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Archive: July, 2009

Camp diary: Destination reached

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 2:46 PM
Well, the Jeep held up and we have reached our destination -- kind of. Sitting in the Best Western lobby as I type this post. When they say check-in is at 3, they mean check-in is at 3. So we have some time to kill. The ride up here was as quick as I remembered from a year ago. Had Rob Ellis on the... Read more

Camp diary: Hitting the road

Sunday, July 26, 2009, 11:20 AM
The bag is packed, and we're about to jump in the beat-up Jeep and head to Lehigh. On the news front, still no word on a contract agreement for Eagles first-round pick Jeremy Maclin. Overall, four first-rounders have deals: the Lions' Matthew Stafford (No. 1); the Jets' Mark Sanchez (No. 5); the... Read more

We have training camp covered

Saturday, July 25, 2009, 9:27 PM
The wait is almost over. The 2009 football season officially begins Sunday afternoon as rookies and selected veterans report to Lehigh for training camp. Moving the Chains is packing its bags and will be there pretty much the whole time with complete coverage. As many of you know, my main job is... Read more

Focus at Lehigh shifts to the 'D'

Friday, July 24, 2009, 8:26 PM
The news broke this morning around 10:30 a.m. It was official. The Eagles' defense now belonged to Sean McDermott. It was something most people assumed would happen, but something nobody really wanted to say. Jim Johnson has been there for all the ups and downs of the Donovan McNabb/Andy Reid era... Read more

Optimist/pessimist: Eagles' O-Line

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 9:52 PM
Before we get to the offensive line, your poll results for the receivers: 4 - 56% 3 - 20.3% 5 - 14.8% 2 - 6.3% 1 - 2.7% I imagine if we had done this little exercise every season during the Andy Reid era, this group would be rated as high as any of the non-T.O. teams. And they should. In the optimist... Read more

Book rips DeSean Jackson, labels him a 'jerk'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 10:32 PM
A recently-released book slams Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson and ranks him No. 86 among all-time jerks in sports. Michael Freeman, columnist and author of The All-Time Biggest Sports Jerks: And Other Goofballs, Cads, Miscreants, Reprobates, and Weirdos (Plus a Few Good Guys), rips... Read more

9.3 wins for the Eagles?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 2:33 PM
Before you rip me in the comments section, I understand that the Eagles technically cannot win exactly 9.3 games. Let me explain. As many of you know, Football Outsiders is out with its 2009 almanac. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, it takes a look at football from an in-depth, statistical... Read more

Optimist/pessimist: Eagles' WRs

Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 1:46 PM
Today we do the optimist/pessimist thing with the wide receivers. But first, let's get to your voting results for the tight ends: 4 - 38.2% 3 - 34.8 % 2 - 14.6% 5 - 8.1% 1 - 4.3% As you can see, over 81 percent of MTC voters registered a 3, 4 or 5. I was debating between a 3 or a 4 and settled... Read more

Brandt currently hiking, not negotiating

Monday, July 20, 2009, 10:07 PM
Earlier today over at Birds' Eye View, Jeff McLane caught up with Jeremy Maclin's agent, Jim Steiner. Steiner told him that negotiations would probably intensify this week and he was optimistic a deal would get done before rookies report to camp at Lehigh Sunday. McLane also reported that Steiner... Read more

Mailbag: Eagles chants, cookie cakes and more

Monday, July 20, 2009, 3:03 PM
Last week, I asked you to send in reader questions for a mailbag. And to my surprise, several of you actually sent some in. So here's a roundup of some questions and comments to sift through as we inch closer to the start of training camp. E-A-G-L-E-S chants are appropriate at any location, any time... Read more
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