Blog Entry

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: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 4:01 pm

Eagles line is brutish

 Boldin had 9 catches for 90 yards in 2 games against the Eagles last year.

He had a better QB in 2008 than he would in 2009 if he was a Giant, and he had single coverage in 2008 due to Fitzgerald and would have double coverage in 2009 if he was on the Giants.

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:59 pm

Eagles line is brutish

that was on a back up tackle name Winston Justice, not Tra Thomas or John Runyan, get a life 

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:58 pm

Eagles line is brutish

 yeah just like they did last year in the playoffs

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:56 pm

Eagles line is brutish

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

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Eagles line is brutish

 Westbrook has some gas left but I am thinking the Eagles will go for Moreno, McCoy, or Brown with their other first rounder, which is why I dont wanna trade it for Boldin


Since: Jun 18, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:34 pm

Peter's is mixed bag....

 Granted last year he wanted a new contract but Peters didn't look that great.  Lineman can link together probowls but that doesn't necessarily mean they are dominate it might mean everyone else is just ok. 

If Peters plays like he did in the past it will be a great move and should make the Eagles an elite team (11 + wins) rather than in the playoffs by the skin of their teeth. 

I will say this, all these people who say the Eagles never make any moves need to sit down, they have loaded up this off season.  But does Westbrook still have any gas in the tank? 

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:29 pm

Here you go again

 As usual you feel the need to tell us what you got right... it is the one consistent aspect of your columns. Please stop unless you will also keep a running score of all the predictions you missed on... which I'm sure is a much longer list.

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:25 pm

Eagles line is brutish

All Prisco cares about is him being right ALL of the time. Pretty annoying. He is wrong more than he is right. I love when people call into his shows and he says that they are "entitled to their wrong opinion." What a loser. Most of the time i agree with the caller in those scenarios. He is just trying to compensate for being a little midget.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Eagles line is brutish

 Braylon is not a big name receiver and not worth trading for.  He led the league in drops BY FAR.

Boldin is good but the Eagles don't need him that bad to give up a #1.  They made it to the NFL championship game with what they have and next year they will be better.  Jackson has a year under his belt, Avant has a full year under his belt, and Curtis is healthy.

The Eagles dont NEED to trade for a WR, especially Braylon. 

The Giants on the other hand NEED a WR.

Not worried about the Eagles at all.  They were one game away last year and didnt really have a great year out of anyone. 


Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Eagles line is brutish

Amen!! I've watched Peters throughout his career here...he is definitely over rated. Prisco can say what he wants but when he

goes against the Giants DL and the others in the Division....he won't look as All pro !!!  

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or