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Tales of Brave Chip-Ulysses as Eagles audition 16 DB’s…

Maybe this is the Eagles era we will remember on our deathbeds, and we will chant in unison, “Those Were The Days…” That would be nice— because it would mean all the sturm und drang stirred up by Chip Kelly over these past 3 years paid off—he has basically ripped apart the Reid/Banner “Gold Standard” and installed his own peculiar vision of what a championship-caliber...
Via Eagles Eye
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Corner Draft But Long UFDA Shopping List Remains

  View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via Eagledelphia
26 days ago  |  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 BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
27 days ago  |  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 EndZoneScore.com 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 | gettyimages.com 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 | gettyimages.com 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

Arm Chair GM: Cornerback, Part 1: Free Agency

  View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via Eagledelphia
February 13, 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 http://t.co/s8RV4swLtY pic.twitter.com/24oQd5QIb0 — 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...
Via NESN.com
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
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via Philly Sports Muse
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...
Via The Sports Daily
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Eagles Eye
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 PE.com has designated as the Birds’ secret weapons: Nolan Carroll—nickel/dime CB, KR…. Brandon Graham— OLB…...
Via Eagles Eye
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...
Via Five Tool Tool
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...
Via Eagledelphia
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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