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The Noid

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  1. I've been heavy into using Ancestry.com and submitting our family's DNA the last 5 or so years. Have built a tree of almost 4,000 people and traced my wife's ancestry all the way back about 1400 years to the 7th century and found her relation to William The Conqueror (and subsequently all of the British monarchy) and some other fun ones like Isaac Newtown. My family was not so interesting and having mostly Italian immigrants in recent generations there's only so much I can get from Ancestry records. Italian ancestry sites (in Italian, using google translate) are where I'm currently trying to l
  2. Shouldn't be unexpected or surprising that the team is going to listen to all offers for anyone on the roster. Doesn't mean something will happen, but if it's the right offer (returns draft value and/or sheds big contracts/commitments) then you do it. Report: Eagles have had trade discussions about Brandon Brooks Zach Ertz is “just one of a few very high-profile Philly thirtysomethings who have elicited” trade interest
  3. Reports are Lane is doing the same. Wondering if they are trying to get enough cap space to keep Ertz for the new league year and trade him, rather than releasing him prior to get under the cap.
  4. Was able to attend a “Meet The Coaching Staff” Zoom this morning for select Season Ticket Members, hosted by Dave Spadaro and I jotted down some notes, for anyone interested. Spadaro prefaced everything with the fact that NFL rules don’t allow staff to comment on “reported” trades, only official one. On March 17th, at 4pm (the official start of the new league year) there will be press conference with Nick Sirianni and Howie Roseman to talk about any official trades. On the Zoom were HC Nick Sirianni, OC Shane Steichen, DC Jonathan Gannon, and STC Michael Clay. Nick seemed way mo
  5. Right, but the confusing part is: The corresponding AFC division your opponent will come from is based on the division you played against 2 years prior to the season the game is being scheduled The corresponding team in that division that will be your opponent is based on both team's finish/records 1 year prior to the season the game is being scheduled
  6. So, scratch that. It would be the Jets. It's based on 2020 finish, but 2019 division of the opposite conference. We played the AFC East in 2019, so our 4th place finish in 2020 puts us against the 2020 4th place finisher of our 2019 out--of-conference division (the Jets.) Very convoluted
  7. Looks more and more like a 17th game is coming for 2021. For us, it would be against the Bengals, in Cincy. Formula is: Same place finisher in the division of the opposite conference you played in the previous year's schedule. For us, our 2020 AFC division was the AFC North. We were 4th in our division, Bengals were 4th in theirs. AFC teams hosts the 17th game in Year 1, NFC hosts in Year 2, AFC host in Year 3, etc. We haven't beaten Cincy in more than 20 years, including TWO ties in the last 4 games.
  8. I always carry my debit card, but never use it unless it's an emergency: either I need to withdraw cash (I only carry a single $20 bill in my phone case, plus driver's license, credit card, debit card) or as backup if my everyday rewards credit card doesn't work for some reason, gets lost, etc. BTW, as a fraud prevention expert working in financial services over 20 years, I can tell you that using your debit card at gas pumps is the LAST place you want to use/swipe it. Because pumps are still exempt from chip reader/EMV mandates they are the #1 place fraudsters insert skimmers. Fish in a
  9. The fact that we need a potential franchise player/stud at ANY position (except TE and RB), especially the core positions the Eagles value (QB, T, DE, CB) and the rare opportunity to be drafting 6th overall, I lean heavily toward using the pick. We could still luck our way into winning the NFC East next year because it's such a cesspool so might be awhile before drafting this high again. And then add in the fact that I have zero confidence that the current brain trust that's mostly responsible for a plethora of draft pick misses in recent years could actually net multiple good players ba
  10. Meanwhile, there's a sizable amount of Browns fans shouting from the top of their lungs today that this proves they won the 2016 #2/Wentz trade. Um, what?? The got 0 players directly from the trade that had any impact on the team, and indirectly (via many other convoluted trades and pick swaps) they wound up with Denzel Ward and OBJ while trading away the Deshaun Watson pick. And everyone behind that trade has since been fired. The Eagles got 2017/SB52 and whatever we get from the Indy picks.
  11. I would quote Winston Wolfe here, but this is a family message board. After how his career has played out there's nothing that makes me confident (e.g. more than 50/50) we get a 1. He could tear his ACL in training camp, he could continue to stink it up and get benched by Week 6, or he could miss the month of October with a semi-serious injury and the Colts still wind up locked in a playoff spot and rest their starters in Week 17 so he only plays 69% of the snaps and we get a late 2nd rounder. We sold our souls for SB52 and we're looking at a repeat of those first 51 years!
  12. Comparing this to what we got for trading other QBs: Wentz: 3rd (#85) & TBD (likely somewhere between #20 - #60) DV: 465 - 1015 Bradford: 1st (#14) & 4th (#139) DV: 1136.5 McNabb: 2nd (#37) & 4th (#104) DV: 781 Kolb: 2nd (#51) & Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie DV: 390 Feely: 2nd (#35) DV: 550 ETA: Draft Value Totals
  13. Eagles season ticket invoices arrived today and no increase for any of my seats (4 lower, 2 upper.) Would have REALLY been tone deaf to raise ticket prices during the pandemic AND after the season they just had. Same approach as last season: they are assuming full capacity for all home games so you have to pay in full by June. If things change, they will make any adjustments/refunds closer to the season.
  14. Right, he does not have a no-trade but if the Bears know Wentz doesn't want to be there, why would they trade for him? Why offer Philly "the most" just to take on a headache and potential problem?
  15. As a 3rd-generation Philadelphia Italian in charge of this year's thread titles, I was made for this!
  16. I'm the last person to try and dash anyone's hope. Hope is great. So keep holding out hope! But for this situation, I've depleted all mine
  17. And, he doesn't need to publicly say anything, like Watson. If he's made it clear to the team, and they are trying to trade him, why does he need to come out and state he want's to be traded? Stay quiet, let it play out, then post a generic "thanks for the memories Philadelphia" Instagram post once it's done.
  18. Nah, these are not rumors and speculation. It's a known fact the Eagles are trying to trade him, teams are calling, making offers, etc. That's not because the Eagles want to move him. I can say with 100% certainty the team would rather not take the cap hit and admit such a massive blunder of a situation. There are zero reasons a team that just overhauled the coaching staff, wants to rebuild, has a potential franchise QB who may have just had a down year and they can build a new system around, and that they just signed to a massive extension 18 months ago would want to move him. So the fact tha
  19. To the "Let's just keep him another year if we can't get a good return crowd" the March 19th/3rd league day line in the sand doesn't just affect our 2021 cap. If he's not traded by then it means we also are locked into a 2022 cap hit (even if he's traded after March 19th): Trading him before March 19th gets every penny of Wentz' contract off the books this cap year and they can move on, free and clear, in 2022 when they will also be free of the dead weight from the Alshon and Malik Jackson contracts (they are both going to be cut) and some others that are coming off or will also be gon
  20. Odds on Wentz’s next team, per @betonline_ag: Bears 1/1 Colts 3/2 Broncos 8/1 Wash 9/1 Panthers 12/1 Cowboys 15/1 Texans 16/1 Raiders 18/1 Pats 20/1 49ers 20/1
  21. “The Bears & the Colts I can tell you are NOT the only teams that have called on Wentz. I can say there’s at least 2 or 3 other teams that have called” - @AdamSchefter on @975JKShow
  22. That ship has sailed. He doesn't want to be here and short of firing Howie and making Wentz player/coach, nothing is going to change his mind. Keeping him when he doesn't want to be here not only means more money wasted but also more drama (potential holdouts, pouting, press leaks) that will guarantee you get even less than whatever you can get now.
  23. Benefit is to the Eagles in not having to pay the extra $. Don't think it affects the acquiring team either way (and even if it did, we're already ~$50M over the cap so taking an extra $10M to help facilitate a trade isn't going to happen.) So the longer this goes on, what little leverage the Eagles have gets even smaller.
  24. I wonder if, them being leaders/vets and all, maybe they were saying those things to try and keep the team together and boost morale? The motivation behind it might have been more to prevent the death spiral a fractured locker room can create. Wentz was still on the team and could have been re-inserted at any point (due to a Hurts injury or poor performance.) So it's like that situation where a friend just broke up with their significant other but it's still too early to give them your "real" thoughts or even agree with any of the bad things they are ranting about because if you do, and t
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