Breaking down the Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker core

The Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker core was damaged heavily in 2014. They lost Mychal Kendricks for five starts early in the season due to injury, and later lost other starting inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans to an Achilles injury, inevitably costing him the season. Backups Casey Matthews, Emmanuel Acho, along with first-round outside linebacker Marcus Smith, racked up a miserable...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho Eager to Get Back on the Field Again

Last season was one of promise for the Philadelphia Eagles, but it ended up being a bit of a disappointment since it ended with the team on the outside looking in when it came playoff time. So with all sorts of hype and talk surrounding the team it makes sense for some of the players to be excited about getting back on the field again--even if it is just OTAs.Linebacker Emmanuel...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Acho taunts Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks as OTAs begin

Today the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their organized team activities, but last night one Eagle got a jump-start on the competition by calling out his quarterbacks. Linebacker Emmanuel Acho is not shy about talking trash on Twitter to anybody in the NFL, and apparently that includes his own teammates… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this weekend...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho sings to his prom date

Remember that brave high school kid who got ten thousand retweets in order to get Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho to go to prom with her? As it turns out, not only did Acho show up as promised, but he actually sang to her… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: All 32 teams ranked on how they’d cope with playing their backup QB Top 10 in 2015: The 10 best quarterbacks...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading back may not be the best idea for the Oakland Raiders

With so many needs still high on their list, many believe the Oakland Raiders could potentially trade back in the NFL Draft. That scenario that is most likely to happen if the team has one of the two top quarterbacks fall to them at four. If that were to happen, there is a chance they could walk away with a huge haul by trading back. The problem is, while this draft is deep at some...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho trolls Cowboys fan for horrible Dez Bryant haircut

If you’re not following Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho on Twitter you are really missing out. Acho is easily the most entertaining Eagle on social media and he delights in trolling the team’s rivals. You may recall that last year Acho called out aspiring gangster and tough guy DeSean Jackson for not getting involved in the brawl between the Redskins and Eagles...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Acho recaps the start of the new season for Philadelphia Eagles perfectly

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan odds are right now you don’t know up from down or black from white. In the span of just a couple of weeks the roster has been dramatically changed and the last 24 hours in particular have been crazy. Jeremy Maclin is gone off to Kansas City, Byron Maxwell is coming to Philly, Frank Gore replaced LeSean McCoy, and apparently they’re trying...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Emmanuel Acho Makes 16-Year Old’s Prom Wish Come True

As an athlete, you can often choose to do the right thing…or not. Emmanuel Acho, a linebacker with the Philadelphia Eagles, thankfully chose the former. Yes, this story is a few days old. Yes, I’m getting soft in my old age. Perhaps it’s because I now have two daughters at home. Whatever the reason, I just love this. Here’s the ClifNotes. 16 year-old Hannah Delmonte of Purcellville...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles LB loses Twitter challenge, has to take fan to prom

Emmanuel Acho has felt the power of social media. The Eagles linebacker was asked by fan Hanna Delmonte, via Instagram direct message, if he'd be willing to take her to the prom if she could get 2,000 retweets on Twitter. That number was too low for Acho's services, so he replied that he'd escort the young lady to the event if she got 10,000 retweets. Delmonte posted the Instagram...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

10,000 retweets might get a Philadelphia Eagles linebacker to go to prom with you

Ladies: if you’ve ever dreamed of going to prom with an NFL player, all you need is tens of thousands of retweets to ge the job done. One young Philadelphia Eagles fan named Hannah asked Emmanuel Acho to go to prom with her yesterday afternoon, provided she could get two thousand retweets: PLEASE RETWEET!!!! Acho was amenable, but only if she could get 10,000. A few hours later...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Play hard and make a wish—Eagles at Redskins Livefyre tailgate…

You’re 9-5 and your back is against the wall— what is wrong with this picture? It’s just the NFL— maybe the regular season is too long—otherwise you could have 4 extra playoff teams in the mix, and the playoffs would begin this week. But here it is. The Eagles would want to beat the Redskins (3-11) regardless of the playoff implications. The Eagles are as healthy as could...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy mocks former tough guy teammate DeSean Jackson

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson can’t seem to decide exactly how gangster he is. Back in March when NJ.com released a report citing Jackson’s alleged Crip gang-ties in his hometown of Compton, California he vehemently denied that he was part of any gang. The Philadelphia Eagles released him anyway although that probably had more to do with his lobbying to renegotiate...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeSean McCoy makes fun of former “gangster” teammate DeSean Jackson

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson can’t seem to decide exactly how gangster he is. Back in March when NJ.com released a report citing Jackson’s alleged Crip gang-ties in his hometown of Compton, California he vehemently denied that he was part of any gang. The Eagles released him anyway although that probably had more to do with his lobbying to renegotiate for...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles front 4 boasting big numbers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Not since their front four boasted the likes of Reggie White, Clyde Simmons, Jerome Brown and Mike Pitts has the Philadelphia Eagles been as good on the pass rush as this season. Going into Sunday's game against Seattle, the Eagles are second in the league in sacks with 42, on pace for 56. That would be the most the team has had since 1989, when Simmons, White...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Giving Thanks for a meaningful game—Eagles vs. Dallas…

A “meaningful” game in late November— and especially on Thanksgiving— is a beautiful thing. The Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) are far from being a perfect team— still a lot of positional needs to fill down the road— but for the second year in a row they are competitive and in position to get another chance to roll the dice in the playoffs. It’s good for Philly phans...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles-Cowboys Preview

With sole possession of first place in the NFC East on the line, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys haven't had much time to prepare for a Thanksgiving showdown. In the first of two meetings across 18 days, the Eagles look to remain unbeaten in the division and improve to 6-0 on the holiday when they try to deny the Cowboys a third consecutive victory. "It's going to be a...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles looking forward to NFC East showdown

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles can finally look toward their NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, and they don't have much time to do it. After disposing of the Tennessee Titans 43-24 on Sunday, the Eagles immediately turned their focus to the rival Cowboys, whom they will visit Thanksgiving Day. ''We had to stay focused on Tennessee all week,'' linebacker Trent...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

When will Nick Foles play again? Eagles head coach Chip Kelly updates his status

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho left Sunday's game with a groin injury and will not practice Monday as the team turns its attention to Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas against the Cowboys. Depending on the result of a Monday MRI, Acho's absence Thursday could thrust first-round pick Marcus Smith into an expanded role ... CONTINUE READING: "When...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

All eyes on Mark Sanchez as Philadelphia Eagles face Carolina Panthers

As with any game, there are many important aspects of the Philadelphia Eagles on which to focus this Monday night. But who are we kidding: Tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers is all about Mark Sanchez. Every step he takes, every move he makes, we’ll be watching him. Every throw. Every decision. Can Sanchez ably lead the Birds for the six to eight weeks that Nick Foles...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryans' injury leaves leadership for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are replacing injured linebacker DeMeco Ryans with Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho. That still leaves a big hole. ''You don't replace the leadership,'' defensive coordinator Billy Davis said. ''You just don't. Leadership is something that is earned over time. DeMeco has got a lot of pelts on the wall and he's earned it. He's just that kind...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles lose the quarterback of their offense and defense

In a costly Week 9 victory over J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans, the Philadelphia Eagles lost both Nick Foles and DeMeco Ryans, two key catalysts in their NFC East leading 6-2 start. Quarterback Nick Foles, coming off a breakout season in his first year under head coach Chip Kelly, has come back down to earth this season, but still serves as the best option for the Eagles at Quarterback...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With Ryans out for season, Eagles must use combination defense

DeMeco Ryans suffered his second Achilles tendon injury of his career on Sunday in Houston against the Texans. Ryans will certainly be out for the rest of the year and his absence will leave a big hole in the middle of the Eagles defense and locker room. Some of the possible replacements for Ryans include Casey Matthews, Emmanuel Acho and rookie Marcus Smith. According to ProFootballFocus...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho looking forward to facing off against brother, Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho and his brother Sam talk every day, but football is one topic that's off the table this week. That's because the brothers Acho will be squaring off with one another for the first time in their..   CONTINUE READING: "Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho looks forward to playing against brother Cardinals LB Sam Acho"
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming of age moment for Eagles’ Marcus Smith against G-Men…

Well, the Eagles have officially ruled out ILB Mychal Kendricks for Sunday night’s game against the Giants. Also fellow ILB Demeco Ryans is questionable (groin injury)— but my guess is ‘Meco gives it a go at least to start the game… That leaves Casey Matthews and a dinged-up Emmanuel Acho as your inside linebacker alternates. It also moves the Eagles’ 1st-round draft...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mychal Kendricks misses third straight game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has been deactivated for Sunday's game against St. Louis because of a calf injury. Emmanuel Acho, Casey Matthews and rookie first-round pick Marcus Smith II will continue to fill in for Kendricks. He hasn't played since Week 2. Center Jason Kelce is missing his second straight game since having sports hernia surgery. David Molk...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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