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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles talks Eagles, plays games on Good Day - FOX29
The MVP of Super Bowl LII, Nick Foles, stopped by Good Day Philadelphia this morning to talk about his new book “Believe It.” The Eagles quarterback also took the time to have a little fun with Good Day’s Alex Holley and Thomas Drayton. The trio played a game called ‘Speak Out’ that involves trying to say different words without using your lips. Nick started off guessing what Alex was saying and seemed to have the hardest time hearing the name of his teammate Halapoulivaati Vaitai, before taking his turn as the speaker. Nick also helped Sue Serio deliver today’s weather forecast.

How the Eagles can replace LeGarrette Blount - BGN
354 snaps, 181 touches, 816 yards, 3 touchdowns and a glass-eating, finishers’ mentality. That’s the contribution that running back LeGarrette Blount left to be replaced after one year with the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Blount is off to play with the Detroit Lions in 2018 and there’s been much speculation around who on the Eagles roster will fill the “Blount Role.” But what is that role exactly and do the Eagles have the pieces to fill the void? The belief is that Jay Ajayi will profit most from Blount’s departure and Corey Clement will likely see an increased role, so for this exercise it will be mainly those two that I will be using to compare to Blount. The rest is up in the air so those players will be largely excluded. The return of Darren Sproles will mean less to go around for everybody, but he’s more jitterbug than bruiser. The remainder is a mixed bag with no guarantees for snaps and little known about final roster spots as we approach training camp.

10 reasons the Vikings will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
So, wait... Why the Minnesota Vikings? Well, their fans are Charmin soft, and while it was fun watching them complain about Eagles fans after the NFC Championship Game last year, they need some toughening up. So let’s make an exception and roast the Vikings as well.

Still Moves to be Made? - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles made some of those moves due to injury, but others due to a desire to get better. Not all of those additions were home runs. Heck, some didn’t mean a thing. It does go to show you that Howie Roseman wasn’t going going to rest on “We’re good enough”. The team would seem to be fairly set for this upcoming season, but I’ll be surprised if they don’t make a couple of minor moves between now and early August. They could add a backup safety. They could sign a DT to add to the mix. They could consider bringing in a MLB for depth.

Betting outlook for all 32 NFL teams for the 2018 season - ESPN
The Eagles are the favorites in the NFC and have the second-best odds to win the Super Bowl. Last season, Philadelphia won it all after entering the season at 40-1. The Eagles also led the NFL with a 13-6 ATS record, but can they live up to expectations in 2018? Only once in the previous 10 seasons has the NFC East favorite gone on to win the division (2016 Dallas Cowboys).

After the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, Nick Foles has become more than a mere celebrity - Inquirer
Nick Foles arrived at The Doylestown Bookshop at 2:23 p.m. Thursday, a red SUV with tinted windows parking at the back door so that he could slip into the store without causing any commotion. But after a long ride from Northeast Philadelphia, he had to use the men’s room, and as he walked toward the center of the store he could see them all. There were Eagles fans in Foles jerseys, in Foles T-shirts, in Brian Dawkins jerseys, in Carson Wentz T-shirts, in green Eagles hats, in white Eagles hats, in black Eagles hats, and in green-and-black-and-white Eagles hats. There were Eagles fans snaking around the shelves, paging through copies of Foles’ just-released autobiography, Believe It, sitting on the floor or standing up near display tables of bestsellers and high school students’ summer-reading requirements.

Where Are They Now? DB Herman Edwards -
Nine years as an NFL analyst on ESPN didn’t suppress former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Herm Edwards’ desire to become a head coach again. He had previously patrolled the sidelines for eight seasons: five with the New York Jets, 2001-05; and three with the Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-08. He was named the head coach at Arizona State University last December.

Quarterbacks and Pressure 2017 - Football Outsiders
While our data has been for the regular season, we’ll leave you with quite the tidbit from ESPN Stats & Info on the playoffs. Since 2009, Nick Foles has the highest QBR under pressure (86.8) in the postseason. He led all quarterbacks in the playoffs last year with an 82.8 QBR under pressure on his way to leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win. He didn’t play that way before the playoffs, though -- Foles’ DVOA with pressure in the 2017 regular season was -92.8%, which would have ranked 32nd.

RPOs – what they are, which NFL team used them best in 2017? - PFF
It’s no surprise that the Andy Reid coaching tree ends up at No. 1 & 2 on this list. I broke down the Eagles extensive usage heading into the Super Bowl. For Doug Pederson, no run concept could not have an RPO attached to it and he even stole the aforementioned Jaguars play on the second play of the Super Bowl – the only such time they ran it all season. As with anything in the NFL schematically – there’s not just one way to do something. Some of the best offensive teams in the NFL, as you can see below, did not have the run-pass option as crucial cog in their offense whatsoever.

How the hell did Jameis Winston not get a 6-game suspension? - SB Nation
Jameis Winston was suspended three games Thursday by the NFL after a league investigation found that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback touched an Uber driver inappropriately. At best, it’s just half the suspension Winston should’ve received. In 2014, the NFL instituted a policy with harsher punishments for players who commit domestic violence and sexual assault. At the time, the league was dealing with a PR nightmare after Ravens running back Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for an aggravated assault arrest. Video showed Rice punching his then-fiancé, knocking her unconscious. Goodell admitted in a letter that he “didn’t get it right” when he handed out the Rice punishment. Four years later, the NFL still isn’t getting it right.


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