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Three and Out: Play Calling, Screen Adjustments, and What-Ifs

Sean Cottrell - September 18, 2017

Each Monday during football season, I will be breaking down three key facets of the previous day’s Eagles game in my “Three & Out” series. I may look at specific plays and discuss player performances or big moments in the game, but my overall goal is to bring to your attention some really specific, but important, pieces of the game. I hope you enjoy it.

Now that we’ve had some time to digest it, I suppose the loss could’ve been worse. The Eagles weren’t given much of a chance heading into Kansas City, but they really gave the Chiefs a tough game and even looked like the better team at times.

That said, there’s nothing that sucks worse than losing a winnable game.

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I Can’t Stop Watching this Local Cross Country Runner Get Speared by a Deer

Jim Adair - November 17, 2016

There are honestly so many amazing things about this. I’m hypnotized.

During the NCAA Cross Country regionals on Saturday at DeSales University (I went there on a college tour, this is definitely the most exciting thing to ever happen there), a deer stampede absolutely decked Gwynedd Mercy University freshman Justin DeLuzio. It’s beautiful.

The perfectly timed yell of “WATCH OUT FOR THE DEER!”. The Terry Tate form on the tackle. The fact that the runner behind DeLuzio sees the deer coming – he slows up and pulls his arms in – but DeLuzio definitely does not. The “oh shit” from behind the camera. It’s all perfect. It should win the Oscar for best short film.

DeLuzio finished the race, whereas I would’ve just taken it as a sign from the animal kingdom that I should never run again.

End of Days Running Commentary

Kyle Scott - July 30, 2012

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I really didn’t want to do this. I mean, I really didn’t want to implement a 30-hour-long running tracker of the dismantling of the Phillies. But, it looks like we have to.

The rumors are coming in fast and furious now, and no one is safe. Women and children and Joe Blanton off first, please.

4:19 p.m.

That's it. We're shutting it down. Phillies trade Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence at deadline. No other moves.

Re-live the last 30 hours… after the jump.

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Roy Halladay Welcomes Rockies Writer to Philadelphia

Kyle Scott - June 19, 2012

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They can rebuild him, apparently.

Your NHL Trade Deadline Running Commentary

Kyle Scott - February 27, 2012

Keep it locked here all day for any updates and rumor chasing. 

3:01 p.m.: Deadline. Nada. Some deals could get announced after 3, so stay tuned for any updates as they relate to the Flyers. But I'm thinking there are none.

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Bird Droppings: Running Commentary From Sunday Night Football

Kyle Scott - October 31, 2011

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Photo via Philly Sports Daily photo gallery

This started out with me taking notes on my iPad, then slowly evolved into a full-on running commentary of the Eagles national TV Halloween party.

 

Pre-game

– There’s Faith Hill. This song is cheesy and awful, but even as Faith ages, she continues to wear the black leather pants well. Ordinarily, we’d find her mousey and annoying. In a sports context, however, she’s downright saucy. Women lose about 10 years and 10 pounds when they're connected to sports– it's a fact (Hannah Storm Corollary). I mean, Colleen Dominguez looks like she got hit by a bus… but is still damnnn fine when she’s interviewing an NBA player.

– Oh hey, speaking of getting hit by a bus, there’s Michele Tafoya. She’s dressed as a pumpkin tonight. Or a pilgrim. One or the other. Michelle is the exception to the sports context rule.

 

First quarter 

– It appears as though the Eagles re-sodded the center of the field, yet it somehow looks worse than the rest. The two-tone field is one of the most underrated travesties in all of sports. Groundskeepers have one job, and one job only: make the field look good. Isn’t there a way to mow, cut, or dye the grass so it matches the rest of the turf? This happens all summer with that little box in front of the pitcher’s mound at CBP– can we at least get the football field looking right eight times a year? Is that too much to ask? 

– Annnnnd Shady McCoy trips on the new grass for his first run of the game. 

– Watching the game with the family tonight. My Mom: "The grass looks horrible, it's on TV.” I know, Mom. I know.

– 12:04 1st- More Mom: "Why does he dress and look so unprofessional?" That would be the first Rob Ryan sighting.

– 10:41 1st- Jeremy Maclin touchdown! That has to make Ryan Howard happy, he wore a Maclin jersey to the game.

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- First drive: four runs, four passes. Eagles score first first-possession touchdown of year. It’s also the first first-quarter touchdown given up by Cowboys this year. This, folks, is a good sign.

– They actually had to try to screw this one up: Eagles go offsides on kickoff, get penalized five yards, re-kick, kick ball out of bounds, now, because they got moved an additional five yards, the Cowboys will start with the ball on their own 45. Who had the double-penalty kickoff parlayed? Big money if you did.

- Tony Romo takes the field. Is it just me, or is he sporting a borderline rattail from beneath his helmet? I know it’s always there, but this has a little bit of flow going on. Again, NATIONAL TV— it’ all about appearance… and, you know, winning.

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Your Eagles Free Agency Running Commentary

Kyle Scott - July 29, 2011

This is a sticky post at the top of the site, updated in reverse chronological order, with the most recent post coming above the jump. Got it? Good.

We stopped updating this once Nnamdi was signed. Read below for all the previous moves.

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ZOMG! Chase Utley is Running

Kyle Scott - April 18, 2011

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Spotted: The elusive Chase Utley on the move

According to our friend J-Mac, Chase Utley was doing (performing?) running drills at CBP today.

That is in addition to this, from SI.com fantasy baseball injury guru Will Carroll: [SI.com]

As I expected, things are ramping up quickly for Utley. He went from running to running the bases quickly. Over the weekend, he ran the bases, did some shuttle drills to test his lateral stability, and continued with what have been called fielding drills, but that observers called more lateral drills. "They're pushing him to either side, back and forth, left and right. [It's] not so much about range as the back and forth," I was told by one observer. The best news is that Utley's knee showed no real signs of trouble after adding activities. I expect this to continue forward now that the medical staff has gotten ahead of the issue. Now it will come down to maintenance and making sure that there's no surprises. Often there's some setbacks when players go 100 percent, since it's difficult to simulate the full-go or the unconscious uses on the body. Right now, that May 15 ERD is looking like it might be too negative.

 

Of course, ESPN's Stephania Bell, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, was a little less optimistic yesterday. In either case, Utley is apparently making some progress. And, well, that's a good thing.

[Pic is from March 30th]