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Eagles offensive line transformation is complete (for now)

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The shaky Eagles offensive line has been a running theme on PFT this month.

After multiple position battles, a new line coach, and no fewer than four possible staring right tackles, the Eagles appear to have settled on a plan.

Rookie Jason Kelce will start at center over longtime starter Jamaal Jackson.

“You can call it a competition if you want. Competition? There is no competition. Whoever’s in there, they’re the starter, point blank,” Jackson said over the weekend via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

The competition is officially over; Jackson will be on the bench. Todd Herremans has been moved from guard to starting right tackle, while Evan Mathis has been inserted into the starting lineup at guard.

Rookie guard Danny Watkins, who has struggled at times in the preseason, will remain in the starting lineup.  The Eagles hope Winston Justice can get healthy enough to play at right tackle sooner than later, but it would be a surprise if he’s back for Week One.

So the Eagles only have one starter in the same spot as a year ago in their new system. The right side of the line is different than it was a week ago.  This is not the ideal way to enter a season.

“There’s risk in just about everything you do,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said according to CSNPhilly.com. “There’s a risk in staying put, as well.”

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  1. kayotiicdat says: Aug 29, 2011 3:21 PM

    Dream Team is a dream

  2. mavajo says: Aug 29, 2011 3:21 PM

    Well, at least they have a quarterback that’s known for being extremely durable and not missing games due to injury.

    Oh…wait…

  3. souljalb says: Aug 29, 2011 3:22 PM

    Just protect Vick…PLEASE

  4. medtxpack says: Aug 29, 2011 3:22 PM

    to get around Winston Justice, see Clay Matthews…

  5. steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase6 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:23 PM

    Steelers – The REAL dream team

  6. david7590 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:27 PM

    They will sign Gurode .

  7. gi141 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:30 PM

    I just glad the Eagles have recognized that their best chance for success is in keeping Mike Vick upright and healthy. I mean, clearly they have invested time, money and a great deal of thought into their starting offensive line. Especially on the right side, Vick’s blind side.

    Sarcasm aside, they did the best they could to retool last season’s joke of a Defense, starting with firing the DC. But RT was an issue all season, and they did nada. Not smart.

  8. omnipresentfan says: Aug 29, 2011 3:30 PM

    By the time Andy Reid finish gobbling his next Cheese Steak snack, a new line formation will be announced…look for Gurode to be in the tackle competition.

  9. pigskinswag says: Aug 29, 2011 3:32 PM

    They’ve transformed, but what exactly have they transformed into?

  10. drmonkeyarmy says: Aug 29, 2011 3:32 PM

    Starting Kelce over Jackson is foolish. I don’t think it is a coincidence that as soon as Jackson got hurt protection became a problem. Now, they have two rookies starting next to each other? Recipe for a real problem. Herremans will be solid over at right tackle and Mathis will be fine as well. Mudd might get Vick maimed with his obsession of finding the next Jeff Saturday.

  11. invisman52 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:33 PM

    Perhaps instead of signing big name free agents, they should have thought about spending wisely and addressing areas of need. Yes: the secondary was a need, but did the Nnamdi AFTER getting DRC? Plus they let Mikell go, an All-Pro safety. Sure, they could use another RB, but why get Ronnie Brown when Harrison was fine.

    Why not spend wisely and get some depth at key positions, e.g. Offensive Line. Not to mention the Linebacker position in Philly is, BY FAR, the weakest in the division. Really, you need Cullen Jenkins AND Babin? But you don’t have a starting Right Tackle–YOUR QB’S BLINDSIDE.

    This season is setting up for a very, very disappointing 8-8 for the Philadelphia Eagles.

  12. cw3214 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:33 PM

    Herremans played tackle in college. He was always going to eventually move to tackle for the Eagles. He has started 5 games at tackle. Having said that, our o-line is shaky right now, but it has the potential to come together.

  13. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 3:37 PM

    steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase6, love your limp, tepid pom pom posts that you scattergun around without any thought whatsoever. Did you hear about XLV?

  14. dubby311 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:39 PM

    It seems as though there is a trend in the NFL, that Offensive Lineman are expendable. Seems like a poor choice when these men are the ones responsible for protecting the most important and highest paid player(on average) on your team, QB.

  15. scudbot says: Aug 29, 2011 3:40 PM

    Eagles: the plug n play team. Never fear, more FAs will be available shortly.

  16. bpfresh says: Aug 29, 2011 3:41 PM

    Sounds like a hot mess to me.. What’s the problem, can’t Vince Young play o-line? What about Nnamdi? Steve Smith? Cullen Jenkins? What about Rodgers-Cromartie or Ronnie Brown?… Oooooooooh, wait, none of those guys are offensive linemen, my bad.. But surely the Eagles’ deep pocketed front office thought about how vital it is to protect their fragile quarterback from the physical punishment of the NFC East. Furthermore, having 5 wide receivers and all those ‘offensive playmakers’ is great and all, but its kind of hard to have time to throw the ball to them, or have space for these running backs to run if your linemen are being beaten on every single down.

    So two rookes, a benched veteran, a left guard playing the right tackle position (tasked with protecting the blide side of a smallish left-handed QB), and injured depth. This is the unit the ‘dream team’ are counting on to carry their high-priced playmakers.. And Week 1 has not yet arrived..

  17. joebuckiscreepy says: Aug 29, 2011 3:43 PM

    drmonkeyarmy says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:32 PM
    Starting Kelce over Jackson is foolish. I don’t think it is a coincidence that as soon as Jackson got hurt protection became a problem. Now, they have two rookies starting next to each other? Recipe for a real problem. Herremans will be solid over at right tackle and Mathis will be fine as well. Mudd might get Vick maimed with his obsession of finding the next Jeff Saturday.”
    __________________________________

    agreed.

  18. tjv027 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:47 PM

    kayotiicdat says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:21 PM
    Dream Team is a dream

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    So clever and original I can’t even stand it.

  19. jacunn2000 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:48 PM

    Dream Team… Haha, that is pretty funny stuff. At least the guy that said it is a credible source.

  20. janvanflac says: Aug 29, 2011 3:53 PM

    actually….it could be a signal that they are trying to protect Vick by doing less deep drop passing and more screens, draws, play action etc….apparently both rookies are great athletes and more able to move than what they have had in the past. the best way to protect #7 is to make the defense think twice about sending the house after him.

    or maybe they’re just crazy….

  21. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:56 PM

    You can put Vick under a elementry school o-line, and he still gonna be be awesome…. I don’t see the big deal in all the o-line debate, he a very good QB, and can win games with his athleticism. And seriously, screw all you “Dog fighting” haters, he is awesome and you know it. Maybe PETA has a site for haters?

  22. ijahru says: Aug 29, 2011 3:56 PM

    “Steelers – The REAL dream team”

    Didn’t they get smacked in the mouth by the Packers?
    Can they ever beat the Patriots when it counts?
    Beating up on the Bengals and Browns don’t make you tough.

  23. drmonkeyarmy says: Aug 29, 2011 3:57 PM

    Invisiman,
    Ok, people need to stop calling Mikell an all-pro saftety. He got one vote last year and that got him tied with about 10 other guys for second team. It is just that everybody else voted for Polamalu and Ed Reed. Darren Sharper was a 2nd team all-pro last year and he can’t find a job. It is essentially meaningless as far as last year is concerned. Does anybody really think that Mikell was the 3rd/4th best safety last year?

  24. snnyjcbs says: Aug 29, 2011 3:57 PM

    This Team will not take a step forward this year but will go backwards. Dream Team?, lol

  25. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 29, 2011 3:58 PM

    Eagles will win the NFC east. Keep hatin it’s music to my ears.

  26. jamrho5 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:00 PM

    hahahahah god i love haters, see u all in february

  27. cowboy88 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:01 PM

    Can we stop with the Dream Team stuff? I hated the hype and the press crowning the Eagles as the team to beat as much as the next guy. But, let’s move on.

  28. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 4:01 PM

    And we have no recievers to help take pressure off Vick , oh wait we have the most explosive offense in the NFL (see Maclin , Jackson , Smith , Avant , Shady , Celek , Vick , Brown ) .We have 2 good tackles , a solid LG , a obviously decent center (if he beat out Jackson) , and a 1st Rd rookie RG who had 1 bad game (vs pitt) . On the other side the D is weak at mlb and will , but have 2 double digit sacks DE’s(+ great depth) , great DT’s , ok safeties , and the best CB trio in football . So yea , Philly will be fine

  29. pigskinswag says: Aug 29, 2011 4:02 PM

    The offensive line has issues, but if they’re not able to protect Michael Vick and he gets injured, at least they have Vince Young to back him up…wait….that’s not good at all.

  30. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 4:02 PM

    Herr-Dawg was drafted as Jon Runyan’s replacement, got plugged in to the LG spot as an injury replacement and played at such a high level right away that the Eagles left him in as LG.

    They always could have kicked him out to RT, they just didn’t want to break up the Peters-Herremans left side of the line.

    Now, they have Mathis, who didn’t allow a sack last year in (albeit limited) action with the Bengals, plugged in at LG.

    My only concern is the Kelce-Watkins connection. However, it’s still preseason. I’d rather let the rookie C get the reps, since Jamaal Jackson should be able to get plugged in and play immediately.

  31. sonopazzo6 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:08 PM

    Peta’s prayers are answered!

  32. hus10188 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:10 PM

    The only thing these offensive line will be good for is peeling Mike Vick from the turf.

  33. phillycheez says: Aug 29, 2011 4:12 PM

    jacunn2000 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:48 PM
    Dream Team… Haha, that is pretty funny stuff. At least the guy that said it is a credible source.

    steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase6 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:23 PM
    Steelers – The REAL dream team

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    Thank you both for your quick wit and original takes on the Eagles 2011 team. Maybe the two of you could put your heads together and come up with a really awesome knock-knock joke.

  34. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:15 PM

    drmonkeyarmy says: “Starting Kelce over Jackson is foolish. I don’t think it is a coincidence that as soon as Jackson got hurt protection became a problem.”

    I say: Abso-friggin-lutely, dude. I’ll take it a step further too- even if is a better player than Jackson (which I haven’t seen but will defer to reid and co who watch them both all day every day in tcamp), Jackson’s mind/eye for making protection calls would have me starting him despite his skills being sub-par. A real slap in the face to jjax.

  35. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 29, 2011 4:16 PM

    invisman52 you’re an idiot. They won 10 games last year with a line that was worse. What football are you watching? 8-8? Ah you must be a giants or Dallas fan, if so I totally understand your retarded wishful thinking.

  36. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 4:19 PM

    @invisman52: First off in what world is Mikell an all-pro ? Secondly , Brown is a big upgrade over the FA harrison . The Eagles needed a end to take pressure off of Cole , so that was a great & cheap signing . They also needed a pass rushing DT cause Dixon and Patterson are primarily run stoppers , hence the Jenkins signing . And finally why not get the best player available (Asomugha) ? We may have the weakest linebacking core in the division but they also have the best WR’s , QB , RB , secondary in the East , and a great all around d-line. Plus were reigning East champs , so know what your talking about before posting such idiotic things .

  37. bobbyhoying says: Aug 29, 2011 4:22 PM

    Every team is screwed up from the strike. Let’s see which teams are cohesive by about week 6.

  38. janvanflac says: Aug 29, 2011 4:23 PM

    Actually I have confidence in Young. He has looked pretty good in preseason despite being in completely new system, and he won plenty of NFL games with far less talent around him.

  39. noodlecbs says: Aug 29, 2011 4:24 PM

    1960

  40. boiler72 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:26 PM

    Once again, the Packers thank you, for diverting all the usual attention, bullseye, and fan/media scrutiny, away from them, and putting it all on the Heat. Er, I mean the Dream Team Eagles, LOL.

  41. phillybirds says: Aug 29, 2011 4:27 PM

    our line isnt worse than last season…. why are we going to be 8-8 you morons?

  42. jacunn2000 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:28 PM

    How come older guy doesn’t have his helmet and pads on??

  43. alaricsrevenge says: Aug 29, 2011 4:29 PM

    OK, I’m sick of all the Steelers “Sixburg” crap talk. First you won 4 SB titles buy seroid fuled neanderthals in an era that testing for PED’s was about as weak as Roethlisbergers rape trial prosecution. Then you’re so proud to whip on a couple cinderlla teams what..almost 30 years later? Was Steeler nation on hiatus all that time? Oh, you were busy getting your ass handed to you by NE. Then you get GB and OOPS! So stop. You get 5 years to boast about a SB title, after that it’s just the past. You don’t hear TB clucking about the SB they won week in week out do you? Yeah, we haven’t won a SB yet..we know we know… and it sucks. But teams like Dallas and the NYG who hold onto their past SB victories like one of Daddys old Tshirts that might still smell like him is pathetic since you’ve done really nothing in recent foot ball history to live up to you “great bravado”. So keep it coming with the dumb ass dream team comments and whatever. Sheli and the Giants as well as Rob Cryin will still have to see us come the start of the season. So hug those trophies nice and tight and never let go of those fond memories… reliving those days after this year is all you’re gonna wanna do.

  44. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 4:44 PM

    Actually I have confidence in Young. He has looked pretty good in preseason despite being in completely new system, and he won plenty of NFL games with far less talent around him.

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    Yeah welcome to the NFCE, VY.

    Vick = dead meat.

  45. vickspreadherpes says: Aug 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    @7to10for6allday says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:58 PM
    Eagles will win the NFC east. Keep hatin it’s music to my ears.

    At you both, 7 to 10, it’s so funny to hear Eagle fans talk about winning the NFC east. You guys have done that quite a few times, how many Lombardi’s has it gotten you? (here a hint) None!

    @alaricsrevenge

    Unless you guys had 6 Super Bowls, then as you do now you Eagle fans wouldn’t stop bringing it up. You haven’t won anything in half a century & never shut up.

    Just so you Eagle fans understand, it’s called a winning tradition. Thats what teams that have won multiple Lombardi’s are speaking of. Their teams having a winning tradition.

    Something it’s painfully obvious that Eagle fans just don’t understand & will never share. Your team & franchise are a bunch of losers that haven’t won anything worth crowing about in FIFTY ONE YEARS! How does that feel? It feels bad enough apparently that a city is selling it’s soul rooting for a sociopath to lead them.

    Keep hating on teams that have what you guys want so effing badly. A winning tradition!

  46. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 4:48 PM

    Actually I have confidence in Young. He has looked pretty good in preseason

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    Sure, in the galaxy where a 64.9 passer rating while facing second and third string players is “pretty good”.

  47. blastfurnaceknows says: Aug 29, 2011 4:49 PM

    Not a comment, so much as a question – does anyone know what happened to Mike McGlynn? He started at C last year, can play either G spot or RT – so why is he not even mentioned in Philly’s OL discussion. Just wondering.

  48. invisman52 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:54 PM

    These guys do a great job on rating individual players, and they have Mikell as one of, in not the best safety in the league:

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/27/free-agency-2011-rams-nab-mikell/

    Further, I’m not a Dallas fan. I am “did you see what the Browns did to the Eagles up front last year?” Vick is going to be destroyed behind that line–there are great passrushers in their division. To wit: Ware et. al twice a year; Orakpo and Kerrigan twice a year; The Giants QB killer twice a year. Plus, Chicago, the Jets…

    Yeah, get ready to see Vince Young starting at least 3 games this year.

  49. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 4:54 PM

    Vick + Desean Jackson = “Nestea Plunge”

    The Cowboys fans know what I’m talking about!

  50. jnks10 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:58 PM

    Hahaha everyone keeps talking about how they need to protect Vicks back side. Why do you think they just moved one of their best lineman who is originally a tackle to Right Tackle? You haters are hilarious. You will write anything to hate.

  51. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 29, 2011 4:59 PM

    all those draft picks and we didnt even try to pick up a RT. We passed on NFL ready Carimi for an uproven Watkins.

    Even if we had a solid RT & Herrimans was still at LG ,, going into a season with a rookie C & RG is a big deal. Now you see all the pressure coming from the interior of our OL..

    & why in the world is Dunlap still on the team.

    ANDY NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO DRAFT.. how can a team like the Pitt just keep turing out studds through the draft,,proof is in the pudding.. get your act together andy. start valueing the proper positions.

  52. typicaleaglesfan says: Aug 29, 2011 4:59 PM

    Honestly VY as a back up is ok by this eagles fan. Andy made Koy Detmer, AJ Feeley, and Jeff Garcia all look like stud QBs when 5 went down and none of the 3 of them have the physical talent VY posses. I think the toddfather will Dona fine job protecting 7 and they will win the east yet again. If the LB’s and safties get it together there is nothing stoping them from a sb run. Except maybe andy’s clock management and refusal to run the ball

  53. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 5:02 PM

    @vickspreadsherpes

    It’s hard to tell what team you cheer for, because your PFT existence seems to be “create an anti-Eagles screen name and do nothing by troll Eagles stories”.

    It’s gotta be in the NFC East to generate so much hatred, but until you divulge what whack-ass NFC East team you think is better? Your opinion is invalid! Next!

  54. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 5:04 PM

    blastfurnaceknows says: Aug 29, 2011 4:49 PM

    Not a comment, so much as a question – does anyone know what happened to Mike McGlynn? He started at C last year, can play either G spot or RT – so why is he not even mentioned in Philly’s OL discussion. Just wondering.

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    He only started at C because Jackson was out for the season in game 1. McGlynn doesn’t fit Howard Mudd’s scheme. McGlynn is a huge road-grader type, and Mudd likes athletic, quick linemen.

    As the preseason goes on, Mike looks less and less likely to be on the team come Game 1.

  55. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:07 PM

    @blastfurnace- to answer, McGlynn is pretty much #2 at both OG spots right now, and I’d say #3 at center would be a good assumption too.

  56. drmonkeyarmy says: Aug 29, 2011 5:10 PM

    Sorry Invisiman, Mikell is a solid player but referring to him as the best safety in the league is something of a joke. I actually laughed out loud when I read that link. I’d be interested to see how they do their calculations/ratings. Hey, but you have an informed opinion so sorry for criticizing you personally. No sarcasm there either.

  57. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 5:16 PM

    Vick + Desean Jackson = “Nestea Plunge”

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    As good as the Eagles were last year, they were only 3 points better than the Cowboys with Romo and Dez on the sidelines. But yeah, congrats.

  58. deangelo23hall says: Aug 29, 2011 5:17 PM

    Lunch time for orakpo and kerrigan

  59. slick3 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:20 PM

    janvanflac says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:53 PM

    actually….it could be a signal that they are trying to protect Vick by doing less deep drop passing and more screens, draws, play action etc….apparently both rookies are great athletes and more able to move than what they have had in the past. the best way to protect #7 is to make the defense think twice about sending the house after him.

    or maybe they’re just crazy
    __________________________________________
    Agreed janvanflac, and you can add counters, off-tackle, reverses, traps, slants, sweeps and maybe throw in the college veer as well. These are all running plays you say? Exactly. With all the aggressive defenses the Eagles will face this season they need to cut down on those incessant infuriating passing plays, practice more ball control, and give the defense time to catch a breather for God’s sake.

  60. invisman52 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:25 PM

    That’s ok drmonkey,
    I didn’t mind. (Side note: I frequently have an informed opinion. It’s what I do–I’m a doctor.)

    Yeah, check out their analytics. It’s interesting. Safety is a hard position to evaluate because effectiveness at the position goes beyond INTs, sacks, and other easy measurables. Perhaps he wasn’t THE best, but, in my view, he was one of the best and probably the best in the division (with the exception, maybe, of a healthy Laron Landry).

  61. carp1945 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    The Ram defense is licking it’s chops!

  62. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 5:28 PM

    Hahaha everyone keeps talking about how they need to protect Vicks back side. Why do you think they just moved one of their best lineman who is originally a tackle to Right Tackle?

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    Because they are desperate to protect Vick’s back side.

  63. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 5:29 PM

    Honestly VY as a back up is ok by this eagles fan. Andy made Koy Detmer, AJ Feeley, and Jeff Garcia all look like stud QBs when 5 went down and none of the 3 of them have the physical talent VY posses.

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    None have the level of intelligence that VY “posses”, either.

  64. seabreezes51 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:33 PM

    Play them a lot in preseason #4

  65. andyreidisfat says: Aug 29, 2011 5:35 PM

    Just a thought for all the “haters” on this board. The Eagles offense was crazy good last year. They went 10-6 with a terrible Defense. Now no matter how much switching around they do, the O line will still be better than last year. In fact Herrimens should have been playing tackle here for the last 2 years. Not to mention the Defense which we have already seen will be a whole lot better.

    So basicly you all can hope beyond hope, but the truth is the Eagles will go atleast 11-5 (probably 13-3 ) and will win the division and most likely face the Falcons in the championship game.

    So hate all you want, live on past superbowl wins , whatever it is you need to do. Only two more weeks till we find out whos for real and whos not !

  66. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 5:56 PM

    These guys do a great job on rating individual players, and they have Mikell as one of, in not the best safety in the league:

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    Come on man, the guy is obviously an Eagles homer. He also thinks that Trent Cole is “the best defensive end in all of football” and that Brodrick Bunkley is a “beast in run defense”.

  67. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 6:05 PM

    Just a thought for all the “haters” on this board. The Eagles offense was crazy good last year.

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    Not really. They were pretty good but they weren’t #1 in terms of yards or points scored. They gained about 9 more yards per game than the Giants and 25 more than the Cowboys, but the Cowboys were better on third down and were called for 20 fewer penalties than the Eagles.

    “So basicly you all can hope beyond hope, but the truth is the Eagles will go atleast 11-5 (probably 13-3 ) and will win the division and most likely face the Falcons in the championship game. ”

    I think they’ll play the games anyway, just in case.

  68. vickspreadherpes says: Aug 29, 2011 6:10 PM

    zeussuperman says:
    Aug 29, 2011 5:02 PM
    @vickspreadsherpes

    It’s hard to tell what team you cheer for, because your PFT existence seems to be “create an anti-Eagles screen name and do nothing by troll Eagles stories”.

    It’s gotta be in the NFC East to generate so much hatred, but until you divulge what whack-ass NFC East team you think is better? Your opinion is invalid! Next!
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    Doesn’t matter which NFC east team may or may not be better. The fact remains your team hasn’t won anything in 51 years. None of the fanatical, pro-Eagle drivel you say changes that fact.

    By your words, it seems you don’t understand the difference between opinion & fact. You are here giving an opinion, I state fact. Your QB is a sick animal torturer that enjoyed it for his own personal, sadistic amusement. He has never delivered in a big game. His career passer rating is 79. He has never had back to back winning seasons. Your coach has been to 5 NFC championship games & a SB & has come up with ZERO Lombardi’s. All fact.

    To watch you all run your mouths & pump up a team that cannot win the big game is very funny. The Eagles are losers that haven’t won a damn thing in 51, soon to be 52 years. Again sir, all fact.

    Lastly, R U mad zeussuperman?

  69. slick3 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:14 PM

    bobbyhoying says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:22 PM

    Every team is screwed up from the strike. Let’s see which teams are cohesive by about week 6.
    ___________________________________________
    Bobby, of all the posts yours makes the most sense. The trolls are so focused on the Dream Team sarcasm, they neglect to face the reality that every team has problems and questions at key positions, even the great Peckers. ( right tackle Mark Tauscher , IR_replaced with rookie Bryan Bulaga) QB Aaron rogers has a foot strain (Gee, hope it doesn’t get any worse ) If they have as many injuries as they did last year, they may not even get a sniff of the play-offs. As it was, thanks to the Detroit Lions, they backed in. Maybe they should give half of the trophy to Detroit who beat Tampa Bay.

    The Pittsburgh Stinkers on the other hand lost a crucial player when back-up QB Byron Leftwich broke his arm. I’m sure there are more for issues but I’m too lazy to do the research. The point is, EVERY team has problems and questions. Don’t get smug.

  70. phillycheez says: Aug 29, 2011 6:16 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 29, 2011 5:16 PM
    Vick + Desean Jackson = “Nestea Plunge”

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    As good as the Eagles were last year, they were only 3 points better than the Cowboys with Romo and Dez on the sidelines. But yeah, congrats.

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    C’mon Melon. You know damn well that the last game meant nothing and Dallas needed every minute of it to win. Don’t pad your stats, you’re better than that.

  71. janvanflac says: Aug 29, 2011 6:30 PM

    Yeah there’s a lot of hype but it’s hard not to get excited about this team. Take a very young team that went 10-6 and scored tons of points last year, shore up most (not all) of the weak spots, add 4 pro bowl veterans on D including a likely hall of famer, make it through preseason with almost no injuries to speak of…even if they start slow they WILL be good, it’s just a question of how good.

  72. slick3 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:34 PM

    blastfurnaceknows says:
    Aug 29, 2011 4:49 PM

    Not a comment, so much as a question – does anyone know what happened to Mike McGlynn? He started at C last year, can play either G spot or RT – so why is he not even mentioned in Philly’s OL discussion. Just wondering.
    ____________________________________________
    In Andy Reid’s Twisted World Of Football, good players with solid potential, disappear regularly only to resurface on a team headed for the Super Bowl while becoming all-pro along the way.

  73. halo81 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:34 PM

    “At little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.”

    Pretty much goes for the national media, this site and most of the readers.

    Todd Herremans was drafted to be an eventual replacement for perennial All-Pro Jon Runyan, but played so well at left guard that the Eagles kept him at that position.

    Winston Justice was a player they were very high on that slipped in the draft for character flags, but had a Top 15 talent grade as a left tackle.

    He hasn’t worked out.

    Putting Herremans at right tackle is a natural fit. Frankly as an Eagles fan, this is something that is long overdue and guards are much, much easier to find than great tackles.

    The Eagles are now set at the position between Todd and Jason Peters.

    Howard Mudd loves Jason Kelce. He loved a rookie named Jeff Saturday when he was in Indianapolis too and started him very early. I’m pretty sure that Saturday guy is still around and playing at a high level. Mudd consistently talks about how much Kelce reminds him of Saturday.

    The Eagles aren’t going to have a “great” line to start of the season, so I guess it’s good they have the most mobile quarterback in the NFL.

    I guess it’s also good they have two outstanding receivers on the outside and probably the most reliable slot receiver in the league in Jason Avant; along with a very solid TE in Brent Celek.

    In other words, they’ll be fine.

    As for every person that uses “Dream Team” sarcastically, you’re an idiot. Vince Young said it once and we get it … you are going to hang on it all season because you’re unoriginal and don’t have the brain capacity to come up with something funny on your own.

    Just to let you know though, you sound like a damn fool.

    The Birds will have their problems just like every other team.

    Good luck trying to pass against them though. There isn’t a better corner trio in the NFL and that isn’t even a conversation or opinion; it’s just plain fact.

  74. halo81 says: Aug 29, 2011 6:36 PM

    As good as the Eagles were last year, they were only 3 points better than the Cowboys with Romo and Dez on the sidelines. But yeah, congrats.

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    Um, the Eagles had their 2nd and 3rd string in the entire game. Dez was on the sidelines because he got knocked out by one of our special teamers who got cut after the season.

    So, yeah congrats. Can you mix some facts in with your argument?

  75. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:02 PM

    C’mon Melon. You know damn well that the last game meant nothing and Dallas needed every minute of it to win. Don’t pad your stats, you’re better than that.

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    Umm I was talking about the weak 14 game, the one that the Eagles won by 3 points, hence the “only 3 points better than the Cowboys with Romo and Dez on the sidelines” comment.

  76. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:02 PM

    “week”. Freudian slip.

  77. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    Um, the Eagles had their 2nd and 3rd string in the entire game.

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    You guys aren’t much on reading comprehension, are you? Did you become Eagles fans just last week or what?

  78. Awol.West says: Aug 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    If you want the real state of the Dream Team that you guys can’t let go of, check this out and be filled in.

    I bet you that I can go into detail on your favorite team as well if you asked me to. Here goes, I’ve been told it’s a good read (it better be since I put time into it lol) http://awolwest.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/state-of-the-philadelphia-eagles/

  79. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:04 PM

    As for every person that uses “Dream Team” sarcastically, you’re an idiot.

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    What about people that use it seriously. You know, like Vince Young?

  80. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:06 PM

    Good luck trying to pass against them though. There isn’t a better corner trio in the NFL and that isn’t even a conversation or opinion; it’s just plain fact.

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    ha, good luck stopping the run and passes to TEs with no NFL-quality LBs or safeties.

  81. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 7:07 PM

    1960. Eagles fans know what I’m talking about. Also… “5-2″.

  82. MichaelEdits says: Aug 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    Some people dream of Jeannie but I dream of Iggles. Am I normal?

  83. lexnekst says: Aug 29, 2011 7:12 PM

    …Because Vick to Atlanta to the NFC championship behind a Hall of Fame O-Line right??

  84. sdw2001 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:40 PM

    invisman52 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:33 PM
    Perhaps instead of signing big name free agents, they should have thought about spending wisely and addressing areas of need. Yes: the secondary was a need, but did the Nnamdi AFTER getting DRC? Plus they let Mikell go, an All-Pro safety. Sure, they could use another RB, but why get Ronnie Brown when Harrison was fine.

    Why not spend wisely and get some depth at key positions, e.g. Offensive Line. Not to mention the Linebacker position in Philly is, BY FAR, the weakest in the division. Really, you need Cullen Jenkins AND Babin? But you don’t have a starting Right Tackle–YOUR QB’S BLINDSIDE.

    This season is setting up for a very, very disappointing 8-8 for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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    I love how you think you know more than the Eagles front office. The defense was horrible last year, and they did everything possible to address it. They didn’t just sign big names…they signed players that were going to help significantly and were at or near the top of the game. They needed almost everything on defense, and they got it.

    As for the rest: Harrison didn’t do jack last year, and you know it. On the O-Line, they addressed the right side with Watkins.

    That said, I do disagree with the Kelce thing. Jackson was great…and I was looking forward to him finally being healthy.

  85. dd393 says: Aug 29, 2011 7:58 PM

    The dream is alive and coming to pass for every visiting team’s defensive line and linebackers.

    Woof.

  86. sdw2001 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:36 PM

    dd393 says:
    Aug 29, 2011 7:58 PM
    The dream is alive and coming to pass for every visiting team’s defensive line and linebackers.

    Woof.
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    A-hole.

  87. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 9:12 PM

    Cabo san Lucas

    Cowboys fans know what I’m talkin’ about!

  88. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:53 PM

    @vickspreadsherpes

    Me – Eagles fan trying to discuss my team on PFT.

    You – non-Eagles fan spending most of his time trolling PFT for God knows what reason.

    Sounds like YOU mad, bro.

  89. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:56 PM

    @halo81

    Amen, brother!

    The natural antidote to idiot Eagles trolls is more intelligent football fans, for every team.

    Good post.

  90. melonnhead says: Aug 29, 2011 11:02 PM

    Cabo san Lucas

    Cowboys fans know what I’m talkin’ about!

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    I remember that year! The Eagles missed the playoffs.

  91. vickspreadherpes says: Aug 30, 2011 9:22 AM

    zeussuperman says:
    Aug 29, 2011 10:53 PM
    @vickspreadsherpes

    Me – Eagles fan trying to discuss my team on PFT.

    You – non-Eagles fan spending most of his time trolling PFT for God knows what reason.

    Sounds like YOU mad, bro.
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    More like:

    Me: stating fact, explaining the ridiculous things said by Eagle fans are hilarious.

    You: a homer that says the ridiculous things that are hilarious & easily disputed with fact.

    I posted about winning traditions based upon one of your ridiculous Eagle brethrens pointless views on teams that have won multiple Lombardi’s. You felt the need to stick up for those pointless views with more ridiculous Eagle babble.

    Your team has NO Lombardi’s. Fact. Your QB is a sicko that that bought a house specifically to torture animals because he enjoyed it & did it over & over for 6 years. Fact. He also had the same consideration for defenseless women as he did for animals. Once again thats fact. I can’t wait to see you guys fall on your face again with a QB & a coach that have both always underperformed. Another fact.

    Facts make Eagle fans mad.

  92. sdw2001 says: Aug 30, 2011 6:54 PM

    More like:

    Me: stating fact, explaining the ridiculous things said by Eagle fans are hilarious.

    You: a homer that says the ridiculous things that are hilarious & easily disputed with fact.

    I posted about winning traditions based upon one of your ridiculous Eagle brethrens pointless views on teams that have won multiple Lombardi’s. You felt the need to stick up for those pointless views with more ridiculous Eagle babble.

    Your team has NO Lombardi’s. Fact. Your QB is a sicko that that bought a house specifically to torture animals because he enjoyed it & did it over & over for 6 years. Fact. He also had the same consideration for defenseless women as he did for animals. Once again thats fact. I can’t wait to see you guys fall on your face again with a QB & a coach that have both always underperformed. Another fact.

    Facts make Eagle fans mad.
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    The things said by Eagles fans are that we have a lot of strengths and some real excitement for the year. You repeating that we haven’t won a Super Bowl, recounting Vick’s past troubles and slamming the longest tenured coach in the NFL just makes you look like a douche.

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