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  1. Origins: How the Eagles came to draft Nick Foles

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    There are two really great stories going around about how the Philadelphia Eagles came to select Nick Foles, quarterback from the University of Arizona, with the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and both manage to cover the pick from different angles. The first is Jeff McLane’s in Saturday’s edition of the Philadelphia…

  2. Photo Essay: Patrick Chung wreaking havoc on defense… his own defense

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT


    Rookie safety Earl Wolff has been ruled out for the Philadelphia Eagles for the third consecutive week, which means Patrick Chung is in line for another start. Chung hates the Eagles. At least it seems like Chung—or Captain Friendly Fire—hates the Eagles. He’s certainly inflicted more punishment on his own teammates in the last two…

  3. Connor Barwin is … THE JACKBACKER

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT


    The Mike’s cool. But you know what’s really cool? The Jack. That’s the name the Eagles have given the position Connor Barwin has been playing for the Eagles as of late because he’s pretty much doing it all on the defensive side of the ball. CSN’s Reuben Frank has a nice article on Barwin today…

  4. The Evster breaks down this year’s Heisman hopefuls

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:11 AM EDT


    Everyone loves a Heisman winner (except Rashaan Salaam, that guy sucked). And next Saturday night, another strapping, brooding, virile young man will join college football’s most exclusive fraternity. Soon after, the new Heisman winner will have his oil-painted portrait hung up alongside some of the finest competitors to ever play the game: like Nile Kinnick,…

  5. Video: If Chip Kelly calls a [crappy] play, it’s not because he was trying to fool the defense

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT


    Here’s a fun exchange from the press conference over at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia today as the Eagles prep for the Lions on Sunday. Inquirer columnist Bob Ford (I believe that’s his voice) asks Chip about defenses maybe doing some things early in an attempt to mask what they plan on doing later,…

  6. Don Tollefson: Maybe not an all-around good guy

    Dec 5, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    Chiefs Eagles Football

    Don Tollefson worked in the local media in Philadelphia for decades and was well known for his charity work. Heck, in a post on this website in 2010, he was dubbed “Tolley Sunshine” and described thusly: By all accounts he’s a terrific guy who tirelessly supports and promotes local charities. He’s also, by a wide…

  7. Even your phone thinks Nick Foles is the best QB in the NFL

    Dec 4, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT


    Computers can’t lie. They’re all 1′s and 0′s and all that. Nick Foles is all TDs and zero interceptions. But give it a shot for yourself. Ask your phone who it thinks the best quarterback in the NFL is. No wonder Chip Kelly wants him to be quarterback of the Eagles for the next 1,000…

  8. Donnie Jones the 12th man for Eagles defense, Nick Foles the 13th

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT


    Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second game in a row on Wednesday, which is no surprise. His seven punts downed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in the 24-21 win over Arizona was one shy of the NFL record. It’s not very difficult to…

  9. Comment of the week sponsored by Smith’s Restaurant and Bar: On the half life of Folenium

    Dec 4, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

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    The winner of this week’s $25 gift card to Smith’s Restaurant and Bar in Rittenhouse is regular commenter psudrozz who won mostly because we didn’t know what he was talking about despite it sounding intelligent and perhaps even funny/clever. Not sure. But this is what he said on Chip Kelly naming Nick Foles the Eagles…

  10. Is Nate Allen good now, part of the Eagles’ future beyond this season?

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Rueben Randle, Nate Allen

    One of the more incredible developments this season has been the emergence of the Eagles’ bend-don’t-break defense, which has now made it eight straight games holding opponents to 21 points or less. It’s quite the reversal from a year ago, when the Birds’ D did not allow fewer than 21 over their final 11. What’s…

  11. CAKE CAKE CAKE: What taste better? DeSean Jackson’s Benz or the stack of Benjamins?

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT


    DeSean Jackson celebrated his 27th birthday on Sunday with a nice Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Arizona Cardinals. As if the gluttony of Thanksgiving wasn’t enough, DeSean Jackson was treated to the sweet treats you see below. Yes, those are two different birthday cakes made to look like a Mercedes-Benz and a stack of $100…

  12. Video: Chip Kelly says Nick Foles is Eagles QB for ‘next 1,000 years’

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Chip Kelly, Nick Foles, Riley Cooper

    With a hard-fought win over a tough Arizona Cardinals squad, Nick Foles’ record improved to 5-1 this season. He’s now thrown 19 touchdowns to his zero interceptions. So are the Eagles any closer to naming the 24-year-old their franchise quarterback of the future? You bet. One week after officially naming Foles the starter, Chip Kelly…

  13. Chip Kelly’s all like, “do you even know what a wildcat is?”

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT


    Chip Kelly is a beautiful man. A football genius. Bringer of joy to South Philadelphia. He’s a swell guy by all accounts. But even Chip Kelly makes mistakes. Like when he removed red hot Nick Foles from the quarterback position for one play on Sunday in favor of… Brad Smith. The guy has been on…

  14. Eagles players celebrate victory over Arizona in style

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    I told you Jason Peters Instagram is the best. — Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) December 1, 2013 Sports are supposed to be fun and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a little fun after a victory. So it was good to see Renaissance man Connor Barwin and his boys doing just that after the Philadelphia…

  15. Cardinals hold, Eagles hold on to fourth-straight victory

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT


    After setting a franchise record for most consecutive attempts without an interception, Nick Foles finally made a bad decision—horrendous, in fact. While nursing a three-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles floated a pass into the middle of the field, a desperation play made under…

  16. GIF: Riley Cooper’s amazing one-handed catch

    Dec 1, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Riley Cooper

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper made the catch of the first half when he went up way high for a Nick Foles ball and managed to wrangle it in with one hand. But the highlight reel play didn’t end there as Cooper put on a spin move that Shady McCoy would be proud of…

  17. Hey, you can vote for Nick Foles in the Pro Bowl now

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:29 PM EDT


    Last week, we examined which Philadelphia Eagles might be deserving of a trip to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl this season, but lamented the fact that Nick Foles was not on the ballot. Well, now he is the team’s Twitter feed revealed on Saturday. Guess who’s finally on the 2014 Pro Bowl ballot … VOTE:…

  18. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: read-option a ‘great college offense’

    Nov 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    At this point in the year, the Eagles’ offense is firmly entrenched as one of the better units in the NFL by almost any measure. They’re fourth in yards per game, ninth in points. They have the NFL’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy, the wide receiver with the most catches over 20 yards in DeSean…

  19. How many and which NFL starting QBs would you take over Foles right now?

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT


    A few days back, a long-time reader posed an interesting question on Twitter. To summarize, how many NFL quarterbacks would you rather have over Nick Foles right now? Seems like an appropriate question now that he’s officially been named the Eagles’ starter. It’s difficult to answer, too. Foles still only has 11 starts under his…

  20. #AskFakeWIPCaller: A Philly Sports Mailbag

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT


    With the Eagles on their bye week, the Phillies assembling a squad of over-35 All-Stars and the Sixers completely ruining their future by trying hard and winning, I figured we’d try something different this week: It’s the first-ever @FakeWIPCaller Philly sports mailbag. @FakeWIPCaller @The700Level how many Super Bowls would Jim Johnson have won if he…

  21. Eagles hosting the suddenly playoff-minded Arizona Cardinals on Sunday

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

    LeSean McCoy, Rashad Johnson

    One of the great things about pro football in my humble opinion is how quickly a franchise can go from first-overall pick territory to world champion. It can take years to turn around a floundering Major League baseball team, and it’s damn near impossible to do in the NBA until the organization trips over a…

  22. Michael Vick reacts to Nick Foles being named Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    Patriots Eagles Football

    It can’t be stressed enough how impressive Michael Vick’s handling of the entire Nick Foles situation has been. We’ve seen so many veteran quarterbacks become indignant when a kid comes in and takes their job, and I know based on the comments fans have made in the past 11 months that many expected Vick to…

  23. Are the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles contenders?

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    Chip Kelly, Riley Cooper, Nick Foles

    Few people expected the Eagles to be in the thick of the playoff race heading into December, much less tied for first place in the NFC East. Chip Kelly’s inaugural season as head coach was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Instead, excitement mounts as Philadelphia makes its push for the postseason. After the Birds…

  24. Worst kept secret: Chip Kelly names Nick Foles Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT


    How obvious was it that Nick Foles would remain the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season? Even Michael Vick thought it would be crazy to pull the second-year passer now. Chip Kelly would not confirm Foles would be the Birds’ signal-caller when Vick returned from a hamstring injury however—until Tuesday that is.…

  25. Video: DeSean Jackson helping one victim of bullying

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT


    DeSean Jackson is something of a lightning rod athlete in the city of Philadelphia. He electrifies on the field with his speed but also raises some eyebrows at times with some of the things he does or says. We stumbled upon this video of DeSean making the effort to help one local kid who was…