What Would Buddy Do?
Feeling 13 percent better about Eagles’ chances in NFC
Posted on August 20th, 2007 at 11:09 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

Giggle giggleAfter watching first Jake Delhomme and now Rex Grossman in preseason games, I feel at least 13 percent about the Birds in the NFC. Their ineptitude has a chance to cripple two decently strong teams/ potential rivals for the Birds in the NFC.

And that is totally sweet. 

Delhomme looked worse than the night last December when his overwhelming desire to commit silly turnovers jumpstarted the Eagles’ run to the playoffs, and Grossman couldn’t really handle the exchange from center.

At least the Panthers did something about the problem in the offseason by bringing in David Carr; the Bears continue to stand by the Sex Cannon. What can the other players think at this point? Grossman is edging into Chuck Knoblauch territory — he just looks crushed out there. Yikes. And, from the sound of it, this isn’t lost on the Chicago fans, who realize that this dude is going to clown the chances of their otherwise strong team. Oh well!

(This is all great for the Birds. Even if 5 isn’t in there, I still think the Eagles will get more consistency from the QB position than these two teams. Good for us.)

Link:
3 large drops of sweat [Chicago Tribune]

Reggie Brown ranked 47th-best WR by fantasy staff at Sports Illustrated
Posted on August 4th, 2007 at 2:32 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

Who's sleeping on Reggie Brown?In their August 6, 2007 edition, Sports Illustrated’s fantasy staff has Eagles wideout Reggie Brown ranked 47th among wide receivers, behind Ronald Curry, D.J. Hackett, and Vincent Jackson.

I think this ranking might be somewhat low.

In fact, the buzz at camp is that this could be a big year for Brown. Wideouts tend to take a large statistical leap in their third year, and Reggie Brown’s been pretty talented in his first two years in the league (he finished last year with 46 catches for 17.7 yards per reception and 9 TDs). He’s good after the catch and scores touchdowns. Also, 5 likes him a lot. That’s a very positive thing. I mean, we can amp down the Marvin Harrison talk, but still, Brown is a baller.

Consider me on the record in re: “Reggie Brown will absolutely, no-doubt, mortal-lock be better than the 47th-best WR in the NFL this year.”

(Mercifully, Don Banks redeemed the fantasy gurus at SI with an extremely positive camp postcard about the Birds — which even included some kind remarks about the team’s depth. That feels good.)

Links:
Ready To Catch Fire [Philly Inquirer]
CNNSI Fantasy Central: WRs [CNNSI.com]