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Down the Stretch Fantasy Take on the Eagles

In week 10 of the regular season, many people thought that LeSean McCoy was poised for a pretty big game. Philadelphia as a team looked nice, scoring a total of 45 points in a blowout win over the Carolina Panthers. However, McCoy was not exactly that sharp, as he finished with just 19 yards on the ground and 12 carries. He has not really been able to live up to expectations so far this year, but he could have a strong finish to the regular season starting with a favorable matchup with the Tennessee Titans. He is just one Philadelphia player on offense look for in the next few weeks.

We are starting to get to the end of the fantasy football regular season in most leagues, so people are hoping for McCoy to finally turn things around and provide a good amount of value. He was able to find the end zone last week, and that is going to be key for him in the next few weeks. Philadelphia has scored over 70 points in their prior 2 contests to Green Bay, so the opportunities are going to be there. McCoy just needs to be a little bit more dependable carrying the ball every time he gets a touch. It would also help if he becomes a little bit more involved in the passing game if at all possible.

Tennessee has one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, so that bodes well for him. Not only that, but Philadelphia is going to need to run the ball a bit more now that they have to start Mark Sanchez at quarterback.

Even though Sanchez is a little bit of a liability at quarterback, people are starting to really target Jordan Matthews as a nice pickup on the waiver wire. He is going to be big for them on offense down the stretch as well, especially if he is fully healthy. He will have the opportunity to become the top receiver in Philadelphia if he is a little bit more consistent in the next week or 2. He has outplayed Jeremy Maclin at times this year, so the rookie is really starting to become a fantasy football standout. He had far and away his best game of his career in the NFL in week 10, and I could be a sign of things to come as he is a nice target for the new quarterback to rely on.

Eagles Training Camp Catch-up!

Chip KellyIn case you’ve missed them, here are some things that we’ve recently discussed during Eagles training camp! They’re the best articles written in the history of all articles ever. Fact.

  1. Hall of Fame writer Ray Didinger and 94WIP host Marc Farzetta were on our podcast. Need we say more?
  2. Hank explores if it’s reasonable to expect Chip Kelly to improve this season. Stats a-plenty!
  3. We explain who the hell Allen Barbre is. After all, he’s going to start the first four games.
  4. Ray discusses which players intrigued him going into the first preseason game.
  5. This team has some freakishly tall players—as in NBA starting five-sized players.
  6. The Eagles window to win a Super Bowl is shorter than you think. Believe it.

Quick Thoughts: Kimmo Timonen Has Blood Clots; Flyers Sign Del Zotto

Kimmo Timonen, the Flyers long-time top defensemen and man’s man, has been diagnosed with blood clots in his legs and lungs. The Flyers have since signed Michael Del Zotto. A few quick thoughts on the matter with more likely to come in the podcast:

  • This doesn’t necessarily mean that his career is over. Yes, this is likely Kimmo’s last hurrah, but given that he’s a stubborn old man that never leaves leaves the ice if injured, I would imagine he tries to come back ASAP if medically possible.
  • I didn’t mind the idea of Timonen sticking it out for one more year even though his play has noticeably declined. The Flyers are weak on the blue lines and any knowledge you can squeeze out of him to your younger defenseman would be a plus.
  • Perhaps Kimmo could retire and Finnish (yes, bad pun!) the season as an assistant on the bench. His experience and knowledge is useful for the next generation of defenders.
  • Michael Del Zotto, who has been signed following the Timonen injury is only 24 years old. He could be such a case.
  • However, the fact that a 24 year-old defender is on the market in August is not exactly comforting. A change of scenery certainly hasn’t improved Luke Schenn.
  • Can someone build a time machine and get JVR back? I’ll kiss you.

Around The Cooler 8/3/14: The First Live Show!

GeorgeHere’s what we talked about:

  • The Hall of Fame and the players you grew up with
  • Feminine persuasion involves two female firsts.
  • The Eagles offense, training camp, and why Sanchez isn’t such a bad fit.
  • TWCNN gives another news update
  • Paul George, International brands, and the booming love of players.

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Around The Cooler 7/20/14: Gearing Up for the Long Haul

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • We break down the most important phases of the Eagles system on the Eve of Training Camp and the influence of Chip Kelly
  • We also are joined by Pete Curtin to talk about the outlook of the NFC East
  • Everyone’s favorite segment, Feminine Persuasion is back as WNBA All Star Schoni Schimmel and American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro
  • We broke down the newly proposed NBA draft system
  • Also, the TWCNN Weekly Update makes a return and Vince shares his progress on his diet “17 in 7″

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Around the Cooler 7/13/14: Back on the Grid

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Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • LeBron James heads to Cleveland. Good move?
  • Another big game hunter hits feminine persuasion
  • Shaking up baseball’s conventions and home run derby team selections
  • We have a special Philly-related spelling bee!
  • Vince makes a weight loss guarantee

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Theme done by the amazing Matt Schwalm

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Around the Cooler 6/22/14: Stress Fracture

M-RR-Nickelback-480i60_480x270Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Are the Eagles a better roster than last season
  • We have our first real guest on the show to talk Sixers!
  • The World Cup and Ryan Howard’s interest in Nickelback.

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Around the Cooler 6/15/14: Podcast About Nothing

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Here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Jimmy Rollins, the Hall, the numbers, and….McNabb?
  • The Sixers new practice facility in Camden
  • We begin quizzo on the show!
  • The Cup, the Finals, and Evan Mathis’ bill.

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Around the Cooler 6/8/14: African American Studies

McCantsHere’s what we’re talking about:

  • Rashad McCants and educating college athletes
  • The Phillies draft, Ken Giles, and the basement of the MLB
  • A Fan Question, the Cup, the NBA Finals, and team dynamics.

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Follow our crew: @ThePartyLobster     @Dj_Raydio    @Turtle94WIP

 

Around the Cooler 6/1/14: Little League All-Stars

EA SportsHere’s what we’re talking about:

  • Ben Revere hit his first home run! We reflect on our little league experiences
  • Ransom stops by to talk the 10th pick and some draft rumors
  • We talk about our favorite EA sports games following the $40 million settlement

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What are you talking about around the Wooder Cooler this week? Leave us a comment!

Theme done by the amazing Matt Schwalm

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Follow us on Twitter: @TheWooderCooler

Follow our crew: @VQuinn_TWC     @Dj_Raydio    @Turtle94WIP    and  @RansomCozillio

 

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