Joseph Santoliquito Blog
The wrath had to fall on someone’s head. Consequently, it rained threes on Villanova Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Georgios Papagiannis, or “George” as he’s called by those closest to him, just turned 17 in July and he already has a Wikipedia page. At 14, he attracted so much curiosity that NBA scouts traveled to Greece to see him.
On Thursday evening, Jan. 9, at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, the prestigious Maxwell Football Club will host one of the top galas in the area honoring high school football, when the club presents the top 54 seniors with the Mini Max Awards.
He made an impact. There was no doubt about that. Once the Eagles inserted Bennie Logan in at nose guard, the team’s overall defense improved, sured up by the quick, explosive third-round draft pick out of LSU.
Evan Mathis thinks in absolutes. He doesn’t do conjecture and he rarely looks at the past. Mathis feels that attitude has kept him grounded, kept him always looking to do more. The Eagles left guard has been one of the best at his position for the last three years now.
If there wasn’t a Division I-AA level, or what today is called the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), who knows where Walter Payton, Jerry Rice and Buck Buchanan would have wound up.
Nick Foles didn’t throw seven touchdowns this time, but he did find some imaginative ways to get the ball into the end zone against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
They know all of the steps. They’re deeply ingrained, beginning way back what seems like light years ago in August, before anyone puts their shoulder pads and helmets on.
The following is a bold, somewhat irreverent dissection of Chip Kelly’s first season.
For the first time this season, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior will be a starting high school varsity quarterback.
It looks as if Chip Kelly’s offense will be able to perform at the light-speed pace the first-year Eagles’ coach expects, according to NFL referee Scott Green, who spoke to the media Friday at the NovaCare Complex about ball placement and game speed.
Boykin, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound fourth-round pick in 2012, has a chance to be an impact player for the Eagles in his second season.
Eagles’ training camp is a week old under Chip Kelly and there’s been one constant every day after the final whistle blows ending practice: That’s rookie fifth-round draft pick Earl Wolff taking extra reps, catching passes, honing footwork, sharpening technique.
Chip Kelly completed his first full day of training camp with a full Eagles squad, and as predicted going in, all eyes were on quarterbacks Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley.
The biggest acquisition so far this offseason: Playing third base coach, Juan Samuel.