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The Eagles 53 Man Roster vs the “Stay & Go” Vote

In Philadelphia Eagles on September 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Are Eagles fans that smart? Does Eagles management pay attention to what the fans think or were the changes so necessary that anyone could see them? These are the questions that can now be answered that the 2013 – 53 man roster has been set.

On January 8, 2012, Philly Pressbox posted a summary of the Eagles fan vote conducted by Philly.com for players to “Stay or Go” in 2013. That link is attached.  https://phillypressbox.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/eagles-stay-or-go-fan-vote/. Lets compare who the fans voted to “Go” and if they did actually go.

On offense, the fans voted the following people to be gone: Vince Young, Ronnie Brown, Steve Smith, Winston Justice, Julian Vandervelde, Jamaal Jackson and King Dunlap. All are gone except for Dunlap. The King has earned a starting position going in to the season; however, if not for the injury to Jason Peters the King would’ve likely been gone too.  The fans did vote to keep Chad Hall, Mike Kafka and Owen Schmidt, but all three of them are gone as well.

On defense, the fans voted for only one starter to “go” and he’s gone, Asante Samuel, traded to the Atlanta Falcons. The fans voted the following reserves to “Go”: Juqua Parker, Trevor Laws, Victor Abiamiri, Cedric Thornton, Akeem Jordan, Moise Fokou, Curtis Marsh, Brandon Hughes and Tom Nelson. Of that group only Jordan, Marsh and Hughes will be part of the 2013 team. The fans did vote to keep both Casey Mathews and Brandon Graham and they will both be back.

On Special Teams the fans voted for Alex Henery, Chas Henry and John Dorenbos to all stay, and they will.

The biggest change the fans wanted to see was in the administration and the coaching staff. The fans voted for Howie Roseman, Joe Banner, Andy Reid, Marty Mornhinweg and Juan Castillo to all be gone. Well, Banner is gone and everyone else is in place.

Through the draft, trades and free agency it appears the Eagles have improved greatly with the additions of Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Vinny Curry, Nick Foles, Brandon Boykin, and DeMeco Ryans. This has turned in to a very young and talented team that should have some depth with the only major weakness being at the safety position. Hopefully the late addition of David Sims, from Cleveland will help in that area.

Well fans, what do you think, was management actually listening or were these choices just too easy?

How far do you think the Eagles will go in 2013??

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  1. Wow, that was very interesting to go back in time to your poll. It always does seem like the fans opinion is ahead of what they always do eventually. Maybe that is just a coincidence but when you track it , the proof is in the pudding. That is why I listen to the morning guys and Rea. They are always ahead of Eagles management when it comes to the next move. Today they are calling for Ryan Sandberg to move into Charlies spot but Amaro said it will not happen. Hmmm, I guess time will tell.

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