Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Coleman’

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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Spending for Success in the NFC East

Mike Wallace is expected to get a lot of attention in the Free Agent market from NFC East teams.NFL free agency will start on March 12th, and thus, the most tumultuous part of the NFL off-season will begin. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, the Eagles are not the only team in the NFC east looking to improve during the free agency period, and with prime talent on the market like Mike Wallace, Greg Jennings, Brent Grimes, and Jake Long, teams will have a chance to improve across the board.

The Dallas Cowboys used their franchise tag for the second straight year on hybrid defensive linemen-linebacker Anthony Spencer, in addition to releasing veteran safety, …

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Warning: Eagles’ Defensive Dominance may be Closer than it Appears

Kurt Coleman was a weak spot in the Eagles' secondary last season.Since the passing of beloved defensive coordinator Jim Johnson in 2008, there has yet to be an Eagles defensive unit worth boasting of. The 2012-2013 Eagles were no different from their underwhelming predecessors, and were a large part of the reason Philadelphia finished 4-12, bad enough for the fourth worst record in the NFL. As the draft draws near, the Eagles will have a chance to improve drastically, due to the fact that this year’s collegiate class shows much promise on the defensive side of the ball. Furthermore, Philadelphia will have plenty of cap room to work with, as GM Howie Roseman has cut much of the fat from the Eagles roster and washed …

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Eagles Defense: Who Should Stay, Who Should Go

Cullen Jenkins & Fletcher Cox could have big roles in the Philadelphia Eagles defense in 2013.With the Baltimore Ravens defeating the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the Super Bowl, that means we are now closing the book on the 2012 NFL season and 2013 is beginning. With the new year starting, roster moves and decisions have to be made. Free Agency officially begins on March 12, so between now and then, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to decide what to do with their current players, and who might be available to fill any needs.

With Chip Kelly installed as the new Head Coach, everyone knows there will be a new style of offense, which most likely means a few new players on that side …

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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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Eagles Problematic Spots for the 2013 Season

Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman has been a libility in the secondary.With no hockey season, Phillies winter wrapping up, and the Sixers sitting second to last in the Atlantic Division, there is not much to talk about. One thing that many fans have already been discussing is what should the Eagles do for next season. When will we get rid of Andy Reid? Who will replace our secondary? Is Nick Foles the future of the franchise?

I assumed with the rest of the city that Reid would be gone at the end of the season. We knew he would be able to finish out at least the season. Now, I am not so sure. With one year left on his contract, it is always a possibility that he will be standing on the sidelines for one more …

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Eagles Injury Updates: No Vick, McCoy or Coleman

LeSean McCoy is still suffering from concussion like symptoms and is unlikely to play Sunday against Tampa BayPhiladelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid spoke to the media today and gave an update on the laundry list of injuries impacting the 3-9 team currently. Former starting quarterback Michael Vick still has not passed his concussion exam and neither has starting running back LeSean McCoy. Kurt Coleman was injured Sunday against Dallas with a chest problem and Colt Anderson will practice in his place. Danny Watkins is fully healthy but the Eagles will continue to stick with Jake Scott as starting right guard.

Obviously Reid announced earlier in the week …

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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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Week 8: Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles at Waterloo

Eagles Head Coach Andy ReidThe Philadelphia Eagles emerge from the bye week with a 3-3 record on the heels of the figurative sacrifice of the oft criticized and frequently over matched “offensive-line coach turned defensive coordinator” Juan Castillo. Although most around the league (and fan base) knew the Castillo experiment was destined for failure, it regrettably took Andrew Reid and the rest of the Eagles brain trust 22 games to reach that conclusion – a frightening realization. However, despite the maddening mediocrity that has dominated the narrative of the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles – there still is reason to believe that the next 10 games may prove successful – and the requisite success needed to save Michael Vick and Reid’s jobs in Philadelphia may still be attainable. Many will say that the Eagles are one defensive stop …

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