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Andy Reid announced after a skin-of-your teeth win against Cleveland in week 1 that wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has a hip pointer. Maclin caught 7 passes Sunday for 96 yards and was the Eagles best receiver. The fact that he was even able to play the whole game was a small victory. Maclin got roughed up on two plays, and was shaken up both times. He sat out a down after the first hit, then returned and took another blow.
Because of injuries to Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, the Eagles made a roster move to add some depth. The Eagles finally parted ways with second round pick Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett in order to add recently cut receiver Mardy Gilyard. Jarrett was supposed to be the man that took Brian Dawkins place, and Andy Reid even compared Jarrett to Dawkins after drafting him. The problem was that Jarrett never lived up to the hype. He is an Eagle no longer. With Gilyard back in the fold, you have to wonder if Maclin will play on Sunday, though Andy Reid denied that Maclin is out for the game.
A major complaint among Eagles fans after Sunday’s lackluster performance was the play selection. While the Eagles won and this particular complaint is not a new one, it is still a valid one. While LeSean McCoy (20 carries, 110 yards) was ripping off solid runs almost every time he touched the ball and Michael Vick struggled putting the ball in the air, the Eagles still threw the ball an alarming 56 times while running only 20.
The Baltimore Ravens are the Eagles next opponent on Sunday at the Linc. The Ravns were impressive in a Monday Night Football drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens won 44-17. The Eagles won 17-16 over the lowly Browns. It was interesting to see that the betting line on the game dropped a half point. Instead of the Eagles giving a FG, which would be standard for a home team, they are now only giving 2.5. It may be a small movement on the line, but it’s significant to see how the Ravens convincing win affected it.
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Eagles wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson missed Thursday's practice with injuries. Head coach Andy Reid said Maclin (hip) and Jackson (hamstring) would not participate but could still play in Sunday's game against the Ravens. Maclin has a hip pointer, and remains extremely tender, Reid said. Jackson's hamstring injury is not considered serious but...
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Just because Andy Reid is the NFL’s longest-tenured head coach doesn’t mean his position with the Philadelphia Eagles is secured by any means. Ever since taking over in 1999, Reid has been able to elevate the Eagles franchise from mediocrity into the upper echelon of the league, but has never been able to deliver the City of Brotherly Love what...
The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday cut their 2011 2nd-round draft pick, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett.
They didn’t want to do it. Who wants to admit defeat on a 54th overall selection in the draft after just 17 games? The fact that he survived the final cuts to the 53-man roster tells you that. He had a disastrous showing in the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers,...
According to Rotoworld.com, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver’s Jeremy Maclin (hip flexor) and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) were held out of practice on Thursday.
“Jackson’s absence comes out of nowhere. He played the entire game in Week 1 and was listed as a full participant during Wednesday’s practice. D-Jax either pulled the hammy at the end of practice or simply woke up...
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I was there in Cleveland to witness Micheal Vick’s terrible performance and the usual collapse by the Browns. Vick is getting plenty of heat, for good reason, while some like Jason Whitlock called Andy Reid a “moron” for relying to much on the passing game when LeSean McCoy.
Both Vick and Reid deserve the blame. Reid has always relied too...
The Eagles took a calculated gamble earlier this month when they opted to keep just five wide receivers on their 53-man roster, including injured Riley Cooper. Cooper is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered in training camp. He missed Sunday's season-opening 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns and already has been scratched from this week's game against the Baltimore...
Next up for the Eagles will be the Baltimore Ravens, and if you watched them Monday night play the Bengals, you should realize the Eagles will need a better effort if they hope to win. Starting with Andy Reid, who one would have difficulty arguing that last week Reid called one of his worst games as Eagles coach.
When the Eagles coaches watch the tapes on the Ravens they will see...
On any given week, the NFL can leave us with some devastating injuries on the field. Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season was no exception.
First, to the biggest injury of the weekend. The Atlanta Falcons have lost cornerback Brent Grimes for the entire season with an Achilles injury. Grimes was designated as the Franchise Tag player for the Falcons this season, but he will now be forced...
You can talk about the bad decisions, or the lack of awareness when it comes to eluding injury, but despite his inadequacies, Michael Vick possesses a skill set that few others have been able to emulate in my lifetime, or maybe ever.I’m not his biggest fan, but not since the recent arrival of Cam Newton and more recently Robert Griffin III, has the NFL seen a quarterback who can...
It was wonderful spending time with you at the Olympics. I enjoyed reading your column about Serena's Crip Walk at Wimbledon. But it's football season, and I really need to hear the truth about the NFL season.
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Your NFL Truths for Week 1:
10. The most significant QB performance of the weekend did not belong to Peyton Manning or...