Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Eagles notes: Kelce acknowledges Johnson suspension, Maclin overrated?

Are you Jeremy Maclin, a member of Jeremy Maclin's family, or just someone who enjoys watching Jeremy Maclin play football? If so, don't read this. There is certainly room for argument, but AJ Rodriguez of Bleeding Green Nation makes a pretty thorough case that Maclin might not be as good as some perceive. And there are gifs, like this one, where Maclin decides not to block:

Eagles notes: Kelce acknowledges Johnson suspension, Maclin overrated?

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Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

Are you Jeremy Maclin, a member of Jeremy Maclin's family, or just someone who enjoys watching Jeremy Maclin play football? If so, don't read this. There is certainly room for argument, but AJ Rodriguez of Bleeding Green Nation makes a pretty thorough case that Maclin might not be as good as some perceive. And there are gifs, like this one, where Maclin decides not to block:

Maclin did not seem to give Rodriguez's article his offical JMac seal of approval.

Kelce acknowledges Lane Johnson's suspension

A few weeks ago, the Daily News' Paul Domowitch reported that Lane Johnson was facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Because Johnson's suspension is not yet official, many fans were hopeful that Domowitch's report was erroneous.

As a guest on WIP today, Jason Kelce acknowledged that the team expects Johnson to be suspended:

“Obviously it’s not something that we’re happy about,” Kelce explained. “Lane is a guy that really developed well last year, he was looking great in the offseason, so I was really excited to see what he could do. He’ll still be out there this season, but through the first four games I was excited to see how much better he was this year than he was last year. I was extremely surprised and I found out a little bit before I think everybody else did. He kind of came and told some of the guys along the offensive line what he was facing before the media really even found out. He made a terrible—he made a mistake, he made a poor decision and this is something I don’t think it’s that big of a deal in terms of what he was doing, but obviously you’re cheating your season four games. That’s where the seriousness of it comes down to. You know, you’re suspended for four games and you are putting your teammates in a bind.”

Eagles players' fantasy football average draft position

There's a site by the name of fantasypros.com that aggregates average draft position from the major fantasy football draft sites. Here is where Eagles players are being drafted, on average:

The best buy of the bunch is probably Zach Ertz. I don't know what dopey leagues using ESPN and NFL.com are allowing Ertz to go undrafted, but expect Mr. Ertz to produce this year. Tight ends being drafted ahead of Ertz include Dennis Pitta and Kyle Rudolph. Bleh. Pitta is averaging 311 receiving yards per season for his career, while Rudolph is averaging 352.

Eagles Super Bowl betting odds improve

According to Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post, the Eagles' Super Bowl odds have improved from 25/1 to 20/1. You can see the odds for the entire league here, but here's what the NFC East looks like:

Eagles Almanac is now on sale!

You should buy several copies of this, and demand that your friends, family, and people you don't even know do the same.

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