It's Groundhog Day. Here are all the Ned scenes.
PHILADELPHIA — CSN, the cable home of the Philadelphia Eagles, announced that former Philadelphia Eagles Seth Joyner and Barrett Brooks are joining the network’s Eagles game day programming. Seth and Barrett will join Michael Barkann and Ray Didinger on the set of “Eagles Pregame Live,” “Eagles Postgame Live,” and “In-Game Live” on CSNPhilly.com. Derrick Gunn and Reuben Frank once again report from the field. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell also returns this season.
After “Eagles Postgame Live” Seth and Barrett join Amy Fadool for “End Game,” CSN’s social-media-influenced program that instantly reacts to what fans are saying.
Joyner, who spent 13 years in the NFL, including eight with the Eagles, will also appear in studio on TCN’s “Breakfast On Broad,” every Monday during the season. Barrett Brooks, who also spent 12 years in the NFL, is currently a host on “BOB,” airing each weekday on TCN at 6 a.m. and streaming live at www.BreakfastonBroad.com.
“Seth was part of one of the most feared Eagles’ defenses in the history of the league and Barrett’s won the game’s ultimate prize – a Super Bowl,” said CSN’s VP of News Programming Michelle Murray. “They’ll team up to bring Eagles fans the most dynamic insight and analysis for every game this season.”
“I am excited to join Michael, Ray and Barrett on Eagles Post Game Live this upcoming season,” said Joyner. “I relish the opportunity to share my opinionated and passionate analysis of football with the NFL’s greatest fan base, from a personal position of experience!”
Throughout the season, CSN’s Eagles’ coverage will include daily reports with live player interviews, press conferences and practice highlights during every “Philly Sports Talk,” “Quick Slants,” and “SportsNet Central.” “Breakfast on Broad” will also have local and national Eagles experts on each weekday morning on TCN. Extensive stories, interviews and videos from the network’s Eagles Insider and columnists can be found on CSNPhilly.com.
Fans can follow all the Eagles news and interact with CSN’s Eagles programs by using the hashtag #EaglesTalk and following the network’s football experts:
Breakfast on Broad @BOBonTCN
Michael Barkann @MBarkannCSN
Derrick Gunn @TheRealDGunnCSN
Amy Fadool @AmyFadoolCSN
Barrett Brooks @BBrooks72TCN
Reuben Frank @RoobCSN
Seth Joyner @SethJoyner
The best part was watching them look up and down the locker room, scanning the nameplates above, for a little extra help.
This was a common practice when I asked several basketball-minded Eagles to put together their starting five from their current teammates. It’s sounds relatively easy, but some guys took a while to put theirs together.
The idea arose when Jordan Matthews reported to training camp earlier this summer. Matthews was talking about his team-building trip to San Diego, when he started talking about playing basketball with some other Eagles. “I didn’t know Carson (Wentz) had a jump shot,” he said.
It’s not just Wentz — he helped lead Century High School to a state title as a senior — who is a basketball player. Some guys in the Eagles’ locker room played basketball into high school and some even into college.
Many still get on the court as often as they can. But if they were putting together a starting five with the guys on their current roster, who would they choose?
Wentz said he hasn’t been around his teammates long enough to put out his own list, but here’s what some others said:
Analysis: In all, 11 Eagles showed up on these six lists. Five of the 11 weren’t on the team last year, so if the Eagles didn’t get better on the football field this offseason, at least they got better on the hardwood.
The two players with the most appearances were Connor Barwin and Lane Johnson — each appeared on four of six, Barwin because of his college hoops days and Johnson because he can do this. Leodis McKelvin was the only player who appeared just once.
I was a little surprised to see rookie Alex McCalister show up three times, but he is super long (and happened to be near the question-asking enough to lobby for his name). My favorite part of putting this list together was when Zach Ertz decided to put Jason Peters at the five. I chuckled a little bit and said, “No one’s moving him.” Ertz agreed with a smile and a headshake, “No one’s moving him.” He’s probably right.
So go ahead and pick your favorite starting five from above and leave your starting five below.
SEATTLE -- Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.
The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys' 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to be a potentially significant injury, but ended up being minor.
Romo was tackled from behind by Seattle's Cliff Avril on the third play from scrimmage as Romo scrambled from the pocket.
He immediately grabbed at his back, crumpled on the field while trainers sprinted from the Dallas sideline and images of Romo's injury problems from last year immediately flashed to mind.
Turned out it was all just a scare. Romo walked off the field without assistance, threw passes on the sideline and lobbied for a return to the game. Dallas coach Jason Garrett opted to play it safe and Romo donned a baseball hat as a spectator the rest of the night.
"I was just in shock and had my mind on just, `C'mon, Tony. Get up,'" Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the team's TV broadcast.
"Said a few prayers right there in the middle on the spot. Really just couldn't imagine getting that hand dealt to us. We're pleased that it's in good shape. We obviously don't need to see what Tony can do out there."
What Romo saw was an impressive initial flash from rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and a solid performance by backup QB Dak Prescott against one of the top defenses in the NFL.
Elliott rushed for 48 yards on seven carries, including a 13-yard run where he knocked Seattle safety Kam Chancellor backward. Prescott was solid playing against most of Seattle's starting defense, finishing 17 of 23 for 116 yards, including a 17-yard TD pass that Jason Witten snatched away from K.J. Wright.
Russell Wilson and Seattle's No. 1 offense played into the second half, scoring on four of its final five possessions including a pair of TD tosses by Wilson (see full recap).
Foster leads Dolphins to win over Falcons
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Running back Arian Foster had a 2-yard touchdown run in the Miami Dolphins' 17-6 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
Foster, who joined the Dolphins during the offseason and is coming off an Achilles injury, had his most extensive playing time with his new team in the third preseason game that was played at Orlando's Camping World Stadium.
The four-time Pro Bowl running back played in just one series in the first half, but he made the most of the limited opportunities by sparking the Dolphins to their lone touchdown drive of the half with five carries for 10 yards, capped by his 2-yard scoring run early in the second quarter.
The Dolphins are taking a cautious approach with Foster, who hasn't played a full season since 2012 with Houston. The former Texans star didn't play in the Dolphins' preseason opener and had just two carries for minus-5 yards last week against Dallas.
With Foster expected to challenge second-year running back Jay Ajayi in the Dolphins backfield this season, coach Adam Case came into Thursday night's game wanting a little more to evaluate Foster on.
Foster didn't get a lot more work, but he did enough in the seven touches he received to make the Dolphins' running back competition interesting. Ajayi carried seven times for 11 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards.
Foster had two receptions for 20 yards, which included a 16-yard catch that moved the Dolphins into scoring position at the Falcons 22.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, coming off an impressive outing against the Cowboys, didn't put his team in many scoring positions, but he did move the ball effectively.
He completed 20 of 29 passes for 155 yards while leading the Dolphins to a score in one of two red zone opportunities (see full recap).