2014 Philadelphia Eagles

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  1. Riggins44

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    As if we needed another reason to root for the Eagles, I just read on BSPN that they cut Desean Jackson because of his ties to LA gang members and all around bad attitude! Jason Kelce tweeted that he wished Jackson good luck with whatever team he landed with but that he couldn't be more excited with the direction the team is taking! How's that for a slap in the face? :grin:
     
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  2. dwid

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    only problem is that I have been hearing that the Jets are going to pick up Jackson, which won't be good for Decker. Cooper should definetly be a 1k receiver now, Maclin is a solid number 2 receiver but has never progressed after looking like he was going to be a top wr his rookie year, at least he didn't turn out as bad as Eddie Royal, those two were considered the top receivers of their draft class at one point haha.
     
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  3. Thrashen

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    The move to excommunicate this petite, boneheaded, wanna-be gang member not only helps the Eagles’ white offensive starters (Cooper, Ertz, and Celek) receive more touches, but it might also ensure that reserve WR, Jeff Maehl (who only made the roster last year due to Maclin’s injury) remains on the roster in 2014.

    The release of Jackson is another hint that Chip Kelly may be attempting to build a program comprised of “Caste aside” whites and high character blacks. Like New England, the Eagle roster features whites at every position but RB and CB. The Eagles currently have 9 white defensive players on their roster…

    DE – Brandon Bair, Joe Kruger, Bryan Braman
    OLB – Connor Barwin
    ILB – Casey Matthews, Jake Knott, Jason Phillips, Travis Long
    FS – Chris Maragos

    After watching Jake Knott (currently a backup LB) at Iowa State and during the 2013 pre-season, I believe he could be an NFL leader in tackles should he ever get the chance to start...

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  4. Don Wassall

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    I think Jackson going to the Jets might be good for Decker. Would take some pressure off him as the team would then supposedly have a "true number one receiver," and it would make it harder to scapegoat him if the team's offense sucks again this season.
     
  5. PamelaOC

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    And another afrolete engages in self-destructive behavior and TNB.

    There is no wicked white conspiracy. They do it to themselves.
     
  6. Extra Point

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    Nick Foles and Riley Cooper are good reasons to follow the Eagles.
     
  7. whiteathlete33

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    Jackson has plenty of teams interested in him. A white player accused of much less would never see the field again. I think the whole gang thing was a smokescreen because the Eagles just didn't want to pay his salary. Plenty of teams want the thug. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/28/5558492/desean-jackson-free-agent-panthers-chiefs
     
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    2014 Position Battles/Outlook

    Philly will surely be a team to follow this season. Nick Foles is sure to silence the critics in 2014; after an entire offseason to work with his weapons, I'm expecting a big year! An outstanding o line returns intact, along with three quality tight ends, along with Cooper, Macklin, and McCoy. The Eagles wisely jettisoned loudmouth WR DeSean Jackson, who despite solid production, is not worth the trouble. Competing with a pair of rookie draft picks, fan favorite Jeff Maehl is in good position to be the #3 WR. With Foles at the helm, the starting offense appears set.

    There are a couple of important battles to watch for on the defensive side:

    DE - Cedric Thornton vs. Taylor Hart ... Both should get a decent amount of snaps regardless of the outcome. Thornton is a pretty solid player, but 2 sacks in 3 years shouldn't guarantee him a starting job. Look for Brandon Bair to also be in the mix.

    SS - Nate Allen vs. Chris Maragos vs. Earl Wolf ... I've been saying for a couple years now that Maragos is a guy I can see in a starting lineup. His opportunity is now as he will battle the inconsistent Nate Allen, and the inexperienced Earl Wolff to start along side Malcolm Jenkins, who really should be in competition as well, considering his up and down career with the Saints.

    Other than the aforementioned positions, the rest of the defense appears to be set, which is unfortunate, as there seems to be a logjam of youth and talent stuck behind the starting linebacker unit. While I'm not completely sold on Mychal Kendricks, its hard to argue against his numbers, leaving Brayman, Matthews, and Knott riding the pine again in 2014.
     
  9. Don Wassall

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    Matt Barkley was widely predicted to be the overall first pick in the draft before his senior season, which was marred by an injury and a bad offense around him. But now the media is piling on trying to ruin his NFL career. The blurb below is just one of several like it I've read lately.

    The media is always trying to drive one or more highly touted White quarterbacks out of the league. If Foles regresses at all, they'll be jumping all over him along with the DWFs. Same with Manziel and just about any others besides veterans like Manning, Brady and Brees.

    After observing Eagles OTAs and minicamp, Philly.com's Jimmy Kempski observed that second-year QB Matt Barkley's "arm simply isn't good." Per Kempski, "everything (Barkley) throws has way too much air under it," which was evident on Barkley's USC tape. He was a rainbow thrower, and can't drive the ball. Kempski saw Barkley get intercepted by third-string CB Curtis Marsh in Wednesday's practice, and called the pass "just not an NFL throw." In a recap column, Kempski deemed Barkley's arm strength a "major concern," and suggested the 23-year-old may not last much longer in the league.

     
  10. whiteathlete33

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    I wonder how these white quarterback suddenly "drop" in the rankings after being so highly touted yet black quarterbacks never have their stock drop. Hell idiots like Jameis Winston can do everything short of murdering someone and they still manage to be very high draft picks. Bad work ethic? It's fine. Criminal tendencies? Fuggetaboutit. As long as they have that tremendous "upside" which no white man is capable of having they will be drafted very high.
     
  11. Extra Point

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    To criticize players so early in the preseason when they're just rounding into shape is ridiculous.

    Clearly there is an agenda to make Barkley look bad. No doubt the agenda is racially motivated.
     
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    This would be cheered on if the quarterback were black and the reporter a geeky White, but in Barkley's case it will likely backfire, adding charges like "character issues" and "spoiled" to the campaign to drive him out of the league. From Weenieworld:


    Eagles third-string QB Matt Barkley challenged reporter Jimmy Kempski to catch his footballs after Kempski observed during OTAs and minicamp that Barkley's "arm simply isn't good." Our money's on Kempski here, who already accepted Barkley's challenge. "Shut up Jimmy," Barkley wrote on Reddit. "You don't know a thing about that route, the defensive coverage, technique of the wide receiver, the route he was actually running, let alone my maximum velocity arm strength. We can play catch sometime if you want to figure out for yourself how hard I can throw it, just lemme know." Barkley fell to the fourth round of last year's draft due to arm strength limitations. At spring practices, Barkley split third-team reps with G.J. Kinne.
     
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    Good for Matt! More athletes need to call out the whimpy dork media who find it very easy to sit on the sideline or at home and call out pro athletes. Hopefully Kempski gets a couple broken fingers, he can think about that when he types up bull****.
     
  14. Extra Point

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    All I can say is this should be interesting. If it ever happens.
     
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    The Eagles are set at quarterback with Nick Foles as the starter and Matt Barkley as the backup. Both are quality players and Barkley has starter potential.

    The Eagles also have Mark Sanchez but he is probably just a one year stop-gap backup. He might be beaten out by Barkley for the number two job this year.
     
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    It should be interesting to see if the Eagles end up with the whitest opening day 53-man roster?

    They could have the most white defensive players in Summer Training Camp with 12?? Does another NFL Team have more?? Thanks for that list Thrashen!
    DE's...Brandon Bair, Joe Kruger, Taylor Hart, Alejandro Villaneuva(check out pic)
    DT...Beau Allen
    OLB's...Connor Barwin, Bryan Braman, Travis Long
    ILB's...Casey Matthews, Jake Knott, Jason Phillips
    FS...Chris Maragos

    The current 90-man roster looks to have 37 whites(if you count Sanchez?)..52 blacks...1 poly

    11 of the 16 O-Lineman are white...& 4 of the 5 TE's (Ertz, Celek, Casey, Annen)

    Riley Cooper had a big year w 8 TD's; teams Best Blocking WR....Jeff Maehl the 4th WR last season will have to fend off a few rookies...
    > Cooper has the ability to be a DB John Lynch Style at 6'-3" 222....in HS DB is where he got the most attention

    *James Casey...Athletic enough to be a RB at 6'-3" 240...actually has 2 carries for 17 yards in his career...how would he do with 12-15 carries?

    *Alejandro Villaneuva should have won an ESPY Award as the REAL HERO for "Courage"...
    The rookie free agent contract in May 2014, The 6-foot-9, 277-pound Villanueva spent the last four years as an active member of the U.S. Army, serving a total of three tours in Afghanistan. He was promoted to Captain just before signing with the Eagles. Villanueva has earned many honors for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star Medal for overseas service, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Expert Infantryman’s Badge.
     
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    Just wanted to note that Alejandro Villanueva's parents are Spanish and that he spent a large portion of his life in the country.
     
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    Just looked at ourlads depth chart for the Eagles, and saw that the current third team defensive front seven was all white. Wonder if thats a record.
     
  20. Don Wassall

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    Zach Ertz has been receiving non-stop favorable publicity as a breakout candidate for the Eagles this season. Let's hope he becomes a star in his second season. Perhaps an Ertz thread is called for soon:

    Nick Foles compared Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski for Ertz's ability to "stretch the defense," "make tough catches," and "thrive on athleticism." Keep in mind Gronk was Foles' tight end at the University of Arizona. Ertz ran a faster forty (4.67) than Gronk (4.68) at their Pro Days, and also had a better vertical (35 1/2") than Gronk (33 1/2), although Gronk is just over an inch taller and nine pounds heavier. Still, Foles sees them as comparable athletes and the measurables agree. All signs point to a breakout year for Ertz.
     
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    Watching a bit of the Eagles - Steelers pre-season game, and saw Riley Cooper drop 2 passes in the end zone.
    They weren't easy catches, but they weren't that hard either.
    He's HAS TO make those grabs, because there is very little forgiveness for white receivers.
    Come on Riley!
     
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    I watched the Eagles-Jets game last night and Philadelphia looked unstoppable, as they did against Pittsburgh. It seems like every offensive player, at every position, flourishes in Kelly’s system.

    At QB, Barkley looked great, as did 4[SUP]th[/SUP] string QB, GJ Kinne, who was flashing some major running ability. After Foles, Sanchez and Barkley should make the team, with Kinne making the PS. Ideally, Barkley would get traded to a team with a black QB.

    At WR, the Eagles have three whites (Cooper, Maehl, and Murphy). The pint-sized Negro, Damaris Johnson (who can also play RB), looked undeniably good in pre-season, so hopefully this doesn’t effect Maehl’s chances to make the squad. Will Murphy looked good on offense and made a great special teams tackle, but his chances of sticking are slim. Hopefully he makes the PS. The WR’s to make the 53-man roster will likely be: Cooper, Maclin, Smith, Benn, Matthews, and Maehl/Johnson.

    The Eagle’s all-white 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] team OL might be the best in the NFL. Even with Lane Johnson being suspended, the only black lineman who should make the roster is starting LT, Jason Peters.

    At TE, Celek and Ertz are locks, but I fear that the little-used James Casey might be cut in favor of mulatto, Trey Burton.

    On the DL, it seems like Bair, Allen, and Hart will stick as reserves.

    At OLB, Barwin, Long, and Brahman should make the team. Long looks like a future star, so hopefully injuries will force him into action in 2014.

    At safety, Chris Maragos should be safe, but is little more than a special teamer.

    That’s 7 white defenders on the opening-day roster…and Casey Matthews could also sneak onto the roster. Kelly is building a the NFC’s version of the Patriots, only with more white defenders.
     
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    I think Maehl has a better chance to make the roster than Benn, who is a highly drafted bust who has had a total of just 4 receptions the past two seasons. And if the Eagles keep six receivers Maehl will have it made. Ourlads currently has Maehl as the direct backup to Cooper, so we'll have to see how the final cuts go.

    The top three offenses this season could easily be the three Whitest ones if Philadelphia can match New England as a virtually unstoppable offense, and the Packers have a big year with a healthy Aaron Rodgers. Will DWF Nation take notice if that happens? A sliver will, the rest are too far gone and will unblinkingly declare that they have 12 fingers and 12 toes if the corporate media tells them they do.
     
  24. Leonardfan

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    Wow the Eagles announced their cuts and most of our guys survived the cuts. Travis Long was placed on IR with a torn ACL but besides that it looks like the Eagles are going to be a team to put our support behind this season.
     
  25. white is right

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    The Eagles could be a blue print for teams of the future if they can win a league title in the next few years. Kelly has brought in a model where he demands (relative) fitness from the linemen. I recall Jason Peters saying he dropped 40 pounds in training camp because of the speed of the offense. So in offenses like this it benefits Whites who are usually fitter than Black O-linemen.
     

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