It’s a different world for Eagles fans right now… we have a head coach with absolute final say over all things football— or as Beanstalker from Australia so aptly puts it, “Chitler”… These following nuggets of the Chippah’s visions of future directon for the team emerged from this week’s NFL Annual Meeting activities in Arizona: […]
Haha, just kidding about BROZ’ sex change operation!!! But when you throw in the “Compensatory Picks” variable into a mock draft, it really messes up BROZ’ orientation, particularly in the 4th and 5th Rounds… By the way, if BROZ really did turn himself into a chick, this is how I imagine that fine Virginia man-athlete […]
It’s somewhat rare for Eagles owner Jeff Lurie (aka rich Uncle Giggles from The Flintstones) to come out and speak so frankly about his team and his unabashed intention to roll the dice for a boom-or-bust season. But Lurie let it all hang out in his press conference yesterday at the NFL Owners’ Meeting in […]
The Philadelphia Eagles are blatantly hanging a “For Sale” sign on Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis. On the surface it looks like a maneuver to save some cap space and pick up an extra 5th or 6th round draft pick in the bargain. It may also be a tactic by the team to induce […]
“Time it was and what a time it was…preserve your memories…they’re all that’s left you…” That little philosophic-tid-bit stolen from Simon & Garfunkel (“Bookends”) should be applied like a bandaid to LeSean McCoy’s ego— except he’s too young and possibly too dumb to really absorb the meaning. Now that Shady is officially gone from Philly, […]
Sometimes as an Eagles fan I get so wrapped up in the offseason drama at home I tend to lose touch with all the doings in Dallas, New York and D.C. Bo Wulf just completed his PE.com report on the offseason moves made by the Redskins. It’s a very thorough report and you can check […]
Two of my favorite Eagles reporters are Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus, who write “Birds 24/7″ for PhillyMag.com. They recently did a piece together called Three-and-Out: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, which is a great read. In the piece, Sheil and Tim review every major offseason move by the Eagles so far in 2015 with a […]
The Chippah is just playing with us now—and I have to admit it is fun. When you bring Tim Tebow in for an Eagles workout at QB, clearly you are using your imagination to entertain us—and maybe even educate us a little, too. Once you suspend your sense of disbelief as an Eagles fan, the […]
Sometimes the guys who get overshadowed by the star power of the bigger names in trades or free agent signings are the ones who end up helping your team the most. A case in point might be Justin Forsett, a running back who banged around the league (5 teams in seven years) on special teams […]
The Eagles draft picture has come into better focus just in time for the 9th annual MACH 10 Challenge— a deviously difficult contest co-invented by GK Brizer and JB “The Sage” nine seasons ago in the hallowed halls of PE.com’s On The Inside fan gallery. The official MACH 10 Challenge was kept alive here at […]
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, [...]
As of this time, I still believe there is a chance that the Eagles will make a trade for Marcus Mariota. The Eagles, and Chip Kelly himself, are doing their …Continue Reading »
Now that I have your attention with some highlights, the Philadelphia Eagles’ biggest need on the team is clearly Safety. The case can be made for Guard, Wide Receiver, as …Continue Reading »
When the Eagles traded Nick Foles for Sam Bradford, what was your very first reaction? Be honest, what were your initial thoughts on the news immediately after finding out? If …Continue Reading »
Now that Chip Kelly has finished razing what was left of the Andy Reid Eaglesand attempts to rename the Eagles the Ducks (joking) we can take a look at the …Continue Reading »
Now that Chip Kelly may be taking a short break from blowing things up in Philly, let’s rummage through the debris and see where things stand now. Below is a full …Continue Reading »
Rumors have started to swirl that now, Chip Kelly, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, is considering trading All-Pro LG Evan Mathis. Evan Mathis was a bit of a diamond …Continue Reading »
In an utterly shocking turn of events, Chip Kelly and the Eagles traded for Sam Bradford just moments after the start of the official free agent signing period. After the news …Continue Reading »
In the past 12 months, the Eagles have now lost their three biggest offensive playmakers: DeSean Jackon, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin. Jackson and McCoy were by choice but Maclin himself …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…
Bleeds-Green.com presents “Free Agent Watch,” a spinoff of the 2015 off-season timeline and running list of Philadelphia Eagles news from this year’s free agency/trading period, updated with background information and live-reaction analysis. March 18: The Eagles restructured outside linebacker Connor Barwin’s contract. After re-signing fellow OLB Brandon Graham in free agency, the Eagles rewarded Barwin with a […]
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 […]
More than half a century after it was set in the concrete he once was forced to sell because football never quite paid all the bills, Chuck Bednarik's legacy was scrutinized from all sides again at his viewing Thursday.
At this point, the man who controls the money has no choice but to let it ride. Same for the fans who supply it.
PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners shot down nearly every video replay proposal brought to their meetings Tuesday, while approving six safety rule changes.
When cops pull him over, he usually lets them off with a warning.
Reiterating his belief that trading a bunch of draft picks to move up for just one player is not prudent thinking, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly once again tried his best top dispel the notion that he's seriously interested in acquiring his former star pupil, Oregon quarterback Marcus...
PHOENIX — Eagles owner Jeff Lurie stood in the hot sun before two dozen reporters and stood by his coach who is taking plenty of heat.
Chuck Bednarik, the Hall of Fame player for the Philadelphia Eagles, will be remembered at a public viewing Thursday in Bethlehem.
Chip Kelly turned Philadelphia inside-out recently by invited quarterback Tim Tebow for a workout with the Eagles. On Monday, he explained why.
Editor's Note: Over the final four months of 1999, The Morning Call put together a list of the 10 greatest athletes of the 20th century, a list that included Olympic gold medalists, an NCAA basketball champion, collegiate All-Americans, Super Bowl champions, one of the greatest automobile...
Editor's note: In 2006, readers of The Morning Call were asked to help pick the All-Time All-Area Football Team There was little doubt that Chuck Bednarik would be on that team, and ultimately he was named the greatest defensive player ever produced by the Lehigh Valley. Hee is Jeff Schuler's...
Many Eagles fans were irate when the team dealt running back LeSean McCoy. Today, the team found his replacement – a younger, better version of McCoy. The team has agreed to terms with running back DeMarco Murray on a five-year deal worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed. Murray was the hardest working back in […]
As if things haven’t been interesting enough this offseason for the Eagles and the rest of the NFL, the birds could be landing the biggest free agent out there as they have a meeting set up with running back DeMarco Murray on Thursday. The move would not only add one of the biggest playmakers in […]
Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was traded last week from the Eagles in exchange for inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, jokingly took credit for 49ers RB Frank Gore backing out on his deal with Chip Kelly and company and opting to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, instead, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports. McCoy told reporters […]
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 […]