Very few players are having nice all-around seasons on a star-studded Eagles roster. We've talked at length about how great Shady McCoy has been. Cullen Jenkins is one of the only productive free agent signings from an offseason littered with them. Colt Anderson, who unfortunately just landed on injured reserve, was having what Andy Reid described as a "Pro-Bowl caliber year" on special teams.
Great article here on perhaps the best one of them all, Jason Peters. Tommy Lawlor tells us Peters is becoming a "special player" right now, breaking down the left tackle's unique physical abilities and the intricate blocking techniques that are responsible for elevating his game to a higher level. "Right now, I think a lot of people would agree with the comment -- Peters is the best left tackle in the NFL."
I seem to recall Reid making strikingly similar remarks when the team acquired Peters from the Bills in 2009 for first-, fourth-, and sixth-round draft picks, then proceeded to sign him to a six-year contract worth $60 million. So, hey, at least we got that one right.
Who else on the Eagles would you say is having a respectable season?
>> Eagles LT Jason Peters Becoming Special Player [SB Nation]
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.