Why keeping Asante makes sense | Philly | 07/31/2011
* The Eagles had to cover three or more receivers 47 percent of the time in 2010, per Football Outsiders. * Teams like the Packers played offensively with three or more receivers 60 percent of the time.
NFL.com news: No pipe dream, Eagles knew exactly what they were doing
So, how'd they do it? That's what everyone wants to know about the Philadelphia Eagles, right? How did a team that already spends a fair amount on players come out of an uncapped year and into a fairly tightly capped year (the $123 million 2011 cap is roughly the same as the last capped year, in 2009), and then make a tremendous splash by landing top-of-the-market talent across various positions?
Farewell Kevin Kolb, We Hardly Knew You — McNabb or Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles Blog
Perhaps the strangest thing about the Kevin Kolb era was that it never came to pass.
The Seahawks cut MLB Lofa Tatupu when he refused to take a pay cut. I watched a couple of game tapes to check him out as a potential Eagles target. I was not impressed. I went back and looked at his numbers out of curiosity. You can see a huge drop off after his first 3 years to the next 3.