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NJBammer

  • joined Aug 31, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Bama boy who moved to NJ (Philly metro area) and made good. Follow the Eagles and Phillies, but my heart belongs to the Tide.

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Nick Foles will not be the starter by the end of the year

We all love what Foles did last year, but we also saw his weaknesses, the largest being his occasional indecisiveness, which lead to unnecessary sacks and hits. One in particular might have cost...

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Time to throw, DeSean Jackson, Chip Kelly, and the search for truth

Everyone is searching for the truth, and finding little. Why would the Eagles let their best receiver go? Possible answers: 1) Jackson is a dangerous criminal - Ah, no. 2) Jackson is a locker...

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A case for trading Jackson

So like most the hardest thing I have dealt with regarding the possible Jackson trade is the simple question "Why?" Why trade a player coming off his best season for a 3rd round pick? A player...

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Revisiting Football Outsiders 2012 QB draft crop

fun preview of what they thought would happen to the QB class. The system computes the career DYAR for all draftees. Any QB with at least a 1,200 is considered a top prospect. Correctly...

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Football Outsiders: Nick Foles top QB for 2013

As measured by DVOA - this measures all QBs by value added per play, not value added overall. Since Foles has far fewer starts than Manning, Manning is the best overall (per DYAR), but Foles edges...

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Last 3 opponents vs next 3 opponents

last 3, combined record 10-2, point Diff +155 - Eagles went 0-3 with 2 close losses Next 3, combined record 2-10, point Diff -92 - It's possible the Eagles will do better than 0-3. The reason I...

The Power of the Chip Kelly Offense

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"Chip Kelly did it. On the league's biggest weekly stage, against the archnemesis division champions, on the road, Chip Kelly's Eagles whipped Washington. That 33-27 final score masks a dominant performance in which Philadelphia had a win probability of 87 percent or higher from the moment it made it 19-7 onward. Washington came back because the Philadelphia defense played conservative zone coverage for most of the second half and the offense dumbed things down. It seems pretty likely that the Eagles didn't want to put anything else on film that they could unveil in future weeks while they were up multiple touchdowns."

LOL, McNabb "I never let anything get up under my skin."

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* Andy Reid has said one of the reasons he drafted you in '99 over Daunte Culpepper and Akili Smith and Cade McNown was that he felt you were wired right for Philadelphia. That you could handle the intense fan and media scrutiny that goes with being the starting quarterback in this town. Agree? "I think I was. He understood that I wouldn't let anything bother me. Anything could happen around me, and as long as everybody was OK, I was fine. I mean, I was introduced to it at the draft when they booed me. It was funny. I started laughing. I was like, did they just boo me? I had never seen or heard of anybody getting booed when they got drafted. It was an awakening. After that, it was, I'm just going to go out and prove a point every time. I never let anything get up under my skin. I think that's the thing that bothered people the most. That I kept smiling, kept moving."

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20130725_Questions_and_Answers_with_McNabb.html
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Greg Cosell discusses Chip Kelly and the Eagles

Recently the Football Guys did a podcast with Greg Cosell (http://t.co/3fe5ZNce7z). Starting at about minute 18:30 they start to talk about the Eagles and Chip Kelly. Greg is very careful to...

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Eagles Jinxed by Barnwell to bounce back in 2013

Read all about it. Although it seems difficult to remember, the Eagles were actually a passable team during the first half of last season. It was after firing defensive coordinator Juan...

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Hmmmmm, Geno Smith - elite QB?

For what it's worth, here's an article which rates Geno as an elite level college QB, whose NFL success is a good bet. Is it time to consider he might be the pick for Chip? Excerpt: Geno...

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20 year anniversary of the first SECCG

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the very first SEC Championship Game. As some of you may recall, Alabama entered the game ranked #2 in the nation, with a punishing running game and a...

Drive Success Rates 2012 (or a reason to be insanely optimistic)

Browsing through some stats I hadn't paid much attention to over at Football Outsiders, and I saw Drive Stats. Curious, I checked out the many different stats and it seemed to me that "DSR"...

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Eagles since Vick's return

Vick came back from his injury December 11, 2011. The Eagles of course are not a team of one player, but it seems that all quarterbacks are judged on the wins and losses of the entire team, so...

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Remembering 4 years ago

Saturday, September 27th, 2008. Athens, GA. Blackout. Forever known to me as the "Funeral Game."

FO: 2012 Arizona = 2009 NY Jets?

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Obviously, the similarities start with Patrick Peterson and Darrelle Revis, right now the only two corners in the NFL that are never really assigned safety help. Peterson began to blossom towards the end of last season, and his ability to check one receiver all by himself, normally in trail technique, leaves the rest of the defensive backfield a man up in their quest to shut down the offense.

Per FO DYAR: Eagles pass defense better than Bengals

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Weeden against the Bengals week 2: 148 DYAR Passing Weeden against the Eagles week 1: -231 DYAR Passing Flacco against the Bengals week 1: 161 DYAR Passing Flacco against the Eagles week 2: -97 DYAR Passing

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In honor of national "Jump to Conclusions Week"

I took a little trip down memory lane, to last year, when the sun was shining, the grass was green, and the smell of football was once again in the air. The Ravens had just demolished the...

Undefeated in the pre-season

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Does an undefeated preseason lead to a winning record in the regular season? A few stats to consider… Historically 66% of the teams that have finished the league preseason schedule undefeated, have gone on to have a winning record in the regular season. Since the NFL went to the traditional four-game preseason schedule in 1978, 57% of the teams that finished the preseason undefeated, have gone on to have a winning regular season record. Since 2002, 47% of the teams that finished the preseason undefeated, have finished the regular season with a winning record.

Bill Barnwell uses math to prove the Eagles are gonna kill it this year

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Using the following hidden indicators of a much better year, the Birds rate for a big rebound in 3 of the 4 measures: Football's Pythagorean Theorem - predicting a 2 win improvement Record in Close Games - Eagles were -3 last year (2-5) Team Turnover Margin - Eagles were -14 last year Add it all up and based on my back of the envelop math I calculate the birds should win approximately 18 games in the regular season this year...

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What were we talking about 1 year ago?

When the front page headlines a reporter's opinion about something which may or may not happen, I think it's safe to say it's a slow news week. Which got me wondering what we were talking about...

Fletcher Cox: Chance Warmack has best chance of being a pro

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In a twitter interview, likely top 15 DL Fletcher Cox said he thought of all the players he saw Warmack had the best pro future, in his opinion.

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I believe Evan Mathis will be the starting LT in 2012

After the initial panic I felt losing the best LT in the game dimmed, I looked into Howard Mudd's past in Indy for clues as to what the Eagles might do to replace him in 2012. I have come to the...

Terrell Owens In GQ: I'm In Hell

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Terrell Owens has always been an island of sorts. His brash personality and self-absorption routinely alienated his teammates during an NFL career that teetered between terrific and toxic, leaving him to fend for himself. Now, at 38 and out of football, he's lonelier than ever, and running out of money. In a GQ profile, Owens comes across as wounded, broke and desperate. When people text him to ask where he is, he replies back: "I'm in hell." But is it his own fault? That's the perennial debate on T.O., who had a heartbreaking childhood but continually pointed fingers at everyone but himself once he became an adult.

Underdog link: biggest upsets in playoff history

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It's bleacher report from last year, but even still there's some good ones, include a couple the Broncos played a part in - see if you can guess which ones! I assume they'll have to include Saturday in the list...

Barnwell on Broncos/Pats

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Included is this analytic breakdown of the Steelers' game: "The formula here isn't anything new. Run the ball, run the ball, go play-action at an opportune moment and see if you can get a big play. It places a constant strain on the opposing team's safeties because it forces them to guess right, over and over again, until they exhibit clear tendencies. That's when a sound offensive coordinator can exploit the safeties. Once his team lost starting defensive linemen Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel to first-half injuries, LeBeau didn't believe that his front seven could stop the Denver running game. He had to bring extra help into the box, and that extra help was Polamalu and Mundy. He hoped that Taylor could handle Thomas one-on-one, but 204 yards later, it was clear that LeBeau's hopes were in vain." "The Broncos didn't punt once during the first 29 minutes of the game, and the only way the Patriots were able to stop them during the first half was through a series of unfortunate turnovers. With a 16-14 lead halfway through the second quarter, the Broncos promptly fumbled the ball away inside their own territory on back-to-back drives, spotting the Patriots offense the ball with a short field. Then, after the teams traded punts inside of two minutes, New England punted the ball to Quan Cosby with 14 seconds left. All Cosby needed to do was get out of the way for the game to go to halftime, but instead, he tried to field the ball inside his own 20-yard line and fumbled. The Patriots recovered all three of the fumbles and turned them into 13 points, giving them a 27-16 lead. Brady also recovered a bad snap on his own 11-yard line on the first drive of the third quarter, so the Patriots recovered four of what would eventually be five fumbles on the day, each of which had a dramatic impact on the game. That the Patriots were able to recover each of those four amounts to randomness, and there's no reason to think it's likely to happen again."

Tim Tebow Silences All

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One game doesn't make a career. For all we know, we might have just seen the best passing performance of Tim Tebow's life, a fleeting glimpse into what could happen if Tebow got to play backup free safeties with excellent pass protection every week. With that being said, if any other rookie quarterback from the past three years put up numbers similar to what Tebow did against anything resembling the Steelers pass defense in the playoffs, we would be falling all over ourselves to describe it as the first big sign that a new franchise quarterback had arrived on the scene. It's time to file Brady Quinn's name away and stop the debate about whether Tebow deserves to keep the Denver job for 2012. After a year in which Tim Tebow occasionally got more credit than his play deserved, on Sunday, Tebowmania lived up to every bit of the hype.

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Score prediction

I am not going to pretend to be scientific about my analysis - other have done that better than I can. I'm going with sheer homerism. Alabama is going to win, and going to win big. The only...

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"Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there's only a 10 percent chance of that."

Anyone here who might recognize this quote from "The Naked Gun" might appreciate how it applies to the Eagles at this time. Sure, the Eagles only have a low chance to make the playoffs, but if...

The NFL Cannot stop Shady McCoy!

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The NFL Cannot stop Shady McCoy!

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