BG getting lots of love in Philly (Fox) press.

Submitted by Steve in PA on August 1st, 2010 at 11:04 PM

"Graham is bigger than expected (278 lbs) and is as advertised. He’s a relentless player with very strong hands. His ability to keep his pad level low makes it very difficult for taller offensive tackles who can’t move quickly enough and to get their hands on him."

 

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/caplan-Philadelphia-Eagles-defense-overview-080110

 

Maybe I will have to buy a BG jersey even if it is the Eagles.

Comments

robpollard

August 2nd, 2010 at 11:37 AM ^

I know your comment was more for us (we all love BG), but Eagles fans are really nervous about BG's size based on history (hence the, "bigger than expected" at 278 lbs comment in the OP, which they'll see as a positive).

I've kept tabs, and they (specifically, commenters) keep worrying he will be Jerome McDougle, who was a similar sized 1st rd pick about ~7 years ago from Miami.  He flamed out, as did Mike Mamula (similar situation, from BC, a famous combine warrior), so BG has a lot of Eagle specific history to overcome.  I'm sure he will, b/c he's awesome, but for his sake, I hope he gets off to a good start, otherwise they'll be all over him.

Giff4484

August 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 AM ^

They do a great job with young players and have a huge need for a pass rusher. BG is a NFC East type player and I think will end up being a pro bowler for a long time. The East doesn't have great tackles right now so he may have an instant impact for the Eagles. He may end up being the 2nd best pass rusher in the East behind Ware who is a freak just like BG he is just taller.