“We had a bad year. We just couldn’t pull it off at the last minute. Andy’s a great coach . . . We were right there, inches away from being great, being a dominant, dominant team. I think some teams are going to be worried about playing us” in 2012.
Trent, with all due respect, you were 4-8 and beat 4 bad QB’s to close the season. I’m not sure I’d say the Eagles were “inches” away.
Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out $750,000 in fines — $500,000 for Belichick and an additional $250,000 to the franchise — and stripped New England of a first-round draft pick.
But the league destroyed the evidence and didn’t disclose its investigation findings.
“It’s like the NFL’s dirty little secret,” Hugh Douglas said. “The commissioner burned tapes, burned the evidence. It makes you wonder why they burned it.”
I don’t know if the Pats cheated in the 2004 Super Bowl and how much it even mattered if they did. But I’m 100% in agreement with Hugh Douglas’ comment. What happened to those tapes? I recently ordered HBO and have been catching up on Boardwalk Empire. My wife and I have been watching a couple episodes per night for the past week. Roger Goodell is Nucky Thompson.
Sheil is killing it so far this offseason. Worth a look if for no other reason than to check out how first round picks at WR have done the past five seasons.
Makes sense if Orton can’t find a job where he can compete to be the starter.
Giants co-owner Steve Tisch took a swipe at “America’s Team” in Dallas after a ticker tape parade down New York’s Canyon of Heroes attended by nearly 1 million people:
“There’s a group of guys in Dallas that call themselves ‘America’s Team,’ but looking out at all of you and the millions of people in the streets [Tuesday], we’re ‘America’s Dream.'”
I’m not sure what that’s even supposed to mean.
I still feel that OL is their biggest need.
Gambling tout Bovada (was Bodog) quotes 5/2 odds that the Washington Redskins will sign Manning for the 2012 season. The Arizona Cardinals, who signed former Eagles back-up Kevin Kolb last season, are the surprise odds (2/1) on favorites to sign Manning. The Miami Dolphins who are frequently linked to Manning are 3/1 odds.
Smart. Franchise tag money for a TE is $5.4 million this season, not exactly a killer number.
A fan, not one of the editors at Hogs Haven, penned this flat-out lie, and it blew up yesterday. SB Nation has a section to the side where anyone can write a post. It’s actually how I originally started writing about football, except that I wrote on the Eagles’ SB Nation site. It’s crazy that the masses in the comment section largely bought it. Cautionary tale about applying the smell test to anything you read from an unproven author. In the aftermath, the editors of Hogs Haven mistakenly took some heat, which was 100% undeserved.
In case you missed this girl at the parade yesterday, she’s more bandwaggony than the Cowboys fan that lives next door to you:
That puts both of their 2012 seasons in serious doubt. Ballard is a touch SOB, by the way, trying to run and cut on a torn ACL on the sidelines in hopes of getting back into the game in the Super Bowl.
Don’t bet on Manningham returning. He’s going to get very good offers elsewhere. In order to keep him, the Giants are going to have to way overpay for what would be their #3 receiver. It’s one of the unfortunate consequences of being very strong and very deep at one position.