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  1. Don't resist it. Embrace it. Joe Flacco is elite (again). Bills going 0-16. Browns going 0-0-16. Steve Sarkisian is about to go on another bender. Saquon Barkley is great, but no one can block for him. Ryan Fitzpatrick for MVP. Khalil Mack for DPoY. Jon Gruden is not smart.
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    Falcons @ Eagles

    Do the Falcons miss Kyle Shanahan or what? Coaching matters.
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    Khalil Mack is riding the winds of change

    One of the 15 best players in football moves from the AFC to the NFC. As if the conferences weren't too out of whack already...
  4. The Eagles have finally brought a Lombardi to Philadelphia; now they have to defend their title. Priority #1: clear cap space. A massive contract for Carson Wentz is on the horizon, which will limit the Eagles' ability to sign players at other positions. Their draft picks the next several years will be a crucial part of maintaining success. Players to be released: LB Mychal Kendricks (creates $4.4M in cap space) TE Brent Celek ($4M) WR Torrey Smith ($5M) Kendricks and Celek are obvious cap casualties. Smith is a little less obvious; I think $5M is a fair price for a player with his ability. It's a tough decision, especially when the Eagles need to be thinking long-term, which means money for Nelson Agholor (see below). Releasing these three players creates $13.4M in cap space, and should put the Eagles well under the cap. Wild Card #1: QB Nick Foles. This is the biggest story of the Eagles' offseason, and one of the biggest for the league as a whole. I think the Eagles should operate under the assumption that Foles will remain in Philly as Wentz's backup. I don't care how well his rehab is going; Wentz may not be ready week 1. Keep Foles on the roster unless someone make you an offer you can't refuse. That being said, if Foles approaches the front office and asks for a trade, I think you give it to him. Buffalo, Jacksonville, and Denver are logical landing spots. Wild Card #2: OT Jason Peters. Maybe this isn't so uncertain after Doug Pederson called Peters the starting left tackle, but his $11.7M cap hit next season looms large for a 36-year-old (even if he is a Hall of Fame player). The Eagles can save another $5M in cap space by cutting him, but I'm not sure they're ready to turn left tackle over to Big V. Maybe an incentive-laden restructured deal? Free Agency Strategy: Buy Low. The Eagles simply don't have the cap space to make a big splash, nor must they to field a Super Bowl quality roster. Fill roster holes with cheap veterans, guys coming off injury, etc. And as much as I would like to see Nigel Bradham re-signed, I think he'll simply cost too much. Draft Strategy: Best Player Available. And trade down as often as possible. The Eagles currently have six picks in the 2018 draft, but they are without a 2nd- or 3rd-rounder. A Nick Foles trade would certainly stock up that capital, but I would love the 32nd overall pick to be moved down into the 2nd round for additional picks. A Look Ahead...the following players are entering contract years in 2018. QB Nick Foles RB Jay Ajayi WR Nelson Agholor DE Brandon Graham DE Chris Long LB Jordan Hicks CB Ronald Darby K Jake Elliott
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    Better Call Saul Discussion

    Also let us not forget Mike's sick burn on Lydia. "If I asked you to reconsider..." "I'd ask you to do the same."
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    Jalen Ramsey Tees Off On Opposing QBs

    Love love love hearing this. The NFL needs more talk like this. Jalen just became one of my favorite non-Eagles in the whole league.
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    Better Call Saul Discussion

    Another brilliant episode. Poor Kim is so firmly leading Team Jimmy, setting herself up for emotional devastation. However Kim and Jimmy manage to drift apart, it will be very sad to watch. Regarding Sparty/F4E's conversation:
  8. If Ronald Reagan could see the Republican Party today he would die a second death.
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    Preseason Thoughts (and prayers)

    Marquez Valdes-Scantling representing USF.
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    Better Call Saul Discussion

    This has to be one of the most consistently excellent TV shows...ever. Have we ever seen a bad episode? A letdown? A disappointment? Even this premiere was an episode where nothing much happened, but I loved it all the same, and I can't wait until next Monday.
  11. We've all heard various iterations of the stat about how many new playoff teams the NFL sees every year. The recent average was settling around 5, but last year we had 8 (!) new teams in the postseason. So, we'll make this simple. Take the 12 playoff teams from last year and eliminate half of them, replacing them with who else makes the playoffs, based on your predictions. Take divisions and wild cards into account. For record, here are the 12 from last season: I'll chime in shortly; want to see what you guys come up with first so I can steal your ideas.
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    Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Offseason Thread

    Who cares? Worst case scenario, and I mean DOOMSDAY SCENARIO, Foles has to play the first half of the season, we go 5-3, and Wentz takes over after the bye.
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    2018 Baseball Thread

    That's a fair assessment. All things considered we're way ahead on the rebuild schedule and Gabe Kapler looks like a solid manager. We just have to enjoy the ride this year because it's going to be a tight division race. Everything after that is gravy. (The last time I talked about gravy, the Eagles won the Super Bowl, so...)
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    Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Offseason Thread

    I'd have to think even BC is trolling at this point. The Eagles may very well underperform due to how stacked the NFC is, but everybody knows they have a top-3 roster in the league.
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    Philadelphia Eagles 2018 Offseason Thread

    Dang I lost track of this thread. Time to get caught up. I love what the Eagles did in the draft. They achieved their goal in trading down from 32nd overall (though I would have loved Sony Michel) and added extra picks. More importantly, they're loaded on picks for 2019, when they'll need them. Training camp just started, but Wentz is already doing 11-on-11 drills (although with no contact) and apparently moving around well. He's thrown a lot of INTs, but this is an encouraging start. Right now I'd say he's 60% or better to suit up week 1 against Atlanta.
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    Disney buys LucasFilm

    Billy Dee Williams Mark Hammill Carrie Fisher Edit: I'm gonna say this is just because she's in a flashback scene. I still think Leia will be killed off between the events of TLJ and E9.
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    Pick 6 New Playoff Teams for 2018

    I wanted bold predictions, but having 5 AFC teams and 7 NFC teams in the playoffs is a bit much.
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    Post a pic of yourself...

    Fucking awesome stuff, blots. Good for you. Like F4E said, keep it up!
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    PHEW I am fucking IN.
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    Pick 6 New Playoff Teams for 2018

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    2017-18 NBA Season Thread

    I was thinking Saric+Covingtion+2019 1st +2021 1st (unprotected from MIA). But that's only appealing if the Spurs want to do a little rebuild. I think, in getting DeRozan, they're saying they don't want to rebuild anything.
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    2017-18 NBA Season Thread

    I have to question how much the Sixers really wanted Kawhi because they totally could have beat that in terms of trade compensation.
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    Disney buys LucasFilm

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