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What the heck is an Eagles conditioning test?

Remember this piece of Eagles TC history?— the Chippah in his first year as HC of the Birds back in 2013 Training Camp was busting his troops on the “conditioning tests” to qualify his guys to continue in the preseason experience… “Your goal in life is to play in the NFL and you have to pass a conditioning test to play in it,” head coach Chip Kelly said after his first...
Via Eagles Eye
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL analyst: Eddie Royal will have a bigger impact than Kevin White in 2015

The Chicago Bears spent the seventh-overall selection in this year's draft on a game-breaking wide receiver in Kevin White. He's a 6-foot-3, 215-pound pass-catcher who can stretch the field with his 4.35-second 40-yard dash speed.Yet Eddie Royal—Chicago's 5-foot-10, 185-pound free agency acquisition—is likely to have the larger impact at receiver in 2015, former NFL player Matt...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears need more than new schemes to be successful on defense

The Chicago Bears defense is in the middle of a restructuring with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and hope is springing eternal, but without the proper supporting cast, that high spirit could quickly sink into despair. According to Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune, much has been made about Fangio's defensive mind, but there are only so much a coach can do drawing up brilliant...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears will need more than new schemes to be successful on defense

The Chicago Bears defense is in the middle of a restructuring with new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and hope is springing eternal, but without the proper supporting cast, that high spirit could quickly sink into despair. According to Matt Bowen of the Chicago Tribune, much has been made about Fangio's defensive mind, but there are only so much a coach can do drawing up brilliant...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Bowen on Redskins passing game: Garcon, Jackson and RGIII

Former Redskins Matt Bowen on what to expect hope for in Washington’s passing game. Every part of the Redskins offense declined with Coach Jay Gruden’s arrival. Bowen says Bill Callahan and the position switch of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson improve the passing game. h/t Bleacher Report The post Matt Bowen on Redskins passing game: Garcon, Jackson and RGIII appeared first...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears news: Kyle Fuller expected to excel in new defense

According to Ex-NFL safety and Bleacher Report writer Matt Bowen, Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of five players in the league who should excel by playing in a new system. Fuller, the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, led the defense with nine pass breakups and three forced fumbles while being tied for the team lead with four interceptions. Bowens writes...
Via 60 Max Power O
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Kyle Fuller expected to excel in new Bears defense in 2015

According to Chicago Bears safety and Bleacher Report writer Matt Bowen, Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of five players in the league who should excel by playing in a new system. Fuller, the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, led the defense with nine pass breakups and three forced fumbles while being tied for the team lead with four interceptions...
Via 60 Max Power O
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Kyle Fuller expected to excel in new Bears defense

According to Ex-NFL safety and Bleacher Report writer Matt Bowen, Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of five players in the league who should excel by playing in a new system. Fuller, the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, led the defense with nine pass breakups and three forced fumbles while being tied for the team lead with four interceptions. Bowens writes...
Via 60 Max Power O
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Expert Warns NFL That Bears’ Kyle Fuller Is Coming In 2015

Matt Bowen is one of the more respected NFL journalists going these days, garnering respecting for his in-depth analysis of teams and players based on the fact he’s a former player himself in addition to being well-educated.  Recently he narrowed down a list trying to pinpoint five players across the league whom he felt were in store for huge improvements in 2015 thanks to shifts...
Via Sports Mockery
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens take a big-boy to plug the holes (video)

This guy is a monster in size. The Ravens’ last pick of the third round stands 6’5″ 320 lbs. DT Carl Davis has all the qualities that it takes to play an important position in this league. Check out what was said about his performance at the Senior Bowl. Iowa DT Carl Davis dominated Sr Bowl workouts. Has NFL size & the skill set to produce for BAL. Consistency will...
Via cover32
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Expert Proposes Giving Kyle Long A Nasty Sidekick

Wide receiver, pass rusher and quarterback have remained the talk of the town when it comes to the #7 pick the Chicago Bears currently hold in the upcoming NFL draft.  However, if getting back to winning is their primary goal at this point then they may want to copy a model embraced most recently by the Dallas Cowboys. It involved bolstering their offensive line with multiple high...
Via Sports Mockery
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

If Bucs Pass, Here’s Proof Winston to Chicago Is Real

Oh sure.  It’s okay to talk about Marcus Mariota as being a serious possibility for the Chicago Bears were he to drop to #7 in the upcoming NFL draft.  So why is nobody addressing the elephant in the room?  Why is nobody asking if Jameis Winston happens to drop to #7, will the Bears pull the trigger? Naturally there are those who believe it has everything to do with his character...
Via Sports Mockery
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Clark Retires With Steelers Following 13-Year NFL Career

After 13 NFL seasons, Ryan Clark has decided to hang up his cleats and get into broadcasting. The Pro Bowl safety and Super Bowl champion made the announcement on ESPN, per PFT. Clark, 35, has been a frequent presence at ESPN over the last few years and is fully expected to transition into a full-time role with the network. A former 2002 undrafted free agent out of LSU, Clark began...
Via Gridiron Grit
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bleacher Report undertaking significant changes to NFL coverage?

Bleacher Report just celebrated a daily traffic record this week with over 8 million visitors.  Since its acquisition by Turner Sports, the site has added a number of former mainstream media writers and bolstered its coverage across the board.  B/R has even launched their own radio network on SiriusXM.  Once the scorn of the internet for their SEO tactics and constant slideshows...
Via Awful Announcing
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cheesehead Radio: Monsters of the Midweek with Matt Bowen

You sure can’t argue one thing: the Green Bay Packers are playing perhaps the best ball we’ve seen in years right now. With a huge win over the Eagles and a division rivarly matchup with the Vikings on the horizon, the Pack now own their own destiny when it comes to a division title and a playoff berth. Joining us LIVE for a special Midweek Cheesehead Radio will be Matt Bowen...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Indianapolis Breeding Sports-Crazed Stepford Wives?

The Colts Blue Ladies Group(Photo: Matt Bowen/Colts) I knew it! I’ve been saying this forever. And by forever, I mean…at least five years. I’m just glad some numbers-loving nerds finally gave me some data to back it up. This time, it’s the people at Scarborough Research, as referenced by the story in Indianapolis Business Journal. Basically what they’re telling us, is...
Via The Blue Mare
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's historic NFL journey is set to make its first big stop -- at the NFL Combine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charm is subjective. A stopwatch isn't. He'll make friends. He'll make allies. He might even make a few converts along the way. But if Michael Sam wants to make actual money this weekend in Indianapolis, he'll have to do it on the field, with his legs. "Of the things I've seen and read about him, I don't think he'll have any issues (with interviews); he seems...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's historic NFL journey is set to make its first big stop -- at the NFL Combine

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charm is subjective. A stopwatch isn't. He'll make friends. He'll make allies. He might even make a few converts along the way. But if Michael Sam wants to make actual money this weekend in Indianapolis, he'll have to do it on the field, with his legs. "Of the things I've seen and read about him, I don't think he'll have any issues (with interviews); he seems...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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