Week one is here and the Eagles are ready for war. The 53-man roster is set and while there’s plenty of excitement surrounding a receiving corps bursting with speed, there seems to be a concern at corner once again with the only outside backup being Craig James. The Eagles officially ended the Sidney Jones era […]Read more "Jim Schwartz says Craig James is among Eagles’ most improved players"
Throughout the playoffs, the Flyers got no help from the man-advantage. Ok, four goals were scored on the Flyers powerplay, so “no help” isn’t entirely accurate. However, converting on 7.7% of your powerplays isn’t exactly going to help you win games and advance through the playoffs. That was no more evident than their series against […]Read more "Who’s to Blame for the Lack of Production on the Powerplay?"
Roster cutdown weekend was a rollercoaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. There were plenty of surprises, both pleasant and not so, throughout the course of a hectic 48-hour period, but one area of the team that looks set for a resurgence is special teams. Looking back Dave Fipp’s unit is traditionally one of the better ones […]Read more "Eagles placed a real emphasis on special teams when forming 53-man roster"
In true Eagles’ nature, Philadelphia pulled off a nail-biting, jaw-clenching, up-and-down upset of the NFC North Champion Chicago Bears this Sunday night. Needing all the fortuity the football gods could muster, and a timely timeout by Doug Pederson, the Birds will again look to play spoiler in New Orleans next weekend. Taking no time to […]Read more "How Eagles wildcard win strengthens what could be a complicated offseason"
Three weeks ago, I delved into the topic of special teams and how they looked this year compared to last. Is the Flyers special teams unit better or worse than it was in 2017? After the last eight games, it only seems right to take a look at how the Flyers have fared over the […]Read more "Revisiting the Flyers’ special teams units three weeks later"
The Flyers special team woes are nothing new. Fans have become accustomed to the old “dump and chase” routine on the power play, and the “sit back and wait” mentality exhibited on the penalty kill. The last time the Flyers had a top 5 penalty killing unit was the 2013-14 season. They trailed only Ottawa, […]Read more "Flyers ailing penalty kill on pace for a record setting year"
In what many thought was supposed to be year one to a new Flyers reign, has turned into something completely different. Through the first 6 games of the year, the Flyers, 4-2-0, have been very dominant in each of those six games, asserting their new mentality of play that Coach Dave Hakstol has preached over […]Read more "5 Observations from the Flyers Season so far"