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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/30/18

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Doug Pederson’s rise to leader of Super Bowl champion Eagles still hard to believe - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Pederson delivered a Super Bowl championship to a city that had never won one, that was starving for one. This unknown, unheralded, unspectacular gentleman who arrived with a fraction of the hype of Kelly turned out to be one of the greatest things that ever happened to this team, to this city. Pederson’s ability to lead the franchise with style and class and grace, to be fearless and innovative, to develop a culture in which ego and selfishness don’t exist truly speaks volumes about what went on in January of 2016 on the second floor of the NovaCare Complex. Lurie, Roseman and Smolenski, the brain trust that ran the Eagles’ coaching search, looked at a guy who won three games in 14 seasons as a backup quarterback, who was coaching high school football eight years earlier, who had no real NFL play-calling experience, and decided, “He’s our guy.”

An anthology of BLG’s best Eagles Super Bowl champion tweets - BGN
Tweets were graded on a weighted, bootstrapped, cross-checked, FDA-approved scale that measured five primary factors: national relevance, general smugness, creativity, popularity/exposure, and the elusive je ne sais quoi that makes BLG, BLG. The specific formula, of course, is too precious to reveal. Trust me that these rankings were taken as seriously as deflated playoff footballs (a crime committed by the New England Patriots (who lost to Super Bowl 52 (to the Philadelphia Eagles))).

10 reasons the Eagles will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
The Eagles’ defense had other shaky performances during the 2017 season as well (both Giants games, for example), and they bounced back from those. Obviously Tom Brady is kinda good, so certainly that’s a big part of the equation in the Eagles’ defense’s poor performance. Still, that’s the last time we all saw the Eagles’ defense on a football field, and a lot of man hours by NFL personnel are going to be studying how to (a) stop the Eagles’ offense, and (b) beat the Eagles’ defense. The target is going to be on their backs.

Different ways to look at RB breakaway yards - PFF
With Miami in 2017, Jay Ajayi had 7 breakaway carries for 125 yards, 17.9 yards per carry and a breakaway percentage of 26.9. With Philadelphia, he had 5 breakaway carries for 188 yards, 37.6 yards per carry and a breakaway percentage of 46.1. Combined, that’s 26.1 yards and a 35.9 breakaway percentage … or roughly the same as his 30.1 and 35.4 from 2016.

Press Pass: Donnel Pumphrey - PE.com
Running back Donnel Pumphrey meets with the Philadelphia media.

Attorney: Ronald Darby’s Text Messages Showed He Wasn’t With Jameis Winston, Despite Claiming He Was - Deadspin
Jump ahead to this week, and it appears that Darby’s text messages told a different story. Clune said they showed that Darby “was still outside the club as the Uber ride was finishing.” This is on top of another person who was with Winston that night, Brandon Banks, saying that Winston did take an Uber ride by himself, unlike what the Darby statement said. Banks currently is serving 15 years in prison for raping an unconscious woman at Vanderbilt.

100 facts for the 2018 fantasy football season - ESPN
1. Carson Wentz threw a touchdown on 7.5 percent of his passes last season.

Philadelphia Eagles switch point of sale platform to cloud-based Appetize - Philadelphia Business Journal
The Philadelphia Eagles have partnered with point-of-sale company Appetize to update sales systems for Lincoln Financial Field’s concessions. Nearly all of Appetize’s products, including cloud-based programs, inventory systems and guest analytics systems, have been rolled out at Lincoln Financial Field. The Linc would typically replace its concessions technology every five to seven years, but partnering with Appetize allows the system to be upgraded regularly. “The hope is that every year it continues to evolve and that we continue to make changes,” Eagles CFO and Senior Vice President Frank Gumienny said in a statement.

Tim Tebow named to Eastern League all-star game - PFT
According to Ethan Sears of the New York Post, the former NFL quarterback was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game, the top accomplishment of his baseball career so far. The 30-year-old Tebow is hitting .261 for the Double-A affiliate Binghamton Rumble Ponies (which is a way worse name than his first pro team, the Denver Broncos).

The Shameful Enabling of Jameis Winston - The Ringer
Tampa Bay’s quarterback has been suspended three games after an investigation concluded that he touched an Uber driver “in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.” The ruling is the latest example of the NFL’s hypocrisy—and presents a look at the systemic failures in several organizations.

Which current NFL player is most likely to set an unbreakable record? - SB Nation
Aaron Rodgers’ touchdown-interception ratio, Adam Vinatieri’s all-time points scored, Frank Gore’s unstoppable streak of production. Which record do you want to see set far out of reach?

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