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Who are Your Top 5 Wide Recievers in the NFL?


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In what should be a very active offseason, the Eagles have a lot of decisions to make. Who gets paid, cut, and/or allowed to walk. What is your biggest concern? On the other side of the parking lot, the Phillies are looking to build a winner too. Do they sign a top of the rotation guy named Jake?

How about the NBA? Were the Michael Jordan years the best the league has ever seen? Have people lost a respect for the game based on the play? Would you want or allow the Eagles to sign Dez Bryant if he gets cut? Is Kennan Allen the best WR in the NFL? If so, where does Larry Fitz grade out?

Lastly, Fantasy Baseball is right around the corner and 2 Top Sluggers have new homes. Who is the better play, Hosmer or Martinez?  There is so much packed into 1 hour!

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) brings a set of unique views and opinions each week to focus on all the top sports stories from the news. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says put Larry Fitz in his Top 3 for WRs while John (@PGHJohn36) says he belongs after the Top 5. From a Classic Tony rant to a Dez Bryant option, 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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Defense Wins Championships!


 

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As the day after the Super Bowl is upon us, it should definitely be a wakeup call for the Philadelphia Eagles organization and its defensive mindset. The Seattle Seahawks did what a lot of people said they would not be able to do, which is stop Peyton Manning and his arsenal of weapons. The Denver Broncos came into this game as the number one offense in the NFL, racking up records and milestones all throughout the year. Unfortunately, they stepped into a matchup with the number one defense in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks. There was a lot of talk that much of Seattle’s success was predicated by their home field crowds causing commotion and deafening collaboration, but after last night, it shows that they are just that darn good!

One of the biggest sound alerts that should be sent to the Eagles franchise from this game is that even though they may have a prolific offense, Defense wins championships. As I stated in my previous article, the priority in this offseason should start and end with the defense side of the ball. Just think for a second, how many more wins we could have had last year if we were able to stop the opposing teams at critical points of the game. How many 3rd and 1’s did we fail to stop? How many 2nd and 3’s went for 20+ yards? There are so many scenarios we can all play out in regards to our defense last year to show how much we need to improve. Obviously, we did play well with what we had in regards to talent, which is why we need to focus on playmakers this offseason, not just an average, mid tier, second stringer. In my opinion, we need a pass rusher who can be dominant, a safety who can make plays, and corner who can lock down the opposing teams’ number one receiver. I know that’s a wish list that many teams may have, but we have the financial flexibility and national likeness to get it done.

Looking at this game under a microscope, you can see how the plan of the Seahawks was to make Peyton rush, which would make his thought process unbalanced. This led to careless throws into forced coverage and timing issues that disrupts every phase of his game. It almost is equivalent to the game plan the Cowboys had on Nick Foles, which should serve as a compliment to Foles and a hint to how to unravel an offensive powerhouse, such as the Eagles. If you look at last year’s Super Bowl winner, the Baltimore Ravens, they too possessed the game changing defense that was needed to, not only stop important drives throughout the game, but to solidify the balanced game plan that had put into place. The Philadelphia Eagles are on a way to continued success, but they will constantly come up short if they do not take notice of the ever growing emphasis of assembling a defense that not only wins games, but has the ability to win Championships, something this town is craving for more than an earlier Spring!!!!

Reported By: Tony Cutillo

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Flacco on the Eagles Radar?


JoeFlaccoMVP_crop_exactAs the Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly continue to fill up their coaching staff,  there have been many different stories elaborating on the decision to keep Michael Vick or to stick with Nick FolesChip Kelly has been very secretive in his approach so far this offseason and has let out very little information as to what direction he may be headed.  In my honest opinion I still think he comes here twith the vision of running his innovative system, not to adjust by any means according to personnel.  This goes in tune with reports coming out in the press that Kelly has had numerous conversations with Michael Vick and only a brief talk with Nick Foles.  It is becoming increasingly obvious that he is intrigued by the idea of Vick running his system.  However,  this would go against everything he said his ideal quarterback would be defined in, which is durability and protection of the football.

 

Along with all the speculation,  comes a story out of Baltimore that quarterback Joe Flacco is entrenched in an ongoing contract battle that could be worth keeping an eye on.  Flacco was a betting man last offseason when he chose to turn down the Ravens offer to be paid as a top 5 quarterback.  Obviously,  after his postseason success and being named in the company of Joe Montana,  definitely makes the decision look brilliant.  The negotiations have now started out as the agent asking for Flacco to be paid as the best quarterback in the NFL,  which is increasingly unlikely for a team who has documented cap problems and players who are unwilling to restructure their current contracts.  This brings the Ravens to mull the options of the non exclusive and exclusive franchise tag respectively.  Under the exclusive tag Flacco would be set to earn $20.5 million this year, but could only negotiate with the Ravens.  On the other hand,  under the non exclusive tag,  Flacco would be due $14.6 million,  but would be able to negotiate with other teams,  giving Baltimore the right to match.  However,  if they decide to pass,  they would be compensated with two first round picks from the opposing team in the process.

All of this brings me to the question, ” would the Eagles do this deal?”  This could be exactly what Chip Kelly needs to make a splash and to make his team successful.  While I do not think he is the best quarterback in the NFL,  he is definitely good enough to be a stallwort behind center for the next five years.  All of the issues would be solved and there would be no reasons to worry about if or when that first round pick is going to pan out and earn his roster bonus.  This would be a historic move that could give us comfort at a position we haven’t seen since  Donovan McNabb in his prime.  Unfortunately,  the fate is in the hands of the Ravens,  but it is a question definitely worth dissecting!

By: Tony Cutillo ( @TCutillo23 )

Defensive Search Heats Up


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As we wait in suspense to see who will be running the defensive side of the ball,  Chip Kelly continues to unofficially add coaches to his staff everyday.  The question of ,  whether or not the Eagles are going to a 3-4 base defense keeps coming up and continues to wait in limbo,  as the search for the man to answer it progresses.  During this process,  there have been a lot of names thrown around in the hunt,  with the latest being Ed Donatell and Ted Monachino.  Unfortunately,  because of the current NFL rules, they will have to be approached after the Super Bowl,  as they both represent the NFC and AFC,  respectively.

We, as Philadelphia Eagles fans,  should all be very familiar with Donatell,  who served as Defensive Coordinator for the Green Bay Packers and decided to blitz on 4th and 26th.  We all remember how that worked out, ala Freddie Mitchell (FredEx).  Through his coaching years,  he has served stints in Atlanta as Ted_Monachino-012813Defensive Coordinator under Jim Mora Jr. and New York  as a special assistant.  Either way,  Donatell , who is the current Defensive Backs coach in San Francisco,  is a well-respected coach around the league and highly regarded as a brilliant defensive mind.  Along those same lines,  the Eagles set the wheels in motion to interview Ted Monachino,  who has spent 7 years in the NFL,  with stints as Defensive Line coach in Jacksonville and most recently,  as Linebacker’s coach for the  Baltimore Ravens.  One of his biggest accolades has been the way he has developed Terrell Suggs into a defensive beast and Pro Bowl, franchise player.  Furthermore,  the Ravens have fought their way to the Super Bowl,  being led by a linebacker crew,  who was playing without their two work horses,  Suggs and Ray Lewis for the better half of the season.

Therefore,  if I had to decide myself,  I would tend to lean to the side of Monachino because of his alignment with the Baltimore Ravens,, who have been known for their defensive prowess of the last several years.  The Philadelphia Eagles brass and Chip Kelly are taking their time in this process,  trying to make the right decision,  in order to preserve a dominant,  3-4 defensive pressure.  Even though the Philadelphia fans are anxious to see which candidate is chosen,  they really have no preference to the decision, as long as he brings an intensity and hunger to that side of the ball,  that hasn’t been seen since the late, great Jim Johnson was in charge!

By: Tony Cutillo ( @TCutillo23 )