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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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carroll ready for 1st kick-return action in 4 years

In Nolan Carroll’s world, there are two rules to kickoff returns. Hit the hole, secure the ball. None of that fancy, dancy, zig-zagging, ankle-breaking, Neon Deion-wanna be kind of stuff. “Straight ahead, full speed,” Carroll said when asked to describe his approach to kickoffs, something has hasn’t done in four years but will likely do Sunday for the Eagles against the...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  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

Cooper, Carroll likely out for Eagles' preseason opener

Riley Cooper and Nolan Carroll are both likely out for the Eagles’ preseason opener against the Bears on Friday night in Chicago, head coach Chip Kelly said before practice Thursday at the NovaCare Complex. Cooper, a projected starting receiver, has been out of practice with a foot injury and Carroll, a third outside corner who’s enjoyed a very good camp, has what Kelly called...
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August 06, 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

Is the Eagles secondary really new and improved?

There’s no disputing that the Philadelphia Eagles were an offensive juggernaut in 2013. They racked up more rushing yards than any other NFL team and scored 442 total points and 53 touchdowns. The problem came on the other side of the ball: specifically in the Eagles secondary. Philly gave up nearly 290 passing yards per game last season – the most in the NFL. That’s why the...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Philadelphia Eagles rated one of least likeable NFL franchises

In recent days, soccer fans have been coming out of the woodwork, showing their allegiance to “the world’s game” as World Cup fever starts to reach a fever pitch. Jumping on the bandwagon of Team USA makes sense; national pride will get sports fans to tune into almost anything. But the conversations have also revealed that plenty of people in the United States have become fans...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the Eagles have in cornerback Nolan Carroll?

Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Nolan Carroll is turning heads at team practices this off-season, according the reporters who have been in attendance. The 2014 free agent acquisition solidifies desperately needed depth at the position after shaky performances from last year’s backups. In fact, Carroll may just work himself into the starting lineup. According to reporter Jimmy...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles mini-camp dilemma—do you teach cornerbacks to “cheat” or not?

The cornerbacks invited to Eagles mini-camp in 2014 are (in alphabetical order) Brandon Boykin, Roc Carmichael, Nolan Carroll II, Bradley Fletcher, Curtis Marsh, Davon Morgan, Jaylen Watkins and Cary Williams. The question in my mind and maybe in the minds of the defensive secondary coaching staff right now is—how much of the Richard Sherman/Seattle secondary school of technique...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles sign U.S. Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they have signed defensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva to a rookie free agent contract. The 6-foot-9, 277-pound Villanueva, a West Point grad, spent the last four years as an active member of the U.S. Army, serving a total of three tours in Afghanistan. Villanueva last played football in 2009 for Army as a wide receiver.  That year...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The top 10 CBs the Philadelphia Eagles can draft next month

It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles need to draft a cornerback. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher were serviceable last season, but neither player is the future at the position. Brandon Boykin is an excellent slot cornerback, but that’s about it — he’s too small to be as good outside as he is inside. Nolan Carroll was merely brought in for depth purposes, and Roc...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Allen Re-signs and DeSean Left in the Dark

The Philadelphia Eagles have been relatively quiet since signing cornerback Nolan Carroll late last week, but made a little noise on Monday. The Eagles re-signed safety Nate Allen to a one year, $2 million deal with up to an additional $1 million in playing time incentives. This isn’t a move that will rock the city […] The post Nate Allen Re-signs and DeSean Left in the Dark...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Cornerback Nolan Carroll Will Compete for a Starting Job

When former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll signed with the Eagles this week, it came as a bit of a surprise. It had seemed like Carroll, who started 22 games the past two seasons, was looking for starter's money in free agency. Carroll ended up taking a surprisingly low offer to sign with the Eagles. The exact numbers are 2 years at $3.65 million with only $750,000 guaranteed...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cortland Finnegan Added to Dolphins Back Line of Defense

Evidently, the Miami Dolphins had a secondary problem.Faced with the possibility of losing key free agents Chris Clemons, Nolan Carroll and possibly Brent Grimes, the Dolphins have taken huge steps to eliminate that potential hazard.Before the free agent period began, Grimes re-signed a four-year deal with the club after playing last season on a one-year deal.It was the first significant...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins sign Cortland Finnegan

After losing cornerback Nolan Carroll to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Miami Dolphins added a cornerback through free agency on Friday. Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that the Dolphins have signed cornerback Cortland Finnegan, most recently of the St. Louis Rams. The Dolphins are finalizing a 2-year deal with CB Cortland Finnegan, per source. […]
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles sign CB Nolan Carroll

he Philadelphia Eagles signed former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll today. Nolan Carroll's deal with the Eagles: two years, $5.2m with more in incentives, per source. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2014 Carroll is a solid player that can help out in nickel and dime packages. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME&...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Acquire Darren Sproles From Saints For Fifth-Round Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday for a fifth-round draft pick. The move was followed by the Eagles agreeing on a two-year contract with former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll. The Saints get the second of Philadelphia’s two fifth-round picks in May. The pick previously belonged to the New England Patriots. Sproles is coming...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Add CB Nolan Carroll to Secondary

  Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have added former Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll to their roster. Carroll, who is entering his fifth season, signed a two-year, $5.2 million deal that includes incentives to earn even more. The 6-1, 205 cornerback fits what the Eagles are […]The post Eagles Add CB Nolan Carroll to Secondary appeared first on Eagles Pulse.
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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