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Musgrave leaves Eagles for Raiders

January 20th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Musgrave leaves Eagles for Raiders | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

In what has been a routine for Chip Kelly since he joined the Eagles two years ago, the team will need to find another quarterbacks coach this offseason after Bill Musgrave left the Eagles on Monday to become the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.

Musgrave, 47, is leaving after just one year as the Eagles quarterbacks coach after replacing Bill Lazor who left last offseason to become the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator. He will now work under new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, which is a similar job for Musgrave as he served as Del Rio’s offensive coordinator when Del Rio coached the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The departure of Musgrave adds even more confusion and uncertainty for the Eagles quarterback situation, as there is no sign or guarantee of who will be the teams starting quarterback at the start of next season. If the Eagles decide to stick with Nick Foles, the next quarterback coach will be Foles’ fourth different quarterback coach in his four years in the NFL. Foles first worked with Doug Pederson as a rookie when Andy Reid was still here, then worked under Lazor in 2013, and Musgrave this past season.

There is no sign on whether Kelly will promote from within his current staff or go out and hire a new coach.

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Hi Sports Fans…

April 11th, 2014 by hotskylar33 | Comments Off on Hi Sports Fans… | Filed in America's Got Talent, General, Philly Babes, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio

Hey Phillies, I’m on the scene ūüôā

How about that game last night, the Phillies were looking good , then blah. It’s okay, we have a strong, healthy team, and the season just started.¬† There are many more games to come.¬† I am very excited to be your Babe of the Year 2014.¬† I can’t wait to go to games and meet you guys.¬† My page will be up soon.¬† I will be on TSP Radio this Wednesday at 12:30pm, please listen in! ¬†Go Phillies!!


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Together We Build

February 25th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Together We Build | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers


It is clearly obvious that the Philadelphia 76ers are rebuilding. If the team slogan “Together We Build” didn’t give it away, then the recent moves the team has made in both the NBA Draft and at the NBA trade deadline certainly did. With rebuilding being the case, there are certainly questions that Sixers fans have about the direction of the team.

Like I said we all know the Sixers are rebuilding, but what path will they go down to get there?

It is a simple, but also, very complicated question to answer and there is a lot of luck that goes into reaching the organizations ultimate goal. The two simple routes that are easy to answer are these:

Building Through The Draft

Building through the draft is the harder way to go in my opinion. This would path would mean that the Sixers would ultimately avoid spending big money on potential free agents this summer such as Carmelo Anthony for example. They would take a Indiana Pacers approach which has obviously worked out greatly for them, as they are now NBA championship contenders. However, can you name me another team who has built through the draft in recent years who are now legitimate NBA title contenders?


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Better Man for the Job: Foles or Vick?

November 7th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Better Man for the Job: Foles or Vick? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General


After Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles’ dominant, record-tying performance on Sunday at Oakland, there’s a better understanding, to an extent, among Eagles’ fans- and even NFL fans in general- about who’s the starting quarterback, when healthy, going forward this season, and even beyond that point.

From seeing all the comments pour in and the reactions come about after Philadelphia’s 49-20 win vs. the Raiders, it seems a lot of fans are on the Nick Foles’ bandwagon now, as for who the starting QB should be from here on out.

Michael Vick is currently sidelined indefinitely with a nagging hamstring injury that’s plagued him on and off for the past several weeks. It is unknown when he will return to game action, if he will be the starter at that point, and what his diagnosis, and future with the team is, going forward. Regardless of health, Vick is an average quarterback in my eyes, who isn’t accurate, but has shown to be able to throw the long ball both regularly and effectively, while relying mostly on his legs to gain first downs and points.

Comparing the two statistically, in their careers, even though Foles’ career has been a (much) small(er) sample size than Vick’s, Foles holds the edge in completion percentage with 61.4%, compared to Vick’s 56.2%. Michael Vick has been more accurate in his career with Philadelphia, compared to his first six seasons with Atlanta (he’s played in five seasons with Philadelphia), with a completion percentage of 59.5, as opposed to a 53.8 percentage with the Falcons. Foles has a long ways to go before he reaches the number of career games played by Vick thus far: Vick currently has played in (but not necessarily started in) 127 games, while Foles has only been in 13.

Nick put on a clinic, to say the least, Sunday at Oakland,  tying an NFL record with 7 touchdown passes in the process.


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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders- Game Preview, Breakdowns, Injury List and Predictions

November 4th, 2013 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders- Game Preview, Breakdowns, Injury List and Predictions | Filed in Eagles, Football, General


Once again folks, it’s Sunday and time for Eagles’ football to commence. This week, they face off against their 1980 Super Bowl opponent, the 3-4 Oakland Raiders, from the AFC West. Oakland the remainder of the year still has to play their combined 15-1 rivals, Kansas City (8-0) and Denver (7-1) a game apiece, on top of a few other diminishing yet hungry NFC East teams, among others.

Oakland’s coming off of a close, yet impressive victory over Pittsburgh, 21-18, last week at home, in which QB Terrelle Pryor ran for a 93-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game. Despite his incredible performance on the ground, by air he wasn’t as impressive. Pryor went 10/19 for a measly 88 passing yards and two interceptions; one of which eventually lead to a Shaun Suisham field goal for Pittsburgh. Limiting the turnovers is key for any team, but especially for Oakland, who needs the points per drive as much as possible, considering they play Denver, KC and San Diego six times a season. This proves true for Pryor as well, who needs to limit the turnovers as much as possible, as a rookie, in order to play effectively (especially in the passing game, in order to compliment his running game), and to play, period.

Wide receiver Jacoby Ford had a poor game vs. Pittsburgh, with two fumbles, one of which was recovered by Pittsburgh, and lead to a subsequent touchdown on the latter’s next drive, and -3 yards receiving on one catch.

This season thus far, in his second NFL season and first full, Pryor has a quarterback rating of 77.2, and he’s thrown more interceptions than touchdown passes (7 to 5). He’s still developing his game, and despite the curve, he’s learning tremendously, in strides, not only the fundamentals as a quarterback but the little things it takes to win. Despite the turnovers, Pryor has dramatically improved his passing game accuracy wise, which works wonders for the Raiders’ West Coast Offense offensive scheme, which requires a quarterback to be as accurate as can be in order to attain success, and finding the open receiver quickly. This season, he has a 63.1 completion percentage.

Pryor is learning quickly about the ins and outs of the West Coast offense regime, under offensive ¬†coordinator Greg Olson, who ran the same system previously under former 49ers’ head coach Steve Mariucci in 2005 with Detroit. Pryor certainly has the physical talents to be able to survive in this league, like a younger Mike Vick, but time will tell as to whether or not he can keep his foot on the gas and improve rapidly enough to be successful.


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Breaking Down Sundays Game Against The Chargers

September 17th, 2013 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking Down Sundays Game Against The Chargers | Filed in Eagles, Football, General
Eddie Royal goes in for one of his three scores in yesterdays win over the Eagles

Eddie Royal goes in for one of his three scores in yesterdays win over the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles had a opportunity¬†on Sunday to be¬†2-0 and in sole possession of first place in a very competitive NFC East. However, the San Diego¬†Chargers had other plans and stopped themselves from falling deeper in the cellar of the AFC West where the Kansas¬†City¬†Chiefs and Denver¬†Broncos are already out to 2-0 starts. After last weeks thrilling win over the Washington Redskins there was A LOT of optimism for the Eagles headed into not only this week, but also the remainder¬†of the season. From Chip Kelly’s brand new offensive system all the way to a strong defensive showing, the Eagles looked poised to be a force in the NFC this season. Instead, on this Monday we sit here and dissect what went wrong and what we need to fix after a frustrating loss.

First lets get this out of the way real quick. I have seen reports today talking about the Eagles offense and how that was the reason for losing yesterday, those reports could not have been anymore wrong. When a team scores 30 points, in under 20 minutes of offense, you do not blame the offense for a loss. Sure were their some key mistakes on the offensive side of the ball? Yes, and I will touch on those but the offense was not the sole reason for this loss.

Now lets breakdown the game:



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