Pass Me a Lager … Barbecue Sauce

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Next time you as for a Yuengling Lager, someone many ask you if you mean the beer or the sauce. Yuengling has partnered with All-N-Food to produce a line of barbecue sauces created with Yuengling’s Lager, Porter and Black & Tan. Yuengling also has unveiled a line of hot sauces based around their Lager.

But that’s not all, tomato sauces, soup and salad dressings are also in the works.

Look for the barbecue and hot sauces to be on Food Lion shelves (and at the Pottsville brewery) before the Super Bowl with wider distribution to follow.

Yuengling Sauces [All-N-Food]

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  • Adam

    Connor Barwin in that last picture is really funny for some reason.

  • Kevin

    Any truth to the rumor that Boykin was approached by the IHOP to be a spokes person? Seriously though, love his versatility and willingness. With a few more pieces (one more OLB, true NT, a safety and maybe another corner (although Williams and Fletcher haven’t been the biggest issues)) this defense could be really fun to watch again.

  • Roasty

    I wish it wouldn’t come to having a CB play outside linebacker but I do love Boykin and think it is great they are finding ways to get him involved in the game. He is a pure athlete and leaving him on the sidelines does nothing for the Eagles

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      Lets keep in mind his snap count…hes still only playing 50% defensive snaps. More versatile role or not.

  • anon

    Can we look to see where boykin was on those pivital third down plays? Hopefully he wasnt pass rushing.

  • anon

    is the use of Boykin as an OLB showing how poor our linebackers are at covering? Also why not do this one with one of the crappy CBs that we have active every week, isntead of our best slot cover guy?

    • Jernst

      It is absolutely an indictment of our OLBs ability to cover. As far as using other CBs, the thing Davis is trying to do is make the offense think we’re rushing Barwin and using Boykin in coverage, because when Cole or Graham are on the field we almost always rush them. But, he doesn’t want to be predictable so he’s sending the clear coverage guy to mix it up. This is ok once or twice to keep them off balance. Hell you might even get a protection break down and a free man coming at the QB. But, he’s doing it with regularity, which just concedes that we won’t be getting much pass rush from him and he’s not covering. So instead of simply rushing our clear rush OLBs (boring) every time their on the field, we’re putting Boykin in their role in clear pass situations, because they can’t cover and he can. Only, we don’t want to be equally obvious as rushing our rush LBs, so now we rush the guy we put at OLB who can cover. So now we’re using a CB to rush, Barwin to cover and our rush LBs are on the bench. Really counter-intuitive.

  • Max Lightfoot

    ” … I might get smashed to the ground afterwards, but as long as I get it done, I’m good.” Now there’s a role model for the D! And he doesn’t even complain about being a tackle piñata. As a fan, I really admire that level of commitment – we need more guys like Boykin (just in a slightly larger package, I believe). Just hope the little fella can hold up. Go Eags!

  • JofreyRice

    Nice breakdown. I feel like I almost take this stuff for granted, but it really is awesome that you put out such high quality material. Thanks!

  • Dewey

    The Patriots do this a lot with Arrington. One benefit comes about when the OLine gets used to Boykin attacking the line of scrimmage and dedicates an OL to account for him. This is a win for the defense, a 300LB Lineman tasked to account for a 170LB DB.

    • Jernst

      No way! This only is a win for the defense if there’s other 250-300 pound pass rushers getting better match-ups because the OT is busy with Boykin. When you take Trent Cole OFF the field, only rush four and Boykin is essentially playing DE in a 4 man front (as stated repeatedly above by Barwin). This is not a win for the defense. Please explain how a 300LB linemen being tasked with blocking a 170lb DE/OLB (because that’s what he was on those plays..not a CB) is a win for DEFENSE? If it was a win for the defense why wouldn’t we see a rash of 170lb DE’s and OLBs throughout the league?

      The patriots don’t play arrington in these roles straight up. They use him on a blitz, using him to occupy an Olineman while your other pass rushers and blitzers get more favorable match-ups. In these scenarios above there’s a straight up 4 man rush. Boykin is easily handled by the OT. Whereas, Cole, Graham or Curry would have at least given you a chance one-on-one with OT. While they are now free to double Cox and go one to one on Sopoaga and Thornton. How is that a win?

      • Jernst

        It’s a four man rush that is easily picked up with a 5 man protection, allowing maximum eligible receivers to get out into routes while taking your best cover guy out of the play entirely, while simultaneously allowing the other team to double your only accomplished pass rusher. This couldn’t be any more of a win for the offense and a giant loss for the defense.

  • Dutch

    Ahhhh, that’s BS to have the smallest guy on the defense rushing in a 4 man rush. Also, Barwin leaves a lot to be desired in pass cover protection considering the field day Backs and Tight End have been having against the Eagles defense this early in the season.

    Over the last two games, Backs and Tight Ends have racked up 16 to 20 catches and a mile of yards. It’s not practical bringing up how efficient Barwin is in pass coverage when he’s not effective based on the recent results.

    I can’t find any rational reason to rush Boykins as a forth rusher taking rush attempts away from Brandon Graham and, or Vinny Curry.

    • aub32

      It’s Boykin. You’re making the same mistake as a lot of people who used to add an “s” to Asante Samuel(s).

      • Always Hopeful

        Earl Boykins! Marginal NBA player.

  • Jernst

    In any profession where people throw around the word genius with far too much regularity and for which there is a big gap in knowledge for those in the profession and those out of it, there is always the risk of those in the know getting too cute, so to say, with their approach.

    People make football a lot more complicated than it has to be. That’s what I love about Chip’s offense. It looks to create simple numbers advantages through spread formations and the use of the zone read and then gives the players the option to choose the best advantage while maximizing their skill sets.

    Defensive schemes need not be this complex. It’s good to confuse the opposing QB and make him guess where the rush is coming from. We saw the limitations of a purely vanilla four man rush with no variety last year. However, the goal should be to get your best players doing the thing that THEY DO BEST.

    You should not scheme to have Boykin rush the passer regularly, because that is not his strongest skill set. Similarly, you should not scheme to have Graham or Cole consistently drop in coverage for the same reason. Further, there is no confusion here, you are simply playing a CB at OLB and having said OLB rush the passer. If, instead of Boykin, it was Trent Cole in those shots above rushing the passer, no one would post an all 22 shot of it and laud Davis for being innovative and confusing QBs with his scheme. He’s simply using Boykin in a role that he is not suited for simply because, “the offense would never expect me to do something so counterintuitive.” BS…there was no confusion, the LT simply picked up Boykin just like he would any other rushing OLB in a 3-4 and destroyed him. All this accomplished was taking one of, if not, your best cover CB and wasted him, while someone that could truly excel at this task was placed on the bench.

    • Jernst

      This would be no different than putting McCoy on the bench on a critical 3rd down and playing Riley Cooper at RB, because hey, it really disguises our offensive play call, the defense certainly wasn’t expecting that. Then running Riley up the gut on a dive play. Which, inevitably, fails to pick up the first. And, then when asked why he would do such a thing, Chip says, “Obviously, we’d love to have McCoy in there running the ball, he’s pretty good at it, but more than anything else, it’s indecision on the [defenses] part. Why is this [big slow] guy coming [at us on the dive]? Is it a [run] or is it a [fake or play action]? What are they gonna do? Are they gonna put [a LB] on him? Sometimes we can manipulate the [defense] this way.”

      If he ever said anything like that he’d get laughed out of the league. Why is it ok on defense to do something so blatantly counterintuitive that puts your best players at a disadvantage based solely on the misguided hope of creating confusion in your opponent?

      • Jernst

        I honestly wish other teams would try this hard to confuse us by taking their best pass rushers off the field on obvious passing downs and playing their best CB at OLB or DE to rush the passer and set the edge in the run game.

        Oh how I hope the Cowboys take Demarcus Ware off the field and use a four man rush with Claiborne going up against Jason Peters!

        Unbelievable…I’m so fired up over this, I’m literally talking to myself.

        • CTAZPA

          Yeah, but such an enjoyable conversation. I alternatively chuckled and grumbled at both posts.

  • Chali

    I think it’s pretty stupid to have your best pass defender blitzing that much. I would rather try to disguise his coverage than have him blitz or rush. That is all.

  • Finlay Jones

    On the same play boykin was rushing the passer, Brandon graham was covering a wr outside. Maybe you should swap those two roles round, billy?

  • Engwrite

    Funny. But true.

    Maybe Boykin should replace Allen. If he’d been the safety he might’ve broken up the third and ten pass to Avery deep in KC territory during their last drive. Allen was in position but broke late. Allen did okay on his first year. He’s gone downhill. I think he is playing scared, playing not to lose, not to mess up. Can’t succeed that way.

  • Always Hopeful

    Davis obviously knows more than me, but I could see using Boykin in overloaded blitz looks to his side. He can work through the trash like a kick off return to get to the QB, but this strategy seems a little suspect.

    Much rather see Boykin covering people down field. I get it that Boykin is talented and versatile, it just seems like more of an indictment against the rest of the OLBs we have…ouch.

  • http://dayzpvp.com/ Ryan Paleface

    There is a slightly more optometrist way to look at this as well.

    If Boykin is locked in with a 350 pound tackle that means that someone like Cox or Curry has either one blocker to deal with (instead of 2), of perhaps even running free! That would be a rare case of course, but if they want to block Boykin, so be it – hopefully we can exploit that to our advantage.

  • EaglePete

    agree, its like being overly creative when its not necessary. Of course he can look smart when it works here or there but ya, sometimes just lineup and play football.

  • Always Hopeful

    So frustrating watching Allen. When he made that play on Smith in the first quarter last week, I never saw him be so decisive and effective in making a play.

    Yet, I was worried that he left someone uncovered as he was pursuing Smith. I was worried that Smith would somehow get the ball to where Allen was supposed to be….isn’t that sad? Even when the guy is making a play, I worry he’s going to blow it!

    He’s played “better” this year, but not to the level of a 2nd round pick. I guess we have to wait and see if Davis and his crew can “fix” Allen. Trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, but it’s hard.

  • levdog

    I hear you, that 3rd and 10 play from their own 5 yard line was the crucial play of the game. Nate Allen could have the hero, he was in position to break up the pass, but instead he played it cautious and allowed the pass to be completed, very frustrating.

  • All In Eagles

    and never will. We’ve been hearing he’s thinking too much and playing out of his element due to his injury early in his career. The time to forget that is over, he’s done as a starter.

  • http://dayzpvp.com/ Ryan Paleface

    You are right, but the problem is that too many of those 3rd and longs get converted.

    I am a golfer and I do the same thing all the time: follow up a terrific shot with a terrible shot. Getting a 3rd and 15 is awesome, but giving up 20 yards on the next play sucks bad.

  • http://dayzpvp.com/ Ryan Paleface

    Really hoping there is some safety talent in the next draft.

  • cliff henny

    yeah, wasnt saying blowing 3rd and 10+’s are a good thing…but at least on 1st and 2nd down they’re not getting steamrolled over….like last yr, where defense put up little to no resistance. i figured this year was going to be a little rough, just trying to take some positives. being eagle fan 35+ yrs, know it’s engrained in us to dwell on negatives…been ALOT of them

  • Dewey

    optometrist?

  • Dutch

    The problem with Boykins being the 4th rusher is that someone like Curry or Graham are sitting on the bench watching this bizarre concept when they could be doing the rushing of the QB and creating disruption at a far greater rate than Boykins can matched up with a Tackle.

  • aub32

    That’s if Boykin is blitzing in a 5 man rush scenario. You see on these plays that Boykin is the 4th man rushing. Those rushes could be given to Graham or Curry. Did you see when Davis had Thorton trying to run over to cover Charles. Stop getting cute and just play the game.

  • http://dayzpvp.com/ Ryan Paleface

    There is certainly a lot to be excited about defensively this year.

    Next year is 30 years for me as a fan so I am right behind ya buddy!

  • All In Eagles

    Yep, as it’s great to be good or ‘win’ 1st and 2nd down which Trent and Demeco have been preaching (and which they accomplished last week), there’s this feeling now when it’s 3&8 or more where I’m thinking, ‘here comes a 20 yard play’, and it happened so often during that KC game. As a D its impossible to win every down but getting in those 3& longs is supposed to make a D feel invincible, but so far it’s been completely deflating.

  • aub32

    I’d have no problem with Boykin blitzing, but here he’s matched up one on one with the tackle. Send him on a delayed blitz or a CB blitz. Don’t play him as the rushing OLB.

  • JofreyRice

    Boykins!

    I’m in agreement with you here, Dutch Dalton. I don’t mind this kind of play once in awhile, but it seems like this is happening too much. If it’s taking passrush opportunities away from Curry or Graham, the possible benefits of surprising the protection is outweighed by scheming your best passrushers to the bench. Once or twice a game, not 11 times.

    Curry generated massive pressure on just a few snaps, you gotta give him more of a chance. They paid lip service to scheming to the strengths of the D, but it sure doesn’t look like that’s what they’re doing.

  • EaglePete

    no he shouldve just nailed the wr and he would have timed it perfectly and probably prevented the catch. Instead he thought he had to time to get a hand on the ball and he whiffed, 1st down. Safeties need to want to hit guys sometimes, Allen has none of that killer instinct in him.

  • Richard Colton

    I’d love to see some kind of hybrid firehouse blitz that has Boykins and Berwin blitzing together.

  • JofreyRice

    It would create a lot of confusion (among the fanbase). We could call it the Delta package. I think there’s a good chance opposing QBs would be layed down, getting massaged.

    BTW, the original name of this article was “The Many Boykins of Brandon Boykin”.

  • Guest

    the ol’ “Delta” blitz, if you will

  • nicksaenz1

    priceless