Posts Tagged ‘2017 NFL Season’

Andrew Luck has serious questions to answer about his health before the Indianapolis Colts can truly begin to think of crafting the offense around him in 2018, but the quarterback is already pumped to dive into new head coach Frank Reich’s playbook.

The former Philadelphia Eagles coordinator promised his offense will be a no-huddle scheme that’s “uptempo,” “aggressive,” and “attacking” during his introductory press conference Tuesday – a philosophy that has Luck salivating.

“That sounds great,” Luck said, according to Andrew Walker of the Colts’ official site. “I know all the best offenses that I’ve been a part of in my career, we’ve not been static and we’ve attacked. And I’m sure he’ll have a great flavor and we’ll involve as many people as we can, and attacking defenses is what it’s all about.”

The former No. 1 pick has played under three offensive coordinators in six seasons, all boasting radically different schemes that didn’t always maximize the pivot’s skill set.

However, Luck’s always excelled while working at a fast pace and taking shots downfield, so his pairing with Reich not only provides long-term stability but the chance for the quarterback to play in his ideal offense.

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Many Philadelphia Eagles fans weren’t happy with Cris Collinsworth’s Super Bowl LII commentary and are looking to ban the NBC analyst from calling future games.

A petition launched on Change.org refers to Collinsworth as “the most biased and horrible commentator ever” and calls on NBC to “discipline him or at the very least keep him to only commentating on Patroit (sp) games who he so very much loves.” As of Wednesday afternoon, it has over 88,000 signatures.

During the Super Bowl, Collinsworth said he was “stunned” after it was ruled that Corey Clement‘s third-quarter touchdown catch would stand for Philadelphia, and also speculated that Zach Ertz‘s late game-winning touchdown would be overturned.

Nick Foles might very well be the most popular man in Philadelphia right now, but even the Super Bowl MVP couldn’t dodge questions about his future following Sunday’s game.

Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off one of the most thrilling Super Bowl wins in recent memory, Foles fielded questions about his improbable and remarkable accomplishments, and whether he’s considered what his recent efforts mean for his future.

“I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. Might have just won the Super Bowl, but I still have daily struggles. We all do … Embrace it,” Foles said Monday, according to Mike Jones of USA TODAY.

“I’m not worried about my future … I take pride in wearing the Eagles uniform. … I’m excited for Carson Wentz coming back. I get to work with him. He’s a stud. … I’m just living in the moment. I’m not thinking ahead.”

Foles led the Eagles to three underdog victories throughout the playoffs in place of Wentz, and his recent rise to stardom should make for a very interesting offseason for the Eagles and how they decided to proceed with their backup quarterback.

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Biscotti made a series of interesting announcements Friday at his end-of-season press conference about the future of his club.

After revealing that longtime general manager Ozzie Newsome will step down into a lesser role after the 2018 season, Biscotti admitted that he has thought about firing John Harbaugh despite having just one losing season in the head coach’s 10-year tenure.

“It was certainly a consideration, but not one that I was inclined to make this year,” Bisciotti said, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.

The Ravens came one fourth-down stop from making the playoffs in 2017, extending their postseason drought to three years. Harbaugh has kept the Ravens competitive through that stretch despite the inconsistency of his offense, led by Joe Flacco, the fourth highest-paid player in the NFL.

The 10-year veteran just put together his worst season since his rookie year, but Biscotti says he hasn’t even thought of life after Flacco, who has four years remaining on his contract. Biscotti did say that he expects to add some offensive playmakers to help Flacco this offseason.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was named Super Bowl LII MVP after leading his team to a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

Foles completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Trey Burton on a trick play.

The veteran quarterback was thrust into the starting role when Carson Wentzsuffered a torn ACL in December, and he went on to outperform even the loftiest of expectations.

Foles has certainly experienced one of the oddest career paths in recent memory. The 29-year-old was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 during his first stint with the Eagles and also tied the NFL record by throwing seven touchdowns in a single game that year. Now, after starting this season as the backup quarterback, he’s the Super Bowl MVP.

The Lombardi Trophy is finally flying its way to Philadelphia.

The Eagles held off a dramatic second-half comeback from the New England Patriots to win 41-33, earning their first Super Bowl title in franchise history and handing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick their third defeat on the biggest stage.

In a game stocked full of dramatic – and controversial – moments, Nick Foles and Brady went blow for blow as the two teams produced the most yards in a single game in NFL history. Foles threw for 372 yards, three touchdowns, and added a receiving touchdown while Brady broke his own Super Bowl record with 505 yards.

But it was the defense that ultimately won the game for Philadelphia. Defensive end Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady on the Patriots’ penultimate drive after a Zach Ertz touchdown put the Eagles ahead late in the fourth quarter, all but sealing the game for the NFC East outfit.

Brady got the ball back with just under a minute to play, but, this time, wasn’t able to engineer a spectacular game-winning drive.

Foles completed his Cinderella story by being named the MVP of the game.

Now 40 years old, it seems Tom Brady can’t go anywhere without someone asking him about his eventual retirement.

That includes Super Bowl week in Minnesota, where the New England Patriots pivot was asked the question yet again despite leading the NFL in passing yards this season.

“Why does everyone want me to retire so bad? I don’t get it, I’m having fun,” Brady joked during his press availability on Wednesday. “I know I’m a little bit older than most of the other guys, but I’m really enjoying it.”

The entire AFC would probably be very happy if Brady opted to retire, as the path to the Super Bowl for that conference has involved the Patriots and the legendary quarterback for a record seven straight seasons.

Unfortunately for those teams, Brady has continuously said he hopes to play into his mid-40s, which means he could stand in their way for another few seasons.