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Archive: January, 2012

Three thoughts: Spags, Castillo and the 'D'

Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:56 AM
Here are three thoughts on where the Eagles stand, now that Steve Spagnuolo is headed to New Orleans to be the Saints defensive coordinator: 1. Taking a step back, it's not difficult to see why Spagnuolo found the Saints' job attractive. He's been through this before, and my guess is the single biggest... Read more

No Spags, now what?

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:04 PM
Steve Spagnuolo won't be returning to Philadelphia. The former Eagles assistant iis headed to New Orleans to become the defensive coordinator of the Saints, according to Jay Glazer of So what does this mean for the Birds? The immediate question is: Will Juan Castillo return as Andy... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 12:11 PM
As you might guess, there's not a whole lot being said about the Eagles this week. Instead, national focus is on Sunday's championship games. But there are a few links to share, so here you go: I rounded up a few mock drafts yesterday, but left out one from Peter Schrager of He's got... Read more

Mock draft roundup; Jenkins' future

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 4:13 PM
Too early to take a look at some mock drafts? Never. ESPN's Mel Kiper released his first mock today. He has the Eagles taking Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 15: The Eagles were really weak up the middle in 2011, and Kuechly is the top interior linebacker available in the draft. Since... Read more

Report: Eagles work out QB Edwards

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 9:43 AM
One of the positions the Eagles will have to fill this offseason is backup quarterback. Vince Young filled in for Michael Vick last season, but only signed a one-year deal and is a free agent. Vick missed three games, failed to finish two more and played injured against Arizona last season. In other... Read more

The latest Spagnuolo buzz

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 3:28 PM
Another day, another team mentioned as a suitor for Steve Spagnuolo. This time, it's the Indianapolis Colts. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Spagnuolo interviewed with Indy on Monday for their defensive coordinator opening. The timing of that interview is intriguing because today, the Colts announced... Read more

Evaluating the Eagles' rookie class

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 1:44 PM
Earlier this week, I saw a note from about playing time for rookies in 2011, in light of the shortened offseason. According to their numbers, rookies started a total of 870 games this season. That's the highest number in the past 10 years. And the Eagles had 46 rookie starts, third-most... Read more

20 thoughts: An Eagles slant to the playoffs

Monday, January 16, 2012, 11:46 AM
Here are 20 thoughts (with an Eagles slant) on this weekend's playoff action: 1. On Nov. 21, the Giants sat at 6-4. They had just come off a 17-10 loss to the Eagles at New Meadowlands Stadium. A loss in which their offense punted nine times, turned it over twice, scored one touchdown and one field... Read more

Report: Saints could covet Spagnuolo

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 10:51 AM
With every day that passes, it seems another team gets mentioned as a potential landing spot for Steve Spagnuolo. On Friday, I wrote about the Vikings having interest in Spagnuolo (or potentially Juan Castillo). And earlier in the week, there were reports that the Falcons had him high on their list... Read more

Will Washburn join Fisher?

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 10:04 AM
Jeff Fisher made his decision Friday and will take over control of the St. Louis Rams. That means not only being the team's new head coach, but also having final say on personnel matters, according to reports. One of Fisher's first orders of business will be getting his staff in order. According... Read more
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