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Prayers and Thoughts go out to Eagles nation

Posted by fanofphilly on Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today Howie stepped up to the podium and announced that Andy Reid was absent from early morning workouts due to the passing of his son Garrett Reid.  First and foremost my heart and prayers go out to the Reid family and the whole Eagles organization.  Now let me say this… I do no like using […]

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Flyers HUGE FA signings

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Flyers announce 2 signings today. Ruslan Fedotenko – returns back to the team but this time almost 10 years later hes coming back.  He will not be a player that will light the lamp often for us but he will bring solid depth and SIZE.  Something that we needed after losing Jagr and JVR.  Regardless […]

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Rookie salary cap numbers for 2012

Posted by fanofphilly on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ok so the numbers are not 100% final but with the new CBA you can get very very close to being accurate. Now these are their paycut for just this year against the cap. 1-12     Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State – $1.8m 2-14     Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California – $807k 2-27     Vinny Curry, […]

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With the first pick in the 2010 draft the Eagles select

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Brandon Graham

Here is Eagles first round draft pick Brandon Graham Scouting report, video highlight reel.
Here is the Scouting Report fo this fellow!

Strengths:
Plays with great strength
Outstanding motor and doesn’t take plays off
Elite level of production (29.5 career sacks)
Sets the edge in run support
Strong, active hands
Extends arms – knows how to disengage
Shows rip, swim, spin, club moves
Makes plays in pursuit
Knows how to set up an offensive tackle
Tough and plays through injuries
Plays with very sound technique
Quick to diagnose
Good intangibles
Great Senior Bowl week

Weaknesses:
Lacks a quick first step
Unimpressive speed and explosion
Below average height and poor arm length (30.5″)
Limited athletically
Not comfortable in coverage
Stiff hips
Can he play standing up?
Might be 4-3 left defensive end only

Summary: The Lamarr Woodley comparisons are cliche and obvious, but Graham doesn’t have Woodley’s long arms or first step. However, Graham is the prospect I’m somewhat afraid to doubt. He put out very good tape and he’ll give you everything he’s got to make it in the league. If a team wants to convert Graham to outside linebacker, then they will have to find a way to hide his deficiencies in coverage. I don’t think Graham is a top-25 first-round value, and I think he’s a better college than pro player. Graham is going to come off the board in the top 40 picks.

Adam Schefter said this:
Brandon Graham is the best pass rusher in this draft, My prediction: Graham will win Defensive Rookie of the Year.

HomeBoyzNetworks thoughts:
While I wanted to go out and really get Earl Thomas this is a solid pick. Why do you need a strong secondary when the QB cant get the ball out of his hand due to constant pressure? And with the Giants taking Pierre-Paul and then the Titans taking Morgan that just put the stamp on it that the Eagles make the correct decision. Although some do say that it came at a heavy price tag. Our 1st round #24 pick as well as both 3rd round picks just to jump up to grab him. Living here in the Poconos stinks sometimes, but what it is good for is not only do I have Comcast but also MSG and YES, both NY stations. Jerry Reese (Giants GM) was on first he said how he thought Oakland taking Rolando McClain was very smart and he should be a great player for years to come, then he stating how Philly moved up at the right spot and that they were planning to take Brandon Graham because he fit their system as well as Pierre-Paul did. He then talked about those 2 shortly then went on to talk about Pierre-Paul more in depth. So it seems as if we made the right spot to trade up too. Good pick and this kid should be great for years to come!

Something to pump you up a bit.

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