Nothing really happening yet with the Eagles offseason, but this is a pretty good summary of what the team needs to do. In related news, Seatle franchised Shaun Alexander which makes it highly unlikely he will end up with the Eagles. There was some talk that Seatle would consider trading him.
ESPN Insider's Mel Kiper thinks it is more likely that the Eagles don't trade down from their #31 draft spot. He thinks at 31 they could get a good receiver like Reggie Brown of Georgia, Mark Clayton of Oklahoma, and Roscoe Parrish of Miami. He also talks about the 'Cocks Troy Williamson, perhaps the fastest man in the draft ending up an Eagle. He also mentions that if the birds lose Burgess to FA then they may move up in the first round to draft a DE. What the hell ever happend to Jerome McDougle? Does McDougle sound like Mamula?
Ray Diddy was on the morning show today and mentioned he really liked Cinci WR T.J Houshmandzadeh as a potential Eagle at a decent price. He had a real nice year and great potential.
Link: FOXSports.com - NFL- Eagles Team Report.
ACTION PLAN: Don't expect an offseason like the last one when the team signed DE Jevon Kearse and engineered the trade for WR Terrell Owens. This spring may be more suited to re-signing their free agents and perhaps adding a mid-level running back or wide receiver. Although those needs could also be filled through the draft because the team has five day-one picks. Priority one should be to get a new deal for middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, whose insertion in the lineup the middle of the season gave the defense an entirely different look. Trotter played for the $535,000 minimum last year. He won't this year. Next on the list is to come up with a deal for restricted RB Brian Westbrook. The team will tender him at least the first-round tender but might still have to fight off potential suitors. In a perfect world, the two sides will come together on a long-term deal, but this isn't a perfect world. .
ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.
Jonathan Marchessault also scored and James Reimer stopped 26 shots to help the Panthers complete a 5-0 road trip -- their first perfect trip of at least that many games in franchise history.
Reimer has won five straight decisions and has not lost in regulation since Jan. 7 against Boston, going 6-0-1 since.
The Panthers moved into a tie with Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, but have the edge because they have a game in hand on the Bruins.
Kyle Brodziak, playing for the second time after missing 10 games due to a broken foot, scored for the Blues and Jake Allen finished with 31 saves. St. Louis lost its second straight since winning six in a row (see full recap).
Coyotes use three-goal 1st period to beat Ducks
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period after a collision in the net. Marek Langhamer helped kill a power play after being pressed into action for his NHL debut and stopped six of the seven shots he faced.
The Coyotes have won four of their last six.
Langhamer gave up Ryan Getzlaf's second goal of the night with 26.8 seconds to play, but thwarted two quality shots in the final seconds.
Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on six shots in the first period for the Ducks. John Gibson came on to start the second and stopped all 14 shots he faced (see full recap).
Joel Embiid trusts the Process, more so than anyone — the process of patience.
After sitting out two whole seasons because of foot injuries, Embiid learned the importance of patience the hard way.
Appearing on NBA TV's Open Court, Joel Embiid opened up about how he reaggravated the fracture in his foot that cost him the 2015-16 season.
"I didn't know how to deal with patience," Embiid said on the roundtable discussion. "I just wanted to do stuff, that's why I think I needed a second surgery, because after my first one, I just wanted to play basketball again. I just wanted to be on the court and I pushed through what I wasn't supposed to.
"At one point I thought about quitting. I just wanted to come back home and just forget everything."
Embiid goes on to discuss the Sixers' turnaround this season and his mindset during his recovery. Watch the full clip below.
Embiid also said he models his game after Hakeem Olajuwon.