Posts Tagged ‘Sam Bradford’

How many Games will the Eagles win in 2016? Philly Sports News

August 28th, 2016 by Leo | Comments Off on How many Games will the Eagles win in 2016? Philly Sports News | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, Polls

EaglesgogreenWell Eagles fans another season is upon us and with all the off season moves and the pre season over, it leaves many wondering what the Eagles season ahead will hold for Philly fans.  With an untested and unknown new head coach Doug Pederson and their new #1 draft pick Carson Wentz as a possible future franchise QB, it leaves a lot of questions to be answered.  The Eagles made a lot of transactions in the off season and let go of a few players, most notably Riley Cooper and at the last minute Sam Bradford.  They also recently picked up Dorial Green-Beckham in a controversial move but he shows a lot of promise and remains to be seen how he will fare this year.  To see the transactions the Eagles made this year click here.

The Eagles as per the last few years have been tearing it up in the pre-season going 4-0 with an impressive win over the Colts 33-23 with Sam Bradford throwing 17/20 with 167 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Josh Huff and Dorial Green-Beckham each had a touchdown catch.  The Defense has been strong throughout the pre season and has been dominating the line led by Fletcher Cox.  The Eagles had another strong win over the Steelers in their 2nd preseason game 17-0 and finished off the pre season with a 14-6 win over the Jets.  As usual they look like they are contenders for the NFC East with these wins but as we have seen before their pre season success doesn’t really transfer into the regular season.  The surprise move of trading Bradford to the Vikings for a first round pick leaves Daniel and  Wentz as the QB’s.  Pederson stated Wentz will be the starting QB on opening day.  This last minute move changes the outlook of the season with a rookie QB at the helm.

So, TalkSportsPhilly would like to take a poll on what the fans think the Eagles record will be this year.  Answer the poll below:

How many games will the Eagles win in 2016?

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Eagles, Reuben Randle Agree to One-Year Contract

March 24th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles, Reuben Randle Agree to One-Year Contract | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

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Since the initial Free Agency Frenzy, things have been quite boring for the NFL. Teams have now shifted their focus towards the NFL Draft in April, and have started attending pro days to scout incoming talent. Things got a little more interesting on Wednesday, though. As teams continue to do research on the incoming pool of talent, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped (See what I did there?  Haha) under the radar, announcing that the team has come to terms on a one-year contract with former New York Giant Reuben Randle.

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Breaking News: Eagles, Bradford Agree to 2-Year Contract

March 2nd, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Breaking News: Eagles, Bradford Agree to 2-Year Contract | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL
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The suspense is finally over…

We now know, that Sam Bradford will be back in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform come next season. In fact, he’ll be back in Philly for the next two seasons.

That’s right folks, mere moments after the March 1 Franchise Tag deadline passed, the Eagles to the team’s Twitter account to announce this news.

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Report: Eagles to Explore Re-Acquiring a Familiar Name

February 8th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Report: Eagles to Explore Re-Acquiring a Familiar Name | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Super Bowl Sunday is usually a very quiet day, that is filled with six hours of pregame shows, that preview the upcoming battle between the league’s two best teams. This year’s Super Bowl Sunday has a bit more buzz, than years past.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news this morning, that the Philadelphia Eagles do not plan to franchise tag quarterback Sam Bradford, but “still have some interest” in re-signing him. This is not so breaking news if you’re an Eagles fan, as this has long been a topic of discussion. In the event of a possible Franchise Tag for Sam Bradford, his 2016 salary would be pretty close to $20 million. For the past eight weeks, the hot topic in Philadelphia has been “Is Sam Bradford worth the money?”

Bradford was acquired by the Eagles back in March of 2015, in exchange for Nick Foles. The move was immediately met with a boatload of criticism, primarily because of Bradford’s track record of injuries. He was just coming off of a second ACL tear in the same knee, and the Eagles pretty much banked their future on him. Initially, the Birds were disappointed with Bradford’s slow start. He looked uncomfortable in the pocket, and subsequently, made some very questionable decisions. Despite the rocky start, he finished strong down the stretch. The former Oklahoma Sooner finished the year 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.

Over his final five games, Bradford completed roughly two-thirds of his passes for over 1,400 yards. He also threw for 8 TDs with only 4 interceptions. These stats brought to mind the immediate question, about whether Bradford could put forth these numbers in a full season. Speculation immediately began, that the team would franchise Bradford, as a way to give him one more season without a long-term financial commitment.  After this report, it certainly looks as if Bradford won’t be back in 2017, unless he takes a pay cut.

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Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills

December 15th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

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We’re approaching week 15 in the NFL, and surprisingly enough….the Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first place in the NFC East.

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Rookie Nelson Agholor catches first touchdown of his career (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

It’s been a very bumpy season for the Birds, with it being a story of streaks. They start the season by losing three of their first four. Then, they win back-to-back games…only to drop four of their next five games. But, the important thing with this is that they have a pair of vital wins- Dallas and the New York “Football” Giants. With those two wins, the Eagles now sit at 2-2 in the division, having lost a pair of games to the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

With their improbable victory last week, the Eagles climbed the ladder of the NFC East, improving their record to 5-7. The Giants and Redskins both lost heart-breakers last week, bringing the three teams to a tie atop the division. Entering week 14 against the Buffalo Bills, the Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to leave Lincoln Financial Field in sole possession of first place.

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Open Letter to Eagles Fans

November 2nd, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Open Letter to Eagles Fans | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

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This is at the exact point I was at after our week two embarrassment against the Cowboys. For the second time in not even a year, I was ready to post an anger-fueled open letter to Eagle fans. Then, they started to win again. The team worked their way back to 3-3, and I guess in my sense, everything was okay, Well, I could not have been more wrong. After the offensive explosion against New Orleans, I anticipated on the team turning a corner. I hoped for much better play. And, I believed that they would finally start living up to the hype, that was building in the preseason. Sunday Night Football in Charlotte provided the Eagles with a great test. That was, until we actually took the field. We sucked. To just put it out there, and not sugar coat it…..we blew! From crippling drops to asinine offensive line play, the Eagles never had a chance from the start.

So, who is to blame at this point of the season? I’m going to break it down for you, in the only way that I can. By not holding back….

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New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3); Game Preview

October 17th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on New York Giants (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-3); Game Preview | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL
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Eagles vs Giants (MNF)

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Back in Black!    That’s right, Monday night’s divisional battle against the hated New York Giants will once again be a “Blackout”.   Last season, the Eagles opened up prime-time play against the Giants with a “Blackout”.   That game resulted in the Birds first shutout in 18 years.   The team out-gained the Giants by a rate of almost 2:1 in total yards.   They drove Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib to the turf, a combined 8 times.   Point blank, they completely and utterly dominated the game.   Now, I’m not saying this game will be a repeat of last season.  But, I truly believe that the black uniforms do something special to this team.  The Eagles are riding high, after coming off of a dominating win over the New Orleans Saints. 

In that game, DeMarco Murray finally found his footing, tallying a total of 100+ yards from scrimmage and a touchdown.  The passing game really started to find its’ rythym, going for well over 300 yards.  The team should ride into this game, full of confidence and swagger.  On the other hand, so should the Giants.  They are the lone team atop the NFC East at 3-2, following a controversial come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football.  Needless to say, this should be a good one.  

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