Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...
Whoa, baby! A look at how Eagles’ Super Bowl win impacted Philly - ESPN
“Before we won the Super Bowl, I [looked at] Jason Kelce as an inspiration. I just love how he is a man of the people, a man of the fans, and that is something I hope is a value for Kelce to have, always thinking about treating people with kindness, treating people with respect. And the name itself means ‘brave,’ which I think is pretty cool too,” said Diener, who explained she would have made Kelce’s middle name Joel if Joel Embiid and the 76ers had won the NBA title, as well. “It was kind of a no-brainer for me, but the exclamation point was, of course, his parade speech. It was like, ‘OK, this is fantastic.’ ”I love what I can say about the inspiration behind the name, the year that we had and then the meaning behind the actual name. I think it’s just a recipe of awesome.”
Report: Eagles Pick Up Nick Foles’ 2019 Option — What Happens Next? - BGN
The next move to watch for is Nick Foles’ reaction to the option, which we should expect within the next five days/maybe by 2/20 — I’m not entirely sure. Philadelphia does not have to worry about the $20.6M counting against their cap until the league year begins (March 13th), and the option would become fully guaranteed on March 15th. So they have about a month to trade Foles away, should he accept the option. If he denies the option, expect Philadelphia to let him walk in free agency. The tag-and-trade is far too risky a proposition, unless there is a decided deal in place before they sign Foles to the tag. Foles will become a free agent on March 14th, likely looking for a deal with more multi-year stability and guaranteed money than the 1 year, $20.6M option he could have played under. Philadelphia will recoup a 2020 draft selection (likely in the end of the third round).
The Kist & Solak Show #75: Emergency Foles Option Reaction - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak react to the news dropping that the Eagles are expected to pick up Nick Foles’ $20mil option! What happens next? Get all the facts right here! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.
Handing out awards for the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles - PhillyVoice
Who would win it on the Eagles? To note, we’re considering every coach on staff here. Doug Pederson. The job Pederson did of keeping his players playing hard this season when they could have just bailed a half-dozen or so times is a tribute to the respect his players have for him.
Eagles likely bluffing with franchise tag threat as they fish for Nick Foles trade partner - The Athletic
What is the likelihood of a trade? In my opinion, it’s still pretty slim. Essentially, the Eagles are counting on a team liking Foles so much that it feels like it has to trade for him and can’t risk potentially losing out on Foles on the open market. Put plainly: Howie Roseman is hoping that a dumb GM will panic. The bottom line is that trading for Foles makes very little sense. For starters, you’re giving something up for a player who’s most likely going to end up being a free agent. And if Foles is playing on the tag, you’re giving something up for a guy who’s only guaranteed to be on your roster for one year. Could a team work out a trade with the Eagles and try to work out a long-term deal with Foles? Sure. But Foles would have to be willing to do that. He’d have to want to play for that specific team rather than test the market and the long-term offer would have to be enticing. There’s plenty of appeal to playing for $25 million guaranteed and then hitting the market again next season. Ultimately, I don’t think the Eagles will end up using the franchise tag, and I think Foles will become a free agent. But I don’t fault Roseman for trying to create a market for Foles in the hope that he might be able to acquire some type of compensation for him this year.
Chris Long won’t return to Eagles or join another NFL team just to be a ‘locker-room guy’ - Inquirer
“It’s not about the money,” said Long, who donated his base salary to charities the last two seasons. “For me … if I’m going to play 20 snaps a game and I might not play on third downs, I have zero interest in that. I got a lot of stuff I want to do.”
Chris Long ‘Honored’ To Be Named 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year - PE.com
“Chris Long is one of the finest individuals that I have encountered during my 25 years in the National Football League,” said Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Chris’ on-field contributions and his presence in the locker room were instrumental in our success over the last two seasons and I will always be grateful for the role he played in bringing the City of Philadelphia its first Super Bowl Championship. Chris has also displayed remarkable stewardship off the field, both locally and globally. He is a model citizen and leader, and he is someone that we can all look up to and learn a great deal from. I admire the work that he has done throughout his career to help source clean water in East Africa, create educational equity programs, and provide support to military veterans. Civic responsibility is one of our organization’s core values, and in my eyes, Chris has lived up to and exceeded the high standards of what it means to be a Philadelphia Eagle. There is no one more deserving of this award.”
Patriots Super Bowl history: New England loses a shootout against the Eagles - Pats Pulpit
Unfortunately, however, those would be the last points New England added to the scoreboard as it was all Eagles from then on. First, the team drove 75 yards in 14 plays — including two third downs and a fourth down — to go up 38-33. Two plays later, the Patriots turned the football over when Brady was strip-sacked inside his own territory. New England held its opponent to a field goal but with 1:10 left and eight points needed, the Patriots failed to deliver.
Jason Garrett expects new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to call plays - Blogging The Boys
Speaking of L.A., the Rams are playing in Super Bowl LIII and the night before the big game is always NFL Honors. Garrett was patrolling the red carpet at the signature event and when he did he met with the media. According to SB Nation’s Jeanna Thomas, he even said who he expects to call plays. Kellen Moore!
The Patriots Are Never Going to Die, Belichick vs. McVay Is the Matchup That Matters, New England Secondary Gets It Right This Time - MMQB
Also, football the sport vs. football the entertainment product when it comes to officiating, how the Super Bowl got its name, why Antonio Brown wouldn’t seem to be going anywhere, bad halftime performances, and a new Craig T. Nelson vehicle I’ve been working on. Plus, musical guest: Superchunk!
A guide to the best things on TV at the same time as the 2019 Super Bowl - SB Nation
Puppies, cats, Lifetime Original Movies, New York the city, New York the person, and plastic surgery ... all at your fingertips if you’d like to watch something other than the Super Bowl.
Social Media Information:
BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our page
BGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreen
BGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowton
BGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio