Please set all of your Madden machines to Sanchize mode, where you take a forgotten and overlooked quarterback and try to have him lead your team on the road to victory… but be sure to avoid pitfalls along the way– women, chicken tenders and butts.
Let’s hit it!
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On Culture: Chip Kelly told the WIP Morning Show that the Eagles’ 79 plays and tempo had a “cumulative effect” on the Texans and that players felt they had worn them down by the end of the game. This is Chip’s extra 2%. It’s the reason the Eagles can go downfield and score on a handful of run plays. This is the direct result of Kelly’s culture. We can spend a year talking about smoothies, sleep monitors and loud music at practices, but being able to bring in a backup quarterback to finish off a worn down defense is the real-world manifestation of all that Unconventionality.
Problem: Guys like DeMeco Ryans are necessary to creating said culture. He’s gone now, and everyone is sad about it:
There’s no official word yet on how long Foles will be out, but we’re just going to go ahead and assume that Sanchez is the quarterback for the next month or so. Probably more.
This is just Halloween at TMZ offices:
And in the Cheesesteak Sports cave:
And on reader Caitlin:
This is the second I met Allen Iverson and he was kind of a dick story I heard this weekend:
Not gonna lie– I kind of have a problem with this. Unlike the guy above him, the dog didn’t sign up to be dangled from the roof of Jerry’s world. I’m sure all the Texas meatheads got a nice thrill out of it, though. That’s what counts, obviously.
Here’s DeSean Jaccson calling a Vikings fan I think an MFer. The Redskins lost, 29-26. Jay Gruden lambasted the media over reports that the locker room wasn’t in support of RGIII returning. Their team bus got in an accident with its police escort before the game. They’re suing five Native Americans who have a problem with their name. And there was a huge protest over it before the game. Glad to see things are back to normal for Washington.
Taylor Swift’s World Tour is coming to The Linc on June 13 and, yes, in fact I am going to buy tickets for it:
The extra yards Chris Polk gets after contact (via Brandon Lee Gowton).
It’s only a matter of time before the Cowboys’ annual implosion (it may have come early this year!).
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