“Offense may win games, but defense wins championships, and Week 3 matchups” – Bear Bryant after watching the Eagles showdown against Indy, probably. In MVP candidate Carson Wentz’s return to the starting lineup for the first time since a devastating knee injury, it was actually the No Phly Zone defense that carried the team to victory. […]Read more "Statistical takeaways from Eagles defensive week 3 win over the Colts"
Earlier in the week, Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that All-Star Jimmy Butler requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Less than an hour later, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski shed a bit more light on the situation, listing the Nets, Clippers, and Knicks as Butler’s top three preferred destinations. The news- albeit not all that surprising […]Read more "Unfinished Business: Sixers should be back in the (Star) Hunt for Jimmy Butler"
Back in Week 3 for another installment of Fantasy Football Friday, I am your host Jalyn Smoot with even more ways to run up the score in your fantasy football leagues. This week’s matchup is a potential shootout, with the hometown Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) hosting the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts at the Linc. Former Offensive Coordinator […]Read more "Fantasy Football Friday: Eagles vs Colts"
Making it’s series debut on Philly Sports Network on this fine September evening, Fantasy Football Friday is a weekly series that will help you figure out which Eagles to fave or fade in your fantasy lineups. I decided to introduce this series in Week 2 since the Eagles opened the season on a Thursday and debuting […]Read more "Fantasy Football Friday: Eagles at Tampa Bay"
The Eagles’ season opening performance against the Falcons certainly didn’t reflect the gold standard of play the team displayed last season, as the game was littered with frustrating turnovers and gaffes, but it was good enough to put the Birds in the win column to start their championship defending campaign. Incumbent starting quarterback Nick Foles […]Read more "Statistical takeaways from Eagles rollercoaster win over Falcons"
With the highly anticipated Eagles season opener just hours away, emotions amongst Philly faithfuls has risen to levels previously believed to be impossible, and the hype surrounding the Birds is REAL. And why not? They are the reigning Super Bowl champions after all. After a season in which just about every conceivable achievement was met and […]Read more "Five shamelessly bold predictions for the Eagles 2018 Season"
With just a shade under a month before the Eagles open the 2018 NFL season against Atlanta, it’s important to remember that this season is unlike any other. There have been numerous highly talented Eagles teams over the years, many with lofty expectations, but none even remotely as high as the bar set for the […]Read more "From D2 to NFL Terror: Why Dallas Goedert could be an X-Factor for the Eagles this season"
The last few days have been an absolute whirlwind for anyone trying to keep track of all the rumors circulating superstar infielder Manny Machado. The 4x all-star has been linked to seven ball clubs across the league- the Phillies, Dodgers, Brewers, and Yankees being cited as the heaviest suitors. These four franchises have been stuck […]Read more "Manny Mania: Making sense of the latest rumors and where the Phillies stand"
Patiry (pe•rə•dē) Dictionary.com: the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay Merriam-Webster: the quality or state of being equal or equivalent. Oxford: The state or condition of being equal, especially as regards status or pay. Parity, a simple concept of equality. Parity has been an invaluable part of society for centuries. […]Read more "Warriors may be breaking the NBA, but there’s a silver-lining for Sixers & Philadelphia sports teams"
For the first time in seven years, the Phillies found themselves with sole possession of first place in the NL East. It’s been a long, tumultuous road back to glory, but the Phils are finally asserting themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Victors of six of their last ten games, the Phillies’ 29-20 […]Read more "Practice what you preach: The time is now for Phillies to ‘Be Bold” and trade for Machado"