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Eagles line is brutish

Posted on: April 17, 2009 2:45 pm

Don't mess with the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line.

It is nasty.

By trading for left tackle Jason Peters Friday -- the deal is pending a new contract and Peters passing a physical -- the Eagles might now be able to stake a claim as having the best line in the NFL, complete with brawlers and maulers.

With Peters in at left tackle, the Eagles can keep Todd Herremans at left guard. The right side will be made up of the Andrews brothers, Shawn at guard and Stacy at tackle, and the center is Jamaal Jackson. From tackle-to-tackle, the line will average 331 pounds. That will wear down a defense for four quarters.

Peters didn't play that well last season for the Buffalo Bills after missing training camp in a contract holdout. But he's always been one of the tackles I've liked watch play. He is nasty. When he came out of Arkansas as a tight end, I listed him as one of my annual "Better-than" players that year, players who I liked more than the scouts.

In that column I mentioned that I thought Peters could be a really good tackle. You can look it up.

I like this move by the Eagles, just like I liked the move to sign Stacy Andrews as a free agent from the Bengals. The Eagles line is now big, powerful and physical.

It is also young.

When the season starts, Jackson will be the oldest at 29. Stacy Andrews will be 28, Peters 27, Shawn Andrews and Heremans each 26.

I'll take that group right now over any other in the league for age, nastiness and talent.

Getting Peters is a great move for the Eagles. The price of a three picks. including the No. 28 pick in the first round of next week's draft, and a new contract is steep. But if Peters plays like he did a few years ago, this will be well worth it.


Category: NFL
Tags: Jason Peters

Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2009 11:28 am

Eagles line is brutish

Right, just like they did in the playoffs last year! 

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2009 10:21 am

Eagles line is brutish

None of us were complaining...we were EXPLAINING to the NY Giant's Idiot fans who were bragging about that....I mean, I might be able to get around Justice.  And I am not nearly as skilled as Uminyora, seeing how I am not an NFL player.  

See, that was the greatest reason, given by Giants fans, about why the Peters deal does not mean anything, because Uminyora was able to get 6 sacks on Justice 2 seasons ago.  Never mind that Westbrook was out, and 2/5 of our Oline, and Reid's brain apparently was not working (or he would never have stopped using Buckhalter, who ran all over your line in the first half).   

Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2009 6:50 pm

Eagles line is brutish

Hey Eagles fans - stop crying about Winston Justice  being the reason why Osi got six sacks last year.

Your head coach left the guy in there to be completely demoralized for the better part of three quarters. Osi simply took advantage of the luxury your head coach afforded him.

As for last year... Tuck was playing hurt the last month of the season & Fred Robbins was out with injuries - on top of not having Umenyiora, blah blah blah... you don't hear us complaining.


Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2009 2:19 pm

Eagles line is brutish

 Are the Eagles better after having acquired Jason Peters than they were before??  Absolutely, as LT was shaping up to be a big hole for them....  I haven't been able to find any comments made outside of Buffalo who don't find this to be a big move for the Eagles...

If the Eagles were to add a Boldin, Braylon, or another top flight WR to the mix then Donovan would be all out of excuses.  But I'd still take Donovan over Romo, Eli, and Campbell...

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2009 1:22 pm
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Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2009 9:15 am

Eagles line is brutish

As always, NFC East games will be slugfests.  Assuming the trade works to favor Philly (to reuse a previous bloggers theme..If Peters is so good, why would the Bills trade him?) then NY vs Eagles games will feature strength on strength (Philly OL vs NY DL).  It may then come down to the NY OL vs the PHilly does this stack up?  Last year, the NY OL was called the best in the even if the new Philly line is now the best, will the Philly DL match up?  It will be interesting.  It just seems to me, that both teams have improved and again, as always, it will be a tight contest whenever they meet.

Now add Boldin or Edwards to the NY O and jam Jacobs down your throats and things look good to me. 

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2009 7:54 am

Eagles line is brutish

Against a rookie left tackle that had no business being in league, let alone in that game.  The Giants do have the best D-line in football, but it only is a mask for your linebackers, who besides Peirce, are average at best, and a secondary that will be ripped up if the d-line is nuetralized.  Which by the way, the Eagles can now do with the OL solidified.  You Giants fans are such arrogant pigs. How did it feel getting smacked around in that playoff game in your own house in January?  I can't wait til we play this year and do it again and again!  GO BIRDS!



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2009 5:31 am

Eagles line is brutish

 I LOVE IT!!! a huge nasty young Oline is all we need to take the next step!!! Boldin would be nice too(but i won't get greedy) but they guy who said Philly should get Braylon must be high!!! Mcnabb might as well just throw it away rather than throw it to edwards if they got him. all we need now is Moreno or pettigrew in the draft an our offense will be sweet!!!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2009 7:19 pm
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Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2009 4:01 pm

Eagles line is brutish

Haha Eagles what a joke. Maybe talk a little trash when you and donald mchead bring a championship to philly. Until then, shaddap


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