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Say Watt
03-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Just got the ESPN text. Didn't see this posted. No link yet.

Malloy
03-14-2013, 06:05 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000150864/article/philadelphia-eagles-add-pass-rusher-connor-barwin

Say Watt
03-14-2013, 06:05 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000150864/article/philadelphia-eagles-add-pass-rusher-connor-barwin

Thanks! Rep your way.

Malloy
03-14-2013, 06:06 PM
6 years 36mil$

TEXANRED
03-14-2013, 06:09 PM
6 years 36mil$

What are the Eagles planning on doing with a tweener? They still runnin wide 9's or something?

Say Watt
03-14-2013, 06:09 PM
6 years 36mil$

Way too much given this past season. See ya Connor.

Malloy
03-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Way too much given this past season. See ya Connor.

Agreed, bye bye Barwin :)

Wolf
03-14-2013, 06:12 PM
That is a lot of money

Norg
03-14-2013, 06:17 PM
his days have been numberd ever since we got whitney

The Cush
03-14-2013, 06:30 PM
That's a huge blow for Washington Ave.

Wolf6151
03-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Best of luck to Connor Barwin. I hope he plays great except if he plays the Texans.

Rey
03-14-2013, 06:55 PM
I wonder if the Philly fan likes letterman jackets?

Double Barrel
03-14-2013, 07:05 PM
Good for Barwin! And good for the Houston Texans!

jaayteetx
03-14-2013, 07:36 PM
The key number is guaranteed money, we'll see what that turns out to be, best of luck to him.

Playoffs
03-14-2013, 07:37 PM
ProFootballFocus on Barwin's signing, reads bottom up... (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2013/03/14/2013-free-agency-live-blog-day-3/)
18.05: And the numbers are in for Connor Barwin to the Eagles. It’s a six-year deal for $36m for a guy who was our second lowest ranked 3-4 outside linebacker last year. That one isn’t going to score well on the old Deal Grader is it? On the plus side only $8m is guaranteed. Unless his play takes a giant leap, hard to see him seeing much of that money.

17.40: SIGNING! Per Tania Ganguli the deal is done and the Eagles are signing Connor Barwin. It’s something of a surprise and has you asking a lot of questions about the future of Trent Cole in Philadelphia. You can check out our twitter timeline and our comments from 16.50 with what we think about this signing. Essentially we don’t see it making the Eagles a better team.

16.50: It’s not official yet, but Jason La Canfora is reporting that the team set to overpay for Connor Barwin is … the Philadelphia Eagles. Barwin put up some good sack numbers back in 2011 and as a report was the coolest pass rusher in town. It didn’t matter that Wade Phillips ultra attacking defense drew blockers away from him and his pass rushing productivity score was only an 8.7 (17th best out of all 3-4 outside linebackers). In any case he’s coming off a year where that number dropped to 5.8. The fourth lowest of any 3-4 outside linebacker. That helped him to a -22.4 grade. Still, not as bad as Erik Walden.

GP
03-14-2013, 07:51 PM
His first order of business: Finding a great Hipster outlet mall for new clothes.

Followed by hooking up with some two-seater bicycle clubs in the arts district.

And, he's going to have a lot of new friends to have over for naked karaoke.

But come Sundays, no other Eagles defensive player will patty-cake his man as hard and as regular as Barwin will. Plus side is this: He'll never draw a 15-yarder for roughing the passer or hitting the QB in the helmet.

Philly fans are going to LOVE this guy. If they loved Jason Babin, they are going to divorce their spouses and join The Cult of Connor for sure.

Congrats, Eagles fans. You just overpaid for a Camp Champion. Don't stare too hard at the hair nor the muscles! That's his trance-inducing Jedi mind trick he uses on people. He sucks WAY bad on Sundays. Just warning you ahead of time.

eriadoc
03-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Followed by hooking up with some two-seater bicycle clubs in the arts district.

I bet Philly is great for cycling in December.

Hervoyel
03-14-2013, 08:47 PM
I wonder if the Philly fan likes letterman jackets?

My first thought, "I bet their letterman jackets are going to look fantastic!"

silvrhand
03-15-2013, 12:29 AM
My first thought, "I bet their letterman jackets are going to look fantastic!"

Don't forget about his snuggy.. wtf is with this picture..


http://media.culturemap.com/cache/8e/8d/8e8d3811b88910221f9e57d55467484b.jpg

Nawzer
03-15-2013, 12:37 AM
Good luck to Barwin. He was a good teammate and played hard for us.

GP
03-15-2013, 01:11 AM
Don't forget about his snuggy.. wtf is with this picture..


http://media.culturemap.com/cache/8e/8d/8e8d3811b88910221f9e57d55467484b.jpg

I've been waiting for this day for two years.

Give me football-eating maniacs like Cushing and Watt. Ed Reed. Barwin's a poser like Carr was. Great physical stature, striking hair style, likes to pose for photos, high motor guy in practice, absent on Sundays.

SW H-TOWN
03-15-2013, 01:32 AM
Don't forget about his snuggy.. wtf is with this picture..


http://media.culturemap.com/cache/8e/8d/8e8d3811b88910221f9e57d55467484b.jpg

LOL, he is reading Bill Maher and WTF is that metal thing in the background? Glad he got paid but he did not get as much guaranteed money as I thought he would considering the contract, 8M.

chicagotexan2
03-15-2013, 03:13 AM
Well I wish him luck in Philly. He was a good dude and player for us. Unfortunately he picked a bad season to suck. Had he been solid I think the texans would have tried harder to retain him. Oh well the show must go on.

SW H-TOWN
03-15-2013, 03:25 AM
The key number is guaranteed money, we'll see what that turns out to be, best of luck to him.

8M. That is actually a pretty low number for a 6 year, 36M contract. Eagles also signed Cary Williams to a 3 year, 17M contract but he got 10.5M guaranteed.

Malloy
03-15-2013, 03:26 AM
LOL, he is reading Bill Maher and WTF is that metal thing in the background? Glad he got paid but he did not get as much guaranteed money as I thought he would considering the contract, 8M.

It's called a lamp :)

bhsman
03-15-2013, 06:39 AM
All you haters should vacate.

Much like Barwin. :kitten:

GP
03-15-2013, 08:17 AM
It's called a lamp :)

It actually looks like a spotlight, a signal lamp (like ships use for morse code), or maybe a tanning lamp???

I don't think it's a normal lamp.

Dude is ****ing weird, I know that much.

IDEXAN
03-15-2013, 08:18 AM
Pretty much the end of "Bulls on Parade" I guess, but I hate this, anyway good luck in Philly Connor.

Mr teX
03-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Never been a fan...never saw the explosiveness necessary to be an elite edge rusher. He'll be done in Philly after 1 year...book it.

steelbtexan
03-15-2013, 10:43 AM
Thanks for giving it your all and all of the work you put in to come back from a horrible injury to become a productive player.

Congrats and thanks for your contributions Connor.

ObsiWan
03-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Don't forget about his snuggy.. wtf is with this picture..


http://media.culturemap.com/cache/8e/8d/8e8d3811b88910221f9e57d55467484b.jpg

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ67RAW3phiZZnj6orf24QmrxtERVCpL szseQf4lBegtG6z3-Y3

Malloy
03-15-2013, 12:07 PM
It actually looks like a spotlight, a signal lamp (like ships use for morse code), or maybe a tanning lamp???

I don't think it's a normal lamp.

Dude is ****ing weird, I know that much.

Actually I think it's a remake of a classic stage light, you'll find the old ones rebuild into 'regular' lamps, but his looks like a remake.

ObsiWan
03-15-2013, 12:11 PM
Well I wish him luck in Philly. He was a good dude and player for us. Unfortunately he picked a bad season to suck. Had he been solid I think the texans would have tried harder to retain him. Oh well the show must go on.

Thanks for giving it your all and all of the work you put in to come back from a horrible injury to become a productive player.

Congrats and thanks for your contributions Connor.

I wish him well - unless he's playing us. I thought he was funny in those Shaun Cody videos.


...next!

Hervoyel
03-15-2013, 01:23 PM
Pretty much the end of "Bulls on Parade" I guess, but I hate this, anyway good luck in Philly Connor.

Good.

Rey
03-15-2013, 01:40 PM
Was looking at an eagles board and those guys are pumped about barwin. Talking about how he's going to be batting balls and giving qb's all kinds of problems...

Mr teX
03-15-2013, 01:54 PM
Poor fans...that guy wears #99.:swatter:

thunderkyss
03-15-2013, 02:33 PM
Is Demeco still with the Eagles?

Dang Ravens. They swipe up all our players, win a Super Bowl & now they got Eagles fans talking crazy.

SW H-TOWN
03-15-2013, 05:04 PM
It's called a lamp :)

Good one, strange looking lamp. Has some weird parts to it. Too modern for my taste.

SW H-TOWN
03-15-2013, 05:10 PM
It actually looks like a spotlight, a signal lamp (like ships use for morse code), or maybe a tanning lamp???

I don't think it's a normal lamp.

Dude is ****ing weird, I know that much.

Exactly. Reading Bill Maher, wearing a one piece pair of pajamas like I had when I was 6, and then that thing in the background...Weird indeed, rep.

TXAg14
03-15-2013, 05:17 PM
Man, that's a lot of money for Barwin. Imagine if he had posted stats similar to 2011 last season, due would have gotten PAID.

Good luck in Philly, Barwin.

SW H-TOWN
03-15-2013, 05:30 PM
All you haters should vacate.

Much like Barwin. :kitten:

Man, that's a lot of money for Barwin. Imagine if he had posted stats similar to 2011 last season, due would have gotten PAID.

Good luck in Philly, Barwin.

Trust me bhsman if that were my friend or family member I would be about 10 times harder on him.

I'm glad he got paid but I was surprised about the amount of guaranteed money he got, 8M. That is pretty low considering the contract 6 years 36M. Sean Smith got more guaranteed money, 11M, and his contract is half the length and total amount.

IDEXAN
03-15-2013, 05:43 PM
I'm glad he got paid but I was surprised about the amount of guaranteed money he got, 8M. That is pretty low considering the contract 6 years 36M.
Very low GM, which is good for Philly but not so good for Connor. If the Texans weren't willing to pony up a contract which called for only 8 Mil guaranteed, they had a much lower opinion of his football skills than I thought, and I gotta wonder what all of that talk allegedly coming from Wade Phillips was about how he valued Barwin so highly ?

spurstexanstros
03-16-2013, 10:24 AM
See all you Barwin fans there is hard proof that Connor Barwin was Jason Babin 2.0. Philly cuts Babin last year who do they replace him with... "Mr Bulls disappear in big games and cant be found in a parades" Connor Barwin.

IDEXAN
03-16-2013, 10:38 AM
Barwin and Babin may both be white guys from Michigan, but after that it's apples and oranges IMO.

Texan4Ever
03-16-2013, 01:07 PM
Since the Eagles are switching to a 3-4 defense, I guess this makes sense. In any case, I wish him the best of luck and hope he has a productive career in Philly. He was an upstanding guy and played hard on every down (at least when I was watching).

Hervoyel
03-16-2013, 02:02 PM
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/ConnerBarwin_zps9ae7355c.jpg

GP
03-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Herv,

Tried to rep you....

But it says I must spread rep around. Sorry.

That was hilarious stuff. Well played!

Brisco_County
03-16-2013, 08:28 PM
Wade Phillips actually liked Barwin a lot.

He was a better player when he leveraged speed rather than strength. He needs to embrace that fact if we wants to make more than $8 million from Philly.

It's easier to say goodbye knowing now that he's a Bill Maher fan. The campaign for the Rage song was bad enough. Maybe someone can get his new Philly address and send him a Jonah Goldberg book as a going-away gift.

Regardless, I liked the guy. Congrats to him for getting paid.

IDEXAN
03-16-2013, 09:51 PM
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/ConnerBarwin_zps9ae7355c.jpg
Hey Hervy, you think you are a pretty clever guy don't you ?
BTW, are you still unbeaten vs wet-paper bags ?

Hervoyel
03-17-2013, 09:06 PM
Hey Hervy, you think you are a pretty clever guy don't you ?
BTW, are you still unbeaten vs wet-paper bags ?

What does this even mean? idonno:

Dutchrudder
03-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Money structure of Barwin's deal:

@RoobCSN
Barwin $3 million signing bonus, $8 million guaranteed.

@RoobCSN
Barwin cap figures: $1.3m in 2013, $4.9m in 2014, $6.1m in 2015, $6.6m in 2016, $7.6m in 2017, $9.5m in 2018.

GP
03-18-2013, 05:55 PM
Money structure of Barwin's deal:

@RoobCSN
Barwin $3 million signing bonus, $8 million guaranteed.

@RoobCSN
Barwin cap figures: $1.3m in 2013, $4.9m in 2014, $6.1m in 2015, $6.6m in 2016, $7.6m in 2017, $9.5m in 2018.

Hoo boy! Barwin will be released after 2013 if he doesn't put up good numbers.

1.3 million in 2013

Jumps 3.6 million to 4.9 in 2014.

Jumps from 4.9 to 6.1 in 2015.

Connor better save and invest wisely this year. He'll be playing on 1-year vet minimum contracts starting 2014.

IDEXAN
03-19-2013, 09:34 AM
What does this even mean? idonno:
Hey Hervy, memory cells fading on you big guy ? You are the one who once bragged (on this Board) about being unbeaten vs wet-paper bags.

Playoffs
03-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Money structure of Barwin's deal:

@RoobCSN
Barwin $3 million signing bonus, $8 million guaranteed.

@RoobCSN
Barwin cap figures: $1.3m in 2013, $4.9m in 2014, $6.1m in 2015, $6.6m in 2016, $7.6m in 2017, $9.5m in 2018.

That's a prove it contract, and Barwin better hope coach puts him in position to succeed.

thunderkyss
03-19-2013, 12:58 PM
That's a prove it contract, and Barwin better hope coach puts him in position to succeed.

Makes you wonder why we couldn't sign him to a similar deal.




:shades:

I'm looking at you Rick!!!

El Tejano
03-19-2013, 01:10 PM
Makes you wonder why we couldn't sign him to a similar deal.




:shades:

I'm looking at you Rick!!!

Probably because our 1st round rookie was waiting in the wings and produced more in limited time.

Hervoyel
03-19-2013, 01:41 PM
Hey Hervy, memory cells fading on you big guy ? You are the one who once bragged (on this Board) about being unbeaten vs wet-paper bags.

I remember that just fine. I don't get the "you must think you're a pretty clever guy" part. I'm not sure what you mean by that. I'm clever enough I guess.

Dutchrudder
03-19-2013, 02:03 PM
That's a prove it contract, and Barwin better hope coach puts him in position to succeed.

Yep, that's almost exactly what I wanted the Texans to sign him for. 2 years 8.2 million is essentially what that contract is, and if he does well, they keep him beyond that. If not, you got him for 4.1m a year for two years. That's a decent deal for a starting OLB.

Double Barrel
03-19-2013, 03:21 PM
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/ConnerBarwin_zps9ae7355c.jpg

lol! MSR :rofl:

I guess the official Connor Barwin Fan Club did not appreciate so much...perhaps he thinks you're Jewish? :whistle:

thunderkyss
03-19-2013, 04:02 PM
Probably because our 1st round rookie was waiting in the wings and produced more in limited time.

$1.3M against the 2013 cap. $4.something against the 2014 cap. $2.something dead money if he's cut in 2015...

Sorry, we should have been able to make that deal. Start Merci on the weakside. Start Connor on the strong side. Start Brooks inside. He can still rotate with Merci & Connor on 3rd down, it actually gives you the ability to disguise your 4th rusher on third downs.

Reed can line up at ILB & we can show a 3 man front; Connor, Watt, Antonio (inside the tackle). At the snap, Antonio can rush around & Reed shoot up the middle.... or Antonio can crash down on the Tackle & Guard & Reed can shoot around the outside.

GP
03-19-2013, 04:26 PM
LOL.

Yeah, two years at around $8 mill total...sorry, he hasn't earned that amount.

$2 mill-per-year? Fine. I wouldn't like even that amount, but I'd manage to stomach it.

Dutchrudder
03-19-2013, 04:41 PM
LOL.

Yeah, two years at around $8 mill total...sorry, he hasn't earned that amount.

$2 mill-per-year? Fine. I wouldn't like even that amount, but I'd manage to stomach it.

34 OLBs are extremely expensive. If you count Barwin at 4.1m a year average, then he would be the 13th highest paid OLB (this is not including 43 DEs). There are a bevy of OLBs on their rookie contracts behind that 4m mark including Orakpo, Matthews, Aldon Smith and more, all of which will command much more than 4m a year when their rookie deals end. The Eagles actually made a good deal here, Barwin is at least a decent starter, and he's being paid below average money at the position. I personally would have liked to keep him for that much, but if we are going to spend that kind of money I would prefer spending a bit more to keep Quin instead.

GP
03-19-2013, 05:58 PM
34 OLBs are extremely expensive. If you count Barwin at 4.1m a year average, then he would be the 13th highest paid OLB (this is not including 43 DEs). There are a bevy of OLBs on their rookie contracts behind that 4m mark including Orakpo, Matthews, Aldon Smith and more, all of which will command much more than 4m a year when their rookie deals end. The Eagles actually made a good deal here, Barwin is at least a decent starter, and he's being paid below average money at the position. I personally would have liked to keep him for that much, but if we are going to spend that kind of money I would prefer spending a bit more to keep Quin instead.

I'd rather go OLB in the early rounds of draft and pay much less than Barwin would have had here, especially since he appeared to have been a huge fat zero all year.

The guy is a workout warrior. When was the last time the announcers were screaming his name after he had busted up a play or really impacted the game in a big way?

The guy was the David Carr of the defense while he was here. Great style, fabulously awesome hair, and a knack for really turning it on in camp...good with the media, yada yada.

Philly has become to us what we were to the Broncos, it's the circle of life.

srrono
04-01-2013, 09:55 AM
6. Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin
(http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/42904/309/wow-now-thats-rich-13)
Signed to a six-year, $36 million contract by Philadelphia, Barwin managed three sacks across 18 starts in Houston last season, including the playoffs. Dating back to 2011, Barwin has three sacks over his last 21 games.

On tape, it is evident that Barwin lacks threatening edge speed. He's "just a guy." The Eagles have publicly attributed Barwin's poor Texans production to the manner in which Wade Phillips used him. In all likelihood, Philly is going to be sorry if its thinks Barwin will spark the pass rush.

The good news is Barwin only received $8 million in guaranteed money. It's a backloaded deal that becomes year to year after 2014. The Eagles are still locked into paying Barwin $8 million over the next two seasons.

Rey
04-01-2013, 11:55 AM
I'd rather go OLB in the early rounds of draft and pay much less than Barwin would have had here, especially since he appeared to have been a huge fat zero all year.

The guy is a workout warrior. When was the last time the announcers were screaming his name after he had busted up a play or really impacted the game in a big way?

The guy was the David Carr of the defense while he was here. Great style, fabulously awesome hair, and a knack for really turning it on in camp...good with the media, yada yada.

Philly has become to us what we were to the Broncos, it's the circle of life.


Yeah, unless it was for the vet min I didn't want barwin back. And even then id have had to think about it because I'd Luke younger players with higher upside to have a shot and barwin would be in the way of that.

That said, barwin would be a pretty good solb. But that's reeds spot sooooo....

Playoffs
12-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Connor Barwin named NFC defensive player of the month
Posted by Darin Gantt on December 4, 2014, 10:46 AM EST

The Eagles outside linebacker was named NFC defensive player of the month for November after a stretch of games which saw him collect 6.5 sacks.

Hes tied for second in the league with 12.5 sacks this season, which is a career high.