The Eagles and Carson Wentz Part Ways

The Eagles and Carson Wentz Part Ways

Finally, after much delegation, annoying leaks and ostensibly never-ending nonsense, Carson Wentz has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts. As disastrous as it is—seriously what a calamity for a prideful organization—there’s a sense of closure now. A clean break for both parties. Winning a Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. It’s possible that’s where it [...]

The Eagles Hire a New Coach

The Eagles Hire a New Coach

Three years ago to the day the Philadelphia Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl they’ve reportedly hired the replacement of the guy who led them there. Nobody really knows anything when it comes to coaching hires. I won’t repeat what’s been said before.  I was firmly in the “anyone but Josh McDaniels” camp. Although, I [...]

Something Out of Nothing

Something Out of Nothing

In late September 2016, Carson Wentz scrambled to his right. Philadelphia had won its first two games that season, home against Cleveland and on the road in Chicago. Neither all that impressive. As Wentz moved toward the sidelines, the Eagles held a 10-point lead against the always tough Pittsburgh Steelers. It felt like backyard football [...]

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

Is It OK to Be Optimistic?

As last NBA season began, many expected great things from the Philadelphia 76ers. The defense would be among the league’s best, quite possibly historic. The minutes Joel Embiid missed the previous campaign that hindered Philly’s chance would be solved by Al Horford. On paper it all made sense. I haven’t written anything about the 76ers [...]

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?”

“Can you imagine if we can get this right?” Brett Brown said during his introductory press conference as Philadelphia’s head coach seven years ago. I came across it shortly following the Boston Celtics onslaught over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 Wednesday night. I began reading Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the [...]

Brett Brown’s Final Games

Brett Brown’s Final Games

This month seven years ago the 76ers hired Brett Brown as head coach. August, a typical barren period in the NBA schedule is anything but this season. It’s highly likely this will be Brown’s final regular season games. His tenure, marked by tanking, a rotating cast of point guards, injuries, sheer weirdness, has remained a [...]

Farewell, Malcolm Jenkins

Farewell, Malcolm Jenkins

Over the past six years, the Philadelphia Eagles have experienced dramatic change. Chip Kelly. Sam Bradford. Doug Pederson. Carson Wentz. The one constant has been Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles have played 102 games during the past six seasons. Jenkins never missed one. He’s barely missed snaps, playing nearly 99 percent of them since signing in [...]