Thoughts on Walter Payton and what people are willing to overlook in star athletes

Walter Payton is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. His importance to the game of football is cemented forever, and the league even named its “Man of the Year” award after him. The amount of times he went out of his way to sign an autograph, talk with a young fan, or help out a teammate is beyond any athlete I’ve ever heard. It’s no question why so many people loved him. … Continue reading

NFL Coach Hot Seat Thermometer: Post-Week 7 Edition

An NFL coach’s job security can seemingly change drastically week to week. Whether it’s so-called analysts calling for a coach’s head after a brutal loss, or if it’s the coach himself saying he deserves to be fired, the thermometer of a coach’s seat is always changing. Naturally, though, some coaches are closer to being fired than others. If a coach loses one bad game, it seems unlikely that he would be fired compared to the … Continue reading

Eagles need help at wide receiver, but it’s not Dez Bryant

Sigh. Never in a million years would I expect so many Philadelphia Eagles fans to be fine with the idea of signing Dez Bryant. But I understand what many of them are thinking. In 2017, it looked like the Eagles had finally removed themselves from the days of wide receiver woes with a trio of Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Torrey Smith, plus up-and-coming rookies in Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson. Fast forward to 2018. … Continue reading

Nick Foles doesn’t have to be elite for Eagles to win

If there’s one thing we know about Nick Foles, it’s that he’s consistently inconsistent. Sure, he had brilliant performances against the Vikings and Patriots in the playoffs last year, but inconsistency has ravaged his entire career, building the hopes up of fans just enough to be disappointed the next time he doesn’t tear it up. Thursday’s performance against the Falcons shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Foles finished the game 19 of 34 for a measly 117 … Continue reading

Analyzing Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster after final cuts

Now that almost everyone has cleared waivers and practice squads have been formed, it seems like the Eagles’ roster is essentially what it’s going to be going into Week 1. As always there were some surprises, but nothing earth-shattering or even that surprising other than the trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Vikings just a few days before the season started. Here I’ll break down each position group and what I thought about who … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Season Recap: Special Teams

This is part 4 in a four-part series. Parts 1, 2 and 3 can be found here, here and here, respectively. The Eagles boasted the number one special teams unit in the NFL in 2014, in large part thanks to Dave Fipp, their incredible special teams coach that the team grabbed from the Miami Dolphins in 2013, where he was equally successful. Last year they had seven touchdowns on special teams, an incredible number, and … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Season Recap: Defense

This is part 3 of a four-part series. Parts 1 and 2 can be found here and here, respectively. Oh, how the Eagles defense was bad. It was so bad at times that below average teams were literally running and passing all over them. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a 200-yard rusher and five passing touchdowns in the same game, which is just insane to consider. Their defense gave up 30+ points in five of … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Season Recap: Offense

This is part 2 in a four-part series. Part one can be found here. The Eagles had such a prolific offense in 2013 and 2014 that it was very hard to swallow the disaster that appeared in front of fans for most of the 2015 season. It started with the very first drive when DeMarco Murray was blasted for multiple negative yard gains on zone stretch plays that were unsuccessful for almost 99% of the … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 Season Recap: Overall

This is part 1 in a four-part series. Nobody needs to tell you that the 2015 Eagles were a disappointment. That is utter and complete fact. The offense that once was tearing up defenses with no solution was left stagnant and inconsistent too often The defense continued to be a liability regardless of how long it was on the field. And the special teams, which was the best unit in the league in 2014, fell back … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles fired Chip Kelly prematurely

Jeffery Lurie really isn’t messing around anymore. The guy who let Andy Reid wallow around as the Eagles’ head coach and general manager for over a decade made headlines all over the nation when he decided to fire Chip Kelly from his position as the Eagles’ head coach and “general manager”. On a Tuesday night. Before Week 17. After the players had all gone home. The move was surprising to many, but mostly because of … Continue reading