Happy New Year, Eagles fans! It's the final edition of the Weekend Water Break presented by Crown Royal for the 2020 season. In our podcast recap, listen to an exclusive interview with running back Miles Sanders. If you're looking ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft, find out which player helped his stock the most during the season. If you're a fan of Eagles history, you won't want to miss our miniseries on the 1991 House of Pain Game. Lastly, read the latest issue of Gameday Magazine featuring defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and the special tradition that he carries to this day!
Eagles Insider Podcast: Exclusive one-on-one with RB Miles Sanders
As he concludes second NFL season, RB Miles Sanders has established himself as a go-to player in the Eagles' offense and one of the most explosive backs in the NFL. His goal, though? To be one of the best all-around players in the league. It's part of his plan, and he discusses it in this Eagles Insider Podcast Tailgate Edition. We also visit with head coach Doug Pederson for an exclusive one-on-one interview, talk with former Eagles QB Mike Vick about his time in Philadelphia, check in with QB Jalen Hurts as he preps for his fourth start and get the First Look lowdown on the Washington Football Team with Zach Selby, who covers The Football Team for its official website. Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for your support as the Eagles prepare to wrap up this disappointing 2020 season.
Carrying the tradition
Javon Hargrave is one of a few former HBCU stars in the NFL today. He explains what following in the footsteps of players like Harold Carmichael means to him.
On January 15, 2020, Harold Carmichael's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was announced to the world. The tallest wide receiver in NFL history was also one of the most graceful with his long strides. The pride of Southern University, Carmichael is the franchise's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He is also a former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winner, one of the most distinguished honors bestowed by the league.
Three months later, the Eagles agreed to terms on a three-year deal with defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. The former South Carolina State standout was a third-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016 after a decorated college career where he was twice named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Both players are part of the Eagles family. Both players also represent the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the NFL. Carmichael was enshrined in the Black College Hall of Fame in 2018, shortly after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl. Just before signing with the Eagles, Hargrave won the NFLPA's Black College Football Pro of the Year Award. Hargrave vividly remembers meeting Doug Williams, the Grambling legend who was the first Black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl with Washington, at a celebratory banquet honoring HBCU players. Williams told Hargrave to carry the tradition.
"If I did bad, it's going to make everyone else look bad," Hargrave said, recalling that moment with Williams. "I always try to carry that chip on my shoulder. I just love my HBCUs and know probably everybody who came from HBCUs. We got some dogs. It was a real exciting moment when I won that award."
Eagle Eye in the Sky: Wrapping Up Week 16, Scouting Slay, and Quez Watkins 1-on-1
Fran Duffy chats with Ben Fennell about the biggest takeaways from Week 16 and catches up with rookie WR Quez Watkins 1-on-1.
What does a win in the season finale really mean for the Eagles? It's not going to push them into the playoffs, but for those on the field, winning is the only thing that matters. Pro Bowl defensive end Brandon Graham and linebacker T.J. Edwards weigh in on playing in a final game of the season.
Journey to the Draft: Extensive College Football Playoff Preview
Who are the players you need to know for this weekend's College Football Playoff? Fran Duffy is joined by Ben Fennell, Emory Hunt, and Ross Tucker to break them down and a whole lot more on today's show.
Return Game: House of Pain Game presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation takes you deep inside the iconic House of Pain Game. This season takes you into the locker room and onto the field with stories from players, coaches, and others who lived the experience.
Eagle Eye in the Sky: What Happened In Week 16?
Fran Duffy and Greg Cosell go through their notes on the film after the Eagles' loss to the Dallas Cowboys on the road in Week 16, eliminating them from the playoffs.
Journey to the Draft: Scouting Underclassmen, Biggest Riser of 2020
Fran Duffy welcomes in Dane Brugler and Ben Fennell to provide an in-depth primer on the underclassmen who have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and debate the biggest riser of the season after talking with an NFL Scout about evaluating Darius Slay coming out of Mississippi State.