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Eagles move Todd Herremans to right tackle

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Though the Eagles would never admit that they’re concerned about their offensive line, actions usually speak more loudly than words.

The Eagles have moved left guard Todd Herremans to right tackle, sending King Dunlap to second string and creating further concern regarding the status of Winston Justice, who remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list after offseason knee surgery.

Herremans will be working next to rookie Danny Watkins, the starting right guard.

Evan Mathis now takes over as the first-string left guard.

Before the move was announced via the team’s website, coach Andy Reid spoke to the media, but said nothing about Herremans’ new gig, which takes on added importance given that starting quarterback Mike Vick is, unlike Inigo Montoya, left-handed.

Reid did address Justice’s status.  Without really saying anything.

“He’s not all the way back yet, he’s close, and so I don’t want to do anything where we have setbacks,” Reid said of Justice.  “When he comes back I want to make sure that he can come back and practice and not have any setbacks; an extra day or two or three will help him out I think.

“Listen, I would just tell you kind of the same thing as these other guys, I mean we’ll have to take it day by day. I don’t know how he’s going to do when he comes back in. I’m hoping for the best, but we’ll see how things work out.”

The decision to move to right tackle a guy who was a Pro Bowl alternate at left guard suggests that things aren’t working out well.

Then again, no one really needs to say that.  In this regard, the images of Mike Vick constantly running for his life say it all.

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  1. My Last Victim Escaped says: Aug 27, 2011 3:45 PM

    Must really be a big problem. They got Howard Mudd in there as oline guru. He managed to keep Peyton scratch free with Indy’s no-name oline.

  2. beecee71 says: Aug 27, 2011 3:45 PM

    well that doesn’t sound like the “dream” right tackle.

  3. realnflmaster says: Aug 27, 2011 3:47 PM

    6-10

  4. opiedamus says: Aug 27, 2011 3:49 PM

    “Though the Eagles would never admit that they’re concerned about their offensive line” –

    They have talked since the beginning of camp about their concerns at RT. They have ran a few guys in to play the position during practice and have repeatedly said “we know Todd can play there if we need him to.”

    Another thought is, Herremans might be in line for a raise just by switching positions. Especially, if he plays well…

  5. jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 3:51 PM

    lol. ive been killing this o-line for a month and have been getting flack from eagles fans…i guess even the biggest philly homer can now see that this o-line is in trouble. herremens will help the right side….and now the left side gets a bit weaker. vick better hope he still has those circa 2004-2006 legs….he’s going to need them. BLITZ!!

  6. eagleaniac says: Aug 27, 2011 3:51 PM

    About time! It’s been suggested for a few weeks now by media and fans and makes too much sense to have been put off so long, he should have gotten some game reps by now.

  7. iamgoodkid says: Aug 27, 2011 3:52 PM

    wow a herron thats a type of bird lol no wonder he plays for the eagles because herron is a type of bird i see them on blue’s clues, blue’s clues likes the bills by the way and the bills will make the superbowl this year too to make that show happy

  8. hobartbaker says: Aug 27, 2011 3:55 PM

    Everyone thinks that the 6-6, 330 pound Heremanns is called “Pee Wee” because of his tremendous size. But actually it stems from the time he was caught masturbating in a XXX movie theatre.

  9. skoobyfl says: Aug 27, 2011 3:55 PM

    My Naples FL buddy is going to be missing some gametime from what I hear. Eagles overspent on defense & now have some O-line issues, there goes the Superbowl.

  10. jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 3:57 PM

    iamgoodkid

    reading your posts raises my blood pressure.

  11. mad5555 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    All they have to do now is move Chaney back to MLB and put Mathews on the bench and bring in a Vet LBer. Then they will start to look like a team

  12. jacksaysfu says: Aug 27, 2011 4:03 PM

    Todd Herremans says his move to RT is a permanant one .(philly.com) Good move , Mathis looked real good when I was at lehigh.

  13. happybunnyj says: Aug 27, 2011 4:04 PM

    Hey Mike,

    What size back brace will you need?

    Sincerely,
    Every blitzing defense player.

  14. gtmann says: Aug 27, 2011 4:05 PM

    We need to get Jackson back at center and McGlynn back at RT guard . Danny Watkins ain’t ready yet, nor is Kelce .

  15. bhester1906 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:06 PM

    They will the dream team…That horrible one is gonna get Vick knocked out and sleeping like a baby

  16. longysf says: Aug 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    I have a surprise for you too! I am not left handed either.

  17. jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    the three MOST important parts to a football team; qb…d-line…o-line. thumbs down me all you want, the writing is on the wall. the eagles will fail this year because mr. roseman was too busy signing big names, all while totally ignoring one of the three main components of any football team. idiot. to anyone who places wagers…..eagles and THE UNDER….money in the bank.

  18. pm58 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:13 PM

    For a “Dream Team” the Eagles have glaring weakness along the offensive line, linebackers, and safety.

  19. paulieorkid says: Aug 27, 2011 4:13 PM

    Reid’s coachspeak is Belichickesque. The lips are moving, but nothing of substance is conveyed … by calculated (but concealed) design. It doesn’t fool everybody – but it certainly fools a number.

    To engage in this process, as Belichick, Reid and a few others do – requires some measure of intellect. The idea is to say nothing while making the (non)response plausible enough to appear to have been a candid and open response.

    Some NFL head coaches, though they tried, could never pull that off very well – and certainly were not smart enough to fool anybody. Nick Saban, Lou Holtz and Jerry Glanville come to mind. Guys like these got promoted far beyond their capability, and those signing their paychecks soon regretted having them around.

  20. kingcrumb says: Aug 27, 2011 4:16 PM

    I love how everyone is salivating over the “demise” of the Eagles because they’re having issues with their O-Line.

    Sure, moving Herremans makes the left side a little weaker, but it’s more important to have a stronger right side with Vick being left handed. Vick will get past ANY DE or LB as long as he sees him coming.

    Also, with Herrmans moving to the right, it gives Watkins a chance to play next to a real tackle and takes some of the pressure off of him.

    It could be much worse, people. The Eagles could be the Redskins.

  21. banana03 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:16 PM

    It’s a good move. Todd Herremans is a natural tackle, that’s how he started his career with the Eagles. He used to backup Tra Thomas and fill him for him, and fill in for him very well, at LT whenever Tra couldn’t play due to injury. Eventually it became clear that Herremans was just too good to keep off the field so he made the transition to LG where he has also played very well. But now he is going back to his natural position at tackle.

    Funny how that’s left out of this PFT article though. But I guess when your website is built on manufacturing stories then you gotta leave some truthful information out of your articles in order push your angle.

  22. reidstinks says: Aug 27, 2011 4:18 PM

    We are heading to another year like last year. 10-6 or 11-5. Win the NFC East and maybe one playoff game and that’s it.

    Andy Reid has to go. He refuses to address the same glaring holes this team has every year, especially the linebacker position. He still refuses to run the ball even though he now has two awesome RBs and an O-line that seems to be adept at running and allowing Vick to get hit by 270 pound men.

  23. hobartbaker says: Aug 27, 2011 4:22 PM

    They moved Todd from the blind side to the big, slow, and dumb side.

  24. dgreenfi says: Aug 27, 2011 4:23 PM

    The Toddfather Part I:

    Howard Mudd: I’m gonna make him an offer to play RT he can’t refuse.

  25. lbdpatch says: Aug 27, 2011 4:26 PM

    You All going to choke on your words. The EAGLES will be Great. They have never done anything In pre-season. They the best pass defense ,The best wide receiver group and the great running backs. This guy realnflmaster doesn’t have a clue. Wait until reg season and then choke on the bullsh–t you spew out of your mouth. Go EAGLES !! ALL these haters are just jealous.

  26. greengob1in says: Aug 27, 2011 4:28 PM

    beecee71 says: Aug 27, 2011 3:45 PM

    well that doesn’t sound like the “dream” right tackle.

    Guard or tackle, Herremans is a beast, you clearly have no clue what you’re talking about.

  27. derekjetersmansion says: Aug 27, 2011 4:30 PM

    This could be the first time Reid has over-ruled Mudd. Mudd seems to be making every decision for the offensive line. I bet Mudd Watkins over Carimi. Although, that doesn’t make them any better because then RG is a sieve, not RT.

    I think Herremans moves back if Harris is any healthy.

  28. greengob1in says: Aug 27, 2011 4:30 PM

    hobartbaker says: Aug 27, 2011 4:22 PM

    They moved Todd from the blind side to the big, slow, and dumb side.

    The right side is Vick’s blind side.

  29. jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:31 PM

    reidstinks

    i see the eagles as a 9-11 win team. it’ll be a three team race in the east…and the skins will be a pain in the rear. NOBODY in the east owns the division…its totally up for grabs.

  30. newagerocker says: Aug 27, 2011 4:34 PM

    Wow due to the Princess Bride reference my wife was actually interested in football for 1.5 seconds. That’s never happened before.

  31. justbust says: Aug 27, 2011 4:37 PM

    why don’t we just put peters at right tackle(vick’s blind side) isn’t that more important than protecting the left side?

  32. pjhurley5 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:39 PM

    Whoever is screening these posts can you please not let ANYTHING that imagoodkid posts…his posts are nonsensical and just piss people off…

  33. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 4:40 PM

    They got all these free agents but the one they didn’t get may turn out to be the most important one. Doug Free. Demarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff are licking their chops.

  34. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    Also, with Herrmans moving to the right, it gives Watkins a chance to play next to a real tackle and takes some of the pressure off of him.

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    Ummm Herremans is a real guard. If he were a real tackle he’d have been playing there already because “real tackles” are harder to come by.

  35. jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:55 PM

    lets face it people….and im sure youve seen these last two eagles preseason games just like i have. this eagles o-line is beyond bad….its quite simply bush league. MV is a dead man. you cant possibly expect to be taken seriously when you throw out a line like that.

  36. valman61 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    Kingcrumb:

    Vick can get past any DE he sees coming? Assuming that your totally unprovable statement is fact, do you think that it’s a decent situation when your qb has to sake off a DE every play before even looking downfield? Even with Vick, that’s a terrible situation.

  37. seabreezes51 says: Aug 27, 2011 4:59 PM

    Best move of the preseason.

  38. typicaleaglesfan says: Aug 27, 2011 4:59 PM

    Actually research Todd, the poster earlier was correct he was a tackle and moved to guard he is gonna solidify the right side and Vick won’t be injured early in the season. Wells can play guard. LB is the only place we are worried about now. Fly eagles fly

  39. cleverbob says: Aug 27, 2011 5:03 PM

    Hate to rain on the naysayer parade but compared to having King Dunlap start, this is definitely a positive development. Would anybody like a peanut?

  40. becksmagicunderwear says: Aug 27, 2011 5:07 PM

    Everyone knows the way to beat the Eagles is to make Vick roll to the right by bringing pressure from the left. They reached on Watkins and are now moving Herremans to the right side of the line? Doesn’t make any sense. Kind of like making an O-line coach the DC.

  41. dolphins4 says: Aug 27, 2011 5:11 PM

    I have no problem moving Herrimans to right tackle except now you weaken the left side of the line.The problem I have is starting a rookie center who sucks and a rookie right guard who isn’t ready to start over a really good proven center in Jamaal Jackson and a really good guard in McGlynn.No matter who plays QB they are going to get killed.So I guess The Eagles won’t be winning a Superbowl this year either.

  42. philyeagles5 says: Aug 27, 2011 5:15 PM

    jdandcoke says:
    Aug 27, 2011 3:51 PM
    lol. ive been killing this o-line for a month and have been getting flack from eagles fans…i guess even the biggest philly homer can now see that this o-line is in trouble. herremens will help the right side….and now the left side gets a bit weaker. vick better hope he still has those circa 2004-2006 legs….he’s going to need them. BLITZ!!
    ===============================
    clearly you arent talking to real football fans. im a HUGE Eagles fan and their O-Line has been f*cked up for some time now. Todd is a very good lineman and i hope he thrives in the RT position.

  43. bleed4philly says: Aug 27, 2011 5:19 PM

    About time!!!

  44. caseysarasota says: Aug 27, 2011 5:30 PM

    Not sure why this wasn’t done sooner…now its crunch time for Herremans. But it’s a smart move and Danny Watkins can get some “Pro” help over there. He was stuck between King Dunlap and Kelce…not good for a rookie. This will prove to be very good for the Birds.

  45. jacksaysfu says: Aug 27, 2011 5:56 PM

    @jdandcoke… You are so dumb i actually feel bad for your mom . The Eagles have one of the best and deepest d-lines in the league(Cole , Babin , Jenkins , Patterson , Dixon , Tapp , Landri Hangrove ) . Also our QB was runner-up MVP and our backup has a 30-18 record as a starter . Instead of ripping the Eagles you should worry about your pathetic Giants cause you clowns CANT BEAT US (6-0) . You lost your best CB , we have your best WR (Smith) , Osi showed he’s soft (proving Shady right) , and your joke of a QB is coming off a 25 INT campaign . So rip Vick all you want but just remember YOUR QB throws 25 picks , not ours.

  46. jacksaysfu says: Aug 27, 2011 6:05 PM

    @melonhead … Yea the Eagles are scared of your 6-10 trainwreck of a team.

  47. jnks10 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:09 PM

    melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 4:43 PM

    Also, with Herrmans moving to the right, it gives Watkins a chance to play next to a real tackle and takes some of the pressure off of him.

    ——————————————————————

    Ummm Herremans is a real guard. If he were a real tackle he’d have been playing there already because “real tackles” are harder to come by.

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    Ummm herremans first was a tackle that was moved to guard. Why do people so ignorantly say whatever they want thinking they are proving a point when they only make themselves look like an idiot.

  48. sdw2001 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:17 PM

    jdandcoke says:
    Aug 27, 2011 3:51 PM
    lol. ive been killing this o-line for a month and have been getting flack from eagles fans…i guess even the biggest philly homer can now see that this o-line is in trouble. herremens will help the right side….and now the left side gets a bit weaker. vick better hope he still has those circa 2004-2006 legs….he’s going to need them. BLITZ!!
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    Love how those who are not Philly fans think Philly fans are not concerned about the O-line…like we just stick our heads in the sand about it. Well, NEWSFLASH: We are not the ones bragging about the “Dream Team.” We are not the ones claiming we’re going to the Super Bowl. The fans have been bitching about the line since last year…since the year before that, even. We’ve been SCREAMING about it. If you don’t live here or at least follow the team, you don’t know. So kindly STFU.

    Oh, and if Andy didn’t make a move here, he’d be accused of ignoring the problem. Now that he made a move, it’s “indicative of huge problems.” It just shows that nothing pleases haters with this team. They go out and sign several top free agents after a solid draft, and it’s “don’t bother, you’ll never win a Super Bowl.” Yet, if they had not signed those players, we’d hear “the Eagles will never do what it takes to win…they only want to make money.”
    Really, you guys should just post “I hate the Eagles” instead of writing anything else.

  49. dmq13 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:17 PM

    How come it seems those that arent eagles fans are more concerned about moves like this then eagles fans are? Its probably because eagles fans have seen this team thrive without many big names on the line for years. I think moving Herremans to a tackle position (WHICH IS WHAT HE BEGAN HIS NFL CAREER AT) was long overdue, especially with his incredible size and athleticism. When this OL musical chairs stops the eagles will have a serviceable enough offensive line to make a possible run through the postseason.

  50. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 6:18 PM

    Ummm herremans first was a tackle that was moved to guard.

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    Right, and one can assume that there was a reason for the move, right? Or was it just a random thing? Why are they making this move back to tackle just now? It’s not like they just started having tackle problems just now.

  51. daddyblack702 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:21 PM

    becksmagicunderwear says:
    Aug 27, 2011 5:07 PM
    Everyone knows the way to beat the Eagles is to make Vick roll to the right by bringing pressure from the left. They reached on Watkins and are now moving Herremans to the right side of the line? Doesn’t make any sense. Kind of like making an O-line coach the DC.

    ____________________________

    Kinda like taking a guy who spent his entire career as a Special Teams coach, move him to your secondary coach, and then allow him to get hired as a Head Coach of a Super Bowl contending team. I’m talking about the Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh.

  52. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 6:22 PM

    @melonhead … Yea the Eagles are scared of your 6-10 trainwreck of a team.

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    They should be. The train wreck has beaten 5 out of the last 7 times they’ve played.

  53. ICDogg says: Aug 27, 2011 6:24 PM

    Herremans was moved to guard at a time when the Eagles had two very solid tackles, Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan.

    He has the right build for a tackle and has been effective as a tackle (though on the left side) when filling in in the past.

  54. laeaglefan says: Aug 27, 2011 6:24 PM

    Barring anything unforseen, consider this a permanent move. If Herremans is the best man for the very important job of protecting Mike Vick’s blind side, then leave him there. Its easier to find a decent Left Guard to replace him there.

  55. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 27, 2011 6:28 PM

    It all starts up front.

    Best bet is to have Cullin Jenkins suit up as an offensive lineman. It’s gonna be a looooong season.

  56. jumpinjoebuck says: Aug 27, 2011 6:28 PM

    “more loudly”

  57. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:28 PM

    I hope he stays there. Tuck is going to SKIN HIM ALIVE Week 3.

    And he’s dirty, so Tuck has to watch out for being leg-whipped.

  58. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:29 PM

    Other than that, nothing to worry about if you’re an Iggles fan. You’ll have Osi and JPP coming at you from the other side lmao.

  59. daddyblack702 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:30 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 27, 2011 6:18 PM
    Ummm herremans first was a tackle that was moved to guard.

    ———————————————————————

    Right, and one can assume that there was a reason for the move, right? Or was it just a random thing? Why are they making this move back to tackle just now? It’s not like they just started having tackle problems just now.

    ————————————————–

    Well for one, they tried drafting a RT in the st round who played fairly well when he wasn’t injured. We traded for Peters who is arguably THE BEST LT in the NFC right now. We even tried signing a free agent RT so that the team could keep the left side of the OL in place. There’s multiple reasons for not wanting to make that move, the main one being that Herremans is a beast at LG. At this point, there’s no RT available on our roster or in FA. As a previous poster stated
    –”Why do people so ignorantly say whatever they want thinking they are proving a point when they only make themselves look like an idiot.” jnks10 –

  60. jakek2 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:31 PM

    one word – D E S P E R A T I O N

  61. daddyblack702 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:34 PM

    It’s funny, what people don’t realize is that, Herremans has been our teams only consistent OL for years now. He will be very solid at RT, and will earn a lot of money playing at a very high level.

  62. eaglessuperfan says: Aug 27, 2011 6:36 PM

    Todd played Left Tackle at a near pro bowl level when Trey Thomas got hurt a couple years back. This move should have been mad in the offseason. I guess better late than never.

  63. wicky888 says: Aug 27, 2011 6:46 PM

    I hate the Eagles

  64. ICDogg says: Aug 27, 2011 6:47 PM

    I’d like to point out that a lot of people were advocating for this move during the offseason. The Eagles were reluctant to change the left side of the line because that side was solid.

    Another minor issue this creates is that Herremans has also been the primary LT backup. He would slide over and someone else would fill in at LG.

  65. melonnhead says: Aug 27, 2011 6:50 PM

    Let me explain the logic to you neanderthals. Good tacklers are harder to find than good guards. I don’t care that Herremans used to play tackle, for whatever reason they made him a guard. Neither position is particularly strong for the Eagles and hasn’t been for a while, so I’m questioning why they are moving Herremans to tackle just now if he’s really that good at tackle. They tried to upgrade the position via free agency with Doug Free and failed and they didn’t move Herremans. King Dunlap has been a waste of a roster spot since the Eagles drafted him and they didn’t move Herremans. Justice has been on the PUP for weeks and they didn’t move Herremans. So now they look to be in full-on panic mode a couple of weeks before the season and they finally move Herremans so he can be a “beast of a tackle”?

    You bird brains might buy it. I’m not. Herremans is a good guard and I’m happy to see him get out of Jay Ratliff’s way and into Demarcus Ware’s way once again. We saw Herremans get to play some LT against the Cowboys in 2009 after Jay Ratliff picked Jason Peters up and threw him into McNabb, injuring Peters in the process. Herremans drew an illegal formation penalty and the Cowboys sacked McNabb four times and he was harrassed all day on the way to his 227 yard, 2 INT day.

  66. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    lol. ive been killing this o-line for a month and have been getting flack from eagles fans…i guess even the biggest philly homer can now see that this o-line is in trouble. herremens will help the right side….and now the left side gets a bit weaker. vick better hope he still has those circa 2004-2006 legs….he’s going to need them. BLITZ!!

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    why is the 0-line in trouble? RT is Vick’s blindside and infinitely more important than LG. Herremans was a LT in college, and has the natural frame and athleticism to play tackle. In fact hes started at LT before here and played well. Moving Herremans from LG to RT makes the most important 0-line position a big weakness (due to injuries to the top 2 RTs Harris and Justice mind you) and makes it a relatively strong position.

    meanwhile the Eagles have two very capable starting capable guards waiting to battle for the LG position in veteran Evan Mathis who looked good in Cincy when asked to start and has a similar frame and style to Herremans. Also there is Mike McGlynn who with no warning was asked to start at center last season and he played well the majority of the time but with that experience and moving back to his natural guard position he could definitely win that job. In fact McGlynn would definitely be the favorite if Juan Castillo was still the o-line coach but with Mudd he prefers the leaner, quicker style lineman which Mathis is.

    center will be fine, the Eagles started Kelce at C to see what they had, not because he had won the job. He showed flashes but he is a 5th round rookie and not ready. for 2011 Jackson will start and is without a doubt a quality starting center with a ton of experience and the nerve center of the o-line on the field.

    Watkins is struggling like most rookies do learning a brand new position in a brand new scheme with no OTAs and limited practice. He still has a preseason game and a couple weeks of practice under o-line guru howard mudd to get up to speed. Even vs, the Browns Watkins started off slow but picked up his game and had some very good blocks later. His talent is obvious its just right now hes thinking too much, once he can just be comfortable in the system and play he will be a bigtime asset imo. By week 5-6 he should be in a rhythm and a quality guard.

    Peters at LT
    Mathis/McGlynn at LG
    Jamal Jackson at C
    Danny Watkins at RG
    Todd Herremans at RT

    all coached by elite o-line coach Mudd

    with backups and possible starters in Winston Justice, Ryan Harris, Mathis/McGlynn, rookies Jason Kelce and Julian Venderlene, Austin Howard, King Dunlap and Reggie Wells.

    once Justice/Harris return Herremans could easily move right back to LG if need be, but imo he will be too effective at RT and Mathis/McGlynn will prove a solid LG and Mudd wont want to change that

    Vs. the Browns the Eagles started two rookies and had their 4TH STRING RT guarding Vicks blindside yet that game is what we should expect all season? haha…..yea, keep “telling” us Eagles fans stuff, cause we just dont know….duh

  67. gpete1962 says: Aug 27, 2011 7:05 PM

    SWD2001 wrote;

    Oh, and if Andy didn’t make a move here, he’d be accused of ignoring the problem. Now that he made a move, it’s “indicative of huge problems.” It just shows that nothing pleases haters with this team. They go out and sign several top free agents after a solid draft, and it’s “don’t bother, you’ll never win a Super Bowl.” Yet, if they had not signed those players, we’d hear “the Eagles will never do what it takes to win…they only want to make money.”
    Really, you guys should just post “I hate the Eagles” instead of writing anything else.

    ====================================

    OK, I hate the Feacals and there Sh!tty Fans

  68. americankris says: Aug 27, 2011 7:14 PM

    Heres a novel idea Eagles put your all pro tackle Jason Peters on the right side

    duh

  69. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 7:15 PM

    the feacals? good one. sh!tty fans? good uneducated stereotype most likely based off you arguing with a few online and believing what ESPN spoon feeds you.

    you seem really informed and unbiased, we’re definitely gonna take you seriously on the subject

  70. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 7:40 PM

    americankris says:
    Aug 27, 2011 7:14 PM
    Heres a novel idea Eagles put your all pro tackle Jason Peters on the right side

    duh

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    its hard for alot of tackles to just switch sides after playing on one side for their entire careers, its like trying to draw with your left hand when your a talented right handed artist for alot of guys.

    plus moving Peters to RT would create 3 new starters at new positions. Herremans would have to move to LT…..and thats not smart.

    its not just about which side is the blindside, reagrdless of that opposing teams will still have their best speed edge rushers lined up vs. the LT the majority of the time and Peters is a much much better option vs. the oppositions best edge rusher than Herremans

    Herremans is a natural RT but he doesnt have the quickest feet for a LT and when he has started at LT he has been exposed at times by elite edge rushers like Demarcus Ware (meanwhile prior in the game Peters completely took Ware out of the game)

    your “novel” idea isnt smart. Moving Peters to RT is a bigger transition than you think and could make him much less of an asset. Then Herremans would move to LT where hes not nearly as good of a fit and would struggle vs. elite guys at times and on top of that it also creates the opening at LG again……..having 3 new starters one week prior to the season and moving both your best lineman to new positions is NOT a good idea, specially when you look at it closely

  71. jacksaysfu says: Aug 27, 2011 7:46 PM

    a@melonhead: Your team went 6-10 for a reason and you might have beat us 5 of 7 times but you obviously cant beat anyone else . And Herremans was a tackle in college but when he got here we had Tra Thomas . He was his b/u originally but was too good to not play so he became a guard .Fast forward to Peters signing and they handled the left so well they didn’t wanna move him . Our line is fine , we have one of the LT’s in the game with Peters , a great RT now with Herremans , a solid 8 yr vet with LG Mathis , a real good C in Jackson and Kelce must be good if he’s taking 1st team reps , and an
    admittedly struggling but promising 1st rd pick in Watkins . We also are great
    at WR , really good at TE , amazing at
    RB , promising safeties , the best CB trio
    in the NFL , a weak linebacking core
    (except for Chaney) , two DE’s who each
    had 12 and half sacks last yr , A beast
    DT in Jenkins(7sacks) and 2 real good
    run stoppers in Dixon & Patterson , plus
    great depth with Landri & Hangrove
    .Also I go to lehigh every year
    (including SB yr in 04′) and this is by far
    the best team they ever had . We won
    the division last yr , lost no key players , and had a great FA class . So im confident the Eagles will be exciting this year . But what makes life so great is Philly is getting bashed by a fan of a 6-10third place team(who have plenty of weaknesses) .

  72. slyboar says: Aug 27, 2011 8:05 PM

    Melonhead is a cowboys homer who disappears when his team falls apart, then changes his login to begin posting Eagles hate again. Thanks again for teaching us stuff.

  73. snowpea84 says: Aug 27, 2011 8:09 PM

    Wow….so they decided the Eagles third string tackle shouldnt be the starter and moved Herremans…what a move…

  74. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 8:23 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 27, 2011 4:43 PM
    Also, with Herrmans moving to the right, it gives Watkins a chance to play next to a real tackle and takes some of the pressure off of him.

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    Ummm Herremans is a real guard. If he were a real tackle he’d have been playing there already because “real tackles” are harder to come by.

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    you might want to try to at least be informed on te topic before trying to correct Eagles fans on their own players. lol

    Todd Herremans came into Saginaw State U as a true freshman and started every game as a RT. in his so and jr seasons he rotated from RT to LT and started every game while earning all region honors both seasons. As a senior Herremans played only the more demanding LT position and won All American honors and only gave up 2 sacks all season. In four seasons as a starter Herremans gave up 12 total sacks…in his career.

    as a prospect Herremans was universally seen as a tackle prospect, some scouts thougt he had what it took to play LT in the pros while some preferred him as a RT prospect, you will not find acouting reports anywhere or scouts talking about Herremans anywhere prior to the 05 draft as anything but a NFL OT.

    Herremans also has the athletic ability and build of a OT without a doubt. He is almost 6’6″ with a ridiculous wingspan, good athleticism and is 320 pounds.

    The Eagles drafted Herremans to likely groom behind Runyan and take over RT and possibly groom at LT if he could handle it. Early on that was the plan of action but Herremans was prgressing faster than Reid thought and was simply too good to not get on the field to they attempted a move to guard eventhough he had never played it before, didnt have the frame for it (Herremans is extrememly tall for a guard, leverage is a huge issue on the inside of the oline and guys that are 6’6″ can struggle getting low enough and can be bulliedoff the LOS by more powerful, squattier natural interior d-lineman) and didnt fit the Eagles usual OG style (Castillo and Reid preferred big powerful road grading interior lineman like 6’3″ 330 pound Jermane Mayberry or 6’4″ 330 pound Shawn Andrews). Yet even at a new position that wasnt a natural fit Herremans still excelled and was too good to move. Since then Herremans has become a elite pass blocking guard who is tremendous on screens, pulls, stunts and getting to theh second level, providing blocks downfield.

    Andy Reid said many times after drafting Herremans that he was brought in to play tackle. Since Herremans started at OG Andy Reid has said many times that Herremans is still a natural tackle and he is completely comfortable moving him to tackle if need be. Herremans wingspan is much more useful on the outside where he can use it to keep DEs at bay, and his athleticism is also more valuable in space vs. edge rushers while his height is no longer a liability as it is on the inside. On top of that his days playing OG and learning how to play inside and run block will serve him well on the outside where he likely will be a big upgrade and asset in the run game over guys like Justice and Harris.

    but good point melonhead…lmao, just stop dude. You are embarassing yourself again. guess you are most likely use to it though

  75. dabirds257 says: Aug 27, 2011 8:28 PM

    hobartbaker says:
    Aug 27, 2011 4:22 PM

    They moved Todd from the blind side to the big, slow, and dumb side.
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    What? Vick is lefty, RT would be his blind side.

  76. slothcat says: Aug 27, 2011 8:32 PM

    Melonhead is the community troll. Usually spouts off with having very little actual football knowledge. Listening to him talking about football, is like listening to a preschooler trying to explain rocket science.

    Funny how you mentioned how Ratliff and Ware are licking their chops, since they are your ONLY good defensive players.

    I’d rather say that Nnamdi, DRC, Babin, Jenkins, Cole, and Asante are “licking their chops”.

    Or maybe Desean is licking his chops, since he puts up 200 yard games against your Cowboys…or maybe Vick is licking his chops against your two bottom 5 (FACT) cornerbacks in the league last year. Not to mention your horrendous safeties, and crappy linebackers with the exception of Ware. Dallas has FAR more glaring weaknesses than the Eagles, and all it takes is not being an idiot to notice that.

  77. mojosmagic says: Aug 27, 2011 8:41 PM

    The Eagles will have their act together by the start of the season like they always do. Other teams should have such problems. They have a lot of O line talent but a new coach, some young guys, and a not much practice time have set them back.

  78. seabreezes51 says: Aug 27, 2011 8:55 PM

    Y’know, I’m watching TV and Warren Sapp is on in a BBQ show. I get sick to my stomach every time I see that guy and know the Eagles took Mike Freakin Mamula instead of three Super Bowl wins with Sapp….
    Got nothin to do with this article, but dammit, Ill NEVER get over that!

  79. greymares says: Aug 27, 2011 9:03 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 you are definately a great Giant fan nobody overates their team as well as you. Osi is finished(done,cooked,washed-up) thats why they won’t pay him. J.P.P. is so far a preseason star with a bad back(not a good thing for a pass rusher) with the d tackles on that team Tuck will face a lot of double teams (ala Trent Cole) and then will cry like a baby. not to mention that Herramans will handle him fairly easily. your Giant defense is a mess (injuries) and are not as deep as you keep posting. also what’s their recent history against the Eagles

  80. seabreezes51 says: Aug 27, 2011 9:05 PM

    Snowpea……. Great post.
    Dead on.

  81. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 9:16 PM

    melonhead is just bitter because Nnamdi Asomugha son’d the Cowboys and turned down JJ’s money to come play for a real team where they actually win the division more than once a decade and dont have a owner who thinks hes a good GM (when he just rode Jimmy Johnson’s coattails and hasnt built a serious consistent contender since then).

    Thats the thing about Asomugha, dude is smart and didnt let JJ’s money and slick talk lure him into a bad situation.

    that must suck for you

  82. becksmagicunderwear says: Aug 27, 2011 10:01 PM

    eaglesdynasty:

    Yeah Nnamdi is a smart dude. Way to sign with a team that has no loyalty to it’s players once they hit the other side of thirty (Dawkins, McNabb, Trotter,Westbrook) just to name a few. Hey, isnt Nnamdi 30 this year?

  83. fmwarner says: Aug 28, 2011 2:47 AM

    iamgoodkid says: Aug 27, 2011 3:52 PM

    wow a herron thats a type of bird lol no wonder he plays for the eagles because herron is a type of bird i see them on blue’s clues, blue’s clues likes the bills by the way and the bills will make the superbowl this year too to make that show happy
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    Cocaine is a helluva drug.

  84. fmwarner says: Aug 28, 2011 2:52 AM

    jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    to anyone who places wagers…..eagles and THE UNDER….money in the bank.

    jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:31 PM

    i see the eagles as a 9-11 win team.

    jdandcoke says: Aug 27, 2011 4:55 PM

    you cant possibly expect to be taken seriously when you throw out a line like that.
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    I know it’s hard to make sense when you’re so spitting mad, but damn, make up your mind.

  85. gpete1962 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:19 AM

    eaglesdynasty says: Aug 27, 2011 8:23 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 27, 2011 4:43 PM
    Also, with Herrmans moving to the right, it gives Watkins a chance to play next to a real tackle and takes some of the pressure off of him.

    ——————————————————————

    Ummm Herremans is a real guard. If he were a real tackle he’d have been playing there already because “real tackles” are harder to come by.

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    you might want to try to at least be informed on te topic before trying to correct Eagles fans on their own players. lol

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    Eaglesnasty ….. His point was spot on..

    If you don’t know that a tackle is harder to come by than a guard…..than you don’t know anything about pro football

  86. eaglesdynasty says: Aug 28, 2011 11:16 AM

    wow……haha. I never said tackles arent harder to come by and arent more important

    the part of his post that was retarded was calling Herremans a “real guard” when hes actually be out of position at guard and not playing to his strengths since landing there.

    I have no idea how you read my post and came away thinking I dont know the importance of tackles but you must really not follow a discussion well because obviously my bone of conetention was with melonheads uninformed assumption about Herremans abilites and natural position

    if you cant follow a logical discussion please refrain from chiming in….it adds nothing and trust me, I forget in one day more than you ever knew about pro football kid

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