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3 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

I really didnt say he was going to make a splash move. I said he can make some noise. He has a lot of money to spend. He can now bring in a lot of talent. And they can all be smart moves. I didnt imply differently. But you inferred it and ignored the rest of the post that could have lead to some decent football and roster building discussion. 

You mean like the "Howie is gonna go wild" part.  Yeah, that's what I am worried about.

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6 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

I dont think it was necessarily ghetto (though that doesnt just imply black), or black. Some thought it was just mocking the typical WIP caller. Racist people who wanted to project their racism on to him said he was mocking black people. 

I thought he was just mocking Shannon Sharpe the whole time

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I don't think Howie will go wild this offseason, for one thing, he has to sign 3 1st rd picks.

More like one young player with upside, and a couple veteran patches like Nelson last year, to buy time for young players to develop as backups.

Many 1st rd picks don't start until the second half of their rookie seasons, and later picks can take 2-3 years, so Howie likes to fill all holes before the draft, especially with his new found dedication to BPA.

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2 minutes ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

MAJOR NOISE!

big time. Instead an offseason like maybe 1 moderately priced WR like Chark and a couple discount players, he can now do a lot with 30 million and probably more by the time FA rolls around. 

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5 hours ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

Our society is no worse now than it was 50 years ago.  Obviously tons of  changes.... some for better...some for the worse.  We didn't start the fire.  It's been always burning since the worlds been turning.  The good old days weren't always good and tomorrow isn't as bad as it seems. 

 

Don't make me quote William Joel again....or ish is going to get real.  

 

 

Life is as good.....

Ok boomer...

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3 minutes ago, Iggles_Phan said:

You mean like the "Howie is gonna go wild" part.  Yeah, that's what I am worried about.

well, if you read it that way sure. Wild could also be spending a ton on a bunch of good players. Not necessarily blowing it all on Russell Wilson 

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2 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

big time. Instead an offseason like maybe 1 moderately priced WR like Chark and a couple discount players, he can now do a lot with 30 million and probably more by the time FA rolls around. 

He'll need some of that money to lock up our franchise QB to a big deal.  I suspect Hurts to be paid!  It's what's best for business.  

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29 minutes ago, Ipiggles said:

Will you be moving to a Socialist scandavian country? 

https://fee.org/articles/the-myth-of-scandinavian-socialism/

As for the bolded, I dont have numbers in front of me, and I admittedly dont know what they are, would assume they would be fairly low overall. The question we should be asking in regards to comparing Scandavian Countries to the US, how many people are immigrating to them compared to the US? (use %'s)  

 i can only offer some anecdotal evidence from people I know through my professional life. 

My Former employer's parent company is a worlwide company doing about $9 Billion Euro/yr, Their corporate headquaters (Family owned and listed in Forbes richest people) is in the Netherlands, and we had well over 100 people, that I knew of from the Netherlands who all asked to transfer to the US to live and work here just in the company I worked for alone. (They also owned two other fairly large comanies in North America) . Many have been here well over a decade now, and more continue to want to move here, some have become citizens of the US.  I had met so many really impressive people from the Netherlands and Germany through that company. I left that Company 5 years ago, but am still in touch with many of my former Holland co-workers. Each one of them was very happy they were accepted to work in the US. The company had a rigorous process in choosing who could get to come over as more were requesting to come vs. the number they would allow. I only knew of one off hand I can think of that was here for a bit and choose to go back home. 

 

What was their income? Transferring to America is attractive to high income individuals with great European corporate benefit packages, but that simply reflects them having the best of both worlds - now how many leave that company to go work for an American company where they're more likely to get laid off?

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3 minutes ago, austinfan said:

I don't think Howie will go wild this offseason, for one thing, he has to sign 3 1st rd picks.

More like one young player with upside, and a couple veteran patches like Nelson last year, to buy time for young players to develop as backups.

Many 1st rd picks don't start until the second half of their rookie seasons, and later picks can take 2-3 years, so Howie likes to fill all holes before the draft, especially with his new found dedication to BPA.

I really hope not.  This isn't the season for it.  There's no one going to really be worth it, and this team isn't in 'win now' mode at all.  Until they have an answer at QB, they need to keep flexibility to make that possible.

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8 minutes ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

I'm not too ashamed to admit there are a bunch.  

 

Marley and Me

Forrest Gump

Dogs Life

 

Dog movies are killer.  

F that movie. 

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2 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

well, if you read it that way sure. Wild could also be spending a ton on a bunch of good players. Not necessarily blowing it all on Russell Wilson 

Let's hope not.  That would blow the money and the draft picks.  

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Just now, Iggles_Phan said:

I really hope not.  This isn't the season for it.  There's no one going to really be worth it, and this team isn't in 'win now' mode at all.  Until they have an answer at QB, they need to keep flexibility to make that possible.

They have the answer!  Jalen MOTHERFING Hurts!!  

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7 minutes ago, austinfan said:

I don't think Howie will go wild this offseason, for one thing, he has to sign 3 1st rd picks.

He's not making 3 1st rounders.

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Just now, 4for4EaglesNest said:

They have the answer!  Jalen MOTHERFING Hurts!!  

Sure do.

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7 minutes ago, austinfan said:

I don't think Howie will go wild this offseason, for one thing, he has to sign 3 1st rd picks.

More like one young player with upside, and a couple veteran patches like Nelson last year, to buy time for young players to develop as backups.

Many 1st rd picks don't start until the second half of their rookie seasons, and later picks can take 2-3 years, so Howie likes to fill all holes before the draft, especially with his new found dedication to BPA.

I’d say:

The Eagles drafting 15th, 16th and 19th

AND

Jalen Hurts being the QB in 2022

are both major underdogs. Somewhere between +200 and +300.

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1 minute ago, RLC said:

He's not making 3 1st rounders.

Unless he finds a trade partner, he better.   And if the depth of this draft is what they say it is, there may not be a team looking to trade up to 15, 16 or 19.  The flip side is to trade for a veteran, but I really hope they don't do that.

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3 minutes ago, Iggles_Phan said:

I really hope not.  This isn't the season for it.  There's no one going to really be worth it, and this team isn't in 'win now' mode at all.  Until they have an answer at QB, they need to keep flexibility to make that possible.

Remember, every year Howie creates cap room, then rolls over $10-20 M to the next season.

It's more about keeping his options open, but the NFL allows you to roll over money you don't spend, which is why his restructuring is less dramatic than people think.

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6 minutes ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

He'll need some of that money to lock up our franchise QB to a big deal.  I suspect Hurts to be paid!  It's what's best for business.  

If they ever do that, Ill be with you guys to fire him immediately.

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5 minutes ago, austinfan said:

Remember, every year Howie creates cap room, then rolls over $10-20 M to the next season.

It's more about keeping his options open, but the NFL allows you to roll over money you don't spend, which is why his restructuring is less dramatic than people think.

Well... not every year.    And rather than restructure current bad deals, I'd rather they actually just got out from under the contracts and not drag it out into the future.  Clear the bad... once and for all... and then start to target YOUNG players again, and stop with leading the league in dead cap space.  Dead cap space is just that... dead.  It is money that is not being used to help the team currently on the field.

 

And yes, a lot of his restructuring has been bad.  It's just covering up for bad contracts and then not taking the medicine.  

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3 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

If they ever do that, Ill be with you guys to fire him immediately.

I would much rather flip to your side and trust Howie again.  I just need to see more from him that makes me want to trust him.

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23 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

Jesus.... come on....

when they didnt spend, people complained every single year that they were cap space champions. If they do spend, people complain they are cap strapped, dead money, etc...

Obviously winning the offseason is not the ultimate goal. But it can hopefully help get you to your ultimate goal. I would think you would like them to make great moves. I guess if you dont like the GM though, making great moves is a bad thing. 

Can we seriously not discuss any of the free agents I brought up? What has this place become. Just get sarcastic jabs in against the guys you dont like rather than having a decent conversation. 

Nope. Much more interesting to hear dissertations on the penal system and hear insurance adjusters argue about insurance rates.  Just what everybody wants to read in the THE EAGLES OFFSEASON BLOG 

Admittedly, I have been sidetracked a time or two but I realize there is no debating or actual discussion in here.  Just poop flying from one poster to the other.

Anyhow, so, yes,I like your idea of adding a vet DE or OLB.  It would be good to get somebody who is actually young and has some upside to him rather than the broken down old vets that don't have anything left to play for like Kerrigan.  

Despite being a Cowboy, I actually really like Cedric Wilson's game.  He played really well this year and, at times, I thought he was the best WR on their team.  Love his ability to throw the ball too on trick plays.  He actually has a pretty good arm. 

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10 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

big time. Instead an offseason like maybe 1 moderately priced WR like Chark and a couple discount players, he can now do a lot with 30 million and probably more by the time FA rolls around. 

I still dont understand this.

Why, why is anyone thinking of adding a WR to this roster. 

The Eagles were 29th in Pass Attempts, 0.7 from being dead last. And this is with the fact that we threw the ball like mad men the first 4-5 weeks. 

I'd have to dig out the numbers but my guess, from week 6ish on, we were dead, dead, dead last in attempts with no one close to us. 

The reason I bring this up, With Hurts as the QB, with the 25 or so attempts per game, we have enough talent already to make it work. 

Smith, DG, Quez and the mix of running backs are more than able to handle that type of passing game

 

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43 minutes ago, HazletonEagle said:

Currently up to about 30 million in cap space, and likely more to come. Howie is gonna make major noise this offseason.

At 14 million I was thinking we might get 1 sorta big ticker but not elite FA (like Chark). But now, Howie is gonna go wild.

 

Im liking the idea of a pass rusher, and a WR.

It could be a DE. Or it could be an upgrade at Avery's position, like Hassan Reddick. Improvin the LB corps, and pass rush at the same time. Thatd be a big move.

Under the radar, but major impact potential could be Obo Okoronkwo from the Rams. He played 200some snaps for them. I think he could break out when given a bigger opportunity.

We should probably steer clear of Randy Gregory, but hes an option. 

Those are the rush OLBs I consider.

At DE, Ogbah had 9 sacks and 24 hits. Hes 28.

Kemoko Turay had 6 sacks and 8 hits in 224 snaps. Could be a breakout candidate with a bigger role. Hes only 26. 

Arden Key had 7 sacks and 16 hits in 374 snaps. He is 25. 

 

As I look at this while I type the post, theres actually not a lot of young, high end talent at DE. It may be a semi-affordable position where you just try to get someone who can break out. 

 

 

Howie typically uses FA as a means to fill the most glaring holes -- but he has a tendency to fill from the clearance bin.

Pass rush is a dire need.  He could go after Ogbah ($10M) or take a chance on a Solomon Thomas, who's still 26 for maybe $5-6M

 

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Just now, Alphagrand said:

Howie typically uses FA as a means to fill the most glaring holes -- but he has a tendency to fill from the clearance bin.

Pass rush is a dire need.  He could go after Ogbah ($10M) or take a chance on a Solomon Thomas, who's still 26 for maybe $5-6M

 

I would hate the Thomas move. I didnt like him in the draft, and hes been a total bust. I dont see any upside there. 

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21 minutes ago, 4for4EaglesNest said:

I'm not too ashamed to admit there are a bunch.  

 

Marley and Me

Forrest Gump

Dogs Life

 

Dog movies are killer.  

Never had a dog until I was in my 30s and the wife wanted one. I love our guy, sure, but sad movies/books never really affected me.

Some of you will say I'm the devil for making such a brazen statement.

 

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