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Archive: July, 2011

Haynesworth's future; love for McNabb

Sunday, July 10, 2011, 12:18 PM
The discussion of where Albert Haynesworth will end up next year continues, and the latest piece I've come across is from Mike Jones of The Washington Post. According to the article, Mike Shanahan wanted a second-round pick in exchange for Haynesworth last offseason, but no team was willing to meet... Read more

Plaxico continues Eagles campaign

Saturday, July 9, 2011, 8:37 AM
Plaxico Burress is doing what most of us would probably be doing in his situation. He's selling himself - to any and all potentially interested parties. The soon-to-be 34-year-old wide receiver has not played in an NFL game since 2008 and is looking for a job. So he's making the rounds, talking to... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Friday, July 8, 2011, 12:17 PM
The news of the day is that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the league, meaning the lockout can continue. From what I can gather, this doesn't change much (Pro Football Talk writeup here), and the two sides will continue to hammer out a deal. As we continue to wait, here... Read more

The right RB to complement McCoy

Thursday, July 7, 2011, 3:31 PM
When the Eagles used their first-round pick on offensive lineman Danny Watkins, the obvious assumption was they wanted to improve protection for Michael Vick. And that's true. But a question we've yet to explore (at least here) is how Watkins will impact the Eagles' running game. And specifically... Read more

Eagles' D needs more than just a CB

Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 11:00 AM
By now, you know the numbers. In 2010, the Eagles' defense gave up a franchise-record 31 touchdown passes. Only the Cowboys and Texans allowed more (33 apiece). And opponents scored on 78.26 percent of their trips inside the red zone against the Eagles. That was by far the worst mark in the NFL.... Read more

Kolb's strengths, weaknesses and value

Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 11:31 AM
For months now, we've followed speculation about what Kevin Kolb's value will be on the trade market. And if CBA talks continue to move in a positive direction, it appears we could finally find out what he is worth in the next few weeks. Evaluating Kolb comes down to several simple questions: What... Read more

Mikell makes grade in pass coverage

Monday, July 4, 2011, 11:30 AM
First of all, Happy Fourth of July to all the MTC readers out there. Hope you're enjoying the holiday today with friends and family. Just a couple of quick links to get to. I'm working on a couple projects and promise to have some more enlightening original content later this week. Quintin Mikell... Read more

Hobbs, McDermott and player safety

Sunday, July 3, 2011, 1:10 PM
Dorsey Levens, who spent time with the Eagles towards the end of his career, is working on a documentary called Bell Rung that will feature retired players talking about the injuries and pain that accompany life after football. One of the key figures in the film is Ellis Hobbs, the Eagles cornerback... Read more

Links: What's DeSean up to?

Saturday, July 2, 2011, 11:27 AM
When I was a little kid, I remember getting a skateboard for my birthday. It said Joe Cool in white letters with a black background on top. And underneath, where the wheels were attached, it had a picture of Snoopy. I took it out on the driveway, tried to figure out how to ride the thing for about... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Friday, July 1, 2011, 11:02 AM
Haven't done one of these roundups in awhile so here's a look at what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com thinks the Cowboys might go after Eagles unrestricted free agent Nick Cole: Cole can play both guard positions and even center. He's younger -- turns... Read more
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