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Jordan Matthews and LeSean McCoy Put their Support Behind Nick Foles

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

While everyone from Sal Pal to Randall Cunningham to Marcus Mariota is stoking the “Mariota to the Eagles” fire, current Eagles are backing Nick Foles as their quarterback.

Last week, LeSean McCoy backed up Nick Foles:

“I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and get into the playoffs.”

Shady’s thoughts are more “it wasn’t Nick’s fault” than “Nick is our QB of the future,” but Jordan Matthews takes it all a step further. “I think everyone has seen the type of production he can have. Before he got hurt he was 6-2,” Matthews told Fox Sports. “It goes without saying what he did his first year when he got the opportunity to play a whole season. I believe he’s a great quarterback and our franchise quarterback.”

So that’s two behind Foles and dozens of crazy people wanting to trade up to number one to get Mariota. Get ready for four more months of this.

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Joe Banner, Psychic

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As it turns out, Joe Banner has the power of prognostication. If only he’d used that in his job as the President of the Eagles, or CEO of the Browns, or at literally any time.

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LeSean McCoy Pulls out of Pointless Game Because of Injury, Maybe Just Wants to Party Instead

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Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Though LeSean McCoy was named to his third Pro Bowl this year, he won’t be playing in the game due to a knee injury. Also, he has this party to go to.

According to the Courier Post, McCoy’s reason for skipping the totally pointless game is because of “a knee injury suffered toward the end of the season finale against the Giants.” The injury is not said to be serious. However:

McCoy will still be in Glendale, Ariz., that weekend, however. He is scheduled to host a party the day before the game.

It makes sense. Nothing ruins the morning after a good party like waking up and realizing you have to go get hit by a bunch of big dudes for absolutely no reason. It might cure a hangover, though.

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Randall Cunningham Would Love to See Marcus Mariota with the Eagles

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Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of people who would like to see Marcus Mariota be the Eagles’ quarterback. In fact, if you remove the context of what you’d have to give up to get him, most of you would probably want him here next year. Yes, that context is important, but it’s not what Randall Cunningham has in mind when he’s talking about Mariota, it’s how good he’d be for the Eagles.

Cunningham swung by Comcast SportsNet’s Philly Sports Talk to hype up his memorabilia auction, but he also talked Mariota and how he’d fit with the Eagles.

“Nothing against Sanchez and the quarterbacks there, but if they team back together somehow, some way, Chip gets his boy with him there,” Cunningham said. “Whether through trade or whatever it takes, and they protect that kid, he is the kind of leader you want in Philadelphia.”

Sure. Eagles fans want a little bit of talk though, but they’d happily trade it for success on the field. Randall’s right on the money here.

“When you look up in the stadium and you see his parents, they’re not drinking beers and acting crazy,” Cunningham continues. “They’re respectable people.”

Okay, Randall. First of all, having a beer and “acting crazy” because your kid is playing football on a grand stage right in front of you doesn’t exclude you from being a respectable person. Secondly, if people knew Mariota’s parents would be in the stands drinking Bud Lights and going nuts with the fans around them, they’d demand a trade for him tomorrow.

That trade is unlikely to happen (or if you find Sal Pal on the right day, very likely and is being hammered out right now), but that isn’t going to stop anyone and everyone from talking about it until the draft.

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Two Undrafted Eagles Made the PFWA All-Rookie Team

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Photo Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles selected seven players in the 2014 NFL Draft. Some panned out (Jordan Matthews, Beau Allen) and some didn’t (Marcus Smith, Marcus Smith and Marcus Smith). None of those players made the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie team. Two Eagles did make the cut, but they both went undrafted.

Pro Bowler Cody Parkey and special teams specialist Trey Burton were both selected to the squad, alongside other rookies Teddy Bridgewater, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, and more. There’s a lot of added pressure (and added responsibility) on Chip Kelly for this year’s draft, and now he’s got to follow up with some undrafted gems, too.

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“[Tony] Romo met his mother and broke down into tears”

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This brings me great joy. Great, great joy.

The picture comes view All22Breakdown.com, where you can see the group hug portion of the post-game exchange on Sunday. Poor Romo. Maybe handing it off to the best running back in the league on 4th and 2 and with your season on the line would’ve been a better idea. Oh wells.

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Don Tollefson Goes with the Nixon Defense and May Subpoena Howie Roseman to Take the Stand

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Rough start to 2015 for lame duck millionaire Howie Roseman, who was pushed out of his job by an unofficial Chip, and now, might be forced to testify on behalf of Don Tollefson, the disgraced former sportscaster who’s acting as his own lawyer in a hilarious waste of public facilities.

“I’d rather be waterboarded,” Tom Fox, the father of slain officer Brad Fox, whose memorial fund was defrauded by Tollefson, told NBC 10. “This is a waste of time, it’s a waste of taxpayer money, and he’s just making a mockery of the courts.”

Oh it can’t be that bad… can it?

Hayden Mitman, The Intelligencer:

With four days of testimony stacked against him, ex-Philadelphia broadcaster Don Tollefson took the witness stand Monday afternoon to defend himself against fraud and theft charges.

But first the 62-year-old local celebrity told a Bucks County jury about his admiration for baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

That’s when county Judge Rea Boylan stepped in.

“While Willie Mays is a beloved figure, this isn’t about Willie Mays,” instructed Boylan in what would be one of many attempts to redirect Tollefson when he veered off topic.

Acting as his own lawyer, Tollefson then transported jurors back to his childhood. He covered his schooling, growing up in San Francisco, sports-reporting for his college radio station and covering the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst while working for The Associated Press.

Boylan stopped him again.

A Tollefson victim who has been present at most of the court proceedings told me that Tollefson’s list of witnesses in some instances included only first names and last initials. When the judge pressed Tollie for surnames, he said he only knew the witnesses in a capacity that didn’t allow him to know their last names. He brought up Adolf Hitler and Riley Cooper in his opening argument. He made mention of Pat Tillman to someone from the Wounded Warriors project.

The judge has repeatedly had to excuse the jury to brief Tollefson on the rules of her court. I’m told Tollefson showed up to one of the proceedings with broken eyeglasses. And as you can see, his collars are consistently massive.

“I’m a bad businessman, not a crook,” NBC 10 quoted Tollefson as saying.

And all of that is just the appetizer to this final bit: Tollefson plans to call Roseman to the stand:

The former Philadelphia sportscaster is already facing hurdles as he mounts his defense, which is expected to start Monday. Tollefson, who is representing himself, told a Bucks County Court judge on Friday that he could not afford the nearly $90 he will need to subpoena 25 of his witnesses.

Those witnesses, who apparently have not agreed to willingly testify, include Howie Roseman, executive vice president of the Eagles.

Several commenters on that Philly.com article have pledged $5 each to contribute to that $90 cost to subpoena witnesses. I hereby pledge the full $90 if that will expedite things.

The Eagles had previously sent Tollefson a cease and desist letter demanding he stop using their logo on flyers and that he stop saying he was “fired” by the team.

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Chip Kelly Is at the National Championship, Was on ESPN, and Will Roam Oregon’s Sideline Tonight

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Anyway, isn’t Les Bowen scheduled to make a really bad joke about Chip and Oregon right about now?

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