The sports world has just about stopped. Much has changed not just for sports fans, but the world overall. Thankfully, the NFL is still doing its thing as free agency is here. The Eagles have made some moves, acquired new talent, and let other players walk. This week, we’ll dive into it all with Eagles beat reporter Ed Kracz, the Eagle Maven at Sports Illustrated and SI.com. It’s a great interview with Ed this week!
But first, we started out the show talking about how sports evaluation and development is going to be hindered over many months throughout the football, basketball and the sporting world. (approx. 8:15)
From there, we discussed how Minor League Baseball players are going to be impacted by this work stoppage. Many may have to leave the game entirely. (approx. 18:30)
We then dove into how weird it’s going to be this coming NFL season watching players like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Malcolm Jenkins in new uniforms. (approx. 24:00)
This week on the Highbrow Segment, the topic we discussed was how business around arenas and our communities are being impacted by the coronavirus and our need to quarantine. How might this impact the culture of neighborhood and the overall fan base of sports teams? (approx. 29:45)
On the Lowbrow Segment, we each gave three free agents that were the best or worst in our opinions over the year. (approx. 39:15)
What we’re throwing down on the Table this week is an in-depth interview with Ed Kracz from Sports Illustrated’s Eagle Maven (si.com/nfl/eagles). We first talked about the departure of Malcom Jenkins and what it means from a leadership standpoint and scheming in the future. From there, we talked about newly signed, yet familiar face, Jalen Mills who will take Jenkins’ spot on the field at the safety position. How has Howie Roseman’s philosophy changed, if at all, during free agency? Will the Eagles need to wait until the draft to pick up some wide receiver talent? We got into all of this and much more on the Table! (approx. 53:46)
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