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While the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to easily beat their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, much of the first half of their schedule will be an uphill battle.
How tough are we talking? Six of Philadelphia’s first eight opponents reached the playoffs in 2011. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room.
When Mike Vick said that the Eagles need to come out this season and win early, he had to have the difficulty of the first portion of Philadelphia’s schedule in mind.
The Birds home opener will be against the Ravens, who are always a formidable opponent. Philadelphia then faces the Cardinals on the road and the mighty John Skelton (please note the sarcasm), another game Philadelphia should easily win. But then the Eagles enter into the toughest part of their schedule with no room to breath until after their Bye Week , which comes theweek of October 21.
On September 30, the Birds have their first divisional game at the Linc against the Super Bo...
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When the Philadelphia Eagles signed QB Michael Vick to a six year contract worth more than $100 million, everyone knew that they were taking a huge risk, gambling on Vick’s health, among other things. Nobody knew how his body would hold up after his great comeback season of 2010, and they also were not sure whether or not Vick could stay out of trouble. Philly rolled the dice,...
Michael Vick energized the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia when he took over as the starting quarterback during the 2010 season. In fact, he played so well that many analysts and experts were thinking Super Bowl for the rejuvenated Eagles last season. Instead, Vick put together a disappointing season that was marred by injuries and the team failed to qualify for the postseason...
Monday, Philadelphia Eagles quarter back Michael Vick told the Associated Press that the team needs to “win quickly” (Credit: AP Photo)
Last week, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie claimed that this was a make-or-break year for the team.
If Philadelphia doesn’t substantially improve from 8-8, coach Andy Reid will be fired. It’s anyone’s guess if the remaining pieces...
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick took every snap in practice on Monday, according to Eagles beat writer Jaff McLane.Fantasy Spin:Vick was bothered by rib injuries for much of the last year and again in preseason. The Eagles had a special flak jacket built for him to help solve the problem, but not holding the ball so long is the ultimate solution. He'll be ready to go on opening day.
Michael Vick was asked what a successful season for the Eagles would entail. His answer echos what the vibe from owner Jeff Lurie: “Man, I ain’t got no ring on my finger. I ain’t got one. That’s it. I don’t know what else,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com. “I’ve been there. Playoffs is [...]
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is feeling the urgency to win in the city of Philadelphia and says they need to win and win right now.
“We feel like there is a need to win, and win quickly,” Vick said Monday, via the AP per NFL.com.
Vick says Eagles head coach has encouraged them to remain focused.
“Coach Reid talked to us today about staying the course, maintaining our...
I don’t think people realize how much pressure Michael Vick is under this year. If Andy Reid gets fired he will be fine. He will have choice of head coaching or TV jobs, but Vick is a different story. He is trying to get to the back end of his $100 million contract and the [...]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will open their 2012 season at home tonight against Georgia Tech with one of the many reasons we love college football to set the tone. The Hokies look to have another solid team ready to go this season, with Logan Lloyd under center, a dependable running game supporting him and a traditionally stingy Virginia Tech...
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan thinks rookie QB Robert Griffin III has the entire package (Credit: AP Photo)
After just a short amount of practices and pre-season games, Redskins receiver Josh Morgan has been impressed with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Morgan thinks Griffin can be the best running quarterback in the league, the best passer in the league...
As we all sit and enjoy the coronation of the NBA’s next generational star, one cannot help but wonder what sports icon needs to learn from the King James experience. LeBron James needed to win a championship more than he wanted to win a championship, the same can be said about Philadelphia Eagles‘ quarterback, Michael Vick.
Much like James, Vick had the King Midas touch and...
Comments on the Philadelphia Eagles by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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Chris Berman (ESPN, 6) - This is Eagles' season to dream.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 13) - Nick Foles looked good during preseason. Team still goes as Michael Vick goes, and he goes down too often.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 4) - 4-0 preseason could mean...