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EaglesFanCast 108 – The Lockout Is Over

The NFL lockout is over, and the teams, players and staff are reporting back to work in an official manner.  The day has been busy with news around the league, but not much so far in the Philadelphia Eagles camp, with only some rookie free agent signings and a number of rumors.

We come back from our lockout hiatus and jump into what we know so far and what we expect from here.

What we discussed:

  • The Philadelphia Eagles will not be re-signing any of their free agents
  • Surprised that Stewart Bradley will not be back
  • Longtime favorite David Akers, a kicking legend in Philly and the last of the Eagles Super Bowl team, will also be gone
  • We talk about Kevin Kolb and how his status is affected by the Seahawks’ signing of two quarterbacks
  • Brett Favre coming to Philly? No way, Eskin.
  • Somehow Todd gets to talking about how bad Donovan McNabb played in that fateful Super Bowl
  • We get a voicemail from Elijah Smalls

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EaglesFanCast 81 – A New Era

Well every Philadelphia Eagles fan worth their salt knows what we talked about this week.  It was the epic trade of our Quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Division rival, Washington Redskins.  We discuss what the move means to the team, to the coaches, to McNabb, to our new starting Quarterback Kevin Kolb, and hit on many other topics relating to the team, the Spring Cleaning that has been going on, and the upcoming NFL Draft.

What we discussed:

  • Donovan McNabb ends his career with the Philadelphia Eagles and starts his new chapter as a Washington Redskin
  • Do the Redskins really get that much better? Yes, but how much overall?
  • Eagles have 11 picks in this year’s NFL Draft
  • This team is a very young team now
  • If Kevin Kolb excels, there are a ton of Offensive weapons at his disposal
  • Defense is a big concern now
  • Why such a huge Spring Cleaning this year?

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Farewell Brian Westbrook

I can’t say I was overly surprised that Brian Westbrook was released by the Eagles this week. Maybe it would have been more of a shock if Brian Dawkins hadn’t left for Denver last year, but Andy Reid showed then that he won’t allow sentiment to interfere with his vision of a winning formula.

The word ‘legend’ is thrown about all too casually these days, but can anyone argue that Brian doesn’t deserve this accolade? No Eagle has ever gained more yards from scrimmage than he has and his eight years with the team have largely been successful, with only one losing season in that time.

Even legends have to call it a day eventually; that includes Brett Favre at some point too! The cost of keeping Westbrook for another season would have been a gamble after his ankle injury and, of course, the two concussions.

I believe that the Eagles’ roster over the past eight years has been one of, if not the strongest, not to have won a Super Bowl. This is highlighted when you compare Brian’s stats with the Super Bowl winning running backs of his time. I’ve identified the highest ranked running back of each Super Bowl winning team over the past eight years (regular season only) and compared them with Brian’s achievements.

Brian averaged 4.6 yards per rush during his eight years against the Super Bowl winner’s average of 4.4 yards. His receiving yardage averaged 8.8 against 7.7. He scored an average of 8.2 touchdowns per season and the running back of the Super Bowl winners only managed 6.2. Perhaps most impressive of all though, is Brian’s ball security. In eight years he lost the ball nine times. NINE times in EIGHT years!

Will Brian Westbrook win the Super Bowl ring he so clearly deserves? Well, if the Eagles don’t win in 2010, then I sincerely hope so. My only reservation with that is he hasn’t ruled out playing for another NFC East team. Pleeeaaase not Dallas!

Andy Reid was asked during the Westbrook press conference if he’s short of leaders on offense. He reminded the reporters present that he still has Donovan McNabb as quarterback, but with Dawkins and now Westbrook gone is the time for another change upon us?

Cheers from the UK and GO BIRDS!