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Philadelphia Stars upset New Jersey Generals in USFL playoffs – PFT
The Philadelphia Stars were the top team in the first iteration of the USFL, winning the league championship in two of the USFL’s three seasons. And now the Stars can also win the title in USFL 2.0. Philadelphia beat the New Jersey Generals 19-14 today to advance to next week’s USFL Championship game. […] The championship game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 3 on Fox. [BLG Note: With the USFL season ending soon, it’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles sign any players from that league. Perhaps they’ll even sign a Star?]
Is AJ Brown the Eagles’ next TO? – BGN
Eagles fans loved Terrell Owens, and many still do. He was flamboyant on and off the court and made the 2004 Eagles unbeatable until they met Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. Owens, over time, also tore the Eagles apart in the 2005 season and within two years it was in Philadelphia. Don’t look now, but another big personality is on the Eagles fandom in 6-foot-1, 224-pound AJ Brown, who the Eagles acquired on draft night by trading the 18th pick to the Tennessee Titans for Brown, who was then rewarded with a new four-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles. He’s not afraid to speak his mind. He’s not afraid to make fun of the hated Dallas Cowboys (which makes him an instant fan favorite) and he’s not afraid to tell anyone how good he is, because he is. All the traits that Owens had in abundance. It is an integrated by-product that comes with most prima donna wide receivers.
Mailbag: Is the Eagles’ second offensive line better than all the first-team lines around the NFL? – Philly Voice
They also each played a playoff game. Prescott was 24 of 38 for 302 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 INT, while leading an impressive comeback against the Packers, before Aaron Rodgers finally put the Cowboys out. Hurts was 23 of 43 for 258 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT in a game in which the Eagles’ passing offense often didn’t look functional. Prescott had better weapons around him (Hurts will have his chance to shine with a charged offense in 2022), but it’s still pretty clear why Prescott was already considered at this point in his career as a long-term answer, when Hurts still has a lot to prove. I think it’s interesting that Prescott’s career almost plateaued to some degree, at least statistically,
Movie Theater: How will AJ Brown fit into the attack? – PE.com
Join Fran Duffy and Offensive Coordinator Shane Steichen in the Philadelphia Eagles Movie Theater, presented by Wawa, for a breakdown of the new offensive additions. Recap of the 2022 NFL Draft, Coach Steichen gives us his thoughts on how players like wide receiver AJ Brown, tight end Grant Calcaterra and center Cam Jurgens will fit into the mold of this offense.
The One Area of Defense Deficiency the Cowboys Haven’t Really Addressed This Offseason – Blogging The Boys
The Dallas Cowboys defense had one of its best seasons in a long time in 2021. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn totally revamped that side of the ball and turned it into a weapon for the team. There have certainly been some tense moments this offseason as we waited for Quinn’s future to be decided, and thankfully, that worked in the team’s favor. Quinn stayed. The Cowboys were near the top of the league in many statistical categories. Turnover was an important factor in their success, but it was also improved in other ways. Quinn was better at using her talent and moving them into different positions that allowed them to succeed. Still, there was one area that wasn’t very good. Run defense.
Better or worse? Giants defensive line – Big Blue View
I’m afraid to suggest a new addition to the post group will replace Austin Johnson’s 21 pressures and three sacks, but Martindale’s collective approach to the scheme could have a more powerful impact. Replacing Shelton and Johnson III are moves that should theoretically improve the Giants defensive line, but they haven’t added anyone proven or dynamic to the positional group. An aging veteran with a career sack in Ellis, a former Day 3 pick in Davidson, a veteran with little production in Holmes and a bunch of undrafted free agents. The one, two, three punches and rotation of Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence and Johnson are in theory better than the Williams, Lawrence and Ellis or whoever you’d like to elect as your third defensive lineman.
Giants QB Daniel Jones motivated to improve: Lack of success ‘weighs on me a lot’ – NFL.com
“The lack of success? Um, yeah, that weighs on me a lot,’ Jones said. “When you put a lot of time and effort into something and you don’t see the results, I think it’s hard when you do something. Playing football in the NFL, playing football in New York, I think there’s a heavy weight to that. Me and the whole team feel that and we’re working as hard as we can to avoid being in that situation in the future. Yeah, it’s weighing heavy on me.”
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