Found July 04, 2012 on
Philly Sports World:
by Dr. Funt (aka Andrew Short)
Andy Reid has always been known as an Offensive Coach, yet over his entire tenure in Philadelphia he has made sure to bring in players throughout the defense always looking to upgrade it to be elite. They brought in Jevon Kearse during my early memories of being an Eagles fan, as I have only been a fan for 10 years. That did not work out as well as many other attempts to upgrade positions, but regardless the Eagles take chances, spend money and it has not hurt them long-term.
The DeMeco Ryans trade again shows us AR cares about the defense ( he actually admited to goofing on the LB’s last season ),and no matter what, he brings a veteran leadership that will help out regardless of production and injury. Even if the worst happens and DeMeco sits out the season, I still feel they upgraded the position with another acquisition in Mychal Kendricks. I am ecstatic about this guy, I love speedy linebackers who can run like safeties—oh, think of the possibilit...
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Although they are looking to improve on a disappointing season as a whole, there are four Philadelphia Eagles that are primed to carry the team in 2012.
The Eagles were expecting more from their role players in 2011, but for a variety of reasons, got inconsistent contributions.
If they want any shot at making a deep run into the playoffs, they’ll...
Christina and Jeffrey Lurie. Image via Drexel University
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is experiencing another split from another important person in both his personal and professional life.
First it was former team president Joe Banner. Now it’s his wife and team co-owner Christina Lurie. On Independence Day, the couple announced their plans to pursue their own independence...
Not every player new player signed by the Philadelphia Eagles last season was a bust or took a long time to acclimate to the team’s system. DE Jason Babin had the benefit of having worked with defensive line coach Jim Washburn previously. And that experience helped him have the best season of his NFL career.
Babin recorded 18 sacks in 2011. In 2010 he had 12.5 sacks with the Tennessee...
In the excitement of this offseason it’s easy to forget how much hopes were raised in 2011 and how bad things were. Amidst all the positivity and anticipation there should still be a sense of caution.
The Super Bowl is not an easy feat to achieve and that is exactly what it will take to satisfy Eagles fans this year. Anything short will be viewed as failure by the masses whether...
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Video: Stick to Football DeSean!
A year ago right now, Michael Vick was being considered as a top five overall fantasy football draft pick.
Now, he is not even being considered amongst the top five overall fantasy quarterbacks; his overall current ADP is just a remarkable 45th overall.
2011 was a step back for the entire Eagles franchise, not just Vick.
Still, he set a career high in passing attempts (423), yards...
Before I introduce Dr. Funt (aka Andrew Short) as today's Open Mike Week guest writer, I need to apologize to Palm Feathers for misspelling his real last name--- it is "Bozek", not "BROZek" as originally reported...I guess it was a case of wishful thinking on my part, to bring another "Broz" into the family. I'll need to go back and make the...
It seems that most athletes want to be rappers these days and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is the latest athlete to start freestyling.
Check out this report from ABC Philadelphia which shows DeSean practicing his rhyming skills:
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It’s Independence day! Time to head to the beach, fire up the grill, drink some brews and watch some fireworks. America at its finest.
Enjoy some Happy 4th wishes from some of your Philadelphia Eagles.
A national holiday doesn’t mean an absence of work. Every day is training day, baby.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday, everyone. As Dave Chappelle masquerading as Rick James...
From his California dreamin' lifestyle which is the envy of many, to the constant color commentary he provides to this site, Jerky (aka Matt Sumlin) is a guy who really adds adventure and entertainment to my day. My schedule's not complete until I catch up with Jerky's latest posts and what's going on in his life. So it's a pleasure to bring Jerky on stage...