November 13, 2017
With every pass he throws, with every word he speaks, Carson Wentz is transforming the pessimism of Philadelphia sports fans. The Eagles quarterback is not just the consensus MVP on the best team in the NFL; his success is having a huge impact on the psyche of the city.
October 24, 2017
Carson Wentz was surrounded by burgundy jerseys, trapped in the pocket with nowhere to run, doomed to failure on an important third-down play. And then – poof! – he burst out of the tangle of bodies and raced up the field for 17 yards and a first down.
October 16, 2017
Six weeks ago, a former NFL executive said: “Doug Pederson might be less qualified to coach a team than anyone I’ve ever seen.” That ex-GM’s name is Mike Lombardi, and he has enough egg on his face right now to make a nice omelette.
October 9, 2017
As someone who has made a living for the past 28 years complaining about Philadelphia sports, I find myself in a unique — and rather uncomfortable — position today. There is nothing about the Eagles and their easy 34-7 victory over Arizona worthy of even a low-decibel whine.
October 2, 2017
It was love at first shove, for the City of Brotherly Love.
September 25, 2017
With one swipe of his magical right foot, Jake Elliott dramatically changed the sports conversation in Philadelphia this week, silencing the complaints – at least temporarily – of a fan base that endured three hours of heat and frustration before the happiest of endings.
September 18, 2017
Two games into a new season, Eagles fans are split on what the No. 1 theme has been so far. Some believe it’s Doug Pederson’s undying affection for the forward pass. Others think it is the head coach’s strong aversion to all running plays. Either way, the team is facing its first crisis.
September 11, 2017
Here’s a sentence that has never been written: Philadelphia sports fans are not giving enough attention to the Eagles quarterback.
September 4, 2017
As the Eagles embark on a season with great anticipation and lofty ambitions, one ominous sound keeps clanging in the distance, like a car alarm that won’t stop its incessant racket.
August 21, 2017
After sleepwalking through the Eagles’ second preseason game, Lane Johnson needs a wake-up call. Apparently, he still doesn’t understand how important he is to the team. Apparently, he doesn’t comprehend the debt he owes to his teammates and the city.