- The NFL Turned the Draft into a Festival, and it worked in Philly. [Deadspin]
- Guy who watches the draft every year (awesome read). [Deadspin]
- The NFL set up the draft on the Rocky Steps, in front of the Museum. [Deadspin]
- Grading every Eagles draft pick. [Sports Illustrated]
- Carson Wentz took his lineman out hunting. [Deadspin]
- The NFL draft being in Philly was a homegame for NFL Films. [NFL Films Blog]
The Philadelphia Eagles have made a couple quiet but savvy moves early in free agency, bringing back Nick Foles on a two-year contract and signing stud guard Chance Warmack (former top 10 pick in the draft) to a one-year $2 million dollar deal.
Warmack is a road grader blocking guard; who should help in the run game and reunites with former OL coach Doug Pederson. Foles had a near MVP as the starter in Philadelphia and should Carson Wentz miss any time, he’s an excellent back-up quarterback with the experience he has.
I’ve always liked Albert Breer, and he’s in podcast form now straight out of The MMQB talking about how they went and got Carson Wentz in last year’s draft.
The good dialogue starts around the 22:40 mark in the audio clip above.
To be honest it sounds like Roseman just sounds relieved to have Wentz. He compares the Eagles now to the spots the 2004 Giants, Chargers, and Steelers have put themselves in to where they’re still building around the guy they drafted back in that draft some 13+ years ago.
And the Eagles are starting to build around their guy. There are still rumors of them doing something to get Brandon Cooks from the New Orleans Saints.
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]
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.
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.
The biggest asshole in the NFL is unemployed. The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Chip Kelly after back-to-back home blowout losses to Arizona and Washington.
This took place now so the Eagles could get a jump on the best head coaches available to assume the new opening, and reports are that Jeffrey Lurie wanted Chip Kelly to relinquish roster control and Kelly would not do so.
Jay Glazer reports that Kelly wants to remain in the NFL and does not expect full control. It would be interesting if Kelly were to get aligned with Marcus Mariota in Tennessee.
Jordan Reed has nine catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns, staking the Redskins to a 23-17 lead in a rainy Philadelphia night. Demarco Murray and Ryan Mathews have both punched in touchdowns for Philadelphia. And Murray just fumbled the game away, Redskins touchdown by Deangelo Hall to make it 30-17.
Fletcher Cox has two sacks.
The officiating has been absolutely abhorrent tonight. Zach Ertz ‘fumbled’ a call that was reviewed and he was clearly down, yet the crew did not overturn it. Another pretty close to a catch was made by Riley Cooper and it was reviewed and upheld. Sometimes I hate the NFL.