Joe Banner Says the NFL Lockout Stopped the Eagles from Getting Patrick Peterson

On today’s NFL Insiders, Joe Banner tore into your chest and went full Kali Ma on your emotions by telling you the Eagles were this close to having one of the game’s best defensive players:

“When we were in Philadelphia, we traded Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick. The original trade was the fifth pick of the draft – which we were targeting Patrick Peterson for – and the second round pick the next year. Because there was a lockout, we weren’t allowed to make trades going into the draft or else Patrick Peterson would have been a Philadelphia Eagle.”

The audio of Banner’s story is around the 17:20 mark here. And, the way Joe tells it, the Eagles wouldn’t have even given up their first rounder from 2011 in exchange. In such a stacked draft, that means the Eagles could have walked out with Patrick Peterson AND their own pick, Eagles legend Danny Watkins. Oh, what could have been.

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  • this site blows January 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm

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    • #1 Haddad hater January 27, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      As of late I’d have to agree…….i cannot stand that airhead Haddad. Mr. Hot take machine should be doing the show with Beavis and butthead

      • #2Haddad hater January 28, 2016 at 12:58 am

        The guy is nearly 49 years of age, and tries desperately to act like he’s 26.

        What’s with these middle-aged sports talk guys like Brian Hadad and Mike Missanelli, trying to recapture their youth because they listen to the latest alt/rock music, and say a few catch phrases that they overheard hipsters half their age use.

        Talk about going through a midlife crisis.

        • #1 Haddad hater January 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

          Glad to hear I’m not alone. Dude makes my ears bleed

          • Guess I am #3 January 28, 2016 at 10:42 am

            Brian “I played high school basketball” Hadad, the Al Bundy of sports talk radio. Love how he tells stories and talks like he is actually cool, but we all know he is a just a big nerd.

  • s January 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    If Joe was this good when he was here we’d have multiple Superbowls

  • step 3: make her open the box January 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    +1 for the Temple of Doom reference

  • Mickey Mannequin January 28, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I’m going to go ahead and call bullshit on this, nobody was giving up the 5th overall pick in a ridiculously stacked draft for Kevin fuckin Kolb even with hindsight being what it is. That would be like the Dallas Cowboys giving up their #4 pick this year for Brock Osweiler or AJ McCarron

    Shut your mouth you little lying gerbil!

  • Kyle should unblock the banned commenters January 28, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I think nickels had 1 too many Shirley temples . no way that is true

    • #1 Haddad hater January 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Bruh can’t u just put in another email

      • neighbor mike fan January 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

        my neighbors are all blocked. I think it goes by ip address

  • huge wingbowl fAN January 28, 2016 at 8:02 am

    dennis rodman going to the wingbowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so pumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the worm

    • #1 Haddad hater January 28, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Do u think he’ll wear that wedding dress?!

      • K Jenner January 30, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        yeah..your old mans dress.

  • JimmyCarville January 28, 2016 at 9:31 am

    More Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu propaganda……

  • The Queen of England January 28, 2016 at 11:48 am

    …and if I had balls, I would be King.

  • TS January 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    they probably would have blown the pick anyway. didn’t he trade up to get Brandon Graham and leave All Pro Safety Earl Thomas on the board for Seattle?

  • Howard Eskin's Greasy Beard and Hair January 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    what does this mean for anything?
    it MEANS FUCKING NOTHING…………….
    what if joe banner wouldn’t have flushed his junk down the toilet at the novacare center in 2007.
    The eagles would have won 3 super bowls………blah blah blah……………

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