Lost in all the mathematical possibilities of making the playoffs for the 9-5 Eagles is the emotional side of the upcoming game Saturday against the 3-11 Washington Redskins. Again to invoke a football cliche, “these two teams don’t like each other.” I always wondered what that really means. I mean I’m sure these guys greet […]
Okay, no more grumpy talk from me for the remainder of the season. I had my little rant about the Chippah’s methodology on offense. I appreciate the spirited debate and the insightful comments that arose from the Bored on the subject. Now it’s time to buckle my fan chinstrap and quit flapping my jaws about […]
It’s discouraging to realize that even if the 2014 Eagles go 11-5 it may not be good enough to make the playoffs. That is a travesty based upon a very weak year for the Giants, Redskins, Falcons and Saints, not to mention the Bears and 49ers— kind of a ripple effect throughout the standings as […]
Tough loss— the Eagles (now 9-5) spotted the Cowboys (now 10-4) 21 points before they emerged from their sleepy cocoon. But there was no lack of “want to” in the Birds— they eventually gathered themselves and took a 24-21 lead at one point in the game. But that didn’t last long. Serious flaws in defensive […]
If variety is the spice of life, then this game is not your cup of tea. They know us, we know them. We meet for the second time in 16 days. We may meet again in the playoffs. We’ve analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of both teams relative to each other for about a month […]
The graphic created by Chris McPherson at PE.com tells the tale of the tape as Dallas prepares to fly to Philly for the Sunday Night heavyweight fight—I mean, divisional football game— at the Linc. Strength of opponents factors into the “Strength vs. Strength” debate, too, but all things being taken as even, the Eagles have […]
It’s tough to win a “double-header” against any team, let alone a team like Dallas which comes to Philadelphia Sunday night with every intention of knocking the Eagles a rung down the NFC East ladder. Prime-time game—which means a ton of TV timeouts, a slower pace, more opportunities for adjustments and situational substitutions. Dallas has […]
I know we lost to the Seahawks…but I am feeling good about the lessons we learned from that game— and there’s still enough time left in 2014 to apply the acquired learning toward a big finish. Our offense was punked— yet we were still in the game. And this is where Yoda comes in and […]
Yeah, Russell Wilson is smart and good. I get that. Who am I to argue? I’m in a Pittsburgh hotel room right now and I caught the game mostly on the radio to the airport and the tablet on the plane whilst waiting for takeoff. But the main impression I got was the Eagles were […]
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, [...]
Did I just mention “Eagles” and “Super Bowl” in the same sentence without the words “not going” in it? Yes, yes I did. And no, I won’t put the pipe …Continue Reading »
After watching the gut-wrenching loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night, it has become crystal clear that Chip Kelly’s Eagles have a ways to before being a legitimate championship …Continue Reading »
Leading up to this week’s Eagles-Cowboys rematch, sports radio talk and Twitter chatter has focused on a few extraneous factors that some people believe favor Dallas in this game. In …Continue Reading »
The Eagles are set to play the Cowboys for the second time in three weeks. As you know, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles defense had quite a feast on Thanksgiving. …Continue Reading »
If there’s one thing we can all agree on after the debacle against Seattle, it’s Eagles Center Jason Kelce’s assessment of the play by his offense: Jason Kelce: "I …Continue Reading »
Chip Kelly and his Eagles are set to square-off against his old college foe Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. The Eagles need to win this game in order to finally …Continue Reading »
The Eagles dominated the Cowboys and played their best game of the season against a quality opponent. The scary thing is that it would have been even more lopsided had …Continue Reading »
It’s “Dallas week” in Philadelphia and that means it’s time for fans to get their hate on! Granted, it’s also Thanksgiving which means we have to cram a full week’s worth of Dallas hating …Continue Reading »
Yes, the Eagles beat the Titans by double digits. Yes, the Eagles are 8-3 and sit atop the NFC East. And yes, the Eagles statistically have a top-4 offense in …Continue Reading »
After being laughed off the field by Aaron Rodgers and company, Mark Sanchez and the Eagles are looking to redeem themselves this week against the Titans. Tennessee is 2-8 so …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…
Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis has studied the tapes of Robert Griffin III and said that when the Eagles play the Washington Redskins today at FedEx Field, they will see the same daredevil they've seen before.
PHILADELPHIA — Thanks in part to another short turnaround, the third for the Philadelphia Eagles in the last six weeks, the players really haven't had much time to contemplate the number of playoff scenarios that remain for themselves and everyone else still alive for the postseason.
LANDOVER, Md. — Not even 24 months ago, the teams set to meet again today at FedEx Field were on such divergent paths that many Philadelphia Eagles fans couldn't even bear to contemplate what was happening.
As most concerned citizens know by now, the Philadelphia Eagles' best chance of making the playoffs remains winning the NFC East and earning the No. 3 seed. Their odds of making it as one of the two NFC wild-card entries are almost zero.
PHILADELPHIA — In his transformation from defensive end to outside linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, Brandon Graham has gone from being in the wrong place at the wrong time to holding extreme leverage in his next contract negotiation, which already has begun.
As most concerned citizens know by now, the Eagles' best chance of making the playoffs remains winning the NFC East and earning the No. 3 seed. Their odds of making it as one of the two NFC wild card entries are almost zero.
For the longest time this season, even though they lacked the explosiveness of 2013 from the start, the Eagles looked like they were going to make it through this year without regretting the dismissal of DeSean "Jaccpot" Jackson.
PHILADELPHIA — Robert Griffin III might be on the verge of having to start over again somewhere else, but that certainly is the furthest thing from the minds of the Philadelphia Eagles who have to defend the dynamic Washington Redskins quarterback Saturday at FedEx Field.
PHILADELPHIA — Once again, rookie first-round draft pick Marcus Smith is switching positions, even though it might only be temporary.
PHILADELPHIA — If the Eagles finish 11-5, one game better than in Chip Kelly's first year, they're a better team, right?
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, […]
The Eagles got off to the fastest of starts Sunday with a big kick return from Josh Huff, and the rest of the day belonged to LeSean McCoy in a big win over the Titans. Huff started the day with a 107 kickoff return for the score, and McCoy ran for 130 yards as the […]
TENNESSEE TITANS (2-8) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-3) SERIES TITANS EAGLES SERIES LEADER 6-4 STREAKS Past 4 COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 3-1 Kelly: 0-0 LAST WEEK L 27-24 vs. Steelers L 53-20 at Packers LAST GAME 10/24/10: Eagles 19 at Titans 37. Tennessee WR Kenny Britt catches 7 passes for 225 yards & 3 TDs (26, […]