The injury count in this game was epic. I counted at least 10 casualties between both teams. I think that almost officially qualifies for the original Latin definition of “decimated”… What a drama-filled and emotional game! Both sides were chippy from the outset, no doubt due to the many verbal instigations of that little attention-seeker, […]
The Bored of Smart Phans takes over now. They will soon fill the lower mezzanine and call the action from the “Comments” section. Warm and humid in Philly today… “Excellent”, as Mr. Burns might say… DeSean Jaccpot will suit up and attempt to play for the Redskins despite a very sore shoulder. Also the ‘Skins […]
Sorry for the delay in posting this one— a weird power outage on a storm-free sunny day knocked me out of the loop— so I will be going back to review your late Friday comments and adding your information to this topic as I retrieve it. Wow, we get to go up against Jay Gruden […]
I’m putting my obsession with Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan out there—he’s pretty darn effective at meeting, greeting and beating right tackles. We know the RT position is shaky for the Eagles right now. For all I know Andrew Gardner will not even be starting there for the Birds this Sunday. Kerrigan of course is the […]
Geez, to read some of the fan comments and especially Philadelphia Daily News’ Paul Domowitch’s grade reviews of the Eagles victory over the Colts, you’d think we had lost that game… Al contrario, as our SoCal poster Brizorro might say… Domo was harsh upon the Birds in these categories: QB Nick Foles— “C”… Run Defense […]
The game started out with a seemingly dominant flow for the Eagles. They turned back Andrew Luck and the Colts with a seamless 3-and-out on Indy’s first possession…then on offense the Eagles nearly ran the table with a series of plays based upon a power sweep with a built-in bubble screen… And suddenly all of […]
To coin a phrase from our great friend Kent Phil in merry old England, “GET IN, Eagles phans!” Get into the Indy Brew Bus which is boarding now to take you to the Livefyre party and the in-game commentary below as the Eagles (1-0) take on the Indianapolis Colts (0-1) on Monday Night Football. The […]
Now we are at the point where Monday Night Football either fires you up with anticipation or douses your weekend with all the excitement of a traffic jam. I think of the Kinks’ old classic “Tired of Waiting…” But at least the delay gives us pause to reflect upon the individual match-ups coming our way… […]
Just when it looked like David Molk would get his first NFL career start at left guard, Chip Kelly had a change of plan. Dennis Kelly, the 6-8, 321 lb. “Keeper of the Keys” from Purdue, will apparently start against the Colts on Monday night. You think of the giant 5th-rounder from the 2012 draft […]
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, [...]
It’s clear that Eagles CB Cary Williams doesn’t care about endearing himself to the fans or coaches. And that’s fine, be who you are and don’t be fake. However, when …Continue Reading »
Eagles emerging star LB Mychal Kendricks has been ruled out for this Sunday’s game against the Redskins. This is not good as the Eagles have a serious lack of depth …Continue Reading »
If the Eagles play the first half against the Colts the same way they played against the Jags, don’t expect the same outcome as last week. The Colts are obviously …Continue Reading »
The Eagles’ season-opener against the Jaguars didn’t start out so hot. Just before games start at the Linc, the Eagles play a bunch of Rocky-themed sound bites and music to get the …Continue Reading »
Football in Philly is back as the Eagles take on the Jaguars in the season opener at the Linc this Sunday. This game highlights choices 1 and 1A in the …Continue Reading »
Home has not been where the heart is for the Eagles in recent years. Hell, two of the most heartbreaking defeats in Eagles history came at home when they closed out …Continue Reading »
The Eagles are set to kickoff their 2014 season this Sunday against the Jaguars. The tinkering is done and the roster is set — for now — and with the …Continue Reading »
Chip Kelly and the Eagles have some tough decisions to make by tomorrow at 4pm. A total of 22 players will have to be cut in order to get down …Continue Reading »
The Eagles cut 14 players on Saturday, trimming the roster to 76 players. All teams have to get to the 75 player limit by 4pm EST on Tuesday, August 26th. …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.
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…
Before the season started, I set my expectations for 2013 at a reasonable level: an improvement from last year's disaster squad and a foundation built for future growth. As I said then, most teams as bad as the Eagles improved, on DVOA terms, by an average of about 12%. I anticipated something along those lines, with a slight record improvement but certainly no mention of playoffs.Obviously, I was wrong. Before Sunday's loss, the Eagles had improved by nearly 33% in DVOA, one of the best turnarounds ever. That will cool slightly this week, but the team still has the inside track on a playoff s…
Could it be that what Williams has claimed is contributing?Could it be that what Williams has claimed is contributing?
The Detroit Lions are making a change at kicker.
Eagles coach Kelly also says criticism by Williams not an issue.Eagles coach Kelly also says criticism by Williams not an issue.
Last season, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had the benefit of a new system that was taking the NFL by storm and the league's top rusher, LeSean McCoy, in the backfield with him for every game.
Instead, he taunted the fans on an 81-yard TD reception and helped to set a bitter tone that led to melee.Instead, he taunted the fans on an 81-yard TD reception and helped to set a bitter tone that led to melee.
The disgruntled CB finds faults with coach's ways.The disgruntled CB finds faults with coach's ways.
They survive 511 yards and 34 points to improve to 3-0.They survive 511 yards and 34 points to improve to 3-0.
New York faces stiff challenge with Chicago's passing attack.New York faces stiff challenge with Chicago's passing attack.
Eagles say former teammate and current Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is just another opponent.Eagles say former teammate and current Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is just another opponent.
Washington: QB Robert Griffin III, CB Tracy Porter, LB Akeem Jordan, DL Kedric Golston, OT Morgan Moses, TE Jordan Reed, WR Santana Moss. Philadelphia: QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff, S Earl Wolff, DB Jaylen Watkins, LB Mychal Kendricks, OL Matt Tobin, OL Kevin Graf, DE Taylor Hart.
Redskins at Eagles – Who Wins the NFC East Matchup?
WASHINGTON REDSKINS Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday QB Robert Griffin (ankle) Thursday QB Robert Griffin (ankle) DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday DE Kedric Golston (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) Thursday DE Kedric Golston […]
The Eagles have agreed to contract terms with veteran offensive lineman Wade Smith, Alex Marvez of FOXSports reports. The 33 year old Smith was a third round draft pick of the Dolphins. Smith has started 38 games throughout his 10 year career. As reported earlier the Eagles also hosted Eric Winston but opted not to […]
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday TE Clay Harbor (calf), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), T Austin Pasztor (hand) Thursday TE Clay Harbor (calf), LB Geno Hayes (not injury related), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), DT Roy Miller (not injury related), T Austin Pasztor (hand) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE […]
Jaguars at Eagles Week One – Who Wins?
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday TE Clay Harbor (calf), RB Storm Johnson (ankle), T Austin Pasztor (hand) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday P Bryan Anger (right groin), G Zane Beadles (calf), DT Sen’Derrick Marks (shoulder), WR Allen Robinson (hamstring), K Josh Scobee (right quadricep), T Josh […]
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SERIES JAGUARS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 3-1 STREAKS 3-1 COACHES VS. OPP. Bradley: 0-0 Kelly: 0-0 LAST GAME 9/26/10: Eagles 28 at Jaguars 3. Philadelphia WRs DeSean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin combine for 236 receiving yards & 3 TDs. Eagles QB Michael Vick adds rushing TD. LAST GAME AT […]
An Eagles safety and former Arizona State University player was arrested early Friday morning after an acquaintance was involved a bar fight in downtown Tempe, Ariz., police said according to KTAR in Arizona. Court documents said Keelan Johnson was standing in front of Zuma Grill just after 2 a.m. after an acquaintance was involved in […]