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Three thoughts on the Eagles

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 2:29 PM
Here are three thoughts on the Eagles: REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR VICK It comes as no surprise that Michael Vick has been in the headlines - both locally and nationally - this week, with full-team OTAs under way at the Novacare Complex. Since he became the starting quarterback during the 2010 season... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 10:36 AM
Here's this week's roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Peter King likes the Eagles' decision to lock up running back LeSean McCoy: If the Eagles had waited a year and he had that kind of season, there's no way he'd be a $9-million-a-year player, which this contract... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, May 21, 2012, 1:10 PM
Here are this week's five Eagles numbers that matter: 10.2 - Michael Vick's average yards per carry on "improvised" runs when he got past the line of scrimmage last season. In other words, these were called pass plays where Vick left the pocket and ran. By my count, Vick carried 53 times for 538 yards... Read more

Asomugha: Keeping Asante could've worked

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM
As I've written about at length in the past, the decision to trade Asante Samuel was basically made last summer when the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Howie Roseman and Andy Reid made it pretty clear at the time that Samuel could be had for the right price. But they were unable to strike a deal before... Read more

With Reid, connect the dots

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:42 AM
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of LeSean McCoy's contract extension had nothing to do with the running back himself. But rather, what it revealed about Andy Reid. Scrolling through this morning's coverage, the nuggets about Reid are what stood out to me. Per Jeff McLane of the Inquirer, Reid... Read more

Teammates congratulate McCoy

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:34 PM
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Reasons to like McCoy deal

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:06 PM
The Eagles announced Thursday evening that they've crossed another item off their to-do list, signing running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year deal. Per the Inquirer's Jeff McLane, the contract is worth $45M with $20.7M guaranteed. There are plenty of reasons to like this deal. Here are some of them: McCoy... Read more

McCoy draws national praise

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 11:35 AM
NFL Network continues to unveil its list of the league's top 100 players. In an earlier post, I pointed out that DeSean Jackson fell to No. 71, and Nnamdi Asomugha plummeted to No. 79. Next up is Michael Vick at No. 70. He ranks ahead of Tony Romo (No. 91) and Joe Flacco (No. 74), but behind Philip... Read more

Washburn faces tough decisions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 12:51 PM
When full-team OTAs get under way next week, we'll start to get a sense of how the pieces fit along the Eagles' defensive line. Jim Washburn's group returns nine players, if you count Brandon Graham and Antonio Dixon, both of whom missed most of last season with injuries. Others who will be back:... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:31 AM
Here's this week's roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout for the Eagles, who is now working for NFL.com, rated the divisions by quarterback play. He's got the NFC East third behind the NFC South and the NFC North. He's also got Michael Vick... Read more
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