Tag Archives: Correll Buckhalter

EaglesFanCast 55 – NFL Draft 2009

The NFL Draft 2009 starts in just a few days, and the rumors and speculation has been going strong for weeks now.  Most analysts think the Eagles will be taking a running back, specifically Knowshon Moreno out of Georgia, as their first pick.  We, together with Tommy Lawlor from The Scouts Notebook as well as PhiladelphiaEagles.com, talk about the Draft and the latest rocky situation, this time involving Sheldon Brown.

What we discussed:

  • We chat with Tommy Lawlor about how things have been going for him the last year
  • We get Tommy’s take on the Jason Peters trade
  • The Sheldon Brown situation is discussed
  • Email from Aussie Eagle, who’s angry about Sheldon Brown’s comments
  • Prospect RB Knowshon Moreno (Georgia) as the player most people think the Eagles will take with their first pick
  • What the Eagles need as a team, and what might happen
  • We talk about the Anquan Boldin rumors, and do the Eagles really need a wide receiver?
  • Tommy likes WR Hakeem Nicks (UNC), CB Alphonso Smith (Wake Forest), TE Brandon Pettigrew (Oklahoma State), DE Everette Brown (Florida State), FS Malcolm Jenkins (Ohio State)

Links:

Isn’t it time YOU were in touch with us:

Email: fans [at] EaglesFanCast.net

Voicemail Line: 1(856)335-3675

Follow on twitter: twitter.com/EaglesFanCast

Facebook: EFC Fan Page

MySpace: EaglesFanCast

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/eaglesfancast/055_EFC-Apr_21_2009.mp3]

Direct Download

EaglesFanCast Episode 53 – Eagles Offseason Yawns

Wow the Philadelphia Eagles offseason seems long this year, doesn’t it? A bunch of heartfelt losses and nothing exciting on the signing front (with no offense meant to Stacy Andrews or the others). The Eagles did sign fullback Leonard Weaver, which fills a big hole on Offense and definitely helps the running game on a few levels. Other than that it’s been rumors, speculation and a few low-impact signings. This show, our friend Jason from Bleeding Green Nation stops in to chat with us about what’s been going on with the Eagles for the last few weeks. We also hit on various players and address a few rumors about some big profile players.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles signings: FB Leonard Weaver, S Rashad Baker and S Sean Jones
  • Eagles still have a lot of holes to fill
  • The team is conservative with their money, but have gone out and spent big in the past
  • Email from Aussie Eagle re: the Eagles signing all of these players to one-year deals
  • Weaver is definitely the best acquisition so far this offseason
  • Eagles President Joe Banner talked with WIP’s Howard Eskin
  • Brian Dawkins’ leadership role in Denver
  • Rumor prospects: Anquan Boldin and Braylon Edwards
  • Thanks to Todd, we get into a Donovan McNabb talk again

Links:

We’re always bleeding green here:

Email: fans [at] EaglesFanCast.net

Voicemail Line: 1(856)335-3675

Follow on twitter: twitter.com/EaglesFanCast

Facebook: EFC Fan Page

MySpace: EaglesFanCast

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/eaglesfancast/053_EFC-Mar_25_2009.mp3]

Direct Download

EaglesFanCast Episode 52 – What’s the Plan?

Free Agency has started, and so far the Eagles have lost an enormous amount more than they have gained… at least that is the way it appears to Eagles fans. Losing both Brian Dawkins and Correll Buckhalter, as well as the eventual loss of Jon Runyan due to Stacy Andrews’ signing, has left fans with a very bad taste in our mouths.  It’s painful to see 13-year veteran Dawkins go to another team, despite knowing what a ridiculously-sweet deal they gave him.  Plus we have seen so many other teams be very aggressive in free agency, including division rival New York Giants, and seemingly get better in the process. We’re left wondering what plans the Eagles organization has, and how they plan to fill the many holes that this team now has.

What we discussed:

  • Free agency has started
  • We lost Dawkins, Buckhalter, Considine and soon LJ Smith and Tra Thomas
  • Lito Sheppard was traded
  • Brian Dawkins received an offer from Denver that the Eagles wouldn’t even think about offering him
  • The new NFL is all about business, and fans’ attachments to players hurts when they are inevitably traded or released
  • TJ Houshmandzadeh apparently asked for more money from the Eagles than other teams
  • Dennis from Gettysburg asks us about Boldin and Gonzales
  • Eagles sign Stacy Andrews, who does have a knee injury concern
  • Eagles rumors have involved a ton of wide receivers, but we have signed none
  • What is the Eagles plan?
  • The waiting game is tough

The offseason is here, and so are we:

Email: fans [at] EaglesFanCast.net

Voicemail Line: 1(856)335-3675

Follow on twitter: twitter.com/EaglesFanCast

Facebook: EFC Fan Page

MySpace: EaglesFanCast

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/eaglesfancast/052_EFC-Mar_3_2009.mp3]

Direct Download:

And They’re Off!

Literally, it seems, they’re off… off to a very questionable start.  Who?  Of course the Eagles front office and how they’re dealing with free agency.

Here’s the losses as of 7:00pm Friday (EST):

Staying?

Acquired?

More than some questionable calls on this list, don’t you think?  Dawkins is no longer an Eagle… how does THAT feel?  I’m scratching my head, and hoping that they start to make some sense very very soon.  So with Andrews coming, that means we’ll say goodbye to Runyan soon as well.  Not sure about you, but this is starting out rather odd to me. Hope things improve, because right now, I’m extremely bummed about losing Dawkins.

We’ll see.

EaglesFanCast Episode 47 – A Christmas Miracle

Show Notes: Episode 47 for December 30th, 2008

Playoffs!?!? That’s right, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the last NFC Wildcard spot by defeating, nay, crushing the Dallas Cowboys 44-6 at Lincoln Financial Field. In front of a frenzied crowd in South Philly, the Eagles took care of things in dominating fashion on both sides of the ball. Our Offense played tight, and our Defense caused five turnovers, two of which were returned for spectacular touchdowns. They didn’t let the Cowboys breathe the whole game, and embarrassed the team that most thought would easily take the NFC East this season. Instead the Cowboys flew back to Texas, and the Eagles are on their way to Minnesota to take on the Vikings in the NFC Wildcard Game.

What we discussed:

  • Eagles are in the Playoffs!
  • Eric and Chuck sold their tickets to the game, and feel like idiots
  • Andy Reid looked relaxed, happy and definitely appeared he knew something the Cowboys didn’t
  • Brian Dawkins was an animal and played out of his mind
  • Email from Alex, who called us out on last week’s show
  • Is it hard for teams to now prepare for our schizophrenic Offensive Scheme this season?
  • Andy Reid’s game plan definitely dictates the outcome of the game; if it’s good, the team is great, if bad, he can’t adjust and the team looks horrible
  • We were all big Oakland Raiders fans this week
  • Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell talked about the tie against Cincinnati and how Reid’s controversial call in that game actually saved our playoff hopes
  • Email from Aussie Eagle, who talks about how this game saved Reid for the team, which ultimately he’s not happy about
  • Eric is certain about the Eagles victory in Minnesota this week
  • We trash the Cowboys some more
  • Email from Phil in England, who praises the Eagles win, and wonders which team will show up against the Vikings
  • Email from Corey in Baltimore, with renewed enthusiasm
  • Aussie Mike writes in about the game, and us visiting Australia, which we would love to do
  • What we are doing this week for the Eagles-Vikings game
  • Great email from Thomas in El Paso, Texas
  • Email from Stephen in Melbourne, Australia who talks about the Sav Rocca Effect for Aussie Eagles fans, and Reid’s hopeful New Year’s Resolution: RUN THE BALL
  • Email from Jimmy Craichead in Philly, who found his youthful optimism and put Scrooge to sleep
  • An article on Monday by Minneapolis CBS Affiliate WCCO talked about how there were 20,000 seats still available for the Eagles-Vikings game, and the team is srambling to sell tickets so it is not locally blocked out… it’s unbelievable to us
  • Jerry Jones says Wade Philips is still the coach moving forward, and we wholeheartedly applaud his decision, and hope Wade stays for years to come

Thanks!

  • … to Thomas in Texas for this week’s Title suggestion
  • … to Fred for the customized new Cowboys Stadium paver image (anyone want to chip in?)
  • … to all of you for making all of this worth it. Here’s to a great 2009, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you contact us, we will see it:

Email: fans [at] EaglesFanCast.net

Voicemail Line: 1(856)335-3675

Follow EFC on twitter: twitter.com/EaglesFanCast

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/eaglesfancast/047_EFC-Dec_30_2008.mp3]