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  1. All Eyes on Eagles’ Defense in Second Preseason Game – What We Want to See

    Aug 15, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The Eagles’ defense has been taking a beating all week. First they had to fight Tom Brady and 10 of his best friends last Friday, the result of which was – to put it bluntly – an ass whoopin’. And over the six days since, observers have been picking over the scraps, questioning everything from…

  2. Josh Harris: ‘The Sixers are staying in Philly’

    Aug 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    If there was ever any doubt about 76ers owner Josh Harris’ commitment to keeping the 76ers in Philadelphia, he attempted to put that to rest on Thursday. Harris’ ownership group has finalized a deal to purchase the New Jersey Devils and the Prudential Center in Newark (pending NHL approval). The unholy alliance was rumored for…

  3. G.J. Kinne, the NFL Quarterback Crazy Enough to Play Special Teams

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Folks at training camp have gotten a good laugh or two watching G.J. Kinne try his hand on special teams. It’s not often you see the guys in the red jerseys on the receiving end of a big hit like Kinne was a week or two back while blocking on a kick return. Typically you…

  4. Check Out This Goalie Mask Paying Tribute to Ron Hextall, Broad St. Bullies

    Aug 13, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Unfortunately this is not the mask either Ray Emery or Steve Mason will be wearing for the Flyers this year, but it’s very cool nonetheless. Instead it belongs to Aaron Slagman, who tests hockey equipment for InGoal Magazine, and apparently dabbles a bit between the pipes himself. The mask uses the Flyers logo and color…

  5. Recommended Reading: Chip Kelly and the Eagles’ Paint-By-Numbers Offense

    Aug 13, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

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    We have another brilliant read about the Chip Kelly offense today, this time by Sheil Kapadia over at Birds 24/7. Sheil’s piece breaks down one play the Eagles used to score two touchdowns in their preseason encounter against the Patriots. Don’t remember the Eagles using the same play to score twice? That’s because one time…

  6. Nnamdi Asomugha Thinks Less of His Own Work Than You Do

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Think back to some of the worst things you said about Nnamdi Asomugha over the past few years – let’s try to keep this PG, people. Free-agent bust of epic proportions? Hard to argue. Some of the worst cornerback play of all time? I’m really not in any position to say, but… Well anyway, think…

  7. Spencer Hawes (Yes, Our Spencer Hawes) Drops 58 Points in Pro-Am Game

    Aug 12, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

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    Spencer Hawes posterizes the competition. Spencer Hawes runs the floor, dribbling through traffic – behind-the-back seamlessly into a crossover – then stops and pops for three. Spencer Hawes hits the turnaround jumper, the fadeaway, and the up-and-under. Spencer Hawes protects the rim, announcing to the world they better get that garbage out of his house.…

  8. Earl Wolff Runs with First-Team Defense, Clay Harbor Trying Out Wide Receiver

    Aug 12, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    The other shoe finally dropped after Nate Allen’s rough outing in the preseason opener. According to reports out of the NovaCare Complex, the fourth-year safety was replaced in the defense’s top pairing at practice on Monday by rookie Earl Wolff. Wolff being elevated to the first string at this stage in camp is big news,…

  9. Look at This Huge Pocket Vick Had, and Other Eagles’ Observations on Offense

    Aug 12, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

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    If you’re hoping to learn more about Chip Kelly’s offense, there are plenty of valuable resources out there that can explain it better than I can. If you’ve already been exposed to Chip when he was at Oregon, earlier we linked to Smart Football’s piece on what coach brought to the NFL in his preseason…

  10. Eagles Defensive Performance Reviews: Hey, It’s Tom Brady Edition

    Aug 11, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    There’s a quote of Trent Cole’s that probably bears repeating after Friday night’s preseason game against the Patriots. Purely a defensive end during his first eight years in the NFL, Cole almost seemed to feel bad for DeMarus Ware back in June. While Cole has been transitioning to outside linebacker in the Eagles’ new 3-4…

  11. First One in the Books: Patriots Clip Eagles in Chip’s NFL Debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

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    In many respects the Eagles’ first preseason game under head coach Chip Kelly probably met a lot of expectations. Philly’s offense was potent, be it by quick strike or methodical march. The defense on the other hand is still a work in progress. And not surprisingly, an opponent that’s reached the playoffs nine times in…

  12. Final Thoughts Heading into Eagles’ First Preseason Game

    Aug 9, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Like many fans I’m sure, this is the most excited I can remember being for a preseason game EVER. Some might say 2004, the year Terrell Owens arrived and the Eagles had already punched their ticket for the Super Bowl in March. It could have been ’99, Andy Reid’s and Donovan McNabb’s first year in…

  13. Chase Utley’s Extension Could Actually Reach Five Years, $75 Million

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT

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    It turns out Chase Utley could be in Philadelphia a lot longer than two years. How does 2018 sound? Thanks to the unique structure of Utley’s new contract, it could happen. While the extension only guarantees the five-time All Star two more years with the Phillies, if he manages to stay healthy it could go…

  14. Vick to Start Preseason Week 1, Foles Gets the Nod in Week 2

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Somehow this was even more anti-climactic than I was expecting. The news that Michael Vick will start the Eagles’ first preseason game on Friday would not have meant much, because it wouldn’t necessarily be an indication he was going to start the regular season opener in Washington, or that he even owned a significant lead…

  15. Observations and Impressions from Eagles’ Practices with the Patriots

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Eagles were wrapping up their joint practice sessions with the New England Patriots with a light walkthrough on Thursday, bringing an end to the most revealing few days of training camp thus far. We got a chance to see just how much Chip Kelly’s squad is a work in progress compared to a perennial…

  16. Chase Utley Celebrates Contract Extension by Destroying Cubs’ Catcher

    Aug 8, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Chalk up this play under the “Reasons Chase Utley Is Still in Philadelphia” column. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh and standing on second base, Ryne Sandberg predictably sent Utley home on Kevin Frandsen’s single into right field. Like we’ve seen so many times before this season, the runner was destined to be…

  17. So What Exactly Did Riley Cooper Do During His Excused Absence?

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

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    I think everybody was a little surprised to hear Riley Cooper was already returning to practice on Tuesday, at least people outside the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Cooper was excused from training camp last Friday so he could “seek counseling” after video surfaced of the wide receiver using a racial slur during an alcohol-fueled tirade. The…

  18. Darin Ruf Thought Juan Samuel Was Joking About Playing RF Tonight

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Good news – well, maybe just news: Domonic Brown has been activated and returns to the Phillies’ lineup on Tuesday night for the first time sustaining a concussion on July 23. Due to Dom’s return, Darin Ruf’s reign of terror in left field will now end. Ruf’s reign of terror in right field on the…

  19. Eagles Release Unofficial Depth Chart – WHO’S THE STARTING QB?!?!

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Whoever is responsible for this version of the Eagles’ depth chart, which is posted on the team’s web site but honestly means next to nothing, totally copped out when they got down to quarterback. And the first-team signal caller is…? 7 Michael Vick/9 Nick Foles. Still no hint on who will start the first preseason…

  20. Oh By the Way, 76ers Still Without a Head Coach – Does It Matter or No?

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    It’s a slow news day. The Phillies are off tonight and have drifted deep into no man’s land anyway, the Eagles held another open practice today at the Linc earlier but kept things light, and the Flyers and 76ers are firmly entrenched in their respective offseasons. That being said, we could probably talk about the…

  21. Sculptor of Planned Joe Frazier Statue at Site of Spectrum Dies Suddenly

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

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    Sad story today about Lawrence Nowlan, the 48-year-old sculptor and Philadelphia native who passed away unexpectedly from natural causes last Tuesday. Nowlan, who may be best known by Philly sports fans for the Harry Kalas statue that resides in Citizens Bank Park, was just beginning work in earnest on a Joe Frazier tribute that was…

  22. Hugh Douglas Might Not Be an Easygoing Co-Worker

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    During his playing days, Hugh Douglas always seemed like a personable guy. Well, not on the gridiron where he accumulated 54.5 sacks in six seasons with the Eagles, 80 total for his 10-year career. Off the field, in front of cameras at least, Hugh was usually candid, at times jovial. Off camera is a bit…

  23. Darren Daulton Looks Pretty Good for a Guy Who Had Brain Surgery

    Aug 3, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Even though they got spanked again 6-4 by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, it must have been a cool game to attend. The Phillies held their annual alumni night and welcomed Curt Schilling into the Wall of Fame, but the man who stole the show was Darren Daulton. It was Daulton’s first major public…

  24. Alec Halaby and the Rise of Analytics in the Eagles’ Front Office

    Aug 1, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    As analytics become increasingly mainstream in professional sports, it should come as no surprise the Eagles have embraced the movement. Everything about the franchise these days speaks to an open-minded approach toward the game, from something as simple as strength and conditioning programs to the complexities of offensive and defensive schemes. The shift toward analytics…

  25. Bird Droppings: Controversies and Non-Controversies at Eagles Training Camp

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the most overblown story of the offseason so far is about the NFL’s V.P. of officiating coming down on up-tempo offenses like what the Eagles plan to run under Chip Kelly this season. Let’s hear what he has to say: “We have to make sure teams understand that they don’t control the tempo, our…