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Eagles News: Sam Bradford hasn’t accomplished enough to justify a power play

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/28/16.

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Sam Bradford wants a divorce; maybe he should offer an annulment - PFT
Even if the Eagles eventually feel compelled to play inevitable No. 2 pick Carson Wentz in order to justify trading up for him, Bradford’s performance will prompt another team to truly embrace him as "the guy." Consider how other quarterbacks in similar situations have handled such circumstances. Did Kurt Warner, who signed with the Cardinals in 2005, try to talk his way out of Arizona when the Cardinals made Matt Leinart a top-10 pick in 2006? Or did Warner simply bust his ass, earn his playing time, ultimately win the job, and take the franchise to its first ever Super Bowl? Bradford should be embracing the Kurt Warner playbook at this point. The 2010 No. 1 overall selection simply hasn’t accomplished enough to justify a power play, and his effort to force Philly’s hand will serve only to make his next team wonder whether, at some point, Bradford will pull a similar maneuver there.

Final Eagles only seven-round mock draft - PhillyVoice
Round 3 - Jeremy Cash, S/LB, Duke (6’0, 212). Cash doesn't play a ton of deep safety and is almost more like a linebacker. He has good size for a safety and plays with a physical demeanor. Watch him blow up the tight end here and make a tackle for loss against Florida State. 38 tackles for loss and nine forced fumbles in just 39 games from the safety position is absolutely ridiculous. If Jim Schwartz is open to adding a linebacker/safety hybrid type, Cash could be a great fit, especially in sub packages.

Draft Eve - Iggles Blitz
This is a truly bizarre situation so I’m not sure how it will play out. I don’t know if the Eagles can get a 2nd round pick for Bradford. Then again, the Broncos have nothing at QB. With much of a championship roster returning, there is some real logic to dealing for Bradford and seeing if they can make a run at another title. It will be interesting to see if Howie Roseman can make the best of this situation.

Here is why Carson Wentz is good enough to win the Eagles a Super Bowl -
Wentz has either come out of nowhere or nearly every media member missed him, as he has seen his stock rise from a borderline first-round talent when the draft process began, all the way up to the player the Eagles are expected to take with the No. 2 pick. The Eagles are apparently so confident in Wentz that they have given up two starter's from last season (cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso) and five draft picks to go from the No. 13 overall pick to the No. 2 overall pick. Will Wentz be worth it? After spending the past week watching every snap he took last season, and reading up on everything Wentz, here is why the Eagles might have finally found their quarterback to get them a Super Bowl.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: The Business Side With Bradford - Birds 24/7
"If I’m Philadelphia, I just wait out Sam. Because he’s only hurting himself by not taking reps to get more comfortable in this offense," said Corry. "The real litmus test to me is if he’s still on the roster after the draft and mandatory minicamp rolls around in mid-June, is he going to incur the $70-75 thousand dollar fine to miss three days of minicamp? And then is he going to risk $[3]0 thousand a day in fines and giving back a portion of his signing bonus in training camp? I have a hard time thinking Sam Bradford is going to try and become the second Carson Palmer."

Wentz and Goff will be forever linked - Inquirer
"Whatever quarterback they take is sitting pretty," said Lou Riddick, an ESPN analyst and former Eagles executive. "If you're getting coached by Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, John DeFillipo, those are some quality coaches that know how to scheme it up right and teach the fundamentals right." Jeremiah, who scouted for Andy Reid, predicted that Wentz would suit the Eagles' offense more than Goff because of his size - 6-foot-5, 237 pounds vs. 6-4, 215 - and athleticism. Reid likes to give his quarterbacks freedom to move and throw at various spots, and Pederson presumably would as well.

Sam Bradford's situation with Eagles nothing to complain about - CSN Philly
Sorry if I don't weep for Bradford. He chose to be blissfully ignorant to the Eagles' quarterback search and re-sign with the team. He remains the starter for now at least and will be rewarded handsomely for it. He's in a good offense with extremely qualified coaches. He's playing for the organization that may have saved his NFL career. Oh, and if he performs well this season, he'll make a lot more money in 2017 and beyond.

What We Know, And Don't Know ... -
On Thursday at approximately 8:15 PM, the Eagles will make the call: They will select one of two quarterbacks, Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Beyond that, the weekend is a guess. Let’s catch up with what we know, and we what don’t know, about the Eagles as they stand now ...

The Sam Bradford Fiasco in Philadelphia - The MMQB
What I would say to Bradford: 1. You have earned the right to be ticked off that the Eagles are going to draft a quarterback intended to beat you out. 2. You have not earned the right to go on strike over it. 3. You have been paid massively and so far have not produced to justify what the Rams and Eagles have paid you. 4. You control your fate. Be the best quarterback in camp, and you’ll play. Compete.

NFL teams should treat quarterbacks like the fragile baby birds that they are - SB Nation
NFL quarterbacks generally suck — which isn't to say that they aren't good at football, but this golden age of quarterbacks has set an unrealistic standard of what "good" is. Too often, young quarterbacks are pushed into starting roles before they're ready because there is pressure on teams to justify their investment. When that quarterback plays like a replacement-level starter and not Turbo Tom Brady, he is shunned for his front office's mistake.

You're invited to the BGN draft party - BGN
BGN Radio and are joining together on April 28th, 7:00 PM ET at Nick's Roast Beef in Philly for a big time Eagles draft party! (Address: 2210 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA). The whole BGN Radio crew along with Sean Brace will be broadcasting LIVE the entire night and everyone that comes will be a part of the show. Along with the great beer and food that Nick's Roast Beef will serve us, we'll be giving away fun stuff all night from our sponsors.... Including 2 tickets to the Eagles home opener! *** RSVP HERE ***

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