The Goal Line Stand: No Love for Doug Pederson & It's Time for a Re-brand in DC

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Brett & Mike discuss why Doug Pederson gets no love on NFL coaching lists and they take to task a list of "Worst College Football Stadiums" by Money Wire.

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  • NFL off-season changes continue
  • Will the rest of the NCAA follow the lead of the Ivy League when they move to a Spring season 
  • Can/Should the Giants pay Saquon Barkley
  • What's a May 5th tender and does it come with fries 
  • It's time for Washington to re-brand


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NFL Alters Preseason Schedule Amid Ongoing Pandemic

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While the NFL remains adamant that the season will start on time despite the ongoing pandemic.

On Wednesday, however, the league made it's first major schedule change, outside the cancellation of the Hall of Fame game, according to Pro Footbal Talk.

The change will cut the preseason in half, meaning that there will only be two preseason games played by each team in 2020.

The reports are that what was originally preseason weeks one and four will be cut.

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The Goal Line Stand: Delay of Game? Are We Looking at a Delayed Football Season?

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Delay of game?!? Are we looking at a delayed start to the NFL and NCAA football seasons? 

In the Red Zone, Mike & Brett debate Chris Simms's "Top 40 QB's Now" list


• Where does Greg Ward fit for the Eagles
• Remembering Jerome Brown

Around the NFC East

• Eli moving into the Giants front office?
• What Dak Prescott's franchise tender means for the Cowboys and their future finances
• Washington to retire Bobby Mitchell’s number & tear down imagery of founder and known racist George Preston Marshall


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If Chris Long Holds An Official Retirement, He'd "Probably Do It As An Eagle"

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Chris Long spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before his role would have been changed and he had an unceremonious retirement from the NFL.

The veteran simply didn't take a contract and decided to focus on other ventures.

On the most recent episode of his podcast, The Green Light Pod, the two-time Super Bowl Champion did discuss a possible retirement, however.

In a bit of a surprising statement, he said that his inclination was to retire with the Eagles should he have a formal retirement.

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The Case For Greg Ward Jr.

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles made it a point to get faster this offseason, particularly in the wide receiver room.

The additions of Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, Marquise Goodwin, Quez Watkins and even former college quarterback Khalil Tate served to add to a unit that figures to get back both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery and had Deontay Burnett, Robert Davis, Shelton Gibson and Greg Ward Jr. on the roster at the conclusion of the 2020 campaign.

There is certain to be change in the locker room, but there is one thing that should remain the same: Greg Ward Jr.

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The Goal Line Stand: Off-Season Observations

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The Doc & Brett return in the season debut of The Goal Line Stand to discuss the newsworthy off-season.

• How will football look in the time of COVID.

• The Eagles needs to replace Brandon Brooks. How should they do it?

• Do the Giants have a discipline problem & is Dave Gettleman to blame?

• Jamal Adams wants out of NYC. Who are the likely dance partners with the Jets?!  Do the Eagles or Cowboys make more sense?

• Brett has 17 teams that Colin Kaepernick is a fit for

• Can Spring football be successful? Brett thinks the NFL should focus on saving the CFL.


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Section 247 Show: The Worst Mistake in Philadelphia Eagles History

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The Doc & Watkins are back in debate mode and this time they’re debating the Birds! What’s the worst decision the Eagles have ever made and why are there so many!?!



• How to replace Brandon Brooks

• Latest on baseball’s failure to launch

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Options To Replace Brandon Brooks

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, the Eagles were dealt the bad news: Brandon Brooks tore his Achilles while training.

On Tuesday morning, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that he was heartbroken to hear the news.

He also said they would start looking for a replacement internally.

Brooks' elite level of play is not likely to be replaced, but finding someone who can at least play at a high level between Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce is important to the success of Carson Wentz and Miles Sanders.

What players could be up to the task?

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Alshon Jeffery "A Big Part Of The Process Moving Forward"

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Among the questions asked about Doug Pederson on Tuesday morning during his press conference was one about how (or if) Alshon Jeffery factors into the coach's plans.

The answer came back, "He’s a big part of our offense."

Pederson went on to state that Jeffery was, "a big part of the process moving forward and he’s a great leader and he’s going to be able to help the young players move along."

Pederson placed some emphasis on how well Alshon has been connecting with and contributing to the development of the young receivers through the virtual offseason program.

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Brandon Brooks Suffers Torn Achilles

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The 2020 NFL season is months away, but the Philadelphia Eagles were dealt a devastating blow on Monday as right guard Brandon Brooks tore his Achilles tendon working out at the NovaCare Complex.

The injury is in the opposite leg from the tear he suffered at the end of the 2018 season.

Brooks took to Twitter to formally announce the injury.

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