Carston Wentz Links

Thought I would throw a few Carson Wentz links up late night:

  • The Eagles want to make sure Carson Wentz is on board with their off-season moves. [PFT]
  • How high is Carson Wentz’s ceiling? [Bleeding Green Nation]
  • The Eagles are disciplined to building around Carson Wentz. [PFT]
  • Carson Wentz’ scouting report. [Pro Football Focus]
  • Carson Wentz has had a great start to his offseason. [Gary Cobb]
  • Another great scouting report from this time last year. This compares him to Ben Roethlisberger. [Sports Illustrated]
  • Five moves to help Carson Wentz. [Fox Sports]
  • That day in November when the Eagles and their rookie QB beat the Super Bowl bound Atlanta Falcons. [Pro Football Reference]

Carson Wentz may be the passion I need to get into NFL Again

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This past season, the love I had for NFL just seems to disappear. All I cared about was who I had money on, or who I needed for my pick em’. I didn’t even put that much effort into fantasy football. I just didn’t really care. I thought it was a combination of things. Having a two year old and a newborn might have been it. The Kaepernick and anthem bullshit made me feel betrayed. But I just wasn’t inspired and didn’t care. The NFL did something to turn me off, spare a few nights when I really thought it was great.

One of those nights I felt invested was on December 22nd, a few days before Christmas when the Eagles played the Giants and won 24-19 in Philadelphia. The Eagles pulled off a nice upset, and while Wentz didn’t have a great game, he really showed toughness in the win. I said to myself I really like this kid a lot after a season of up’s and down’s.

He hit Nelson Agholor for a 40-yard touchdown early in the game, and I said ‘what an arm’.

Today I purchased a pre-order of the Carson Wentz figure coming out next year.

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I need a new horse, so badly. Someone that really interests me week in and week out. Wentz could be that guy, easily. The Eagles could be a reason I buy Madden one more time.

This is something to keep an eye on. This could bring this blog back to life.

Dallas loses Thriller to Green Bay 34-31

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[Game book]

[PFT] [NFL.com] [Dak Prescott Highlights]

Dallas finished the fight. They just didn’t win.

Dak Prescott was awesome. In his first playoff game at 23 years of age he was 24 of 38 for 302 yards and three touchdowns. He ran in a two-point conversion to tie the game with four minutes left in the game. He overcame deficits of 21-3 and 28-13. Dez Bryant showed out, nine catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns. But none of it was enough.

Dallas’ coaching staff may have cost their team the game with a late spike that cost them a down when they were down three points. They settled for a Dan Bailey field goal that tied the game at 31-31, and that would be the last time Dallas would touch the ball in a game that looked headed for overtime.

Aaron Rodgers made a magical play to Jared Cook on third down with :12 remaining and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal to win the game.

Zeke Elliot had 125 yards on 22 carries, but couldn’t be used to close out the game or keep Aaron Rodgers off the field. The defense of Dallas just didn’t get enough stops.

My playoff horse is done. The number one seed has been bounced.

I Like Dak Prescott

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It’s the day after Christmas, and I’m watching Dak Prescott and the Cowboys try to get to 13-2 against the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.

I really like how Prescott throws the football. He’s just really smooth. Now that the Buccaneers are out of the playoff chase, and Derek Carr is out for the season; I’m pulling for the #1 seed Cowboys to pull this off and make a Super Bowl run.

With Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, those White uniforms, a ton of strength in the trenches, and the best stadium in football; I am all for these guys making a run. They’re downright fun to watch. It’s been a long time since I had interest in the Dallas Cowboys. They’re like the Yankees in baseball. When they’re relevant, it’s good for the sport.

Prescott is zipping the ball all over the field and running for first downs. Dallas just went up 35-21 on a Dez Bryant end around pass to Jason Witten. These guys are bad asses and fun to watch.

It’s Sunday

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This is one of the first Sunday’s in a long time that I’ve entered this blog. Today I am at my mom’s just a week before Christmas with my daughter while my wife hosts a cookie exchange. But I’ll be at home later to watch the biggest game of the season in my mind: the Buccaneers vs. the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday Night Football.

Today the match-ups that will take up my time are the New York Giants hosting the Detroit Lions in the Land of the Sopranos. Also the Cincinnati Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Marvin Lewis’ last ride.

It’s Sunday and each day is a blessing. Back later to write about Jameis Winston vs. Dak Prescott.

It’s Sunday – Week 7

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It’s time to start loving the NFL again (now that baseball is all but over).

And the NFL has responded with a picture perfect Sunday. The weather has finally cooled off. The Giants are playing the Rams in London at 9:30 AM.

Then the Titans host the Colts with a chance at first place in the division. And at 4:00 the Buccaneers head to San Francisco to take on the niners. It’s going to be a glorious Sunday.