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G.J. Kinne retired and then got hired by SMU, so we are planning to throw him a party this summer. Stay tuned.
The Eagles signed LeGarrette Blount. What are your expectations?
Blount had the most carries of his career last year, but a lot of carries came early in the season when the Patriots were missing Tom Brady.
John: I think he’s 130 carry guy this year just based on Doug Pederson's offense and what they already have in the backfield.
Vince: I would actually be surprised if he a steady work load throughout the season. People’s expectations might be in the high teens for carries for every game and there might some games where he might just get seven or eight.
We play some audio from Blount’s press conference
Eagles were terrible at converting on the ground last year and Blount can not only help with that but allow Pederson to stay aggressive on fourth downs
Even if Blount doesn’t work out, this is a great signing to see what you have with Smallwood and Pumphery. Doesn’t put the pressure on them and it gives time for Pumphery to put on some pounds by eating cheeseburgers.
For as much as Joe Douglas said that the Eagles value the RB position during the offseason, it's been pretty clear that they don’t. Now, that could be because of a lot of different needs but the track record is clear.
What do you think of the overall approach of the Eagles offseason?
Obviously not everything will workout with the signings/draft picks … which move do you think doesn’t work out?
Vince put the jinx on Charles Walker on Monday and he was released to make room for Blount
We answer your questions!
Why did they release Walker and not Corey Clement?
Out of all the players that signed one year deals, who is the most likely to be signed to an extension? Least?
Who has the most 20+ yard plays next year?
O/U Blount has 12.5 TDs - (wheeew)
HOT SAUCE QUESTION: Frank’s Red Hot or Cholula?
How excited are you for the Blount smashmouth football late in games? Jason Peters, Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks are some run blocking freaks baby. #SB52
Do you think the Eagles target a RB next year in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft?
How many rushing tuddies versus wide receiver tuddies this year?
If Jason Kelce doesn’t get traded and stays on this football team, what is his role?
We imagine what a Power Honey Beau Beau package might look like if Kelce plays fullback for five snaps a game.
Side notes: Get excited about Alshon Jeffery and put a pin in it with Iowa RB Arkham Wadley
John gives a small tribute to Chris Cornell (RIP)
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