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So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

Lets GO JETS! J-E-T-S, JETS, JETs, JETS.

This Weekend:
Jets beat the Giants.
We beat the Cowboys.

Next Weekend:
We beat the Redskins.
Giants beat the Cowboys.

I like our odds. COME ON DREAM TEAM!

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A New Team for the Eagles

The off-season in the NFL is the best opportunity for teams to prepare for the upcoming season. To strengthen, to improve, and in some cases, to shape a new roster are some of the movements that take place before the preseason begins.

The Philadelphia Eagles had 13 picks in seven rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft and are expected to cover the NFL point spread in the first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Also, the Eagles lost 15 of their 22 starters last season. Now they are making a young team with big future projections.

For this season, the Eagles will not have quarterback Donovan McNabb, the protagonist of the greatest decade in team history. McNabb was traded to the Washington Redskins, and this is certainly regarded by many as a bad decision by the Eagles and a great opportunity for the Redskins.

After the departure of McNabb, Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback for the upcoming season, and I think Kolb will have a great group of receivers made up of WR DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Hank Baskett.

On the other hand, one of the main goals of the Eagles is to strengthen their defensive line if they want to catch up with the Dallas Cowboys. The toughest games for the Eagles will be against the Cowboys and the New York Giants on consecutive dates in December.

And that is why in the draft the Eagles selected DE Brandon Graham and Daniel Te’o’Nesheim. Also they signed Darryl Tapp and already have the DT Brodick Bunkley and Mike Patterson.

Last season the Eagles were ranked No. 11 in total offense, taking into account that Philadelphia has one of the most complete tight end in the NFL, Brent Celek. Celek became the starting tight end in the 2009 season.

It seems that for this upcoming season, Philadelphia will arrive with a new identity. On offense, there will be many new features, while they will also have a renewed defensive line.

Finally, taking into account all the changes that were made by the Eagles and Coach Andy Reid’s experience, I think that the Eagles will have some success on the season and could claim the second spot in the NFC East.

Check out ESPN.com for more Philadelphia Eagles news.

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Long time No Post people

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write on here.  Since my last transmission there has been a lot of happenings on the 215 sports scene.  A new Sixers coach in Eddie Jordan – awful.  The Eagles draft, which went great with teh additions of Maclin, McCoy and Ingram.  Oh and Cornelius Ingram inked a 4 year deal today as well.  So only Maclin and McCoy left to sign.  And the Phils are currently battling the Mets.  That was some shit last night, shoulda won.  Anyway, sit back and relax, cuz the 215 is back in biz and ready to bring you the hype again.  Stay tuned.

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Eagles Draft Recap

Not only did the Eagles make a first round pick for the first time in three years, according to all sources, and my opinion, made the steal of the draft, getting a top 10 talent, Jeremy Maclin.  Not only was Maclin a top 10 talent, he was the number one rated WR on over half of the NFL teams draft boards.  Getting him at 19 was the steal of the draft weekend.  Now we are always leery of first round WR choices, but Maclin’s run after catch ability should fit perfectly into the Eagles west coast offense immediately.  If Maclin develops into what he is projected, the Eagles could potentially have the best, WR duo paired together for the next ten years.philadelphia-eagles-logo

In the second round, the Eagles pounced on former Pitt standout RB, LeSean McCoy.  Again, hats off the Eagles for another solid selection. McCoy has been compared to Brian Westbrook, will be great compliment to BWest.  McCoy was regarded as the best pass catching RB in the draft. So he should step in instantly as well, granted that he works on his glaring weakness, pass blocking.

After the Eagles traded out of the 3rd round, the 5th they made even more noise, with a few more solid solid moves.  They drafted Cornelius Ingram, a solid TE out of University of Florida who was out all of ’08 with an ACL injury.  Granted the knee is healthy, this is ANOTHER steal in the 5th round.   The Eagles then drafted Va. Tech DB, Victor “Macho” Harris, who will come right out of Beamer Ball at Virginia Tech and should have an immediate impact on the Eagles special teams unit.

THEN, to cap it off, the Eagles traded a pair of 5th round picks, for a solid starting Defensive Back, Ellis Hobbs.  Hobbs has started all 16 games the past two seasons and is re-united with former Super Bowl starting duo Asante Samuels, and just adds even stronger depth, and potentially opening the door for Sheldon Brown’s move to either safety OR to another team.

Counting the acquisition of Jason Peters, for their other first round pick, the Eagles had an amazing week.  And thankfully I am going to have amazing football betting opportunities this season. It’s amazing too me, how much they’ve rebuilt the offense this off-season. Not just adding bodies, but adding former Pro Bowlers (Peters, Weaver) and highly rated rookies (Macklin, McCoy, Ingram) to go with young and should-be-improved talent (Jackson and Celek).  Not to mention should-be-healthy veterans (McNabb, Curtis and Westbrook). If everything goes according to plan, and the team stays healthy, 2009 should be a very, very good year.

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Sal Pal Reports …

ESPN radio always seems to do me right on the morning commute.  This morning it did me dirty one more time.  ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported philadelphia-eagles-logothat your Philadelphia Eagles are said to be highly interested in Georgia RB Knowshon Moreno.  The Eags currently hold the 21st pick but with 9 total picks still in the upcoming draft, might package some and try and move up to guarantee the acquisition of Knowshon.

Sal went on to say that if the Birds could not move up and Knowshon happened to be off the board at number 21, they would then look to trade out of the first round and acquire a running back later on.

To be honest I wouldn’t mind Door #2 please.  And with that #21 pick and others, let’s go acquire Anquan Boldin.

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Another Eagle Flies the Coup

Lito Sheppard to the Jets for Picks

According to a source the Eagles on Saturday are expected to complete a trade which will send corner Lito Sheppard to the New York Jets for a package of draft picks. philadelphia-eagles-logo

Although details of the deal were not available, the Eagles are believed to be receiving a middle-round choice in the 2010 draft and conditional 2011 draft choice. The level of the 2011 choice will be determined by a number of factors including Sheppard’s 2009 playing time.

Lito will most likely step right into the starting lineup at the cornerback spot opposite Darrelle Revis.

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A Sad Day in the 215

Brian Dawkins Signs with the Broncos

The San Francisco Chronicle cites “a league source” reporting that Brian Dawkins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Broncos.  Philly was considered a near lock to retain Dawkins on a one-year deal, but he’s set to quarterback the Broncos defense in a Rodney Harrison-type role. philadelphia-eagles-logo

Dawkins showed last season that he has plenty left in tank and will help the Broncos defense get back to respectability while in rebuilding mode.

Sad to see you go B Dawk.  You will be missed.

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