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    Matt Kocsan

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    I liked going for it. I did not like the Wildcat. Here's the dumb play I would have called instead.... Go to last post

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    Brian Williams

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    I get that, but as much as I wanted to hate the call for the Wildcat, it's clear they worked on it,... Go to last post

    Brian Williams 10-13-2015 01:33 PM

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    I didn't like the Wild Cat. I'm guessing they don't trust Vick to run the Zone read?

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    iwatt 10-13-2015 12:41 PM
    Brian Williams

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    Exactly. When you're a couple inches from the goal line, even with one play, that's your best... Go to last post

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  • Removing the First Brick

    Things were looking up for Jason Babin last year. He had just come off of his first Pro Bowl selection with the Tennessee Titans in 2010; signed a nice, shiny, new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, after becoming a free agent, worth approximately $28M over the course of five years (with about $6M in guarantees); proceeded to flourish in 2011 with the Eagles while racking up 18 sacks, earning him not only another Pro Bowl selection, but an All-Pro selection as well. Yes, things were looking quite peachy for Jason Babin at the conclusion of the 2011 season.

    And then 2012 came around. Oh boy.

    In a season where everything was destined to go wrong for the Philadelphia Eagles, there was nobody capable of escaping the grasp of the ominous shadow looming over the team. This includes one Mr. Babin, who now finds himself unemployed after just a year and a half with the Eagles through no fault of his own. Babin had accumulated six sacks, ten hits, and twenty hurries on opposing quarterbacks so far this season, and was rated at the time of this article being published by Pro Football Focus as the #22 4-3 defensive end in the NFL this season.

    Nevertheless, Babin is now on waivers and could be scooped up by a possible Playoffs contender in need of a pass-rusher. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one team that comes to mind, as pairing Babin with Michael Bennett (Pro Football Focus's #11 4-3 DE) would give the team a very formidable pair of bookends. If he gets past the Buccaneers, it's hard to imagine the New England Patriots wouldn't be interested. Especially considering they just lost Jermaine Cunningham to a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL Substance Abuse Policy.

    No matter where Babin ends up, this move clearly illustrates the writing on the wall within the Eagles' organization. Babin is simply the first domino to fall. There will be many more, almost assuredly including head coach Andy Reid and 100-Million Dollar Man Michael Vick, and probably several other players like Babin who symbolize the moves and mess created by the current regime. It does seem just a bit too late to fire Babin though, considering that he and the rest of the Eagles already quit a long time ago.

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    1. Amy's Avatar
      I'd love to see Babin as a Pat! As for Cunningham, while I still think adderol suspensions are iffy, I'm glad he's not fighting it, taking the 4 games now, so he'll be back for the playoffs. I can easily see Seattle's CBs dragging out for a couple weeks, then they'd still be out on wildcard weekend. If the Seahawks make it that far.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Another reason why you should only look at the guaranteed money when a player signs a gaudy contract.

      Babin signed a five-year, $27.725 million deal. But only $6 million was guaranteed. PFT says a full $16 million will go uncollected.
    1. SpartaChris's Avatar
      Bummer he's not a 3-4 OLB, or else GB might take a run at him to help our pass rush.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Good Riddance to the lazy bum. When the fans boo the team for sucking, he has the gall to give us the definition of loyalty. He's not a leader, he's ineffective as a pass rusher and he is a smug, self promoting tool.
      So long Blabin, maybe you can set up a stand by the Platt bridge and sell your tshirts on your way out of town.
    1. mkocs6's Avatar
      Eight teams put in a claim for Babin, but he was awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars. I figured a team with a bad record and cap room would scoop up a player like that with an agreeable salary situation.
    1. Curtis's Avatar
      Jackass Blabin has been picked up by Jax where he can enjoy the rest of his journeyman career. Hoorah!! According to the Eagles, Babin's release was a front office decision not Andy's. They released him because "he was a me guy". They got it right. Now he can sell his yoga pants to the retired communities.
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    Amy On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:08:08 -0500

    Week 5 Update:

    John Hussey: 101 (90 accepted, 7 declined, 4 offsetting)
    John Parry: 97 (84 accepted, 11 declined, 2 offsetting)
    Jeff Triplette: 94 (79 accepted, 15... Go to last post

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    tubbs1518 On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:29:21 -0500

    Absolutely. That was a completely crap slide to and if I was an ump he would have been ejected for it. Go to last post

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    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:55:27 -0500

    ...anyone jumping into chat for the fourth quarter? Go to last post

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    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:12:22 -0500

    BTW, I assume you were calling this a bush league slide back in 2012 when Matt Holiday did this.

    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/39049312/v25415817/must-c-collision-holliday-slides-into-scutaro Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:17:04 -0500

    The point is that there are a lot of BS slides that baserunners get away for the purpose of trying to break up a double play. The purpose of Utley's slide was timed to break up a double play. ... Go to last post

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    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:09:08 -0500

    Really? Because it sure seems like that is settled in game with warnings and such. If a pitcher accidentally throws at a batter, especially if that batter is a top player, I can pretty much... Go to last post

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    tubbs1518 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:57:46 -0500

    This is also my thoughts. Had he started his slide like a normal runner does and takes Tejada out, no issue at all from me. He was pretty much past the bad when he started and it was clear he wasn't... Go to last post

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    tubbs1518 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:54:45 -0500

    This is also part of my thought. If Utley plays tonight I can all but guarantee you a brawl will ensue because: 1. He will get drilled. Absolutely no doubt and I'm not 100% sure it will be just the... Go to last post

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    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:43:06 -0500

    Oh, and if pitchers purposefully throw at batters, ejections and suspensions typically follow. Go to last post

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    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:30:16 -0500

    The issue is not takeout slides for me; the issue is where Utley began his slide. These images don't really address that. Though I have no doubt that similar things have happened before and they... Go to last post