Football, Sports

Welcome to the Championship Game

See that, Brock? Those guys with the white jerseys? They are called “defenders.” You do not want to throw the ball to them. Brock? Brock?

In the Patriots-Texans game, Osweiler clearly did not listen to me, giving Duron Harmon, Logan Ryan, and Devin McCourty the ball and, most likely, bonus cash. Quite frankly, Brady was just as bad, with 2 picks, 20 incomplete passes, and 2 sacks. This time Gisele has no one to blame, with 4 players averaging over 11 yards per catch: no Wes Welker (currently with the Los Angeles Rams) or Kembrell Thompkins (currently with the New York Jets).

In the Steelers-Chiefs game, Big Ben was bigger for Kansas City than Pittsburgh, with a 27.7 QB rating due to 1 pick and 11 incomplete passes. No, far more like Big Boswell: the Steelers’ kicker had more field goals than it seemed Roethlisberger threw completions. And here’s the (not) surprising fact: 2 former Eagles blew the game. I’m not going to name names, but these guys names are Andy Reid (anti-onside kick) and Jeremy Maclin (anti-tying catch). 

In the Seahawks-Falcons game, RB Rawls rushed for 137 yards against the Falcons. Oops, I meant 137 less  yards than he did against the Lions. He clearly was lion, as he rushed for just 34 yards on 11 carries. QB Matt Ryan had 2 less sack yards, 1 more TD, 2 less picks and 113 more passing yards than Russell Wilson. Wrussell away, my friend. You’ll never beat Matt.

In the Packers-Cowboys game, no one seemed to tell Dak that to officially complete a comeback, you have to win the game. Aaron’ it out this game, Rodgers passed for 356 yards, or 268 more yards than his team rushed for. Better yet, 274 more yards than the team without Rodgers rushed for. So much for Dak Attack.

 

C’s Picks

Packers 31, Falcons 24                                                                    Patriots 28, Steelers 21

Packers 45, Patriots 42

 

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Football

San Francisco 49ers

In the previous article, I asked for input on a team that I could write on. So far the 49ers have the most votes, so…

With a QB, let’s face it. Kaepernick has gone from Rookie standout to bust. And his decision about the anthem and other subjects has made fans very unhappy. What they can do with the Q is not large, but expect maybe to see some talk with Lions QB Matthew Stafford. He’s athletic, Golden armed and can throw.

Football

Tis’ the season of redemption

Inspired by the Philly Inquirer, sung to the tune of “Deck the halls”

Tis’ the season of redemption, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Nelson Agholor, pay attention, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Why can’t you make a catch, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Another draft pick down the hatch, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Coat the balls with lots of stick-em, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Maybe Nelson then won’t brick-em, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Makes me want to kick him, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Can you explain why you’re so dropsy, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Against the Giants you were rather flopsy, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

 If you play like don’t expect the Hall of Fame, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

After your performance, more like the Hall of Shame, Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la

Always the same. How lame.

 

Baseball, Sports

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Finally!

With one out to go, the Cubs leading 8-7 in the bottom of the tenth, Micheal Montgomery stepped up for 25-year-old Carl Edwards Jr. Montgomery let up a dribbling grounder to third, and Kris Bryant tossed it to first baseman Anthony Rizzo (below) who caught it for the final out for the Cubs first World Series since 1908.

The Cubs have now gotten over the curse of the Billy Goat, and other bad moments (Look up Steve Bartman). But this leaves one question: How much longer will Cubs fans have to wait for next time?image

Football, Sports

New Team, New Record, New Flock

The Eagles line up for a snap. A blitz immediately comes to the left side, and Bradford throws the ball away. A defender comes streaking away with the ball, and no one catches him… That’s what we saw a lot of last year.

Last year we saw the Eagles drop to 7-9, despite a win over the powerful Patriots. Agholor was disappointing, but would do better with Carson Wentz or Chase Daniel. Bradford averaged 2.8 rushing yards per game, and coughed up the ball 4 times. Kiko Alonso, E.J. Biggers, Riley Cooper, Byron Maxwell, DeMarco Murray, DeMeco Ryans and Mark Sanchez have all left the nest. The Eagles went from 5 QBs (Tebow, Bradford, Barkley, Sanchez, and G.J. Kinne) to 4 (Wentz, Bethel-Thompson, Bradford, and Daniel).

In my opinion, next year, our best Eagles will be:

  • Offensive MVP: TE Zach Ertz
  • Defensive MVP: DT Fletcher Cox
  • Most Passing Yards: QB Chase Daniel (2,865 yards, 23 Touchdowns, 6 Picks)
  • Most Rushing Yards: RB Ryan Mathews (1,013 yards, 7 Touchdowns, 1 fumble)
  • Most Receiving Yards: TE Zach Ertz (1,109 yards, 13 Touchdowns)
  • Most Sacks: DT Fletcher Cox (123 Tackles, 12.0 Sacks)
  • Most Interceptions: CB Nolan Carroll (8 Picks, 17 Passes defended)

Lets hope the Eagles do well!giphy

Football, Sports

Carson Wentz

“This is a special moment for a Division-1AA (FCS) player. There is precedent in Joe Flacco, who came out of Delaware. Wentz is the No. 1 player on my board, so while I understand and believe that Goff is more ready to play today, Wentz will be a better player five years from now.” These are the words from Mike Mayock after Wentz was drafted 2nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles.

If you look at all 3 Eagles QBs, Wentz is the fastest. Wentz got 4.77 seconds on the 40-yard dash, Bradford 4.79, and Daniel 4.79.

Carson was born in Raleigh, N.C. and is the Eagles 3rd stringer. However, the question remains. Should the Eagles start Wentz?

First we will look at Sam Bradford. Bradford has a 86.4 QB rating, 19 TDs, and 14 Picks. Bradford has torn his Left ACL twice, and according to NFL.com, his weakness before the draft was that he was “Coming off shoulder injury on his throwing arm. Needs to add bulk to withstand the pounding at the next level. Uses a three-quarter delivery that may lead to batted balls. Has a tendency to hold on to the ball too long.”

NFL says Chase Daniel is “[a]n eight-year NFL veteran, Chase Daniel signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a free agent in the 2016 offseason after spending the previous three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. In Kansas City, Daniel worked closely with then-Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. A three-year starter at the University of Missouri, Daniel ranks as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards (12,515), completions (1,094) and touchdown passes (101) and was named a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior in 2007.”

Wentz was only a starter in two seasons, but he had a 20-3 record with the Bison. He is 6-5 and 237 pounds. Wentz is 23, older than NFL stars like Sammy Watkins(22), and Trai Turner (22). He is the highest drafted NDSU player ever and the Eagles’ highest pick Since Donovan McNabb second overall in 1999. He is the 5th Eagles Quarterback ever drafted in the first round. The first round, Non FBS QBs are:

Quarterback (School) Overall, Year (since 1971)

  • Carson Wentz (NDSU) 2nd, 2016
  • Joe Flacco (Delaware) 18th, 2008
  • Steve McNair (Alcorn St.) 3rd, 1995
  • Ken O’Brien (UC Davis) 24th, 1983
  • Phil Simms (Morehead St.) 7th, 1979
  • Doug Williams (Grambling St.) 17th, 1978
  • Dan Pastorini (Santa Clara) 3rd, 1971

Will Wentz get his job? Find out!