Looking ahead, looking back, looking all around at Eagles in flux…

Eagles phans have had a lot of information to assimilate about the 2015 edition of the team so far. As usual the Livefyre commentary ranges from “Oh yeah!” to “Oh No!” with regard to the personnel moves and acquisitions. I thought I’d single out of a few of the comments here made over the past two days. First up is Mr. Beans from The Land Down Under: “So… theory...
Via Eagles Eye
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Carroll cracks joke about P. Diddy going after Sal Alosi

The UCLA strength and conditioning coach who P. Diddy allegedly attacked on Monday once worked in the same position with the New York Jets. It was during that time that Alosi became infamous for intentionally tripping a player on a punt return. That player was Nolan Carroll, a Philadelphia Eagles cornerback who was with the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamstring Issues for Odell Beckham Jr. Could Doom New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 28: Malcolm Jenkins #27 and Nolan Carroll #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles defend against Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) In a season that was another slog for the New York Giants, the indisputable bright spot was the...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' defense working to eliminate chunk yardage plays

When the Philadelphia Eagles brass met with defensive backs coach Cory Undlin this offseason, their message was clear--eliminate the big plays. The Eagles' secondary was under constant fire last season for their inability to stop chunk yardage plays. The defensive unit allowed four touchdowns of more than 60 yards and 18 plays of more than 40 yards.The Eagles made great strides to...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst-to-First: the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary

Generally, worst-to-first statements are not made until after the season is over. In our case, we’re willing to stab at what is currently being presented, even if it is only OTAs. In 2014, the Philadelphia Eagles ranked 31st in passing yards allowed and 28th in passing touchdowns allowed. Ok, it is not the absolute worst, but for fans, it is as close as they ever want to get.  ...
Via EndZoneScore
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Rowe vs. Nolan Carroll: Who Will Be the Opening Day Starting CB?

Eagles’ second round pick Eric Rowe and 2014 free agent signee Nolan Carroll figure to be in a heated battle for the “starter opposite Byron Maxwell” spot at Cornerback.  After surveying the landscape during the first set of OTAs, this appears to be the clearest battle in the Secondary. Surprisingly, we learned that Walter Thurmond is actually making a position switch (for...
Via Eagles Addict
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Carroll puts in extra work this offseason, moves atop Eagles' depth chart at CB

In limited defensive snaps during his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014, Nolan Carroll held up very well in pass coverage. According to Pro Football Focus, despite playing just 388 defensive snaps, he earned the team's second-best pass coverage grade behind only Brandon Boykin. The Eagles' coaching staff has taken notice, and through the team's first six OTA practices...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Walter Thurmond already working with Eagles' first team defense at safety

The Philadelphia Eagles and Walter Thurmond decided this offseason that Thurmond would make the transition to safety for the 2015 season. During all five NFL seasons, Thurmond has played cornerback. Although Thurmond has practiced at safety before, he has never played it in a real game.Naturally, Thurmond didn't open the Eagles' first set of OTAs with the first team defense. Career...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The New and Improved (?) Secondary

Patrick Causey, on Twitter @PhillySportsJD Last Thursday, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly boasted about the Eagles secondary, claiming it was the best and deepest unit he has had since coaching the Eagles.  One thing is for certain: the Eagles have made considerable changes to their secondary. But is it better? Let's try to figure that out. Tracking the changes The...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Three predictions for position battles on the Eagles defense this summer

With OTA’s underway, the Philadelphia Eagles are finally getting a chance to see the moves of their offseason plan in action. The team has plenty of new faces, and it’s important to take a peek at where everyone fits in. While it’s incredibly early to be making starter predictions, we’re going to do it anyway. Here are a couple of quick predictions based on what we heard...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Corner Draft But Long UFDA Shopping List Remains

  View image | Eagles Corner Draft But Long UFDA Shopping List Remains The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge statement to the NFL in focusing three of their six 2015 NFL draft picks upon the cornerback position. While the argument could be made that there is an opportunity to coach any of these prospects up as a safety, for now, we'll settle them into the cornerback...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft JaCorey Shepherd In The Sixth Round

After the Eagles traded the 113th overall pick (4th round) to the Lions for a third round pick in 2016, their next selection did not come until the sixth round. With their first selection in the sixth round, the Eagles added corner JaCorey Shepherd out of Kansas. Shepherd, at 5-11 and 200 pounds, is another player the Eagles will throw into the mix of secondary changes they will...
Via - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

PODCAST: Is a first round DB on the horizon for the Philadelphia Eagles in the draft?

We’ve finally reached the week of the the 2015 NFL Draft, and Tyler Bolton-Fuhrman and I have finally recorded a podcast centered around the defensive backs. The Eagles made one of the bigger splashes in free agency by signing cornerback Byron Maxwell away from Seattle, but they still need to add some depth — and even a possible starter. It’s assumed that Walter Thurmond (another...
Via cover32
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

First-round options for the Philadelphia Eagles

With the NFL Draft less than a week away, fans across the nation will be chewing their fingernails right down to the knuckle in anxiousness on who their team will draft in the first round. Thankfully, the good fine people at are planning on clearing some air in the confusion that could arise throughout the week as to who certain teams will be looking for this year...
Via EndZoneScore
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Draft Needs and Draft Options

After a busy off-season so far loaded with signings and trades, the Eagles still have considerable holes to fill on their team. Besides some low tier free agents waiting for a market resurgence, the draft is basically the only way remaining to fill those voids. So I will go through those voids, from most vital to least, and possible draft prospects who may be options in the upcoming...
Via TopSportsReport
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Two Round Mock Draft

The Eagles will address multiple holes in the 2015 draft, which is in less than a month. They could be the most intriguing team heading into the draft. Unfortunately, in my mock draft, they stay put. First round: Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut View image | Even after adding Byron Maxwell, and Wakter Thurmond in free agency, cornerback is still a glaring need...
Via TopSportsReport
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Eagles Offseason Moves Thus Far

View image | It has been a roller coaster ride this far into the offseason. LeSean McCoy now resides in Orchard Park N.Y. and his former quarterback can probably see the Gateway Arch from his house. Yes, many Philadelphia Eagles fans were upset when the details for the  Sam Bradford deal were announced. “We gave up a second round pick for Sam Bradford?”...
Via TopSportsReport
March 17, 2015  |  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″...
Via cover32 - Eagles
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Eagles Eye
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...
Via cover32
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 »
Via FatManWriting
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...
Via cover32 - Eagles
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...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
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
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