Eagles Wake-Up Call: ‘People Are Going To Listen To Him’

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Nick Foles is in a different spot.

He doesn’t want to admit it, but it’s the truth. Last year at this time he was in a battle with Michael Vick and faced an uncertain future. This year, things have changed. He’s the man and has been handed the keys as the Eagles look to improve on last year’s mark and make a playoff run.


"I just think Nick is more comfortable with the situation, and obviously being in his second year you would anticipate that," said head coach Chip Kelly. "But I think now, he's not wondering what's next. He knows what's expected during the offseason program during phase one, during phase two, when you get into the OTAs and when you get into mini-camps. So he can help the younger players.

"That's one thing Nick is really good at is taking the young guys. Right now he's been taking the young guys under his wing and showing them, this is how we do this, this is how we approach this. He's done the same thing with Mark [Sanchez]: This is how we want it to look. This is the vision we want to have for what this thing is supposed to look like. And he can articulate that really well. And what he did last year from a performance standpoint, people are going to listen to him."

The last sentence there is key. By all accounts, Foles' teammates had confidence in him before he went on that run last year. But that confidence has to be on a different level right now, given that they've already seen what he can do in this offense and don't have to project.

Leadership can be overrated, and given that the Eagles have placed such an emphasis on character, the players should be able to police themselves now more than ever before. But when Foles needs to speak up, his words should carry more weight than they did a year ago. He's earned that credibility.

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One more note on Foles. Pro Football Focus has some interesting numbers on play-action from last year. We know that with the Eagles everything starts with the run game. The numbers on their play-action passes though are staggering.

Foles threw 14 touchdowns and no interceptions on play-action passes last year, averaging 10.8 yards per attempt. His QB rating on play-action throws was 134.9, second to only Peyton Manning.

And the emphasis on these throws was to get the ball downfield. Per PFF, Foles' average target on play-action throws was 14.6 yards downfield. On non-play action throws, it was 7.5 yards downfield.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury talks about visiting with the Eagles and Kelly this offseason.

Three thoughts on the Eagles' offense with notes on Jordan Matthews and others.

Will Chris Polk see an increased role in 2014?

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com has Lane Johnson as one of his breakout candidates:

Johnson is as physically gifted an offensive lineman as there is in the NFL. As he continues to refine his game, he could go from a rookie who was trying to weather the storm in the first quarter of the season to one will look to begin dominating in year two.

Tight end Zach Ertz should be helped by a full offseason, writes the Inquirer's Zach Berman:

Ertz and running back Darren Sproles are two players who can be on the field on successive plays yet can line up in different spots.

"I think that's the biggest thing: You can't be subbing guys in and out with the [tight] ends we have," Ertz said. "We're able to do that [keep tight ends on the field], whether it's in-line or out wide."

COMING UP

My sources tell me Intern Josh has something good cooking.

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  • PhillySean

    Want to see Foles make Mike Freeman eat the following words: “In tying the NFL record for touchdowns in a game with seven, what Foles did was take advantage of today’s NFL. That isn’t hard. You know why it isn’t hard? Because Nick freakin’ Foles did it.”

    • NickS1

      Freeman is terrible. What’s even more remarkable is that those 7 TDs happened in like 22 minutes of game time for the Birds.

      • cliff henny

        just imagine if Kelly was real NFLcoach and cared about TOP. Eagles should’ve held the ball for 44 mins in game and won 98-10 with 14 td passes.

        • NickS1

          That would have been a thing of a beauty. But it also would have been a Spurrier thing to do, and the last thing we need is any Spurrier comparisons.

        • Andy124

          They did.
          #revisionisthistory

      • TNA

        Not to mention Foles sat out the last part of the game. So let’s say he did that in 15 minutes or so.

    • JosephR2225

      If you want a chuckle, read this. Someone compiled various tweets about Chip Kelly from the Eagles coaching search last year and Chip’s first season.

      http://southernphilly.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/college-boy/

      • PhillySean

        Excellent! Thanks.

      • anon

        Funny but not terribly different than what people here were saying. Problem with second guessing all of these personnel decisions is we’ve never met the people. I hated JMatthews pick but i don’t know his personality, same with CK, i’m sure anyone that actually talked to him knew he’d be good.

      • NickS1

        This is outstanding. I bookmarked this.

      • Andy124

        Ha! So much Foles hate. Idiots!

      • borntosuffer

        Nice. But, you gotta admit all those folks saying Chudzinski was a better fit for the Browns are sorta correct. The Browns sucked and so did he. Perfect fit, right?

      • Chris

        These are great! LOVE those Graziano quotes..hated when that guy was doing NFCE blog on ESPN….so clearly biased against Philly..now he gets to show his undying love for the Giants all he wants. Just sent his tweet about foles back to him hah

      • Amar

        Thanks…loved them.
        The Footballnation hack is the worst, in the comments section he admits he wrote it only to go against the grain where everyone is expecting Kelly to succeed in the NFL. How do these people still have a job ?

    • Scott J

      Ah yes, I remember all the Kelly/Foles bashing early last year. That quieted down some as the season went on and the wins and stats piled up. But you know those trolls are just waiting for the Eagles to fail so they can say “I told you so”. I hope Nick rubs it in their faces.

    • Eagles1018

      Wow that’s disrespectful. How come every qb hasn’t done it? Brady? Rodgers? Brees? Not saying Fokes is on their level cuz that’s ELITE ELITE status, just saying it’s not as easy as you make it seem. I hate these beat writers sometimes. Except you Sheil…..

      • Andy124

        Yeah, Freeman really embarrassed himself with that one.

  • NickS1

    Cook it up, Intern Josh! …… Foles is a natural at this. Excited to see what the full offseason of being the man translates to this season.

  • cliff henny

    let’s face it, Foles is never going to be national media darling, he isnt Cam Newton flashy, doesnt have catchy RG3 nickname (doubt big St(d)ick Nick is going to catch on) and married college GF not some crazy hot super model. as a fan, on one side it’s annoying/stinks, who doesnt want to read day in day out ‘our qb is about to rule the world’ nut-fluffing articles. but, Foles is about as interesting as unbuttered toast, on a national level. on other side, qbs get all money and press they can handle, as a teammate it’d be nice that he leaves some behind for others. how annoying must Cam be in locker room,pounding his chest with ‘look at me’ 24/7. if i was solid above average player and not in his inner circle, i’d be like ‘ FU man, relax, everyone is already looking at you,leave some behind’. so what if FOles isnt some dynamic personality, he seems genuine, which matters most for those that care. sure, he’s easy troll-bait at this point still, and probably always will be.

    • Broadcasting Wisdom

      Agree with everything except his college girlfriend whom he married is definitely super hot.

      • cliff henny

        oh, she is. but it’s not a world famous making 25m a yr hot.

    • aub32

      Disagree. Foles isn’t big in the media because very many in the media don’t believe in him. Not sure if you listened to reactions about him on the top 100. Many media members thought he was way too high. His success is attributed to Kelly. However, if he can have another great year, win a big game that he’s not supposed to, and make a run in the playoffs, then please believe he will be right there with all the other young guys.

      • cliff henny

        many in media do though and pushing national ‘Foles is for real’ isnt getting national writer anywhere. mean, we barely get local stories on guy. reason Kelly is pushed ahead of Foles is Kelly is way more dynamic. think if Vick had those numbers offense would be attributed to kelly? good grief, the internet would have shut down. not trying to bash either vick or Foles, but FOles isnt going to ever move the national media meter, so storylines will be pushed to get clicks. Foles gets divorced and pulls in Kate Upton, bet he’s in headlines more. does that have anything to do with Eagles winning, of course not. be more fun for us.

        • PhillySean

          I heard a rumor that Jordan Matthews prompted the recent hype about his OTA performance in order to keep the press too distracted to hype FOles.

        • Andy124

          That will have some impact, but imo, less than you say. I think it has more to do with the speed to the national media buys in than the degree to which they will eventually shine a spotlight on him.

          ESPN will stand for Entirely Sold (on) Perfect Nick before too long.

          • cliff henny

            explain RG3/national media, bought into him quickly, right? national media (espn guess we can be specific) loves the guy and he’s done less than Foles. i’m not saying national media attention is good, actually guess i’m saying opposite. look at Luck, he’s not getting forced fed to us much. say he has very similar personality to Foles. i’d say FOles has an Eli Manning media darling ceiling (talking absolutely zero about skill).

          • aub32

            RG3 did not do less than Foles. RG3 won a Heisman. You can’t just dismiss what the kid did in college. He had hype surrounding him before he entered the league. He answered that hype by winning the division with a terrible team and being one of the most statistically accurate QBs in the league. He also had a 14-0 lead over SEA before tearing his ACL. I am not knocking Foles. I’m saying that he has to shake off the 3rd round nobody stigma. The spotlight will be on him this year. Can he answer the call?

          • Andy124

            He already answered the call. Some people just don’t want to listen yet.

          • aub32

            Did he? I don’t want to come off as making light of what he did. His stats were amazing. I really am looking forward to seeing him this year. However, his biggest games came against bad teams where there was no pressure (Bears and OAK). He fell short of expectations in the last two games though, and QBs are measured and remembered for what they do in those big games. Had Foles had one of his better games against the Saints, I think the offseason narrative would be completely different.

          • cliff henny

            fell short? in first playoff game he leads a 4th quarter comeback against a superior team and had the lead when he left the field. team game, he did his job. not sure KO team blowing chunks is his fault. think you are setting bar a little high for Foles in first playoff game Aub.

          • aub32

            Did you not say that RG3 did less than Foles? Because RG3 looked a lot better than Foles in his first playoff game. How about Kaep? Wilson didn’t look too shabby. So excuse me if I don’t lower the bar for Foles because it was a playoff game. Foles was playing at home. His D gave him every opportunity to take the game over before the half. However, he took a sack that cost us a FG. He struggled until the Saints lost both starting safeties. (Vacarro was out to start the game). He wasn’t the same Foles that trounced the Bears 2 weeks earlier. He fell short of expectations.

          • NickS1

            Sack didn’t cost the FG. Didn’t help it, either. But the kicker cost us the FG. Not Foles.

          • aub32

            So the FG wasn’t made much harder due to the sack? The sack took us out of range from almost guaranteed to this is going to be very tough.

          • NickS1

            Made it harder. It’s 46yds. If you’re kicker can’t routinely hit that there’s a problem. Oh wait…

          • Andy124

            You keep going back to that, no matter how many times you get refuted. That’s your problem, not Nick’s.

            2 touchdowns, no turnovers and a high completion percentage, against a top-5 defense, (#4 in both points and yards) left the field with the lead, played way, way better against them than the eventual super bowl winner.

            You want to bring up FOles level of competition, as if he wasn’t great in DVOA as well, which takes that in to account.

            I understand wanting to see more before fully buying in, but the specific reasons you provide for skepticism go beyond rational doubt and fall easily into grasping at straws and ignoring facts.

          • aub32

            What did I ignore? I acknowledged his season. Foles stats were amazing. There’s no qualifier. They were amazing. However, I am not going to ignore that he did not beat a single playoff team. The Cowboys were supposed to be a cake walk. They had one of the worst defenses in NFL history. Foles barely won that game and Orton looked to be the better of the two at times.

            I brought up the Saints game because that was the last impression of him. I didn’t say he was terrible. I said he fell short of expectations. He struggled early and at times appeared rattled. There was no excuse for some of the mistakes he made in that game. Yes it was one game, but it’s all we have to go off of. Yes Wilson looked worse against the Saints, but he had already beaten the Skins the previous year and had a very good game against the Falcons. He also followed it up by winning a SB. So yes he gets a pass.

          • Andy124

            When you follow up “acknowledging his season” with “Can he answer the call?”, you’re not actually acknowledging his season.

            We’re not talking about some kid who is all hype, or who had 1 big game. He has a good sample size now. He followed up a rookie season in which he showed a lot of promise with a historic 2nd season. The call is answered. Some people want to keep waiting, thinking if they wait long enough, the answer may finally change to meet their expectations.

          • aub32

            Maybe that’s where we differ. I did not think he showed anything of note his rookie season. He was a volume passer who in my opinion put up inflated stats against 3 of the worst defenses. One of which he played twice. His only win was against the worst passing D in the league. That was last year’s debate.

            We clearly have different expectations of what it means to answer the call. Plenty of QBs have had one magical season, maybe not as magical. However, I look at success in big games. You know my thoughts towards how Foles did.

            Please don’t mistake me for someone waiting for Foles to fail. Few things would make me happier than to see him succeed. You said yourself that you understand not completely buying in. Yet you seem to come at me or anyone when they bring up “football” reasons for not buying in. So what are the reasons you deem worthy of not buying into Foles yet?

          • Kev_H

            Bottom line, over the 2012-2013 time frame, the Eagles were horrible when he didn’t start (5-11) and in the playoff hunt when he did start (9-7). If you are going to use the 49ers as a comparison, I have to agree with others criticizing you. Prior to Kaepernick being named starter, the 49ers were 19-5 in regular season games and were an overtime loss away from the Super Bowl. If Kaepernick didn’t win a playoff game or two under those circumstances, he would be a disaster. Pure speculation, but put 2012-2013 Kaepernick with the 2012-2013 Eagles, the mood would be a lot different around here, and not in a good way.

          • Andy124

            Maybe that’s where we differ. I did not think he showed anything of note his rookie season.

            That’s the thing though, isn’t it?

            You saw Vick in 2010 and saw a great quarterback. I saw Vick in 2010 and saw a mediocre quarterback who always had the ability to throw up a big game but could never maintain that level of play.

            You saw Foles in 2012 and weren’t impressed. I saw Foles in 2012 a saw a world of potential should he ever get a real chance.

            You saw Vick in 2013 preseason and saw someone that could do big things in this offense. I saw someone on a hot streak for a whopping 15 pass attempts against vanilla preseason defenses.

            You saw Foles in 2013 and saw someone who might be pretty good… maybe. I saw FOles in 2013 and saw a great quarterback who can get even better.

            You said yourself that you understand not completely buying in. Yet you seem to come at me or anyone when they bring up “football” reasons for not buying in. So what are the reasons you deem worthy of not buying into Foles yet?

            Good question. Watch him play and there aren’t football reasons not to buy in. Too good to be true, self-doubt, and years of being an Eagles fan are all very legitimate reasons to not be totally convinced. But I wouldn’t label those football reasons.

            People, you included, have constantly pointed at games where Nick put up a rating over 100 and had multiple touchdowns with no turnovers in an effort to cast doubt about him. That’s really as silly as someone trying to say Vick wasn’t good against San Diego or was responsible for that loss because he missed a couple bombs to DJ. So yeah, I do have a habit of responding to comments that I strongly disagree with if the commenter isn’t a troll and is worth responding to.

        • aub32

          Vick and Foles are apples and oranges. Vick came in as the number 1 overall pick. He was expected to change the game. He made multiple pro bowls. He was the first to beat GB in GB in the playoffs. 2010! So yes he would be one of the biggest stories this offseason. Foles was a nobody coming out of the draft. He was less than pedestrian in 2012 and couldn’t win the starting job in the 2013 offseason. Meanwhile Chip Kelly was a highly sought after college coach. He’s seen as an innovator, but I argue there is plenty of room to hype both Foles and Kelly. (See New England) Due to his humble beginnings, Foles has to perform in the post season to become one of the more talked about QBs.

          • cliff henny

            think you are moving the point. media darling is an abstract idea. Vick with Foles numbers would have created national sotrylines like if OJ murder trial and Monica Lewinsky dirty knees had a kid. both sides would have been written, is it Kelly’s offense or Vick’s athleticism, it would be argued to 1m’th degree,by EVERYONE. we wouldnt even know Matthews was 2nd round pick, that’s how huge of a story Vick having those numbers would have been. best we get of Foles, ‘we’ll see’. guy isnt Dynamic, which i’m fine with. and as a leader, often being outgoing personality gets all mixed in with it. the vocal leader bs. Foles might not be vocal, but there is a thing as quiet leaders.

          • aub32

            I don’t see how I was moving the point. Foles is an unknown and is treated as such by the media. If Foles can have a game like he did against the Bears when we play San Fran, he will quickly rise to the level of Luck. Brady gets plenty of credit and media attention despite playing under one of the best coaches in NFL history. Foles and Chip could easily be the next Payton and Brees. He has to win though. 7 TDs against the Raiders doesn’t mean nearly as much as bringing your team back from a double digit deficit to go to the SB (Kaep) or winning the SB (Wilson). Cam won a Heisman and broke rookie records. Luck broke those records. RG3 took a terrible team to the playoffs. What has Foles done to gain media attention? He trounced terrible teams but failed to show up big in games that really mattered. He also did it on a team featuring Shady and DJax, two of the biggest names at their respective position. If Foles can place 2nd in the NFC this year and play really well against the NFCW, I fully expect him to be put in the conversation with the rest of the young guys and receive shine, praise, and maybe even be the Madden cover boy.

          • cliff henny

            that’s fine that Foles is an ‘unknown’, but if Foles was as dynamic/brash/outgoing as Kaep, he’d be getting alot more press. both good and bad. there’s a million and one ‘Allas Cowboys fans out there that think Foles stinks and is all hot air. Write an article about Foles being lucky, you’d think they’d click on it, but Foles is so boring that NFCeast hate cant even trump it. i’d use Luck as another example, he’s about as interesting as buttered toast, leads historic comback and ESPN is crickets on him. imagine Cam doing that, holy smokes ESPN would be relocated to Charlottel.

          • aub32

            We will have to agree to disagree here. Kaep would not be a story if he couldn’t play. Luck gets plenty of pub. Kaep is a huge talking point right now because he just inked a new deal. What is there to talk about with Luck in June? I haven’t heard anything about Rodgers or Big Ben lately. Does that mean these guys are boring too? It’s June. The guy with the most recent big news item is going to get plenty of attention. I’m sure you and I can both agree that a “Is Kaep worth his contract article” is going to get more clicks than a hard X’s and O’s break down on how good Brees to Graham combo is on 3rd down.

            My main point is success breeds attention. Kaep has had more success than Foles. He gets more attention. Foles will receive more attention if he performs well next year.

          • cliff henny

            ok, getting the disconnect here. i’m not comparing Foles to those guys, i’m comparing Foles press now a hypothetical Foles with Johnny Manziel personality or Kaep like exciting plays, that he simply doesnt have. of course if Foles wins 3 Super Bowls like Brady he’ll get more than now, but i’ll bet he gets less than Brady b/c TOm Terrific is oggled by women and married to one of (so-called-i’m kind of iffy on her) hottest females on earth. my main point was think as Eagles fans we are going to have to accept that FOles will always play 2nd or 3rd etc fiddle to much more interesting outgoing dynamic qbs, even if he wins a lot.

          • aub32

            Manziel doesn’t have hype because of his personality. He has hype because of what he does on the field. Plenty of college athletes have done much more outlandish things than Manziel. However, he’s in the spotlight because of what he did on the field. Where was this Kaepernick hype coming out of the draft? There was none. Kaep’s hype came from that game against GB. Since then everything he does makes the news. There’s a big difference between single handedly humiliating GB in the playoffs and beating down the raiders in a regular season game. Had Foles thrown 7 TDs against the Saints in the playoffs, I think the narrative would be very different.

    • Richard Colton

      that Play60 commercial with Cam Newton was pretty funny though

      • Reasonableeaglefan

        That’s because that little kid carried him, Cam couldn’t act his way out of a wet paper bag. I can picture little Nate in between takes giving Cam a pep talk. C’mon Cam, you are playing Cam Newton in this commercial. You can do this!

      • Andy124

        I love that commercial.

    • dnabrice

      Peyton was boring when he came out as well. If he continues on his path, he’ll develop some media personality too.

    • Max Lightfoot

      Yeah – I wouldn’t mind all of Newton’s Superman posturing if he actually accomplished something besides beating last year’s Packers, a team that was about two quarts low, despite Rodgers’ late appearance. I mean, damn, Cam, win something meaningful and then you can strut!

      I can’t imagine Nick Foles beating his chicken wing, pasty white chest unless there’s a Folesian beast deep within. But I could be wrong. Go Eags!

  • Reasonableeaglefan

    I’m trying to think of the last big time QB that wasn’t a media darling. It really doesn’t happen. Maybe Kurt Warner in the AZ years, not the greatest show/he was boxing groceries before this years. Playing QB at a high level just comes with a certain amount of attention. If Foles keeps bringing production on the field, teammates and notariety will follow in lockstep

  • Joe from Easton

    I love this. Nicky Franchise aka Nicky Seven aka 27/2 aka Nickfolean Dynamite aka Nicky Niner aka B!g D!ck Nick aka IgotaConcussionandWokeUpThinkingIwasPeytonManning aka VoteforSanchez aka Big Pole Foles aka FolestoSproles aka THE EAGLES’ FRANCHISE QB!

    • NickS1

      aka No Pick Nick aka Shortest Time to HOF (may need verification) aka FOles the Rainmaker (RIP Geagle) aka The Hammer

      • Maggie

        Sorry, the Hammer in Philadelphia was Dave Schultz. Or there was Jack Ham in Pittsburgh.

    • willissez

      I call him Nicky Fresh during games…I dunno why, but I’ve grown to love it.

    • NickS1

      aka Hall of FOles.

      • peteike

        I still call him Folesy…wait FOlesy

        • Ramsay

          I always catch myself calling him folesy as well

  • Scott J

    I watched Foles press conference and thought he looked more comfortable talking to the media.

  • Shawn Williams

    What is a realistic stat line that we can expect from Nick Foles? Anyone have any predictions. Mine 36tds 3rushing tds 8ints

    • anon

      Think as long as he maintains a good TD / INT ratio i’m ok

    • Joe from Easton

      I’d say 3,960 / 34 / 9 to go along with 3 rushing TD’s. 29 attempts per game, 64% completion, Passer Rating of 107.

    • TNA

      Here’s the one stat line I care to predict for Foles. 16 wins, including Super Bowl. The rest is irrelevant (to me). And from all accounts, Foles would probably say the same thing.

      • Andy124

        Wins are not an individual statistic and are not an accurate measure of how well a quarterback played.

        • IAteLunchToday

          And yet quarterback is the only position that does get the win/loss record attached to it. Not saying I agree with it, but it is how a lot of people see it.

    • NickS1

      5600yds, Forty-Six & Two TD/INT, 4 Rushing TDs, 67% completion, 131 passer rating….. This may come of as a little homerish. That’s because it is.

      • anon

        I think he meant for the whole season not just against divisional opponents.

        • NickS1

          Lol. So basically he’ll be the all time leading passer by about his 8th year in the league. Reasonable expectations. Guess St. Jordan may not end up the lesser family member after all!

      • cliff henny

        67%?! that means Eagles WRs lead the league in drops,then.

        • NickS1

          Some fans would probably think we would anyway, since we released that guy.

      • Andy124

        Love the 46&2 reference.

        • NickS1

          Knew someone would. Nick is not a worthless liar, nor an imbecile, but he has certainly complicated the fan base. Why can’t we just be sober?

  • GumboGumbo

    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

  • JosephR2225
    • Chris

      ahahaha the acrostic is AWESOME! Love that he’s messing with the media. Rock Paper Scissors Roshambo. Too good

      • reb

        I want to know the real story: was it photoshopped? Does he have an insider at Del Frisco’s? Is there a novelty restaurant receipt machine somewhere in the city? Inquiring minds want to know.

        • peteike

          photoshopped

          • reb

            Cool, OL with good Adobe skills.

          • peteike

            ha, indeed, they look for that now in rookies

        • Andy124

          Folded in half piece of paper.

      • Warhound

        Very funny.
        I’m I to much of a history geek that I wanted to see “Rochambeau”?

  • Andy124

    It gets better. Florio is having a hissy fit over Mathis’s tweet:

    Good one, Evan. Now grow up.

    Whether it’s lying to one reporter or lying to all of them, the lesson is that no one should listen to anything Mathis ever has to say, if he’s going to continue to engage in the pro athlete equivalent of having pizzas delivered to his next-door neighbor.

    That’s hilarious. When you’re 12.Regardless of what any players or fans think of the media, the media has a job to do, just like everyone else. What Mathis has been doing is no different than a member of the media standing on the sidelines and shining a laser pointer in his eyes as he’s trying to prepare for the snap.That’s also hilarious. When you’re 12.

    I would not hire that man to take out my garbage, much less write professionally.

    • Dominik

      H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S

    • Dominik

      and btw: how do you “quote” here on disqus?

      • Andy124

        Put

        and

        just without the spaces.

        • Dominik

          Put

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          just without the spaces.

          Thank you, sir.

          • Andy124
            Put
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            just without the spaces.

            Thank you, sir.

            No problem.

          • Joe from Easton

            Put

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            just without the spaces.

            Thank you, sir.

            No, thank both of you.

    • Kleptolia

      Florid also said, when subbing in for Dan Patrick, that he really thought Chip was going to use a 2 QB system with Foles and Vick.
      How is it that guys like him are nationally known and guys like Sheil, Tim, and others are running blogs for the likes of us?
      Ugh. Get a basic education and know the right people and you can be anything, I guess.
      For the record: Mathis’s receipt pic was the greatest tweet of all time. OF. ALL. TIME.

      • djack10

        Florio created his blog profootballtalk that developed a cult-like following because he would post rumor mill stuff that regular media outlets wouldn’t touch five years ago. NBC bought PFT to get the eyeballs on their web site and part of the deal was this stupid broadcasting gig for Florio. Once that’s over, he’ll be gone. He is painful.

  • cliff henny

    Beason has broken foot, out 3 months.

    • NickS1

      So he’s back for the last 3/4 of the season in the worst case scenario. More importantly, he’ll be back in the lineup when we play them the first time in October.

      • cliff henny

        yeah, but broken foot means he’ll never be in right kind of shape. and for an older guy on how many knee operations(?) this cant be a good sign.

        • NickS1

          Unless he’s their Willis Reed. Don’t know how his return will inspire the D. They definitely played better after acquiring him last year.

          • cliff henny

            love to see him out there hobbling around like Reed, and our new missile blocker Huff come darting around formation.
            .
            actually always like Beason, good guy was one of few Panthers players i could stand when i lived in Charlotte. but cant be good when just walking around stuff just starts breaking. sounds to me like he’s about toast (to use a token term)

  • cliff henny

    in ‘Allas news, Romo is threatening to play for another 5 yrs and Orton is forcing himself out of town, for another 3.3m dead, taking ’14 total up just sly of 32m. already have 5m dead next, with couple nice contracts ready to add to total. Long Live Jerrah!

  • Johnny Domino

    “My sources tell me Intern Josh has something good cooking.”

    Those are just rumblings about your Father’s Day gift.

    • Andy124

      More like foreshadowing of the excellent story he posted on Barton.

  • NickS1

    Pro Bowl CB Flowers released after not being able to find a trade partner. Wonder if KC fans are in uproar? Doubtful. They probably understand that you can’t get any picks for a contract not worth the 10mil a season it pays.