Posts Tagged ‘Brandon Graham’

New Coaches, New Players, New Identity for Eagles

Chip Kelly's biggest test for the beginning of training camp for the Eagles is determining who between Michael Vick & Nick Foles will start.The primordial mini camp under first year head coach Chip Kelly began in Philadelphia on June 4th, and already has that ‘new-camp’ smell. Gone are fast food Fridays, closed practices, and that jolly green walrus. Even the pace of practice has changed, as numerous players have commented on the new fast-paced practice scheme. Music blares from PA systems as the Eagles go through daily practices, but these aren’t the only changes permeating Philadelphia’s favorite franchise.

Chip Kelly and Andy Reid are antithetic down to their base philosophies. Where Reid instituted physical …

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Chip Kelly’s Pre-Draft Watch List; Getting to Know Some Potential Draftees

Geno Smith could be at the top of Chip Kelly's want list on Draft Day for the Eagles.The time between free agency and the NFL draft is the slowest portion of the NFL off-season. The free agent pool has been depleted, new rules implemented (sorry Marshawn), new logos created (looking good Miami), playbooks explored and re-written, all that is left is the final piece of the NFL personnel puzzle: the NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles will draft fourth overall in this year’s draft, and have eight other selections in addition. The Eagles have draft picks in each of the first five rounds, and four selections in the final round of the draft. With much help needed on the roster, and an …

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Connor Barwin Last Piece of the Eagles’ Defensive Puzzle?

The Philadelphia Eagles added Connor Barwin to the defense on Thursday.What a Thursday in the city of brotherly love, the Eagles added yet another free agent in what has been a very busy off-season for general manager Howie Roseman. Earlier in the day, Philadelphia added secondary help in Kenny Phillips and Cary Williams, but the Eagles’ front office staff wasn’t finished for the day as the Birds also confirmed the signing of former Houston Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin to a six-year deal reportedly worth $36 million with $8 million guaranteed.

Head coach Chip Kelly alongside new defensive coordinator Billy Davis have illustrated their intention to change the scheme of Philadelphia’s defensive unit, if only in part. Billy Davis

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Gamble’s Experience Shows as Eagles Add Needed Depth

Isaac Sopoaga was one of the key free agent signings by the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday to start free agency.When the free agency period began yesterday at four o’clock Eastern time, many expected the Philadelphia Eagles to play a major part in the spending frenzy that occurs on the virtual “new years day” of the 2013-2014 NFL season. Philadelphia was not as active as some had surmised, yet General Manager Howie Roseman alongside Tom Gamble addressed many needs of the team without over spending. Furthermore, Philadelphia still has the cap room to splash the cash should they desire, and with top free agents still on the market like New England’s Sebastian Vollmer, and former 49ers safety Dashon …

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Cullen Jenkins Released as Eagles Continue to Cut Cap

Cullen Jenkins is the first casualty of what should be many changes on the Philadelphia Eagles defensive side.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported just a short while ago that Cullen Jenkins has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Jenkins, who was scheduled to make just over $5.5 million in the upcoming season, will be replaced by second year player, and all rookie team member, Fletcher Cox. This continues a trend in Philadelphia this year of clearing cap space in order to improve personnel on both sides of the ball. Chip Kelly has not fully committed yet that his defense will run from a 3-4 defense this season, as opposed to the 4-3 form that former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim …

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Eagles Potential Draftees for the 2013 NFL Draft

Could the Eagles draft Luke Joeckel in the 2013 NFL Draft?With one week left in the NFL season, all Eagles fans can cheer for now is a high draft pick. The Eagles can pick no higher than 4 but no lower than 10. Most likely they will hold the 4th, 5th or 6th pick. This year’s draft class is nowhere near last year’s in terms of QB, but it is a very deep class in other areas. The Eagles and whoever is running the show in late April, can NOT mess this one up. This is a direction changing draft pick, and can make or break a franchise.

Let’s take a look at who may be available when our Eagles are “on the clock.”

OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

No one can, will, or has been “excited” about drafting an offensive lineman, …

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Eagles Drop to the Bengals 34-13

Eagles Safety Colt Anderson was a bright spot in Thursday's Eagles lossWhat started out as a promising game (and a lower draft pick), ended in an abysmal loss (but a higher draft pick). Losing 34-13 is never a good thing, but I look at it as a perfect result. As the first half proved, the young players on this team show a lot of promise for the future. Nick Foles played well in the first half, outperforming Andy Dalton and showing that he can make most of the throws. But, in the second half he looked like a rookie, under-throwing Maclin on a sure touchdown and made some other mistakes, but it is a growing process. Last night as a whole was not something to write home about on the offensive side of the ball, …

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Eagles Release Former Pro Bowl DE Jason Babin

Eagles release defensive end Jason BabinIn stunning (or not so stunning) news today it’s been announced that the Philadelphia Eagles have released former Pro Bowl Defensive End Jason Babin. The 32-year-old 8-year veteran went to the last two Pro Bowl’s but has suffered a huge decline this year for the Eagles. He excelled in playing in the Wide 9 base under Jim Washburn for a total of 30.5 sacks in the two seasons before this season where he only had 5.5 sacks and 21 solo tackles. Babin earlier this year angered fans by questioning their loyalty from the vile chants that he supposedly heard. Babin’s regression is not surprising in the 8th year of a career of a defensive end but the staggering falling off from last year is what makes …

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Eagles Extend GM Howie Roseman’s Contract…Bad Idea? Philadelphia Inquirer reported yesterday during ‘s press conference after the loss to the New Orleans Saints that the Philadelphia Eagles extended General Manager Howie Roseman‘s contract for between 4-5 years over the summer when former Team President Joe Banner left to join the Cleveland Browns’ ownership group. Obviously the idea was to extend Roseman’s contract to get him at a cheaper rate than if the Eagles succeeded this season and made the playoffs and the trip to the promised land…the Super Bowl.

Obviously 9 games into the season it’s obvious that the playoffs are a far ways away let alone the Super Bowl possibility. As much as Andy Reid has been ripped for what he’s done as the team’s head coach (hiring and firing Juan Castillo) does the fault of this land on Roseman’s shoulders? …

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