Quotable: Free Agent CB Carlos Rogers Name-Drops the Eagles

Quotable: Free Agent CB Carlos Rogers Name-Drops the Eagles

Andy Reid recently indicated the Eagles will be targeting their remaining areas of positional need once they're able to do so. In all likelihood, that will include signing some help in the secondary, where fans and even current players want to see a successful push for Nnamdi Asomugha.

Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers knows he's not the top target at his position, but he doesn't seem to mind that, and he's also letting the Eagles know he'd like to hear from them. Via Sheil Kapadia:

"My agent’s real confident that I’m going to get a good contract," Rogers said. "After [Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha], who’s going to get real big money, I’m the next corner out there. You hear that the Cowboys and Eagles are looking for a corner. It would be fun to play against the Redskins twice a year."

Doesn't sound like Carlos is on his way back to DC (although he indicated it's still an option)...

How livid would you be to hear an Eagle in a similar situation say that? Q for example? Akers...? On the other hand, a lot of players do enjoy playing against the Redskins, and an increasing number don't seem to be interested in playing for them, so it's a little different. Not too many are trying to cement their Redskins legacy by currying favor with the Washington fans on their way out of town.

Check out Sheil's in-depth look here, which includes a statistical breakdown of the Birds, Cowboys, and Redskins pass defenses last season.

Penn State men's hockey ranked No. 1 for first time

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Penn State men's hockey ranked No. 1 for first time

At 16-2-1, Penn State's men's hockey team is ranked first in the nation for the first time in program history.

The Nittany Lions have improved each of the last four years under head coach Guy Gadowsky. 

Their record by year:

      2013-14: 8-26-2
      2014-15: 18-15-4
Last season: 21-13-4
This season: 16-2-1

Penn State received 30 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO Division I poll. Denver is ranked No. 2, followed by Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth and Massachusetts-Lowell (see USCHO poll).

Penn State was ranked fourth last week before sweeping Michigan State.

Joel Embiid now as dominant as Henry Sims

Joel Embiid now as dominant as Henry Sims

There are seemingly countless metrics one can use to detail Joel Embiid's supremacy as a Sixer, but perhaps no stats more clearly tell the story of how indefatigable the rookie has been this season than those of his free-throw shooting. Despite ranking just eighth on the team in total minutes, he's already gotten to the line 215 times this season and made 169 of them, about 250% more than the second-most made FTs on the team (Ersan Ilyasova, 65). What's more, his seven games with ten or more free throws attempted is already more than Thaddeus Young (six), Evan Turner (three) or Jrue Holiday (zero) ever had as a Liberty Baller. 

But yesterday against the Bucks saw JoJo hit a new level with his foul drawing. Despite essentially being shut down by the Bucks in the first half -- I can't remember if he even had a single bucket at the break -- The Process eventually imposed his will in Milwaukee in a major way, parading to the line in the second half, ending with 22 points (as well as 12 rebounds and five blocks) on 4-9 shooting, getting to the line an astounding 18 times. 

Who was the last Sixers giant to accomplish such a feat, you might wonder? Well... 

Yes, it's been an impressive season for our double-redshirt rookie, and every game he seems to add another immortal name to his list of historical analogues. But not until now could we afford to mention him alongside the great Henry "Lickface" Sims, two-year Process legend whose 18 trips to the free-throw line on April 4, 2014 totally helped us win that random late-season game against the then-rebuilding Boston Celtics. As impossible as it once seemed, it now appears that soon, Embiid's folk herodom will be as self-evident and undeniable to the Sons of Sam as that of Hammerin' Hank himself. 

Get this guy to the All-Star team already.