Per Quintin Mikell:
“I kind of get that vibe,” Mikell said, when asked if Castillo had plans to shift from an aggressive, blitz-happy attack to a tempered Cover 2. “I know coach Reid has wanted to run the Cover 2 for a long time. It seems like the past couple of years we’ve been slowly progressing toward that. It might be moving toward that. I think he (Castillo) is going to kind of tweak things here and there.”
From what I’ve read around the web on this, both Eagles fans and Cardinals fans are opposed to this deal. Yesterday, I detailed the pros and cons from the Eagles perspective here.
They should want more. It’s also interesting that Kolb has pictured himself in Arizona.
Yes Adam, really. I love the Arizona reporters that are incredulous over the prospect of trading a corner for a potential franchise QB. You see, guys, it’s like this: Having 3 good corners… Certainly a nice thing to have in this pass-happy NFL, no doubt. Having no QB… Well, enjoy your 3-13 season.
But again, Arizona, you didn’t draft a quarterback this spring. Your team, in the Super Bowl just a few years ago, was 5-11 in 2010, and not having a real QB was a major reason. If you’ve decided to go after Kolb instead of drafting someone, you’re convinced he’s a starting-quality QB. (Yes, you could trade for Kyle Orton instead. Good luck with that.)
Hey, tie the extra draft pick to Kolb’s success level. Fourth-rounder that becomes a second-rounder if Kolb makes the Pro Bowl this season or reaches certain statistical criteria. Fourth-rounder and some other conditional draft pick in 2013. Or maybe the Eagles give you their fourth and you give back a second. Point is, Kolb and Rodgers-Cromartie are the key elements. Figuring out a draft pick to throw in is, to borrow Jerry Jones’ evocative description of the final details of the lockout settlement, “circumsizing mosquitoes.”
“We’re open to anything,” said Bradley’s agent, Eric Metz. “If they offer him a long-term contract that we feel is fair then he would have no problem signing in Philadelphia. I think he would like to finish what he started there and help bring a Super Bowl to the city.”
Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz says Disco Stew and his agent are in for a rude awakening if they think they’re getting a long term deal from Philly. I actually think they’ll get their long term deal, if not in Philly, then some other team out there will take a calculated gamble on Bradley.
A year ago at this time, Michael Vick was facing questions about a shooting outside his 30th birthday party, his future in the NFL in doubt.
Almost forgot about that.
(Giants, Cowboys, and Redskins news after the jump)…
Gee, thanks Osi. However…
It won’t be Umenyiora, though, because according to the source he believes his fight is more about the Giants than the NFL. He wants Reese to fulfill the “promise” to rip up the remainder of the six-year, $41 million contract extension he signed in Dec., 2005 and pay him like one of the top five defensive ends in the league or trade him to a team that will. The source said Umenyiora is more likely to consider a training camp holdout, which could spark a potentially nasty fight with the Giants in the next few weeks.
I have news for you, Osi. There’s no way in hell another team out there is going to pay you Top 5 DE money… because.. well… you’re not even close to being a Top 5 DE. Not to mention, another team would have to give up a high pick (a 2 at a minimum, although the Giants might be inclined to hold out for a 1) to get you. So enjoy your holdout.
Osi had a great season last year. If he holds out because he’s unhappy with his 6 year deal worth freaking $41 MILLION, he’s going to piss all over his own value. Jerry Reese is in a tough spot here. The Giants don’t have any cap room and a multitude of their own key players to re-sign. Reese is going to be extremely busy with real personnel decisions, all while Osi is crying in the background for his new deal. Osi sort of reminds me of this.
Madison Hedgecock played in just four games last season due to injuries. While tight end Bear Pascoe filled in admirably, the Giants have an All-Pro fullback who says he is considering the Giants.
Texans’ FB Vonta Leach told SiriusXM NFL radio that the Giants are on his list if the free agent doesn’t re-sign with Houston.
I’ve read in a number of places that Pascoe filled in “admirably” for Madison Hedgecock last year. The game tape disagrees.
This comes soon after Drew Rosenhaus proclaiming that Bradshaw was “very interested” in playing for the Dolphins. I think Bradshaw will ultimately sign with the Giants, but Giants fans should have their Pepto ready, because there’s no way in hell he’s going to sign anything during that initial 3-day window when only the Giants can talk to him.
This is actually more about the Bears tampering with Julius Peppers last year than it is about what the title suggests, but it’s a good read nevertheless. I think the Cowboys would like to sign Doug Free before all else, but Free is unlikely to sign anything until he sees what his market value is. I think the Cowboys’ first move will be to release Marion Barber.
Speaking of the Bears, oh how I hate them so.
Sticking with that same theme, Defending the Star prioritizes the Cowboys’ FA period.
They have the Alamodome booked until August 13, but no plans after that.
Apparently the early over/under for total Cowboys wins in 2011 is 8.5. Logan likes the over. I think I like the under. If I were setting the over/under, I’d set it at an even 8.
Dont worry. It’s not you know who.
I’ll be trying to make it down there this year.
Yeah, I know. This is a shallow, cynical attempt to boost traffic by mentioning “Vincent Jackson.” What’s a blogger to do? Labor stories are boring. The lockout is vexing. Vincent Jackson is a tonic by the very mention of his name. Vincent Jackson. Yup. I managed to say “Vincent Jackson” four times in one paragraph.
It worked, Anthony. I can’t see any way V Jax gets out of San Diego, but if he did, he’s just 28, proven, healthy, and a great player. You’d have to pay him a bundle, but I’d like V Jax over a guy like Sidney Rice.
Teaser alert – I have a mega post on John Beck coming up this week, with game film of his days in Miami.
Love that he has a picture of a stripper right on the party flier. Good for you, Tana.
Mike lists the players with the most to gain/lose in camp.