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MATT BARKLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 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 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

Eagles QB Matt Barkley to Work With Pitching Guru Tom House

Matt Barkley will turn to a baseball guy to try to help and strengthen his mechanics as a passer. During a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview, The Eagles backup indicated that he’ll be will be working with former MLB pitcher and National Pitching Association founder Tom House this offseason. Among those NFL quarterbacks who have worked with House in the past include notable names...
Via Thacover2
June 22, 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 in front of the intended...
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 to...
Via FatManWriting
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mat Barkley not impressing in Eagles camp?

getty images Second year player Matt Barkley is splitting time with G.J. Kinne on the third-team offense of the Philadelphia Eagles during OTAs. And word from the Philadelphia Inquirer is that Kinne look “more efficient.” Barkley and Kinne are jockeying for the third spot on the Eagles depth chart behind starter Nick Foles and free agent signing Mark Sanchez. While it is difficult...
Via Tireball.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley Has Perfect Response For UCLA Fan Trolling Him On Twitter

The story begins here: A UCLA fan on Twitter saw 50 Cent’s horrible first pitch at the Mets game on Tuesday night and decided to use it as an excuse to troll former USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who now plays for the Eagles: This reminds me of @MattBarkley trying to throw a football. https://t.co/JWaKtaDVtq — Bruin Country™ (@UCLA_Nation) May 27, 2014 Barkley saw the dig,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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