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Philadelphia Eagles training camp will be starting shortly.
The excitement for the season continues to swell with optimism about this finally being the year the Eagles bring home the Lombardi Trophy.
But there are still questions and several key position battles to be determined this training camp and preseason that will go a long way to determine whether or not this will be the year.
Backup quarterback: Trent Edwards vs. Mike Kafka
With Michael Vick often posing as an injury risk this position is one the Eagles want solidified after camp.
The Eagles made a good move signing the veteran Trent Edwards who was once a starter for the Buffalo Bills. He compiled 5,739 passing yards, 59.4 completion percentage and 27 touchdown passes in his four years in Buffalo.
He will challenge Kafka who is a mostly inexperienced player, but showed flashes of his potential in a relief effort last year in Atlanta in a game in which Vick left the game with a concussion.
BEST OF MAXIM
Philadelphia Eagles training camp begins Sunday, July 22nd, with rookies and selected veterans as the first to arrive by 5:00pm. They will be joined by the rest of the team on July 25th and the first full-squad practice that is open to the fans is on July 27th.
To be honest, I’ve never really given it much thought before, but, have you ever wondered what “selected veterans”...
Michael Vick appeared on the “Today Show” with Matt Lauer on Tuesday to promote his new book “Finally Free.” In the book, Vick discusses and apologizes for his dog fighting past, and even admits he studied dogs more than his playbook.
The interview seemed to be going well until a few minutes in when Lauer asked Vick about football. The show’s production staff ran some...
// > Michael Vick will release his autobiography, “Finally Free” on September 4th. Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has written an autobiography chronicling his life growing up as a high school and college football star through his days as a superstar with the Atlanta Falcons. The book, entitled “Finally Free” also discusses his indictment and incarceration for running...
Eagles training camp previewTRAINING CAMP GOALS 1. Determine the identity of their No. 2 quarterback. Michael Vick will head into the season as the team's starter. But Vick has missed three games in each of the last two seasons, and his reckless style of play and body type -- he's a hair under 6-0 and weighs just 210 pounds -- makes it unlikely he'll make it to the...
Eagles QB Michael Vick has been in the news lately, opening up about his days as a Falcon and talking about the Dogfighting scandal that he went through. He’s opened up a lot from those days, but he’s doing well since then. He has since reclaimed hs glory in the NFL, signed a mega-buck contract, and has the opportunity to lead the Eagles to an NFL Championship.
On paper, the...
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson surprised young Donovan Troy, a 10-year-old kid fighting sickle cell anemia, by joining him in studio to record a rap song together as part of ESPN’s My Wish series. The duo laid down some tracks with music producer/audio engineer Mike Jerz, who dropped the beats while Jackson and Troy rapped some of the Philly wideout’s handwritten lyrics.
And if that...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is coming out with a book entitled Finally Free, and in it he talks about where his mind was at during his dog fighting days.
“Back when I was involved in those activities, I may have become more dedicated to the deep study of dogs than I was to my Falcons playbook,” Vick said via the USA Today. “I became better at reading...
According to TMZ.com, the ASPCA doesn’t believe Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be able to own a dog again, even though his three-year ban is now up, in which he wasn’t allowed to own a dog.
“Vick’s journey toward rehabilitation and redemption has not reflected any direct concern for the wellbeing of animals, and we’ve never heard him express a shred...
Even though the rookies report to Lehigh TC a few days earlier than the veterans, the Eagles can still begin work on one of the more vulnerable aspects of their offensive game--- the kick return and punt return."We were bad there," special teams coordinator Bobby April understated during minicamp last month. "No question about it."Not since Brian Mitchell in 2002...
Michael Vick’s new book “Finally Free” hits stores on September 4th. Vick has started a mini promo tour for the book and USA Today was provided a few excerpts of the extremely candid thoughts on his mind state while he was with the Falcons and involved in dog fighting activities. “Back when I was involved [...]
Asante Samuel was traded to the Atlanta Falcons in March after playing four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Today, after a follower wondered why the Eagles traded him, Samuel snapped back.
Last time I played against the Eagles I had two interceptions and 1 for a TD. #justsaying What was they thinking!
— Asante Samuel (@pick_six22) July 17, 2012
Who wins in a bird fight...
Those hoping for a repeat performance from Comeback Player of the Year Michael Vick in 2011 were a tad disappointed.
After playing himself into Kevin Kolb’s starting role in 2010, leading the Eagles to their third straight playoff appearance, Vick would go 3-6 in his first nine games in 2011, throwing as many touchdowns (11) as he did interceptions. Despite averaging...