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Eagles LB Grugier-Hill Admits to Lying About Concussion

Russ Joy - December 12, 2019

Let’s get it back to the Eagles. If you were looking for some good news from the current team to pop up and overshadow former running back Correll Buckhalter’s legal issues or Alshon Jeffery’s assignment to injured reserve, this isn’t it.

Not good. In a league under constant scrutiny for how it handles head injuries, Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill’s admission is sure to put yet another negative spotlight on the NFL’s concussion protocol. Now, advocates for changing said protocol will likely point to this as an example that the system can be manipulated and is therefore in need of change. What exactly that change would entail remains to be seen.

The fact is Grugier-Hill not only lied to get back into the Miami game, but didn’t seek medical help or admit to lying until Thursday of that week. Should the Eagles fine or suspend him? I know the vast majority of fans will say no, but the NFL might need to step in on this one and make an example if for no other reason than to give the media the impression they take concussions seriously.

Crossing Broadcast: The Cowboys Game, Sixers Preview, Girardi the Favorite

Russ Joy - October 22, 2019

This episode of Crossing Broadcast first aired on Monday, October 21 on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

Russ, Kevin, Bob, and Anthony break down the Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys, the anonymous sources and subsequent fallout, preview the Sixers’ season expectations, and react to Joe Girardi being named the favorite to take over as Phillies manager.

This episode of Crossing Broadcast is brought to you by FanDuel Sportsbook PA, where you can take advantage of their $500 risk-free bet  with the promo code “CB”.

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Doug Pederson Responds to Josina Anderson’s Anonymous Source Report

Russ Joy - October 18, 2019

The Josina Anderson anonymous source struck twice this week, first with a reaction to the Eagles’ failure to acquire Jalen Ramsey, then again when it questioned the offense. Doug Pederson addressed the former on Wednesday and tackled the latter topic on Friday:

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The Eagles Might Have an Anonymous Source Problem

Russ Joy - October 18, 2019

This is getting a bit problematic for Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz, and the Eagles. Less than 24 hours after Josina Anderson’s anonymous Eagles source returned to publicly drag the team’s inability to trade for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Anderson went on NFL Live and dropped this nugget about either Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz, or some combination of the two:

The Eagles source also talked to me about how they feel like that offense is functioning. One of the things that they said is, “We need to make bleep simpler. Sometimes we need to just handle what is manageable.” They said, “Even Peyton Manning knew when to check it down.” Carson Wentz right now is 38% on passes that travel 15 air yards, has three interceptions on passes like that, which is tied for most in the league. He also has 148 passes on those that are ten yards or fewer. He has nine touchdowns and zero interceptions on passes like that. So, I do think it’s a apt point.

Let’s clear the air here. It’s been widely speculated that Alshon Jeffery is Anderson’s source, including the time a source openly questioned whether the real issue with the Eagles’ offense in 2018 was more a result of switching QBs than a Super Bowl hangover. The speculation appeared to have some merit due to Anderson having cited direct dialogue with Jeffery in the past, including that he was going to sign with the Eagles ahead of the 2017 season:

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Acho: Prescott is a 4Runner, Wentz an Exotic Car

Russ Joy - October 17, 2019

In case you missed Get Up this morning, former Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho was on the show leading up to a Week 7 matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys. He offered this interesting automotive metaphor to settle the Dak Prescott v. Carson Wentz debate:

I’ll put it like this: Dak Prescott is like your good old Toyota 4Runner. He’s steady, you know what you can get from him, he’s reliable. Carson Wentz is like that exotic car. Now, that exotic car is gonna break down, Greeny, we all know that. But one day, you’re gonna get into a high-speed chase, and you’re gonna be real mad if you’re sitting in a 4Runner. Dak Prescott… he’s not gonna get hurt, he’s gonna be good, old reliable. But Carson can just do some things that Dak Prescott can’t do. Which is why I would take Carson, because sooner or later you’re gonna need him.

There you have it. No need for further debate.

Crossing Broadcast: Replacing Kapler, The Vikings Game, Interview with JVR

Russ Joy - October 14, 2019

This episode of Crossing Broadcast first aired on Monday, October 14 on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

Russ, Bob, and Anthony react to the firing of Gabe Kapler, the John Middleton press conference, and potential managerial replacements. Kevin then joins the show to break down the Eagles’ loss to the Vikings. The guys then debate where Carson Wentz falls in the top tier of quarterbacks. Finally, Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk joins the show to talk about the season thus far, bonding as a team, and more.

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Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [iHeartRadio] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @JoyOnBroad @BobWankelCB @AntSanPhilly @Kevin_Kinkead

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

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The Eagles Have Released Zach Brown

Russ Joy - October 14, 2019

Just a week removed from calling Kirk Cousins “the weakest part of the [Minnesota Vikings] offense” and a day after Cousins ripped the Eagles’ defense apart, Zach Brown now finds himself unemployed:

How important was Brown in Jim Schwartz’s game plan?

Someone’s going to have to step up to play those snaps. Who do you think is the best option to fill his shoes? Were the Eagles right to release him?

Zach Brown Did Not Want to Answer Questions About Kirk Cousins After the Eagles’ Loss

Russ Joy - October 13, 2019

Most sports fans want their athletes to be honest with the media. The prefabricated, rehearsed PR lines become tiresome and redundant to the fans who watch the players and the media who cover them. Sometimes, as in the case of Deshaun Watson, it goes viral in a good way. Sometimes, as linebacker Zach Brown learned, running your mouth as a pro athlete can come back to bite you. After Kirk Cousins picked apart the Eagles’ defense to the tune of 333 yards and 4 touchdowns on 22 of 29 passing, Brown didn’t seem keen on answering questions about his having said earlier in the week that Cousins was “the weakest part” of Minnesota’s offense:

Reporter (Jeff Skversky?): Do you wish maybe you didn’t say what you said about Cousins…

Brown: I’m here to talk about the game, not about that.

Reporter (Les Bowen?): Well that was a big part of it. Cousins…

Brown: Any other questions, besides about Kirk Cousins?

Reporter: How do you think he played today?

Brown: He did a great job today. He played good. Hat’s off to him.

Not a great look.