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Archive: August, 2010

Man Up: Strong showing for Coleman

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 8:00 AM
Today, I mark the official start of football season with the very first Man Up of 2010. The preseason version is a little different though. If I had nothing to say about a player because he didn't stand out, has no chance of making the team or just wasn't on the field enough, you won't see his name... Read more

DeSean sets tone for Eagles

Friday, August 13, 2010, 9:18 PM
On the Eagles' first offensive play of their 28-27 win over the Jaguars, Kevin Kolb hit DeSean Jackson for a 21-yard gain. It was the kind of route we have been hearing so much about. Kolb hit Jakcson in stride, and the Eagles' dynamic wide receiver picked up about 15 yards after the catch. On the... Read more

Eagles' D: Who has something to prove?

Friday, August 13, 2010, 9:20 AM
Yesterday, I went over the offense. Today, the defense. Here are players who have something to prove tonight against the Jaguars. Again, some of them are grouped together for obvious reasons: Nate Allen (S)/Brandon Graham (DE) - As I said earlier this week, these two rookies have the potential to... Read more

Chat: Eagles vs. Jaguars

Friday, August 13, 2010, 8:12 AM
Chat: Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he brings you updates and commentary as the Eagles face the Jaguars in their preseason opener at Lincoln Financial Field. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. And download the 2010 MTC app from the ITunes store. Read more

Eagles offense: Who has something to prove?

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:51 PM
It's only a preseason game, but Friday night's matchup against the Jaguars at the Linc presents an opportunity for several Eagles. For some, it's an opportunity to show the fans the franchise is going in the right direction. For others, it's a chance to show the coaches they should start, or at least... Read more

Five thoughts on the Eagles

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 9:55 AM
The Eagles open the regular season exactly a month from today. Here are five thoughts on the Birds as they prepare for their first preseason game Friday night against the Jaguars: 1. If there's one group I feel better about now than I did a few weeks ago, it's the linebackers. Barring injuries, this... Read more

DeSean's commercial; 9.3 wins for Eagles?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 4:23 PM
We are winding down our Q&A series with Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders. Q: What are the main factors that have you predicting 9.3 wins for the Eagles? A: To be honest, Philly just does a lot of things correct. They do a better job of calling a game and balancing the pass with the run than... Read more

When Kolb's on the run

Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 11:38 AM
There will be plays that break down. There will be times when Winston Justice or Jason Peters gets beat. Or times when Nick Cole or Mike McGlynn (or whoever's playing center) doesn't direct protection properly. Times when Marty Mornhinweg and Andy Reid are outsmarted by opposing defensive coordinators... Read more

Assessing McGlynn's performance

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 8:50 PM
Mike McGlynn is drawing a lot of praise for his performance the past couple of days as the first-team center. And rightfully so. He's done a good job. I haven't seen any problems with the snap, and the offense had some good moments against the blitz today. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg even... Read more

Mornhinweg praises impressive Avant

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 1:31 PM
Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant has been a pass-catching machine at training camp, earning high praise from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Today's video report focuses on Avant and the Eagles' depth at wide receiver. Read more
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