By Pete Baxter The Eagles entered week 12 having won three of their previous four games. They were red hot, led by a dominant rushing attack putting up 200+ yards per game as a team over the previous month. Jalen Hurts was playing the best football of his career. He had led the NFL inContinue reading “Should the Eagles Panic After a Brutal Week 12 Loss?”
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Can the Eagles Win the NFC East?
By Pete Baxter If I had even asked this question just one month ago, I would have appeared clinically insane. How quickly things can change in the “any given Sunday” landscape of professional football. One month ago, the Eagles were coming off a tough 33-22 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. This brought their recordContinue reading “Can the Eagles Win the NFC East?”
A Way-Too-Early Roadmap for the Eagles’ 2022 Offseason
By Pete Baxter There is obviously still a ton of football left to be played in the 2021 season for the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the only thing more up-and-down than the Eagles’ season so far has been Howie Roseman’s tenure as General Manager. Philly fans are, therefore, already looking with cautious optimism towards the 2022Continue reading “A Way-Too-Early Roadmap for the Eagles’ 2022 Offseason”
The Most Likely Cities for NFL Expansion
By Pete Baxter The expansion of the National Football League beyond its current 32 teams is inevitable. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wrote Tuesday that he is hearing that “conversations about possibly growing to 40 teams are already happening, at the highest levels of the league.” While the 40-team mark is certainly a long-termContinue reading “The Most Likely Cities for NFL Expansion”
Can the Philadelphia Eagles Make the Playoffs?
By Pete Baxter Heading into week nine of the 2021 NFL season, the Eagles have had an up and down 3-5 start to the season. Second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts and rookie head coach Nick Sirianni have gone through their share of growing pains (with ever-passionate Eagles fans already calling for both of their jobs). TheContinue reading “Can the Philadelphia Eagles Make the Playoffs?”
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?”
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”
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”