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Archive: September, 2011

Pre-game: Henry, Henery and special teams

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10:09 AM
As we count down to Sunday night's Eagles-Falcons matchup, I wanted to take a look at one area I haven't written about much this week: special teams. And the conversation of course begins with the Birds' rookie kicker Alex Henery and rookie punter Chas Henry. Henery was successful on his only field-goal... Read more

Live updates: Eagles at Falcons, 8:20 p.m.

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10:00 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia for live updates and commentary the Eagles' Week 2 clash with the Falcons in Atlanta. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

When Vick holds on to the ball

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10:20 AM
Earlier this week in Mike Check, I broke down how the Rams attacked Michael Vick in the opener. He was sacked three times, but in each case, St. Louis brought extra defenders. The Rams did not sack Vick on any of the 24 plays where they rushed four defenders or fewer. But one question that's been... Read more

Thoughts on Hunt, Tapp and Peters

Friday, September 16, 2011, 3:58 PM
The guys over at Eagletarian and Birds' Eye View have the latest from NovaCare on the Eagles' injury situation. The team has listed Darryl Tapp as out; Akeem Jordan as doubtful; and Jason Peters, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Vince Young as questionable. Nate Allen, Winston Justice, Juqua Parker... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:37 AM
Here's another roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. And check out our Eagles section for the latest local coverage on this weekend's game. Yesterday, I posted 15 things to know about the matchup against the Falcons. On to the links:'s Peter King has the Falcons... Read more

15 things: Eagles vs. Falcons

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 1:32 PM
I took a look last night at the Falcons' Week 1 loss to the Bears. My overall impression? The defeat wasn't nearly as bad as the 30-12 score indicated. Keeping that in mind, here are 15 thoughts on this week's Eagles-Falcons matchup. 1. Matt Ryan went 31-for-47 for 319 yards last week. The Falcons... Read more

Targeting Asante and the Eagles' D

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:27 PM
The Eagles' defense limited the Rams to a 69.8 QB rating on Sunday, the fourth-worst in the NFL in Week 1. OK, maybe "limited" is being generous. The Rams had drop after drop (seven total, according to Pro Football Focus), as Sam Bradford's weapons did very little to help him on what turned out to... Read more

The Washburn effect: Week 1

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 11:47 AM
When the Eagles' defense took the field Sunday, it featured five starters who were not on the team a year ago. Quite a bit has changed on that side of the ball since the team lost to the Packers in the wild-card round of the playoffs. A new defensive coordinator in Juan Castillo. Two new cornerbacks... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 6:45 PM
Here's the roundup of national media coverage on the Eagles. I'll try to do these a couple times a week during the season. And in case you missed it, I posted the first Mike Check of the season, analyzing Vick's play against the Rams. The links:'s Don Banks has his questions about the Eagles'... Read more

Mike Check: Evaluating Vick vs. the Rams

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 2:59 PM
We're back with another year of Mike Check, MTC's weekly feature that closely examines Michael Vick's play. For those new to the blog, this started out as What about Kolb? last year, but quickly needed a new title. As always, let's start with the pass distribution: Targets Catches Yards Drops DeSean... Read more
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