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Brandon Brooks Gets a Four-Year Contract Extension

Kevin Kinkead - November 11, 2019

The Eagles announced this afternoon that Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks is the recipient of a four-year contract extension.

Jeff McLane at the Inquirer is reporting that it’s a big, beefy deal:

Brooks turned 30 in August so this should take him to end of his career, unless he becomes Jason Peters and plays until age 47.

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Jim Schwartz Must Really Like the Movie “This is Spinal Tap”

Kevin Kinkead - November 11, 2019

Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz did his media availability outside today, as the Eagles get back to it after the bye week.

The takeaway for me was a comment he made about the injury situation at defensive tackle, where the Eagles remain thin with Malik Jackson and Hassan Ridgeway on the shelf. Timmy Jernigan earlier missed a bunch of time as well:

Hah! Perfect. I love a good Spinal Tap reference here.

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An Early Look at Possible Eagles/Cowboys Tiebreaker Scenarios

Kevin Kinkead - November 11, 2019

The Cowboys lost at home to the Vikings last night, falling to 5-4 on the season. They’re now tied with the Eagles at the top of the NFC East and hold the tiebreaker by virtue of the head-to-head win, though they’ll come to Philly to play the Birds again on December 22nd.

Dak Prescott was fantastic, so don’t blame him for the loss. He threw for 397 yards and three touchdowns, driving Dallas down the field in the fourth quarter only for the Kellen Moore and/or Jason Garrett to run the ball on 2nd and 2 and 3rd and 2 before passing on 4th and 5, which resulted in a turnover on downs:

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Discarded by the Eagles, L.J. Fort Gets a Contract Extension in Baltimore

Kevin Kinkead - November 8, 2019

Get a load of this:

Good for him, honestly. He’s been playing well for the Ravens, who are 6-2 and on track to win the AFC North. They play a hybrid 3-4 defense, so it’s a different scheme and a better fit for Fort, who was strictly a special teams player for the Eagles. Plus, Fort played a bunch of seasons with the Steelers before coming to Philly, so he’s familiar with the division and rather easily slid right into a more important role in Baltimore.

But it makes you wonder how the Birds sign a guy, he never plays, he gets released, and then winds up on a better team with a contract extension. I, uh, don’t have an explanation for you.

 

What are the Philadelphia Eagles?

Coggin Toboggan - November 8, 2019

Well, here were are Eagles fans. And where is here, anyways? We’re in the middle of nowhere on a desolate road, equally halfway between respectability and ineptitude. Our ride looked good on the outside when we started, but it’s sputtering and leaking weird green juices all over the steaming asphalt.

Our HOW-E 2.0 GPS is telling us to keep going, ignore the warnings signs, ignore the rattling noise we’ve been hearing for weeks that is just getting louder. There’s a gas station just a few miles ahead, salvation, previous fuel to send us back into the fray. HOW-E 2.0 tells us we can make it there with what we have under the hood. But does anyone truly believe it? Doesn’t he…err…the GPS have to say that? Isn’t that it’s job?

Tumbleweeds litter the side of the highway. The radiator is hissing. And there are scorpions everywhere. You can’t see them, but you know there are oh so many scorpions waiting for the big breakdown.

When the car starts up again next week, where are we going? All we can do is kick the tires and hope we don’t roll back to where we came from.

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Antonio Brown Backtracks After Tweeting “F*** the NFL”

Kevin Kinkead - November 8, 2019

He’s all over the place.

In case you needed another reason to avoid an Antonio Brown and Philadelphia Eagles relationship, here’s a tweet AB sent out Thursday afternoon before deleting it and changing his tune:

“Imagine conforming to a system giving it a 100 percent to see them treat me like this is unfairly!. Making money off my sweat and blood Fuck the @nfl I’ll never play in that shit treat black people the worse! Clear my name and go fuck your self.”

This took place only about an hour or two after Josina Anderson reported that the NFL would meet with Brown next Thursday to sort out his off-field issues, so I can’t imagine it helps his case.

Later, he sent this out instead:

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For Some Reason, Cris Carter is No Longer With FOX

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Mystery of the day:

Why is Cris Carter no longer working for FOX? Nobody seems to know and FOX is giving us the ole’ run around, like Blues Traveler:

A story at The Big Lead reported that Carter “cleaned out his desk at Fox Sports under supervision of security,” according to their sources. Here’s what else Ryan Glasspiegel wrote:

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The Eagles Should Stay Far, Far Away from Antonio Brown

Kevin Kinkead - November 7, 2019

Today Josina Anderson, who once asserted that Howard Eskin has “zero knowledge” of who her Eagles source really is, reported that the NFL will meet with Antonio Brown and sort out of his off-field issues:

She later clarified that the meeting will take place next Thursday, not next Wednesday, which should mean squadoosh to Eagles fans, because Antonio Brown should be nowhere near the Delaware Valley.

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