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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Building A Bully Reply with quote

Arrow The Eagles hire Mike McCoy as their head coach

The Eagles assess the personnel they currently have and they decide that itís time to get somebody who will commit to running the ball. However, moving forward the Eagles do not wish to become bound to conservatism on the offensive side of the ball. What do you do? You hire Mike McCoy.

Mike McCoy has shown run heavy tendencies in the past with both Carolina and Denver. In Carolina he ran the ball down the other teamís throat with Stephen Davis, DeShaun Foster, Nick Goings, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. And in Denver, when he was once again faced with mediocre (at best) QB play, he rededicated himself to the running game with Tim Tebow and Willis McGahee, becoming the top running team in the NFL.

But once heís not an old man football type who is rigid, once he gets the weapons in the passing game he is more than content to get creative in the passing game. His background as a coach is actually as a passing game coordinator, QB coach and WR coach. He worked well with Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith in Carolina. McCoy was hired by Josh McDaniels to help implement his spread offense in Denver. And then when John Fox decided to keep his old coaching peer and they signed Peyton Manning he immediately helped implement a passing game that closely resembled the Manning passing games from Indianapolis.

Arrow The Eagles hire Tom Rathman as their offensive coordinator

When the Eagles hire Tom Rathman, they hire the best running backs coach in the business and one of the most creative running game guys in all of football. At every single stop, Rathman has gotten production.

Tom Rathmanís career started as a player, he was a star fullback for Nebraska and he was drafted by Bill Walsh to become the original west coast offense full-back. At Nebraska they ran the option offense that inspired the Urban Meyer-like attacks you see all over college football. And in the NFL, he was a part of the original west coast offense. And over his 27 year NFL career heís picked up quite a bit and heís putting it all together in San Francisco with the most creative running game in the NFL.

But heís more than a creative play designer; heís also a great teacher. Heís finished in the top 10 in rushing offense in 8 of his 13 NFL seasons and heís gotten 1000 yard rushing seasons out of Kevin Jones, Justin Fargas and Charlie Garner, that in and of itself is impressive. In 10 of his 15 seasons as a RB coach, heís coached a 1000-yard rusher. And 3 of the 5 seasons where he didnít have a 1000-yard rusher was because the top guy got injured. Heís a running back machine.

His ties to Mike McCoy are through 49ers OC Greg Roman who worked with Mike McCoy in Carolina.

Arrow The Eagles hire Mark Carrier as their defensive coordinator
Mark Carrier is hired to become the Eagles defensive coordinator and with his pedigree it isnít hard to see why heís a promising candidate. His list peers includes Rex Ryan, Marvin Lewis, Mike Zimmer, Chuck Pagano and John Harbaugh. Heís got experience in the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses as a coach and heís coached defensive backs and the defensive lines which would suggest he understands how the pieces of a defense fit together.

In this particular mock draft, Mark Carrier is hired to run a 4-3 defense that incorporates alignments from Mike Zimmer and blitz/coverage concepts from Rex Ryan. The wide nine is completely gone except for the rare occasion where an end is split out wide on passing downs. The traditional nose tackle makes itís return. The linebackers now have significantly less coverage responsibilities and theyíre free to roam and play downhill just like they were in Jim Johnsonís defense. Mark Carrier prefers man cover corners and his list of protťgťs include players like Chris McCallister, Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Leon Hall and Dre Kirkpatrick. And in Juan Castilloís defense the safeties werenít used as weapons, they were used as the last line of defense but Mark Carrier brings back the hybrid/star defenders who do a little bit of everything just like the Jets and Ravens do.

His connection to Mike McCoy is through Jack Del Rio who is connected to Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan and company.

Arrow The Eagles trade DeSean Jackson to the Miami Dolphins for a 3rd round pick:
I thought really, really hard about this and Iíve come to the conclusion that while DeSean Jackson is an incredibly valuable player who is one of the most explosive guys in the league, heís not right for our current situation. DeSean Jackson is not a culture carrier and when things started getting rough this season, some bad habits rose back to the surface. Iíve come to believe that DeSean Jackson is not a foundational piece, heís not a player you build a team with, rather heís the cherry-on-top, final piece to the puzzle sort of player who can add an explosive playmaker as a #2 WR on a contender that desperately needs those things.

Arrow The Eagles release:
Michael Vick Ė $12.5 million
DeMetress Bell - $9.6 million
Nnamdi Asomugha Ė $11.3 million
Cullen Jenkins Ė $5.5 million
Mike Patterson - $4.06 million
Dallas Reynolds - $.48 million
Matt Tennant - $.63 million
Damaris Johnson - $.48 million
Jamar Chaney - $.63 million
Brandon Hughes - $.63 million
Kurt Coleman - $.63 million
David Sims - $.48 million

These releases, combined with the release of Jason Babin ($4.42 million) create an additional $51.35 million dollars in cap space, which, combined with the 21.72 million theyíre going to roll over and the -18.12 hole the Eagles are currently in for 2013 leaves the Eagles with $54.95 million dollars in cap space.

Free Agency:
Arrow The Eagles re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
-Mark Carrier can work with DRC. Mark Carrierís schemes work best when he has a corner who he can trust to lock up a receiver one on one. DRC is inconsistent but his talent is not in question and with his ability, Carrier trusts him to be the lockdown guy on our team. Heís got the size to press, the quickness to play off coverage and heís got deep speed to burn. I think a lot of DRCís struggles this season are because of the bad surrounding environment and supporting cast.

Arrow The Eagles re-sign Darryl Tapp
-Why not? The guy plays hard, is vocal, energetic and he plays the run well. You could do A LOT worse at #4 DE.

Arrow The Eagles re-sign Akeem Jordan
-He provides valuable depth at both weakside and strongside linebacker and in addition to that heís one of our best special teams players. Akeem Jordan is a guy you hang on to as sort of an unsung hero.

Arrow The Eagles re-sign King Dunlap
-Why not? The guy has performed decently enough in relief of Jason Peters, bring him back for insurance purposes during Petersí first year back from injury.

Dashon Goldson FS San Francisco 49ers

Goldson is one of the most physical strikers in the NFL. Heís an emotional and physical presence who makes receivers think twice about crossing the middle. Heís a former corner too so you know heís good in coverage. And he provides a playmaking presence that we desperately need at safety; Goldson has 14 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles in the past 4 seasons.

Just to show you the kind of presence that Dashon Goldson is:
Dashon Goldson wrecks Mike Williams: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39AsbvKfNPQ
Dashon Goldson wrecks Percy Harvin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8-XSojSsjs
Dashon Goldson nearly kills Early Doucet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGEOq8yx5U8
Dashon Goldson really must not like Early Doucet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JrVBmOg7Qg

Dashon Goldson is signed to energize the defense, add some toughness and make some plays.

David Garrard QB Free Agent

The Eagles sign the old guy to be the back-up to Nick Foles. Garrard has extensive starting experience at the NFL level but he wonít command a high salary. He takes care of the ball (89 TDs to 54 INTs), heís got good accuracy and heís shown he can lead teams to wins at the NFL level.

Jerraud Powers CB Indianapolis Colts

With the addition of Vontae Davis and Darius Butler playing well, the Colts let Powers go. Powers is a smaller, athletic type who is physical and scrappy. Powers has held his own on the outside but could be better suited for the nickel corner spot. Heíll compete for a job as either the corner across from DRC or the nickel corner.

Ramon Foster OL Pittsburgh Steelers

-The Steelers have made upgrades all across their line and they feel comfortable letting Foster go. The Eagles scoop him up as an experience depth option at either guard spot and right tackle to help hold the OL over as they move towards a more powerful blocking system. And one thing that Foster does incredibly well is set the tone, heís widely regarded as one of the meanest, dirtiest players in the NFL which would, IMO, help the Eagles have more of a nasty streak on offense.

Antoine Caldwell OL Houston Texans

Caldwell is being worked out of the rotation in Houston as the Texans work in more of their young draft picks. He hasnít been stellar but heís been solid and the Eagles scoop him up as a depth option at both guard spots and heíll compete for the starting job at center with Jason Kelce as heís got experience snapping the ball in the NFL and at Alabama.

Pat Sims DT Cincinnati Bengals

One thing you have to be able to do if youíre going to run the ball is control the trenches on both sides of the ball. Pat Sims is a big 6í2Ē and 330 pound run stuffer in Cincinnati who gets pushed out by Devon Still and Brandon Thompson. In 6 games without Sims in 2011 the Bengals let up 140.5 rushing yards per game at a rate of 4.95 yards per carry but in the other games with him, they allowed 92.7 yards per game and 3.7 yards per carry. And that has carried over to this year too. Without Sims they were the 17th best run defense in the NFL and in the 4 games since theyíve climbed to the 11th ranked run defense. Sims just stuffs the run.

Jonathan Casillas LB New Orleans Saints

-Casillas is a versatile linebacker with experience at both the weakside and strongside linebacker spots. Heís an athletic player who has shown well when given the opportunity but give last offseasonís spending spree on linebackers by the Saints he feels compelled to leave for a team where he might get playing time. He comes to the Eagles to compete for a starting job with Casey Matthews and Akeem Jordan while also being a presence on special teams.

NFL DRAFT

TRADE: The Eagles trade their first round pick to the Detroit Lions in exchange for their first and second round picks. The Detroit Lions lose Cliff Avril to the Bengals in free agency and they want to jump ahead of the Raiders and Titans for Bjoern Werner.

1st (via Detroit) - Jake Matthews OL Texas A&M

-Jake Matthews is a very skilled, very sound and very tough offensive lineman who has the look of a player you can plug in from day one and never worry about him for a decade (maybe two decades if you take his bloodlines into account). Heís not the fleet of foot athlete that Luke Joeckel is but heís bigger, stronger and longer. Heís got incredible fundamentals and core strength, heís seemingly never off balance or knocked backwards. Heís a strong, mean run blocker who takes his man out of the play once he gets his hands on him. And heís the sort of intelligent, aware blocker that knows how to function within a unit. You could plug him in at LT, LG, RG or RT on day 1 and as an added bonus heís a pretty good long snapper too.

2nd - Shariff Floyd DT Florida

-Normally a guy like Shariff Floyd would be going in the first round of the draft but thanks to a gluttony of defensive tackles, Floyd falls right into the Eaglesí lap. Like I said earlier, part of becoming a bully of a football team is the ability to control the trenches and Floyd does exactly that. Heís big, sudden, and powerful and heís been effective wherever the Gators have lined him up. Heís stout against the run and he gets up-field when rushing the passer. Heís a great athlete at the DT spot who is only going to get better and when combined with Fletcher Cox, provide the Eagles with one heck of a DT combination down the line. Floyd is also a Philadelphia native so some hometown pride might be good.

2nd (via Detroit)- Matt Elam S Florida

-One of the biggest problems in recent Eagles history is the extremely poor safety play. Matt Elam comes in and combines with Dashon Goldson to help solve that problem. Some people focus on athletic things regarding Elam but what they miss is a player who consistently has strong run fits in run defense and is consistently in the right position in pass defense. He could play free or strong safety in the NFL thanks to his combination of speed and physicality. Florida often slides him down into the nickel spot as well and they play him in the box at times. Elam is also a stand out special teams performer for the Florida Gators but the reason why Iím so high on Elam is because of his willingness to hit ANYTHING. Highlights please!

He hits his own teammates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3orj4A283g
Oh, just Matt Elam tossing around a runningback like a ragdollÖ Yanno: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twCw37L7oM8
Just laying out the 220 pound Spencer Ware: http://youtu.be/4ue7wlWAhgg?t=27s
Laying out the LSU punt returner and then wishing him goodnight: http://youtu.be/4ue7wlWAhgg?t=2m48s
Hitting some poor receiver: http://youtu.be/4ue7wlWAhgg?t=3m55s
Forcing the fumble downfield: http://youtu.be/4ue7wlWAhgg?t=4m27s

Heís a smart, extremely physical safety who makes his presence known on the football field. He and Goldson will put some fear into the hearts of opposing wideouts.

3rd - Shayne Skov LB Stanford

This is an upside pick. In 2011 Skov tore his ACL and he still isnít fully recovered but if he ever does make a full recovery, the Eagles got themselves a HUGE steal. Before the injury Skov was looking like a surefire round 1 pick and now heís not quite as dynamic but heís still a super solid defender who can call your defense and make an impact.

He's an incredibly intelligent player, he's the shot caller for the Stanford defense. Watch the Stanford defense pre-play and you'll see Skov running around and getting everybody in their right spots. He's a very smart player. And you will not see him over-pursue or hit the wrong gap, he's a very instinctive player. And he's still an incredibly physical presence, some players wait to line up for the kill shot but Skov will hit you no matter what kind of position he or the other player is in and when he hits you, you know it because he puts a little something extra on his hits after he gets you to the turf. And I saw him absolutely flatten guys in pass coverage three different times. Twice he laid out check down options in the flat within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. And then on another play he was lined up with Joseph Fauria and he just lit him up in the back of the end-zone and forced him out of bounds. He's a really good hitter.

Heís intense, heís physical, heís intelligent. Heís made of the stuff you want linebackers to have.

3rd (via Miami) - Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma

One of the reasons the Eagles decided to let DeSean Jackson go was because of his inconsistent effort when he isnít being targeted and his complete lack of effort and effectiveness run blocking. Thus, they bring in his polar opposite. Kenny Stills plays like heís on uppers. Heís full speed all of the time and heís one heck of a run blocker who isnít afraid to lay a crack back block on some poor, unsuspecting defender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoP4B7PA5cI).

Kenny Stills has experience on the outside as a receiver but he took over for Ryan Broyles in the slot after he got hurt/graduated. He brings a dynamic presence to the football field in terms of personality and skill set. Heís got the speed to stretch the defense and the toughness and catching ability to make sweet grabs. And for those of you who arenít fans of Jason Avant, he would probably push him down to the #4 WR right away. And as an added bonus, heís got some punt return experience and given his tenacity, hitting ability and speed he could probably be a heck of a special teams player too.

4th - Tyrann Mathieu DB LSU

The. Honey. Badger.Where do you start?

Heís an off-field problem who fell into drugs off the field at LSU but on the field, heís a swagtastic, antagonistic, ball-hawking player who energizes whatever unit heís on. Heís like Cortland Finnegan except even more irritating towards opposing players. He brings a confidence and an attitude that permeates throughout an entire defense. He didnít give up a single touchdown pass in his sophomore season and make no bones about it, this guy was such a difference maker that he had Heisman consideration. Heís cat quick. Heís physical. And heís as confident as anyone in the league today. Heís a bully. And heís an ace special teams player as a coverage guy and as a returner.

Quote:
ďI definitely want to win the national championship. I want to win the Heisman award. You know, I want to win the Thorpe and I want to be the MVP of the SEC. I think you have to set goals like that for yourself in order to really bring out the best in yourself.Ē


And Tyrann has a sneaky habit of energizing his team whenever they need it most. Heís just a difference maker and you have to find a spot for him on the field. He could be used as a free safety in coverage. Heís so physical he could be used in the box ala Troy Polamalu. He could be a star nickel corner like Cortland Finnegan. Or he could be a playmaking boundary corner in a zone scheme that is a playmaking machine on special teams like Adam ďPac ManĒ Jones. Where do you put him? Heck if I know but you find a spot for a guy like this.

There will be no lack of physicality and fight in our secondary if we added Dashon Goldson, Matt Elam and Tyrann Mathieu.

5th - Joseph Fauria TE UCLA

-With the loss of DeSean Jackson and a subpar red-zone offense, the Eagles would be wise to seek out a guy you can create mismatches with and throw the jump ball to. Joseph Fauria is a guy who can play on the line as a TE or you can split him out as a slot receiver. And his height, length and hand size make him a mismatch nightmare. Heís too athletic for linebackers and heís too big for corners and safeties. And at 6í8Ē and a standing reach that appears to be stellar, he constantly comes down with high passes and he simply just gets up higher than the defense can.

6th - Shamarko Thomas S Syracuse

-For some reason, Shamarkoís stock has taken a bit of a hit recently. Iím not entirely sure why but I donít really care, Iím more than content to get him this late. Heís a little short at 5í10Ē but heís built well, weighing in at 208 pounds and heís absolutely shredded. Thomas has been timed in the 40 yard dash with a 4.2 40. He hits like a freight train. Heís incredibly aggressive. Heís a big talker. Heís instinctive. Heís a reliable run defender. And he has absurd closing speed. Heís not the greatest in coverage but heís still pretty good at his level. And give his physical prowess, hitting ability and speed, heís going to make one hellacious special teams player.

6th (via Denver) - Keith Pough LB Howard

-A decently sized linebacker prospect from the DII level who IMO wonít be here on draft day. Heís absolutely dominating his level and he consistently displays NFL level athleticism and physicality. Iíve seen him described as a player who plays the game with ďbad intentionsĒ. He would likely be a depth option at WLB and special teams player initially.

7th - Aaron Hester CB UCLA

-An underrated prospect in my opinion. Hester is a big corner at nearly 6í2Ē and 200 pounds but he displays the fluidity and long speed that big corners this late in the draft donít usually have. He doesnít use consistent press technique and Iím pretty confident in saying thatís the reason he gets beat. Hester is confident, heís physical and heís gone toe to toe with some really good players in the Pac-12 and held his own. Coach him up and I think youíve got at the very least a decent depth player at corner.

Depth Chart:
QB: Foles / Garrard / Edwards

The Eagles decide to pass on the quarterbacks in this draft and roll with Nick Foles for the 2013 season to see what heís got after he showed promise down the stretch. We all know that Nick Foles is a very smart guy who can command an offense and we see him learn from his mistakes every week. The hope is that Nick Foles can turn into a game manager in his second season where he can control the tempo of the game from the pocket, complete a high percentage of shorter/intermediate throws with the occasional deep shot mixed in and take care of the ball. Behind him youíll have Garrard, a seasoned NFL veteran who has shown he has what it takes to win games at the NFL level over the course of his career.

RB: McCoy / Brown / Polk / Lewis

This is the strength of this football team. The Eagles are going to ride this unit until the cows come home. With LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown the Eagles have two running backs that have all-pro skill sets and they just happen to compliment each otherís running style perfectly. And then on the rare occasion that you need to spell McCoy and Brown youíve got a physical tone setter in Chris Polk who runs with Marion Barber type authority and Dion Lewis who can comes off the bench and provide a nice little shifty change of pace. This is the best group of running backs in the NFL and the Eagles are going to use it this year.

FB: Havili

Why change it? Havili has shown prowess as a runner, blocker and pass catcher. No need to get rid of him now.

WR: Maclin / Cooper / Stills / Avant / McNutt

You lose a dynamic talent in DeSean Jackson but with Maclin and Stills you still have an explosive element to this group. And to me, the most important thing about this group is that theyíre physical and they all try hard all the time. The passing game has taken off without DeSean Jackson in there because everyone is out there challenging their defensive backs and running their routes every time. And I think playing hard and doing things the right way is better than being talented anyway. I mean, the Dolphins sure are better off without Brandon Marshall, arenít they? That deal worked out for both sides because they sent Marshall to a place where heíll be fed the ball and can be happy and the Dolphins got to stack up on receivers who played hard and itís paying off. Itís sort of addition by subtraction. Cooper has shown he can play in the past couple weeks, he runs his routes hard and he blocks really well for a wide receiver. Stills provides an explosive, energetic slot receiver who can play outside in a pinch. And then your #4 WR is the ever reliable Jason Avant who consistently gets separation underneath, doesnít drop passes and busts his butt on every play.

TE: Celek / Harbor / Fauria

Celek will be used much like he is now as an on the line TE. Harbor will be taking the Delanie Walker role as the h-back/move TE that heís shown he can play in the past. Harbor has shown he can be a very effective wham/trap blocker and heís handled DeMarcus Ware in the past in the running game quite often. Plus, Harbor is a former WR with deep speed that can create mismatches with linebackers just like Delanie Walker, itís just a matter of using him. Fauria isnít much of a blocker but he creates mismatches in the passing game and he can win in the red-zone and win jump balls.

Offensive Line:
LT: Peters / Dunlap
LG: Mathis / Foster
C: Kelce / Caldwell
RG: Matthews / Watkins
RT: Herremans / Kelly

-Looks pretty good to me. Youíve got a decent depth option at every spot and you upgrade the RG and LT spots with the addition of Jake Matthews and the return of Jason Peters. Eventually Jake Matthews and Dennis Kelly will take over as the starting tackles. Danny Watkins will hopefully earn his spot back in the future. And youíve got Jason Kelce in the middle who is always reliable. The only real question marks moving forward into the future at the guard spots and you can find good guards fairly easily.

Defensive Line:
LE: Graham / Tapp / Hunt
DT: Cox / Thornton
DT: Floyd / Sims
RE: Cole / Curry

The primary rotation at defensive end is Trent Cole, Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry. Trent Cole is getting older but heís only one season removed from a six year stretch where he put up 63 sacks and heís still a reliable run defender and veteran leader. Brandon Graham finally appears to be recovered and Vinny Curry is coming on strong so theyíre going to give the two young guys a year to prove themselves before they start burying them with other competition and the general thought is that theyíre going to acquit themselves quite nicely. Tapp and Hunt are still pretty good depth options.

On the inside youíve got a bunch of big, strong athletes who can help the Eagles dominate the point of attack. Fletcher Cox is developing into a player that you have to double team if you want to keep from disrupting you in the run game and heís got incredible range and a rare motor for a DT. Itís extremely rare when you see defensive tackles who are capable of flowing sideline to sideline. Shariff Floyd isnít quite the athlete that Fletcher Cox is but heís no slouch, heís a smooth moving athlete who can flow to the ball as well and at 6í3Ē and 315 pounds, heís got a stout build too. Pat Sims is a mountain of a man who affects the running game and Cedric Thornton is an explosive, athletic big man who deserves all the playtime he gets.

Lots of young talent on this unit and the Eagles organization hopes they can grow together and form a dominating defensive line.

Linebackers:
SLB: Skov / Jordan
MLB: Ryans / Matthews
WLB: Kendricks / Casillas

By moving Kendricks to WLB and Skov to SLB the Eaglesí linebackers get bigger and stronger which is something they really need IMO. DeMeco Ryans and Shayne Skov are obviously top notch run defenders and they have what it takes to help control the line of scrimmage. Mychal Kendricks still has star LB potential. And the depth is young, versatile and athletic with Akeem Jordan being able to play WLB & SLB, Casey Matthews being able to play MLB & WLB and Jonathan Casillas being able to play WLB & SLB.

Defensive Backs:
CB: Rodgers-Cromartie / Boykin / Powers / Marsh / Mathieu / Hester
SS: Elam / Thomas
FS: Goldson / Allen

The corner situation is unique, the Eagles cut Nnamdi, who was talented and replaced him with a bunch of hardnosed young guys. This is another addition by subtraction situation. Nnamdi isnít a guy we need in the locker room, heís openly complained about Juan Castillo and he has a very defeated attitude, he openly berates his safeties on the football field and he has an overall soft demeanor that this football team doesnít need. The Eagles have an open competition across from DRC and let the situation sort itself out and let the cream rise to the top. Nobody of the group is very proven but at some point you have to give the young guys a shot to sink or swim. Curtis Marsh has always shown well when he gets on the field but because heís buried behind two high priced veterans, he doesnít get any live reps. Boykin has the athletic ability to man the outside. Powers has been a starting corner for the Colts for quite some time. Let them battle it out. They should play harder and more physically than Nnamdi does. And the improved safety play behind them should help the young players out as well. Overall, I donít think the Eagles will miss Nnamdi much as the guy across from him usually ends up open somehow. Most overrated player in the NFL.

The safeties get a HUGE overhaul. HUGE. Out go the try hard scrubs and in come the talented, physical monsters that will punish anyone who has the misfortune of going across the middle. Theyíre smarter, theyíre bigger, theyíre faster and they hit like freight trains. This level of physicality on the back end of the defense should help set the tone for the entire defense.

K: Henery
P: McBriar
LS: [Matthews]

KR: Boykin / Brown
PR: Mathieu / Boykin

Overall:
The Eagles lose some veteran pieces that are talented but arenít necessarily good for the team. They add pieces that are physical and violent, play hard and are willing to do whatever it takes to win football games. The overall point of this offseason was to give this team a physical edge and get rid of some of the overpriced, overrated veterans who didnít take the pride in performance the way they should. This team is designed to grind out wins and punish opponents physically. Also note the addition of physically explosive players who should contribute on special teams.
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Trading Desean Jackson creates $8,000,000 of dead money against the 2013 salary cap which makes this automatically the worst mock offseason ever posted. Thank you for the accomplishment.
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PowerElite wrote:
Trading Desean Jackson creates $8,000,000 of dead money against the 2013 salary cap which makes this automatically the worst mock offseason ever posted. Thank you for the accomplishment.


That's if he's cut. Nice try though.
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Meco wrote:
PowerElite wrote:
Trading Desean Jackson creates $8,000,000 of dead money against the 2013 salary cap which makes this automatically the worst mock offseason ever posted. Thank you for the accomplishment.


That's if he's cut. Nice try though.


Cut or traded. Worst mock in Eagles forum history.
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A small technicality makes this the worst mock in history? Laughing
There was a really bad one a few days ago that resembled what some 5 year old on Madden would do.

I am a big fan of Mike McCoy. I think he would be an excellent head coach. His time with Peyton Manning right now will be invaluable for the rest of McCoy's career. Great experience.

The Jackson trade... yeah, I'm OK with moving either Jackson or Maclin. That seems to be a loose consensus around here. I think the trade is reasonable, and I think Miami would be interested in getting Tannehill some help.

Signing a veteran back-up is awesome.

I think Garrard would have interested Andy Reid, but how about Mike McCoy? I guess we can't really know that. Andy had some really bad experiences with back-up QBs and would always make sure to have a good back-up.

Rest of FA is solid, but enthusiastic.

I like trading down and getting more picks. A+ rebuilding move.
I do not know much about the prospects, but I do like Jake Matthews.

Lots of effort, good job. I agree with giving Foles another year in this weak QB class.
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Good. McCoy is my #1 coaching candidate..good to see someone mock him as our HC.

Free Agency is fine....I love Goldson but Id really rathr get Moore or take a S in the draft high. Goldson is a vet 28 year old, who while amazing, isn't the best fit for a rebuilding team. By the time were competitive he'll be in his thirties. But he's still a great safety.

Rest is ehh. You have us at $54 mil in cap....but there's absolutrly NO way you used the league minimum required. I think its like 85% or something. FA is basically a bunch od backups...

Drafts good I guess. I like Matthews....what pick do we have in this
mock? I assume.like third or so....

Floyds good. Elams a great pick. I like Skov...I don't.like Kenny Stills very much. You made our WR group worse overall IMO.
6.5/10...

You don't have us draftinf or signing a single pass rusher......No bueno.
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PowerElite is right if you trade him you owe him the rest of his signing bonus that isn't miami's problem.


Also why trade him? If we are going to be a running team wouldn't it be nice to have jackson a player that safeties worry about beating them deep? He would help the situation.


Trading him is completely stupid.
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ninjapirate wrote:
PowerElite is right if you trade him you owe him the rest of his signing bonus that isn't miami's problem.


Also why trade him? If we are going to be a running team wouldn't it be nice to have jackson a player that safeties worry about beating them deep? He would help the situation.


Trading him is completely stupid.



Sure is nice paying him to give up every time something goes wrong.
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A small technicality makes this the worst mock in history? Laughing


He's just mad that I go out of my way to make fun of him. Called him out in the Avant thread, the short armed pass rusher thread and I lulz at his crazy mocks. He's just mad.
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I don't like trading DeSean and getting rid of Damaris, rest is nice though.
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Why are we getting rid of Damaris?

Why are we resigning Daryl Tapp?

I like the FA.

The draft is pretty good. But the Howard College Bison? Really? Laughing

Good job Meco! AlexM23 and myself will have a few of these guys in our mock also. Wink

this gets an 8/10! Very Happy
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You say building a bully but decided to reup on a couple of the softest individuals in the league.

DRC
Queen

I like Goldson, Casillas & Caldwell

I don't like going OT in the first if we're resigning Queen, Kelly already on the roster, Peters/TH hopefully coming back to full strength. Too much shuffling around waiting on guys to prove healthy. Granted I don't know the contract situations but I see 4 OTs for 2 spots and yes I know guys get injured but I'd rather go young altogether and have 1 veteran OT.

I know I'm being a jerk but didn't we learn anything from drafting a Matthews not too long ago?

Would rather not with Gerrard

I want to see some change at WR but Foles would have to greatly improve his accruracy with this set of skill guys
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You say building a bully but decided to reup on a couple of the softest individuals in the league.

DRC
Queen


You can't just get rid of everyone. Plus, in the grand scheme of things, a corner is more about their cover skills than they are their physicality.

And Dunlap is a back-up OT that hopefully never sees the field and won't be here long term.

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I don't like going OT in the first if we're resigning Queen, Kelly already on the roster, Peters/TH hopefully coming back to full strength. Too much shuffling around waiting on guys to prove healthy. Granted I don't know the contract situations but I see 4 OTs for 2 spots and yes I know guys get injured but I'd rather go young altogether and have 1 veteran OT.

I know I'm being a jerk but didn't we learn anything from drafting a Matthews not too long ago?


Jason Peters is 30 years old, coming off of a very serious lower leg injury and he's only got two years left on his contract. Todd Herremans is 30 but he recently got a 5 year deal so he's here for the long haul but he probably won't be able to stick outside for the entire length of his contract. Because they're getting up there in age and they're both dealing with injury problems I think it's important for us to secure offensive tackles of the future. I think we've got one in Dennis Kelly and I think we found the other in Jake Matthews. And in the meantime, Jake Matthews can play inside at guard where he is a significant upgrade over Danny Watkins.
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Now that Washburn and the wide-9 are gone, I wouldn't mind keeping DRC if we can somehow convince him to stay through rebuilding.

Remember we traded for DRC, we don't know if he ever really wanted to be here. I fully expect him to test free agency though, it's that time of his career.

But having our defensive ends share run defense responsibilities should require less of our secondary to make first contact or keep outside contain.

Thus eliminating the need for our corners to have LB tackling skills.
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Remember we traded for DRC, we don't know if he ever really wanted to be here. I fully expect him to test free agency though, it's that time of his career.


Franchise Tag. DRC was the one player who defended Juan when he was fired. He seems like a loyal guy and it seems like he likes it here in Philadelphia.
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