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Eagles Counting On Te’o Nesheim To Make An Impact

You don’t have to be a genius to predict that the Eagles may have some challenges in their secondary this season.¬† Starting cornerback Sheldon Brown was traded and will be replaced by Ellis Hobbs who was sidelined with a career threatening neck injury.

Rookie Nate Allen will probably be starting at one of the safety positions.  Starting rookies is like handing your keys to a teenager who just got their license.  You can expect mistakes and accidents in the near future.

The instability of the secondary will make it vital that the team’s pass rush does their job.¬† Of course, that pass rush will be dependent on first round draft pick Brandon Graham, but third round pick Daniel Te’o Nesheim will be just as important.

Te’o Nesheim was signed yesterday and he get the chance to fill a very important role for the defense.¬† This young man will be backing up at the defensive end spot but the most important thing Te’o Nesheim will be asked to do, is rush the passer from the defensive tackle position.

The Birds released veteran defensive end Darren Howard, who had done a nice job of moving inside to defenisve tackle on third downs and rushing the passer effectively.

The drafting of Te’o Nesheim in the third round surprised quite a few people and some draft experts think he was drafted far too soon.¬† But the youngster will be able to prove all the doubters wrong if he can step on the field and make a difference.

Te’o Nesheim will be asked to step in there and put pressure up the middle.¬† Quick pressure up the middle is the most effective way of defending a pass play. A quarterback can’t throw the ball effectively if he’s got a pass rusher in his face.

An offense can’t function with quick pressure up the middle from the front four.

If this youngster from Washington is as good as the Eagles think he is, he may wind up being as important to this football team as first round pick Graham.¬† The Birds front office says Te’o Nesheim plays with a ferocious intensity despite being very quiet off the field.

I think it’s a major stretch to compare him to Pittsburgh’s Pro Bowl safety, Troy Polamalu because he’s also Somoan and quiet off the field but intense on it.¬† If Te’o Nesheim ever gets anywhere close to being the player that Polamalu is, the Eagles will have made a great pick.

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phillywill
phillywill
June 17, 2010 11:20 am

i like bunk whats the deal with him g
when we drafted him he was labled a pass rushing d tackle i likem y cant he stay on the field on passing downs is he that bad ?

ghostofcunningham
ghostofcunningham
June 17, 2010 12:24 pm

Still nothing on the site about the Dalembert trade? and the fact that they probably aren’t going to pick turner?

anderson silva
anderson silva
June 17, 2010 2:53 pm

Those islanders are savages, and I mean that in a good football context. I hope he turns out to be a beast.

jimmy mac
jimmy mac
June 17, 2010 3:05 pm

Bunkley’s lazy..Built like brick shithouse but just flat out disappears during games. Havent had a real pass rush in years..Try anything.

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 3:22 pm

One thing that you can count on is that Howie Roseman is excited and propably because he got a promotion and a significant raise. If the Eagles are unsuccessful in getting a good pass rush forget about playoff hopes.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 17, 2010 4:14 pm

Putting way too much pressure on this kid G..
He probably will start out with about 6-10 snaps a game.. He needs a good 15-20 lbs of bulk and strength which he will get, but not until 2011 or so… It’s amazing to me that Eagles have 2 #1 Draft Picks in Bunkley and Patterson at DT who have been around a few years making good $$$$
and a 2nd selection in T Laws and your going to tell me that a 260 lbs Rookie who mostly played at DE in Colege is going to make the difference and impact in pass rushing from the DT position..
Another thing I am tired of hearing about our DT play.. is that the scheme doesn’t allow them to penetrate and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.. .that’s a bunch of BS, if your a player, you make plays.. if the scheme stinks, after 7 years of hearing the same thing, than change the damn scheme… Turn these guys loose and see what happens…

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 4:24 pm

PM
There is a great diner at Rts 206 and 70 in Vincentown called the Red Lion Diner right on the circle. They have a big marble lion in the front flower bead. If you get a chance check it out.

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 4:31 pm

I notice that Bunkley and Patterson get blocked easily on many occasions. I don’t think Bunkley has a quick burst to get past his blocker. Maybe he relies on his strength too much but the lineman blocking him are just as strong in most cases. Neither guy is very impressive. I never heard the announcer say amazing play by either of them. I guess I was spoiled by Buddy’s defensive line. As for the corners if they can’t press passing against them will be cake.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Thanx Big E,
I am familiar with the old Red Lion Circle and Diner.. (I have a brother who lives out in Medford)
I was thinking about stopping by the PJ’s Weilehan’s on Monday 6/28 So I can meet and then beat up
Phillywilly, Songsrme2, Schiller and anyone else who wants to bring it on…. Ha Ha
But isn’t it funny that the lack of big plays not made by the Eagles DT’s are always explained by some of here that it’s the Scheme… that they are not asked to penetrate and take no prisoners…
I find that a convenient and lame excuse way to explain that the Eagles DT are just simply not that good in comparison to most DT’s around the NFL…

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 5:18 pm

PM thge Red Lion Diner remodeled a few years back and has a new chef and items on the menu that you would find in an upscale restaurant as well as your old favorites and they bake all their own items.
Outstanding value and great service.

schiller
schiller
June 17, 2010 6:03 pm

Pass rushing dts in the 4-3 get run on. Our run d has been quite good since the bunk patt duo. It wasnt buddy ryans system, it was Jerome, the one in a million godsend.

tcole58
tcole58
June 17, 2010 6:49 pm

Hey paulie, not sayin the dt’s are world beaters. But for what they are supposed to do they do it pretty good. The birds run a 2 gap system. They are responsible for the a and b gaps on their side. It’s not so much as to crash through a gap but more to read a play and anticpate which gap the back might go through and clog it. They have to diag a blocking scheme and figure out which gap is more suspect. The thing I don’t get is Bunk was very good in college at 1 gap and attacking his gap he was responsible for. So on passing downs you would think they would switch to 1 gap and keep him in. 1 gap on passing downs you’re gap is your route to the qb. If you knew all this crap already, sorry for being long winded.

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 17, 2010 7:31 pm

I hear what your saying tcole2
but fior last 6-7 years, we here the Eagles play a 2-Gap system so the DT can
t blow his man off the line of scrimmage and get to the QB or make a play behind the line of scrimmage
I just don’t buy it… Bunkley is the best of the bunch and still has some upside and I would grade as a
C+ Overall.. Patterson would not start on most teams in the NFC and I think is a C at best
and T Laws is not a NFL caliber player and would grade out a F… I do like A Dixon who I think will be on the field quite a bit on 1st & 2nd Downs and of course Red-Zone and short-yardage plays..

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 17, 2010 7:36 pm

The Run defense has improved the last 2 season,
I think more because of teams attacking the Eagles Defense thru the Air by passing with the weak Safety play and suspect LB Corps.. All teams are passing the ball more and running less..
Look at the games versus the Cowboys/Giants last season, those teams ended up throwing the ball quite a bit more when it appeared that they could have ran it down the Eagles throats all game long, but they decided it was easier to get yardage thru the Air versus the Eagles Defense..
So what good is playing a Gap-2 if you can’t put pressure on opposing QB’s right up the middle and in their face … Teams do it effectively versus the Eagles all the time.. .

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 17, 2010 8:21 pm

Free-Agent Safety Ken Hamlin signed with the Baltimroe Ravens today to a 1 year deal …
I was hoping the Eagles would maybe talk to him, give him a workout and if all workrf out, bring hom on board to repalce the injured M Jackson if nothing else, to help mentor the young players (N Allen,Demps,Harris) and as some epxerienced depth at the Safety Position.
Hamlin does have lots of knowledge and experience versus the NFC Confereence foes since he’s played with the Cowboys & Seahwks during his career, he knows the NFC East teams real well, and
the Packers,Vikings,Falcons,Bears.. You know, the teams the Eagles have to beat…
For a $1.5 million 1 year deal, I would brought hom on board to buy the Eagles a year until N Allen
and either Demps or Harris are up to speed and in case of another injury (Mickell perhaps..)

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 9:08 pm

Schiller- I said Buddy’s defensive line not his system. Pay attention to what you read. You read to many articles about the improved run defense but they also say more is needed from he tackles in pushing the pocket back. Ptterson is 5′ 11″. He must be the shortest DT in the league. I hope he has long arms.
But if you look at various Eagle posts he went to 6’1″ and then to 6’2″ I remember scouting reports at 5″11″. I guess he grew 3 inches on paper. Quote from a scouting report “The greatest drawback for Peterson is his lack of height. At barely 6‚Äô tall, he is short for a defensive lineman.”

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 9:16 pm

Big E Says-” I guess I was spoiled by Buddy‚Äôs defensive line”
Schiller says Big E said buddy ryans system.
You are always looking to correct someone’ however you erred in your haste to admonish.

BigE
BigE
June 17, 2010 9:19 pm

The average height of a NFL DT is about 6′ 3”

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 18, 2010 12:35 am

Why use a 3rd round pick on a player that obviously need time to grow muscle and weight for the position, when there were players at that same slot NFL ready for their positions? This is another example of the Eagles F/O being smarter than everyone else. If he can’t do it, they will try him at linebacker before admitting they have shelled out 3rd round mony on a 5th rounder. That young defensive coordinator got some serious problems ahead. I wonder if there were good corners they could have selected at this point knowing sheldon was not in the picture? This better be the best pass rush unit in eagles history or this secondary long with this eagles front office will be exposed.

runtheball09
runtheball09
June 18, 2010 12:42 am

I’m pretty sure the darren howard and daniel te stories don’t coincide, this guy is rushing from the LB or DE spot, theres no way in hell the Eagles are using this guy as a DT… buy a clue morons

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 18, 2010 7:38 am

To Songs
Here’s is a list of players that I and many others had ranked higher and were available for the Eagles to Select instead of Teo’ …

CB Brandon Ghee from Wake Forest ( a 6’0″ 190lbs Top #10 ranked CB)
OLB N Bowman from Penn State ( very talented, a little immature with lots of upside)
CB K Thomas from USC (another 6’0-195lbs talented CB ranked in the Top #15 at CB)
OG M Johnson from Alabama ( A highly ranked Guard where the Eagles could use some depth)

I would have liked one of these choices and probably still could have selected Teo in the 4th Rd

WellWellWell
WellWellWell
June 18, 2010 7:50 am

Soon we’ll have a D line so small that they will simply slip between the legs of Olines to get to the QB and bite his ankles

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 18, 2010 8:09 am

At DE, the Eagles will have Cole,Parker,Graham,Tapp & Teo and maybe even Sapp
The will use both Tapp and Teo at the DT position in pash rushing situations just like they did with
D Howard over the last couple of years…
At DT , the Eagles will have Bunkley,Patterson,Dixon and J Owens

tcole58
tcole58
June 18, 2010 9:15 am

Paul, Big E, I agree with both of you. The 2 gap $hit has to go with alot of teams gettin pass happy. Bunk would be much more affective. And Patt is to small and prob wouldn’t start on almost any other team. Laws…lol. Also the other thing I don’t get is they always have trouble with te. But with the birds they almost never line the SAM up directly over the te to try and jam him for that 1-1 1/2 seconds that would not give him a easy release. Oh well I guess that’s why they’re doing what they’re doing and I’m doing what I’m doing. They’re the experts. Cough. Cough.

FanSince1960
FanSince1960
June 18, 2010 9:38 am

Hey Big E, you love to trash Howie Roseman. Why? Did you trash your hulk-like, all-american machoman Tom Heckert? How did he perform? What has Howie done wrong so far?

Paul Mancini
Paul Mancini
June 18, 2010 11:09 am

To FS1960,
for whatever it’s worth, I think Roseman is doing a very good job so far..
I would grade him a solid “B”, I like how they purged the roster with overpaid,underperforming players
that in the past (AR/Heckert) would have held on to see if they would improve..(players like S Andrews,D Howard,S Jones,C Gocong) I think they should have added another CB and OG in this Draft. I think Roseman also could have went after a decent,experienced Safety instead of signing
oftern injured M JAckson whose risk outweighs the reward…
I also think the Eagles mis-shandled the entire “McNabb is availalbe to trade scenario” which lowered his value in essence, as they waited to late to shop him around and thanks mostly to Coach AR opening his mouth a Coaches meeting in FLa publicy saying we are willing to listen to offers..
McNabb should have been dealt right after the Pro Combines in Late Febuary when his Value was higher and teams that were in need of a QB could have been interested before moving on themselves to acquirie QB’s…
All in all, Roseman is a definite upgrade over Heckert who was basically a “yes” man to AR..

phillywill
phillywill
June 18, 2010 11:40 am

when the hell do u go on vaca jesus pm look how long ur article is whoever reads this is worse than u

BigE
BigE
June 18, 2010 12:02 pm

FanSince1960 How is saying he’s excited which he says it in all his statements about the Eagles trashing him. I am making a comical statement that the only sure thing is that he is excited. How can you assess Howie’s performance until the season is over. I found it very funny that in every statement and video he said he was excited. Reid and Heckert didn’t do so good and this is why Howie is where he is. Trashing is a vicious form of character assination. I don’t think that is what I did. If you do your interpretation is misconstrued.

BigE
BigE
June 18, 2010 2:49 pm

FanSince1960- Qootes from Howie in three different articles:

“We are excited to acquire Ernie Sims,” said general manager Howie Roseman

“We’re trying to win, we’re always trying to win,” Roseman said. “For us, this was a football decision. We’re excited about some of the players on our team and we’re excited about the quality of this draft.”

Getting Stew [Bradley] back is like getting another draft pick. Obviously we rely on Stew a lot as our middle linebacker. Akeem [Jordan] was banged up towards the end of the year, but at the beginning part of the year I think a lot of people were talking about how well Akeem was playing. Getting both those guys back healthy, ready to go next year – that’s really exciting for us.”

NOTICE THE USE OF EXCITEMENT IN ALL THREE.

FanSince1960
FanSince1960
June 18, 2010 7:54 pm

You got it, BigE. I dig ya still.

And you too, Paulman. Good analysis. I didn’t think that Hechert did such a great job. And 5 should have been traded before everyone who needed a quarterback already got one.

joe_buck_is_creepy
joe_buck_is_creepy
June 20, 2010 2:40 pm

Bryan Smith 2.0.