Found June 27, 2012 on
Philly Sports Muse:
DeMeco Ryans has arrived. Image via GCobb.com
The Philadelphia Eagles made a number of moves this offseason that point to a strengthened defense in 2012. The glaring weaknesses on that side of the ball in 2011 simply could not be ignored. What matters most is what happens on the field come September and throughout the season, but the Eagles have been smart in ensuring that they have the best pieces lined up to compete.
Saying the word “linebacker” for the past several years to any Eagles fan was enough to elicit a groan. Somehow, there seemed to be an inverse relationship between the value placed on the position by Eagles front office and its fans. The inexplicable determination of the Birds in starting rookie Casey Matthews at middle linebacker last year was perhaps the beginning of the end of that mismatch in perception.
Even after Matthews was relieved of his starting role, the inability of the linebackers to do anything to confront opposing teams for much of the season was scen...
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This week, Philly Sports Muse takes a look at the offseason moves by the Eagles that will contribute to an improved defense in the 2012. So far, the importance of the acquistions of secondary coach Todd Bowles and LB DeMeco Ryans have been discussed. The team also looked to shore up the defense by having one of the best drafts in recent memory.
The Eagles first three picks were of...
Are fullbacks on the Philadelphia Eagles on the verge of an extinction level event? Howard Mudd could be to the fullback position what a huge meteor was to the dinosaurs.
There are a few compelling reasons to at least make you wonder if the Eagles will keep one on the roster this year.
Going the way of the dinosaur? Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
Consider this (per Pro Football...
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When a game is decided in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, whom do you want on the field?
In the case of the Philadelphia Eagles, this is tricky.
Since the Eagles are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, would you prefer to see the Michael Vick-led offense make an attempt at coming from behind? Or do you place your trust in the defense...
Michael Vick made three major mistakes.
1- Thinking his friends wouldn’t turn on him
2- Lying to the FEDS
3- Lying to Roger Goodell
#3 was the reason he almost was banned for life from the NFL. He doesn’t want rookies to make the same mistake he did.
Of all the speakers and presenters at the annual Rookie Symposium, none will give the incoming players better advice...
Dream Team (Vince Young’s voice). Those 2 words might have been more damaging to the Eagles than anything else, as weird as it may sounds. They came into 2011 with massive expectations, yet failed to make the playoffs thanks to a 4-8 start. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong did go wrong. Lack of talent at linebacker made their new wide 9 scheme incredibly weak...
All eyes in the NFL are looking ahead to late July when the teams in the league will open training camps. The Philadelphia Eagles have announced their training camp with open on Monday, July 23 with rookies and selected veterans reporting. All players are required to report by July 25. The Eagles hold their training camp at Leigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Oh boy, this is fun. Today is Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick’s Birthday. Several NFL players have wished him a happy birthday. Even a team in the same division as Vick. The Dallas Cowboys tweeted out a “happy” birthday wish to Vick, but it came with a bit of trash talking. Not the type that ensued last year when Rob Ryan said “We’re not the hype team, but we’re gonna...