Tagged: ‘Football’

What they’re saying: Eagles are built for the long term, but not this season
May 23rd, 2017 at 9:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's not like too many NFL season predictions have come out in late May, but I feel like I've read the same general take from national publications a few different times concerning your Philadelphia Eagles: 1.    With Carson Wentz leading the charge, the Eagles have a chance to be pretty...

What they’re saying: After overhaul, Eagles defensive line still a strength
May 19th, 2017 at 11:19 AM
***PHOTO1*** In addition to being a GIF machine, Jim Schwartz is pretty conservative defensive coordinator. He doesn't like to blitz, preferring to get after opposing quarterbacks with his front four. That means the defensive line better be one of the team's strengths, and the Eagles addressed it in the NFL Draft...

What they’re saying about the Eagles signing of LeGarrette Blount
May 18th, 2017 at 9:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Eagles added a power runner to their stable of small backs on Tuesday, signing New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount in free agency. As always, there were some takes, and here they are: Carson Gets a New Co-Worker: Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz Lawlor notes that Blount isn't a...

What they’re saying about the Eagles: The NFC East is the strongest division in the NFL
May 15th, 2017 at 12:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Football isn't baseball or even basketball in terms of how much analytics and advanced statistics can help explain the game. With the amount of moving parts on the All-22 tape, it's hard to quantify how much of an effect each player has on the game. That's why I like Football...

What they’re saying: The Eagles don’t need a ‘big’ running back
May 13th, 2017 at 1:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** In our practice notes yesterday, we wrote about how small Donnel Pumphrey is and also how every Pumphrey question faced was about how small he is. With Pumphrey, Darren Sproles, and 5-10, 208-pound Wendell Smallwood in the fold, the Eagles backfield doesn't have a ton of size. Over at CSN...