Day 2 of Eagles training camp went by without any consequence or casualty as the rookies and selected vets got their work in as early as possible in the sultry morning before the afternoon turned into a steam bath. Routine drills, routine offensive formations, little defensive resistance, nothing special, nothing to write home about…the shock […]
Rookies and select and injury-recovering Eagles were there, all the veteran players don’t report until Wednesday, so Monday’s drills were limited. The QB’s often threw without defensive backs on the field. It was hot and humid, but the players weren’t wearing pads, so it was fairly calm out there. ESPN.com’s Phil Sheridan was there: “All […]
In Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream, he sails with the crew of the Mayflower which lands in 1965-era New York. Predicaments and surprises ensue. On the way back out of New York Harbor, Dylan passes Christopher Columbus and yells “Good Luck!”… In GK Brizer’s 115th Dream, he gathers his crew of Evergreen Bored members and parks […]
After spending the first two years of his NFL career at the nose tackle position, Beau Allen will get a chance to move back to defensive tackle in a 4-3 system. This is not an earth-shaking revelation—but I am guessing Eagles fans are going to rediscover Beau Allen as a much more athletic football player […]
Head coach Doug Pederson says he wants to “Win Now” in his first year at the reins of the Eagles. If he’s serious about that (and I believe he means it), then the first order of business in training camp will be to put together the best personnel combinations and depth he can muster for […]
We are only days removed from players reporting to Training Camp, and only weeks away from the Eagles’ first preseason game. It’s a steamy part of summer in Philly in more ways than one. First I’d like to give props to Malcolm Jenkins in the community involvement department. The Eagles safety has paired his foundation […]
The “Swamp Fox” is gone. He had a great run. Marion Campbell, a former All-Pro defensive lineman on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1960 championship team who later went on to become their defensive coordinator and ultimately head coach, died Wednesday at the age of 87, the team announced Sunday night. Some of you younger folks may […]
Two words: Anquan Boldin. Explain to me how a guy with 4.7 speed consistently gets open, holds on to the ball thrown in traffic, and racks up 5 to 15 yards after the catch? It’s the secret ingredient currently missing in the Eagles passing attack. We have talented wide receivers if you go by pedigree. […]
I was pondering former Eagles’ punter Brad Wing’s good fortune the other day. The young man from Melbourne just signed a long-term deal with the Giants. It runs through 2019, and it includes $6.45 million in new money and $3.725 million in guarantees — a nice deal for a punter who made $510,000 last year […]
I don’t hate Pro Football Focus, I just don’t think football can be boiled down to isolated abstract numbers. Nothing in a football game happens in a vacuum. My personal stats as a player are inextricably dependent upon my teammates’ performances. That’s one reason I look at PFF’s player and team rankings just a little […]
Ricky Bottalico praises Jared Eickhoff for his outing vs. the Marlins.
Jerad Eickhoff pitched brilliantly but was once again supported by no offense as the Phillies, who unraveled late, were blanked by the Marlins Tuesday night, 5-0. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies outfielder and trade candidate Peter Bourjos left Tuesday night’s game with a right shoulder injury after running hard into the right field wall to make a catch. By Jim Salisbury
Brandon Graham looks forward to playing in a familiar scheme under his fifth coordinator in seven seasons.
Eric Rowe has failed to impress so far in OTAs and in training camp, experiencing "some hiccups" in the new system.
Ricky Bottalico praises Jeremy Hellickson after his second great start in a row.
After a prolonged slump to begin his stint in Triple A, Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford has come around with his bat, nearing his eventual promotion. By Andrew Kulp
Eagles CB Jalen Mills answers questions about Philly sports, including Allen Iverson and Ben Simmons.
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, […]
The Eagles’ first training camp under Doug Pederson begins today. Over the course of the next month some questions will be answered…mainly about what players step up, who wins a …Continue Reading »
In general, expectations seem to be pretty low for the Eagles in 2016. According to odds-makers, the Eagles are among the teams with the longest of odds to win the Super Bowl …Continue Reading »
In light of the sad news about the passing of Buddy Ryan, I thought this would be an appropriate time to re-post an article I wrote a few years ago …Continue Reading »
If there is one area where we should see vast improvement in 2016, it should be in the play of the Eagles’ defense. I’m talking about almost a worst-to-first type …Continue Reading »
Let’s make one thing crystal clear: there is no true QB competition taking place between Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel and Carson Wentz. They are, and will be when the season …Continue Reading »
Sam Bradford is the Eagles’ starting QB for the 2016 season and Carson Wentz will take over in 2017. This thought premise is so common in Philly and virtually everywhere …Continue Reading »
The early 90-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles just came out and with a new coach and some exciting fresh talent, hopes are high in Philly this year. That said, …Continue Reading »
Every year there is an underlying fascination with the Eagles’ undrafted free agents. Usually it’s because of the hope of finding a diamond in the rough at virtually no cost. …Continue Reading »
Lost amidst all the outrage regarding the Sam Bradford ordeal is the fact that, if he ultimately doesn’t play, the Eagles will most likely be in for a losing season. …Continue Reading »
To be determined, or “TBD” for short. That is the true draft “grade” of every single pick by the Eagles (and every other team in the NFL). Grading a team’s …Continue Reading »
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesWith Training Camp set to begin, the 2016 Eagles’ season is just around the corner. Here’s some thoughts, questions, expectations and concerns about the franchise’s outlook for the coming season.Will Any Of The Wide Receivers Breakout In 2016? On paper, the Eagles’ offense isn’t scaring anyone.Defensive coordinators look at the Birds’ personnel, and they see an [...](Read more...)The post Thoughts And Questions About The Eagles As Camp Begins appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Andre EllingtonBrandon BoldenKnile DavisPhiladelphia EaglesZac StacyThe Philadelphia Eagles have a very weak situation at the running back position.Injury-prone Ryan Mathews currently sits on top of the depth chart, and even when the former Charger is on the field, he’s a slightly above average back. Darren Sproles is the first guy off of the bench, but his size will always limit [...](Read more...)The post Veteran Running Back Trade Possibilities appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesSam Bradford1. Aaron Rodgers: Overcame loss of top wide receiver Jordy Nelson, a shaky offensive line, and a disappointing season from Eddie Lacy, and still threw for 31 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. He’s still in his prime, and should have a healthy supporting cast.2. Tom Brady: Love him or hate him, Brady is still performing like [...](Read more...)The post Ranking Sam Bradford Against Other Starting Quarterbacks appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSCoaching StaffEaglesNewsTags: Buddy RyanI was at Dick Vermeil’s Golf Tournament last week and Jim Solano, who was my agent during the last five or six years of my NFL career, showed me a picture of Buddy with Seth Joyner and Clyde Simmons. The picture had been taken a couple of weeks ago and I could see that Buddy [...](Read more...)The post Former Eagles Head Coach Buddy Ryan Dies At 85 appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Fletcher CoxHowie RosemanEagles All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is the kind of young man, who can handle signing a $103 million dollar contract and not let it change him. We all know he is an outstanding player. He’s only 25 years old and he has not reached his peak as a defensive tackle.I think the Eagles had [...](Read more...)The post The Eagles Had To Re-Sign Their Best Young Players – Podcast appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Fletcher CoxI’ve got to give it to Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman, he has put this football in position to establish a solid foundation and begin getting better. They’re not there yet. The offense could develop into a good unit before the season is over, if the offensive line stays healthy, Sam Bradford [...](Read more...)The post The Fletcher Cox Signing – G. Cobb Podcast appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsEagles Vice-President of Football Operations Howie Roseman has had an outstanding off season, but that’s including him spending a ton of money to resign the Eagles best young players. They have re-signed their best young players and given them each big money for their position and their accomplishments in their careers.The Eagles have led the [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Have Led The Way In Guaranteed Money appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSDefensive LineEaglesNewsTags: Albert HaynesworthFletcher CoxJim SchwartzNdamukong SuhEagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and his family are probably sitting somewhere smiling and laughing with joy. They’ve got a lot of good reasons to be smiling and laughing. Cox became a very, very wealthy man today.The signing is great news to anybody associated with the Eagles. The fact that the Birds have worked [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Sign Fletcher Cox To A Six-Year $103 Million Dollar Deal appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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The following is a guest post by @sunset_shazz.In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, one of the key lessons learned was that you cannot afford to ignore rare events, and that you should not assume that an event that rarely occurs is the same thing as one that never transpires. One of the key errors in subprime risk modeling was the assumption that there was zero probability of home price decline. As an old colleague of mine used to say, “never is a long time”.Which brings us to our friend David Murphy, who, a few weeks ago, with the arrogance and overconf…
Last March, Jeff Lurie told reporters he was was tired of waiting for the Eagles to be great. He’d seen sustained success, he’d been to a Super Bowl, and he’d watched his franchise post a solid 20-13 record (including a playoff loss) over the prior two seasons. It wasn’t enough.“I’ve lived through a lot of division championships, a lot of playoff appearances, a lot of final four appearances, but our goal is we want to deliver a Super Bowl,” he said at the time. “And sometimes maybe I’m influenced by the notion of it’s very difficult to get from good…
The following is a guest post by @sunset_shazz.Earlier today, DN columnist David Murphy published a contrarian piece purporting to show that the Eagles have neglected the offensive side of the ball in the draft under Chip Kelly. His lazy “analysis” consisted of counting up Eagles draft picks for the offensive and defensive units over the past 3 years. Even the dullest of readers can see the problem: this method equates the pick of Lane Johnson with that of Jordan Poyer. Or Zach Ertz and David King.When pressed upon this obvious flaw by friend of the blog Noah Becker…
It's amazing what a win over Dallas will do for your spirits. The Eagles went into the bye week at 3-4, reeling from a loss to Carolina that wasn't particularly close. Post-bye, post-victory over a hated rival, and they're 4-4, with the wind at their back, a rejuvenated team.All it took was a few fourth down tries, a revived running game, and a kicker that finally made a clutch field goal longer than 50 yards. Suddenly it's "the biggest win of the Chip Kelly era" (which is really saying something about the Chip Kelly era, unfortunately).Sam Bradford is fixed. He's "cont…
I'm starting to think Chip Kelly, our beloved head coach and offensive mastermind, may not be on the same page with the Eagles general manager. In fact, hot take alert here, the GM may be actively sabotaging Chip. Let's examine the evidence.In 2013, Kelly proved he could take a collection of players drafted by other people and mold them into a successful team. The defense, sure, was a bit rough. But Kelly inherited an offense of Andy Reid's making and turned it into something special. The offensive line dominated, with the left side anchored by two all-pro players, an…
Last week, I placed the blame for the Eagles' 0-2 start squarely at the feet of the offense. Despite this week's win over the Jets (yay!), Chip Kelly's favorite unit continued to perform woefully.Yes, Ryan Mathews, subbing in for DeMarco Murray, rushed for 108 yards on 25 carries. But his numbers hide the fact that there were still far too many negative or no gain rushes (10 total). Between Mathews and Darren Sproles, the rushing game averaged just 3.47 yards per carry, a heady improvement from the prior weeks, but nothing to get excited about. Everyone on the offensiv…
If you watched the putrid Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and the Redskins last night, there was some solace for Philly fans. Mainly that everyone else in this division is pretty much just as #terrible as the Eagles.That does leave room for optimism, despite two of the worst Eagles games in recent memory, strung back to back at the start of this season. The truth is that as bad as the Eagles have been, they still can turn things around. The question is whether their awful play so far is the result of fundamental, uncorrectable problems or something more…
When Chip Kelly entered the NFL in 2013, many people derided his offense as a "college" or "gimmick" system, with its unconventional no huddle, quarterback read option, plus other aspects of the spread. Kelly pioneered packaged play concepts (those run-pass hybrids) and play call communication techniques like giant signs and coaches doing weird hand signals. Anyone who thought that wouldn't work was wrong. His offense rocked the league in year one, putting up big numbers and carrying a terrible defense to the playoffs.Many Eagles fans, including myself, enjoyed a victor…
The following is an article I wrote that originally appeared in the Eagles Almanac 2015 with the title "Keep Your Options Open: What Chip Needs To Learn About The Cap." It's a couple months out of date, but the larger points remain valid, especially after the discussion of Chip Kelly's value-destroying tendencies as GM made it as far as ESPN radio this week.One of the most ironic things about Philadelphia sports fandom is how much overlap there is between supporters of Chip Kelly and those of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie. Sure, on the surface there are plenty of r…
"At some point we're going to have to separate Chip the Visionary from Chip the GM and Coach... The way I see it, Chip the Visionary is kind of getting undone by Chip the GM and Chip the Coach." - Bomani JonesOn Tuesday, I had a conversation on Twitter with Chris Brown of Smart Football about the Eagles guard play and how it reflected on Chip Kelly's performance as GM. You can see most of it here. How ESPN's Bomani Jones found it, I do not know, but he did and riffed on it in his daily radio show/podcast last night. It has some elements of national media bluster, but I obviously agree with the…
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Everybody is a general manager at this time of year, with the NFL Draft fast approaching. Readers here have already seen The Morning Call's mock draft 1.0. But how do others see it. What follows are links to 13 folks in the business of covering the league breaking down the first round. One of them,...
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round. Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round. Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins,...
Less than two weeks remain in the countdown to the Philadelphia Eagles' first minicamp of 2016, and former Lafayette College running back Ross Scheuerman is counting down the hours in which to make an impact with his newest team.Considering what he's been through to get to this point, he has every...
For reasons known only to them, the Eagles have draped a shroud of secrecy over their annual local pro day today. But thanks to various sources, we have come up with 10 of the players that they brought in to work out and possibly interview today at the NovaCare Complex. Because the players either...
PHILADELPHIA — When the best money beats the best opportunity, the concern about being labeled a "journeyman" gets shoved to the side.That was offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski's story as he was introduced Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, his third NFL team in as many years."I'm over it already,"...
Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was arrested in Miami on Monday, two days before he was due to report for training camp, Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com reports. Bradham turned himself in to Miami police after an incident last Thursday at a South Beach hotel, The Hilton Bentley South Beach. According to the police report, Bradham was […]
Ever since the Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick, they’ve made it clear that they want to be extremely patient with him. Wentz is a player the Eagles view as the long term centerpiece of the franchise, but not in any way some kind of short term fix, Jimmy Kempski of […]
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The Eagles plan to sign quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports citing a league source. Bethel-Thompson, 27, has been on eight NFL rosters since 2011. He was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad. He spent parts of 2012 and 2013 on the Minnesota Vikings’ active roster, although he […]
The Eagles have re-signed linebacker Najee Goode to a one-year contract according to the team’s official website. Goode was originally a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of West Virginia in 2012 but has spent the last three seasons on and off the Eagles roster. The Eagles re-signed him in September and he […]
The Eagles have their new offensive coordinator, as Adam Caplan is reporting the deal with former NFL QB and coordinator Frank Reich is done, and he’ll join Doug Pederson’s new staff. Frank Reich hiring is official as #Eagles OC. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 20, 2016 The 54-year-old was fired as the Chargers offensive coordinator […]
Doug Pederson will be the Eagles’ next coach, an NFL source confirmed to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. Doug Pederson will be the #Eagles coach, league source confirms. — Les Bowen (@LesBowen) January 14, 2016 Pederson, the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, can’t be hired until his team loses in the playoffs. The Chiefs play […]
The Eagles will look high and low for a coach this offseason, and started with one of their own on Friday, as reports say the team spoke to running back coach Duce Staley. Last Tuesday the Eagles fired Chip Kelly with a week left in the season. Pat Shurmur will coach the finale against the […]
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