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Eagles vs. Rams

Well last week the Birds did the exact opposite of what it was going to take to win against the Seahawks.  They didn’t protect the ball, they didn’t protect the QB, they couldn’t run effectively, and they surely didn’t contain Russell Wilson.  They clearly had issues with the noise in that stadium and now you can see why home field advantage is so important.  Congrats to the Seahawks.  On to the Rams.

Moving a team back to L.A was a horrible idea, and moving two teams may have been one of the dumbest things that the NFL has ever done.  It’s so bad that they had to put out an open casting call for people to act like Rams fans for the broadcast on Sunday.  They had to do this because the Eagles will be playing a home game on the road because so many fans are going to attend.  Great job NFL.

Todays theme will be to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball.  If you didn’t understand what I was saying earlier RUN THE BALL.  The Rams are 27th against the run.  The Eagles are #2 in rush offense.  Keeping the Rams offense off the field will be key to getting this victory.  The Rams like to get out of the huddle quickly so that Head Coach McVay can read the defense and relay the options into Goff.  In the QB’s helmet the coach can talk to the QB until there is 17 seconds left on the play clock then the ear piece turns off.  The Rams use this to their full advantage.  It will be key for the Eagles to disguise their defense until that time.  If they show anything to early then they could get torched.

Defensively the Eagles will have to get after and frustrate the young QB.  They need to force him to make quick decisions in the pocket and flush him out to his weak side.  Doing this will likely lead to a couple of turn overs.  This is all predicated on the fact that the Eagles D will have to stop Todd Gurley.  If you don’t stop him it will be a long day.  The good thing is that we have the #1 rush defense.

I expect the Eagles to show some passion this week and show off Carson and that run game a bit.  Carson is the better of the two QB’s playing today and he will prove it.

Final Score 27 – 17 Eagles.

Ajayi goes off for 100 plus yards today.

Eagles vs. Da Bears

Last week proved that the Eagles are by far the best team in the NFC East.  They are still on a crash course to meet the Falcons, Vikings, or Saints in the Playoffs.  Hopefully the Eagles can stay ahead of all of them and get home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  They dismantled the Cowboys in a way that broke their spirits, some players even gave up which was noticed by the national media and players on the field.  Once the Cowboys got past their scripted plays they really began to fall apart.  Prescott currently isn’t a QB that can manage a game or handle in-game adjustments.  Carson was clearly a better QB and people can now stop arguing in defense of Prescott.

This week will look similar to last week in that the Bears will come out and move the ball a little with their scripted plays, normally in the 12-15 play range, and once they get past that the game will fall apart for them.  The biggest issue is that they are a run first and pretty much only offense, and we love stopping the run.  Trubisky doesn’t have the ability to carry a football team.  He really shouldn’t either since he is a rookie on a bad team.  The Eagles win this one easily today by dominating the clock, ground, and on defense.

Hey everyone there are a couple of things that we as fans need to stop doing.

  1.  Each week can’t be a trap game so stop saying
  2.  Say the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.  Once you embrace this you’ll have more fun
  3.   It’s not our job as fans to “worry about the next game”  you can say we are going all the way.

Predictions for this game

  1.  Eagles sack the QB 4 times
  2.  Carson with 3 TD’s today
  3.  Jay Ajayi will reach the end zone with a 30+ yard run.
  4.  Carson will not have to play the end of the Game
  5.  Eagles win this one 37 – 10

 

Eagles vs. Cowboys

Well it’s that time of year again, Eagles vs. Cowboys.  This week marks that point in the season when trash talking is normally at its highest point but for some reason the Cowboy fans have been a little quite this year.  I wonder if it’s because they realize that the season is over.  That the injuries have finally caught up, that the suspension of Zeke is just too much, and that they have the inferior quarterback.  Asking Prescott to carry the team is too much to ask of the young man.  Plus having no talent at the left tackle will enable the Eagles to get to the young QB all day.

I almost feel bad for what is about to happen.  Many believe that this is the game that the Cowboys get back on track.  The story sounds good, a banged up team who is desperate for a win.  The Narrative of writing how the Cowboys overcame so much to get the big win basically writes itself.  But in the end it’s just a fictional story, something that you hope to tell your kids at night so that they sleep well.

I am sorry to break the news but this is going to be a nightmare for the Cowboys.  Like Freddy Krueger huanting them in their dreams.  The Eagles are coming off a bye week and only got healthier.  Ronald Darby is back and Jay Ajayi has had more time to get into the play book.  The Eagles are going to go down to Dallas and tear them apart.  The Eagles will pressure Prescott all day, destroy what running game they have left, and shred the defense with an amazingly balanced offensive attack.  The Eagles are built for a run in the post season and the Cowboys are built to watch it from their Lazy Boy chairs.

The Eagles will dominate the clock today with a heavy dose of Ajayi and Blount.  This will break the will and spirit of the Cowboys.  Carson will throw at least two more TD’s today brining him to 25 TD’s on the season.  Ajayi gets in the end zone again and has over 100 yards on the ground.  Blount also gets in today with a goal line score.  The Cowboys are done for this year and after Sunday night the whole nation will get to see it.

Final Score 33-10.  Eagles

Eagles vs. Broncos

The Eagles are in for a tough defensive game this week with the Denver Broncos coming to town.  They match up well on defense and with the LT Jason Peters out expect the Broncos to throw a lot at Big V, yes big V because his name is to hard for most people to pronounce.  Oh you don’t think so, well here try it out.  Halapoulivaati Vaitai (pronounced hal-lah-poo-lee-VAH-tee VIE-tie), yeah even with the pronunciation help you still screwed it up.   Any way, they are going to throw a lot his way not because he sucks but because he isn’t Jason Peters.  He may be one day just not today.  This will be okay because we can offset the blitz with quick passes and a fluid running game.

Wait!!!!!!! Did some one say running game, hell yeah.  Jay Ajayi, welcome to Philly big dog.  We are already the #5 rushing team in the NFL and with the addition of Ajayi we will be the number 1 team over the next 8 games.  Ajayi is coming off a short practice week which means he will get some designed carries.  I expect him to run the ball 10-15 times at most.  I do think he will find the end-zone.  Being able to run the ball effectively will offset the blitz packages that are sure to come.  Plus its age-old tactics in football that you use the run to set up the pass.  Did someone say pass, oh yeah that’s right we have the MVP from the first half of the season in Carson Wentz who is nasty on third downs and just so happens to lead the league in TD passes.   Sorry Deshaun Watson, it would have been nice to see you and Carson battle for that top spot.  You two are the wave of the future in this league.

The Eagles will struggle a little in the beginning but ultimately take care of business.  The statue known as Brock Osweiler will turn the ball over at least twice, and get sacked at least 3 times in the game.  Eagles will drop over 20 points in this one continuing their streak of 20+ points in a game to 13 straight games dating back to last season.

Final Score in this 24-13.  Eagles of Course.

GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Eagles vs A team formally known as the 49ers.

This game has all the markings to be a huge ass whoopin.  Let’s just break down some of the Rankings for both teams.

  1.  49ers Offense is #23 in the rush.  Eagles Defense is # 1 Against the run.  ( Edge Eagles)
  2.  49ers Defense is #29 against the rush.  Eagles Offense is #4 in the run ( Edge Eagles )
  3.  49ers Defense is #32 against 3rd down conv.  Eagles offense is # 1 for 3rd down conv.  ( Edge Eagles)

Listen the list goes on and on in favor of the Eagles.  The 49ers have to travel to the East coast and play in conditions that will be favorable to the run game.  It’s supposed to rain Sunday which means we should see the ball in the running backs hands a lot.  This game isn’t even going to be close.  The Eagles will dominate the game clock and run the ball most of the day.  The Eagles will easily reach their 6th straight victory and start to prepare for the Broncos to come to town.

Lastly I would like to address all these people (Cowboy Fans) complaining about the schedule we have.  Sorry but we can’t play the Patriots 16 times a season we have to play the teams on our schedule.  Instead of complaining about who we are playing start complaining that these teams can’t d beat us.   See you in a couple of Weeks.

Final Score 34 – 6.

GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!

And So it Begins

The Sixers will start their season this year which officially ends the Process and now they can start winning games.  This team will be exciting to watch especially if JO JO,  Joel Embiid, can stay healthy and play 50 or more games.  With his ability and energy he can carry the team almost on his own but putting all that with Ben Simmons who is a near 7 foot point guard and you have something very special.  Ben Simmons may be able to record more triples doubles in his rookie season then Oscar Robertson’s 26 in his rookie season of 60-61.  Crazy, I know, but the guy is huge and loves going inside plus he passes the ball like a point guard.  Hid downfall is that he doesn’t have a consistent outside shot, but that won’t matter much when he is driving to the hoop against 6’2″ in guards.  Markelle Fultz is the unknown in this group.  It is going to take a few games for him to find his place in this offense.  The good thing is that the pressure is on JO JO and Ben Simmons, more Joel then Simmons.

Be ready for a fun season full of drama and action.  Embiid could quickly be the most popular player in the NBA with his outgoing personality and amazing ability.  This team will at a minimum be the 7 seed for the playoffs and coach Brown will finally be allowed to win some basketball games.  I feel bad for that guy because he put his career on hold for the process, and now he gets to finally show how good a coach he truly is.

Predictions:

The Sixers will win between 45 and 50 games this season

Ben Simmons wins Rookie of the Year

Ben Simmons breaks rookie record for triple doubles

Joel imposes his will on the entire league, and every on e is confused out how a man his size can shoot from anywhere.

Brett Brown is vindicated as a really good coach and not a puppet.

OH yeah and the 2018-2019 Free Agents start looking at Philadelphia as a place to play and win.

Eagles vs. Panthers

The Eagles continue to impress. I am trying to hold back my excitement because I want to see them play a higher caliber of talent.  Well would you look at that we get to play the Panthers this week who just so happen to 4-1 as well.  This is going to be a great test for the Eagles.  They have to get a quick turn and have to travel.  This isn’t going to benefit the birds.  Although they have been playing good football their wins have come against some week competition.  The Combined record of their opponents is 10-14 with 5 of those wins belonging to the Chiefs, a game we lost.  I want to get excited but I want to stay realistic also.  If they find a way to pull off the victory this week then they go into a 10 day layoff and play the Redskins on Monday night Football at home.  This will be tough though since they will be missing Lane Johnson and Fletcher Cox.  They will need to do everything they can to keep Cam Newton off of the Field.

For the Eagles to win they will have to dominate the play clock by running the football and converting those third downs. Cam is hot in his last couple games throwing over 670 yards and 6 touchdowns with both games on the road.  This week he is home and unlike the LA Chargers his fans will be there for him.  If the Eagles allow him to get on the field to often at some point he will burn them.  Carolina is only allowing 194 Yards of passing this season which is ranked 5th in the league.  The Run isn’t much better either, they are only allowing 79 yards a game.  It’s these reasons that the Eagles will have a difficult time this week.  Don’t get down on them though they will follow up with a convincing win against those Redskins on Monday night October 23.

 

FINAL SCORE 24 – 20 Carolina

Eagles vs. Chargers

Eagles squeezed out a great win last week against those hated Giants.  Jake Elliot made the field goal of a life time from 61 yards out.  That may have been the back breaker for the Giants season.  The score didn’t go the way I thought but they did get the win and Corey Clement got a touchdown.  I figured he would see some time but didn’t think he would get in the end zone.

This week the Eagles a trap game.  The Chargers have lost their last 8 games but by small margins.  They just keep finding ways to lose.  The Eagles have to travel out west after a big emotional division game.  The smart bet would be to go with the Chargers at home, if you can call that a home.  The Chargers are #11 in Pass offense and the Birds are #25 against the pass.  If they can’t keep Phillip Rivers off the field then he is going to touch our secondary.  Fletcher Cox is out this week which means Timmy Jernigan will draw the double team.  If the front four can’t get pressure it will cause for a long day.

The way to keep Rivers off the field will be to control the clock and run the football.   The Chargers are #31 against the run this year.  That will be the achilles heal this week.  The Eagles have to run the ball, I say again they have to run the football.  Expect a heavy dose of Blount, Smallwood, and Clement this week.  Hopefully the Eagles will have more runs then passes this week.  Crazy I know, every expects Carson to throw 50 passes each week.  If they are truly game planning their opponents each week then they will run the ball.

This weeks prediction is Eagles 24 Chargers 17.  Go Birds.

Eagles vs KC

Last week was a great way to kick off the NFL season.  The Chiefs beat the brakes off of the Pats.  The Eagles worked over the Redskins.  My prediction last week was 33-13 and we got real close to that.  I told you that Carson would go over 300 and two TD’s which he did.  I missed on Alston as Josh Norman locked him down almost all day.   No worries though.

If everything goes right today I think the Eagles can squeeze out a close one.   Carson will go for 280 plus today with two more TDs.  Alshon will get his first today.  Blount will see the end zone also.   The Chiefs will be missing Eric Berry today and it will show.  This should be a fun back and forth game will the Andy and Doug going toe to toe on their play calling.  The difference today will be the Eagles defense. Expect them to bottle up Kareem Hunt and keep Hill in check on the outside.  They will have to watch the screen plays.  The Lbs will have to be on their toes to ensure the speedster doesn’t get to the outside.

This weeks score 27-24 Eagles.   It will be a tough one.

GO Birds.

76ers Draft 2017

I have been waiting what feels like forever to have some form of good basketball back in Philadelphia.  We had a glimmer of hope last year before they shut down the roster.  This draft could be where the Sixers actually get a player that will play right out of of the gate.  That’s right, no weird injuries, no overseas contract, just hard basketball and excitement back in Philly.

The draft this year is loaded with talent and at number three spot the 76ers will have the chance to hopefully draft and impact player in Josh Jackson out of Kansas.   This guy has a good all around game, is patient, and has good size.  He has some ability to pass the rock as well.  He has a Lebron type of game play (This is not the next Lebron James – he is a once a generation player) and can do a lot on the floor.  At 6-8 he just continues to add size to an already large lineup with Ben Simmons Ben Simmons at 6-10 and Joel Embiid at 7-0.  The down fall the Sixers may get into a situation where there is to much young talent and not enough basketballs to go around.  Unselfish game play will be a must in the city of Brotherly love.

If the Sixers get beat and Jackson goes at #2 to the Lakers I only hope that they don’t take Lonzo Ball.  I am not saying this because I think his dad is crazy but everything is indicating that Ben Simmons is going to be your point guard.  So why would you draft another point guard unless you are going to move Simmons to the three (SF).  If you don’t get Jackson at three then the next logical pick should be Malik Monk.  Monk is widely considered the best pure shooter in this draft.  His 6-3 height is a little small at the #2 (SG) spot but with Ben Simmons being 6-10 he should draw larger defenders.  In either scenario the combination of Simmons and either Monk or Jackson is going to generate some awesome basketball.  The key to a playoff run is going to be the Health of Joel Embiid.

In the later rounds the Sixers should either package the picks to try and get a veteran on the team to help guide all this young talent or if they don’t package picks then it’s all about continuing to add shooters to the bench.  The Sixers are coming into a great spot where the can begin to get good and have an chance to add some amazing free agents in the next couple of years.  This all hinges on them staying healthy and being contenders.