The Philadelphia Eagles open the 2021 NFL campaign in Atlanta on Sunday.  The NFC East does not have a team that will run away with the division, so what do we expect from the Eagles this year?  We have no Idea what to expect out of this team for the simple reason we didn’t get to see enough of the starters during the preseason. Starting Quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Eagles Offense played all of  two possessions together.  The Eagles young wide receivers DeVonta Smith and Jalen Reagor will be counted on to improve their vertical game provided the offensive line can stay healthy.  Plus this is the first year Nick Sirianni has been a Head Coach in the NFL, so there are many unknowns about this new era of Eagles Football on Offense.

 The defense is a question mark as well with new Defensive Coordinator Joanthan Gannon bring in a new scheme.  The addition of Linebacker Eric Wilson, Safety Anthony Harris, and Cornerback Steve Nelson plus the return of Rodney McLeod from injury could make the Birds Defense a tougher unit than last year.  One thing we know for sure is that Eagles fans are ready for some football! The Nick Sirianni led Eagles begin play at 1pm on Sunday. 

The Phillies blew another save on Thursday Day; It's the 30th blown save of the year which is the most in baseball.  Now 3.5 games out of first place in the National League east behind the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are running out of time with only 22 games remaining on their schedule to reach the playoffs for the first time in a decade. The Locker Room with Billy Schweim will discuss it all over the weekend!

On Saturday’s show we will start a new segment during the football season with the “Sportsbook Consigliere” Dave Sharapan from Las Vegas. Every Saturday, Dave will give us a six pack of picks.  You can follow Dave on Twitter @SportsbkConsig.  Then Scott McKay and I will get you ready for the Eagles opener, talking with 5x Pro Bowl selection who resides in the Eagles and Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, former Eagles Linebacker number 66 Bill Bergey!  Bill talks about his career and today’s NFL. The Phillies play game two against the Rockies on Friday Night; Can they get back into the win column? We will react to Friday nights action on Saturday's show.

On Sunday’s The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, Pete Thompson joins me in the studio as we prepare you for Eagles gameday!  We will get up to date information every Sunday before the Eagles game with Scott Grayson from 97.3 ESPN.com and Fox 29 news.  Plus the Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley returns for another season. Reactions to the Phillies versus Rockies series and more on Sunday's show!

Its The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN FM Radio.

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Don’t forget to come to the Ocean City Boardwalk and visit me at All Campus from 6-9pm for the Rant Booth on Saturday Night!

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