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  1. #21
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    Re: Trade with eagles

    "Del Rio" wrote:
    Childress is just hooking up a friend. Maybe he will be our kick returner, or maybe he will be allowed to rub old Childress' shoulders when the game gets tight.
    Childress will probably say "he has good football character."

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    "olson_10" wrote:
    "KorenWhiskey" wrote:
    What the H@LL am I supposed to do with my new #11 Hank Basket Jersey now!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    i really hope you are joking..if you bought the jersey of an undrafted rookie, you are just plain goofy
    Yes. I was kidding. That was my feeble and apparently unappreciated attempt at humor

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    I don't think this trade means a darn, they both probably won't make either team

    Thanks PurpleMafia

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    I don't like this trade either. I feel that it will come back to haunt us. Childress needs to quit bringing his old Eagle buddies into Minnesota. Make some new friends Brad!!! Gosh!!

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    I agree with you, PurplePotato.. This whole thing about bringing in the Eagles' rejects needs to stop.

    Mike McMahon was bad enough thanks.

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    Oh sweet looks like our top 5 wideouts are set. With K-Rob, M-Rob, T-Will, T-Tay, and B-Mc. Sweet thats a scary bunch

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    Maybe a change of teams is exactly what Wilbur "Billy" McMullen needs to get his career going.

    He was drafted in the 3rd round and one article I read about him said that he would instantly give McNabb the help he needs at WR.

    He is 6' 4" and he lead the ACC in receiving from 1999 thru 2002 in receiving, maybe he can turn his career around and become a good receiver for us.

    I am not bummed that we traded and undrafted rookie FA he might have turned out to be a HOF but 32 teams in 7 rounds did not draft him, so I will not lose much sleep over it!

    Here is an article by Sports Illustrated from 2003 that says he was a steal by Philly.

    Philadelphia Eagles
    The league's most consistent winner puts its running game in the hands of a first-year starter

    By Peter King

    Team Page | Schedule | Depth chart | 2002 Stats | Predicted finish: 1st in NFC East

    AFC SI Preview 2003 Main Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills Cincinnati Bengals Denver Broncos Cleveland Browns Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Kansas City Chiefs Miami Dolphins New England Patriots New York Jets Oakland Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers San Diego Chargers Tennessee Titans NFC SI Preview 2003 Main Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Dallas Cowboys Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins

    Do you know why the Eagles have played 45 consecutive regular-season games without back-to-back losses? (No other team comes close to that run; Tampa Bay is second with 27 straight.)

    With his knee repaired and Staley late to camp, Buckhalter can finally strut his stuff as a starter.
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    Sure, Philadelphia has been shutting down opponents for the last three seasons, finishing among the top 10 in the NFL in team defense each year. Yes, quarterback Donovan McNabb, though streaky, has emerged as the offensive cornerstone coach Andy Reid thought he was getting when he made McNabb the No. 2 pick in the 1999 draft. But the secret to the Eagles' consistently strong performance -- they are the winningest NFL team since the start of the 2000 campaign -- is the running game. Philly averaged 4.5 yards per carry over the last three years.

    That translates into ball control. The Eagles had a 2:20 edge in time of possession per game in 2002, 11th best in the NFL, even with McNabb missing six games with a broken ankle. And after backup Koy Detmer was hurt in his first start for McNabb, third-stringer A.J. Feeley had to take over the next five games. Though Reid may be known as a West Coast, pass-happy coach, remember that he was an offensive line assistant for 14 years and likes to pound it.

    That brings us to this dicey question: Is third-year back Correll Buckhalter, who hasn't been an every-down player since his senior year in high school, the man to keep the Philadelphia rushing attack in gear?

    Because of a 26-day holdout by incumbent running back Duce Staley, who has one year, at $2.2 million, remaining on his contract and didn't report until Sunday, Buckhalter had a clear shot at becoming the starter in training camp. The 6-foot, 222-pound Buckhalter was a backup at Nebraska for four seasons, averaging nine carries a game. A fourth-round pick in 2001, he set the Eagles' rookie rushing record as Staley's understudy, with 586 yards and a 4.5-yard average per carry. Then, in an April '02 minicamp while preparing to compete with Staley for the starting job, Buckhalter tore the ACL in his left knee and missed all last season.

    Even with Staley back in camp Buckhalter, if healthy, will most likely get the bulk of the workload, 15 to 18 carries a game. Though he occasionally struggled in camp -- not always picking the right hole or knowing when to make a cut -- his athleticism is superior to Staley's. In one morning workout he took a handoff, cut upfield and ran past a corner and a safety. That's the kind of move that has the Eagles thinking Buckhalter is more of an all-around threat than Staley. "He's a guy who definitely can change the pace of the game," says McNabb.

    One of the reasons the Eagles are trying to get quicker on offense and defense is to avoid disasters like their 27-10 loss in the NFC Championship Game, in which Tampa Bay ran circles around Philadelphia. So look for change-of-pace back Brian Westbrook to get more than the 55 touches (46 rushing, nine receiving) he got as a rookie last year. There's little question that if Buckhalter and Westbrook combine for 22 to 25 carries a game and Staley gets the remainder, Philadelphia will have a more athletic backfield than it had last year.

    In the physical NFC, though, it's just as important for running backs to be durable as athletic. "I prepared myself all through the spring and summer to be the man," Buckhalter says. "Whether it's 10, 15, 20 or 25 carries each Sunday, I know I can do it. Remember, I went to Nebraska, and all they play there is hard-nosed football. I'm ready for the hard-nosed football of the NFC. Running backs run the ball. Football's football. Don't make too much of it."

    It's understandable for Eagle Nation to fret about a player coming off knee surgery and at the same time becoming an NFL starter. All that's at stake is the Super Bowl.

    Enemy Lines: An opposing scout's view

    [size=18px]"The Eagles got two steals in the draft to improve their passing game: L.J. Smith, who might be one of the top 10 tight ends in football, in the second round and wideout Billy McMullen in the third. You don't lead an ACC school like Virginia in receiving four years in a row [which McMullen did] without being talented.[/size] ... I might be in the minority, but I question Donovan McNabb's accuracy. ... I really like this offensive line, but Jon Runyan can be beaten by the quick defensive ends. Tra Thomas has better feet and plays just as strong. ... Hank Fraley fooled me. He's an excellent drive-blocking center. ... On defense everyone's screaming about losing Hugh Douglas, but what did he do down the stretch to help them? Nothing. I wouldn't have paid him at 32. ... I love their tackle rotation now that Hollis Thomas is back. They missed his run defense when he was hurt last year. ... They'll miss Shawn Barber's speed at outside linebacker, but Nate Wayne's playmaking ability should help. He's always around the ball. ... There isn't a better safety in football than Brian Dawkins; he's physical, quick and fearless."

    Under the Gun

    As the man who'll get first crack at replacing departed right end Hugh Douglas, the Eagles' primary pass rusher the past five years, Ndukwe Kalu got a head start in December. In the last five regular-season games he had more sacks (six) than Douglas did (4 1/2) and seven QB pressures. He'll have to keep that up to hold off first-round pick Jerome McDougle.

    Issue date: September 1, 2003
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    POSTED 3:09 p.m. EDT; LAST UPDATED 4:36 p.m. EDT, May 18, 2006
    Mike Florio

    Vikings coach Brad Childress has swung a deal with his old team, the Eagles, to land one of his former players.

    Under the deal, the Eagles will send receiver Billy McMullen to the Vikings for receiver Hank Baskett.

    The curious aspect of the transaction is that McMullen was a third-round draft choice in 2003, while Baskett was an undrafted free agent signed by the Vikings in 2006.

    McMullen appeared in 16 games for the Eagles in 2005, catching 18 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown. He is under contract through 2006, at a base salary of $500,000.

    Baskett, who played last year at New Mexico, was expected to be a mid-round pick. ESPN's Mel Kiper had him ranked as the 130th best player in the 2006 talent pool. He specifically selected the Vikings after being snubbed. Now, the Vikings have shipped him out of town based on only one minicamp.

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    Re: Trade with eagles

    If at any point in the season our success is determined by the play of Billy McMullen, I imagine by then we'll be too numb with grief to care much.

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    "Benet" wrote:
    I agree with you, PurplePotato.. This whole thing about bringing in the Eagles' rejects needs to stop.

    Mike McMahon was bad enough thanks.
    I hated the Mike Mcmahon pickup in the offseason

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