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Eagles tout “good, aggresive plan” for free agency

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Eventually, free agency will begin.  When it does, Eagles coach Andy Reid says that his team will be ready to round up new players.

“We’ve got the plan together and it’s a good, aggressive plan,” Reid said in an item posted recently on the team’s website.  “When they say go, we’re ready to go.  It’s a matter of that time coming forward.  We’ll attack what we feel is important. . . .  We’ve got a pretty well-thought-out plan.  It doesn’t really matter what the time is.”

To our knowledge, the comments didn’t get much attention when they were made.  And we only found out about them because the Eagles have included them in an item known as “Eagles Xtra,” and advertisement-heavy e-mail blast that was sent to everyone on the list today, and that one of the recipients sent to us.

Thus, the fact that Reid said what he said perhaps isn’t as interesting as the fact that the Eagles felt compelled to point it out to a fan base that could be drifting from anger to apathy.  What better way to keep them interested than to make promises?

Or, more accurately, to write a check.  Whenever free agency starts, Philly fans are more than smart enough to bring the check to the bank window and demand that it be paid in tens, twenties, and one shiny new Nnamdi Asomugha.

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41 Responses to “Eagles tout “good, aggresive plan” for free agency”
  1. fatfreddystubbs says: May 23, 2011 6:52 PM

    I liked how Andy said “you don’t wanna be riding a camel in the Sahara desert” when the lockout ends.

    Trust me Andy, no one is happier than the camels that you won’t be riding them.

  2. footballfanman says: May 23, 2011 6:53 PM

    So the Skins management has made good decisions and they say they’ll be aggressive in PA and get lambasted. The Eagles say they have an aggressive plan and it’s like “Okay, good for the Eagles.” My point is it’s a new Redskins but everyone wants to act like it’s still Cerrato and Snyder making all the decisions. If Allen and Shanny want to go aggressive than I trust that their aggressive is a lot smarter than Snyder and Cerato’s aggressive. No seems to want to recognize that Shanahan and Allen and much smarter.

  3. ultada says: May 23, 2011 6:53 PM

    So tired of aggressive being a good buzz word…

  4. eaglesfan290 says: May 23, 2011 6:54 PM

    Aso isn’t going to be the only player the eagles go after, you wait and see they have 2-3 big name tagrets this year!

  5. eaglesfootballfan says: May 23, 2011 6:56 PM

    The Eagles will be a very aggressive team. They have the Money to go out and spend on Nnamdi Asomugha and another player. I will tell all of you this though: If my Eagles to get Nnamdi Asomugha, teams better lookout because we will have the best shutdown corner in the NFL opposite Asante Samuel who is a Ballhawk and good cover corner. It would be the best CB tandem by far in the NFL.

  6. Justin says: May 23, 2011 6:58 PM

    Is anyone else thinking Nnamdi Asomugha? That would be a strong secondary. (Click my name for my blog and look around)

  7. deathmonkey41 says: May 23, 2011 6:59 PM

    Andy Reid wasn’t actually talking about his plan for NFL free agency- he was talking about ordering lunch. He’s been scouting pizza parlors and cheesesteak joints for weeks, has formulated a gluttonous plan, and is really to order aggressively from their menus.

  8. upperdecker19 says: May 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    If the past tells us anything, they’ll be agressively pursuing players coming off ACL surgery then?

  9. volcom2143 says: May 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    Footballfanman . Didn’t mike shanaTAN and Allen bring in mcnabb ? Look at how great that worked out . Haha skins will always be the same old skins with synder running the team . Enjoy last in the division . Go birds !!!

  10. nfl25 says: May 23, 2011 7:07 PM

    I been tryin to figure out eagle fans for years now and I just cant figure them out. flyers fans are normal loyal fans, but eagles fans are just strange. They complain about things that you can search online and prove that what they are complaining about is not real. The most recent one that everyone is going crazy about is eagles small defensive ends. Don’t get me wrong they are not big on the d ends. The talk show hosts (who brain wash the fans) talk about how the eagles are the only team that has these small d ends and now that’s all the fans talk about. U look that one up and this is taken right from coldhardfacts.com

    “the average size of the Eagles’ front seven (6-2, 267) it isn’t that far off from the how other 4-3 defenses (6-2.5, 269) stack up”

  11. philyeagles5 says: May 23, 2011 7:08 PM

    man would i be pumped for next season if we got Asomugha, even if the season is only 8 games.

  12. Scotty M says: May 23, 2011 7:17 PM

    Nnamdi Asomugha would be great for the Eagles because he would play on the opposite side of Asante Samuel.

  13. docredskin says: May 23, 2011 7:22 PM

    Que the thrashing and gnawing of teeth! Someone admitted to an aggressive plan for FA! Wait, that sort of vitriol isn’t uniformly applied? Oh, that’s right. Only the Redskins get blasted for planning to improve their team once free agency begins.

    Fat Andy and The Dogfighter are the darlings of the NFL East. They can do no wrong…until the playoffs.

  14. freddyfelder says: May 23, 2011 7:29 PM

    Im going to Philly in June… staying in the business district, whats the nearest chesse steak and what hoods to avoid?

  15. jakek2 says: May 23, 2011 7:30 PM

    Whenever free agency starts, Philly fans are more than smart enough to bring the check to the bank window and demand that it be paid in tens, twenties, and one shiny new Nnamdi Asomugha.
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    If I’m taking a check from a Philly fan you better bet I’m rejecting it unless it’s a bank check.

  16. ilpackerbacker says: May 23, 2011 7:32 PM

    Man, screw the Eagles. I love how a bunch of their fans started a web site called 4thand26.com and sold a bunch of t-shirts, after that game. LOL – yeah, nice Super Bowl win they got out of it – not. On the other side, Packer fans have seen their team win two in the last two decades.

    Meanwhile, Ted Thompson will spend ZERO in free agency, and will still emerge with the deepest roster in the NFL. But you go Eagles – go waste more money – you still won’t stop Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews. But good luck, LOL.

  17. oldbyrd says: May 23, 2011 7:33 PM

    Needs …. Right Tackle, Pass Rushing def. end, Def Tackle that can get in the backfield and of coarse Nnamdi. If that’s the aggressive he’s talkin about…..SUPER BOWL

  18. hoobsher says: May 23, 2011 7:38 PM

    NNAMDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE WANT NNAMDI
    WE WANT NNAMDI

    NNAMDI+ASANTE = SUPER BOWL BOUND

  19. seabreezes51 says: May 23, 2011 7:46 PM

    freddy,
    Go to Tony Lukes on Oregon ave, get the pork with broccoli rabe…………….. cheeseteak too if ya want second best.

    Stay clear of three finger Tony on 2 street, dudes a beast

  20. smellmyface says: May 23, 2011 7:50 PM

    You Eagles fans are sounding about as crazy as Cowboys fan talking Super Bowl. They think they should get a 1st and 3rd for a QB thats started 7 games.

  21. typicaleaglesfan says: May 23, 2011 7:52 PM

    @ilpackerbacker, Ted Thompson is not the brightest guy. He was lucky the 49ers front office was stupid and drafted alex smith. As an eagles fan for as long as I can remember I don’t love our front office, but the team is more consistent than any franchise over the last decade without cheating. The steelers and colts are in the same group. The packers were the best this year I like them but they only are a contender every 6 or 7 years.

  22. captainwisdom8888 says: May 23, 2011 7:56 PM

    @ilpackerbacker

    I pity a man who immerses himself in the hatred of another team, rather than bask in the greatness of his own team.

  23. terminatorlikesmaids says: May 23, 2011 8:30 PM

    LOL, Eagles to the Superbowl because of one free agent corner, LOL. You people deserve one another.

  24. agentcharlescarmichael says: May 23, 2011 8:30 PM

    Come on, us eagle fans are not all the same, yes maybe because a two or three of them are drunken idiots doesn’t mean we all are, because a few always complain doesn’t mean we all do. I’ve loved the eagles from an early age and i will always support my eagles no matter what they do. I am loyal and i always trust their decisions for the greater of the team. the loyal heartfelt and respectable eagle fans are still around folks, we aren’t all bad. Signed, an avid eagles fan, one of many.

  25. agentcharlescarmichael says: May 23, 2011 8:31 PM

    my comment was mainly focused towards @nfl25. Have a great day.

  26. finfan1622 says: May 23, 2011 8:38 PM

    Asomugha and Samuel would be a crazy CB duo for the Eagles but if they were smart, they would spend the money in the trenches. Eagles are way to soft on the D-line and the O-line gave up 52 sacks with the fastest QB in NFL history!!! If Kolb played all 16 games it would’ve been 70. Eagles would be a serious contender if they shored up the lines. They are one of the best teams in the league at the skill positions but you don’t win in the playoffs being a finesse team.

  27. zeussuperman says: May 23, 2011 9:13 PM

    ilpackerbacker says: May 23, 2011 7:32 PM

    Man, screw the Eagles. I love how a bunch of their fans started a web site called 4thand26.com and sold a bunch of t-shirts, after that game. LOL – yeah, nice Super Bowl win they got out of it – not. On the other side, Packer fans have seen their team win two in the last two decades.

    Meanwhile, Ted Thompson will spend ZERO in free agency, and will still emerge with the deepest roster in the NFL. But you go Eagles – go waste more money – you still won’t stop Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews. But good luck, LOL.

    ————–

    Shouldn’t you be trolling your rivals rather than some random NFL team? Are you really still that butthurt over 4th and 26?

    Your team won the Superbowl. After the Eagles were out, my friends and I were cheering for the Packers – mostly because we consider them to be a great team with a great fanbase.

    But while we’re gloating over things that happened forever ago, tell me — who was the only team to ever bear Vince Lombardi in the playoffs? Eagles, baby!

  28. dabirdsfan says: May 23, 2011 9:25 PM

    The eagles have a ton of potential. They are set at the skill positions and i think Asomugha would be a great addition. If they can pull it of you can’t pass on that guy. FinFan don’t over look the coaching additions they have made to the coaching staff. With the additions of Mudd and Washburn as O and D-line coaches they have the talent to be great look what those guys did with less talent in indy and tennessee.
    Throw in the young SMART guys they have eagles are gonna be right in the mix… as always

  29. snnyjcbs says: May 23, 2011 9:54 PM

    He should have stated, if the time comes as it looks more and more as it will not.

    Next when one looks at all the teams in the NFL that went big in Free Agency over the last bunch of years one sees it did nothing but set the teams back and did nothing to help a team win.

    As for Nnamdi?, dream on as Nnamdi has already meet with Mr. Davis during the short time the Lockout was lifted and will be resigning with his team the Oakland Raiders. After all he is and has always has been a Raider Born and Breed and who would want to trade Northern California in for Philly?, you are joking right lol

  30. cup0pizza says: May 23, 2011 9:56 PM

    Asomugha is going to be a Cowboy. That should tweak you moron Eagles fans.

  31. footballfanman says: May 23, 2011 10:08 PM

    @volcom2143

    the Mcnabb trade blew up in the skins face but that’s Mcnabb’s fault. He doesn’t want to learn the playbook, doesn’t want to wear a wrist band. It was a good trade on paper and it was an incentive based contract. The Cerrato Snyder regime would’ve gave him 35 mil. guaranteed whether he played well or not. So even though he didn’t play well they can still cut Mcnabb with out losing much. I say it was worth a shot. Watch, next 2-3 years, the skins will make a turn around.

  32. freddyfelder says: May 23, 2011 10:42 PM

    seabreezes51 says: May 23, 2011 7:46 PM

    freddy,
    Go to Tony Lukes on Oregon ave, get the pork with broccoli rabe…………….. cheeseteak too if ya want second best.

    Stay clear of three finger Tony on 2 street, dudes a beast
    ————————————————–
    Thanks Bro I really appreciate it… I’ll give you feed back on Tony Lukes!

  33. spidey817 says: May 23, 2011 10:58 PM

    Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s all I hear any more when Reid talks.

    Big f’n deal, you want to be “aggressive” this offseason. We all know you’ll choke if/when you make it into the postseason anyway, so who cares?

    Apathy really is the right word. I’ve been a fan since the early 90’s and every year that goes by, the less and less I care about this team.

    Until Reid is gone, they can be passive or they can be aggressive, it’ll still lead to the same place. Reid won’t ever win anything.

  34. goombar2 says: May 24, 2011 1:16 AM

    footballfanman says: May 23, 2011 6:53 PM

    So the Skins management has made good decisions and they say they’ll be aggressive in PA and get lambasted.
    ——————————————————————

    Because Washington has a long history of making idiotic mistakes in FA, where Philly has done pretty well.

    And to say that Shanny changes everything… Right, Fat Albert anyone? Maybe he didn’t pick the guy, but he sure did pick the change to the 3-4 defense. He sure did nothing to make Albert less disgruntled and basically allowed 20 mil to get flushed down the toilet.

    If the Washington team was half as successful as Philly, there might actually be reason for Washington being the 2nd biggest money making franchise in the league.

  35. melonnhead says: May 24, 2011 2:19 AM

    So the Skins management has made good decisions and they say they’ll be aggressive in PA and get lambasted. The Eagles say they have an aggressive plan and it’s like “Okay, good for the Eagles.” My point is it’s a new Redskins but everyone wants to act like it’s still Cerrato and Snyder making all the decisions. If Allen and Shanny want to go aggressive than I trust that their aggressive is a lot smarter than Snyder and Cerato’s aggressive. No seems to want to recognize that Shanahan and Allen and much smarter.

    ——————————————————-

    Yeah but like I keep telling you guys, Snyder’s still in the equation. He just can’t keep his hands off. People talk aobut Jerry Jones but at least he’s achieved some measure of success in college football as a player and as an NFL owner.

  36. hotpappyjohnson says: May 24, 2011 3:47 AM

    ilpackerbacker .the packers are a boned week 1 megatron TD catch call away from never making the playoffs. (a Lions win against the Bears changes that whole divison) .an akers chipshot away from a playoff exit. Relax. If FredEx is still grinding your gears you need to try peeing in the shower.
    PS- thanks for banging out kev kolb!

  37. sufferingbirdsfan says: May 24, 2011 6:38 AM

    Any plan that doesn’t net Asomugha, wasn’t aggressive enough.

  38. rugdaniels says: May 24, 2011 7:02 AM

    “…Philly fans are more than smart enough…”

    HUGE assumption there. By Eagles fans’ count that’s about 12 championships they’ve won, in the offseason.

  39. backinblack67 says: May 24, 2011 7:30 AM

    All you Eagles fans that are screaming for Nnamdi are the same terds that were calling him overated for the last 5 years. Sorry Birds but he will stay in Oakland to play under Rod Woodson.

  40. playapro5 says: May 24, 2011 7:34 AM

    Ya”ll have to stop with all this Nnamdi Asomugha nonsense he is 29 years old the Eagles will not sign him to a deal.

  41. andyreidisfat says: May 24, 2011 4:11 PM

    Im going to Philly in June… staying in the business district, whats the nearest chesse steak and what hoods to avoid?

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    First I am not sure what a “business district” is, so i am going to guess your going to Center City. You have many good choices. First off China Town is great for food. And if you looking for a cheese steak , Tony lukes is good but far from where you will be. Jim’s on south street is good and a lot of the just indy pizza places are good. Just do your self a favor and stay away from Genos and Pats as neither are that good, unless you need to eat at 4 in the mourning. Then they are the only places open so it works. oh and don’t go past Christian street going south and don’t go past Lehigh going north and you’ll be just fine.

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    As far as people equating what the Eagles or almost any other team does in free agency to what the Redskins do is a joke. The last ten years has been one fail after another for the redskins. And the Eagles who haven’t hit on every free agent have done pretty well. So yeah Philly being “aggressive” is much better than washington being that way. In fact washington shouldn’t sign anyone.

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