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Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 by Mike Burke.
As the lockout continues and the free agency period continues to be delayed, speculation will continue to mount up regarding Nnamdi Asomugha. He’s a player that Eagles fans have been talking about for quite some time now, and clearly could be a great asset for the Birds. They won’t be the only team with interest [...]
Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by Mike Burke.
The biggest story line this offseason for the Eagles has been trading Kevin Kolb. There’s plenty of questions that surround the situation: will they, won’t they, who’s interested, what can they get in return, and so on. If Kolb is traded, yet another question will arise. That question is who becomes the backup for Michael [...]
Posted on 31. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
There may be no guarantee for an NFL season next year, but I can’t help but look forward to it. After last year, it’s hard to believe the Eagles can’t win another division title. There were some serious holes the team needed to address, and they haven’t had the ability to do so without free [...]
Posted on 26. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
There’s often a lot of criticism about the Eagles defense having undersized players. Namely, people often discuss the defensive ends and linebackers. Looking at the linebacker position in recent history, the Eagles haven’t really had that player that scares opposing offenses. They’ve had some linebackers make nice hits, but they don’t have that guy that [...]
Posted on 24. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
It might not be tomorrow or the next day, but free agency will have to open up at some point. When it does, we’ve already been told that the Eagles are going to be aggressive. Personally, I’m glad to hear Andy Reid say that, and I believe that aggressively attacking free agency is exactly what [...]
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
Let’s be honest, just about everyone on the Eagles roster is hurting from the current NFL Lockout. Some are being hurt much more financially than others, but no player is benefiting from the lockout. Those players that are free agents are unaware of where they’ll be playing in the future. Some Eagles will be retained, [...]
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
As the lockout continues, we still await trades and free agency. Sure, we have an idea of what we believe will happen when the period opens up. However, there are multiple options out there so it’s hard to be positive what the Eagles will do. Despite not knowing who will stay or go, there are [...]
Posted on 18. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
It seems like we’ve been asking this question for a few years now. However, with the current injury status of Brandon Graham, there would be no better time for Victor Abiamiri to step up than now. When projecting his starting defense for 2011, CSNPhilly’s Reuben Frank put Abiamiri as the opening day starter opposite Trent [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
Last week, I took a look at how the offensive rookies should contribute in 2011. Today, it’s time to take a closer look at how the defensive players could make an impact next season. Coming into the draft, we knew the Eagles needed more help on defense than they did on offense. The offense had [...]
Posted on 12. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
It seems that most Eagles fans really want the team to strongly pursue Nnamdi Asomugha when free agency finally opens. They have a need for a corner who can step into the lineup immediately, so why not go out and get the best option? Lining up Asomugha opposite of Asante Samuel would really give quarterbacks [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
During the 2010 offseason, there was a lot of talk about a new feeling with the Eagles because of the youth on the team. Kevin Kolb was about to take over the offense and was surrounded by a dynamic core of play-makers who were just as young as him, if not younger. Kolb was replaced [...]
Posted on 10. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
Coming into the 2011 NFL Draft, many viewed the right tackle position as the Eagles biggest need. There were beliefs that they’d take an offensive tackle in the first round. They selected offensive lineman Danny Watkins in the first round, but they brought him in to fill the hole at right guard. They would go [...]
Posted on 09. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
In every draft, you have expectations for your picks. Clearly, players that are taken in the earlier rounds are expected to make immediate impacts or be groomed so they’ll make a strong impact for many years to come. For players drafted in the later rounds, the expectations for immediate results aren’t typically that high. However, [...]