Vick’s and Jackson’s career days still not enough to beat Chargers

What an excellent offensive outing the Eagles had yesterday. But on the other hand, what a pathetic defensive outing they had. Sure, they managed to compile 511 offensive yards, but they gave up even more than that on defense. They may have had zero turnovers, but they had 9 penalties for 82 yards, many of them coming on defense. They may have only been sacked one time, but their defense only got one sack as … Continue reading

Despite late comeback, Eagles hold on to beat Redskins

I honestly did not have high hopes for the Eagles this season. I thought it was going to be an obvious rebuilding year that would result in a lot of losses and a lot of frustration. But based on the performance in their game today, I just may be wrong… While it certainly wasn’t the prettiest game, they still got it done and won against a division rival, an obvious feat. They somehow managed to … Continue reading

Sixers finally get Brett Brown to coach them

A month and a half ago, Brett Brown was said to be the new Sixers coach. Then all of a sudden it was reported that he had not accepted the job and that they were interviewing other candidates still. So the team interviewed a bunch of assistants from around the league, only to announce that the finalists for the job were Brown and Sixers assistant Michael Curry. Then the team said they were still in … Continue reading

Offense looks strong in Eagles first preseason outing

To be honest, I didn’t have very high expectations for the Eagles going into this game. Not only is it just a preseason game that doesn’t count, but I don’t expect the team to be very good this year anyway. The battle between Nick Foles and Michael Vick was probably the biggest story going into the night, and they both looked pretty good. Without two of their best players in LeSean McCoy and Jason Peters, … Continue reading

Injuries continuing to pile up for Eagles

Today’s practice featured numerous injuries that will only add to the long list that they’ve already had to deal with. The day after hearing that Arrelious Benn tore his ACL and will miss the season, the Eagles began practice without five of their players, all lineman. Antonio Dixon was the only defensive tackle among the group, with the rest all coming from the offensive line. With Dennis Kelly, Nate Menkin, Jason Peters, and Ed Wang … Continue reading

Eagles lose another two WRs in Benn and Ball

Just when you thought the Eagles’ WR woes were in the books, they got a little bit worse. The same day that Riley Cooper returned to practice after the debacle he underwent with his racial slur at a concert, the Eagles lost another two WRs from their roster. Arrelious Benn, who was shaping up to be the 5th receiver in the depth chart, tore his ACL today in practice, meaning he will be done for … Continue reading

Eagles need big year from McCoy and Brown to win

Chip Kelly has already said that he’s going to run the ball more than the Eagles did last year, and with Andy Reid’s gameplan, that shouldn’t be too hard. With this change in philosophy comes a need for the team to change, and I think they’re ready for that. The fact that Maclin is already out for season shows that they’ll be even more forced to run the ball. And they don’t have many solid … Continue reading

Maclin tears ACL, puts Eagles in even worse situation

I was never expecting the Eagles to have a very good season, or even an okay season. Actually, I’d be surprised if they won much more than four games this year. But their hopes just got a lot worse yesterday after WR Jeremy Maclin tore his right ACL in training camp. Without him, their receiving corps becomes even thinner than it was before. Since he was going to be one of the starters, it means … Continue reading

Predicting the Sixers roster and starters

While it’s probably too early to be thinking about who the starters will be on the Sixers roster when the regular season begins, I’m going to think about it anyway. Obviously they are probably not done making moves, but this guess will reflect who I think they’re likely to have and won’t take into account any hopeful or wishful moves in free agency or in trades. So here it is: Starters C Lavoy Allen Last … Continue reading

Summer League struggles for Sixers

It shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise that the Sixers finished with a near-worst 1-4 record following the NBA Summer League in Orlando. Even though their roster is thin, they didn’t have any of their top guys playing, with the leader being rookie Michael Carter-Williams, a guy who clearly has a lot of work to do before he becomes a legitimate starting point guard. Arnett Moultrie and Khalif Wyatt were probably the two … Continue reading