November 15, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 10 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Blake Bortles, QB, Jaguars at Ravens. Bortles has been airing it out nicely (even lighting up the solid Jets secondary last week). Now he'll be facing one of the NFL's most generous pass defenses in Baltimore. James Starks, RB, Packers vs. Lions. Though Eddie Lacy will still get some carries (assuming he plays with his sore groin), Starks will be the biggest beneficiary of Detroit's sievelike run defense on Sunday.
November 1, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 8 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Jets at Saints. Fitzpatrick has been steady at the helm for the Jets, but this could be his best game yet. Oakland has coughed up an NFL-worst 304 net passing yards per game, along with 11 TDs through the air. Both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker should find their way into the end zone. Chris Johnson, RB, Cardinals at Browns. He is still, somewhat remarkably, the lead dog in Arizona's backfield committee.
October 25, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 7 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals vs. Ravens. On Monday night, Palmer and his playmaking receivers face a Ravens secondary that has made Colin Kaepernick and Josh McCown look like Hall of Famers over the past two games. Frank Gore, RB, Colts vs. Saints. It will be interesting to see if Ahmad Bradshaw poaches more of the workload this weekend; but for now, this is still Gore's backfield.
October 11, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 5 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Marcus Mariota, QB, Titans vs. Bills. The ahead-of-schedule rookie has had an extra week to prepare for a defense that has already coughed up 10 passing TDs and nearly 300 passing yards per game. Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants vs. 49ers. Though he's not piling up the rushing yards, he's contributing nicely as a receiver. And Sunday night, Jennings will be facing one of the league's true defensive doormats.
August 26, 2015 |
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh was not happy with those on the Eagles who were critical of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs for his hit on Sam Bradford in Saturday's preseason game. Eagles tackle Jason Peters called Suggs "dirty" and the hit a "cheap shot" after the game. "When you start popping off about somebody's character, you've crossed the line," Harbaugh told reporters. "That's not really something that we respect. But most of those guys understood the play and understood that [No.]
August 25, 2015 |
BACK IN high school, Sam Bradford was a smooth two-guard on an AAU team that featured Blake Griffin, so he is well-aware of the proper way to operate a fastbreak offense against an overmatched "D. " "Lob city," the quarterback said Saturday night when asked to put into words his personal philosophy on sharing a playing surface with a human being capable of dunking over a midsize sedan. Two hours earlier, Bradford led the Eagles on their own version of the fastbreak: a frenetic, 12-play charge down the field against a Ravens defense that might have backed up all the way to Baltimore if not for a touchdown that relieved them of their duty to keep pretending to try. Over the course of just 3 minutes and 55 second of game clock, the Eagles used four different personnel packages, employing the same one on consecutive plays just four times.
August 24, 2015 |
Sam Bradford wanted to take a hit Saturday night. The Eagles quarterback never could have imagined the first one he withstood. On the sixth snap of Bradford's only drive in the Eagles' 40-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens, Bradford handed the ball to Darren Sproles. After the handoff, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs lunged into the left knee of an unsuspecting Bradford. It was the same knee that required two surgeries and is the biggest variable in the Eagles season. "You would have to ask him, but I think that's what he was trying to do," Bradford said.
August 23, 2015 |
THE COMPETITION for the third outside linebacker position got a little more interesting yesterday, as defensive coordinator Bill Davis told reporters that Marcus Smith, who left Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury, will be out for tonight's preseason game with the Baltimore Ravens. Smith, the Eagles first-round draft pick in 2014, wore a black sleeve on his right leg during yesterday's practice, which he did not participate in. He told reporters he will be out for "two to three weeks.
August 22, 2015 |
On Aug. 23, 2014, Sam Bradford was sequestered in the visitors locker room during a Rams-Browns game and thinking about his immediate future. The Rams quarterback had just recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee only to suffer the same injury in the third game of the preseason, sabotaging all the rehabilitation work he had done to reach that point. Never mind playing in an Eagles jersey - the notion of returning to the field again seemed difficult to grasp. "I thought this day would never come," Bradford said earlier this summer.
August 21, 2015 |
JOINT PRACTICES are "organized chaos," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said after the first of the three days of welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to NovaCare, in advance of Saturday's preseason game. "Both teams are teetering on being under control, but out of control at the same time. It's real thin ice, but I think cooler heads prevail. We're all professionals. We're out here trying to compete. I think we all have that understanding and mutual respect for each other, and we're out here just trying to get work done.