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In this episode of “Football Nation Today,” Alex looks at the landscape across the NFL as training camps open up this week:
1st Down: Interview with “Football Nation” contributor Jeff Sperber. Alex and Jeff spar about Jeff’s latest NFL preview “Super Chart,” in which he predicts an Eagles and Steelers football (and an early postseason exit for the Patriots). The rise of the Texans, fall of the Saints, and potential mediocrity of the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants is discussed as well.
2nd Down: The NCAA handed down severe sanctions on Penn St. this week, including a 60 million dollar fine, the reduction of 40 total scholarships over the next four years, and deduction of Joe Paterno’s wins from 1998-2011. Alex discusses his thrill at the severe hit Paterno’s legacy has taken over the past week, but his disappointment that the death penalty wasn’t implemented. Though these sanctions are crippling to the football program, they don’t do much to chance the culture surrou
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There was no afternoon practice on Wednesday...which may explain why Beano and I were going bananas trying to find it on PE.com live-stream video yesterday at 2:00 P.M. EST......They did run some 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills in the morning, mostly with the defense way ahead of the offense at this point in camp... If you caught some of the TC video on NFLN last night, you saw some Eagles...
Michael Vick burned all his owners last season, including me. But it’s a new year and Mike has another opportunity to prove his critics wrong. The studs are set. Rodgers, Brady and Brees have played themselves into a separate category. They’re goin’ after the tier one running backs are selected. Then who? Well Reid’s strategy remains pass oriented. Vick will get his. And...
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The veterans reported for duty at Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Wednesday and Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn noted that they arrived to Lehigh University earlier than usual.
They’re excited. We’re excited. It’s like the first day of school. Nerves and excitement abound. The Eagles posted the photo above on their Facebook...
Current Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek is beloved amongst fans and rightfully so. Celek is one of the best—though underrated—tight ends in the NFL. He is also among the best tight ends in Eagles history and, in 2011, quietly ranked alongside Pro Bowl tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham.
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If reports are true, Celek may find...