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[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 09:41:43 EDT from rss

Subject: Rough Outing: Six Observations from Celtics 113, Sixers 96

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[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 11:00:10 EDT from rss

Subject: Feeling those fourth line feelings...

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The gang spends an hour singing the praises of the Flyers’ fourth line while also having a lot of feelings about Dale Weise, who is ruining our lives.

The Flyers have won two of their first three games but we’ve still got some issues, specifically Dale Weise’s spot in the lineup. But there are good things, too! Couturier has 3 points in 3 games, Brian Elliott is 2-0, and Wayne Simmonds already has 4 goals. We break down some of the new offensive tactics and preview the game in Nashville as well. THE FLYERS!

You can listen below, but the show is also available on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud.

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[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 11:25:26 EDT from rss

Subject: Eagles fans pay tribute by singing along to Tom Petty at Lincoln Financial Field (VIDEO)

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Cool moment from the crowd.

As you may imagine, Lincoln Financial Field was rockin’ on Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Eagles were blowing out the Arizona Cardinals and life was good.

The crowd was super into the game. Standing ovations for the Eagles after each quarter. Battling sections doing the “E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!” chant to see who can do it louder.

And then there were was a cool moment when the team played Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” during a commercial break and all the Eagles fans in the Linc sang along.

Check out the crowd video below courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation reader Jeff DeAngelo (CLICK HERE if you can’t see it).

Eagles Fans Sing Along To Tom Petty At The Linc

Eagles fans singing along to Tom Petty -- RIP (Video credit: Jeff DeAngelo)

Posted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Monday, October 9, 2017

The 66-year-old Petty, one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, suffered cardiac arrest and passed away last Monday on Oct. 2. RIP.

Here’s the complete version of the song.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 10:37:46 EDT from rss

Subject: Three and Out: Offensive Identity, The Seam Bender and Finishing on Defense

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That was such a nice win. Like a steaming cup of hot chocolate after two hours of shoveling snow kind of nice. Or Jameson. Your choice. The blood pressure didn’t flare up and out of control (well, maybe just for a minute there towards the end of the first half), but when was the last…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 11:47:37 EDT from rss

Subject: Extending Joel Embiid is a Risk the Sixers Had to Take

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Would the Sixers have done a five-year, $148 million Joel Embiid deal if they had no salary cap insurance and lingering health concerns? Of course not. That’s why we need more details on the figure first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a designated rookie scale max extension for a guy who has only played 31…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 12:05:41 EDT from rss

Subject: Here Come The Markelle Fultz Shoulder Injury Stories

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Oh, are you enjoying the process? The Sixers just signed Joel Embiid to an extension, Ben Simmons looks great, and we’re about to watch meaningful basketball for the first time in five years, or, if you prefer, 15 years. What could possibly rain on this parade? Oh hey, there’s the number one overall pick wearing…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 13:28:11 EDT from rss

Subject: Jerry Jones is pathetic

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His defense is even worse than his defense

Let’s take our trip around the NFC East as half the division tripped over itself on Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles (4-1)

Last Week: Steamrolled the Cardinals 34-7.

This Week: Visit the Panthers on Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, CBS, NBC, ID Discovery, Oxygen, BBC America, and TruTV.

Eagles blowout wins: terrific for the site, terrible for this column. I got nothing.

Washington Redskins (2-2)

Last Week: Bye week

This Week: Host the winless 49ers

The Redskins didn’t play or do anything embarrassing off the field so just enjoy this photo of Jay Gruden thinking about catching up on DVRed episodes of Kevin Can Wait.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys (2-3)

Last Week: Let’s just review what we said last week:

Last Week: Jared Goff and the Rams scored on five straight possessions as they beat the Cowboys 35-30

This Week: Aaron Rodgers

Nailed it.

This Week: Bye week

For the stick to sports crowd:


For everyone else:

In 2003 Barbara Streisand attempted to have a photo of her mansion removed from an archive of pictures documenting California coastline erosion. Only four people who weren’t her lawyers had downloaded the photo, had she done nothing no one would have known about it. Instead, she filed a $50 million lawsuit that would eventually get dismissed, and the photo got a lot of attention. A few years later the inadvertent action of bringing something to attention by attempting to quash it was coined “the Streisand effect.” To see it in action today, look no further than the NFL’s attempts to stop players from kneeling during the anthem, specifically the actions of Jerry Jones.

Prior to Week 3 games, Donald Trump said that players should be fired for protesting during the national anthem. Owners took what appeared to be a stand against him that Sunday by kneeling or locking arms with their players. It was celebrated as an important gesture. It was, but for other reasons. Then on Monday Night Football, Jerry Jones showed that it was a transparent PR stunt by making sure to look at the cameras as he kneeled alongside Cowboys players.

Over the next two weeks, owners protesting with players has been exposed as a fraud. Last week the Saints took a knee prior to the anthem then stood for it, an empty gesture. And now Jones, who didn’t even have an American flag in the stadium when it opened, and supposedly kneeled with players to stand up to Donald Trump saying that teams should take action against players who kneel, is threatening to bench players who protest during the anthem.

"If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play. Understand? We will not ... if we are disrespecting the flag, then we will not play. Period.”

This was the NFL’s goal in looking like they were showing solidarity with their players, they hoped that by doing it once with them, they wouldn’t do it again.

Because apparently it’s in the best interest of players to be subservient to owners.

Jones himself is just being subservient to the guy he supposedly protested against.

Which is, as Trump likes to say, fake news, just like Pence’s own tax-payer funded PR stunt of leaving the Colts game on Sunday.

After pretending to show solidarity with players, the owners are trying to silence them, using any means necessary.

Pathetic. Unsurprising, but still pathetic.

But Jones is no fool, he knows it will work for his team. Who is going to rebuff Jerry? Dak Prescott just got Cam Newton’s yogurt money, he’s not risking that. Dez Bryant is surrounded by babysitters Jerry assigns him, he’s been neutered. Ezekiel Elliott? LOL. Tyron Smith is probably the best bet. Jason Witten, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin or Sean Lee? Only a handful of white players across the league protested alongside their black teammates prior to Trump’s comments, none of whom were those four, why would they do it now?

Had Jones said nothing, the story lines leading up to the Cowboys return in two weeks against the 49ers would be about how the Cowboys are looking to bounce back after two late game collapses. No one would really care about what the Cowboys will do during the anthem. Instead, Jones has made it all about the anthem. The attempt to make the protests go away have only drawn further attention to them.

New York Giants (0-5)

Last Week: Extended their streak of not scoring 28+ points to 14 games (the defense has given up more than 28+ just once during that span) and lost to the previously winless Chargers 27-22.

This Week: At the Broncos, who are coming off a bye, so good luck with that

Being 0-5 is only the beginning of the Giants woes. Odell Beckham is done for the year with a broken ankle, Dwayne Harris is done with a broken foot, and Brandon Marshall is also out for the year with an ankle injury. Sterling Shepard also suffered an ankle injury but unfortunately for him he isn’t out for the year, so he’s going to have to endure some more of this season.

Still accurate:

Tweet of the Week Summer

Counting has never been his strong suit.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 13:29:33 EDT from rss

Subject: Flyers vs. Predators preview: Familiar faces meet as Western Conference Champs unveil banner in Nashville

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Flyers need some “jam” tonight against former coach.

After taking four out of a possible six points on a three-game trip through California, the Flyers look to continue the momentum in the Music City with a date against the reigning Western Conference champion Predators on Tuesday night.

Puck drop is set for 8pm from Bridgestone Arena, the game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Philadelphia and on radio at 97.5 The Fanatic. The live stream can be found via the NBC Sports app for locals and on elsewhere.

Wayne Simmonds scored the OT winner in Anaheim to close the California trip and was named the NHL’s third star of the week following four goals in three games. Alex Ovechkin (seven goals, two games) was named the first star while Vegas Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury took home second star honors through the first week of action.

The Flyers also got goals from Ivan Provorov and Sean Couturier in the win over the Ducks. Brian Elliott stopped 21 of 23 shots to earn his second win in as many tries. What wasn’t good was the Flyers’ power play, which went 0-for-5 on the night despite generating eight shots. Ducks goalie John Gibson was spectacular, turning aside 34 of 37 Flyers shots.

Looking ahead, the Predators are winless and have been outscored by five goals through two games to start the season. Nashville was blanked by Pittsburgh on Saturday two days after the Blackhawks hung a 10-spot on the Pens. Didn’t want to forget to mention that.

While it’s certainly possible that Peter Laviolette’s team is experiencing a short Stanley Cup hangover to start the year, the Flyers will need to bring a complete effort in all three phases to earn points against a deep, talented team.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 13:00:03 EDT from rss

Subject: Joel Embiid is Officially a Sixer Until 2023

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Hey hey, it’s officially official. Joel Embiid is a Philadelphia 76er through the 2022-23 NBA season. And right on cue, it looks like he’ll make his preseason debut tomorrow night. A Tuesday press release confirms five-year deal that ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says is worth $148 million. Sixers’ President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo explained why…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 14:36:41 EDT from rss

Subject: Andrej Meszaros, Anders Lindback, and the Predators

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How a 2010 move by the Flyers helped the Predators in their 2017 run to the Cup Final.

The Nashville Predators had a lot of contributors in their run to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance last season.

In his first season with the team, P.K. Subban had a big hand in the Preds’ run, as well as the other top-four d-men in Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and Mattias Ekholm. Pekka Rinne (Mika Pyorala’s brother-in-law) provided one of the best seasons of his career with a .930 save percentage in 22 postseason games after he posted a .918 save percentage in 61 regular-season games. Up front, the line of Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson led Music City’s offense until Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks, where Johansen suffered a unique and dangerous injury in an overtime loss for the Preds.

With the series tied at two, the Predators won Game 5 behind a 32-save performance by Rinne. Despite being outshot 41-18 in Game 6, Nashville won the series thanks to a hat trick from Colton Sissons. With only eight goals during the 2016-2017 campaign and two goals through Game 5 of the WCF, Sissons wasn’t really expected to be the hero. However, Sissons was exactly what the Predators needed at that time and place. Sissons found himself in that particular situation partially due to an offseason trade by former Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren in the summer of 2010.

After the Flyers’ third defensive pairing caused the team issues in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, Holmgren decided to add to Philly’s defensive depth in the offseason that followed. Along with signing veteran blue liner Sean O’Donnell, Holmgren traded for Andrej Meszaros, a defenseman who put up decent point totals and power-play numbers in his three seasons with the Ottawa Senators before stumbling a bit in his two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In exchange for Meszaros and his contract, which had four years left at a cap hit of $4 million, the Orange and Black gave the Lightning a second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Meszaros was a serviceable d-man for the Flyers, as he had 20 goals and 56 assists in 192 games for Philly over the span of four seasons. He also (technically) won the Barry Ashbee Trophy, an award handed out to the team’s best d-man voted on by those who cover the team, in his first season with Philadelphia. At the 2014 trade deadline, Holmgren was able to flip Meszaros to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a third-round pick in that year’s draft. The Flyers took defenseman Mark Friedman at 86th overall, a rearguard who has a pretty decent chance of becoming an NHL player in the near future.

As for the second-round pick, the Lightning moved the selection in a deal that helped them land a goaltender a week before the 2012 Draft. Tampa Bay packaged the 2012 second-round pick they received from the Flyers, another 2012 second-round pick, a 2013 third-round pick, and the rights to goaltender Sebastien Caron in a deal to the Predators in exchange for goaltender Anders Lindback, forward Kyle Wilson, and a seventh-round pick in 2012.

The Lightning’s return in this trade didn’t work out well. Lindback posted an .897 save percentage over two seasons with Tampa Bay before leaving in free agency. Wilson spent one season in the American Hockey League before leaving for the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2013-2014 season. The most beneficial part of the deal for the Bolts was the seventh-round pick, which was used on forward Nikita Gusev with the 202nd overall pick. If that name sounds kind of familiar it’s because Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman dealt Gusev and a pair of picks to the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for player protection during the expansion draft in June.

Nashville’s return in the trade, however, turned out okay. Caron left that summer for Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and the third-round pick was used on defenseman Jonathan Diaby (who has spent all his time in the AHL and ECHL over the last three seasons) at 64th overall, but the two second-round picks in the 2012 Draft turned out well. At 37th overall, the Preds selected Pontus Aberg. The Swedish forward had five points in Nashville’s 2017 postseason run, one of which included this goahaha what happened, Olli Maatta?

Thirteen picks later, Nashville took Sissons with what was originally the Flyers’ pick.

Unlike the pick swap between the Flyers and San Jose Sharks back in 2003, Philadelphia actually turned out alright in this 2010 deal. Meszaros was alright in his time here and helped the team land Friedman, maybe the most underrated prospect in the system.

The Predators are probably happy the Orange and Black made this minor trade a few months before the 2010-11 season as well.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 14:34:02 EDT from rss

Subject: Getting to know the competition: Nashville Predators

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The Flyers head to Music City, which is apparently in another time zone

The Flyers injury tour continues when they take on the depleted defense of the Nashville Predators tonight. BSH Radio’s Steph Driver sits down with Alex Daugherty from On The Forecheck to discuss the last of the Flyers’ opening road trip games. Topics of discussion include:

  • What should we expect to see from this Nashville team?
  • Are they treating Lavy and Hartsy well?
  • We already know about the star power, who are some unknowns to look out for?

And more!

You can get Alex’s answers at the video below. Thanks to Alex for taking the time to speak with us. Tonight’s game begins at 8:00 p.m. ET.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 13:19:50 EDT from rss

Subject: Britt McHenry and Joe Banner Got Into a Political Pissing Match on Twitter

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I don’t participate in social media political discussions. It’s not that I’m without opinion, or indifferent about our country– I primarily abstain because I know that I’m generally uninformed on the nuances of certain issues, and also because I’ve never seen two people get into an online political dispute that resulted in one side saying,…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 14:56:37 EDT from rss

Subject: 5 best Eagles jerseys to buy right now

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Carson Wentz, Zach Ertz, and more.

Are you even an Eagles fan if you don’t own a jersey (or some sort of tee shirt)? We have a Fanatics store with a bunch of Eagles merchandise (like hoodies, shoes, hats, tailgating gear, and more) and today we want to take a look at the most essential piece to own — the jersey.

Below are top picks for 5 of our favorite players right now.

Carson Wentz

Let’s start with the most obvious choice on the list. Carzon Wentz is the face of the franchise. He’s showing a lot of progress in Year 2. In addition to being an emerging star, Wentz seems like a good dude off the field as well. You can’t go wrong with this one. He’s going to be with the Eagles for a very long time.

Zach Ertz

The franchise quarterback’s favorite target. Ertz is finally having that breakout year everyone expected. He’s on pace for 102 catches and 1,238 yards, and 6 touchdowns this season. Ertz is really cementing himself as one of the best tight ends in the NFL. The 26-year-old is signed through 2021 so he’s sticking around.

Malcolm Jenkins

Jenkins is one of the Eagles’ defensive captains. He’s a leader in the locker room and a great player on the field. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz recently said Jenkins is playing the best football of his career.

Fletcher Cox

Fletcher Cox is a beast. He’s clearly one of the Eagles’ most important players. Check out this stat from ESPN prior to the Eagles’ Week 5 game:

With Cox on the field this season (100 snaps), the Eagles have allowed 4.8 yards per play. With him off the field (129 snaps), they've allowed 7.3 yards per play.

Cox signed a $100 million extension last offseason. He’s still only 26 years old and his deal runs through 2022 so he’ll be around for a long time.

Brian Dawkins

This is the safest Eagles jersey purchase. Being that he’s a former player, you don’t have to worry about Dawkins getting hurt or traded or getting in trouble off the field. Dawk was simply one of the best Eagles to ever play in Philly. He’s bound to get enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame one of these years. Make sure you get your jersey now so you’ll have it in time for the celebration.

You can also check out this Dawkins autographed football (click here) or this framed autographed Dawkins jersey (click here).

This post was curated by Vox Media's commerce editor, Chloe Reznikov, in collaboration with SB Nation’s editorial team. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 15:12:31 EDT from rss

Subject: Eagles Injury Report: Fletcher Cox listed as full participant

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Update on the Eagles’ injury situation.

The Philadelphia Eagles released their second injury report on Tuesday in advance of their Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

The encouraging news is that starting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was a full participant in practice today after being listed as “limited” on Monday. After practice, Cox told reporters he was unsure if he’d play this week. So we’ll have to see how this situation plays out.

Cox has been out ever since suffering a calf injury in Week 3. If he can’t suit up, it’ll be Beau Allen starting next to Tim Jernigan once again. The fact that Cox is practicing at least gives him a chance to play this week.

Other than Cox, the Eagles’ Tuesday injury report is identical to Monday’s edition.

Three players are still not practicing: starting cornerback Ronald Darby, starting right tackle Lane Johnson, and running back Wendell Smallwood. They’re all unlikely to suit up for this game. Here’s a positive update on Darby:

Three players were limited: defensive end Chris Long, defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao, and defensive tackle Beau Allen. The Eagles are dealing with a number of injuries at defensive tackle this week so that would make getting Cox back even better.

Starting safety Rodney McLeod, starting linebacker Jordan Hicks, and backup safeties Corey Graham and Jaylen Watkins were all full go in practice.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Tuesday)

Did Not Participate

CB Ronald Darby (ankle)

OT Lane Johnson (concussion)

RB Wendell Smallwood (knee)

Limited Participation

DT Beau Allen (foot)

DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist)

DE Chris Long (foot)

Full Participation

DT Fletcher Cox (calf)

S Rodney McLeod (hamstring)

LB Jordan Hicks (ankle)

S Corey Graham (hamstring)

S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Carolina Panthers Injury Report (Tuesday)

To be announced - check back for updates.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 14:30:55 EDT from rss

Subject: The Flyers Hired a New In-Arena Host

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The Flyers have replaced Alex Kraemer, their in-arena host who took a job as the Bruins rinkside reporter this year, with Andrea Helfrich. Press release: In advance of the Philadelphia Flyers 2017-18 home opener this Saturday, October 14, the team announced today that it has hired Andrea Helfrich to serve as In-Arena and Flyers TV…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 14:59:39 EDT from rss

Subject: Skip Bayless Is an Idiot

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"When I watch Wentz, I see deer-in-headlights…I don't see the command for playing that position that I always see in Dak."— @RealSkipBayless — UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 10, 2017 This isn’t even worth commentary, so you can just watch Skip for the moron that he is.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 16:41:05 EDT from rss

Subject: Eagles vs. Panthers Game Preview: 5 questions and answers with the enemy

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Scouting the Eagles’ Week 6 matchup.

The Philadelphia Eagles are back on the road to face the Panthers in Week 6. Carolina is 4-1 to start the 2017 season.

In order to preview the Birds’ matchup, I reached out to our enemies over at Cat Scratch Reader. The great Bradley Smith (@bdubsmitty) kindly took the time to answer my questions about the upcoming game. Let's take a look at the answers. For my responses to Bradley’s questions, go check out his post over at CSR.

1 - I wasn’t sure what to make of the Panthers heading into this season. Now they’re sitting at 4-1, which is pretty good, but their one loss came by 21 points at home against a Saints team that traditionally isn’t good on the road. So what’s the deal with this Carolina team? How good are they?

I think the Panthers are more like the team we've seen the past two weeks (at NE and DET) than the team who lost to the Saints at home. The Panthers offense looks to be finally on the same page, which could be dangerous for other teams in the league. Cam Newton missed most of training camp and all but one drive of the preseason recovering from shoulder surgery, so it looks like that he's finally shaken off the rust and is back to the 2015 Cam who was the league's MVP.

2 - What’s your confidence level in Cam Newton right now?

Right now it's through the roof. He has looked like one of the league's best quarterbacks over the last two weeks and appears to have finally shaken off the rust from his lack of work in the preseason.

3 - The Panthers seem to be dealing with a number of injuries. Can you describe what’s going on with those and how it impacts the team?

The two biggest injuries the Panthers have dealt with are Pro Bowlers Greg Olsen and Ryan Kalil. The offense typically uses Olsen as the primary receiving target, so they've definitely missed his presence on the field. Ed Dickson has been mostly okay in his absence, but his stats are inflated by his inexplicable dominating performance last Sunday against Detroit. Kalil has missed the last four games with an undisclosed neck injury. He woke up the morning of the Week 2 game against Buffalo with a 'sore neck' and hasn't played since. Tyler Larsen has filled in admirably in his absence, but the Panthers need Kalil's leadership more than anything.

4 - What’s one matchup that really favors the Eagles? And one that really favors the Panthers?

I think both defensive lines should have the advantage over their respective offensive linesmen. The winner of this game will be the team who can avoid becoming one-dimensional on offense.

5 - A lot of Eagles fans wanted Christian McCaffrey to fall to Philly in the 2017 NFL Draft. How’s he been doing? How do you feel about his outlook?

McCaffrey has struggled running the ball, but that's mostly because the Panthers' offensive line hasn't given him much to work with. He's been much better receiving out of the backfield and while split out wide, and as a decoy for defenses to watch for while other players pick up big chunks of yards. The Panthers' 3rd running back Fozzy Whittaker scored a 40 yard touchdown on a screen play primarily because the entire Patriots defense shifted their focus to McCaffrey on the opposite side of the field. Going forward I think he'll be fine, especially when he learns how to avoid contact from defenders.

Bonus: Score prediction? Who wins this game and why?

The Panthers will jump out to a 21-3 lead, causing Panthers fans to get excited about the prospect of a win. The Eagles will get back into it late and make it close, causing Panthers fans to hate life, and then the Panthers will make a game-saving play to salvage the win. Panthers 21 - Eagles 20.

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 17:23:34 EDT from rss

Subject: Jay Wright Is Getting The John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award

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Press release: Jay Wright, Villanova University Men’s Basketball Coach, will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2018. Coach Wooden’s daughter Nan Wooden was proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon. The luncheon features the head coaches from the Division I men’s…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 17:19:44 EDT from rss

Subject: What They

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The Eagles are now 4-1 and many fans are highly optimistic heading into Week 6. What’s the media saying after Sunday’s thrashing of the Cardinals? The biggest question being asked right now is if this is a “legit” team, as the Eagles have played some “lesser” opponents so far this season. The legendary Ray Didinger…

[#] Tue Oct 10 2017 18:21:36 EDT from rss

Subject: Philadelphia Eagles bring back 2016 draft pick to practice squad

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He’s back.

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Alex McCalister to their 10-man practice squad, according to an official announcement from the team. In order to make room for McCalister, the Eagles released practice squad wide receiver Rashard Davis.

McCalister was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season stashed away on Philadelphia’s injured reserve list. McCalister was pushing for a fifth defensive end spot on the Eagles’ roster but he lost out to veteran Steven Means this summer.

The Eagles placed McCalister on injured reserve again but later waived him with an injury settlement. Now he’s back with the team in a practice squad role.

As for Davis, he had spent some time with Philly in training camp before the Eagles brought him back to their practice squad last week. Now he’s already gone.

Howie Roseman likes to tinker with the practice squad so it’s possible we see the team shuffle some of these guys on and off throughout the season. For now, McCalister is back.


DE Alex McCalister

CB D.J. Killings

WR Greg Ward Jr.

CB DeVante Bausby

QB Nate Sudfeld

C/G Josh Andrews

TE Billy Brown

LB Nathan Gerry

OT Dillon Gordon

RB Byron Marshall

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