Are long arms bad for bench pressing? Not so fast.

February 27, 2014


By Allen Rodriguez During this year’s NFL Combine, numerous analysts have reported bench press scores alongside arm lengths. Part of this is that the bench press is the first event after measurements are taken, but another part of it is that many analysts tell us that arm length is important context for interpreting bench press […]

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Helping up QBs: Do RG3’s teammates really hate him? (No.) Who does the OL like between Vick and Foles? (Inconclusive.)

November 27, 2013


During Monday night’s Washington-San Francisco game, former Eagles player personnel executive Phil Savage tweeted: One observation on 49ers/Redskins, when RGIII gets knocked down or sacked, no teammates help him up. Very telling, IMO. — Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) November 26, 2013 Then The Big Lead published “Robert Griffin III: Why Aren’t His Linemen Helping Him Up […]

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The Outside Scoop on When Vick Hurt His Groin

October 27, 2013


Jeff McLane just tweeted: Michael Vick admitted he injured his groin in first 2 games but nowhere on the #Eagles' injury report those weeks was he listed by the team. — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 27, 2013 For those curious, I’m pretty sure he first injured it in Game 1, Quarter 4, 11:38. It was […]

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Vick vs. Foles: Focus on the Red Zone and the Running Game

October 14, 2013


When I started this blog, I practically swore to myself I’d avoid quarterback controversy posts simply because those types of stories already get enough coverage from others. But Michael Vick’s hamstring injury and Nick Foles’ quality outings in relief have stirred many fans to at least entertain the notion of using Foles more. I want […]

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Shotgun Kneel-downs

October 13, 2013


Nick Foles just took a shotgun snap and kneeled to secure today’s victory. I wonder if this had anything to do with the Bucs’ history of rushing the snap. But let’s not forget the Bucs aren’t the only only team to do that…. (Is there an easy way to make GIFs hover- or click-activated?) From […]

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Eagles Snap Count, Part 2

October 12, 2013


After the Eagles opener, I wrote about their “funky silent snap count,” where Todd Herremans looks back at the quarterback, taps Jason Kelce when the quarterback is ready, and then Kelce uses head-jerks to give notice that he’s about to snap the ball. I noted that the Eagles only went on something other than one […]

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Breaking Down a Play Call

September 23, 2013


With apologies to those just arriving, I’ve decided to take down some of the original content of this post. The purpose was always simply to try to break down some of the terminology in the Eagles’ system. Below are the parts I feel can be left up: Here’s Brian Billick explaining a play call: Having […]

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