Jay Glazer, now 46 years old, is an American senior writer for FoxSports.com and has been the NFL Insider for NFL on Fox since 2004. He is also a business partner with Randy Couture in MMAthletics based in Las Vegas, Nevada at Xtreme Couture Training Center. Glazer trains NFL players in Mixed Martial Arts at […]
Phil Sheridan has been doing observations on the Eagles for a living for a long time. Hence, I respect his opinion. Phil Sheridan became an Inquirer sports columnist after covering the Eagles for seven years. He brings a seasoned and reasoned point of view to a landscape of frustrated fans. But Sheridan knows where we’re […]
The Eagles have a young up-and-coming media guy. His name is Alex Smith. He’s really spicing up some of the content at PE.com. Alex started working with the Eagles in July 2013 as a Content Intern. His duties included writing daily news stories and including videos to go along with them, creating photo galleries, and […]
Some things look good on paper…. new additions, important subtractions….but in the end, we really don’t know what this 2015 Eagles team is all about or what they will accomplish. Neither do they…. Sunday, August 2: Camp Opens Tuesday, August 4: Open Practice at Lincoln Financial Field Wednesday, August 5: No Practice Sunday, August 9: Open Practice […]
The confluence of the NFL Hall of Fame and the MLB Hall of Fame induction ceremony celebrations approaches fast. These events are where you really get to explore your own personal history of the selected sport and the personalities which affected your appreciation of the game. The hype which is just beginning to swell up […]
Just an impulsive shout of joy today about how close the actual games that count in 2015 loom…they are right around the corner… I snagged this short video which is now considered politically incorrect because it highlights the “NFL’s Biggest Hits” of the past decade…in the concussion awareness era of the current NFL, this video […]
Most of the speculative excitement about upcoming Eagles training camp will be focused upon the drafted rookies and the offseason big-name acquisitions. It always seems that way. I had been thinking about giving some thought to the other guys, though—the returning veteran players whose careers are somewhat in the shadows of popular scrutiny. I worked on […]
First of all I want to extend best wishes for a speedy recovery to one of Eagle Nation’s finest and most durable fans ever— we call him “PPW“, which stands for Philly Phan West, and he is currently stationed in the great Northwest… PPW is still a relatively young man but he experienced some heart […]
Major League Baseball had a very nice promotion recently with its “Franchise Four” fan ballot. Each team’s fan base voted on the four still-living players they would build their theoretical home franchise around if time-travel were a reality. I was wondering how that concept might apply to a pro football franchise. The number “4” is very […]
Chip Kelly has caught a ton of heat for an offseason littered with bold and crazy moves. One would think after two straight 10-6 finishes and an NFC East title he’d get the benefit of the doubt, but trading away LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson in his first two years at the helm […]
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, [...]
You’ve probably heard by now that Sam Bradford will reportedly play out the final year of his rookie contract this year. Ever since the Eagles traded for him, there had …Continue Reading »
Hey Eagles Addicts, I have a new writer to introduce here. Ben has been a long time die-hard Eagles fan and has a passion for football. While weighing some career …Continue Reading »
In Chip Kelly’s first year with full control over personnel, he has dramatically changed the Eagles’ roster. A lot of new players are here with many expected to play prominent …Continue Reading »
The odds of the Eagles making Super Bowl 50 seem to be on a downward trend. Right now, the Eagles are currently listed as Superbowl longshots, albeit not nearly as …Continue Reading »
Are the Eagles good enough to be legitimate Super Bowl contenders? Regardless of revamping the team and lots of roster turnover, the goal for every NFL team is to win …Continue Reading »
Now that the Eagles’ mandatory mini camp, voluntary OTAs and the draft are over and free agency has settled, we have officially entered the summer doldrums of non-NFL activity. So, what …Continue Reading »
The Eagles are going to sign free agent offensive lineman John Moffitt, according to Ross Jones of Fox Sports. Moffitt abruptly retired from the NFL midway through the 2013 season …Continue Reading »
In 2014, the Eagles ranked third in points per game with an average of 29.6. The only two teams who averaged more points per game were those with the high-powered offenses …Continue Reading »
Former Eagles CB Cary Williams does a lot of talking. It’s just too bad that his on-field play was never as a big as his mouth. Nonetheless, he has made …Continue Reading »
It’s not a secret that the Philadelphia Eagles have some serious need for depth at guard and need to get younger. Evan Mathis might not be an Eagle this year …Continue Reading »
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Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Nick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesSam BradfordSt. Louis RamsDid you get the chance to checkout the QB Rankings put together by ESPN Insider Mike Sando? It was a very interesting piece. Sando did an investigation of different NFL people thought of the different quarterbacks in the NFL. He talked to front office executives, personnel directors, general managers, head coaches, offensive coordinators, and defensive [...](Read more...)The post ESPN Quarterback Rankings Have Sam Bradford And Nick Foles Back To Back appeare…
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Chip KellyMark SanchezPhiladelphia EaglesSam BradfordI’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, at this moment right now, Mark Sanchez is the Eagles starting quarterback and he’s got the confidence of his teammates because they know he can execute this offense. They’ve seen him do it. Sam Bradford on the other hands, has to get himself healthy, [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Has A Lot On His Plate, With Sanchez Looking Over His Shoulder appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSCoaching StaffEaglesNewsTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesSam BradfordMMQB.com of Sports Illustrated ranked the most 100 influential people in the NFL and they Eagles head coach/GM Chip Kelly at No. 3.Chip Kelly has been the talk of the NFL before he even became a NFL head coach. Kelly had befriended New England Patriots head coach Bill Beliehick before becoming taking over the Eagles.Defensive [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly Ranked No. 3 Most Influential Person In NFL appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Chip KellyMike MayockPhiladelphia EaglesNFL analyst Mike Mayock, who will be calling the Eagles preseason games for NBC10, was on 94WIP Morning Show yesterday with Angelo Cataldi and he laid out the Eagles 2015 season. They need new quarterback Sam Bradford to stay healthy and play better than the quarterbacks did in 2014 by not turning the ball over. [...](Read more...)The post NFL Analyst Mike Mayock: Eagles Are Better Because They Upgraded QB And Secondary appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesSam BradfordIt’s all on the line this year for the Eagles and their probable starting quarterback for the 2015 season, Sam Bradford. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Bradford is going to play out the final year of his multi-year $86 million dollar rookie deal without agreeing to an extension with the Birds. The [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford And Eagles Agree To Play Out Final Year Of The Deal appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Chip KellyDallas CowboysPhiladelphia EaglesTampa Bay BuccaneersDuring training camp next month, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be trying to utilize virtual reality training to speed up the progress of their young quarterback Jamies Winston. The youngster will be able to look through a visual apparatus produced by EON Sports VR, and it will give him the feel as if he’s looking [...](Read more...)The post Tampa Bay & Dallas Utilizing Virtual Reality Technology, Eagles May Be Following appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTwo professors, Mike Lewis and Manish Tripathi of Emory University conducted a study of NFL fans, “2015 NFL Fan Equity Ranking”, and rated the fans of the teams in order from 1-32. They identified the following criteria to make their rankings.“In terms of the nuts and bolts of what we are about to present, we [...](Read more...)The post How High Are Eagles Fans Ranked In The NFL? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsWide ReceiversTags: Brian DawkinsDarren SprolesDeMarco MurrayRyan MathewsField Yates of ESPN put together a list of the five best offensive position groups in the NFL and he had the Eagles running backs amongst that group. It doesn’t take a genius to look at the Birds running backs for DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles and realize they’re the best running group [...](Read more...)The post ESPN Rates Eagles Running Backs Amongst Top 5 Position Groups appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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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,…
After cancelling Monday’s practice because of weather concerns, the Philadelphia Eagles took the NovaCare Complex fields Tuesday, enduring a steady drizzle to partake in their latest organized team activities (OTAs). Overhauled roster and all, the Eagles were without pads as they underwent non-contact drills. But there was plenty to soak in as the team kicked…
The 2015 NFL Draft came and went without the Philadelphia Eagles landing Marcus Mariota, coach Chip Kelly’s former college quarterback and the subject of months-long speculation. But the Eagles did come away with a heap of physical prospects in Kelly’s first draft as the Eagles’ unofficial general manager. Reviewing the team’s 2015 selections with the help…
Having confidence in NFL draft predictions is like banking on the lottery. But in the spirit of welcoming the 2015 NFL Draft, Cody Benjamin and Demetri George took a shot at projecting all 32 of Thursday night’s first-round selections for EaglesNotebook.com: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, Florida State University Plain and simple: The Bucs need…
It won’t be long before the Philadelphia Eagles either silence or confirm their speculated interest in University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota thanks to the April 30 kickoff of the 2015 NFL Draft. But with or without an interest in Mariota, a consensus top-two QB prospect whose ties to Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly have been the subject…
It’s been a whirlwind week in Philadelphia, where the addition of Tim Tebow has somehow been just a small part of the city’s headlines. Here are some random observations from both in and outside the Philadelphia Eagles organization: Tim Tebow: The media circus that accompanies the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is probably not as frenetic as…
First-round NFL draft picks can be the objects of much scrutiny. Debate over whether or not players were worth No. 1 status ensue as soon as a prospect is deemed a core piece of a team’s future by coming off the board on Day One of the NFL’s premier spring event. Over the last 10 years,…
New name. Same mission. Bleeds-Green.com has been rebranded as EaglesNotebook.com, effective April 17. The website has been an independent online source of Philadelphia Eagles coverage since its creation in January 2009. The unveiling of a new name and simplified design is just a first step in efforts to better display the site’s dedication to providing professional…
If recent history is any indication, the Philadelphia Eagles are better off when they aren’t labeled a “dream team.” But what better way to both reminisce on Eagles of the (relative) past and appreciate the Eagles of today than by giving Vince Young and the 2011 Birds a run for their money? If you were…
Les Bowen spoke with Bleeds-Green.com’s Cody Benjamin on Monday, addressing the headlining topics of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2015 off-season, including the team’s latest additions, ongoing speculation of a move for Marcus Mariota and coach Chip Kelly’s aggressive personnel strategy. Bowen, who’s covered the Eagles for the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com since 2002, also updated his March…
EaglesNotebook.com presents “Free Agent Watch,” a spin-off of the 2015 offseason timeline and running list of Philadelphia Eagles news from this year’s free agency/trading period, updated with background information and live-reaction analysis. April 28: The Houston Texans signed Eagles free-agent running back Chris Polk. Less than a week after his one-year restricted-free-agent tender was rescinded by the Eagles, Polk…
Fletcher Cox not only possesses perhaps the best position ability of anyone on the Philadelphia Eagles, but maybe the best instincts too.
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Pat Shurmur could barely contain his glee. The man who rarely, if ever, shows emotion on the job as Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator, was at it again on this day with his typical stoic, almost aloof appearance.
The more everyone thinks they know Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, the less it seems they really do. He is a man of mystery and secrets. Many secrets.
Yes, it's true Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly referred to inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans as "our Mufasa" last November, right after Ryans was lost for the second half of the 2014 season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Turns out, Eagles coach Chip Kelly is not afraid of commitment after all.
After an investigation that took only a few months less than the Nuremberg trials, the Fort Myers, Fla. Police Department on Thursday officially announced it was, in the words of Happy Days icon Fonzie, "wrrrrrng."
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A prosecutor told jurors that former Philadelphia Eagles star Irving Fryar resorted to a scheme to defraud banks when he needed money.
As the Lehigh Valley heads into its third straight summer without the Eagles holding training camp here, all signs continue to point to the fact that they would have eventually been out of here anyway, with or without Chip Kelly calling the shots.
Well, the numbers on NFL jersey sales for June are out. Some of you will be outraged to hear that Tim Tebow's new Philadelphia Eagles jersey is the 16th best-seller leaguewide.
Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Worst non-active player by franchise” for each and every franchise, the Eagles included. The player that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked was truly a bust – that being former running back Michael Haddix, who was in a word – terrible. Michael Haddix RB, Philadelphia […]
There’s good news for the Eagles, as their new QB, Sam Bradford, appears he will be ready to go when training camp opens for the team later this month. Fox Sports has the news: An anonymous source familiar with the situation told True Jersey’s Elliot Shorr-Parks that Eagles fans can relax. According to the source, […]
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has made a number of roster moves since being handed control of personnel and has been the target of media critics. Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson endured the same type of criticism when he shipped superstar running back Herschel Walker to Minnesota. Johnson has some advice for Kelly according to Emily […]
Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez is currently at the top of the team’s depth chart as presumed starter Sam Bradford recovers from a torn ACL, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports. He is not acting, however, like a guy who is ready to give up his spot anytime soon. With the start of Eagles training […]
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested for DUI last month in Arizona after hitting another vehicle at a traffic light, ESPN reports. McNabb was arrested just before midnight on June 28th by police in Gilbert, Arizona, after rear-ending the other car, which was stopped at the traffic light. It marks the second time in […]
When the Eagles decided to trade quarterback Nick Foles and a second-round pick to St. Louis for quarterback Sam Bradford heads shook and eyebrows were raised around the league. “I understand they gave up on Foles,” one NFL executive said, via Mark Eckel of NJ Advanced Media. “But I don’t know why they’re building up […]
DeSean Jackson’s new reality show on BET, Home Team, debuted on Tuesday night, and it didn’t take long for the Pro-Bowl receiver to take a shot at the Eagles, who released him just over a year ago, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports. “When I was released by the Eagles, I felt they tried […]
The Eagles offered Evan Mathis a restructured contract in Sept. 2014 that could have increased his yearly salary $1 million, but he declined the new deal that was full of incentives, and now the team has taken the offer off the table, Jeff McLane of te Philadelphia Inquirer reports citing NFL sources. The original offer […]
The Eagles announced they have agreed to terms on four-year contracts with defensive backs Eric Rowe (seond round), defensive back Randall Evans (sixth round) and defensive end Brian Mihalik (seventh round). Rowe (6-1, 205) appeared in 47 games (45 starts) during his four-year career at Utah and accumulated 261 tackles, three interceptions and 34 passes […]
The Eagles and Chip Kelly got themselves a new weapon for their offense, as they took USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the 20th pick of the first round. Here’s a scouting report on Agholor. Over the past few years the USC offense has been led by a productive receiver and Agholor is the latest […]