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Old 04-28-2009, 02:35 PM   #556
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^none of that is the point

the point isnt that the Eagles should always have happy players.... thats unrealistic....

the point is that how they deal with these players... Lies? PR wars? Ducking players' agents? the bully tactics?

they have a negative effect on the team and the fans and they simply are not necessary...
My point is that every team uses similar tactics. It's commonplace in the league Rasheed.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:42 PM   #557
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My point is that every team uses similar tactics. It's commonplace in the league Rasheed.


its not commonplace to argue with players via WIP 610 radio... Its not commonplace for a front office to lie soo much (even when it isnt necessary)

maybe it would be easier to stomach if they actually would win something before putting on this ultra smug routine which doesnt benefit anybody
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:00 PM   #558
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Ellis Hobbs, Demps, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Lorenzo Booker, Macho Harris

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Old 04-28-2009, 06:03 PM   #559
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Ellis Hobbs, Demps, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Lorenzo Booker, Macho Harris

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no?
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:04 PM   #560
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Ellis Hobbs, Demps, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Lorenzo Booker, Macho Harris

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small dudes?
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:06 PM   #561
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Ellis Hobbs, Demps, Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Lorenzo Booker, Macho Harris

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They all return kicks.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:11 PM   #562
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They all return kicks.

And they do it well.

Hobbs and Jackson should dangerous on kickoffs and I'm pretty sure Maclin will get a chance to run back punts.

Those are just my assumptions though.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #563
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Too bad you guys couldnt sign undrafted free agent Michael Ray Garvin who would have been better at returning kicks than any of those guys.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #564
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**** it. Dont want to go searching for the draft thread so I'm just gonna brag about this mutha ****er here.




All American in Track and Field and Football. Nations best returner last year.


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WAYNE, N.J. — When Michael Ray Garvin was about 6, he ran in a street race in Brooklyn against his schoolmates. Not paying attention, he had his back turned and was goofing off when the race began.
Garvin, an all-American in football and in track and field, has posted times of 4.24 and 4.28 in the 40-yard dash.



“I turned around, and everybody had already started,” Garvin said. “So I just ran, and I caught them all and won the race.”
Fifteen years later, he got off to another slow start. An all-American in football and in track and field at Florida State, Garvin was not invited to the N.F.L. scouting combine in February in Indianapolis, where the top prospects were measured and scrutinized by league scouts, coaches and executives.
But on March 16, at Florida State’s pro day showcase in Tallahassee, Garvin once again caught up to the competition, then passed everyone.
The best time recorded in the 40-yard dash at the N.F.L. combine was 4.30 seconds by Darrius Heyward-Bey, a wide receiver from Maryland. Garvin beat it twice in Tallahassee, posting times of 4.24 and 4.28, numbers he said were rounded up from 4.18 and 4.22 to compensate for hand-held timing devices.
There is not a lot that can happen in 12-hundredths of a second. Light travels about 22,000 miles, and a human eye can get about a third of the way through one blink. But in that barely perceptible span of time, Garvin became an intriguing N.F.L. prospect.
“If there were any questions about his speed,” said Charley Casserly, a former Redskins and Texans general manager who is now an analyst for NFL.com, “I’m sure he cleared that up with that time in the 40.”
Garvin, a cornerback, is not considered a top prospect, and his agent, Mark Lepselter, said he was not sure if Garvin would be selected in the middle rounds, late rounds or any round. He may have to wait and try to sign as a free agent, then impress the team at training camp. Casserly says teams want their special-teams players to have more than one skill, but if that player is truly exceptional at something like kick returns, they may take a chance.
Casserly pointed to Jerome Mathis, a speedy wide receiver he signed for the Texans as an undrafted free agent from Hampton University in 2005. Mathis made the team (and the Pro Bowl) almost solely for his superb return ability, though he played only 17 games in three seasons because of injury.
“He was 7 points a game,” Casserly said, “whether it was a touchdown return or just great field position. Guys like that are so special, teams will keep them for just returning kickoffs.”
Garvin, a seven-time all-American sprinter, was second in the nation in kick returns last season, averaging 30.1 yards with one touchdown in 22 returns. But despite his world-class speed and muscular upper body, Garvin did not play much on defense last season, a situation he attributes to his attempt to make the United States Olympic track and field team last spring.
He qualified for the trials, and made it to the semifinals of the 200 meters. But he said the pursuit of his Olympic dream prevented him from going to spring football practices. He said he had assurances from Coach Bobby Bowden during a recruiting trip that track would not hold him back.
“I remember when Coach Bowden came into my living room,” Garvin said. “He said I could play football and run track without any consequences. So I went to the defensive coordinator, Mickey Andrews, and he said: ‘O.K., that’s fine. But it’s going to hurt your playing time.’ ”
Indeed, when Garvin showed up for two-a-day practices in the preseason, he was fourth on the depth chart at cornerback and never started after starting eight games as a junior. Despite his frustration, he called the disappointment a “miscommunication,” and said it enabled him to focus more on kick returns.
“I kept my mouth shut and became the No. 1 kick returner in the nation,” Garvin said. “I do not regret running track. In fact, I think it helped me, especially my speed. It actually helped put me where I’m at right now, which is basically having the best speed in the draft right now.”
Does he think he is as fast as anyone in the N.F.L.?
“Yeah,” he said. “I think so, because there’s not a lot of guys in the N.F.L. who have run track.”
Probably the most famous track star turned football player, Bob Hayes of the Dallas Cowboys, was elected this year to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Still, at 5 feet 8 inches and 182 pounds, Garvin may be deemed too small to defend big receivers, although there is no doubt he has plenty of upper-body strength.
This month, Garvin was at a sports facility in Wayne preparing for Sunday’s Texas Relays — he was on the winning 4x100-meter relay team — with Kevin Ensenat, Garvin’s trainer since he was a freshman at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. Giants receiver David Tyree, a Super Bowl star, was also there to work out with Ensenat. Tyree looked at Garvin’s extremely defined physique and shook his head.
“His body speaks for itself,” Tyree said. “He’s more than capable athletically. He’s one of them combine freaks, and that’s what they like, when guys time out well and then can live up to it. He’s got the stuff that it takes.”
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:30 PM   #565
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Too bad you guys couldnt sign undrafted free agent Michael Ray Garvin who would have been better at returning kicks than any of those guys.

Based on what?

Hobbs is proven one of the best in the NFL at kickoffs. And you highlighted 40 time. Dont make me copy/paste the top 20 40 times showing how those "burners" flamed out in the NFL. That guy could be better at trying for Olympic gold than being #1 on the kickoff leader boards
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:36 PM   #566
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Based on what?

Hobbs is proven one of the best in the NFL at kickoffs. And you highlighted 40 time. Dont make me copy/paste the top 20 40 times showing how those "burners" flamed out in the NFL. That guy could be better at trying for Olympic gold than being #1 on the kickoff leader boards


Based on his physique and speed.

In all seriousness he isnt a bad guy to try out as our kr/pr. Led the nation in kick returns on a BCS conference team. The Cardinals could really use someone to give them a consistent good return because our offense is pretty much automatic when we have good field position. (Minus the last play in the 1st half of the Super Bowl) lol.

Ellis Hobbs was a steal. Two 5th rounders for a top kick returner and good nickel cornerback. I'd take it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:06 PM   #567
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Hopefully dude works out. Cards cut Hood, Laboy and James (no surprise). I like the S Johnson pick alot. Nice value pick where Cards got him. I'm not a fan of Big Ten Rbs, hopfully Beanie Wells can change that. With Boldin going nowhere and Breaston improving Cards offense like u said could benefit from field position since they are tough to stop.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #568
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That dude is ripped as ****...no homo
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:53 PM   #569
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That dude is ripped as ****...no homo

For real dude, I had to step back like "dayamn"

Anywho, I was watchin Daily News Live. Sounds like the 2 eagles rooks are pretty good, I might actually watch a regular season game this year that isn't vs the cowboys or giants and like it, hehe

Maclin? sounds like he's got some game in him
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #570
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So here's why the Eagles moved up to 19 for Maclin...

The Lions were not planning on taking Maclin at 20, but the GIANTS had a deal ready to move up to 20 and take Maclin.

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/...ED_MACLIN.html
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