Kevin Kolb for Dominique Rogers-Cromartie Picking Up Steam, Gains a Source

Kevin Kolb for Dominique Rogers-Cromartie Picking Up Steam, Gains a Source

With the Eagles obvious need at the corner back position, rumors of a Kevin Kolb for Dominique Rogers-Cromartie trade have been floated for a while now, most seemed to think it originated by a fan doing some wishful thinking. But now somebody with a "source" has finally chimed in.

From the National Football Post:

Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix reports that Philadelphia Eagles
quarterback Kevin Kolb is the passer the Cardinals are poised to pursue.
Per Jurecki, the Cardinals are prepared to offer cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie “straight up” for Kolb. Jurecki cites a “source” in his report, and the Eagles are believed to be seeking help at cornerback.

Then there's this quote from Kolb yesterday to Howard Eskin who was working the Dan Patrick Show:

“Arizona would be a great place. I’ve obviously envisioned myself there."

PFT adds their thoughts, noting that they believe the Seahawks will make a push for Kolb as well.

But what about a Kolb for DRC deal? It's not outlandish, and obviously fills a need for both teams, while kind of creating a new one for Arizona at corner. Though they did just draft a CB with the fifth pick this year, however, in Patrick Peterson.

As for DRC, he's a very good corner, and would more than fill the Eagles need. He's not Asomugha, but he's probably right around the same level as anybody else on the market. He'd also probably come cheaper, especially if they don't need to rework his contract this year.

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

The Phillies season in one video: 'Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby'

What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?

In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."

It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.

And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.

"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?

The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.

Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.

If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.

"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."

That makes one of us.

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

Highly ranked 2018 recruit Brandon Slater verbally commits to Villanova

The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.

Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.

He later made the announcement on Twitter.

Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.

Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.

"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."

Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.