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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
 
Comments

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 5:20 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

 

 

  Kudos to the Eagles, being a Cowboys fan I don't like it but a good move. 




Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 5:12 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

 

 I think it's a great trade. Shawn & Stacy Andrews, Peters ... that's a really big Big 3. :P If Shawn gets back to playing like he did before last season, and if Peters does to, I would definitely rank this among the best lines in the league.

While I'd have preferred a WR in the Eagles' hands, this is also very pleasing news.




Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 5:08 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

Great, now they need a big RB to run behind that line.  Moreno, where are you?




Since: Feb 5, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:37 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

The same DL that we shut out for how many games last year. 




Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:28 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

Considering he only played TE in college that is a solid prediction.  It's hard enough picking a pro-bowl caliber tackle from drafted tackles let alone one who was a free agent TE.  The only prediction he could have made better than this is if he thought Antonio Gates could be a really good TE.




Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:21 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

 Haynesworth isn't playing for a contract, so no big deal. Osi is great, but big deal. The Giants: no big deal.




Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:15 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

 

 Dead on. That's why the Eagles still need to sign Boldin, to keep him away from the Giants.

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/

157029-anquan-boldin-to-the-eagles-

rumors-have-new-life

 

 




Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:13 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

" I'll take that group right now over any other in the league"

WHAT??! WHAT ABOUT YOUR GIANTS O LINE THAT YOU WERE IN LOVE WITH LAST SEASON!!! you know...the midseason MVP AWARD winners you declared?!!




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:11 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

If I were a Giants fan, I'd be more worried about Eli vs the Eagles D than the Giants D-Line prowess. Have fun watching Eli throw off his back foot to Steve Smith and Hixon all year.




Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:06 pm
 

Eagles line is brutish

 

Boldin? Last I heard they were ready to trade for Braylon "I dropped it" Edwards.

 

 the o-line won't help the sparrows cover anquan bolding when he's wearing giant blue.   



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