Good to see that they managed to get in just about every stereotype in a short series of Tweets:
The Laremy Tunsil saga was my favorite Draft saga ever. It doesn’t even need snark– just facts.
Here’s what happened, in order:
13 minutes before the Draft was scheduled to start, someone – perhaps Tunsil’s stepfather, who is suing him for some sort of attack and defamation – posted a 15-second video showing Tunsil smoking a bong through a gas mask at an undetermind point in time (but apparently it wasn’t very recent). There was also a confederate flag in the background to round out your visual experience: Continue Reading
The Doug Pederson era is off to a smooth start.
For the second year in a row, an NFL player feels so wronged by the Eagles that he’s refusing to take calls from the head coach:
Bad night for Sam Bradford. Watching the Eagles ceremoniously draft your replacement while you sit at home, sulking into your sleeves, has to be rough for anyone. But most would then realize they’re making $18 million this year and be like, “Yeah, I’m cool still.” But not Sam I Ain’t. No, no. He’s refusing to take Doug Pederson’s phone calls… according to Sal Pal, at least. Get ready for Chase Daniel to start Week 1.
The Giants drafted Eli Apple earlier tonight – big fans of easy Big Apple wordplay – and some giants fans weren’t so happy.
It’s fairly minor, but “Giants fans in pain” is one of my happy thoughts.
HAHA– Chip does not give AF! That, or he has a deep-seated Marcus Mariota complex and he’s projecting.
UPDATE: Their second first round pick was a bit of a surprise– a guard, from Stanford.
As expected since they traded up into the second pick, the Eagles have selected Carson Wentz with the second overall pick. Here’s what you need to know about him:
He’s 6’5″ 223 lbs. That comps to Philip Rivers, who registers at the same height but eight pounds heavier.
He Can Move a Bit
He clocked a 4.77 in the 40 yard dash at the combine this year. For comparison, that’s .05 seconds slower than Tim Tebow. It was tied for second fastest among quarterbacks at the combine this year. Wentz’s broad jump of 9’10” compares to E.J. Manuel, and is two inches longer than Mark Sanchez’s.
He Played in a “Pro-Style” Offense
From his NFL.com combine bio:
“Tall with an athletic, proportional build that is made for the NFL position. Played in a pro-style attack with plenty of snaps under center. Asked to make NFL throws and showed he could do it. Stands tall in the pocket and delivers with a relatively high release point. Keeps ball high and tight in the pocket and can uncork it quickly with tight, sharp release and little wasted motion. Throws catchable ball with tight spiral …
Sees lurking linebackers underneath and throws receivers open to safest spot in the passing window. Able to change arm slots and still throw a strike. Has plus deep ball accuracy and touch. Calm in pocket and has no problems sitting in and taking a hit to complete a pass. Excelled in structured passing attack that required him to read the entire field. Has athleticism to escape pressure and hurt defenses with his legs. Already able to feel pressure on the edges and slide around in pocket without dropping his eyes …
With a body type that is as prototypical as they come and a background in reading the entire field and working through progressions, Wentz will immediately check a couple of boxes that many college quarterbacks won’t be able to check. While his arm strength is OK, he can still make all the throws and he can make them with accuracy. His ability to escape pressure and pick up first downs with his feet will be yet another check mark in his favor. Wentz is still in a developmental phase after just two years at an FBS program, but has the mental and physical building blocks of a future, franchise quarterback.”
He’s Kind of a Dork
But in a charming way. He’s a simple man with simple interests. Here are some clips from his Snapchat takeover today:
He’s Got a Jesus Tattoo
Wentz has a small tattoo on the inside wrist of his right throwing hand. It looks like the letters “AO1” with a cross inside the O. That’s exactly it. “AO1 — audience of one,” Wentz said. “I’m a big faith-based guy. So I’m just playing for the Lord. And whether I’m playing, or whatever I’m doing, I just do it for the audience of the Lord.”
Here He is in Action
Remember when Nick Foles got sponsored by Marriott and Acme because he was inoffensive to well-to-do traveling soccer-moms? Well, Carson Wentz has just wrastled away the title of Most Boring Sports Sponsorships.
First, Bose. Not bad, but oh so NFL-corporate and, you know, not Beats. And now, outfitters to the ordinary, JC Penney:
Hey, maybe if he’s lucky he can work his way up to middle management.
UPDATE: Tide, too:
From a tipster who is above this stuff but knows that we aren’t: This morning, Instagram user bunnikay – who looks to be Ryan Mathews’ girlfriend (or at least “girl”) since there are pics with her and his family at Eagles games – called him out for cheating on Instagram. In a now-deleted post, she wrote:
“Ryan Mathews!!! Happy one year anniversary to the biggest lying cheating scumbag I ever met. Hope you have a lovely life with your groupies … thanks for the migraine. PHILLY GIRLS LOOK WHOSE ON THE MARKET! Flock to him please! what a gem.”
There are some heart emoji (and knife and gun ones) in there but the main event is the picture. It looks like Mathews waiting inside a gated entrance for a girl who is walking up to meet him. The hashtags after the comment call her a hooker but hey, I don’t see any exchange of money. This means one of two things: Either someone just happened upon the situation and sent her the pic or she FOLLOWED (or had someone follow) him to catch him in the act. That’s some Joey Greco level shit, and I respect that.
UPDATE: She apologized, calling Mathews an “amazing father” and “good lover.”
I was wrong for my last post and completely out of character as a hurt woman.. I think a lot of us can relate to someone we love hurting us and wanting to hurt them back and lash out in ways we regret. Ryan is a great man, an amazing father and was a good lover to me. He made his mistakes and I have made mine. I’m embarrassed and ashamed of my irrational behavior earlier today. I never should have Aired dirty laundry. Nobody deserves that. He didn’t deserve that.