DeSean Jackson proudly displaying his Team Sanders jersey. Image via jaccpot10 on Instagram
The NFL’s attempt to invigorate the Pro Bowl by having teams led by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice has begun, with the draft selection of Pro Bowl players completed on Wednesday night. It remains to see if the elimination of the AFC and NFC designations will add additional interest to the league’s all-star game. For now, a two-day draft to select who among the best will be selected to each team was enacted to try to drum up enthusiasm. Just where did the four Eagles in Hawaii for the game land?
Evan Mathis and Ryan Kalil, proud members of Team Rice at the Pro Bowl. Photo via @nflnetwork on Twitter.
Evan Mathis and LeSean McCoy will be together on Team Rice. They will face teammates Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson on Team Sanders. Foles escaped the embarrassment of being the last player chosen to a team, leaving that honor to former coach Andy Reid’s new quarterback, Alex Smith.
But does any of it matter? Will more people watch—or care? There seems to at least be mild interest in knowing where players wind up and who will be their opponents. Beyond that we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.
The Pro Bowl airs this Sunday, January 26 at 7 pm on NBC. Will you be watching?
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Nick Foles, the likely quarterback in Sunday’s game, will face Mike Glennon rather than Josh Freeman in his second consecutive year of facing the team.
It’s been a strange week leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles’ game with Tampa Bay.
Mike Vick, still sporting a hamstring injury from the Week 5 matchup against the Giants, was limited in practice during the week. When asked if he would get the start against the Bucs, his answer was that he would play this Sunday of he “had to.”
Though Chip Kelly said he wouldn’t reveal whether Vick or Nick Foles would get the start in Tampa Bay, Vick’s answer said everything we need to know. Continue reading ‘Strange week comes to a conclusion as Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off’
Can the Eagles D stop Peyton Manning from inflicting too much damage?
The Philadelphia Eagles are in Denver to face the Broncos, and it is one of the most challenging games on their schedule. Denver’s #1 ranked offense faces Philly’s #2 offense. Both teams can be fast and explosive, but will Chip Kelly even want his team to work quickly, only to hand over the ball to Peyton Manning, who has already had a historic season by notching 12 touchdowns in just three games? Continue reading ‘Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?’
Eagles training camp at the Linc. Image via Lehigh Valley Live.
The open fan days of Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Training Camp at Lincoln Financial Field have come and gone, and the regular season opener is just days away from the Birds. The final open practice, where fans were able to get a sneak peek of the team under new head coach Chip Kelly, happened earlier this week.
In the first training camp held by the Eagles in the city of Philadelphia in decades, how was the fan experience? How was it different from Lehigh? Is one location distinctly better than the other? One fan’s opinion is offered in the guest post below, from high school student and aspiring sports writer Rave’n-DaJon Coleman, who found training camp at the Linc far less personal then being at Lehigh. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles training camp reflections: Lehigh versus the Linc’
Is your fantasy team going to win it all this year? Image via The Man-Cave.
With the loss of #1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Philadelphia Eagles will be fighting an uphill battle in 2013. There are still some talented individuals on offense though, and fantasy owners will have their eyes on the top playmakers. Here’s a preview for the best three fantasy options for Philadelphia this season.
With the passing game still looking for an identity, LeSean McCoy should get even more touches with Maclin out for the season. He is coming off a pretty mediocre season by his standards, but 2012 was interrupted with a concussion that kept him out for a month.
Chip Kelly loves to spread the field and create offense, and McCoy will be a big part of that. Expect him to improve his receiving numbers, while also having a bounce back season on the ground. He’s a borderline 1st round pick in most leagues, but the more likely scenario is 2nd round. Continue reading ‘Who will be the top three fantasy players for the Philadelphia Eagles this season?’