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Archive: July, 2010

McNabb continues 'hell week' with 'Skins

Sunday, July 18, 2010, 10:58 PM
Donovan McNabb has talked quite a bit about moving on now that he's a member of the Washington Redskins. But he's decided to keep one tradition going. McNabb is hosting his new teammates in Arizona for a week to get ready for training camp. "You want to get on that same page where he knows... Read more

The Eagles' 2nd TE and 4th WR

Saturday, July 17, 2010, 1:21 PM
On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles (barring injuries) are set at their starting skill positions. When camp opens in 10 days, the competition at running back, wide receiver and tight end will be about depth and roster spots. For awhile, I've been warning you to not get too carried away... Read more

What to expect from the Eagles' run game

Friday, July 16, 2010, 8:45 AM
Today, we take a look at expectations for Eagles running backs LeSean McCoy, Mike Bell and Leonard Weaver. As I continue to digest the Eagles chapter in the 2010 Football Outsiders Almanac, different nuggets have caught my attention. One of the main items has to do with the running backs and Weaver... Read more

Andy Reid vs. the NFC East

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 1:13 PM
On the plane ride out west, I finally finished reading Mark Maske's book: War Without Death: A Year of Extreme Competition in Pro Football's NFC East. I realize I'm about three years late on the review with this one, but I really enjoyed the month-by-month look at the Eagles, Cowboys, Giants and Redskins... Read more

Camp Countdown: The Eagles' defensive line

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:45 AM
How does new Eagle Darryl Tapp fit into Sean McDermott's D-line rotation? What kind of impact should be expected from rookie Brandon Graham? Answers to those questions and more in our latest Camp Countdown video. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read more

Do Eagles have NFL's best young talent?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 1:28 PM
The theme of the 2010 Eagles season is pretty simple. The franchise has turned the keys over to Kevin Kolb and his group of young, talented playmakers as the Birds transition from the Donovan McNabb era. Kolb, who turns 26 in August, is surrounded by DeSean Jackson (23), Jeremy Maclin (22), Brent... Read more

Vick, Troy Smith and the Eagles' LBs

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 11:27 AM
An e-mail from Bodog.com popped up in my inbox yesterday with two items that are of interest here. The first concerns Michael Vick. Bodog sets odds around whether Vick will be a member of the Eagles in Week 1: Yes (-180) No (+140) I know we're all pretty sick of discussing this situation, but two... Read more

Will the Eagles' D reach its goals?

Monday, July 12, 2010, 4:57 PM
Back in May, I talked about the Eagles' Chalk Talk event, where the team invited members of the media to the Novacare Complex to take part in classroom sessions with Marty Mornhinweg, Sean McDermott, Bobby April and Howie Roseman. During the session with McDermott, he went over the defense's goals... Read more

Eagles among teams to check out RB Unga

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 12:16 PM
The Eagles were one of 20 teams on hand to see BYU running back Harvey Unga work out last week. And according to one report, they were among four teams who seemed to show the most interest in him. Unga withdrew from school last year for an honor code violation, which reportedly was for having pre-marital... Read more

Eagles blitz production from LBs, DBs

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 8:30 AM
At 9:11 p.m. Friday evening, I bought the PDF version of the 2010 Football Outsiders' Almanac. About a half-hour later, I found myself looking up the Eagles' blitz trends over the past five years. Do I need a life? Yes. Although my excuse here is that I had to be up at 5 a.m. to catch a flight to... Read more
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