Eagles Training Camp Notebook: Eagles flying high so far thanks to new-look secondary

  View image | As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their third preseason game of the year, the team looks to already be in mid-season form. Over the first two preseason games, the Eagles defeated the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens by a combined score of 76-10. On the good side, head coach Chip Kelly has proven that his up-tempo offensive scheme...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles LB Kiko Alonso returns to practice on Tuesday

After missing two weeks of training camp as he worked through the NFL's concussion protocol, Philadelphi Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso was back at practice on Tuesday. The Eagles plan to ease him back in to action."He'll be running around. He's kind of coming on," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said yesterday to reporters, per Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily Inquirer. "We'll ease him...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles position preview: Defensive line

While the defense as a whole for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2014 season wasn’t a shining example of how the side should be played, a portion of it was exemplary: the defensive line. While I can’t empirically prove it, I’d venture a guess that the discrepancy in defensive back play and defensive front play for the Eagles was the largest in the league last season. The...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles position preview: linebackers

Barwin ravaged teams last season for 14.5 sacks The Philadelphia Eagles strongest facet of defense derived from their linemen a year ago. Bennie Logan, Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry, and Cedric Thornton turned a formerly atrocious run-defense into a formidable and reliable unit. This season the linebacking unit offers the same potential of expansion and growth between a blockbuster...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

LB Connor Barwin says Byron Maxwell has 'been as good as suspected'

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin took time from training camp to talk about his new teammate cornerback Byron Maxwell, who was the team's top free agent addition this offseason. "Maxwell's been as good as suspected," Barwin said, via "You can tell he was on a Super Bowl team and played with a very, very good group over there... I'm automatically thrust...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles OLB Barwin: Byron Maxwell has been as good as advertised

When the Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent cornerback Byron Maxwell this offseason, Chip Kelly finally got his hands on what he considered to be the prototypical fit for the Eagles' defensive scheme. At 6-foot-1, Maxwell fits the size profile and he can play a physical brand of coverage. Some observers wondered if Maxwell would be the same player after leaving the Seahawks' ...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Barwin defends Chip Kelly again

After being traded on Saturday, Brandon Boykin called head coach Chip Kelly hard to communicate with. Outside linebacker Connor Barwin was quick to dispel that notion and come to Kelly's defense.It seems like every time a former Philadelphia Eagles player take a shot at Chip Kelly, Connor Barwin is there to deny their claims. There have been a lot of accusations against Kelly this...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 players in the NFC East

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. And while I did not include two young interior offensive lineman for the Cowboys in Zack Martin and Travis Frederick, it’s worth noting that by this...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wealth of Linebackers is a Great Problem for the Eagles

With the regular season just over two months away, the Eagles' front seven is primed to be one of the strongest units in the NFL. While the defensive line, with the likes of Fletcher Cox, Vinny Curry, Bennie Logan, and Beau Allen should wreak havoc upon opposing offensive lines, it's the crowded linebacking crew that really stands out.  The outside linebacking jobs are set, with...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten best players on Philadelphia Eagles 2015 roster

In 2014 the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves watching the postseason rather than partaking in it. Head coach Chip Kelly has not been quiet this offseason in terms of trying to better fit the roster to his schemes and to regain the NFC East crown they donned after the 2013 season. Listed here are ten players that will be essential contributors to the Eagles supplanting the Dallas...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Listened to “Call Me Maybe” at Minicamp

Everyone has a guilty pleasure when it comes to music, whether it’s a song from a classic or little-known group, a solo artist or a boy band. Well, for some members of the Philadelphia Eagles, it might be Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The team posted a video of linebacker Connor Barwin working through a block-shedding drill while the former chart-topping song blared...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Four videos that show how great Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin has become

Connor Barwin was already a solid linebacker, but in 2014 with the Philadelphia Eagles he took the next step up and entered into the elite linebacker discussion. Barwin recorded 14.5 sacks, 64 combined tackles, and two forced fumbles (all career highs) last year while leading the Eagles’ extremely underrated pass rush. The point is, he’s come a long way from Cincinnati. Let...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Accentuate the positives as 2015 Eagles carry on…

My favorite Connor Barwin play is the one where he does a delayed blitz thing and just rumbles through or around the side of a confused offensive line. The rest of the league might be more prepared for that move in 2015.  Barwin has caught the attention of opposing coaches and his peers in a big way. For the first time Barwin has been selected to the NFL Players Top 100 list. He...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Eagles Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Barwin: Marcus Smith gained 15 pounds, put on a lot of muscle

You can't judge an NFL player by his rookie season alone, but it's safe to put the Philadelphia Eagles' 2014 first-round pick, outside linebacker Marcus Smith, on bust watch. Despite the investment, Smith managed to make the field for just 74 total defensive snaps in 2014. At one point, the Eagles tried converting him to inside linebacker just to get him on the field. That transition...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Barwin on Marcus Smith: Physically, he looks different

Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel underwhelmed as rookies, but Marcus Smith's first season in Philly was an equal mess. Fellow Eagles LB Connor Barwin says fans are in for a surprise in 2015.
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez, Connor Barwin visit Amtrak crash victims, hospital staff (pics)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez and linebacker Connor Barwin dropped by Temple University Hospital on Wednesday to visit with victims of Tuesday’s tragic derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, per a CSN Philly report. The hospital is one of four area hospitals that treated victims of the crash, an accident that left eight people...Read More The post Mark...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles picture book on a sunny May day…

Not much breaking news football-wise on the Philadelphia Eagles today— but it is good to see many of the players led by Connor Barwin assisting in the emergency relief efforts at the Amtrak derailment disaster scene just outside the city. Linebacker Jordan Hicks, the Eagles’ third-round pick out of Texas, agreed to terms with the Eagles on a four-year rookie deal today (Thursday...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Barwin hopes Brady's suspension is reduced to two games

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin is hoping that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension gets reduced after the appeal process. However, Barwin's preference has nothing to do with whether or not he believes Brady deserves to see it reduced. Barwin looks at the situation strictly as how it will affect the Eagles.When told that Brady is currently...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Barwin receives hand-signed letter from Bill Clinton

It's fair to say that Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin has made a strong impression on former President Bill Clinton. After the two met for the first time last October, Clinton immediately went out on bought his own Connor Barwin Eagles jersey. That wasn't all: Clinton went out of his way to thank Barwin for personally signing Clinton's new jersey. Barwin posted...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Guard Evan Mathis Joins the Box Jump Club

The NFL has two trends going on right now--one-handed catches and box jumps. It seems like everytime we turn on our computers we see another football player going nuts making some sort of crazy one-handed catch or jumping higher than any normal person should be able to jump from a standing position. Than again, we are not talking about normal people when it comes to professional...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin Looking to Challenge J.J. Watt's Box Jump Mark

For some reason it seems that NFL players just love to post videos of themselves doing one of two things--dunking and doing box jumps. Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin decided recently that he wanted to post a video of himself completing a pretty impressive box jump, but he wanted to do a little more than just that. He decided to let a former teammate, J.J. Watt, know...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin disproves theory that white men can’t jump

For decades, scientists, physicians and philosophers have debated whether or not white men can jump. Up until this point the dominant theory is that they in fact can not. Today Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin disproved that theory once and for all… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free agents still on the market QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin disproves white men can’t jump theory

For decades scientists, physicians and philosophers have debated whether or not white men can jump. Up until this point the dominant theory is that they in fact can not. Today Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin disproved that theory once and for all… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free agents still on the market QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Life goes on in Philly— Shady McCoy spews sour grapes…

It makes no sense… Shady McCoy winds up in Buffalo with $16 million guaranteed in his first year there— and he’s STILL pissed off about getting traded by the Eagles… “Time it was and what a time it was…preserve your memories…they’re all that’s left you…” That little philosophic-tid-bit stolen from Simon & Garfunkel (“Bookends”) should be applied like...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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