Post by Hart's Middle Finger on Apr 27, 2018 22:04:33 GMT -5
I thought they would go Hurst, but they obviously saw something they liked in Senat.
Not bad when you think about it...
They got a WR who could have been the best one in the draft. He can play wide on the other side with his size and speed, allowing Sanu to move to the slot, and that creates matchup problems. They needed to get better at TE, but this almost has the same effect as Sanu can take over those same routes over the middle where safeties will struggle to cover him.
Then next they go CB, and get arguable one of the best in the draft, and in a passing league like the NFL you can never have enough pass coverers. You need 3 solid CB's and we only had 2.
The most glaring need though was interior DL after losing Clayborn and Poe... so we go into the 3rd, and somehow Mo Hurst from Michigan is still available. I was hoping to get him in the 2nd round but he's still there... but there is another DT they apparently like even more, and grab Senat.
Really a great draft... I thought they would go DT first.. CB or safety in the second, and then reach fo a WR in the third. When their time in the 1st was there, the only DT's really worth a 1st round pick were gone...
But they end up with maybe the best WR... Maybe the best CB..: and then a 2nd round DT based on their evaluation in the 3rd
Great job... now if they can just get Ballage to fall to them in the 6th, I'll be ecstatic.
Post by turnerfield on Apr 28, 2018 11:32:18 GMT -5
Ballage would be a good pick to replace TeCo after next year. Also hoping lots of these remaining picks go towards the line of scrimmage on both sides.
If Hooper comes on in his third year and the play calling is better, we should easily have the best offense in the game again with a top 10 D. I wanna say it took Roddy until about his third year to get it going.
Post by wncbravesfan on Jun 10, 2018 15:36:00 GMT -5
Eagles running through “a million different things” after kickoff rule changes
Getty Images The NFL’s 32 special teams coaches have a new challenge this year as the league’s decision to change kickoffs have thrust them into uncharted water heading into the regular season.
The changes, which include no running starts for the coverage team and a ban on wedge blocking by return teams, have been described as making kickoffs look more like punts, but Eagles special teams coach Dave Fipp isn’t sure exactly what things will look like once teams are on the field. That’s why he’s running through as many options as possible while coming up with a plan.
“It’s going to be a faster play. I think there’s going to make for more action,” Fipp said, via the team’s website. “At the end of the day, I think it’s going to be an exciting play. I don’t know for sure whether there will be more returns or less. Time will tell on that. What we’ve decided to do is just run a million different things. Each week we’ve installed three or four different returns and we go to the practice field and run them and see what we like and don’t like and then keep coming up with more ideas and seeing how they look. We just learn more and more things the more we do it.”
Running back Kenjon Barner was the primary kickoff returner last season, but he’s now in Carolina so the team will have someone new at the back end of whatever alignment Fipp comes up with in the next few months. Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood also returned kicks last season and Darren Sproles is back, although the veteran has only returned three kickoffs since joining the Eagles in 2014.
Cam goes through spells where he throws the ball on target, but for the most part he does struggle with accuracy. On the other hand, Benjamin dropped a ton of passes that he should have caught while he was playing for Carolina, so he has no room to talk.