Can you match these children's drawings to the actual Phillies player?

Can you match these children's drawings to the actual Phillies player?

Freebie: Wil Nieves

While Ruben Amaro Jr. may not believe it, the children are our future.

So we'll give a pass to the youngsters who drew these pictures of the Phillies that were used on the jumbotron at the first Sunday game at Citizens Bank Park of the season.

They are rather fascinating, however. The description from the Phillies' Facebook:

Kids draw the darndest things. Here’s your starting lineup from today, as sketched by Phillies Phundamentals children and shown on PhanaVision at our Turkey Hill Kid’s Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park. Enjoy – and let’s go Phils!

But you can you match up any of the drawings with the actual player they are supposed to represent? I got Ryan Howard. And I swore I would get Jake Diekman. Alas, I was incorrect on every other one.

High score wins a gold star. No cheating.

Answers below:

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1. Chase Utley

2. Cody Asche

3. Dom Brown

4. Jimmy Rollins

5. Kyle Kendrick

6. Marlon Byrd

7. Ryan Howard

8. Tony Gwynn Jr.

 

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

Report: Eagles expected to hire Mike Groh as receivers coach

It look like the Eagles have found their replacement for Greg Lewis.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Eagles are expected to hire Rams receivers/passing game coordinator Mike Groh.

The news that the Eagles fired Lewis came out on Jan. 9 and the team has been looking for a replacement. They reportedly interviewed Groh and Bills receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Groh, 45, spent the 2016 season with the Rams after three years as the Bears' receivers coach. Groh is available because the Rams switched head coaches, bringing in Sean McVay.

Before coming to the NFL, Groh was a longtime coach at the college level. He is the son of former Virginia head coach Al Groh and eventually became an offensive coordinator under his father before bouncing from Alabama to Louisville and then back to Alabama before heading to the NFL. 

Groh was actually the quarterback at Virginia in the 90s before his father ever coached there. Groh's first coaching job was under his father as assistant coach with the Jets in 2000, when Al Groh was named their head coach for the season. 

If the Eagles are looking to sign a big-name free agent at wide receiver, there could be a reunion of sorts in Philly. During his four seasons as an NFL receivers coach, Groh has worked with Alshon Jeffery and Kenny Britt, who are two of the top receivers who will be available.

The Eagles started their season with a first-round pick, two second-round picks and a third-round pick at wide receiver, but their unit was one of the worst in the NFL. Jordan Matthews was consistent, but tight end Zach Ertz was the team's leading receiver.

It's unlikely Groh will have the same unit to work with as Lewis did in 2016, but it is likely Groh will be expected to get more out of his group in 2017.