DeMarco Murray Signing Epitomizes Chip Kelly’s Failures as Philadelphia Eagles GM

November 30, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com This past offseason, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly bargained for full control over all personnel decisions within the organization, and owner Jeffery Lurie gave it to him. What ensued was a roller coaster of a spring, culminating in a series of Kelly moves that ranged from shocking (LeSean McCoy for Kiko Alonso) to bold (Nick Foles for Sam Bradford) to breaking news (Tim Tebow). Along…

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5 Biggest Storylines for the Remainder of the 2015 NFL Season

November 28, 2015

It’s been one of the most fascinating NFL seasons I can remember and we haven’t even entered the season’s final stretch.  Just look at the standings, where a record number of teams seem to be embroiled in mediocrity, either 4-6 or 5-5. Then there’s the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers who stand above the rest, both with a legitimate chance to finish the season undefeated.  On the field, there’s…

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Eagles-Lions Thanksgiving Game & Chip Kelly’s Future | SwartzSports Podcast 14

November 25, 2015

Cody and Bryn Swartz offer their Thanksgiving Day preview of the Eagles-Lions game, while offering their insight on Chip Kelly’s future, what went wrong defensively, and who will be this team’s quarterback in 2016. There’s also a new 30-second NFL rapid-fire Q&A session, plus Super Bowl 50 picks. Click here to listen to this week’s recording and make sure to subscribe on iTunes. 

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Power Ranking 10 Most Disappointing Players on 2015 Philadelphia Eagles

November 24, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com Picking just one disappointing player on the 2015 Philadelphia Eagles is a near-impossible task; it’s been a collective, joint effort by the offense, defense, and special teams for this team to underachieve as much as it has. Preseason Super Bowl aspirations ranging from Joe Banner to Adam Schefter to a great majority of this fanbase have fallen drastically short, to the point that it would…

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Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles Just Aren’t Good Enough to Contend

November 22, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com A roller coaster of a Philadelphia Eagles season took a major plummet with a disheartening 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a squad fresh off a 2-14 record that earned them the No. 1 overall pick in this past year’s draft. Chip Kelly’s no-huddle offense that set franchise records in scoring in both 2013 and 2014 has now been held to under 20 points…

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5 Free Agents Philadelphia Phillies Should Target This Offseason

November 21, 2015

  The Philadelphia Phillies finally have a light at the end of the tunnel. Despite losing 99 games in 2015, the most in baseball, the Phillies have a replenished farm system, a new manager and a new general manager ready to embark on the slow and difficult process of rebuilding the Phillies into one of the league’s top teams.  It’s really difficult to see a scenario in which the Phillies…

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5 Bold Predictions for the Remainder of the 2015 NFL Season

November 21, 2015

  It’s been a wild, crazy NFL season so far. Just look at the standings if you need proof. Through the first 10 weeks of the season, only 11 teams have a winning record. That’s the fewest in a season since 1990.  We’ve had some wild moments involving quarterbacks, everything from Tom Brady turning in a possible repeat of his 2007 season to Peyton Manning getting benched after arguably the…

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Power Ranking 2014 & 2015 NFL First-Round Picks

November 20, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com Any observant fan knows the importance of a first-round pick to an NFL team. It’s no coincidence that the Oakland Raiders have turned it around following back-to-back phenomenal top-five draft picks by GM Reggie McKenzie. And it’s also no coincidence that the Cleveland Browns – a team that essentially whiffed on all four first-round picks so far – is 2-8 and looking like the favorite…

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Can Mark Sanchez Save the Season for the Philadelphia Eagles?

November 16, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   It was only a matter of time. Sam Bradford made it through the first half of the season without suffering an injury, but how much longer could the fragile Eagles quarterback remain upright behind a makeshift offensive line? If you had Week 10 in the ‘when will Sam Bradford be injured’ pool, please step forward to claim your prize. It was a vicious hit…

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Eagles Drop Heartbreaker to Miami to Fall to 4-5 | SwartzSports Podcast 13

Philadelphia Eagles
November 16, 2015

The Eagles just aren’t a very good football team. Inconsistent and unable to put together anything resembling a complete game, the Eagles blew a 16-3 first quarter lead against the Miami Dolphins. Their 20-19 loss left them a game under .500 on a day when a victory would have given the Eagles control of the NFC East. On the 13th episode of the SwartzSports podcast, Bryn and Cody recap the…

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