The Iverson Template: Finding the Perfect Destination for Damian Lillard

By Pete Baxter Damian Lillard has been perhaps the biggest name floated in trade rumors during the 2021 NBA offseason. Lillard has been a loyal Portland Trailblazer for the entirety of his nine-year career. However, after his team faced yet another early playoff exit last season, he made it clear something needed to change. “HowContinue reading “The Iverson Template: Finding the Perfect Destination for Damian Lillard”

Rex Ryan: The Next Head Coach of the Chicago Bears?

By Pete Baxter This year’s season of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ features the 2021 Dallas Cowboys. It has had its share of highlights, from Dak Prescott drama to Zeke Elliot comic relief. Watching a young defensive star develop before our eyes in Micah Parsons has been a treat. As predicted, Jerry Jones and his stream ofContinue reading “Rex Ryan: The Next Head Coach of the Chicago Bears?”

Eagles Name Week 1 Starter, Zach Ertz Changes His Tune

By Pete Baxter Things are looking up in Philadelphia. The team seems to have a renewed level of direction and cohesion under head coach Nick Sirianni, and it shows. This week has seen the Eagles close two lingering, unanswered questions left open throughout the preseason. The biggest being who would start week 1 at quarterback.Continue reading “Eagles Name Week 1 Starter, Zach Ertz Changes His Tune”

What Does Minshew Mania Mean for Philadelphia?

By Pete Baxter It was announced on Saturday that the Philadelphia Eagles had acquired quarterback Gardner Minshew from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Eagles sent a conditional sixth-round pick back in return. Minshew became available after Jaguars coach Urban Meyer officially announced on Wednesday that first overall pick Trevor Lawrence would be the Day 1 starterContinue reading “What Does Minshew Mania Mean for Philadelphia?”

Defending Jalen Hurts: Accurately Ranking the Eagles QB

By Pete Baxter Bleacher Report released their annual ranking of every NFL team’s starting quarterback on Tuesday.  Eagles’ second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts was ranked just one spot above the bottom of the barrel, at 31st. He beat out only Tyrod Taylor, who is expected to start for the Texans as Deshaun Watson’s legal situation playsContinue reading “Defending Jalen Hurts: Accurately Ranking the Eagles QB”

Zach Ertz to the Patriots: The Real Deal or All Hype?

By Pete Baxter A candid moment between Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick and embattled Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz is going viral. The main highlight of the brief conversation, caught during a joint practice between their respective teams, went as follows: “I’m still going to get you some day,” the legendary coach told Ertz, “butContinue reading “Zach Ertz to the Patriots: The Real Deal or All Hype?”

Six Optimistic Takeaways from the Eagles’ First Preseason Game

By Pete Baxter Last month I published an all-encompassing season preview for the Philadelphia Eagles. I was optimistic then and predicted the team to show considerable improvement. I confidently predicted that the team would post a winning record this season. The Eagles played their first preseason game of the 2021 season on Thursday against theContinue reading “Six Optimistic Takeaways from the Eagles’ First Preseason Game”

The Eagles Should Absolutely Not Pursue Michael Thomas

By Pete Baxter Tensions between the New Orleans Saints and star wide receiver Michael Thomas have reached an all-time high. Early Monday morning, Thomas tweeted the following: “They tried to damage your reputation. You saved theirs by not telling your side of the story.” Clearly, this tweet was directed at the powers-that-be in New Orleans.Continue reading “The Eagles Should Absolutely Not Pursue Michael Thomas”

The Raptors Have Now Answered Three of the Four Biggest Questions of The Offseason

By Pete Baxter The Toronto Raptors had four major question marks to address entering the 2021 NBA offseason: Are Kyle Lowry’s days as a Raptor numbered? What is the future of the center position? Will the franchise’s fearless leader Masai Ujiri leave town? Will the team be able to return to Toronto full-time in 2021/22?Continue reading “The Raptors Have Now Answered Three of the Four Biggest Questions of The Offseason”

Two Trades the Eagles Should Make Now (That Don’t Involve Deshaun Watson)

By Pete Baxter It was reported on Saturday that Day 9 of Philadelphia Eagles training camp was by far the team’s worst performance so far. The defense looked decent by all accounts, but Jalen Hurts and his offense struggled to get anything going. The first team offensive line was ineffective despite a shake-up to theContinue reading “Two Trades the Eagles Should Make Now (That Don’t Involve Deshaun Watson)”