Eagles News: Only two receivers had more yards per game. ran route than AJ Brown in 2022

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The best wide receivers from the 2022 NFL season in yards per carry. route – PFF
3. AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles. YPRR: 2.59. Despite being tied for 18th in routes, Brown amassed 1,496 yards on 88 receptions, finishing the year with a 2.59 yards per carry average. route running and 17.0 yards per receipt.

Training Camp Position Preview: Wide Receiver – PE.com
547 – Known as more of a “YAC” merchant (see above) during his days with the Tennessee Titans as a madman over the middle of the field, AJ Brown really showed his game in 2022. The young veteran proved he could be a true three-level threat in his debut season in Philadelphia, racking up 547 yards and six touchdowns from go-routes, according to NextGen Stats. Both of those numbers led the NFL. Brown did all of this while still ranking third in the league at the WR position with 638 yards after the catch.

Eagles Mailbag: Will Nakobe Make Dean’s List? – BGN
Because MVP voters are hugely biased toward QBs and RBs. Only three players have won the MVP without being either a QB or RB, the most recent being in 1986 when Lawrence Taylor won it. But you’re right, a player like AJ Brown should be considered. Josh Allen didn’t become Josh Allen until Stefon Diggs arrived. Joe Burrow’s best seasons in college and the pros have been with Ja’Marr Chase. That doesn’t mean these WRs have their QB made, but there is definitely a chicken and egg component to QB and WR plays. As great as AJ Brown was last year, and Justin Jefferson as well, if any WR deserved MVP votes, it was Tyreek Hill who was the main reason Tua Tagovailoa had a “break out” season.

Eagles mailbag: Which Georgia rookie will make a bigger impact? – NBCSP
It’s not completely outrageous to think that Nolan Smith could have a more impactful rookie season than Jalen Carter, but it’s probably not likely. A lot of it has to do with opportunity. Carter is going to play a ton and will likely be a starter or at least the first guy off the bench as an interior pass rusher. It’s an important position and he’s higher on the depth chart. Smith will start clear behind Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat and Brandon Graham as the Eagles’ fourth edge rusher. But he should have plenty of options on passing downs, meaning he has a chance to pick up some sacks as a rookie. Smith could very well have a good rookie season, but I see Carter as a potential Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate. As for why Smith fell so far in the draft, that’s a fair question. Had the Eagles taken him at No. 10, I don’t think fans would have been upset. That would have been a decent allocation of resources. Of course, getting him at No. 30 was even better. A lot of that probably has to do with his size. Even though the game has changed a ton, some teams still won’t feel comfortable taking a 238-pound edge rusher, especially in the first round. Smith doesn’t have the body type for every defense and every defensive coordinator. But the Eagles in 2022 showed they could use an undersized edge rusher as Reddick racked up 16 sacks.

2024 NFL mock draft: Jordan Reid’s early first-round predictions – ESPN+
31. Philadelphia Eagles. Javon Bullard, S, Georgia. It would be wrong not to put a Georgia player here, right? The Eagles have repeatedly drafted players from the Bulldogs’ loaded roster, and perhaps Bullard is next. They haven’t found a solution to losing CJ Gardner-Johnson this offseason, but Bullard brings a very similar skill set to the game. Primarily playing nickel and strong safety in Georgia’s defense, he is a physical setter. Bullard had 50 tackles and two interceptions last season. Potential needs: S, CB, EDGE.

Mike Vick Thinks Andy Reid May Be Greatest Coach Ever – PFT
Former NFL quarterback and current Fox analyst Mike Vick said plenty of interesting things during an 80-minute interview with Tyreek Hill on his It Needed To Be Said podcast. One thing Vick said deserves further discussion. Vick suggested Chiefs coach Andy Reid could be the greatest coach ever. “I actually thought this year like after Andy won Super Bowlhe only got two, but he went to four or five NFC Championship Game [and] annual [the Chiefs were] in AFC Championship Play,” Vick said, via USA Today . “He might be the best coach ever. You don’t have to win championships to be considered. You know, I get it [Bill] Belichick and [Tom] Brady and that whole dynamic. But coach [Reid] did it in Philly and then he did it in KC. I always call out the coach like I love that man to death, like I would literally do anything for him.”

For the Cowboys to be successful in the playoffs, they must avoid these 2 pitfalls – Blogging The Boys
The good news is that the Cowboys didn’t fall into a big hole in last year’s playoffs. In fact, they created one for Tampa Bay as Dallas held a 24-0 lead until the final play of the third quarter. However, they experienced offensive struggles not only early but throughout the game during their divisional round loss to San Francisco. Their total of 12 points scored was the lowest offensive output of all eight of the Cowboys’ playoff games over the past 10 years. Lack of weapons played a part in that as Tony Pollard was injured and CeeDee Lamb was their only legitimate receiving threat. The Cowboys hope things are different now with the addition of Brandin Cooks and a healthy Pollard. If the Cowboys had any kind of offense, it probably would have resulted in a win as their defense performed well and only allowed 49ers to score a touchdown the entire game. With a defense that is on the edge of elite and an offense that is capable of better things, this team could take a great step forward and eliminate these bugaboos that have plagued them in years past.

Saquon Barkley contract update: Barkley, Giants heading into home stretch – Big Blue View
Corry suggested the Giants and Barkley could reach an agreement based on the four-year, $50 million contract Derrick Henry signed with Tennessee Titans after being tagged in 2020. Henry’s deal had $25.5 million fully guaranteed. In the Henry contract, there is no guaranteed salary after the first two seasons. Per Over The Cap , the Titans could cut Henry this year, the final year of that deal, with just $5.367 million in dead cap space and $11 million in cap savings. Corry said, “Barkley could reasonably expect about $27 million to be fully guaranteed in a four-year deal despite the depressed state of the running back market.” At Big Blue View, I have proposed a three-year, $39 million contract with the first two years, totaling $26 million, fully guaranteed. Rivka Boord offered examples of three-year, $39 million and four-year, $52 million contract structures.

Former Washington center Chase Roullier announces his retirement from football – Hogs Haven
Chase Roullier was drafted in the 6th round by 2017 NFL draft of the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Wyoming and was a late pick that many people didn’t think about on Day 3. Roullier started 7 games at center during his rookie season after starter Spencer Long went down with an injury. He started 63 games over 6 seasons. Chase Roullier announced his retirement from football today via his Instagram account, citing the injuries that ended his last two seasons in the league. Roullier suffered season-ending leg injuries that resulted in surgeries in 2021 and 2022. There were positive reports of his recovery in the offseason, but he never returned to the field for Washington. He was released in May as a post-1. June cut, and had a free agent visit with Arizona Cardinals.

‘Grids’ are the Wordle for sports fans, and they’re incredible – SB Nation
Spend a few minutes on any of the ever-increasing number of social media platforms and you’ll stumble upon a grid—a simple nine-by-nine square full of athletes’ faces with prompts in the margins. They are the sports games of the summer that are sweeping the internet and they are incredible. It began with the “Immaculate Grid”, the MLB approach to the game. Launched in April 2023, Immaculate Grids were everywhere in June. Now they serve as the perfect daily dose of baseball knowledge for the biggest sports nerds in the world – and I mean that in the most loving way.

What you need to know about Threads, Instagram’s new Twitter killer app – Vox
Instagram’s much-hyped new Twitter-killer app, Threads, is here. And it’s very similar to Twitter. Which is precisely the point. Many social media users are ready — even desperate — for a solid Twitter replacement, as the app has gone through a particularly rough patch in what many see as its gradual product degeneration under Elon Musk’s leadership. Last weekend, the company began limiting the number of tweets people can read, a questionable business decision that was very unpopular with users. While there are some alternatives out there, like Mastodon and Bluesky, none have grown to surpass Twitter’s popularity with a critical mass of political and cultural influencers.

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