It’s the preseason, which means it’s time to prematurely and presumptuously postulate. In this Moosecast, Paul Mancano and Joe Leonard touch on more than one terrible Philadelphia sports team. Which one is it? There are too many to choose from. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—It’s been a week of doubt, hurt, and distrust for Eagles fans. Following a frustrating loss to 49ers on Sunday, in which the already legendary Chip Kelly offense seemed to have missed the flight from Philly, Birds fans just want someone to blame. The problem is the fault lies with all too many; Kelly, the offensive line, LeSean McCoy, Riley Cooper, Nick Foles, to name a few. After a loss like that, it’s hard to find any silver linings in Chip’s playbook. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—Next to the NFL draft and Johnny Manziel’s sock color, quarterback controversy is perhaps the consistently hot item in football. It’s enticing, it’s polarizing, and it’s unhealthy. And for the first time since Donovan McNabb left office, Eagles fans thought they’d avoided it. Apparently not. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—Missed opportunities. That’s what I thought I was going to write about in this review. All the would-be picks bouncing off fingertips and gaps in the offensive line missed and downfield heaves over-heaved. Missed tackles and passes dropped and bad playcalling. That’s what I thought would be the focus of this article.
Instead, I’m stuck singing the Eagles’ praises once again, because, huzzah, we won. Yay. Because all the missed opportunities disappear in the haze of victory. Everything is forgiven so long as the team pulls out a W. Oh Eagles, you never cease to frustrate. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—This summer’s preseason has been a relatively uneventful one. With a quiet, humble quarterback at the helm and DeSean’s loud mouth gone, the 2014 Eagles haven’t brought much attention to themselves, with two exceptions: QB Mark Sanchez and K Alex Henery. Sanchez sparked trade rumors for playing exceptionally well. Meanwhile, Henery performed so poorly, he brought attention and scrutiny upon himself. And on Saturday afternoon, when the Eagles’ 53-man roster was released, Henery’s name was not on the list. And nobody was particularly surprised. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—Ah, yes, it’s that time again. Preseason is winding down and roster cuts are approaching. The perfect time for some bold regular season predictions. And if there’s one thing the Moose loves, besides taking a long drink from the Schuylkill River to clear his head, it’s bold regular season predictions. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO—It’s Friday night and football has just walked back into our lives. At the start of the 2nd quarter in Chicago, the Jordan Palmer-led Bears face a 3rd and eight on their own 24. Palmer takes the snap and surveys the field. Then, he surveys 280-pound defensive end charging up the middle, and can only duck as he’s flattened. Curry took out his sack lunch and devoured in right in front of Palmer. Passer = rushed. Continue reading
BY PAUL MANCANO – The trade deadline rapidly approaches, and the good teams are already starting to get their guys to make a playoff run. On the flip side, the bad teams are already starting to rake in minor leaguers as they prepare for the slow death march to October. In about three weeks, the Phillies will fall into the second category, selling the few players of worth they have left for crappy bench players and minor league maybes. And I’m not sure how I feel about that. Continue reading
By Paul Mancano – Almost three months ago, the Eagles made one of the most questionable moves in the franchise’s history when they cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Don’t worry, this article will not be about DeSean Jackson. That horse was beaten dead in the week that followed, then roundhouse kicked in the jaw repeatedly in the months that followed. We watched as ESPN dragged out a bunch of talking heads to basically tell the nation they had no friggin’ clue what the hell Chip Kelly was thinking. Continue reading