Who Feels Like This Guy Looks?

Who Feels Like This Guy Looks?

  • Andy Reid's press conference yesterday was hilarious, the bad part is, it's wasn't supposed to be. [Eagles.com]
  • In McNabb's press conference: "one of the worst games I've ever been a
    part of..." Donovan looked and sounded like he just spent the past 20
    minutes crying. [Eagles.com]
  • Eagles may sign CB Will Peterson, maybe. [CentreDaily]
  • That Jaguar had his camera in the team box area.  That's wrong. [PWD]
  • I know this is a few days old, but I just saw it. Will Smith could be part of the group, which includes Dr. J., who are interested in purchasing the Sixers. [AllHipHop]
  • Temple wins!  Temple wins! Owls fans everywhere rejoice by eating some Jello. [CBS3]
  • Does this image of Bill Parcels not scare the shit out of you? [NYTimes]
  • The Onion Sports show no mercy towards Allen Iverson. [TheOnion]
  • Apparently, Eric Snow still plays defense. [Beacon Journal]
  • A Google search for "ocho cinco" turns up some funny things.  A little YouTube explaining.  Chad Johnson isn't all there, but he can sure play football. [YouTube]
  • How about some Grateful Dead from the Spectrum in '86 to make your Monday a little better. [YouTube]


Some mailbag:

Q: Did you watch the game in HD? Dan Deirdorff's makeup looked
terrible and he resembled a zombie. He had dark flesh colored makeup
around his eyes and nose, and the rest of his face was blochy-red.
Hideous! -Jon

I must have missed that.  Perhaps he was trying to match the amazing Halloween costumes the CBS crew in the truck were wearing.  How bad was it when they cut to the view of the guys in the truck wearing masks and Dierdorf joked that he was disappointed that the guys decided against dressing up for Halloween this year.  Painful.

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

CHESTER, Pa. — On the eve of his comeback after missing nearly 13 months with a left tibia stress fracture and other related injuries, Union midfielder Maurice Edu fractured his left fibula on Saturday, keeping him out for the 2016 playoffs and beyond.

“I was trying to take the shot on goal and my foot got stuck in the turf,” Edu said Sunday, in his blue Union-issued suit and supported by crutches. “My ankle rolled and twisted and it kind of snapped a little bit. I heard it crack, and a lot of pain from there. I got a scan afterward, and there was a break.”

There's no timetable his return.

Edu, 30, has spent over a calendar year fighting various injuries that have kept him out of game action. His trouble began on Sept. 30, 2015, when he played through the U.S. Open Cup final with a partially torn groin and sports hernia. It was during Edu’s recovery from those injuries that he developed a stress fracture.

"A little bit frustration. A lot of frustration, to be honest," he said. "But all I can do now is get back to work, focus on the positives and make sure that my situation isn’t a distraction from the team."

Edu’s teammates were equally devastated by the news. Edu, the Union captain when healthy, is popular and well-respected in the locker room.

"I feel so bad for him," said Alejandro Bedoya, who wore a dedication to Edu under his jersey on Sunday. "He’s one of my good friends, so I was looking forward to playing alongside him. I know how hard he’s worked to get back, and to see him go out like that, it’s heartbreaking. I’m sad for his loss and I hope he stays strong."

Edu, who has been with the Union since 2014, returned to training in July and played three conditioning appearances with the Union’s USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC. He was on the bench for the Union’s last three games and was set to make his first appearance in over a year against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, a game the Union eventually lost, 2-0 (see game story).

"We’re gutted for Mo," Union manager Jim Curtin said. "He was slated to start today. It’s real upsetting because he’s worked so hard to get back on the field. It’s been a tough 2016 for him, but I know he’ll come back stronger."

While he was visibly shaken by recent injury, Edu is driven to return.

"What happened, happened," Edu said. "I have no control over that. The only thing I do have control over is my next steps from here, how I prepare myself mentally and emotionally and how I continue to support this group."

Report: Eagles, 49ers discussing Torrey Smith trade

Report: Eagles, 49ers discussing Torrey Smith trade

Are the Eagles still looking to add a deep threat?

Well, according to a report Monday night by ProFootballTalk, the Eagles and 49ers have been in trade discussions about wide receiver Torrey Smith but no deal is currently imminent.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson's receiving corps has lacked downfield playmaking throughout the team's 4-2 start. Eagles wideouts have just 10 total catches of 20 yards or more, and Jordan Matthews owns seven of them.

If Smith were dealt to the to the Eagles (which our own Paul Hudrick actually suggested last week), he would boost the team's big-play ability on the outside. The 27-year-old has struggled in two seasons with the 49ers, thanks in large part to San Francisco's abysmal play at quarterback. The 49ers are 6-17 over the past two seasons with Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick under center, both of whom have combined for 23 passing touchdowns to 19 interceptions in that span.

Smith, who has 46 catches for 862 yards and six touchdowns in 23 career games with the 49ers, was one of the NFL's better deep-ball wide receivers while with the Ravens from 2011-14. Among all wideouts with 50-plus catches in 2013, Smith was third in yards per catch (17.4) behind only Josh Gordon (18.9) and Calvin Johnson (17.8). That season, Smith put up career highs in catches (65) and yards receiving (1,128) to help Baltimore win the Super Bowl. The following season, Smith caught 11 touchdown passes.

In March 2015, Smith signed a five-year, $40 million contract with San Francisco. Through seven games in Chip Kelly's offense this season, Smith has 13 catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns.