NFL Notes: Patrick Peterson, Bills, & Dolphins

Patrick Peterson Former Eagles president Joe Banner mentioned on NFL Insiders that the lockout prior to the 2011 draft prevented Philadelphia from trading up for CB Patrick Peterson. “When we were in Philadelphia, we traded Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick,” Banner said, via CBS Philly. “The original trade was...
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2011 NFL Lockout prevented Eagles from drafting Patrick Peterson

Embed from Getty Images   In each of the Eagles final four losses of the 2015 season, they allowed 38 points or more. One of those games was against the Arizona Cardinals, a team that was just eliminated from the playoffs with a loss to the Panthers in the NFC Championship game. The Cardinals had the fifth-ranked defense in the NFL this season and fifth-ranked pass defense...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Reid has remarkable track record of success with NFL quarterbacks

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s a widely-held belief that great NFL teams need great quarterback play, and there’s no better example than the New England Patriots, who have won four Super Bowls under the direction of Tom Brady. Andy Reid hasn’t had a quarterback quite like Brady, who his Kansas City Chiefs will face Saturday in their AFC Divisional Round matchup. Yet Reid has enjoyed...
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Eagles Still Control Their Playoff Destiny Even if They Lose Against Cardinals

Eagles stiff arm their way to a win over Buffalo. Photo: KYLE GRANTHAM/THE NEWS JOURNAL The Eagles improved to 6-7 after beating the Bills yesterday and remain tied for first place in the NFC East.  Their wins these last two weeks could turn out to be the difference between making the playoffs or watching the playoffs. Both the Eagles and Redskins are 6-7 right now.  The Giants...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

SURPRISE – Odell Beckham Jr had best performance rating Sunday

We all know how much it sucks for a great player on a bad team. Larry Fitzgerald toiled away in Arizona, even though for too many years the team’s quarterbacks consisted of John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Drew Stanton, and a quadriplegic Elvis-impersonator. Calvin “Megatron” Johnson had Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton(hey, there he is again!). JJ Watt is the only player on the Texans...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills GM Whaley: Plan was to sit Manuel behind Kolb 'one or two years'

When the Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft, it raised some eyebrows. Scouts pegged the Florida State product as not exactly NFL ready in year one, but the Bills thought he was worth taking a shot on. They just weren't planning on playing him in year one, according to general manager Doug Whaley."That was the original plan. Sit behind Kevin Kolb learn...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking back at 2010 Eagles minicamp is a trip…

If 2015 was supposed to be the culmination of Andy Reid’s 5-Year-Plan from back in 2010, we must have time-warped into another football galaxy. To say a lot has changed since then is putting it mildly. Right around this time of the summer in 2010, we were preparing for the Kevin Kolb era at QB in Philly. Veteran mainstay Donovan McNabb had been traded away to the Redskins in...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

BLOG: The Arizona Cardinals are toast

I was perusing the clearance section of in hopes of trying to score myself a relatively cheap Arizona Cardinals item for the upcoming Father’s Day (Hallmark) holiday and started running across some odd items. It makes sense they want to clear out jerseys of players no longer with the team like Beanie Wells, Darnell Dockett and Kevin Kolb. Other things are just plain...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Briles' ability to recruit, develop QBs taken in NFL draft is unrivaled

When five-star quarterback recruit Jarrett Stidham backed out of his commitment to Texas Tech and instead signed with Baylor, there could only be a two-word explanation: Art Briles. The Baylor Bears coach is conducting a clinic in how to recruit quarterbacks, develop them, win with them and then send them off to the NFL. When Bryce Petty was selected by the New York Jets in the fifth...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

OIL History: 2010

This is the fifth installment in our ongoing oral history project. You can read previous chapters here. The 2010 season was relatively peaceful. No one was deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. No one was in Walter Reed. And no one had just returned from deployment. It was also the first after establishing the website in March 2010. But the OIL didn't stop there. They started...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: After Winston and Mariota, Who Are the Next Quarterbacks Up?

The “Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota” debate will continue up until draft day, and throughout both of their careers. Following those two, however, the 2015 draft class has become widely known as a poor quarterback class. While this class doesn’t offer another “projected” NFL starter, there are still a handful of passers that have the upside to surpass expectations and...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The three Philadelphia Eagles most likely to be traded in a Marcus Mariota deal

Rumblings of the Philadelphia Eagles trading up to grab Marcus Mariota are continuing to gain steam. Last week, PhillyVoice writer Jimmy Kempski dropped a #KempskiBomb with this tweet suggesting the Birds may trade all the way up to number one overall: Becoming more and more convinced daily that the Eagles are trading up to #1 prior to the draft. — Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns Falls For the Josh McCown Jig

It seems like year after year bottom-tier quarterbacks cash in on the free agent market. From Kevin Kolb to Matt Flynn in year’s past to this year with Josh McCown, and I am sure that he will not be the only one that cashes in before the end of free agency. Just last season, McCown was expected to revive the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he failed miserably and was released by the...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Years Later: Grading The 2012 Arizona Cardinals Draft

There is a saying amongst NFL fans and experts that you can't really judge a draft until three years down the line.  This is because the NFL has such a shorter season compared to the NBA or NHL, it takes three years of starting every game in the NFL just to achieve the same amount of play time in half a season for the NBA.It also doesn't help that the NFL has no affiliate or development...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Tuesday South Practice Notes

In the first 2015 Senior Bowl Scouting of the South team’s practice, there were a few standout safeties, receivers and defensive linemen that caught the eye of Optimum Scouting evaluators Alex Brown and Ian Wharton. Alex Brown watched the quarterbacks, skill position players and defensive backs, and Ian Wharton evaluated the offensive and defensive lines, so be sure to check out...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams, recent history stand between Cardinals and playoffs

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Lyle Sendlein doesn't remember much from the Cardinals' 17-3 loss in St. Louis two seasons ago on Thursday night football.  "I probably deleted it from my memory," the Cardinals center said. "I'm sure there were a lot of sacks." Nine, to be exact. Quarterback Kevin Kolb got beat up so badly that his helmet was knocked off twice and he took a straight shot to jaw...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Arizona Cardinals Must Win Against the Chiefs to Keep Playoff Hope Alive

The Arizona Cardinals are essentially in a must-win situation this week against the Kansas City Chiefs if they want to make the playoffs. Let’s examine why this is true. The other three opponents on the schedule are the full compliment of NFC West foes. That is going to be tough seeing how St. Louis looked real sharp in demolishing Oakland last week and are playing solid football...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills say they have EJ Manuel back on 'original plan'

BY LANDON RODYBuffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel struggled adjusting to the starting gig his first year and a half, having been plagued by injuries as a rookie and failing to get a good handle on things as a young sophomore.Manuel combined for 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 14 total starts, and four weeks into his second season, he was replaced by veteran Kyle Orton.Despite...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – All I Want For Christmas Is A QB

Here we are in mid-November and the Buffalo Bills are once again seemingly out of the playoff hunt. Similar to 2008, early season promise gave way to soul crushing reality. As in years past there are many issues that plague this team, but none more likely to be analyzed than that of the QB… There is no doubt that the NFL has always been and will always be a QB driven league. Teams...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

4 unforgettable moments between the Philadelphia Eagles & Green Bay Packers

The Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers will meet this Sunday at Lambeau Field. Although these two teams aren’t considered rivals, they have a history and are two of the league’s longest-tenured teams. Here are four unforgettable moments between the Eagles and Packers… The Michael Vick era begins The Eagles hosted the Packers in Week 1 of the 2010 season. Green Bay won...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The top four moments in Packers vs Eagles history

The Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers will meet this Sunday in Lambeau Field. Although these two teams aren’t considered rivals, they have a long history and are two of the league’s longest-tenured teams. Here are the four most memorable moments in the Packers vs. Eagles history. 4. Michael Vick era begins, Week 1 2010 The Eagles hosted the Packers in Week 1 of the 2010...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Geno Smith and EJ Manuel: A Tale of Two Quarterbacks

The 2013 quarterback draft class is one of the least talented groups in recent memory. The top two quarterbacks drafted in this class, EJ Manuel and Geno Smith, have been scrutinized since the draft process started, and that hasn’t yet stopped. Currently in their second season, both quarterbacks have failed to show any signs of being franchise quarterbacks.Entering the 2013 season...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Survive and Advance Week 8

Last week in this spot, we were right on with the Rams over the Seahawks. We hit on Denver by a bunch over San Dieg on Thursday. Let’s keep the train of winning moving along.   Detroit over Atlanta in the super-early game. KC over St. Louis Houston over Tennessee with the Titans on starting quarterback number three this season. Tampa over Minnesota Seattle over Carolina Baltimore...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Arizona Cardinals debatable Power Rankings spot, Manziel’s hot GF, more

We’re more than a third of the way into the NFL season and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 8! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 7 (READ) • QB Ratings: Ranking...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Kolb Explains His Retirement

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is done with football at age 30 due to the impact of multiple concussions. He wrote a column that appears on and wanted to share how his life is after football. Let’s dive in with how football ended for Kolb, in his own words. I miss playing, but at first the hardest part was not having the routine. It was such a central part...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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