Arm Chair GM: Cornerback, Part 1: Free Agency

  View image | Sorry for the delay in posts. I was in the midst of a move so it prevented me from getting my thoughts down on paper...errr... word processor..  Before the hiatus, I took a big picture look at the Eagles roster to identify the areas that most needed improvement this offseason. We already broke down the top spot -- the Eagles newly appointed vice...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three changes the Philadelphia Eagles need to make on the field next season

The offseason is ripe for evaluation and tweaking, and there are a number of things the Philadelphia Eagles can improve upon. Here are three on-field changes the team should make next season. Also, a note on the 2012 draft class. 1. Start cornerback Brandon Boykin outside This change goes against the height and length that Chip Kelly prefers in his outside cornerbacks, but the 5’10″...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carroll starts for Eagles; Giants have 4 halfbacks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Nolan Carroll II is starting at cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles in their season-ending game against the New York Giants. Carroll replaces Bradley Fletcher, who has an injured hip. This is the only significant change for the Eagles for Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium. Giants running backs Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings are active for the game...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No day at the beach for Eagles trying to cover Odell Beckham Jr.

Not only has Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. filled the vacuum left by the mid-season injury to Victor Cruz— he is better than Cruz. It’s not just the 79 receptions, 1120 yards and 11 TD’s he’s amassed in basically two-thirds of a season’s playing time— he’s faster than Cruz, has better hands than Cruz, and runs better routes than Cruz. If the Giants...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Davis is finally giving Brandon Boykin a chance to start for the Eagles

Better late than never, I suppose. Philadelphia Eagles nickelback extraordinaire Brandon Boykin is finally going to get a chance to start this week against the New York Giants, according to Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation: Brandon Boykin will have a chance to start against the Giants — BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Refs Said Cowboys Dwayne Harris Penalized for Hitting Nolan Carroll Too Hard 'Unnecessarily'

Late in Thursday's game between the Cowboys and Eagles Dallas punt returner Dwayne Harris blasted a Philadelphia player coming down to cover the punt. Harris has been widely criticized for the hit and was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Immediately after he was seen wondering what it is he did that was wrong.According to the refs he hit him too hard when he didn't have to.via RedditRead more »
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwayne Harris won’t win any friends on the Eagles with this cheap shot

The Philadelphia Eagles may have won yesterday’s epic Thanksgiving showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, but one game doesn’t settle anything in the NFL and the rivalry between these two is burning hotter than ever. Check out this cheap shot that Dwayne Harris laid on Nolan Carroll late in the game yesterday: It doesn’t get any dirtier than that. This is why all decent people...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Dwayne Harris takes major cheapshot at Eagles player

Dallas Cowboys’ punt returner Dwayne Harris was clearly fed up with with the fact his team was trailing 33-10 to the Philadelphia Eagles with 5 minutes to go. As he was about to return a punt, he decided to give a hit to Nolan Carroll, who was clearly defenseless. Obviously he was frustrated, but that’s just not cool. A fine and/or suspension are likely on the way. Things got...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwayne Harris’ Absurd Cheap Shot Sparks Fight In Eagles-Cowboys (Video)

Thanksgiving usually is a time of warmth and happiness, but Dwayne Harris wasn’t exactly feeling the love. The Dallas Cowboys return specialist found his team down by 23 points late in the fourth quarter of an NFC East showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Harris wasn’t too happy about the scoreboard, so as an Eagles punt soared his way, he decided to take his frustrations...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

Dwyane Harris was frustrated while his Dallas Cowboys were being destroyed by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving 33-10 and decided to commit a dirty play. Harris was back to receive a punt from the Eagles on a 4th-and-1 from around midfield with about five minutes left in the game. The punt went into the end...Read More
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WE WANT DALLAS: Best Eagles trash talk of the week

WE WANT DALLAS. So chanted Philadelphia Eagles fans at Lincoln Financial Field as they watched their team handily dismantle the Tennessee Titans. The scenario is perfect to frame the conditions for a showdown of epic proportions. Philadelphia. Dallas. Thanksgiving Day. Tied records. Fight for number one in the division. It’s the showdown that has Eagles fans more interested in...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles 'pissed off' about Aaron Rodgers laughing at them

The Eagles defense put together its worst showing of the season in Sunday's 53-20 loss to the Packers. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 22-of-36 passes for 341 yards (3 TDs). He was spotted laughing and smirking numerous times during the game. It looked like Rodgers was joking at the Eagles' expense, especially after the Packers produced a big play. And numerous players that...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles defensive coordinator defends cornerbacks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) On paper, the Philadelphia Eagles have had one of the worst defenses in the league through the first five games. But they're not making any personnel changes for Sunday night's game against the New York Giants. ''If there was a change to be made, I promise you we would make it,'' Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis said. ''But it's got to be for the right...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Boykin is back in Eagles’ nickel defense… the injury tide begins to turn for Philly against St. Louis…

Without the benefit of a BYE week so far in 2014, the Eagles are weathering a storm of injuries. Here is the current official injury report of the Eagles for active players: NAME POSITION INJURY WED. THU. FRI. GAME STATUS Boykin, Brandon CB Hamstring DNP FP - - Burton, Trey TE Achilles FP FP - - Carroll II, Nolan CB Ankle FP FP - - Casey, James TE Knee FP FP - - Huff, Josh WR...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Debunking the “missing piece” and “X-Factor” theories as Eagles take on Jags…

The hype is understandable. Eagles fans are desperate for a safety who can line his guys up and provide leadership in the secondary. Malcolm Jenkins (#27) is labeled the “missing piece” in that scenario. And then there are the “X-Factors” whom Dave Spadaro of has designated as the Birds’ secret weapons: Nolan Carroll—nickel/dime CB, KR…. Brandon Graham— OLB…...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Really Might Not Be Worthless 2014 NFC Predictions

My MethodLast year's columns predicted, I kid you not, all kinds of great stuff. Peyton Manning as AFC MVP, Pete Carroll as coach of the year, Eddie Lacy as the NFC Rookie of the Year, stay awaus from Cecil Shorts and Stephen Jackson, seven out of 16 playoff teams and the Super Bowl winner, albeit over Cincy instead of Denver. I liked Chicago too much (defensible given the injury...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Week 3 Preview: Eagles vs. Steelers

For the first time since January, the Eagles play a game on their home turf. The Eagles continue to have a lot to prove in the final two games before the regular season begins. But Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers may shed some light on the Eagles roster breakdown as they head into Week 1. The Week 3 meeting between the Eagles and Steelers is set to kick off...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Secondary A Major Concern

The following is a guest post from an ardent Eagles fan and Eagles Addict supporter.  He’s also trying to get his own Eagles blog up and running (Eagles Eye Focus Sportstalk) and his goal is to gain some exposure to his writing. Eagles Addicts, please welcome Lou DiBi to the site because you may see other guest posts from him in the future. Eagles Secondary A Major Concern By...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Camp 2014: Highlights and happenings from Day 10

The headlines from Day 10 of Eagles camp aren’t about what happened on the field but who was off the field.  The Eagles first preseason game is Friday and as the day creeps closer, the injuries are starting to pile up. The most notable injury was Jeremy Maclin. Maclin started practice but landed awkwardly after a catch along the sidelines that looked like it would relate to last...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

8 bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles this season

With the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2014 season about to begin now is a perfect time to make some predictions about the team this year. Here are eight spicy meatballs for you: 1. Cornerback Nolan Carroll won’t steal a starting job from Bradley Fletcher, but he will still be on the field quite a bit as the Eagles unveil a revamped “dime” package. This is something the Eagles didn’t...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Camp 2014: Highlights and happenings from Day 9

  #459067737 / Sunday afternoon marked the second time in three weeks the Eagles will practice in front of home fans. Next week’s is sure to be the headliner. But nevertheless, some 25,000 people packed into Lincoln Financial Field for Day 9 of Eagles camp. As the first preseason game approaches and is just five days away, the Eagles are starting to take a closer...
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August 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

NFL Notes: Bengals, Buccaneers, Eagles, & Steelers

  Bengals The Bengals are working to expand TE Tyler Eifert‘s role in their offense and help him become more of a “go-to pass-catcher” this season. (Coley Harvey) Buccaneers Buccaneers activated DE Ronald Talley from the non-football injury list. (Joe Smith) Eagles RB Darren Sproles worked with the receivers on Sunday. (Jeff McLane) CB Nolan Carroll has been one of...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Camp 2014: Highlights and happenings from Day 7

  #180063450 / A week into camp, the Eagles continue to fine-tune their game as preseason play draws closer. By this time next week, they will be preparing for a game. How quickly camp brings about the real action. In the wake of that first game against the Chicago Bears next Friday, the Eagles have seen progress on all sides of the ball, specifically on offense...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Training Camp Battle Preview

Training camp and the preseason is right around the corner for the 2014-2015 NFL season.  Each team is not completely set in stone as far as the starters for opening day.  There were rookies drafted and free agents picked up that plan on making a name for themselves.  The Philadelphia Eagles made some additions and subtractions during the offseason.  I want to dive into their...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles safety Earl Wolff says he wants six picks this season

If the Philadelphia Eagles had a major weakness in 2013 it was their secondary. After giving up the most passing yards per game in the NFL (289.9) the front office decided to make a few changes. Malcom Jenkins and Nolan Carroll are in, and Patrick Chung is likely out, but the biggest improvement that the Eagles can make might come from safety Earl Wolff. During his rookie season...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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