Despite the current work stoppage among many veteran Eagles fan posters at PE.com's "On The Inside" , their Gatekeeper-in-Exile, GK Brizer, has announced his annual Mach 10 Draft challenge will go on as scheduled. That's a big deal to a lot of Eagles fans who may have been worrying the Mach 10 event would disappear during Brizer's self-imposed exile.
We'll cover the event as it unfolds here at Eagles Eye...and at the same time, we certainly hope PE.com can arrange to reconstitute a forum room for Brizer and his enlightened Bored which meets the GK's standards of freedom of speech and expression...a special room for mature Bird-brains only who choose to engage in tackle-football-posting, as opposed to the current kiddie-flag-rules format change. The Mach 10 belongs on PE.com.
Meanwhile, here's another independent site you may find interesting as a source of pre-Draft speculation: Eagles Addict. Dave Stoessel puts out a nice selection of prospect reviews and original content. Today he's got a nice little profile on offensive linemen who are NOT named Carimi----i.e., Brandon Fusco from Slippery Rock, and USC's Tyron Smith---who is rumored to possibly be visiting the Eagles this week. He also profiles Stephen Paea :
Stephen Paea is moving up higher on my own Eagles prospect list....6-1, 300, Oregon State, dynamic Defensive Tackle...but coming off a knee injury which may just allow him to fall to the Eagles...and we know how Reid likes to gamble in the later rounds on rehabbing great prospects. The Eagles have brought Paea in for a visit. Of course, as Dave Stoessel points out, that could mean anything...
Paea had his pro day on March 31st and indicated that his knee is about 85-90% healthy. He did run the 40 and recorded a time of 5.15 which isn’t bad for a DT with a gimpy knee. Last season Paea recorded 45 tackles, 10 TFL’s, 4 FF’s (forced fumbles), and 6 sacks. One of his best attributes is his strength as he has been known to bench press 500 lbs and squat 600 lbs.
And so to the Best of Brizer, volume 2, which is right on point to the Mach 10 and your pre-draft prospecting:
The draft should be viewed with both quantity and amplitude in mind. The unknown factors could tip the scales,...but it's still speculative in the end. Control does not equal success. To that end,..i will submit this handy link,..as a public service to all you armchair knuckleheads. It could open Pandora's box,...but she's a common trollop anyway,...carry on,..GK.. http://www.reclinergm.com/eagles-draft-preview-andy-reids-complete-draft-history/Oh yea,...unfortunately, the history did not include last year,...which may go down as one of the finest on EARF,..and certainly changed the stats measurably. A notable caveat.
a few days ago,.re Marty, i mentioned being on the fence with him,..but leaning on the side of release,...methinks,.he's not a SB caliber coach. In his defense,..a well designed play can turn ugly if just one player doesn't execute properly,..then we shoot the messenger,..marty....carry on.
yes,.i still like Shady,..but he needs to perk up and do what i told booker to do last yr,..lift some weights!....don't forget the legs....tommy boy,..yur not idiot,..a dope,.maybe!..but not an idiot,...guvna'!...carry on. (Editors note: this advice from Brizer to "Shady" McCoy was posted in January 0f 2010, a full 9 months before Shady's breakout season...)
The key caveat,..the ultimate reason why these negos seem to be going nowhere,..is the simple fact that neither adversary is homogeneous. The formerly known as NFLPA is a fragmented group, with different needs and agendas,..barely "united" under the present de facto dikhead,.de soto. The owners are hardly much better,..but at least their membership is much smaller with less differences. Truth be told,..as I hear it, at least one team made a whopping profit of 6 million last year.... and How much did Peyton make?,...He may be suing,..but I frankly doubt that he truly wants to. At this point,..the public appearance of solidarity is germaine to their purported cause of fairness. So,..when someone axes me what side I'm on,...I retort back,..how many sides are there in reality? Then I say,..my side,..the FAN,..that's my not so hidden agenda. Carry on,..knuckleheads,...yur GK is still yur big toe!
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the only problem with undrafteds,.....we'd get bombarded with complaints from JB and 3D,..for ex post facto re-consideration of past judgments. Those guys are pit bulls!
JB et 64 ,..read Conrad's "Heart of Darkness,"...oh wait,.i forgot,.JB don't read nutin,.....my error.
,.....The MACH 10 is our irreverent yet serious mockery (duality of nature) of the mock drafts,....however, we cheat ..because we basically suk at doing a real Eagle mock draft,..although some still have some fun with posting theirs. So,...the goal is simply to name as many of our DRAFT picks.Various strategies have been used. You are allowed any 10 picks,....thus the name. You may use less,..but that would be stupid. Some have tried to slip in 11,..but they were caught!..Yes,.one was me. The prize,.besides bragging rights here,....an all expense trip to JB's ranch for a tour (all you can eat) and sleepover. The expenses are on youse! Still wanna play? Post yur MACH 10,.and somebody will file and track,..maybe that lazy sucker JB!...Carry on,.guvna'..and good luck.
Fanny,..keep thinking,.guvna'.....just checked on some mocks,..and they're doing summersaults!...this could turn out to be the craziest draft in the history of EARF!!!,..I'm seeing less and less consensus on the top 15 players,...incredible.
There's a method to my madness,...why am I posting this link?..year supply of JB's worms to the genius who fingers it out!,...damnbri. http://www.pennathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1700&ATCLID=204928068
anyone who believes their eyes and ears,...is a bonified knucklehead,......trust yur brain,..prospice.
Youse knuckleheads may want to read (if you can) Tommy Boy's Fan-D column about LBs. I gave him da bizness,..in a concise, respectful way. Why don't youse do the same. He's feeling lonely. Carry on.,...GK.
Close enuff to 4 so I'm dipping into my inventory of Kolsch-style ale,..I don't know why,..but it will go nicely with pizza italiano and my leftover lemon chicken...who's with me?
posters,..just be able to defend yur post...after all as GK,.I try to maintain the integrity of this site,..lately,...no ez task...now,.respite...and prospice.