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Archive: March, 2012

Report: Reid wanted power, considered Manning

Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:59 AM
Jeffrey Lurie called a press conference after the 2011 season to announce that Andy Reid would be returning as the Eagles' head coach. But, according to a report, Reid was ready to walk away if the organization didn't make some changes. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times dropped a couple of bombs... Read more

Eagles mocks, draft thoughts

Friday, March 23, 2012, 10:29 AM
A few new mock drafts have been released since the Eagles traded for DeMeco Ryans earlier this week. And yesterday, Paul Domowitch of the Daily News wrote about how the acquisition of Ryans could affect the team's plans. Below is a mock roundup, broken down by position. I have also offered some thoughts... Read more

Sizing up the Eagles' LB situation

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:36 PM
Andy Reid did not hesitate to say "Yes" yesterday when asked if he thought DeMeco Ryans was a three-down player. He also avoided saying too much about the team's plans at the other linebacker spots. The Eagles currently have nine linebackers on their roster, and that number is likely to grow as free... Read more

Tebow picks Jets; Saints suspensions

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12:54 PM
UPDATE: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jets and Broncos finally completed a trade for Tim Tebow Wednesday evening. The deal hit a snag earlier because language in Tebow's contract called for the Jets to pay the Broncos up to $5M. In the end, Schefter reported the Jets agreed to pay half that... Read more

What they're saying about DeMeco Ryans

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 10:38 AM
Here's a roundup of what people are saying about the Eagles' acquisition of linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Texans. I offered my quick take here. And we've also got stories from Jeff McLane, Jonathan Tamari and Les Bowen in our Eagles section. Gregg Rosenthal of thinks the Eagles definitely... Read more

Quick take on the Ryans trade

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 8:53 PM
The Eagles got their middle linebacker Tuesday evening, sending a fourth-round pick to the Texans for DeMeco Ryans. The two teams also swapped third-round picks, with the Eagles giving up No. 77 overall for No. 89. My immediate reaction was: Why would Houston give up a 27 year old linebacker whose... Read more

Tulloch, Kuechly, Eagles' SB odds

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12:52 PM
If you missed it from this morning, I offered my take on the possibility of the Eagles adding Tim Tebow and how he might fit in. Now on to some other notes, starting with a free agency update. [UPDATED] The Lions have agreed to a five-year deal with linebacker Stephen Tulloch, according to Pro Football... Read more

The Tebow possibility

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:00 AM
Now that the Broncos have landed Peyton Manning, the consensus is they'll send Tim Tebow packing. So the obvious question is: Where will he end up? Lindsay H. Jones of The Denver Post explains that Tebow has a trade-friendly contract (due $1.1M in 2012, $1.055M in 2013 and $895,000 in 2014). However... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, March 19, 2012, 8:40 AM
Before I get to the roundup, here's a link to my post from Sunday about Michael Vick. I was somewhat surprised by the reaction. My intention was not to rip Vick. I was simply pointing out that he has all the pieces in place to have success in 2012: a good offensive line, a happy and talented group... Read more

No excuses for Vick in 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 11:58 AM
The Eagles and Evan Mathis agreed Saturday to a five-year deal, meaning the offensive line will have all five of its starters back next season. From 2010 to 2011, only one Eagles lineman, Jason Peters, returned to play the same position. Todd Herremans was also a carryover, but he of course moved... Read more
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