• August 16, 2022

Suggested Moves The Eagles Should Make In The 2012 Off Season

I will be honest as I always am with my articles. I don’t like the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s purely a personal thing as I have dedicated thousands and thousands of dollars of my personal income to help save unwanted or abused animals. When it comes to that, I just look forward and control on what I can control, I do not begrudge anyone for not protesting the Quarterback as I have.

We have freedom in our country which enables me to protest. It also gives others the right to not judge a franchise by it. I have a dear friend named Greg and we are at total opposite ends of the spectrum on this but it doesn’t get in the way of what’s important. He has always been one of the most reliable people to attend every one of my fund raisers so that I show I judge people. So when it comes to what I feel they need to do to get to the next level it is easy for me to be objective. Quite frankly unlike everyone else in this city I do not bleed green.

So I have took a long look at this team, and also what’s coming available in 2012 and I will give the ”in a perfect world scenario as most unrealistic Eagles fan do but then also get into some serious research and see what realistic options are out there. This will not factor in any potential draft picks that may affect the teams need.

SAFETY

Best Available :  LaRon Landry ( Was ) – extremely athletic and isn’t afraid to lay the wood to ball carriers. He is in the top 5 of his position. I do not think the Skins can afford to let him get away.

What the Eagles should do : Sign Tyvon Branch ( Oak)  This signing would still be somewhat based on potential. But I like this kid. He fills in support at the line of scrimmage. Not quick enough to be effective in man coverage but wont hurt you in zone.

Other options:  Chris Harris ( Det )  Brandon Meriweather ( Chi )

CORNERBACK

Best Available ;  Brent Grimes ( ATL ) Great in man coverage. Can’t see the Falcons letting him go

What the Eagles should do : Find a young corner in the draft. Others available names like Carlos Rogers, Cortland Finnegan, Marcus Trufant don’t excite me or really improve what they have.

LINEBACKERS:

Best Available ( Mario Williams )  You would have to break the bank to get Williams away from Houston. Throw in he is coming off a season ending injury after just four games some would say  the price tag is far too much for the risk. Me, I would take him in a heartbeat.

What the Eagles should do:

Dan Connor ( Car ) Bring home the local boy. Dan actually grew up 5 minutes from me. Each year he has been nagged by injuries and he has been bouncing from starter to back up in a talent rich Panther Linebacking core. The Panthers have committed money at other positions keeping some of their key people after last years season. He comes cheap and would be an immediate upgrade.

Other options:

Stephen Tulloch ( Det ) The Eagles actually thought about bringing him in last year. It may be difficult to get him away from Detroit. The Lions are weak at LB but also recognize the need for quality unlike your hometown squad.

E. J Henderson ( Minn )  In my opinion very underrated. Getting up there just a bit in years but would walk in and be the best the Eagles had minute one

DEFENSIVE LINE

Best Available ; Robert Mathis ( Ind ) Here is a guy who I think the Birds can actually go after and get. Mathis is not a happy camper in Indy. He has been asking for a long-term commitment from the and has not received the warm welcoming response he thought he would get. He can cause nightmares for opposing Quarterbacks

Other Options:

Calais Campbell ( Arz ) DE  Again based more on potential but this guy has a non stop motor. I like this guy a lot he is a very productive player.

Also : John Abraham, Antonio Garay, Cliff Avril

WIDE RECEIVER:

Wide receiver:  If you lose Desean Jackson, There is another Jackson that is a no-brainer. Vincent Jackson  Often injured but this guy is huge and makes big plays. A true #1 and wants to be paid like it.

Other Options:

DeSean Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Reggie Wayne, Steve Johnson, Wes Welker, Marquees Colston, Brandon Lloyd.   Talent rich year at WR

RUNNING BACK

Best Available: Ray Rice, Matt Forte

What the Eagles should do: The Eagles have a franchise back; But there is a guy available that I absolutely love and would give them what they sorely lack in that in between the tackle short yardage runner to get you that tough two yards. They should over pay for Mike Tolbert from San Diego. A powerful do everything running back. Would complete an unbelievable 1-2 punch for Philadelphia for the next 3 years.

Other options: Peyton Hillis, Marshawn Lynch, Cedric Benson, Ben Jarvis-Green-Ellis

In this very happy season, be thankful for what you have as you have more then most. Help those who cant help themselves. A special Thank you to G Cobb for letting me do what I do….

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all ……

Charles Bowles

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12 Comments

  • Suggested moves HC ANYONE

  • Safety LeRon Landry has landed on IR 3 of the last 4 Seasons with various Injuries, Knee, Neck and now Achilles injury… He’s a lot like former COlt Safety Bob Sanders which is when healthy is a dyanmite player, but the problem is that his history in short NFL Career is that he can’t stay Healthy, hence . you stay away from this guy

  • Coach Andy Reid for 2012

  • Paulman — stop giving your useless opinion on crap you don’t know about. Landry was hurt in 2010 against us and was forced to go on IR for the rest of the season.

    There was some talk that he wouldn’t be ready for this year but he came back anyway. Once the Redskins were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, he was advised to get surgery on his Achilles, thus ending his season and going back on IR.

    When he plays, he’s a beast. Don’t compare him to Bob Sanders who has played 1 game a year for the past 5 years you f’n moron.

  • He’s missed 15 Games the last 2 Seasons Birdo and was in and out of te line-up most of the 2008 Season… He has a career Total of 4 Int’s in 5 Seasons.. He’s old school and will knock your head off but he can play pass-coverages very well and in todays pass-happy NFL and especially with all the young, very athletic TE’s that many teams have now,he just not that effective anymore and has struggled the last 2 Season before his injuries .. He’s toast and you can stick a fork in him.. (This message approved by the Committee of Paulman to be the Eagles Next GM)

  • Missing 15 games the last 2 seasons sounds alot better than going on IR 3 of the last 4 seasons doesn’t it?

    We will get him at a discount maybe in a 1 or 2 year deal hopefully and put the fear of God in defenseless receivers.

  • Updated info on Landry
    IR in 2010 (Played in 9 Games)
    IR in 2011(Played in 8 Games)
    Missed 15 Games last 2 Seaons

    Was injured off and on during the 2008 Season and missed many games but was never placed on IR but did not see the field much as he yearly Stats indicate with career lows in Tackles, etc,etc…

  • -Mario Williams is a great natural DE, & was forced to 3-4 outside LB. So no!
    -Landry blew out his achilles, & won’t be ready for the season.
    -We don’t need Rb’s or Cb’s. We need several Lb’s, a good cover/ good tackling Safety, a monster DT, replacement for D-Jax, & a future QB.
    My plan, if I had my way-
    -Don’t re-sign any of our free agents, except Dixon & Landri.
    -Sign Dwayne Bowe, or V-Jax. Sign Tullock. Sign Merriweather.
    -Draft Stills, & either Kuechy or Vontaze with 1st, 2 picks (Don’t care how they do it). Draft either Qb’s Foles, or Cousins, & draft all DF, & O-line depth, with the rest of draft.
    -FIRE THE ENTIRE STAFF!!!
    -Hire Brian Billick..HC; Spagnuolo..DC, asst, HC; Childress..OC.
    -If they really wan’t to rebuild, trade Vick, who could be valuable.
    -Go all out to sign Manning (Injury risk, Indy will draft Luck), or Brees (Ain’t happening. Drunken pipe dream).

  • DCar — this isn’t Madden.

  • Birdo, no $#!t! LOL! Manning & Brees were made in jest. But everything else is very realistic.

  • Everything right now, is just fun speculation, & food for thought.

  • This is the most egotistical article I have read in the 5 years I have been coming to this site. Stop boasting about yourself and your charities (however non-chalant you pretend to be), let someone else testify for you if you are truly a man of character. You sound like a Cowboy fan.

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