Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Maclin’

Eagles Training Camp Preview: Cut Days

Chip Kelly participates in Training Camp with his teamAs the dog days of summer grow near, training camp begins to rear its ugly head. Just a few weeks of conditioning, game planning, and formulation will stand between NFL teams and their 2013 campaigns’. For Philadelphia, training camp will be especially tumultuous under the new coaching staff. Players drafted during the Andy Reid era may want to update their resumes, as their time in the bird gang may be coming to a close.

Roster cuts are the least enjoyable part of coaching, but are a necessary evil if team’s want to take their talents to the big apple come February. Chip Kelly will not play favorites, a fact that should worry third year underperforming linebacker, Casey Matthews, an …

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Eagles Fantasy Focus: Quarterbacks

The Eagles Quarterbacks in mini camp.NFL training camps will open in two weeks but for fantasy football managers the preparation has already started. Studying stats and mock-drafts are a mid-summer necessity if you wish to collect trophies, prizes and bragging rights come Week 16. As a champion and 14-year veteran of multiple leagues, I’d like to give Eagles fans my thoughts on this upcoming season from a fantasy point of view. This is the first installment of a positional break-down and projection for first-year coach Chip Kelly and the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles.

QUARTERBACK

Anything can happen in training camp but obviously Michael Vick is the favorite to open the season under center. Chip Kelly may not name a starter until the week before the opening game which could cause Vick’s draft value to drop. His potential in Kelly’s up-tempo offense, with plays …

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Chip Kelly Philadelphia’s ‘Hero’? Too Early to Tell; But Getting a ‘Good Feeling’

Chip Kelly is starting his first training camp as the Eagles Head Coach.As NFL rookie camps concluded over the weekend, we now look ahead to the next item on the NFL’s offseason agenda. The penultimate of offseason workout events, the first Offseason Team Activites, or OTA’s, kicked off Monday morning and had a new, distinctive, feel compared to the mini-camps run by Andy Reid for over a decade. The players took the field at the NovaCare complex in South Philadelphia to the sounds of Chip Kelly’s playlist, including such gems as “Turn Me On” by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Hero” by Nas, and “Good Feeling” by Flo-Rida. While the self-proclaimed “Harajuku Barbie’s” vocalization may seem out of place, the players seem to like …

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Over-Paid and Under-Played for the Eagles

Michael Vick was re-signed by the Eagles to reduce his cap number. Who else doesn't deserve a massive contract?As the curtain fell on the nightmare that was the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012-2013 season, Andy Reid walked his green mile, and the proverbial axe fell to end the most successful era in Philadelphia football history. After the worst season in Reid’s tenure ended, Jeffery Lurie made good on his promise that “eight losses was not good enough” and Reid was out in Philadelphia. The fat lady sang his last song in Eagle green, and quickly landed a new job in Kansas City, yet somehow managed to be out of work for less time than Rob, 5 minutes, …

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Eagles end the 2012 Season with Loss to Giants

Michael Vick more than likely has thrown his last pass as a Philadelphia Eagle.The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012 season ended today at Metlife Stadium with a truly horrifying loss to the New York Giants, 42-7. The 14th season of Andy Reid as the Eagles head coach has also ended and quite possibly has coached his last Eagles game. There was nothing redeeming about this loss or the qualify of the effort put out on the field by many players on the 4-12 team. Michael Vick started the game and Trent Edwards finished it. Nnamdi Asomugha was benched.

The game started exactly like Reid’s coaching career in Philadelphia began…with a recovered onside kick. It would last all of 5 plays before Vick threw a ball over Brent Celek‘s head and landed in …

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An Eagles Fan’s Holiday Wishlist

Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid will not be back next year. Who will the Eagles replace him with?With Christmas just around the corner, every Eagles fan is undoubtedly looking for a merciful end to this dreadful season in their stocking. However, Santa is no miracle worker and this team still has two games to play, whether we want them to or not.

Curses!

However, just because we have to suffer through two more painstaking games this season doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the future. To that end, here is a list of things all Eagles fans should ask Santa for this week.

1) Fire Andy Reid, Hire Mike Zimmer

I don’t think there’s an Eagles fan left in Philadelphia that wants to see Reid back as head coach next year. After years of garnering support from Jeffrey “The Grinch” …

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Eagles Defeat Tampa Bay 23-21 With Comeback

Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles engineered a come from behind victory over Tampa BayIf I told you Bryce Brown was held to six yards rushing, and Nick Foles was the leading rusher for the Eagles, that equates a loss. Right? Wrong. Nick Foles showed the Eagles faithful today why he deserves a chance at being the Eagles starting QB next year and perhaps beyond. 32-51 381 yards 2 TDs and 37 yds and a TD rushing was a star performance from the rookie out of Arizona. It is a big step in the development process for a young QB, getting that first win. Foles now has one, and is ready to continue to progress. The biggest thing was not the 380 yards or …

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By All Accounts, The Eagles Are a Disaster

The Philadelphia Eagles have been a disaster in Andy Reid's 14th seasonThere’s a growing sentiment breeding within the Delaware Valley this winter.  It isn’t excitement.  It isn’t contempt or even anger.  It’s a resounding sense of apathy.  The bitter realization that the Eagles are an utter embarassment and are unfit to wear the colours and uniform of a team we so proudly call our own has already taken place.  That happened about a week ago in New Orleans.

The woeful Birds limped out of their bye week to face the powerful, then-undefeated Atlanta Falcons.  Though it looked to be a daunting task on paper, fans were optimistic going in. With a new defensive coordinator in place and Andy Reid’s proven track record after the bye week, this season could’ve still …

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Michael Vick Is Far From the Eagles’ Biggest Problem

Is Eagles' Quarterback Michael Vick The Biggest Problem for the Eagles? Tom Holzerman doesn't think so.The Eagles should have the most dynamic offense in the NFL. They have a running back in LeSean McCoy whose spirit animal is most surely Barry Sanders. They have one of the best receiving corps in the league in usually sure handed Jason Avant, explosive DeSean Jackson and a potential perennial All-Pro in Jeremy Maclin. Brent Celek has the ability to be in at least the second tier of productive tight ends. I can be prone to hyperbole and even I can’t put him in the same breath as Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham or …

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Eagles Offensive Woes: A Closer Look

Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick & Offensive Coordinator Marty MornhinwegRun the ball! Every Eagles fan has yelled something like that at their TV at one point or another. Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg‘s play calling has frustrated the fan base almost as much as the infamous “putting the team in a better position to win” phrase. Running the ball more often seems to be an easy fix for the offensive woes, but it’s not that easy. Believe it or not the Eagles run/pass ratio is about 45/55 since the Arizona game.

In fairness, the game against the Giants spiked the Eagles overall run total. LeSean McCoy absolutely dominated on the ground in that game. McCoy could definitely use more touches as the Eagles move forward, but when it comes to …

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