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Avant Calls Players-Only Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 1:13 PM
Jason Avant called a players-only meeting this morning, to stress sticking together and to reinforce the notion that the Eagles have the talent to work their way out of their dreadful 1-4 start, middle linebacker Jamar Chaney said. "Everybody was calm," Chaney said. "You don't want to get heated right... Read more

Reid Denies 'Consultant' Discussions

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:06 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said he was not in touch with anyone regarding coming aboard as a defensive consultant and did not offer the position to anyone. "Nobody. Zero. Nothing," he said. He also denied being involved in any conversations about the subject. He said reports, including the one that... Read more

Eagles: Not Hiring Defensive Consultant

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 11:24 AM
An Eagles spokesman today said the team is not hiring a defensive consultant. The spokesman was responding to a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen last night, which said Eagles coach Andy Reid had discussed with management bringing in some help for new defensive corrdinator Juan Castillo during the bye... Read more

Eagles-Bills Day-After Dissection

Monday, October 10, 2011, 8:10 PM
Surveying the wreckage of the Eagles’ fourth straight loss while wondering why Donovan McNabb still can’t seem to put Philadelphia in his rear-view mirror: MARTY’S 3 THINGS Last week, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said his unit needed to improve in three areas against the... Read more

Reid: Eagles Sticking with Wide 9, Juan

Monday, October 10, 2011, 12:18 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid said he has no plans to scrap the "wide 9" defensive front that defensive line coach Jim Washburn brought to the team this season. Reid also affirmed that Juan Castillo will remain defensive coordinator. The Eagles are among the worst teams in the league against the run, and... Read more

Reid's hot seat, the turnovers, and the run defense

Monday, October 10, 2011, 7:56 AM
Plenty to digest after yesterday's Eagles loss to Buffalo. Here are some of the things we are talking about today: All those turnovers. With their five giveaways in Sunday’s loss, the Eagles already have 15 turnovers in their first five games, 14 of which have come in their four-game losing... Read more

Eagles-Bills Report Card

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6:20 PM
Here are Paul Domowitch's grades from the Eagles' loss to the Bills. You can click here to make your grades. RUSHING OFFENSE The Eagles rushed for 174 yards, including 90 by Michael Vick, who passed Randall Cunningham to become the league's all-time rushing leader among QBs. LeSean McCoy rushed for... Read more

Reid: 'Your job is on the line every week, man'

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4:37 PM
Eagles coach Andy Reid was asked about his job security as the team fell to 1-4 after a 31-24 loss to Buffalo. “In the National Football League, your job is on the line every week, man,” Reid said. After his introductory statement and “time’s yours,” Reid walked off... Read more

First-Half Fiasco: Eagles' Struggles Continue

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:42 AM
Orchard Park, NY -- Update: Michael Vick's third interception, tying his career high, was a pick-six to linebacker Nick Barnett that put the Birds in a 21-7 hole. Vick, obviously frustrated after seeing the defense give back momentum he had just given the team, forced a pass as he took a hit and made... Read more

Eagles-Bills predictions and key matchups

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 9:14 AM
Here are our weekly predictions for the Eagles game. The Eagles travel to Western New York to face the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. LES BOWEN First off, after the last 2 weeks, I'm not picking the Eagles to cover as favorites against anybody. Last week was a must-win, which makes this week a must-must... Read more
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