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  • I think they did a pretty good job on this one with John Schneider at #6

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    Now Schneider has to do it again, with virtually no difference makers from the last five draft classes and spotty big swings at players like Sheldon Richardson, Jimmy Graham and Percy Harvin. If Carroll and Schneider are truly built for a college-style shelf life, as former "Legion of Boom" standard-bearer Richard Sherman surmised, Schneider desperately needs to find his next class of quality players.


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  • I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

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    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."
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  • ivotuk wrote:I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

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    There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.

    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."


    Howie did a great job building the both lines and Pederson was fantastic at gameplanning and playcalling. It's scary how much better that Eagles line was than ours. If JS can build us a top tier OL and get us a young, talented defense, I can see us contending again.
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  • adeltaY wrote:
    ivotuk wrote:I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

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    There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.

    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."


    Howie did a great job building the both lines and Pederson was fantastic at gameplanning and playcalling. It's scary how much better that Eagles line was than ours. If JS can build us a top tier OL and get us a young, talented defense, I can see us contending again.


    So your saying if John and Pete can put Super Bowl talent on the roster we have a chance to win a Super bowl :)
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  • ivotuk wrote:I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

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    There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.

    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."
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  • I honestly believe that our Offensive Line and Running Game will improve with TomB Cable gone.

    He was just too cute with the players. "They need to be versatile." How about teaching them to play their own position first?
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  • chris98251 wrote:
    adeltaY wrote:
    ivotuk wrote:I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

    "RANK 3

    Howie Roseman, Eagles


    There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.

    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."


    Howie did a great job building the both lines and Pederson was fantastic at gameplanning and playcalling. It's scary how much better that Eagles line was than ours. If JS can build us a top tier OL and get us a young, talented defense, I can see us contending again.


    So your saying if John and Pete can put Super Bowl talent on the roster we have a chance to win a Super bowl :)


    Yeah, but it's not the same way as we won the first SB, which was having a historically great defense and a solid OL (great at run blocking, but crap at pass blocking) and cheap, young QB. Now, I'd rather we have a good to great defense (top 5-10 in a given season) and an elite OL.
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  • adeltaY wrote:
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    adeltaY wrote:
    ivotuk wrote:I really like Howey Roseman's approach too. The 2 things bolded below I think are some of the most important to consider. "It all starts in the trenches."

    "RANK 3

    Howie Roseman, Eagles


    There is no greater testament to a general manager's skill than winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.

    Using a blend of new-school analytics and an old-fashioned obsession with line play, Roseman transformed the Eagles roster in just two years."


    Howie did a great job building the both lines and Pederson was fantastic at gameplanning and playcalling. It's scary how much better that Eagles line was than ours. If JS can build us a top tier OL and get us a young, talented defense, I can see us contending again.


    So your saying if John and Pete can put Super Bowl talent on the roster we have a chance to win a Super bowl :)


    Yeah, but it's not the same way as we won the first SB, which was having a historically great defense and a solid OL (great at run blocking, but crap at pass blocking) and cheap, young QB. Now, I'd rather we have a good to great defense (top 5-10 in a given season) and an elite OL.

    Of course with our crappy OL, crappy offensive coordinator, and gimped defense, we beat Philly last season, so there's that.
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  • KiwiHawk wrote:Of course with our crappy OL, crappy offensive coordinator, and gimped defense, we beat Philly last season, so there's that.


    Yeah, but that was one game. Even the Superbowl Seahawks had some bad losses sprinkled in (at home vs AZ when Palmer threw 4 INT, at STL when Austin Davis was their QB, etc.), I'm sure the Eagles can be forgiven for having one poor game.
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  • According to some on here, he should be at 32 :lol:
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  • Can't wait to see that one. I mean, John is clearly horrible and has never done anything right. :?
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  • SoulfishHawk wrote:Can't wait to see that one. I mean, John is clearly horrible and has never done anything right. :?


    He's missed on every draft since SMcLaughing left us...

    ...trades out off strategic draft positions to pick up even lower-ranked players while passing over great players at positions of need.

    ...doesn't know how to make team-friendly deals.

    ...takes too many gambles on big-name free agents.

    ...makes player-friendly contracts and cannot manage the cap

    ...is thus overrated.

    I think the arguments go something like that... ammiright?

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  • Matter of opinion I guess.
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  • In JS I do not trust..
    I think #6 rating is way too generous..
    His trades suck and his cap management is not good.
    His drafts are not that good,we pass up great players for garbage for the most part.
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  • ivotuk wrote:I honestly believe that our Offensive Line and Running Game will improve with TomB Cable gone. He was just too cute with the players. "They need to be versatile." How about teaching them to play their own position first?


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