Eagles LB Ellerbe on Philly fans: ‘These fans give you energy and make you play better’

On the road to winning Super Bowl 52, the Philadelphia Eagles had a tremendous home-field advantage.

The team went 9-1 at home, including the playoffs, and the only game they lost at home was a meaningless regular season game against the Cowboys in Week 17.

Eagles LB Dannell Ellerbe, who joined the team late in the season, talked about the impact that the fans had on the team in 2017:

“Just to know how starving Philadelphia has been for a Super Bowl championship, and to bring the first one, it’s a great feeling,” Ellerbe said today at boxer Danny Garcia’s media workout.  “These fans give you energy and make you play better.”

Ellerbe went on to talk about the bond that Philly athletes have for one another:

“It’s all love between the Philly athletes. We all show up for each other’s events and support each other. That’s really big to have a supportive community and I’m sure everyone will be rooting for Danny next Saturday,” Ellerbe said.

You can criticize Philly fans for a lot of things, but one thing you can’t knock is their passion, and that passion helped fuel the Philadelphia Eagles to great heights in 2017!

Photos from Chet Susslin/SHOWTIME
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Eagles’ Jenkins calls out Steph Curry after seeing him on Pats sideline(Watch)

Golden State Warriors G Steph Curry has recently been on record as saying that he is interested in purchasing his hometown team the Carolina Panthers.

However, Curry, who is a big fan of the Panthers, was on the New England Patriots sidelines during Super Bowl 52 wearing red.

Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins spotted Curry on the Patriots sideline and was not too happy.

Here is how Jenkins reacted:

Jenkins and Curry have since made peace on Twitter:

WATCH! Eagles C Jason Kelce’s amazing speech

What a time to be a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a franchise that has experienced so much heartache over the years, but all that ended last Sunday when the Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52.

Today in Philadelphia, the Eagles had their victory parade.

Listen to Eagles C Jason Kelce rousing speech:

Eagles LS Lovato: ‘I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walk-through’

According to Eagles LS Rick Lovato, Philadelphia ran a fake walk-through leading up to Super Bowl 52 against the Patriots.

Here is what Lovato told 620 WDAE:

“I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walk-through,” Lovato told The Ron and JP Show. “We did it at the stadium. There were certain people walking around.  I believe I overheard someone say a lot of the plays we were running weren’t even plays that was in the playbook for the Super Bowl.”

According to Lovato, the game plan was set two weeks ago:

“We already had our game plan set all week for the last two weeks,” Lovato explained. “We had two weeks to prepare for that game. A measly walk-through the day before the game, we weren’t going to show anything to anyone, especially being at the stadium.”

I guess it’s safe to say that you can never trust the Patriots.

 

 

 

Colts GM Chris Ballard to Patriots: ‘The rivalry is back on'(WATCH)

Josh McDaniels has become public enemy number one in Indianapolis after spurning the Colts and deciding to stay in New England as the offensive coordinator.

Colts GM Chris Ballard is not happy. He discussed his thoughts on McDaniels changing his mind at a press conference today.

Take a listen:

Tony Dungy rips Josh McDaniels for backing out of Colts job

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was all set to take the Colts job after agreeing to be the head coach of the team three weeks ago.

However, he changed his mind yesterday and decided to stay in New England as the offensive coordinator.

Unfortunately, McDaniels started to assemble a staff in Indianapolis and already hired three assistants.

Now, those assistants must figure out their futures.

Hall of Famer and former Colts head coach Tony Dungy, who is currently an NFL analyst for NBC Sports, tweeted his thoughts on McDaniels backing out of the deal to coach the Colts:

With a report out there that Andrew Luck might need another shoulder surgery (Colts GM Chris Ballard says that is not the case), you could see why McDaniels would have second thoughts.

While I understand Dungy’s point, McDaniels ultimately has to do what is best for him and his family.

Foles wanted the ‘Philly Special'(Watch)

In what might be the greatest call in Super Bowl history, Nick Foles caught a touchdown from tight end Trey Burton on 4th and goal right before halftime of Super Bowl 52.

The play was called the “Philly Special,” and as we all know, it worked to perfection.

Watch as Foles asks Eagles head coach Doug Pederson to run the play:

Jaworski on whether Philly will trade Foles: ‘I don’t think they will’

Back in 1990, then Giants backup QB Jeff Hostetler stepped in for an injured Phil Simms and led the Giants to a victory in Super Bowl 25.

The following season Hostetler beat out Simms and began the year as the Giants’ starting quarterback.

On Sunday, Eagles QB Nick Foles pulled a “Hostetler” and led the Eagles to a victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

Back in December, former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski predicted that Foles would lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl after Carson Wentz went down:

“Well, I did an interview with TMZ about six weeks ago or more when Carson Wentz got hurt, and I said: ‘I have confidence that Nick Foles will take the Eagles to the Super Bowl,’ but he outdid himself, he helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl; Super Bowl MVP,” Jaworski told TMZ Sports. 

“He put together three remarkable football games. Anticipation, pinpoint accuracy.”

With Wentz on the roster, many believe that Foles could be on the move, but Jaworski does not agree:

“I don’t think they will. He’s got a year left in(on) his contract, but Carson Wentz is the quarterback of the future,” Jaworski said.

I don’t think Foles will pull another “Hostetler” and become the starter for the Eagles in 2018.

Foles, 29, had a tremendous run. The Eagles don’t win the Super Bowl without him, but this is Wentz’s team.

Philly will have to see if Wentz will be ready to start the season. If the Eagles believe Wentz will be healthy, they should try to trade Foles. If not, they should keep him.

For the Eagles, this is a good problem to have.

 

 

2018 NFL Draft First-Round Order

The following is the 2018 NFL Draft first round order. The first round will start on Thursday, April 26 in Arlington, Texas with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 27 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 28.

2018 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER

 

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Team Win Loss Tie Winning Percentage Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie Strength of Schedule
1. Cleveland Browns 0 16 0 .000 133 123 0 .520
                   
2. New York Giants 3 13 0 .188 136 120 0 .531
   
3. Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 123 133 0 .480
4. Houston Texans

(traded to Cleveland)

4 12 0 .250 132 124 0 .516
                   
5. Denver Broncos 5 11 0 .313 126 130 0 .492
6. New York Jets 5 11 0 .313 133 123 0 .520
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 142 114 0 .555
8. Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 143 113 0 .559
                   
9. Oakland Raiders^ 6 10 0 .375 131 125 0 .512
  San Francisco 49ers^ 6 10 0 .375 131 125 0 .512
11. Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 139 117 0 .543
                   
12. Cincinnati Bengals 7 9 0 .438 119 137 0 .465
13. Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 138 118 0 .539
14. Green Bay Packers 7 9 0 .438 138 118 0 .539
                   
15. Arizona Cardinals 8 8 0 .500 125 131 0 .488
   
16. Baltimore Ravens 9 7 0 .563 113 143 0 .441
17. Los Angeles Chargers 9 7 0 .563 117 139 0 .457
18. Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 126 130 0 .492
19. Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 127 129 0 .496
20. Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 127 129 0 .496
                   
21. Buffalo Bills 9 7 0 .563 126 130 0 .492
                   
22. Kansas City Chiefs

(traded to Buffalo)

10 6 0 .625 122 134 0 .477
                   
23. Los Angeles Rams 11 5 0 .688 129 127 0 .504
24. Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 138 118 0 .539
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25. Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 111 145 0 .434
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26. Atlanta Falcons 10 6 0 .625 139 117 0 .543
                   
27. New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 137 119 0 .535
                   
28. Pittsburgh Steelers 13 3 0 .813 116 140 0 .453
                   
29. Jacksonville Jaguars 10 6 0 .625 111 145 0 .434
                   
30. Minnesota Vikings 13 3 0 .813 126 130 0 .492
                   
31. New England Patriots 13 3 0 .813 124 132 0 .484
                   
32. Philadelphia Eagles 13 3 0 .813 118 138 0 .461

^- The ninth and 10th selections will be decided by coin flip