Tremendous thanks goes out to all you veterans of service out there, and of course thoughts of extreme appreciation for all your relatives and friends who may have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Both my parents have passed away in recent years; Mom saw more actual combat than did Dad as she was an […]
“Aggressive,” Eagles inside linebacker Jordan Hicks said yesterday. “Everything we do is attack and I think we heavily rely on our D-line to set the tone and then the linebackers and everybody behind is filling and coming downhill aggressively. It’s a fearless defense. You’ve got to be fearless to play it.” “It’s going […]
I love new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’ approach which is a no-bullshit take on making the defensive unit a difference-maker in 2016. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Billy Davis hater— I recognize Davis had to cow-tow to Chip Kelly’s insanely paced offensive game plan and had his defensive unit on the […]
The second week of full-squad Eagles OTA activities continued on Tuesday. Media was allowed to watch the practice and of course overreacted to the alleged “competition” among the quarterback group. How silly at this point of the offseason to be “grading” the passing performances of Bradford, Daniel and Wentz, all of whom are going up […]
You know it’s a slow day in Eagles football world when you find yourself staring at the team’s front office employees list and counting the number of corporate employees (it’s up to 217 now, and they just added my nephew’s name— John Gonoude— to the list in the Public Relations department). Amazingly Christina Weiss Lurie […]
Bill Barnwell -ESPN Staff Writer It’s good to see the Eagles through the EYE of an outsider every now and then. I’ve looked around over the years and have found few outsiders more genuinely objective than ESPN’s Bill Barnwell. I discovered him when he was Managing Editor for Football Outsiders, a quantitative think-tank… then he began […]
Eagles installing a true fullback in their running game plan? At least in a certain class of situational alignments? There was a hint of that in OTA’s this week— Chris Pantale, a tight end who was on the practice squad last season, took some reps in the backfield. The Eagles lined up in an I-formation […]
One thing I give coach Pederson a lot of credit for is his straight-forward honesty when he speaks to the press. He may not be the most eloquent speaker, but he shoots straight—and with a refreshingly candid difference from the fast-talking and often obtuse guy who was here before him. Here are a few excerpts […]
Somewhat lost in the high drama of Sam Bradford’s return to Eagles OTA’s on Tuesday were some roster-tweaking moves: Tight end M.J. McFarland and linebacker Ty Powell were added to the 90-man roster. To make room for McFarland and Powell, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and offensive lineman Brett Boyko were released. A 6-5, 255-pound rookie tight […]
Alex Smith has a nice write-up out today at PE.com on the Eagles’ third-round pick, guard Isaac Seumalo. Since Oregon State operates on a quarter system, Seumalo will have to miss the OTA’s which begin on Tuesday, as NFL rules state that a player must complete the academic year before joining his team full time. […]
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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, […]
Sam Bradford is the Eagles’ starting QB for the 2016 season and Carson Wentz will take over in 2017. This thought premise is so common in Philly and virtually everywhere …Continue Reading »
The early 90-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles just came out and with a new coach and some exciting fresh talent, hopes are high in Philly this year. That said, …Continue Reading »
Every year there is an underlying fascination with the Eagles’ undrafted free agents. Usually it’s because of the hope of finding a diamond in the rough at virtually no cost. …Continue Reading »
Lost amidst all the outrage regarding the Sam Bradford ordeal is the fact that, if he ultimately doesn’t play, the Eagles will most likely be in for a losing season. …Continue Reading »
To be determined, or “TBD” for short. That is the true draft “grade” of every single pick by the Eagles (and every other team in the NFL). Grading a team’s …Continue Reading »
The 2016 NFL Draft is just about here so it’s time for my final Eagles mock draft. I’m sure you’ve seen about 3.24 Million mocks so far but rest assured, …Continue Reading »
With four months until the 2016 NFL season gets under way, it might be a little foolish to make any extended predictions regarding this campaign and what Philadelphia fans should …Continue Reading »
Adam Schefter reported that Sam Bradford has told the Eagles he wants to be traded. I can’t even begin to express my disappointment, anger and frustration because this is bad …Continue Reading »
Now that we know the Eagles will be taking either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff in Round 1, the next question is who they will take with their one pick …Continue Reading »
After trading up to the No. 2 pick in the draft to get their franchise QB, the Eagles are now in position to compete this year and for several years …Continue Reading »
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesAnalyzing the state of the Eagles roster after the conclusion of the draft, questions remain with the linebacker position.Recall that heading into the 2015 season, one of the “strengths” for the Eagles was going to be their linebackers. The biggest takeaway from the linebacker play last season was the surprise of third round rookie Jordan [...](Read more...)The post Are the Eagles set at the linebacker position? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Sam BradfordI understand why Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford believes in his agent Tom Condon. After all, Condon has helped Bradford make $89 million dollars up to this point and the quarterback will pocket an additional $11 million this coming season.Bradford has also followed Condon’s orders not to talk to Eagles coaches and front office people. He’s [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Should Take The Reins From His Agent appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Carson WentzSam BradfordIt’s easy to see that Carson Wentz is down to earth and humble young man. At the same time, he’s confident about what he can do the football field. When asked is he had seen the Eagles current starting quarterback Sam Bradford play, Wentz let it be known that he wasn’t in awe.“Yeah, I’ve [...](Read more...)The post How Will Carson Wentz and Sam Bradford Interaction Play Out? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Sam BradfordEagles head coach Doug Pederson let Birds quarterback Sam Bradford know that it’s not going to benefit him to miss the team’s upcoming mandatory workouts. This is all an ongoing reaction by the Eagles to Bradford’s request of a trade and his refusal to take any calls by Pederson.“Anybody that’s not in any of the [...](Read more...)The post Sam Bradford Could Lose Starting Job If He Misses Practices appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsRunning BacksTags: Wendell SmallwoodWest Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood was still sitting on the board in the fifth round because of some trouble he had been in a couple of years ago. While in high school, he was accused of witness-tampering in a murder case.I think the young man made the mistake of hanging around the wrong people [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Get Talented Wendell Smallwood Because of His Mistake appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesGeneral NewsNewsTags: Isaac SeumaloThe Eagles had to sit and wait until the fifth round in order to get the chance to pick another player. It seems that the one thing the Birds are thinking about is improving their ability to run the football, so they have addressed their offensive line. The ability to run the football improves a [...](Read more...)The post Eagles Continue To Add To Their Offensive Line appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsOffensive LineTags: Philadelphia EaglesWith the #79 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo from Oregon State University. The quick takeaway from why Howie Roseman liked Semalo was his “versatility” to play multiple positions.The Eagles “reached” on Seumalo, I felt he was perfect for 5th round consideration, but Howie had his own [...](Read more...)The post Did The Eagles Get It Right At #79? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Sam BradfordAccording to Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, he’s mad at the Eagles because they didn’t tell him that they were planning on drafting a quarterback.Can you believe this guy? He won’t step up and take the challenge, so he won’t answer his phone because his feelings are hurt because he says the Eagles didn’t tell him [...](Read more...)The post Report: Eagles Told Bradford They Would Draft A QB appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsQuarterbacksTags: Carson WentzEverything went as scheduled last night with the Los Angeles Rams selecting California’s Jared Goff with the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles stepped to the plate next and grabbed the guy, Carson Wentz, who they believe is going to be a “Franchise Quarterback” and lead them to consistent years of “Excellence”, [...](Read more...)The post Carson Wentz Is Ready To Run This Offense Now, But….. appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
Categories:BREAKING NEWSEaglesNewsTags: Philadelphia EaglesRumors swirl and manifest themselves leading up to the NFL Draft, and continue until Mr. Irrelevant is called with the final selection of the seventh round. The reveal of the franchise quarterback at pick #2 is exciting; the overall consensus is Carson Wentz from North Dakota State.With the Eagles next selection not until mid-third round, [...](Read more...)The post Will Sam Bradford go to Denver? appeared first on GCOBB.COM.
The following is a guest post by @sunset_shazz.In the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, one of the key lessons learned was that you cannot afford to ignore rare events, and that you should not assume that an event that rarely occurs is the same thing as one that never transpires. One of the key errors in subprime risk modeling was the assumption that there was zero probability of home price decline. As an old colleague of mine used to say, “never is a long time”.Which brings us to our friend David Murphy, who, a few weeks ago, with the arrogance and overconfi…
Last March, Jeff Lurie told reporters he was was tired of waiting for the Eagles to be great. He’d seen sustained success, he’d been to a Super Bowl, and he’d watched his franchise post a solid 20-13 record (including a playoff loss) over the prior two seasons. It wasn’t enough.“I’ve lived through a lot of division championships, a lot of playoff appearances, a lot of final four appearances, but our goal is we want to deliver a Super Bowl,” he said at the time. “And sometimes maybe I’m influenced by the notion of it’s very difficult to get from good t…
The following is a guest post by @sunset_shazz.Earlier today, DN columnist David Murphy published a contrarian piece purporting to show that the Eagles have neglected the offensive side of the ball in the draft under Chip Kelly. His lazy “analysis” consisted of counting up Eagles draft picks for the offensive and defensive units over the past 3 years. Even the dullest of readers can see the problem: this method equates the pick of Lane Johnson with that of Jordan Poyer. Or Zach Ertz and David King.When pressed upon this obvious flaw by friend of the blog Noah Becker,…
It's amazing what a win over Dallas will do for your spirits. The Eagles went into the bye week at 3-4, reeling from a loss to Carolina that wasn't particularly close. Post-bye, post-victory over a hated rival, and they're 4-4, with the wind at their back, a rejuvenated team.All it took was a few fourth down tries, a revived running game, and a kicker that finally made a clutch field goal longer than 50 yards. Suddenly it's "the biggest win of the Chip Kelly era" (which is really saying something about the Chip Kelly era, unfortunately).Sam Bradford is fixed. He's "conti…
I'm starting to think Chip Kelly, our beloved head coach and offensive mastermind, may not be on the same page with the Eagles general manager. In fact, hot take alert here, the GM may be actively sabotaging Chip. Let's examine the evidence.In 2013, Kelly proved he could take a collection of players drafted by other people and mold them into a successful team. The defense, sure, was a bit rough. But Kelly inherited an offense of Andy Reid's making and turned it into something special. The offensive line dominated, with the left side anchored by two all-pro players, an e…
Last week, I placed the blame for the Eagles' 0-2 start squarely at the feet of the offense. Despite this week's win over the Jets (yay!), Chip Kelly's favorite unit continued to perform woefully.Yes, Ryan Mathews, subbing in for DeMarco Murray, rushed for 108 yards on 25 carries. But his numbers hide the fact that there were still far too many negative or no gain rushes (10 total). Between Mathews and Darren Sproles, the rushing game averaged just 3.47 yards per carry, a heady improvement from the prior weeks, but nothing to get excited about. Everyone on the offensive…
If you watched the putrid Thursday Night Football game between the Giants and the Redskins last night, there was some solace for Philly fans. Mainly that everyone else in this division is pretty much just as #terrible as the Eagles.That does leave room for optimism, despite two of the worst Eagles games in recent memory, strung back to back at the start of this season. The truth is that as bad as the Eagles have been, they still can turn things around. The question is whether their awful play so far is the result of fundamental, uncorrectable problems or something more f…
When Chip Kelly entered the NFL in 2013, many people derided his offense as a "college" or "gimmick" system, with its unconventional no huddle, quarterback read option, plus other aspects of the spread. Kelly pioneered packaged play concepts (those run-pass hybrids) and play call communication techniques like giant signs and coaches doing weird hand signals. Anyone who thought that wouldn't work was wrong. His offense rocked the league in year one, putting up big numbers and carrying a terrible defense to the playoffs.Many Eagles fans, including myself, enjoyed a victory…
The following is an article I wrote that originally appeared in the Eagles Almanac 2015 with the title "Keep Your Options Open: What Chip Needs To Learn About The Cap." It's a couple months out of date, but the larger points remain valid, especially after the discussion of Chip Kelly's value-destroying tendencies as GM made it as far as ESPN radio this week.One of the most ironic things about Philadelphia sports fandom is how much overlap there is between supporters of Chip Kelly and those of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie. Sure, on the surface there are plenty of re…
"At some point we're going to have to separate Chip the Visionary from Chip the GM and Coach... The way I see it, Chip the Visionary is kind of getting undone by Chip the GM and Chip the Coach." - Bomani JonesOn Tuesday, I had a conversation on Twitter with Chris Brown of Smart Football about the Eagles guard play and how it reflected on Chip Kelly's performance as GM. You can see most of it here. How ESPN's Bomani Jones found it, I do not know, but he did and riffed on it in his daily radio show/podcast last night. It has some elements of national media bluster, but I obviously agree with the…
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Everybody is a general manager at this time of year, with the NFL Draft fast approaching. Readers here have already seen The Morning Call's mock draft 1.0. But how do others see it. What follows are links to 13 folks in the business of covering the league breaking down the first round. One of them,...
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round. Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round. Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins,...
Less than two weeks remain in the countdown to the Philadelphia Eagles' first minicamp of 2016, and former Lafayette College running back Ross Scheuerman is counting down the hours in which to make an impact with his newest team.Considering what he's been through to get to this point, he has every...
For reasons known only to them, the Eagles have draped a shroud of secrecy over their annual local pro day today. But thanks to various sources, we have come up with 10 of the players that they brought in to work out and possibly interview today at the NovaCare Complex. Because the players either...
PHILADELPHIA — When the best money beats the best opportunity, the concern about being labeled a "journeyman" gets shoved to the side.That was offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski's story as he was introduced Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, his third NFL team in as many years."I'm over it already,"...
It looks like with a new coach comes changes to the Eagles, as reports say the team is on the verge of moving linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins. Kiko Alonso & Byron Maxwell have both been informed they are being traded to the #Dolphins, pending physicals, source said. It's […]
The Eagles plan to sign quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports citing a league source. Bethel-Thompson, 27, has been on eight NFL rosters since 2011. He was most recently on the San Francisco 49ers’ practice squad. He spent parts of 2012 and 2013 on the Minnesota Vikings’ active roster, although he […]
The Eagles have re-signed linebacker Najee Goode to a one-year contract according to the team’s official website. Goode was originally a fifth-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of West Virginia in 2012 but has spent the last three seasons on and off the Eagles roster. The Eagles re-signed him in September and he […]
The Eagles have their new offensive coordinator, as Adam Caplan is reporting the deal with former NFL QB and coordinator Frank Reich is done, and he’ll join Doug Pederson’s new staff. Frank Reich hiring is official as #Eagles OC. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 20, 2016 The 54-year-old was fired as the Chargers offensive coordinator […]
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The Eagles will look high and low for a coach this offseason, and started with one of their own on Friday, as reports say the team spoke to running back coach Duce Staley. Last Tuesday the Eagles fired Chip Kelly with a week left in the season. Pat Shurmur will coach the finale against the […]
Running back DeMarco Murray clearly was disgruntled throughout much of the season with his playing time and production. In the wake of coach Chip Kelly’s dismissal, Murray spoke with the media Thursday, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. “You never wish this on anyone,” the Eagles back said of Kelly being fired, via Rueben Frank of […]
The first shocker of the Eagles offseason took place on Tuesday, and it’s not even the true offseason yet. Three days after losing to the Washington Redskins at home to end their hopes of the postseason, the club has announced they have fired coach Chip Kelly. Chip Kelly out in Philadelphia. Eagles announce they've released […]
Sam Bradford said Wednesday that “barring any setbacks,” he expects to play when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New England Patriots on Sunday, Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com reports. Bradford missed the Eagles’ last two games after being injured in the 20-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Bradford left the Miami game with a concussion and […]
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