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Eagles coach Andy Reid, who last week shot down an L.A. Times report that his personnel leadership was in dispute, says he 'goofed' on staffing his defense. Specifically, the linebacker and safety positions, points of weakness in the early going of 2011. "We had young guys there, and so I knew that going in," Reid said Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. "The plan that I had I didn't execute it very well. Right? That's my responsibility. I goofed on that one, right? I expected the young guys on defense to get where they're getting by the end of the season sooner, particularly the middle of the defense -- linebackers and safeties. I expected the offense to carry it through. So that part didn't take place. But to tell you, yeah, your linebackers -- the more gaps you open up, the more physical they have to be. That's how it is." Source: USA Today
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When the Philadelphia Eagles selected (RB) LeSean McCoy out of PittU in the second round of the 2009 draft, nobody questioned his talent. McCoy clearly proved to be a dominating back during his collegiate career, the question was whether or not it would translate over to the NFL. There was also the fact that when McCoy came on board Philadelphia already had a proven running back...
For the second straight offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles are engulfed in trade rumors concerning their former All Pro Corner Asante Samuel. Samuel is past his prime, but he still has a lot to contribute to a team. That team, however, is not the Eagles. Philadelphia plays host to two starting Corners in Nnamdi Asomugha [...]
Ah, the news cycle. It can’t be controlled or predicted, but things seem to absolutely kick up when my real world time is most limited.
I will survive.
A lot is happening in Eagles news, and hopefully I will have more time to reflect, comment and dissect this weekend. But until then, a rundown of the news.
-Samuel to the Titans? CSNPhilly’s Derrick Gunn is hearing that Asante...
Believe it or not, the question was proposed to Eagles head coach Andy Reid at the NFL owners meetings yesterday.
Here’s how Reid responded:
“I’m surprised by the fact that he didn’t have the success after leaving Philly. I wasn’t there. I’m not sure how that worked. I still felt when he left here that he had 2 or 3 years of great football. It didn’t work out that way...
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There’s been a lot of talk and speculation going around that the Eagles are looking to shop around and trade pro bowl cornerback Asante Samuel. Last year and for most of his career Asante played the left side of the field recording a total of 45 interceptions and returning 6 of them for tds.
Howie Roseman was at the owners meeting yesterday and was approached by other teams showing...
The Lions arent interested in CB Asante Samuel, league sources said Thursday. The Titans do have some interest, but no deal is imminent. The Eagles could end up taking a fourth-round draft pick for Samuel, who has a cap figure of over $8 million and is part of a crowded secondary. His contract, age (31) and difficulties defending against the run are limiting his trade market, according...
Any buzz that the Detroit Lions are interested in pursuing a deal for Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel has been swiftly muted and unplugged.
It apparently rates a zero on the noise meter.
Not a chance, a league source with knowledge of the Lions interest said Thursday.
The Lions have been seeking to upgrade the cornerback position since the end of the season, and Samuels...
According to CSNPhilly.com, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel could be traded to the Tennessee Titans for a conditional third-round pick within the next few days.
“At this point, the Philadelphia Eagles are driving the train,” said Samuel’s agent, Alonzo Shavers per CSNPhilly.com. “They don’t have to do anything. They have always been very professional about...
According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, the Tennessee Titans aren’t on the verge of trading for Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel despite last night’s report that a deal could get done within the next few days.
Wyatt stated that the Titans won’t give up a conditional third-round pick for Samuel and that he doubts they’ll end up making a deal for him.