Questioning the Eagles Draft Strategy — McNabb or Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles Blog
Over the years, the Eagles have often been lauded for their overall draft strategy of trading back and picking up lots of extra draft picks. Unlike a lot of teams that put all of their eggs in a few baskets, the Eagles understand that the draft is just a giant gamble, and the more times you play the more likely you are to win.
Is Trent Cole underrated? | Eagletarian | 05/16/2011
Defensive end Trent Cole became the first Eagles player to rank in the NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 players of 2010, as voted by the players. The two-time Pro Bowler came in at No. 73, and was not terribly happy about it. "That's a low number being rated at but I at least made the top 100," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm used to being underrated so I laugh.
NFL owners get big win in lockout ruling - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
This type of ruling is exactly what the NFL had hoped through its legal strategy. The league has long struggled to receive favorable decisions in Minnesota federal district courts, which is where legal labor disputes were heard under the rules of the prior CBA that expired March 11 and led to this mess. The key for the NFL was getting to the 8th Circuit Court upon appeal, where judges who have traditionally ruled in favor of big business would be more sympathetic to its plight.