Eagles phans have had a lot of information to assimilate about the 2015 edition of the team so far. As usual the Livefyre commentary ranges from “Oh yeah!” to “Oh No!” with regard to the personnel moves and acquisitions. I thought I’d single out of a few of the comments here made over the past […]
The Philadelphia Eagles have some hurdles to climb to get back into the NFC playoff picture. After a huge upheaval of the roster that saw the departures of starting quarterback Nick Foles, starting running back LeSean McCoy and others, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has to get a new group on the same page in […]
I guess we did have to rebuild the defensive secondary, although truth be told I was pretty darn content with Cary Williams at one corner. Quite frankly, the corners took a lot of heat over the past season because rotational help from the safety (I won’t name nates, I mean, names) was often late to […]
Ever wonder what your first-string receivers are doing to stay in shape on the last weekend in June? I was curious to know what level of activity the “speed/RAC guys” like Jordan Matthews are supposed to maintain while still four or five weeks away from training camp. It would seem to me (an amateur!) that […]
Once a month I bring in the Cleaning Ladies to straighten up my house. At the NFL level, that kind of maintenance is left up to the Head Coach… in this case, Chip Kelly, who as defacto G.M. of the Eagles is allowed to hire and fire his own Cleaning Ladies. In the words of […]
If you ask me, most of the Eagles players currently under contract are underpaid. I say that only because I see how so many guys on the roster are making the NFL minimum veteran money… and most without a pro-rated signing bonus to soften the blow… And this isn’t just an Eagles money thang— all […]
One of our longest-term posters and Eagles fans here lost his dag yesterday. I don’t like to trade on the maudlin sentiments of life here or anywhere else— I hate maudlin— but if you’ve ever lost a beloved pet which had a special place in your life and your heart, then you know what Hudson […]
If 2015 was supposed to be the culmination of Andy Reid’s 5-Year-Plan from back in 2010, we must have time-warped into another football galaxy. To say a lot has changed since then is putting it mildly. Right around this time of the summer in 2010, we were preparing for the Kevin Kolb era at QB […]
One of the good reports coming out of Eagles minicamp is that Eagles 1st-round draft pick Nelson Agholor has so far avoided the somewhat typical phase of rookie frustration. Excuse me for saying “Whoa Nellie!” (I’m going to be the first to use that phrase every time Agholor makes a big catch or a big […]
This edition of the EYE should be more about the longevity of the career of Eagles left tackle Jason Peters… he is still regarded after almost a decade of excellence and periodic bouts of fighting through injury as one of the best players and best left tackles in the NFL. But cut the music! NFLN’s Top […]
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, [...]
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 »
Chip Kelly has been extremely busy in trying to build football team with players that have a team-first mentality. “Culture” has been the key term when talking about the Eagles …Continue Reading »
Eagles’ second round pick Eric Rowe and 2014 free agent signee Nolan Carroll figure to be in a heated battle for the “starter opposite Byron Maxwell” spot at Cornerback. After …Continue Reading »
This lingering Evan Mathis situation is worth keeping an eye on because it is legitimately a cause for concern. Will he still be on the team come September? As I’m …Continue Reading »
Decided to take a pre-crack at the Eagles’ 53-man roster before the camps actually kick off. I always find it amusing to take a guess before the pre-season and see …Continue Reading »
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesWalter ThurmondWhen Chip Kelly indicated that Walter Thurmond would be making the switch to safety, it caught me off guard for several reasons.The first was obvious; Thurmond has zero experience both at the collegiate and pro level playing the position. Second, the Eagles safety battle was thought to involve guys like Earl Wolff, Eric Rowe and [...](Read more...)The post Why Walter Thurmond Makes Sense At Safety appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesFantasy LeaguesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesIt’s never too early to begin fantasy football preparation, and the stock report for Eagle players is a bit up in the air. Having an Eagles player on your fantasy football team(s) is a home-town bonus, but with all of the off-season roster shake-up, trying to project what positional tiers they fall in is difficult.QuarterbackThe [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Fantasy Football Report appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsThe Eagles secondary is expected to make some major improvements this season. We really don’t know what the outcome with regard to who will be starting in the secondary, but we have a good idea of what the likely outcome will be after this week’s mini camp.The core of the Birds pass defense is the [...](Read more...)The post Major Improvements In the Eagles Secondary appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Chip KellyMike MayockPhiladelphia EaglesTim TebowI’ve written numerous times here on the site that Tim Tebow is probably going to make this football team. It’s not that he’s outperforming Matt Barkley or he has become a great pocket passer, it’s because his ability to run with the football and execute the read option will cause problems for opposing defensive coordinators. [...](Read more...)The post Mike Mayock Expects Tim Tebow To Be Here appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Evan MathisNick FolesPhiladelphia EaglesRon JaworskiSam BradfordFormer Eagles quarterback and current ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski was on 97.5 with Anthony Gargano earlier this week and he said he expects big things out of Eagles first round draft pick Nelson Agholor and he thinks the rookie will outperform the expectations of Eagles fans.Jaws didn’t focus on his speed or his change [...](Read more...)The post Ron Jaworski Is Expecting Big Things Out Of Nelson Agholor appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesSam BradfordChip Kelly has tried to protect Sam Bradford from any type of timeline regarding his return to full action, but the quarterback stepped forward today put himself out there.“I think if I’m not ready for 11-on-11 by training camp, then I think something has gone terribly wrong,” Bradford said according to Zach Berman of Philly.com [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Sets Timeline For Full Go At Start Of Training Camp appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
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Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsOffensive LineTags: Chip KellyEvan MathisEagles head coach Chip Kelly said he gave Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis what he wanted which was to be released. Kelly just finished a news conference prior to starting a three-day mandatory mini-camp, which begins today.Kelly said Mathis is a good football player but they had to work something out . “We weren’t [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly: “He (Evan Mathis) wanted to be released” appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsOffensive LineTags: Evan MathisHoward EskinPhiladelphia EaglesHoward Eskin of FOX29 just reported on the 94WIP Morning Show that a couple of Eagles players told him Evan Mathis was going to retire, so he wouldn’t be fined for missing the Birds mandatory workouts. Eskin didn’t give any names of his sources, but he seemed convinced that this was a serious plan by [...](Read more...)The post Howard Eskin Report: Evan Mathis Was Going To Retire To Avoid Fines appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsOffensive LineTags: Anthony GarganoChip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesTodd HerremansFormer Eagle and now Indianapolis Colts guard Todd Herremans called into Anthony Gargano’s Morning Show on 97.5 The Fannatic this week, and he gave us his take on the release of Evan Mathis. I listened closely to what he had to say because if there’s anybody who would know what was going on behind the [...](Read more...)The post Todd Herremans Tells Us Exactly Why The Eagles Released Evan Mathis 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…
The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran guard John Moffitt to a one-year contract Monday, luring the former Seattle Seahawk draft pick out of a one-year retirement.
A guard with a violent past that includes drug and alcohol abuse could be the man Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly turns to as a starter for his depth-challenged offensive line.
He put on 10 quality pounds, showed a greater interest in mastering the intricacies of the Eagles' defense and was rewarded in minicamp earlier this month with some first-team reps.
Here's a list of five potential roster surprises for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015:
A whirlwind of an offseason is finally over for the Philadelphia Eagles, whose roster changes over the past five months are eerily similar to the great purge of 2011.
PHILADELPHIA - He moves without restriction, as if the anterior cruciate ligament he tore last summer was never compromised in the first place; and at times as if he's been in this Philadelphia Eagles defense for three years instead of three months.
What Eagles coach Chip Kelly has come to like most about the players he's assembled for 2015 are their insatiable qualities.
The Eagles have one more practice remaining before they break for vacation prior to training camp in August.
The Eagles have one more practice remaining before they break for vacation prior to training camp in August.
PHILADELPHIA — Of all the Philadelphia Eagles position groups, the one with the fewest questions or issues is defensive line. Young, solid and dependable, the group was huge in the team being so stout against the run last year while also accumulating 49 sacks.
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 […]
When the players in attendance at this week’s NFL Draft hear their name called, they’ll come up to the stage sporting a snazzy draft hat that they’ll be given for their new team. Here’s what the Philadelphia Eagles version of this year’s draft hat will look like. The hat has the Eagles logo on the […]
The Eagles have already shaken their roster up big time this offseason, and are going to be busy on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for the club to try to build on their 2014 season and start to get ready for 2015. The team will look to the draft […]
Many Eagles fans were irate when the team dealt running back LeSean McCoy. Today, the team found his replacement – a younger, better version of McCoy. The team has agreed to terms with running back DeMarco Murray on a five-year deal worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed. Murray was the hardest working back in […]
As if things haven’t been interesting enough this offseason for the Eagles and the rest of the NFL, the birds could be landing the biggest free agent out there as they have a meeting set up with running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday. The move would not only add one of the biggest playmakers in […]
Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was traded last week from the Eagles in exchange for inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, jokingly took credit for 49ers RB Frank Gore backing out on his deal with Chip Kelly and company and opting to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, instead, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports. McCoy told reporters […]
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 […]