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Archive: August, 2011

Jerry Jones thought Cowboys had Asomugha

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 4:26 PM
The way Jerry Jones sees it, the Cowboys wanted Nnamdi Asomugha, and Asomugha wanted the Cowboys. But it just didn't work out. "We had known that he really wanted to be a Dallas Cowboy," Jones said Thursday on a pre-game show, according to The Dallas Morning-News. "And that’s a fact. There... Read more

Practice notes: DeSean, the CBs and the O-line shuffle

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 12:29 PM
The roar from the crowd grew increasingly louder as DeSean Jackson walked over to Michael Vick to get the play. Wide receiver vs. cornerback one-on-ones just have not been the same this summer. With Jackson holding out and Jeremy Maclin dealing with an illness, the new talent in the secondary was... Read more

Man Up: Harris, Kelce and the O-line

Saturday, August 13, 2011, 6:34 AM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' offense in their first preseason game against the Ravens Thursday night. Note that I did not include their final two drives, and while I got to most of the players, some are missing if they didn't do anything to stand out one way or the other. Here's... Read more

Man Up: Cole, Landri and the D-line

Friday, August 12, 2011, 10:28 AM
Here's the first Man Up of the year. If you're new to MTC, this is the player-by-player breakdown after having re-watched the game. Today is the defense, and I'll post the offense on Saturday. For preseason, I got to most of the players, but admittedly slowed down in the fourth quarter, so everyone... Read more

Video: New-look Eagles top Ravens

Friday, August 12, 2011, 1:24 AM
Video: Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia breaks down the Eagles 13-6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in their preseason opener Thursday night. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

What I noticed: Eagles vs. Ravens

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 9:58 PM
Here's are my instant observations tonight's Eagles-Ravens game: + Michael Vick has looked good at Lehigh, and he looked good in his only drive tonight. Vick completed four of six passes for 74 yards as the Eagles went 80 yards on eight plays. He hit Brent Celek for a 3-yard touchdown and finished... Read more

Breaking down the Eagles' defensive depth chart

Thursday, August 11, 2011, 10:29 AM
I went through the offense on Tuesday, and yesterday I got distracted with: What is DeSean worth?, Finley takes jab at Young and How Steve Smith fits in. Check those items out if you haven't had a chance yet. Tonight, I'll be live at the Linc chatting the game, so be sure to join me at 7:30. To... Read more

How Steve Smith fits in

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 9:12 PM
The Eagles surprised us again Wednesday evening, signing wide receiver Steve Smith to a one-year deal. Before we try to figure out how Smith fits in, let's break down what we know about him. He was a second-round pick in the 2007 draft (51st overall). That was 15 picks after the Eagles selected Kevin... Read more

Live updates: Eagles vs. Ravens

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 8:52 PM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and commentary as the Eagles host the Ravens in their first preseason game. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to follow along and post comments. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Finley: Vince Young shouldn't be talking

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 3:36 PM
I get the feeling that every Eagles' opponent is going to be asked about Vince Young's "Dream Team" mention at one point or another this season. The Birds don't have the Packers on their schedule, but Green Bay of course ended the Eagles' season and beat them twice in 2010. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie... Read more
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