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Eagles News: ‘17-game schedule is highly likely in 2021’

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/1/21.

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New Insight On NFL’s 17-Game Schedule. Plus The Story Of One QB’s Quick (Door) Dash To Top 5 Prospect - FMIA
The 17-game schedule is highly likely in 2021. No surprise there. TV partners and NFL schedulers are working under the assumption that the 17-game schedule (the way was paved for it last March when players approved a new CBA) will debut in 2021. The league calendar gets pushed back one week, with a likely Feb. 13 Super Bowl in Los Angeles. No extra bye—17 games in 18 weekends. Super Bowl LVI, originally scheduled for Feb. 6, 2022 and airing on NBC, has not been officially moved yet. The league hasn’t said a word about moving the game to officials in Los Angeles. But the NFL won’t start the season on the ratings-quashing Labor Day Weekend, and the league doesn’t want to add an extra regular-season bye week. So that adds up to Feb. 13, which would be the latest Super Bowl in history. [BLG Note: The Eagles will play the Jets this year if there’s a 17th game.]

Join us for another Locker Room chat about the Eagles on Tuesday - BGN
BGN’s first foray into the Locker Room app on Friday afternoon was a lot of fun! Time really flew by as we spent a good 80 minutes talking about all things Philadelphia Eagles. The experience went so well that Shamus Clancy and I are eager to host another session early this week. We wanted to give you extra time to know about it so mark your calendars for the following date: Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM Eastern.

FROM THE SB NATION NFL SHOW: Top Receiving Draft Prospect‪s‬ - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Danny Kelly talk about non-QB prospects that are likely to go in the top 10. Relevant to the Eagles.

Podcast: Should the Eagles draft a quarterback at sixth overall? - PhillyVoice
In the latest episode of BGN Radio, Brandon Gowton and I discussed whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles should draft a quarterback at sixth overall, and we each noted a half dozen free agents who would make sense for the team this offseason.

Pro Bowl CB and legendary broadcasting pioneer Irv Cross passes away at the age of 81 - PE.com
The Eagles mourn the passing of Pro Bowl cornerback and legendary broadcasting pioneer Irv Cross, who passed away early Sunday morning near his home in Roseville, Minnesota. He was 81 years old. A man deeply devoted to his faith, Cross is survived by his wife, Liz; four children, Susan, Lisa, Matthew, and Sarah; grandson Aiden; brothers Raymond, Teal, and Sam; sisters Joan, Jackie, Julia, Pat, and Gwen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation or the Concussion Legacy Foundation. “I’ve been around all kinds of people, from every walk of life. I don’t know that I could give you one person who was nicer than Irv Cross. He was a constant gentleman,” said Brent Musburger, who teamed up with Cross on THE NFL TODAY, the first live NFL pregame show that set the standard that is still followed today.

2021 NFL offseason: All 32 teams’ QB situations ahead of free agency, draft - NFL.com
The Carson Wentz trade made clear that the rebuilding Eagles will go into 2021 with Jalen Hurts as their starter. That shouldn’t keep Philadelphia from exploring other options at the position in the draft, of course; with just four games under his belt, Hurts is far from having a complete evaluation. He showed flashes in 2020, but if he’s to carry over any of his rookie success into Year 2, Philadelphia needs to get healthy up front and assemble a viable receiving corps. From there, it’s on new coach Nick Sirianni to draw up an offense that maximizes Hurts’ talents and GM Howie Roseman to upgrade the team’s QB2 slot. The 2021 campaign will be about learning what the Eagles have at quarterback and elsewhere.

Remembering the time Michael Vick made two Vikings defenders run into each other - SB Nation
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Michael Vick revolutionized how the quarterback position is played today. Before Vick, it was rare to see quarterbacks be so effective with their legs. Players like Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young, and Randall Cunningham had great careers as dual-threat quarterbacks, but they didn’t possess Vick’s combination of arm strength and pure athleticism. With the flick of a wrist, he could chuck the ball down the field 60 yards. On the ground, he could embarrass your best defenders and more than likely be the fastest person on the field at any given moment. The man was so damn good as a runner, NFL writers brought up the fact that he could be the first quarterback to ever rush for 1,000 yards in a season. That’s not normal!

NFL Daily Kickoff, Monday - Russ Madnes‪s‬ - The SB Nation NFL Show
In today’s episode, RJ Ochoa updates what’s going on with Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, and more!

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