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Eagles players awakened by fire alarm in San Francisco

The Philadelphia Eagles had some issues at their hotel (California) early Sunday morning. ESPN.com reported Sunday that the fire alarm went off at the Eagles’ hotel in San Francisco at about 2:30 a.m. PT. Philly and the 49ers are set to square off Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:25 PT — roughly 11 hours after the alarm sounded. Some...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly tried to trade for Eagles backup Matt Barkley

Lance Zierlein of the TheSidelineView, citing two sources, reports that the Houston Texans actually targeted Eagles backup QB Matt Barkley before they traded for Ryan Mallett.  Jimmy Kempski reported last week that the Eagles are open to trading Barkley and “not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.” The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on Barkley...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles open to trading for Matt Barkley and anyone else for the right price

According to Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com,  the Eagles are open to trading Matt Barkley and any other player for the right price. Hearing from multiple sources that Eagles are open to trading Matt Barkley, & not just in that "open to trading anyone for right offer" way. — Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) August 30, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles Open To Trading QB Matt Barkley

  Jimmy Kempski, citing multiple sources, is reporting that the Eagles are open to trading backup QB Matt Barkley and “not just in that “open to trading anyone for right offer” way.” The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on Barkley last year after he wound up going much later than some draft experts expected him to. Since entering the NFL, Barkley hasn’t done much to convince skepti...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley solidifies himself as the third quarterback

If there were any doubts about Matt Barkley making the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster, he silenced his critics on Thursday night. Barkley, the product out of USC, played very well against the New York Jets. It was his best performance of the preseason as he put to rest any conversation about a competition between him and G.J. Kinne. Last night, Barkley threw for 253 yards, one...
Via Total Sports Live
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley is back…and he will start for someone (maybe not the Eagles) in 2015…

Matt Barkley’s surgically repaired throwing shoulder is finally completely healed… The result is Matt is showing the dart-throwing expertise again which made him a top QB draft prospect to begin with… It finally comes full circle— Matt was basically on a “pitch count”, to borrow a baseball term applied to pitchers, after the 2013 surgery to his right shoulder. It’s...
Via Eagles Eye
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley went “ham” on Philly writer after he talked trash on Reddit

Matt Barkley was pissed when he logged on to Reddit.com to personally respond to a thread titled, “Barkley’s arm strength a concern” to say that his arm strength is no concern at all. Barkley went all in on Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, who wrote that Barkley may “struggle to stay in the league” if he […] The post Matt Barkley went “ham” on Philly writer after he...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley responds on Reddit to reporter’s criticism

From the moment he entered the NFL, Matt Barkley has been knocked for his arm strength -- or lack thereof. The most recent criticism came via Philly.com reporter Jimmy Kempski, who wrote on Wednesday that Barkley's arm strength is "a major concern" after he tossed an interception in practice. "It had far too much air under it, and Curtis Marsh was able to jump...
Via Helmet2Helmet
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley went on Reddit to take issue with a column

In this Philadelphia Eagles notebook by Jimmy Kempski, Kempski notes first note is about Barkley’s arm strength (or lack thereof). Kempski is vicious towards Barkley based on one throw in practice, and no matter how true his comments may have been, they seemed a little harsh. One of the people that took issue Kempski’s column was…Matt Barkley himself. A user posted a link to...
Via Awful Announcing
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley calls out reporter who questions his arm strength

Part of being a professional athlete is having to listen to people that have never picked up a football/basketball/hockey stick/etc. criticize their talent. They don't have to like it, but they do have to accept that it is going to happen. What they do when it does is up to them.Some just ignore it; others lash back. On occasion they do like Matt Barkley and invite the writer...
Via FatManWriting
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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