Eagles still uncertain about starting QB for Thursday game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles aren't sure or aren't saying who their quarterback will be less than two days before they're scheduled to face the Detroit Lions. Sam Bradford, the team's starter, passed through his concussion protocol but it still bothered by a sprained joint in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. He suffered the injuries in the Eagles' 20-19 loss to the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Dolphins, Eagles, Lions, & Patriots

Bears Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports Bears first-round WR Kevin White (leg, PUP) is expected to begin practicing Tuesday. Dolphins Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports writes that the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has to make Sean Payton his top offseason priority, or risk another decade of resets. Robinson also expects Jim Schwartz, Todd Haley, Doug Marrone, Josh McDaniels...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' Shurmur provides insight on Miles Austin's expanded role

Miles Austin has played the second-most snaps of any Eagles wide receiver in 2015. Who would have expected that before the season started? Bill Streicher USA TODAY SportsPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver Miles Austin was signed this past offseason as veteran depth, but due to several factors he has evolved into more of a starter. Only wide receiver Jordan Matthews has played more...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Shurmur: Lane Johnson can be Eagles' left tackle of the future

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur had high praise for offensive tackle Lane Johnson. YardbarkerWith left tackle Jason Peters sidelined, the Philadelphia Eagles had right tackle Lane Johnson slide over to left tackle in their Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. According to Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, that won't be the last time we see Johnson at left tackle....
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Shurmur thinks Lane Johnson can be Eagles left tackle in the future

  View image | Starting Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters missed his start in 40 games on Sunday night in a 33-27  overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys.  Lane Johnson slid over from his normal position of right tackle to make his first career start at left tackle.  The Eagles drafted Johnson with a top-five pick in the 2013 NFL Draft with hopes...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Coaches fired within their first two seasons since the 2009 season

Since the 2009 NFL season, 12 head coaches have not made through three full seasons. How many can you name? Note: this doesn't include interim coaches, only coaches that were hired for their teams full-time.
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shurmur and Spags have friendly rivalry

Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo go back a long way. Both started their NFL coaching careers in Philadelphia under Andy Reid. Shurmur started as a tight ends coach and Spagnuolo was a defensive assistant. They rose through the ranks and eventually were head coaches: Shurmur in Cleveland and Spagnuolo in St. Louis. They're close...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' need offensive line to stay consistent

The Philadelphia Eagles have encountered both sides of the spectrum with their offensive line, totally bad execution to a sterling effort last week against the Saints. However, the one fact that will remain constant will be 'can they do it week in and week out?' "I thought our guys up front were phenomenal,'' quarterback Sam Bradford said, via "When those guys play like...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Improved offensive line play key to Eagles getting on track

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur made it sound very simple, maybe too simple. The Eagles offensive line played its best game of the season in last Sunday's 39-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles' line did not allow a sack on 45 pass attempts and allowed the running game to go for a season-high 186 yards and more than 5 yards per...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s more fun to win, but Browns flaws still exist

It’s more fun to be broken in the shadow of a win. The Cleveland Browns are still very much incomplete or maybe even fundamentally broken. The fact that they beat the Ravens by three points in overtime doesn’t do anything to indicate otherwise, but it sure feels more fun to talk about this week, doesn’t it? Let’s talk about the issues that continue to plague the Browns...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Davis and Pat Shurmur Press Conferences

  View image | The Philadelphia Eagles dropped to 1-3 on the season after losing to the Washington Redskins by the score of 23-20 on Sunday.  On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Bill Davis and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur reflected their thoughts about Sunday's loss. The Eagles were unable to sack or force Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to throw an interception...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Eagles avoiding word "Redskins?"

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are not using the word ''Redskins'' on the cover of their weekly media guide. Instead, it just says ''Washington'' for the opponent Sunday. Through the team's first three games, the opponents on the media guide cover were referred to as the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets. Director of media relations Derek Boyko had no...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles passing attack weak through first 3 games

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles passing attack was supposed to be strong this season. It's been a liability through the first three games. Quarterback Sam Bradford, rookie receiver Nelson Agholor and 2014 draftees Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff have struggled as Philadelphia is off to a 1-2 start. Matthews, primarily playing out of the slot, has 22 receptions for 231 yards; the rest...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Shurmur confident in depth of offensive line

  View image | The Philadelphia Eagles have some question marks on the offensive line after losing another lineman to a season-ending injury on Sunday. In the second quarter of Sunday's 24-17 victory over the New York Jets, Eagles starting right guard Andrew Gardner suffered a season-ending foot injury. He was officially placed on the injured reserve Tuesday...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradford's tendencies could make Eagles more predictable

The Philadelphia Eagles offense has looked pedestrian in the first two games of 2015 compared to what it has looked like in years past. With six of the 11 starters being first-time number ones, the chemistry seems to be nonexistent and the offense has struggled to get its footing. The most important piece of the offense is obviously quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford’s tendencies...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vox Lox: The Best of the Worst Team on Earth

You've probably heard a writer say "the column wrote itself." Well this one did, literally. It's not that I'm lazy, but why waste a centennial of words on our dysfunctional pro football club when I can just cherry-pick a decade's worth of my columns. So, here is a sampling of my frustrated and frenetic musings on the Cleveland Browns over the past ten years... 2/1/15 For fifteen...
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September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles impressed with veteran WR Miles Austin

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said veteran wide receiver Miles Austin has been a pleasant surprise at the team's training camp, while stating he believes the pass catcher is ready to have one of his better years. "He's had a really fine camp," Shurmur said, via CSN Philly. "He's missed a couple of days here, but he's a very veteran player. He was out...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz' status for Eagles season opener up in the air

When the Philadelphia Eagles first announced that tight end Zach Ertz would be sidelined for the remainder of training camp and the preseason, the expectation was that he would be ready to go for the regular season opener. We learned Wednesday that this might not be the case. "No comment yet," Ertz told NJ Advance Media following Tuesday's practice at the NovaCare Complex when asked...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Shurmur Press Conference: Offensive line update, Sam Bradford analysis, Zach Ertz availablity

  View image | Today, the Philadelphia Eagles practiced in preparation for Saturday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Prior to practice, Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur addressed the media during a press conference. Shurmur is pleased to have Allen Barbre at the starting left guard position. He explained that left-tackle Jason Peters and...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Philadelphia Eagles

Undrafted standouts making impressions on Eagles Currently, the fellow Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver is much further along, according to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Cornerback Denzel Rice is ... Nelson Agholor catching on quick at Eagles camp Nelson Agholor, who took first-team reps Tuesday, was backing working with the Eagles' second-team offense Wednesday. (USA...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Training Camp Notes: Pat Shurmur quotes, practice observations

  View image | The Philadelphia Eagles held their ninth training camp session today, and things are starting to heat up. Prior to practice, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur addressed the media. Shurmur is impressed by tight end Zach Ertz's development as a blocker.  "I think he's a more efficient blocker," Shurmur said. "Again, he's doing better with his feet...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford's reunion with OC Pat Shurmur makes transition easier for Eagles' QB

Under current Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, quarterback Sam Bradford has a familiar face to work with as he continues to make his way back from a knee injury. Shurmur was the Rams’ offensive coordinator in St. Louis when Bradford was selected by the Rams as the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, helping him win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' OC Pat Shurmur says RBs Murray, Mathews will 'share the role'

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said that the team plans to use a running back by committee approach to their backfield, splitting the carries between running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Murray signed a five-year, $40-million contract and Mathews signed a three-year, $11-million deal in the 2015 offseason, despite the fact both were featured rushers...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Offensive Coordinator: DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to Share RB Duties

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur indicated on Wednesday that the team plans for free-agent additions DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to share the running back duties this season.  “They’re (Murray and Mathews) two really fine players,” Shurmur said, via the Delaware County Daily Times. “They’re two guys that have been starters in places that they’ve...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft, the first round come down, tobacco, and shame: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Friday folks. It’s first round hangover day. Hope you kept it sane last night, you know unless the Browns did something incredibly awesome. Then, I hope you earned your hangover. Regardless, while we’re waiting… The First Round Come Down… I have no idea who the Cleveland Browns acquired last night, either by draft or by trade. As far as I know the Browns traded Mike...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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