The Eagles salary cap status on the surface of it is excellent— a little over $140 million to work with… But that doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisons to make with regard to veteran players, especially in light of guaranteed money clauses in certain contracts. Are you sure you want to release Bradley Fletcher? If […]
Chris Polian was the vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2011. His father, Bill Polian, was the president of the Colts organization. Both Polians were fired by Irsay following the 2011 season in which the team posted a 2–14 record. In 2013, Chris was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars […]
I’ve rarely seen an Eagles team with such an embarrassment of developmental riches at the QB position. Usually over the past 15 years we went to war with Donovan McNabb and whoever was holding the clipboard on the sideline. Now we’ve got all kinds of possibilities in the making. You can make a case for […]
The bloom is so far off the rose of the NFL Pro Bowl game that many of us were “driven” to alternate programming— mainly the airing of the Miss Universe Pageant, which turned out to be a huge ratings plus for Donald Trump. I love NFL football— but I hate what the Pro Bowl represents. […]
Congrats to our own home-grown correspondent Brozer from Virginia Tech land— he’s landed a draft analyst gig covering the Eagles for Draftek.com. As I understand it, Broz’ job is to analyze and distill his home team’s mock draft based on the corresponding moves of 31 other team correspondents. Here are Broz’ latest “buffered” 7-round picks […]
The Philadelphia Eagles all-time rushing leader, LeSean McCoy, has been one of the most exciting and dynamic rushers in the National Football League since 2009. At just 26-years-old, the former All-American at Pittsburgh has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times and was the 2013 NFL rushing leader. McCoy’s shifty running style, aggression and […]
The Eagles as well as every other team in the NFL have their collective EYE on a pass rush specialist named Nate Orchard who’s been ripping it up at Senior Bowl practices this past week. The great thing about Nate’s game is it can be projected to flourish in both a 3-4 and a 4-3 […]
Just a little visual teaser to kick things off this Thursday before the Senior Bowl— I’m following Tommy Lawlor’s and Jimmy Kempski’s little “football vacation” trip down to Mobile this week, and I tried to match up some photos with the names that Lawlor and Kempski have mentioned most as the serious prospects the Eagles […]
This is insane. Nobody playing QB in the NCAA last season is worth trading up 20 spots or multiple draft picks for… But this is the madness behind the rumor that Chip Kelly is so in love with Marcus Mariota that he would be willing to do so. I can’t even believe I’m addressing this […]
DRAFTEK is one of many Eagles fans’ favorite sites for sorting out the hundreds of college football prospects that are in play for the 2015 NFL Draft. I’ve been a “WalterFootball.com” kinda guy myself, but I’m opening my mind to DRAFTEK more and more. DRAFTEK’s rankings of the Top 100 Players in the Draft will […]
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, [...]
There have been multiple rumors surface recently regarding the Eagles and their QB situation so I felt compelled to break them down one by one. But remember, these are rumors, …Continue Reading »
Are you worried about the Eagles “mortgaging the future” in order to trade up for Marcus Mariota in the draft? Well, let’s take a look at how the Eagles could …Continue Reading »
Should the Eagles trade up for Marcus Mariota? That is the million dollar question that will be debated endlessly until draft day. It’s a fun topic because it is one …Continue Reading »
Chip Kelly has now officially been handed the keys to the Eagles’ franchise. His next move is to hire what’s initially being termed as a “personnel executive” to help him …Continue Reading »
After the surprise firing of Tom Gamble on New Years Eve, all the talk surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles was that of front office disharmony and a power struggle between Chip …Continue Reading »
The recent news of Tom Gamble, the Eagles’ VP of Player Personnel, being fired came as a bit of a shock. To me, it’s also more than just a shock, …Continue Reading »
We all know that the Philadelphia Eagles’ biggest needs are in the secondary. And yes, they need to resign Jeremy Maclin and determine if they’re rolling with Nick Foles in …Continue Reading »
Chip Kelly is about to enter his third offseason as Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. While his system and culture are starting to take root, he still has the …Continue Reading »
Eagles coach Chip Kelly seemed to be somewhat snippy in his last press conference. He was being pressed about the overall problems with the team but kept making it a …Continue Reading »
Did I just mention “Eagles” and “Super Bowl” in the same sentence without the words “not going” in it? Yes, yes I did. And no, I won’t put the pipe …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…
The NFL likes to pride itself as a year-round operation, and its teams – the Philadelphia Eagles included – are no different. As is often the case, the off-season brings about just as much, if not more, news than when games are being played. And for the Eagles, 2015 has already brought about plenty of […]
He arrived at his current home in Rhode Island by way of Iowa, Whitehall, Pa., and Foxboro, Mass., among other stops, but Dan Koppen is a proud New Englander now and settling nicely into his post-playing career.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — For one night, the Eagles were forced to play against one another. In the second year of the NFL's new Pro Bowl structure, team captains picked from a pool of players. That meant two Eagles were on the team that Michael Irvin captained and four were on the team that Cris...
OK you conspiracy theorists out there, here's some juicy stuff.
Once upon a time, before the creation of 24-hour sports networks and the Internet, the NFL draft was a relatively anonymous procedure.
Roger Goodell has the PR equivalent of 3.1 seconds before the pocket of negativity collapses on him and the rich NFL empire over which he presides.
If Nick Foles returns, as expected, to be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback next season, he will be working with his fourth position coach in as many years.
— Patriots coach Bill Belichick said today he doesn't know how footballs became deflated during the game that got his team to the Super Bowl.
Change hasn't just hit the Philadelphia Eagles' front office.
This might take a little longer than planned.
Most disturbing about the way the Philadelphia Eagles' latest and extremely risky power shift went down was, well, that it went down in the first place.
The Eagles have hired Boston College offensive coordinator Ryan Day to be their quarterbacks coach, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Day was also Boston College’s quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons. He previously coached B.C.’s wide receivers from 2007 to ’11. In between, he was Temple’s offensive coordinator for a season before […]
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 99 yards on Sunday to finish with 1,319 yards this season. It was the second-highest rushing total of his career, with both seasons coming under Chip Kelly. He was named to his third Pro Bowl in six seasons last week. But McCoy is due to be paid $9.75 […]
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday LB Trent Cole (hand), QB Nick Foles (collarbone) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Emmanuel Acho (groin), DE Brandon Bair (knee), TE Brent Celek (neck), DT Bennie Logan (pectoral), S Chris Maragos (hamstring), WR Jordan Matthews (knee), K Cody Parkey (right groin), RB Chris Polk […]
Cowboys-Eagles – Who Wins the Huge Matchup Sunday?
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
DALLAS COWBOYS (9-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-4) SERIES COWBOYS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 59-48 STREAKS Past 2 COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 4-5 Kelly: 2-1 LAST WEEK W 41-28 at Bears L 24-14 vs. Seahawks LAST GAME 11/27/14: Eagles 33 at Cowboys 10. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 159 yards & TD. Eagles WR Jeremy […]
DALLAS COWBOYS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday DE Jeremy Mincey (not injury related), QB Tony Romo (back), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday CB Tyler Patmon (knee, ankle) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday S Jeff Heath (thumb), DE Demarcus Lawrence (chest), LB Rolando McClain (knee), DE George Selvie (thumb) PHILADELPHIA […]
The Eagles offense Sunday was no match for the hard-hitting play of the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, as the Eagles fell at home 24-14. The Seahawks held the Eagles to their fewest points, yards and first downs in the 10-point win that drops the Eagles to 9-4 on the season and sets up […]
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Practice Report Thursday Practice Not Complete DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday TE Cooper Helfet (ankle), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), C Max Unger (knee, ankle) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday CB Jeremy Lane (glute) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday QB Nick Foles (collarbone) Thursday QB Nick Foles (collarbone) LIMITED […]
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-3) SERIES SEAHAWKS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 7-6 STREAKS 3 of past 4 COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 1-1 Kelly: 0-0 LAST WEEK W 19-3 at 49ers W 33-10 at Cowboys LAST GAME 12/1/11: Eagles 14 at Seahawks 31. Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch rushes for 148 yards & 2 TDs (15, […]