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Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, June 4, 2012, 12:39 PM
Here are five Eagles numbers that matter: 28 - The number of times the Eagles asked Jason Peters to block a Giants defender by himself in pass protection in the teams' first meeting last season. Michael Vick and Mike Kafka dropped back to pass 35 times, and only on seven occasions did Peters get help... Read more

Dawkins on McNabb/T.O. spat: I tried

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 9:52 AM
With the start of the 2012 season about three months away, Donovan McNabb is still without a team. And with each passing day, at 35 years old, retirement seems like it might be the only option. Terrell Owens, meanwhile, last caught a pass in the NFL in 2010. Last week, he managed to get himself kicked... Read more

The impact of DeSean's drops

Friday, June 1, 2012, 2:30 PM
Sometimes, we probably make things more complicated than they need to be. In 2011, DeSean Jackson averaged 64.1 yards per game, 16.6 yards per catch and totaled four touchdowns. All were three-year lows, leading many (including yours truly) to devote quite a bit of space to writing about Jackson's... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 5:20 PM
Apologies for the late post today, but here's a quick roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week: ESPN.com's Dan Graziano gives the Giants' Hakeem Nicks the edge over DeSean Jackson as the NFC East's best wide receiver: Nicks runs routes better. He separates from defenders... Read more

What we know about Kafka

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 10:09 AM
If the regular season started Sunday, Mike Kafka would be the Eagles' backup quarterback. And while there's still a whole summer to get through, he's in place to get the call should Michael Vick suffer an injury in 2012. As I've written before, backup quarterback is the biggest concern on the offense... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 11:13 AM
This week's edition of Five Eagles numbers that matter: 6 - The number of passes Drew Brees had tipped or batted at the line of scrimmage last year, according to Pro Football Focus. That comes out to one every 109.5 attempts. So, why am I writing about the Saints quarterback when this blog focuses... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, May 28, 2012, 10:03 AM
Before we get started on the Memorial Day links, thank you to all those who have given their lives to protect this country. And also to all the service men and women who read MTC and have e-mailed over the years. If you're looking for the usual Five Eagles numbers that matter feature, which usually... Read more

Garcia: Have Howie give me a call

Friday, May 25, 2012, 1:48 PM
At 42 years old, Jeff Garcia isn't quite ready to call it a career. And he wouldn't mind a third stint with Andy Reid and the Eagles. Speaking to 94 WIP's Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow, Garcia said he's in the best shape of his life and will be ready if a team calls. "Philly's the team my wife... Read more

Eagles observations from OTAs

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 4:26 PM
I attended two of the three Eagles OTA sessions this week. Below are some observations. * The Eagles showed a look up front that we saw last year. The defensive ends moved to the middle, away from the line of scrimmage, standing up like rush linebackers, while the defensive tackles shifted outside... Read more

Eagles' win total set at 10

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
It looks like Vegas expects the public to have a pretty favorable opinion of the Eagles this season. Cantor Gaming became the first Nevada sportsbook to release over/under win totals for NFL teams yesterday, and the Birds' number was set at 10: Over (-135) Under (+105) Only two teams have higher... Read more
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