Holy shit, Dorial Green-Beckham is one delusional SOB. Here’s a couple tiny snippets – from Dave Zangaro’s piece on CSN Philly – of the many outrageous comments made by the unproductive wide receiver:
“Yeah, I’m doing everything that I should be doing,” Green-Beckham said to CSNPhilly.com on Wednesday. “Coaches see that; we all see that. I just need more opportunities and more passes thrown my way in each game. I feel like there shouldn’t be a game where I have no passes, no targets.”
“The last two games, no catches,” he said. “But on film, we see where the ball should have went.”
What exactly did the tape show?
“That maybe the ball should have [gone] to me,” he said.
Really, DGB? I mean…reeeaaaallllly, bro? You have done absolutely nothing this season. You’re a lazy route runner, you never seem to be giving max effort, and for some reason you play way smaller than your 6’5 frame would suggest – not to mention that you haven’t even done much with opportunities you have gotten this season. And oh yeah, you were drafted in the second round last year and got traded away FOR DENNIS FREAKING KELLY!!! A guy who is better at looking like the Undertaker than playing offensive line (shout out to the Wulf’s Den at PhiladelphiaEagles.com for the epic pic):
Hey DGB, you got traded for that dude. Ok? Shut your trap. Go out and prove yourself. And even if what you’re saying is true and you should be getting the ball more – DON’T SAY IT TO THE EFFING MEDIA!!! Jfc. Sorry for all the yelling. I promise, no more from here on out. *Lowers voice to a faint whisper* Read more for more.
Brandon Graham. Earl Thomas. These names will be inextricably linked (probably) forever. So obviously, any time the Eagles and Seahawks square off we’re inevitably going to hear about it – this time around Domo does the honors. And while it’s true that Earl Thomas is clearly the far more distinguished player, I’m not sure that right now – at this very moment – Brandon Graham isn’t a better football player. In fact, I would say that he is – and he’s certainly more important/impactful as a dominant pass rusher. Isn’t it wild that for the first time since the truest Eaglea Earl Thomas became a Seahawk, we can say that BG might be (definitely is) better than his long time nemesis? I’m happy for Brandon. Too bad he’ll never know because I’m sure he’ll block me as soon as he reads the start of this paragraph.
If you’re a Chris Maragos fan, congratulations! You get an extra three years of the special, special teamer. And if you’re actually Chris Maragos, good work man. Way to carve out a niche for yourself and find some job security in an area of the game that doesn’t usually offer a lot of it. #Respect
Maragos would be a good person to ask about the Graham-Thomas thing since he’s played with both. Damn, I should have asked him about it a second ago when I was complimenting him on the contract extension. C’mon Seltz, get your head out of your ass. Sorry guys, I’ll make it up to you by directing you over to Birds 24/7 for my buddy BLG’s Three Numbers That Matter For Seahawks Week piece. I promise, it’s worth your time – and the note about DVOA blows my mind.
Since it seems like there’s a definitive “Safeties” theme to this post, I’m going to just roll with it and lean into it even more – Jeff McLane wonders if the Eagles current safety tandem is elite. I say no. But they are really, really good – and potentially the best all-around duo in the league, but they’re not elite. We’ve gotten too liberal with our use of the word “elite” these days. Let’s reign it in a bit and reserve it for the truly, truly elite guys. Like Carson Wentz.
Let’s try and extend past safeties and at least address the other defensive backs – it looks like both Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll could be suiting up in Seattle this weekend. Ertz and JMatt are the other two injury situations to monitor heading into the weekend, but I’d guess both will be able to go as well. Granted, I have guessed wrong once or twice – probably only once though.
Veering away from the present to the past for a segundo, this 538 jawn about Randall is pretty awesome. He really doesn’t get the credit he deserves for changing the way the quarterback position was – and could be – played. Hopefully, someday he will, but he probably won’t. That’s just the way these things go sometimes.
Ok, so if you’ve made it through my semi-incoherent ramblings this far, I’m guessing you’ll begrudge me a quick bit of shameless self-promotion: Check out Jon Marks’ fun look back on Eagles-Seahawks-2008 edition and Jack Fritz has a pair of gems for you to peruse – One asking if Doug P has finally mastered his running back rotation and the other on the potential for a new era of Eagles football. I can’t decide which one I like better, so I gave you both. Thanks for humoring me here. Now let’s round this biatch out with some sweet, sweet Twitter Dot Com action – for the kids.
— PhillyVoice (@thephillyvoice) November 17, 2016
Duh. Like I said, let’s reserve the “elite” title for only those who truly deserve it.
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) November 17, 2016
I hope this doesn’t mean more finger wagging. I’m good on the finger wags for a little while, Jalen.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 17, 2016
Lastly, in case you missed it – which also means you didn’t read yesterday’s Morning Sesh which hurts my feelings, but also allowed me to deftly drop in one last bit of self-promotion – Brian Dawkins was named one of the 26 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Here was some of the best Twitter had to offer on this well deserved honor for Weapon X:
Brian Dawkins was a defensive BEAST and deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame pic.twitter.com/cdLpmx0ydG
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 16, 2016
YES!!! Get the campaign rolling. #BDawkHOF2017
Congrats to my former teammate and brother for life @BrianDawkins for making the 26 list of possible HOFers. Praying for you brother. 🙏🏿🙏🏿👏🏿
— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) November 17, 2016
I’m going to refrain from making a McNabb jealousy joke here…
Brian Dawkins just met with the media. He broke down into tears when asked about his relationship with the Philadelphia fans.
— Alex Smith (@Alex_SmithPHI) November 17, 2016
Damn, I love this guy. Give me a team of Brian Dawkins’ and I’ll give you a dynasty. (Note: “me” and “I’ll” were meant metaphorically – I won’t be able to contribute anything to a potential dynasty, just to clarify).
— Derek Boyko (@derek_boyko) November 17, 2016
The Magician, The Axeman, Weapon X, AND…Harold.
I’ll (mercifully) end this by letting you hear from the man himself…
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 17, 2016