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NFL Trade Deadline Tracker

Louie DiBiase



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For all the latest NFL Trade Deadline news and rumors check out the Locked on Eagles Deadline Tracker!

Green Bay trades HaHa Clinton-Dix to Washington 

The Eagles biggest threat to their NFC East title aspirations just got better.


Rams trade for DE Dante Fowler

The Rams are going all in on a Super Bowl. LA already had Donald and Suh in the middle of the defensive line. Now they add Fowler on the edge…..look out


Ravens trade for RB Ty Montgomery 


Teams are contacting Tampa Bay about DeSean Jackson 

After requesting a trade from the Buccaneers this past Sunday, teams are inquiring about DeSean Jackson but per reports, Tampa Bay doesn’t want to sell.


Eagles trade 3rd round pick to Detroit Lions for WR Golden Tate

Trader Howie strikes again! The Eagles are sending a 3rd round pick to the Detroit Lions for Golden Tate. Tate is on pace for over 1,000 yards and 6 touchdowns. The offense needed another run after the catch play-maker and Tate is great in that area. This allows Nelson Agholor to be used down the field a lot more.

Eagles interested in Raiders Tackle Kelechi Osemele

According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora the Eagles have interest in acquiring Raiders offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele.

With Lane Johnson likely out up to a month and Jason Peters nursing a number of injuries, this makes sense short term and long term. As soon as next year the Eagles will need to replace Peters at left tackle. Osemele is only 29 years old. Pro Football Focus has Osemele as the 53rd ranked lineman.

Bills asking price might be a 4th round pick for LeSean McCoy 

It would have been reasonable to trade a 3rd for McCoy. The fact that Buffalo may only ask for a 4th could move this faster than expected.

Serious interest in Jaguars DE Dante Fowler 

This seems like the kind of player Howie Roseman would trade for. Fowler is young, has shown he can get to the QB in the NFL, and would help now and in the future which is important to the Eagles in a trade. Fowler would add to the four-man rotation at DE replacing Derek Barnett, and he could be an eventual replacement to Brandon Graham or Chris Long.


Broncos trade WR Demaryius Thomas to the Texans

According to Ian Rappaport, the Texans have made a trade for Demaryius Thomas for a mid-round draft pick.

That likely spells the end of any trade rumors involving Emmanuel Sanders.

Apparently the Eagles were interested in Thomas.


Jerry Jones is ruining deadline day

According to Jay Glazer, teams have a higher asking price for players on the block because the Cowboys gave up a 1st round pick for Amari Cooper.

So because Jerry Jones doesn’t understand trade value other general managers think they can get more from buyers.

Needless to say, NFL Twitter isn’t happy and it is perfect.

We will see if that lasts throughout the day. Odds are the price should come down as sellers get more desperate to move players for any compensation.


Was this advertising or a hidden message from the Eagles Twitter account? 


DeSean Jackson and Le’Veon Bell not likely to be traded per Adam Schefter

If you were hoping for a reunion with Jackson or a potential blockbuster deal for Bell, Adam Schefter may have put a damper on your morning.

Joining 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, the ESPN insider said it isn’t likely the Buccanneers front office hoping to save their jobs will want to move Jackson for a future pick.

Schefter also shot down a Bell trade saying without Bell signing his franchise tag, he won’t get moved.

LeSean McCoy not sure if he will be traded from Buffalo 

After falling to 2-6 on the season, the Buffalo Bills might be sellers today before the deadline. One key name consistently brought up has been former Philadelphia Eagle RB LeSean McCoy who Howie Roseman reportedly has done his due diligence on.

McCoy was asked after the Monday Night loss if he expected to be traded and he was uncertain.

The Lions may be blown away with a mid-round pick for WR Golden Tate

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Lions would have to be blown away by an offer to move Golden Tate but that might only take a 4th or 5th round draft pick.

Tate, in a contract season, is unlikely to get another deal in Detroit where Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay have emerged as explosive weapons for Matthew Stafford.

Broncos might sell WR Demaryius Thomas after loss to Kansas City

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, the Broncos might be looking to move on from veteran WR Demaryius Thomas. Denver loves what they have in rookie WR Courtland Sutton and a loss to the Chiefs put the Broncos in a tough 3-5 hole. Thomas has an $8 million cap hit but a team like the New England Patriots who are looking to add another dynamic weapon on offense might be willing to take on the contract.

Rappaport also mentioned the Eagles as a team that may be interested.


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Wentz vs Star Quarterbacks

Louie DiBiase



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In just three seasons, Carson Wentz has gone from a young, promising future star to an actual star in the NFL.

Most objective NFL fans (not looking at you Cowboy fans) would go through their top 10 QB list and have Wentz there.

NFL players have the same belief as they voted Wentz the #3 overall player on the 2017 NFL Top 100 list.

As the Eagles head to New Orleans to take on the 8-1 Saints, Wentz is set to take on another star QB, and future hall of famer in Drew Brees.

In three seasons, how has Wentz fared against opposing star quarterbacks?


Week 3 Eagles vs Steelers: Wentz vs Ben Roethlisberger

Result: Eagles win 

Wentz statline: 23/31 301 YDS 2 TD 0 INT

Roethlisberger statline: 24/44 257 YDS 0 TD 1 INT


Week 10 Eagles vs Falcons: Wentz vs Matt Ryan 

Result: Eagles win

Wentz statline: 25/36 231 YDS 0 TD 0 INT

Ryan statline: 18/33 267 1 TD 1 INT


Week 11 Eagles vs Seahawks: Wentz vs Russell Wilson

Result: Eagles lose

Wentz statline: 23/45 218 YDS 2 TD 2 INT

Wilson statline: 18/31 272 YDS 1 TD 0 INT


Week 12 Eagles vs Packers: Wentz vs Aaron Rodgers 

Result: Eagles lose 

Wentz statline: 24/36 254 YDS 0 TD 1 Rushing TD 1 INT

Rodgers statline: 30/39 313 YDS 2 TD 0 INT



Week 4 Eagles vs Chargers: Wentz vs Philip Rivers 

Result: Eagles win 

Wentz statline: 17/31 242 YDS 1 TD 0 INT

Rivers statline: 22/38 347 YDS 2 TD 0 INT


Week 6 Eagles vs Panthers: Wentz vs Cam Newton 

Result: Eagles win 

Wentz statline: 16/30 222 YDS 3 TD 0 INT

Newton statline: 28/52 239 YDS 1 TD 3 INT


Week 13 Eagles vs Seahawks: Wentz vs Russell Wilson 

Result: Eagles lose

Wentz statline: 29/45 348 YDS 1 TD 1 INT

Wilson statline: 20/31 227 YDS 3 TD 0 INT


Week 14 Eagles vs Rams: Wentz vs Jared Goff 

Result: Eagles win 

Wentz statline: 23/41 291 YDS 4 TD 1 INT

Goff statline: 16/26 199 YDS 2 TD 0 INT



Week 3 Eagles vs Colts: Wentz vs Andrew Luck

Result: Eagles win 

Wentz statline: 25/37 255 YDS 1 TD 1 INT

Luck statline: 25/40 164 YDS 1 TD 0 INT


Week 7 Eagles vs Panthers: Wentz vs Cam Newton 

Result: Eagles lose

Wentz statline: 30/37 310 YDS 2 TD 0 INT

Newton statline: 25/39 269 YDS 2 TD 0 INT


Total record: 6-4

Wentz total statline: 2,672 YDS 16 TD 6 INT

Opposing star QB total statline: 2,554 YDS 15 TD 5 INT

Overall not a bad resume for Wentz against other star QBs. A winning record, more yards and touchdowns. The Eagles defense plays a big part in the opposing signal caller’s numbers but even in 2016 when Wentz had virtually no help on offense, he has played up to the level of competition from the star quarterback on the other side of the field.

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Turning the season around with snow?

Louie DiBiase



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On this Friday edition of Locked on Eagles, Louie dives into how perhaps a day of practice in the snow can spark the Eagles second half run.

Is not playing loose enough a problem for the Eagles? What match-ups are key against the Saints?

All that, thoughts from Locked on Saints Host Ross Jackson, and more!

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An honest evaluation of Rasul Douglas

Louie DiBiase



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Step aside Jalen Mills. Rasul Douglas is the new public enemy #1 on Eagles Twitter.

All season long Eagles fans have called for Douglas to get playing time as starting corners Mills and Ronald Darby have played up and down all season.

The #FreeSul campaign got their wish on Sunday Night as Douglas started on the outside against the Cowboys.

The results did not totally destroy the brand….but it certainly didn’t help it.

To the film room we go.

The good:

Douglas didn’t have a good game by any stretch of the imagination. But he also didn’t play bad enough to believe he is the next Bradley Fletcher like some have him set to be.

On this play Douglas does a good job of staying with Cooper in the end zone, keeping him close to the sideline. Good leverage and he put himself in a position to make a play on the ball if it came his way.

Douglas has been strong in the red zone this year.

When Douglas plays up, he has more success when jamming at the line. It allows him to use his length and stop receivers from opening him up. Here, Douglas does a good job of bumping the receiver who stumbles and can’t gain any separation.

Gallup couldn’t create any separation from Douglas who once again does a nice job tying up the receiver.

Douglas didn’t have a great day when it comes to tackling but a lot of that came from hesitation and getting caught in the wrong spots. On this play Douglas reads Prescott going to the out route at the 50 and closes in to make a great open field tackle. When he wants to be, Douglas can be a very forceful tackler for a CB.

More examples of that tackling ability when Douglas takes the right angle and shoots to the ball.

Douglas shows a lot of patience against Amari Cooper on this play. Cooper tries to turn Douglas inside but Douglas doesn’t bite and runs toe to toe down the sideline, keeping Cooper on the outside with little room to work with.


The bad: 

Despite showing some positive signs, Douglas didn’t instill confidence in fans that he could replace Darby who most likely won’t be in Philadelphia after this season.

There were too many plays were Cooper manipulated Douglas’s hips to go wherever he wanted them to.

In a previous play shown Douglas did a good job not quickly biting on Coopers first step. This play was a different story as Cooper turned Douglas outside and then cut inside into the end zone. Luckily Dak Prescott isn’t Carson Wentz or this might be a touchdown.

Two more examples of Cooper beating Douglas with a good sell on his first cut. Cooper once again gets Douglas to commit outside with his hips while making another move inside. It is tougher for Douglas to get caught in these situations as he doesn’t have the quick footwork and hip movement to recover as well as someone like Sidney Jones or Avonte Maddox.

This was a brutal play for Douglas. On this screen, Douglas has a responsibility to protect the outside. Instead, he stays inside and has no shot of getting back to his spot with blockers already set up. Truthfully it looked like Douglas had cinder blocks attached to his feet. He didn’t move his feet and was badly out of position. Gotta fly to the ball.

Blame should go to Douglas for his play, but Jim Schwartz shouldn’t get a pass either. A coaches job is to put his players in the best position to succeed. Douglas isn’t the most athletic corner and he needs reps to grow his patience and route recognition.

Schwartz knowing that, should have allowed Douglas to get his hands on receivers at the line so he could better position himself to make plays on the ball and stay with receivers.

The way Douglas was getting turned inside-out with these first steps, Schwartz should have adjusted his gameplan. Instead, Dallas moves the chains on a crucial drive late in the game because Douglas gets put on ice skates.

Once the NCAA leader in interceptions, Douglas has a knack for making plays on the ball when he is in the right position.

The coaches have to do a better job of getting him in positions to make those kinds of plays in man coverage which West Virginia rarley used with Douglas.

Against excellent route runners like Amari Cooper (and Michael Thomas coming up), his weaknesses can be exposed.

When he was able to get his hands on Cooper or play off in man or zone, he was much more effective.  That should have been the game plan all night long.

With Darby out for the season after tearing his ACL, Douglas is going to get 7 crucial games to prove he can be a starter in 2019.

It wasn’t a great first step against Dallas but it wasn’t a catastrophic performance that has sealed Douglas’s fate.

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