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Archive: June, 2011

Who's the most underrated Eagle?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 11:55 AM
Even in a regular offseason, June is a month for lists around the NFL. There were a couple that came out while I was on vacation that I haven't been able to comment on yet. They focus on the most overrated and underrated players in the league. Let's start with John Clayton's list on ESPN.com. The... Read more

P. King tabs Eagles as favorites for Asomugha

Monday, June 20, 2011, 11:30 AM
Over the weekend, I came to the realization that the Eagles could be looking at a seriously disappointed fan base if they don't make a big splash via trade or free agency. While this has been a relatively quiet offseason with the lockout, new articles seem to emerge on a weekly basis - both locally... Read more

Giants' Smith issues Super Bowl reminder to McCoy

Sunday, June 19, 2011, 9:20 AM
The jabs continued Saturday as Giants wide receiver Steve Smith issued a reminder to LeSean McCoy. On his Twitter account, Smith posted the following message with a link to the photo you see to the left: The nerve of certain youngins running their mouth. Please don't forget [photo link] He later... Read more

Ranking the Eagles behind the Phillies, Flyers

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 8:41 AM
ESPN The Magazine released its annual Ultimate Standings last week, ranking every franchise in the four major sports, based on a number of factors. Here's the criteria: Bang For The Buck (BNG): Wins during the past three years (regular season plus postseason) per revenues directly from fans, adjusted... Read more

Osi fires back at McCoy

Friday, June 17, 2011, 5:48 PM
TWEET WAR! Well, kind of. Yesterday, LeSean McCoy took a shot at Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, tweeting: Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly Today, the New York media caught up with Umenyiora and (surprise, surprise) got his reaction to McCoy's Tweet. Umenyiora didn't hold... Read more

Comparing Kolb to Brady; interest in Bush

Friday, June 17, 2011, 2:24 PM
At this time last year, Kevin Kolb's teammates were raving about him and his ability to lead the Eagles' offense into a new era. With the trade of Donovan McNabb to the Redskins, Kolb was getting ready to take over the title of franchise quarterback. As we all know, the months that followed provided... Read more

McCoy Tweets jab at Osi

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 5:30 PM
Earlier today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants out of New York and explained why in a sworn affidavit to be filed in federal court next month as part of the players' lawsuit against the NFL. Per the report, Umenyiora says Giants GM Jerry Reese failed to... Read more

Bush, McCoy and the Eagles' RBs

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 11:40 AM
On Wednesday, I wrote about the Yahoo Sports report by Mike Silver that focused on the Eagles' plans to be aggressive once player movement is allowed. Two names that Silver mentioned as possibilities (covered in yesterday's post) were Plaxico Burress and Albert Haynesworth. And a third was Reggie... Read more

Washburn pushing for Haynesworth?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 3:38 PM
The Jim Washburn-Albert Haynesworth connection was first mentioned shortly after the Eagles announced that Washburn would be their new defensive line coach. Haynesworth had his most productive years as a pro playing for Washburn in Tennessee, and it earned him a monster contract with the Redskins... Read more

Peters, the O-line and Buddy's Eagles

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 12:00 PM
Buzz around the league today has focused on the NFL and NFLPA reportedly making progress towards a new collective bargaining agreement. How optimistic should we be? Well, that depends on who you ask. But Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post did a good job today of detailing the top 10 issues... Read more
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