Category Archives: Philadelphia Eagles

Bradford to the 49ers? No Way.

Martin Frank at delawareonline.com speculates that the 49ers might be interested in trading for Sam Bradford: “Chip Kelly always liked to use the phrase ‘open competition’ to describe the battle for the starting quarterback when he coached the Eagles, whether … Continue reading

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The Chip Kelly Conundrum

Darius Walker at nfl.com comments upon the disconnect between the offensive system and running back Demarco Murray, who the Eagles gave a $40 million contract to in the offseason: “Chip Kelly‘s high-powered spread offense revolves around spacing. The majority of … Continue reading

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Average Fan Loses in Network Prime Time Choices

Paul Schwartz at the New York Post comments upon the state of the Giants: “Gee, wonder how happy the NFL and TV network suits are about their decision to flex Sunday’s Giants-Vikings game to the prime time Sunday Night Football … Continue reading

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Terrell Owens Still Crazy After All These Years

Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com quotes 41 yer old former wide receiver Terrell Owens as he claims that he could still play for the Eagles: “‘You think that I shouldn’t be playing right now?’ Owens said on the same day his … Continue reading

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Use of the Zone Read Adds a Nice New Wrinkle to the Bears Offense

One positive from Sunday’s game is highlighted by Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune points to offensive coordinator Adam Gase‘s use of the zone read with quarterback Jay Cutler as a positive from Sunday’s game: “‘We did it the last … Continue reading

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Quick Comments: Late Sunday Afternoon Games

Baltimore – Oakland Oakland surprised me this game by taking Baltimore head on at the line of scrimmage and they competed very well. Quarterback Derek Carr once again had a good game this week (30/46 for 351 yes). Significantly, he … Continue reading

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How to Replace the Irreplaceable?

Reid Hanson at Sports Dallas-Fort Worth explains how to replace the irreplaceable. Guess what he’s going to say. You can’t: “It’s hard to understate the loss of Dez Bryant, yet that very thing seems to be happening everywhere. Numerous columns … Continue reading

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Quick Comments on the Monday Night Games

Eagles  – Falcons: Sam Bradford didn’t look sharp early. Too many missed passes and miscommunications. This was exacerbated by the job the Falcons did stopping the run. Eagles head coach Chip Kelley gave up on it and decided to lean … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason Why Twitter Is a Bad Idea for NFL Personnel

Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner really should know better.  And maybe the fact that he doesn’t tells you all you need to know about why he’s currently an ESPN analyst instead of a NFL front office man. Banner tweeted to his … Continue reading

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Forte Jerseys Burning Hot in Wisconsin. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune states categorically that the Bears defensive linemen will play one-gap. But I’m reasonably certain that it will depend upon who the player is (e.g. Eddie Goldman Vs. Will Sutton) and what defensive alignment … Continue reading

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