• November 28, 2022

Can The Eagles Keep Sam Bradford Healthy?

SamBradford11Eagles head coach Chip Kelly refused to voice much concern about Sam Bradford’s injury history.  He believe his sports science routine and the team’s doctors and training staff can keep Bradford healthy.

“Look at our starting receiver last year [Jeremy Maclin], who had 85 catches,” Kelly said at the NFL owners meetings. “Look at the year he had coming off of two ACLs.

Maclin’s injuries weren’t on the same knee and they weren’t in back to back seasons.

“Look at our center. Jason Kelce had an ACL right before I got there and had a sports hernia in the middle of last season, and still made the Pro Bowl. Our left tackle [Jason Peters], who is arguably a Hall of Famer, has had two Achilles’ [injuries] and is playing at an outstanding level.

“I would say it’s easier for a quarterback with a knee injury [to come back] than a shoulder injury, as we went through the history of it. We didn’t bring Sam in to run the ball 75 times a game. I think it’s a lot easier for a quarterback with an ACL than it is for a receiver with an ACL. The history in terms of sports science right now and what doctors are doing is unbelievable.”

Bradford must be able to stay healthy or this plan will blow up in the face of the Birds.  There’s no definite about when he will return to action.  He may not be healthy enough to take the field when training camp arrives in July.

“It’s kind of up in the air,” Sam Bradford said when asked about his recovery timetable. “We really haven’t sat down and talked about it.”

He’s taking the return to action slower than he did after suffering the previous ACL tear.

“It’s a lot of the same exercises,” Bradford said. “We decided to take this one a little slower, per (the doctor’s) recommendations.”

Kelly is confident his trainers and doctors can keep Sam heathy.

“I think Sam has an outstanding skill set as a quarterback,” Kelly said. “The only knock on Sam is that he got hurt.”

“I don’t think anyone should be worried,” Bradford said. “Once they see me on the field … all those doubts will be gone.”

No, the worries will go when he plays all of 16 game season.

Hopefully, he won’t get injured again.

GCOBB

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andrew p
andrew p
March 26, 2015 7:31 pm

G, you rattled off a bunch of players that came back from injury under Chip n played like they were never hurt so from history we can say the odds are in our favor that Bradford will come back healthy, the question of whether we can keep him healthy? I say with the good O line we have and the strong run game we will have plus Chips balanced run/throw ratio I believe he will stay healthy n remind everyone why he was the 1st pick in the draft n the rookie of the year, especially in Chips system.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 26, 2015 8:06 pm
Reply to  andrew p

What has a healthy Bradford achieved? Someone please tell me … Just copy and paste something that tells me Bradford can lead us to the promised land. I don’t want ur opinion. Just post something that says ‘oh yeah we have Sam, reserve your seats to the SB’

lewdoggie20
lewdoggie20
March 27, 2015 12:06 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

from wikipedia:
-In his first season in the NFL, Bradford set the record for most completions by a rookie in NFL history, which helped earn him the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
-With all the additions in the off-season, the Rams and Bradford were expected to excel in 2013. The team as a whole suffered through inconsistency, but Bradford did not. Through the first seven games, Bradford passed for 1,687 yards and 14 touchdowns to just 4 interceptions and 90.9 passer rating.

So I guess if he picks up where he left off he should be pretty solid…how’s the cigar?

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 12:13 pm
Reply to  lewdoggie20

Just win… thats all i care about– so far he hasn’t done it…
the guy is certainly talented and all the spin now about how fast his brain is and how accurate his arm is… sound great– the fact that in 2010 he had the best ‘pro day’ of any qb in the history of the world is encouraging.. I’m on board- qb’s seem to play well under chip…

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 12:45 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Except for Nick Foles, Matt Barkley & Mike Vick
Go Mark Sanchez…

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 12:55 pm
Reply to  paulman

hmmmm I think foles played very well and vick played about as good as he was able– better than for most of his career…
who is matt barkley?

DMAN
DMAN
March 29, 2015 2:29 pm
Reply to  lewdoggie20

Lol nice doggie

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 26, 2015 9:55 pm
Reply to  andrew p

He has more of a shot to stay healthy with us than he had in St Louis.
Gets rid of the ball quicker, emphasis on running the ball, makes quick decisions, and a better offensive line.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 5:47 am
Reply to  koolbreeze

He had Steven Jackson running the ball 400 times per year and still couldn’t win…next argument please

btc24
btc24
March 27, 2015 9:16 am
Reply to  haveacigar

HAC, that’s an awful comeback. I’m not saying Bradford is going to get us a Super Bowl but those St. Louis teams in played with were absolutely terrible and an even worse o-line. I remember catching a few of those games and feeling so bad for Bradford because he was getting crushed on every play because the line could block for shit.

btc24
btc24
March 27, 2015 9:17 am
Reply to  haveacigar

And Steven Jackson has never carried the ball anywhere close to 400 times in season.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 9:33 am
Reply to  btc24

he had 376 touches bradfords rookie year.
my point is a great qb raises his team mates up.

Canttakeitanymore
Canttakeitanymore
March 27, 2015 11:30 am
Reply to  haveacigar

HAC. I’ll admit that Bradford has not yet proven that he can be a SB winning QB in this league. However, his development to date is much better then most will lead on:

Rookie Year – about 3500 yards, 18 td, 14 pics, 60% completion and offensive rookie of the year.

Second year – Admittedly he had a terrible second year and those ten starts KILL his overall stats. I think he had something like a 53% completion percentage and threw a ton of picks. However, most forget that this was the year that the Rams completely overhauled their coaching staff and went 2-14. Plus a lot of guys have sophomore slumps.

Third Year – Came back to form and improved on rookie year passing for 3700 yards (about), 21 TDs to 18 picks and just about 60% completion. Not pro-bowl numbers but definitely a trend in the right direction.

Fourth Year – he was set to have his best statistical year before the ACL. Through 7 games he had around 1700 yards (on pace for nearly 4000 on the season), 14 tds to only 4 pics and over 60% completion.

The point is that aside from the injuries Bradford’s development through the first four years was along the lines of Drew Bress, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, and Matt Ryan.

The optimism with Bradford is his potential if healthy. The media and most negative people love to just shit on Bradford without looking at the numbers. And his numbers, aside from a terrible sophomore year, are trending in the right direction.

As far as the injury argument, the guy had two ACLs tear. ACL injuries do not have physical lasting impacts. ANd one tear has nothing to do with the other. In fact, Foles’ injury is more likely one to reoccur based on the location and the type of fracture.

I know there is a lot to be guarded with when it comes to Bradford. But there is plenty of positive if you look past when the media is feeding you.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 11:36 am

cool– like i said I’m on board– I have no choice—
I have to trust what the LLCB says a—i think if healthy and LLCB wasn’t actually lying you are going to see an even faster offense- probably even more horizontal and with murray a bunch less third and 7’s… we shall see.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 27, 2015 11:58 am

Excellent points Canttakeitanymore. Chip Kelly’s point is accurate…he is taking a gamble on a guy who if he wasn’t hurt…he wouldn’t be available.
It’s a calculated and well thought out gamble with very little risk.
We didnt risk or get rid of a franchise QB in trading away Nick Foles…so if Bradford doesn’t work out we get rid of him quick and try to find another way to get a franchise QB

Canttakeitanymore
Canttakeitanymore
March 27, 2015 2:29 pm

Exactly Kool. Its a one year deal. People hate the 2nd round pick we threw in but that is also safe-guarded. If Bradford gets hurt we get either STL’s 3rd or 4th depending on how many games Bradford plays.

So essentially Kelly is taking a shot with the possible reward netting us a Franchise QB and the low end being that we swapped our 2nd round pick in 2016 with STL’s 3rd or 4th round pick. I can live with that risk/reward.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 26, 2015 7:46 pm

With the news that dante Hightower will be out 6-7 months due to surgery look for the eagles to trade Kendricks to the pats for the 32nd pick in this yrs draft.

zilents44
zilents44
March 26, 2015 7:55 pm
Reply to  gloomysmitty

no no no smitty all day long you put trade scenarios out there that never happen kendricks aint going no where

paulman
paulman
March 26, 2015 8:24 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Kendricks is too small to play for Belicheck who likes longer, taller bigger LB’s .. Kendricks Returns about a 3rd Rounder around the NFL
A 1st Round Pick would never happen and especially from the Pats

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 26, 2015 8:33 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paulman it’s the 32nd pick which is like a 2nd Rd pick not really a 1st and there isn’t a lb at 32 that is better than Kendricks.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 26, 2015 8:46 pm
Reply to  gloomysmitty

Please belicheat is gonna need all the front pressure he can get due to him having no secondary.

paulman
paulman
March 26, 2015 8:47 pm
Reply to  gloomysmitty

He doesn’t fit Bellichek’s Scheme..

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 26, 2015 9:20 pm
Reply to  paulman

If you say paulman we will see.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 26, 2015 8:27 pm
Reply to  zilents44

Well why do they have 3ilb you tell me 44 with one that’s getting paid 6.9 million coming off a serious injury and is 31 Kendricks is gone wake up.

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
March 26, 2015 8:19 pm

What?…Wow…Chip Kelly used the term “skill set”!

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 26, 2015 8:25 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Yeah he used it with ‘philosophy’ and Jeff said ‘vision’… They have a wonderful vocabulary. They have that and an underachieving QB… So I guess their vocab is their calling card.

andrew p
andrew p
March 26, 2015 9:22 pm

So Jonathan Martin gets cut n Incognito gets signed, I love it!

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 12:08 pm
Reply to  andrew p

OT J Martin is not and never was a NFL Starting Caliber OT…
Guard Incognito was and maybe still is ..

deserteagle
deserteagle
March 27, 2015 12:07 am

This is snake oil in a jug ..bradford was sacked more than a $2 hooker at last call..the magic O line which ,last I heard we are creating more holes ,cutting another pro bowler possibly..none of this adds up? This guy doesn’t play a down in th Linc..I’m starting to see the affinity between Kool/songs and his chip fest of late ..everything he says ,assume the opposite..Jeffrey did everything but wear a Mariotta jersey when out here in the desert..hearing his soundbites ,he gushed over Marriotta ….he had his deed sticking out of his suit pocket …ready to mortgage the future ..to be honest bradford hasn’t done much over his career ,the injuries aside..if he as he sits (a gimp) ,perhaps he’ll be ready by training camp..boy that’s eencouraging ..july is 4 months away ,and we’re not sure ? Mark Sanchez coming out of the rubber eagle tunnel isn’t exactly a train I want to board.. G …if he does …let’s market that science drink..and we’ll give one snake oil with every sports drink..

deserteagle
deserteagle
March 27, 2015 12:18 am

Can we please stop looking to move kendrick ..the guy was being coached by bill davis and made plays ..that means he has so much more upside ..he flys around isn’t that an Eagles definition? I agree if we stay pat with sam ,and he drinks the eagle beak juice ,and some how gets on the field ,we have a run dominant offense ,and sanchez …

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 27, 2015 8:02 am
Reply to  deserteagle

Deserteagle I’m not looking to move Kendricks chip is looking to mo e him.if it was up to me it wouls,kendricks and kiko in the middle but look at the big picture here Ryans isn’t gonna be a backup @ 6.9 million abd they didn’t bring the ROY in here to be a backup either read or smell the tea leaves Kendricks is the odd man out.

deserteagle
deserteagle
March 27, 2015 12:33 am

2015 The Eagles will face buffalo with shady ,the cards ..tampa and perhaps winston,the fish and shamu…saints ,at home away the lions ,panthers ,Falcons Belicheat and Revis island and the ..jets …and the division ..how we’ll fair with sanchez against those teams will be key ..Id love see him vs bellicheck and facing the jets ..and rex Ryan’s bills

btc24
btc24
March 27, 2015 9:20 am
Reply to  deserteagle

We don’t play Tampa this year.

DCar
DCar
March 27, 2015 12:41 am

Wrapping him in 10 layers of bubble wrap, won’t even help this injury prone bust.

deserteagle
deserteagle
March 27, 2015 12:49 am

Interesting quote from jaws .espn espn ran a one through 32 of 2014 qbs jaws ranked sam 24th he ended up tied with Carson Palmer at 21st amongst 26 espn consensus of 25 other football gurus..jaws was quoted “bradford has always been an enigma ,I loved him coming out of Oklahoma ,but he’s always injured .With a big arm ,he can make every throw ,but he totally lacks mobility,he just hasn’t developed the consistency of an elite qb,and he doesn’t excel when the pocket isn’t clean”

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 5:49 am
Reply to  deserteagle

Yeah for us…..

mhenski
mhenski
March 27, 2015 10:09 am

man this sports season blows. still a month from draft, sixers keep winning and failing at tanking, flyers are as relevant as the philadelphia wings and the phillies are basic as shit – how they gonna not give Franco a damn shot?????

LAME

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 10:28 am
Reply to  mhenski

Franco has to go to the minors for 40 days I think… it is a contractual thing to keep control of him an extra year….

deserteagle
deserteagle
March 27, 2015 10:49 am

Btc..we do play tampa at home btw..

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 12:41 pm

A couple of Potential Trades that could occur over Draft Weekend

San Diego Chargers send QB Phil Rivers to Carolina Panthers for Cam Newton

NO Saints Trade Drew Brees to the Cleveland Browns for their #12 Pick plus a 3rd Round PIck (Saints would now have #12,#13 & #31 Picks)
Now the Saints then Trade the #12 & #13 Picks to the NY Jets for their
# 6 Pick and Select QB Marcus Mariota

mhenski
mhenski
March 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Reply to  paulman

PHILIP RIVERS IS NOT BEING TRADED NO WAY NO HOW

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 12:50 pm
Reply to  mhenski

Back to the Panthers and his home State of NC.
Panthers are struggling to agree with Cam Newtown on a Long-Term Deal and will be looking to move him per my Sources close to Charlotte

Don’t be all that Surprised to see the Eagles & Chip Kelly push real hard for Cam Newton over the Draft Weekend… Panthers want to move Newton to an AFC Team .. The Chargers or Bills are very possible landing spots…

Panthers looking to get Bradford, Sproles, Curry & Draft Picks as part of the Deal…

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 12:54 pm
Reply to  paulman

Correction – Phil Rivers played at NC State but is From Decatur, Alabama
which is Northern Alabama close to the Tennessee Boarder for all you Geography Buffs out there..

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 12:52 pm
Reply to  mhenski

yeah henski I think it was you that mentioned he wouldn’t even move from san diego to LA– dude will retire before going to Carolina

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 1:31 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

ok then…
I don’t think that newton has the wifi mind or the repetitive accuracy that chip loves… and we all know he doesn’t need/want a mobile qb…

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 1:44 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Chip went out of his way to complement Newton at the Meetings the other day and who did beat Oregon in that BSC Championship Game a Few Years back… Plus Chip Kelly just loves every Football Player that’s ever lived…

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 1:48 pm
Reply to  paulman

can’t see it…

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 27, 2015 5:50 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Can’t see it? Even you didn’t see this move he made with Foles and Bradford. Did you see Kelly endorses Vick when he was hired? Did you see Kelly naming Vick the starter? We don’t see Foles if Vick doesn’t get hurt. aside from early redzone woes and playing 3 games in 11 days, the offense just as prolific if not more. Newton is in offensive purgatory in Carolina. Chip would give his right arm to get his hands on him in this offense.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 5:54 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Agree he is not predictable.. But I just don’t think he represents what it appears chip values in a QB

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 28, 2015 12:06 am
Reply to  haveacigar

hac how can you say that based on the recent moves made in regards to qb and what I previously laid out in regards to Vick?

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 27, 2015 2:45 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paulman he didn’t complement hin I thought he dissed him he said newton,sanchez,ponder,locker and somebody else it was a bunch of bum qbs I think he was trying to say you can pick high and miss I don’t think newton is good at all I wouldn’t want him here… why does everyone want a runner I don’t get at all.

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 3:23 pm
Reply to  gloomysmitty

I took it that Cam had a lot of Questions about his Maturity, Leadership, Coming from a Spread Offense, and still was a #1 Pick in the NFL Draft (Like Winston or Mariota may be)

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 1:42 pm

I just Read where Sam Bradford is getting some “Vaccination Shots” down at
the NovaCare Ctr .. The Eagles are doomed…

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 1:48 pm

I just read on bleeding green (my source) that many analysts (ex GM’s etc) feel that chip stole Alonzo from buffalo… funny many of you fantasy GM’s felt that chip should have gotten more— that is whats called overvaluing your teams players…

mhenski
mhenski
March 27, 2015 2:22 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

kiko probably safest jersey to buy right now if youre into that sort of thing.

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 4:01 pm
Reply to  mhenski

Kiko Alonso will be a Fan Favorite if he remains Healthy
I am just concerned for any Player who has had 3 Surgeries by the time they are 24Years Old .. (2 ACL’s & 1 Hip Surgery)
I actually had Kiko Alonso Mocked to the Eagles many times in the 2013 Draft as a 4th Rounder but the Bills grabbed him in the 2nd or 3rd that Draft.. He’s a Good Player, no doubt… Just needs to remain Healthy and Be on the Field..

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
March 27, 2015 2:41 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

They’re ex GM’s for a reason! Those who were never GM’s but just analysts, there is a reason why they were never GM’s. Just because they feel that way does not make it so. Shady’s contract was an albatross..the value of the trade. had nothing to do with skill set or production.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

Taken in it’s entirety that includes the contract they said and I believe HOF Pollian was one of them that it was a great deal for the eagles.,.no one mentioned diminished production…
And of course the whiners on here of course have a bunch of experience as GMs

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
March 27, 2015 4:45 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

You know you love the whiners on here! You would be miserable without your daily dose of whine!!

Experience does not translate or equate to being good at something or having the ability to perform a task competently. It just means you were given an opportunity.
I think some GCobber’s could do a better job with talent evaluation than some of the experienced GM’s currently in the league (NFL).

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

I’m sure with proper training many people in general could do ok… It’s not rocket science. But be clear no one is going to jump from GCOBB to a GM and be successful…there are nuances to the job (like a lot of jobs) that need to be learned the old fashioned way.
Like I said Pollian was one…he has a proven HOF track record…
The shady trade was a good trade, both teams will benefit

Eaglehaslanded
Eaglehaslanded
March 27, 2015 5:24 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Lol…I agree with your first point. We could debate the latter.

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 5:59 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

I’ve already had 3 GM Jobs in the NFL…
The Jaguars, Panthers and Browns …. 🙂

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 6:09 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

And just got hired by the raiders

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 6:34 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

With the 4th Pick in each Round and $50 Million to Spend
I could help rebuild the Raiders into a Competitive Team

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 6:44 pm
Reply to  Eaglehaslanded

No you couldn’t Paul. No one wants to play there. All FA are an overpay but oak has to really over pay…
So with the number 4 pick Fraudman selects…..?
Oh and you only get to do it once

CT
CT
March 27, 2015 6:05 pm

Nerlens Noel for ROY Honors… Dude is gonna be a straight up monster at the rim.. So proud of our Sixers showing up and battling everynight

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 7:06 pm
Reply to  CT

They get a test tonight CT, they’re playing the Clippers, a surefire playoff squad

Playoff teams this time of year are in playoff mode. It’s all about positioning in the standings and setting a tone moving forward

Were gonna get the Clippers best shot

I too love what I’m seeing from Nerlins Noel who should be ROY no doubt about it, Ish Smith, Covington and J Grant

Just wait until you see Embiid though

Hes gonna be a absolute beast

Unfortunately we won’t see him til summer league

But I see us as a playoff team next season

zilents44
zilents44
March 27, 2015 7:11 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

i agree 100 we will be a playoff team next year

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 7:34 pm
Reply to  zilents44

If they draft players that can actually get on the court! How many on the current roster will be there in let’s say 2 years? Is next year another tank?
And finally….I know about medical science, it is great…however a big man with bad feet????….

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 28, 2015 12:26 am
Reply to  haveacigar

You speak like the current GM has been tanking with this team for years. Do understand what he inherited in regards to cap hell and talent that could not compete on any significant level? MCW was not the answer at pg. Nice kid, but we’re already getting better decision making from Ish and I find it rather peculiar that Nerlens has looked like one of the better centers in the league, regardless of tenure. Embiid is was entirely too talented to pass. Despite the hype of Okafor and Towns this year, Embiid is considered a once in generarion type talent. We didn’t trade away the rights to Saric(another Hinke lottery pick), grant’s playing time has increased and he also wasn’t moved. KJ hasn’t seen any significant time since being traded. The sixers are in a VERY good place.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 28, 2015 10:35 am
Reply to  coldbrewski

Sorry, the plan if you will is probably a good plan. I get scared of big men and bad feet…and I wish saric was laying here….and I do like what i see in Noel…. I don’t want to join the dalembert argument but he looks pretty damn good to me

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 28, 2015 10:59 am
Reply to  coldbrewski

Coldbrewski I’ve been saying this since before anyone even hit the floor this year and last. People act like the Sixer’s had anything of real significance here. Holiday trade looks like ROBBERY and may end up altering the Pelicans future with Davis.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 7:54 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

Embiid still needs to lose 15 lbs.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 8:21 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

Big man, bad feet…fat big man,bad feet…eyecarumba

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 28, 2015 12:28 am
Reply to  haveacigar

You have no idea how much you look like fraudman when chatting basketball.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 28, 2015 1:14 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

That wont be hard…i have to say it looks like I was wrong about Noel….he is beginning to look like the real deal!

zilents44
zilents44
March 28, 2015 2:36 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

thank you koop for admiiting you werrd wrong about noel some people Always gotta be right and never wanna be wrong

pdiddy
pdiddy
March 29, 2015 12:25 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

Jh, if Heinke trades Nerlens I will find him and fuck him up.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 29, 2015 9:18 pm
Reply to  pdiddy

Hahaha

I agree Diddy

Nerlins will have a lot a lot a lot of value after this season

But he’s staying put unless they get an offer that’ll blow them away, like a lotto pick for this year along with a unprotected pick next year lol it would have to be something like that

Heck , Coach Brown has Nerlins playing more power forward right now preparing him for next season he said (Embiid at center)

So they’d be foolish to trade Nerlins, he’s a piece you definitely hold onto moving forward

Him and Embiid should be your PF and C for the next 10 plus years

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 6:37 pm

**NFL News***

Panthers Sign OT Jonathon Martin who was released earlier by the 49ers,
The Panthers have Added LT Michael Oher and now RT Jonathon Martin which is an Updgrade to who they had last Season Players OT
I still think they Draft OT with their 1st Round PIck (but at least both Oher & Martin do have 2-3 Years of NFL Experience of Starting)
They Also Signed WR Jarrett Boykin (6-2 218lbs) from PAckers and Ted Ginn Jr from the Cardinals to give them some more Weapons for QB Cam Newton to go along with TE’s Greg Olsen, Ed Dickson and WR Kelvin Benjamin and Jericho Crotchery…
Panthers Offense has improved and their Defense is already pretty good..

paulman
paulman
March 27, 2015 6:43 pm
Reply to  paulman

Also note that the Panthers Stashed away WR Stephen Hill who was released last Year by the Jets early in the Season and the Panthers stashed him away on their Practice Squad and reports are that he’s improved his Route Running and Hands and will compete as a 3rd/4th WR for the Panthers

Are Kelvin Benjamin, Jericho Crotchery, Jarrett Boykin, Philly Brown, Ted Ginn Jr and Stephen Hill > then the Eagles WR Corp of Matthews,Huff, Cooper, Maehl ? Yes it Is….

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 7:52 pm
Reply to  paulman

Dude me you Izell and Dcar are a better receiving crew than the law firm of Cooper,Matthews, Huff and Maehl.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Reply to  paulman

Panthers didnt stash Stephen Hill….nobody wanted but a team desperate for wideouts….and they still didnt bring him up.

CT
CT
March 27, 2015 7:15 pm

Absolutely hart. I’m soo excited man it’s been too long. I wanna see how dario and Jordan McRae turn out as well. I love how were building a defensive first team. God only knows who were gonna draft this year with our 2 lottery picks along with 2016 and 17. We’re building something special and when it’s all said and done Brett brown will go down as one of the greatest to do it. Watching our baby grow is something else. We even got a new mascot and new uniforms coming next year. Look for us to obtain 37-44 wins and a playoff birth

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 8:24 pm
Reply to  CT

You know I forgot about Dario and McRae for a split second

The way Hinkie was talking just after they traded MCW, he sounded like it’s a small possibility that Saric could get out of his contract but he put it all on Dario by saying “Dario has enough to worry about with that”

But know this, once Dario and McRae are shipped in and brought up, we”ll know they are really trying to win and no longer be a lotto team

I couldn’t agree more CT

They are building a power house.

I’m proud Of what I’m see

I love that we finally have a rim protector

Im loving the PG play from Ish Smith

Just the overall growth of the young guys

Look at Nerlins Noels FT percentage. No one no-one would’ve thought we’d see this kind of shooting and offense as a whole at all

Hes turning into a keeper for the Sixers moving forward

They’d be foolish to Trade him unless it meant a 1st rounder this year and a 1st next year along with other future picks

I’m loving this teams potential moving forward

We still need some more scorers though

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 7:17 pm

Relax people we are not yet a playoff team. Lack scorers that one draft can’t fulfill. Still two years from making that leap.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 7:50 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Izell, can this Grant kid be an impact point guard in the NBA, I have been impressed with his floor game the last month. He was sick with the dimes last night.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

BigL Grant is mid first round to late first round since I have been watching him and tracking him on the draft boards. Hes probably the best Senior PG and hes great in transition.

His problem will be his shooting. If he was a better shooter he would be shooting up the boards. I will check Chad Fords ladder and see where he is at.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 8:35 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

I wouldn’t say 2 years Izzell

This team is a scorer or two away

I want to trade for Kevin Durant

Yes he’s injured but he ‘ll heal in 4-6 months

I’m also hearing Derrick Rose will be available in the off season

Rose can’t seem to stay healthy. I’d take a shot though sti’ll

We’d then have DRose and Kevin Durant along with Nerlins Noel Joel Embiid and whoever they decide to draft this year

That would be a championship team

wishful thinking lol

But we definitely need more shooters and scorers

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:54 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

This team needs

1.PG
2. SG
3. Bench Scoring
4. Backup bigs (Sims is not that guy)

They arent getting all that next year.

Embiid
Noel
Covington

after that your hoping more development from

Jerami Grant
Jakar Sampson

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 28, 2015 12:34 am
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

IJ the east is so garbage, I would not be the least bit surprised if the sixers were in play for the 8th seed. None of the teams that are in contention for it scare me with this team presently constructed. Give me Embiid and the Nerlens currently kicking mofos in the ass now and a consistent 2 that can score, it’s conceivable.

CT
CT
March 27, 2015 7:27 pm

Were the youngest team in the league tho Izzel with the most upside. Even the magic aren’t a playoff team, but if I’m a Orlando fan I’m hell excited for the future. Boston and Mil as well. But nobody has a cieling like philly right now who is young and bad. It’s not like we were gonna suck forever. Were the proudest basketball city in the world. It just hasn’t felt like that recently. But we’re well on out way. Are we winning it next year? Prob not. But I’m more confident the sixers will have a ring in the next 5 years than the birds. And I love the way the eagles are turning out if no major injuries occur

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Reply to  CT

In order for this team to have real consistency they will need to have brought in a veteran or two that is a go to scorer….I dont see Hinkie doing that next year so the Sixers will get better defensively but still be brutal to watch offensively at times. If we get our hands on Mudiay or Russell its going to be a big learning process and incorporating Embiid. Just relax and be happy with the player development and the arc some of these kids are on.

Fighting for the 7 8th seed in the East would be a mistake.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 9:47 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Izell if that scenario plays out and Noel keeps progressing it’s going to be next to impossible not to challange for the 7th or 8th spot.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:56 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

BigL from a basketball standpoint they are going to struggle mightily incorporating a young point and a big man. On top of that this team is desperately in need of shooters to fit around Embiid so if they dont pick up at LEAST 2 more quality shooters teams will crowd the paint etc.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 10:05 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

I wouldn’t add any free agents to this mix just yet either and I agree you need more then Covington stroking it from the outside and one issue I have with Embiid and Noel together is the traffic around the basket, is Embiid a willing passer out of the post?

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 10:07 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

He showed flashes of being a good passer out of the post at Kansas. But it will be different operating against real bigs in the NBA.

If they dont add Vets that can score they will continue struggling to score.

coldbrewski
coldbrewski
March 28, 2015 12:42 am
Reply to  Biglion821

I predict that Embiid and Noel will be the least of the Sixers problem in regards to spacing, scoring, passing, etc. The problem will be having the current team’s wings have another year together and building on their current success. Though by no means the answer, the current pgs can both shoot circles around MCW. Grant will only get better, and defensively as team they’re already better the most.
Unless Hinke dumps some of these guys and pick up IJ brewski and bigl, they might be in contention for that 7 or 8 seed by accident. And I’m not so sure that the fanbase will have the patience for another year of tanking.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 28, 2015 10:25 am
Reply to  coldbrewski

If Embiid shows the flashes that we have been teased with I will be more than content. Throw in a top 5 pickup and I will be ecstatic.

IMO the most important time for the Sixers will be the summer of 2016. I think what fans missed after the dust settles is that the Lakers pick was earmarked for that draft. Combine extra picks and cap space that will be where Hinkie makes a move for vets and possible Superstar.

That’s where this all leads to IMO.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 28, 2015 3:57 pm
Reply to  coldbrewski

Brewski, I’m good for about 8 minutes every 2 games but my jumper is good up to 18 ft.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 8:43 pm

Ish Smith is BALLING!

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:46 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

Ish Smith is not BALLING….hes playing competent basketball. Hes merely a backup playing starter minutes.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 8:48 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Stop hating on Ish Smith Izzell

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:03 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

You know nothing about basketball if you overhyping a 6ft pg who is shooting less than 40% from the field and has been atrocious defensively and offensively for the last 10 games or so.

He is backup. Nothing more nothing less.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 8:48 pm

Is Nerlins Noel still a bum Dcar and Izzell? 22 pts and counting with 11 boards against the Clippers whose a surefire playoff squad

Give the Young man props

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

Who the hell are you talking too? Im single handedly THE ONLY person who was hyping Noel day 1…LMAO get your shit right.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 9:36 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

I meant GMCliff

We were talking on here so I wrote your name by accident

zilents44
zilents44
March 28, 2015 12:33 am
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

wrong Izell i been there with you since day 1

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 8:51 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

I like Noel…but remain cautious because good stats on a bad team are meaningless

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:01 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Sorry Hac but you arent watching him play with that statement. What he is doing on the defensive end makes no different whether it is good or bad.

Defensive efficiency…opponent fg% at the rim, help defense etc…..has nothing to do with putting up numbers on a bad team.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 9:05 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Aaah sorry yes he is an nba defensive player.., I was commenting on the offensive numbers…yes he can absolutely play D in the NBA
Someone above was pointing to his O game

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:12 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

Offensively HAC his game will be PG dependent for a couple more years until he develops a consistent 12ft jumper.

Ish Smith is a backup at best however he is a pure pg who looks to set up teammates first. On lobs and easy buckets alone Noel gets at least 3-4 chances of him a game.

Defensively I really dont think fans understand how ridiculous Noel is playing defensively this year.

haveacigar
haveacigar
March 27, 2015 9:23 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Very good to great defensive potential…
And I believe those calling him Dalembert were wrong. I enjoy watching him….
Embid I worry about feet

pdiddy
pdiddy
March 29, 2015 12:28 pm
Reply to  haveacigar

If they can get that point from Ohio state, he will make Nerlens that much better

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:09 pm

BigL Ford has him in the 13-20 range and depending on how ND keeps doing that could change for the better. If he is in that range a sweet scenario would be

Russell with the first pick and Jerian with the 2nd (Thunder pick).

That would be a nice backcourt to watch.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 9:43 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Nice size for sure, do you like the Harrison twins and is it just me liking Cauley-Stein more than Towns?

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:49 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

I like one of the Harrison twins(Andrew), Cauley Stein is defensive big not in love with him but on a team where thats all he needs to do from the weak side etc could be a really nice player.

Karl Towns has MONSTER potential. Hes held back by how deep that team is. He would be putting up crazy numbers as the pure go to.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 27, 2015 9:56 pm
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

Yes it would be nice to see Towns as the focal point of that offense, this draft has the potential to produce some serious NBA star talent.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:53 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

He has potential to have range out to the 3pt line. He has potential to be everything Josh Smith was supposed to be but even better.

zilents44
zilents44
March 28, 2015 12:35 am
Reply to  Biglion821

cauley stein would be a better defensive presence and not lazy like towns but towns has more talent

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 9:42 pm

30 Points 12-17, 14 Rebounds

That was Nerlins Noels stat line against the LA Clippers

We loss the game of course but what a game

This kid isn’t even 21 yet

My god

He has Sammy D and hasheem thabeet written all over him right Clifford and Dcar?!

The “know nothing basketball experts” haha

DCar
DCar
March 28, 2015 1:26 am
Reply to  Jon Hart

Go back to your cell convict! Go take your meds for your multiple delusional disorders, & keep my name, out your retarded mouth! I give him props, he has improved, but still is made of tissue paper, & not a legit #5. There were plenty of games, where both Sammy & Theo had double-doubles, & blocks. Go look up their stats. I stand by my Dalembert, Ratliff 2.0 comments. You 2 assclowns can get all pumped up over the latest flavor of the month, but he won’t be here, when/ if we EVER get a real team again! Better pray Embid is the real deal, & isn’t the next Oden, or this team is fucked! Until this joke/ embarrassment of a GM is gone, we will continue to be a black-hole of an organization.

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 28, 2015 10:29 am
Reply to  DCar

Im not in your Jon Hart war but the Dalembert/ Ratliff comments are dead wrong and have been proven. And just with the ability to acquire assets and picking Brett Brown etc Homie had more than proved himself. Sorry but you’re wrong.

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 27, 2015 9:46 pm

18 Points 9 Assists for Ish Smith tonight against the Clips

Backup numbers Izzell?!

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 27, 2015 9:52 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

Backup numbers…game was over by the 3rd and hes the main ballhandler.

How quickly you forget 8 for 28 with 11 turnovers in two games 3 games ago.

He isnt even shooting above 40% for the month.

He is nothing more than a backup. Nothing wrong with that and in limited spots he could be valuable. But his size lack of shooting and lack of defense make him no real starter.

zilents44
zilents44
March 28, 2015 12:38 am
Reply to  IzzellJenkins

I love ish speed and decison making for a really good back up point guard….i’d keep him and trade wroten

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 28, 2015 10:31 am
Reply to  zilents44

I’m not a Wroten fan but Ish isn’t even on the same level as Wroten. Ish will be luck to have an opportunity next year. I see both he and Canaan gone.

daggolden
daggolden
March 28, 2015 6:11 am

The one down fall to having all these young pieces is the window of opportunity. The Sixers undoubtedly are developing some of these players for other teams. The problem is that if these players become good as we expect all there contracts will expire around the same time and you cant keep everyone. When the Sixers hopefully compete in 3 years for a championship how much do you think a young Noel or Embid will command on the open market? While its fine and dandy to have a bunch of young players but if they all are pretty good or dominant you will only be able to keep so many. So with that said Embid(hopefully) and Noel are 2 of our projected “big 3”, with interchanagle players to fill out our roster in future years.

andrew p
andrew p
March 28, 2015 10:35 am
Reply to  daggolden

Dagg, were not gonna have any problems keeping all these guys, the NBA cap is going up starting in 2016 and and their predicting it will be up to 30 million by the time these guys are ready for their next contract, what were seeing with Noel is incredible, you can times that by five on what your gonna see with Embiid, his ceiling is on an Anthony Davis level, I love what I’m seeing and it looks like Hinkie is doing it the right way with these guys.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 28, 2015 10:12 am

Dolphins looking at eagles players for a trade interesting..

IzzellJenkins
IzzellJenkins
March 28, 2015 10:27 am
Reply to  gloomysmitty

Gloomy multiple mocks and reports they are looking for an OLB. If they draft an OLB Dion Jordan will be an Eagle.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 28, 2015 11:56 am

I seen a report say they were looking for ilb that would mean Kendricks for jordan

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 28, 2015 12:52 pm

As I mentioned in here a few months ago

According to my source, Brandon Boykin is on the trade block and is yielding a lot of interest league wide

paulman
paulman
March 28, 2015 1:19 pm
Reply to  Jon Hart

I stated all Winter that Boykin, Curry, Kendrick’s and Mathis would likely be moved for they don’t fit Kelly’s/Eagles Future

I see a Mathis & Curry for Dion Jordan and maybe a Mid Round Draft Pick

The Cowboys, Falcons,Raiders would love LB M Kendricks as they are very short on LB’s

The Pats & Bears, Panthers, Colts & Lions will look at Boykin for a 4th/5th Rounder

Jon Hart
Jon Hart
March 30, 2015 9:32 am

The Sixers loss to the Cavs by 1 point last night

If you guys don’t think the Sixers will be playoff caliber next year, you don’t have a clue

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 30, 2015 10:22 am

Miles Austin coming in for visit this week I guess the eagles are going oline or cb in the 1st Rd

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 30, 2015 10:48 am
Reply to  gloomysmitty

He’s better then Cooper, Huff and Maehl sign that ass to a 1 year deal.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 11:55 am
Reply to  Biglion821

I agree Big! The guy had almost 600 yards n 4 TDs in 12 games from Brian Hoyer, that translates to 1200 n 10 TDs in Chips system.

mhenski
mhenski
March 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Reply to  andrew p

andrew you are joking that you think he translates to 1200 n 10 right?

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 1:21 pm
Reply to  mhenski

It’s a half joke MH, I do believe if he comes here he will put up decent numbers, him healthy is definitely an upgrade over Cooper, even if he’s the number 4 it’s better than what we have behind our top three, I think with Murrary here it’s a done deal if he passes his physical.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 30, 2015 12:11 pm

The report now is if he passes his physical they will sign him

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
March 30, 2015 12:32 pm
Reply to  gloomysmitty

1 year for league minimum I hope.

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
March 30, 2015 1:06 pm

He’s not better than huff at this point in his career

DMAN
DMAN
March 30, 2015 1:14 pm

Eagles are expected to sign Mikes Austin? Wow isn’t this guy like 45 ? The Eagles should have signed WR Jarrett Boykin when they had the chance

seansyh
seansyh
March 30, 2015 1:54 pm

The Miles Austin signing is nothing more than a depth move and I really like it. You can still bet the Eagles are going to take a WR in the first three rounds, but lets say god forbid Matthews or Huff goes down for the year, at least we have a veteran who was having a decently-productive season on the BROWNS last year.

Also, Dallas is still paying Miles Austin $5 million this year so this would be yet another slap in the face to the Cowgirls.

paulman
paulman
March 30, 2015 2:08 pm
Reply to  seansyh

Austin hasn’t had a productive Season in about 3 Years..
He has continual leg, hamstring, knee issues and is not even much of a Blocker anymore like he was when he was younger
How come the Eagles didn’t pursue Jarrett Boykins of Green Bay who just signed a 1 Year Cheapo Deal with the Panthers
Boykins is 26 Years old, Healthy, Hungry and at 6-2′ & 218 would have been a much better option for the Eagles

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 7:03 pm
Reply to  seansyh

good move for some veteran depth…Miles Austin can help a lil bit!

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
March 30, 2015 3:02 pm

Ok Ryans just got a extension…I don’t get that one

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
March 30, 2015 3:03 pm

I hope they don’t move kendricks

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 3:03 pm

Eagles sign Ryans to an extention, it’s for one year n lowers this years cap number, numbers not out yet, kinda puts the writing on the wall concerning Kendricks, looks like hes trade bait.

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 30, 2015 3:03 pm

Eagles sign demeco to a 1yr extension. Say good bye to Kendricks.

Stevo
Stevo
March 30, 2015 3:21 pm

Options my friends… options.

Under the Andy R era, I was critical of how Andy would cut a guy (or let him walk) if he didnt think the guy was going to start. This was most true at the LB position.

Right now…. we have a solid solid LB core. However, there are a few there coming off major injuries. The eagles would be wise to keep these guys locked up for this year unless they are WOWed by an offer for Kendricks. What if a trade came in for Kendricks that involved a starting CB? Would you be open to that?

I for one hope we keep him…. The Ryans move today was expected and only makes this team stronger.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 3:31 pm
Reply to  Stevo

With the resigning of Ryans his cap number this year is 3 million, saved us 3.9 million, good move!

paulman
paulman
March 30, 2015 4:17 pm
Reply to  andrew p

That’s good to hear Andrew P
Every Veteran Player with a Big Contract has been addressed as I wanted to see in the Eagles Off-Season ..

Like Stevo mentioned above, with Ryans & Alonso coming off of Injuries and Graham getting more Snaps to replace Cole it may make more sense to carry the 6 LB’s (Barwin,Graham,Kendricks,Alonso,Ryans and Smith II) and even have Kendricks line up outside on occasion in Blitz Packages.. alot will also have to do with how MSII Develops..

I also believe that LB becomes the strength on this Defense in 2015 and probably becomes very unlikely that a LB of any kind is Drafted this Draft.. There basically will be LB’s Braman, Goode, Acho, Long &
Hepburn will all be fighting for 1 maybe 2 Open Spots

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 4:43 pm
Reply to  paulman

Paulman, you forgot Brad Jones, if you look at Jones with Alonso n Ryans, they all play inside n their all signed beyond this coming year, they all have more security than Kendricks, I think the writing is on the wall, Kendricks is gone, the question now is, are we trading him for a pick or player?

paulman
paulman
March 30, 2015 4:52 pm
Reply to  andrew p

You could be right Andrew…

How about a Trade with Miami Dolphins

Evan Mathis, M Kendricks and B Boykin for MiIke Wallace and Dion Jordan…. Good Grief…

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 5:32 pm
Reply to  paulman

Wallace got traded to the Vikings so you don’t have to worry about him, their is a report that Miami id looking at a player from our team, it would make sense to take Jordan who is not a fit there for Kendricks who it seems is on the way out, I wouldn’t have a problem with that, at this point we have to let Chip keep going on the changes he wants to make

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 7:05 pm
Reply to  andrew p

damm…forgot about Brad Jones! Yeah…Kendricks will probably be a draft day trade!

bfdaking215
bfdaking215
March 30, 2015 3:33 pm

Depends on who the corner is but even still I wouldn’t do it. Kendricks is a impact player and our best pass rusher. Every time he’s sent on a blitz he’s in the backfield disrupting the play. We need to keep him

Stevo
Stevo
March 30, 2015 3:42 pm
Reply to  bfdaking215

I dont disagree…. I really hope they keep him. But i also realize that this Ryans deal will save the birds a bunch of money. What was your hope? Cut Ryans? Trade Ryans? The first would hurt us. The second option was not really an option. I fail to see how this hurts us.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 4:34 pm

Here’s the breakdown of the Ryans deal,

Ryans was scheduled to carry a $6.9 million cap hit in 2015. According to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport, Ryans’ new deal is worth $7.5 million base value. It can be worth up to $10.5 million and includes $6.25 million guaranteed. Jeff McLane reports Ryans got a $2.5 million signing bonus and his 2015 salary is $2 million, so the linebacker’s cap number is around $3 million.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 7:06 pm
Reply to  andrew p

Good move!

utseabee
utseabee
March 30, 2015 5:16 pm

I think chip has a thing for players with an injury history. Add Miles Austin to the list. Looks like he may sign here too. Eagles got to keep a lot more than Bradford
healthy to have a shot this season!

gloomysmitty
gloomysmitty
March 30, 2015 6:04 pm

I think this Austin move is for depth and a way to keep Matthews out of the slot but still keep a big body in the slot.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 6:07 pm

Miles Austin deal is official, one year $2.4 million

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
March 30, 2015 6:19 pm

Fantastic. Cleveland was paying him million last year. So why not pump it up after such a fantastic performance!!

Sanchez – insanely overpaid…….was anyone else offering?
Austin – overpaid….was anyone else offering??
Murray – overpaid
Maxwell – overpaid
Bradford – overpaid (I know, not their contract – doesn’t change the fact that he’s getting $13 mill)
Ryans – overpaid

Is Kelly secretly getting envelopes of cash handed to him from the NFLPA???

Pump up those contracts!

And each and every one of these guys with absolute legitimate injury concerns.

I dunno. I really don’t know.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 7:50 pm

And next year you’ll have celek, Mathis Cooper gone n if Bradford doesn’t work plus maybe peters, that’s $35 million, keep Bradford at 12 and you have 24, rework peters n you still have plenty left with less holes to fill,what’s your point? Theirs no such thing as under paying for talent, we’re doing it Chips way and I’m on board until I see something different.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 11:51 pm
Reply to  andrew p

excellent points andrew…there is not a single player that we have had to pass up because of money…we are adding depth that mitigates against the injury factor.
Vinniedafool, wants to underpay free agents which means we dont sign people, which hurts our depth and leaves us with that great accomplishment of ‘cap management’..
As far as injuries..its Football, injuries are a part of the game you better have some depth and the Eagles have more depth at each position now…and this is BEFORE the draft.
Chip Kelly’s worst move was getting rid of DJax..but every other move have been good, solid moves!

daggolden
daggolden
March 30, 2015 7:04 pm

Come one come all. If your are injured or have a injury history and are a vet you can sign with the Eagles. WTF. I can understand gutting the team and building with young players but the direction Chip has taken is ridiculous.

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 7:34 pm

Why is there this obsession over the Eagles payroll??

Who gives a fuck how much guys are paid?

Are there players who are available that the Eagles ‘overpayment’ is preventing them from acquiring?

If the answer to the question is ‘No’…then again who cares

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
March 30, 2015 8:41 pm
Reply to  koolbreeze

Sigh…another explanation coming for the simpleton…..why dumbass?

Because FA spending sprees always comeback to haunt a team in the long term.

They’ve tossed $50 million (spread out over years) on a litany of MASH unit players. If any one of them (most noteably Murray or Maxwell get hurt, then this could completely implode.

I completely understand tearing apart this roster (2 years too late) but when every other team does this they replace the outgoing veterans with rookies….

Free agents are always overpaid. Its a waste of resources (for example don’t Cox and Kendricks need to be re-upped? Where’s the $$ for them?

I suppose they’re going to let them play out their rookie contracts….wait a sec….weren’t you the idiot hemorrhaging hysteria about how players playing out their rookie deals are being “disrespected” You rode that horse hard for the last several months….doesn’t apply to those players?

So where did the $$ for Cox and Kendricks go?

Spent on Miles Austin and Mark fucking Sanchez?

Honestly, what the fuck did Miles Austin do to merit $2.4 million? 47 catches?

And Sanchez at $4.5? That’s just stupid pissing $$ away.

That you can’t see the Eagles are just throwing stupid $$ around, either on injured – or in Austin and Sanchez’s case – flat out bad players demonstrates a front office that seems to be just making this shit up as they go along, does not surprise me at all.

andrew p
andrew p
March 30, 2015 8:53 pm

Their all basically one year deals, if none work out we’lll have anywhere between 25 to 35 million next year, do the math, Celek, Mathis, Cooper, sanchez, redo Peters at $9 million or he goes, we’ll have less holes to fill with the pickups that do workout plus if any workout from the draft, were fine Vin, take it easy.

Biglion821
Biglion821
March 30, 2015 9:45 pm

Vinnie, I pick at you constantly but I agree with everything in this post 100%, now please post something I hate so I can feel normal again. This ain’t cool.

vinnietheevictor
vinnietheevictor
March 30, 2015 10:56 pm
Reply to  Biglion821

patience…..

koolbreeze
koolbreeze
March 30, 2015 11:37 pm

Vinnie you are a complete idiot.

What I was saying about playing out rookie contracts applied to Nick Foles as the Quarterback and leader of the team. Quarterbacks are always treated differently. Nick Foles situation was unique, he was vastly underpaid. So the Eagles had two choices…they could have made a commitment to a player that was vastly underpaid in comparison to the majority of QB’s in the league or they should have gotten rid of him
The Eagles wisely choose the later!
Cox was a first round draft pick who received good money in his rookie deal and the Eagles will be able to resign him to a long term deal next year when they get rid of some of the other veterans
With the influx of linebackers, the Eagles probably will get rid of Kendricks for some draft picks in this years draft.
Dumb ass Vinnie…once again…the money isn’t yours and there is nothing that is preventing them from acquiring or resigning players that they need!
Bitching and moaning about the money the Eagles spend is ridiculous and stupid. Year after year the Eagles have been frugally managing the cap…what has that gotten for us? Not a single damm playoff win! Now, the team has added numerous players, improved the defense, added depth to safeguard against injuries, and gotten rid of dead weight at QB, and we STILL have the draft!
The moves are aggressive, well-thought out, and well-executed.
The Eagles are in good shape rather than trying to save money ‘managing the cap’…
Vinniedafoolass…shut da fyck up…and stop whining

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paulman
paulman
March 30, 2015 10:17 pm

Eagles Trade QB Bradford, LB Kendricks and their 2nd Rd Pick (#52) to the
49ers for QB C Kaepernick…