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Underdog Eagles FlyEaglesFly

The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans have been waiting for this day way too long. Most questions will be answered later tonight as to who has the better defense, and just maybe who rightfully  has the best team. What will not be questioned is how relentless, loud and intense the Philadelphia fan base can be. No matter what local media outlet you choose, you can see and almost feel the enthusiasm and intensity around the tri-state area. From the schools with young kids to the homes of senior citizens, the Eagles fight song has been repeatedly heard loud and clear. The Eagles kickoff party started 6 a.m. Friday morning at South Philly Chickie's and Pete's. Then XFINITY Live took the party from 5pm to almost 2 a.m. into the night. After the night party fell close to 2 a.m., the Eagles Twitter and Facebook groups took over and it’s been ongoing ever since. Last night so many Eagle fans were very active   within their Eagle Facebook fan groups.   From about 2 a.m. to at least 5:30 a.m. they all were posting one the main theme:  "I can't sleep, I can't wait, come on Eagles let's do this. I only know this because I too was up watching all the eagle chatter since 2 a.m. even though I had to be at work at 6 a.m. The old adage saying of "let sleeping dogs lie" won't apply to the Philadelphia Eagles and their fan-base   this week. Thank-you football world waking up the dogs, "Underdogs" that is!

 

While many Eagle fans have already heard how they won't really affect the game, the Eagles football team has been dealing with their disrespectful media gestures too. Even though the Eagles kept finding ways to win while losing key starters along the way the loss of respect was louder than ever. After each game after the loss of QB Carson Wentz provided the Eagles not the opportunity to win but rather the opportunity to be underdogs, according to so called football people. The Eagles are the number one ranked defensive team in allowing the least amount of points in their home stadium. Even though many say that defense wins championships, apparently, it's still not enough as they've been titled the "Underdog" in both playoff games. Thank you, Vegas and others, for wanting the Eagles to be the NFL "Underdog Hero" rather than Cinderella.

 

 

As we all watch our Eagles play today, I have a couple things for everyone to remember.  much like I was telling everyone last week Nick Foles doesn't have to play a perfect game. Everybody wants to remember Nick Foles for having the perfect game in that one special year that he had with the Eagles. As long as he keeps his QB rating between 90 and 100, the Eagles will be just fine. Nick Foles has a not-so-good game like the one against the Raiders he normally plays well the next 3 games the Eagles have the better run game and offensive line if you're of the mindset the defense wins championships then we could be in for a good time these are the top two ranked defenses but remember once again that are Eagles defense give up the least amount of points at home (13 pts.). Assuming that all three phases of Eagles football (offense, defense, special teams) actions are accountable on the field, our Eagles will be in a great position. As long as the Eagles keep away from turnovers and penalties, the Eagles will win this game.

 

The Eagles would definitely appreciate all the noise. I'm not sure if the Vikings will appreciate all the noise, but I'm sure our Eagle players will. The Lincoln Financial Field should be rocking at a feverish pitch from start to end somehow I think the home field fans will find a way to raise the noise roof to another level we all knew how long was tonight game and crowd is going to be epic but wait until we take it all in doors at the Dome 

 

 

Eagles 20 – Vikings 13

 

#FlyEaglesFly #PhillyDilly 

 

Bruce Jacobs  (Contributor)

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Believe it Philadelphia Eagles PhillyDilly

Our Philadelphia Eagles will be defending their Super Bowl opportunity against the Minnesota Vikings in the next chapter of a storybook season.  Whatever the book title you want to give it "From Good to Great, Next Man Up, We're All We Got – We're All We Need, the chapters are still being written game by game. Against the odds of enormous key injuries and the unbelieving of so many so-called NFL experts, the Philadelphia Eagles keep finding a way to win. When your offense, defense, and special teams lose their most impactful key players, people stepped up their doubts. Most doubts started at the beginning of the season when Owner Jeffrey Lurie went back to basics with his reorganization of leaders that started with starting with Howie Roseman. The next doubt then focused on 2nd year head coach Doug Pederson of whether he could guide their 2nd year franchise quarterback, make game time adjustments and keep a team together.

Say what you want about our Eagles coach Doug Peterson, he has his team where they should be. Because of so many injuries to key veterans, Doug Peterson has the young guys stepping up and playing very well. While so-called NFL reporting experts came out and said that "Doug Peterson is not a worthy candidate of being a head coach" his coaches and players have been proving the naysayers wrong all season. Our Eagles have won more games this year with more key player losses than any other team in the league. Doug Pederson halftime adjustments has been very good all season. One of his most notable adjustments came when it counted the most in Eagles playoff win versus the Falcons. You can believe what you want but believe me that Doug Pederson should be the NFL coach of the year.

 

While our Philadelphia Eagles may not have reached their Greatness yet, they have positively taken ownership of Doug Pederson (and the coaching staff) "Next Man Up" mentality. When you lose multiple Pro-Bowlers and All-Pro players on both sides of the ball, many of the young players have "Stepped in and Stepped Up" beyond what so many people in the national media could've ever believed. While the Eagles were still winning games after their All Pro QB Carson Wentz (who should be the NFL MVP) went down, the media disrespect really took onto a higher level. Actually, that was kind of okay because it unraveled the deeper inner core belief of what our Eagles team mentality is now of "We're All We Got – We're All We Need". Yes, it's the new version of "It's us against the world" 

The Philadelphia Eagles team couldn't have picked a better theme. This theme is something that the core group Eagles fans can and will identify with. This theme is the other part of our Philadelphia “Rocky – UnderDog” mindset. If you're a true 4 for 4 Philly fan, you know what I'm talking about. You had to have witness it the last time our Phillies, Sixers and Flyers made their championship runs. The euphoric fandemonium was felt not only throughout the city but in many other cities around the country. Philadelphia might be known as the city of Brotherly Love until competitive sports come into play. When competition happens, we shift to the "Rocky and UnderDog" mentality. Yo Eagles, you got this! Hey Eagles, the true fans that show up at home and to your road games got your back. Great and special times are ahead for this organization and the fans for many years to come.

You don't have to believe me because our Philadelphia Eagles believe that "We All We Got – We All We Need". This is not just a saying, it’s our Eagles new way of life

 

 

Let's Go EAGLES … #PhillyDilly!

 

Bruce Jacobs (Contributor)
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Philadelphia Eagles – Believe it PhillyDilly

Our Philadelphia Eagles will be defending their Super Bowl opportunity against the Minnesota Vikings in the next chapter of a storybook season.  Whatever the book title you want to give it "From Good to Great, Next Man Up, We're All We Got – We're All We Need, the chapters are still being written game by game. Against the odds of enormous key injuries and the unbelieving of so many so-called NFL experts, the Philadelphia Eagles keep finding a way to win. When your offense, defense, and special teams lose their most impactful key players, people stepped up their doubts. Most doubts started at the beginning of the season when Owner Jeffrey Lurie went back to basics with his reorganization of leaders that started with starting with Howie Roseman. The next doubt then focused on 2nd year head coach Doug Pederson of whether he could guide their 2nd year franchise quarterback, make game time adjustments and keep a team together.

 

Say what you want about our Eagles coach Doug Peterson, he has his team where they should be. Because of so many injuries to key veterans, Doug Peterson has the young guys stepping up and playing very well. While so-called NFL reporting experts came out and said that "Doug Peterson is not a worthy candidate of being a head coach" his coaches and players have been proving the naysayers wrong all season. Our Eagles have won more games this year with more key player losses than any other team in the league. Doug Pederson halftime adjustments has been very good all season. One of his most notable adjustments came when it counted the most in Eagles playoff win versus the Falcons. You can believe what you want but believe me that Doug Pederson should be the NFL coach of the year.

 

 

 

While our Philadelphia Eagles may not have reached their Greatness yet, they have positively taken ownership of Doug Pederson (and the coaching staff) "Next Man Up" mentality. When you lose multiple Pro-Bowlers and All-Pro players on both sides of the ball, many of the young players have "Stepped in and Stepped Up" beyond what so many people in the national media could've ever believed. While the Eagles were still winning games after their All Pro QB Carson Wentz (who should be the NFL MVP) went down, the media disrespect really took onto a higher level. Actually, that was kind of okay because it unraveled the deeper inner core belief of what our Eagles team mentality is now of "We're All We Got – We're All We Need". Yes, it's the new version of "It's us against the world" 

 

The Philadelphia Eagles team couldn't have picked a better theme. This theme is something that the core group Eagles fans can and will identify with. This theme is the other part of our Philadelphia “Rocky – UnderDog” mindset. If you're a true 4 for 4 Philly fan, you know what I'm talking about. You had to have witness it the last time our Phillies, Sixers and Flyers made their championship runs. The euphoric fandemonium was felt not only throughout the city but in many other cities around the country. Philadelphia might be known as the city of Brotherly Love until competitive sports come into play. When competition happens, we shift to the "Rocky and UnderDog" mentality. Yo Eagles, you got this! Hey Eagles, the true fans that show up at home and to your road games got your back. Great and special times are ahead for this organization and the fans for many years to come.

 

You don't have to believe me because our Philadelphia Eagles believe that "We All We Got – We All We Need". This is not just a saying, it’s our Eagles new way of life

 

 

Let's Go EAGLES … #PhillyDilly!

 

Bruce Jacobs (Contributor)
Note: Videos from Philadelphia Eagles via Twitter

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Philly Excites the NFL and Fans

The 2017 NFL draft event that was held in Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love was as much historic as it was memorable. Whether you were the commissioner Roger Goodell or ex-Cowboys Drew Pearson, you felt and embraced the football fans of Philadelphia like never before. What was once skeptical in the minds of the sports media throughout the TV and radio networks was met with thousands of passionate Eagles fans. The three Day event is still being talked about by reporters, players, fans of every news source that they represent. If you weren't there to experience the excitement of each twist and turn of events, then I'm sorry that you couldn't be there. As of this day, I still catch myself pumping out the Philadelphia Eagles fight song at the thought of Westbrook and Dawkins speech.

It's a great time to be excited about Philadelphia sports, especially our Philadelphia Eagles. I think it's the first time in a long while that many Eagles fans have been this excited about an Philadelphia Eagles draft. We all knew that going into 2017 that we needed more production out of our offense and defense. Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas added a few key pieces for coach Doug Pederson around Carson Wentz. Then Howie and Joe gave coach Schwartz a little more defensive support. I think these guys had a real productive draft this year. They took a draft rebuilding idea from the past and implemented it beautifully. They were able to draft key productive talent not only in some areas of need but that actually fit the Eagles system. This new drafted and undrafted players class has the opportunity to impact all 3 major levels of our Eagles team.

Too many times we get caught up in the false environment of the NFL Combine and its numbers. The NFL Combine numbers are important but I think the numbers that these players produced on the field should never take back seat. The NFL Combine numbers can project some things. One thing for sure it cannot measure someone football IQ, mental toughness, willingness, dedication and their love of the game. These traits when added to physical talent is what allows a player to consistently produce solid results.  One example has been the discussion of the selection of Allen or Jones over Barnett. They believe the other two players may have presented a slightly better "NFL Combine test numbers". I honestly am not sure if Allen or Jones even fit the Eagles defensive system and scheme as well. If you're going by the numbers, I love what Barnett was able to produce on the field. His on the field production was as good as anyone's and better than most. When you put these lineman in the same game environment against similar top talent, all Barnett did was produce. The theme of the Eagles draft choices this year seemed to be about players that demonstrated high motor, high IQ that consistently produced at a high level.

 

             

The Eagles new line rotation of Fletcher Cox, Tim-Jernigan, Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, Chris Long and Derek Barnett should be able to create enough QB pressure in a domino effect to help the linebackers and cornerbacks.  The Eagles have improved their defensive secondary through the draft with the selection of Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas. Sidney Jones without a doubt was considered  a 1st round pick while many had him rated as the top rated or #2 cornerback in the draft (based on production). Yes he will miss some game time with his injury. If players like Suggs and Jason Peters came back, I think the young 20yr old player Sidney Jones can recover as well. Sidney Jones is considered the lock-down cornerback that the Eagles haven't had in a long time. He's another baller that consistenly produces and isn't afraid of any challenge. Welcome to Philly Sidney and Rasul.

 

I believe that our offensive game just got a little better than last year with the draft selection of Mack Hollins. The amount of yards after the catch and touchdowns is something that you really need to recognize. The speed that he brings to our receiving core as a deep threat should be a welcomed benefit. Add that threat to what Alshon Jeffrey, Torrey Smith and Jordan Mathews brings will be something special to see.

 

My sleeper Eagles draft picks on offense are Donnel Pumphreys and Shelton Gibson. Gibson just may be one of the fastest and quickest wide receiver you'll want to see. The excitement that he brings may just remind you of an ex-Eagle  that now with Tampa. As far as Donnel Pumphrey goes, there simply wasn't a more productive college running back ever in college than him. Small but mighty, tough as nails that simply just run and scores.

  

 Are we excited about our Philadelphia Eagles finishing with more wins than last year while making the playoffs? We sure are because they're an improved team across the board from last year. Are they done with tweaking their roster, I don't think so. Are exciting times ahead, you better believe it. They're finally building a winning team the right way. Right now every Philadelphia fan of all sports should be excited. There's nothing like Eagles playoffs except for when all four teams are competing in the playoffs during the same calendar year. That excitement started with the Eagles draft and now our Sixers, Flyers and Phillies are next. Our Sixers could end up with 2 picks in the top 10 selections on June 22. Then two days later our Flyers will be selecting the 2nd overall lottery draft pick. Eagles you're still front and center, so keep it going in the right direction this off season…

 

Fly Eagles Fly!

 

Bruce Jacobs (Contributor)

 

 

 

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Philadelphia Eagles Time Starts Now

If you are a sports fan in the Philadelphia area this week is shaping up to be epic the Penn relays are in town are winning Phillies are on a home stand and the NFL draft has taken over the other side of Philadelphia. If you are sports fan in the Philadelphia area this week is shaping up to be epic if your baseball tracker football fan Philadelphia has all the excitement just for you are Phillies has quietly been Prime in the Philly fans by for a week just in time for the tens of thousands of fans that will witness a Penn relays and this year NFL draft our Phillies won last night with some solid pitching timely hits and Franco second Grand Slam in the last few days thank you for starting the Philly fan excitement engine. 

 

But tonight the city excitement shift towards the annual Penn Relays track and field event along with the NFL Draft. Philadelphia main sporting event starts tonight as the NFL is front and center as they have taken over the heart of the  Philadelphia area. Philly fans and media have had this day marked on their calendar for a very long time.

Yes our Philly fans are passionate and  supportive, but they are very knowledgeable fans too. The Eagles fans  knows the very importance of this draft class. We know that the road from "Good to Great" started last year with the drafting of Carson Wentz. This year it's all about building around him with Wentz like minded talent. Adding new offensive weapons that have a similar mindset, heart and desires like Wentz would be amazing. Being able Wentz with a core group of talented players grow together over the next 5 years or more would be special. Philly Eagle fans also knows that our Eagles defense need to be addressed too. What's great is that this year's draft has impact playmakers that can help our offense and defense.

 

 

This is one draft year that no matter what the Eagles front office decides to do, they are positioned to get better right away. Just that notion alone has Philly Eagles fans excited. You can already feel the Philadelphia Eagles Philly fever pitch with each passing hour. Starting around noon time today the Eagles fans will have switched over to their best B-Dawk game face while their bloodline turns green. Roseman and Douglas already knows whether they trade up, trade down, or stay put at draft pick number 14 understands they are in a great position. The Eagles coaches front office and player decision-makers knows it's game time. The entire Philly Eagles fan Nation knows what time it is too. The next three days of this draft will start our Philadelphia Eagles franchise on the path to championship play. 

 

So Eagles fans you know that tonight is our night and its time to "Get Your Popcorn Ready" and "Bleed Green". Take it away B-Dawk!

 

Bruce Jacobs  (Contributor)

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