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Eagles dominate Saints 39-17, improve to 2-3 on the season

October 12th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles dominate Saints 39-17, improve to 2-3 on the season | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

Fletcher Cox records one of his three sacks against Drew Brees.

The Eagles needed a win. They needed to have their best game of the season to avoid falling to 1-4, a record that would have all but likely eliminated them from the playoffs.

The Eagles didn’t only win, they dominated the New Orleans Saints on Sunday to win 39-17, improving to 2-3 on the season.

After a slow start once again by the Eagles offense, including two interceptions in the end zone by Sam Bradford, the offense finally seemed to hit a rhythm and take off. Sam Bradford had arguably his best game as an Eagles, completing 32-45 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns.

Bradford bounced back from his two early interceptions by hitting Josh Huff, who had his best game in the NFL, for a 41 yard touchdown early in the 2nd quarter. He would also throw another touchdown to Brent Celek with 6:31 to go in the 3rd quarter to extend the Eagles lead to 23-10.

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Should The Eagles Re-Marry a Familiar Face?

October 10th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Should The Eagles Re-Marry a Familiar Face? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Would T.O fit well into Chip’s system?

When Philadelphia fans think of the name Terrell Owens, what immediately springs to mind?   For
most, its words like “diva”, “cancer”, and “selfish” among others.  There are a number of others though, that like to view “T.O” as the dynamic, play-making superstar that he was.  Terrell Owens spent the first eight years of his career, playing for the San Francisco 49ers, before making his way to the Philadelphia Eagles.  Owens really established himself among the league’s best receivers here in San Fran, but it was in Philly that he cemented that status.  

After acquiring him in March of ’04, Owens helped power the Eagles to a 13-1 record, before a freak tackle (arguably intentional) by Dallas safety Roy Williams, put Terrell out of action with a fractured fibula and high ankle sprain.  His season was thought to be over, as the recovery wa
s expected to be around 9-12 weeks.   Well, Owens made his triumphant return to the gridiron, seven weeks later to lead the Birds to battle in Super Bowl XXXIX.  Owens caught 9 balls for 122 yards during the loss, but he gained a ton of respect from Philly fans for playing through the injury.  

Things took a bad turn, during the 2005 offseason.  Owens took a slighted shot at QB Donovan McNabb for vomiting in the huddle, during the final drive of the Super Bowl, saying that “he wasn’t the one who got tired in the huddle.”    The situation was never resolved, and eventually saw Owens sign with the division rival Dallas Cowboys.  

But.  What if I was to tell you that Terrell Owens himself, would want to come back home to downloadPhiladelphia?   You’d think I’m nuts, right?  Well, that’s exactly what I’m here to tell you.  The 41-year-old Owens was quoted as saying “Absolutely, yes, No question, no question about that.” when asked if he could help this current Eagles team.   As crazy as it may sound, I agree with Owens on this.  I believe he would be a major boost to a weak receiving corps.  Before I start getting hate, hear me out.   In Chip Kelly’s first two seasons, the Eagles passing attack was ranked in the top 10 of the NFL.  This year, it sits in 25th.  

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Eagles Schedule Past and Present

September 25th, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on Eagles Schedule Past and Present | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL, Sports

Monday Night Schedule and Thursday Night Schedule included:

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Eagles suffer injuries to Alonso, Thornton, Kendricks

September 22nd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles suffer injuries to Alonso, Thornton, Kendricks | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL, Sports

After coming off one of the worst losses in recent history this past Sunday, it seemed like things couldn’t get much worse for the Eagles. However, the punches to the guts of Eagles fans keep on coming.

Mychal Kendricks, Cedric Thornton and Kiko Alonso, three key players of the Eagles front seven, are reportedly all hurt and could miss extended time.

Thornton reportedly broke his 4th metatarsal in his right hand during the Eagles 20-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday. The injury reportedly could keep the defensive end out for 2-3 weeks. With Thornton out the Eagles will most likely have Taylor Hart and Vinny Curry fill the void of Thornton.

Kendricks suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to Dallas on Sunday, which forced him to leave the game and never return. The injury doesn’t seem to be serious though, and Kendricks could play Sunday against the New York Jets, according to Howard Eskin:

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Kelly says Eagles will not trade Mychal Kendricks

August 2nd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Kelly says Eagles will not trade Mychal Kendricks | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL

In his opening press conference of training camp, Chip Kelly shot down any remaining rumors about linebacker Mychal Kendricks. According to Kelly, the Eagles are not trading Kendricks, and told reporters to “write that down in ink”.

The quote from Kelly backs up a report from CSN’s Derrick Gunn, who reported last night that the Eagles are likely to keep Mychal Kendricks.

With Kendricks staying, the Eagles depth at inside linebacker remains a strong point for the team with Alonso, Ryans, and rookie Jordan Hicks all expected to be on the roster come week one.  It still should be noted that Kendricks still has not been approached by the Eagles regarding a contract extension.

Keeping Kendricks is with out a doubt the best move going forward for the Eagles. There is no denying the talent that Kendricks brings to the football field, and the idea of having newcomer Kiko Alonso paired with Kendricks has many Eagles fans very excited.

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Breaking: Cole Hamels traded to Texas Rangers

July 30th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking: Cole Hamels traded to Texas Rangers | Filed in General, MLB, Phillies

Cole Hamels has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. This day has been talked about for close to a year now, and the rumors have finally become reality. The Rangers were believed to be the favorites for Hamels all week long, and it seems that they never really were going to lose out on Hamels after all.

According to unofficial reports, the Phillies will be getting back catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, who is highly regarded as one of, if not the top catching prospects in baseball. Along with Alfaro, it is being reported that the Phillies will be receiving outfielder Nick Williams, and RHPs, Jake Thompson, Jack Eickhoff and Alec Asher. The Phillies will also acquire pitcher Matt Harrison from Texas.

Williams is the Rangers 5th ranked prospect according to MLB.com, and is ranked 64th in MLB.com’s top 100 prospect rankings. Jake Thompson is listed as the 4th ranked prospect on the Rangers and is ranked 60th overall on MLB.com’s top 100 prospect list. Eickhoff is the Rangers 17th ranked prospect, and Asher is the Rangers 29th ranked prospect according to MLB.com.

Headed back to the Rangers along with Hamels, will be reliever Jake Diekman and cash.

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NBA leaning toward non-guaranteed playoff spot for division champion

July 23rd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on NBA leaning toward non-guaranteed playoff spot for division champion | Filed in General, NBA, TalkSportsPhilly

Winning a division championship is a main goal for every team in the NBA, however, the only reward those teams may receive is a banner going forward.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday that the league is leaning toward not guaranteeing a playoff berth to division champions. In the past the division champion has been guaranteed a top-4 conference finish no matter what their record was.

No NBA division winner has never had a record that would have not placed in the top eight, and there is less than a five percent chance of that happening, according to Silver.

In fact there have only been two instances where this rule would have changed the playoff format in recent years. The first was in 2011-12 when the Atlanta Hawks finished with a better record than the Boston Celtics, but instead finished as the fifth seed in the playoffs. It just so happens that in those playoffs the Hawks played the Celtics in the first round and did not have home court advantage, despite finishing with the better regular season record. Atlanta lost that series in six games.

The second instance was this past year, as the Portland Trail Blazers finished with the sixth best record in the Western Conference, but were awarded the fourth seed. As a result the San Antonio Spurs finished as the sixth seed and were forced to play the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, two premier championship contenders with top four records in the conference.

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