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7 ways the Eagles could blow it

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7 ways the Eagles could blow it

At first glance, it appears things are going pretty great this fall for our Philadelphia Eagles. They’re 10-1, dominant on both sides of the ball, and close to clinching the NFC East. The final scores of their last four games are 33-10, 51-23, 37-9 and 31-3. The team is in the driver’s seat for home field advantage and a favorite to win the Super Bowl.

Carson Wentz is everything you’ve ever hoped for and more. The defense is the best unit in memory, and despite early doubts, Doug Pederson has already firmly established himself as the second-greatest coach in Eagles history. Even position groups of concern like the receivers, offensive line and cornerbacks have played well. Jay Ajayi is the power running back with dreadlocks the Eagles have been missing ever since they didn’t draft Ricky Williams.

With five games to go in the season, you’re probably wondering: How are the Eagles going to blow it? A few possibilities:

They’re getting cocky

You saw the Bears game on Sunday -- the Eagles talked trash. They did choreographed touchdown celebrations. They danced, doing the Electric Slide not once, but twice.

We Philadelphia fans love swagger, of course. But we’ve all seen this sort of behavior backfire. Three words: McNabb Air Guitar.

I fully expect, once we win a championship or two, for the rest of the league and fans of every other team to hate us. And I can't wait for that. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. 

The Fumbles

Losing four fumbles in one game is totally unacceptable -- and no, winning that same game 31-3 is NOT an excuse.

Carson Wentz has a girlfriend

Remember Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson in Mexico? For quarterbacks, girlfriends are a distraction.

The Fletcher Cox affair story

Speaking of distractions… now we know what Cox was doing last summer instead of reporting to OTAs. Though I agree with TMZ’s analysis: Fletcher Cox having sex with your wife is “pretty cool, if you’re a die-hard Eagles fan.”

The Jay Ajayi postgame anger

Is there dissension in the ranks of the Eagles’ running back corps? Cause for concern, if you ask me.

Linebacker depth

We really still have Najee Goode? Who’s next off the bench, Jamar Chaney? Omar Gaither? Moise Fokou?

No Paul Turner

Yes, this team still misses Paul Turner.

Sure, the Eagles will probably be fine, and stand an excellent chance of overcoming all of those distractions and adversity. As long as the refs don’t inexplicably screw us, a parade down Broad Street in February is assured!
 
Other Philly sports takes:

-      My deepest condolences to any UCLA football players whose favorite day of the week is Taco Tuesday.

-      Why haven’t the Phillies signed anyone yet this offseason? Obviously, Gabe Kapler's coconut oil is scaring off free agents. 

-      Between Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Cure Auto Insurance’s wildly perverted commercials, Sixers broadcasts are finally watchable again. When Markelle Fultz returns in the fall of 2020, they’ll be even better.

-      I look forward to the new governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, coming on the WIP Morning Show and never falling out of his chair or openly rooting for the Dallas Cowboys.

-      Clearly, hiring a star from the ‘80s to run the Flyers hasn’t worked out. It’s time to fire Ron Hextall, and replace him with someone from the ‘70s. Or the ‘90s: Coach Lindros? General Manager LeClair?

-      Likewise, I’m happy to hear the Phillies are considering hiring Chase Utley as bench coach. They’re taking an important lesson from the Flyers: If you have a beloved championship team, keep giving all those guys jobs forever.

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

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Did the Flyers just troll the Eagles on social media?

The Eagles have been quite the disappointment this season, with the latest being their atrocious 37-31 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida. And with disappointments come possible troll jobs? 

As the clock wound down and fans became increasingly exasperated with the team, social media anger started to build and it looks like one fellow Philadelphia team may have added just an oh-so-subtle jab in there.

As the 37-31 score went final, the Flyers sent out quite the interesting reminder of their impressive record this November. It seems like they don’t want fans to forget that they are NOT part of the teams that have been disappointing this city. 

You have to admit, the timing is a bit suspicious. 


Fans certainly seem to think that the Flyers are trolling the Eagles with their post, based on the replies. 

https://twitter.com/sluongo19/status/1201252463703154688 https://twitter.com/btcs41/status/1201252665977720837

We love a little friendly fire between the Philadelphia sports teams, if this is a true troll job. Or maybe it’s just a conveniently scheduled tweet by the Flyers' social media team. 

You be the judge. 

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Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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