Monthly Archives: April 2010

Birds Draft a QB with “McNabb Pick?”

Round one of the 2010 NFL Draft is history.

The Eagles filled a much needed void at defensive end moving up 11 picks to 13th to snatch Michigans Brandon Graham.

The first defensive end selected in the draft.

The moves cost Philadelphia two third round picks on the road to rebuilding but one monster pick remains.

Number 37.

The draft pick number will remain infamous for Eagles fans known simply as the “McNabb Pick.”

With all the talks of harvesting a new defense could the Birds use the pick for, dare we say a quarterback?

College gods Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy, whom many thought would go first round, still remain undrafted.

Is it possible that McNabb could be swapped out for one of these highly talented QB’s?

Clausen is a Notre Dame stud familiar with the pro style offense and some would argue better suited for the NFL that No. 1 pick Sam Bradford.

McCoy is the winningest QB in college history with an NFL arm and frame.

Is it really that crazy to think the Eagles would do this?

Is some type of trade involving back-up QB Michael Vick to bump up the Eagles from the fifth pick in the second round to the second or third pick?

Who knows.

The Eagles have yet to fill the void at safety since the departure of Brian Dawkins making Taylor Mays the third best safety in the draft out of USC a natural choice.

That is if he’s still on the board when Andy Reid makes his move.

Offensive tackles Charles Brown and Rodger Safford are also still available for a weak Philadelphia O-line.

Maybe they take a runningback?

Either way pick will be highly anticipated.

But how much do we really know about Kevin Kolb?

Is two starts enough to make him the franchise QB?

Only time will tell.

With two picks available for the Eagles in the second round only one thing remains certain.

Both Randall Cunningham and Ron Jaworski were the 37th picks in their drafts.

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76ers 89 Jordan, Who’s Next?

Finally.

On Wednesday night the 76ers ended the 2009-10 season with a 125-111 blowout loss to the playoff bound Miami Heat.

With the loss the organization is expected to fire Head Coach Eddie Jordan Thursday after his disappointing one-year term with the team reports the Associated Press.

Jordan led the team to a miserable 27-55 record as the Sixers finished among the NBA’s worse, missing the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Everything about the season proved to be a failure.

With key injuries to Thaddeus Young, Elton Brand and Lou Williams, Jordan had nothing to hold his highly questionable Princeton offense together.

As the season slowly fell apart Jordan at least had his braces to kept his teeth intact.

With the way the year ended, season ticket holders will want General Manager Ed Stefanski out as well.

While Ed Snyder and the boys are at it, they might as well disassemble the whole team.

Seriously.

They’re bad. Real bad.

The organization can take three positive things from this season however.

– The Allen Iverson experiment failed/ worked depending on if you think the team was doomed from the start of the season but at least Iverson played his last game as a Sixer.

– The team was so bad the organization has no choice but to make major changes and it the case of this franchise any change is good.

– And the Sixers were so bad, they’ll get their first top ten draft pick since they took Andre Iguodala with the ninth pick in the 2004 draft.

This is great news for Philadelphia’s second off-season rebuilding franchise.

All-Americans Evan Turner, John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins highlight a highly talented 2010 class who’s future destination will be decided through the NBA lottery.

Let’s just hope the balls bounce the Sixers way off court better than they did on the court.

With the Sixers in search of their fourth coach in three years and with the way they’ve been hiring lately you have as good a chance as ever to sit court side with the pros- as a coach not a fan.

So get that resume ready.

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