Put the breakout on hold: Eagle TE Zach Ertz still running with 2nd team offense

The Zach Ertz hype train is in full force again this offseason, but it will have to come a stoppage for now. After training all offseason to improve his blocking, Ertz remains behind incumbent starter Brent Celek on the tight end depth chart.Through the Eagles' first few training camp practices, Ertz is practicing with the second team offense once again. Working primarily with backup...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Philadelphia Eagles

Coaching has hindered Philadelphia Eagles' secondary There's no better way to start off your day than with the latest news regarding your Philadelphia Eagles. Now that you've had your good night of sleep, it's time to ... Eagles TE Zach Ertz's personal quest to be the best So when the former San Fran star advised Eagles tight end Zach Ertz to venture outside the box and find...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Fantasy Football draft sleepers you should target

Many fantasy football drafts are on the horizon with training camp and pre-season dates finalized. Throughout August, people will gather for their online or offline drafts. Hopeful participants all envision championship glory come December. Strategy on who you’re drafting, where you’re comfortable selecting in the draft, and contingency plans must be developed days in advance...
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Trainer Todd Durkin: Eagles' Zach Ertz has the 'it' factor

It has been an eventful offseason for Philadelphia Eagles third-year tight end Zach Ertz. For the second straight offseason, a buzz is building around Ertz. After spending portions of the offseason learning from Tony Gonzalez and former offensive line coach Hudson Houck, Ertz has continued his hard work in San Diego with trainer Todd Durkin.Durkin has built a strong reputation, and...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Zach Ertz is Set For a Career Year with the Philadelphia Eagles

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Chip Kelly has certainly retooled the Philadelphia Eagles offense heading into 2015, as nearly every position has over-gone a change atop the depth chart. Out are guys like LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Nick Foles. In are DeMarco Murray, Nelson Agholor and Sam Bradford, among others. Despite the sweeping changes, at least one starter remains...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ertz's "breakout" season needs to come in 2015

  View image | If you were to make a list of the Eagles' most underused players from last season, Zach Ertz would be near the top. The 24-year-old tight end is entering his third season with the team, and despite his obvious talent as a receiver, he has yet to see consistent playing time.  He's shown flashes, yes. The 6-5, 249-pounder crushed his career-high...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

An early game-by-game prediction of the Eagles schedule

  View image | A few days ago, Eagles tight end Zach Ertz proclaimed the goal of the team was to go 16-0 this season, to be successful in every game to the point of victory. 16-0 is obviously difficult and in most cases unrealistic. But after two 10-6 seasons under Chip Kelly - with one playoff appearance - can the Eagles do better than the 10-6 mark and return...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead, looking back, looking all around at Eagles in flux…

Eagles phans have had a lot of information to assimilate about the 2015 edition of the team so far. As usual the Livefyre commentary ranges from “Oh yeah!” to “Oh No!” with regard to the personnel moves and acquisitions. I thought I’d single out of a few of the comments here made over the past two days. First up is Mr. Beans from The Land Down Under: “So… theory...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Eagles TE Zach Ertz see the snaps necessary for a true breakout season?

A similar story has emerged during the 2015 offseason. Third year tight end Zach Ertz is once again making the media rounds as a player set to "breakout" and become one of the league's best at his position. After a strong training camp and preseason before the 2014 regular season, we heard the same proclamation.Ertz went on to be on the field just 50.3 percent of the offense's snaps...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting th 2015 Philadelphia Eagles Offense: Tight Ends & Sproles Edition

So we are one week into the true NFL offseason and, with five weeks to go before camp opens, there is going to be a large void in Eagles related news for the foreseeable future.  We may get the occasional roster move or player/coach quote to devour.  Mostly, though, we’ll have a lot of time to either think deeply about the 2015 Eagles or enjoy the shark-infested waters of the...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Philadelphia Eagles

Offseason Extra: Eagles passing game PHILADELPHIA -- When the first day of Eagles minicamp practice was over, two players stayed on the field as most of their teammates headed for the locker ... Philadelphia Eagles Breakout Candidate: Josh Huff Up first on my Philadelphia Eagles Breakout Candidate mini series is wide ... If you look at any Eagles article that mentions five...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles' Zach Ertz to U.S. women's World Cup to cheer on girlfriend

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is taking advantage of his time off before the team meets for training camp. He is currently in Ottawa, Canada, for the Friday showdown in the women's World Cup quarterfinals between United States and China. Like any good boyfriend would, Ertz is in attendance to cheer on his girlfriend, U.S. defender Julie Johnston. The defender has been...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz named Pro Football Focus' 'secret superstar'

For a second consecutive season, the Zach Ertz hype train is out in full force. Entering his third NFL season, Ertz is expected to take a major step forward and become a key cog in the Philadelphia Eagles' offense, as well as one of the best tight ends in the league. Ertz met with future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez this offseason, and he has already developed a nice rapport...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Darren Spoles says TE Zach Ertz is 'about to be a superstar'

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been developing a solid pace and is ready to have a breakout season according to his teammate running back Darren Sproles. “He has great hands, man,” Sproles said, via “His hands and his route running are just great, really. He’s about to be a superstar.” One of the most impressive players at Eagles OTAs...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has a very talented girlfriend

Today Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz wrote a post on his website about his girlfriend, Julie Johnston: via Julie is more than just a pretty face. As it turns out, she’s also a defender for the U.S. Women’s National soccer team: via USA! USA! Read more about Zach and Julie here. You may also be interested in: Female Friday: Eagles tight...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

TE Zach Ertz taps Tony Gonzalez for advice: 'We talked about the steps I needed to take to go from being good to great'

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will have an expanded role this season with all the changes to the offense and he wanted someone who could help him take it to the next level - Tony Gonzalez came to mind. “I got his number from one of our tight end coaches while he played with Tony when they were in Atlanta together, and I just cold texted him,” Ertz said via his website...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz learned from TE Tony Gonzalez this offseason

After playing just 603 offensive snaps in 2014, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz understood that the only way to get on the field more in 2015 was to prove to coaches he can be a plus blocker. The bar is set very high for Ertz--starting tight end Brent Celek is one of the best blockers at his position. Ertz focused on improving his blocking this offseason, but he didn't lose...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rising Eagles star Zach Ertz gets a helping hand from legendary tight end

There are very few people who have played the tight end position better than Tony Gonzalez. From 1997 to 2013 Gonzalez tore up NFL fields all over the country, going for over fifteen thousand receiving yards and 111 touchdowns in an incredible 270 games. Gonzalez could probably still start at tight end for many teams but he’s hung up the cleats and now he’s passing on what he’s...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford and Zach Ertz already developing chemistry

Quarterback Sam Bradford has yet to take many snaps in 11-on-11 drills for the Philadelphia Eagles, but he may have already found his favorite new target anyway. Bradford has had his ups and downs overall so far through the Eagles' OTA practices, during 7-on-7 drills, but he has been downright dominant when targeting tight end Zach Ertz. The connection between the two players has...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the St. Louis Rams setting up Nick Foles for failure?

A couple of years ago Nick Foles broke the NFL’s record for touchdown to interception ratio for a single season. While a lot of those came in a single game against the Oakland Raiders, one of the big reasons is because he had plenty of weapons to work with. DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper combined for over two thousand receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Tight ends Brent Celek...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz is aiming for colossal third season

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz When Zach Ertz was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft fans had high expectations and, along with scouts, dubbed him as the next Rob Gronkowski. Gronk, at 6’6 and 265 pounds, is slightly larger than the 6’5 250 pound Ertz. Both were recognized in college because of their athleticism and soft hands...
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Check out this cute die-hard Washington Redskins fan from twitter

I'm a redskins fan now because this shirts so cute — Darbi (@BabyZef_) March 17, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: The five best bets to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 First and 10: Ten teams that could benefit most from DeflateGate suspensions You may also be interested in: Female Friday: Check out this cute die-hard Washington...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz says Sam Bradford has a better arm than Andrew Luck

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has played with some pretty good quarterbacks in his time. The best is arguably Andrew Luck, who he worked with at Stanford. That makes his comments about Sam Bradford‘s arm that much more remarkable… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: The five best bets to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 First and 10: Ten teams that could...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Ertz: Sam Bradford’s Arm Is Stronger Than Vick, Luck & Foles

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles News Tight Ends Tags: Sam BradfordZach Ertz Eagles newly acquired quarterback Sam Bradford isn’t even at full strength and he’s already impressing the Eagles receivers.  3rd year tight end Zach Ertz has been working out with Bradford and he told Derrick Gunn and Reuben Frank on their Quick Slants Show on Comcast Sportsnet that Bradford has...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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