Archive for November 26th, 2012

The Next Coach Or The Next Quarterback?

November 26th, 2012 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on The Next Coach Or The Next Quarterback? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Coach or Quarterback? What is more important?

As we all expect, Andy Reid and Michael Vick are most likely done with the Eagles after this dismal season. The Eagles are 3-7 going into tonight’s game against the Panthers, and could very well be 0-10 (two wins by 1 point, another very close game against the Giants). So I expect (hope) the Eagles clean house after this season is over with and go into rebuilding mode to bring a winner back to this city.

I was listening to the radio a couple of days ago and the guys were talking about what was more important, the next coach or the next quarterback? And the catch was that if you were this teams GM, you could only pick one. The question made me start to think about what was more important, and after going back and forth of both scenarios I decided that the next coach was more important. Don’t get me wrong a quarterback is very important, but he does not control the whole team.

A new coach will bring in his own scheme, he will bring change to the same old story that we watch every sunday, and he will bring in his own personnel. That is what this team needs because it is obvious that no matter who is at quarterback this team will not win a Superbowl, or even contend for one. Michael Vick is not a quarterback, Donovan McNabb gave us the best chance to win Superbowls and yet he couldn’t get it done under the similar staff that we have today. Nick Foles is a young rookie who needs to be developed which is why he should be this teams starter the rest of the season. If Foles can prove himself this season, we can bring in a coach who will fit his skill set and give him the best opportunity to excel. We need to see what the kid has, and if he has the potential to be a good starter every Sunday. If not then he needs to go back to the bench come next season. (more…)

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Evaluating Jrue Holiday So Far

November 26th, 2012 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Evaluating Jrue Holiday So Far | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

Jrue Holiday Is Off To A Great Start

It is no secret anymore, Jrue Holiday has become the Sixers top player this season and it’s not even close. Coming off a season where Jrue didn’t perform as well as we knew he could, Jrue has put that season in the past and has moved on. After 14 games so far this season Jrue is averaging 18.6 ppg, 9.2 apg, 3.9 rpg, and is shooting 45% from the field. On top of that, he has five double-doubles so far this season which is tied with Chris Paul for 2nd most in the NBA trailing just Rajon Rondo. Just to put last season in perspective compared to this one so far, Jrue had just one double-double in 66 games last season.

What makes Jrue’s performance so far this season so impressing is that he is doing all of this without the newly acquired Andrew Bynum. The reason I say this is, when the Sixers traded for Bynum he was supposed to be the impact big man to help Jrue evolve and become a better player. As we all know, Bynum has yet to play a game this season. Of course the increased perimeter shooters that the Sixers acquired in the summer (Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Jason Richardson) are helping Jrue’s assists numbers, but he still has to get them the ball when they are open. Holiday has taken the teams leader role, and also is turning into the teams “star” player.

Lets compare Jrue to some of today’s top point guards in the NBA:

Jrue Holiday: 18.6 ppg, 9.2 apg, 3.9 rpg, 45% fg

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