This week on TABLE TALK, Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerr247), writer and contributor at CBS Sports and 247 Sports, joined Jeff this week for some reflections after the Eagles loss to the Seahawks and how the playoffs may shake itself out in the coming weeks in the NFC. There’s at ton of Eagles analysis on this week’s show to get into. First, a look at the game in Seattle. Did Doug Pederson call a terrible game, and is he to blame for the loss? Were the Eagles truly that bad as the score seemed to say after only putting up ten points? And how should we be viewing Carson Wentz and the defense that has been dominant up to this point after this tough loss? Also, we dove into the remainder of the Eagles schedule, likely playoff scenarios and expectations for this team on offense and defense. If you’re a huge Eagles, NFL and football fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!
The Philadelphia Eagles week 13 game of the 2017 NFL season is now in the books as the Birds lost a rough one out in Seattle to the Seahawks by a score of 24-10. Overall, this was a concerted team loss that could be placed on the head coach, quarterback and defense. Mostly, credit needs to be given to Seattle’s quarterback, Russell Wilson, who single-handedly is the reason for his team’s success this season. Four plays of the game changed momentum against the Eagles that favored the Seahawks: the Ronald Darby pass interference calling the first half, the Alshon Jeffery hold call at the goal line, Carson Wentz’s fumble out of the end zone, and the secondary giving up a huge 48 yard play to Doug Baldwin. While stat-wise, the Eagles looked good on the field, their play was sloppy in critical situations that changed momentum to Seattle throughout the game. As always, we gave our analysis and takeaways from the game. We also got into the team stats, box score and graded the positions and coaches.
The Philadelphia 76’ers are moving full steam ahead in this 2017-2018 season. Joel Embiid is playing good, solid and quality football and his counterpart on the court, Ben Simmons, is making a case early on for Rookie of the Year. This week, we brought onto the show Matt Carey, writer and contributor at LibertyBallers.com and the Reading Eagle, to dissect and give his in-depth analysis into this Sixers season.
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. The lowly, lowly Flyers are losing, losing, losing. (4:15)
2. PSU’s offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead, heads to Mississippi State. (13:10)
3. Villanova is ranked No. 4 in the nation. (17:15)
4. Dusty Wathan moves to the Phillies, other coaching news and notes. (22:20)
5. Eagles talk: who should be re-signed next, our predictions for this week’s game vs. Seattle. (26:05)
What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an interview and conversation with Matt Carey from Liberty Ballers. Overall, we get into how this team is progressing as they find themselves on the court night after night – the development between Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The one theme that persists is that the Sixers are unable to finish games after being ahead in the score consistently. What is Brett Brown’s future if this does not change? While Dario Saric continues to develop, there’s still room for improvement, which we dive into. Also, what will happen with Markelle Fultz once he returns to action? Will he be a bench player? How does Robert Covington’s contract help to shape the future of the team’s direction. All of this and much more this week on the Table. (36:55)
This week on TABLE TALK, Jeff Feyerer (@jeff_feyerer), host of the PylonU podcast, writer at InsideThePylon.com and contributor at College Football News, joined Jeff this week for a look at college football prospects who will likely be making their way to the NFL Draft next year. Even though the college football season is not quite finished, it’s certainly not too early to begin discussing these players and their future impact. First, we discussed the top quarterback prospects and from there dove into the running back position. While the quarterback class this year isn’t spectacular, there are a few names for us to keep our eyes on. The running backs – there are plenty when it comes to raw talent. The two Jeffs also discussed offensive linemen that the Eagles may want to look at should they decide to go that direction in the first-round in 2018. We also discussed pass rushers and defensive ends that could make a real difference in the NFL. If you’re a huge NCAA and NFL and football fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!
The Philadelphia Eagles week 12 game of the 2017 NFL season is now in the books! This Eagles team continues to have the best record in the NFL at 10-1, still undefeated in the NFC and NFC East after beating the Chicago Bears handily 31-3 at The Linc. As we saw last week, Jim Schwartz’s defense didn’t rest the entire game. They were 100% completely dominant only allowing 6 rushing yards the entire game, two interceptions, two sacks, and seven tackles for a loss. On the offensive side of the ball, Carson Wentz, as usual, managed a fantastic game plan putting up 227 yards and three touchdowns in this win. His ability to keep drives alive and on third-down has been a consistent theme throughout the year. We saw this today as well as Wentz enjoyed picking up some fourth-down conversions as well. The offense averaged 5.3 yards per rush and Zach Ertz came away with over 100-yards receiving this week and a touch down as well. The Eagles are arguably the most complete team in the NFL as we now look to Seattle in week 13. As always, we gave our analysis and takeaways from the game. We also got into the team stats, box score and graded the positions and coaches.
The Eagles continue to rise as they remain at the top of the NFL with a record of 9-1 and are the presumptive favorites to head to the Super Bowl after week 11. On this week’s show, we brought on Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) from the Locked On Eagles podcast, BleedingGreenNation.com and NDT Scouting to discuss the Birds’ meteoric rise and what the future holds for this dominant team.
But first on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. The Sixers just can’t seem to finish games. (7:10)
2. Flyers Talk: the impact of Gudas’ suspension, outdoor hockey scheduled for 2019 in Philly. (15:35)
3. Phillies Talk: front office moves, DFAs and should Carlos Santana. (26:40)
Then we get into our Up or Down segment where we briefly analyze Philly sports personalities to determine if their needle is moving up or down. (36:00)
What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an interview and in-depth discussion with Benjamin Solak about the not only the current state of this 9-1 Eagles team, but also how the future looks in terms of the roster. We first get into the Eagles defense and how Ronald Darby’s play this past week was stellar after coming back from an injury. Will he continue to grow in his role? The linebacker corps was another topic we dove into since there’s much uncertainly based on injuries, talent and possible free agency. The offensive line has been steadfast in the Eagles run and pass blocking schemes this season and we talked about how much more we can expect from this crew. Are there any weaknesses on the offense that can be exploited by teams in the future? Also, who do the Eagles need to re-sign next to a long-term contract? All of these topics and much more this wee on the Table. (41:55)
This week on TABLE TALK, Brandon Marianne Lee (@BrandonHerFFB), one of the hosts of the Her Fantasy Football podcast on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports and FantasyAlarm.com, joined Jeff this week for a look at the fantasy football scene and where it’s going in the future. First, we discussed Brandon’s love of fantasy football and how she became entrenched in this football competition with family. From there, we dove into what the future holds for the industry and what the next chapter of the fantasy experience will take us. Then, we discussed fantasy football strategy – “stacking”, wide receiver strategy, kickers, defenses and much more. If you’re a huge NFL and fantasy football fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!
The Philadelphia Eagles week 11 game of the 2017 NFL season is now in the books! This team still has the best record in the NFL at 9-1, still undefeated in the NFC and NFC East! After winning eight straight games, this week, the Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys in their house 37-9. While this game was certainly a tale of two halves, the Eagles took control, used momentum and dominated Dallas on both sides of the ball. Without their kicker, Jake Elliott who left the game with a concussion, the Eagles still had no problems converting on 4th-down and kicking the ball on kickoffs. Carson Wentz didn’t put up amazing numbers or stats, but he wasn’t burdened with placing this game entirely on his shoulders as we’ve seen in the past. The run game dominated on offense as well as the offensive line as they blocked their way to victory. Defensively, the Eagles produced four turnovers – 3 interceptions and a Dak Prescott fumble recovery for a touchdown. Jim Schwartz’s defense didn’t rest the entire game. As always, we gave our analysis and takeaways from the game. We also got into the team stats, box score and graded the positions and coaches.
This week, we’re taking a look at how this Flyers team is progressing here in mid-November. The one thing we can say with certainty is that the Flyers are interesting to say the least. We brought on board Kelly Hinkle (@hinx), one of the hosts of the Broad Street Hockey Radio podcast and Associate Editor of BroadStreetHockey.com, for a look at how this Flyers team has been performing – goalies, wingers, management, and more. Is this truly a playoff team from what we’re seeing? Kelly dove into what it’ll take for this team to correct mistakes and continue building a foundation that’s looking more and more promising. Kelly gives her grade on Dave Haksol’s performance as head coach this season. We also discuss the better 5-on-5 play we’ve seen overall, and how the goalies are handling the penalty kill. Will Nolan Patrick see any regression after his concussion? And how does the goalie situation look long-term for the Flyers. We get into all of this and much more this week on the Table. It’s a great show you won’t want to miss!
This week on TABLE TALK, Michael Kist (@MichaelJKist), one of the hosts of the Locked on Eagles podcast, joined Jeff this week for a look at the NFL as an organization. What does the long-term outlook mean for the direction of the NFL and it’s players? We get into it this week! First, we discuss the political maneuvering by Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and what this means for the future of the league. We also talked about the talent in the NFL and whether we see it leveling off. Will the running back position change dramatically in the future as we’re seeing more and more running back by committee philosophies throughout the NFL? We get into all of this and much more this week on TABLE TALK. If you’re a huge NFL fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!