The 9th annual Eagles MACH 10 Challenge is already open for business. This is the official GK Brizer-sanctioned contest in which the rules are simple: PICK 10 rookies you think will be drafted by the Eagles. It’s as simple as that. No need for selection by Round…just list the names of 10 guys in the […]
Don’t get me wrong, I love Ron Jaworski… I mean, I love his Eagles’ legacy as a team leader and his commentary skills as an NFL analyst for ESPN… but man, is he down on Chip Kelly or what?!?! It’s amazing to me that a former Eagles QB seems so intent upon second-guessing every move […]
Of all the pre-draft visits arranged by the Eagles so far, the one I’m most excited by is CB/S Eric Rowe (6-1, 205, Utah, 4.45 ’40, 19 bench reps, projected as a 2nd round pick). Actually, Rowe has had two extended visits with the Eagles—an official day at NovaCare, and a private workout near Eric’s […]
I just realized today that emerging defensive line star Fletcher Cox has a 5th-year option still remaining on his 2012 rookie contract with the Eagles. I had been concerned that Cox, who is in the fourth year of his rookie contract, has not yet been offered a new contract extension deal from the Eagles. My […]
Over the last two decades the NFL Scouting Combine has really impacted the personnel evaluation process of the Eagles. But it is still only about 20 percent (my own estimate) of the decision factors involved in picking a prospect. The real value of the Combine is (a) it provides you with a comprehensive medical report […]
These are the bargain basement times in NFL roster-building— Bring in your motivated 5th and 6th-year free agent guys for a tryout— the worst that happens is you end up keeping a guy for depth insurance at the league veteran minimum salary. If you’re lucky, the guy will actually dress on gamedays and contribute… It’s […]
Mel Kiper Jr. is a trip… but I get sucked into his Saturday afternoon appearances on ESPN Radio every weekend… He does these Top 5 and Top 10 segments for every position group in the NFL Draft. They are intoxicating due to production values… not really sure if Mel even believes what he is touting… […]
One thing I tend to overlook when trying to evaluate a receiver is how well he needs to be able to block when he is not a primary target. It seems Chip Kelly puts a higher value on this quality than previous Eagles head coaches. Now that the Chippah is omnipotent in pro personnel selection, […]
Our Bored member BROZ does a lot of homework for his Drafttek gig. This weekend he’s studying tape […]
The NFL allows the Eagles to bring in a maximum of 30 draft prospects for a tour of the home facility and a workout—a little meet ‘n’ greet orientation visit, if you will. It’s become a game within a game to keep track of all the visitors. We’ve seen Tommy Lawlor and Sheil Kapadia and […]
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, [...]
If Chip Kelly truly wants Marcus Mariota he could try emulating a trade that transpired 25 years ago. Back in 1990, the Colts traded for the No. 1 overall draft …Continue Reading »
Eagles fans have enjoyed some quiet days after a very exciting start to the 2015 NFL offseason. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions as the Eagles traded well …Continue Reading »
Since Dave just did it, I may as well too. With the NFL Draft only 18 days away, think it’s time for me to write up my final mock draft. …Continue Reading »
When doing an Eagles mock draft, much attention is being paid to the players the Eagles are bringing in for pre-draft visits. Last year, six of the seven players the …Continue Reading »
Let’s just get this out of the air now. It’s highly unlikely the Philadelphia Eagles can land Marcus Mariota. If he somehow slips and falls, fine, this conversation is null, …Continue Reading »
The Eagles could go in a number of different directions with their first round pick in the upcoming draft. All the moves Chip Kelly has made this offseason have shaken …Continue Reading »
Last night, Miami Dolphins beat writer Omar Kelly stated that the Dolphins have some interest in an Eagles Cornerback or Safety. Here’s what he tweeted: Word on the street is …Continue Reading »
As of this time, I still believe there is a chance that the Eagles will make a trade for Marcus Mariota. The Eagles, and Chip Kelly himself, are doing their …Continue Reading »
Now that I have your attention with some highlights, the Philadelphia Eagles’ biggest need on the team is clearly Safety. The case can be made for Guard, Wide Receiver, as …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…
It was my first time in a cinema and I was agog. People dipped discreetly into boxes of chocolate-covered nuts. There were carpets on the walls. An entire seat just for me. And not the usual rubbish designed for children, made of Marmite-proof, Oros-repellent plastic: this one was upholstered in the kind of plush, red […]
My mother’s first husband, who was the first mentally ill person I ever met, rents storage spaces all over D.C. He saves in crate after carton after crate: paper towel tubes, his son’s second grade science projects and college term papers, broken air conditioners, hammers, screwdrivers, curtain rods, weights, spatulas, pots and pans, old cans […]
The first girl I ever kissed had a mouthful of luring words and veins full of Percocet. I wore the potent perfume of pineapple vodka on my breath and wilted forward into her lap, all curled up at the edges like a water-logged book. We were perched on the end of a leather couch in […]
This could just be a story about countries deemed dangerous for women to travel to. But it’s more than that. This is a story about our perception of danger and how we’re told time and time again that the unfamiliar and the foreign are more dangerous to us than what is on our own doorstep. […]
I’ve had quite a few inquiries about my images and posts over the past few months, and I thought it would be a nice idea to post some of my set ups for you guys to see. There aren’t really ‘secrets’ to good food photography, but in the beginning I felt there was some kind of […]
“I’m not going to apply for the job because I want you to get it.” I was in my mid-20s and a promotion opened up in my division at work and I planned to apply for it. Given the hierarchy in our department, one male coworker and I were the natural ones to consider for […]
Last month reports swept through the global media that ISIS had used bulldozers to level the ancient city of Hatra. ISIS has already destroyed a number of irreplaceable sculptures from Hatra in the Mosul Museum, lending immediate credibility to reports from Iraqi antiquities officials that ISIS fighters had destroyed Hatra itself as well. However, no […]
When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album, To Pimp A Butterfly (2015), I was in the middle of teaching a unit on Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye (1970). My freshmen students were grappling with some big ideas and some really complex language. Framing the unit as an “Anti-Oppression” study, we took special efforts to […]
When I was an undergrad, one of my reasons for wanting to continue in academia was my aversion to Western formal clothing. If I became a Ph.D. student and then a professor, I thought, I would hardly ever need to wear suits or dress shirts, and such a life appealed to me. I had seen academics of all […]
This is something that I’m sure a lot of people have noticed: there is trend toward using the word “literally” in a sentence where the speaker is not actually being literal. For instance: “There were literally a million people at Dave’s party” (when not even 50 people showed up) “I literally dropped dead from shock” […]
As the NFL Draft wears on, the search for quality depth and unpolished diamonds with first- or second-round upsides grows more difficult but not impossible.
Conspicuous by his absence from Indianapolis this weekend will be Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong, and the Eagles certainly have to be taking note.
Only time will tell if Chip Kelly is an extremely bold visionary, a foolishly ignorant neophyte or somewhere in the middle following his stunning breakup of a very successful offense after only two years as coach and around three hours as an NFL personnel man for the Philadelphia Eagles.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Boo birds squawked as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrated the opening of Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City.
Could the Philadelphia Eagles still be searching for their quarterback of the future? And if obtaining Oregon's Marcus Mariota in the NFL Draft is as unrealistic as coach Chip Kelly keeps telling us, would he take a shot at UCLA's Brett Hundley in the second round instead?
Projecting the most sensible draft picks for any NFL team is more art than inexact science, at best. Not to mention a little presumptuous.
After this year's NFL Draft concludes on May 2, the Eagles will begin to sign undrafted rookies and perhaps some veterans who may still be floating around in free agency to reach the league's offseason roster limit of 90 players.
Joint practices with the New England Patriots won't be happening this summer for the first time since Chip Kelly became head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Too bad it took him a decade to fully appreciate all that was going down when he was here, but former controversial Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens did make a few eye-opening admissions when he appeared on Comcasts's Breakfast on Broad Thursday morning.
Due diligence on Wednesday kept the Philadelphia Eagles right in their backyard as they held a local workout day for numerous college athletes who are natives of the Philadelphia area.
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 […]
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 […]