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Ourlads Draft / Free Agency grades 2005

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by hipfake08, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Arizona - Excellent
    Atlanta - Average
    Baltimore - Good
    Buffalo - Average
    Carolina - Good
    Chicago - Average
    Cincinnati - Very Good
    Cleveland - Excellent
    Dallas - Excellent
    Denver - Below Average
    Detroit - Above Average
    Green Bay - Average
    Houston - Average
    Indianapolis - Average
    Jacksonville - Average
    Kansis City - Average
    Miami - Very Good
    Minnesota - Very Good
    New England - Average
    New Orleans - Average
    New York Giants - Average
    New York Jets - Very Good
    Oakland - Above Average
    Philadelphia - Very Good
    Pittsburgh - Good
    St. Louis - Good
    San Diego - Very Good
    San Francisco - Average
    Seattle - Average
    Tampa Bay - Good
    Tennessee - Average
    Washington - Average

    Before you go off on this.....
    Think draft and free agency signings.
    Not player losses.
  2. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    wayy too generic to be useful, but i'd guess it was too much to get all the actual breakdowns added.
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    So lemme think about this one ... when the "experts" rate our FA's as EXCELLENT, we're happy.

    But when they shoot us down for lousy FA moves, we call them Mediots, claim an anti-Cowboy conspiracy, and shout that it's too early to judge a FA class.

    Amazing!!!
  4. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Who did Philly even sign to get a Very Good rating?
  5. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    Seeing these things makes us fans very exited in June and July, but reality sets in over time. It will be a while before the true grades can be given. Considering the history of the Cowboys drafts the past several years, we can only hope that we hit big this one. Anytime you have two 1st round picks.....you better grade high on paper and on the field.
  6. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    From the Ourlads book...
    The Eagles did a good job filling needs for their system. Patterson was projected as second or third rounder, but will be a good fit in Jim Johnson's schemes. Brown was a need pick who will upgrade the overall receiver corps. McCoy is productive. Moats is undersized but brings another deminsion to Reid's offense. Considine may be the sleeper of the Eagles Draft. Herremans, Armstrong, Marshall, and Bergeron are developmental picks. Cole is a speedy edge pass rusher and Young is an athletic and physical guard who can be molded by highly regarded line coach, Juan Castillo.

    The Eagles did not loose any one who means anything.
    They signed their own F/A's and a few others.

    Something like the Pat's have been doing the past few years.

    The only thing I see here is they will fall into the trap the Cowboys did in the late 80's. Drafting last or near last - you do not get the top talent to keep a team on top.
  7. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Unlike our drafting in the mid to late 90's, Philly has done a good job with the draft. They've also learned how to control the Salary Cap instead of allowing a few aging veterans to eat up the majority of our cap space.

    They rarely have significant dead money and do a great job at keeping talent.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Well said.
  9. Dale

    Dale Forum Architect

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    I'm trying to recall who their free-agent signings were, but I'm drawing a total blank...?
  10. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I think that's because the only FA signings they've made have been their own. They did sign QB Mike McMahon as a backup.

    FRANCHISE PLAYER
    DT Corey Simon.

    TRANSITION PLAYER
    None.

    UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    QB Jeff Blake; RB Dorsey Levens; TE Chad Lewis; TE Jeff Thomason.

    RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
    None.

    EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
    None.

    DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED
    OT Todd Herremans (4/126); OG Scott Young (5/172); DT Keyonta Marshall (7/247).

    PLAYERS RE-SIGNED: LB Keith Adams; RB Correll Buckhalter; DE Hugh Douglas; FB Jon Ritchie; LB Jeremiah Trotter; RB Brian Westbrook.

    PLAYERS ACQUIRED
    QB Mike McMahon.

    PLAYERS LOST
    OT Ian Allen; DE Derrick Burgess; C Alonzo Ephraim; RG Jermane Mayberry; WR Freddie Mitchell; LB Ike Reese; LB Nate Wayne.
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Ourlads doesn't base grades on free agent signings. Strictly on the draft. Philly's "Very Good" was based on their draft only.
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Somehow ... we let a starting caliber Super Bowl LB go.
  13. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    The Eags had a good draft and solid off-season but losing :


    PLAYERS LOST
    OT Ian Allen; DE Derrick Burgess; C Alonzo Ephraim; RG Jermane Mayberry; WR Freddie Mitchell; LB Ike Reese; LB Nate Wayne.

    is a fair amount.

    Burgess was thei rbest playoff DE. Mayberry finnaly was performing well the past 2 years. Mitchell is a dufus but by far their 3rd best WR. Reese and Wayne were solid LBs with ST contributions.

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