browneye: He's 6-foot-9 and 277 pounds. That is a BIG DEFENSE LINEMAN.
wxboy: Being an Army Ranger doesn't make you automatically good at football.Granted, he did play for Army in college, although the years he was there, the team sucked (lots of 3-9 seasons).
BunkyBrewman: At least he's not a firefighter and a first round draft pick.
12349876: Football requires so much depth any team can have an NFL caliber player or two on it.
Farnn: I know Army doesn't pass much, but how did he play WR there and only have 500 yards and 5 TDs?
Aarontology: Well, killing the NFL East offensive lines will help the Eagles but that's at least a fifteen yard penalty.
End_Of_Line: 6'9" and an Army Ranger? Talk about a bullet magnet.I kid . . . good luck to him and I hope he has a decent shot at the team.
Marcus Aurelius: browneye: He's 6-foot-9 and 277 pounds. That is a BIG DEFENSE LINEMAN.Now picture him as a tight end. He's working on his 40 yard dash times. This should be terrifying.
ko_kyi: Olympians "win" medals. People in the service are "awarded" them, or so I have heard.
End_Of_Line: 6'9" and an Army Ranger? Talk about a bullet magnet.
Slackfumasta: End_Of_Line: 6'9" and an Army Ranger? Talk about a bullet magnet.Yeah, I'm wondering how this one avoided the friendly fire.
you are a puppet: Big deal, they combined two Mark Wahlberg movies.
10up: Getting a Bronze Star isn't a football game there subby. He was awarded it, I dunno if he won anything.
Marcus Aurelius: End_Of_Line: 6'9" and an Army Ranger? Talk about a bullet magnet.I kid . . . good luck to him and I hope he has a decent shot at the team."Bigger people beat up little people." - Chip Kelly
iron_city_ap: I expect he'll be good, but not great.It's pretty easy to cut the legs out on a guy that big. A 6'4", 280 pound lineman won't be phased much by height. Seems like he'd be better suited to be a blocking TE. He will be pretty good as a DL, if they put him there. Overall it's a solid signing.
JohnBigBootay: iron_city_ap: I expect he'll be good, but not great.It's pretty easy to cut the legs out on a guy that big. A 6'4", 280 pound lineman won't be phased much by height. Seems like he'd be better suited to be a blocking TE. He will be pretty good as a DL, if they put him there. Overall it's a solid signing.Let's see how the dude does in camp. He's 25, was a decent player at a traditionally medicocre program, and hasn't played in four years. I think it remains to be seen if he's good enough to earn a roster spot, let alone be a big contributor. Dude looks slooooooow.
iron_city_ap: A DL doesn't need to be all that fast. Same with a blocking TE. Heath isn't exactly a burner, but he's a monster sized guy and a damn good TE. If it wasn't for the fact that they (iggles) have Magnum P.I. as a TE, I'd lend more credence to the position swap, but, I could see it happening. He's too big to not consider it.I agree with you about him being out of Football. That ranger time counts for something, though.
JohnBigBootay: I mean you look at your average shiat mid-level college basketball game and it's like they grow on trees
roc6783: @JohnBigBootay - Center of gravity is the short answer. Longer - if you are tall, it is easier to knock you down so interior DL and RB are out. With a few notable exceptions, guys over 6'3" aren't very fast, so WR and DB are out. They usually have trouble with agility/quickness so OT is out. That leaves QB, LB, OG, and DE, but if a team wants an edge rusher, they have to be quicker than the OT, so that is a big maybe on DE and LB. Now you are left with QB and OG. That is in the pros. You can get away with being the biggest in HS and college, sometimes.
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