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Buy Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Get a Chance to Meet Zach Ertz and His Mom

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Love Campbell’s Chunky Soup. Been eating it ever since Donovan McNabb and his mom started doing those commercials back in the day.

In 2019, you’ve got a chance to win the “Champions of Chunky” sweepstakes, which wins you an invitation to a cooking experience at NovaCare with Zach Ertz and his mom.

Press release:

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Pat Shurmur Will No Longer Appear on Mike Francesa’s Radio Show

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Not exactly a stunning development here.

Via Newsday:

The Giants have canceled coach Pat Shurmur’s weekly Monday segment with WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa, a move that Newsday first reported on Thursday morning and Shurmur later confirmed to reporters.

“I think that was an organizational decision not to do that,” Shurmur said. “Most people aren’t aware of this, but I wasn’t contractually obligated to do that spot.

“We did it as a courtesy and out of respect for our relationship with the radio station. We just felt like for a while here, we’ll put that to bed for a while, and just not do it and move forward.”

Francesa has been all over the Giants this year, and I don’t blame him, since they suck. But Francesa also blows, just another dinosaur clogging up the airwaves and spewing his daily nonsense.

More background, from the story:

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Jalen Ramsey Rumor Roundup – Are the Eagles in the Mix?

Kevin Kinkead - September 19, 2019

Jalen Ramsey is expected to play tonight against the Tennessee Titans, according to Jags head coach Doug Marrone.

But what if he doesn’t?

What if Doug Marrone is bullshitting us? Is Ramsey on the trade block? Are the Eagles in the mix?

Wednesday morning, Adam “Schefty” Schefter went on the 97.5 the Fanatic morning show and said this:

I think the Eagles always check on everybody. And if there’s a player available, they will always test the market, see what the price is, and then obviously act accordingly. And there are a lot of trades they pull off.

This particular case, there’s a lot to consider. I’m sure there’s some level of interest in Jalen Ramsey. The question is are you going to compensate Jacksonville and compensate the player. The player is going to be an exorbitant price when he gets that new contract. And you can make the argument that he’s the fastest cornerback in football. The Jaguars have been asking for two first round draft picks. Now, they’re not gonna get two first round draft picks in the end, period. It’s just not gonna happen. They’re gonna get less than that. You can come up with a a package, a one and a four, a one and a five, a one and a player, you can figure out what it is and then it will be up to that team to decide whether they want to pull the trigger. You’re gonna ask me if the Eagles can get this done. They can do anything they wanna do. The question is do you want to pay that steep of a price.

Schefter went on to say that he feels like the “deal would have been done by now” if someone had risen to meet Jacksonville’s asking price. He also said he didn’t think involving Zach Ertz in a possible Ramsey trade would make sense.

Would you do this, however…

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Ex-Eagle Tweets and Deletes Medical Staff Complaint

Kevin Kinkead - September 18, 2019

You may or may not remember Chris Worley, the linebacker who was signed to replace Paul Worrilow a few weeks back. He played in a couple of preseason games before being waived when the roster was cut down.

It was never specified that Worley was injured during his time in Philadelphia, but he tweeted this earlier before deleting it:

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Is Miles Sanders Bouncing Too Many Runs to the Outside?

Kevin Kinkead - September 18, 2019

Did Miles Sanders do too much bouncing to the outside on Sunday?

Eagles coaches saw the same thing you did, a couple of opportunities for the rookie running back to hit the hole and go north/south instead of east/west.

Two quotes regarding that this week, one from offensive coordinator Mike Groh, who spoke to media on Tuesday afternoon:

Q. RB Miles Sanders tried to bounce a few outside. It seems normal of a rookie, is that something where you would like to see him be a little bit more decisive? (David Murphy)

MIKE GROH: I think it’s all part of the process, really. That’s an excellent observation. There were some moments in there where you’d like him to stick his foot in the ground and get north, and he can’t outrun everybody in this league like he might have been able to do in the past. That’s the learning experience of a young player. We know he’s going to learn for it. It’s been pointed out and he’ll be better for it. We’ve got a ton of confidence in the guy and he’s going to be a really good running back.

It’s true. You would like to see him “stick his foot in the ground and get north.”

We looked at the Julio Jones touchdown play using All-22 film this morning, and the angles we have available from that tape also provide a good understanding of what running backs are looking seeing when they scan the field.

Here’s a good example of Sanders trying to take one outside:

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Doug Pederson Explains Reason for Practice Schedule Changes

Kevin Kinkead - September 18, 2019

No practice for the Birds today, who are doing a walk through instead.

HEAD BALL COACH Doug Pederson explained why at his midweek press conference, which wrapped up a few minutes ago:

It’s just a couple of things. Number one, with the guys who are a little nicked up, who have a chance to play in this football game, I want them to get the rep in practice. Normally we go with a padded day. Two, we’ve got some young guys that might have to play, and they’re also servicing the defense or the offense, so this way it allows everybody to still practice and maintain their focus and get our work done that we need to get done today.

Doug also provided the following health updates on these guys:

  • Tim Jernigan (foot) – “gonna be a little bit longer”
  • Dallas Goedert, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery – “more day-to-day, they’re doing well and we’ll have an update at the end of the week, right now that’s why we’re doing this type of a practice today

Pederson said Carson Wentz is fine and offered up a few more tidbits, which you can listen to after the jump:

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On 4th and 3, Jim Schwartz Says the Eagles “Tried to Win the Game Right There”

Kevin Kinkead - September 18, 2019

On the surface, it doesn’t seem like there’s much to analyze with the Falcons’ game-winning touchdown on Sunday night. The Eagles brought the house, didn’t get there, and Atlanta’s recognition resulted in perfectly executed screen pass for 54 yards and a score.

The Birds took a risk and it ended up biting them in the butt. That’s the nature of blitzing. That’s “life in the NFL,” as defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz would say.

We do, however, have some new material to parse, namely the all-22 film from Sunday’s loss and media availability with Schwartz, who said this Tuesday afternoon about the Julio Jones game winner:

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The Eagles Canceled Practice Today

Kevin Kinkead - September 18, 2019

What? Why?

Did the entire team get mono from Sam Darnold?

Is a Jalen Ramsey trade being finalized?

Did Carson Wentz break his arm?

More:

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