Here's the Draft that we'll be operating under:
Eagles Mock Off-season (FA/Hirings):
After seeing Star's epic post, Chip Kelly is the man.
Like in all other sports, I don't pay attention to college but he's made so much noise with Oregon that
they were one of the teams screwed in the no-playoff
system, always winning 11-12 games.
Now, with the Chip Kelly option, there's been rumblings
among those here in BGN that because Foles isn't a mobile
QB, he couldn't possibly run the Zone Read Offense.
I disagree with this assessment of Foles's play over the
last several regular season games.
In the 7 games played, he only had 11 rushing attempts
but for 42 yards for an average of 3.8 per rush and
five first downs.
I would compare Foles running, to a baseball analogy of
pitching around the .300 hitter for the .250 hitter.
The .250 hitter isn't likely to be a power hitter, he's
likely to be out most of the time. But he can still hit,
he can still hurt you.
In the Zone Read, they'll dare us to run with Foles and
maybe it won't get many yards. But it'll get just enough
yards to open up the RB, the WR, so many other things.
Also, he's 6'6. That means it'll be tough to bring him
The Zone Read isn't predicated on an athletic QB, it's
predicated on the Option being there. It's like the
Triangle Offense or the Princeton in the NBA.
There are options, some better than others. But
A 6'6 guy who can at least move around the pocket and
keep the play alive/get yards is not the worst thing in
And they can't stop our best options(Jackson, Maclin,
Shady/Brown) every play.
Sean Peyton's enjoyed a lot of football success over the years and his assistants are worth
taking a look at. Its unclear how much of a role Peyton's assistants had in helping to orchestrate
the offense, but from all indications Peyton's no dictator. Pete probably made some of the
playcalls, understands how it works and its a proven system for success.
Controversial as hell, one has to figure he learned his lesson/knows what he needs to do to
stay in the NFL, But an aggressive, hardhitting defense has to be what we need to be and he fits
QB Coach:Hue Jackson
I want the best minds possible around Nick Foles, Hue Jackson's been a HC, he was a quarterback in
college and he's part(probably a huge part) of the resurgence of the Bengals. He's actually an under-the-radar type of guy for the coaching gig. Here's hoping we can interview him for this spot.
DB Coach: Todd Boweles
After the epic fail that was last year, under understandably difficult circumstances. He'd like to
go behind the background and let the NFL forget that actually happened, while keeping a paycheck.
The DB's were solid and I think he fits well there.
Special Teams Coach:
Herm's a no-bullshit type of guy, a guy that'll command effort and intensity and if you don't
follow through he'll spit ya out. It wears out on some players, but they need that right now.
Also, he played here so he knows how the city is and what the city expects.
Brian Dawkins/Monte Kiffin
Everyone loves B-Dawk, and he said he wanted to contribute to the team in some future capacity.
Why not now? Lord knows, these safeties need to learn how to Act The Fool. Oh, and hit hard.
If B-Dawk for some reason weren't to accept the position, Kiffin has been a defensive specialist
and I think he'd make a major impact here.
More no-bullshiters, play hard for me or else type of guys.
And the few leftovers on the Eagles staff that are left(Think: Ted Williams, etc) are keepers.
CB Nnamdi Asomugha-3 years, 18 million(6 Mill per)
Nnamdi is still a very good CB, he's no longer a shutdown guy and yes he'll get called for
penalties but I think with better players around him, he'll benefit.
DRC'S Reputation might've taken a bit of a hit and as such, we could probably re-sign him.
The top safety available, and we may very well not get him. But there's no use in not trying.
Michael Adams(S)-4 Yrs,16 Million( 4 Mill per)
Michael Adams is one of the more physical safeties in the NFL with 165 combined tackles and 143 Solo
Tackles in his career. Think we could've used that? So do I.
Sherrod Martin(S)-4 Yrs,16 Million( 4 Mill per)
Same type of player as Adams actually, a very good cover safety that lays hard hits, he makes more
plays on the ball than Adams does though. Basically, if we don't get Byrd, the back-up plan is to
sign two starting caliber Safeties.
Having also drafted Elam, I think I vastly upgraded our secondary.
Dwyane Bowe(WR)-4 years, 36 Million(9 Mill per)
For my last marquee signing, Dwyane Bowe's known the lowly Kansas City Chiefs. He'd want to join a
team that's on the up and coming and is looking at the very least to getting back to the post-season.
As I said earlier this season, I was disgruntled with our receivers and how seemingly one-dimensional they
were. In my theoretical off-season, Bowe caps off the young added talent in Otten and Mellette
WR(6)-Bowe,Jackson,Maclin, Cooper,Johnson,McNutt(Mellette will probably be on the practice squad. Same as
possibly McNutt. So really, we'll carry 5 WR'S)
RB(3)-Shady, Brown, Lewis(Polk struggled on S/T and Lewis serves a role there)
FB(2)-Havili,Igwenagu(It's worth noting that I think the FB'S will benefit from the Zone-Read)
Safety(6)-Adams, Martin, Elam,Allen, Coleman,Sims(as a S/T).
CB(4)-Asomugha, DRC, Trufant,Marsh
(With better safety help, these guys will be able to make the plays we know they can make)
O-Line(10)-Peters,Joeckel,Mathis, Herremans,Kelce, Jackson,Watkins,Scott,Kelly, Menkin
DE(5)-Graham,Curry, Hunt, Tapp, Jones
DT(4)-Cox, Thornton, Dixon, Landri