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All-22: From Chip to Sam to Doug, how ‘mesh’ helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl - The Athletic
Perhaps what’s most interesting about the Eagles’ use of mesh is where Pederson got the play — and his public acknowledgment of the source. “We ended up calling it like four or five times in the game, but that was actually a play that Sam Bradford brought to us that he ran in Chip Kelly’s offense,” Pederson said. “So that is where the play came from. We ran a version of it, but I liked that version better. Sam brought it to my attention. We put it in our first year, probably didn’t call it as much. Our quarterbacks really like the play. It is not a play that is in every week because of the structure of the defense, but we just so happened to have several of them in for the Super Bowl.” Kelly brought it to Bradford. Bradford brought it to Pederson. Pederson brought it to Foles, who had already previously run it with Kelly. And so goes the time-honored football tradition of recycling great ideas.

Who is the biggest threat to the Eagles in the NFC? - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #309). In this episode, we have a heated debate about Carson Wentz, talk about the Eagles’ biggest threat in the NFC, discuss Philadelphia’s latest free agent signings, and more.

What to do at 32? - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles brought back most of a Super Bowl-winning team. They have done a good job of adding talent at some spots and finding solid replacements at others. If they didn’t add anyone else this offseason, the Eagles would have a pretty darn good team. The roster is just about complete. That gives them freedom as they prepare for the draft. The Eagles can take a TE at 32 if they love some prospect, but they don’t have to force anything. At its best, the draft is a way to build your roster for the future. You want to add the best players possible rather than filling roster holes. Need is a factor in decision-making, but you want to focus on talent more than position.

Doug Pederson dons Doc’s actual jersey for 1st pitch - MLB
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson arrived at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday a little more than an hour before he carried the Lombardi Trophy onto the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Rhys Hoskins. Pederson thought it might be a nice touch to wear a Roy Halladay jersey to the mound. But could the Phillies find one in time? They not only found a Halladay jersey, they found Halladay’s actual jersey. Phillies vice president of communications Bonnie Clark had packed up Halladay’s jersey, which he wore at Phillies alumni functions, at the end of Spring Training 2017. The jersey hung in her office for the past year, originally expecting Halladay to wear it to future engagements.

Paul Worrilow driven to play for Eagles - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Paul Worrilow’s season was over, so he and his wife Gina were back home in Delaware in time to see the Eagles face his former team, the Falcons, in a playoff game at the Linc in January. “It was my first time at the Linc,” Worrilow said. “We couldn’t pass up a chance to go and sit in the crowd. We were driving up and I remember telling my wife, ‘I hope this is my drive to work this year.’”

Eagles’ injured Alshon Jeffery will ‘for sure’ be ready for season -
Jeffery made to help the Eagles win a Super Bowl. Pain for gain a Jeffery played the entire season with a torn rotator cuff. He had surgery on his shoulder just 17 days after helping the Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. It was worth it. ”If I had to do it again, I’d do it again,” Jeffery told NJ Advance Media. The pain “comes and goes,” he added, “but you gotta be tough for it ... you gotta be Philly tough.” Jeffery said he anticipates returning to action sometime in late-July or early-August, but regardless will “for sure” be back in time for Week 1.

Meet The Prospect: Will Hernandez -
UTEP guard Will Hernandez, one of the most physical blockers in this year’s NFL Draft, is the subject of today’s Meet The Prospect with Fran Duffy.

How Hayden Hurst Went from Baseball Flameout to Potential 1st-Round NFL Pick - B/R
Hurst became the only sophomore in South Carolina history to be voted a captain. “He earned it day to day with his work ethic, drive and competitive edge,” Muschamp says. “With him, all of those things are off the charts.” Over the next two seasons, he caught 92 passes for 1,175 yards. Last season, he was voted first-team All-SEC. He had 100 catches in his college career, and only two drops, according to Sports Info Solutions. In two years, he turned himself from an MLB bust into a projected NFL first-round pick.

Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects for 2018 NFL Draft 3.0 -
With about three weeks to go until the 2018 NFL Draft, here are my latest top-50 prospect rankings. Penn State RB Saquon Barkley remains the No. 1 player on my board. There’s movement up and down the rankings, but the biggest movers are in the second half of the top 50. The movement here is based on a combination of NFL Scouting Combine results, pro-day results, further film review and feedback I’ve heard about teams’ interviews with prospects. Guys like Maryland WR D.J. Moore have aced the offseason, and that’s why they’re moving up.

Playmaker Score 2018 - Football Outsiders
Of the four wide receivers whom NFL Draft Scout believes could go in the first round, Playmaker likes D.J. Moore the best. Moore may appear to have only average receiving numbers for a top prospect (80 catches, 1,033 yards, eight touchdowns), but those statistics are quite impressive when they are put in the context of how rarely the Maryland Terrapins threw the ball; Maryland only attempted 318 passes during Moore’s junior year. Moore was also used (and used effectively) in the running game, gaining 61 yards on five carries. That said, Moore is not quite an elite prospect like Odell Beckham or Amari Cooper. Playmaker gives Moore the edge over top-rated prospect Calvin Ridley despite a significant adjustment for Ridley’s projected draft position.

Frank Ragnow – the forgotten superstar of the 2018 NFL Draft - PFF
There is one offensive line prospect that is so good in this draft that he unifies everybody in agreement behind his talents: Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson. There is another interior player though that the PFF data suggests is in the same kind of ballpark but being comparatively ignored: Arkansas C Frank Ragnow. Ragnow is the top center prospect in the draft and while he doesn’t have offensive line gurus drooling over themselves the way Nelson does, he has posted similar PFF grades over his time at Arkansas.

The Gruden Problem - Rotoworld
Is it any wonder the Browns went 0-16 last year with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams trotting out the same ineffective defense week after week, regardless of opponent? The Patriots and Eagles were chameleons, routinely exposing their opponents’ weaknesses with exhaustive game-planning. We’re not even three months into the Gruden Era in Oakland—the second Gruden Era, I should say—and the man in charge has already admitted he’s not willing to play ball. Rather than adapt to an ever-changing analytics-driven landscape, Gruden is going to do things his way, which apparently means dumping a pair of All-Pro special teamers and a proven touchdown scorer in favor of a backup QB he coached 10 years ago, a running back who can’t play anymore and the worst tackle in football by a landslide, according to PFF.

Marquette King signs with the Broncos, and now he can pretend to ride a horse after every punt - SB Nation
Marquette King, who was tragically cut by the Oakland Raiders in late March, took just a week to find a new home — with another AFC West team, no less. King signed a three-year deal with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Thursday.


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