Here is my new column for PE.com. I wrote about the importance of teamwork, based on our poor showing vs the Vikings.
There will be no Detailed Game Review this week. I'm re-watching the game and will post something, but with the game coming on a Tuesday and bowl games every night, I don't have time to do my normal thing. I'll post a link to whatever I do finish for those who are morbidly curious.
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Vick or Kolb? Neither guy has delivered a Super Bowl yet so get rid of both bums. Kafka time, baby. Seriously, as crazy as trading Vick sounds, I think you have to at least explore all options. It would take a king's ransom to pry Vick away, but if some desperate team is willing to pay it I think you have to at least listen. Football is the ultimate team game. I don't anticipate anyone selling out to get Vick so this is more discussion material than anything else. Kolb is the more intrguing situation. It sounds like the Eagles want to try and keep him, but I just can't see Kevin doing that. Money aside, the guy wants to play. Do we put him up for sale from the get go and avoid the bizarre nature of last offseason?
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There will be a lot of good draft prospects in action in the next couple of days. Here is a link to the bowl schedule at ESPN. Here are some players the Eagles could be interested in:
Clemon: S DeAndre McDaniel
Miami: LB Colin McCarthy, DE Allen Bailey, CB Brandon Harris, OL Orlando Franklin
UCF: DE Bruce Miller, RT Jah Reid
Florida State: QB Christian Ponder, DE Markus White
Texas Tech: RB Barron Batch
Alabama: S Mark Barron, LT James Carpenter
Michigan State: LB Greg Jones
Florida: OL Marcus Gilbert, OL Carl Johnson, OL Mike Pouncey, OL Maurice Hurt, DE Justin Trattou
Miss State: LT Derek Sherrod, LB K.J. Wright
Michigan: OL Stephen Schilling
Wisconsin: OL John Moffit, DE J.J. Watt
TCU: OL Marcus Cannon, DE Wayne Daniels, S Tejay Johnson, WR/RS Jeremy Kerley
Oklahoma: DE Jeremy Beal, S Quinton Carter, RB DeMarco Murray, DB Jonathan Nelson, LB Travis Lewis
I left off some names of guys who probably are out of our reach and/or might not be of great interest. Wisconsin LT Gabe Carimi is a good player, but I don't know that we'd spend a Top 20 pick on a LT. I did list a couple of LTs. Those guys could be converted to G, something Reid and Castillo like to do.
I left off CB Janoris Jenkins from Florida because he isn't playing in the game. I do think Jenkins is a player the Eagles could have interest in. I left off all of the star WRs. No need for us.
Some of the players listed could go in the 1st round, some in the 7th. I wish I had time to get more detailed, but I'm behind schedule as it is. Feel free to ask questions. I'll answer as many as I can.