The Eagles signed Felix Jones. As I noted when the Eagles were sniffing around him initially, he’s a 3rd RB only. LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown are clearly the #1 and #2. Here are Felix’s strengths and weaknesses.
Tommy watched some tape of Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry. Good read. Tommy’s not as high on Graham as sites like PFF, who don’t note the context with which he’s defeating offensive linemen:
While Graham was productive as a pass rusher last year, no one did anything special for him. He was almost always single-blocked. There were plenty of plays where TEs were assigned to block him. Compare this to the treatment that Trent Cole and Jason Babin got. Offenses gameplanned for them, in terms of playcalling and blocking.
Graham’s 2 best games were against Cincinnati and the second Dallas meeting. He went against a struggling Doug Free and Andre Smith. While Smith is a dominant run blocker, he is a mediocre pass blocker, which is part of why he sat on the free agent market so long this year. In those 2 games, Graham had 12 tackles, 4 sacks, and a FF. Take those games away and we’re talking about a different season.
Keith McMillan noted that CBS’ Pete Prisco had Alfred Morris rated 42 places ahead of Robert Griffin III on his Top 100 list. Keith was nice in his assessment of that nonsense:
But Morris ranked 42 places higher than Griffin on any list is, well, interesting.
Blogging the Boys has an interesting table showing the frequency of teams who draft players from non-BCS schools. The Cowboys have the 2nd most. The Eagles have the least.
The NY Post reported that the Giants and Victor Cruz are on the “2-yard line” in contract talks. And then they don’t really expand on that at all in their report. Soooooo… Nothing to see here until there’s something a little more concrete.