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EaglesFanCast 83 – NFL Eagles Draft 2010, Part 1

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Tommy Lawlor of Scouts Notebook, Eagles Blitz and PhiladelphiaEagles.com joins us for our annual Post-Draft show. With Tommy’s extensive insight, we break down how the Eagles Draft went down, how the new players fit in the system, the work the organization still has to do, and much more.

What we discussed:

  • The NFL 2010 Draft had great ratings and that probably means the new format will stay
  • DE Brandon Graham from Michigan was the Eagles first pick, and they aggressively went for him
  • S Nate Allen from USF was the second pick
  • LB Keenan Clayton from Oklahoma (4th round) might have real potential on this team
  • DE Ricky Sapp from Clemson was chosen in the 5th round and some are seeing him as a steal
  • Eagles picked a number of smart players in this Draft
  • RB Charles Scott from LSU is someone Tommy is happy about the Eagles picking
  • QB Mike Kafka from Northwestern was the Eagles 6th pick overall. He didn’t play a whole lot in college, but is talented.
  • S Kurt Coleman from Ohio State is a player that is starter material in a few short years
  • CB Trevard Lindley from Kentucky

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EaglesFanCast 82 – NFL Eagles Pre-Draft 2010

The Philadelphia Eagles are just over a week away from the 2010 NFL Draft.  This week’s show is all about that, of course.  We welcome Tommy Lawlor back to EFC for the third year of this tradition.  Eagles fans know Tommy from Eagles Blitz, his Draft expertise for years on Scouts Notebook, and of course from his work on PhiladelphiaEagles.com.  Tommy always brings a huge amount of player and team insight to us this time of year, and he didn’t disappoint in the least.

We open the show with Tommy offering his opinions on the McNabb trade, then we hit the ground running. This year’s Draft is a very deep one, and we expect the Eagles to use their picks to move.  One concern, though, is that the Eagles have enough holes on their roster for them to legitimately use all of the picks they have.  What about moving around? It is always a possibility, but Tommy does not think that the Eagles try to deal Michael Vick, because he does not believe that any teams would be willing to give much for him in this Draft.

Without question, the Eagles needs this year are: cornerback, safety and linebacker.  We are pretty much all in agreement that they take a cornerback as their first pick.

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Greetings From Across The Pond!

Hello Eagles fans in Philadelphia and all around the world. My name’s Steve Brown and I’m delighted to be able to introduce myself as the latest contributor to EaglesFanCast.

I’ve been following the Birds since 1989 when the team traveled to London for a pre-season exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns. At that time, us Brits couldn’t enjoy more than an hour of NFL TV coverage every week and the only way to learn the game was from paperback books which took a great deal of patience!

Thankfully, the advent of the internet has revolutionised the NFL for fans abroad. We can keep right up to date with all the latest news via various websites and, of course, blogs and podcasts. We can also watch every Eagles game online, though it does sometimes require staying up all night because of the time difference!

I was lucky enough to witness the Eagles victory at the Meadowlands in 2001 as well as all three NFL International Series games at Wembley. I’m especially looking forward to Brian Dawkins’ trip over here in October when the Broncos take on the 49ers. Hopefully, a trip to the Linc isn’t too far away. I managed to take in a Phillies game last summer, but it can’t compare to the atmosphere across the street, surely?!

I’d like to thank Chuck, Eric and Todd for this fantastic opportunity. I’m a bit of a stats geek and I love to discover interesting tidbits which now I’ll be able to share with all of you.

Cheers from the UK and GO BIRDS!

EaglesFanCast Episode 32 – Respect Your Elders

Show Notes: Episode 32 for Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Philadelphia Eagles lose a heartbreaker in Irving Texas to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. In one of the best NFL games I’ve ever watched, critical mistakes cost the Eagles the game, and they fall 41-37. In this show we try to put perspective on the game, how early in the season it is, what went wrong, and what can be done to fix things. Despite the loss, we recognize that the Eagles are truly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it will be a fun ride to the end.

What we discussed:

  • Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Dallas Cowboys, 41-37
  • We address Donovan McNabb’s fumbled handoff to Brian Westbrook and his inability to run the 2-minute Offense
  • Sean Considine got burned badly in the Terrell Owens TD reception
  • Brian Dawkins looked old and slow and definitely not on his game, and it’s both sad and worrisome
  • Three teams from the NFC East are in the Top 5 for the ESPN NFL Power Rankings
  • We talk about coaching on both sides of the ball
  • We have an email from Jason who talks about how he feels the day after the loss
  • The Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field this coming Sunday
  • One of the things the Defense has to do this week is get to Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • We get a twitter message from our buddy Jason from Bleeding Green Nation asking about any kind of interstate rivalry that may exist with the Steelers
  • We have a big tailgate planned this week, BIG!

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Mega-trade in the works?

There is a nasty little rumor circulating that the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cincinnati Bengals have “agreed in principle” on a trade that would see the Eagles send disgruntled CB Lito Sheppard and one of their first round draft picks in next year’s draft to the Bengals for their equally disgruntled WR Chad Johnson. Although this is not necessarily a “new” rumor, the latest twist is that both teams are keeping it a secret until June 1st, where certain contractual issues that are currently preventing a deal to occur would resolve themselves.

Just think about it for a moment. Chad Johnson on one side, Reggie Brown (now the #2 receiver) on the other. Kevin Curtis line up in the slot (ala Wes Welker). LJ Smith over tackle, and B-West in the backfield. You tell me, what defense can cover all of those options??? (hint: the answer is NONE)