Eagles Highlight of the Game: Kurt Coleman's Resourcefulness

Eagles Highlight of the Game: Kurt Coleman's Resourcefulness

You gotta hand it to Kurt Coleman, there's seldom a dull moment in the Eagles' secondary with the third-year safety. Number 42 has already been in on some of the most memorable plays of this short season -- good and bad -- but it's equipment issues he's quickly becoming famous for.

First he had his helmet trucked off by Cleveland's Trent Richardson in Week 1. On Sunday, Coleman took out his aggressions on Antonio Brown's shoe.

Late in the second quarter, the Steelers were driving as the clock worked against them. On 3rd and 4 from inside Birds territory, Ben Roethlisbeger connected with Brown, who had shaken Nnamdi Asomugha on a quick inside move. Coleman tracked down the ball carrier after a gain of 18, hauling him to the turf with a shoestring tackle -- quite literally.

So much so that when Coleman stood up, he was still in possession of Brown's shoe. Rather than hand it back to the opponent or simply drop it though, Coleman chucked that hunk of leather to the sideline. DN's Les Bowen asked him about it after the game.

“I didn’t want it,” Coleman said, when asked to explain. “I’m not going
to hold onto it and hand it to him. He’s going to have to go get it.”

In the grand scheme, it meant nothing. Brown's Pittsburgh teammates wound up racing up to the line of scrimmage to spike the ball, and eventually settled for three. However, had they been trying to run a play there, the offense essentially would have been without the receiver. Under any other set of circumstances, Brown would have been forced to come off for at least a play.

And besides being an example of his win-at-all-costs mentality, it was also pretty funny. Unfortunately Coleman couldn't come up with a game-winning interception on Pittsburgh's final drive as he did the day he was nearly decapitated in Cleveland.

Hat tip Larry Brown Sports for the video find.

Watch: Pokemon players ignore Phillies game to catch 'em all

Watch: Pokemon players ignore Phillies game to catch 'em all

The700Level Show's video gurus (nerds) took a trip over to Citizens Bank Park last week when the Phillies were promoting Pokemon Go lures at all of the PokeStops inside of the stadium. 

Some random quotes from the Pokemon fans, in their own words:

"There's like a million lures right now, so I might not actually sit down. I might just walk laps so I can catch like a million Pokemon."

"I'm kind of fighting the urge to walk around the stadium instead of watch the game right now."

"My egg just hatched."

"I'll be playing Pokemon Go at Wawa."

"People are like, 'get a life!'"

"I walked directly into a car, that was interesting."

"Constant loss of my dignity for being an adult and playing a children's game."

There you have it. Catch 'em all!

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

NEW YORK -- The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.

The league said the quarterback and his wife fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators. Manning vehemently denied the allegations when they were made late in the season.

Manning retired from the NFL a month after Denver's 24-10 win over Carolina in Super Bowl 50.

The NFL is continuing its investigation into allegations made against other NFL players in the documentary, which the league said involves "different lines of inquiry and witnesses."

Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it

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Eagles CB Jalen Mills rocks a green hairdo, says he kind of likes it

Seventh-round draft pick Jalen Mills was one of the standouts of the Eagles' offseason program, quickly climbing the depth chart and impressing on the field. But on the first day of training camp, the rookie cornerback stood out for a far different reason.

As you can see, Mills' hair is green.

The LSU product turned some heads and even got a few chuckles from onlookers. Don't expect that to persuade him to go back to a more conventional look anytime soon though. Mills said he got the color done about a week ago and thinks he'll stick with it.

"Just joking with one of my friends," Mills said of how the new hairdo came about. "Then the joke, I actually came through and I actually kind of like it a little bit, so I'm gonna keep it for sure."

As for Mills' teammates, well, they've got jokes too. Let's just say the green hair has inspired some new nicknames for the first-year defensive back.

"Green Goblin. The Joker. I've heard Lime Green Skittle. Starburst," Mills said, rattling off some of the nicknames going around the locker rom. "I've been getting an earful."

Of course, Mills isn't the first Eagles player or even defensive back to sport team pride by changing the color of his locks. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie showed up to training camp with a green stripe in his hair back in 2012.

Hopefully it works out better for Mills than it did DRC, who went on to have a disastrous season. Fortunately, the 22-year-old seems to have his head on straight and is not merely vying for a roster spot, but perhaps serious playing time this season.

Mills opened up the first day of training camp with rookies and selected veterans by breaking up several passes, building on a strong offseason that saw him working with the first-team defense as the nickel corner. As for how he's gone from late-round pick to in the mix so fast, Mills credits hard work, along with his coaches and teammates.

"Just being focused and being determined," said Mills. "We've got a great coaching staff helping me, great players in the defensive back room as well, just everybody being able to help me put my first step forward.

"I'm really trying to give my all for this team and it's showing through."

It's showing through quite literally at the moment.

When you finish your first #EaglesCamp practice...

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