KILTs N.D. Kalu with some very candid comments in wake of Texans/Eagles DeMeco Trade

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  1. IDEXAN

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    Former Eagles and Houston Texans defensive end N.D. Kalu has a sports radio talk show in Houston now, on KILT. Like many Houstonians, Kalu was surprised by the departure of middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles; unlike most Houstonians, Kalu still pulls passionately for the Birds, so he isn't too grief-stricken.
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    Talk radio in Houston, Kalu said, "is very different. The fans in Philadelphia are very knowledgeable ... there's no filter on the Philadelphia fans. Here, things are a little bit more laid-back.
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    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/24/2711200/kalu-can-relate-to-ryans-arrival.html#storylink=cpy
    "It's all about football here, but it's about football at all levels," Kalu said. "In Philadelphia, there's no place like it, when you talk about how passionate the fans are, the city is, for the Eagles. I think he's already noticed that just from the one or two days he's been there."
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    "The main reason for that trade was, they didn't want to trade him in the division," Kalu said. "Jacksonville, Tennessee, Indianapolis - they'd love to have DeMeco Ryans, and they probably would have given up more to give him, but they didn't want him in the division, and they wanted to make sure he went to a place he would fit in. I think they were trying to look out for him, because they have that much respect for him."
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    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/24/2711200/kalu-can-relate-to-ryans-arrival.html#storylink=cpy
    Kalu said when he heard of the deal, he texted Ryans: "YES!!!!" Kalu hasn't played for the Birds since 2005, but "whenever the Eagles play, if they lose, it just ruins my whole day. If they win, I feel good all day ... That only happens with the Philadelphia Eagles" although Kalu also played for the Redskins and Texans.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/24/2711200/kalu-can-relate-to-ryans-arrival.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. thunderkyss

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    I hope everyone understands that Kalu has no more insight to the FO than I do, so when he says something like:
    It is understood as nothing more than his opinion. I do believe he speaks with the players & that is something most of us don't have. But I don't think he has any more of an idea as to "why" or "how" this trade went down than any of us.
     
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    FYI, Kalu doesn't think you're very knowledgeable about the game.

     
  4. Playoffs

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    Definitely is the best option for Demeco, both scheme and need. Little Matthews wasn't getting it done. Philly fan will love on Demeco.

    I read the Cowboys were ready with a 3rd before their doctors put them off Ryans. I could see the Texans FO making a player & team decision for Demeco here, and I'm okay with that. Unlike Broncos & what they did to Tebow.
     
  5. GP

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    He must get that impression from the dopes around him at the radio show and the dopes who call in to talk to their fellow dopes.

    He doesn't spend much time here, or he'd think otherwise.

    Kalu really not making any fans with that sort of angle there. LOL.
     
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    Nice, ND.............you just have to suffer through getting paid for covering the Texans........nice, ND.
     
  7. IDEXAN

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    Doubt that since the Cowboys are also a 3-4 team ?
     
  8. Lucky

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    I read the same thing, but how would they have known for sure without bringing in Ryans for a physical? That didn't happen, as Ryans was surprised that he was dealt.

    What were the candid comments from Kalu? That Philly fans are knowledgeable? I'm sure some of them are. There are knowledgeable fans in every city (even Nashville). So what?
     
  9. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    So knowlegable = vocing displeasure (per NDK)? Maybe Houstonian's worlds dont revolve around sports like they do in Philly?

    Haven't heard that one in a while, NDK must be out of touch.
     
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    I don't know what makes Philly fans more knowledgeable. I don't know if they all go to school to become more knowledgeable fans of sports. It's a sport and at the end of the day it's not rocket science. I think they may be more passionate and vocal about their teams, but that doesn't mean they know more than us or any other fan bases. It's a silly statement people make and holds no merit whatsoever.
     
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    The guys who call in are totally different from this board . Here's a sample of the ones who crack me up .

    1. Wayne from Spring .... yea I played junior high ball and I think that the Texans need to add talent to be a better defensive team . ND ... they were # 2 IN THE LEAGUE WHAT ELSE YOU WANT .

    2.Trey from the northside .... if the Texans would have drafted VY , they would have had two SBs by now . Schaub cain't run , that's the problem .
     
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    You think you have as much insight into the organization as kalu?

    Come on tk. He played for kubiak, is a former NFL player, probably still has multiple contacts within the organization. Hell, Demeco himself could have told him that.

    Seriously, why do you think you are as connected to the texans or even the NFL as much as kalu is?
     
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    Meh, i like ND and all, but please spare me the tough Philly fan crap...
    "the fans in Philly wouldn't put up with this/that rah blah rah!" Yah, it's true, yet they put up with out of control government a lot more than we do... Maybe it's not something to brag about afterall... I actually pitty them...
     
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    ND is legit, he is the best guy on that station. He still carries relationships with guys he played with, he even said recently Demeco came in and shadowed him for a day at his business.
     
  15. Rey

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    Are y'all really upset because he said the fans in Philly are knowledgeable and are quick to voice displeasure?

    Inferiority complex?

    I think my family is the best family in the world. Does that offend you?
     
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    But he ommitted saying that Houston also had knowledgelable fans, and right or wrong people often draw conclusions and get their noses bent out of shape in with such omissions. Just like his biggest downer on Sunday was an Eagles loss and not a loss by the hometown Texans. I get that because the brunt of his career was with the Eagles, but once again some people are very sensitive.
    I also thought his remarks about the Texans passing on potentially better deals with intra-Division rivals so they wouldn't have to play DeMeco on a regular basis was very interesting.
     
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    I dont think he's saying the fans in Texans aren't knowledgeable. When he said "its different" and the "fans in Philly are knowledgeable" it was a lead in to him talking about how brutal the fans can get up there.
     
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    Philly fans aren't more passionate, there are just more A-holes.
     
  19. Lucky

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    That was once a given that you wouldn't trade a top player inter-division. The Pats broke that mold with the Bledsoe to Bills deal, and the Eagle followed suit sending McNabb to the Skins.
     
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    I dunno, but CND seems to have come to a similar conclusion?
     

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