Found August 11, 2013 on Football Nation:
It's not about what you know, it's about who you know. This statement goes a long way until someone bluntly asks you, "By the way dude, what were your SAT scores?"The Eagles are in recuperation mode. The team that once dominated the NFC East with ease is currently the laughingstock of their division. The squadron of men that traveled to the postseason year after year are now serving as the rear end of all jokes - that is - after Tony Romo and the Cowboys. So, Football Nation, will the Eagles be a team to fret about in 2013?

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Presumed starting Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did nothing to give his job away to Nick Foles, completing four of his five pass attempts for 94 yards and no INTs, including a nice deep 47-yard pass to receiver DeSean Jackson, who had Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib dead to rights, resulting in the team's first TD of the night. Vick made way for Nick Foles to...

Philadelphia Eagles: Grading the First Preseason Game

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Cary Williams trying to bring “fear” to Philly defense

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams is tired of being walked on, which led to a fight with a New England Patriots player at practice. Williams, who spent the last four seasons in Baltimore with the Ravens, grabbed the face mask of Patriots rookie receiver Aaron Dobson and yanked on it after a few plays of joint 11-on-11 Tuesday. Please click here to read this story. The...

Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith twice when he was in Philly

Chiefs head coach Andy reid admitted to the New York Times as well as Peter King of that he tried to trade for quarterback Alex Smith twice during his time with the Eagles. Two other things about Reid: In the New York Times Sunday, he admitted he’d twice tried to trade for Alex Smith while in Philadelphia. He didn’t say when, and he told me that while it was true, he...

Andy Reid Tried Trading For Alex Smith As Eagles Coach

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid knows a good quarterback when he sees one.  Reid has made a living out of taking quarterbacks no one believed in, and making them serviceable. Just ask Bills backup Kevin Kolb who turned an opportunity to start in Philadelphia, into $28 million guaranteed from the Cardinals. When the San Francisco 49ers decided this off-season that they had no more need...

Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith multiple times with Eagles

When Andy Reid took over the Chiefs this past offseason there was a large noticable glaring hole at quarterback. Reid didn't mess around when it came to filling that hole handing the 49ers a pair of second-round picks for Alex Smith in a stunning offseason trade. Turns out this past summer wasn't the first time Reid made an an attempt to land Smith from the 49ers (although...

Eagles get WR Maehl from Texans for OL Menkin

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Caption the Photo: Eagles fans Wearing Aaron Hernandez Prison Uniforms

  Isn’t it great to have football back? Seems like fans are already in mid-season form as far as trolling rival teams. A pair of Philadelphia Eagles fans set the bar high last night, when their team faced the New England Patriots in the first preseason game for either squad, mocking the misfortune of former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez. [H/T to Busted Coverage]

Jason Garrett: Don’t Judge Tony Romo On Wins And Losses

Tony Romo got a mega deal from the Dallas Cowboys in a display of loyalty and belief in his ability. That still can’t erase his one playoff win, or constantly coming up short in win and get in type scenarios during the final week of the past two season. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t think that Romo is to blame for all the teams failures, and told ESPN that “Romo...

Johnny Manziel is flying high on magazine cover.

Johnny Manziel's life is just better than yours. Faster than a speeding Sooner! More powerful than a Crimson Tide defensive line! Able to leap tall Razorbacks in a single bound! Yes, Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel is flying off the cover of Texas Monthly. (What, you were expecting Tony Romo?) A controversy-filled offseason didn't stop the...

5 things to watch in final week of Cowboys camp

Tony Romo is progressing, Dez Bryant is dominating and DeMarcus Ware is gearing up for full-time pass rushing. The stars of the Dallas Cowboys look strong heading into the final week of a long training camp in California. There are plenty of concerns for Dallas, and the biggest won't be settled before the team returns to Texas for the final three weeks of preparation for the...

Special teams issues apparent after Cowboys preseason loss

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