Stream of consciousness takes on Kelly’s Eagles…

Let me make it clear— I want Chip Kelly to succeed as head coach and general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. I never wanted him to fail. If you were grading the first quarter of this 2015 season, I would restrict the grading system to “Pass/Fail”… and so far, it’s an “F” for fail…but at […]


We’re a long way from home… Redskins 23, Eagles 20…

There’s just enough good stuff happening on Eagles offense and defense and special teams to keep me hanging on… but the timing of the good things is overwhelmed by the disco-jazz of the bad… And the timing of the offense to start off the game was wretched throughout the first half. This is not the […]


Eagles talking points in preparation for Redskins…

From Chip Kelly’s press conference this past Thursday: On safeties Jenkins and Thurmond: Chip Kelly said that the #Eagles “knew what they had with Jenkins and Thurmond in the slot. We wanted to expand other roles in preseason.” On explosive plays (or lack thereof!): “Two years ago we set an NFL record for explosive plays, […]


Eagles defense must carry this team— who knew?

I never thought I’d be saying this about the 2015 Eagles, but it looks to me right now like we have become a team which relies upon its defense to win games. Some of that statement is based upon circumstantial evidence, since the theoretically high-powered offense of the Eagles has yet to materialize. The Chip […]


Redskins revise their depth chart in hope of scalping the Eagles…

It’s almost always a grudge match with the Redskins, doesn’t matter much what the standings are… But here we are attempting to establish some kind of rhythm on offense and consistency on defense against a team which is built to defy both. Don’t believe the media slaves who say the Redskins suck— they do not. […]


Aftermath of a big Eagles win…Eric Rowe talks technique…

I really should be focusing on the Eagles’ next opponent— the Washington Redskins.  But I’d like to bask in the afterglow of the victory over the Jets just a little longer. First we will deal with the injury report as relayed by Chip Kelly in his presser on Monday after the Jets game: Riley Cooper: […]


It’s ALIVE !!! Eagles 24, New York Jets 17…

It was far from perfect — the offense sputtered and was sporadic, the defense got exposed in coverage near the end, but the Eagles did what they had to do to outlast the Jets, who seemed to have trouble anticipating the overall team effort they received from the Birds. Chip Kelly kept his offense conservative […]


Taking courage from a gambler’s preview of Eagles at Jets…

Most media and fans around the world are either predicting or betting the Jets will knock off the Eagles this Sunday. But I found a pretty reputable guy in the business of betting on such matters. He is Abe Gutierrez and is a regular handicapper for CBS affiliates. Abe explains in his own measured […]


Eagles trying to get healthy for Jets…

I’m getting so many conflicting reports on the severity of ILB Kiko Alonso’s left knee injury it’s crazy. A “sprained knee” some say, he’ll be okay in a week or two… others say Alonso and his physician are considering surgery. Then Chip Kelly makes it sound Wednesday like Alonso could be active against the Jets? […]

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Darren Sproles #43 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on September 14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

How Protein Powder Affects Football Players

Athletes are always looking for ways to get in peak shape and gain an edge on their competition, especially football players. In order to stay in top shape, professional football players spend countless hours working out by lifting weights, doing cardio, and even working on strength and balance by doing activities such as yoga. Still, […]


J-E-T-S up next for Eagles…we really need this one!

They hit, they strip, they blitz, they’re winning! I wish I were writing those words about the Eagles’ first two games in 2015, but believe it or not I’m describing the New York Jets (2-0). The Jets somehow flipped the switch after their starting QB Geno Smith got his face punched in this past August. […]


Carry on, Eagles fans…got time to bounce back…

You could be Captain James Kirk coaching this team….but lose the first two games of the Eagles regular season in an extremely annoying fashion (extremely limited offense), and most Philly fans and media will be already suggesting a long walk off a short gang plank. Granted, if the losing streak continues due to an offense […]


Eagles’ lack of offense baffling as Cowboys dominate, 20-10…

The Eagles defense kept the Birds in this game up to a point. They neutralized Tony Romo’s game for the most part until Romo was eventually removed from the game with a broken clavicle (8-10 weeks) and was replaced by Brandon Weeden. But the Eagles offense was awful. Putrid. I don’t know for sure if […]


Dallas week in Philly comes early this year…

This game between the Cowboys (1-0) and the Eagles (0-1) has a surreal feel to it for me because I can’t remember when these two division rivals ever squared off in Philly so early in a season. Nonetheless, we must attend to the business at hand. First let’s take a journey into the AccuScore mainframe. […]


Maxwell wants to show he is worth the dough against Dallas…

It’s one thing to say a cornerback “can’t cover” an elite receiver— it’s quite another thing to say a guy is temporarily “lost” in a new system which may have some fundamental design flaws. Byron Maxwell (6-1, 207, 27 years old, 6th rounder out of Clemson in 2011) is hearing all of the above this […]

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) speaks with Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray (29) against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Who are these Cowboys who aim to rustle the Eagles home opener?

          Here is the up-to-date depth chart on the Dallas Cowboys: OFFENSE POSITION FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH POSITION FIRST SECOND THIRD FOURTH TE Jason Witten Gavin Escobar James Hanna Geoff Swaim LT Tyron Smith LG Ronald Leary La’el Collins C Travis Frederick Mackenzy Bernadeau RG Zack Martin Mackenzy Bernadeau RT Doug […]