October 12, 2015 |
When the Eagles have the ball The Eagles' inconsistent offense will have an opportunity to show its potential on Sunday against the NFL's 24th-ranked defense. New Orleans has allowed 381.5 yards and 26 points per game. Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who finally showed that he can stretch the field with a vertical passing game last week, could do so against the Saints. New Orleans has allowed six passing plays of more than 40 yards, the most in the NFL. The 9.8 yards per pass attempt against the Saints defense is also the most in the NFL. The secondary is getting healthier with cornerback Keenan Lewis and safety Jairus Byrd returning to form after early-season injuries.
September 13, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 1. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Saints. Despite the favorable rushing matchup, Palmer will have to carry a big load to keep pace with Drew Brees & Co. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers at Jaguars. Given the sorry state of Carolina's receiving corps, and the soft underbelly of the Jacksonville defense, Stewart should find plenty of room to roam on Sunday. Chris Ivory, RB, Jets vs. Browns. Ivory has no real competition for carries, and there are plenty of concerns about the Jets' passing game.
March 25, 2015 |
While the Eagles look for a wide receiver to replace Jeremy Maclin, the Soul have found one. Marques Colston, the New Orleans Saints' all-time leader in four receiving categories, won't be playing for the Soul anytime soon. Instead, the 10-year veteran, who joined the Soul as an ownership partner last fall, will be closely involved with the team. "With me being on the back end of my career, I know they are going to show me the door sooner rather than later," Colston, a seventh-round draft pick out of Hofstra, said of the Saints.
November 8, 2014 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 10 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Cam Newton, QB, Panthers at Eagles. In a week when three star QBs are idle, Newton offers hope. Though he hasn't had a TD strike since Week 7, he ran one in last week and he'll be facing a very hospitable Philly defense. Newton is hard to trust, but he always manages to rebound. Why not under the Monday night lights? Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens vs. Titans. Forsett leads Baltimore's two- or three-headed (depending on the whims of his coaches)
October 12, 2014 |
WITH ALL the negative news surrounding Atlantic City and the casinos shutting their doors, the Soul and majority owner Ron Jaworski hope to bring some positivity to the Jersey Shore. It's not yet been finalized, but the Daily News has learned that a deal is in the works for the Soul to play two games at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall this upcoming season. The first game would be in March - and televised nationally on ESPN - while the other would be at a later date. The Soul is in negotiations with the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on the potential deal.
August 21, 2014 |
It's the time of year when fantasy enthusiasts obsess over draft order and which players will be available when the time comes to make that fateful first-round pick. Jamaal or Shady? Peyton or Brees? Bud or Miller? But as important as your initial pick can be, it pales in comparison to the handful of selections you'll make - or miss - several rounds later. Who are this year's hidden gems? Let's take a look at my sleeper picks, broken down by position. (Note: ADP, or "average draft position," indicates where the player is typically being selected within his position.
July 30, 2014 |
Just because few rookie wide receivers have come into the NFL in their first seasons and dominated doesn't mean that Jordan Matthews will not. But some of the reports that have trickled out of Eagles practices about Matthews' feats have been downright hyperbolic when evidence contrary to his making a first-year splash is so overwhelming. The Eagles don't need Matthews to put up those kinds of numbers even without DeSean Jackson. Their offensive personnel are designed so that they can play any type of game with balance at the three skill positions of receiver, running back and tight end. They are high on Matthews, though, both in public and private.
November 1, 2013 |
ONE OF THE themes to this season is the underperforming running back. Like loud ties and bad breath, they are impossible to hide. LeSean McCoy, admirably taking responsibility even though his offensive line can't open a can of tuna right now, is on the list. But he's certainly not alone. Let's look at the top consensus running backs entering the season and how they've fared halfway through. Adrian Peterson, Vikings: The tragedy he has endured with the murder of his son makes criticizing his inconsistent fantasy production heartless.
June 5, 2013 |
HIS NAME is his outlook. "All things are possible through God's greatness" is not just the English translation to Ifeanyi Momah's Nigerian first name. It is the philosophy that has sustained him through the last 21 months of his life. By now, many of us have heard his story. Bounced between defensive end and receiver at Boston College, his knee torn up amid what appeared to be a breakout game against Northwestern at the start of the 2011 season, his appeal to play a sixth season denied by the NCAA.