yeah, they mentioned on their fantasy football podcast that they will monitor the situation and remove the TE eligibility after the Falcons game if he was used as a QB primarily, but felt it would have been unfair to make a mid-week decision to change the rule for Week 11. I was able to scoop him up in one of the 3 leagues I'm in.
  9. So my attempts to acquire one of Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, or Derrick Henry with a combo of DK Metcalf and Amari Cooper/Robby Anderson were unsuccessful. However, at 4-5 and the trade deadline looming, RB was looking like a sore spot after Miles Sanders at RB1 (and even he isn't used enough in the Eagles offense). Trying to make that final push for a playoff spot and need to make a bold move to shore up RB. My other RBs: David Montgomery, Leonard Fournette, Darrell Henderson, Carlos Hyde I ended up trading DK Metcalf for James Robinson straight up in a deal with the Kamara owner, which was probably the floor in terms of what I would have been willing to accept via trade. Robinson isn't a household name, but he's quietly become a consistent fantasy RB1 in PPR this year, with not a single game under 10 pts and an average of 18.4 points per game. Obviously, if this was a real NFL franchise, I would rather have Metcalf, but since it's fantasy we focus on the stats. While I would have liked more of a blue chip fantasy RB in a 2 for 1 deal including Cooper/Anderson, that opportunity didn't present itself unfortunately.
  10. Yeah RB has been rough for me this year as well. Definitely have had to start JD McKissic as well. Ended up dropping Devin Singletary for Zack Moss in the meantime.
  11. We did it with when Andy Reid benched McNabb after the first half of the Ravens game in 2008 and started Kevin Kolb in the 2nd half, which lit a fire under McNabb and saved the season. Eagles went all the way to the NFC Championship Game that year. That same year we also tied with the Bengals because McNabb didn't know overtime games could end in a tie. We already got the Bengals tie game out of the way this year, now let's bench Wentz after a bad half and see if he responds with an improvement in performance down the road.
  12. Not necessarily, NEPA has a solid base of Eagles fans! Sure there's some spillover effect from the NY transplants, but I wouldn't count him out.
  13. Interesting choice with DeMeco Ryans coming back to Philly as DC. Liked him as a player and he's gotten a few years of LB coach under his belt with the 49ers, so he could be looking to make the move to DC if he's so inclined. I think the Ertz trade is reasonable, a 3rd and 5th is probably what we could realistically get in return, maybe a 2nd if we're lucky, but definitely not a 1st. I do like the picks here, definitely addresses the key holes on our defense early on. Good work man!
  14. Yeah, I think Paye looks exactly like the type of DE that the Eagles target in the 1st round. Size wise, he's in the same ballpark as BG and Derek Barnett coming out of college and could be available when the Eagles are on the clock. They've had success with Graham coming out of Michigan, so it wouldn't surprise me if he's on their radar. I think he'll be a popular mock draft option on the EMB as we get closer to the draft. 😉 There isn't much consensus with regards to who the 2nd, 3rd, 4th best EDGE rusher is in this draft class after Gregory Rousseau, so Paye could go anywhere from top 15 to late 1st round based on how things shake out.
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