Philadelphia Eagles Not Likely To Trade Up To #4 In NFL Draft

15 04 2012

by Reuben Frank

A high-level team source dismissed the latest blockbuster trade report involving the Eagles as “just another draft rumor” and said there’s little chance the Eagles will move up to No. 4 in this year’s draft. Read the rest of this entry »





Michael Vick Avoids Madden Cover Jinx

28 04 2011

By Bo Wulf

After running past the competition to the finals of the Madden cover vote, Michael Vick fell to Peyton Hillis – good news for those Eagles fans who were worried about the notorious Madden cover jinx.

After over 13 million votes during a five-week period, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was voted as the Madden 12 cover athlete, beating out Eagles quarterback Michael Vick with 66 percent of the vote. Vick made it to the finals after beating out DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys, Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans, Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.

“I think it’s great for Peyton,” said Vick on ESPN’s SportsNation, gracious in defeat. “It goes to show that he has a broad fan base. People admire what he does, he takes pride in what he does and he’s very deserving.

“I made it this far, that’s a big plus for me.”

The last time an Eagle was on the cover of Madden was Madden 06, when Donovan McNabb graced the cover. Vick adorned the front of Madden 04, back when he was the starting quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons. He would have been the first two-time Madden cover athlete.

On the eve of the NFL Draft, Vick was also asked about his hopes for the team’s draft. Like many fans, his eyes are on the secondary.

“Hopefully we can go out and get maybe a cornerback to complement Asante. I think if you put two good cornerbacks on each side, it makes it tough on opposing teams,” he said. “I think we’re pretty stacked on offense.”

Last 10 Players On Madden Cover

Madden 02 – Daunte Culpepper
Madden 03 – Marshall Faulk
Madden 04 – Michael Vick
Madden 05 – Ray Lewis
Madden 06 – Donovan McNabb
Madden 07 – Shaun Alexander
Madden 08 – Vince Young
Madden 09 – Brett Favre
Madden 10 – Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu
Madden 11 – Drew Brees

Full Article Here





Birds Trade Two Starters

2 04 2010

Earlier this week, we mentioned that a Chris Gocong trade might be upcoming. We didn’t know Sheldon Brown would be packaged along with him. The Philadelphia Eagles have officially announced that both men have been traded to the Cleveland Browns for LB Alex Hall and a 4th (#105 overall) and 5th (137th overall) in the upcoming 2010 NFL draft.

Their official release states…

“Sheldon Brown has been a very good football player for the Eagles over the last eight years,”” said head coach Andy Reid. “He’s a good person, a legitimate tough guy and he’ll do a good job helping the Browns. Chris did a good job converting from defensive end to linebacker and helped us win a lot of football games. We wish both of them all of the best.”

Added general manager Howie Roseman, “Sheldon and Chris have been nothing but professionals on and off the field during their tenure in Philadelphia and we wish them all the best as they continue their careers in Cleveland. Alex Hall is a big, athletic linebacker who we’ve had our eyes on over the last couple of years and he’ll have a chance to compete at the SAM linebacker spot.”

The 6-5, 250-pound Hall played in 30 games (2 starts) for the Cleveland Browns and recorded 30 tackles and three sacks, while adding 18 stops on special teams. His sacks came in three consecutive games during the early portion of his rookie campaign of 2008. Hall was a 7th round draft choice of the Browns.

A native of Springdale, MD, Hall finished as the all-time leader in sacks at St. Augustine’s College with 26. He also posted 156 total tackles, including 51 for a loss, four fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.

With the acquisition of Cleveland’s two picks, the Eagles now have 10 total selections in this year’s draft: 1st round (24th overall), 2nd round (55), 3rd round (70, from Seattle), 3rd round (87), 4th round (105, from Cleveland), 4th round (121), 5th round (137, from Cleveland), 6th round (200, from Indianapolis), 7th round (243, compensatory pick), and 7th round (244, compensatory pick).”

PCPTAKE: Couldn’t care less about Gocong but The Birds should have been able to fetch more for Brown.





Kolb Questions

13 02 2010

There are multiple reports circulating regarding Eagles backup quarterback Kevin Kolb.  Garry Cobb is reporting that the Eagles and Kolb’s agent are currently engaged in talks regarding a long term deal.  The Birds are denying the report but Cobb is standing by it.  Meanwhile, Mike Lombardi of nationalfootballpost.com is speculating on a trade that would send Kolb to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive tackle Shaun Rogers.





Kellen Wilslow Traded…

27 02 2009
Did the Birds miss out on Wilslow Jr.?

Did the Birds miss out on Wilslow Jr.?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded for Tight End Kellen Wilslow Jr., formally of the Clevland Browns.  The deal is for undisclosed draft picks.  Depending on what those draft picks turn out to be, if they Eagles could have been in this coversation, would you be willing to have given the Browns a 2nd round pick for Wilsow?

This is the kind of move that makes me mad, I dont know what rouund choices the Bucs gave up, but I think Wilsow would be a great get for the Birds.

Overall, I think the Eagles need a blocking Tight end more then a pass catching tight end, but they cant expect Brent Celeck to be an every-down guy and expect to be able to run the ball effectivly.  He couldnt block you or me at this stage of his career.  The kid can get open and catch passes, but his blocking is as bad as an Adam Eaton start.

Those of you who still are holding out hope for Tony Gonzalez, I wouldnt hold your breath.  When was the last time you heard his name mentioned in trade talks. Now that Todd Haley is there and Scott Peoli is in place, Tony G. is fine right where he is.  Kansas City will be everyones Miami Dolphins this year.  A team that stunk the joint up and then makes the playoffs the next season.





Thursday Night’s Game

5 11 2008

By Tom Peters

As I was getting excited watching the election returns and finding out my guy and gal lost, I almost forgot that there was a game Thursday.

As is custom for all Thursday games, I will only pick this one and give the rest of my picks for the week later on.

Denver Broncos (4-4) v. Cleveland Browns (3-5)

This is a tough game to call because both are inconsistent and basically they suck and they underachieve. There are a buttload of questions to be asked in this game. Which Broncos team will show up, the one that started 3-0 with no turnovers or the team that has lost 4 of it’s last 5 (including 3 straight) and has developed an aversion to playing offense and keeping the ball. What will we see out of Cleveland? Is Brady Quinn the cure to Cleveland’s woes? Will the charity stop? Can Kellen Winslow get his act together?

Denver has become like a trophy wife with a myspace, they looked good, but you can’t trust them. Cleveland has hope. The offense was improving, the defense isn’t that terrible. I think Denver’s inability to run the ball and KEEP the ball will hurt them. While I don’t think Brady Quinn will impress, it won’t be an issue as Denver has difficulty stopping the run. Expect a big game from Jamal Lewis.

MY PICK: Browns