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The Saints Targeted Fletcher Cox on Their Fake Punt

Kevin Kinkead - January 17, 2019

Thought this was pretty interesting.

It’s worth 1:25 of your time:

Probably also worth pointing out that Cox was triple-teamed on the play. And there’s a high probability of pushing for a yard there whether you go traditional QB sneak or direct snap from a non-punt formation.

Still, these are good videos. I could watch stuff like this all day.

A Waaaaaay Too Early Look at the Eagles’ 2019 Roster Situation

Kevin Kinkead - January 17, 2019

Listen –

It’s never too early to look ahead.

The Eagles have a lot of work to do this spring and summer, and it starts right now with free agent decisions and (continuing) NFL draft research.

They’ll pick 25th in the 1st round, twice in the second round, and then a projected six more times in the later rounds. Here’s what the list looks like as of January 17th:

  • 1st round (natural)
  • 2nd round (natural)
  • 2nd round (via Ravens, Eagles traded out of first round last year and Baltimore took Lamar Jackson)
  • 4th round (natural)
  • 4th round (compensatory, Trey Burton)
  • 5th round (natural)
  • 6th round (natural)
  • 6th round (compensatory, Patrick Robinson)
  • 6th round (compensatory, Beau Allen)

No natural third round pick this year. That went to Detroit in the Golden Tate trade. The compensatory picks are projections via Over the Cap and should be confirmed in February:

As for the current roster, here’s where the Eagles stand:

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Sports Betting Updates

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FanDuel Sportsbook Review

Things have picked up for NJ online sports betting. FanDuel Sportsbook launched their sports betting app in September and they, along with DraftKings, have quickly become the leaders in the space. If you want to know how the sites compare to each other, read our DraftKings Sportsbook vs. FanDuel Sportsbook post. Otherwise, keep reading to get our review of FanDuel and their current bonus offers. Bonus: First deposit matched up to $100 Minimum Deposit: $10 FanDuel

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Your Complete Rams and Saints NFC Championship Game Betting Preview

The Rams and Saints will meet on Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with a trip to Super Bowl 53 on the line. If the rematch possesses the intensity of the first meeting between the two teams, a 45-35 Saints win back in November, then we should be in for quite a game. That leads us to perhaps the most important question ahead of what’s expected to be another high-scoring shootout between two of the

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Premier League Picks Week 23

You can analyze trends and probabilities all you like. You can diagnose a match to within an inch of its life. But there are certain things you really can’t account for. Before shutting out an impotent Newcastle United on January 2, Manchester United hadn’t kept a clean sheet in the league in their prior seven matches. The Red Devils went to Wembley last weekend to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Goals aplenty, right? Yeah, no: 11

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National Media Member Says Nice Things About the Eagles

Kevin Kinkead - January 17, 2019

This is from earlier in the week but I forgot to post it.

Colin Cowherd, who earlier this year criticized the Eagles for being too loud and also believes that the Sixers are “dysfunctional” with Jimmy Butler, did what talking heads rarely do. He said something nice about a Philly sports team:

I’d have to agree. Lots of “emotional intelligence” down there at NovaCare.

Dale Weise Cleared Waivers, However…

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

He isn’t going to be sent down to the Phantoms, at least not yet:

If a player clears waivers, you’ve got 30 days or 10 games (whichever comes first) to reassign him to the AHL. Weise will be a healthy scratch tonight, but if he’s still on the roster by 2/12, which would be 10 games, then he’d have to clear waivers again to be sent down.

The only other wrinkle is that if the Flyers wanted to package him into a trade, the other team involved would now be able to assign Weise to their minor league club. That doesn’t seem a likely scenario.

Carry on.

More Manny Machado Hot Stove Nonsense

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

I’m with Bob.

Baseball free agency is wearing me out. This Manny Machado and Bryce Harper stuff is blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda.

But I’m gonna share the latest anyway, because I don’t think we’ve seen a ton of stuff from Buster Olney this winter. It’s been a lot of Jon Heyman and Bob Nightengale spit-balling. The stove isn’t even that hot, it’s more like the burners have been set somewhere between “simmer” and “low.”

Anyway:

After the jump, there’s some Phillies relevance in the accompanying ESPN article:

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John DeFilippo is Going to Jacksonville

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

Doug Pederson confirmed yesterday that Mike Groh, Jim Schwartz, and Dave Fipp will return as his coordinators in 2019.

One month prior, the Eagles’ head ball coach also confirmed that former quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who had just been fired by the Vikings, would not be coming back to Philadelphia. 

So the landing spot for “Flip” is Jacksonville, the new offensive coordinator under Doug Marrone:

Nick Foles to Jacksonville?

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Alshon Jeffery Got a Lot of Love from Philly Fans Last Night

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

Alshon Jeffery dropped a pass that ended the Eagles’ season on Sunday.

Tuesday, he showed up at the Sixers game and stayed about 15 minutes after the final buzzer, taking pictures with fans:

Feel-good story right there, and ironic, considering that this is the same fan base that throws snowballs at Santa Claus and does a bunch of other reprehensible things.

Bet you won’t hear about this in the national fake news media.

Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett “Would Have Had Five Offers” for Head Coaching Jobs

Kevin Kinkead - January 16, 2019

I missed this yesterday, but it’s worth posting today because it’s Jerry Jones again saying less-than-inspiring things about “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, who have won 3 playoff games since 1996.

Jerry goes on a Dallas radio station after every game, and Tuesday he told 105.3 The Fan that field conditions at the Los Angeles Coliseum contributed to the Cowboys giving up 273 rushing yards to the Rams:

“I’ve had the benefit of the tape, looking at the tape, the evaluation by both scouts as well as the coaches. We frankly had never gotten traction. And I mean that literally. That was a slippery field. If I had to do it over again, we would be really scrutinizing our footwear. Our cleats. We had trouble digging in, so to speak.

“Well you say, ‘That’s an excuse.’ It is not because not only physically but we had trouble digging in with just the effectiveness of our defense. And we did not stop them, and we did not stop the run.”

The Rams did not have trouble with their footing, as they held Zeke Elliott to 47 yards on 20 carries.

Speaking of digging in, Jerry also backed head coach Jason Garrett for the umpteenth time, after the jump:

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