Eagles learn yet again that Larry Fitzgerald is really, really good

This dude seems to have the Eagles' number time and time again. There is so much still to be said about the Eagles brutal loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. And, thanks to Andy Reid Philadelphia is once again in the national spotlight as signs of a quarterback controversy emerge from Reid’s statement that he’ll evaluate Mick Vick’s performance and whether to replace...
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September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

No longer a question of if Mike Vick will get injured but when

This is happening much too much this season. Photo via Even the most optimistic of Eagles fans had a brutal reality call watching the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s 27-6 beat down in the desert: Mike Vick isn’t going to make it through this season. With the hits he’s already taken this season, there’s no way he can play a full 16 games healthy. In...
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: How long can Mike Vick keep taking these hits?

The Philadelphia Eagles’ 21-point loss to the Arizona Cardinals revealed glaring issues with every aspect of the Birds’ game. There is a lot to be said after Sunday’s game, and little of it is good. One of the primary questions that Eagles fans have to ask themselves this morning is how long Mike Vick can survive these hits he’s taking. Andy Reid having problems properly...
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September 24, 2012  |  1 Comment

Why use words when there’s a fitting cartoon: Eagles throttled by Cardinals 27-6

As words fail me at the moment regarding the Eagles’ 27-6 behind-whopping in the desert, I had to share this cartoon via Sports on Facebook. Just one of many perplexing aspects of this game.   Down by devastating amounts in the first half, a cobbled together 0-line, and no success in the passing game. Why use one of the marquee running backs in the game if you have...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles to ‘mix and match’ at receiver to replace the injured Jeremy Maclin in Week 3

Image via After losing center Jason Kelce for the season in their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, the Philadelphia Eagles offense took two more hits on Friday when both King Dunlap and starting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin were ruled out of the Birds’ Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals. While he overcame injury last week to play most of the Baltimore...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles – Arizona Cardinals Preview: 3 Things to Watch

The Eagles' former franchise QB. Hey, Kevin Kolb! It’s been ages! The Eagles will square off against he who was once the future of the franchise on Sunday, with John Skelton still recovering from injury. When the Birds played the Cardinals last year (a game that the Eagles won, 21-17), Kolb said that he was able to help his team on the sidelines with calls. He’ll hopefully...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Offseason upgrades on defense paying off for the Philadelphia Eagles

Image via Eagles Addict It defies logic—the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles have been able to overcome nine turnovers in two games to secure wins and and move to 2-0 record to start the 2012 season.  Pulling off this rare feat has been dificult—a single point secured the victory in both games, the first time this has happened in successive contests in NFL history. But as we...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Eagles Move Way Up in Power Rankings

Happy hump day to you! Here’s a look at some Eagles news making headlines: Power rankings are in for Week 3 and the Eagles have made big leaps forward. The Week 2 win over the Ravens seems to have been enough to convince people that this team is no joke. – The worse-case scenario has come to pass–center Jason Kelce was placed on IR on Tuesday due to tears in his MCL...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles injury updates: Just how bad is Jason Kelce’s knee?

Get well soon, Jason. Image via Rant Sports. Philadelphia Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder spoke to the media on Monday and  about the extent of Jason Kelce’s knee injury sustained in Sunday’s game against the Ravens. The question at hand is how much time out of action is on the line for the offensive lineman. Kelce had an MRI on Monday that revealed a partial tear...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Talk on WGAM ESPN Radio

I had no idea that fellow writer Kwame Fisher-Jones was such a rabid Eagles fan until I joined him to talk about the Birds Sunday morning on his show, BackPageSports, on WGAM-FM ESPN radio. We spoke about our hopes about the Eagles this season as well as what we think Mike Vick can and cannot be as a quarterback. Pair that with a fascinating comparison of Donovan McNabb with John...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

3 signs of improvement from the Philadelphia Eagles offense

Just can't get enough of seeing Brent Celek hurdling Ed Reed on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 for the first time since 2004 and have proven that they are a good team. Even with nine turnovers in two games and a number of needless penalties, the Birds have still been able to prevail in both games of the 2012 season. “Good” has worked well enough so far but won...
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September 17, 2012  |  2 Comments

Philadelphia Eagles off to 2-0 start despite turnovers and penalties aplenty

SWEET: Brent Celek hudles Ed Reed. GIF via However you want to label it, you can’t say that the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 was dull. Despite another game that saw too many errors and too many turnovers, the Eagles again pulled out a win to move to 2-0 for the 2012 season. The last time the Birds got off to such a good...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles offense prepares to address concerns in Week 2

The Philadelphia Eagles face the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener on Sunday.  The usual feeling of excitement leading up to game day surrounds the team, as do a number of questions. Is there reason to worry about Mike Vick or is what we witnessed in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns a fluke? Can the Eagles offense eliminate the errors and turn on their high-octane weapons...
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September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Eagles Tweet of the Week: Jason Kelce’s Family Photo

It’s time for the grand tradition of the Eagles Tweet of the Week to make a comeback on Philly Sports Muse. It just awaited that perfect tweet, which has been identified. And, thankfully, it comes with photographic accompaniment. This one speaks for itself. Happy Friday, Eagles fans! Want more Philly Sports Muse? You can find me on Twitter at @sports_muse and on Facebook.
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson misses Thursday practice due to injury

As if the Eagles didn’t have enough issues with wide receiver depth with Jeremy Maclin’s hip stinger, suffered during Philadelphia’s Week 1 win against the Browns, the team saw DeSean Jackson sit out of practice on Thursday due to a hamstring injury. The injury occurred during Wednesday’s practice and Jackson “was seen walking around afterward with a large wrap of ice on...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Talk on 900 WURD AM

Just before the start of the season, I spoke with Philadelphia Sports Week on 900 AM WURD about my predictions for the Eagles season, whether we could expect to see from Mike Vick and more more. In case you’re interested in hearing the interview, which is about 20 minutes in length, you can do so via the link below (with a slight side of static, just because you’re special)....
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Have NFL defenses figured out Mike Vick?

The Philadelphia Eagles are always a hot topic in the national media and Sunday’s performance against the Browns has added more fuel to the “are they or aren’t they Super Bowl contenders” fire. Peaking in on some of the more interesting stories about the Birds: It’s an interesting question. Mike Freeman wonders if what we witnessed last Sunday wasn’t rust from Mike Vick...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles cut their loses and cut S Jaiquawn Jarrett, re-sign WR Mardy Gilyard

The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday cut their 2011 2nd-round draft pick, safety Jaiquawn Jarrett. They didn’t want to do it. Who wants to admit defeat on a 54th overall selection in the draft after just 17 games? The fact that he survived the final cuts to the 53-man roster tells you that. He had a disastrous showing in the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, missing...
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September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid Deflects Blame from Mike Vick

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said on Monday that quarterback Mike Vick wasn’t the only one to blame in the disappointing display of Philadelphia’s offense on Sunday. I know [QB] Michael [Vick] took the blame yesterday [but] it’s not a one man show. That’s not what it is. Everybody had a piece of this pie starting with me and the coaches. You can’t play like...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Muse: Performance of the Eagles offense ‘alarming’

So many points of concerns from the Philadelphia Eagles’ ugly 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday that it’s hard to know where to begin. Mike Vick’s poor decision making? The beating he took in just one game (thank God for military-grade Kevlar vests…)? The pass/rush imbalance? And how happy should we really be about winning a game by one point given the fact that...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Well, it’s a ‘W’: Eagles eek out ugly 17-16 win over Browns

This game was all about the defense. Image via That was UGLY. As much as we have been looking forward to the start of the football season, the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday was upsetting. The elements of the game we thought would be givens didn’t come through and we now have an entirely new set of concerns...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Bold Arrival in Cleveland

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is, like the rest of his Philadelphia Eagles teammates, ready to defeat the Cleveland Browns. After a stellar offseason, DRC is ready to grab our attention on the field today by making some big plays. And he wanted to start it off right by making a bold entrance into the city of Cleveland. Behold. The bold outfit and color..erm...palette was captured...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s About to Start: Philadelphia Eagles versus Cleveland Browns Preview

One day until the start of Eagles football! The Eagles face the perennially awful Cleveland Browns Sunday at 1 to start their 2012 season. Even with the rust that will be a factor for the Birds with Mike Vick’s return to the playing field after a very few snaps in the preseason, with the many weapons on Philadelphia’s offense expect to see a high scoring game. Head coach Andy...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: I got your 2012 season prediction right here

Image borrowed from Deadspin because, well, it's awesome. I do not like making season predictions. Some of it is due to superstition, some of it is because I don’t fully understand the point of them. Yet I do comprehend the need for something tangible heading into the regular season. In a vast expanse of the unknown, a prediction provides some context. Something to hold on...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season preview: Fight to a strong finish

The Philadelphia Eagles much anticipated 2012 regular season begins in just three days. While the opening game on the schedule against the Cleveland Browns should be an easy win for the Birds, they face a difficult first-half schedule that pits them against no fewer than six playoff teams from the 2011 season. Philadelphia has the talent to survive the challenge but cannot afford...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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