ON DEMAND: What’s the State of the NFL? Plus, an Early Look at Eagles/Redskins
Rick "Doc" Walker
Called in for an early preview to talk about the Eagles vs. Redskins game on Sunday. DeSean Jackson comes back to the Linc for the first time since getting cut by the Eagles, but Walker could really care less. In fact, he'd rather have DJAX sit out the game to heal that sprained AC joint. Walker also couldnt care less about RGIII or Kirk Cousins playing, he doesnt get into that "hypothetical, mellow-dramatic crap." Walker also talks about the state of the NFL and whats been going on with these players off the field and how Roger Goodell has been handling it. A strong and powerful interview, as always, with Walker here. Follow him on Twitter, too.
Mile High Sports contributor and former NFL player Nick Ferguson joined Mike Gill and Matt Segal on 97.3 ESPN FM. There's been so many press conferences recently that it really does feel like it's beginning more political. Ferguson talked about the state of the NFL with all of their off the field problems and what they can do from here on out to improve their image. Ferg harped on the education part of it and that's really one of the more important parts. Follow Ferguson on Twitter.
Fine 5/Ugly 5
Take a look at this Eagles/Redskins matchup with ESPN NFL Nation reporter Phil Sheridan. He actually makes a good point in that this game against the Redskins could be viewed as a trap-game type sandwiched in between the Colts Monday nighter and a trip out west to play the 49ers in a new stadium. On Nick Foles: Sheridan said that he's good enough to win, but it's not pretty. It wasn't pretty a few instances last season, either. He's not really sure why that Foles doesn't seem comfortable and trusting what he's seeing in real time. Follow Sheridan on Twitter.
The perspective of an agent and the behind-the-scene happenings with how they are handling the incidents off the field of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. According to Bechta, the NFL made a lot of mistakes with their issues and they were "ill-equip." For the most part, 90-95 percent of the players are good guys, husbands and fathers. There are a few bad apples here. Bechta says that a lot of these human resources decisions are being made by "football-people" and individuals that may not be qualified on social issues. Check out this article written by Bechta that talks about his personal experiences dealing with players as an agent.