Found June 28, 2012 on Philly Sports Muse:
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 defensive players, indicating the recognized need for help on that side of the ball. Philadelphia moved up 3 spots to get  1st-round pick DT Fletcher Cox, selected 12th overall; LB Mychal Kendricks in the 2nd (46th overall); and  DE Vinny Curry, also taken in the second round (59th).  In addition, the team nabbed CB Brandon Boykin in the 4th (123rd overall). Cox and Kendrick are expected to step in immediately to contribute to the Eagles campaign this season. Ray Didinger described Cox as the best defensive linemen in this year’s draft. At 6’4, 298 lbs, Cox ran the 40 in 4.79, amazing speed for a player hi...

Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles defense will excel in 2012: DeMeco Ryans

DeMeco Ryans has arrived. Image via 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...

Are the Philadelphia Eagles Phasing-Out the Fullback Position?

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5 Philadelphia Eagles We Trust Most in the Clutch

Ronald Martinez / Getty Images 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...

Philadelphia Eagles 2012 NFL Season Preview

Offense 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...

Best news for the Eagles, week June 25 edition: Michael Vick speaks of discipline. Have some on the field, says Jaws

Michael Vick's remarks at the NFL Rookie Symposium were well received. "Are you bigger than the game," asked Vick? His answer is no while citing lessons he learned in the lead-up to his downfall for dog fighting. Vick could see his fall coming, but did not change his behavior. He advised incoming players to hold themselves accountable and be wary of those who see...

Jaworski: Michael Vick set to have career year

With the Eagles moving on and putting their 2011 nightmare campaign behind them, hopes are once again high in the City of Brotherly Love. Though, as with any team, they will only go so far as their quarterback — in this case, Michael Vick — takes them. Ron Jaworksi thinks it could be quite a long way. After vigorously studying every snap Vick took last season, Jaws, an analyst...

Andy Reid remains on a short leash unless in 2012

After a disappointing 2011 season in which the Philadelphia Eagles posted a 8-8 record and missed the playoffs. Andy Reid has remained the scapegoat to Eagles fans. Overall Andy Reid is now entering his 13th season with a record of 126 wins, 81 losses and 1 tie as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach. Despite all of the talent the Eagles acquired last season during free agency, the...

Philadelphia Eagles announce Training Camp schedule

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. The training...

Donovan McNabb claims that he has “three teams” that he’s “looking at.”

As Donovan McNabb sits back and most likely chuckles at Terrell Owens recent string of public gaffes and says ‘I won,’ the former starting QB is attempting to get back into the NFL. To read this feature please click the link below.

Mike Vick to wed today

Image via Mike Vick has had a busy week. Enlightening rookies on Monday, celebrating his 32nd birthday on Tuesday and the most of event of all is taking place today–he will marry long-time companion Kijafa Frink. The wedding will take place in Miami Beach at the prestigious Fontainebleau Miami Beach, where Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh married last summer. The guest...
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