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Archive: April, 2013

Domo's Annual NFL Draft Report Card

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:05 PM
One of the more ridiculous annual practices by pro football writers is issuing a report card immediately after the NFL draft. Let’s be honest. How the hell can you grade a draft before any of these guys have even stepped on an NFL field? But nobody wants to hear that. We love to rush to judgment... Read more

Kelly's first draft seemed smooth

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:10 PM
The Eagles' 2013 draft is in the books and the Eagletarian ledger counts two major surprises: The acquisition of quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round Saturday, and the fact that the Eagles never managed to come up with an extra second-, third- or fourth-round pick in a deep draft. This was... Read more

Ladies And Gents, Your 2013 Eagles Starting Lineup

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:26 PM
Yes, it’s early. But with the draft over, the Eagles likely won’t be making any more significant roster additions between now and the start of training camp in July. What you see is what you get. Chip Kelly has had a grand total of three spring non-contact practices and has said a depth... Read more

Eagles' safety dance ends with Earl Wolff

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:35 PM
Analysts called this the best safety draft in a decade. The Eagles' safety play was atrocious last season. Yes, the Birds signed Kenny Phillips and Patrick Chung in free agency, but neither Phillips (injury) nor Chung (just wasn't very good last season) came without question marks. So, many Eagles... Read more

Running QB? Who Needs A Running QB?

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:46 PM
Since the day he arrived in South Philly, Chip Kelly has said he is not married to the read-option. Said he doesn’t need a quarterback with 4.5 speed to run his offense. Said he will fit his offense around his talent. I didn’t believe any of that. Until Saturday when he drafted Matt Barkley... Read more

Chip gets his quarterback

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:06 PM
The Eagles' draft took an interesting and unexpected turn right away Saturday, when the Eagles used a seventh-round pick to trade up for the first selection of the day, the initial pick of the fourth round. They took USC quarterback Matt Barkley, a much-heralded prospect a year ago who elected not... Read more

Video: Eagles introduce Lane Johnson to Philadelphia

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:36 AM
Les Bowen of the Daily News reports from the NovaCare Complex where the Eagles introduced first round pick Lane Johnson to the Philadelphia media. Read more

Eagles take offensive, ride with Ertz

Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:55 PM
The Eagles's first pick of the second round, 35th overall, showed us what new coach Chip Kelly thinks he needs to run his offense in the NFL. No, not a quarterback. The Eagles, who already signed James Casey from the Texans in free agency, went for a tight end-H-back, the NFL's new sexy offensive position... Read more

Eagles stayed in their Lane; now what?

Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:13 PM
Some thoughts while waiting for evening and the second round, where it seems inevitable the Eagles will get a widely-projected first-rounder with their 35th overall pick. First, I like Lane Johnson, the first-round pick. At least, I like the idea of Lane Johnson. I haven't pored over hours of tape... Read more

Video: Analyzing the Eagles' pick selection Lane Johnson

Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:45 AM
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson with the 4th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. CineSport's Brian Clark and the Daily News' Les Bowen discuss the pick. Read more
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