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Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at Washington Redskins (0-0)
When this line opened at -5, it was one of the few lines I really had no idea on. I was just going to take the points because I felt the Redskins were being overrated. They won’t recover a league best 67% of their fumbles again. Robert Griffin won’t have an interception rate of 1.0% again. And while their overall injury situation should be better, especially with the return of Brian Orakpo and Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin’s injury and how it could change his game can’t be overlooked at all. They also were without a first round pick to add much needed help to their defense.
However, this line shifted to -3.5, through the key number of 4, because the Eagles’ strong pre-season and I don’t think that’s right. The Eagles will have fewer injuries this year, especially on the offensive line, where they return Jason Peterson, Todd Herremans, and Jason Kelce, to go with rookie Lane Johnson to give them essentially 4 new st...
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For the Washington Redskins, the distraction of Robert Griffin’s health is no longer a distraction. This week head coach Mike Shanahan said unless a “crazy setback” were to happen, the reining offensive rookie of the year is ready to go. He better be, because their Monday night opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is big. Due to the Redskins success last season, their schedule...
The Washington Redskins pulled a surprise move last week when they awarded former West Virginia star Pat White a spot on their initial 53-man roster which meant the team will carry four quarterbacks.
For White a second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2009 the roster spot represented a big step in the right direction as he continues his quest to resurrect his career after being...
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Hughes and offensive lineman Dennis Kelly have been ruled out of the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Monday night. Head coach Chip Kelly said
Cary Williams for lack of a better phrase is a sh*t starter.
I don’t know if that will be good or bad for the Eagles in the long run, but in the short term, I don’t think he is having a positive effect on the team.
He has gotten into a few scuffles this offseason and at a time where they Eagles need to be coming together, he is pulling them apart.
This has always been my problem...
Fights during practice don’t usually mean much — it’s just guys blowing their tops for a minute during rehearsals that can be physical, whether the NFL likes it or not. However, the Thursday scuffle between two Philadelphia Eagles — receiver Riley Cooper and cornerback Cary Williams — might be indicative of larger issues. Quarterback Michael Vick was the one breaking up...
Cary Williams was brought to Philadelphia to bring Super Bowl experience and quality play at the cornerback position.
So far Williams has been anything but an experienced veteran for the Eagles. On the heels of his fight with Riley Cooper on Thursday, the question now being asked, is whether or not Williams is a liability for the Eagles.
Michael Vick, who is the teams captain,...
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may not be hanging out with Robert Griffin III any time soon.
The longest-serving justice on the Court is no stranger to controversy, and he may have stirred some up while giving a speech in Houston on Friday. According to the Houston Chronicle, Scalia was taking questions from the audience when one attendee asked him if he was a Redskins fan...
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may not be hanging out with Robert Griffin III anytime soon.
The longest-serving justice on the court is no stranger to controversy, and he may have stirred some up while giving a speech in Houston on Friday.
According to the Houston Chronicle , Scalia was taking questions from the audience when one attendee asked him if he were a Redskins fan...
The Philadelphia Eagles’ Cary Williams and Riley Cooper got into a fight in practice on Thursday. Williams is a feisty and fiery guy who likes to mix it up when he can. I think we all know what Cooper is best known for at this point. Words and such were had.
Hal approached me about this week’s photoshop and wanted me to show Williams and Cooper making amends. We floated some...
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Sunday’s quick hits:
1. On Saturday afternoon, the Eagles released cornerback, Brandon Hughes.
2. Just how good is this Eagles run defense? Their first test will be Monday night against Alfred Morris and Robert...
WATN: Freddie “FredEx” Mitchell
Did you ever wonder what happens to some of the Philadelphia Eagles when they retire from the game of football? I am always fascinated on some of the paths that these former athletes take once their playing careers have ended. As we move forward, please let me know what players you would like to hear about.
Freddie Mitchell was born and raised...
Following the criticism of the playing surface at FedEx Field this
past January, on the day Washington Redskins quarterback Robert
Griffin III tore his ACL, the NFL vowed to take a more proactive
approach in monitoring field conditions.