General rants and thoughts on Eagles loss to Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles’ loss to the Cardinals last night was a tough one, and it really does prove that the Eagles can’t consistently hang in there with the top teams in the league. But, the season is not over yet, and thus there is hope. Hope is what holds together Eagles Nation, no matter how negative many of them are. It’s hope that they may just sneak into the playoffs and do well that keeps … Continue reading

Analyzing Bus Routes in Bethlehem: Where Does LANta Go?

You can view a more interactive version of the map with all of the layers here. The full accompanying essay can be found here. Disclaimer: This map was not made by the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) and is not affiliated with them in any way. The map was originally created for a class project at Lehigh University. By looking at the real-time LANta bus tracker, I used the line feature on to … Continue reading

Ranking the top 10 best and worst players on Eagles through 2014 PFF grades

Ever since I subscribed to the premium stats section of Pro Football Focus, I have been obsessed with looking at all the data they have and the player ratings. While some of the ratings are obviously arguable and should be taken with a grain of salt, it brings an interesting perspective to how good or bad some players actually are. Before the season starts, here’s a look at the top 10 best and worst players currently … Continue reading

Final Eagles 53-man roster prediction: Version 4.0

Well, the preseason is officially in the books. The Eagles completed their four games and now have to make some very tough decisions as to who to keep and who to cut. Here’s who I decided for my final 53: QB: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow RB: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner WR: Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor, Miles Austin, Seyi Ajirotutu TE: Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Trey … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster prediction: Version 3.0

My second version of my Eagles 53-man roster prediction came just before the start of the preseason, but now that we’ve seen some real game action, it’s time to update it. They made their first round of cuts, which didn’t feature anyone particularly surprising, but we could be in store for a couple surprise cuts next time around. Here’s my updated prediction: Quarterback Keep: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow Cut: Matt Barkley The more … Continue reading

Eagles: Tebow, Barkley at stalemate for third-string quarterback position

One of the most anticipated storylines surrounding both the Philadelphia Eagles and entire NFL is whether Tim Tebow will make the team. He is currently in a battle with the incumbent third-string guy, Matt Barkley, for what will likely be the third and final quarterback slot on the 53-man roster. Sunday, we finally got to see both Tebow and Barkley in game action. Both guys got to play a significant amount of time in the Eagles’ … Continue reading

Agholor, Barner impress as Eagles rout Colts in preseason opener

I mentioned this on Twitter, but even though it was just the first game of the preseason, there were a lot of positive takeaways from that game. Whether it was rookies coming up big with impact plays or fringe guys making a statement early, it was a great game for the Eagles as they defeated the Colts 36-10 in their preseason opener. First of all, I’d like to point out that the Eagles’ 36 points … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster prediction: Pre-preseason edition

I made my first 53-man roster prediction back in June, but now with a couple weeks of training camp completed, it’s time to update that list. The Eagles have made multiple transactions since then, adding players who appear worthwhile and releasing players due to injuries. Here’s my updated look at who I think will make the Eagles’ roster, as of now: Quarterback Keep: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow Cut: Matt Barkley Nothing has really … Continue reading

Zach Ertz to miss whole preseason, Sam Bradford won’t play Sunday vs. Colts

Today’s Eagles practice itself is at walk-through speed, so there’s probably nothing worth noting. The real news of the day came during Chip Kelly’s press conference, in which he made some major announcements regarding player personnel in their first preseason game against the Colts on Sunday. He announced that Zach Ertz will miss the entire preseason with a core muscle injury and that Sam Bradford will not play in the Colts game. Alright, before the … Continue reading

Eagles Training Camp Day 10 recap: Injuries piling up at Novacare

DeMeco Ryans, Kiko Alonso, Mychal Kendricks, Bryan Braman, DeMarco Murray, Jerome Couplin, Earl Wolff and Zach Ertz all missed practice today for various reasons, some of which were real injuries and some of which were probably sports science. Many of these guys may not be suiting up on Sunday for their first preseason game as a result of this. Chip Kelly still hasn’t made the announcement regarding that though. Despite the fact that eight people … Continue reading