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If the Philadelphia Eagles plan on competing in 2012 they will need to get their money’s worth from corner Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha, originally a first round pick back in 2003, was the big splash the Eagles needed during free agency signing him to a five-year, $60 million dollar contract as he left the Oakland Raiders. It was a defensive backfield that was supposed to hold up against the furious passing attack of the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, but instead they crumbled early and often. Asomugha was brought in to lock down on the opponents’ top receiver and there were a number of times that didn’t happen. Players like Victor Cruz and Larry Fitzgerald torched the Eagles secondary. Was it the expectations of being one of the top corner’s or was it a defense being run that didn’t suit the type of player he was? Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo had him playing in zone schemes instead of the man coverage that earned him the $60 million. That zone scheme also caused a glaring problem forcing turnovers. Even with the improvement of the defensive line and bolstered secondary the Eagles had eight fewer interceptions than 2010. Even though not utilizing [...]
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1) The Eagles will miss the Playoffs
They will be looking up at the Giants and Cowboys once again. The Eagles have made it a yearly ritual to be statistically excellent in every area except where it matters most: turnovers and record. They commit costly turnovers in critical moments and suffer a meltdown in the fourth quarters of too many games. They will not improve in those...
Why make headlines with speculation about just one high profile wide receiver when you can add a second to your list? Randy Moss announced on Monday, his 35th birthday, that he is looking to make a comeback in the NFL in 2012. The Eagles are supposedly “curious” to hear more.
Yahoo! Sports reports that Philadelphia, along with the Jets and 49ers, have expressed earlypossible...
Brady kept Moss in line, the Eagles would have a harder time. Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Randy Moss has announced his desire to return to the NFL. He is one of the greatest talents the sport has ever seen and one of the game’s most dangerous weapons. But it was only when he chose to be.
Reports have already surfaced, at least superficially that the Eagles were one of four teams to...
The Eagles are expected to use the franchise tag to keep free agent receiver DeSean Jackson, but they’re talking publicly about getting a long-term deal done with Jackson, not just locking him up via the franchise tender. Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman told Philly.com that everyone in the organization is on board with keeping Jackson…
Alright Eagles fans, it’s time for my first Philadelphia Eagles mock draft for the 2012 mock season! Yes, it’s that time of year where everybody tries to be Nostradamus, but ends up looking more like Nostra-dumbass, myself included.
Mocks are particularly futile when it comes to predicting what the Eagles will do, as they almost always surprise us (and usually not in a good...