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Archive: June, 2012

Why trading for Colt McCoy doesn't make sense

Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 11:48 AM
Regular readers of MTC know I view the Eagles' backup quarterback situation as one of the biggest concerns on the team as we look ahead to training camp. But at this point, I'd be surprised if it's anyone other than Mike Kafka filling the No. 2 role behind Michael Vick. Yesterday, SI.com's Peter... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:48 AM
Here's another edition of Five Eagles numbers that matter: 5 - The number of times the Eagles had the lead entering the fourth quarter last year, only to end up on the losing end. We've dissected, at length, the struggles of the defense. But in those games (against the Falcons, Giants, 49ers, Bears... Read more

Catching up with McDermott, Spags

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 2:42 PM
Many of the players who were on the field for Sean McDermott's final game as the Eagles' defensive coordinator are no longer with the organization. Juqua Parker, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Trevor Laws, Brodrick Bunkley, Asante Samuel, Dimitri Patterson, Quintin Mikell and Ernie Sims were all in uniform... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Friday, June 15, 2012, 10:17 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Ian Rapoport of NFL.com stopped by Eagles mini-camp on Wednesday: A lot of the good feeling comes from coach Andy Reid. Reid said with a straight face that he always has fun. But really, it seems he’s having more fun now... Read more

Comparing Vick now to Vick in Atlanta

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 2:08 PM
Michael Vick has spoken at length about how he didn't work as hard as he should have when he was with the Falcons. In an NFL Network interview, he told his former coach, Jim Mora, that he didn't pay much attention to the playbook when he was away from the team's facilities. He's even gone so far... Read more

Eagles' use of play-action

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1:02 PM
While the Eagles relied heavily on play-action last year, their level of effectiveness varied, depending on what Michael Vick did with the football. Football Outsiders released some interesting data recently, showing that the Eagles used play-action on 25 percent of their pass plays, third-most in... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 1:13 PM
Here this week's installment of Five Eagles numbers that matter: 80 - Riley Cooper's yards-per-game average in three starts last year against the Giants, Patriots and Seahawks. Cooper lacked consistency (four drops), but overall, was productive when given the opportunity, averaging 19.7 yards per... Read more

Vick: NFL Network ranking 'a joke'

Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:58 PM
There are two things Michael Vick has never lacked: confidence and the respect of his peers. But in the NFL Network's Top 100 rankings, Vick came in at No. 70, which was way too low if you ask him. "It's a joke," he told Mike Missanelli of 97.5 The Fanatic. "I won't say where I need to be. I'll let... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:39 AM
I needed to switch things up this week, so you'll get Five Eagles numbers that matter on Tuesday. And if you missed it from Sunday, I posted some final thoughts on the Birds' front-office shakeup. Meanwhile, here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Peter... Read more

Final thoughts on Eagles' shake-up

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12:43 PM
The dust has settled on the Eagles' front office shake-up, and we'll find out soon enough what the departure of Joe Banner means for the direction of this franchise, which is still seeking its first Lombardi Trophy. The words power struggle have been used constantly since news broke that Banner was... Read more
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