Friday, November 12, 2010

O. Schmitt v. P. McAfee

The week nine game Eagles vs. Colts featured two former WVU players: Owen Schmitt and Pat McAfee.

It was McAfee's first time punting after his one game suspension for his arrest. He had five for an average of 36.8 yards and one inside the 20 yard line.

Schmitt had just one catch on the day, for 12 yards. The catch is in the first play of the video below and shows how much he loves that leaping move.

The second play in the video, a quick squib kick at the end of the second quarter, is usually a throw away play of no interest. But this one was a little unique to a WVU fan since it was kicked by McAfee and, after being muffed by another Eagles player, recovered by Schmitt.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pat McAfee Arrested

Former WVU punter/kicker Pat McAfee was busted for public intoxication early Wednesday morning in Indianapolis after going for a swim in a local canal. Check out the 911 audio. Local News video below.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pacman Can't Catch a Break

If you hadn't heard: Adam Jones was offended by being wrongfully detained by the police after the Bengal's game last Sunday. The Cincinnati Police have since apologized to the Bengal's Coach Marvin Lewis in addition to Pacman.

Monday, October 11, 2010

More for the Highlight Reel

Owen Schmitt only had 2 catches for 19 yards this weekend against the San Fransisco 49ers but made a nasty block on Shawntae Spencer (a Pitt product).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Update on Schmitt and the Rest of the Trio

Is a blog still a blog without new content? Well, here we go...

Owen "Beer Truck" Schmitt is overwhelmingly the most impressive of the big three that also includes Patrick White and Steve Slaton.

Schmitt was picked up by the Eagles from the Seattle Seahawks at the beginning of the season and has since accumulated more receiving yards than in his previous two seasons. So far he has 70 yards on 7 receptions. The most in one game was 3 receptions for 43 years against the Washington Redskins, which included yet another impressive leap reminiscent of the good old days. That catch and one other can be seen in the video below.

Patrick White and Steve Slaton have, in comparison, have had less than ideal years.

Slaton, after an impressive outing during his rookie season with the Houston Texans, has floundered since the beginning of last season. In the previous season, he suffered through fumble troubles, dropping the ball 7 times, while competing for snaps with other tailbacks. This year, still not at the starting job, Slaton has only had 17 touches but has a 5.5 yards per carry average and no fumbles.

As if you didn't know, White was cut from the Miami Dolphins before the start of the season. Luckily, he's a talented guy and took a contract from the Kansas City Royals. Probably for the best, considering the looming NFL lockout and the fact that he has the potential for a significantly higher paycheck in the MLB than the NFL. Must be nice to have those kind of options.