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!
This week on the show, we’re going to take a look at the four major Philly sports teams rebuilds and give out our grades. We graded rebuilds of the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers in February of this year, and it’s interesting to see how the grades have shifted over the period of eight months. Are the teams trending up or down after a number of drafts and free agency acquisitions?
But first on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. We remember Roy “Doc” Halladay and what he meant to baseball and Phillies fans. (5:00)
2. Eagles Talk: are we now going to expect too much from this team sitting at 8-1, plus our scoring predictions for the next game vs. the Cowboys. (15:45)
3. The Sixers have called up Furkan Korkmaz. (28:05)
On the Table this week we dive into the Sixers, Flyers, Eagles, and Phillies and grade where each team is at during their rebuilding period. After doing this exercise and having a discussion this past February, we wanted to revisit each team to see how performance, their drafts, and free agency acquisitions have transformed their rebuilding processes. The Eagles have, of course, shot up the grading chart. But what about the Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers? Are they trending up or down as we’re seeing positives and negatives from these teams. It’s a great discussion this week on the Table! (34:50)
This week on TABLE TALK, James Seltzer (@JamesSeltzer), one of the hosts of the BGN Radio podcast, joined Jeff for a look at the what this Eagles team has accomplished during this season, and where they’re heading in the future.. Is it Doug Pederson, Jim Schwartz or Carson Wentz who is the main reason we, as fans, are seeing so much success and dominance from this 8-1 team? We discussed how the cornerback position has evolved over this season and how the return of Ronald Darby may alter the scope of the secondary. What free agents have been most important and contributed to helping put this Eagles team over the top? We get into all of this and much more this week on TABLE TALK. If you’re a huge football and Eagles fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!
The Philadelphia Eagles week 9 game of the 2017 NFL season is now in the books! The team has the best record in the NFL at 8-1, still undefeated in the NFC! This week, the Eagles beat the Broncos at The Linc 51-23. This Eagles team is still sitting dominating week to week and have a healthy division lead over Washington and Dallas. Carson Wentz put up four touchdown passes, and Alshon Jeffery caught two of them after losing Zach Ertz, their leading receiver, this week. Not only did the offensive line do a 180-degree turnaround from last week, the running backs made an across the board impact, notably new Eagles RB Jay Ajayi with his 46-yard TD run. The defense was dominant at every single position this week and put the Broncos offense through a number of problems. Turnovers, great pass coverage, and pressure up front was the theme of the defense this week. 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.
As the Phillies continue to rebuild their roster and farm system, they’ve also brought on board a new manager, which we’ll discuss in detail on this week’s show. The Phillies manager Gabe Kapler comes from the Dodgers organization and there’s still some questions about his style and whether or not we’ll see success with him as the skipper in the year’s to come. To help us sift through it all, John Stolnis, the host of The Felske Files podcast and contributor at TheGoodPhight.com & NumberFire.com, joined us for a look at Kapler and what we might expect from him in 2018.
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1. Eagles talk: the Jay Ajayi trade, WR talk and predictions before the game vs. the Broncos. (4:45)
2. Flyers defenseman Sam Morin was called up and now he’s injured. (17:50)
3. Sixers talk: Okafor’s option not renewed, and Embiid & Simmons are lighting up the court. (23:10)
Then we get into our Up or Down segment where we briefly analyze four Philly sports figures and personalities to determine if their needle is moving up or down. (33:30)
What we’re throwing down on the Table is an in-depth interview and discussion with John Stolnis from The Felske Files podcast about the new manager, Gabe Kapler. There are many questions about the direction the team is going, but one issue we dive into at the start of our talk with John is how analytics and sabermetrics may play a larger role with Kapler and GM Matt Klentak moving forward. What will happen with the pitching coach vacancy, and who will replace Matt Stairs as the hitting coach? All of this and much more on this week’s PST Podcast Show! (42:15)
This week on TABLE TALK, Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield), writer and contributor at InsideThePylon.com, joined Jeff for a look at the quarterback position in the NFL and college football. We ask the question; does the QB make the coach, or does the coach make a successful quarterback. At first, we discuss the evolution of the quarterback position with Mark, who is a former college QB, within college and the NFL. From there, we got into the likes of Carson Wentz, his abilities and whether or not Doug Peterson is responsible for his early success. Mark provided keen insight and analysis of Deshawn Watson and Bill O’Brien as well as the next crop of top-tier quarterback talent in the NFL. All of this and much more this week on TABLE TALK. If you’re a huge football guru and fan, this is definitely a show and interview you won’t want to miss!
The Philadelphia Eagles week 8 game of the 2017 NFL season is now in the books! Still boasting the best record in the NFL at 7-1, the Eagles beat the 49ers at The Linc 33-10. This Eagles team is still sitting atop of the NFC East and NFC itself, continuing to have a healthy division lead. This game was defensive dominated against a truly lesser talented team. However, the front-seven did their jobs and shut down the 49ers offense early. The defensive line only allowed 21 rushing yards up until the 4th quarter. While some may say that Carson Wentz struggled, which is very debatable, the Eagles offensive line had trouble early on, but then made adjustments in the second half. Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz both caught touchdowns in this Eagles victory that was a great home win. As Eagles fans, we are still looking at the best team in the NFL after eight weeks. 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 Flyers have, thus far, been an interesting team to follow over the past few weeks and we’re learning much from these players and coaching staff. This week, we dive into the Flyers season and get into their ups and downs, with Bill Matz (@Billadelphia) from the Broad Street Hockey Radio & Yelling About Sports podcasts.
But first, on the Brief News & Views segment:
1.) Sixers Talk: Markelle Fultz’s injury, and the highlights from Simmons, Embiid and Covington. (6:00)
2. The Phillies and Cesar Hernandez. (21:15)
3. A look at key Eagles injuries, what they mean for the team moving forward, and our predictions for this week’s game vs. the 49’ers. (27:50)
Then we get into our Up or Down segment where we briefly analyze four Philly sports personalities to determine if their needle is moving up or down. (38:20)
What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is a great interview and discussion with Bill Matz from the BSH Radio and Yelling About Sports podcasts about the ups and downs from this Flyers team after we’ve witnessed a few weeks of the season. Bill gave us his overall team and coaching grades while shedding light on how the Andrew MacDonald injury has impacted the defense. Bill also discussed his thoughts and provided analysis concerning the goalie situation with Brian Elliott, and the overall communications issues we saw from the Flyers this past week regarding Travis Sanheim’s playing time. How have Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux contributed to the success of the top line, and will this Flyers team contend for a playoff spot? All of these topics and much more on this week’s show and interview. (46:50)