The Eagles can’t stop signing players

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There will come a day this year when the Eagles don’t make a free agent signing.  This is not that day.

The Eagles agreed to terms with former Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  They also grabbed former Panthers and Jaguars defensive tackle Derek Landri, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com.

At this point, the Eagles are grabbing useful depth that will not even be guaranteed to make the roster.  Or they are just making moves out of habit, not wanting this insane run of pickups end.

130 responses to “The Eagles can’t stop signing players

  1. do they plan to field of team of free agents? because at this pace, that’s all that will be left.

  2. The Eagles had only 2 DT’s practicing today after Laws had hip flexor, Patterson had seizure, and Abiamiri went down with some other injury. (not counting Jenkins who can’t practice until tomorrow afternoon)

  3. Some of these players they are signing will have to be cut. There’s no way all of them, makes the team.

  4. this team is going to have some great chemistry, fielding about 40 guys who have just met…

  5. Got to love them. Gleefully, heading towards most annoying team in America. Too bad they have to play the season or the could have this thing wrapped up before the Pack make it to the White House.

  6. yeah that dream team crap worked out pretty well for the Miami Heat didn’t it? sure hope the eagles put on some sort of pep rally and talk about winnin it all…….only to be stomped in the big one.

  7. ICDogg

    Dream team, or team dreaming? How about actually winning it first. Having said that, the Eagles have been impressive picking up players. Hargrove is a solid pickup. Landri is a scrub. But until it translates to wins and a SB trophy, you are scaring nobody.

  8. If all this doesn’t end up with a Super Bowl trophy after this season the Eagles will have redefined the phrase “epic failure”. Andy Reid’s going to either drop 100 pounds or gain 100 pounds this season.

  9. Can we please get a recap of what the Eagles team will look like once this whole free agency time period is over? I feel like I don’t even know who’s on or off the team anymore.

  10. Lol keep hating haters. Yall just mad your team isn’t getting any talent. Tweet your GM and tell them to wake up before they get run over

  11. And can we stop with the Heat referances already? Basket ball is made up of 5 guys per team on the floor at one time, all of them having to play both offens and defense. The “Big 3” in Miami help their own stupid free agent summit to decide where to all go play together. The Heat weren’t that good before they became what they are now. As for the Eagles, they signed a few big names to start, and then a bunch of decent players, but mostly as backups on one year deals. They were a good team last year, except on defense, and now that’s addressed, but still isn’t guaranteed to be great. The only people declaring the Eagles as the beszt team out there right now are Vince Young, who shouldn’t have opened his mouth about that in the first place, and the national media because they’re jealous of how many player the birds have signed.

  12. Wow. The missing link. Now they are the official Superbowl champs of August on paper.

    And also the official choke artists of the century.

    The Eagles have officially become the most talked about team to never win a Superbowl.

    Your franchise is awesome.

  13. So much for the theory of developing your own players and coaching them up. This makes it a lot easier on Andy Reid and the eagle’s coaching staff. Maybe they can buy themselves a championship.

  14. Is it really a suprise that the Eagles actually may want to win?

    The rosters are set to 90 players, why not load up on talent and then cut the players who just arent “good enough”. Sorry the Eagles have a strategy and would prefer to have competition in camp instead of handing players a spot. Make them work for it and prove themselves worthy.

    Extremely intelligent if you ask me.

  15. Andy Reid will be fired after this season. Cowher will be the NEXT BIG PHILLY SIGNING.

  16. I’m so sick of all these “haven’t proven anything yet,” “doesn’t mean anything until you’re on the field,” etc comments. Yes. You’re right. And in other news, the sky is blue and the ocean is wet. But I don’t see any of these people predicting a Raiders superbowl victory on the grounds that nothing in the offseason matters.

  17. Are all these signings directly related to Andy Reid’s future in Philly? He’s been there forever. Always a bridesmaid in the playoffs. Is this his warning that if (when) they don’t win this year with this “dream team”, he’s outta there?

  18. Does anything scream “We can’t draft to save our lives” more than this?

    Clearly, they’ve wrested this title away from the Redskins organization.

    I guess Lurie didn’t have the heart to fire Andy Reid so he set him up with a paper champion to make that task more palatable.

  19. Hey, I say more power to them. If they win, maybe my worthless non free agent signing Browns will get off their butts next year and do something. You guys will be cutting all pros while we’re signing UDFA’s from the U of Phoenix online college as starters. I’m sure the Browns are waiting in the wings to scoop up all of the garbage that Philly cuts this year. Any chance of accepting Heckert back in exchange for Reid? Yeah, I didn’t think so…

  20. They have 17 defensive backs, 13 wide receivers, 5 tight ends, and 8 running backs on their roster right now. They can only have one practice a day in pads. How do they plan on evaluating all these guys?

  21. Most of the guys the Eagles signed – these included – are not major acquisitions. When I said “Super bowl” above I was being a little sarcastic.

    Some of the names like Vince Young and Ronnie Brown are clearly backups who just happen to have famous names.

    Asomugha, and Rodgers-Cromartie are solid acquisitions, though they probably have to deal Asante Samuel now. And I think Jenkins can be exactly what they need if he can stay healthy. Babin is a pretty good player but nothing all that special.

    The Eagles obviously hated their defense last season, having gutted the coaching staff and half the starters. But the offense is pretty much the same as it has been but for an O-lineman or two.

  22. Their coach certainly isn’t buying into the hype, and neither are the players unless you take into consideration that many FAs are willing to take LESS MONEY to play for a winning organization. That’s right, Dallas fans, good players don’t care about the trophies collecting dust….they want to sign with a team they think can win, and won’t have a different head coach every year.

    Will they win the SB this year? More likely than not they wont, but they are all but a lock to make the postseason (no matter who is at QB) which is definitely not the case for the other crappy teams in the NFC east.

  23. RussianBreadMaker says:
    Aug 3, 2011 7:14 PM
    Once Vick gets injured…the season is over.

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    VY has a higher winning % than Vick (30-18 including playoffs). However, I’ll guarantee that when YOUR team’s starting QB goes down, there won’t be a 30-18 starter to step in. Hence, the hate. Keep supporting the Philadelphia fanbase with your comments on our stories 🙂

  24. dragonfly99 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 6:59 PM
    So much for the theory of developing your own players and coaching them up. This makes it a lot easier on Andy Reid and the eagle’s coaching staff. Maybe they can buy themselves a championship.

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    Why not? The Pats have done it mostly the free agency way for the last ten years. Rodney Harrison, Antwain Smith, Corey Dillon, Junior Seau, Adalius Thomas…the list is endless.

  25. iamthorny says:
    Aug 3, 2011 7:11 PM
    Does anything scream “We can’t draft to save our lives” more than this?

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    You could say the same thing about Bill Belicheck once he gets past the first round. Just look at the lack of past draft choices beyond round one that are still on the Pats roster. Bet you will be surprised.

  26. why is it every time the word eagles hit the wire haters come running ????go cheer for your team already….you lames make philly fans proud you around…..

  27. Melon,

    All teams will be close to the 120 million cap. By the end of this season every team but one will feel like it was an epic failure of $120M.

    It is weird. Is picking up free agents (when you have the money) is illegal? Why is everyone complaining?

    Be happy with the team you have. I’m feeling good with mine going into this season.

  28. Funny how fast the Steelers forget the 15 years it took Cowher to win one…

    As for you Cowboys fans, win one this century will ya…And by the way you will never win another with Romo @ QB and Jones as owner…

    Redskin fans…. Daniel Snyder….got nothing else here…

    Giant fans have one SB this century and it came off a catch that would have been dropped 99 out of 100 times…

    But…. as it pains me to type it… at least they won one…

  29. Skins:7coaches in 13 years
    Skins: signed ok players after horrible yr
    Skins: overpaid FA’S
    EAGLES:1coach in 13 years
    EAGLES:Got 6 probowlers including the most coveted FA AFTER winning the division with a 10-6 record.
    You idiots are right, we have no superbowls that’s why were getting studs on D to help our already great Offense. Instead of hating us, go hate on your own tea for not going all out, or for running a trash FO.We took the East w/o any of those guys, now our teams ALOT more talented so if we’re the skins get ready to get humiliated. Ur whining makes me smile, SO CRY ON LADIES! ! P.S. Learn about football clowns.

  30. When a bunch of players who’ve never played together go to the Pro Bowl they score almost 100 points so the Eagles should break the scoring record this year.

  31. Eagles can’t draft anything…

    …but QBs. You’ve got to hand it to Reid. The guy can draft and coach QBs. They get lots of extra picks to blow it on too.

    They have done pretty good with WRs too. Jackson, Maclin and Avant…all homegrown.

    FS and S…homegrown too.

    Right now our LBs…all homegrown.

    We used free agency to get better CBs than the stud we had in Asante? Blame us for getting RDC on a trade and picking up the CB that everyone wanted?

    Now we use free agency to rebuild the OL and DL. Why? We have a new OL Coach and DL Coach…surprise? No.

  32. The people making Heat references are failing to the highest level…that team is set for the next 7 years to make it to the finals or deep into the playoffs. I will gladly place a bet that the Heat will win a ring before this decade is over.
    The Cowturd fans are also failing, we just acquired like 20 free agents, a quarter of them are probowlers, and we still have more cap space than the turds. LOL

  33. juliomelonnvox says: Aug 3, 2011 6:42 PM

    If all this doesn’t end up with a Super Bowl trophy after this season the Eagles will have redefined the phrase “epic failure”. Andy Reid’s going to either drop 100 pounds or gain 100 pounds this season.

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    Funny, I thought the term “epic failure” was already defined by a guy who disappeared for almost a year due to his ‘Boys messing the bed last year, only to reappear under a different name. And who seems to spend all of his extensive free time reading and posting on every Eagles thread and bringing them up on other teams threads (Tebow). I’d say they are entrenched in your head.

  34. melonhead,

    your just pissed that the Cowboys are still over the cap and have their hands tied. So if you can’t sign free agents you get to say the Cowboys draft and coach them up? Ha…please.

    Cowboys are OVER the cap. If they don’t win the superbowl they have a bigger “epic failure” than the Eagles who are still under.

    By the way the Cowboys tried to sign…
    Kedric Golston
    Abram Elam
    Nnamdi Asomugha
    Vonta Leach

    NO LUCK.

  35. hey eagles staff bring in more pieces. these blogs are fun reading …we don’t need to be america’s team.we america’s team nigtmare. texas mabes won 6 games 2010 and jealous cus you guys improving the team and they can’t now that we look so good.play for cowgirls or eagles players coming to the best team period

  36. If Philly don’t win it all it wouldn’t be a failure at all. They say any given Sunday for a reason dummies. Also GB,PITT,NO,NE,INDY,ATL and alot more teams got dangerous squads, besides our CORE guys are signed next year too. But you idiots who say we’re gonna be trash this year, NEWSFLASH: We won our division last year with none of these guys. We got killed in the secondary last yr now we are stacked.We couldn’t apply pressure, now we have a great line coach and 2 more studs. We already had a gr8 Off , so i think your a tool if you can’t admit were dangerous. HATERS! !

  37. Most of the people crying about how the Eagles have zero Super Bowls and their team have whatever number they have are probably way too young to remember ANY of the super bowl wins their teams have. Welcome to 2011. Live in the present.

    Go Eagles

  38. With these two signings the Eagles (currently) have around 11 new players from other teams. Some might not make the cut.

    The Saints have 12 new players from other teams..buying a Superbowl?

    The Cards have 9 new players…buying a Superbowl?

    Broncos…8

    Bears…7

    These teams trying to build a Dream Team? Where are they getting all their money?
    Do they have a different cap?
    They can’t coach their players?
    They can’t draft?

  39. In 2010, the Eagles were the 4th youngest team.

    They had 11 draft picks in 2011, and will probably have 10 to 12 picks in 2012 as well.

  40. Or it could be that Patterson had a seizure today, Bunkley got traded, Jenkins cant practice until the new league year and Laws is injured. So they have like two active tackles and a game next Thursday. But lets not let reality mess with retarded rants.

  41. brooks07 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 7:11 PM
    Are all these signings directly related to Andy Reid’s future in Philly? He’s been there forever. Always a bridesmaid in the playoffs. Is this his warning that if (when) they don’t win this year with this “dream team”, he’s outta there?

    He is going to retire after 2012. This is his chance to win.

  42. I wonder what happens to this team when they don’t ratify the CBA in the next day or so. Every single FA they signed cannot practice till that CBA is finalized.

    You better hope it happens soon because time is a ticking.

  43. If Philly don’t win it all it wouldn’t be a failure at all.

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    Hedging your bets already, eh? Don’t kid yourself, if the Eagles don’t win the Super Bowl this year (and possibly next year as well) it will be considered a monumental failure. Your Golden Nerdbucket Award-winning front office has declared the Eagles “all in”, and that’s all that needs to be said.

  44. “Off-season Superbowl winners. Every single year.

    0 Titles AHAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Dallas Cowboys. 5.

    Get at me eaGIRLS.”

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    Yup, Philly is getting excited. And what do you cowpoke fans and media do EVERY FREAKIN YEAR?…GOIN to the SB. Most of the time you don’t even reach the playoffs or win a playoff game if you do. That count, by the way, would have been 2 if not for the idiot box Vikings.

  45. Oh and for your Miami Heat bandwagon references. , MIAMI made the finals in their 1st year. Those guys have many more years together, their story isn’t written. Also their team went from pathetic to the finals in one year, whereas we won the division last year. Go learn about sports before you make a clown of yourself again.

  46. your just pissed that the Cowboys are still over the cap and have their hands tied. So if you can’t sign free agents you get to say the Cowboys draft and coach them up? Ha…please.

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    The Cowboys have already signed some free agents, including three of their own, and are probably not done signing free agents. Do you follow the NFL at all?

  47. “Keep trying cuz your never gonna win cuz you can’t win by signing good players and the heat and lebron and blah blah blah” – you.

  48. Eagles can’t draft anything…

    …but QBs. You’ve got to hand it to Reid. The guy can draft and coach QBs.

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    Mike Kafka
    Kevin Kolb
    Andy Hall
    AJ Feeley
    Donovan McNabb

    That’s every QB Reid has drafted with the Eagles. One’s pretty ok (but you realistically need a #1 overall pick to be better than just “ok”), the jury is out on two and the other two flat-out suck.

  49. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 6:42 PM

    If all this doesn’t end up with a Super Bowl trophy after this season the Eagles will have redefined the phrase “epic failure”. Andy Reid’s going to either drop 100 pounds or gain 100 pounds this season.

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    So we’ll be changing the latest revision of the term “epic fail” in which for the past 4 years the offseason SB champions were the Dallas Cowboys year-in and year-out.

    It’s okay that you’re jealous that lil Tony isn’t getting his annual media BJ. Just embrace it. The media is fickle, and they’re finally catching on to the fact that you haven’t been “America’s Team” since George H.W. Bush was in office.

  50. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 3, 2011 7:14 PM

    Once Vick gets injured…the season is over.

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    Once Manning/Rivers/Brees/Ryan etc. are injured, that team’s season is over, too.

    Your point?

    Oh, it was nothing but juvenile hatred masking a vague desire to see an athlete get hurt?

  51. You idiots are right, we have no superbowls that’s why were getting studs on D to help our already great Offense.

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    No, you’re getting studs on D because the Eagles don’t have much success drafting and developing defensive players. It’s not like they haven’t tried… they just suck at it.

  52. independenttrucks says: Aug 3, 2011 7:46 PM

    Funny, I thought the term “epic failure” was already defined by a guy who disappeared for almost a year due to his ‘Boys messing the bed last year, only to reappear under a different name. And who seems to spend all of his extensive free time reading and posting on every Eagles thread and bringing them up on other teams threads (Tebow). I’d say they are entrenched in your head.

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    Ahahahaha! Get ‘um! Vox Veritas, 2008-2010. NEVER FORGET.

  53. As for you Cowboys fans, win one this century will ya

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    How about winning one in any century, Eagle fan? It’s not likely to happen with Vick at QB and Reid as head coach.

  54. When the players start making Championship promises and buying into the hype,then you can bash the eagles all day and night,but until then STFU!!!!!!!

  55. youalldrinkhaterade says: Aug 3, 2011 6:35 PM
    I’m fine with this…And cue the haters, bitchers and moaners
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    Hater – a rational thinking person that doesn’t agree with the ramblings of a fan caught up in overvaluing his/her favorite team.

  56. VY has a higher winning % than Vick (30-18 including playoffs).

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    Welcome to the NFC East, VY! Keep your crying towel handy.

  57. 24-0

    34-14

    BACK to BACK weeks.

    our laughable franchise is a joke. Overpaid, overrated corner who only covers one side of the field. A young, overrated corner who gets burned three times a game. Some scrub defensive end who’s played one good season getting a massive pay day a year after you took Brandon Graham in the field round. I won’t even bother to mention the rest of the overpaid nobodies your useless franchise signed.

    But hey, this is coming from a city that worships a movie character, so what can you expect? They’re losers in real life too!

    5 Championships baby.

  58. Im just wondering how all these new guys on D will work for a new defensive coordinator and all new defensive position coaches and a new defensive system…it should be interesting to say the least

  59. Why do people have to hate so much? This is my team, this is our turn to be big why not just say “Wow the Eagles are going all in this year, that should be pretty fun to watch.”. Instead of being pissed off. I am not saying we will have the best team in the league, but you gotta stop kidding yourselves cause we do have the best team on paper right now.

  60. phillybirdgang1933 says:
    Aug 3, 2011 7:49 PM
    hey eagles staff bring in more pieces. these blogs are fun reading …we don’t need to be america’s team.we america’s team nigtmare. texas mabes won 6 games 2010 and jealous cus you guys improving the team and they can’t now that we look so good.play for cowgirls or eagles players coming to the best team period

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    OMG – way to butcher the english language. This post gave me a headache trying to understand what you are saying. Have another drink and make another prognosis.

  61. … and all this equals a loss to the Packers in the Playoffs…. who built through the Draft.

  62. lol awesome that you said “our laughable franchise is a joke.” Priceless error only Dallas can produce.

  63. …. but the Eagles have the best, most passionate fans in the League. Giants’ fans are a close 2’nd. Any of you guys want to move to Tampa?

  64. HEY everybody look at us, we’re the EAGLES… E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!! We’re important, see? Hey look over here, quit looking at the Giants and Ravens! Look at us!!! HEEEEYYYYY OVER HERE!!!! We matter!!! We’re losers but WE MATTER!!!! We Still have the guy that cannot coach a big game if his life depended on it but, YOO HOO Here we are!!! Everyone loves US!!! HEYYYYYYY over here, c’mon guys we’re right here in front of you!!!!

  65. I really want Mike Kafka to get some reps, because I want someone to say he’s made the “metamorphosis” from back-up to starter. Come on, Andy Reid — give Kafka a shot! Let’s see what he’s got!

  66. You know how you know people are reaching for reasons to bash a team?

    When signing a pair of guys that might not even make the roster to small contracts is evidence that they’re “buying a championship”.

  67. And also, I love that the people saying that they’re buying a championship are also saying they can’t draft.

    News flash, nimrods. Every team is allotted the same amount of money to spend on their team. It would be impossible for the Eagles or any team to make a big splash in free agency if they didn’t already have quality guys signed for cheap that they got either through the draft (read: the entire offense other than Vick, Schmitt, and Peters; Cole; the linebackers and safeties) or through low-risk free agent signings that pay off (read: Vick; Weaver and then Schmitt).

    For all of the things that the Eagles have been bad at for the last decade, managing their money is not one of them and has never been one of them. Look at this offseason. Jenkins and Babin can basically be cut at any point in their contracts with basically zero financial consequence, and just about every other person signed has been for a one-year deal at a below-market price. And even Asomugha signed for less than he made last year and for less than other teams offered him.

    This offseason isn’t a matter of a team not drafting well. It’s a team that managed its money well for years continuing to manage its money well by spending it on players at deals below their projected value. Calling it anything else is misinformed at best and just plain wrong at worst.

  68. brooks07 says: Aug 3, 2011 6:37 PM

    this team is going to have some great chemistry, fielding about 40 guys who have just met…

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    Yeah because there aren’t teams that sign 10-15 free agents every year….

    Who else is going to have “chemistry”? All the teams have started practicing at the same time, and all the teams have either added or removed 10-15 guys from their team due to free agency, trades, or injuries.

    Is Aaron Rodgers going to struggle too because he has to reestablish “chemistry” with formerly injured players Ryan Grant and Jermichael Finley?

    Stop with the chemistry nonsense. It’s a joke. You’re bitter and scared because 1.) Whoever your team is, they didn’t do 1/4 of what this team has done in the off season. 2.) You don’t want your team to have to face this team.

  69. scudbot says: Aug 3, 2011 9:28 PM

    Translation: The draft and develop program has been a total failure.

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    Mcnabb, Kolb, Mccoy, Jackson, Maclin, Celek…all drafted. Do I need to mention the defensive players we have drafted over the years?

    Translation: Your team can’t manage the cap like ours does and you’re weally weally sad. 😦

  70. melonvoxveritas says:
    “I’ll guarantee that when YOUR team’s starting QB goes down, there won’t be a 30-18 starter to step in.”

    I guarantee yours won’t either. He lost his starting job and got dumped by his team

  71. nfldaddy says: “It’s a team that managed its money well for years continuing to manage its money well by spending it on players at deals below their projected value. Calling it anything else is misinformed at best and just plain wrong at worst.” If that’s true then your scouts and coaches ought to fired. The Eagles haven’t won the grand prize for 50 years.

  72. @melonhead, we’re getting stud defensive players cause we suck at drafting defensive players???

    Maybe my memory sucks but I seem to remember finishing above your cowgirls last year .Our horrible D was good enough to outplay the cowgirls last year, so imagine how humiliating its gonna be for your garbage team this year. GB is the king of the hill, but don’t get it twisted the NFC EAST runs through Philly till someone else wins it. I don’t know much but i do know phillys team is waayyy more talented then the cowgirls.

  73. From 2001 to 2008 the Eagles were in the NFC Championship 4 times out of 8.

    I’d say Reid has won a couple of playoff games and that #5 won a couple of playoff games with him.

  74. Yes. I’m the idiot, when everyone else in the world is saying that signing several bargain contracts in a capped league is means of “buying a championship”.

    There’s no way you can field a playoff team, lose only two players of importance to free agency (a safety and a kicker, at that), and still have a ton of money to spend in free agency WITHOUT having a ton of players already on your roster that aren’t making much money. After we signed Asomugha, Jenkins, and Babin, we still had the 5th youngest team in the NFL. That would not be possible if we weren’t pulling in good players through the draft.

    But sure. Tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about, when our #2 offense last year was made up of one offseason free agent acquisition, one trade, one emergency mid-season fullback FA signing, and 8 draft picks. Please.

  75. realnflmaster says: Aug 3, 2011 8:30 PM

    24-0

    34-14

    BACK to BACK weeks.

    our laughable franchise is a joke. Overpaid, overrated corner who only covers one side of the field. A young, overrated corner who gets burned three times a game. Some scrub defensive end who’s played one good season getting a massive pay day a year after you took Brandon Graham in the field round. I won’t even bother to mention the rest of the overpaid nobodies your useless franchise signed.

    But hey, this is coming from a city that worships a movie character, so what can you expect? They’re losers in real life too!

    5 Championships baby.

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    Only a fan of team that has won 1 playoff game in the last 15 years would be talking smack.

    Notable despicable teams that have won more than 1 playoff game in the last 15 years:

    Miami Dolphins
    Jacksonville Jags
    Tennessee Titans
    Denver Broncos
    Oakland Raiders
    Washington Redskins
    Carolina Panthers
    Tampa Bay Bucs
    Arizona Cardinals
    San Francisco 49ers
    St. Louis Rams
    Seattle Seahawks

    And what are you famous for? A girl named Debbie who could deep throat and beef brisket? Get the f*ck outta here!

  76. Mcnabb, Kolb, Mccoy, Jackson, Maclin, Celek…all drafted. Do I need to mention the defensive players we have drafted over the years?

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    13 years of drafts and you drop 6 names?

  77. scudbot says: Aug 3, 2011 9:52 PM

    nfldaddy says: “It’s a team that managed its money well for years continuing to manage its money well by spending it on players at deals below their projected value. Calling it anything else is misinformed at best and just plain wrong at worst.” If that’s true then your scouts and coaches ought to fired. The Eagles haven’t won the grand prize for 50 years.

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    Yeah, I never said that tool bag. You might want to learn how to copy and paste.

    Another Cowgirl smack talker like Rob Ryan who doesn’t know what he is saying.

  78. @melonhead, we’re getting stud defensive players cause we suck at drafting defensive players???

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    Suck at drafting and developing defensive players. You can’t really deny it, the proof in plain to see.

  79. The Cowboys have done what exactly in the last decade? And the skins?? I will give it up for the Giants that shook the undefeated pats but they havent beat the birds in like 6 meets. The point is all the bs bout what your team did before cell phones is as relevant as boxing is today. Its NFL history in a faster league thats all about what have you done for me lately. The Birds are the dominant NFC East team of the last decade and are a perennial contender for the NFC Championship. We need pieces to get over that losing the big game mentality now we have mostly new players who didnt lose those NFC championship games.. it brings all whole new dynamic to the coaches and the players we gots are gonna be hungry to win it all and not upchuk when it matters.

  80. Is Aaron Rodgers going to struggle too because he has to reestablish “chemistry” with formerly injured players Ryan Grant and Jermichael Finley?

    Stop with the chemistry nonsense. It’s a joke.

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    Why would Rodgers have to “reestablish” chemistry with those guys? Chemistry is built over time. So what if those guys were injured? They were still Packers, still with their teammates most every day. Why would injury disrupt chemistry?

    Funny how you say that chemistry is a joke but it was a lack of chemistry that doomed the Eagles with TO. Those that don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. That’s paraphrased, credit to George Santayana.

  81. News flash, nimrods. Every team is allotted the same amount of money to spend on their team.

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    True, but not all teams dip into the free agency well as deeply as the Eagles have, and that’s what this is really all about. They’re replacing a lot of their crappy home grown guys with guys that other teams developed. I mean a LOT. They could see as many as 6 or 7 new starters on defense alone if they can improve that crappy LB corps. Jenkins, Babin, Asomugha will definitely start, Samuel might be traded or demoted to nickel to make room for DRC to start. That’s four without even looking at safety or LB.

  82. From 2001 to 2008 the Eagles were in the NFC Championship 4 times out of 8.

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    The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in four years.

  83. melonnhead says: Aug 3, 2011 8:24 PM

    No, you’re getting studs on D because the Eagles don’t have much success drafting and developing defensive players. It’s not like they haven’t tried… they just suck at it.

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    Yeah if only we could have drafted Terrance Newman or Mike Jenkins

    Since the girls can’t draft a secondary, they did the only logical thing…resigned Gerald Sensabaugh.

    Why do you insist on stalking Eagles post when you continue to embarrass yourself melontard?

    You must be some sort of sadomasochist.

  84. Yup, Philly is getting excited. And what do you cowpoke fans and media do EVERY FREAKIN YEAR?…GOIN to the SB.

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    Well what can you say? It’s a good bet. The Cowboys make a Super Bowl appearance roughly once every 6 years on average. Tops in the NFL.

  85. rabidmike says:
    Aug 3, 2011 6:38 PM
    Got to love them. Gleefully, heading towards most annoying team in America. Too bad they have to play the season or the could have this thing wrapped up before the Pack make it to the White House.

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    So sick of this attitude. Other VY’s off the cuff comment, NO ONE has been guaranteeing anything. Not the Eagles. Not the fans. It’s people like you at are throwing up the straw man. The fact is that non-Eagles fans are scared of what the see…a team with ridiculous offense talent that has already improved its defense dramatically with some big signings and a new coordinator.

  86. “But hey, this is coming from a city that worships a movie character, so what can you expect?”

    You guys worshiped Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin. I’ll take Rocky any day.

  87. As a Redskins fan, I can’t see anything wrong with what the Eagles are doing. They aren’t going down Cerrato-Snyder route of destroying a team through reliance on free agency.

    They are not overspending. They are not mortgaging their future by signing huge backloaded deals. They are paying market and below market prices and filling needs in their roster. They aren’t trading away draft picks, they are accumulating more. If the Redskins front office had been as well run as the Eagles over the past decade, I’d be very happy.

    Also, never really seen the need to rag on other franchises in the East. Obviously I cannot stand the Cowboys, but when they’re not playing the ‘Skins I want the Eagles and Giants to win. There is nothing worse than losing to an NFC East rival, but I see it as a fraternity. I hope the Eagles do win this year. The ‘Skins are in no position to compete, and if we can’t win it I think Philly fans deserve the break.

    Although the fact that an SB win would push up the price on renewing all those 1-year deals and dent the desire of those players looking for their first ring would be quite useful as well.

    All that said, it doesn’t matter who has the best roster in August. Injuries can completely derail the prospects of even the deepest of rosters.

  88. sdw2001 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 12:13 AM
    rabidmike says:
    Aug 3, 2011 6:38 PM
    Got to love them. Gleefully, heading towards most annoying team in America. Too bad they have to play the season or the could have this thing wrapped up before the Pack make it to the White House.

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    So sick of this attitude. Other VY’s off the cuff comment, NO ONE has been guaranteeing anything. Not the Eagles. Not the fans. It’s people like you at are throwing up the straw man. The fact is that non-Eagles fans are scared of what the see…a team with ridiculous offense talent that has already improved its defense dramatically with some big signings and a new coordinator.
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    Get used to being tired of it. Your team is the all hype team until they win a super bowl, until then they are like every other Eagle team, losers.

    As for your “new” coordinator, isn’t he your old offensive line coach? And we all know how good your O line is…

  89. So…let me get this right. All the haters would have us not go for the best available FA at the positions we need, and not look for the best backup FA talent we can find. Just sit on our hands and not address the obvious issues of our defense that were exposed all last season. You haters make me laugh…If Andy had talent at the positions he’s signing he would just coach them up but because that’s lacking and it was know by every good offense, how to score on my birds, Andy is making, what I think is a damn good attempt at fixing those holes now, while the offense is still young and explosive. The real funny thing is that if it were any of your teams, you’d feel the way I do.

    As for that Dream team crap, VY you can’t be that stupid, YOU ARE A BACKUP…for one year at that. So shut up and learn something while you’re with one of the best QB coaches in the league.

    One!

  90. The writing is on the wall, win or go home.

    How many years does vick have left? Or better yet how many years does he have left playing the way he does? There is no one waiting in the wings being groomed as the next franchise qb. McCoy is an average back, nothing more. Jackson and Maclin are a good pair but Jackson wants to get paid, is smallish and easily injured….sounds like a diva. Brent Celek in under used and the o-line is average on their best day. The only seemingly bright spot is the defense which you trashed your returning defensive unit and retooled through FA. True your corner situation is set but the LBs aside from Babin are a joke. I don’t think anyone will be scared of your safeties or free safeties. This is the last chance for Vick and Andy Reid. Enjoy it, drink on it, beat someone up over it or whatever you eagles fans do because beyond this year you’re on shaky ground.

  91. Eagles Fan Relations, an SNL Short:

    Fans: A linebacker, well-rounded, please.

    Andy: No linebacka.

    Fans: I’d like one or two solid, experienced NFL LBs for this defense, please.

    Andy: No linebacka, no linebacka.

    Fans: Are you saying, “no linebackers?”

    Andy: Ceebee, no linebacka…

  92. Anyone comparing the Eagles front office to Dan Snyder and the Redskins, is an idiot. The Eagles have a very well-run organization that always succeeds in the draft, and this year they’ve decided to use the cap room in free agency. The Redskins however, can’t draft at all and just blindly throw money around everywhere. You don’t see the Eagles giving a defensive tackle who can’t pass a conditioning test a $100 million contract.

  93. im certainly not saying the Eagles wont be formidable…and i don’t mean to piss on anybodys cornflakes…but can someone remind me what upgrades the Eagles made on an offensive line that got its opening day starter knocked out with a concussion (yes Kolb beat out Vick as the starter last season) and had a scrambling , running for his life Mike Vick so beat up by the end of the year his stats weren’t the same from midseason on?

  94. scudbot says:Aug 3, 2011 9:28 PM

    Translation: The draft and develop program has been a total failure.

    considering the recent success of the Steelers , Colts and Packers im thinking this statement has to be the most uninformed and irrational statement ive ever read on this site…not once since the salary cap era began has the team that won free agency won a Super Bowl. If the Eagles win it this year more power to them but to say the draft and development programs by other teams have been a total failures is just moronic.

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