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Sixers Fans Should Feel Good About This Ben Simmons Quote

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Ben Simmons didn’t play last night, so he didn’t shoot a jump shot.

But he was still asked about the shot today, for the 500th time, during practice over in Camden.

Difference this time is that he gave a rather thoughtful response instead of just brushing the question off and calling it dumb:

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All-22 Film: Philadelphia Eagles Ugly Pass Defense Edition

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Welcome to the weekly All-22 Film article.

Today we’re gonna take a few quotes from defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and match them with ugly clips from Sunday’s loss.

I was going to start with the first first Stefon Diggs’ touchdown, but then decided to axe it, since we went over that on Monday. Let’s actually begin with a couple of quotes about the second TD, when the Eagles were playing single high safety and got beat deep on both sides of the field anyway.

Schwartz touched on that play briefly when answering this question:

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Cowboys Injury Report Looks Good, For the Eagles

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

They had a bunch of guys missing today:

Cooper played three snaps in the Jets loss before leaving with a quad injury. He was coming off an 11-catch, 226 yard game against the Packers and cooked the Eagles last year for 292 yards and three touchdowns.

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Joe Maddon Will Not Be Managing the Phillies

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Cross a name off the list.

Joe Maddon is going back to Anaheim:

Maddon spent three decades in the Angels system in a variety of roles before leaving for Tampa in 2005.

That means the Phillies are looking at Buck Showalter, Dusty Baker, and Joe Girardi as options to replace Gabe Kapler.

Jim Salisbury says the Phils are meeting with Baker today, writing this in a column titled, It’s clear Phillies want an experienced manager — could a hire come quickly? – 

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Doug Pederson Says Kirk Cousins Comments Had Nothing to do With Zach Brown’s Release

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Zach Brown is no longer an Eagle. It was a brief tenure in Philadelphia.

Was he axed because of the pregame comments he made about Kirk Cousins? No, according to head coach Doug Pederson, who said this today:

As you guys know, we always do what we feel is in the best interest of the football team. I appreciate everything Zach did for us. I think Jim (Schwartz) alluded to the fact that we need a little more production out of that group. So we made the change.

Obviously we’re based on performance. I’m not gonna get into a lot of ‘whys,’ as to why we did it. We need more production there so we made the change.

Here’s what the defensive coordinator said about the Brown move on Tuesday afternoon:

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Washington Nationals Fan Has Supported Team “Since Today”

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Great clip right here:

The Nats are going to the World Series after sweeping the Cardinals rather easily. St. Louis scored a whopping two runs in games one through three before bowing out with a 7-4 loss last night. Howie Kendrick, who spent five seconds in Philadelphia, was named NLCS MVP.

So it’s the Washington Nationals vs. the winner of the Astros/Yankees series. If we get a Nationals vs. Yankees World Series, I will watch a grand total of zero minutes.

Time Machine Flyers: Team Looks A Lot Like Last Year in Loss to the Flames

Anthony SanFilippo - October 16, 2019

Alain Vigneault’s first real test as coach of the Flyers comes today.

That’s because his team, a team that appeared to be playing a different brand of hockey through the first three games than anything we had grown accustomed to in the mediocrity of the past seven years, had a relapse in Calgary, losing to the Flames 3-1.

An optimist can sit here and make an excuse for the Flyers – after all, it was their fourth game in four different time zones and all, and the travel has been brutal.

But lets be real for a second. They had two days off between games. They didn’t skate Tuesday morning. The flight from Vancouver to Calgary is a brief one. Using travel as an excuse for bad play in this instance isn’t acceptable.

It would almost be OK if the Flyers messed the bed tonight in Edmonton because of travel. Back-to-back games, end of a road trip, blah, blah, blah.

But that’s not what happened (yet, anyway). Instead, the Flyers were ambushed by a superior Calgary team who has visions of Stanley Cup glory this season dancing in their heads.

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Mike Groh Answers Questions About the Eagles’ Receiving Corps, Which Has Underwhelmed

Kevin Kinkead - October 16, 2019

Mike Groh’s Tuesday press conference was highlighted by questions about the Eagle receivers, who haven’t exactly been lighting the world on fire in DeSean Jackson’s absence.

As a precursor, or a refresher of sorts, here’s what the Birds are doing in the pass catching game through six weeks of play:

Not amazing. You’ve got your tight end leading the pack with 366 yards (just 61 per game), then it’s a slot receiver, rookie running back, veteran possession guy, and injured speed burner. Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside have been non-factors, while Dallas Goedert’s numbers feel disappointing as well.

Groh was first asked a series of questions about JJAW, which went like this:

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