• December 9, 2022

Show Me The Money!

 

Will the next veteran please step up?  As free agency nears, players are aligning the Nova Care Complex for a restructuring date with Howie Roseman.   Whether standing or seated in a fresh sanitized chair, these men are 6 feet across and masked from interpretation. The business side of football uncomfortably segways into the pandemic as a new normalcy ritual.  Outside the trenches dictates the conversation, a mutual discussion focusing on long term security.  Players who won a Super Bowl in 2017 shared this moment with Roseman; surrounded by their wives and children.  Memories are key, Roseman and players help each other to remember and discuss returning to normalcy with the upcoming season.  Veteran players are willing to negotiate as family focussed men who also play professional football.

Restructuring is a win now for the Eagles and a win tomorrow for the family and future generations of the player.  The NFL abides by a different payment structure, the guaranteed portion can be manipulated throughout the ‘life’ of the contract.  Minus a calculator in hand, 2021  provides immediate salary relief to the Eagles but increases player cap cost for future years.   Howie is proposing to players that by accepting a different payout process, they increase the ‘guaranteed’ portion over the years in the contract.  Analytical in approach, his intentions are to manipulate the contract to decrease total cap hit.  As salary caps increase, burden of direct cap cost depreciates.

Howie Roseman, financially impressive on the business side but has a disappointing track history of talent evaluation deducts.  Howie needs to return to his formula from a few seasons back, and return respect warranted for this football team.

 

Jeff Kolsky

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Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 13, 2021 3:17 pm

I’m amazed on how many Eagles Fans or Local Media believe that Howie Roseman is a financial wiz when it comes to Salary Cap & Roster Management …
He’s put this Franchise in terrible Salary Cap situation not o LT this year but next Seadon as well, Anyone can simply Re-Structure the Highest 10 Paid Players on a Team
To create Cap Space, but have many of you looked at these deals and the amount of Future $$$ and Dead $$$ in future years for most aging, often injured Players from a 4 Win Team that has gone 22-25-1 the last 3 Seasons? Most Owners would have whacked the GM for putting aFranchise so underwater but I believe Owner Lurie is giving Roseman this year to fix the mess he’s made but to be honest, all Howie has done has put the Team in further in the hole with their future
Team has to stop rewarding and paying Players above market values for average Production and it’s as simple as this

The Eagles over a year ago were already Approx $50 million over the Cap for 2021 Season and this was before Covidseadon which has further exasperated their Current situation but now by re-structuring and extended Deals to aging, often injured Players 30 + Years really has the Team behind the 8-ball in terms of adding any quality depth in Free-Agency so if your going to keep the Same Core of Players and be no more that a .500 Team, why not start cleaning up the Cap for good so that you can build and acquire a new Core of Players who will be playing the next 3-4-5 Years they the Draft and targeted Free-Agents
Does anyone actually believe that good Players of the past like Kelce,Brooks,LJ,Graham,Cox McLeod,Slay,Ertz, Goodwin are going to be Playing anywhere near a high level enough or be healthy to make a post-season Run in 2021 & 2022 with an entire New & Young Coaching Staff and Schemes who will be finding their way for the first year or two..
Really ? For What ? A 5-6-7 Win Season and huge Cap Hits for 2022 again ?
Makes little sense to be, Blow it up and start anew, give Hurts a chance for 2021 with Young and Hungry Players but not at the future financial stability of the Team
Eagles Fans are smart enough and can deal with a rebuild, but do it right..
These older Pkayer who have all restructured their Cobtracts will basically be untradeable and the Eagles are going to eat millions of Dead $$$ in 2021,2022 and possibly into 2023 further preventing them to acquire new and younger Talent outside of who they Draft but Drafting gets you 3-4 Good Players at best when looking at the % of the Draft in terms or working out at the NFL Level…

As of Today, the Eagles are about $8 Million from being Cap Compliant and maybe Fletcher Cox & R McLeod is left to restructure but remember the Eagles have $12 Million to reserve for their current 10 Draft picks, plus$$$ for any Free-Agents that they would like to re-sign internally (Scott,Rodgers,Singleton or Mills) let alone go acquire any outside Free-Agents

As of Today the Eagles have Approx only $9 million of Cap Space for the 2022 Season where they will have their Young home-grown Players coming up for Contracts like Goedart, Mailata and Sanders to extend
The Short-term cap situation is a mess and it all falls on GM/Executive Vp of Football Operations Howie Roseman as this didn’t occur overnight nor will it be properly fixed overnight ….
So keep applauded that Howie’s a genuis with the Cap and I say, who is responsible for putting them in this mess in the first Place
The SB Window from 2017 has been shut for 2 Years now so get back to rebuilding this Team

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 13, 2021 7:14 pm

More NFL Cuts to free up Salary

Saints Release DT Malcom Brown saving $5 Million of there 2021 Cap and who was a former 1st Round Pick of the Patriots and never lived up to expectations but will be picked on a cheap 1 year Deal with someone who needs a run stuffer DT

Chargers Release both Starting RG and former Pro-Bowler Trai Turner, who they acquired in a Trade last Year from the Panthers and
Starting CB Casey Hayward who is 31 Years Old and past his prime and saved Approx $20 million in their 2021 Cap Space with these 2 moves

3 Chicago Bears Players Restructure their Contracts saving $23 Million in 2021 Cap Space

Black Diamond
Black Diamond
March 13, 2021 8:46 pm

The Athletic did an in depth study of highly paid free agent signings they ranked Howie as tied for 2 of the 32 owners. They don’t have an agenda. They just stick to facts. They don’t need to be negative to puff out their pigeon chest.

Strutter
Strutter
March 13, 2021 9:08 pm
Reply to  Black Diamond

GMs

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 13, 2021 9:24 pm
Reply to  Black Diamond

For what time period Black Diamond ?
What’s the Criteria for “Highly Oaid” Free-Agents?

Black Diamond
Black Diamond
March 13, 2021 10:13 pm

The term is actually “big name or trade”…he is second best. The article rate s these moves as top moves near the top:
1. Hargraves , 2. M Jackson 3. Jeffries , 4 brooks….others
Foles, MC cloud, bradham.
So I assume that’s the last 5 years. They equally criticized some of his drafts but say he is excellent with trades, free agents and manipulation of the cap. A highly rated GM overall. I guess that hurts.

Paulman Returns
Paulman Returns
March 14, 2021 10:11 am
Reply to  Black Diamond

I say that Hargraves was a disappointment last Season but Playing in a new system/scheme and Covid and yes an early Injury, put him behind…

Malik Jackson has also disappointed in his 2 Years with the Eagles and also had injuries

Jeffrey was great on his original 1 Year prove it deal in 2017, then it was downhill from there once he was signed to an Extension that he never lived up to
Production wise and again injuries and made him un-tradeable

Brooks original signing was an excellent one, but the extension he was rer-signed too 2 years ahead of time was a head scratcher that has put the Team in a box

Bradham and McLeod were both good signings and their 2nd extensions were reasonable money wise for the positions the play.. both very productive

Of course bringing back Foles was a great move as he knew the City,Fans,Organization and the offense was very well suited for his skill set
and has become a legend for his heroic play in the 2017/2018 Post-seasons

There were other good 1-2 Year Pickups like CB Patrick Robinson, RB Blount,
S Wisnewski that worked out well
But there were others that haven’t
like Trading a 4th Round Pick for
Gerard Avery who’s had 1 good game in 2 Seasons and Schwartz didn’t know how to use him
Resigning D-Jax, R Darby, Robert-ColemanA Sendajo, W Parks

The Big Signings you list of Jeffrey,M Jackson and D-Jax have all 3 Players being released before their Contracts were even up so I don’t understand how anyone would think that these were great signings
We could very well see the same with Hargraves and Slays extension where their Contracts outlive their performance on the field…

A big part of a GM is Drafting quality players in the Draft,
We’ve seen recent high Draft picks like Sanders,Goedart, Seumalo, Sweat perform well but we’ve seen disappointments too in Wentz, Barnett,S Jones, JJAW, R Douglas, S Miller, with some of these Players not even on the Team to see the end of their Rookie Deals

Last Years Draft Class looks pretty good after 1 Season
WR’s Reagor,Watkins and Hightower all appear to be able to play and have roles for the Eagles.. Reagor is the key..
2nd Pick J Hurts is now the Starter so Howie may have hit a home run with him if he continues to develop which I expect him to but LB D Taylor, Safety K Wallace have a lot of work to and may be just Special Teamers/Backups at best and would not be surprised if either don’t reach the end of their Rookie Deals
OL Driscoll was a great find in the 4th/5th Round and I believe will be the eventual replacement at RG for Brooks and a good one too…

For the last 5 Seasons, I grade Howie’s performance as a GM as Average,
a C Grade at best, just too many misses in the Top Rounds of the Draft and just way too much $$$ tied up in aging,injured Players for my liking ..

With revisionist History, there’s no way anyone objectively can Say Wentz was the right pick after all they gave up to Draft him, plus the huge extension thry gave home, a year ahead of time when he still didn’t prove anything was a huge Blunder…They went all in with a QB who wasn’t anything special which is reflected in his Eagles Career Record Record of 35-32-1 over his 5 Seasons…
and this is while Playing mostly behind a very good OL for 4 of his Seasons and a stable Coaching Staff for the most part and Playing in a very weak NFC East for the last few years
Once Defilippo/Reich left, and his Torn ACL/MCL injury, he lost his explosion and inescapability and mechanics and never quite learned to play at a high level from the Pocket to be consistent enough
He physically can’t do the things he did in 2016/2017 and has to realize this and adjust his game accordingly if he wants future success.. Indy is a great fit for him, so he has it all in front of him, but he has to go out to do it..

Firehouse
Firehouse
March 14, 2021 11:03 am

The athletic disagrees with you … of course you know a lot more than them.
You should root for the Saints…. but if you did and you dissected their every move and were passionate about them then you’d be just as negative

Cold Gin
Cold Gin
March 14, 2021 11:04 am

Carson contributing to a SB season and the moves to get him were considered brilliant by every NFL organization

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 14, 2021 11:19 am
Reply to  Cold Gin

5 Draft Picks, 2 Starting Defensive Players,
126 Million Extension leaving a $34 Million
Dead Cap figure for 2021 and a 35-32-1 Career Record with Zero Playoff Games completed or Won
I would say this a pretty bad deal and results
for what coulda been and will look worse and worse as time goes on…
8 Weeks of Magical Play by a newbie QB who led the Team to a 11-2 Record in 2017 where Nick Foles played the last 7 Games to bring a SB Trophy to Philly,
Wentz never recaptured that magic consistently or even occasionally once the knee Injury,back injury, concussion and the good NFL DC’s caught up to him a
No Thanks !!!

Hard Luck Woman
Hard Luck Woman
March 14, 2021 12:08 pm

I assume then you stubbornly. Like a troll disagree with the overwhelming majority of football people…. ok.
Teams sell their soul to win a SB

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 14, 2021 12:32 pm

And it was a discarded back-up QB in Nick Foles who brought the Lombardi Trophy to Philly , Not the over-hyped, coddled and golden boy Carson Wentz!!
It’s kinda of funny that Nick Foles never had success anywhere else but in Philly
If No Nick Foles in 2017/2018, then the Eagles do not win the SB or even make their 2018 Run and this is the reality of their Championship
Window.. and it’s been closed ever since

Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom
March 14, 2021 2:12 pm

Foles is one reason that howie scores major points he signs him as a FA! Job well done! Draft a guy that gets u a bye and home field, sign a discarded FA who gets you the prize…. SUCCESS for sure.

She
She
March 14, 2021 3:50 pm

NFL is in a major state of turmoil … just heard Trabisky is definitely out in Chicago, big play for Wilson. There are at least a dozen former 1
Round picks either unemployed or hanging in balance. Salary cap $30 M less than projected… the billionaires lost money for the first time ever.
21 is a reset year… a new normal. I say get a solid playmaker QB and put a bunch of talent around him …. hurts will be in MVP race this year.

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 14, 2021 4:40 pm

As i stated packers are resigning Aaron Jones. Paulman erroneously stated they wouldn’t and wrote an essay void of any facts analyzing them “letting him go” and how that will make “Mr. Rogers” sad. Time for a new hobby Paul.

Love Gun
Love Gun
March 14, 2021 4:49 pm

Wait now Paul will magically claim it’s ok “for another team” to sign a RB who will be 30 at the end of the contract! Eagles do it it’s. a “ ad deal” “holding on too long”… he’s a troll… he’s TS Johnson

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 14, 2021 6:29 pm

Bad Move for the Packers, thry have more needs along their OL,LB & Secondary and have 2 Quality RB’s already on the Roster (Williams and Dillon) , a real head-scratcher but that’s the Packers issue moving forward

Don’t have the details other than a 4 Year -$48 Million with $13 Million Signing Bonus up front with no other guaranteed$$$ after 2021
Great Job by his Agent Drew Rosenhous of getting the $$$ up front

Let me go rock n roll
Let me go rock n roll
March 14, 2021 4:46 pm

Wait!! So the saints are a model organization? They have t won or even been to a SB in 12 years! They had a stretch of 5 years where they were- 39-41.. that’s FIVE YEARS of mediocrity in a typically shitty division .. fraudman your definition of a great organization seems to be a bit of a moving target… the eagles would need about 4 more missed playoff years to be as mediocre as your beloved saints…
Oh and the saints are in cap hell… too fucking trolling funny.

I want you
I want you
March 14, 2021 5:22 pm

The Bills who certainly had some success and a good nucleus has secured most of their offensive line with signings and restructuring into their 30s…. why would any team do thi? They want to win… even tho a couple of these guys missed significant time with injury. Gotta pay good players..
If they continue to be a good cohesive unit look for extension into mid and late 30s… it’s what teams do

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Reply to  I want you

Mid-Late 30’s productive NFL Positional Players that are not QB’s of Kickers/Punters/LS GTFOH . Your blinded by Tom Brady’s Success

Cold Gin
Cold Gin
March 14, 2021 8:06 pm

I’m not blinded 32 NFL GMs see it differently than u

Hotter Than Hell
Hotter Than Hell
March 14, 2021 8:27 pm

Tampa had 19 players 29 and older on the roster…eagles had 12, saints had 17,
Packers had 11, Ravens had 19, chiefs 16, patriots 16….49ers TWENTY!,,,
So your argument is what the eagles have a couple guys in their 30s and that is bad… your man crush teams have more guys that are old but that’s good?

Watching’ You
Watching’ You
March 15, 2021 5:12 pm

Early free agent observations:
1. First time ever New England is winning the March SB. They typically sit out big names and then win in February..this is new plus they don’t really have a QB
2. Big emphasis on interior OL. Thuney and Lindsley making big bucks into their mid to late 30s… makes Brooks and Kelce look like a major steal!
3. Tom Brady has averaged 16th in QB salary during the course of his career. He creates a culture where others take even less… TB keeping all of their biggest FA… amazing. By far SB favorite
4. Green Bay losing Lindsley is huge… I always question if they are ever really all in.
5. Eagles will maybe get one FA but in reality they can look at getting back Brooks, Johnson maybe even Dillard has big additions.

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 15, 2021 7:10 pm

Patriots going crazy with Big $$$ to To TE,DE/LB,Safety and WR plus they’ll have 3-4 Starters back on their Defense who opted out last Season (Hightower,Chung, Etc)

Packers are going to regret letting Center Lindsley go for RB A Jones, a head-scratcher to me

Eagles aren’t Players thisFree-Agency due to theirCap Situation, thry don’t have much $$ to overpay for Play, have a new Coaching Staff that is unproven and the constant drama of Front Office dysfunction so not many younger rising Players are going to be attracted to the Current Eagles situation, just too many unknowns for 2021
Maybe cheapo 1 Year Deal for a Safety,CB,LB or RB is about all they can do for this off-Season and that’s not even discussing a veteran Backup QB who still cost $$!

Ace Frehley Lead Guitar
Ace Frehley Lead Guitar
March 15, 2021 7:15 pm

Jeff McClane did extensive research on the front office and declares unequivocally that the birds front office is NOT DYSFUNCTIONAL

King of the Night time World
King of the Night time World
March 15, 2021 7:12 pm

Chargers are a good “young team”…lol they have 11 guys over 30 and just committed a boatload to a center who will be 35 when his contract is over… why? Because they don’t live in a zoo and want to win and they really want to win with a QBs on a rookie deal!
Eagles have to have their OL and DL play like they get paid to play… it’s a risk but it’s the nfl… a guy proves he can play and he gets paid. Only a true “March GM” would think otherwise.
Teams are making very slow moves this year. Teams have no cap space and players I think will look to one year prove it deals in anticipation of the cap next year

Paulman Reportd
Paulman Reportd
March 15, 2021 10:15 pm

Stop reading into the length of Contracts to when they end HAC these Contracts last as long as the guaranteed $$ last which Im 90% of Contracts is the first 2, maybe 3 Years
I’ve the Guaranteed $$$ is gone, the balance of their contracts are meaningless figures for thry would be traded,Cur or restructured if injured

Corey Lindsley (Age 30) signed a 5 Year Contract which would pay him $62 million total including a $17 Million Signing Bonus which is paid in Full this year.
His deal has $26 Million in Guaranteed $$ total..

In reality, he has a 3 Year Deal where he’ll earn Approx $9 Million per Season for Approx $27 Million plus his $17 million signing bonus so he’s earn about $44 Miilion his first 3 Years
After this his guaranteed $$$ is gone at age 33
If he’s not playing well of starts getting injuries then he’ll be cut, traded or re-structured
As there are not many options for a 33 Year Old Player who’s guaranteed $$ will be gone at this time after his 3rd Year

Jalen Mills Deal with Patriots 4 Years for $24 Million (with $9 Million in guaranteed $$$)
His Average Salary will be $6 Million per Season (He earned $5 Million last Season with the Eagles)
I’m not sure if any of of his $9 million is in the form of a sign-on bonus as it wasn’t stipulated or I’d part of his Salary Pay but either way, it really a 2 Year Deal and once his $9 Million guarantee portion of the contract is paid (2 Years time) then he could be moved on from with no Cap Consequence for the Pats

Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City
March 16, 2021 5:22 am

There ya go… now you are flipping and flopping… “never sign a 30 year old to that next contract”…. now all of a sudden it’s ok… troll

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 16, 2021 7:06 am

Only when it’s back loaded with Guaranteed/Dead $$$
like the Eagles do with their Re-Structures

The Eagles original Contracts/Signings are finebut It’s when they re-structure their Deals and push more guaranteed $$ into late le years or even add dummy years to a dealt compound the issue which
is what’s bad and the Eagles do this too often for too many Players which is part of the reason why they are currently in the shape they are in 2021 and 2022…

Jimmy Buffet wears flip flops
Jimmy Buffet wears flip flops
March 16, 2021 7:42 am

flip flop flip flop flip flop flip flop flip flop flip flop
troll, troll, troll, troll, troll, troll, troll, troll, troll

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 16, 2021 12:54 pm

I wouldn’t sign a 30+ Player with Guaranteed $$$ left into his 30’s and I sure as hell aren’t Re-Structuring Aging Players alrady in their 30’s and push their Deals out even further out , Bad Economic

Look at Bill Belichek smiling this Off-Season– He saw and Planned for the Decreased Cap Space last Off-Season and stripped his Team Down in what many thought would be a lost Season for the NFL
so he took his Lumps last Season and still finished a Competitive 7-9 and now has some $70 million to work with in Cap Space and is signing very Good Players in their Primes at or below Market Value and will reload for 2021/2022 Season
Offense – Healthty Cam Newton , WR’s Bourne, Agholor, TE’s J Smith and H Henry with a re-tooled OL
Defense – Gets starters back who opted out with Covid Last Season like LB Hightower, Safety Chung
and adds Pieces like LB M Joudon, DB J Mills to an already Good Defense

CT
CT
March 15, 2021 10:57 pm

People love to hate on Nelly… but what a great talent he was. He got into his own head in years 1 & 2..but ended up turning it around.

He is not a number 1 WR…but he is a damn good slot WR to build around.

Most underrated Super Bowl performance by a WR ever….10 CATCHES.

The Eagles should bring in Malik Hooker and Marlon Mack, continue taking talent from the Colts… If they can even bring in ONE of those two… FA will be a success. Would have been even better if we brought back Jalen Mills who is has had one hell of a football career…Not bad for a 7th round pick. Maybe bring back CreVon or NRC on a cheap 1 year deal?

We need secondary depth…I know we have the draft but would be nice to have at least 1-2 more vets.. Go offense with the top pick Pitts, Sewell, or Chase… and then go defense the rest of the draft.

I think Jalen Hurts and Nick Sirianni will surprise alot of people.. Bring in a veteran QB to back him up.. Jacoby, RG3, or Tyrod Taylor… Fitzmagic, Mariota would all be nice additions but def more expensive..

God of Thunder
God of Thunder
March 16, 2021 12:10 pm

The eagles “free agent period” is actually the signing, restructures of their own guys- while some teams brought in experienced OL and paid them the eagles essentially did that with their own guys. I say stay away from just about all free agents at this point- you have 10 draft picks, a couple UDFA, maybe some guys from last years practice squad lets see what our young guys can do- need to find a couple of gems that are PLAYMAKERS!
Nail the draft!!!!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 16, 2021 2:30 pm
Reply to  God of Thunder

What Unrestricted Free -Agent signings by the Eagles have they had of their own Players ?
Just Re-Structures on Players that are already under Contract like Hargrave,Slay,Kelce,Brooks, Kicker Elliot and
Probably LJ and Cox to follow
They still have to make Decisions on
Barnett and Ertz who are currently under Contract for 2021
Singleton and couple others are Restricted Free-Agents meaning only the Eagles can re-sign them if they meet a other Teams offer…
Maybe they signed some of their own that will be publicized Wednesday afternoon at 4pm
As I haven’t followed anything today

Shout it out Loud
Shout it out Loud
March 16, 2021 2:57 pm

no i’m saying they didn’t bring in outsiders- they simply kept guys who some say should have been cut or whatever-
this march madness is just more of the folly that the nfl creates to make people talk about it… its a big yawn fest and yes there are players that help- there are busts- its the business- Lots of times the best FA signings are the lower end guys-
The eagles are not in the FA sweepstakes this year and as evidence by the slow ‘silly season’ a lot of teams are not in the running- most of those teams are teams that have had recent success and simply can’t participate- have no desire to participate- Covid has created a seismic shift in the business of the nfl —
The eagles have decided to rely on veterans up front and young at skill positions– they better get the skill positions right in the draft etc….

Dressed To Kill
Dressed To Kill
March 16, 2021 3:35 pm

Only 3 teams actively signing a bunch of other teams players so far…. so silly season is a bust
Patriots going out of character- Belicheat wondering if he can win a SB w/o Brady- Also for the first time in 20 years there is legit competition in the division and its not a guaranteed 6 wins a year
Jax– haven’t been competitive (sustained) in forever — same with Chargers- They are both trying to catch lightning in a bottle with cheap QBs-

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 16, 2021 8:42 pm

Jags went to AFC Championship Game and actually were leading the Patriots early in the 4th Quarter ? 2017 or 2018 ?
Three had some good young Talent that former President of Football Tom Coughlin ran off …

Shock Me
Shock Me
March 16, 2021 8:54 pm

Wait… in the 12 years surrounding that season they averaged 4 wins a seasons over a 12 year span! I thought you didn’t like one and dones? I thought you didn’t like that? You flip flop so much you can’t even keep track of the venom you spew at the eagles… you defend the the one year in a 13 year span for JAX but then criticize the eagles for making the playoffs 2 years in a row after WINNING a SB… you are a fucking joke

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 16, 2021 9:41 pm

The Teams that have $$$ and there m’s about 5-6 of them will sign most of the Tier 1 Free-Agents as Expected
Jags,Jets,Patriots,tPanthers,Washington, Chargers, Dolphins, Bengals all have 30 Million +
Even Playoff Teams like the Browns and Chiefs
have $25 Million plus and will make some big
Acquisitions
Once these Teams flush out the Tier 1 Free-Agents then the rest of the Teams will pursue the 2nd& 3rd Tier Free -Agents on short term
Deals

Teams like the Eagles,Saints, Falcons, Rams, Giants, Packers, Steelers simply don’t have the Cap Space to be Players in this Free-Agency this Off- Season and will focus on re-structures and sone of their own Free-Agents hoping for sone hone-town discounts from sone of their Players…

This has been expected and playing out all leading into this FA Period

Teams with Cap Space will improve their Rosters, Teams that don’t will have to make do with who they have and add in the Draft and Hope to hit with targeted cheap 1 Year Deals with Veterans on prove it deals
Eagles currently rank with the 3rd least amount of Salary Cap Space for 2022 also …

CT
CT
March 16, 2021 10:15 pm

Paulman you are wrong about a lot above though..

Since the 2000 season Philly is tied for 6th in wins with no other than the New Orleans Saints at 195-141-2 overall.

Not too bad for the meddling owner Jeffry Lurie. Give me Lurie over Jerry Jones any day.

The teams above Philly…NE, Indy, GB, Pitt all had more consistent QB play as well.. Philly had multiple guys come in. McNabb also got hurt several times back in the day.

Even when Philly did not have a Super Bowl, you would not look at us like: Detroit, Cincy, Carolina, ATL, Chargers, Titans, Houston, Jags, CLE, or even Minnesota.. All ringless organizations.

Philly is looked at like an elite organization across the league. The passionate fans, huge market, history and tradition is top notch. Even teams who had a ring like the Bears, Bucs (1 at the time), Seahawks, Dolphins, Jets…you would trade Philly and there history for those teams? The Bucs who have the worst winning % in sports? The bears and Jets who both have 1 and have sucked for the rest of there existence…

The Dolphins have been irrelevant since the 70s and Marino who never won a ring.

Philly is a top notch organization, and very easily could have more then 1 ring.. Randall Broke his leg in the opener, the fog bowl, McNabb choking how many times?

If Alshon does not drop that ball against the Saints, we probably get 2 also

Paulman Returns
Paulman Returns
March 16, 2021 10:51 pm

The Top Back-Up QB’s are going Quickly

Ryan Fitzpatrick to WFT $12 Million
Andrew Dalton to the Bears $12 Million
Tyrod Taylor to the Texans for $12 Million
Jacoby Brisset to the Dolphins for $7.5 Million
J Winston Re-Signed with Saints $12.5Million
Cam Newton Re-Signed with Patriots $14 Million

Not many QB’s with actual Experience out there left
Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Matt Barkley Matt Trubinsky …

Eagles don’t currently have the Cap Space to Sign a Quality Back-Up

The indecision on Ertz and Barnett has cost the Eagles Approx $20 Million of Cap Space

What’s the Plan at QB, Eagles may have to Draft one and are-Sign Nate Sudfeld to fill the QB Room .. What happens if Hurts were to get injured? Then what ?

CT
CT
March 16, 2021 11:26 pm

Joe Flacco would be a great addition for the backup role

If we want to go back down memory lane, bring back the Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.

Cold Gin
Cold Gin
March 17, 2021 3:53 am

They will have a back up… it’s a non issue. It’s March! Silly season …. there are a dozen dominoes to fall.
Good job of CT pointing out the toxic cunts take on the eagles. This is a man that lauds Jacksonville… perennial 1-5 win team. Loves to hate

Take Me
Take Me
March 17, 2021 7:08 am

In an effort to win a championship SF signed Williams, who will start the season at 33 years old to a 6 year contract with $55m guaranteed… this would ensure that his dead cap hit in the 4th year (37 years old) at at roughly $29M. Proven players make money…why? That’s the structure of the league. That’s how teams win.SF went to the SB a couple years ago and think they have a nucleus to get back there so what do u do…pay good players.

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 7:32 am
Reply to  Take Me

Terrible move and decision by the 49ers
TvWilliams hasn’t played a full Season in some 4 Years, I likened this Deal to Albert Haynesworth deal with the Redskins 10 Years ago , a malcontent, out of shape, over-paid Player, 49ers will regret this Decision for Years
to come… Stupid,Stupid, Stupid in my Opinion

Paulman Returns
Paulman Returns
March 17, 2021 7:27 am

Early Winning Teams this Off-Season

TB Bucs
Patriots
Jaguars
Jets
Texans (despite the D Watson fiasco) they’ve added some quality Players
Bengals
Detroit
Washington FT
Buffalo
Chargers
Browns
Rams
Dolphins

Teams in Decline so far this Off-Season
Eagles
Seahawks
Atlanta
Saints
Bears
Steelers
Titans

Too Early to Tell
Giants,Cowboys,Panthers,Packers,Vikings
Ravens,Cardinals, Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos

Hotter Than Hell
Hotter Than Hell
March 17, 2021 7:44 am

“Early winning teams”… not one game has been played! No one has won a thing… this is next to nothing…
It’s not a bad deal for Williams they want to win in the season … you’ve already declared that you prefer winning in March than in season….

Black Diamond
Black Diamond
March 17, 2021 7:55 am

2021 NFL unprecedented cap went down means more players available and less teams bidding. Wouldn’t be surprised if some good players find themselves without a team long into the off season. WR market is flooded with good players without a home. These guys will be signing for way less than original projections. As usual we see OL and DL as the premium positions.

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 11:00 am
Reply to  Black Diamond

With the rise of Rookie WR’s making a quick impact in the NFL and recent WR’s Draft Classes Deep and Talented
the Free-Agent Market for Veteran WR’s is just not what is used to be and this Trend has bewen going on for the last year or 2 … Why Pay a Ju-Ju Shuster or Kevin Golladay $14-16 Million a Season when there are so many Young WR’s coming from the Draft every Year.. Many Teams don’t even rely on a True #1 WR anymore and the best Offenses are built around having 4-5 WR’s who all bring different Skills Sets and can make plays where the Ball is spread out more with more Weapons.. It’s harder to Defend an NF Offense with -3-4 Good WR’s than having 1 Stud at the Position and little else..
Howie should Trade Down from #6 to Acquire more Draft Capital and can still Select a Good WR Prospect (Waddle or Bateman) later in the 1st Round Round

Calling Dr. Love
Calling Dr. Love
March 17, 2021 9:52 am

SF has signed Alex Mack to be their center- he will turn 36 mid season and its a 2 year contract- NFL teams know an OL can be productive and dominate into their mid-late 30’s- its the one position where quick twitch isn’t that important… knowledge, skill, technique are key.
Interesting how CENTER has been the most coveted FA position this off season = NFL teams (unlike idiotic toxic trolls on Gcobb) understand that Center is a major cog in the offense and key to success– always remember the dummies on here who wanted to trade Kelce for a 5-6 — off season warriors do not care about on field success!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 10:34 am

Eagles Trade Alert

Eagles Trade QB J Hurts, TE Z Ertz, DE Derek Barnett, #6th Overall Pick and their later 3rd Round Pick (#84)
and a 1st Round Pick in 2022 to the Houston Texans for QB DeShaun Watson

You Heard it hear First

Tomorrow and Tonight
Tomorrow and Tonight
March 17, 2021 11:16 am

that is not far fetched. AT ALL
I think the eagles have been in play for him or Wilson from the beginning. I can’t stand Howie but that dude is a mover and a shaker– not all moves shake out perfectly but the dude swings for the fences

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 17, 2021 12:09 pm

actually heard it on SI, twitter, and every sporting news outlet on gods green earth first

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 17, 2021 12:12 pm

Given our cap situation I dont see watson coming but Howie could find a way I am sure. Watson is 25 and a gamer it definitely makes sense for us to try

Hard Luck Woman
Hard Luck Woman
March 17, 2021 12:36 pm

Right it was headline on BGN this morning…lol

Rocket Ride
Rocket Ride
March 17, 2021 11:28 am

bears offered 3 firsts, a third and 2 starters for Wilson– SILLY SEASON
For you paulman it is finally time for you to acknowledge that there is no such thing as ‘mortgaging your future’– teams would cut off limbs to win a SB- Think of it this way in the last 6 SUPER BOWLS the eagles are the only one that didn’t include Brady (Goat), Mahones (best player in the league) or Manning(HOF).
These teams don’t play conservative whiny afraid of their own shadow they go ALL IN– they do anything to have a chance at the SB and a chance begins with the playoffs– not in march, not in the salary cap=– teams push salaries down the road so that they can sign pieces to help give them a chance– they could care less about the cap 3-5 years down the road– its all in

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 12:51 pm

Trade Rumors

Eagles Send TE Z Ertz to the LA Chargers for a 4th Round Pick in 2021 Draft

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 10:04 am

Correction – The Eagles are Sending Ertz and a 2021 7th Round Pick that they just received from the 49ers for the reverting of the Marquis Goodwin Deal to the Chargers for their 4th Round Pick in 2021
Should be announced by the Weekend

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 1:04 pm

Eagles Sign DE Derek Barnett to a 4 Year $49.5 Million Contract Extension with $28 Million in Guaranteed $$$

Barnett is only 24 Years Old and Pass Rushers have been getting $12-$16 Million per Season Average
on the Open Market and the Eagles Value the DE Position very much and still believe that Barnett
will be a very good productive DE in the NFL — Look at Brandon Graham as an Example who struggled a bit
in his first few Years and then blossomed into a very good Player for the Eagles
(Do Note that the DE/Pass Rushers in this Years Draft Class are Rated as below average for a Draft Class so not
much help most likely coming from the Draft for an Edge Rusher this Year)

Reports have Fletcher Cox re-structuring his Deal (for the 3rd time) to free up some Cap Space in 2021 and then the Trading of Ertz will further reduce the Cap Figure to help get the Barnett Deal done

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 1:19 pm

Phillies News

Phillies to Send Scott Kingery down to the Minors as he has 2 Options Left before losing a Spot on the 40 Man Roster to work on his Hitting Stroke and Confidence

Herrera appears to have won a Spot on the Phillies Opening Day Roster as one of the 5 OF’s on the Team
(Harper, McCutcheon, Herrera, Moniak and either Quinn or Halsey as that Final Player )
Quinn, I believe is out of Options, so he may be a goner completely from the Phillies Organization

Pitcher V Velasquez to be Traded here by the end of the Week to the Tampa Bay Rays for a Future Draft Pick

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 1:24 pm

MLB East Predictions for 2021 Season

1) Braves 93-69
2) Mets 86-76
3) Nationals 83-79
4) PHILLIES 81-81
5) Marlins 78-84

Love Gun
Love Gun
March 17, 2021 1:31 pm

thats the toxic fraud!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 1:43 pm
Reply to  Love Gun

There are only a few Games out of 2nd Place– Its going to be very Tight between 2nd and 4th place Starting Rotation is looking pretty good so far – Nola, Wheeler, Efflin, Moore and C Anderson. Bullpen looks improved and will be the Key to the Season

Rock and Roll Over
Rock and Roll Over
March 17, 2021 1:29 pm

I don’t think baseball allows trading of picks- in MLB that is “a player to be named later”-
Kingery is caught up in the new MLB era of strikeout or HR– its horrible to watch baseball these days- kingery should have bat control, hit 15 HRs a year and 280 with 50 strikeouts— instead he wants to hit 240 with 25 HRs and 150 strikeouts- awful
Barnett is an excellent signing- very young, that is a position that guys develop into– only real freaks excel early in career. Guys who aren’t freaks can still contribute for a long time into their 30’s as they constantly rotate and improve technique– things looking real good! if they get a 4 for Ertz it will be a great day!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 2:11 pm

NBA News

Celtics Brad Stevens resigns as HC and accepts the HC Position at Indiana University to replace the recently fired Archie Miller
Stevens is a Born and Raised Hoosier and the IU Job was always his Dream Job

The Celtics will name Asst Coach Scott Morrison as their InterimCoach for the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 9:27 pm

Washington FT Signs the versatile WR Curtis Samuel from the Panthers for 3 Years $36.5 Million Deal
Washington now has WR’sMcLaurin,Samuel,Golden along with TE Logan Ryan and RB’s A Gibson and J McKissick
Igor a pretty good set of Offensive weapons
If they get any kind of decent QB Play from Heineken,Allen or Fitzpatrick , they will be the the Team to Beat in the NFC East, hands down

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 18, 2021 12:23 am

GET ON MEDICINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 17, 2021 9:47 pm

Panthers Sign 3 Quality Defensive Players today
DE/Edge Rusher/OLB Haason Reddick (Age 26) with 12.5 Sacks last Season and who played for HC Matt Rhule and DC Phil Snow back at Temple for a 1 Year Cheapo $8 Million Deal

MLB Denzel Perryman (Age 28) from the Chargers on a 2 Year Deal who’s a real thumper and very strong in the Run Game which they needed badly (5-11, 240lbs)

Rotational DE Morgan Fox (Age 26) from the Rams who had 6 Sacks as a Rotational Pass Rusher last Year on a 2 Year $8 Million Deal

Nice targeted Pickups for the Panthers with Players reaching their Primes as Football Players , now thry need a CB,DT and Safety along with OT & TE

King of the night time world
King of the night time world
March 17, 2021 11:12 pm

Silly season is only for off season champs… never ever anybody won in March.., only fools give a shit

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 7:32 am

The TB Bucs Won last Spring when they signed Tom Brady ? Then added Gronk,Fournettecchave and AB ..
They Won last Off-season and then they went on to Win the Super Bowl

young lust
young lust
March 18, 2021 7:53 am

well getting the goat is a win for sure– and they got him again so they win the spring– all else is just ridiculous–
every year its the same thing… this team picks up this hot FA and they may improve/may not and then brady’s team wins…. same with the hot coach I’ve been on this site a long time like you and its always the same…. a hot name gets thrown around, he gets hired by another team and eagles fans whine that ‘he got away” — adam gase comes to mind– then its we couldn’t afford this FA why did we let him sign there— hell the SB winning team got a bunch of second tier FA to plug in (which is absolutely the best way to go into FA)–

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 11:18 am
Reply to  young lust

A List of 2nd Tier Free Agents that could Help the Eagles on Cheapo 1-2 Deals

At CB
Brian Poole of the Jets
Kevin Johnson of the Browns
Kevin king of the Packers
Artie Burns of the Bears
EJ Gaines of the Bills
Fabian Moreau of the Washington FC
Desmond King of the Titans
Codrea Tankersly

At Safety (Not a Strong or Deep Group under the ago of 30)
Sean Davis of the Steelers
Jaquiski Tartt of the 49ers
Tre Boston of the Panthers
Damarius Randall of the Seahawks
Ricardo Allen of the Falcons

At WR (not many to get excited about)

DeMarcus Robinson of the Chiefs
Adam Humphries of the Titans
Keenan Cole of the Jaguars
David Moore of the Seahawks
Sammy Watkins of the Chiefs
Breshard Perriman of the Jets and makes this List every year it seems

RB (rather add a Young RB in the Draft to work behind Sanders)
Brian Hill of the Falcons
James Connor of the Steelers (If Healthy)
Wayne Gallman of the Giants

QB (Not many Back-ups out there left)
CJ Beathard of the 49ers
Matt Barkley of the Bills
Mitch Trubisky of the Bears

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 11:52 am

Who’s got the Phillies 26 Man Opening Day Roster

Who makes the Starting Rotation and Bullpen and who makes the Starting IF and OF
and who makes up the Bench

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 12:51 pm

Eagles Mock Draft with New Trades (Version #356)

Rd 1 – Trade Back from #6 to #12 with the 49ers who select QB Trey Lance and get the 49ers 2nd Round Pick in 2021 for doing so (#45th Overall) and a 4th Round Pick in 2022 Draft
2022 Draft

#12th – OL Rashawn Slater – Northwestern (6-5 305lbs)
#37th – DE Joseph Ossai – Texas (6-4 255lbs)
#45th – CB Greg Newsome II – Northwestern (6-1 190lbs)
#70th – Safety Andre Cisco – Syracuse ( 6-0 210lbs)
#84th – LB Chazz Zurratt – UNC (6-2 228lbs)

Use the 2nd Half of the Draft to Address WR,RB,TE and Depth along the OL/DL and Secondary
and a development QB in the late Rounds

Us and Them
Us and Them
March 19, 2021 8:39 am

All the talk about the birds using a very high pick on a WR I now believe is WRONG — They would only use a high pick on a OL, DL or QB– they just don’t value WR like that. High drafted WR just aren’t that valuable- Mike Evans was drafted #7 in 2014 and his teams averaged 5.5 wins per year for the 6 years before they got Brady. J. Jones has been w/atlanta since 11– and yes they have had some success BUT 6 out of his 10 seasons atlanta has had a losing record. Not blaming him for the losing but I just don’t think high pick WR totally change the direction of a team… So — get the best OL

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 10:29 am
Reply to  Us and Them

I actually Agree with you HAC.. I would stay with an OL/DL or QB at #6 as this is always their priority
There are so many Skills Players in the Draft every Year (WR,RB,DB’s) that I would not use a #6 Pick
on them as you can get quality Talent/Players at these Positions throughout the the First 4 Rounds

I wouldn’t mind at all if Eagles Traded Down a few spots, pick-up an additional Draft PIck for doing so and grabbing their Highest Rated OL on the Board — Rashawn Slater ,Christian Darrisaw, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Teven Jenkins will all be there in that #10 to #25 Range

This is not a Deep Draft at DL where the Eagles could use to add some Youth and learn behind the Experienced Group they have now, but there will be many developmental Edge Rushers and DT’s available down thru the 3rd/4th Rounds this Year

Since the Eagles are not 1-2 Players away for competing for a SB Run in 2021, would it be best for them to maximize the amount of Draft Picks for the Best Value or simply stay Put and get the BPA at that Selection regardless of Position and simply add Talent to the Roster..

Howie loves his Draft Picks and there Salary Cap implications here as well which usually don’t impact a Team on how they Draft but with this Years reduced Cap Situations for many teams just may change their philosophy a bit

The Eagles Current 10 Draft Picks will cost about $12 Million for the 2021 Season if they stay in the Positions that they currently have and all 10 actually make the 53 Man Roster…
The #6th Pick will cost approx $4.5 Million with a $16 Million Signing Bonus to the Player Selected ,
A Pick at #12 will cost approx $3 Million with a $9 Million Signing Bonus
A Pick at #18 will cost approx $2.5 with a $7 Million Signing Bonus and so on down the line…
This shouldn’t deter the Eagles but you never know in these uncertain times

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 2:42 pm

LA Chargers Sign Veteran TE Jared Cook from the Saints on a 1 Year $6 Million Deal pretty much ending their
pursuit of Eagles TE Zach Ertz who may just end up playing for the Eagles Next Season.
Teams still interested in Ertz are the Bills, Panthers, Texans but are they willing to give up Draft Capital to do so on a Player in his last Year of an almost $9 Million Salary at Age 31 coming off a poor Season where they likely can get him for cheaper on a 1 Year Deal for 2021 and without having to give up any Draft Picks to acquire him if he ends up being released by the Eagles …
Stay Tuned

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 4:09 pm

Patriots Trade TE Ryan Izzo to the Houston Texans taking the Texans out of the Zach Ertz Trade market

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 18, 2021 2:55 pm

Eagles Re-Sign DT Hassan Ridgeway, (Age 26) who has been Productive when Healthy and had Played in 14 Games the last 2 Seasons with 5 Starts for the Eagles.

Eagles also Signed Free-Agent, Safety, Andrew Adams from the TB Bucs as their first official Signing of a player from outside the Organization this Free_Agency period.
Adams is 28 Years Old with 5 Years NFL Experience, mostly as a Special Teamer and a Back-Up Safety
He’s 5-11 202lbs and was an Undrafted Player coming out of U Conn in by the NY Giants and has played in
73 Games with 166 Tackles and 6 Career Int’s and has Started 32 Games over his Career and of course was a member of the Super Bowl TB Bucs last Season

2 Good Moves for the Eagles as they add some Players to their Roster with Experience to positions of need

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 12:26 pm

Watched both the C Wentz’s and Howie/Nick Press Conference’s Yesterday and thought all Parties said the right things which is what I expected ..
Some in the Philly Media and some Fans just need the let the Wentz “wanting to moving on” Topic a thing of the Past . The Why is not really relevant to the Public or Fans for what’s done is done and its way past time for both the Eagles along with their Fans and Media as well as Wentz and his New Colts Team/Fans/Media to move forward and create new memories and possibilities as they being their 2021 Seasons ..

With Roseman/Sirianna’s Pressor, Roseman did suggest that the Eagles will be looking at all options for the Draft and will do whats in the best interest’s of the Team, which is Owner Jeff Lurie’s Opinion is building around Jalen Hurts but I didn’t really hear Roseman echo that same thought, then again, it is March and 1 month before the Draft so no GM is going to be very upfront and open about anything
Now SIrianna is just happy as hell to be a NFL Coach and we’ll find out what he’s all about once Players report to OTA’s and Summer Camp and see Him and the New Staff actually working with Players

Great Gig in the Sky
Great Gig in the Sky
March 19, 2021 12:51 pm

yeah people on the radio etc are trying to dissect every word– speculating why he didn’t officially hand the keys to Hurts– he didn’t do that because he’s not an IDIOT!! My god they hold the 6 pick in a draft that has 4 top 10 QBs– that pick may become incredibly valuable if one of the guys is still there! Or they may like a guy more than hurts either way you never show your cards– I don’t even think Jax has officially declared lawrence the guy yet–
They are also killing Siriani for his ‘high school’ type of delivery — he is just a football geek and not a polished speaker– they question whether he can own the locker room– if he schemes up a great game plan, teaches great technique and helps players get better they will love him…. if he somehow turns JJAW into a player, Dillard into a starting LT– they will love him as anyone that makes them better will help get them paid!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 1:48 pm

DeShaun Watson now has 7 Civil Suits Pending and they are all being representing by 1 Law Firm who happens
to be Neighbors and belong to the same Golf Country Club as Texans Owner McNair…
Why all this Hub Bub Now from these Women now… I’m not condoning or support any type Sexual/Physical/Harassment of Attacks on any women what so ever, but C’mon , something stinks in this case and trying to ruin the guy by frequenting local Houston Massage Parlors

My Thoughts are that Owner McNair knows that Watson will never Play for him again and he wants to simply
ruin Watson’s Life and Reputation as he goes out the Door
I also believe that McNair is paying these Women’s Legal Fee’s to his own buddy that’s representing them .. and I also believe that Owners will force Commissioner Goodell to probably place Watson on the Inactive List
until these legal matters sort themselves out further hindering Watson’s ability to move elsewhere and now other Teams are scared off from the entire incident, this way if Watson is on NFL’s “Inactive List” then McNair won’t have to pay him .. Remember that Goodell works for the Owners … Goof Grief the Drama
This appears like the old case of angry white,old and rich White NFL Owner is not letting a Black Man dictate what terms he’s going to leave his Franchise …

The Trial
The Trial
March 19, 2021 2:06 pm

Even more irony is that rich white owner Robert Kraft got away with soliciting prostitutes at a rub and tug parlor!
I think its stupid if the houston owner is trashing him as he is losing his ability to totally rebuild his sinking ship by trading him for 3 ones, a couple later picks and a couple starting players….

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Reply to  The Trial

Yes the entire story and timing is bizarre but this McNair is part of that old Big-Oil,Blue Bloods and he ain’t having no Black Man tell him how to run his Franchise or what to do with his Property as McNair views him
McNair will gladly absorb any Monetary loss for $$$ is no object to him , it’s all about his own foolish pride at this point
I think the NFL needs to step in somehow which will reverberate across the whole League and Sports in General
This fiasco in Houston makes the Wentz/Eagles spat and drama look pale in comparison for the Eagles took the high road for three most part and moved Wentz to a good situation that he wanted

Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
March 19, 2021 3:29 pm

Key differences are that the eagles are a class organization run by a very classy, socially conscious owner and frankly Wentz is a spoiled white guy in liberal Philly and Watson is a spoiled African American guy in as you stated oil rich white guy establishment Houston.
If this is some sort of set up then the players and union will just rip the nfl apart. After the last few years with a racist asshole in he White House, the Floyd stuff, the kneeling … the players are gonna use their power at some point t

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 2:17 pm
Reply to  The Trial

But weren’t they Asian Massuese’s ?
Another Can of Worms!! Good Grief !!

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 2:20 pm

Bengals trade Back-Up QB Ryan Finley to the Texans who will backup Tyrod Taylor in 2021
DeShaun Watson won’t Play for anyone in 2021

The Panthers are crushed as they had hopes of acquiring Watson, dong see it happening at all
Right now

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 19, 2021 3:54 pm

who in gods name are you talking to ?

when you say “Some in the Philly Media and some Fans just need the let the Wentz “wanting to moving on” Topic a thing of the Past .” DOES THIS MEAN YOU????????? because in this blog alone i count you said wentz name 5 times and lord knows how many times you said it in other articles

Get medicine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darryl Strawberry
Darryl Strawberry
March 19, 2021 5:04 pm

Article

1. “Linebacker to return in 2021?” 1 mention of Wentz FROM YOU
2. “Eagles Jeffrey Lurie Has Been Hands On For A While” 4 mentions of Wentz FROM YOU
3. “Lurie Wants The Team Built Around Jalen Hurts & I Agree” 3 mentions of Wentz FROM YOU
4. “Howie Roseman, Unbreakable Trust” 1 mention of Wentz FROM YOU
5 “Taking an early look at what the teams picking ahead of the Eagles could do in the draft.” 1 mention of Wentz from you

thats 15 wentz comments from you in less than 2 weeks yet you say “some Fans just need the let the Wentz “wanting to moving on””

HUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH?

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 5:45 pm

That’s all ? I’m surprised at 15 Wentz comments in 5-6 weeks
How many new articles has there been since December ? 4 or 5 ?

I was never on the Wentz Bandwagon like most of the Philly Media and Fans…
He was given too much , too soon without earning it and I stated this many times over his very average 5 Year Tenure
1 Great Season, 1 Good Season, 2 Average Seasons and 1 really Bad Season
He was what he was, but I do wish him well in Indy as I lived in Indianapolis from 1987 to 1994 and have fond memories of the Circle City and the Colts Team

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 7:50 pm

A couple of notable Cuts today (Pro-Bowl Players) around the NFl

CB Kendall Fuller of the Bears
DT Geno Atkins of the Bengals

I’m not sure if the Eagles would talk to CB Fuller who is still Young and in his Prime at a position of need and a position that they Value

DT Atkins is older and has had sone injuries in recent Seasons

Paulman Returns
Paulman Returns
March 19, 2021 8:06 pm

Damn, getting killed in my NCAA Brackets already

Ohio State,Tennessee, Georgia Tech and North Carolina Down by 16 at Half to Wisconsin

I predict Villanova to lose tonight to a very good Winthrop Team, Winthrop is located in Rock Hill,SC which is just South of Charlotte
Across the NC/SC boarder and always a well/ coached Basketball Program

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 19, 2021 8:52 pm

Eagles Sign Safety Anthony Harris from the Vikings on a 1 Year $5 Million Deal
DC Jonathon Gannon coached Harris back when he was on the Vikings Staff
Harris is 6-1, 205Lbs and 29 Years old and has had very Solid Seasons the last 3 Years with the Vikings and should be a very good addition
to the back end of the Defense along with McLeod,Epps,Wallace and the newly signed Adams from Yesterday forms a good Safety Group.. Good Job Howie & Company !!

Now the Eagles need to add an experienced outside CB and Draft a Top outside CB Prospect early in the Draft and their Secondary will have a real chance for improvement…

Run like hell
Run like hell
March 21, 2021 9:02 am

Funny I remember you posting doom and gloom about the cap and the inability to sign players…. seems like they are able to add a quality player or two…
the eagles will compete for the division

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 21, 2021 11:07 am
Reply to  Run like hell

There are lots of quality Players out there for cheapo 1 Year Deals this Free-Agency due to the Cap Constraints that most Teams are facing, if they can hit on 2-3-4 Players
And nail it this Draft and their OL remain healthy and the WR’s mature and Develop
as a group, and the Coaches install Schemes that suit the talent skills of the Roster, yes can compete in the NFC
East which is improving as well as both the
Giants/Washington Teams have added some Talented Players and the Cowboys has finally resolved the Prescott Contract fiasco that has hung over their Team for 2 Years… The Division will be improved and it will get down to Coaching, Level of Players by the QB’s and catching some breaks as it usually does

Winning is attainable for all/most Football Teams

1) Win the Turnover Battle
2) Minimize Negative Plays and Penalties
3) Score TD’s at a high % when in the Red-Zone instead of settling for FG’s as an Offense
4) Hold Teams to FG’s instead of allowing TD’s in the Redzone from your Defense at a decent %
5) Steady, consistent Play from your QB
Doesn’t have to be All-Pro level but can’t be bad either, just solid QB Play which I believe Hurts can do with a solid cast around him

Do these 5 Things and Stay relatively Healthy with your Key Starters and you’ll likely be a Playoff Team

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 20, 2021 8:20 pm

Paulman proposes a straight up Trade between the Eagles and Bears
Ertz for Files who both will earn about $9 Million for 2021 and both are in their final years of their respective Contracts
No Draft Picks involved and Foles is brought back as the Backup and Mentor to help Jalen Hurts and fortify the QB Room
Most of the Back-Up, experienced QB’s have already signed Deals elsewhere in that $10-$12 range so getting Fols for 2021 at $8 Million who knows the Culture and City is a No Brainer
Make the Call/Offer Howie

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 21, 2021 11:40 am

Colts Re-Signed CB Xavier Rhoades on a 1 Year Deal, didn’t read how much $$$

Broncos signed CB Kendall Fuller, who was cut by the Bears, on a 1 Year $9.5 Million Deal which is too pricey for the Eagles
Fuller will reunite with Coach Fangio who was the DC for the Bears before going to Denver as their HC . Fuller had some very good seasons under Fangio

Giants Sign WR K Goladay on a 4 Year -$72 Million Deal with $40 Million in Guaranteed $$
which is biggest WR Deal so far this Free-Agency I believe … Big $$$ and Goladay has been a very good player on a bad Lions Teams
A little pricey in my opinion but gives the Giants a much needed outside weapons for their Offense and QB Jones

Us and Them
Us and Them
March 21, 2021 1:22 pm

Paul you are a cheapskate! It is the cost of doing business! The NFC east is really shaping up– the eagles better be able to keep pace– if hurts is the real deal we can compete.

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 21, 2021 4:24 pm
Reply to  Us and Them

Its not my money but bad contracts and overpaying for “Big Name” Free Agents rarely has worked in the NFL
We see it year after year.
It’s not the Cost of doing business, if your doing your homework , Giants added a Talented Player no doubt, but a big Cost
so we’ll have to see how he shakes out in a year or 2… but $40 Million in Guaranteed $$$ with a $18.5 Million Avg per Season for a total package worth up $72 Million for 4 Years is just excessive in my opinion

Compare this Signing what the Washington FT paid for Signing WR Curtis Samuel for
3 Years – $34.5 million ($11.5 Million per Season Avg)
I would take Samuel any day over Goladay
Samuel – 24 Years Old, Runs 4.3 40 Time
Goladay – 27 Years Old, Runs 4.5 40 Time

Samuel is very Versatile and had 40 Rushes for 225 Yards last Season, with jet sweeps,reverse’s and even out of the backfield. He’s Built like a RB with lower body strength and can also help in the Return Game if needed
I had him as the Top Playmaker at the WR Position this Free-Agency as he does many things well and a real weapon/playmaker

A Great Job by Washington FT and a reach for the Giants are my thoughts and many other people around who follow the NFL

Young lust
Young lust
March 22, 2021 8:34 am

I agree it rarely works out then why are you critical that the eagles have missed out in this years crop of free agents? You went so far as to call the pats “winners” of the FA crop….

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 22, 2021 10:26 am
Reply to  Young lust

I’m Critical of the Eagles for they have far too much $$$ on older,aging,often injured Players and Howie has done a poor job of Salary Cap Management since the Super Bowl Year .. They were going to be Approx $50 Million over the Cap for 2021 before the Covid even hit and just too top heavy with Huge Contract to the Top 7-8 Players ..
They have a Too much $$$ Invested on their OL and DL which leaves little $$ for the Skills Postions (WR and Secondary)

I call the Pats Winners this Free-Agency for their Roster was devoid of Talent on the Offensive side of the Ball big time where they simply were not going to compete in the AFC let along their own Division with the Bills and improving Dolphins
They added 4 quality Weapons that are better than anyone they have currently on their Roster in TE’s Hunter, Smith and WR’s Bourne & Agholor .. . Now whether QB Cam Newton can improve Year 2 with the Patriots remains to be seen, but they will have Playmakers on Offense that the Patriots haven’t had in Years

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 22, 2021 10:31 am

Everyone knew that the Eagles were not going to be Players this Free-Agency Market this Year, Hell I knew this back last Year when looking at their Cap Situation..

Paulman Reports
Paulman Reports
March 22, 2021 10:48 am

Eagles have $52 Million on Dead $$$ for 2021

Yes Wentz accounts for $34 Million but the Eagles had to eat almost $20 Million in additional $$ to get out of the bad deals to Jeffrey,M Jackson and D Jackson that they are paying for in 2021 Cap Space any yet don’t have the Players on their Roster anymore
That’s just Poor Roster and Contract Management from Howie 2 and 3 Years ago, over paying for aging, Players who are past their Primes but still paying them as All-Pros, Heck these 3 Players hardly contributed anything in the 2019/2020 Seasons

C Wentz – $34 Million
A Jeffrey – $7.5 Million
M Jackson – $5.6 Million
D Jackson – $4.8 Million