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Who would have thought that through the midpoint of the season, we’d be complaining about the Eagles offense and praising the defense? Not me, but that’s just where we are right now. The Eagles hit the halfway point with a record of 3-5 and a ton of questions about their offense.
Although the Eagles’ ground game has struggled in recent weeks, the biggest question mark is around the quarterback position. Michael Vick looked pretty good early on but has been hampered by injuries. He looked shaky at best in his brief return against the Giants, and it’s still to be seen just how long that re-aggravated hamstring will keep him out. Even when he is cleared to get back on the field, it’s a real possibility that Chip Kelly and the Eagles will have moved on as they know he’s not a long-term solution.
So if they move on from Vick, where do they go? You have to believe they’d still like to see more out of Nick Foles. He played well in the second half of the first Giants game and got the job do...
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip kelly announced today that Nick Foles will start this week against the Raiders.
#eagles HC chip kelly said QB nick foles will start this week at oakland @FOX29philly @NFL_AM
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 30, 2013
Foles is the only choice the Eagles have right now with Michael Vick injured and Matt Barkley struggling as a rookie.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was replaced by rookie Matt Barkley during today’s game against the Giants after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Micheal Vick is coming out of the game. Aggravated his hamstring injury. Matt Barkley coming in.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) October 27, 2013
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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring) took all the first-team reps in practice Tuesday and will start against New York.Fantasy Spin:Vick won't be 100 percent, but the Giants pass rush isn't as good as it has been in past seasons. I can play if I'm 80 [percent]." With six teams on a bye this week, Vick is a top-10 fantasy quarterback this week.
QuarterbacksMichael Vick, QB, PHIInjury: HamstringStatus: QuestionableDepth Chart: StarterBack-up: Nick FolesNews: Michael Vick left Sunday’s game in the second quarter with a recurrent or exacerbated hamstring injury, and did not return.Fantasy ramification: As I wrote in Week 5’s Monday morning injury report regarding Michael Vick, “Hamstring injuries are difficult to recover...
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So Michael Vick left today's game with the hamstring pop, as we learned afterward, and while it hardly seems possible that next week's game in Oakland matters for any reason, it's the NFL; every game matters, if only because there aren't many of them. But the simple math of the NFL is this: if you don't have a quality QB, you don't win...
Nick Foles will be back at quarterback for the Eagles when they
play the Raiders on Sunday.
photo courtesy of palmbeachpost.com
Welcome to Around the NFL: NFC East edition. We take a look at the Philadelphia Eagles and the division the play in, the NFC East.
The Eagles grades at the halfway point: [Phillymag.com] [Philly.com-Jimmy Kempski]
Vick out for Sunday
Michael Vick and Nick Foles might both miss Sunday’s game: [Philly.com-Zach Berman]
Nick Foles has been named the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Chip Kelly announced in his weekly press conference that Foles will be the starting quarterback and he will take first-team reps this week.
“I was really happy with how Nick practiced on (Tuesday),” Kelly said.
“Nick did a really good job. Nick is going to be our starting quarterback this week,...
Even though Mike Vick has paid his debt to society for his involvement in the dogfighting ring, there are people that will never get past it. Vick was just voted the NFL’s #1 disliked player again and now Dobbie’s, a Philly bar will not show Eagles games until Vick is gone from the team. The owner Patty Brett had this to say:
“Because of what Michael Vick has done to those...
Matt Barkley fumbles in the second quarter of the Eagles 15-7 loss to the Giants on Sunday. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com
Everyone got so caught up in the comments. Phil Simms ranked
the Eagles’ offense as 60th of 64 offenses and defenses combined
among the 32 teams. Merril Hoge called it the “most vanilla” offense in the
If the only two games of the season you watched were...
If suicide is painless, as the old theme song from M.A.S.H. suggested it should be, then why are we feeling so much pain about this sad excuse of an Eagles offense?
The Birds beat themselves again. Mike Vick had nothing to give as he was obviously suffering from a hamstring tear that never completely healed. Matt Barkley came in and did his best, but his periodic rookie mistakes...
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Thursday’s quick hits:
1. Nick Foles said he had a feeling he’d be starting on Sunday against Oakland before Chip Kelly even made it official.
2. Isaac Sopoaga didn’t have much of an impact on the field, but...
Most fantasy footballers can remember where they were during historic fantasy performances. Ask a few folks who partake in our imaginary game of choice and you will quickly get a story or two about playing with or against Michael Vick during his insane 2010 six touchdown performance against Washington. Stories of bad beats or overcoming a monumental performance on the way to victory...
The Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the New York Giants in their second meeting of the season in an NFC East showdown. In a sloppy game to say the least, the offense was simply shut down the entirety of the game.
The Eagles deployed Michael Vick at the beginning of the game to take over the quarterback position and after four drives was pulled for rookie quarterback, Matt Barkley...