Practice Thoughts

Posted: August 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 88 Comments »

The Eagles had long practices over the weekend. They were a bit shorter today. Doug Pederson wants to push his players, but is also trying to be smart and not push too much. You need the team both healthy and ready to go when September rolls around. That can be a tough balancing act for a coach. Andy Reid worked his teams hard in Training Camp. Whether that had anything to do with some slow starts is hard to say.

One interesting development is Chris Givens getting some time with the starting receivers (Nelson Agholor outside and Jordan Matthews in the slot). Josh Huff has gotten a lot of time with the starters. Was Givens put there for a reason or is this just the coaches experimenting with different looks?

Jimmy Bama has some comments from Frank Reich.

“Chris Givens has good speed,” said Reich. “He’s a guy who has proven he can get vertical and make plays down the field in this league.

“The speed thing, it’s funny. Definitely, there’s raw speed. You can’t coach it, you can’t buy it. But there’s certain guys who have a knack. There’s a lot of ways to try to scheme things up to get guys down the field, so we have to do that. And then at times it’s going to come down to somebody having the raw speed to get by somebody. There’s not many times in this league that you’re five yards behind people. It’s finding the little windows, making accurate throws, as a receiver, using leverage, making good moves at the line of scrimmage, creating something down the field for them, so they can find the little window down the field.”

Givens isn’t explosive like DeSean Jackson, but he is fast. And, as Jimmy pointed out in his piece, he has a career average of 16.6 yards per catch, which is a good figure. Givens could be a good complement to Matthews and Agholor, who are bigger, more physical players. It will be interesting to see if Givens continues to work with the starting offense or if he gets shuffled around. The coaches have done some mixing and matching, but at a certain point they will start using players because they like what they’ve seen from them. You have to stop experimenting and let the players try to build some chemistry together.

It would also be cruelly ironic if a Wake Forest alum started for the Eagles now that Bo Wulf has moved from Philly. Bo never got to see his dream of Tommy Bohanon as an Eagle. Maybe the Football Gods will torture him by having Givens start and even play well.

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Speaking of WRs, Rueben Randle made the news for a different reason. Peter King wasn’t kind to him.

Philadelphia: Rueben Randle, wide receiver. He caught 188 balls in four years with the Giants, but he never was the deep threat or consistent wideout his second-round status merited. Though he made a brilliant one-handed catch in practice Saturday, he’s the fourth receiver at best here, and he may not make the 53-man roster.

That’s not good.

But is it true?

King is famous for going to all 32 camps and offering up his opinions on players. Because he is a big name, King’s opinion carries weight. The problem is that he’s in each city for a day or two. I remember back in 2001 King wrote that Kalu was a lock to have double-digit sacks that year. Kalu never got to 10 sacks in a season. He had 31 over an 11-year career.

Tim McManus offered his thoughts on Randle.

9:46 — I was surprised to read Peter King’s assessment of Rueben Randle, that “he’s the fourth receiver at best here, and he may not make the 53-man roster.”

Maybe King sniffed something out during his time in Philly, but that hasn’t been my read. I think he’s been the second-best receiver at camp so far behind Jordan Matthews. Especially given the lack of proven firepower at the position, I don’t see why he can’t carve out a role on this team.

The 25-year-old came up with a pretty one-handed grab at the open practice yesterday and is off to a good start today. Chase Daniel connects with Randle on an out down the left side of the field. Moments later, Carson Wentz finds him in the back of the end zone, and Randle makes a leaping catch for the touchdown over Eric Rowe.

“Pretty good feedback [from the coaches so far],” said Randle. “I’ve just got to continue to get better, fix my mistakes. We’re all still fresh in this offense so we’re going to make mistakes but it’s all about getting better and not making those mistakes again.”

Who do I trust more when it comes to player evaluation? McManus. That’s especially true when it comes to a player he’s watched off and on for months vs. someone who was in Philly for 48 hours. King is a great football writer and can tell some compelling stories, but McManus is much better when it comes to practice evaluation.

*****

Brandon Lee Gowton had a couple of good notes.

  • Carson Wentz had a really good series during a red zone drill. He threw touchdowns to Chris Pantale, Trey Burton, and Rueben Randle. His pass to Burton went right over the head of a defender and into the arms of a leaping Burton. Nice catch. Randle also made a good effort to stay inbounds after making a catch along the sideline. Nice accuracy from Wentz. Another pretty Wentz throw happened when he threw to Zach Ertz, who was running a corner route. Wentz put the ball right on Ertz’s hands.
  • Tight end Chris Pantale dropped a pass in the red zone. Shortly after he did that, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice remarked that Pantale hasn’t been as good during the summer as he was in the spring. Now that I think about it, I agree. Despite this, Pederson seems high on him. The Eagles head coach said he ideally wants to have four tight ends active on game day.

Wentz has been up and down, as expected. The key for me is that he does seem to make a highlight play or two everyday. That shows the big time ability is there. His shortcomings have to do with being a rookie and having to learn. There isn’t a lack of talent.

Pantale got quite a lot of praise in the spring. Things are tougher for him now due to the contact. He’s not just pretending to take on defenders as a blocker. He actually has to block them. That is tough for most young TEs. Brent Celek wasn’t a good blocker until he had played at least 4 or 5 years in the NFL. It does sound like the coaches would like to keep Pantale around, but he’s got to earn that. They won’t keep a fourth TE for the heck of it. In order to go heavy there, you have to go light somewhere else. You don’t do that unless the player has really stood out.

*****

The Eagles are a little banged up, but there haven’t been any major injuries so far.

Hopefully Brandon Brooks and Ryan Mathews will get on the field so the coaches can look at the starters and try to get a feel for what the offense can and can’t do.

*****

If you’re like me, you wondered if Chip Kelly might have interest in trading for NT Beau Allen.

I went and looked at the SF depth chart.

That’s not pretty. Trying to find a player who the Eagles might want and who is similar in value to Allen is tough. They rarely happen, but speculating about trades is usually fun. Looking at that roster was depressing. I know the Eagles aren’t a juggernaut, but things could be worse.

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88 Comments on “Practice Thoughts”

  1. 1 phillychuck said at 12:16 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Beau Allen isn’t talented enough to bring back anything significant. And, SF really doesn’t have anything significant they can afford to give up. Not a like likely trade.

    (First)

  2. 2 Greg Tulino said at 12:27 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I agree, but we are talking about Chip Kelly here. He could value Allen a lot more than anyone else. If Chip offered up a 6th round pick we should jump on it.

  3. 3 IronLion said at 12:43 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    It matters more what Trent Baalke thinks than what Chip thinks though.

  4. 4 Greg Tulino said at 12:48 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    No doubt, but it is still a GM’s job to find the types of players the head coach is looking for in his system.

  5. 5 Cafone said at 12:54 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    It also matters what Senior Personnel Executive Tom Gamble thinks.

  6. 6 Media Mike said at 6:43 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Except Chip likes to undermine the GM and he’s returned snake Tom Gamble to his former den in San Fran. Baalke needs to watch out.

  7. 7 Anders said at 2:46 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Im greedy and a starting NT (for the Niners) NT is worth more than a 6th round pick

  8. 8 Media Mike said at 6:43 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I’m greedy as well in trades, but considering where we took Allen, I’d be happy for any return on him.

  9. 9 PacificPurl said at 4:26 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    No you’re talking about Trent Baalke here.

  10. 10 Stephen E. said at 9:51 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    That’s about all that’s of interest here: a pick. And frankly, Chip would have to be stupid to give up draft picks on a team that is going to need another two drafts to rebuild.

    Or they could trade straight up for Kaepernick. That would be hilarious.

  11. 11 Blackfoot said at 2:36 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I don’t understand why you think chip would make that decision? he is not in charge

  12. 12 DaO_Z said at 12:06 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Anthony Davis….Torrey Smith….Quinton Patton….Navarro Bowman… ask for the world from CK..

  13. 13 Greg Tulino said at 12:18 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    One of the mainstays of the AR offense was the screen game. Obviously we had B-West and Shady who were both really good at executing those plays. I have not heard much about the team practicing the screen pass so far and I am hoping that this team will utilize this a lot more than under Chip. I due wonder if we have a trustworthy/dynamic back that can turn a screen into a big play or take it to the house. I don’t mean using the screen on a 3rd and 20 either where you are just trying to get a few yards before punting. The screen game was feared under the AR Regime and teams had to game plan to defend it on any down or situation.

  14. 14 Rellihcs said at 6:56 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I think we have 3 backs at least that can thrive In the screen game, I think the question is how can the oline and wrs/tes do the blocking….

  15. 15 usmcnole said at 7:11 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Have you seen sproles play? That little guy is made for screen game

  16. 16 Cafone said at 12:27 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Peter King is a fat dumb Boston bastard.

  17. 17 Stephen E. said at 10:00 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Maybe the next time he’s here, we can get him to take Cataldi back with him.

  18. 18 Cafone said at 3:19 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I’m really starting to think that this is the year Nelson Agholor will pass Billy McMullen and DeMarco Murray on the Eagles all-time receiving list.

  19. 19 Media Mike said at 7:21 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_NFL_Draft

    Scroll down to pick 95 where the Eagles picked McMullen. Look at the next 30 or so picks after that; horrible 3rd/4th round that year. Horrible.

  20. 20 Ryan Stocker said at 11:19 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Asante Samuel, Brandon Lloyd, Robert Mathis and Ike Taylor are all solid players there, but you’re right.

  21. 21 A_T_G said at 8:53 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    That would put him in rare company. He has already passed beloved veterans such as Frank Gore.

  22. 22 BobSmith77 said at 1:02 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    What about Charles Johnson or Torrance Small?

  23. 23 Ray888 said at 6:40 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I always thought King’s insight into the Eagles was based on a close relationship with AR. AR’s obviously been gone for 3 years; so too are King’s insights into the Birds.

  24. 24 Media Mike said at 6:49 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    That’s not a bad theory.

  25. 25 Media Mike said at 6:49 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Put me in the minority, but I really like King. His quick hitter stuff on all 32 teams at camp is clearly not his strength, but week in and week out his column is great for full league issues.

    And I agree with folks rebuking him about speaking out of his rear end on Randle. I’m not expecting much from Randle this year because he’s always under-performed vs. expectations, but he should make this team.

    Josh Huff needs to watch his back however.

  26. 26 Anders said at 7:00 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I dont like King after the Godell fiasco with Ray Rice where King had his head so far up Godell’s a** that it was disgusting.

    He also keep Andy Beniot on his site despite him been the biggest idiot ever (not good at his job and said things about women on twitter that would get everybody else fired)

  27. 27 Media Mike said at 7:08 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    That wasn’t ideal at all. Especially when King should have stuck with Goodell in the Brady obstruction of the league investigation, but chose to pretend like the CBA didn’t apply.

    But in taking in all things with King; I’ll keep reading him.

  28. 28 Dave said at 9:11 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Peter King nonchalantly over the years has been very clear that he thinks taxpayers should just give the owners in each city hundreds of millions of dollars for their stadiums. As a small business owner, I find corporate welfare appalling on every level, especially when Lurie was given over $250M. It’s seriously incomprehensible that we the taxpayers, gave one man over $250M free.

    I apologize for my rant…moving on, I personally think King is past his prime and has become a caricature of his prior self.

    I will say that some of the members of the team he assembled at MMQB are absolutely outstanding, especially Jenny Vrentas, Emily Kaplan, and Robert Klemko (his How Quarterbacks Are Made column was fascinating and eye opening).

  29. 29 Blackfoot said at 2:34 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    the $250 mil was not for free, it was so we could then spend $100 to go there and sit

  30. 30 Forthebirds said at 10:32 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Randle has put up some decent numbers, but people have questioned his effort. I’m hoping he is motivated to put those questions to rest.

  31. 31 Rellihcs said at 6:44 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    You like anyrhing famous and on the Internet…

  32. 32 D3FB said at 7:42 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I’ll package Hart and Beau for Mike Davis and Ronald Blair.

  33. 33 Koy: The Legend of Neckbeard said at 9:22 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Cool, man.

  34. 34 Media Mike said at 12:47 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    So we ditch a 3-4 NT and a 3-4 DE for a 4-3 DE (that San Fran shouldn’t have drafted) and RB who will get Barner cut.

    SOLD!

  35. 35 D3FB said at 1:40 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I actually think Blair could play the Curry role for them.

    I actually love him as a John Randle style 3tech for us.

    And Davis fits really well. Stylisitcally different than the other backs and is a good pass catcher.

    It’s a win win trade.

  36. 36 Dan in Philly said at 8:12 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I’m hoping Wentz will work for a year on his footwork, mechanics, and timing under the supervision of the high level coaching available to him in the NFL and will emerge as the second coming of Aaron Rogers next year.

    A man can dream.

  37. 37 P_P_K said at 9:20 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    May your dream come true.

  38. 38 daveH said at 11:19 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Dan Mayock? ?

  39. 39 Media Mike said at 12:46 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Going the full apprenticeship route should help with everything except adapting to NFL game speed.

  40. 40 Blackfoot said at 2:32 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    which is hardly important.

  41. 41 Blackfoot said at 2:32 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    where are they going to get those coaches?

  42. 42 A_T_G said at 8:42 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I don’t understand how the 4th best receiver is 25 years old and won’t make the roster at a position that normally runs 5 or 6 deep. Why would you cut a young guy who is better than guys keep?

  43. 43 Anders said at 8:47 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Same logic why we need to start Wentz because there was only 18k fans at a training

  44. 44 John Galt said at 2:51 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Thankfully, it’s okay to call it practice again.

  45. 45 eagleyankfan said at 9:03 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I don’t read King — did he comment on Huff? Articles over the weekend(not from King) were rough on Huff.

  46. 46 A_T_G said at 1:37 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Rough on Huff? Wow, that’s tough.

  47. 47 Blackfoot said at 2:31 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    ok enough

  48. 48 Howie Littlefinger said at 3:15 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Someone wrote stuff on Huff

  49. 49 Blackfoot said at 3:35 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    all fluff

  50. 50 Rellihcs said at 6:42 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Off the cuff, i might just call your bluff… Alright thats enough.

  51. 51 Dave said at 9:20 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I hope that Pederson and Reich look at NE and how they incorporate the best players into their passing game, regardless of position. They also set the offense up to be about mismatches. I was watching NFL Network last night and they were interviewing Gronk. He talked about how much they will have him and Martellus Bennett split out wide at the same time to create mismatches.

    If Huff and Algholor can’t hold onto the ball, they should not be out there. If Randle doesn’t run the correct pattern, he should not be out there.

    If you label players merely as pass catchers (not WR, TE, RB) the offense should be built around having Ertz, Mathews, Sproles, and Burton on the field, with the rest of the guys used in sub packages.

  52. 52 Anders said at 9:27 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    You know that Matthews and Sproles are two of the worst offenders when it comes to drops right?

  53. 53 Dave said at 9:45 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I’m not sure what you’re talking about. They have a quite low drop percentage when compared to Huff and Algholor when you factor in the number of targets.

  54. 54 Anders said at 9:50 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Setting the bar higher than Huff is really not that high.
    Its like setting the bar in high jump, so that a Corgi can jump over it.

  55. 55 Dave said at 10:00 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Ryan Mathews would trip over the bar and hurt himself if you laid it directly on the ground while DeMarco would cry to Lurie that jumping over the bar didn’t match his skill set.

  56. 56 Anders said at 10:03 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Well played

  57. 57 A_T_G said at 1:36 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Is that the kid from Life Goes On? That isn’t a very PC comment.

  58. 58 Rellihcs said at 6:40 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Setting the bar at facts is… Well… Reasonable

  59. 59 Media Mike said at 12:45 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    And Barner fingers. He was 3rd in the NFL in drop % last year.

  60. 60 Will Mahoney said at 3:53 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Huff and Ags were worse than Matthews. Matthews had a drop rate around 4.7 while Ags and Huff were around 7

  61. 61 daveH said at 11:18 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I hope our coaches watch nfl network and post on igglesblitz..
    Har

  62. 62 meteorologist said at 11:43 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    “They also set the offense up to be about mismatches. I was watching NFL Network last night and they were interviewing Gronk. He talked about how much they will have him and Martellus Bennett split out wide at the same time to create mismatches.”
    .
    Every offense except for Chip Kelly’s is based on mismatches..

  63. 63 Dave said at 12:41 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Touche!

  64. 64 Blackfoot said at 2:30 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    really? why was Jordan drafted to play in the slot then?

  65. 65 Cafone said at 8:28 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Howie Roseman pick.

  66. 66 FairOaks said at 11:32 AM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Randle’s issues never seemed to be his talent — it seemed he was late for meetings or practice (and got benched/suspended by the team at least twice over such stuff), and ran bad/lazy routes sometimes (leading to interceptions), and made boneheaded mistakes on the field at times, etc. Both the team and the fans were happy to see him go, even to a division rival, which is concerning. If he continues the same stuff here — things which may not be apparent during training camp — he may not be worth the roster spot.

    On the other hand, he probably has the physical talent to be the Eagles #1 receiver. He did say he needed to learn from his mistakes, so maybe he will, and the change of environment could be what he needed to work at being more consistent. If he does that, he could get tons of playing time, especially if the Eagles do not like Matthews outside. So… yeah, anywhere from the #1 receiver to off the team is my prediction 😉

    He had some quotes on the Giants situation earlier this year:

    “Unfortunate situation. Things happen, you’ve got to move on,” Randle said Tuesday, when asked why he didn’t stick in New York. “Miscommunication . . . They didn’t like my demeanor and some things . . . I was just judged wrong, read wrong. I gotta do better by that, learn from my mistakes . . . try to move forward here.”

    “It kind of (seemed) like I was out of it, at some times. I’m just a laid-back guy. It doesn’t mean that I’m out of it, or things like that. I wasn’t really trying to do anything (insubordinate). I just gotta move on from it,” Randle said, when asked what the Giants didn’t like about his demeanor.

    Maybe playing on the same team as Beckham just didn’t work for him. We can certainly hope that he’ll be different now.

  67. 67 peteike said at 12:43 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    yup, tough to judge how this one plays out. Sometimes guys like that stay like that or its just in their nature. That or they mature and grow but I always lean towards people are who they are many times. Hope he improves for the Eagles sake

  68. 68 A_T_G said at 1:32 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Somewhere between #1 receiver and off the team? I am going to hold you to that prediction. No back peddling later.

  69. 69 Cafone said at 8:27 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Let’s chalk it up to Coughlin is a dick.

  70. 70 Gian GEAGLE said at 12:16 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    silly King..
    .
    Truth of the matter is We are likely to see plenty of both Givens and Randle on the field this year. Both won’t start, but you don’t have to start to get playing time.. chip kelly was insane, he ran the same exact plays no matter what personnel was in the game thinking his mighty scheme would prevail no matter what. When you look at how different SPROLES, Murray and Mathews were, it’s amazing that chip would often call plays not caring which style RB was in the game… those days are done!
    .
    The West Coast offense not only can feature certain weapons where as Chips offense really didn’t feature specific players, it just took whatever the defense would give us. The difference is the west coast offense, allows us to feature players and put them in position to take advantage of whatever the defense is giving us… The West coast offense will also be very Package Specific, designing different packages that will feature different players and use different combinations of players, so it doesn’t really matter much if Givens or Randle are the “starter”, both Givens and Randle are going to get snaps in each game and should both be contributing in each game
    ..
    We will probably see something similar to the Donovan days when we would spread the ball around to so many targets,., on paper our top 3 WR’s ARENT one of the elite tandems in the NFL, but we could be better than people think using a spread the ball around, pass catcher by committee approach
    .
    The way Jordan Mathews is practicing, I’ll be shocked if this isn’t clearly his best year elevating his play from last year
    ..
    It’s not even going to be hard for Nelson to have a better season than his underwhelming rookie season.
    ..
    Randle and Givens ARENT world beaters, but they should be significantly better than Riley Cooper and Miles Austin who were on the field a lot last year. GIvens/Randle is a HUGE UPGRADE from those two clowns, neither of which are even on a 90’man roster this offseason
    .
    For me, one of the most dissapointing aspects of chips offensive genius was how poorly he used Sprolesy in the passing game. This should easily be the biggest year for SPROLES in the passing game since joining the Eagles.
    .
    Ertz and Sproles should by licking their chops to play in this offense which for years enabled Kelce/Jamaal Charles to carry a weak group of WRs…
    ..
    Trey Burton also sounds like he may be ready to contribute in the passing game
    .
    Clearly our arsenal of weapons is still a work in progress that we will have to address next offseason, but collectively we could be better in the passing game than the current expectations because we have an offense that is suited to spread,the ball around And is capable of using RBs and TE’s in the passing game to overcome lack of WR’s, and our lack of WRs is a little overexagerated.. If we are being real, our WRs dwarf what Kansas City had at WR the year before they poached Maclin when no WR caught a TD all year… KC overcame one of the worst group of Wrs imaginable by throwing the ball to the TE and RB, and our group of WRs is much better than what KC had especially before they got Maclin.
    ..
    Think we give up on talented young players a little too quickily when they don’t reach star status in their first couple of seasons. Im expecting big things from Jordan, Ertz and Sproles This year and if they can step their game up in this offense having a year under their belt of building chemistry with Sam, then we just need the rest to be solid complimemtary weapons :Randle, Givens, Burton, Nelson, smallwood, which can be a decent group for year 1 of This rebuild
    ..
    Do people actually think we aren’t going to be better than last years mess?
    .
    I don’t see why losing Chip, Thornton and Riley Cooper should make me think we are going to take a step backwards, when I think we will be improved at so many important areas from what we were last year

  71. 71 A_T_G said at 12:25 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I think the attitude Media Mike expressed regarding King is the best approach (and from a guy whose approach usually involves calling for some method of suicide, that is saying something).

    Take him (and other journalist) for what they add to the conversation, dismiss their conclusions that fall within their shortcoming, and appreciate the option. Either that, or just don’t read it. Getting irate that the guy wrote what you knew he was going to write is just silly.

  72. 72 peteike said at 12:40 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    kind of always has been my thoughts when it comes to people ranting about writers on msg boards. I get pointing out mistakes or sometimes calling them out and disagreeing. Often times it just gets a bit tired. Esp natl guys just providing takes on every team, they rarely can know enough to be accurate or its just glossing over something or generalizing.

  73. 73 Dave said at 5:37 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I only complain when “they don’t write good”.

  74. 74 Rellihcs said at 6:37 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Can i ask a favor? In lieu of using shorthand, can you type out “especially”? Those 3 letters raise my blood pressure unnecessarily…

  75. 75 Media Mike said at 12:44 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I like to mix it up from time to time!

  76. 76 P_P_K said at 2:19 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Agreed. I like to ‘dis King, but he’s doing what guys in his position do — they travel a lot, and bring superficial insights, news, and gossip to the fans. There’s no reason to expect much from him.

  77. 77 Blackfoot said at 2:28 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I knew you were going to write that.

  78. 78 Tumtum said at 7:01 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    How upset did it make you?

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  80. 80 Rellihcs said at 6:35 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    PREACH

  81. 81 laeagle said at 7:06 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Isn’t the proper response to start a shitty website, follow said reporters to bars, stalk/harass them on social media and email, then claim that you’re doing a public service in the name of “accountability”?

  82. 82 Cafone said at 8:25 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Yeah, that site was the best. I miss it 🙁

  83. 83 A_T_G said at 1:27 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    I really think we should consider giving the players VR goggles, bubble wrap, and putting them in individual padded rooms. They can build chemistry virtually.

    https://twitter.com/rapsheet/status/760523811188080640

    https://twitter.com/akinkhabwala/status/760505479319654400

  84. 84 D3FB said at 1:42 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Denzel Rice gonna cost teams a 3rd round pick at this rate.

  85. 85 Rellihcs said at 6:34 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Can we get one for Jwatkins as well then and trade up into the second?

  86. 86 myartz04 said at 1:57 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    My Twitter is telling me that Kenjon Barner is really impressing the coaches. Media Myke, where ya at?!

  87. 87 FairOaks said at 10:35 PM on August 2nd, 2016:

    Kellen Moore (Romo’s backup) broke his ankle. Out a minimum of 8 weeks from initial guesses I’ve read.

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2016/08/02/cowboys-backup-qb-moore-breaks-ankle/

  88. 88 Alanagscott4 said at 2:23 AM on August 3rd, 2016:

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