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Bob Seger Day comes early as Eagles make cuts…

This could have waited until Tuesday…but Doug Pederson followed in the tradition of his mentor Andy Reid by making his initial round of personnel cuts as early as possible— thus giving the rejected players and their agents an extra day or two to line up auditions with other NFL teams. But the initial pain of rejection must still be real for these athletes. More than one of them...
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Eagles offensive line looks solid in 33-23 win over Colts…

Not the sexiest headline you’d want to read on an Eagles blog… but that’s my major takeaway… I concentrated on the Eagles first-team offensive blocking against the Colts first-team defense… and I was convinced the Eagles line dominated… Of course the media kings like ESPN will focus more upon the individual heroics of the so-called skill positions, like Dorial Green-Beckham...
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The Eagles charter jet boards for Indy….We prepare for PS Game 3… we’ll keep it here through the Eagles’ invasion into the Indianapolis Colts’ home turf at 7:00 P.M. EST…but we’re gonna have a tailgate party anyway. Our long-time resident poster STINE cooked up what looks like the perfect tailgate appetizer for the occasion…he calls it the “White Castle cheddar...
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Eagles face a realistic preseason test against the Indy Colts this Saturday…

Props to Spuds…you may not always agree with his green-tinted lens vision, but he has become a lot more objective in his reporting on the team which pays his salary over the past year… Maybe it was the final episodes of the Chitler debacle which broke Spuds’ maidenhead…but I swear he is telling it like it is moreso than ever in his career as Eagles spokesperson. Here’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles fans won’t be fooled again by good preseason results…

No Carson Wentz in PS3 this week as the rookie QB continues to mend from a hairline fracture of the ribs. But Wentz says he is determined to play in the 4th preseason game on September 1 against the Jets—which may or may not be allowed to happen by the Eagles coaching and medical staffs. It would have been good to see a completely healthy Wentz get some action against the Colts...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

A thousand things must go right, ten things must not go wrong for every Eagles win…

I can’t say exactly who said this as an Eagles head coach back in the daze…I want to say Joe Kuharich, who was not exactly beloved by his players or the fans… maybe it was Nick Skorich…but the quote went like this after a tough Eagles loss: “It takes a thousand things to go right to win an NFL football game…and only ten things to go wrong to lose the game. Today we made...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Hicks takes it all in stride…and Eagles over/under wins total is set at 7…

Jordan Hicks is certainly the best inside linebacker on the Eagles roster, so it was interesting to hear his take on the pickup of veteran Stephen Tulloch this week: “I knew something was coming,” Hicks said. “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand what’s about to happen, so I’m excited. I’m excited. I want this team to be as good as we possibly can...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Walker’s season-ending injury opens the door for Thumper in Eagles’ LB plan…

Stephen Tulloch, middle linebacker—Age 31, 5-11, 245, 10th year out of North Carolina State…670 career tackles, 14.5 career sacks, 26 career passes defended, 5 career INT’s… WR T.J. Graham C Bruce Johnson RB Cedric O’Neal WR Xavier Rush…. All waived on the weekend after the preseason win in Pittsburgh…. all offensive players on the wonder wheel, by the way… but the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles team identity and M.O. for 2016 is becoming quite clear…

Jordan Hicks (ILB) —[all photos by Drew Hallowell of PE.com]— Kenjon Barner (RB, KR, PR) Vinny Curry (DE) Najee Goode (LB) Trey Burton (TE/FB) Rookie linebacker Joe Walker suffered a season-ending knee injury and CB Aaron Grymes suffered a shoulder injury (2 to 4 weeks) in the preseason win in Pittsburgh. Other than that, I have a lot to celebrate about the evolution...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles 17-0 win over Steelers leaves more questions about offense than defense…

It goes down as a shut-out win for the Eagles defense against admittedly not the Steelers’ best foot forward on offense. Landry Jones will never be mistaken for Big Ben Roethlisberger. But you saw signs of meaningful progress in the Eagles’ defensive profile. Yes, I had some issues with the first-team’s failure to “set the edge” against the Steelers offense on a couple...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles at Steelers PS2 is a chance for some to prove they belong…

[The Eagles-Steelers game will also be featured live on the NFL Network.] This 2nd Preseason game of 2016 will by necessity become the greatest stage of backup QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson’s pro career. A hairline rib fracture keeps the Golden Child rookie QB Carson Wentz on the sideline, opening up most of the 2nd half reps for Bethel-Thompson in Pittsburgh. Expect Sam Bradford...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Absorbing the nuances of Eagles’ trade for Green-Beckham…

The Eagles acquire WR Dorial Green-Beckham and trade away to Tennessee reserve offensive lineman Dennis Kelly. Green-Beckham is a 6-5, 237 former 2nd round pick out of Missouri and Oklahoma. He runs a 4.49 forty. Green-Beckham caught 32 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie for the Titans. With his size and 4.49 speed, Green-Beckham is the prototype superstar wide...
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PS2 in Pittsburgh will give Eagles fans a better picture of where the Birds’ potential in 2016 really abides…

I was born in Pittsburgh and grew up as an infant worshiping Bobby Layne…then we moved to Philadelphia and I fell in love with Sonny Jurgensen…we moved again to north New Jersey where Y.A. Tittle caught my virgin imagination…then back again to Pittsburgh where RB/FB John Henry Johnson became my main man… Another move back to Philadelphia which became permanent…and I fell...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Military Appreciation Night at Eagles open practice puts things in better perspective…

Sometimes you just need to step back and take a deep breath as an Eagles fan, and realize this is a sports ENTERTAINMENT business — not a life-and-death struggle for actual survival. So it was refreshing to witness the team’s honoring of the all-volunteer military Sunday night at the Open Practice at the Linc. Suddenly I better appreciate not only the in-harm’s-way career...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles offense is going to have to grind through some issues…

Saturday’s practice for the Eagles (Day #15) was held for 2 hours and 40 minutes under brutal heat and humidity conditions. Enthusiasm was tempered by the news that Carson Wentz indeed had sustained a hairline fracture to a rib on that hit he took in his next-to-last snap on Thursday night against the Bucs. But not to be dismayed—as discussed with Beanstalker and others in the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s official: Carson Wentz passes the initial EYE test…

[Photos by John Geliebter and Brian Garfinkel of PE.com] They say what you see is what you get… I saw a reason to believe in Carson Wentz’ future as a franchise QB for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. I had been somewhat dubious before the exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Bucs, but now I’m a believer. I saw a kid who studies and who gets it. Of course he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wentz looks pretty good in NFL debut… Eagles defense looks okay except for secondary…

First off, it was 91 degrees Fahrenheit at kickoff in Philly… probably felt more like 100 degrees F. in pads… But the heat did not outwardly affect the colder weather team… Philadelphia needed 97 seconds to score its only touchdowns Thursday night in beating sloppy Tampa Bay 17-9 in the preseason opener for both teams. The Eagles covered a mere 27 yards on their two drives...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay at Eagles Thursday night—the 2016 saga begins…sorta…

Guess who? It’s Jonathan Krause, former Eagles receiver who just got picked up off waivers by Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay finished up with a disappointing 6-10 last season, Lovey Smith was fired….but Jameis Winston emerged as a quarterback to be reckoned with. Memories in Philly are still fresh of his carving up the Eagles last year. I’m not sure Winston will play much, if at all...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Pederson faces his first big crisis as Eagles coach as his big-money right tackle is accused of PED abuse…

I guess you sign up for this kind of crap if you want to be a head coach in the NFL. You think you have your key pieces set on your offensive line… then BOOM!, the league takes out your pseudo-All-Pro right tackle which your team just spent over $35 million in guaranteed money on to be there for you… Amino protein supplements tainted with peptide hormones, they say… hmmmm...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

“Hell Days” of Eagles TC are over… now the “Butterflies” portion of camp begins…

Let us review the final preparations the Eagles are making for their preseason game Thursday night against Tampa Bay at the Linc~~ Most of these updates you already know, but I list them here for posterity: Tackling-to-the-ground phase of training camp drills is over…kaput… from here on out it’s wrap-and-release… “But we will continue to practice in pads throughout training...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s a shame about HOF Game cancellation… but the Eagles defense is getting some nice press…

I don’t blame Canton, Ohio for the field condition boondoggle that led to the cancellation of the HOF season-opening exhibition between the Packers and the Colts. The Hall folks did the best they could with a field that is basically still under construction. Paint can congeal—who knew? Maybe more significant is the fact that the Big Boy Bloggers at Sports Illustrated have officially...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking forward to the flash of young Eagles receivers in preseason games…

The Eagles just signed WR Deon Long to try out for the team by filling out the 90-man roster. Long most recently played for the Rams. He was originally signed as an UDFA by the Titans in 2015. Who knows, he may get some playing time in PS1? Are you ready for some preseason football? It’s here! The Hall of Fame game is Sunday, August 7 (2016 NFL/Hall Of Fame Game), and this coming...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles’ Silver Cloud Lining in current rash of soft tissue injuries…

Ed Reynolds is next man up at safety as Malcolm Jenkins must nurse a hamstring injury. You didn’t really think the Eagles would get through the first two weeks of training camp without some injuries, did you? Neither did I…but the collateral damage is limited, at least for now. Yeah, some veterans will be sitting it out for a week or two… a bunch of nagging-type soft tissue...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s get physical at Eagles TC… or not!

Rookie RB Cedric O’Neal is getting an extended look in live drills because of short-term injuries to Ryan Mathews and Wendell Smallwood… Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com was almost livid yesterday about Wednesday’s indecisive tone of physicality at Eagles practice. “Compared to Andy Reid’s first few camps — which were Doug Pederson’s template — the Eagles have not hit nearly...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s more about Eagles “position coalition” than “position battles”…

That’s what I think, anyway… Everybody is talking about the position “battles” at Eagles training camp… but I think it’s more of a collaborative concept. In other words, guys playing the same position are not trying to deny another teammate his job, but instead trying to figure out how to best maximize the overall rotational value of the position. In other words, what...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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