Friday, May 29, 2009

Down Goes Amon

The Eagles announced a worst-case scenario for veteran free agent defensive tackle Amon Gordon, who limped away from a drill last week. Achilles' tendon surgery Thursday seems likely to sideline Gordon for the duration. The Eagles brought in free agent rookie Trevor Jenkins this week to take Gordon's place.

Article here.

Good news for Danny Klecko. An injury to Gordon brings his chances of being the #4 DT up quite a bit. While he would have always been the favorite for the job, Gordon’s early practices showed that Klecko didn’t necessarily have the job in the bag. Now, it looks inevitable that the DT rotation is Patt, Bunk, Laws, Kleck. The only wildcard is this rookie Trevor Jenkins… but having a second Trevor at DT might just be too confusing.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lito-oh-oh-NO

Mr. Sheppard is running his trap about how he was mistreated here… no big surprise, as he proved last year that he is a “me” guy rather than a team guy. He is trying claim that his cut in PT was due to the Eagles needing to legitimize their signing of Asante.

Let’s be honest, Lee-Toe, the Birds had to sign a top notch CB due to your inability to stay healthy. We don’t even need to bring up the fact that you’ve never led the league in pass deflections, as Asante did last season. Oh, and while we’re comparing, when was the last time you made a clutch interception return to win a playoff game?

Sheppard showed his true colors and the big difference between his situation last year and Sheldon’s this year is character. Sheldon isn’t a “me” guy, so Id expect the rest of the “negotiating” to be behind close doors. Sheldon will come to play. Lito dogged it and it showed.

Point blank, Sheappard should shut his mouth. Though, I am rooting for him… as the better he plays the better our compensation in the 2010 draft will be.