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unckeyherb

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In Topic: Nick Foles vs Andrew Luck

14 April 2014 - 08:01 AM

I think there is every chance for Foles to improve given this will be his first Season as the unquestioned starter throughout camp and leading into the season.  Another season to learn Chips book and for Chip to hone his craft at this level.  Subtract Desean, but add Sproles + whoever they draft at WR. Lots of variables, but I've seen no indication, other than the inexplicable Dallas game, that Foles rattles under pressure.  Lets say for the sake of argument that he neither improves nor digresses.  The only difference is that he plays a full boat this year.  Based on his performance last year, he'd end with a stat line of:

 

4,203 pass yards/40 TD's/3 ints; 327 rush yards/4 TD's/3 fumbles...in my league, which penalizes -2 for fumbles and ints, thats 494 FFP's.  Manning's historic year resulted in 596, Brees came in second with 503 and Rivers rounded out the top three with 410.  FWIW, Luck totaled 381 FFP's.  

 

I don't care about who's situation is better.  I care about production.  Andy Dalton and Matt Stafford finished 4 and 5 last year ahead of Cam and Luck. Does anyone think that without AJ Green and Calvin those guys would be viable FF starters?  I do not, but I don't care-I just know they put numbers up.  

Bold prediction:  If Foles stays healthy and plays all 16, he will finish top 3 FF QB next year.  


In Topic: Nick Foles vs Andrew Luck

13 April 2014 - 04:50 AM

As a Foles owner in many leagues this question made me lol.

Luck >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Foles

Silly question really.


Foles averaged almost 6 ppg more than luck in my league. What makes this a silly question? In leagues like mine, that give 6 points for all TDs (passing and rushing) and that penalize -2 points for ints. Foles value is pretty high.

In Topic: Nick Foles vs Andrew Luck

12 April 2014 - 04:22 AM

Foles for me. His decision making ability is well beyond his experience level. Losing desean hurts but gaining maclin, sproles, whatever WR they pick up in the draft and a full offseason as the legit starter in Kelly's offense is a net gain IMO. The brain and instincts are there, the rest should only get better.

In Topic: ** Official 2014 Philadelphia Eagles Thread **

11 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

 

 

 

 

Report out that we offered a 2nd and Graham for Jordan.  Too bad they said no, that would have been awesome.  Think he needs into this D and out of Miami.

I think there is a rather large cap hit for Miami if they traded him before June 1st.  The fact that they really don't have much an incentive to trade Jordan away is probably the prevailing thought.  It'd be closer to getting done is the Eagles offered 22 but they'd never do that.
 
 
From what I remember about Jordan, the knock on him was that he was speed rusher with no other moves and that the more athletic LT would just eat him up in the NFL.  He didn't really have a bunch of sacks in college.  So he most likely wouldn't be the pass rushing OLB answer.  What it might allow the Eagles to do is have Barwin rush more because Jordan would be a better option in the coverage game.  I'm not sure I'd give up a first for the guy.  The Dolphins are moving to a 4-3 and he will be so bad as a DE that his value will only get lower.  They might be able to get him for a lower pick in the 2015 draft.  At that point, I'd take a shot. 

I'm with you here.

No way do I give up the 1st just on principle alone. Miami drafted him top 5 last year sure but if he had any kind of talent, they'd still want him there. I'd be willing to take a look at the guy but more in the range of a 2nd and a 4th next year that could become a 3rd. Graham or no graham makes no difference. Definitely not giving #22 when could use that on a top talent from this draft.

 

 

I'm not sure I completley agree about parting with #22.  If he is higher rated than anyone else on our board than I have no problem with it.  It has a feel of when we dealt a 1 for Peters or when NE got Welker off of Miami for a 2 IMO

 

The below type of player would be a great fit opposite of Barwin IMO:

 

During that span, he posted a combined 86 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles (via CFBStats.com). That's even more impressive considering he was oftentimes asked to cover tight ends and receivers out of the slot with the Ducks.
Keep in mind, Jordan started out as a tight end at Oregon. He has only been playing in the front seven for three years.

That has many thinking the sky's the limit for the 22-year-old.

 

 

I agree.  My recollection is that a lot of Draft Mocks last year had the Birds jumping on him at #4, until Miami took him one pick ahead.  If he still grades out near where he was taken last year and you quickly analyze the talent doesn't equal out where we will draft in May, its not unreasonable to think he is worth the pick. 


In Topic: ** Official 2014 Philadelphia Eagles Thread **

09 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

I don't think Cooks fits the mold of what Kelly wants in his WR's.  5'-10" don't beat up on much.