Laws of Averages: Eagles 'should blow out' Seahawks

Laws of Averages: Eagles 'should blow out' Seahawks

Stop. No, really. Just stop.

One of the most frustrating aspects of this Eagles' debacle, or season as it were -- and there are many frustrating aspects -- is all the chatter. From Jason Avant's "Don't jump on the bandwagon," to Vince Young's... well, you know... to the weekly proclamation the Eagles were in fact the better football team after yet another awful loss, the locker room has done enough chirping for the entire NFC East this year, let alone one team.

The worst part is, being 4-7, and for all intents and purposes out of post-season contention, hasn't perturbed these guys from running their mouths. This time it's backup defensive tackle Trevor Laws, who thinks Thursday night's cross-country trip to Seattle to play the Seahawks on a short week is a game he could fairly describe as "easily winnable."

"That's just how I feel."

It's not necessarily the feeling it part we have a problem with, Trevor. It's the sharing it. Although, what exactly makes you feel that way?

"Watching the film..."

Really? Not your own film, obviously.

You see, you guys have not backed up your talk all season. There were a lot of games that were "easily winnable" this season, such as the five losses where the defense blew a fourth-quarter lead. There were even teams the Eagles "should blow out," for instance the Arizona Cardinals, who came to town with their backup quarterback and flat out stole a 21-17 win.

You're going to a notoriously difficult place to play on the road, coming off an absolute beatdown in your own building no less, and you want to talk about a blowout NOW? Are you serious?

What's it gonna take to humble this team?

Clearly it's not being so far behind the pack, they're in danger of being lapped. What a mess.

>> Laws: Eagles 'should blow out' Seahawks [CSN]

Emmanuel Acho and Joe Banner have hilarious Twitter exchange about his awful trade

Emmanuel Acho and Joe Banner have hilarious Twitter exchange about his awful trade

You probably remember Emmanuel Acho more for his Twitter exploits than for anything he ever did on a football field. That was the case once again over the weekend when another former Eagle had a huge game for the Patriots in their win over the Houston Texans in the AFC playoffs.

Oh, and former Philadelphia Eagles decision maker Joe Banner was also involved.

All of it started because Dion Lewis, a one-time Eagles running back, scored three TDs in a variety of ways on the Patriots way to another AFC title game.

The joke here is that Banner -- then with the Browns -- was on the winning end of the Lewis-for-Acho trade and was himself eventually fired from his job in Cleveland. But hey, at least Acho got out of that awful city.

Lewis has battled injury for much of his career and hasn't exactly been the second coming of LeSean McCoy but he's yet another case of the Bill Belichick Patriots finding a player who had floundered with other teams only to flourish in big moments in New England.

And Joe Banner may have seen that potential early on.

Nigel Bradham's trial date for battery charge moved to April

Nigel Bradham's trial date for battery charge moved to April

Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was originally scheduled to be in court at 9:30 a.m. in Miami on Tuesday for the beginning of his trial on a felony battery charge. 

Now, that trial won't be until April. 

A motion for continuance was filed and the new trial date is set for April 10, according to the Miami-Dade State State Attorney's Office. Eagles OTAs will begin in May. 

The felony charge stems from a July 25 incident in Miami, when the 6-foot-2, 241-pound Bradham allegedly assaulted a hotel employee. The altercation reportedly arose from the length of time it took 50-year-old hotel employee Jean Courois to bring Bradham's group their beach umbrella. 

Bradham pleaded not guilty and has said he "most definitely" expects his name to be cleared from this incident.

This was the first of two arrests for Bradham since July. He was arrested coming home from Miami from the bye week after he tried to pass through airport security with a loaded gun in his backpack. 

After the second arrest, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz famously said, "You do dumbass things, pretty soon, you’re going to be labeled as a dumbass." 

Bradham, 27, signed a two-year deal to join the Eagles last offseason and proved to be a good investment on the field. He played 97 percent of the defense's snaps and played at a high level as the team's starting SAM linebacker. He will have a base salary of $3.5 million this year, with a cap hit of $4.25 million.