Of Chip Kelly’s System and the “Franchise QB” Conundrum

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

It is well documented that a franchise QB is required in order to win the Super Bowl — at least, that is the common concept. However, this idea has two problems: First — and obvious issue — is that franchise QBs are extremely hard to find; there are many more franchises in the NFL than there are franchise QBs. The second …

2015 NFL Draft: Marcus Mariota – The Dallas Cowboys

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Over the next five weeks, FishDuck.com Feature Writer Caleb Couturie will be analyzing the 25 teams in the NFL Draft that may look to select Marcus Mariota. Previous Article: Click here No 23: The Dallas Cowboys DAL’s Draft Pick: Twenty-seventh DAL’s 2015 Cap Space: $13,048,384 DAL’s Top Needs: LB, Pass Rusher, CB This is where my readers will begin to think I’m crazy. Sure, other situations make sense because …

An Exhaustive List of People, Places and Things More Annoying Than Richard Sherman

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 4 Comments

Anyone who has been tuned into sports news since Sunday knows about Richard Sherman.  He’s the Seattle Seahawks defensive back (and Stanford grad) who scared the living tweedle out of Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship Game. That Sherman should have behaved better is an accepted fact by those who believe in good behavior and an archaic word like “sportsmanship.” …

Chip Kelly Update: Playoff Time

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It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Eagles showed a lot of grit and poise in grinding out a 24-22 win against the hated Dallas Cowboys, to advance to the playoffs in Chip Kelly’s first year. Think about that for a second: Chip was never a head coach in his lifetime, until 2009. In the five years …

Chip Kelly Update: A Good Old-Fashioned Beat Down

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

  No one knew how Chip Kelly’s Eagles would respond after an embarrassing 48-30 loss against 3-9 Minnesota.  The answer, it turns out, came in the form of stomping the living crap out of the Chicago Bears – a much better team – on national TV.  With a minute and a half left in the first period, Philadelphia had 21 points and 149 yards of …