The Eagles, who won the division last year, were the only team to resist a change and one veteran member of the team thinks that bodes well for them. Defensive end Brandon Graham believes the coaching continuity will give them a leg up on the rest of the division as long as the players do their best to press that perceived advantage. … [Read more...] about Brandon Graham thinks Eagles have an advantage over the rest of the NFC East
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the on-field stuff that normally takes place during an offseason (like OTAs and team workout sessions) have been eliminated and teams have been forced to hold virtual meetings. This almost certainly qualifies as a major advantage for a team like the Eagles, and that's because teams that have a new coach will likely now have to spend the first part of training camp getting players caught up on the new offensive and defensive systems that are being installed. On the other hand, a team like the Eagles will enter camp ready to roll. … [Read more...] about Eagles starter reveals the one offseason advantage his team has over the Cowboys and the rest of the NFC East
Obviously, coverage skills can be developed and refined with proper coaching at the college level, but I always circle back in my head to what Owen Pappoe was able to do at The Opening Finals two years ago. Pappoe, who started 13 games as a true freshman at Auburn, missed a full-day of action during the event’s 7-on-7 tournament, but still managed to pick off two passes and break up six more. That was the most out of any linebacker at the entire tournament, so you kind of knew right away that he understood how to work as an off-ball linebacker and clog up passing lanes. … [Read more...] about Position group most impacted by lack of 7-on-7 events
Another one was at Wembley after we beat Derby County in the 2014 play-off final. It felt like the whole country wanted Derby to win. We'd had to read so much about how much money we'd spent and how we were trying to buy success. It was sweet to sit next to Harry Redknapp afterwards and watch him set the record straight. … [Read more...] about Inside Football: Behind the scenes of press conferences
On the other, you have John Tortorella, who basically has a quota for dramatic press conferences. The NHL basically owes us some controversial calls to leave Torts fuming. It’s basically an unwritten right for us hockey fans. Don’t let us down during this play-in series, then, NHL. … [Read more...] about NHL Power Rankings: Which play-in playoff series would be the most exciting?