Philadelphia Eagles: pivotal offseason improvements

Demarco Murray’s addition to the team this offseason was huge, along with the team’s signing of Ryan Mathews. But what is just as important is the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles fiercest rival, the Dallas Cowboys, will go from having the NFL’s leading rusher to trying to fill the void that Murray left. Murray was not merely the cornerstone of the Cowboys ground game but...
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Could the Eagles have two one-thousand yard receivers?

The Philadelphia Eagles playmakers have been working hard this offseason. Josh Huff has been staying after practice using the jugs machine, Zach Ertz has met with NFL legends to perfect his craft, Jordan Matthews is working like Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor is following along. With dreams of being elite and all the hard work these receivers are putting in, it makes one wonder...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles got reps at WR during spring practices

After adding running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews in free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles will need to think of creative ways to keep Darren Sproles involved in the offense. It appears they have already concocted one plan. The Eagles have been mixing in Sproles at wide receiver during OTA and mini-camp practices.According to beat writer Tucker Bagley, during spring practices...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles' Ryan Mathews made a believer by Chip Kelly's approach to staying healthy

Running back Ryan Mathews has battled injuries throughout his career. This makes him a perfect match for Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who spends ample time preaching sports science tactics to keep his players on the field. It didn't take long for Mathews to buy in to Kelly's approach, and he is excited to see how the changes he made affects his health during the 2015...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Seattle Seahawks backfield ranked second best behind the Eagles

There’s no doubt that the Philadelphia Eagles significantly upgraded their running game this offseason by dumping LeSean McCoy and adding DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, but some people might be taking the hype train a little too far. According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, the Eagles now have the NFL’s best offensive backfield, and the Seattle Seahawks rank second. Here’s what...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL.com ranks Eagles backfield as the best in the league

  View image | gettyimages.com Saying the Eagles backfield got a face lift this offseason may still be an understatement to some. Most fans wouldn't have been able to predict LeSean McCoy departing this soon, but even more surprsing is outbidding the Cowboys for DeMarco Murray. Murray is joined by former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and speedster, Darren Sproles. After...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Be a Top Running Team in 2015

Chip Kelly can either be deemed a madman or a genius. His decision to trade Nick Foles for Sam Bradford was met with critical praise. The signing of Tim Tebow raised eyebrows and only fueled the questions the surrounded the team. However, there were some decisions that seemed to improve the team’s odds. The signing of Byron Maxwell gave the Eagles’ secondary a huge boost that...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Eagles run game is going to be ridiculous in 2015

At some point in the near future many Philadelphia Eagles fans will forget that LeSean McCoy ever existed. That’s not a knock on McCoy’s game, who if we’re being honest we all know is one of the best in the league at his position. It’s just that the Eagles running game is going to be so much better going forward that his contributions will be made irrelevant. I know this...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly says he doesn't want 'jingle-footed' running backs

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly explained his reasoning behind trading running back LeSean McCoy this offseason and then signing DeMarco Murray along with Ryan Mathews. Kelly said that the team's offensive system is designed for north-south runners, and that rushers who make too many moves in the holes usually get tackled before they can get into open space. “The philosophy...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews could share lead RB role

If contracts meant everything, the split in touches between Philadelphia Eagles running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews would be something like three to one in Murray's favor. Fortunately for Mathews, a player's production on the field trumps the money they make. In Murray and Mathews, the Eagles acquired two running backs who have had success as starters of dynamic offenses...
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26 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Philadelphia Eagles offense will look like in 2015

  The Philadelphia Eagles lost and gained a lot of different pieces on both sides of the ball this past offseason via free agency as well as the draft, and while it is tough to gauge how different the Birds offense will be in 2015, the key principles will still be implemented. Therefore, the new key players will simply be plug-and-plays for who they are replacing, and will outperform...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Guessing the Eagles’ 53-Man Roster

Will UDFA WR John Harris make the roster? Photo: Richard Rodriguez/Star-Telegram Decided to take a pre-crack at the Eagles’ 53-man roster before the camps actually kick off. I always find it amusing to take a guess before the pre-season and see how wrong or right I was. QB – Bradford, Sanchez, Barkley I’m going with the safer pick here at QB and taking Barkley over Tebow....
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles Hosted RB Cedric Peerman For A Visit

ESPN’s Adam Caplan reports that the Eagles hosted free agent RB Cedric Peerman for a visit on Tuesday. This is the first reported interest in Peerman since free agency got underway close to a month ago. Philadelphia has already signed DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to market value contracts this offseason, but Peerman is really more of a special teams ... The post Eagles...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles' role is growing for the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly met with the media Tuesday morning for the last time the league mandates until April 30th. He spoke with Eagles reporters for over an hour and spoke on a variety of topics from assistant coaches to scouting to the Eagles recent moves in free agency. One thing that Eagles fans were happy to hear was that Kelly plans to use running back Darren...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Eagles head coach Chip Kelly leaning too much on injury-ridden players?

Kiko Alonso, Ryan Mathews, Walter Thurmond, and Sam Bradford, are players who are coming off an injury and signed by the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is leaning on these players to have a big year to fill the team’s necessary holes… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: All 32 NFL starters, rated by how fun they’d be to hang out with...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews signings were panic moves

LeSean McCoy respects Chip Kelly as a football coach, but he doesn’t think the Eagles head man completely knows what he is doing as a front office. In fact, McCoy thinks Kelly signing not one but TWO running backs in free agency was a panic move. The Eagles shocked everyone by trading McCoy to the...Read More
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mathews Officially Gone, Heart Officially Broken

While I would generally lead-off such a transaction filled post with the most important one this past week (Tim Tebow trying out for the Eagles, of course), I'd like to start the lede with a different bit of news. And while it touches on the overall macro of the Philadelphia Eagles transformation into the Philadelphia Oregon Ducks, Ryan Mathews leaving the Chargers has caused an...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The M & M combination: What to expect from Mathews and Murray in Philadelphia

Do you also have a passion for Fantasy Basketball? Test your skills with this FREE beginner's only toss-up! Breathe a sigh of relief. Go out and enjoy some of the incoming spring weather for a second. The biggest wave of free agency has likely passed us. With most of the big time players like Ndamukong Suh, DeMarco Murray and Brandon Marshall now signed with new teams, it's time...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Film Room: What are the Philadelphia Eagles getting in Ryan Mathews?

The Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly have invested heavily in the running back position in the past week. That much was clear when they decided to pay starter money to both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. Obviously, Murray has garnered most of the headlines, but the Mathews signing could end up being incredibly underrated… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles will sign both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews

DeMarco Murray's deal: $40 million base over 5 years, with max of $42 million.$18 million fully guaranteed, $21 million in total guarantees. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2015 Eagles announce 3-year deal with RB Ryan Mathews. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2015 I guess you can never have too many quarterbacks, right? I mean…as long as they aren’t Lesean McCoy.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Running back Ryan Matthews makes his decision about the Philadelphia Eagles

Yesterday running back Ryan Matthews agreed in principle to a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. But in Chip Kelly time that’s about two hundred years ago. Since then the Eagles have signed DeMarco Murray to a massive five-year deal… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 worst NFL free agent signings so far in 2015 QB Rankings: Rating every QB from 1-32 based on...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews to sign with Eagles, even after Murray signing

  View image | gettyimages.com On Wednesday, before the news of DeMarco Murray broke, the Eagles had an agreement in place with former Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. Now it appears the signing of Murray hasn't derailed the agreement between the two parties. After making a scheduled visit with the Eagles, Mathews is still signing with the team according to Ian Rappaport...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews agrees to terms with Eagles after all

Ryan Mathews and Philadelphia agreed on a three-year contract Wednesday, but nothing has been signed. Could Mathews be the second running back to spurn the Eagles this week?
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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