Eagles Wake-Up Call: Getting To Know the Jaguars

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 1 is here.

Let’s kick it off by introducing you to the Jaguars. Here are five things to know about the squad Gus Bradley is bringing to town this weekend.




1. It'll be Chad Henne, not rookie Blake Bortles, starting at quarterback for Jacksonville.

Bortles lit it up during the preseason, completing 32 of 51 passes (62.7 percent) for 521 yards (10.2 YPA), two touchdowns and no interceptions. But the organization's plan is to ease the rookie in.

Barring some kind of late-career turnaround, we have a pretty good idea of what Henne is at this point. He's started 50 games, thrown 55 touchdowns and 62 interceptions. Henne has completed 59.5 percent of his passes and averaged just 6.6 yards per attempt. If the Eagles can't keep him in check, there's going to be some panic in this city Monday morning about the defense.

2. Like the Eagles, Jacksonville spent a couple early picks on wide receivers. They took USC's Marqise Lee with the 39th pick and Penn State's Allen Robinson at No. 61. Regular readers of Birds 24/7 know I was a big fan of Lee. I thought the Eagles might consider him strongly in the first round. Instead, he went three spots ahead of Jordan Matthews in the second.

Lee is penciled in to start opposite Cecil Shorts III. The veteran was targeted 125 times last season, 40 more than any other Jaguars player.

Robinson, meanwhile, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for a month. His status for Sunday is up in the air.

3. If Billy Davis can't find a way to pressure the quarterback in Week 1, we can fairly label the pass-rush a serious issue. Jacksonville is starting second-year player Luke Joeckel at left tackle. He broke his leg in the fifth game of the season last year. Right guard Brandon Linder is a rookie. And Jacques McClendon is making his first start at center.

Jacksonville quarterbacks were sacked 50 times last season, second-most in the league. The Jaguars made a lot of changes up front, but catching this unit in Week 1 should be a big advantage for the Eagles.

4. Bradley did not a blitz a lot last season. According to the Football Outsiders Almanac, Jacksonville rushed four 73.6 percent of the time, second-most in the NFL. They only blitzed (five rushers or more) 18.5 percent of the time.

Chris Clemons (4.5 sacks, 23 hurries last year) comes over from Seattle. Defensive end Andre Branch had six sacks in his second season. And edge rusher Sen'Derrick Marks led the NFL with eight batted passes, per Football Outsiders. It's not a prolific pass-rush, but there are some names to account for.

5. The kicking game could be an adventure Sunday afternoon. The Eagles will be going with rookie Cody Parkey, and the Jaguars aren't sure who they'll be trotting out there.

Veteran Josh Scobee is nursing a quad injury. According to the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars likely won't know until mid-week whether he'll be able to go. They're bringing in backup options just in case.

Jacksonville ranked dead-last in red zone offense last year, scoring touchdowns 43.9 percent of the time. Red zone efficiency could be a huge factor, depending on whether or not Scobee is healthy enough to kick.

WHAT YOU MISSED

The Eagles practice squad is complete. McManus has all the details.

In our season predictions series, T-Mac and I go back-and-forth with our thoughts on how Nick Foles will perform in 2014.

I asked a bunch of players in the Eagles locker room to name a teammate who's primed for a big year. Here are their responses.

Several ex-Eagles are finding work with other teams. How much do Chip Kelly's training methods have to do with that?

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tommy Lawlor of Iggles Blitz with some information on practice squadder (WR/CB) Teddy Williams:

Williams played WR in high school and it is easier to learn that spot than CB so the fact he’s been moved to CB makes you wonder if he has bad hands. I’m sure Chip Kelly is fascinated by the size/speed combo that Williams offers.

While the Eagles are trying to develop him, there is another possibility. Williams could be a versatile practice player. In preparation for Dallas, he could be Dez Bryant. For the Skins, DeSean Jackson. For the Cardinals, Patrick Peterson. It is hard to simulate the speed and athleticism of some WRs/CBs with normal practice squad guys. Williams could help there.

Ryan over at The ChipWagon takes a look at the Eagles' use of the pistol:

This brings us full circle back to the Pistol. Is Chip serious with it, and what is the thinking behind it and of what use can it play? If you've been following along, you'll notice that one of the advantage of this pistol is because of the alignment of the running back directly behind the QB, the Eagles are not tipping the defense off on the direction of the run. It can go right or left. This is the same concept as the play against the Packers I highlight with Foles under center. Except, the pistol gives Chip and Nick Foles the luxury to take a snap in the shotgun instead of under center.

COMING UP

We'll hear from Kelly and the players this afternoon. The opener's five days away.

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  • DirtyWaters

    I got a bad feeling about this,,,

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      so did i DW, till they kicked Stillers teeth in. remember, Foles PS game 1 and 2, his starting WRs were Benn, Momah and Maehl.

      • DirtyWaters

        Doesn’t it always seem like QB and Olines were supposed to dominate always light us up?

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          new sheriff in town. that’s Reid. yeah, 3 yrs ago i would bet this is absolutely brutal game (like Cleveland), eagles would not be sharp.
          .
          we’ll see, but can understand nervousness. not only do we want a W, but expecting style points too.

          • DirtyWaters

            I’m thinking King Dunlap and the Chargers, that rookie LT for the Saints and that whole Vikings game.

          • damrvrhunter

            KC coming off the 2-14 fiasco, Reid with his super bad self, us with the genius Chippah. Some real clunkers.

          • Explorer51

            Style points, yeah…I’m afraid for some winning isn’t going to be enough this year, it will depend on how we look doing it; and losing will be close to unforgivable. For ex, if Foles throws a couple of picks with a couple of TDs and we only win by three, there will be plenty of “I knew he wasn’t that good” types popping up; or if we lose a couple in a row the “Fire Chip” bandwagon will start rolling with a few here onboard.

            I don’t really care what we did last year as the basis of what we will do this year; like it or not, this is a coach with a meticulously laid out plan who doesn’t give a s**t what anyone outside the Eagles organization thinks. There’s no doubt that winning the Super Bowl is his goal but I think he knew when he signed on last year that it was going to take a certain number of years to achieve that.

          • aub32

            I think “style points” has a lot to do with the level of competition. I don’t think any of us expect Foles to have a monster game against SEA. However, I for one would be nervous if he struggled but still won against Allas.

      • DirtyWaters

        These guys seem legit…

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          wouldnt even trust them w/ a jay-walking ticket

          • DirtyWaters

            Benn could handle all the personal injury settlements.

            Momah would handle unemployment claims.

            Maehl’s just lucky he went to University of Oregon Law School.

        • Morpheus_1

          Better call Saul.

      • shady25

        I don’t know what’s up with the Steelers but if I was a fan I would be very nervous right now.

        • aub32

          They were feeling themselves a bit too much if you ask me. They were hyped for just being the steelers, and all of their off season moves were seen as “This is how the great franchises do things”; sort how Ravens’ fans and local media thought they could replace Reed and Lewis with rookies and be fine.

    • Robert Perri

      Cautiously optimistic is my phrase of the week…

    • shady25

      Yeah I feel you. That front 7 they have is legit. They’ve always been legit just didn’t get any recognition because of their offense. If we can run the ball on them I would feel a lot better about us slowing down their pass rush.

      Matchup to watch is Babre vs Clemons. Will be interesting to see if they give Babre help.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    greatest 1st line ever! for awhile there, didnt think it was ever coming.

  • Eagles1018…Please no more du

    Not expecting a blowout (never do). But I’m fully expecting a win. I believe playing such a sub par passing attack isn’t gonna help when we have the Colts right after that.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Glass half full: Confidence booster for the secondary. Maybe an INT or two against Henne, and those guys are flying around back there with a ton of confidence heading into Week 2.

      • Eagles1018…Please no more du

        Love your thinking. It’s too early for me. I wake up in disgruntled Eagles fan mode

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          I was just noting that that would be the glass half full thinking, not necessarily my thinking. This has the makings of a let down game at the start.

          • borntosuffer

            1st game of the season? Let down? After all those meaningful preseason games? I don’t even want to hear that.

          • Eagles1018…Please no more du

            Thanks for clarifying. You’re just like me when it’s all said and done

          • Always Hopeful

            It’s hard not to be a Negadelphian sometimes. Protects from disappointment. For me, “any given Sunday” is true but, I also think the Eagles are the more talented team and as much as I like Gus (I was on the bus) I don’t think he has enough material to beat Chip…this time.

            Gus keeps it close, but Kelly’s men pull it out.

            But if course, we’ve all seen our share of games that didn’t go how we expected. That’s a big reason why we love this game.

            Go Birds

    • Dan

      We’re the biggest favorites of the week at 10.5 points. Nice to start a season 10 point+ favorites :)

      Second is Denver is giving the Colts 8 points, which is crazy in its own right.

      • Eagles1018…Please no more du

        I hear ya. I’m not a gambler so I don’t care about spreads. I’ve seen that explode in peoples (my) faces in the past. I want wins.

      • paul from nc

        I’m with RPerri, cautiously optimistic seems about right.
        If we would lose this game to a team starting Henne, it would be a huge letdown. If there is one game that should be a sure win, this is it.
        Opening game should provide enough motivation to not overlook an inferior team.

  • NickS, Combine Warrior

    Doesn’t even matter to me who starts this game. I feel great about facing Henne. I’d feel great about facing Bortles, too. He did some good work in preseason. But he’s not in Kansas anymore. Facing a real NFL D (albeit bottom 3rd) with some actual play-calling by the DC is a far cry from preseason. I believe the Jags are making the right call in letting Henne start and not crushing the kid’s confidence right away.

    • shady25

      Don’t forget about Matt Cassell last year. I think we were all feeling good about that game and weren’t expecting the end result. I’ve learned to never doubt any QB. Just let the game play out.

      • NickS, Combine Warrior

        Overall, point taken. I think Cassel has at least had a little success in his career, even if with NE. Henne has never done anything.

  • OldDuckMcDoc

    Josh Scobee is nursing a quad injury. According to the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars likely won’t know until mid-week whether he’ll be able to go. They’re bringing in backup options just in case.

    Somewhere tears are welling up in the eyes of Alex Henery as he sits by a stubbornly silent phone…

    • Jerry Pomroy

      He checks it every few minutes just to be absolutely sure he didn’t miss a call, only to be let down. All while saying in his head, “But I’m the most accurate kicker in NCAA history…”

    • DirtyWaters

      “Hey Jacksonvile, it’s me again. I was in the shower and thought I heard the phone ring.”

      • Jerry Pomroy

        “Oooh, you didn’t call? Ok, well thanks. Wait, did I tell you that I’m the most accurate kicker in NCAA history? I did. Oh…Ok, well I’m here if you need me.”

        • Cyrus Robinson

          I’m just glad he’s getting humbled. He seemed so complacent and confident in himself when he hadn’t improved in 3 years. He looked skinnier than a high school kicker. I don’t think he’s competitive enough to play in the NFL, he’s not hungry enough to improve. If that changes, he’ll get another job. Until then, it’s time to try youtube videos of him doing (close distance) trick shots.

      • jay ray

        I can’t tell if this is a Cable Guy reference or not, but either way, upvote.

      • Amar, CB who bought in

        That’s brutal man, All he did was miss us a post-season game when we were on an a roll, an offensive juggernaut who no one looked forward to play.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

      I’m picturing Tobias and the Blue Man Group all over again

  • JofreyRice

    Eagles 45, Jax 24

    • Jerry Pomroy

      Hmm, Chad Henne is gonna drop 24 on us huh? I’m thinking Eagles 38, Jax 17

      Disclaimer: I quit sports betting 15yrs ago for a reason. :-)

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        i remember the game i quit. miami, fl, 28.5 pnts fav, up 42-0 mid way thru 3. 2 mins left in game, benches empty, 3rd stringer give up 14, i lose by 1/2. was like f-it, bookies and odds makers are better at it than me. waste of beer money

      • JofreyRice

        you could be right about the final score. The gist of my post was to say Eagles – A lot, Jax – Much Less. I can’t see the Eagles dropping this game.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Ryan over at ChipWagon 1) pluralism, 2) the pistol and shotgun are two different things. You can’t describe the pistol by calling it the shotgun. Pistol has QB 3yds behind center w/ RB stacked behind him, shotgun has QB 5yds behind center w/ RB offset to the side. Similar but different.

    My guess with regards to the Pistol is that Chip wants to see if giving Shady a 2yd head start getting into his run will keep defenders from crashing in on him too quickly making him dance to elude capture in the backfield. In the case of the IZR, the pistol wouldn’t tip off defenders as the ball carrier decides where to run. Pistol also gives Foles slightly “better” protection inside the pocket from outside rushes by the use of sharper angles.

    • Dan

      I don’t think he gets much of a running start. More like a walking start. Can’t be moving too fast into the mesh.

      • TNA

        Yes, I read CK’s alignment of the RB in terms of distance to the QB is predicated on the speed of the RB. He said something like Chris Johnson would have to line up 2 yards farther back than most backs. And the important thing is speed through the hole, not speed getting to the hole. Chip Wagon does a good job of explaining CK’s potential use of the pistol. Will come in handy vs teams that use nut stunts like the Giants. Also mitigates the need to use Casey or another receiver to block the crashing defender.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    I dunno Chad Henne doesn’t scare me in the slightest. Doesn’t mean I’d take him lightly, just that I’d be more concerned facing Bortles, whom I’ve got very limited film on but has some talent.

    • shady25

      I’m concerned with every QB we face. But the key here is how much has this defense grown and evolved? Is 3rd and long going to be a problem again? Are our corners still going to play soft coverage on the outside or use their 5 yd rule more now since they are calling it tighter with the contact?

  • Jeff Asay

    Gus is a defensive coach first. Primary concern is whether Foles and WR’s can get in sync early. Don’t want Jags gaining any confidence early on and turning this into a nail-biter.

  • Rockedupeaglesfan

    I’ll take the hat tip on that Chipwagon article, since I linked it during the cut tracker. But in all seriousness is, I hope it becomes a bigger part of the offense. I think it allows the RB to get downhill a lot better than the IZ or OZ, without tipping play side off presnap.

    • sprawl

      There is actually a benefit in tipping off the play side pre-snap in how it could cause the defense to be overly-aggressive to that side leaving a hole somewhere you can exploit with one of your options.

      Wonder if that advantage has dried up against disciplined NFL defenses as opposed to college defenses or teams we were taking by surprise during the first season?

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        I just think it lets them get out of putting Foles under center in obvious running situations. You’re right, these guys see a lot of these principles in college, so there are very few surprises anymore. It also gives them a counterpunch to a team running a stunt for slant upfront.

      • Andy Six Score and Four

        Just another tool in the tool-box. Not like they’re going to abandon the shotgun with the offset back.

  • TNA

    I think the concerted effort to get T. Williams on the practice squad is pretty interersting considering the NFL’s reinforcement of the contact rules. Gives Fletch more reps against speedsters…and if he can’t cut it, perhaps Carroll or Boykin take his spot. Like Shumur said when asked who the new enforcement policy would benefit….big and fast receivers. Williams seems like a big and fast receiver. Would also like to see him play safety with his reputed straight line speed and size.

  • Token

    http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-gridiron-challenge/2014/en/group?groupID=22598

    Theres the ESPN Gridiron Challenge link. Just gotta have a ESPN account and choose to join the group.

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Tried doing one of these but wasn’t in a specific group so I eventually stopped filling it out each week. Hopefully being in a one helps keep me on top of it.

  • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

    This is a good write-up. Quick and dirty like I like ‘em. But I have another one for those who are interested in stuff that wasn’t discussed here: http://eaglemaniacal.com/next9-7-14/

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

      please stop peddling your cr@p here

      • Rockedupeaglesfan

        A second this sentiment. Your stuff is trash, please take it elsewhere.

        • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

          Up vote for the handle. One of Chip’s best phrases.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            Thanks, it’s my all time favorite Chip-ism. I was only here a few days ago with Iatelunchtoday commiserating about how much we dislike our handles. I decided to make the switch, but I think measurables tole my avatar;)

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            You used to be so reasonable. Such a shame.

          • Rockedupeaglesfan

            I know right? This one just seems to be a more accurate portrayal of the fantasy person I would like to be

      • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

        Peddling is SELLING. There is no attempt to sell anything. It’s just a link. Learn to deal.

        • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

          You’ve made your site known to us already. It’s obvious that we’re all loyal Eagles’ fans who look for team oriented things to read. If we’re not going to your site by now then we don’t want to. Please stop advertising your site here.

          • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

            I DO get readers from here. But you have occasionally go back because places DO add new blood. Trust me. I don’t have time to linger in your playground. Time is money.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Cool, then leave :-).

            p.s.

            I’m getting paid right now!

          • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

            Link posted. Pings acquired. Leaving. TTYL

          • Pennguino

            Are you working from home? I have seen where people work from home and still get paid…

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

          I’d rather just keep flagging you than “dealing”. This is Tim and Shell’s site.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I don’t flag anything, but I thought about flagging this. He’s using a great forum for free advertising and it’s not right. I may have to join you in this campaign of flags.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            I only ever flag the “work from home” ads that pop up here and there. and schmucks like this.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Forgot about those, I flag them as well.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I flag every post that is remotely anti-Foles or anti-Kinne… or pro-C-Matt.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Kinne is the worst QB since Nick Foles. Can’t believe we waste spots on them. Our roster needs more Casey Matthews.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Et tu, Brute?

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Flagged, btw.

          • OldDuckMcDoc

            Lol, don’t blame you. Some posts are too stupid to live.

          • Kleptolia

            Long live Casey Matthews!!

          • https://twitter.com/richcolton RichC, brings duck to cockfigh

            flagged

      • Max Lightfoot

        Absolutely. Is there a term for this? Sitesucker? Blogbastidge? Web Weasel? Scampire?

        I had to look @ his site – it is pretty silly – but then he got his ping – whatever the hell that is. =/

    • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

      I thought they got rid of you. I hadn’t seen one of these links in a while.

      • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

        I just wasn’t posting. I only share my links when they’re relevant. There’s a difference between an occasional share and spamming.

        • Rockedupeaglesfan

          It feels like spamming.

          • http://eaglemaniacal.com EAGLE MANIACAL

            Then you don’t know the difference. Which is why the site admins had/have no issue with me.

    • cliff h-MOAR white goons

      cant believe i gave this a click. got to say, very amatuerish. i’d rather read a Token post, when he’s hungover, without morning coffee, just got done arguing with wife, looked out front window and sees car with 2 flat tires, dog just puked on carpet and boss told him he has to work graveyard shift…mean that would be one negative Token…and that would be more entertaining than your site.

      • aub32

        Ouch dude. That was a bit harsh, and by a bit I mean very very harsh. Was it really that awful. I’d check it out myself, but then I’d give him/her exactly what they want, more clicks.

        • cliff h-MOAR white goons

          it’s nothing more than a post you’d see on here, and not even one of the better thoughtfull posts, but with hard to read colors. it’s like if you did a write-up on Wash and whoever they play. have some knowledge, basically what you’d get off ESPN. i wouldnt be surprised if he had 32 ‘maniacal’ sites. best way to describe it is ‘amateurish’ or ‘empty’ or ‘common knowledge to avaerage fan’. post like that would never create a debate here.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve read a few of his posts (giving him exactly what he wants, unfortunately) and they are flat out low quality. I admire anyone who wants to put in the time and write about a topic that they have passion for, but they need to be ready for criticism if they want to succeed. That site is hot garbage. Make it better and I’d love to read it. I read ANYTHING Eagles.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            that’s the thing (about time), i could write that in 15 mins, while on a conference call. Chipwagon is a click worthy fan-site. EM is nothing.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Haha I have written better stuff in these comment sections while on conference calls already.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I didn’t give him the click, but I’ll go out on a limb and claim that I’ve written better stuff, then deleted it without posting because it was embarrssingly bad.

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            you win for that one Anno Domini.

      • A Roy

        Negative Token is about as redundant as you can get.

  • Joe Thomas

    One thing we must keep in mind throughout the season, the Vikings game, never forget

  • Corey Dawson

    I wish I had that remote for that Adam Sandler movie (Click?). Can’t wait for regular season football.

  • aerochrome2

    All, we have an eagles-blog centric FF league that needs one more team. Live draft is tonight at 7:30. Feel free to join and round it out!

    https://yho.com/nfl?l=1271184&k=dc3fe436f6a20b1d

  • Ted Gaskell

    Diehard Eagles fan who moved to Jax in 1987 and also diehard Jag fan. Things to note: the Jags are ok with tanking this season sort of like the Sixers (though not nearly as badly) with the same Sixers mentality: the plan is to win next year. It’s about long-term success and not this year. Also: Gus Bradley is the coach the Eagles would have hired if Chip Kelly hadn’t left Oregon. He’s been solid in my book but the Eags win that one with Chip looking like a very smart man who doesn’t wilt under the Philly media microscope. And the Eagles wanted Marqise Lee until the Jags took him three picks prior to theirs. We’ll see who’s better: Matthews or Lee. Some interesting bits to share before this week’s Eagles win.

    • aub32

      Mistaken about the Lee pick. The Eagles wanted Lee, but Jax didn’t take him 3 picks prior to their original pick. Lee and Matthews were the only 2 WRs the Eags liked that made it out of the 1st round. So once Lee went off the board, the Birds traded up to ensure they got at least one of their tier 1.5 WRs (Evans and Watkins being tier 1 but with no real chance of getting either)

      • Ted Gaskell

        True. I think the Lee pick is what made them pull the trigger on the trade-up. Once a run gets started on a particular position, you can get left out if you don’t act. Both Lee and Matthews look good so far.

        • aub32

          The Lee pick definitely forced their hand. I also thought he would have been the better pick up, as I doubt they would have started Lee as solely a slot WR. We will see how they turn out though.

    • jpate

      What are the reports on Lee down there? Is he being hyped as Matthews?

      • Ted Gaskell

        He’s most compared to a familiar name: Desean Jackson. Same build, same talent, same maturity issues. I was a little surprised they took any chance on a WR’s character after the Justin Blackmon debacle, but he’s mostly behaved so far. Bradley called him out for lack of effort a few weeks ago and he got an unsportsmanlike also. Doesn’t he sound like a Desean clone?

        • jpate

          Yeah he does which is a surprise. Thought he was a high character guy.

          • TNA

            Who knows for sure, but he grew up in the same community as DeSean, who reportedly served as a friend and mentor to him and his brothers growing up. Seems like a nice guy and he still has time to chart his own course, but JMatt seems like almost the exact opposite with his upbringing. I have a hard time imagining JMatt saying that Desean is his role model, as Lee has said multiple times.

            In addition to possibly rating Evans and Watkins in Tier 1, there were reports that Cooks was the guy they really hoped was there at the end of the 1st round.

          • Ted Gaskell

            Didn’t know about Desean being his mentor but wow it explains a lot! Matthews and Lee are also very different in terms of build and thus where they might fit onto an offense. Matthews comes across as having rock solid character and has the very impressive genes (Jerry Rice).

        • Pennguino

          I saw that game he got the UC.. After he got up from each catch he was running his mouth early on. I was wondering who the punk-azz was. Found out it was Lee. Early in the second he got the flag. He was mouthy on the sideline and I was thinking, no way he would fit in here.

          It was the only time I had watched so he may be a good dude just bad moment when I was watching.

          • Ted Gaskell

            He hasn’t had any other issues here as far as I know, but he hasn’t been here long and has already been sort of a punk.

  • aub32

    I lost my phone over the long weekend. So I missed most of the news/discussion here until I got it back last night.
    1) Saw Token or someone mention a Birds 24/7 FF league. Are there any spots left

    2) Matthews and Maehl are still here? WTF!? Is there anyone left in the “Chip doesn’t have an Oregon bias” camp?

    3) Shame we lost Josey. I like what I saw in him more than Polk.

    4) Does the fact that we actually kept a 4th TE mean we should expect more 2 TE sets?

    5) Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend.

    • Rockedupeaglesfan

      2). The Barner cut and the Long ACL scored him a little leeway on this topic.

      • Piatz1019

        I don’t see the bias at all. Matthews is most likely only here because of the Long injury and Maehl played pretty well. If Maclin and Cooper get sidelined (heaven forbid) I would feel better with Maehl there than Pratt or Momah. Obviously the comfort level of those guys is a plus to Chip, but its not like he’s keeping them over people who outplayed them.

    • Token

      Ended up not doing a FF league. Instead I setup a ESPN Gridiron challenge. Its still fantasy, but different.

      http://games.espn.go.com/nfl-gridiron-challenge/2014/en/group?groupID=22598

      Check it out there. You set a lineup every week. But you have a salary cap. As players perform well their cost will go up each week, or down if they do badly.

      • aub32

        ok. thanks

        • Eagledelphia

          I would still be up for a fantasy league if anyone else is my usual league fell through this year and I need something to replace it

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            I’ll do a free league with everyone just to add a bit of fun to the boards during the season. Let me know!

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ Kelce’s Beard

            well, you 2, plus token, aub, and myself. I think maybe Nick said yes?
            shall we take another swing at this?

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            If we can get 8 and have a bunch of stacked teams I’d be cool with it haha. I vote for using ESPN since that’s where my other two teams are.

          • NickS, Combine Warrior

            Why not? Only my 5th. At least it’s free.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            Only if aub is forced to take Foles with his #1 pick.

          • Eagledelphia

            Ill create a league on my lunch at 12 and then post the info here

          • Say No to Marc Mo From Easton

            Sounds good. Depending on the site you choose I may not be able to join until I go home (ESPN fantasy is blocked at work), but count me in!

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        • Jarrod

          Hey, I don’t post much but I love reading all of the discussions. I’d be interested in joining the ffl if there is still room. Let me know. Thanks

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    • paul from nc

      4 TE’s are probably a hedge against our WR’s not being that great. A lo of questions there with skill and injury. The TE’s will still give us the passing options, even with less WR’s.
      Agree that I would have kept Josey and both Matthews and Maehl should be gone. At least they cut Henery.

  • cliff h-MOAR white goons

    before everyone get too nervous, just know that Dutch’s boy Clay Harbor is missing game. what’s that, 21-24 point turnaround. man, if Harbor and Geno Smith ever get on same team, be more dominant than ’60s Packers

    • NickS, Combine Warrior

      Completely forgot about that man-crush he was Harbor-ing.

      • cliff h-MOAR white goons

        what was odder, the irrational Foles hate, Loving Mark Berkeley (who’s basically same but a much crappier version) the Harbor love, or Geno Smith love. cant forget the backhanded racist ‘Delta’ comments either.

        • NickS, Combine Warrior

          Good ol’ Delta Dutch. I really do wonder what happened to that cat.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            probably rubbed one too many elbows on the subway, got his fingers broken

        • Andy Six Score and Four

          And the Berwin hate.

          • cliff h-MOAR white goons

            right, how’d i forget that?! and hate is putting it mildly. dont think Dutch thought Berwin was good enough to use as a pothole filler.

          • Andy Six Score and Four

            I think the one that was the most bizarre to me, mostly because of how inconsistent it was with all things Dutch, was the Barkley love.

  • Amar, CB who bought in

    I don’t think I say this too often, but that’s a very smart observation by Tommy Lawlor. A blazing speed practice squad player to simulate opposition.

    A whole other side of it would be, NOT having to prepare for Washington Football team’s blazing fast receivers, if we hadn’t just given ours away.

    • MagatBrackendale

      Still????

      • Amar, CB who bought in

        Till he gets his first Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for mouthing off to the sideline after a 12 yard catch.
        I’ll do better after that :)

  • Morpheus_1

    Dear Eagles fans. Can you maybe help us out with this Chad Henne thing? Sincerely Jaguar fans.