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7 minutes ago, MillerTime said:

Yeah except he is #1 in Alabama history as a WR. This fan base also likes to downplay certain prospects and then complain when they do well. AKA Jefferson.. remember he’s just a slot WR.

Yeah I’ll admit I didn’t want Jefferson last year because he wasn’t what the Eagles needed. However, I liked him over Reagor and definitely still do. 

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9 hours ago, BigEFly said:

Well they did try not to drop the bombs.  They did invite Japan to witness the test bomb.   I always have wondered if they dropped the second too fast.   But as a factor to the Japanese surrender, it has to be viewed from the context of Curtis Lemay’s firebombing of Tokyo.  May be the closest to a war crime from the US of anything we ever did but it did demoralize the people and hurt the support for the war hawks.  It also led to the attempt on the emperor’s life.  My dad, who had joined up and was in the occupation forces in Japan, always thought Harry saved his life.  

This I have never heard. I do know that scientists within the Manhattan Project proposed a demonstration for the Japanese, with a detonation over Tokyo Bay as the suggested site but that this proposal was never implemented and the Japanese never informed. Where is the evidence? If it is available I would very much like to see it.

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16 minutes ago, EaglePhan1986 said:

No one: 

Jerry Jones: 

Splash moves >>>>>> Winning 

Or identifying a player they want and know will make their team better and going to get him.

The mindset of Jerry.  Go get the elite talent that will make our team instantly better.

The mindset of Howie.  We can't determine if there are players worth it at 6 so trade down.

 

If Dallas trades up to 4 to get Pitts and Chase falls to 6....this is an absolute fail for Howie. 

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10 minutes ago, EaglePhan1986 said:

Yeah I’ll admit I didn’t want Jefferson last year because he wasn’t what the Eagles needed. However, I liked him over Reagor and definitely still do. 

We needed EVERY WR position last year. How was he not what we needed as you say? Jefferson was the best route runner in the draft and had very good hands. What else do you want? Please dont tell me elite speed cause that is over rated. Only a handful of guys have that and 9.9 out of 10 turn out to be trash and cant catch or run a route. 

Jefferson was not my top choice, but he was number 2. I wanted Lamb and then Jeudy and Jefferson were pretty much even for me as my 2nd choices. I did not want to touch Ruggs or Reagor. So tired of the "we need top speed guys" crap. Give me a great route runner with great hands. Thats all I need. Avg speed is fine with me if they have those traits. 

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22 minutes ago, Original Sin said:

When is the last super bowl where a team held the other team without a TD,? Other than the Bucs last year ?

the Bucs have the weapons on offense to outscore teams , if that is how the game were to unfold .

The best weapons to have are on the offensive line. 

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8 minutes ago, bpac55 said:

 

Or identifying a player they want and know will make their team better and going to get him.

The mindset of Jerry.  Go get the elite talent that will make our team instantly better.

The mindset of Howie.  We can't determine if there are players worth it at 6 so trade down.

 

If Dallas trades up to 4 to get Pitts and Chase falls to 6....this is an absolute fail for Howie. 

Lol dude you slobber all over Dallas's drafting....it hasn't translated to jack ish over the last 30 years. 

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4 minutes ago, DeathByEagle said:

We needed EVERY WR position last year. How was he not what we needed as you say? Jefferson was the best route runner in the draft and had very good hands. What else do you want? Please dont tell me elite speed cause that is over rated. Only a handful of guys have that and 9.9 out of 10 turn out to be trash and cant catch or run a route. 

Jefferson was not my top choice, but he was number 2. I wanted Lamb and then Jeudy and Jefferson were pretty much even for me as my 2nd choices. I did not want to touch Ruggs or Reagor. So tired of the "we need top speed guys" crap. Give me a great route runner with great hands. Thats all I need. Avg speed is fine with me if they have those traits. 

Jefferson was the mold of almost every WR that came in and was underwhelming. Matthews, JJAW, Reggie Brown. Didn’t see his ceiling being as high as it is. I was wrong but also think he’s reached his peak. That is still good. 

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1 minute ago, Freshmilk said:

The best weapons to have are on the offensive line. 

I agree OL is very important , but a top QB will make an OL look better than they are

give me multiple receiving threats , and a QB who knows where to go with the ball with a quick release , over a bunch of top 50 OL  

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1 hour ago, Original Sin said:

Cowboys want Pitts

 

#NFL Via @CBSSports the #Falcons have talked to two teams wanting to move into the 4 slot which would be the #Patriots and the #Cowboys #NFLRumors #NFLDraft

All rumors. I promise the Cowboys are not moving up 6 spots and giving up a ton of picks to take Pitts. Now Sewell could be a different story. A stud OT is a position that could be a target in a move up like that.

All these rumors remind me of 2004 draft when all the rumors out there were the Eagles moving up with the 49ers to select Steven Jackson Hb. Draft comes, we make the move and trade up with the 49ers. OMG we are getting Jackson??? Nope, Shawn Andrews. Fake news to mask the real pick. 

So in turn, 99% of these stories and rumors have no truth. 

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1 minute ago, EaglePhan1986 said:

Jefferson was the mold of almost every WR that came in and was underwhelming. Matthews, JJAW, Reggie Brown. Didn’t see his ceiling being as high as it is. I was wrong but also think he’s reached his peak. That is still good. 

Other then the fact he was a much more successful WR in college that the 3 you listed sure, lol. So his build and speed match, play wise and skill level were way beyond Matthews, JJaw and Brown and against much better defending teams. 

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9 minutes ago, TorontoEagle said:

Lol dude you slobber all over Dallas's drafting....it hasn't translated to jack ish over the last 30 years. 

I think Dallas is a top drafting team yes.  Where they fail is coaching and putting it all together.  There's no denying that Dallas knows how to draft.

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47 minutes ago, Original Sin said:

When is the last super bowl where a team held the other team without a TD,? Other than the Bucs last year ?

the Bucs have the weapons on offense to outscore teams , if that is how the game were to unfold .

Two Super Bowls prior. Pats 13-3 over the Rams. 

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7 minutes ago, DeathByEagle said:

Other then the fact he was a much more successful WR in college that the 3 you listed sure, lol. So his build and speed match, play wise and skill level were way beyond Matthews, JJaw and Brown and against much better defending teams. 

Dude I’m trying to enjoy my morning poop without arguing over a Vikings WR. I admitted I was wrong damn yo 

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23 minutes ago, bpac55 said:

 

Or identifying a player they want and know will make their team better and going to get him.

The mindset of Jerry.  Go get the elite talent that will make our team instantly better.

The mindset of Howie.  We can't determine if there are players worth it at 6 so trade down.

 

If Dallas trades up to 4 to get Pitts and Chase falls to 6....this is an absolute fail for Howie. 

Haha so someone is defending Jerry Jones the GM on an Eagles message board. Must be a full moon 

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So you guys convinced me  @12 (1) Waddle (2) Horn (3) Slater  OR  if a trade back in the 20ish range a 2nd rounder ( almost top 50 ) + one of Bateman, Moehrig, Newsome. Mid 20’s trade back throw in a 3rd maybe a 2022 2nd. Howie’s job to make the best choice and Lurie’s job to make sure he does. We won’t know if there are options available but Jeffrey will

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1 minute ago, EaglePhan1986 said:

Haha so someone is defending Jerry Jones the GM on an Eagles message board. Must be a full moon 

Yeah, the dude had to be held back by the entire war room to stop him from drafting Johnny Manziel.

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Has there been any word yet if there will be normal mini camps and such this year?

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12 minutes ago, Original Sin said:

I agree OL is very important , but a top QB will make an OL look better than they are

give me multiple receiving threats , and a QB who knows where to go with the ball with a quick release , over a bunch of top 50 OL  

Not me.  One, it is very difficult to get that top QB that you describe.  Very rare indeed.  Honestly, that is more of a pipe dream than a reality.  Furthermore a top OL will definitely and without question nor argument make good QB,  WR, RB, TE look much better than they are while great weapons rarely make a poor OL look better.  There is ample proof of this.  KC in the SB is most recent.  Great QB, HOF TE sill in his prime, great WR, but the offensive line made them all look dependent upon a good offensive line.  

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38 minutes ago, bpac55 said:

 

Or identifying a player they want and know will make their team better and going to get him.

The mindset of Jerry.  Go get the elite talent that will make our team instantly better.

The mindset of Howie.  We can't determine if there are players worth it at 6 so trade down.

 

If Dallas trades up to 4 to get Pitts and Chase falls to 6....this is an absolute fail for Howie. 

Howie is tentative after his last SPLASH move, can you blame him ?

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KCs receivers couldn’t get open , hence Mahomes running for 498 yards total before throwing the ball , Hill and Kelce  etc just as much as fault is the OL

credit to Bowles he had a well planned and executed game plan

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7 minutes ago, bpac55 said:

Has there been any word yet if there will be normal mini camps and such this year?

It's a TBD From the NFL.  Some team meetings will be virtual, but there is no guidance yet from the NFL about mini camps

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1 minute ago, Original Sin said:

KCs receivers couldn’t get open , hence Mahomes running for 498 yards total before throwing the ball , Hill and Kelce  etc just as much as fault is the OL

credit to Bowles he had a well planned and executed game plan

Mahomes ran because the line was on him before he could even set his feet.   But your argument helps make a point: loading up on weapons and outscoring opponents is a poor strategy if it ignores the offensive line and defense.

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3 hours ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

He played last year.  He played in Alabama’s offense and he was able to get Waddle’s targets.  This fan base is seriously getting dumber.   Smith does not project well to the NFL.  He’s limited physically in every way.  How many college players in the past 50 years, put up huge numbers only to be out classed in the NFL.  It wasn’t long ago that when you drafted a WR in the top half of the 1st round, he was a sure thing stud.  Now you have Philly fans who are so obsessed with the position they want to draft one in the first round every year.  JFC.  This guy is 165 lbs.   And maxed out.  He’s not very fast.  He’s not going to get much bigger.  He’s not going to play in Alabama’s offense next year.  Good player?  Sure.  Generational talent.  Of course not.   I would pass on him until he got to the late part of the 1st.  Big numbers in college doesn’t mean he projects well in the pros.   Chase does.  Waddle does.  Smith.  I’ll pass at 12.  Let someone else make that mistake.   

Waddle does compared to Smith? Smith had 90 more catches last year and Waddle only weighs 8 more lbs. Actually Smith had 11 more catches LAST SEASON then Waddle had in his 3 years in Alabama. Did you watch what Smith did to Ohio State?

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26 minutes ago, bpac55 said:

I think Dallas is a top drafting team yes.  Where they fail is coaching and putting it all together.  There's no denying that Dallas knows how to draft.

Yes we can deny that

Lamb was stupid given the state of their defense

they know how to make a splash for attention but thats just marketing. Thats what Jerry knows

 

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8 minutes ago, Original Sin said:

KCs receivers couldn’t get open , hence Mahomes running for 498 yards total before throwing the ball , Hill and Kelce  etc just as much as fault is the OL

credit to Bowles he had a well planned and executed game plan

Spare me

KC was down both tackles

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