Posts Tagged ‘Howie Roseman’

Post NFL Draft Q&A: Shaping the Potential Eagles Roster

What kind of impact will Lane Johnson have on the Eagles this season?With off-season workouts well under way, and the NFL draft in the rear view mirror, lets reflect on the draft, and make some projections for the upcoming season. We asked contributor and Eagles/NFL Draft Writer for Josh Collacchi, and HighPhive leading Eagles contributor/sports analyst for 91.3 WVUD Ben Haley on their thoughts about the Eagles draft.

Q: Lane Johnson of Oklahoma was drafted fourth overall and became the Eagles first round pick on April 25th. How does Johnson fit on the current offensive line for the Eagles? And what does the acquisition of Johnson mean for the future of Danny Watkins, Todd Herremans, and Jason …

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2013 NFL Draft Recap: The Philadelphia Eagles

Matt Barkley's Twitter picture after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th Round.No draft since 1999 has brought such hype and expectation to the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman, and Tom Gamble took the reins of the Eagles organization, and laid the framework for the Chip Kelly era in the draft. Prior to the draft, the Birds’ team needs were vast at : OL, CB, S, DE, TE, DT, and LB respectively. Through the draft, Kelly and his staff picked out diamonds in the rough in seemingly each of the six rounds they drafted in while addressing many of the team’s needs and finding great value with each selection.

The first round of the draft was very eventful for the Eagles, as Chip …

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Will the Philadelphia Eagles Draft Tavon Austin? Expect the Unexpected

There are reports that Tavon Austin could be the Eagles 1st Round Draft Pick in tomorrow's 2013 NFL Draft.During an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic, Sal Paolantonio offered a word of caution to Philadelphia Eagles fans.  He said, “If the two tackles [Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher] are off the board by the fourth pick, don’t be shocked if the Eagles select wide receiver Tavon Austin.”  Missanelli was appalled and pressed Sal Pal further, but Sal Pal simply responded, “All I’m saying is, don’t be shocked.”  I was driving home from work at the time and nearly swerved off the road.  Could Howie Roseman really have the diminutive West Virginia product that high …

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In Howard Roseman I Trust

Howie Roseman will make the decisions for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft.I pledge allegiance to Howard Roseman of the Philadelphia Eagles…

Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb are so linked in perpetuity that it may be easy to forget that Reid didn’t engineer the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1999 draft.  While the rookie head coach may have had some input, he did not draft Donovan McNabb, Tom Modrak did.  But my guess is, Big Red was kind of ok with it.  So here we are, an era later, and the Winter of Eagles’ Discontent has come and gone and left quite a mess in its wake.   But winter is no longer coming.  There is another fresh start ahead, a new …

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Eagles Continue to Add Depth; Acquire LB Acho in Trade With Browns

Linebacker Emmanuel Acho was acquired by the Eagles Thursday for running back Dion Lewis.If you were looking forward to blockbuster trades and free agent signings from the Philadelphia Eagles this off-season, you were surely disappointed. Yet the prospective roster for the upcoming year keeps growing. The Eagles have added depth across the board, and that approach to personnel continued with a trade completed early Thursday morning.

Emmanuel Acho has been acquired by the Eagles in exchange for former fifth rounder Dion Lewis. Lewis was drafted in 2011, and never made much of an impact with the Birds, only rushing for 171 yards on 36 carries over two season with the team. Acho was a sixth round selection for Cleveland from a season …

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Eagles Continue to Ressurerect Roster, Add Needed Depth at WR, DE

Former Temple & Boston College wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah was signed by the Eagles last week.April Fool’s day signals the start of off-season conditioning for the Philadelphia Eagles. A team with a new identity, the birds have remained busy throughout the off-season, and Easter weekend was no exception.

Former Temple wideout Ifeanyi Momah has signed a three year deal with the Eagles, the former Boston College receiver had his senior season cut short by an ACL tear, and was not granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA, nor drafted in last years NFL draft.

Momah is an intriguing signing for the Eagles, as a former defensive end, the ex-Golden Eagle stands at 6’7″ and weighs 239lbs yet is blazing fast as his 40 time was …

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Using Chaos Theory to Simulate the 2013 NFL Draft

What do Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman and Tom Gamble have in plan for the 2013 NFL Draft?Mocking the NFL Draft accurately is an impossible task…let alone the 2013 NFL Draft. There are an infinite number of variables to consider, including the many unknown human elements involved in the actual draft day decision making process.  After all, who can know exactly what is happening inside the Chip Kelly/Howie Roseman/Tom Gamble collective?  In essence, the NFL Draft can be mathematically defined as “chaotic” and therefore subjected to explanation by Chaos Theory.

Oddly, the mathematic definition of chaos is not entirely explicit.  According to Tabor (1989), a chaotic system is one “whose outcomes are very sensitive to initial conditions.”  And according to Rashband (1990), “We often …

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Benn There, Done That; Eagles Add More Special Teams Depth

Arrelious Benn is the newest Philadelphia Eagles player after a trade over the weekend from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.As first reported last week and finalized over the weekend, the deal to send wide receiver Arrelious Benn to Philadelphia has been finalized. In exchange for Benn, Philadelphia send the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their 6th round pick for April’s draft, in addition to an conditional pick in next year’s NFL Draft. As part off the deal, the Eagles will also receive the Buccaneers’ seventh round pick in the 2013 draft.

Arrelious Benn is a four year veteran out of Illinois University, and has spent the entirety of his career with Tampa Bay. Benn is an excellent special teams player, …

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Connor Barwin Last Piece of the Eagles’ Defensive Puzzle?

The Philadelphia Eagles added Connor Barwin to the defense on Thursday.What a Thursday in the city of brotherly love, the Eagles added yet another free agent in what has been a very busy off-season for general manager Howie Roseman. Earlier in the day, Philadelphia added secondary help in Kenny Phillips and Cary Williams, but the Eagles’ front office staff wasn’t finished for the day as the Birds also confirmed the signing of former Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a six-year deal reportedly worth $36 million with $8 million guaranteed.

Head coach Chip Kelly alongside new defensive coordinator Billy Davis have illustrated their intention to change the scheme of Philadelphia’s defensive unit, if only in part. Billy Davis

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Progress Through Perseverance: Eagles Add Further Depth on D

Cary  Williams is another addition to the Philadelphia Eagles defense.Just across the free agency wire comes the news from Philadelphia that the Eagles were able to shore up their secondary in a big way. The Eagles have signed a one year deal with former Giants safety Kenny Phillips, and former Ravens corner Cary Williams has agreed to a 3 year deal with the team. General manager Howie Roseman has worked tirelessly this free agent period, as Williams and Phillips became the sixth and seventh free agents signed by the Eagles this year. Philadelphia was expected to be very active during this period due to their surplus of cap room (over $40 million) and they have not disappointed.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the Eagle’s defense looks to be about set for the upcoming …

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