The news of the Eagles’ signings spread quickly throughout the NFL world. What are the experts saying? We took a trip around the web to find out ...
Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sport’s Shutdown Corner blog, who listed the Eagles as one of the winners of day one: "Less than two years ago, the Eagles made big splash after big splash in free agency, moves that yielded a 12-20 record and resulted in the firing of head coach Andy Reid ... The centerpiece of the transactions was
“The Eagles added cornerback
Dan Graziano of ESPN, on why TE James Casey is a good fit for the Eagles: "The idea of someone like Casey, who can function as a blocker, a receiver out of the backfield or a tight end, has to seem exciting to a coach who likes to experiment and stay as multiple as possible on offense. The Eagles can run double-tight end looks with Casey and
Sports Illustrated on the signing of safety Patrick Chung: "If Chung can prove that he’s capable of staying healthy, Philadelphia might have found a long-term answer at safety here."
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, on why he likes the signing of cornerback Bradley Fletcher: "Fletcher is a player who has had two knee surgeries, but when he has been healthy he has been a quality man-cover player. Fletcher didn't play as much as he should have last year because he was on a one-year deal and the Rams were in a youth movement. They played rookie Trumaine Johnson at nickel corner, but Fletcher should have been on the field. The Eagles have a major need at corner, so this is a good move. Here's a bet he starts."
Pro Football Focus on what Fletcher brings to the table: "Last year, despite being demoted from a Rams lineup that was keen to move on from him, he made the most of his opportunities to allow only 0.52 yards per snap in coverage. The lowest of all cornerbacks in the league."
Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View and a radio host in Houston, on the Casey signing: "I really hate seeing James Casey leave Houston for Philly ... is best suited as an H-Back/move TE like (New England tight end) Aaron Hernandez. Casey was even a backup QB in college & should be used with trick plays."
Eagles!! Been bleeding green since college baby!!— Patrick Chung (@PatrickChung25) March 13, 2013
I am excited to see who we draft and pick up. All I care about is winning a SuperBowl and I know Howie and Coach Kelly will put it together!—
Brandon Graham(@BGraham54) March 13, 2013
Thank You to the Eagles Organization and fans for the warm welcome. I am proud to be a Philadelphia Eagle... Ready to go to work!— Bradley Fletcher (@BFletch32) March 13, 2013
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