It wasn’t a “Laffer”… it just looks like one. But the Eagles got off to a perfect start with a 107-yard TD return by Josh Huff, withstood some late 2nd-quarter and early 3rd-quarter scoring pressure from the Titans, and ended up blowing away the Titans, 43-24. I thought Mark Sanchez played very well at QB— […]
Weather is not a factor in today’s early afternoon rumble with the Titans in Philadelphia…It is mild (50 degrees F., or 12 degrees C.), dry, sunny and calm. However, my “Brimidity” index is rising for this game— that’s the metric designed by GK Brizer which calibrates fan anxiety compared to fan entertainment. I’ve got a […]
One big reason the Eagles want to get their running game going against the Titans on Sunday is defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. At 6-1, 305, now in his 4th year out of USC, Casey has emerged as “The Disrupter” in Tennessee’s pass rush. Casey is the equivalent of the “Gate Keeper” for the Titans. He […]
It’s no secret that Ray Horton’s defensive unit of the Tennessee Titans is designed around a calculated gamble that it can bring enough pressure from different angles often enough to force mistakes by the opponent. On Sunday the Eagles will see it all— BLITZES from nickel, dime and base packages… MAN and ZONE coverages behind […]
I don’t view the Eagles’ Sunday home game against the Tennessee Titans as a lock… Sure, the Titans are 2-8 and their head coach Ken Whisenhunt is probably consulting psychics at this point… but they have been in a lot of games close until the end. Moreover, they have introduced a young QB named Zach […]
You get blown out by an opponent— it happens. Look at the movie “Gladiator”… how did that guy Maximus ever get a rematch with the weird Emperor one-on-one? You just hang tough and wait for the opportunity… Don’t let it get under your skin. The Eagles have a rare chance to re-evaluate mid-season after a […]
Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers is smiling tonight. He knew his own QB Aaron Rodgers would get his… he made sure Mark Sanchez and the Eagles offense would not get theirs. It turned into a complete victory by the Packers in all phases of the sport. The ultimate demise of the Eagles was their […]
The grove and cleared lots outside Lambeau Stadium in Green Bay are known as “Tailgate Heaven”. But here is a chance for Iggles phans to crash that party. Pre-game and in-game commentary by the smartest Philly phans around can be found in the Livefyre Party-Crash comments section below. The news from the AccuScore mainframe computer […]
Sunday’s late afternoon game in Green Bay will not be played in super-cold sub-zero temperatures— but it will be plenty cold enough. Game-time temps should be around 20 degrees F., with a brisk little wind from the west of about 12 mph. I just finished tossing the football with my neighbor’s kid in an effort […]
There will be no journalizin’ today. I’ll be taking the advice of one Donovan J. McNabb: But before I load up on ribs, I should note that the NFC East is very American. The Cowboys self-proclaimed themselves “America’s Team,” the Eagle is the national bird and appears on the presidential seal, and the Giants’ uniform [...]
• During the 2013 draft, there was a lot of talk about guards being drafted highly, and whether or not there was value there. A common thing for people to say about highly rated guards was “Well if he’s Larry Allen then hell yeah you’d take him that high.” Here’s a rare video of Allen chasing [...]
My buddy Ed Valentine over at Big Blue View brought up the debate of whether or not David Wilson should return kicks this season. That’s always a fascinating debate to me, and one that I’ve had quite a bit with DeSean Jackson and Dez Bryant as punt returners. One way to look at the debate [...]
Over the last 3 years, teams in the NFC East have averaged 7.75 wins. That’s not awful, but it’s obviously just below the league average of 8. The NFC East ranks 5th among the 8 NFL division in wins during that span. The NFC East also ranks 5th over the last 3 years in point [...]
This morning, Jamie Dukes went on NFL Network and spoke into a camera. Let’s put his words in print, just because: “When you get to take the reps first, when you’re the first guy to step under center every day at practice, that means you’re the starter. But for some reason, those folks in the [...]
Justin Tuck is in the final year of his contract, and he says he doesn’t want to think about a new deal. He shouldn’t, because his value has probably never been lower. Tuck is going to make $4.5 million this season with workout bonuses on top. He’ll cost $6.15 million against the cap. In reality, [...]
After being laughed off the field by Aaron Rodgers and company, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles are looking to redeem themselves this week against the Titans. Tennessee is 2-8 so …Continue Reading »
After watching the debacle in Green Bay, it has become clear that Chip Kelly’s Eagles cannot beat winning teams. I’ll admit I’m a little bitter today and trying to find …Continue Reading »
Mark Sanchez will have to play the best game of his career if the Eagles are to have any chance of beating the Packers at Lambeau Field. Fortunately, Sanchez’s best …Continue Reading »
As long as the Philadelphia Eagles go unnoticed. As long as they stay stealthy and under the radar. Chip Kelly’s team can continue to win even against the so called …Continue Reading »
The Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Carolina Panthers by winning at all three phases of the game. The offense, defense and special teams all converged into one “team” to put a beating …Continue Reading »
Since we don’t really “know” new Eagles QB Mark Sanchez, I couldn’t help but take notice what his ex-teammate had to say about him recently. Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com put …Continue Reading »
The Eagles lost their starting QB Nick Foles to a broken clavicle against Houston. Normally when a team loses its starter at the most important position in football, the remainder of …Continue Reading »
Yes, Eagles QB Nick Foles has mental problems. No, he’s not about to be taken away in a straight jacket, I’m talking about his mental prowess as it relates to …Continue Reading »
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about ESPN’s series of trade proposal ideas to spur discussion in light of the impending trade deadline on October 28th. One of their “fake trades” …Continue Reading »
Categories: BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsG. Cobb talks about Eagles preparing for the Chargers Chip Kelly as his boys are the talk of the NFL. Everybody in the Philadelphia area are wondering whether we have a playoff team or a team which will fade into the background.Personally, I think this Eagles squad is capable of winning the NFC East. [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Begin Preparation for The Chargers appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories: BREAKING NEWSCoaching StaffEaglesNewsTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesKelly says pace of plays was slowThroughout the NFL and all over the country coaches and fans have been raving about the Chip Kelly offense and the pace of the plays. Everyone was amazed about the Eagles running more than 50 plays in the first half, but that had a lot to do with the [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly: “I felt like it (pace of the plays) was slow” appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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Categories: BREAKING NEWSCoaching StaffEaglesNewsTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesRiley Cooper on Chip Kelly’s offense The psychology of the game has always fascinated me. The emotions that we devote as fans; the impact a coach can have with his players. How do you feel today? It’s a feeling that has been absent for all of us. Embrace it, breathe it in. Allow for it [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly Has Brought New Energy To Eagles appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories: BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Chip KellyLeSean McCoyPhiladelphia EaglesI knew the Eagles running game was going to be good this year, but I had no idea they were going to put on the type of performance they displayed last night. On Monday Night football in front of the nation, they ran the football 49 times for 263 yards and I’m sure the tape [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly, LeSean McCoy And Birds Offensive Line Put On A Show appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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Categories: BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: LeSean McCoyPhiladelphia EaglesChip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles took center stage as they kicked off Monday Night Football on ESPN. The Chip Kelly era got underway with what looked like a wide-margin victory and ended up coming down to the last possessions of the game.LeSean McCoy was the biggest contributor on offense. With a career-high 31 carries, [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Turn To Run-First Offense appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories: BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Billy DavisBrandon BoykinCary WilliamsChip KellyDeSean JacksonLeSean McCoyMichael VickPhiladelphia EaglesRobert GriffinWashington RedskinsKelly’s Offense As Electric As AdvertisedChip Kelly’s offense certainly stole the show on Monday night.Kelly’s offense was fast and efficient, and the Redskins were completely unprepared to defend it.The element of surprise was with the Eagles in this game. Kelly had the Redskins completely off balance from the get-go. They moved the football at will, [...](Read more...)The post Thoughts From Eagles-Red…
Categories: BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Alred MorrisBilly DavisPhiladelphia EaglesRobert Griffin IIIWashington RedskinsDeMeco Ryans On Eagles D Eagles defensive coordinator BillyDavis has been looking at tape of the 2012 Washington Redskins. He knows that they ran the ball as well as anybody a year ago with rookie running back Alfred Morris running for over 1600 yards.Davis also knows that Robert Griffin III is one of the most [...](Read more...)The post Eagles D.C. Billy Davis Is Worried About His Defense And The Skins Offense appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories: BREAKING NEWSGeneral NewsNewsNFLTags: LeSean McCoyMichael VickPhiladelphia EaglesSan Diego Chargers @ Houston TexansThe Chargers just don’t have enough talent to keep up with the experienced, playoff-savy Houston team.Phillip Rivers is likely to struggle against the Texans’ defense, which is still one of the better units in the league.The Charger defense is also mediocre, which opens the door for a huge night for [...](Read more...)The post Monday Night Football Picks appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Last year, the Eagles led the NFL in rushing by a sizable margin, despite routinely facing extra defenders in the box who loaded up to stop LeSean McCoy and the deadly zone-read attack.This year could hardly be more different. On Sunday against the 49ers, the Eagles rushed the ball 12 times for an anemic 22 yards, the fourth-worst performance in franchise history since 1970. And this was against one of the least-stacked defensive fronts the Eagles have faced since Chip Kelly took over.See for yourself. Here's how the Saints lined up against the Eagles to start the playof…
The following is a guest post by @sunset_shazz.The Philadelphia Eagles currently have 8 former members of the Oregon Ducks on their roster at large: Brandon Bair, Taylor Hart, Josh Huff, Jeff Maehl and Casey Mathews on the 53-man, Wade Keliikipi and Will Murphy on the practice squad and Kenjon Barner on injured reserve. This concentration of Ducks on former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly’s NFL team has been a source of much hand-wringing. The accusations of Duck Bias from fans and the media have reached sufficient volume for General Manager Howie Roseman to publicly…
Who's in? Who's out? That's what our trusty beat reporters are predicting. Here's the grand master list of predictions before (as) the actual cuts come out. Click to embiggen:Where everybody agrees: QuarterbackOutside LinebackerCornerbackPunter and Long SnapperWhere everybody almost agrees:Tight End: Only Jimmy Kempski thinks Trey Burton is staying.Defensive Line: Martin Frank is the only reporter to knock Taylor Hart off the roster. Eliot Shor-Parks is the only one to put Damion Square on.Inside Linebacker: Most think the Eagles keep three. Geoff…
Everyone knows that NFL kickers are getting better. The numbers make this obvious. We saw an all-time high for field goal accuracy in 2013: over 86%. And that's despite many more long attempts. Field goal tries from over 50 yards have increased 57% in the last decade.When ranking kickers, we have to take into account the new landscape. For an example, just look close to home. After his first three seasons, Alex Henery is tied for fourth all time in overall field goal accuracy among players with at least 80 attempts. But if you check out the top 20 on that list, 17 of them played in the last tw…
There's no shortage of opinion when it comes to Riley Cooper, the Eagles' soon-to-be free agent wide receiver best known for his racial outburst at a Kenny Chesney concert last year. That off-the-field incident was itself sufficient reason for many fans to want to see Cooper gone. I'm not going to wade into that moral morass, but rather address the sizable room for debate about his on the field performance.Cooper had what was obviously a breakout season in 2013. After posting a total of just 46 receptions for 679 yards and 5 TDs in his first three years, he took over the starting lineup for an…
This time last year, fresh off a sickening 4-12 season and the long-anticipated firing of one of the best coaches in franchise history, we watched as the Eagles spun their wheels in a coaching search. Fresh off being rejected by some of their top candidates, the organization seemed to be turning toward Gus Bradley, although interviews with Bruce Arians, Brian Kelly, and rumblings about Ken Whisenhunt cast an ominous cloud over the proceedings. It wouldn't be until January 16th that Oregon's belle finally came back around and agreed to a surprise contract in Philadelphia.…
This ESPN Insider article from Football Outsiders' Scott Kacsmar has nice things to say about Nick Foles, especially noting that even by advanced metrics, his interception-defying skills have been legendary. Plus, add this to that bounce in your step ahead of Saturday's playoff game:Some simple math can quantify how balanced the Eagles [offense is]. I calculated averages for yards per pass (including sacks) and yards per run and compared them to the league averages, then added the two averages together.The 2013 Eagles are a balance-adjusted 2.20 yards per play above average, which ranks 18th o…
There has been a wealth of coaches tape coverage this season that I've been woefully negligent about linking to from this blog. Hopefully all of you have caught on without my help, but make sure to catch up on the work of our esteemed Philly analysts:Sheil Kapadia has two All-22 posts this week. The first is on the introduction of the sweep run, with narrated insights from the offensive line. The second looks back at Mychal Kendricks' performance against Jimmy Graham in 2012 and against other tight ends in general. That'll be a key matchup in Saturday's wild card game.Derek Sarley, meanwhile,…
The Eagles rushing attack is pretty great.The offense leads the league in total rushing yards (2140) and average per carry (5.0). Football Outsiders grades them out as the top DVOA rushing offense with +20.1%, head and shoulders above second-place Dallas at +10.9%. A piece of that action has come on quarterback runs. Michael Vick is second in the NFL in rushing DYAR despite having only played in parts of six games. Banged up at age 33, he has the highest rushing DVOA of his career, a ridiculous +68.1%. Even slowpoke Nick Foles places 7th in rushing DYAR and 9th in DVOA, showing the power of…
Hard to believe, Harry, but as of today, a scenario could unfold in which the Eagles finish with 12 wins and miss the playoffs while the NFC South winner, which could have a record as poor as 5-11, gets in and actually hosts a game to start.
Thanks to the rigors of a typical NFL schedule, the Eagles now are in a mad rush to get ready for their most important game of the season.
PHILADELPHIA -- Trouble in Paradise?
PHILADELPHIA — By now, everybody gets the fact that this Philadelphia Eagles offense is not the same as the one head coach Chip Kelly ran at Oregon before coming to the NFL.
PHILADELPHIA — More important to Jeremy Maclin than crossing the statistical threshold into the NFL's elite is playing at a level in which his team can beat the worst team in the league.
Three keys to beating the Titans
PHILADELPHIA - Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles went up against a quarterback that everybody has heard of. This week, they go against a quarterback that almost nobody has heard of.
With Ralph Wilson Stadium rendered unplayable by more than five feet of snow in the greater Buffalo area, the Bills and Jets Week 12 game is moving to Wilson's hometown of Detroit.
Philadelphia Eagles fans all have a morning routine to get them up and ready for the day. Some like coffee, some like orange juice. Some folks need bacon and eggs, donuts or even a bagel. But this morning as a special treat for you Bird fans out there FanSided is serving pancakes! Not just any pancakes […]
The Eagles got off to the fastest of starts Sunday with a big kick return from Josh Huff, and the rest of the day belonged to LeSean McCoy in a big win over the Titans. Huff started the day with a 107 kickoff return for the score, and McCoy ran for 130 yards as the […]
TENNESSEE TITANS (2-8) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-3) SERIES TITANS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 6-4 STREAKS Past 4 COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 3-1 Kelly: 0-0 LAST WEEK L 27-24 vs. Steelers L 53-20 at Packers LAST GAME 10/24/10: Eagles 19 at Titans 37. Tennessee WR Kenny Britt catches 7 passes for 225 yards & 3 TDs (26, […]
Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total 11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43 11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47 11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48 11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48 11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5 11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis […]
The NFL Men’s Apparel team brought Eagles Gab out to last night’s Eagles/Panthers Monday Night Football game as their guest. They hooked us up with on-field passes before the game, sweet seats for the game itself, and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some delicious cheesesteaks from Tony Luke’s. We got to witness the […]
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Trent Cole joins Damon Amendolara on the “Doug Gottlieb Show” to discuss DeMeco Ryans’ injury, the team’s confidence in QB Mark Sanchez, and much more.
CAROLINA PANTHERS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Thursday CB Bene’ Benwikere (ankle), G Trai Turner (ankle) Friday CB Bene’ Benwikere (ankle), G Trai Turner (ankle) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Thursday DT Dwan Edwards (knee), DT Kawann Short (ankle) Friday DT Dwan Edwards (knee), DT Kawann Short (ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Thursday WR […]
Eagles: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, S Nate Allen, OL Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith II, DE Taylor Hart. Texans: QB Tom Savage, WR DeVier Posey, CB Darryl Morris, ILB Jeff Tarpinian, ILB Brian Cushing, OT Jeff Adams, OLB Jadeveon Clowney.
NEW YORK GIANTS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday RB Rashad Jennings (knee), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Jon Beason (foot, toe), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday C Jason Kelce (hernia), WR Brad […]
Who Wins the Sunday Night NFC East Battle – Giants or Eagles?
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-2) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-1) SERIES GIANTS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 82-74-2 STREAKS 3 of past 5 COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 11-13 Kelly: 1-1 LAST WEEK W 30-20 vs. Falcons W 34-28 vs. Rams LAST GAME 10/27/13: Giants 15 at Eagles 7. New York WR Victor Cruz catches 7 passes for […]