I’m the first guy to admit I can learn a lot from Phil Sheridan. No, not the Civil War general— but the guy who’s a Philadelphia native and a graduate of Temple University and who became an Inquirer and ESPN.com sports columnist after covering the Eagles for seven years. Phil kinda called me out on […]
Herremans and Casey are gone. Cap casualties—it happens this time of year. Who’s next? DeMeco Ryans, the charismatic inside linebacker for the Eagles, could be the next to go. I don’t want to see that. A healthy DeMeco is a beautiful thing. But the state of DeMeco’s health in 2015 coming off an Achilles tendon […]
Not many players get the chance to exit gracefully after a ten-year career with one team. G/T Todd Herremans is the latest of the Eagles to experience the cold reality of that statement. There is no room for sentimentality in the NFL anymore— as if there ever was. In major league baseball, for example, where […]
I’ve learned over the years not to fall in love with a player based on Combine stats. What I try to do is focus more on the player’s movement and agility within the drills. I think a lot of coaches and scouts take that approach also. It’s kind of an intuition thing going on—how fluid […]
Trae Waynes eliminated any doubts that his success on game tape would be betrayed by his measurables. It’s Waynes’ World now. Our Bored-emeritus analyst, JB99 “The Sage”, summed it up well: “Welp… Waynes looked very good out there and is a real possibility for the Eagles at 20… if he falls that far. The other […]
The Philadelphia Eagles came just short of making the 2014 postseason, after trying to salvage the season with Mark Sanchez at quarterback after Nick Foles went down with injury. Chip Kelly’s inventive offense didn’t have the consistency it needed, which is something to keep an eye on in 2015. Foles’ broken collarbone is a thing […]
A young and aggressive defense is the real soul of an Eagles team that matters. Defense is the equalizer. I don’t even care how many points the offense scores or how fast they score them. You’ve got to take pride in your defensive engine if you wanna get to heaven in Philly. Defensive linemen and […]
The number one pick in the 2015 NFL Draft was said to be Jameis Winston’s to lose. Well, it looks like he lost it for now— to Marcus Mariota. Mariota dommed Winston in nearly every aspect of Saturday’s QB drills at the Combine. Okay, “dommed” is a bit strong, as both Winston and Mariota made […]
From Ontario all the way south to Florida, Eagles fans find themselves prisoners of a record-setting arctic chill this weekend—and assuming we can keep the power on, I say no better escape than to hunker down with the NFL Scouting Combine coverage. You can find non-stop reporting on Combine events at NFLN-TV and a host […]
The Siberian cold front pounding Philly tonight is stunning in its relentless demand for attention to reality. The cold reality of the upcoming NFL Draft for the Eagles is they really need a big hit this time around— Whether that means one or two big splash scores or five or six worthy contributors to blossom […]
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, [...]
Saying that the Eagles need help in the secondary is akin to saying humans need oxygen to breath. It’s by far their weakest position with only one starter likely to …Continue Reading »
A few days ago I wrote about possible trade targets for the Eagles as well as under honorable mentions I had players I would be watching for if they got …Continue Reading »
I have spent some time looking around the web and reading mock drafts to get an idea of who certain fans want their respective teams to try and trade or release. …Continue Reading »
Before the NFL Draft takes place, there’s this crazy time period between March 10th and mid-April called “free agency.” Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s a time when mediocre players get …Continue Reading »
In the immortal words of Dee Snider from Twisted Sister: “I Wanna Mock!” Or was that “Rock!”? Meh, mock, rock…doesn’t matter, I like to do both but since this is …Continue Reading »
Jeremy Maclin is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent while Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks will be eligible to receive contract extensions. These are three important contract situations that …Continue Reading »
The Eagles’ new front office power structure will face an early test in just over a month. If things remain status quo between now and March 10th, we’ll get to …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 […]
Lane Johnson was the fourth overall selection in the 2013 draft, from Oklahoma. Todd Herremans' draft status was not quite that lofty — he was taken in the fourth round, in 2005, out of much less prominent Saginaw Valley State. But Johnson quickly attached himself to Herremans, his mentor...
Todd Herremans, a fixture on the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line since 2005, is going to be released, a source close to the situation confirmed.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Philadelphia Eagles safety Keelan Johnson has been sentenced to two months of supervised probation for pushing a police officer in suburban Phoenix last year.
Former Arizona State and NFL safety Keelan Johnson has been sentenced to two months of supervised probation for assaulting a Tempe police officer last year.
Calling it a case of mistaken identity, prosecutors Monday said Philadelphia Eagles football player and Lee County native Nate Allen is innocent of an indecent exposure allegation.
The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.
INDIANAPOLIS — In its infancy, it was just that. Only three reporters, as legend has it, saw the NFL Scouting Combine as something worth covering the first time the league made Indianapolis the permanent site of its annual event in 1987.
Suggested homework assignment for the Philadelphia Eagles front office: Thoroughly investigate the background of former University of Washington cornerback Marcus Peters and determine whether his character is of good enough quality to play for your organization. Do not allow his talent to be...
So what does it all mean?
The results are beginning to come in from the floor here at Lucas Oil Stadium, and even though 40-yard dash times are not necessarily an indicator of how well prospects will play in the NFL, they can tell you if a player who was thought to be slow might not be.
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, […]