Why the Joe Flacco Trade Was a Surprisingly Smart Move for the Eagles

By Pete Baxter As the great Harry Dunne once said in the classic comedy Dumb and Dumber: “Just when I thought you couldn’t get any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!” On Tuesday, it was announced that the Philadelphia Eagles had traded veteran backup Joe Flacco to the New YorkContinue reading “Why the Joe Flacco Trade Was a Surprisingly Smart Move for the Eagles”

Jalen Hurts is a Franchise Quarterback (Enough About Joe Flacco)

By Pete Baxter Marcus Hayes of The Philadelphia Inquirer has become a leader of a movement composed of fans and select media members pushing the Philadelphia Eagles to bench second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hayes outlined his argument in his article last week entitled “Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts should be benched in favor of Joe Flacco”Continue reading “Jalen Hurts is a Franchise Quarterback (Enough About Joe Flacco)”

Which NFL Team Has Been the Biggest Disappointment of the 2021 Season So Far?

By Pete Baxter Among the major American professional sports, the NFL is one of the best at creating consistent parity. This is what has made the league’s great dynasties so few and far between. It is what makes the success of the Belichick/Brady duo so impressive. Such sustained success is likely impossible to ever duplicateContinue reading “Which NFL Team Has Been the Biggest Disappointment of the 2021 Season So Far?”

Are the Nets Better Off Without Kyrie Irving?

By Pete Baxter Kyrie Irving is a fantastic basketball player. He is one of the greatest ball handlers in NBA history. He is a thrilling finisher for a 6’2” player. Irving hit one of the most iconic shots in recent NBA history in game seven of the 2016 NBA finals. He is a seven-time NBAContinue reading “Are the Nets Better Off Without Kyrie Irving?”

Ertz, this Hurts, and Sirianni’s Play Calling: Reacting to an Eventful Week in Philadelphia

By Pete Baxter NFL Week Six saw the Philadelphia Eagles fall to the defending Super Bowl champions. Not a huge surprise, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are aiming for a repeat while the Eagles aim for a rebuild. After a rough first half that saw Philly trailing 21-7 at the break, the Eagles made itContinue reading “Ertz, this Hurts, and Sirianni’s Play Calling: Reacting to an Eventful Week in Philadelphia”

Welcome to the NFL Coach-Pocalypse: Gruden is the First Coach Out in 2021

By Pete Baxter It was reported on Monday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that, according to sources, Jon Gruden has notified the Las Vegas Raiders that he intends to resign as head coach of the team. Gruden’s rapid downfall began last week when a racially charged email he had sent aimed at NFLPA Chief DeMaurice SmithContinue reading “Welcome to the NFL Coach-Pocalypse: Gruden is the First Coach Out in 2021”

In Hurts We Trust: Three Takeaways from the Eagles’ Comeback Win in Carolina

By Pete Baxter The Eagles came out cold with an abysmal first half that saw them trailing 15-6 at the break. However, in the end they were able to complete a thrilling comeback to defeat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. All seemed lost for Eagles fans as Philly seemed destined to fall to 1-4 onContinue reading “In Hurts We Trust: Three Takeaways from the Eagles’ Comeback Win in Carolina”

Could Marvin Lewis Bring Back Stability in Jacksonville?

By Pete Baxter We are four regular season games into the Urban Meyer era in Jacksonville, and it has been an unmitigated disaster. Sure, the team is 0-4, but that is far from the biggest issue for the Jaguars. First-year NFL head coach Urban Meyer, coming off a two decade long, highly successful stint asContinue reading “Could Marvin Lewis Bring Back Stability in Jacksonville?”

The Eagles Should Sign Jaylon Smith Immediately

By Pete Baxter The Dallas Cowboys are releasing 26-year-old linebacker Jaylon Smith on Tuesday, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. This is a surprising move considering Smith will still be owed $7.2 million in base salary this season. Releasing Smith will create a $16.6 million dead cap hit to the team. He hadContinue reading “The Eagles Should Sign Jaylon Smith Immediately”

Josh McCown is Reportedly Being Considered by These Two NFL Teams

By Pete Baxter NFL Journeyman Josh McCown has continued to receive interest from multiple NFL teams, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. McCown, currently coaching his son’s high school football team, received interest from the Houston Texans for head coaching duties during the offseason before he (understandably) withdrew from consideration. Now, his locker roomContinue reading “Josh McCown is Reportedly Being Considered by These Two NFL Teams”