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Eagles News: Mark Sanchez is the anti-Sam Bradford

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Mark Sanchez considers Denver Broncos' pick of Paxton Lynch a vote of confidence -
"If you're confident in your ability, you've got no problem helping a guy," Sanchez said. "If you see something, whether it's on the field, off the field, you can just help him out as much as you can."

Sam Bradford needs to accept he won't be traded, go back to work for the Eagles -
He gave it his best shot, and rightfully so. When the Eagles traded up from No. 8 to No. 2 in the 2016 NFL Draft, and used that pick on North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was correct in telling the team he wanted out.  This was not going to be his team, no matter how well he played, and his fate was already sealed. Trying to get to another team was the right move, and it had nothing to do with him not being a competitor.  Despite his -- and his agent's -- best effort, however, Bradford was not traded during the draft, and barring a miracle, won't be traded at all.  Which leaves Bradford with one choice -- go back to work.

The Eagles (GASP!) didn't draft any obvious immediate starters - PhillyVoice
Among the criticisms of the Eagles' 2016 draft is that they may not have selected anyone who will start their rookie season. My rebuttal – who cares? With the second-overall pick in the draft, the Eagles nabbed quarterback Carson Wentz, who the team thinks will be the long-term answer at quarterback. It is widely assumed that Wentz will not be thrown to the wolves as a rookie, allowing him to adjust to the speed of the game at the pro level and be ready by 2017.

An Overview - Iggles Blitz
Overall, this is a solid roster. There are holes to be sure, but there is also plenty of talent. Don’t read too much into the order of players. This is a guess on my part. The players will set the depth chart with their performance. I’ve also guessed at some positions. Stefen Wisniewski could play LG or C. Josh Andrews and Barrett Jones could also play G or C. I don’t know if Blake Countess is going to play CB, S or the slot. With so few Safeties on the roster, I went ahead and put him there.

For Eagles, Howie Roseman is the riskiest second chance of all - CSN Philly
Again, the irony was obvious. Roseman’s previously questionable decisions didn’t lead to run-ins with the law. And they didn’t cost him money. On the contrary, the initial fight for control over the organization that he lost with Kelly led to a raise. But he lost agency and face in that political power struggle. He made bad choices and they nearly ruined his career. Now he’s been granted a do-over, and his choices have been fascinating. You have to wonder how much of his approach is informed by previous errors. How much of Howie 2.0 is an attempt to rewrite the code that malfunctioned in Howie 1.0?

Wentz pick can conceal untimely personnel shuffle - Inquirer
But Kelly's firing clearly was personal and Marynowitz was considered Chip's "guy," and so Lurie felt he had to go as well, particularly since he was bringing back Howie Roseman from Siberia to once again oversee the football operation, including preparations for the draft. Marynowitz's dismissal, coupled with the fact that Roseman hadn't been involved in scouting at all last fall and knew little about the 2016 draft class before his return to power, put the Eagles at a distinct disadvantage as they headed into the homestretch of the predraft scouting process. January, February and March are for fine-tuning your opinions of players, not forming them.

Takeaways From Draft Weekend - Birds 24/7
The Eagles continue to stress that they’re not going to put too much emphasis on what happens in the spring (especially when we’re talking about voluntary activities) and that situations like these tend to work themselves out. That’s probably the right approach to have. Unsuccessful in his attempt to be traded, Bradford has little choice but to return to the fold now and needs to put his best foot forward in order to position himself well for next season, so it’s possible the thawing process will begin shortly. But it seems to me that Bradford better get into damage control mode quickly here. First-year coach or not, I can’t picture anyone in Pederson’s position taking kindly to a player dishing out the silent treatment — especially a starting quarterback. Coach and QB need to be in lock-step, and if Pederson feels he’s not getting the type of respect or level of commitment he needs out of Bradford, the result could be a kick down the depth chart. The time for a power play has passed. Bradford needs to fall in line.

Roseman, Eagles Keep Building A Roster -
There isn’t a whole lot of time to relax for Howie Roseman, although now would seem to be the right moment. From the time the Eagles hired Doug Pederson and laid out the offseason plan, Roseman has been on the go through free agency and the NFL draft …

An emoji to sum up each team's 2016 NFL Draft grade - SB Nation
Your favorite team probably deserved the 100 emoji, I know.

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