Good News for August

Posted: July 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 16 Comments »

Preseason football just got more interesting.

The Eagles have used a variety of analysts in recent years. The problem is that preseason football isn’t real football. X’s and O’s take a backseat to individual player evaluation. Brian Baldinger is a smart analyst and solid broadcaster, but he seemed lost when discussing some of the bottom of the roster types that were fighting for a job, either on the roster or practice squad.

Mayock should be more natural at this because of his draft analysis. He is used to studying individuals and talking about how they fit in or don’t fit in. He previously did Vikings games in the preseason and I usually enjoyed listening to him.

Glad the Eagles stepped up and got Mayock.

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Need an offensive refresher as we get closer to the 2015 season? ChipWagon has a new post up that will get you in the mood for some football.

Go check that post out. Lots of good info.

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Mark Saltveit has some thoughts up on the Eagles and their DBs.

In short, Chip covets INTs.


16 Comments on “Good News for August”

  1. 1 SteveH said at 7:35 PM on July 18th, 2015:

    Woot Mayock, he’s not right all the time (no one is) but he’s worlds better than Baldinger.

  2. 2 wee2424 said at 7:37 PM on July 18th, 2015:

    Can’t stand Baldinger.

  3. 3 Tdoteaglefan said at 8:28 AM on July 19th, 2015:

    Baldy the butcher! Butchering players names since 2009.

    I actually like baldy, just for the fact he has more insight on the eagles than most other commentators. but you can always count on him to butcher somebodies name, and to spew some ridiculous hyperboles.

    Mayock is the man…easily one of my favourites on NFL network along with charles davis

  4. 4 ICDogg said at 11:16 AM on July 19th, 2015:

    I was looking forward to his commentary on JPP mangling his finger

  5. 5 A_T_G said at 7:41 AM on July 19th, 2015:

    I think there is an important piece of the puzzle here that is getting glossed over. Chip wants interceptions, but is getting PBUs.

    I am inferring that interceptions is a high variance stat and not stable enough to be reliable as a predictor. Also, it seems that PBUs are more stable and have a strong correlation to future interception rates. I find that very interesting, maybe it is obvious to everyone else.

  6. 6 ICDogg said at 10:21 AM on July 19th, 2015:

    I’m having a flashback to the Lito vs Sheldon arguments there used to be on the Eagles Message Board

  7. 7 Avery Greene said at 1:36 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    Each was great in a different way.

  8. 8 OregonDucker said at 3:00 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    I agree A_T_G. My sense is that Chip’s strategy with a “Bend Don’t Break” Defense is to provide opportunities for INTs and fumbles. What I have seen with Chip’s teams, at the college-level, is a concerted effort to break the will of the opponent. A fast tempo, high scoring Offense coupled with a D that gets turnovers for more scores breaks the heart/will of teams. That’s why we saw 60+ games. Teams just pack it in. (Oh, the horror of a Chip team at full throttle!)

  9. 9 Weapon Y said at 11:19 AM on July 19th, 2015:

    Part of me will miss Baldinger just for the constant gaffes during the game. “Jamar Chaney is the next Ray Lewis.” Some real laugh worthy moments over the years. At least Mayock is enjoyable to listen to and he has interesting things to say. I think he’s one of the best analysts on TV and am interested to hear his take of the Eagles starters and backups.

  10. 10 Avery Greene said at 1:35 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    It’s sad about Baldinger. I’ve learned that it takes a certain knack for broadcasting.

    Baldinger is better in the studio as an analyst breaking down game film and talking about the game. I appreciate his analysis. I’ve never noticed him as a color guy, so I hope Mayock works out better.

  11. 11 Weapon Y said at 1:51 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    Baldy strikes me as a nice guy who knows a lot about X’s and O’s but doesn’t always do his prep work. Like you said, better suited as a studio analyst.

  12. 12 A_T_G said at 7:50 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    In his defense, it is possible that Baldinger was saying that Jamar Chaney is the next Ray Lewis in that neither one of them were destined to be the Eagles next MLB…

  13. 13 Ben said at 3:00 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    How can you not love Baldy and that jacked up pinky finger?
    I mean c’mon he played for the Eagles in a few games for god sake.
    He was born in Pa. as well.
    Anyway, I like him as he is entertaining and having a guy like Mayock should compliment Baldy as he is not that familiar with the depth players as Mayock most certainly is.

    I am losing my mind without Football. Thank god I watch MMA as well.
    And I can fulfill in my daily dose of violence watching them.
    By the way, did any of you get to see that Macgregor vs Mendez fight card last week?
    That was by far the best MMA event I have ever seen, bar none.
    If you like “heart”, go find the replay of that fight card and be prepared to have your mind blown.

  14. 14 OregonDucker said at 3:05 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    I thought Mac was a dead duck in that fight. What a comeback. Mendez was very tough. Mac’s heart is bigger than Saturn.

  15. 15 MagsBirdieBaby said at 6:57 PM on July 20th, 2015:

    Mike Mayock.
    Born: August 14, 1958 (age 56), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

  16. 16 Gary Barnes said at 7:18 PM on July 19th, 2015:

    Love Mayock, great choice. I like Baldy too, but he uses so many football cliches it is hard to listen after a while. Mayock is technical and detailed which I like.