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Your Monday Morning Roundup

Tyler Trumbauer - October 16, 2017

Joel Embiid. Drafted then injured. Ben Simmons. Drafted then injured. Markelle Fultz. Drafted then ???

Sixers head coach Brett Brown made some news over the weekend with the announcement that top overall pick Markelle Fultz will not start to begin the season. This move is leading some to wonder if Fultz is hurt than the team is leading on.

There was more injury news for Embiid over the weekend as well. He had his left knee rehabbed and he didn’t practice, but is expected to play in the season opener on Wednesday.

From injuries to roster moves, the Sixers waived Kris Humphries and Emeka Okafor, among other players.

The team opens the regular season on Wednesday night against the Wizards.

It was an Eagles-free weekend, let’s see what went down.

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Tyler Trumbauer - October 9, 2017

Your Philadelphia Eagles are 4-1. That’s right, with a big win over the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, the Eagles are atop the NFC East standings and are among the best in the whole NFC.

To make things even better the Giants lost, the Cowboys fell to the Packers, and the Redskins had a bye.

Chris had a lot of great content in the game thread from yesterday, but before the game even got underway Sal Paolantonio rode with Doug Pederson to the stadium.

Former Redskins quarterback, RGIII likes what the Eagles are doing:

Many liked the music at the Linc yesterday, especially the tribute to the late Tom Petty:

The players weren’t the only ones to showcase their skills on the field yesterday:

After the game, Donovan McNabb was in the locker room and his kids got autographs from Carson Wentz. Number Five then stopped to talk to NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Also, after the game the NFL came knocking on Nelson Agholor’s locker as they couldn’t believe he had as good of a day as he did:

The latest Crossing Broadcast dropped this morning and talks Eagles-Cardinals.

The spirits are high surrounding this Eagles team, but it is a short week with the team facing the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. Now to the roundup! Continue Reading

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Tyler Trumbauer - October 2, 2017

The Birds flew across the country and took home the win yesterday against the Los Angeles Chargers. It certainly was not the prettiest of wins.

Re-live the nail-biter with Chris’s Game Thread.

As you look at some of that content in the thread and videos online today, you’ll think it was an Eagles home game, but apparently the Chargers have given up on trying to sell seats.

The crowd that did show up, predominantly Eagles fans, loved seeing LeGarette Blount’s career-long 68-yard run that allowed the Eagles to score a much-needed touchdown to aid the winning effort. It was a Herculean effort– hearing Merrill Reese calling it, is just as good as seeing.

Eagles fans came out early and supported the team and Jason Peters stopped by to sign a special autograph:

The amount of Eagles fans in attendance, thousands of miles from Philly, resonated with Malcom Jenkins:

The Monday after an Eagles win is always good, but it is even better when the Cowboys and Giants lose. The Redskins play tonight against the lone undefeated team left in the league, the Chiefs. The Eagles winning and rest of the division losing? I LOVE it.

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Chris Jastrzembski - September 25, 2017

The miracle at the Linc.

It hasn’t been a full 24 hours since the end of yesterday’s game and I’m still digesting what happened.

Tyler took over the Live Thread while I was at the game. Definitely worth the really long day (coming from Syracuse).

Jake Elliott became the hero on his record-setting game-winning kick. But there were plenty of other things that happened during the game, and we’ll have plenty of content on it later today. A neat stat I found from Reuben Frank: teams that score 24 points in the fourth quarter are now 90-9-1. The Giants are one of the nine.

Meanwhile, relive Elliott’s kick with Merrill’s call, Joel Embiid’s reaction, and from other fans inside the Linc. And a bonus, Ricky Ricardo’s call in Spanish. Sí señor.

Speaking of the spanish play-by-play crew, they had to move to a different booth.

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Tyler Trumbauer - September 18, 2017

The Eagles lost. Unfortunately, the game was winnable as the Birds had several chances to flip the script.

They suffered several injuries, couldn’t run the ball, didn’t give the ball to LeGarrette Blount, and saw their offensive line get bullied all afternoon. There are issues aplenty and my colleagues here at CB will dissect them today and the rest of the week.

The Birds return to the Linc for first home game of the season this Sunday against the Giants at 1 p.m.

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Tyler Trumbauer - September 11, 2017

The first Sunday of the new NFL season is in the books and man was it great to have football back. The Eagles got a little lucky, but defeated the Redskins 30-17 to open the 2017 campaign. However, they did not emerge from FedEx Field unscathed as Ronald Darby was carted off with an ankle injury, which reportedly isn’t as bad as it initially seemed. Jason Peters also has a groin injury and it’s unclear how much that will keep him out.

Part of the all-new CB, we had solid Gameday Coverage with a live game thread going during the Eagles game and will have some tremendous day-after content as well, so stay tuned for that as your day goes along. It’s Monday and it feels a little more bearable after the Birds win, but not as great as it used to be because we have to pay for coffee again.

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Tyler Trumbauer - September 4, 2017

The Eagles cut down their roster to 53 players heading into the first week of the regular season. Following those cuts, the team then compiled their 10-player practice squad. Nine of those players are former Eagles, except for one, the quarterback, who may just be a spy:

Here is the full list of who is on the practice squad:

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Kyle Scott - August 28, 2017

Two weeks in a row Rhys Hoskins is the main story. It’s hard to overstate just how good he’s been, but here, let’s try:

He has a home run in five consecutive games and eight of his last nine. He has 19 RBIs during that stretch.

His WAR in 18 games is 1.2. Ryan Howard’s was 1.7 for the entire 2008 season. This is not an average stat– it’s how many games a player has won for his team above a replacement level player. Hoskins has already contributed over one win in just 17 games. Howard was only .5 higher over the course of a full season. [UPDATE: This is actually Howard’s WAR since 2008, which means Hoskins has contributed almost as many wins in three weeks as Howward did in 8 years. He costs less, too.]

I like his landing page on Brooks Baseball:

In 2017, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (158 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (0.13 c) with an exceptionally low likelihood to swing and miss (4% whiff/swing).

Against Breaking Pitches (78 seen), he has had a patient approach at the plate (0.24 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (27% whiff/swing).

Against Offspeed Pitches (41 seen), he has had an exceptionally patient approach at the plate (0.20 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (33% whiff/swing).

That’s the thing– his swing is such a natural home run swing, and he’s not up there hacking at everything. He’s patient. He walks. Overthinker Joe Maddon agrees:

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a young guy look that profound at home plate,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “Look at his walks to strikeouts. That’s the part that tells me he can sustain — not necessarily this pace — but he can sustain it because he doesn’t strike out. He will accept his walks. He doesn’t expand the strike zone. He uses the whole field. He’s a big guy with short movements to the ball. Pretty impressive.”

He has more home runs (11) than the Nationals (8) and Giants (6) since August 14. Pretty incredible.

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