Eagles Pro Bowl Hopefuls

29 12 2009

by Michael DeLuca

Ask any Eagles fan who the most impressive Philadelphia player has been this year and undoubtedly the name returned will be DeSean Jackson.  Yet, Jackson may watch as several of his teammates are named to this year’s Pro Bowl at 7:00 p.m. eastern tonight on NFL Network (the naming of the team, not the game itself) and he is left out in the cold.

Asante Samuel is a no-brainer, he’s made the last two Pro Bowls and is having arguably his best season as a professional with nine interceptions and fewer big plays allowed than years past.  Samuel’s counterpart, Sheldon Brown, is also in the mix but with Samuel and Green Bay’s Charles Woodson, who’s making a push for defensive player of the year, locked in, there’s only one spot left and I’ve got a sneaking suspicion it goes to Arizona’s Dominique Rodgers Cromartie.  Andy Reid apparently realizes how close this one may be as well, as he has begun to lobby for Brown, saying “I’d love to see him in it, I think he deserves to go. Sheldon has had a heck of a year.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday News & Notes

25 10 2009

by Michael DeLuca

  • Miles Austin looks like he’s the real deal. After being thrust into his first start of his career last week due to an injury to Roy Williams, Austin busted out with 10 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs.  He was inserted into the starting lineup week 7 after that performance and didn’t disappoint, torching the Atlanta Falcons to the tune of 6 receptions for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He seems to have an amazing knack for running after the catch.  If he somehow slipped through your fantasy league’s waiver wire last week, make sure you put in a claim for him this time around.
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