I’m back bitches! Did you miss me? Who am I kidding, you obviously did. How could you not? I’m a delight. Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, let’s get right back to it – because, if I’m being honest with myself, I know you didn’t miss my weird, sometimes incoherent inner monologue that I can’t help but puke out of my fingers. Haha. Finger puke. Anyhoo, like I said, you don’t want that shit – you want the Eagles shit. Hehe, bird shit. Alright, alright, I’ll stop effing around – well, I’ll try to anyway. In that vein, let’s talk Eagles sh…rookies. Eagles rookies. In case you missed it, the new rookie class made their debut appearance in Eagles green over the weekend, as the team hosted their rookie minicamp. Normally these minicamps are pretty uneventful and this year wasn’t much different, but there were a few takeaways to be had. The biggest, for me at least, is that all these youngsters seem to be really good dudes who also appear to love football. Plus, Mack Hollins is going to be a legend in this town – and maybe even a good player to boot. For more rookie minicamp nuggets, check out Brandon Lee Gowton’s 13 notes, I promise you won’t regret it. Unless you hate notes, in which case, you’re weird. Alright, now that I’ve offended all the notes haters out there, let’s do some notes!
Could Derek Barnett start from Day 1? Tim McManus seems to think so – here’s his projection for the Eagles’ potential starting lineup. Another interesting thing to note (see what I did there?), TMac has both Kelce and Kendricks as starters. Is it possible both of these guys could be here come September? I would’ve said absolutely not as recently as a fortnight ago. Now, I’m starting to waver.
Barnett may not be the only potential starter in this group of rooks – as Rasul Douglas has the chance to line up on the outside as well. As Jimmy Kempski so ably notes (I did it again), Jim Schwartz does have a history of starting rookies at cornerback. More importantly, Rasul doesn’t have much competition. In fact, considering he only has to best Patrick Robinson and Ron Brooks in order to get the gig, I think it’s probably more likely Douglas is a starter than Barnett is…fwiw.
Speaking of Rasul, he and Sidney Jones (aka the 2019 dominant starting cornerback tandem for the Eagles) are already becoming buddies. In case you’re wondering, which you’re probably not but I clearly don’t care, I freaking love this. Sign me up for the “Rasul and Sidney” show. I’m in. Here’s Zach Berman with more on the budding bromance.
In case you missed it, Football Outsiders has labeled the Eagles’ 2017 schedule as the toughest in the entire league. “Oh no, not the toughest schedule in the league,” says no one. We’re not scared. Mostly because we all know it’s crazy to judge strength of schedule four months before the season gets underway. We all do know that, right? Well, we do now. Better put: if you don’t know, now you know…
Alright, it’s clearly all downhill from here. Biggie >>> Me — all day, everyday. With that in mind, let’s finish this bitch out strong. Or weak. Whatever works. So…yeah. Twitter Time:
Competition has been the name of the game during #Eagles offseason workouts.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 15, 2017
Yes. Yes, yes, a million times yes! I’m so all about this. I know it’s seemingly innocuous, but I want a team of guys who are competitors. I’ll take any sign (literally and figuratively) I can get that the Eagles want that too.
Eagles WR group this time last year:
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) May 15, 2017
Low-key …. big fan of escape rooms 🙌🏼
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) May 15, 2017
OMG me too Carson! I love escape rooms. And I’m really good at escaping too. Crazy thought, we should do one together sometime! Hit me up.
Pete Carroll said the Seahawks are exploring Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as potential backup QB options. https://t.co/En8huhCUx9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 15, 2017
So, Kaep’s not getting blackballed? I totally thought he was. How about that- you live and you learn. Or he is actually getting blackballed and this is a rouse to throw us off the scent? Could go either way.
Tom Brady tells ESPN playing until 45 “seems like a pretty good number” and Gisele on board with it. https://t.co/zapczFsYwq
— CSN New England (@CSNNE) May 15, 2017
GTFOH. Seriously. Tom Brady, get the f*ck out…of here.
Eddie Lacy weighed in at 253 pounds today, two below the limit the Seahawks set: now collects $55,000 for it.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2017
Can someone pay me to lose weight? Please? Also, how embarrassing is it to have to be paid to lose weight? Eddie Lacy, care to weigh in on this?
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 9, 2017
Godspeed tonight Joel. Go make that #1and4 magic happen. We all believe in you.