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Archive: September, 2010

Making sense of the Eagles inactives

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2:56 PM
There were some surprises on the Eagles' inactives list today. Here are the players who won't dress: Trevard Lindley, Antwan Barnes, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Keenan Clayton, Austin Howard, Clay Harbor, Omar Gaither and Mike Kafka. The one that jumps out is Gaither. He goes from starting middle linebacker... Read more

Eagles' D fails to reach goals; blitz breakdown

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 10:22 AM
Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott shared with the media his set of goals for the 'D' back in May. Each week, I'll take a look at those goals and see which ones the Birds met, along with a breakdown of their blitzes at the bottom. Let's start with the goals. Allow 17 points or less: One... Read more

Who's picking the Eagles?

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 8:50 AM
Here's the weekly roundup on who people are picking in Sunday's Eagles-Jaguars matchup. SI.com's Peter King likes the Eagles, 33-20: The Eagles' offensive line is the worst it's been in a decade, and deep down, that had to play some part in Andy Reid's decision to go to Michael Vick on Tuesday. Vick's... Read more

Chat: Eagles at Jaguars, 4:05 p.m.

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 3:05 PM
Join Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia for a live chat of the Eagles-Jaguars game this Sunday as he provides commentary and live updates. On a mobile phone? Click Here. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. And download the 2010 MTC app from the ITunes store. Read more

Eagles penalties and playing time

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 11:32 AM
Time to round up some things I didn't get to earlier in the week. Here are notes on Eagles penalties and personnel as the Birds prepare to take on the Jaguars Sunday afternoon. Let's start with the penalty rundown. The Eagles were called for nine penalties for 75 yards last week against the Lions... Read more

State of the Eagles: Five thoughts

Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:39 PM
Last week, for the Friday State of the Eagles post, I went position-by-position with thoughts on the Birds. This week, though, I'm switching it up. Here are five thoughts/nuggets/opinions on the Eagles as they prepare for Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars. 1. When talking about the Eagles' execution... Read more

Eagles' O-line: We're not reason for QB switch

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:58 PM
In my Man Up post yesterday, I explained that I do not believe the Eagles' offensive line is the reason Andy Reid decided to switch starting quarterbacks. It just doesn't add up to me because of the magnitude of the decision. Looking ahead, if Michael Vick plays well the rest of the season, the possibility... Read more

Video: McDermott: Eagles' D needs to improve

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:36 PM
Video: Was Stewart Bradley's absence a big part of the Eagles defensive woes last week? Perhaps, but they have a lot more to work on even with him in the lineup. Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia reports. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. And download the 2010... Read more

What they're saying: Is Reid brilliant or foolish?

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:26 AM
Here's the weekly roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. As you might guess, the focus is on Andy Reid and his decision to start Michael Vick over Kevin Kolb. Opinion is pretty split. Some think Reid made the right call - for the team, for Vick and for Kolb. Others think he's... Read more

Simms, Collinsworth: Vick's the right choice

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 5:59 PM
Experts and analysts around the country are chiming in with opinions on Andy Reid's decision to start Michael Vick over Kevin Kolb. Two of the more higher-profile ones, Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth, think Reid would have had a tough time convincing the locker room to believe in Kolb after Vick... Read more
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