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Can the Eagles Survive an Offseason of Change?


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When you are a Champion, everyone comes running for a shot at success. Frank Reich and John DeFilippo are gone. What is the fallout? Who gets first crack at OC? Are you sold on Ronald Darby? Do you trade Nick Foles?

Clinton Portis, Shaun Alexander, and Edgerrin James are just a few backs that took a beating in their prime before the age of 30. Where does that put Le’Veon Bell?  Also, as we transition into Fantasy Baseball talk, we take a look at the Top 10 from the overall 300. Who scares you and gets you excited?

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) brings unique views and opinions to the forefront as we focus on all the top sports stories from the past week. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says he would trade Nick Foles and RB’s in the NFL only have a 5 year lifespan, while John (@PGHJohn36) says that’s not necessarily true and you have to wait on the word that Carson is healthy before you pull the trigger. From a Fantasy Baseball debate to the return of Johnny Football, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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Eagles and the New Norm!


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We are Super Bowl Champions and nobody can take that away. From a quick season recap to the final bounce of the ball, we give you our opinions from the game. Where we you when the clock hit zero? What was your defining moment? Did you feel Nick would be able to go blow to blow with the GOAT? Are you tired of the New England conspiracy theories yet? Can you say REPEAT?

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) brings unique views and opinions to the forefront as we focus on the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says he feels the Eagles could be a dynasty, while John (@PGHJohn36) says to pump on the breaks. From a preview of the offseason to fan moments and memories, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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Will the Eagles be intimidated by the Patriots?


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This is Super Bowl week and all the questions will be answered on Sunday. Will the Eagles be intimidated by the New England prestige? Who will be calling checkmate, Bill or Doug? Will Jim Schwartz be able to outduel Josh McDaniels?

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) brings unique views and opinions to the forefront as we focus on the Lombardi trophy. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says he feels Nick Foles could get lost in the moment, while John (@PGHJohn36) says he will remain focused and conquer. From MVP picks and the state of digital communication to an introductory Fantasy Baseball discussion, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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Are the Eagles a Team of Destiny?


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Can Nick Foles win 1 more game? Is this group of unsung heroes and unselfish castoffs a team of destiny? Is Carson Wentz still the MVP? Does Doug have more swag than Andy?

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) continues to bring unique views and opinions to the forefront as the stage gets set for Super Bowl LII. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) offers up some of his apologies while John (@PGHJohn36) says it all comes down to the defensive backs. From special moments to Game reviews and predictions, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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Doug Pederson Looking for an Apology


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Does Doug Pederson finally deserve some respect? Did the Eagles make the right pick some 19 years later, ala Pederson/McNabb? Is Antonio Brown the best receiver in football? The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) continues to bring unique views and opinions to the forefront as the stage gets set for the Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says WR’s have to stop being Divas and get back to going across the middle while John (@PGHJohn36) says he understands why teams don’t want to put their star receiver at risk. From Fantasy Playoff matchups to Game reviews and predictions, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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Will the Eagles Overcome the Odds?


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Can the Eagles beat the Falcons? Do people really think Nick Foles would get benched? Is Nick Saban the greatest NCAA coach ever? Did Tom Brady fear Jimmy Garoppolo? The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) continues to bring unique views and opinions to the forefront as the stage gets set for Round 2 of the NFL Playoffs.

Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says the Jaguars will upset the Steelers while (@PGHJohn36) says Atlanta will send the Eagles packing. From Fantasy match-ups and Running Back history to Playoff Predictions, it’s all here just waiting for your take….

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If the Eagles Lose, is this Season a Failure?


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Has your faith in the Eagles shifted after two lackluster performances? Will they be one and done? With all the NFL coaching vacancies, which job would you want? The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) continues to bring unique views and opinions to the forefront as we head straight into the NFL Postseason.

Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says Carson Wentz may have covered up Doug P’s deficiencies as a play caller while (@PGHJohn36) says he’s passing judgment way too early. False hopes, overblown expectations, all with a concern that 2018 will be a bust! It’s all here just waiting for your take……

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Is Nick Foles Enough?


heatratiocropListen in as The Heat Ratio makes its debut appearance and covers an array of topics in the world of sports. Tony and John give their take on the Eagles path now that Carson is out.

Should they give Colin Kaepernick a look? What’s the secret to beating the Patriots? Is Antonio Brown a credible MVP candidate? While debating all these issues, they even have time for some Matchup Madness Roulette. The unique picks and opinions are something you don’t want to miss!

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Marcus Mariota vs. Nick Foles: What Deal Does Philly Do?


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I have remained fairly silent in the Marcus Mariota case for some time, but now it’s time to step up and keep it real. The constant bickering amongst radio hosts, television personalities, newspaper reporters and fans is becoming redundant to say the least. To be honest, it has become downright nauseating.  There is one constant that remains in the midst of this discussion and that is winning.  The City of chipBrotherly Love has some of the most passionate and intelligent fans around and they have no problem making their opinions felt.  Chip Kelly was brought here 2 years ago with the goal of bringing a long-awaited Super Bowl to the City of Philadelphia. He was sold to the fans as an innovator of offensive production and a mad scientist in regards to scheme. When a scientist is conducting an experiment, doesn’t he need the proper chemicals to produce his hypothesis? Or can he use similar ingredients to produce the same result? These are the same 2 questions that will inevitably seal the fate of the Philadelphia Eagles and their new era coach.

The Eagles have completed their second straight 10-6 season, but fell short of making the playoffs. After recapping the season, the slowed direction can be pointed to many areas such as the Defense and injuries as to why it wasn’t as successful as their roster dictated. We all know about the mid-season collapse and the cornerback tandem that couldn’t get in front of an 85-year-old woman in a breakfast buffet line. Yes, if the CB’s hold up and do not cost us 2 games we would have indeed made the playoffs. So in hindsight, we get to lose another playoff game and get an even worse pick than we have right now. I’m sorry, but that still doesn’t help me classify it as a successful season.

We still have an issue no matter what way you look at it. That issue is Nick Foles. I know foleseveryone is going to talk about his illustrious 27-2 TD/INT ratio and his electric 119 QB rating from 2013. Next will be the decimated offensive line he played with in 2014 before he was injured. Either way, I have one question for all of you; “If you were a GM, would you be willing to put your future in the hands of Nick Foles? Is he the guy you pay to take you to the big dance?” If you have any hesitation to these questions, then you need to go all in and at least make the effort to get Marcus Mariota.

Marcus Mariota could be the future franchise QB of the Eagles or he could be the next Matt Leinart. This scenario always comes into play, but I feel you are doing the franchise a disservice if you do not even make an effort to try. In my opinion, we will never get an opportunity to see Chip run the offense he wants to run if Mariota isn’t wearing green next year. If that’s the case, why even bring Chip Kelly here. Without the right piece to the blueprint, it becomes just another average drawing that is overpriced and underused.

One of the other concerns I hear many people speculate on is mortgaging the future on a guy who may not even work out. Those people need to tell me what the Eagles will be giving up that is so damaging to the franchise? Two #1 draft picks, who for sake of argument will be in the late 20’s and most likely will wind up being a red-shirted NFL freshman or a retired fireman who may have a dream.  Come on people, grow a set and take a chance. You wanted Chip here and you got him. Now let him prove you wrong by giving him what he needs to run his system.

After watching the NFL Playoffs, the teams involved had one thing the Eagles didn’t, a Franchise QB. The only stiff that wasn’t was Andy Dalton and you see how far he took the Bengals. Please tell me who, fletcherout of that group, you would take Nick Foles over? I understand Foles is a good QB and has shown flashes of brilliance, but is there enough evidence for you to pay him like Aaron Rodgers or even Matt Ryan? If you have to pay that kind of money for a QB, especially one who is shaky, what will be left to pay guys like Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks? Now we are talking about sacrificing the heart of your defense and interior of its youth. Any good analyst will tell you that you can build a great defense through rounds 2-5 in the draft, all of which are doable without a first round pick.

The whole dynamic of this upcoming draft and trade up possibilities have the city of Philadelphia buzzing louder than a beehive full of infected yellow jackets feasting on some honey.  In my perfect scenario the Eagles can draft Mariota, resign Sanchez, and build the defense through the draft and free agency.  Will it happen, who knows? As a football fan and media personality, I just wanted to make my opinion felt with an open format instead of a bunch of statistical data and historical premises. Hopefully I have succeeded in my mission. I will now bow out gracefully and wait for the barrage of comments that are already headed my way……

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Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)

 

Week 8 Fantasy Fallout


Week 8 Fantasy Football Recap

Standout Stars and Substandard Stiffs

Stars

QB

  • Roethlisberger……522 yds 6TD
  • Brees…..311 yds 3 TD
  • Brady……354 yds 5 TD

RB

  • Forte….114 yds…6 rec, 54 yds, 1 TD, 2pt Conversion
  • Foster……..151 yds, 2 TD….4 rec, 22 yds, 1 TD
  • Lacy…..59 yds…..8 rec, 123 yds
  • Ingram…172 yds, 1 TD….1 rec, 8 yds

WR/TE

  • Fitzgerald…..7 rec, 160 yds, 1 TD
  • Hilton…..6 rec, 155 yds, 1 TD
  • Brown…..10 rec, 133 yds, 2 TD
  • Maclin….12 rec, 187 yds, 2 TD
  • Sanders…9 rec, 120 yds, 3 TD
  • Gronkowski…9 rec, 149 yds, 3 TD

Stiffs

QB

  • Newton…..171 yds, 1 INT
  • Romo…..209 yds, 1 TD
  • Flacco….195 yds, 2 INT

RB

  • Lynch…..62 yds…..1 rec, 2 yds
  • Bernard……45yds, 1 TD…..2 rec, 2yds
  • Tate…..26 yds, 1 TD….1 rec, 8yds
  • Martin…27 yds….2 rec, -1 yds

WR/TE

  • Wallace…..2 rec, 59 yds
  • Edelman…..1 rec, 14 yds
  • Jones……4 rec, 58 yds
  • Marshall…..3 rec, 35 yds
  • Nelson….3 rec, 25 yds
  • Smith…..3 rec, 35 yds
  • Olsen…..1 rec, 16 yds

Things we have learned from week 8……..

Week 8 was one for the history books and might end up as the highest-scoring week in the history of fantasy football. There were some elite performances and every position.

  • two quarterbacks with at least five touchdowns
  • four 400-yard passing performances
  • 15 players with at least 100 yards receiving
  • eight running backs with over 20 fantasy points

Ben Roethlisberger was on fire as he went 40-for-49 for 522 yards and six touchdowns.. Big Ben became the first quarterback in NFL history to record two 500-yard games…..The record is 1951 Norm Van Brocklin 554yds…..

There are only five running backs in the NFL with over 120 points in PPR formats so far this season; Matt Forte, Arian Foster, DeMarco Murray, Le’Veon Bell and Ahmad Bradshaw.

We may be witnessing the Final Farewell for Rex Ryan as the N.Y. Jets are nothing more than a glorified bye week right now…..The leash is extremely short in Cleveland as Johnny Football is ready to step out of the Playboy Mansion and onto the football field…..Blake Bortles has one hell of an arm, but has the field vision of senior citizen with glaucoma….Kyle Orton has joined the new trend of bearded pirates in the NFL and shows he’s not ready to walk the plank just yet……Jordan Reed must of taken ballet classes as a younger kid to be able to make that kind of catch on the sidelines late in the game…Colt McCoy, yes Colt McCoy beat those Cowboys and may be serviceable for the near future….The league has figured out Chip Kelly and exposed Nick Foles for what he is, AVERAGE….Old men in Zebra costumes are ruining the game of football……Marc Trestman looks as comfortable on the sideline as kid starting his freshman year of high school…Sammie Watkins learned he can’t showboat like Terrell Owens just yet…..The NFL needs more 9:30 am football games!

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Tony Cutillo (@TCutillo23)

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