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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. Pick a Club: How Your Philly Fandom Determines Your English Premier League Soccer Allegiance (Bottom 10)

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Let’s face it, Philly sports are in a bad place right now (except for the Union!). And things will only get worse in a few weeks when the Eagles’ season kicks off (just admit it already). But I’m here to help. The English Premier League season begins Saturday at the bright-and-early time of 7:45 a.m.…

  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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Caption This: Andy Reid Photographed Exiting Bathroom at Chiefs Camp

    Aug 9, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    The Chip Kelly era kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m., so here’s a picture of Andy Reid walking out of the john. I have absolutely no idea what compelled USA Today photographer Jon Rieger to take this picture, but the caption is just so matter of fact about it: Jul 27, 2013; St. Joseph, MO,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

    MILLER DOUGLAS

    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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Teammates React to Riley Cooper’s Racial Slur, Apology

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

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    Video of Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper using a racial slur went viral late Wednesday afternoon. It’s sensational enough without commentary. Obviously the 25-year-old’s words were terribly insensitive to say the least, and he’s probably lucky to get off with just a fine – however expensive it may be – much less keep his job.…

  20. Observations and Practice Notes from Week One at Eagles Training Camp

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    When Chip Kelly says the depth chart is written in sand, that every player on the Eagles’ roster must compete for their spot on a daily basis, he’s not kidding. There are few positions where it’s obvious who will be the starter come September 9 in Washington based on practice reps. LeSean McCoy is the…

  21. Donovan McNabb Pick Could Have Been Edgerrin James

    Jul 30, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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    Imagine if Donovan McNabb had been chosen first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 1999 NFL Draft instead Tim Couch. Say what you want about Five, but in hindsight that’s definitely what should have happened. Well, where would that have left the Eagles? Probably not where you would expect. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie shared…

  22. Eagles Practice at the Linc Not a Smash Hit, but Still a Success

    Jul 29, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    For being Chip Kelly’s first full-contact practice, there wasn’t much hitting going on at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. In fact, there wasn’t any tackling at all. Other than the players wearing pads for the first time this summer, and the bells and whistles that only a stadium experience can offer, this practice wasn’t very…

  23. Eagles Need Not Look Outside the Organization to Replace Jeremy Maclin

    Jul 28, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Given the terrible luck that’s befallen Jeremy Maclin, it’s not surprising many fans and some in the media immediately looked to the pool of free agents or racked their brains over potential trades to unearth a solution for the sudden void that was created in the Eagles’ offense. The simple fact of the matter is…

  24. Jeremy Maclin Tears ACL, Likely Out for the Season

    Jul 27, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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    What a terrible break for the Eagles and Jeremy Maclin. The fifth-year wide receiver had just slipped past the secondary and hauled in a picture-perfect deep pass at practice on Saturday, then the next thing you know he was laying on the grass in a heap. The news, predictably, was not good. Maclin reportedly has…

  25. Jason Peters Guarantees Eagles Win More Than Four Games This Season

    Jul 27, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    In 2011 it was Dream Team. In 2012, Dynasty. This year the Eagles’ rallying cry is… more than four wins? Hooray? Okay, maybe not, but Jason Peters set the bar a lot lower than some of his predecessors, or even teammate Isaac Sopoaga, who claimed the Birds were going to “shock the world” after signing…