Why the Philadelphia Eagles need more creativity at inside linebacker

I’ve been vocal since the early parts of the offseason that the Philadelphia Eagles were doing the right thing by spending most of their resources on building depth as opposed to finding a “superstar safety” like Jairus Byrd, now of the New Orleans Saints. The allocation of resources is a major part of team building, and the team was very thin at a lot of positions. With the...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles scramble to restock roster…and the first week of BriSuksEgg fantasies…

Eagles personnel office is busier than usual this week. New troops are being signed to relieve the casualties. Besides signing Houston veteran LG Wade Smith to help fill in the depth on the offensive line, the Birds also moved big rookie Kevin Graf (6-6 RT from USC) up from the PS10. Graf by most accounts is not NFL-ready at right tackle…yet. As for the help needed at inside linebacker...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles place Barbre, Goode, Mathis on IR

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have placed offensive lineman Allen Barbre and linebacker Najee Goode on season-ending injured reserve, and put All-Pro guard Evan Mathis on injured reserve designated for return. Mathis injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Sunday's 34-17 win over Jacksonville. He'll be eligible to practice with the team in...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Place G Evan Mathis On Short-Term I.R.

  The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday that they have placed G Evan Mathis on injured reserve with the designation to return after he suffered an MCL injury. The Eagles also placed  OL Allen Barbre and LB Najee Goode on season-ending injured reserve. Previous reports indicated that Mathis could out 6-8 weeks with a sprained MCL, so this moves actually makes a good deal...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles overcome horrendous 1st half to outlast the Jags, 34-17…

There’s an old military quote from WWII, it had something to do with the Battle of the Bulge— maybe it was General Patton who said it, I’m not sure— but it went something like this: “Another victory like this and we are finished…” In other words, the Eagles won their home opener against a resilient opponent in the Jaguars on Sunday, but oh at what a cost! Injuries all...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Must Feel Good About Their Backup Inside Linebackers

The NFL Draft has come and gone and if there was one surprise, it was that the Eagles didn’t select an Inside Linebacker to potentially be DeMeco Ryans’ heir apparent. Hell, they didn’t even sign a rookie free agent at that position. That speaks volumes about how they must feel about Najee Goode, Jake Knott, Jason Phillips and Emmanuel Acho. To me, the defining moment in the...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Eagles: Part 7, Inside Linebackers

This is part 7 of an 11 part series, this part will focus specifically on the inside linebackers on the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles and how the team can improve heading into the 2014 season. Each part will focus on a specific positional group with 11 in all (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, ILB, OLB, CB, S and ST [K, P, KR and PR]). Now let's talk Eagles' inside linebackers.2013 Eagles...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Final Injury Report Against Lions

Eagles linebacker Najee Goode is one of two defensive players who will be unable to suit up against the Lions Sunday.  The Eagles defense will continue to be shorthanded this week against one of the most dominant multi-faceted offenses in the league and certainly on the Birds' schedule.  Starting safety rookie Earl Wolff did not practice all week and is officially listed as...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins- Eagles Collaborative Preview

1. So Daniel, Who is an under the radar player for Philadelphia that could have an impact on Sunday's game? ILB Najee Goode. With Jake Knott officially listed as out and Mychal Kendricks listed as questionable, the starting nod at inside middle linebacker will go to Najee Goode. Goode will take over Kendricks's blitz heavy responsibilities as well as his responsibilities...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Would you take Chip back? How close is Mark Helfrich to earning that lifetime contract?

Down to their third team quarterback, banged up and undermanned on both sides of the ball, Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles fell to 3-5 after a 15-7 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. The Eagle offense didn't score a touchdown, the Birds' lone score coming on a fumble return by linebacker Najee Goode late in the fourth quarter. Bird droppings: With two Eagle quarterbacks...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Special Teams is the Eagles' new mantra...and a look at the BriSuksEgg Fantasy Football draft...

It went down last night for the 3rd year in a row--- the Fantasy Football Draft for the veteran members of the combined Bored here at Eagles Eye/ University... It's nice to see Democrats and Republicans reaching across the aisle in harmony (well, sort of!) and coming to some facsimile of unity in a "League of Nations", so to speak... Such is the growing legacy...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles begin preparing for Redskins

Coaches prepared for the Washington Redskins, players worked on their conditioning, and the front office tinkered with the roster. The Philadelphia Eagles spent their holiday Monday getting ready to start the Chip Kelly era next week against the Redskins. After three days off following the final preseason game, players came in for workouts but they won't return to the practice...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins S inactive after colliding with teammate

Washington safety Brandon Meriweather is inactive for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after colliding with teammate Aldrick Robinson on the field during pregame warmups. Meriweather and Robinson, a reserve receiver who also was declared inactive, remained on the ground in the end zone for several minutes before being helped to their feet and walking to the locker...
Via Fox Sports
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart inactive against Bucs

Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart and Tampa Bay receiver Arrelious Benn are inactive after being sidelined for part of training camp by injuries. Stewart has not practiced since spraining his right ankle during Carolina's third preseason game against the New York Jets. Benn hurt his right knee on the first day of training camp and did not return to practice with the Bucs...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Foster ready to make his mark on Bucs D

TAMPA, Fla. Last year, Mason Foster was literally thrown in the middle of a mess. Fresh out of the University of Washington, the hard-hitting All-American was cast as the replacement for Tampa Bay Bucs captain and middle linebacker Barrett Ruud, who signed as a free agent with the Tennessee Titans. It was a role he wasnt ready for and one he had to learn on the fly, calling plays...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs sign fifth- and sixth-round selections

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed fifth-round draft pick Najee Goode and sixth-round selection Keith Tandy to four-year contracts. Goode and Tandy were college teammates at West Virginia and are being counted on to help improve one of the weakest defenses in the NFL. Goode will compete for playing time as a rookie at outside linebacker, while Tandy is a cornerback...
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May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs rookies get first taste of NFL activities

TAMPA, Fla. First-year Bucs head coach Greg Schiano finally got a chance to see his Class of 2012 draftees in action Friday afternoon. But on Day 1 of his first rookie minicamp, much of Schianos attention was fixed on players who werent selected. He spent a good deal of his time evaluating the crop of undrafted free-agent collegians, working out beneath the sweltering spring sun...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bucs rookies get first taste of NFL activities

TAMPA, Fla. First-year Bucs head coach Greg Schiano finally got a chance to see his Class of 2012 draftees in action Friday afternoon. But on Day One of his first rookie mini-camp, much of Schianos attention was fixed on players who werent selected. He spent a good deal of his time evaluating the crop of undrafted free-agent collegians, working out beneath the sweltering spring...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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