NFL Notes: Eagles, Jaguars & Lions

Eagles Eagles new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz explained that he wants to place an emphasis on stopping tight ends, particularly with their safeties. “The way offense is run now, particularly with multi-dimensional tight ends, you saw the emphasis our team put on those tight ends and some of the contracts that those guys got, you are other using them in a lot of different...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' Leodis McKelvin expects to start at crowded CB position

Ex-Buffalo Bills defensive back looks to use familiarity with Jim Schwartz's scheme to lock down a starting job. PHILADELPHIA -- Cornerback Leodis McKelvin was one of three former Buffalo Bills players with ties to defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz that the Eagles signed this offseason and he isn't wasting any time making his presence felt...
18 hours ago

Why the Philadelphia Eagles defense will be better in 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles underachieved last season, finishing 7-9, after entering the season with tons of hype surrounding the team.  Former Coach Chip Kelly was fired before the season’s end, and the team was a dysfunctional roller coaster all season.  The team had its offensive woes with the struggles of quarterback Sam Bradford and former running back DeMarco Murray, but the...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Connor Barwin will have role in Jim Schwartz’s defense

Connor Barwin has become a huge part of the Philadelphia Eagles franchise in a relatively short period of time. He’s not only been great on the field, but he’s also played a huge part in the Philadelphia community as well. The one question the fans have been wondering is how does he fit in the 4-3 defense? Jim Schwartz runs a 4-3 “wide-nine” defensive alignment. Connor Barwin...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Eagles are manufacturing their own quarterback controversies now

Sam Bradford started the initial quarterback controversy in Philadelphia. Let's be clear on that.The moment he demanded a trade, took his toys and stormed off to Oklahoma to simmer—bingo, bango, quarterback controversy. Before Bradford's overreaction to the Eagles' drafting of Carson Wentz, there was no beef between he and any other backup in the stable. Now, did the media...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Simplicity, versatility keys for Eagles defense under Schwartz

Embed from Getty Images   Football is a game of deception. There are only so many ways a coach can line up his 11 players and disguising those looks have become a vital part of success for offenses in the modern-day NFL, forcing defenses to play catch-up. Jim Schwartz knows his play-calling can only go so far to combat the growing number of formations that offenses are coming...
Via Eagledelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Parse the Schwartz, please… Eagles new DC shakes things up…

I love new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’ approach which is a no-bull**** take on making the defensive unit a difference-maker in 2016. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Billy Davis hater— I recognize Davis had to cow-tow to Chip Kelly’s insanely paced offensive game plan and had his defensive unit on the field for far too many plays in 2015.  Davis did the best...
Via Eagles Eye
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz: 'Reserve judgement' on the Eagles for now

Jim Schwartz isn't satisfied. After today's practice, which he described as particularly bad, the Eagles new defensive coordinator was quick to shoot down a lot of the praise that was heaped onto his unit by the media during his press conference. With it being only May and players not wearing pads, Schwartz noted that patience is a virtue during these early practices. "You have...
Via Eagledelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Jim Schwartz save the Philadelphia Eagles defense?

If it wasn’t already clear to fans, the Philadelphia Eagles plan to be a completely different team in 2016 from the one that took the field in 2015.  This offseason has seen an exodus of former-head coach Chip Kelly and many of the players he brought to Philadelphia. The Eagles have made a number of moves this offseason; via trade, free agency, and the NFL draft, to bring in fresh...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

New head coach Todd Pederson made a smart hire Tuesday to bring in former Detroit Lions head coach and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz to run his defense with the Philadelphia Eagles. Don Banks of first reported the deal was pending, and then Pederson himself announced the move in a press conference. This move signals a move back to a 4-3 defense and...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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