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midnitegreen

  • joined Sep 05, 2008
  • last login Jul 05, 2014
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Originally from Lehigh, living in South Jersey now.

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  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
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Bleacher Report Christmas Cards

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All 32 xmas cards over at: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1892214-2013-holiday-cards-for-every-nfl-team/page/30

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People that look like Jason Kelce

I think its time to honor our great Center, Jason Kelce. Not only has he been part of a absolutely amazing O-line, but his facial hair is the best in the NFL. One of my favorite images from...

Jets to explore Revis trade market

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If he comes back at even 85%, he is still better than the CB's on our team.

Vick in King's MMQB

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Each week, thanks to play-by-play game dissection by ProFootballFocus.com, I'll look at one important matchup or individual performance metric from one of the Sunday games. One week removed from an inglorious debut at Cleveland, Michael Vick matched up against the chameleon fronts and odd rushes of the Baltimore Ravens, so I asked PFF czar Neil Hornsby to dissect how Vick fared in his 75 snaps against the Ravens, and how much punishment the embattled Vick took in the 24-23 Philadelphia victory. Running. Ten rushes for 34 yards, broken down into two kneel-downs, three quarterbacks draws (including the winning one-yard run with two minutes left), four scrambles, and one muffed handoff to Bryce Brown. Other than the kneel-downs, he was hit on every run as he either dove head-first for extra yardage (twice) or ran out of bounds -- when, on one play, he sent the CBS sound man with the parabolic mike to the ground in a collision. Passing. The numbers: 23 of 32, 371 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, two sacks, 12 quarterback hits, five additional hurries. On the 12 plays in which he was hit, Vick's average time holding the ball before being contacted was 3.3 seconds; to put this in context, Matt Hasselbeck's average time to throw last year was a league-low 2.4 seconds, meaning he takes an extra second when he's under duress to try to find a receiver. Vick's longest pass of the day -- a 49-yarder (47 in the air) to DeSean Jackson late in the third quarter -- was his best throw of the day. But his decision-making, and his judgment when there was traffic in the short middle of the field, was suspect. Three times, including his one interception, he didn't seem to see linebackers or defensive backs lurking in plain sight. His stats when clean, as expected, were far different than when he was pressured. • When hit or hurried: 9 of 15, 181 yards, no touchdowns, one interception. • When not pressured: 14 of 17 for 190 yards, one touchdown, one interception. Summary. Vick continues to be a man who has no regard for his body and he did whatever it took to win; hanging in until the last second to make throws, or diving head-first for first downs, for example. As much as we say the Eagles have to change him, it's obvious Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg aren't going to be able to. But his game-winning drive, 80 yards in 10 plays, was a thing of brilliance. He didn't make a bad throw and had to convert only two third downs. He made nearly every throw in this game. He can look superb, but then he seems to lose concentration and throws something back across his body or into the middle of the field; two or three times he took chances that a veteran quarterback shouldn't take. Nearly all his interceptions last week and the ones this week (together with those that were dropped) came from linebackers not being where he expected. His weakness in these two games has been short underneath. You wonder how much longer he'll be able to take the physical pounding he takes. Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/09/16/week-2/index.html#ixzz26lFQ1B6U

Vick with Sal on ESPN

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"Andy wont lose his job on my watch"

"While Peyton Manning is reportedly not interested in going to the Washington Redskins, there is...

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"While Peyton Manning is reportedly not interested in going to the Washington Redskins, there is another team with a realistic shot at landing the superstar QB — the Arizona Cardinals, according to Adam Schein of FOX Sports. Sources tell Schein that Manning has "put out feelers about the Cardinals," and is "very intrigued by playing with Larry Fitzgerald and bringing [Reggie] Wayne along as his wingman." Manning reportedly likes Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and has reached out to learn more about him. If the Cards are able to sign Manning, they are expected to unload Kevin Kolb and retain John Skelton as the backup behind Manning." So if they dont get Manning, is Skelton the starter?

Midway through the 2005 Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, New England safety Eugene...

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Midway through the 2005 Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, New England safety Eugene Wilson went out injured, which sent a rookie into the game. But the Eagles' coaching staff did not realize there was a backup at safety until about five minutes remained. Then the Eagles, who had only one receiver per side most of the second half, lined up with double wides and ran a deep post at the new defender -- touchdown. The Patriots held on to win by three. Had Philadelphia attacked the novice safety earlier, the outcome could have been different

http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/7548066/luck-plays-bigger-factor-super-bowl-life-care-admit

Philadelphia (8-8). Someone Who Knows told me a major roadblock to Steve Spagnuolo taking the...

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Philadelphia (8-8). Someone Who Knows told me a major roadblock to Steve Spagnuolo taking the defensive coordinator job in Philadelphia was the presence of very strong personality Jim Washburn on the defensive line. -Peter King

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/01/23/super.bowl.xlvi.matchup/2.html

Teams warned about faking injuries

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"The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game."

"The Eagles were awful Thursday night. And in Week 6 of the regular season, you'll laugh about...

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"The Eagles were awful Thursday night. And in Week 6 of the regular season, you'll laugh about it." -Peter King My sentiments exactly Mr. King

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/08/21/preseason.week2/4.html
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Tix

Does anyone have any tickets for the Eagles/ Steelers game next week in Pitt that they would be willing to sell? Comment if you're interested.

"Because we don't want to be sitting around when we get older, watching ESPN and having them talk...

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"Because we don't want to be sitting around when we get older, watching ESPN and having them talk about how we were so close and we never got it done." Well put Juan

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfceast/post/_/id/29332/camp-confidential-eagles

Guess who this scrappy young fella' is....

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Guess who this scrappy young fella' is. http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/list/201104/how-superstar-athletes-looked-their-high-school-yearbook#

Rumor: Bengals reportedly ready to part with Palmer, move on Kolb

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The Cincinnati Bengals are ready to move on without Carson Palmer. Not surprisingly, ESPN reports — via Adam Schefter on Twitter — that in their hunt for a replacement starting quarterback, team officials have interest in Philadelphia Eagles backup Kevin Kolb. Part of the reasoning is that Kolb's position coach from a year ago, James Urban, has moved on to coach the Bengals' wide receivers.

Madden 2012 Cover expo! I thought it would be cool for people who are pretty good with Photoshop...

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Madden 2012 Cover expo! I thought it would be cool for people who are pretty good with Photoshop to display any Madden cover designs for this years game. They can be funny, serious, whatever you want. I put mine up as my contribution. Hope you enjoy and post if you're in the mood.

Rating all 31 NFL Stadiums

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I can agree with where the Linc is ranked.

Jeff Fisher was asked to call timeouts for MNF commercial breaks

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"Hmmm. Maybe when we blame Andy Reid and other coaches for all that clock-mangling inside the two-minute warning, it's been another culprit all along?"

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My first (officially watching) Eagles home game

So a friend of mine had a extra standing room only  ticket for this weekends game against the Redskins and invited me to come along.  This will be my first official home game I get to attend as a...

Andy Reid was giving a pregame speech in the locker room when he asked, "WHO THINKS WE CAN WIN THIS...

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Andy Reid was giving a pregame speech in the locker room when he asked, "WHO THINKS WE CAN WIN THIS GAME?!" Kevin said a few guys kind of mumbled, "just us," but not very convincingly, when Andy yelled, "NOBODY. YOU KNOW WHY?’’ And he pointed straight to Kevin, ``BECAUSE NUMBER FOUR IS OUR QUARTERBACK."

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Philadelphia-Eagles-Kevin-Kolb-easy-to-root-for

Growing pains for McNabb

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"McNabb seemed to be getting intercepted more than he should. He was throwing behind receivers, and earlier this week he unleashed a wounded duck downfield that was picked off easily by Carlos Rogers" I didnt post this to bash McNabb, I just thought it was funny that everyone expected him to showup and lead them to the Super Bowl.

2007 Draft grades are always good for a laugh

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Grade given on 5/1/07: D Good Moves: Tony Hunt was a great choice at the bottom of the third round. He'll be the perfect complement to Brian Westbrook. Stewart Bradley is a nice player. Bad Moves: Kevin Kolb? Kevin Kolb!? Easily one of the dumbest picks I've ever seen. How about Chris Houston? David Harris to eventually replace Jeremiah Trotter? Dwayne Jarrett? Eric Wright? The Eagles already have a young QB (A.J. Feeley) and a veteran (Kelly Holcomb) to back up Donovan McNabb. You're supposed to get a guy who can make an immediate impact the first two rounds, and Philadelphia did not do that. In fact, Andy Reid completely ignored his horrendous secondary. This move reminds me of the Houston Texans in 2003, who took Louisville QB David Ragone just one year after choosing David Carr. Ragone played in a few games and then left the team for nothing. If McNabb plays for six or seven more seasons, the Eagles won't see Kolb until 2013. By then, he may be with a different organization. What a waste. I feel sorry for an Eagle fan right now. What an embarrassing and pathetic move by the franchise. Other than Hunt, no player Philadelphia obtained will likely make an impact in 2007. I also found another good one, this time from Mel Kiper "5. The Philadelphia Eagles traded out of the first round with the Cowboys, who took defensive end Anthony Spencer. The Eagles used the 36th overall pick (their first pick in the draft) on Houston QB Kevin Kolb when QBs Drew Stanton, John Beck and Trent Edwards were all still on the board."

Hey does anyone know a good place to find old combine videos? Id love to watch Kevin Kolb's and...

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Hey does anyone know a good place to find old combine videos? Id love to watch Kevin Kolb's and Desean Jackson's workouts and see what the commentary was at the time.

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Eagles players and their superhero counterparts

In honor of Comic Con going on this week (yes, Im a comic nerd as much as I am a Eagles fan) , I got to thinking about about matching Eagles players to superheroes from both Marvel and DC.  This...

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