Found April 01, 2012 on Eagles Eye:
Just looking for an off-topic to distract us from the current frustration of losing an All-Pro LT (Peters)... plus the fact there are no weekend signings in free agency to report, not to mention the news that Demetrius Bell left Philly without a contract or a callback.It's okay. This breather gives us a chance to reflect on positive things. Like how about the greatest draft pick bargains the Eagles ever signed?I know, it's better for ratings to pile onto the "Greatest Draft Pick Flops" in the NFL... but seriously, how many times can you poke your spikes into Ryan Leaf or Mike Mamula before you decide it's already been played and done?...So for a change of pace, here's a list of the Eagles' Five Greatest Draft Steals of all time...This list was submitted by a local fan named Wes Trunell. I find it worthy...and inspiring...Most draft "experts" will talk about and focus on the early rounds but championships are won in the later rounds; just ask P...

Eagles 2012 Draft Prospect: North Carolina Linebacker Zach Brown

With the addition of DeMeco Ryans, the Eagles may likely hold off drafting a linebacker in the first round. If they do, one option that may be available to them is North Carolina linebacker Zach Brown. Brown stands at 6-1, 244 pounds and has outstanding speed. At the NFL Combine this year, Brown recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.50 which ranked second among all linebackers. He...

No Deal for FA Demetrius Bell After Weekend Visit to Philadelphia

In the hunt for a replacement for injured Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters, who will have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tomorrow, the Philadelphia Eagles are still without a solution. After a weekend stay in Philadelphia, free agent tackle Demetrius Bell left the city without a deal with the Eagles, per CSNPhilly.  Bell has also visited the Cardinals, Steelers, Packers and Redskins. Should...

Philadelphia Eagles: Is QB Ryan Tannehill Worth the Price of Trading Up?

The Philadelphia Eagles will be on hand today for a private workout with Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.  With all the buzz about the Eagles and quarterbacks this offseason, one has to wonder if they have a serious target with one of their top three selections in the 2012 NFL draft. I recently wrote about why the Eagles should avoid taking a quarterback with either...

Odds Against Any Playing Time for Philadelphia Eagles LT Jason Peters in 2012

The chances of 5-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters being able to return to on-field action in any meaningful way for Philadelphia in 2012 are very, very low. A ruptured Achilles tendon. The very sound of it is extreme. It’s a tendon that affects so much of what the average person needs to do, like stand and walk, let alone a professional offensive lineman who needs it for...

Eagles lose Jason Peters, could alter Bears' draft plans

The Philadelphia Eagles loss Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters to ruptured Achilles tendon, an injury that takes a minimum of 11 months to recover from.  This means that Peters is lost for the 2012 season and the Eagles find themselves in need of an offensive tackle. J'Marcus Webb doesn't seem to be an NFL caliber offensive tackle.  He's given up a high amount of sacks on...

Philadelphia Eagles: Marcus McNeill and Demetrius Bell Have Injury Concerns Too

The Philadelphia Eagles are looking into two potential replacements for Jason Peters: left tackles Marcus McNeill and Demetrius Bell.  Both are still available on the free agent market mostly because they have injury concerns as well. The more heralded of the two, Marcus McNeill, appears to have the more serious injury concern.  He was a long history of injuries and was diagnosed...

Jared Allen, Asante Samuel Unlikely Targets for Patriots, But Team Could Still Be Busy Before NFL Draft's Jeff Howe fielded questions from Patriots fans on Twitter Monday to fill them in about the team's plans for the upcoming NFL draft. Coming off a season in which New England was minutes away from winning the Super Bowl, the Patriots are in good shape, but they still have some holes to fill. Jeff answered fans' questions about potential running back targets ...

Rex Ryan 46 Defense: The Basics

Before he become what many consider the most outspoken head coach in the NFL, Rex Ryan found some time to develop a five hour bible of sorts on the finer points of coaching the 46 defense. Ryan is, of course, the son of Buddy Ryan who developed this scheme during his time with the Chicago Bears. While the Bear Front is somewhat of a maverick scheme to base out of, a major benefit...
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