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Archive: April, 2009

Report: Eagles had trade offer from Jets

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 5:32 PM
A juicy little nugget from Clark Judge of that I've been meaning to get to all day. How would you have reacted if the Eagles traded out of the first round for the third year in a row? According to Judge, it had a chance of happening. Per the report, the Jets made the Eagles an attractive... Read more

Ellis Hobbs and nude drawings

Thursday, April 30, 2009, 10:18 AM
Editor's Note: If you are under the age of 18, easily offended or have no sense of humor, please skip this post. New Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs has been on pretty much every radio show in the Philadelphia area this week, talking about how he'll fit in with the Birds. So initially I wasn't even... Read more

Will Westbrook mentor McCoy?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 2:51 PM
Brian Westbrook's message is clear. He'll help rookie running back LeSean McCoy get adjusted to the NFL game, but Westbrook says his job is to keep the 20-year-old off the field. "My job as an older guy as well as a guy that’s competitive is to help them out, help them be the best player... Read more

More Eagles draft grades

Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 7:50 AM
One more rundown of Eagles draft grades and evaluations. We've done this twice already: part one and part two. And finally, I'd like to start up a weekly reader mailbag here at MTC. I respond to every e-mail (if you haven't heard back from me, it's coming), so I figured I might as well do so as a... Read more

McCoy pick made the draft

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:04 PM
During the past couple days, I've provided links here at MTC to what the national "experts" are saying about the Eagles draft. Some of you have asked me for my opinion (while others could care less), so here's my take. The LeSean McCoy pick at No. 53 in the second round made the draft for... Read more

Did Giants want Maclin?

Monday, April 27, 2009, 10:33 PM
Interesting nugget in a New York Daily News Giants chat with writer Ralph Vacchiano today. Vacchiano was asked why the Giants didn't try to trade up for Jeremy Maclin, instead letting the Eagles grab him at No. 19. Here's what he said: Did they "try" to move up? I suppose that depends... Read more

Draft grades (part 2)

Monday, April 27, 2009, 5:25 PM
Here are some more draft grades and evaluations from around the Internet. For part one of the roundup, click here. And thanks to readers Alan, Jef, Jamie and Gary for sending some links along.'s Peter King likes the value the Eagles got on Day 1: Now, no one knows if Jeremy Maclin and LeSean... Read more

Eagles receive high grades

Monday, April 27, 2009, 9:25 AM
More draft grades are rolling in, and the consensus seems to be that the Eagles had one of the best weekends in the NFL. Here's a roundup of some links this morning. I'll add more throughout the day. And before we hear your seething comments, yes, we realize draft grades right now are meaningless... Read more

McCoy the steal of the draft?

Monday, April 27, 2009, 12:40 AM
The draft grades and evaluations have already started to roll in, and we'll round them up all week here at MTC. Some quick ones to get us started. ESPN's Todd McShay named LeSean McCoy his steal of the draft tonight on SportsCenter. McShay will undoubtedly become a favorite of Eagles fans. He also... Read more

Video: Wash. St. WR Brandon Gibson

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 5:13 PM
Here is video of Eagles sixth-round pick, Washington State wide receiver Brandon Gibson: Read more
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