Archive for July, 2013

Report: Maclin Carted Off, What’s next for the Eagles?

Posted: July 27, 2013 by dduren06 in NFL

NFC East Huddle

Could be the first major blow in the NFC East. Pro Football Talk, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other media outlets are reporting Jeremy Maclin was carted off at practice today. Report is that he was unable to put weight on his left leg.

Should this be serious, this has to be a major blow to Chip Kelly’s new offense. Outside of the running backs, the top two wide outs may have been the one of the few bright spots on the Eagle’s offense. With questions at quarterback, any wide receiver problems may be magnified.

Chris Brown (no not that one) of and Grantland thinks that Kelly’s offense could end up looking more like the Patriots than the Oregon Ducks:

…among the major moves Kelly made was signing tight end James Casey in free agency and drafting Stanford tight end Zach Ertz, two movable chess pieces to go along…

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Breaking: RGIII Cleared for Practice

Posted: July 22, 2013 by dduren06 in NFL

Do you hear it coming?

NFC East Huddle


Skins fans rejoice.

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Adam Schefter reporting Miller broke league policy. More news to come.

If it holds up, that sound you heard was a  collective “whoohoo” from the AFC West.



Report: OJ Simpson gravely ill

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According to Mail Online, O.J. Simpson is suffering from a terminal case of diabetes and has only three months to live.

Simpson’s extremely high blood pressure, lack of physical activity and weight gain led doctors to draw such a severe conclusion.

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RGIII is quickly rising to be the face of the future of the NFL. He fails to fit in with a lot of typical stereotypes. Instead of buying the biggest house he could afford, he picked a modest home he and his wife could maintain. The man does not even drink. But would he have a sidepiece? A jumpoff? An oh-darky-thirty-smackdiggity?

Check out this nice piece of investigative blogging from HTTR24-7: RGIII and his “side joint”

Give them a follow for true analysis and insider info for the Redskins and NFL

Talent and Production: The Great Emotional Divide

Posted: July 21, 2013 by dduren06 in NFL

Nfl: what seperates the NFL Star from the draft bust?

Matt Waldman breaks it down in this post. Give him a follow if you are a student of the game.

The Rookie Scouting Portfolio (RSP)

This is my seventh year studying the on-field performance of football players. I can say unequivocally that I know more about the techniques and strategy of the game than I knew when I began. I’m also beginning to realize that I have learned just as much about player evaluation during the four months I have spent creating content for this blog. However, much of what I have learned from my interviews of colleagues has less to do with technique, strategy, or what to physically seek from a player and more to do with what none of us know.

Things that even NFL GMs and personnel directors will never know for sure:

How a player will manage the great emotional divide that must be crossed in order to transition from college talent to productive pro.

The process is something that my friend and colleague Sigmund Bloom describes as trying to gain…

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Do You Hear It Coming?

Posted: July 20, 2013 by dontbeskerritt in NFL
Joseph Randle during Cowboys minicamp

Joseph Randle during Cowboys minicamp

Hark, what is that sound I hear?  It’s the clatter of cleats in locker rooms across America as football is about to return in full force.  Cleveland Brown rookies reported to camp Friday, and the Dallas Cowboys squad coming to camp today with the first walk-thru Sunday.  After our vacation this summer, the Mancave is back to bring you the fresh insight and analysis you want from your favorite cavers.  So stick with us all football season long for the new and improved Mancave06!

The Best Thing I’ve Seen All Day

Posted: July 16, 2013 by dduren06 in NFL

Hilarious – nice find