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Redskins and Cowboys take weak social media jab at the Eagles

Redskins and Cowboys take weak social media jab at the Eagles

It’s March and the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys are desperate for #content. They’re also, apparently, thinking about the Eagles this St. Patrick's Day.

On Sunday, the Redskins tweeted this head-scratcher of a burn on the Eagles.

Since this is one of the weakest social media burns we’ve ever seen, Eagles fans, and the team account itself, came to defend its team and make fun of Washington immediately.

If it wasn’t enough, the Cowboys thought it was a good idea to join.

However, they even tweeted out a green logo earlier today.

It’s funny to think about how this even came about. The folks who work in social media for Washington probably had a planning meeting, saw the holiday was coming up and brainstormed ideas. When we think of these types of social burns, they’re typically pretty well-vetted to make sure it’ll at least be funny and fans will enjoy it. I just don’t get this one at all. It’s not even remotely funny or interesting.

Even Redskins fans agree.

Look, it’s March 17, and everyone will be filling out brackets this week and not necessarily thinking about football, which, for a week is just fine. It just proves that we are in a weird cycle of the year when even NFL teams are reaching for relevance.

Let’s save the funny internet burns for a little closer to the season and watch some basketball this week. We can go back to obsessing over the NFL before the draft.

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NFL 2019 draft: Eagles trade up to take OT Andre Dillard

NFL 2019 draft: Eagles trade up to take OT Andre Dillard

With the 22nd pick in the draft, the Eagles on Thursday night selected Washington State offensive lineman Andre Dillard.

They couldn’t wait to take him. The Eagles traded up three spots to take Dillard. They gave up a fourth-rounder (125) and a sixth-rounder (197) to make the move from 25 to 22. 

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Dillard gives the Eagles an NFL-ready offensive lineman who can back up Lane Johnson and Jason Peters this year and presumably compete for a starting job next year assuming Peters retires.

Dillard is a smooth, polished three-year starter with terrific footwork and strength. Any question about whether he was a top-20 pick went out the window when he crushed it at the Combine, where he ran 4.96, had the second-fastest cone drill and the fastest short-shuttle drill among linemen.

The biggest question about Dillard is his run blocking ability, since Washington State basically throws every down – the Huskies had 4,859 passing yards and just 1,096 rushing yards last year. But he’s athletic enough that getting up to par shouldn’t be a problem. And the way the NFL is these days, pass blocking is far more important.

The Eagles have some questions along the offensive line, with left tackle Jason Peters nearing the end, Steve Wisniewski gone, Jason Kelce openly mulling retirement on an annual basis and Brandon Brooks coming back from an Achilles injury.

Jordan Mailata is an intriguing prospect but remains untested, Halapoulivaati Vaitai has been a Super Bowl starter but has been very inconsistent as he moves into his fourth season and Matt Pryor hasn’t played.

Dillard is the third offensive lineman the Eagles have drafted in the first round since 2011 and the first Washington State player the Eagles have drafted since receiver Brandon Gibson in the sixth round in 2009.

The only Washington State player the Eagles have ever taken in the first three rounds is linebacker James Darling, a second-round pick in 1997. Darling spent 10 years in the NFL, the first four with the Eagles.

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Social media reacts to Giants taking Duke's Daniel Jones at No. 6 in 2019 NFL draft

Social media reacts to Giants taking Duke's Daniel Jones at No. 6 in 2019 NFL draft

Everything was falling in line for the Giants to draft an elite pass rusher at No. 6 who was supposed to be a top-three player.

Then Dave Gettleman did Dave Gettleman things.

The Giants reached for their quarterback of the future, taking Daniel Jones out of Duke. The G-men tabbed Jones as Eli Manning’s eventual successor when he’s done, whenever that finally happens. (If it ever happens.)

It also means that the Giants are one team now out of the Josh Rosen sweepstakes. Washington would be a prime landing spot for him.

Anyway, Giants fans this offseason have watched their franchise ship away talented players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon. Now, they watched their team take a QB too early.

They weren’t happy about it, but the rest of the internet was:

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