Throwback Thursday: Sheldon Brown

Throwback Thursday: Sheldon Brown

Nnamdi Asomugha. Byron Maxwell. Cary Williams. Bradley Fletcher. Mention any one of those names to a Philadelphia sports fan and you’re likely to see a look of disdain, discomfort and disgust. The cornerback position has been largely underwhelming, to put it kindly, for the Eagles the last half-decade. Big-name free agent signings that were downright disappointing seem to have defined a pass defense that’s been inconsistent at best and horrific at worst. Who could forget Nnamdi’s legendary arm tackles or…

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Throwback Thursday: Mike Mamula 

Throwback Thursday: Mike Mamula 

Bust: the prospect that never truly reached their potential. Whether it be due to injury, off-the-field foolishness or simply failing to transition from the college to professional level, the NFL has certainly seen its fair share of busts over the past several decades. Names like Ki-Jana Carter, Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell all invoke awkward memories relevant to the reasons rookies never pan out. But what about that highly drafted player that does just enough to leave folks asking 20…

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Film Room: Lane Johnson, Left Tackle

Film Room: Lane Johnson, Left Tackle

Many football analysts will rightly point out that NFL defenses now line up their best rusher on either side of the line so a right tackle is theoretically just as important as a left tackle. I disagree with this for two reasons. Firstly, most quarterbacks in the NFL are right handed and you do not want your quarterback taking hits from his blindside. If your right tackle is having a bad game, at least your quarterback has a better chance of…

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Looking Around at the (bad) NFC East

Looking Around at the (bad) NFC East

It’s the offseason and it’s about that time where teams start feeling good about where they’re headed going into a brand new season. This player looks great. A bad defense from a year ago looks improved. Average players are hyped to be killing it in camp. Blah blah blah. I wanted to take a look at the NFC East and how the Cowboys, Giants and Redskins are looking heading into the 2016 season and beyond. Below are random facts/stats with…

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Throwback Thursday: Andre “Dirty” Waters

Throwback Thursday: Andre “Dirty” Waters

To the casual Philadelphia Eagles fan (and most Eagles fans under the age of 25), the number 20 is synonymous with one player – Brian Dawkins. The Eagles’ 2nd round pick in 1996 went on to play 13 Hall of Fame-worthy seasons for the Birds and, depending on who you ask, is arguably the franchise’s most beloved player. But before Dawkins dawned the number and later saw it retired with his name in the Linc’s rafters, it was sported by…

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Film Room: Vinny Curry, Rushing the Quarterback

Film Room: Vinny Curry, Rushing the Quarterback

The worst thing about Chip Kelly running a 2-gap 3-4 scheme the past 3 years was that it meant Vinny Curry barely saw the field. In a passing league, the fact that you can have such a dominant pass rusher on the sideline for over 50% of the snaps just seems ridiculous to me. Luckily, we didn’t trade Curry during Kelly’s tenure and he signed a long term extension before Free Agency began which I was so happy about. Curry…

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Film Room: Jordan Hicks

Film Room: Jordan Hicks

Breaking down Jordan Hicks for this piece was a lot of fun. When I broke down the other rookies, Eric Rowe and Nelson Agholor, I posted quite a few negative plays of them. If you’ve read my work before you know I try to be very impartial and I simply breakdown what I see, there’s no point in doing this if I’m going to be biased. It was really hard to find negative plays by Hicks though, he just didn’t…

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Introducing Joe Douglas

Introducing Joe Douglas

Joe Douglas is no stranger to success. Spending 15 years under genius GM Ozzie Newsome’s watchful eye in Baltimore, Douglas was awarded the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. His career began as a Player Personnel Assistant in 2000, the same year the Ravens won their first Super Bowl. Hard Knocks enthusiasts might even recall watching Douglas take on the difficult task of informing players that they were going to be cut by the team. By 2003,…

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