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The Philadelphia Daily News reports one of the most famous stories of Eagles HC Andy Reid's tenure is his trip out to UCLA to interview WR Freddie Mitchell before the 2001 draft. They ate at the In-N-Out Burger and toured the Westwood campus. Mitchell - another veteran of a college West Coast scheme - met Reid's sons. "He has the intangibles that you look for," Reid proclaimed after taking Mitchell and leaving WR Reggie Wayne on the board for the Colts at 30th overall. Mitchell, who quickly gained a reputation among teammates for having a mouth that didn't match his game, has caught 90 passes for 1,263 yards and five touchdowns in four seasons.

 

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And your point is? I think everyone agrees the Eagles made a mistake there. It happens every year in the draft in every sport. Not every player pans out the way you think he will.

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According to some people, Freddie Mitchell would put up good numbers too because Manning makes everyone better.

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According to some people, Freddie Mitchell would put up good numbers too because Manning makes everyone better.

 

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What do Torrance Small, Brandon Stokely, Jerome Pathon, Terrence Wilkins, Ken Dilger, Troy Walters, Marcus Pollard, and Marvin Harrison have in common besides having caught passes from Peyton Manning?

 

They all played with other teams or other QB's, but had their career highs in either receptions, yards, TD's, or a combination of all three when they were playing with Peyton Manning.

 

In fact, the only WR I can find who did NOT have personal career highs in one of those three categories while playing with Peyton Manning is Qadry Ismail, who played 14 games for the Colts in 2002.

 

That being said, I don't think even Peyton could help out Freddie Mitchell. :D

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That being said, I don't think even Peyton could help out Freddie Mitchell.  :D

 

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Had to push the button--look out this has become a Peyton can do it--no he can't thread!!!! :D

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Eagles fans just love to complain.

 

I remember McNabb getting booed when he was taken over Ricky Williams. Good move guys. At least they didn't pelt McNabb with any batteries.

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At least they didn't pelt McNabb with any batteries.

 

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Just give 'em a chance.

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Nobody saw the real reason they picked Freddie? The fact that Andy was taken back by the In-N-Out Burger, that eclipsed the rest of the trip. He wasn't able to concentrate on the interview, while staring down a Burger. So he thought it went well.

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:D @ Indy Colts and Ealges fans fighting when neither team has won a Superbowl.

 

CRIPPLE FIGHT!!!!!

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Wow, ebartender finds no humor in this.  I however think it's hilarious because I dislike the Eagles.

 

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All that he said was that the Eagles made a mistake by picking Mitchell over Wayne. I don't think anyone would argue that now but hindsight is always 20/20. What about the 2002 draft for the Eagles:

 

#26 Lito Sheppard

#58 Michael Lewis

#59 Sheldon Brown

#91 Brian Westbrook

 

That is 3 players who made the pro-bowl in their first 2 years and the other one could have arguably made it too. I'd say that is pretty good.

 

If the burger joint joke was supposed to be funny it may have been 3-4 years ago. I think we all know Reid is fat by now.

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ebartender....

 

 

...Eagles fan who is WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to sensitive about his team...

 

 

 

:D

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According to some people, Freddie Mitchell would put up good numbers too because Manning makes everyone better.

 

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Not that much better. Wayne would be a solid player on any team. Manning is throwing him the ball but he still has to get open and make the receptions. Mitchell has been unable to do either.

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Wayne would be a solid player on any team.

 

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I tried to make that point before but I was burnt with the "his success is because of Manning" flame thrower.

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Mitchell has been unable to do either.

 

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Not according to him...

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ebartender....

...Eagles fan who is WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY to sensitive about his team...

:D

 

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No doubt. :D

 

Lighten up man.

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:D @ Indy Colts and Ealges fans fighting when neither team has won a Superbowl.

 

CRIPPLE FIGHT!!!!!

 

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Yep, the Baltimore Ravens certainly are the toast of the NFL. We're all jealous. :D

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mmmmmm... In-N-Out burgers....

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Yep, the Baltimore Ravens certainly are the toast of the NFL.  We're all jealous.  :D

 

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You're d@mn right!

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:DQadry Ismail :D

 

The should have a special "Where are they now?" about him and his brother.

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