A lot of casual Eagles fans are still not aware that Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers is probably sitting this game out on Saturday night…or if he plays, it won’t be for more than an opening series. I had to chuckle a little when PE.com released this fan poll late Friday asking fans to vote […]
In the wake of Jordy Nelson’s untimely ACL injury in their previous preseason game, the Green Bay Packers have apparently decided to hold out most of their starters from this Saturday evening’s scheduled PS3 game with the Eagles. In Wednesday’s practice, GB QB Aaron Rodgers’ reps were lighter than they’ve been all training camp — […]
I kinda figured it out late… but largely thanks to a spirited exchange here between ATV of Henderson, Nevada, and Beanstalk of Australia, I finally got it right… Eagles QB’s in Chip’s NFL offense have no real role in keeping the ball and running… it’s all a silly illusion… the intent all along is to […]
It’s a big day for Mychal! Only a few months ago, Kendricks openly questioned his own future in Philadelphia following pre-draft reports that the Eagles had dangled him in trade talks. At 5-foot-11 and less than 240 pounds, Kendricks was also believed to fall short of Kelly’s rigid physical requirements for so-called nucleus players. But […]
It’s great to see a young tailback actually making splash plays as a punt returner in preseason, to the point where he’s seriously in the conversation for being kept on the final roster as a 4th RB. Kenjon Barner is doing just that. “He’s making a huge case,” coach Chip Kelly said after the game, […]
Sam Bradford started the game and remained in one piece. The Eagles eventually beat the Ravens 40-17, and more importantly dominated the first half when the 1’s and 2’s were on the field. Win-Win-Win, it would appear for the Iggles. But wait!! The Ravens played so poorly in all phases you have to wonder if […]
Consider this Sam Bradford’s first real date with the cruel but exotically beautiful mistress known as Eagles Destiny… Sam’s like a virgin again, and we’re sending him off to the prom with a clean suit, a $50 expense account and a clean but used Corvair… Sure his moves may be rusty. Realistically, I hope he […]
You kinda knew the full contact drills between the Eagles and the Ravens in the trenches were going to get ramped up on Thursday after Chip Kelly spent most of his pre-practice interview praising the Ravens offensive and defensive lines. Things got a little rough out there on Thursday—but featured clean play, for the most […]
Most of the impressions I’m talking about are photographic, thanks to the great work of both the Eagles and Ravens PR staff photographers. But some notes on things I thought stood out from the first day of joint practice: As ATV our analyst from Henderson, Nevada had warned us, Eagles rookie CB Eric Rowe did […]
Ten years with the Eagles—John Harbaugh was hired by Ray Rhodes out of the Indiana program in 1998, and Andy Reid kept Harbs on board when he took over the team in 1999. In 2007, after serving as Eagles’ special teams coach for nine years, he became Andy’s defensive backs coach. This fulfilled his request […]
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, [...]
There has been a lot of buzz lately about the prospect of Tim Tebow making the Eagles’ roster as the third string quarterback. Even though I had him on the …Continue Reading »
Is something wrong with DeMarco Murray or are the Eagles simply being cautious? For what it’s worth, Chip Kelly stated that holding him out of the first preseason game was …Continue Reading »
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Replacing 3/4’s of your starting Secondary is difficult to do in one offseason. Now, the Eagles have to replace 4/5’s of it after trading Brandon Boykin to the Steelers on …Continue Reading »
With Eagles training camp set to begin tomorrow, I thought we’d start looking at some of the most interesting camp battles ahead. That leads me to the Cornerback and Safety positions, …Continue Reading »
You’ve probably heard by now that Sam Bradford will reportedly play out the final year of his rookie contract this year. Ever since the Eagles traded for him, there had …Continue Reading »
Hey Eagles Addicts, I have a new writer to introduce here. Ben has been a long time die-hard Eagles fan and has a passion for football. While weighing some career …Continue Reading »
In Chip Kelly’s first year with full control over personnel, he has dramatically changed the Eagles’ roster. A lot of new players are here with many expected to play prominent …Continue Reading »
The odds of the Eagles making Super Bowl 50 seem to be on a downward trend. Right now, the Eagles are currently listed as Superbowl longshots, albeit not nearly as …Continue Reading »
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 »
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: DeMarco MurrayMalcolm JenkinsThere are some interesting things going on at Eagles practice and messages being sent. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins who is clearly one of the leaders on the squad, brought a chair over to running back DeMarco Murray, during practice. Murray wasn’t practicing today. He was watching in his sweat pants.Jenkins later said the chair was [...](Read more...)The post Malcolm Jenkins Sends Message To His Non-Practicing Teammates appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: DeMarco MurrayDeMeco RyansKiko AlonsoZach ErtzEagles linebacker Kiko Alonso has been missing since he suffered a concussion at the last open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. He was spotted at the Nova Care Complex.The first news that broke at the beginning of the Eagles practice was the fact that DeMarco Murray, Zach Ertz, Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans weren’t practicing [...](Read more...)The post Alonso Spotted; Murray, Kendricks, Ertz and Ryans Not Practicing appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsWide ReceiversTags: Byron MaxwellJosh HuffPhiladelphia EaglesYesterday, I had a NFL guy whom I respect a great deal and a guy who knows the NFL wide receiver position very well, tell me he thinks Josh Huff is now the best wide receiver on the Eagles roster. He says Huff has improved more than any receiver on the team.Yes, you read that [...](Read more...)The post Josh Huff Has Improved, But How Much appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: John MoffitPhiladelphia EaglesJohn Moffitt will be the Eagles starting right guard when the start for the 2015 season kicks off. The former 2011 3rd round draft pick walked away from football in 2013 and has since been given a second chance by head coach Chip Kelly.Moffitt has several factors on his side that I believe will lead [...](Read more...)The post Could John Moffit Start At Right Guard? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Sam BradfordEagles starting quarterback Sam Bradford has been definitely putting on a show at each practice with his quick releases, tight spirals and spot-on accuracy. He’s got his teammates excited about the possibilities. Still Bradford’s excellence at the practices won’t matter, if he can’t take the hits when he’s throwing the ball in and out of [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Wants To Play And He Needs To Play appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Sam BradfordThe PopeEagles quarterback Sam Bradford had another impressive practice throwing the football, today. He spread it out to his different receivers with plenty of throws going to Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor. Still there’s attention on his knee.After practice Bradford was asked if he was open to having Pope Francis bless his knee. The [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Is All For Having The Pope Bless His Knee appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsSecondaryTags: Chip KellyE.J. BiggersEric RoweJaylen WatkinsThe Eagles are on the field practicing, but here’s quick look at what’s going on. Chip Kelly let us know in his pre-practice news conference that Jaylen Watkins, Eric Rowe, and E.J. Biggers will be battling for that nickel back position. Watkins and Rowe were in there today.Kelly feels the Eagles have enough depth to [...](Read more...)The post Chip Kelly: Watkins, Rowe & Biggers Battling For Nickel Back Position appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesMost NFL coaches would be happy if their special teams accounted for a touchdown or two during the season. Then there is Chip Kelly, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles who emphasizes the impact of special teams, and believes their commitment puts them in a position to score each week.The Eagles matched the NFL record [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Need A Repeat-Performance From Special Teams appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSCoaching StaffEaglesNewsTags: Aaron RodgersDeMeco RyansJason PetersLane JohnsonSam BradfordEagles Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters has been impressed with what he has seen from Sam Bradford, so far this training camp. Peters tells Bob Grotz of DelcoTimes.com that Sam Bradford’s passing release reminds him of Aaron Rodgers.“It’s effortless. I mean, it shoots out of his hand like a cannon. The guy has an [...](Read more...)The post What They Saying About The Eagles appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsSecondaryTags: JaCorey ShepherdPhiladelphia EaglesEagles have lost rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd for the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Shepherd had been playing well, but yesterday he collided with running back Darren Sproles near the end of the team’s open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. He was carted off the field and he [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Rookie CB JaCorey Shepherd Suffered ACL Tear 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,…
When was the last time a quarterback genuinely inspired the Eagles fan base for an extended period of time? Nick Foles certainly seemed on his way to doing so after a Pro-Bowl 2013 season, but his tenure atop the QB depth chart was ultimately short-lived. After more than a decade of franchise stalwart Donovan McNabb leading the…
All of a sudden, the 2015 Philadelphia Eagles season is one step closer to getting underway. With the Birds set to report to training camp Aug. 1 and exhibition games not far behind, here are some random thoughts about the Eagles (and other things) in Year Three of the Chip Kelly era: Call me outdated, but I…
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…
They're moving faster than the refs, not to mention their opponents, and not just between plays. They're getting turnovers. They're flipping the field a ridiculous number of times when somebody kicks or punts to them. Their running game features a stable of six starting-caliber NFL running backs...
Mike Coccia, the former Freedom High School star who went on to play football for Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's alma mater, New Hampshire, has been cut along with 11 others Sunday, the team announced.
Hard to be disappointed with any performances from the Philadelphia Eagles' top players tonight.
The Packers lost receiver Randall Cobb to a shoulder injury, while Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford threw three touchdowns passes in Philadelphia's 39-26 win over Green Bay on Saturday night.
Keeping in mind that tonight's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers (8 p.m., Channel 10) is the last you'll see of the most prominent Philadelphia Eagles players until Sept. 14, when they open their regular season in Atlanta, get your fix in now.
Joe Banner spent 20 years in the NFL having his decisions dissected by a growing media that was representative of a nation's fixation with football.
No quarterback plan for their third and ostensibly final preseason game for starters was revealed before practice Thursday by Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly.
PHILADELPHIA - In a summer when many undrafted rookies are flashing brightly for the Philadelphia Eagles, outside linebacker Diaheem Watkins has forced himself onto the list.
Rust never sleeps, according to Neil Young, and so it was natural for it to seep into Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray's game a little bit last Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens, when he was tackled for the first time in seven months.
PHILADELPHIA - A young defensive line that's being allowed to grow together with an anchor in the middle is always a positive thing.
It sounds more and more like the Eagles and coach Chip Kelly are going to make sure their new stud RB, that being DeMarco Murray, is fresh and ready to go for opening day. The back said today via NFL.com that he’s not even sure, after sitting out the first preseason game, that he’ll go […]
Just in time for NFL Kick-Off, Bud Light – the Official Beer of the NFL – is bringing a new Eagles Bud Light can to Philadelphia. The new packaging features Eagles colors, as well as a slogan every Eagles fan can relate to: The perfect beer for proving VICTORY is spelled E-A-G-L-E-S. Bud Light worked […]
Darren Sproles is listed as a running back and has spent his entire career at that position. But he has worked at times this summer at slot receiver, and the 11-year veteran has welcomed the additional duties. One way Sproles’ role could expand this year while trying to increase his offensive production is mixing in […]
The season is over before it really even started for Eagles LB Travis Long, as for the second straight year the linebackers season is over after tearing his ACL. The Philadelphia Daily News has the story: SUDDENLY, Marcus Smith really matters again. The encouraging talk from Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis about the team’s 2014 […]
Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis was asked Monday about how Chip Kelly relates to players, in the wake of allegations that Kelly is too much of a control freak or even has trouble relating to black players, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Davis said the criticisms make little sense to him. Eagles […]
Tim Tebow takes legs day very seriously. The Eagles QB is going all beast mode on this contraption.
Sports Illustrated has put out a piece on the “Worst non-active player by franchise” for each and every franchise, the Eagles included. The player that the author the piece, Doug Farrar, picked was truly a bust – that being former running back Michael Haddix, who was in a word – terrible. Michael Haddix RB, Philadelphia […]
There’s good news for the Eagles, as their new QB, Sam Bradford, appears he will be ready to go when training camp opens for the team later this month. Fox Sports has the news: An anonymous source familiar with the situation told True Jersey’s Elliot Shorr-Parks that Eagles fans can relax. According to the source, […]
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has made a number of roster moves since being handed control of personnel and has been the target of media critics. Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson endured the same type of criticism when he shipped superstar running back Herschel Walker to Minnesota. Johnson has some advice for Kelly according to Emily […]
Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez is currently at the top of the team’s depth chart as presumed starter Sam Bradford recovers from a torn ACL, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advance Media reports. He is not acting, however, like a guy who is ready to give up his spot anytime soon. With the start of Eagles training […]