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Kenjon Barner and Corey Clement Show Jay Ajayi Their Love By Relentlessly Breaking His Balls

BWanksCB - November 22, 2017

There’s no doubt the acquisition of running back Jay Ajayi has gotten off to a good start on the field. He’s already ripped off 168 yards over two games on only 15 carries as he continues to get acclimated with the playbook and work his way into what has become a dynamic rushing attack. But what about all of those locker room issues that we were warned about? You know, the ones the Dolphins probably planted in the press as a weak-ass attempt to quell the outrage of moving a Pro Bowl running back for pennies on the dollar because Adam Gase doesn’t have emotional intelligence. Let’s see how things are going:

This video tells me all I need to know about how Ajayi is fitting in so far. He gets pulled down from behind on a would be touchdown run. What do Corey Clement and Kenjon Barner do? They EVISCERATE him by telling him to get his ass over to the sideline, that he’s slow as shit and his speed is about to get lowered to 70 on Madden. Love it. Ajayi has been here for, like, 10 minutes and the guys whose carries he’s taking are ruthlessly breaking his balls like they’ve been friends for years. Man, I love this team.

Let’s Appreciate the Eagles’ “Angry” Offensive Line

Kevin Kinkead - November 21, 2017

Carson Wentz summed up why the Eagles ran the ball so well in the second half on Sunday night:

“The big boys up front kind of came out angry.”

Yep. They really did.

There are plenty of good things to talk about after the 37-9 win in Dallas. The defense was stellar. Doug Pederson made some smart adjustments.

But it never feels like the offensive line gets enough credit, and they really deserve it after that performance. They were the main reason for the second-half turnaround in what would eventually become a blowout road win against a divisional rival.

The pass protection was good enough on the night, but it was run blocking where the unit really shined.

 

Jason Kelce

He looked like a Pro Bowler out there and had a nice opening drive.

The Birds got a chunk of yardage on a Jay Ajayi screen pass where we saw vintage Kelce, rumbling downfield and throwing a block in open space: Continue Reading

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Nick Wright Continues To Pound His Eagles Hate Drum

Kyle Scott - November 21, 2017

Nick Wright is at it again.

Here he is declaring that the 9-1 Eagles, who have won eight straight games and have the best record in the NFL, are not the best team in the NFC:

“I am not going to make the same mistake this year that I did last. So my answer is no they are not the clear-cut best team in the NFC because right now I do not believe that there is a clear-cut best team in the NFC. I believe you can make an equally strong case for Philly, Minnesota and New Orleans, and right behind them, but clearly behind that group of three, Carolina. Last year, I was all-in. The team with the best record was the best team, they had the best quarterback, they were so well-rounded on offense, the Dallas Cowboys.”

Why is that even when Nick is right he feels so wrong?

This isn’t a horrible take. The Saints and Vikings and Rams scare me, too. But to this point the Eagles have proven themselves to be the class of the conference. They’ve handled everything that has been thrown at them, most of it with ease. The thing is, Wright has been downplaying the Eagles for weeks now. First it started with the Seahawks, and then once they showed themselves not to be worthy, it was the Rams, and now it’s the Vikings and Saints. You know what the one constant in all that has been? The Eagles. Just slow and steady poundings, doled out each week. So even if Nicky Nose has a point, this is how media members lose credibility– they make their stance known, try to hide it in impartiality, and thus ruin all futures takes. Something smells here. And it’s not the Eagles.

Every Dallas Fan Today

Kyle Scott - November 20, 2017

Adam’s Twitter game has been so good.

Pederson’s Progression Dooms Dallas

Tim Reilly - November 20, 2017

There was a moment late in the third quarter of the Eagles’ 37-9 demolition of the Dallas Cowboys that perfectly captured the essence of the game.

The camera panned to the owner’s box and found Jerry Jones. Seated next to Jones was America’s favorite part-time governor, Chris Christie, who had the look of a man who had just been told the stadium vendors had run out of hot dogs.

Christie, who enjoys bashing Philly fans when he’s not restricting access to bridges or catching some sun on a closed public beach, could only watch as the Eagles methodically sucked the air out of AT&T Stadium during a 30-0 second half surge.

The outcome was so obvious that even Cowboys superfan Skip Bayless got to work early offering up his sorry excuses for Dallas’ wretched performance:

Sad!

Let Cowboys fans whine about their misfortune as they count their franchise’s Super Bowl trophies and weep into their Jay Novacek shirseys. The Eagles are 9-1, have a stranglehold on the NFC East, and appear primed to make a run at home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In the words of the great philosopher Richard Sherman, “a lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.”

Instead, let’s marvel at the progression of Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson. Pederson, who arrived in Philadelphia after the Chip Kelly saga, was so unheralded as a coaching candidate that no other organization interviewed him for the top job. He was perceived as a fall-back option for the Eagles after top coordinator candidates Ben McAdoo and Adam Gase went off the market and a quixotic pursuit of John Harbaugh failed. Pederson’s willingness to collaborate with Howie Roseman also was believed to play a role in the hiring decision.

Ultimately, the prevailing perception was that Pederson would be Andy Reid-lite. He was no offensive genius like Kelly or McAdoo. He would lack the assertiveness to rein in a strong personality like defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. He was in over his head. With the benefit of hindsight, we can scoff at NFL analyst Mike Lombardi’s vicious criticism of Pederson now, but he was not alone in expressing these sentiments: Continue Reading

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Morning Wood: Finishing Them

Kyle Scott - November 20, 2017

OK so it’s a little past morning already. Whatever. Rigidity for days after that drubbing last night.

Here’s the takeaway: We expected this. Once Ezekiel Elliott went out and the Cowboys were certain to be without their starting left tackle, we expected the Eagles to dominate dem boyz. We expect them to win on Sunday. That would mean the Eagles will most likely be heading into that Seahawks game in two weeks having not played a truly contested game in four weeks. This is where the season will be decided. They’ve locked up the NFC East. Right now it’s all about seeding and homefield advantage. That Rams game looms large (though they play the Saints this week, which could either put two teams two games behind the Eagles, or the Rams three games behind). So while it was exhilarating to watch the Birds demoralize Jerry Jones and all those Cowboys jackasses last night, the Eagles are about where we expected them to be right now. They’re in that weird “expected to win, disappointing if they lose” mode. It won’t be until the Seahawks and Rams games that we can really feel like they’re climbing the ladder again.

These are good problems to have, to be sure. If they take 3 of the next 4, then you can just about lock up homefield advantage. 2-2? Then, I suspect we’re battling with the Saints for the number one seed in the conference.

Quick thing on the Saints: They’re good. Really fucking good. Maybe the best team in football right now. Everyone is under the impression that as long as you get homefield against them you’re fine. Not so. This team is built to win on the road. They have a dynamic running game – better than the Falcons’ last year – and a good defense, with a veteran coach and quarterback who know how to win. They scare me. Not gonna lie.

But that’s for later.

We have a win to celebrate.

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Here’s The Doug Pederson Post Game Speech You Needed Today

Kyle Scott - November 20, 2017

I NEEDED THIS. Right in the gullet from Crusher, emptying his isms into me:

It’s a solid 6. Could’ve used less words and more fist pumps, perhaps a stronger breakdown. But, Doug’s record trope – “we entered here [blank] and we’re leaving here [blank]” – is outstanding and I’m thinking of adopting it in my editorial duties. We entered the day with, well, 0 page views, and we’re leaving it with 60k! You earned it… even though it was basically the one click bait post that accounted for half and the rest were due to Kevin’s balls-forward effort. But, still… good job. Proud of you, men. I’m a bad leader.

That Escalated Quickly: Ten Takeaways from Eagles 37, Cowboys 9

Kevin Kinkead - November 20, 2017

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The offense played an atrocious first half and the Eagles still beat Dallas by four touchdowns on the road.

It’s hard to fathom. It really is. This is one of those big games that the Birds would have totally blown in years past, finding a way to flame out and disappoint on a national stage.

But not this squad!

They seems to have a mental fortitude and knack for adjustment that past Eagles teams just didn’t have.

Down 9-7 at the half, they scored 30 unanswered points to close out the game. Dallas pulled their starters in the fourth. It went from a harrowing nail-biter to a boring blowout in about 45 real-time minutes.

And maybe the most impressive thing was the first half defensive performance. Say what you will about the Cowboys missing two key offensive players, but the Eagles defense really propped up the other two units when they were struggling. How much more manageable is it going into halftime down by two points vs. ten? I think that was probably the key to the game.

The Birds are 9-1 with the NFC East in the bag and home field advantage in sight.

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