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The Fake Football:
The best kind of DeSean Jackson is one that’s engaged, involved, active, blazing around the corners of defenses, juking and hopping before weak-kneed defenders, taunting opponents and fans with equal fervor and, yes, a nuclear level of douchiness.
That was not 2012 Jackson. The guy you snatched in the late fifth or early sixth round of last year’s fantasy drafts posted abysmal numbers that made the explosive receiver only occasionally useful fantasy bench fodder. He caught 45 balls for 700 yards, proving to be the quintessential deep threat: A fake football weapon when the deep ball connects, and a fantasy squad killer when it doesn’t.
In re-draft leagues, Jackson won’t remain as dirt filthy cheap as he is today, as he’s going in the late seventh round of mock drafts, eight picks behind teammate Jeremy Maclin. His stock is going to rise, I think, as his role in head coach Chip Kelly’s offense comes into focus over the next few months.
I don’t, however think the perception of Jackson...
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If the Philadelphia Eagles pursue safety Kenny Phillips in free agency, they might be able to thank LeSean McCoy for making it possible. If you don’t recall, it was McCoy who put a juke on Phillips in Week 4 of 2012 that caused him to twist his knee and do some damage to his MCL and PCL.
Gif courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation
That play knocked Phillips out of the game and basically...
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Although offensive tackle Luke Joeckel has been getting a lot of attention, small school product Eric Fisher is making a strong case that he should be the top offensive tackle off the board in this years NFL Draft. Out of Central Michigan, Fisher stands at 6-7 and 306 pounds. Despite the prototypical offensive tackle frame, Fisher showed some versatility, playing guard at times...
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets aren’t interested in trading for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who played for Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg last year in Philly.
Jets aren’t interested in trading for Eagles QB Nick Foles, who played for new OC Marty Mornhinweg in Philly, at this point. #nyj
— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) March 4, 2013...
NFL Free AgencyTags: Brent CelekClay HarborDelanie WalkerMartellus BennettPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles aren’t going to be doing anything major on the free agent market this offseason, but I could see them making a subtle move at the tight end position. They can’t be thrilled about the production they got from their tight ends in 2012....
SecondaryTags: Nmandi AsomughaPhiladelphia EaglesFirst there was a report and tweet by Howard Eskin of 94WIP and FOX29 earlier today that the Birds were going to release cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha today. Then there was a tweet by Philly.com’s Jeff McLane that the Eagles weren’t going to release Asomugha today.
Now Eskin is admitting...
It seems like just yesterday that teams from all over the NFL were stuck in a bidding war for Nnamdi Asomugha. The Eagles eventually won the cornerback’s rights, which led to Vince Young dubbing Philadelphia the “Dream Team.”
The “Dream Team” moniker didn’t last with the Eagles, and neither did Asomugha. The team will release the 31-year-old corner on Wednesday, according...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has a little of free time on his hands before he begins his quarterback competition with Nick Foles, so what better way to use your time wisely, then to sign your family and yourself up for some dog training classes.
The photo courtesy of Crossing Broad show Vick, and the family dog, Angel, during dog training classes at a New Jersey...
NewsTags: Nnamdi AsomughaPhiladelphia EaglesAt some point today, we may have an answer about Nnamdi Asomugha’s future with the Eagles. And then again, we may not.
According to Profootballtalk.com, Howard Eskin reported this morning that the Eagles are expected to release Asomugha at some point today, however just minutes later Jeff McLane reported...
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