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Sielski: Embiid has grown in more ways than one

philly.com — The longest stable stretch of Joel Embiid's life as a basketball player has been the stretch when he could not play basketball. It is easy to forget this because so many people - the 76ers, their fans, anyone curious about what Embiid could and would do o

Sielski: With rout over Steelers, expectations change for Eagles

philly.com — In the moments just after an Eagles victory at Lincoln Financial Field, the players one by one jog off the field, in a hurry to get to the locker room, and the sound that fills the ground-floor corridor, at the mouth of that exit tunnel, is usually a kind of fuzzy hum, reminiscent of an old television whose screen has gone to static.

Sielski: Time for Eagles wide receivers to start helping Wentz

philly.com — While the literary world anticipates the publication of Jon Gruden's debut novel, Love in the Time of Carson, let us contemplate a deep and meaningful question about the Eagles: Just how good would Carson Wentz be if his wide receivers had opposable thumbs?

Sielski: Eagles' McLeod shows power of athletic intelligence

philly.com — Until the football finally settled into Rodney McLeod's hands, one of the most important plays in the Eagles' victory last week over the Cleveland Browns appeared to be complete chaos, when in truth it was anything but. - Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer

Like Wentz, Embiid has chance to grow into greatness

philly.com — From the second-floor dining room of Lo Spiedo, nestled just inside the entrance to the Navy Yard complex, you didn't have to stand up to glance out a window and see the facade of Lincoln Financial Field. On Sunday, a young athlete who had pretty much bee

Wentz gives Matthews a chance at continuity, history

philly.com — On Oct. 9, 2010, in the fourth quarter of Vanderbilt's 52-6 victory over Eastern Michigan, Jordan Matthews caught a pass from a quarterback named Jared Funk. It went for 35 yards, and it was the first of Matthews' 262 receptions at Vanderbilt - the most of any player in Southeastern Conference history.

Mike Sielski: Keep Wentz's terrific debut in perspective | SunHerald

sunherald.com — At the end, Carson Wentz did what all NFL starting quarterbacks do, finding his counterpart at midfield for a handshake, a half-hug, and a brief exchange of best wishes. Wentz didn't spend more than a few seconds with Robert Griffin III after the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns.

Mike Sielski: Keep Wentz's terrific debut in perspective | News & Observer

newsobserver.com — At the end, Carson Wentz did what all NFL starting quarterbacks do, finding his counterpart at midfield for a handshake, a half-hug, and a brief exchange of best wishes. Wentz didn't spend more than a few seconds with Robert Griffin III after the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns.

Mike Sielski: Keep Wentz's terrific debut in perspective | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

ledger-enquirer.com — At the end, Carson Wentz did what all NFL starting quarterbacks do, finding his counterpart at midfield for a handshake, a half-hug, and a brief exchange of best wishes. Wentz didn't spend more than a few seconds with Robert Griffin III after the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns.

Mike Sielski: Keep Wentz's terrific debut in perspective | The Telegraph

macon.com — At the end, Carson Wentz did what all NFL starting quarterbacks do, finding his counterpart at midfield for a handshake, a half-hug, and a brief exchange of best wishes. Wentz didn't spend more than a few seconds with Robert Griffin III after the Eagles' 29-10 victory over the Browns.
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Sep 28, 2016

Why wasn't named NFC Offensive Player of the Decade? This is an insult to all Philadelphians. #Eagles #LightenUp  https://twitter.com/caplannfl/status/781117557436739584 

Sep 28, 2016

RT @FakeWIPCaller: Bart Scott was skeptical about Wentz after two games not because we played bad teams. It was because he harbors a deep hatred for all of us

Sep 28, 2016

RT @phillysport: Sixers fans have obsessed about Joel Embiid, but @MikeSielski reminds us that he hasn't actually played much hoop. https://t.co/TgrzorW1r0

Sep 27, 2016

RT @Jeff_McLane: Jim Schwartz's stock is way up. #Eagles DC has autonomy to do things his way and it's working. My column: https://t.co/ouLaIV34zg


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