The Eagles make the list of NFL’s most talented teams

As reported by NFL Media Analysis Bucky Brooks, The Eagles are among NFL’s most talented teams.

9) Philadelphia Eagles

Blue chips (7): OLB Connor Barwin, DE Fletcher Cox, RT Lane Johnson, C Jason Kelce, OG Evan Mathis, RB DeMarco Murray, LT Jason Peters.

On the rise: LB Kiko Alonso, CB Byron Maxwell, K Cody Parkey.

Chip Kelly has ruffled some feathers with his bold personnel moves, but skeptics can’t question the depth of talent on the Eagles’ roster. The offense will place the NFL’s reigning rushing king (Murray) behind one of the most talented O-lines in football. The melding of a one-cut runner and a group of blue-chip blockers (Peters, Mathis, Kelce and Johnson — who’s still a bit raw, but I’m willing to bet on his athleticism and potential) should produce fireworks in the Eagles’ zone-read system. On defense, Cox and Barwin are disruptive playmakers capable of wreaking havoc at the point of attack. Their ability to create pressure could allow Maxwell to flourish as a CB1 in a new defense. And if Alonso can get back to his rookie form after a season lost to injury, Philly fans will quickly learn to love the athletic linebacker. Parkey led the NFC in scoring as a rookie.

“On the rise” – Your short breakdown:

LB Kiko Alonso – Drafted on April 26, 2013 by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Alonso signed a four-year contract on May 13, 2013. On March 10, 2015, the Bills traded Alonso to the Eagles for LeSean McCoy.

CB Bryon Maxwell – 173rd overall pick in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. In 2014, Maxwell played in 13 games, missing three weeks with a strained calf. He had 39 tackles, 2 interceptions, 12 passes defended. In Super Bowl XLIX, Maxwell had 5 tackles, but the Seahawks lost 28-24 to the Patriots-GASP! On March 14, 2015, Maxwell signed a six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles.

K Cody Parkey – Undrafted in 2014 draft. Parkey signed with the Colts in 2014. On August 20, 2014, He was traded to the Eagles for David Fluellen. Parkey recorded 32 FGM/36 FGA – 88.9% last season.

Nerlens Noel Will Represent Sixers At Draft Lottery

As reported by NBA.com, Nerlens Noel will be representing the Sixers at the NBA’s annual draft lottery on Tuesday in New York City. 

On Tuesday, representatives from all 14 non-playoff teams will travel to New York City for the NBA’s annual Draft Lottery. For the Philadelphia 76ers, that representative will be 2013 lottery pick and rising sophomore Nerlens Noel.

Showtime’s “Iverson” Documentary Airs May 16 and more

Showtime’s documentary “Iverson” will premiere on Saturday, May 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The documentary will go beyond the 11-time NBA All-Star’s basketball career.

Matt Barnes sat down with Sports Illustrated last month and claims that Iverson was spending $30,000 – $40,000 “everytime” they went to a gentleman’s club, saying he showed him “how NBA players spend money in strip clubs.”

Via Sports Illustrated:

One early lesson came from Iverson, his teammate for half a season in Philadelphia. “Allen was the first guy that showed me how NBA players spend money in strip clubs,” Barnes says. “That guy went. HARD. He’d throw so much money, and this was when I was first in the league, that I used to take my foot and scoop the s— under my chair and either re-throw it or put some in my pocket. He’d throw $30,000, $40,000 every time we went. I’m like, ‘You realize what I can do with this money?’”

Iverson sat down with Josh Innes and Tony Bruno last Friday from the Innes and Bruno show on 610 WIP in Las Vegas.

AI: “I don’t know what Matt is talking about,” Iverson said with a laugh. “I was rich at 21, so ain’t no telling what I may have done, but I know I ain’t do that.”

Today is the 13th anniversary of Iverson’s practice rant:

Jay Feely Calls Tim Tebow NFL’s Worst Quarterback

Jay Feely told Jim Rome on Showtime during this Wednesday’s episode that Tim Tebow is the “single-worst quarterback I ever saw.”

Tim Tebow has not played in the NFL since 2012 with the Jets. Tebow had 39 passing yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 sacks. In 2011 with the Broncos, he had 1,729 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, 33 sacks, 6 interceptions. Tebow led the Broncos to a AFC West division title and a playoff win against the Steelers.

Today, Tebow does not have the skill set to be a starter in the NFL. However, that does not mean he can’t be useful to the Eagles offense. Maybe the Eagles can use Tebow as a wildcat specialist.

Sam Bradford’s Locker Shows Signs of Life

A caller called the afternoon show with Josh Innes and Tony Bruno. The caller said he was on a tour over the weekend at Lincoln Financial Field. He claimed Sam Bradford’s locker was empty and all the other players had things in their lockers.

A few callers later, another caller who’s Twitter name is Chris Roithmayr, confirmed Sam Bradford’s locker was not empty as of Monday.

Everyone seems to be in panic mode with the draft being right around the corner. Chip Kelly is unpredictable at the moment and has everyone on edge. What’s Chip Kelly’s next move?

And here is Howard Eskin’s thoughts on Philly Roads

Howard Eskin always expresses his feeling on social media, especially anything that has to do with Philadelphia. Let the truth be told by the king of Philly sports media himself.

Sixers fan wins season tickets hitting a half-court shot

Patrick Corcoran, a current Sixers season ticket holder, hits a half-court shot and wins season tickets for next season. This lucky fan was celebrating his birthday at Friday’s game against the Clippers. The Sixers still have a lot to worry about with filling seats again next season. After giving away tickets this season.

via csnphilly.com –  Sixers fan hits half-court shot to win free season tickets

According to ESPN, the NBA Attendance Report – 2015 ranks the Sixers 30/30 with  520,386 in attendance. The Sixers were within the top 5 in attendance from 2001-2004.

The Sixers are currently in rebuilding mode. Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel will have opportunities to shine with the team. Nerlens Noel is already making a run towards rookie of the year.  Nerlens is currently #5 in Points Per Game Leader with 9.9 PTS. Embiid continues to be good at using twitter and making YouTube videos from his bed.

Flyers’ Vinny Lecavalier Lists Tampa Home for $4.45 Million

Vinny Lecavalier’s mansion located in Davis Islands in Tampa Florida is on the market. The mansion comes with a hefty price tag of $4.45 Million. Former Yankee Derek Jetter is one of many retired athletes that currently live on Davis Island. The mansion has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It’s 7,636 square feet on a 0.3-acre lot.

Pictures – Flyers’ Vincent Lecavalier Lists Tampa Home for $4.45 Million

Lecavalier has 7G/11A  this season in 51 games played this season. The Flyers are 5th place in the metropolitan division with a record of 29/29. They are 20-9-6 at home, 9-20-10 away — struggling on the road.