Eagles on the eve of instruction— some questions I have heading into TC…

Players report to Training Camp on July 25, a mere week and a half away. Their first order of business will be undergoing medical exams and conditioning tests. Ever wonder exactly what those “conditioning tests” are? Well, each position group has to complete a series of sprints at various yardages under certain time limits. As long as you have maintained your reasonable offseason...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Need to Unleash Vinny Curry in 2014

It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles need to improve their pass rush in 2014.  Adding first round rookie Marcus Smith to the pass rushing mix this year should help as well as the returning players being more comfortable in the scheme. But, after finishing 20th in sacks, 31st in sacks per pass play and 32nd in pass defense, there’s no denying that the defense needs more...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Radical diet change propels Vinny Curry

Sometime in March, Vinny Curry made perhaps the most wholesale change of his life. He stopped eating hamburgers, gave up on milk and made sure that nothing that entered his body could be categorized as red meat or dairy. This from a guy who couldn’t drive by McDonald’s without pulling in for at least one Big Mac, and most likely two. Since that day, Curry’s diet has been...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 5 of 8 – Defensive Line

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The D-Line. The Starters: The Eagles are decent along the D-Line, albeit unspectacular. However, the group is so young that...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured last season, ’13 draft pick could improve Philadelphia Eagles’ pass rush

Broken down, the core of the Eagles defensive line is young and promising. With Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox on both ends, and a now heavier Bennie Logan in the middle, the front line of the team’s new 3-4 defense is starting to take shape. None of those players are older than 25. After that, there are question marks. Part of this has to do with the scheme. Guys like Vinny...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles’ OLBs Brandon Graham & Vinny Curry Possibly On The Trading Block This Offseason?

Sheil Kapadia of Birds 24/7 was asked whether or not he believes the Eagles could consider trading one of the outside linebackers such as Brandon Graham or Vinny Curry this offseason. According to Kapadia, there’s a “decent chance” that Graham or Curry gets traded at some point in the next few months. Kapadia mentions that there has been some confusion regarding how many...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Eagles: Part 6, Defensive Linemen

This is part 6 of an 11 part series, this part will focus specifically on the defensive linemen on the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles and how the team can improve heading into the 2014 season. Each part will focus on a specific positional group with 11 in all (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, ILB, OLB, CB, S and ST [K, P, KR and PR]). Now let's talk Eagles' defensive linemen.2013 Eagles...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Youthful defensive line looks to improve in 2014

Fletcher Cox. Cedric Thornton. Vinny Curry. Bennie Logan. All key contributors on the defensive line, and all no older than 25. A unit that wasn’t the best in 2012, the defensive line quickly emerged as one of the better units on the entire team in 2013. Even when the Eagles’ defense was struggling early on last year, the defensive line was still played pretty well. They’ll...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Vinny Curry

The future is uncertain for defensive end Vinny Curry (Image Courtesy Vinny Curry is a Philadelphian. Virtually a native son, Curry grew up in Neptune, New Jersey, just a little over an hour outside of Philadelphia.  And yes, Curry grew up an Eagles fan. The New Jersey native attended Marshall University, after not receiving many division-1 scholarships. He churned...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Vinny Curry Update

In a snowy afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, our hero, wearing number 75, continued his strong play. Curry played 18 snaps, which appears to be a set back, was not when the Eagles defense was on the field for just 58 defensive plays. The defense end played in 31 percent of the plays, which is his normal playing time. Pressure was at a premium, while time in the pocket was not...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Vinny Curry Update

Our native New Jersey hero continues to do his job: getting to the quarterback. The second-year defensive end played 22 snaps good for 31 percent of the defensive plays. Although Vinny Curry did not record a sack or a tackle, he continued to pressure the quarterback and draw penalties. In the second quarter, on a sack recorded by linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Curry was held by the Cardinals...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Most Recent Draft Classes Quickly Becoming Eagles Foundation

In his second season Fletcher Cox is second on the Eagles in sacks and is emerging as a cornerstone player for a franchise with a sudden infusion of high quality youth.  It's been awhile since the Philadelphia Eagles have gotten the kind of production that the franchise has seen out of the 2012 and 2013 draft classes that has been on display this season.  Of the 17 of players...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Vinny Curry Update

Our favorite former second-round pick appeared to on the field early and often, but Curry only managed to see 30 snaps, or 36% of the defensive snaps. Curry, who plays with a high motor, was all over the field, routinely chasing Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III and forcing him into rushed throws. The Marshall product also continues to improve against the run. Although Curry...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Defensive Lineman Proves Philadelphia is Still the City of Brotherly Love

Football is a violent game. It's one that does not lend itself to signs of love and affection during play--especially when referees are involved. No one loves the ref. In fact hatred of them is typically the only thing that players from both teams can agree on.  But those guys do a tough job; one that is thankless and no matter what will result in someone getting angry...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Only Weird If It Doesn’t Work

Eagles 27, Packers 13, Sunday, November 10, 2013 Chef Spouse and I were at the Delaware shore with Life-Long Eagles Fan Mom and You-Two-Calm-Down-Or-I’m-Turning-Off-the-TV Dad celebrating Dad’s recent retirement this week. One of the things that’s fun about being in Eagles Country during the football season is that there’s a lot more good Eagles merch to choose from...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Only Weird If It Doesn’t Work

Eagles 27, Packers 13, Sunday, November 10, 2013 Chef Spouse and I were at the Delaware shore with Life-Long Eagles Fan Mom and You-Two-Calm-Down-Or-I’m-Turning-Off-the-TV Dad celebrating Dad’s recent retirement this week. One of the things that’s fun about being in Eagles Country during the football season is that there’s a lot more good Eagles merch to choose from...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Vinny Curry Update

Vinny Curry be beasting, yo! The Marshall product had perhaps his best game and play of the season versus the Green Bay Packers. Curry’s stellar game had him all over the stat sheet, as he finished with four tackles, one pass defensed, and a monster sack of Packers rookie quarterback Scott Tolzien. The second-year defensive end hit Tolzien so hard that the quarterback’s helmet...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Recapping The Birds

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 27-13 to even their record to 5-5 and now hold a tie with the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. The Eagles played a strong game offensively and showed up for the most part on defense. This was not quite the Eagles most dominant game, but offensively, they had perhaps their best possession of the season to finish the...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles DL Vinny Curry hugs official after sacking Packers QB (GIF)

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry "celebrated" a sack of Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien by hugging one of the game official during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. The official was in no position to hug Curry back because he has to remain impartial, but we're sure in some small way he appreciated it. However, we would that Curry...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Twitter Mailbag: Secret To Defense's Turnaround

The Eagles Defense has had a resurgance in recent weeks thanks in large part to defensive coordinator Bill Davis' scheme taking root. Each Friday morning we will select some of the top questions we receive on Twitter and give them the kind of insight and analysis that can't fit within 140 characters. To have your question asked simply tweet it to @MattLombardo975 or@EagledelphiaPA and...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Best side effect of a blow-out win---everyone gets to play more snaps...

Yes I know we have to move on to the next big game coming up in Green Bay. But a few final thoughts on the massive effort by the Eagles against Oakland... It is such an overall advantage for a team to run out there and grab a big early lead as the Eagles did against the Raiders this past Sunday. The reasoning is it sets you up to rest your starters at the end and to get valuable...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Vinny Curry Update

Now you done pissed Vinny Curry off. You don’t put Curry on the trade block, he puts you there. The second-year player had perhaps his best game of the season, playing in a season high 34 snaps, good for 36% of the defensive plays for the Eagles. The faith in the Marshall product paid off, as Curry registered a sack of Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The defensive end now has...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles trade Sopoaga to Patriots for draft pick

The Eagles traded nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga to the New England Patriots before Tuesday's trade deadline. Sopaoga was packaged with a sixth-round pick for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Sopoaga, 32, was signed in the offseason to be the team's starting nose tackle. He played eight games, had 18 tackles, and played 39 percent of the defensive snaps. Sopoaga made $3...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles trade Sopaoga at Trade Deadline

In a day where most of the attention was focused on Vinny Curry, the Eagles ended up trading NT, Isaac Sopaoga and a 6th round pick to the Patriots for a 5th round pick in this year’s draft. Numerous teams were reaching out to the Eagles about Vinny Curry’s services, but I don’t believe the Eagles were willing to part with the Marshall project unless it was for the right price...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles Getting Calls on Vinny Curry, Trade Unlikely

Eagles defensive lineman Vinny Curry is drawing interest from teams across the league as the NFL trade deadline looms at 4pm today.Photo Courtesy: The Morning Call As the NFL trade deadline approaches at 4pm today there are bound to be rumors and speculation running rampant throughout the day, and for the Philadelphia Eagles that isn't any different.  According to a report from...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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