Eagles announced their Training Camp dates for 2012 today:
ROOKIES, QB's and INJURED PLAYERS report to Lehigh U. on Sunday, July 22...
VETERANS report to Lehigh U. on Wednesday, July 25...
TRAINING CAMP ENDS ON AUGUST 15.
But first.... Rookie Mini-camp at Novacare Complex, Saturday, May 12...
Full Team Organized Activities at Novacare Complex May 22-24, May 30-June 1, and June 4-7...
Full Team Mini-camp will be held June 12-14.
While pondering that upcoming schedule, I noticed Genetic Freak's interesting post over at OTI/PE.com. He's got his initial mock of the Final 53 Eagles depth chart:
Posted 5:18 pm EST May 3, 2012-
"Just for conversation heres my early depth chart.."
QB - 1. M. Vick 2. M. Kafka 3. N. Foles
FB - S. Havili
RB - 1. L. McCoy 2. C. Polk 3. D. Lewis
TE - 1. B. Celek 2. C. Harbor 3. C. Ford
WR - 1. D. Jackson 2. J. Maclin 3. J. Avant 4. M. McNutt 5. M. Gilyard
LT - 1. D. Bell 2. K. Dunlap
LG - 1. E. Mathis 2. B. Washington
C - 1. J. Kelce 2. M. Gibson
RG - 1. D. Watkins 2. D.J Jones
RT - 1. T. Herremans 2. D. Kelly
LDE - 1. J. Babin 2. B. Graham
DT - 1. C. Jenkins 2. M. Patterson 3. F. Cox 4. D. Landri 5. A. Dixon
RDE - 1. T. Cole 2. V. Curry 3. P. Hunt
LOLB - 1. M. Kendricks 2. A. Jordan
MLB - 1. D. Ryan 2. C. Matthews
ROLB - 1. J. Chaney 2. B. Rolle
CB - 1. N. Asomugha 2. D. Rodgers-Cromartie 3. B. Boykin 4. C. Marsh 5. C. Harris
FS - 1. N. Allen 2. P. Thomas 3. C. Anderson
SS - 1. J. Jarrett 2. K. Coleman
LS - J. Dorenbos
K - A. Henery
P - C. Henry
Thanks for the sneak peek, Genetic Freak. We can have some fun playing with your mock while I take a brief break here to grab JB's dwaft wee-view post...
Seeing the actual schedule for Training Camp and OTA's makes me feel good...and Genetic Freak's "mock 53" is the shot in the arm I needed to realize the season is closer than I think...and that I am projecting Jeremy Maclin (#18, WR above) for a Pro Bowl year in 2012.
AND NOW--- in case you missed it two nights ago--- a reprise of the great JB's annual wee-view of the Eagles draft... delivered by JB in full superhero costume as a tribute to his Hollywood buddies, the Wayans brothers...and also to plug "The Avengers" 3-D movie soon appearing in a theatre near you...
"One of the bestest drafts I remember. Multiple picks where they just took the guy that was obvious... which is quite different from a normal Eagles draft.
1) Cox - The most affletic big man in the draft. Me old coach... Gene Chizik... used to say... "If you make plays in pop warner... you'll make them in high school... and you'll make them in college... and you'll make them in the NFL... if you are in the right system." This guy... is a perfect fit in this system. He's Jason Jones X 10.
2) Kendricks - Good chance to start. Not 100% sold he's a good fit at OLB... but as I've stated... I believe Ryans is a one year tingy.... and so then Kendricks makes good sense at Mike in Bro's home... Da Future. This guy pretty much has everything... outside of height. Watch a Cal game... ANY GAME.... and he'll be all over the place.Me old coach Gene Chizik used to say....
2b) Curry - How cool is it to have a huge Eagle fan as a player? AWESOMENESSESS!!!!!!!!1!1111!!!!!! Effort guy. Hugh Douglass clone. He and Graham make the best pair of b/u DE's in the NFL.... bar none. Me old coach Gene Chizik used to say.....
3) Foles - Eagles took who!?!!? Weird pick to just about everyone. But obviously they see something in the guy. Honestly... I have not seem him play much... didnt see the Gruden Camp with him. Just dont have any idear. That said... I believe you should take a mid round QB every other year... if tings fall right. We'll see.
4) Boykin - I'm a little worried about this pick. Most every Eagle fan wanted hti guy at this point... but I'm still skeptical. Positives: Great affletic ability... short height which is good(According to TGWBWJB99) in a CB.... knows the game as well as anyone..... can recognize... can return with the best of them. Negatives: TOO DAMN MANY CONCUSSSIONS!!!!11111!!!!!!11!!!!1!!! We'll see if he can stay healthy.... and if so... good solid pick in the forf. Me old coach Gene Chizik used to say....
5) Kelly - Haha! I have no clue. Tall slob who obviously Mudd likes. Bit of a reach here... but this has Mudd written all over it. No name guy... that will be a 6 year NFL starter.
6a) McNutt - One of my fav WR's in the draft. Big can that can move. Dominated games. Hard to bring down. Love this pick.
6b) Washington - One of my fav G's in the draft. I really liked him two years ago... but never thought they'd take him because he's not a Mudd type(white). I think this guy will make the team. Was an exceptional G... then was moved to LT when Sentreal Henderson was injured. Payed poorly out there last year... and was dminated by Coples in The U vs NC game. His coach lambasted him... he fired back... then ended up going pro too early. But this guy is my fav pick of this draft.... he can play.
7)Brown - I personally think this guy will be IR'd... so he can get acclimated. Great pick in the 7th. Too me... this guy is better than Polk. Good KOR.
Overall Draft Grade - A++!!!11!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!1111!!!!!1
Only thing missing was Lavonte David and the P from Cal.
|1||12||Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi St.|
|2||46||Mychal Kendricks, LB, California|
|2||59||Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall|
|3||88||Nick Foles, QB, Arizona|
|4||123||Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia|
|5||153||Dennis Kelly, OT, Purdue|
|6||194||Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa|
|6||200||Brandon Washington, G, Miami|
|7||229||Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas St|
Lupes))) as far as the draft review of 2008 what amazed me was how horrible as a group the entire draft was. Granted, some of the players initially contributed like Demps before being cut. Lofton was a major stalwart for Falcons but they couldn't retain him, as was Carl Nicks
Report on Philly.com has Chase U showing up in DC and he could head to Clearwater by Sunday. He needs checkup by docs before he goes down there.
Hmmmmm.. make it 90.. The Eagles have signed tackle Thomas Welch off of waivers from the Rams. Welch, 24, played in eight games last season, five with the Rams and three with the Patriots. His only start was as an extra tight end for New England. Welch was originally a Patriots seventh round pick in 2010 but spent most of that year on the Vikings' practice squad. Welch joins King Dunlap, D.J. Jones and fifth round pick Dennis Kelly as the team's backup tackles heading into offseason practices.
Welch is 6'6", 310...Mudd has brought in taller guys than one might expect with Kelly, Jones, Welch, and Dunlap (returning)...Hopefully the new guys have good feet...I know King is a bit on the slow side... @atvcar
@Blasphemizer IMO I would have liked to see someone as a b/u OT with a little more experience than the group we have... Methinks Dunlap must have the most experience of the bunch... which I do not find a sobering thought.
@Blasphemizer Whoa calm down dude... No need to get defensive. How would I know what you or don't remember? You seem a smart kid, who would recall such things... No big whoop!
@Blasphemizer Just never seen you do it to anyone else... Guess I'm just lucky the lighthearted banter is exclusive for me... Woohoo!
@Blasphemizer lol I'm perfectly calm kiddo... Just letting ya know that's twice you've made a comment like that to me, and think you should ease up on worrying about the frequency of what I say... We still all cool? Good.
Woah man, chill out...Es un chiste... @atvcar
@Blasphemizer And why do seem to care what I do or don't say so much... That's twice... IMO you should worry more about yourself.
@Blasphemizer Mudd is great but nothing IMO can take the place of actual playing experience... That we ain't got in great abundance.
Mudd instills a lot of confidence, and he'll be overseeing whatever happens...So, it balances out... @atvcar
I guess we could always try to slide one of our G out to tackle if need be... but again, IMO that does not instill a ton of confidence
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I'm still a bit surprised that Chris Polk didn't get drafted, was watching that training video of him that BGN has up right now. I'm pulling for this kid big time, if the injury concerns turn out to be bunk I think Chris will have a good shot at the 53.
Link to 2008 draft review.........http://thesidelineview.com/columns/draft/grading-nfl-draft-four-years-later
That is a bit embarrassing, that was a Heckert & Andy brain trust draft. At least we scored Peanut. One of the biggest home run hitters in all of football. Not a complete failure but not acceptable either.
@atvcar Is it true what people say, that NJ smells really bad?
Some gaps in the service here today...like the Watergate tapes...but I think the network geniuses have begun to figure it out... I'm getting better action on the download now...
@Tom Jackson better action on the down low?? TJ I would have never guessed. Not that theres anything wrong with that.