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Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
@UnsportsmenBigJ

Everybody in the NFL has been making a big fuss over the NFL coming out and saying if no one volunteers for “Hard Knocks” the league will pick a team.  Honestly I think that is a terrific idea!  As much as we (not me I love him) hate on Roger Goodell, he always seems to be on the right path.  I think he should eliminate volunteers and choose the team every year.

First off everyone needs to know what qualifies or disqualifies you from being on “Hard Knocks”:

1.  You have to missed the playoffs at least two weeks in a row to be on the show.

2.  If you have participated in “Hard Knocks” in the last 10 years you are no longer eligible

3.  Or if you just got a new coach you can’t participate.

Now that you have the rules down, I’m all for the choosing of the team without volunteers, why you ask?  Imagine when/if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs next year Goodell should choose the Eagles.  This way we can see all this “Speed Read” Offense.  We can see this new way of training, conditioning, and eating that keeps his team “FRESH”.  We get to see an aging Mike Vick try to hang out to whatever is left.  Compelling right?  Not to mention other characters like Riley “I will call you a Ninja” Cooper.

How about in the near future when Brady is starting to become washed up and the Patriots happen to miss the playoffs for two years, we get to see the Sith Lord himself, Bill Belichick, operate and work hard to build one more winning team for Brady to lead.  We get to see an old Ben Kenobi-type Brady still weaving his magic.  We can see Brady prepares with the chip still on his shoulder from draft day.  Can you even picture this?  I’m getting excited with the possibilities.

Hell, why stop at choosing the teams, I feel like Goodell should mandate that the Jaguars take Tebow and then make them do “Hard Knocks”.  Can you imagine all the fun it will be to see the acclaimed Terrible Tebow practices.  Also we get to see the Wide Receivers bite their lips, because Tebow is their teammate and he loves God and you never bash a man of faith (unless he touches little boys).

Hopefully you are starting to see the awesomeness of the NFL/Goodell just picking the darn team and letting us enjoy.  Right now if nothing changes (i.e. head coach) with all the dysfunction going on in Tampa Bay, they would be delicious TV.  We might actually see a team revolt.  I can see it now the  team comes out to practice with pitchforks and torches to run Greg Schiano out of town as if he was Frankenstein’s Monster (the name Frankenstein was the Doctor not the Monster).

Earlier in the last season of Hard Knocks  “Cool Reece” wrote about how terrible the show was, but I think the choosing of the team would help make the show exciting again.  You can just choose the biggest trainwreck, most compelling star, or coach out of a bunch of losers.  These are just my thoughts tell me what you think, by leaving a comment or tweeting me @UnSportsmenBigJ.

Jason “Big J” Allen

By: Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas

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How can the NFC East be one of the most talented divisions, but also be one of the most inconsistent divisions in the NFL? The way these teams play reminds me of some girls I’ve tried to date or sleep with, but always ended up a tragedy.  I know your thinking football and dating don’t mix right?  You’re absolutely right!

Its not like I sit around thinking about girls while watching football.  But let me explain why I compare the two.  BTW No-Homo.  Season after season your never know what team is going to win the division, its always a crap shoot.  They either tease you into thinking they can have a good chance at winning a Superbowl.  In fact a certain team won a Superbowl then the next few years have been completely horrible.  Or they hype you up thinking you’ve found, “THE ONE”, the player that will get you to the promise land, but all you find is a disappointing season.  The NFC East is hard to predict just like a WOMAN!

Fellas, have you ever dated a women that was fine as hell and you think you can get with her?  She throwing that Miley Cyrus at you, but once the opportunity presents its self she ends up being a teaser.  Kinda like the way the EAGLES play.  They excite fans with their speed and fast pace offense, but its a tease.  Because they will find a way to lose, either they are going to turn the ball over, play bad defense, or just not score enough points.


How about a girl you’ve slept with but, in the back of your mind you know she isn’t marriage material.  She has potential, but lacking in other areas.  The GIANTS of course.  They have a proven 2 time Superbowl winning Quarterback and a possible Hall Of Fame coach but this season they start 0-4.

Or a chick that the first few times you see her she was fine ass hell, but the next few times you see her she is suspect. On Seinfield they called this the “Two-Face”.  This is the REDSKINS.  You saw her at the club looking amazing and then you see her later with no make-up, without her wig, or weave and looks like a Dumpster Fire.  Also she forgot to use Dove in certain areas. 

What about that “All-American Girl” (blonde of course).  She is the one you’ve tried to date in High School, but never could get it because you were in the “friend zone”.  These are the COWBOYS. On paper the relationship would be great.  You get along as friends, but can never figure out why you can’t take it to the next level with her, or “Unfriend Zone” yourself.  Then when you get close she starts to have meltdowns and has problems upstairs (yea I’m talking about Jerry Jones).  Just another tease. (Video is Explicit)

Bottom line is its all about expectations. These NFC East teams just like some women are expected to be a winner. These teams have strong potential, but they don’t bring it every Sunday.  The NFC East has a total of 4 wins. Really!?  I guess just like in life you have to go through the bad to hopefully get to the good.

Maurice "Cool Reece" Thomas @CR_UnSportsMen

Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas
@CR_UnSportsMen

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By:  Raymond “Big Play” Miller

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Before the season started I saw these two match ups on the NFL Week 3 schedule and said to myself that this could be called “Revenge of the Fallen” with Andy Reid going back to Philly and Ed Reed going back to Baltimore, so here’s the advantages I see in these match ups and who will win and why:

Kansas City @ PHILADELPHIA (-3 51)

 

Chiefs advantage: a balanced ball control attack with a QB in Smith that doesn’t turn the ball over.  Smith will make the checkdowns to get Charles out in space and the fact that they want to win this game badly for Reid.

andy

 

Eagles advantage: tempo, TEMpo, and more TEMPO!  The Eagles can run a multitude of plays which won’t allow the Chiefs to sub in and out.  Facing Shady McCoy and DJax (his play this year lets us know he didn’t give a damn last year) that won’t be an easy task for the Chiefs.

shady

 

Who will win and why: Chiefs +3 and the over, in two games the Eagles haven’t stopped anyone and J. Charles and D. Bowe will be the best skill players at their respective positions that the Eagles have faced thus far. The fact McNabb’s number is being retired will just make it an awful night for the fans of Philly. Kansas City wins 31-27

 

Houston (-2 1/2) @ Baltimore

 

Texans advantage: The passing game!  Schaub already had Johnson and Daniels, but with the sudden emergence of Hopkins to go along with Foster on check downs;  it could be a long day for Baltimore’s secondary.

Texan

 

Ravens advantage: Physicality!  The Texans are a team that doesn’t like to play physical offensively.  Flacco should be able to stretch the field with Smith for some huge gains, and the combo of Dumervil and T-Sizzle (Ball So Hard University) can wreck any teams game plan.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship

Who will win and why: Texans -2.5 and the over.  Normally, I would take the Ravens, but I just don’t think they can score right now to keep up with the Texans.  Plus J.J. Watt!!!!! is due for a big game. Texans 31-17

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
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Eagles a Dynasty with VICK?

By: Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas

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“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper … I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty,” these words would come back to haunt Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012.  Maybe Vick was not being dumb, but rather Ms. Cleo and seeing the future.  Maybe it was Andy Reid’s fault for bringing Vick in or making poor Defensive Coordinator decisions?  Now we might have a new coach who could possibly use Vick.

What does new Head Coach Chip Kelly look for in a QB? First, “a QB with big hands to throw the ball”, people always talk about Vick’s small stature and SMALL HANDS; negative for Vick.  Second, “a QB that doesn’t take sacks”, Vick was sacked 7.4% of drop backs 28th highest in the league; negative for Vick.  “QB’s that get the ball out quickly”, because Kelly wants the ball out in 1.5 seconds.  Granted that will be hard in the NFL, but Vick averaged 2.7 seconds and had trouble making quick reads; negative for Vick.  So far Kelly is not looking good for Vick.

Let’s look at the QB’s that have been under Kelly’s tutelage as a Head Coach.

  • Dennis Dixon– Talented guy with an average deep ball, but rarely turns the ball over.  Can run effectively when needed to, but lacked accuracy under pressure and lacks bulk.  Very similar to Vick.
  • Jeremiah Masoli- Got booted from the team but he was a 5’11 speedy QB that had an average arm.  Body type close to Vick, but washed out so we never got to see what he could have been in the system.
  • Darren Thomas- Another 6’3 guy like Dixon, Thomas did have flawed mechanics, so it made him inaccurate at times.  Again he rarely turned the ball over, and was good at making plays with his legs and moving the pocket.
  • Marcus Mariota- It’s early on him but he is also a dual threat pass/run.  Sporting a 6’4 frame, but is a bit lanky.  Has a strong arm and is very accurate

We can see three things in this group, that Kelly can coach with different types, that the players arms don’t have to be great, and that he teaches QB’s how to NOT make mistakes.  These are all factors in Vick’s favor.

Next I looked at a Chip Kelly game, so I watched the last game Chip Kelly coached, the bowl game against Kansas State.  I noticed Oregon ran some of the same plays as the Eagles; a lot of plays from Shotgun, read options, and screens.  What was different was the up tempo offense and dedication to the run game, remember:  PASS HAPPY ANDY REID IS GONE!  Kelly, unlike the Reid, likes to spread the defense to create space.  This year the Eagles ran a lot of bunched formations to help the offensive line protect Vick.

With this new scheme I think it would be great fit the Eagles.  We have a star running back, which can run between the tackles, and has good hands to catch out of the backfield.  The Eagles also have a solid backup at running back, speedy receivers that you have to respect deep so teams will play off thus giving the WR space for quick hitting plays.  If Kelly can keep the offensive line healthy with having a young team we could do damage.

Kelly’s biggest challenge will be the question of who is “HIS quarterback”.  Can he fix Michael Vick and give him a chance to redeem himself ala Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith?  If Vick is healthy and Kelly can produce a great running game like in Atlanta he might be the guy (until he gets a concussion and Kelly goes with the QB he brings in #Kapernicking). Good luck Eagles, and just don’t talk shit next year.

Maurice "Cool Reece" Thomas @CR_UnSportsMen

Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas
@CR_UnSportsMen

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