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King: Nnamdi wanted to play in Philly

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, unwittingly or otherwise, breathed life into the Jets’ chances of getting cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha by musing early in the week that Nnamdi’s desire to be an actor could prompt him to take less money to play for the Jets.  When the fight reportedly narrowed to the Jets and Cowboys on Friday, I suggested on PFT Live that it actually made more sense for his post-football plans to pick the Cowboys, given that they remain the highest-profile team in the NFL.

Peter King of SI.com reports that, all along, Nnamdi wanted to play in Philly.

And so while Nnamdi was willing to take less in his preferred destination (he’s getting $12 million per year after making $28 million over the last two), it wasn’t about laying the foundation for life after football.  It was about chasing a Super Bowl.

It remains to be seen how serious the Cowboys were about the pursuit of Asomugha.  Perhaps the goal was to drive up the price that the Eagles paid.  In the end, they didn’t pay much more than they paid Asante Samuel in 2008.

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82 Responses to “King: Nnamdi wanted to play in Philly”
  1. ButkisMyDick says: Jul 30, 2011 2:46 AM

    But according to Jets fans everyone wants to play for Sexy Rexy! Haha.

  2. jcanavati says: Jul 30, 2011 2:46 AM

    mistake

  3. goawayeverybody says: Jul 30, 2011 2:47 AM

    Philadelphia is where good careers go to die.

  4. layden18 says: Jul 30, 2011 2:49 AM

    Nnambi u will b so missed the best corner in the NFL now o the team that no one will pass against. Good Nnambi

  5. iainnyj says: Jul 30, 2011 2:53 AM

    The lesson for Jets fans is clear: stop caring so much, nothing good comes of it.

  6. bigdickcollins57 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:00 AM

    Stop all the hating and congratulate this year’s Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles !!!!

  7. chadinkc30 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:01 AM

    So much for his charities and being such a great person, the fact he left the team who gave him the dough that al Davis gave him shows that he is no different than lebron in any way! Oakland will be a better team without him just watch they will spend their money on as much talent as they can get! How many games did nhamdi win for them ask yourself that. Seymour is the man they paid for and I don’t blame them whatsoever

  8. poprock48 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:11 AM

    I can’t believe he took significantly less money to play for the birds… the Jets are paying Revis an 11.5 average for this year with his option bonus factored in. They were going to go well above that with Nnamdi?

    Also bringing up how much dude made on the Al Davis contract special kind of ruins the argument… that contract was absurd.

  9. dbarnes79 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:16 AM

    If the Eagles are so great and they are always pulling off great moves, then how come they haven’t won a championship since 1960?

  10. nodak2de says: Jul 30, 2011 3:17 AM

    Why wouldn’t he want to play for Philly?

  11. o0omorriso0o says: Jul 30, 2011 3:39 AM

    Um you should put an edit that the owner of the eagles owns something that has to do with acting or whatever. I forget the details for Lurie is a huge connection to that biz!!!

  12. seattlesuperchronic says: Jul 30, 2011 3:40 AM

    Too much hate from everyone. Every team that signs someone is all of the sudden the team where careers die. I’d be hurt Nnamdi left or didn’t join my team but not enough to cry foul. Shame on you for hating, SHAME!

  13. aschwartz2011 says: Jul 30, 2011 3:57 AM

    So much for his charities and being such a great person, the fact he left the team who gave him the dough that al Davis gave him shows that he is no different than lebron in any way! Oakland will be a better team without him just watch they will spend their money on as much talent as they can get! How many games did nhamdi win for them ask yourself that. Seymour is the man they paid for and I don’t blame them whatsoever

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    The difference is that the Raiders CUT Nnamdi…Cleveland offered Lebron as much as they could and he left….Oakland could have easily kept Nnamdi, by not exercising their option to release him for having to few INT’s last year….

  14. bigyon says: Jul 30, 2011 3:58 AM

    And somewhere in Cali, Desean Jackson just punched another hole in the wall…..

  15. kahanapaniolo says: Jul 30, 2011 4:03 AM

    He is such a good cornerback that he just shut down deshaun jackson. Find the money now eagles.

  16. orthodoxdj says: Jul 30, 2011 4:16 AM

    Nnamdi’s legit. I wish he would’ve stayed in Oakland, but I wish him the best. He was tired of losing. So am I. I’m curious how he’ll do. He’ll be fun to watch.

  17. tombrookshire says: Jul 30, 2011 4:23 AM

    Any guy seriously chasing a Super Bowl doesn’t want to play in Philly. They are fast starters and one and done come the playoffs. Why? They are weak in notable areas that they de-emphasize – linebacker, defensive line, safety, offensive line. Injuries always further deplete those notoriously thin, untalented areas that come back to bite them every year. Yet Reid, the smartest coach and GM in the entire NFL, stubbornly does nothing to shore up those weaknesses. Doesn’t there come a time, even if you are the most brilliant coach and evaluator of talent, that you finally figure out that what you stubbornly adhere to just doesn’t work and you need to change? Bellichick and Reid – a study in one truly brilliant coach and evaluator of talent, vs. a wannabe who hasn’t won anything, but thinks he has.

  18. flyeaglesfly13 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:24 AM

    Every year we hear about all the top free agents want to play in philly and all us eagles fans get our hopes up about who the FO is gunna sign and than they don’t sign any of em, well its about time they actually did. Gotta give em a lot of props for actually doin it this year and making us eagles fans very happy

    Proud to be an Eagles fan,
    GO EAGLES!

  19. duffer58 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:33 AM

    Drive up the price Eagles paid? Can you possibly say anything more stupid then that?

  20. mrcosio says: Jul 30, 2011 4:37 AM

    Well Nnamdi you picked the wrong team to win a championship in because Andy Reid does not know how to manage the clock and your new defensive coordinator used the be the o line coach (hasn’t coached a defense at the NFL level before)

  21. Mr. Super-Cool Awesome says: Jul 30, 2011 4:37 AM

    Eagles still ain’t gonna win a damn thing.

  22. vineee1 says: Jul 30, 2011 4:44 AM

    With those zero linebackers u won’t have to throw on Philly! Just tell Nnambi to keep his dog away from Vick!

  23. illwillthemick says: Jul 30, 2011 4:45 AM

    Andy Reid is cooler then you

  24. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 30, 2011 5:10 AM

    The Eagles are the best team in the NFL. Who is going to throw against 3 pro bowl corners. No one is.

  25. soflosportsfan says: Jul 30, 2011 5:26 AM

    LOL that raiders fan sounds like a cavs fan, bitter and naive. The raiders are by far the worst franchise in the NFL, Jamarcus, Darius Heyward-bay ring a bell? No disrespect, but until Al Davis kicks the bucket you all are screwed

  26. postpattern says: Jul 30, 2011 5:59 AM

    A lot of haters targeting Philadelphia…That’s ok, seems like all the best players do as well.

  27. claymath52 says: Jul 30, 2011 6:06 AM

    AMAZING COINCIDENCE!!! Although no one knew…he actually really wanted to play for the team he ended up with? This is unheard of. Peter King is genius!

  28. jenniferxxx says: Jul 30, 2011 6:23 AM

    Makes no sense. If he wanted a Superbowl why go to Philly? Maybe he thought it was Pittsburgh?

  29. The Shoeman says: Jul 30, 2011 6:25 AM

    If the Eagles are so great and they are always pulling off great moves, then how come they haven’t won a championship since 1960?
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    because we had horrible owners.

    those days are over.

    every year the Eagles are in it.

    ” no go watch that VHS of NFL in the 90’s ” ,, to give yourself the delusion,,you may be relevant in 2011 !

  30. joetoronto says: Jul 30, 2011 6:30 AM

    All the best, Nnamdi.

    Thanks for your great play over the years.

  31. larrydavidstern says: Jul 30, 2011 6:34 AM

    He did the smart thing. He knew a team led by Sanchez aint winning the superbowl anytime soon!

  32. nickynick04 says: Jul 30, 2011 6:36 AM

    The road to the Super Bowl goes thru Green Bay,,,,the Eagles need alot more then a DB….they have No linebackers, no O line, no receivers..

  33. shawnleblancpatsfan says: Jul 30, 2011 6:54 AM

    All I know is that I’m really glad he went to Philly and not the Jets… as a Pats fan, having Revis & Nnamdi on the same team that would have really sucked!!!!

  34. hscorpio says: Jul 30, 2011 6:58 AM

    I guess promoting Juan Castillo from OL coach to DC is already paying dividends to attract Osomugha

  35. wferg1121 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:01 AM

    “bigdickcollins57 says:Jul 30, 2011 3:00 AM

    Stop all the hating and congratulate this year’s” Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles !!!!

    Don’t Eagle’s fans say that every year? I heard the same thing after Asante, and then after TO.. Everytime they go out and spend the Eagles fall flat on their face.. Regardless goodluck, we will see how this story ends…

  36. pacash80 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:02 AM

    Jason Babin just tweeted that he feels like the Eagles are the “Miami Heat of the NFL”.

  37. eagleempire says: Jul 30, 2011 7:03 AM

    DAMN RIGHT!!!

  38. sloraider says: Jul 30, 2011 7:11 AM

    Al Davis offered him a deal of $21 million per year before the lockout. So he definitely left money on the table to play for a team that has never won a Super Bowl. Good luck Nnamdi.

  39. jblah says: Jul 30, 2011 7:14 AM

    @goawayeverybody “Philadelphia is where good careers go to die.” — please go tell that to vick. Thanks :)

    @dbarnes79 “If the Eagles are so great and they are always pulling off great moves, then how come they haven’t won a championship since 1960?” — its not just about having great players. they also have to have the right chemistry. here’s to hoping that it will be this year.

  40. tatum064 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:22 AM

    Trade forthcoming….Ashante Samuel…welcome to the Silver and Black.

  41. tatum064 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:23 AM

    Also bringing up how much dude made on the Al Davis contract special kind of ruins the argument… that contract was absurd.
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    Actually it was worth it compared to the absurdity of the JaMarcus Russell deal. That probably was the significant factor on the rookie cap when the CBA was finally done.

  42. phinheads says: Jul 30, 2011 7:31 AM

    But every “expert” said it was coming down to the Jets or Cowboys….until he signed with Philly.

  43. jetfanfolife says: Jul 30, 2011 7:32 AM

    Philly?!

    There goes your dreams of being an actor and getting a super bowl ring…lol

  44. steeltownpride says: Jul 30, 2011 7:35 AM

    He picked the right state just the wrong team in it .

  45. tinopuno says: Jul 30, 2011 7:39 AM

    goawayeverybody says: Jul 30, 2011 2:47 AM

    “Philadelphia is where good careers go to die.”
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    goawayeverybody currently holds commanding lead for ‘Stupid Post of the Week’

  46. 706vet says: Jul 30, 2011 7:46 AM

    The Eagles will be successful again this season. Unfortunately they’ve come a bit short of the ultimate prize. It isn’t for managements lack of effort. They’ve created a culture of winning. Good facilities, ownership/GM’s that spend wisely, professionalism, and a stable head coach go a long way.

    Unfortunately close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Maybe with a little luck and good health they can get to another Super Bowl.

    They will score points! Now they have the best corner trio in football. They have a ton of young players waiting to play as well. Watch out NFL.

  47. merc13 says: Jul 30, 2011 7:46 AM

    Eagle fans get way ahead of themselves

  48. lostsok says: Jul 30, 2011 7:53 AM

    I’ve always liked Nnamdi…now I LOVE him.

    Indifferent about the Phillies, but the thought of all those Jets fans…when they heard the word…it had to just kick them all in their tiny, almost girly, little balls.

    Classic!

  49. east96st says: Jul 30, 2011 7:59 AM

    He WILL be acting all the time in Philly. He will have to act like he’s in a city that isn’t watching people leave every year because it’s such a dump, he will have to act like his team’s fans aren’t uneducated, inbred, illiterate morons, and, most of all, when his team falls flat in the playoffs AGAIN, he will have to act like they will win it all “next year” – the motto for Eagles fans for over 50 years.

  50. philahitman says: Jul 30, 2011 8:00 AM

    chadinkc30 says:Jul 30, 2011 3:01 AM

    So much for his charities and being such a great person, the fact he left the team who gave him the dough that al Davis gave him shows that he is no different than lebron in any way! Oakland will be a better team without him just watch they will spend their money on as much talent as they can get! How many games did nhamdi win for them ask yourself that. Seymour is the man they paid for and I don’t blame them whatsoever
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    The Raiders are garbage and so are the Cavaliers… good players shouldnt waste their career being weighed down by lousy orginazations. Also Oakland is gangland and cleveland is ugly, cold and boring.

  51. rpiotr01 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:01 AM

    Eagles have improved their secondary, no doubt, but not by as much as people seem to think. Samuel and DRC made their names as guys who could intercept the ball (or in Samuel’s case in the SB against the Giants, NOT intercept the ball…) but both can be thrown on quite easily. Especially DRC – he looks for the big play but seems to lack focus actually, ya know, covering.

    So yes, Nnamdi gives them one, true shut down corner, and that’s great for them because it’s better than what they had. He’s a hard worker and won’t take the money and run. However, I still doubt they have a SB defense. It always starts up front, and their D-line and LBs are about as weak as can be. They remain undersized and soft, and I’m not sure what upgrades are out there left to be had.

    I remember a few years ago the Packers had a pair of shut down corners in Charles Woodson and Al Harris (who, despite other deficiencies, couldn’t be beat at the time in man coverage). Didn’t work out for them because they couldn’t get to the QB and they couldn’t stop the run.

    Eagles will face the same issues.

  52. philahitman says: Jul 30, 2011 8:03 AM

    dbarnes79 says:Jul 30, 2011 3:16 AM

    If the Eagles are so great and they are always pulling off great moves, then how come they haven’t won a championship since 1960?
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    They have a better win percentage the last 10 years than 90% of the NFL. All anyone cares about is Super Bowls but they have consistantly made the playoffs, won playoff games and won division titles the last decade. Stop talkin sh!t like theyre the Lions, Browns, Raiders, redskins etc,….

  53. cowboy88 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:05 AM

    Just because you have Asomugha does not guarantee you a superbowl. Revis and Cromartie on the jets with a better overall defense did not get them a SB. Your linebackers still suck and you have a confused offensive coach for your defensive coordinator. You still have to play the game people.

  54. wussbasket says: Jul 30, 2011 8:11 AM

    Just another piece to the puzzle. Jets should not be trying to get a defensive player when their biggest weakness is on the offensive side of the ball, idk what the hell rex was thinking… just trying to stay in the media i guess. Nnamdi is one of the most intelligent players in the NFL and he knows what hes doing. He saw philly had a great roster right now and the coaching staff is awesome and this was the most likely team to go the super bowl in the next couple of years. This by far doesnt guarantee any SB as Nnamdi is only one piece of the bigger picture, Eagles are a hell of a lot better now that they have him but this is the NFL and any team can beat you on any given sunday. This whole lockout has shown which teams have the best front offices and its looking like the Eagles have made the most of their time off and are kicking butt in FA this year.

  55. cleverbob says: Jul 30, 2011 8:21 AM

    Can you really blame all the big ticket free agents for wanting to play in the birthplace of our illustrious nation for such passionate fans? Cliff Lee knows the score.

  56. charleswoodson says: Jul 30, 2011 8:23 AM

    Nnamdi is a SMART, deep-thinking man, so perhaps he does NOT wish be part of the Rex Circus? Obviously, the intense pressure from the media every day is not to all players’ preference, either.

    Lastly, Andy Reid is simply more calm to be around than the Type A, always-yelling, bombasic Rex.

    If I were a player, Philly would be much preferred than the Jets’ less-than-classy atmosphere.

  57. promin1 says: Jul 30, 2011 8:44 AM

    nodak2de says: Jul 30, 2011 3:17 AM

    Why wouldn’t he want to play for Philly?

    Where to start? I got three reasons off the top of my head. One: They never win the Super Bowl and always choke. Two: Philly is a cesspool. Three: Philly fans are some of the biggest dirtbags and wastes of skin on the planet. I could probably go on and on. But its just not worth it.

  58. ampats says: Jul 30, 2011 8:45 AM

    Left at the alter NJ Jets? Keep restructuring those contracts.

    Everyone wants to play for Rex, hahaahaha

  59. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    I think the prospect of Michael Vick throwing passes while Aso was anywhere on the field terrified Joe Banner into overpaying for him. Yes $12 million per season for a 30 year old corner is overpaying, Asante Samuel was 27 when he got his contract.

  60. vtberger says: Jul 30, 2011 8:59 AM

    Super Bowl champs? I’ll take the field.

  61. macjacmccoy says: Jul 30, 2011 9:18 AM

    Everyone always wants to dig at Philly and talk about how horrible we are as people, fans, and city as a whole. Even though most of you have never been here. Ok well then why does everyone want to come here ? And why do they get so upset when they have to leave?

    The last people who should be talking about Philadelphia is Texas and NY fans by the way. How many times this year has a player spurned your state to play in Philadelphia? Texas even more then NY. The look of joy on your players face when they they realize they’re coming to Philly is priceless. I have never seen Pence , Oswalt, Lidge, Lee so happy.

    And Im talking baseball too because you guys just dont take shots at Eagles fans u take shots at the entire city. The place where your best players want to play.

  62. greymares says: Jul 30, 2011 9:19 AM

    Truth be told, everybody wants to play in Philly. the fans are by far the most knowledgeable by far. the players know when they will be cheered and they will know when they are dogging it. by dogging i don;t mean making mistakes everybody makes those, i mean not giving a full effort on every play. have they won the big prize NO but not for lack of effort or fan support. you must have a little good luck, if 1 errant pass is completed the packers would have been out of the playoffs against the birds. not to mention the luckiest pass in the history of football(Giants). if you don;t think luck is a factor you would be wrong. Is this the year? i dont know but it wont be for lack of trying

  63. macjacmccoy says: Jul 30, 2011 9:21 AM

    o0omorriso0o says:
    Jul 30, 2011 3:39 AM
    Um you should put an edit that the owner of the eagles owns something that has to do with acting or whatever. I forget the details for Lurie is a huge connection to that biz!!!

    Your right he actually won an oscar last year as a producer

  64. steelerhypocrite says: Jul 30, 2011 9:47 AM

    I thought Nnamdi was a first class guy, but apparently all he wanted was the highest bidder. This has to be the case, because who the hell would ever WANT to live in the s***hole called Philadelphia?

  65. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:22 AM

    Everyone always wants to dig at Philly and talk about how horrible we are as people, fans, and city as a whole. Even though most of you have never been here. Ok well then why does everyone want to come here ? And why do they get so upset when they have to leave?

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    See, there’s this prevalent gangsta mentality in Philly that many of today’s players embrace. You people idolize criminals, it’s as simple as that. They can run afoul of the law and you love them even more for it. It’s really no wonder why some want to play there.

    Going just on the census alone, the population of the city of Philadelphia has been declining every decade from the 60’s until 2010, where it picked up a modest 0.6% from the year 2000.

    Not sure why you think that all players want to play there. Look around, other teams are signing free agents, just like the Eagles. TO thought he wanted to play for the Eagles for a little while but it wasn’t long after he got there that he knew he wanted out. Remember?

    As for people that talk bad about Philly… you don’t need to dip your head in a pile of poo to know that it stinks. I dunno, maybe you do but most people don’t.

    By the way that “one errant pass” you’re talking about was nothing more than a bad decision. It wouldn’t have been completed if the throw had been perfect because the guy was blanketed. Vick tried to force it in, on first down no less. Wow, who knew that Michael Vick wasn’t the best passer or the smartest decision maker in the world? Everybody but you, I guess.

  66. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:24 AM

    Your right he actually won an oscar last year as a producer

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    I guess that’s relevant if Asomugha wants to be in documentaries.

  67. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:25 AM

    The look of joy on your players face when they they realize they’re coming to Philly is priceless. I have never seen Pence , Oswalt, Lidge, Lee so happy.

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    Who?

  68. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:27 AM

    Can you really blame all the big ticket free agents for wanting to play in the birthplace of our illustrious nation for such passionate fans?

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    I think it’s more the money that Lurie’s throwing around than anything else.

  69. macjacmccoy says: Jul 30, 2011 10:33 AM

    melonnhead says:
    Jul 30, 2011 8:50 AM
    I think the prospect of Michael Vick throwing passes while Aso was anywhere on the field terrified Joe Banner into overpaying for him. Yes $12 million per season for a 30 year old corner is overpaying, Asante Samuel was 27 when he got his contract.

    Who cares if they over payed? Even if you hate the Eagles you have to admit that they are 1 of the best if not the best team in the league when it comes to manipulating the cap. Every year they are stocked with talent but still come in at the top of the league in total cap space . While still being able to bring in quality free agents, sign top rated undrafted rookies, sign their own draft picks, and extended their own players who are on their 2nd or 3rd contract with the team. By the way the Eagles have the highest percentage of getting their own players to sign 2nd and 3rd contracts with team. So stop acting like Desean isnt gonna be here the Eagles more then any team take care of their own players when the time comes. And thats not a opinion thats a fact.

    Even if $12 million a year is a little steep so what? Its not like paying him makes them unable to sign anyone else. And they dont really have many holes on their team to fill anyway. Their roster is pretty much set and they still have room under the cap. Also Mike Vicks franchise tag number makes his cap hit around $15 million dollars. If they extended him that cap his could be cut in half. Also look at the Eagles track record they havent had to many big contracts that went bust. Anyway he only had $22 million guranteed so in essence its a 2 year $11 million dollar per season contract. Thats not to much of a risk and its in the same ballpark money wise as the other 2 top cbs who have gotten contracts recently (Revis,Joseph). And by the way they are still the same front office that has put on a cap clinic to the entire league the last decade and the half. If they believe paying Nnamdi that type of money isnt overpaying them and wont handcuff the team then Im going to listen to them before anyone else, fans, analysts, talking heads, former/current players, former/current coaches and everyone else bc none of them has the track record the Eagles do the last 15 years when it comes to working the cap.

    So if overpaying him(which is debatable) wont effect the Eagles ability to get players now and in the future, wont effect the ability of the Eagles to perform on the field, and wont embarass the franchise then why as fans do we care. It has nothing to do with the product on the field. We dont watch football to see to $10million can defend $18 million. We watch to see if Asante Samuels can defend Miles Austin.

    Unless that changes I dont see any reason why people obsess so much about a guys contract and if hes being overpaid or not. And most of the time doing it when its impossible to know such a thing. Because you cant know if a guys is overpaid until the guy plays out the contract. You can look at how previous play and make assumptions about what he will do in the future and if that is enough to justify his contract(which imo if he plays like he did the last 8 years it would make Asomugha well worth $12m a yea) but you cant know with any real certainty if the money he’s in line to receive will match up with production hes expected to deliver to the Eagles until the contract plays out.

    So everyone just needs to take a breath an realize that.
    1. The Eagles are great when it comes to the cap
    2. They are better at evaluating player values then any of us and any team for that matter.
    And….
    3. We cant know if a guy is overpaid until he actually plays, so its pointless to claim that you do.

  70. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:34 AM

    The Eagles will be successful again this season.

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    Probably, but their threshold of “success” is lower than most other teams, especially other NFCE teams. The other three teams measure “success” in Super Bowl trophies. Anything less is failure in the big picture.

  71. mtbr44 says: Jul 30, 2011 10:36 AM

    dude comeon philly u guys arent goin anywhere lol just face it already. u guys think addin superstars left n right will bring u 2 the title? ur wrong. jus like the heat. look at a TRUE team like the packers, and revamp ur roster to look exatcly like theirs. cause everyone knows itll be GB v PHI in the playoffs next year, and GB will win than every1 will be crying in philly saying every excuse possible. than next year ull go sign another big name FA and F*** up again. LEARN philly LEARN!!

  72. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:36 AM

    Trade forthcoming….Ashante Samuel…welcome to the Silver and Black.

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    Don’t you guys have enough defensive players that can’t or won’t tackle?

  73. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:40 AM

    A lot of haters targeting Philadelphia…That’s ok, seems like all the best players do as well.

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    Then why is Vick the QB? Why do they have crappy linebackers? If the Eagles get the best players, would you blame the glaring lack of championship trophies on coaching?

  74. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:42 AM

    The Eagles are the best team in the NFL. Who is going to throw against 3 pro bowl corners. No one is.

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    If the Eagles are planning on playing all three at the same time, that plus the lack of quality linebackers means that teams won’t HAVE to throw against them. They’ll just run it down their throats.

  75. melonnhead says: Jul 30, 2011 10:46 AM

    He is such a good cornerback that he just shut down deshaun jackson.

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    Terrence Newman has been doing that for a few years now. Jackson got in one or two good games but he’s usually like 2 for 23 or 3 for 35 when he plays the Cowboys.

  76. mmmpieyummy says: Jul 30, 2011 10:55 AM

    So where is David White now? Must not really know him that well after all…

    But David White of the San Francisco Chronicle, who gave up covering sports to pursue a somewhat higher calling, predicted that Nnamdi will land with the Packers or the Jets.

    “I know him well. . . . Mark it down,” White wrote in January.

  77. crefan says: Jul 30, 2011 11:04 AM

    He wanted to play any where they paid him the most money………DUH!!!!!!!!

  78. mmmpieyummy says: Jul 30, 2011 11:04 AM

    philahitman says:

    ‘Also Oakland is gangland and cleveland is ugly, cold and boring.’

    Oh yes…we all know what a wonderful, beautiful and friendly place Philly is. Frickin’ hilarious.

  79. strahan92 says: Jul 30, 2011 11:10 AM

    Remember kids, Eagles never win! #ringless

  80. itsmammoth says: Jul 30, 2011 11:12 AM

    and at the end of the day… The Eagles have STILL never won a superbowl.

  81. wtf__seriously says: Jul 31, 2011 12:56 AM

    Why would Jets fans believe that everyone wants to play for Rex??? Sounds like they believe what they read in the media, with PFT being at the top of that list for NFL news.

    Good.thing you all don’t believe everything you read, right? **sarcasm**

  82. zeussuperman says: Aug 1, 2011 4:48 AM

    The best part of this signing?

    It has jackasses like melonnhead and east96st looking up US census bureau statistics on philadelphia just to burn the city.

    If you have to turn to the census to answer the question “Why do free agents pick Philly over my crappy team?” you’re not only a nerd, you’re terrified about the 2011 season.

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