Everybody’s talking about the Texans (4-4) bringing their aggressive defensive power against the Eagles (5-2) offense this Sunday. It’s being billed in Houston as a classic showdown. One of the best things to ever come out of Houston was my fave R&B group Archie Bell and the Drells. They had a hit out in the […]
Okay, so the NFL stats say the Eagles offense so far in 2014 is the worst “red-zone” team in terms of TD-scoring efficiency… What does that really mean? The Eagles have a minus-7 turnover ratio and the red-zone touchdown efficiency is at 34.78 percent, 32nd in the NFL. But when you analyze those numbers, it […]
PE.com did a sweet infographic on the good stats and nice developments that came out of a tough loss to the Cardinals— you can see the full-size infographic by linking to Infographic: Maclin’s Career Day Maclin had 12 receptions for 187 yards and 2 TD’s against the Cardinals. He’s scored at least 1 TD in […]
You’re on the road and you statistically dominate the game… but somehow you lose, 24-20. Yeah, it boiled down to turnovers at key moments in the red (pink?) zone. Always wary of scoring opportunities that take too long to develop for this young quarterback and his equally youthful offense, I am still rooting hard for […]
I have an irrational desire to witness the Eagles beat the Cardinals. It goes back a long way. It doesn’t matter what their records are. Both teams sit at 5-1 right now. I would be equally invested in the game if both teams were at 1-5. For me it’s about the Bidwills. Owner Bill Bidwill […]
The Eagles practiced indoors on Thursday due to rain and they prepare to board a charter flight to Phoenix late Friday. Above are some photographic stills from the slide show gallery created by Katie Tang of the Philadelphia Eagles PR department. You can view the entire gallery by hitting this link: PE.com’s Photo Gallery Slide […]
Everyone talks about Dangerous Larry and how he gives the Eagles defense Fitz, but the Cardinals have something else coming down the tracks this Sunday that could pose even bigger matchup challenges. It’s double-threat running back Andre Ellington, the 5-9, 199 lb. 2nd-year guy out of Clemson who’s currently running through and around NFL defenses […]
Our good friend Sunbutts scoffs at my use of the term “upgrade” when referring to the new and improved Philadelphia Eagles roster in 2014. I suppose he has a critical point— Sunbutts judges a team’s overall quality by how deep it goes in the playoffs. It’s still way too early at 5-1 to project the […]
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, [...]
By now I’m sure you’ve heard about ESPN’s series of trade proposal ideas to spur discussion in light of the impending trade deadline on October 28th. One of their “fake trades” …Continue Reading »
As the Eagles and Cardinals prepare to do battle this Sunday, I’m sure Bruce Arians will be giving his team some extra motivation this week. He’ll likely be reminding them …Continue Reading »
Remember that day you sat in front of the TV next to your Dad, or Uncle, or maybe Grandma, and said “Teach me about football.” Boy I do! It was …Continue Reading »
The Eagles dominated the Giants on Sunday Night Football in every phase of the game. This was the kind of game we have been waiting to see all season after …Continue Reading »
“Adaptability” was one of the catch-phrases used to describe Chip Kelly after he was hired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. In essence, it meant that he had the ability …Continue Reading »
With only a few days before the Eagles’ most critical game thus far, Chip Kelly is answering the media’s pointed questions with an edgy tone. Chip is becoming “chippy” when …Continue Reading »
Coach Chip Kelly, his players, and all Eagles fans expect the team to be playoff bound. But if they continue to play “soft” that may not happen. In the game …Continue Reading »
What is wrong with Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles? Yes, they’re 4-1 but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, does it? The Eagles have won four out of their …Continue Reading »
It’s Week 5 of the NFL season and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to square off with the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field. The 1-2 Rams are fresh …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…
One of the Philadelphia Eagles' biggest challenges this week will be dealing with the best defensive player in the NFL, end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans. But before the Eagles can find a way to block Watt, they have to find a way to find him. And that's not always easy, because the Texans...
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings is out of the lineup for a third consecutive game because of a sprained knee.
— Shockwaves from the trade have long since dissipated, but Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans can remember the mixed feelings whenever there's a trigger.
— Just when it looked like the band was going to get together again, there was another down note.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost a game they could have won and two players are getting a lot of the blame for Sunday's stinging defeat to the Arizona Cardinals. But quarterback Nick Foles and safety Nate Allen were defended on Monday by the person who has the only opinion that matters —...
— There are two ways to interpret Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's continually reiterated "trust" in his defense as it relates to his decision-making during games: Legitimate faith in his defense or no faith at all in his offense, which is the only side of the ball to produce any...
Thanks to the Dallas Cowboys exceeding even their glass-half-full owner's expectations for this season and the Eagles losing another game to an NFC West foe that they could have won with a little more fundamentally sound play calling, winning the NFC East title is no longer the formality it was...
"Chip Kelly's play-calling was atrocious, and it was a huge component in the outcome. You have to gain 2 inches when you need it. Period."
— Apparently nothing could slow down Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Not even a double-crunch tackle by Patrick Peterson and Deone Bucannon in which Maclin's helmet was sandwiched between theirs.
NEW YORK GIANTS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday RB Rashad Jennings (knee), LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Jon Beason (foot, toe), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle, hamstring), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday C Jason Kelce (hernia), WR Brad […]
Who Wins the Sunday Night NFC East Battle – Giants or Eagles?
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-2) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-1) SERIES GIANTS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 82-74-2 STREAKS 3 of past 5 COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 11-13 Kelly: 1-1 LAST WEEK W 30-20 vs. Falcons W 34-28 vs. Rams LAST GAME 10/27/13: Giants 15 at Eagles 7. New York WR Victor Cruz catches 7 passes for […]
The Eagles built a 27-point lead Sunday, but quickly realized that no lead is safe in the NFL. At least they didn’t need to learn it the hard way. The Eagles defense hung on Sunday for a huge 34-28 win to move to 4-1 on the season, but all that anyone seemed to want to […]
When you’re holding a Bud Light this NFL season, that means you’re #UpForWhatever. And when you’re #UpForWhatever you watch the Eagles “Fly, Eagles, Fly” from the field at The Linc where you meet an Eagles legend before high-fiving the players as they’re introduced.
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 5 matchup between the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles: QB Matt Barkley, WR Josh Huff, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Jason Kelce, OL Kevin Graf, LB Mychal Kendricks, DE Taylor Hart. 49ers: QB Josh Johnson, WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, OL Dillon Farrell, C Marcus Martin, TE Vance McDonald, DT Tank Carradine.
Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 4 matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers.
Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for his involvement in the fight that followed Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker blocking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to the ground in Sunday’s game, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Peters’ fine was for unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over, according to […]
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Practice Report OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY) Wednesday C Jason Kelce (hernia) DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday LB Mychal Kendricks (calf) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday DE Fletcher Cox (back) FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday DE Brandon Bair (foot), CB Brandon Boykin (hip), TE […]