Leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz was often linked to Ben Roethlisberger as a pro comparison. At least one scout is on the record for believing the two quarterbacks share similarities. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson doesn’t seem to disagree. Read more »
The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 after beating the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football by a final score of 29 to 14. Here’s a look at 10 things to be learned from this game. Read more »
The Philadelphia Eagles 2016 NFL schedule continues this week as the team is set to play the Chicago Bears in a Monday Night Football game. The Eagles are trying to stay undefeated after getting off to a 1-0 start by beating the Browns last week.
Everyone is interested to see what Carson Wentz can do in Chicago after looking very impressive in his first NFL start. The Wentz hype has been running high this week. The 23-year-old quarterback won Rookie of the Week honors, saw his jersey instantly become a top-seller, and even got a shout-out from President Barack Obama. Read more »
A number of NFL players from different teams have joined Colin Kaepernick in making demonstrations during the national anthem since the 49ers quarterback sat down while the song was being played prior to a 49ers preseason game. To this point, no members of the Eagles have joined Kaepernick in protest. That just might change this week, however, as the Birds prepare to play against the Bears on Monday Night Football. Read more »
One of the most memorable throws from Carson Wentz’s first NFL start was not one of his two touchdown passes.
Make no mistake, those were stellar as well. But the way Wentz stood tall in the pocket and took a big hit on fourth-and-four right after delivering a strike to Zach Ertz over the middle for a first down was nothing short of impressive. The moment was a demonstration of Wentz’s poise and toughness.
When asked to compare Wentz to quarterbacks he’s worked with in his career, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich cited the team’s fourth down conversion as a moment that reminded him of the past.
Finishing in third place on America’s Got Talent was obviously not the goal for Jon Dorenbos. Naturally, the Eagles’ long snapper was disappointed he didn’t win. But that didn’t stop him from enjoying the great run he had on the NBC show. Read more »
The moment I realized people had lost their minds over Carson Wentz did not come when President Obama referenced him in the opening of his speech at Eakins Oval on Tuesday. It came a few hours later when I was in attendance at the Wells Fargo Center for SmackDown Live, a weekly WWE show.
A jobber came out to the ring for a non-televised match. He claimed to be wresting in his hometown of Philadelphia. “We have the Liberty Bell,” he said, “we have the cheesesteak, and we finally have a quarterback!” Later, a fan in the crowd had a WENTZ sign, which popped up on TV.
If both professional wrestlers and the president of the United States are picking up on the Carson Wentz hype enough to mention it in their speeches, you know people are excited. But it goes beyond that. Wearing a bootleg Wentz shirsey on the subway last night, I got high-fived by five different strangers. My neighbor and I had our longest conversation ever about Wentz. When I ordered a pizza Sunday after the game, the delivery man and I talked about Carson Wentz for two minutes. I don’t even think we said anything notable. “Wow, what a first start!” “It was pretty good.” “I’m excited.” “I’m excited, too.” I even caught a “How ’bout them Birds” from an Eagles fan while walking through the city.
There is hard evidence of fans’ excitement, too. Carson Wentz jerseys are the top-seller in the NFL since Sunday. Yes, the city is going bonkers over a guy who has done one thing in his NFL career: throw two touchdown passes against the Browns. Read more »
Connor Barwin recently did an interview with GQ about his diet. Barwin is listed as 6-foot-4, 264 pounds — and in modern pro sports, every extra little bit counts. So he works out a lot, and he also eats a lot. He detailed his diet and pre-game ritual for the magazine, but he also explained his one cheat:
You obviously try to get protein and amino acids back. My normal routine is coming home and getting pizza—but that’s more for relaxing. Mushroom pizza always from Santucci’s in Philadelphia. Always.
Eagles fans were pretty excited on Sunday as Carson Wentz led the team down the field for the first time. People were anxious to see how he’d do, and he looked great! He’d thrown just one incomplete pass as the Eagles marched to the Browns’ 19-yard line. On the sideline, CBS 3 cameraman Kyle Hall was excited, too. He’s been an Eagles fan his whole life and he was interested to see how Wentz did. As the Eagles moved the ball down the field, the stadium got more electric. “You could just feel the energy in the whole stadium was pretty intense,” Hall says.
He staked out a good spot in the corner of the end zone. Just like Wentz, Hall was on his game on Sunday. When Wentz threw a pass to the corner of the end zone, Hall followed the path of the ball right into Jordan Matthews’s hands. The next thing he knew, Matthews’ helmet was headed right for his face. Read more »