Yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles signed TE Kris Wilson to a 3-year deal which kept the incredible roll of high-impact free agent signings going for the Eagles and their collective fan base. Look, they obviously have plans for Dan Klecko, Rocky Boiman, and Kris Wilson, or else they would not have signed them. I just have no freaking idea what that “plan” is and what it entails. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I guess Bill Belichick should consider himself pretty damned flattered at this point. Is our goal now to only sign guys who appear to be of high-character, good “chemistry” guys, and who just so happen to be able to play a few different positions? And what the hell is up with the terms these guys are signing for? Klecko gets two years, so I guess we can assume Year One is to carry out the “experiment” and have him learn the position he is targeted for. Ugh. Boiman gets only one year, so let’s watch him closely as he is essentially special teams cannon fodder for a season. Do you think you will even be able to order a Rocky Boiman jersey from the Eagles Store? And Kris Wilson gets three years? In a way, this is the only one of the three that might make some sense, with L.J. Smith only signed through this year and Matt Schoebel the only experienced vet behind Brent “Don’t call me Tom” Celek (sorry, I could not resist).
Is it NOW time to think about addressing OT, Safety, and the WR corps???
In a stunning move that should send shock waves through the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles appear to have clinched the NFC East, the #1 seed in next year’s playoffs, and the role of heavy favorite in the upcoming Super Bowl by signing free-agent linebacker Rocky Boiman to a 1 year deal. Boiman, 6’4″ and 236 lbs, should settle in nicely as our 6th string backer and fills the most glaring hole in our formidable roster.
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Show Notes: Episode 24 for Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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- Philadelphia Eagles sign Asante Samuel and we discuss what it means to the team
- Put Sheldon Brown at Safety?
- Talk about how the overall Defense has improved with the offseason moves
- Eagles play the NFC West and the AFC North in 2008
- We discuss the signing of Chris Clemons
- Dan Klecko signs with the Eagles as a Fullback, how does this “experiment” help the team?
- Lots of questions with where players fit in
- Defense is much better, Offense will maintain and get better with Donovan McNabb’s legs
- The Eagles still need kickoff and punt returners
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Our buddy Jason over at Bleeding Green Nation posted late this afternoon that DT & FB Dan Klecko and our Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal. This monster of a man is being reported by Adam Shefter over at NFL Network to play with the Eagles in the fullback position going forward. I have to point out that as of right now, there is no announcement by the Eagles yet.
They’re filling the hole in the fullback role vacated by free agent Thomas Tapeh last month. Tapeh was a decent blocker for Westbrook last season, but can Klecko, with his reported 275 pounds, be as fast and effective in front of the speedy Westbrook? Guess he really doesn’t have to be too fast if he levels the guy and springs B-West across the line. I like this signing… maybe he’s the anti-Spikes that the team needs, I mean hey, he DOES have 3 Super Bowl rings in 5 years!
I think it’s another piece of the puzzle in place, which clarifies needs for the front office in the draft. Let’s not forget, free agency still isn’t over!
UPDATE: Well, it’s finally official.